Focus Articles

Focus Article: Quality Systems Inc. (QSII)

Quality Systems Inc. (QSII) $17.06 The Company: Quality Systems is an enterprise software company that provides healthcare information services for medical and dental group practices and hospitals throughout the United States. The company was formed in 1973 in Irvine, California ...

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Focus Article: Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO)

Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) $16.11 The Company: Founded by Jerry Yang and David Filo in January 1994, Yahoo! was once the most visited website in the world. The word “yahoo” is an acronym for “Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle”, referring to the ...

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Focus Article: ITT Corporation (ITT)

Portfolio Update Regarding GeoEye (GEOY): Earlier this week, satellite imaging company DigitalGlobe (DGI) made a bid for our portfolio holding company GeoEye (GEOY) for approximately $900 million. Under the terms of the agreement, shareholders of GEOY can choose to receive ...

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Focus Article: Nokia Corporation (NOK)

Nokia Corporation (NOK) $1.80 The Company: Given the dearth of good candidates based on a review of insider data last week, I decided to do something different and write about a potential turnaround stock for this week’s weekly focus article. ...

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Focus Article: Basic Energy Services, Inc. (BAS)

Basic Energy Services, Inc. (BAS) $10.32 The Company: Founded in the Permian Basin in 1992, Basic Energy Services is a provider of well site services essential to maintaining production from the oil and gas wells within its operating area.  With ...

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Focus Article: Opko Health, Inc. (OPK)

Hardly a day goes by before I see an alert for yet another insider purchase at Opko Health (OPK) by its Chairman and CEO Dr. Phillip Frost. After months of reporting on these purchases, we decided to do a deep ...

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Focus Article: Pioneer Drilling Co. (PDC)

Pioneer Drilling Co. (PDC) $7.49 The Company: Established in 1968 and headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, Pioneer Drilling Company provides land drilling services to oil and gas companies in the Unites States and Columbia. The company’s four primary business lines ...

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Focus Article: Masimo Corporation (MASI)

Masimo Corporation (MASI) $19.30 The Company: Started in one of the co-founder’s garage, Masimo Corporation is a medical technology company that was founded in 1989 by current Chairman and CEO Joe Kiani. The company develops, manufactures, and markets noninvasive patient ...

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Focus Article: CVR Energy, Inc. (CVI)

CVR Energy, Inc. (CVI) $24.70 The Company: CVR Energy is an independent petroleum refiner headquartered in Sugar Land, Texas. The company was founded and built in August 1906, by the National Refining Company, the second largest oil company in the ...

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