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20-Oct-2014 DividendLab Newsletter

By Todd Johnson on 20-Oct-2014 6:46 am (today)AdvanceDL Newsletter,
Good morning, This is more of a market warning check than a repositioning/new position update. I will take a couple days to see how the market is acting before making any serious trades. The market went from a correction to a rebound very quickly. I don't put a lot of faith in this rebound. In this issue I cover Wynn Resort (WYNN). I will have a market update after I establish a market review early on in this week.... (more)

Wynn Resorts, Limited (NASDAQ: WYNN) – Analysis

By Todd Johnson on 20-Oct-2014 4:53 am (today)AdvanceDL Analysis,
UPSCALE GAMING RESORTS OPERATOR WITH HIGH PROFIT MARGINS, COMPELLING DIVIDENDS AND STRONG GROWTH PROSPECTS Wynn Resorts, Limited (Nasdaq: WYNN) is an industry-leading owner, operator and ... (more)

17-Oct-2014 Option rolls – part 2

By Alex Hebelka on 17-Oct-2014 14:07 pm (3 days ago)BigDeaL Alert
Hello all, 2nd part of our rolls follows. We decided to let expire several our short positions without selling new calls, mostly due significant price decline of our long positions: ... (more)

16-Oct-2014 Option rolls – part 1

By Alex Hebelka on 16-Oct-2014 14:29 pm (4 days ago)BigDeaL Alert
Hello all, It's tough to adjust our rolls during volatile market. We are currently in the situation when the vast majority of our short calls expire worthless. However, we have to adjust weekly puts on our hedges. Highlights: SPY and IWM adjustments, adjustments of ALXN, BUD. This is part number one. Second part of our rolls will be sent tomorrow. ... (more)

13-Oct-2014 DividendLab Newsletter

By Todd Johnson on 13-Oct-2014 7:14 am (1 week ago)AdvanceDL Newsletter, ,
Hello all. I hope everyone had a terrific week. The market has been very volatile.  I think the market continues to be volatile. I plan to review positions to add names. I am selling names, perhaps, early. I do believe the market can move downward – and I want to own the names that less risk in this volatile market. Have a great week! Todd Johnson – October 12, 2014. ... (more)

Big Deal: 10.13.14 Option Trades during Market Turbulence

By Todd Johnson on 13-Oct-2014 6:19 am (1 week ago)BigDeaL Alert
10.12.14 Hi Folks, I have a few positions to add. It's a difficult market so I'm trying to add a few positions. 1. $EMES Call and Put Strategy   Net $14,034-Debit. ... (more)

Continental Resources (NYSE: CLR) – Analysis

By Todd Johnson on 13-Oct-2014 5:23 am (1 week ago)AdvanceDL Analysis,
Industry Leading Cash Flow, Financial and Operational Metrics, 30%+ Diversified Growth Opportunities, Beaten Down Shares Offer Significant Upside Continental Resources (NYSE: CLR) is an independent producer of oil and the largest leaseholder of Bakken oil fields in Montana and North Dakota. Continental also has significant holdings in the Northwest Cana and SCOOP plays in Oklahoma (Bakken/Three Forks, Red River, Neobrara, Anadarko Woodford and Arkoma Woodford fields). Its operations are focused on organic growth and leveraging technology to increase reservoir productivity.... (more)

McDonalds Corporation (MCD) – Analysis

By Todd Johnson on 13-Oct-2014 5:17 am (1 week ago)AdvanceDL Analysis,
Dividend Aristocrat with Bullish Global Growth Prospects, Beaten Down Shares Offers Compelling Dividend and Capital Gains Play McDonalds Corporation (MCD) is a franchising pioneer and global leader in the fast-food industry with 35,249 restaurants in over 100 countries, serving over 70 million customers every day. Of these, 28,691 restaurants are franchised to over 3,000 owner/operators and 6,738 are company owned and operated. McDonalds was founded in 1940 with headquarters in Oak Brook, Illinois, and has over 440,000 employees worldwide (as of October 2014). Recent Lackluster Share Price Presents Compelling Buying Opportunity McDonalds' shares have been range-bound over the past year ($90.53 to $103.78) and closed at $92.30 on 10/10/2014, up merely 0.60% over the past year, giving the company a market capitalization of $90.6 billion. With earnings of $5.52 per share, the company has a trailing-twelve-months price-to-earnings ratio of 16.7x and a Price/Cash Flow ratio of 12.55x.... (more)

Dividend Lab: Adjustments Portfolio – 10.10.14

By Todd Johnson on 10-Oct-2014 11:37 am (1 week ago)AdvanceDL Alert
10.10.14 Hi Folks, Energy has been very volatile. I want to take advantage of our short term opportunity. 1. Closing Big Deal $EMES position.  Net $53,191-Credit.  2. $E... (more)

09-Oct-2014 Option rolls

By Alex Hebelka on 9-Oct-2014 13:32 pm (2 weeks ago)BigDeaL Alert
Hello all, We have just finished weekly rolls. It is not easy to fix the prices, due high volatility on the markets today. Highlights: adjustment of our SPY hedge. Regards, Alex. ... (more)

Protective Puts for Todd Johnson: 10.07.14

By Todd Johnson on 7-Oct-2014 19:57 pm (2 weeks ago)AdvanceDL Alert
10.07.14 Hi Folks, We have a number of various issues. Going forward, please keep the bold in mind. Please Don't Close any Protective Puts ($IWM, $SPY puts) unless I say "let's adju... (more)

Dividend Lab: Mandatory Protection for the Downside Market; 10.07.14

By Todd Johnson on 7-Oct-2014 19:53 pm (2 weeks ago)Alert
October 7th, 2014 Hi Folks, Today was a choppy market. We are still only a few percent from the market top. Demoralizing Day I have emphasized hedging to the point where people v... (more)

Option Group – YHOO adjustment

By Alex Hebelka on 6-Oct-2014 15:27 pm (2 weeks ago)BigDeaL Alert
Hello all, we need longer exposure than our OctWk5 options offer. Trades: ... (more)

06-Oct-2014 DividendLab Newsletter

By Todd Johnson on 6-Oct-2014 8:57 am (2 weeks ago)AdvanceDL Newsletter, ,
Good morning. Key news: on Friday, the Labor Department reported the addition of 248,000 net new jobs in September with unemployment dropping below 6% for the first time since mid-2008. In the issue I cover new IPO in proppant space - Fairmount Santrol (NYSE: FMSA); and S&P Dividend Aristocrat - Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP). No trade orders in this issue.... (more)

Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP) – Analysis

By Todd Johnson on 6-Oct-2014 8:26 am (2 weeks ago)AdvanceDL Analysis,
Expect Improved Profit Margins, Higher Growth, Continued Dividend Aristocrat Status after Spinoff of Dealer Services Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP) is a Roseland, New Jersey, based provider of Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions - for payroll, time and labor management, HR record-keeping, recruiting, employee training, performance assessment, compensation and succession planning - to employers worldwide, and is a member of the coveted S&P Dividend Aristocrats index with 39 consecutive years of dividend growth. ... (more)

Fairmount Santrol (NYSE: FMSA) – IPO Analysis

By Todd Johnson on 6-Oct-2014 8:18 am (2 weeks ago)AdvanceDL Analysis, IPO,
Largest Proppant Supplier with Vertically Integrated Business Model and Sizable Growth Potential Fairmount Santrol (FMSA Holdings Inc.) is one of the world's oldest and largest producers of sand-based proppants for hydraulic fracturing and oilfield exploration and production (E&P). Fairmount produces the broadest range of proppants in the market with a focus on resin-coated products and high-quality sand that exceeds American Petroleum Institute specifications (API-spec). In addition, for over 100 years, Fairmount and its predecessor companies have provided high-quality sand based products, applications knowledge and technical innovation to industrial and recreational (I&R) customers in the glass, foundry, sports, recreation and building products markets.... (more)

02-Oct-2014 Option rolls

By Alex Hebelka on 2-Oct-2014 14:49 pm (3 weeks ago)BigDeaL Alert
Weekly option rolls are finally done. Let's sell some premiums on thise volatile market. ... (more)

29-Sep-2014 DividendLab Newsletter

By Todd Johnson on 29-Sep-2014 11:04 am (3 weeks ago)AdvanceDL Newsletter, ,
Good morning. There are quite a few subtle changes occurring in the investing world. One example, when will interest rates rise, takes on a life of its own and has a different opinion for every investor. This factor is key to pricing any given stock. In this issue I discuss 1) Iron Mountain, Inc. (IRM), and 2) Collectors Universe, Inc. (CLCT).... (more)

Iron Mountain, Inc. (IRM) – Analysis

By Todd Johnson on 29-Sep-2014 4:33 am (3 weeks ago)AdvanceDL Analysis, REIT,
Converts to a REIT, Increases Cash Distributions 76%, Shares Under-Valued Relative to Peers Iron Mountain, Inc. (IRM) is a global provider of information and data management services to a wide range of industries, and derives its revenues from records management, data management and document shredding. In June 2014, the company received IRS approval to convert to a REIT and subsequently raised dividends 76% for a 6% annualized yield. Iron Mountain is uniquely positioned to create value through its operating model and real-estate strategy, with a brand, global presence and competitive advantage that delivers long-term value and business trends that support stable growth. Over the long run, management expects to deliver total shareholder returns of 8% to 9% through earnings growth and dividends.... (more)

Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLCT) – Analysis

By Todd Johnson on 29-Sep-2014 3:31 am (3 weeks ago)AdvanceDL Analysis,
Growing Domestic and China Opportunity, Brand Leadership, Double-Digit Earnings Growth, 6.1% Yield, Debt-Free Balance Sheet and Recent Stock Price Dip Make Shares Compelling for Capital Appreciation and Income Seeking Investors Collectors Universe, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLCT) has a stated mission is to be "the gold standard for certification and quality assessment of vintage, rare and modern coins, trading cards, memorabilia and autographs worldwide." Over the past 15 years, Collectors Universe (CU) has delivered a 10.6% total annualized ROR compared to 3.8% for the S&P 500. This small-cap company offers a 6.1% dividend yield (as of 9/26/2014) with substantial dividend growth upside from compelling growth opportunities in the U.S., Europe, Hong Kong and China.... (more)

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