Garmin plans a GPS phone

GARMIN $37.23 (Nasdaq symbol GRMN; SI Rating: Speculative) (913-397-8200; www.garmin.com; Shares outstanding: 200.5 million; Market cap: $7.5 billion) is launching its nuvifone G60 smartphone later this year. The company recently announced that AT&T will be the wireless carrier. AT&T also carries Apple’s iPhone. Garmin will… Read More

The Stock Pickers Digest Hotline – Friday, August 28, 2009

AEROPOSTALE INC., $39.70, symbol ARO on New York, reported higher sales and profits this week.

In the three months ended August 1, 2009, Aeropostale’s same-store sales rose 12%, and online sales jumped 49%, to $15.8 million from $10.6 million. The company’s earnings jumped 83.3%, to… Read More

Still profitable despite the slowdown

LOJACK CORP. $5.52 (Nasdaq symbol LOJN; SI Rating: Speculative) (www.lojack.com; 781-326-4700; Shares outstanding: 18.1 million; Market cap: $99.8 million) sells systems that help track and recover vehicles after they’ve been stolen. Lojack operates in the U.S. and 30 other countries. The company’s Canadian subsidiary is… Read More

The Stock Pickers Digest Hotline – Friday, August 7, 2009

GARMIN $32.31, symbol GRMN on Nasdaq, rose as much as 26% this week, to $34, before slipping back to today’s price. The jump was caused by quarterly results that beat consensus estimates.

In the three months ended June 30, 2009, Garmin’s earnings per share, excluding one-time… Read More

Pick of the GPS Stocks: Cash, low debt will help these three

TRIMBLE NAVIGATION $19.64 (Nasdaq symbol TRMB; SI Rating: Speculative) (408-481-6914; www.trimble.com; Shares outstanding: 119.5 million; Market cap: $2.3 billion) makes global positioning system (GPS) devices and technology for four main markets: engineering and construction; agriculture; fleet products to track moving vehicles; and GPS parts for… Read More

The Stock Pickers Digest Hotline – For Friday, May 8, 2009

MASTERS ENERGY, symbol MSY on Toronto, has officially been taken over by ZARGON ENERGY TRUST, $15.95, symbol ZAR.UN on Toronto. Zargon was able to get a majority of Masters’ shareholders to vote in favour of its cash-and-unit offer at a meeting last week.

Masters shareholders will… Read More

Three Top Buys for GPS Profits

TRIMBLE NAVIGATION $21.77 (Nasdaq symbol TRMB; SI Rating: Speculative) (408-481-6914; www.trimble.com; Shares outstanding: 119.5 million; Market cap: $2.6 billion) makes GPS devices and technology for four main markets: Engineering and construction; Agriculture GPS products; Fleet products to track moving vehicles; and GPS components for major… Read More

Garmin Is Still a Buy

GARMIN $15.98 (Nasdaq symbol GRMN; SI Rating: Speculative) (913-397-8200; www.garmin.com; Shares outstanding: 202.5 million; Market cap: $3.2 billion) reports that in the three months ended September 27, 2008, earnings per share excluding one-time items fell 3.3%, to $0.88 from $0.91 a year earlier. Sales rose… Read More

The Stock Pickers Digest Hotline – Friday, October 31, 2008

TOROMONT INDUSTRIES, $22.81, symbol TIH on Toronto, rose this week after it reported that revenues rose 15.8% in the three months ended September 30, 2008, to $578 million from $499.3 million a year earlier. Excluding one-time items, earnings rose 21.3%, to $37.1 million or $0.57… Read More

Research Spending Keeps These 2 In Front

VERIGY LTD. $17.90 (Nasdaq symbol VRGY; SI Rating: Speculative) (1-800-447-8378; www.verigy.com; Shares outstanding: 58.9 million; Market cap: $1.1 billion) designs and makes test systems used in the production of computer chips, flash memory and high-speed memory.

Verigy’s revenues in its fiscal third quarter ended July 31,… Read More