Christopher Laudani is the founder and president of, a short-only equity research firm.

Top-line momentum will keep the stock rising.   top-line momentum will keep the stock rising.
Competition and lower earnings cloud its future.
Recent acquisitions must deliver if the travel company's shares aren't to go on vacation.
After a strong run for the maker of scientific tools, investors may be vulnerable to a correction.
Management will have to work more margin magic to offset organic decline.
The company must drive up volumes in other segments to gain traction.
The private label business won't get much in a sale and further stock appreciation is limited.
The latest mega-merger is been talked up by Wall Street, but the combined AT&T and DirecTV will continue to underperform.
Extra Space Storage is my favorite pick in the REIT sector.
There's no evidence the apparel vendor's management can spur top-line growth.

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