Elizabeth Harrow

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MOS – A Contrarian View

The Mosaic Company (MOS) has garnered an over-the-top outpouring of affection from the analyst community in recent weeks. On Monday, May 23, the stock scored upgrades from J.P. Morgan and Stifel Nicolaus (to "overweight" and "buy," respectively), and Credit Suisse followed suit the next day by reinstating coverage of MOS with an "outperform" recommendation. Then, […]

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Everybody Loves Google — But for How Long?

Shares of search giant Google (GOOG) gapped lower in mid-April, after the company’s first-quarter earnings report hit the Street with a proverbial thud. Google revealed a profit of $8.08 per share, falling short of analysts’ expectations by two pennies per share amid rising expenses. The news inspired a flurry of price-target cuts from analysts the […]

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No More Tears: A Post-Earnings Post Mortem on Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)

Dow component Johnson & Johnson (JNJ – 64.04) emerged as the unlikely hero of Tuesday’s session, with the blue chip racking up a gain of nearly 4% on the heels of its first-quarter earnings report. Net income dipped 23% year-over-year, but JNJ’s adjusted earnings of $1.35 per share comfortably surpassed analysts’ expectations. Plus, the company […]

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Spread Strategist Bets on a Short-Term Bounce for Ford Motor

We would like to welcome Schaeffer’s Investment Research and Elizabeth Harrow, editor at SchaeffersResearch.com, to the CBOE Community. This is their first blog with us. Bernie Schaeffer is a long-time friend of the CBOE and The Options Institute and Elizabeth is a terrific writer. We are thrilled to have their input and we hope you enjoy their contributions. […]