David Sharek

David Sharek is stock portfolio manager at Shareks Stock Portfolios and the founder of The School of Hard Stocks. His Growth Portfolio has averaged investors 12% per year since 2003, 4% better than the S&P 500's 8% during that time. David's posted four years of +40% returns in his 16 year career. His book The School of Hard Stocks can be found on Amazon.com.

Illinois Tool Works Powers Through Challenges

Illinois Tool Works (ITW) delivered 8% profit growth and powered through challenges such as higher raw material prices, tariffs, a slowing auto market & currency costs.

Apple’s Lost that Growing Feeling

Apple’s (AAPL) profit estimates just got gashed, as iPhone revenue (62% of sales) declined 15% last qtr. Sharek feels AAPL is done as a growth stock.

Johnson & Johnson Lowers 2019 Expectations

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) lowered 2019 profit estimates after it reported earnings. But estimates of 5% growth at J&J are par for the course for this 6-7% grower.

Grubhub Keeps Spending to Grow

Grubhub (GRUB) is growing like mad and entering new markets with a big delivery and ad budget, which is hurting profits.

Are These Stocks Bound For A Rebound?

With lots of stocks back to All-Time highs, let’s look at some down-and-out names to see if they are bound for a rebound.