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06-01-2020: The Pandemic Is Not Bad For All Businesses

Investor interest began to sag a bit for stocks in the late part of a long bull market. Financial brokerage agencies were having a hard time maintaining earnings. But when the pandemic broke and the market tanked, trading activity swelled and these companies along with major retailers like Wal Mart and Amazon had major gains at the expense of smaller companies forced to reduce business activities. Gain Capital Holdings, Inc. (GCAP) was a broker services organization which benefitted heavily from the pandemic crisis. Unfortunately for it, however, it made a deal with another company to be acquired for what is now considered way too low a price. GCAP had strong financials and considerable support from stock research organizations. It made a deal "too soon" resulting in a swarm of class action lawsuit and activist shareholder activity which some suggest may mean the deal is not yet "done." If so, GCAP has not acknowledged this. We think it would be a very strong stock were it not for its directors approving it to be acquired. If that can be stopped, and some think it can, the stock is a "buy" but if not, traders should stay away.

Our recent article on Gain Capital Holdings, Inc. (GAIN) is in the Archives Section Below.

Zenith's Active List of 39 Stocks as of 05/23/2020

(Updated once a week, usually on Saturday except when less than 5 trading days in the week.)

Note: Zenith tries to pick only stocks which are shortable, but sometimes stocks appear afterward on the SEC Regulation SHO list of stocks which are not shortable, which is beyond our control. On some stocks, Zenith may hold more than the number of shares it trades in its inventory. Thus the "short" sale of such a security would technically not be a "short" sale for us and not subject to SEC rules regarding selling securities which are not deliverable. Also, stocks pop on and off the list available for shorting on successive days, so the presence of a stock on the current SHO list doesn't mean it was there at the time it was shorted.

Stocks recently restricted by SEC Rule 201 as not shortable unless we already have a position which are on our Active List include: 62% of all our active stocks.

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What are the last three entries in the Active Stocks chart list? These represent typical high-, mid-, and low-cap mutual funds to help us gage the tenor of the stock market as a whole.

Archive List

06-01-2020: Gain Capital Holdings, Inc. (GCAP)::Trading Swells on Pandemic Panic

05-11-2020: Lakeland Industries, Inc. (LAKE): Profitting from Pandemic

04-30-2020: Capital Southwest Corporation (CSWC): Accidental High Dividend Payer

04-22-2020: Spirit Airlines, Inc. (SAVE): Shutting Down Routes

04-09-2020: Pentair plc (PNR): Divested Half the Company

04-02-2020: Boeing Company (BA): Government Bailout Certain

03-17-2020: Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PCG): Government Is the Problem

03-11-2020: Everi Holdings, Inc. (EVRI): Liabilities Exceed Assets

02-26-2020: Open Text Corporation (OTEX): Cloud Computing Experts

02-18-2020: Cincinnati Financial Corporation (CINF): One of the 20 Largest Insurers in U.S.

02-07-2020: Flowserve Corporation (FLS): Flow Control Valves & Other Industrial Machinery

01-28-2020: Xerox Holdings Corporation (XRX): HP Takeover Bid

01-22-2020: United Airlines Holdings Inc. (UAL): Boeing Problems

01-11-2020: Target Corporation (TGT): Awaiting Earnings for Stock Jumps

01-07-2020: BuildersFirstsource, Inc. (BLDR): Digesting Acquisitions

12-22-2019: Quest Diagnostics, Inc. (DGX): Recent Data Breach

12-17-2019: Plantronics, Inc. (PLT): Massive Inventory Writedown

12-07-2019: Tenet Healthcare Inc. (THC): Activist Intervention

11-12-2019: Arconic Inc. (ARNC): Fabricated Engineered Aluminum Products

11-02-2019: Universal Display Corporation (OLED): Organic Light Emitting Diodes

10-28-2019: Intelligent Systems, Inc. (INS): Accounting Management Software

10-23-2019: Copart, Inc. (CPRT): Wrecks for Sale at Low Auction Bids

10-19-2019: Meritor, Inc. (MTOR): Heavy Duty Axles, Gears, Suspension Parts

10-12-2019: Allegiant Travel Company (ALGT): Lower Fares on Less Traveled Routes

10-08-2019: LGI Homes, Inc. (LGIH): Staggering Growth Rate

09-25-2019: Dollar Tree, Inc. (DLTR): Holding the $1 Line on Pricing and Goods

08-31-2019: Heico Corporation (HEI).: Outstanding Aerospace Supplier

08-24-2019: Myers Industries Inc. (MYE): Getting Out of Lawn & Garden Container Business

08-18-2019: Delek US Holdings, Inc. (DK): Awaiting Oil Price Recovery

08-13-2019: M / I Homes, Inc. (O): Booming After Recession Recovery

08-09-2019: Inter Parfums Inc. (IPAR): Perfume Industry Strong Performer Lately

08-02-2019: Mobile Mini Inc. (MINI): Strong Construction Industry Container Niche

07-27-2019: Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. (AEM): Gold Price May Rise Dramatically

07-21-2019: Paysign, Inc. (PAYS): Credit Card Services Group Soars

07-12-2019: Service Corporation International (SCI): Not Much Changes in the Funeral Industry

07-06-2019: Enphase Energy, Inc. (ENPH): Trade Relations Improvement Hopes

06-28-2019: Blackstone Mortgage Trust Inc. (BXMT): Fingers In Many Pies

06-21-2019: Under Armour, Inc. (UA): Some Things Not To Like About This Stock

06-15-2019: Xperi Corporation (XPER): Confusing Array of Licensed Technologies

05-19-2019: Cardtronics plc (CATM): Cashless Society Not Likely

05-10-2019: Lithia Motors, Inc. (LAD): Internet-Linked Dealerships

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