Expedia
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

Expedia is the company responsible for the services of Travelocity, Trivago, and many others that are used on a regular basis. These services that this company offers are the services of time management. Being able to find what you need all in one place allows people to focus on other aspects of their life. By organizing everything into one platform, it allows the user to stay at that one site, which increases the chances of a sale. This type of company does well when people are spending, but issues arise when there is a slight downturn in the overall market.

 fundamentals services   expedia consumer cyclical leisure transportation
Lennar
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

Lennar is in the home industry and with the not so distant recession, it has been quite the ride back to normal levels in terms of stock pricing and fundamentals. The housing industry is certainly a risky place to invest and the same can be said for real estate in general. Although by looking at the recent course of events, these types of stocks can provide solid returns, but once the economy slows down, so do they. Now, let us take a look at their recent quarterly numbers and determine if they are a potentially good investment.

 fundamentals construction   lennar consumer cyclical residential construction
L Brands
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

L Brands is a company that is the parent company for popular brands such as Victoria’s Secret and Bath and Body Works. If you have ever stepped foot into a shopping mall or shopping center, odds are you have seen these stores. Women tend to go to these store for the brand and product quality. However, they are not immune to the ever shifting retail sector and have to maintain their edge by staying on top of the newest and greatest trends. 

 fundamentals retail   l brands consumer cyclical apparel stores
TJX Companies
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

TJX Companies are known for their retail brands such as TJ Maxx, Marshalls, and HomeGoods. As many people begin shopping more and more online, these brick and mortar stores have to find creative ways to keep customs inside and coming back. These types of stores sell discounted brand items and discounted home décor items. Being in this market sector certainly has its ups and downs with the overall market, but they still have the ability to provide healthy returns. Let us take a look at the latest quarterly numbers, which can be found in their 8-K filing.

 fundamentals retail   t.j. maxx consumer clothing wholesale and retail consumer cyclical apparel stores
Constellation Brands
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

Constellation Brands is a company that provides many brands of alcohol that many of us know. From Corona and Modelo, the consumption of alcoholic beverages will always be here to stay. A positive aspect of this company is that even when there is a market down turn, people still purchase alcohol as a coping method. Even though they still may be impacted by any recession or market slow down, they are less likely to be impacted as negatively as some companies.

 fundamentals food   constellation brands consumer beverage manufacturers consumer defensive beverages - wineries & distilleries
Reynolds American
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

Smoking in America is becoming increasingly frowned upon, which is making it difficult for tobacco companies to thrive. Reynolds American is associated with brands such as Pall Mall. Even the cigar industry is trying to be regulated, which means hundreds of jobs and companies are in a position to be affected adversely. Although these negative factors are pressing on the industry, there are people that are addicted to smoking and this company is primed to take advantage of these addictions. Sure it is not the most ethical industries since it is damaging people’s health, but this is a business and they are there to make money.

 fundamentals retail   reynolds american consumer tobacco
Kimberly Clark
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

This company is responsible for many of the diaper brands we see on store shelves, as well as feminine health products. What is positive about this industry is that people need these items on a daily basis and if the company can execute on brand image and a reputable product, people will keep coming back for more. Not only that, but that means this company’s stock could be more forgiving during a recession. Now, let us take a look at their most recent numbers to determine their financial health in the short term.

 fundamentals retail   kimberly clark consumer defensive household & personal products business supplies
HR Block
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

As the tax season falls upon us and people file their returns hoping for a large return, H&R Block is a company that most recognize as they succeed in marketing their brand. The company specializes in ta preparation from individuals and small businesses. For people who want a painless process, this company serves that group. However, there are fees associated with this process and many people are not ready to pay. As long as there is a government, there will be people that need taxes done.

 fundamentals services   hr block consumer cyclical personal services
Public Storage
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

Public Storage is company that deals in the market of public storage, just as the name would suggest. How it works is people are charged a monthly fee in exchange for keeping their items in a secured facility that is sometimes temperature controlled. This is a great market to be in because as the population grows and people continue to accumulate more items, they are going to need a place to store them. Also, the cost to run one of these types of operations has to be lower than the average business. Enough about the background information let us take a look at their most recent numbers.

 fundamentals services   public storage real estate office commercial and industrial real estate reit - industrial
American Airlines
  over a year ago at Macroaxis 
By Nathan Young

American Airlines is one of the better known names in airline travel and they continue to be a large player in this market. The airline industry is certainly a large part in the overall economy as hundreds of thousands of people fly across the country and around the world. Sure, technology has cut that down as there is Skype and other products that allow for video conferencing, but some meetings and agendas are better suited for face to face interactions. Enough about the general stuff, let us take a look at their recent quarterly numbers and see if they have potential.

 fundamentals industry   american airlines industrials airlines transportation

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