Viewing Expert Jennifer Radman | StockChase
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Jennifer Radman , VP & Sr. Portfolio Manager

Caldwell Investment Management


Date Signal Chart Symbol Company Opinion Price
2017-08-10 N/A Must be logged in to use chart A Commentary A Comment -- General Comments From an Expert

Market. The problems between Trump and the North Koreans has certainly caused problems, which the market doesn’t like. However, we also have to remember that we are just coming off an all-time high in the US market. That, in itself, is a pretty good indicator for markets. The market has gone up so much, that investors are questioning if it is coming off. It is hard to take the headlines and say it is going to derail the markets. It has been a decent earnings season. Given where valuations are, and where global growth is, it is hard if taking a passive strategy. That is not going to work. She runs focus portfolios of 15-25 stocks, which is the way to go. Just having broad market exposure is not going to work for you going forward. Feels people are way overdiversified. Diversification is good, but you don’t want to be where people are today. She focuses on companies that have strong catalysts, where ebbs and flows of the market don’t seem to affect them as much.


Price:
$0.020
Subject:
US LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
_N/A
2017-08-10 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart ATVI-Q Activision Blizzard

Videogame maker with a lot of titles in games that people really want to play. There are some very favourable trends. Gaming is huge and growing. People like spending their money there. Even on what they call “End Game Purchases” where you have to spend money to go to the next level, it is amazing how much revenue is generated. You are dealing with consumer preferences which can change quickly, so she stays away.


Price:
$60.210
Subject:
US LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2017-08-10 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart C-N CitiGroup

Which US bank do you like the best? This is the one she owns, so is the one she picks. The huge story on the banks is the capital return. They’ve been making a lot of money, but haven’t been able to pay it out. Capital ratios have been improving, and now they’ve been given the green light to give it back. This bank had an analysts’ day, the first one in 9 years, meaning they probably had something to say. They have pretty aggressive plans. Got rid of a lot of assets that don’t make sense, and focused on what they feel they can be really good at. Set some pretty good targets for their EPS number going out to 2019-2020. Some of that is improvements within the business. They are one of the most overcapitalized banks with the most to give back to shareholders.


Price:
$67.220
Subject:
US LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2017-08-10 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart CSCO-Q Cisco

Facing some structural challenges with a couple of their businesses. They are trying to switch. When having conversations with clients, it’s not “do you want to buy some switches”, “do you want to buy some routers”, it’s “what are your issues and let’s see how we can solve them” and bundling it into more of a service type of contract. This goes to recurring revenues and higher margins, etc. Feels that concerns have eased over the last couple of years. Every year they keep executing on their strategy, and it is going to get better and better. As we go down the road, we’ll see a higher multiple on the stock.


Price:
$31.000
Subject:
US LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2017-08-10 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart CTSH-Q Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp.

She sees a lot of good, long term, secular drivers. As technology permeates every business and every industry, these are the guys that come in and explain how a company can use technology. Historically, this was just on the expense side and how to get more efficient, but now use technology to generate revenue. This has been big on the financial services side with banking, insurance and healthcare. In the last year or so, there has been a lull in that kind of spending, but that has come back. An activist shareholder came in and put some nice targets out. The company has been executing well, and they still have a lot of room to run on some of their targets.


Price:
$70.010
Subject:
US LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2017-08-10 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart DIS-N Walt Disney

The whole space has struggled because of changing consumer preferences. The number of people actually watching TV and networks has been trending down. ESPN was their crown jewel, and is now showing that it is not totally immune to the trends. They are starting to take some pretty aggressive actions to get content to people in different ways. They’ve withdrawn their material from Netflix, and will be starting their own streaming service, which has a huge amount of uncertainty. Trades at a premium to the rest of the group, so she would rather just sit and watch the story play out.


Price:
$101.350
Subject:
US LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2017-08-10 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart FB-Q Facebook

The good thing is that globally, people are using it. For her, it goes back to “these are consumers”, and what happens when the next thing comes around, or if people decide they want to do other things instead of sitting in front of their screens. She has seen over and over again how quickly trends can shift. Too unpredictable for her.


Price:
$167.400
Subject:
US LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2017-08-10 PAST TOP PICK Must be logged in to use chart GIB.A-T CGI Group (A)

(A Top Pick Aug 10/16. Down 2.38%.) Has been really disappointing. Revenue growth picked up nicely and margins started to expand, outside of this one quarter, where they are starting to make some investments into the demand they are seeing. That hit margins a little. She feels the market just got a little ahead of itself. Trading at a pretty decent discount at this point.


Price:
$62.700
Subject:
US LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2017-08-10 BUY Must be logged in to use chart HD-N Home Depot

This is in a really good place. People are spending money on homes and the company doesn’t have a lot of competition. A lot of their work is with professional contractors. A very high quality company. The valuation is decent, and doesn’t think you will get hurt owning this.


Price:
$153.880
Subject:
US LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2017-08-10 TOP PICK Must be logged in to use chart KEYS-N Keysight Technologies Inc.

They do software and hardware tests on electronic components, to make sure they actually work. You can’t design anything without what they do. 50% of their revenue is in some kind of recurring nature. There are some big secular trends that are positive such as 5G deployment and Smart Cars which need electronics. (Analysts’ price target is $48.)


Price:
$41.250
Subject:
US LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2017-08-10 DON'T BUY Must be logged in to use chart KR-N Kroger Co.

You have stocks that screen really well on a lot of metrics, and this company is one of them. It generates cash flow. The industry has been beaten up. There are some valid reasons for that, with a lot of big players coming into the grocery space, including Amazon (AMZN-Q) which has just annihilated businesses. What makes it challenging, is that they are dealing with consumers. She doesn’t like the consumer space, because there is no loyalty, and would rather be elsewhere.


Price:
$23.570
Subject:
US LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2017-08-10 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart M-N Macys Inc. (formerly Federated Department Stores)

A tough space. She owned Kohl’s for a while, who are trying so hard to get people into their stores, which is really, really difficult. The whole group is trading at a 55% discount to the broader market.


Price:
$20.670
Subject:
US LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2017-08-10 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart MCD-N McDonalds

She missed the boat on this. A few years ago, you had Panera, Chipotle, etc. and nobody wanted to eat junk food anymore. Then there was a big consumer shift. McDonald’s really struggled with their same-store sales. They brought on a new CEO and redid the menu, had healthier options, fancy brands and had promotions on drinks. Now they are back in business. They’ve been putting in good growth numbers in the US.


Price:
$156.620
Subject:
US LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2017-08-10 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart MSFT-Q Microsoft

What has been working for this company is their Cloud services platform. Amazon (AMZN-Q) started in that space, targeting towards the start-ups and entrepreneurs, but Microsoft, with their huge relationships, have really done a good job, and that has been doing really, really well for them. If you aren’t in this, you may have missed the boat at this point.


Price:
$71.410
Subject:
US LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
2017-08-10 COMMENT Must be logged in to use chart PFE-N Pfizer Inc

Big pharmas have struggled with their drug pipeline coming off patents, and how to replace them. This one has struggled with their organic growth rate, and has been relying a lot on acquisitions. Investors don’t like that as a sustainable approach. However, now they have some things in the development pipeline that look pretty promising, with some thought that they can generate 2%-3% top line growth from those. This is positive and can maybe re-rate the shares higher. It seems like a pretty attractive valuation at this point. She has played the drug theme through Quintiles IMS Holdings (Q-N).


Price:
$33.420
Subject:
US LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
No
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