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Good Results for SBS Broadcasting

Northlake's latest purchase on behalf of clients, SBS Broadcasting, reported third quarter EPS yesterday. The results were basically in line with estimates and the company reiterated its 2004 guidance.... 26

Buying Lucent Technologies

Northlake is buing Lucent Technologies shares for clients. Our investment thesis closely on LU closely tracks our view of Motorola: Both companies botched things badly and lost market share and…

Motorola Reports

MOT reported earnings on Tuesday 10/19 after the close. Although I thought the quarter was fine and the fourth quarter outlook solid, the shares took a beating in Wednesday's trading.…

Explaining Quarterly Conference Calls

One of my most important jobs as a money manager is to keep up with the latest corporate news. During the first half of each calendar quarter, much of this work is done by listening to the quarterly conference calls companies conduct when the y report their quarterly earnings. Typically, a company will report its earnings via press release before the stock market opens in the morning or shortly after the market closes. A conference call is usually scheduled within a few hours of the press release, although sometimes companies report after the close hold their conference calls the next morning. I use a service named CallStreet to find out when the conference calls will occur. For the week of October 18, Call Street lists about 750 scheduled conference calls! There are about 30 by companies I care about for one reason or another, and I have 18 listed on my calendar. I'll probably listen to 5 to 10, read transcripts of another 5 to 10, and rely on Wall Street research for the balance.

CETV To Open NASDAQ Today

Central European Media Enterprises is ringing the opening bell at the NASDAQ today to celebrate the 10th anniversary of is stock listing. CETV is a unique play on the development…

October Model Signals

For October, Northlake's Market Capitalization favors Mid Cap, a change from the prior two months when Large Cap was favored. Northlake's Style Model for October remains firmly in Value mode....…

September Wrap-Up

Northlake's ETF Plus Model Portfolio performed well in September, gaining 1.95% vs. 0.94% for the S&P 500. Northlake's special situation stocks powered the returns with CETV gaining 3.6%, MOT gaining…

Media Stocks

I am a long-time investor and analyst in media stocks of all shapes and sizes. I like media stocks becuase the business is fairly simple, free cash flow capabilities are…

Market Fades

As outlined in recent posts, we expected the weakness experienced by the market the last few days. Besides the poor corporate earnings, which was the catalyst we expected would cause…