Higher Rates, Higher Dollar Hurting 3M

Shares of 3M (MMM) broke their uptrend last qtr as higher interest rates and a stronger dollar have made the shares less valuable in my eyes.

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Nike’s Expected to Grow North American Sales

Nike’s (NKE) stock was a laggard in 2016 and 2017 as North American sales figures have been lagging. Now momentum could reverse that trend.

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M&T Bank, I’m Sorry. Please Come Back.

I sold M&T Bank (MTB) before it went on a tear higher after Trump got elected. Now I’m sorry I sold, and am looking to get back in on a dip.

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Sharek’s Hot Take on the Facebook Scandal

If you wanted Facebook (FB) stock, you would have already owned it. Also, annual profit growth is expected to slow from 46% last year to 18% this year. Here’s my take on FB stock.

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2018’s Profit Growth is Looking Great at 3M

3M (MMM) is expected to grow profits 15% in 2018 as worldwide economies are growing strong. Lower taxes help too. But much of the good news is already priced into the stock.

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I Don’t Understand the Love Investors Have for Nike

Nike (NKE) just had profits decline the past 2 qtrs. But that hasn’t hurt the stock as its jumped from the low-$50s to the high-$60s since last Fall.

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Let’s Look at JP Morgan Before it Reports Earnings

JP Morgan (JPM is set to report earnings next week, and I expect good things as the bank has beaten the street the past 4 qtrs. But, the stock is extended here. Let’s take a look at the numbers.

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Facebook Claims Expenses Will Eat Into Profits

Facebook (FB) reported profits that blew past estimates, then claimed expenses would be high in 2018 and eart into profits. But they always say this, then beat the street.

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Dollar General Shoots Up While Profits Still Sag

Shares of Dollar General (DG) shot up last qtr, even though profit growth continues to be around 1%. With a P/E of 9, I think a lot of good news is already priced in.

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Dollar Tree is a Hot Stock Again

Dollar Tree (DLTR) has been in rally-mode since it beat the street last qtr. The numbers here look good, but there are questions about demand and competition.

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