Previously highlighted as a value name in our analysis released March 25, 2020, VF Corp. (VFC) has unveiled its plan for reopening stores across the Middle East, Europe and the United States as pandemic restrictions begin to ease. The earnings might have missed expectations on Friday (May 15), but digital sales and the ongoing reopening plan are clear positives moving forward, and the stock provides a value-oriented entry level at the same price as we recommended two months ago.
18 May 2020
Significant cluster open market purchases made by insiders at Bunge Ltd (BG) prompted an entry into the Model Portfolio on April 9, 2020, with other factors involved as well (new CEO, potential Spinoff, activist involvement). The confidence of the management, coupled with the temporary nature of the hits taken due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, indicate to us BG will be able to recover and recommend increasing at these levels.
07 May 2020
Assuming no supply chain disruption, ConAgra Brands, Inc.'s (CAG) management expects to fulfill and exceed its FY20 guidance, a rare occurrence during the ongoing Coronavirus health crisis. Investors also took this as positive news, and CAG is using its accelerated free cash flow to pay down debt as consumers increasingly turn to the company's attractive frozen foods portfolio during quarantine and working from home. Read on for more.
24 April 2020
Given the current retail environment and widespread pandemic quarantine practices across the country, Bed Bath & Beyond, Inc. (BBBY) has seen a hit to its turnaround efforts, though this has been offset by a growing digital presence and increased cash balance. The turnaround plan is still on track to be delivered by CEO Mark Tritton by next month (May 2020), and we see the sharp decline in share price as a strong opportunity to accumulate BBBY ahead of its execution.
22 April 2020
To take advantage of the market's recent movements, we're adding to our positions in Bed Bath & Beyond, Inc. (BBBY) and Fox Corp. (FOXA) on their fundamentals that remain intact. These companies' current levels now warrant increases to their Model Portfolio positions. See the links below for more details and respective analyses/alerts.
12 March 2020
To take advantage of the market's recent movements, we're adding to our positions in Bed Bath & Beyond, Inc. (BBBY), Canadian Solar, Inc. (CSIQ) and Fox Corp. (FOXA) on their fundamentals that remain intact. These companies' current levels now warrant increases to their Model Portfolio positions. See the links below for more details and respective analyses/alerts.
10 March 2020
Improving operations takes time, and Bed Bath & Beyond, Inc.'s (BBBY) continued efforts are no exception. Having brought on turnaround specialist Mark Tritton to right the ship, the company is making strides in improving its digital sales and is set to release its full turnaround plan in the Spring. In an interim update ahead of its Q4FY19 earnings (April 15, 2020), BBBY has revealed pressure on its revenue coming out of the holiday season, which provides a buy opportunity at lower levels.
12 February 2020
In its third consecutive earnings beat since entering the Special Situations Model Portfolio, Fox Corp. (FOXA) has another strong quarter behind it supported by ad revenue from the Super Bowl and the popularity of its original programming. With the election cycle about to kick into high gear, the company is confident in executing its planned share buyback program and continue its current growth trajectory.
11 February 2020
A director on ConAgra Brands, Inc.'s (CAG) board made two open market purchases over the New Year (Dec 31 and Jan 2) totaling 40,000 shares and increasing his stake by +114%. We previously examined his first ever open market purchase in CAG back in July, from which he made +28% returns to the date of his new purchases. In that July 2019 alert we noted his history of strong returns from his investments, and the trend continues in CAG now. Time to follow this smart insider again.
15 January 2020
A revamped board and new CEO were the first steps taken by a trio of activists in early 2019 when they began the turnaround at specialty retailer Bed Bath & Beyond, Inc. (BBBY). Our investment thesis centers around this industry veteran CEO's track record (similar to our previous calls on Brink's Co. (BCO) and Tableau Software, Inc. (DATA), with further details in our full analysis. The price drop from yesterday's earnings provides another buy level for this turnaround in action.
09 January 2020