Posts Tagged ‘stock picks’

Check out Redbox

By: ispeculatornew | Date posted: 08.23.2008 (7:16 pm)

One of the investment strategies Peter Lynch touches on in his book One Up on Wall Street is to invest in companies that that you see every day. For instance, if you notice a new restaurant or retail store is performing really well you should check out the company’s stock (assuming it’s a publicly traded company) and see how the stock is performing. This can lead to potentially profitable investment opportunities.

One company that I have recently checked out is Redbox. If you don’t know the company by its name you have probably seen its DVD kiosks at a McDonalds, Walmart, or Walgreens. I first saw Redbox kiosks a couple of years ago but I never rented a movie from one until a few months ago. Now that I have tried it out I will only use Blockbuster (BBI) as a second option to Redbox. (more…)

Madcatz – Q2 2008 Earnings Report

By: ispeculatornew | Date posted: 11.23.2007 (2:24 pm)

MCZ – Mad Catz Interactive (American Stock Exchange) – (Closing Price – 1.08)

Mad Catz Interactive reported moderate results for their fiscal 2008 second quarter and they announced the acquisition of Saitek, a PC games peripheral provider.

In the second quarter Mad Catz Interactive posted earnings of 0.02 per diluted share on revenues of 16.9 million. Revenues were down 35% from the second quarter of last year due to the “culling process to reduce low-margin product placement, the continuing impact of the console transition and strong software sales in the year-ago quarter attributable to Real World Golf 2”. Net income of 0.9 million and earnings per share of 0.02 were “both record levels for Mad Catz’ fiscal second quarter.” (more…)