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02-20-2017: A Technology Stock with Share Price Unable to Keep Up with Earnings Potential

They almost acquired KLA-Tencor. Lam Research has such a large projected earnings jump that its current p/e ratio of the stock seems all out of whack. The stock is moving higher as fast as it can, but some profit-taking seems in order for large funds. The company has found a niche in a competitive semiconductor manufacturing field that is not so competitive, namely the making of machines to do the etching on the wafers that provide the integrated circuits for a large variety of applications.

The company appears well-managed and fundamentally strong in a style consistent with many companies with Chinese owners. This one is domestically-based, but run like an innovative conservative Chinese corporation, save for the rather bloated salaries it pays its executives. The stock appears poised to go to the moon.

Our recent article on Lam Research, Inc. (LRCX) is in the Archives Section near the bottom of this page.

Zenith's Active List of 39 Stocks as of 02/18/2017

(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.

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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

02-20-2017: Lam Research Corporation (LRCX): Etching and Wafer Equipment Niche

02-16-2017: AmerisourceBergen Corporation (ABC): Very Large Medical Supplies Distributor

02-12-2017: Park-Ohio Holdings, Inc. (PKOH): Conglomerate of Separate Companies

02-07-2017: MarineMax, Inc. (HZO): America's Largest Yacht Dealer

02-03-2017: RingCentral, Inc. (RNG): Internet Telecommunications Software

01-27-2017: Viad Inc. (VVI): Travel in Canada & Convention Shows Everywhere

01-23-2017: Himax Technologies, Inc. (HIMX): Virtual Reality, Too Soon or Ground Floor?

01-20-2017: TTM Technologies, Inc. (TTMI): Large Printed Circuit Board Manufacturer

01-16-2017: DexCom, Inc. (DXCM): Fewer Pin Sticks Glucose Monitoring

01-14-2017: Monthly Traffic Report for December, 2016

01-12-2017: Pretium Resources Inc. (PVG): No Yet In Full Commericial Production

01-08-2017: OraSure Technologies, Inc. (OSUR): Diagnostic Testing Kits

01-02-2017: ArcelorMittal SA (MT): Steel Industry Hopes for More Tariffs

12-28-2016: Calavo Growers, Inc. (CVGW): California Avocados

12-16-2016: Access National Corporation (ANCX): Solid Fundamentals

12-11-2016: BP plc (BP): Spill Liabilities Llinger

12-08-2016: Vera Bradley, Inc. (VRA): Iconic Brand Handbags

11-30-2016: Omega Heathcare Investors, Inc. (OHI): High Dividend Payer

11-27-2016: China Automotive Systems, Inc. (CAAS): Large Supplier of Automotive Components to Chinese Market

11-24-2016: Lee Enterprises, Inc. (LEE): Local Newspapers Round the Country

11-17-2016: Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (CFG): Post Election Optimism for Banks

11-05-2016: Supreme Industries Inc. (STS): Backlog Orders Crumble

11-02-2016: Aegean Maritime Petroleum Network, Inc. (ANW): World's Largest Supplier of Fuel

10-31-2016: Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (GT): Recemt Drop May Be Unwarranted

10-18-2016: Omnicom Group, Inc. (OMC): Revenues May Be Affected by Currency Relations

10-14-2016: Applied Materials Inc. (AMAT): Wafer Fabrication Equipment Sales Soar

10-01-2016: Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (WYN): Large Assets and Large Debt

09-25-2016: Loews Corporation (L): Conglomerate

09-17-2016: E*Trade Financial Corporation (ETFC): Management's Revolving Door

09-10-2016: KeyCorp (KEY): Consolidation Drags Down Share Price

09-08-2016: Taylor Devices Inc. (TAYD): Seismic Damers, Vibration Isolators, Shocks

09-03-2016: Charles Schwab & Co., (SCHW): Programming Problems

08-27-2016: Westrock Company (WRK): Containerboard Behemoth

08-19-2016: Albemarle Corporation (ALB): Lithium Miner

08-11-2016: Staples, Inc. (SPLS): Failed Merger with Office Depot

08-01-2016: Prologis, Inc. (PLD): R/E Rental Market Recovery

07-28-2016: MKS Instruments, Inc. (MKSI): Diversified Customer Base

07-25-2016: Tahoe Resources, Inc. (TAHO): Silver Bubble?

07-08-2016: Fiserv, Inc. (FISV): Cashless Society



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