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the current state of the
economy, most consumers are more likely to be smart with their money
splurges to a minimum. One of the only areas
that consumers might be willing to spend a little (or a lot) extra is
especially if they are having a hard time sleeping due to increased
stress in today’s society.
to the Better Sleep
Council, the average person needs 7-8 hours of sleep a night, which
about 1/3rd of a person life being spent lying on their bed.
a good consistent night’s
sleep is a key part of a healthy lifestyle, just as much as diet
and exercise. It affects how you feel, your
your productivity and your quality of life. While you sleep, your brain
work consolidating the day's learning into memory and reenergizing the
that universal need, TempurPedic claims
to be the #1 recommended bed in America, which might just be the angle
that is helping
them to gain momentum in a space that is crowded with many choices and
of quality. When you buy a TempurPedic,
you know you are getting a quality mattress that “feels” a certain way.
Now they are reaching out to even more of you...
Company Description &
TempurPedic actually got its start from a product NASA released to the
public in the
that was used to cushion astronauts during rough takeoffs and
You might remember their popular commercial with the
wine glass on the bed that didn’t spill as someone jumped on the other
side. This lack of energy transfer makes the Tempur
Beds a favorite among couples who might toss and turn so as not to wake
if you are prepared to spend
good money on a mattress, Tempur beds have long been a premium product
price points exceeding the average budget.
To an extent, this has been good for them as the wealthy have stayed
relatively wealthy during the downturn. To remedy
this, the company recently released their Tempur-Simplicity
line, which is lower cost line and now doubles the size of their
market. A queen size set will retail for
not only American bedding that
brings in revenue for TPX, they also sell beds, bedding and pillows
internationally. In their last earnings
release they noted that Tempur Pillow sales rose 16 percent, with U.S.
rising 15 percent and international sales rising 17 percent.
pillow sales were up 13 percent after accounting for currency
company plans to boost its
distribution network, and is predicting that 2012 sales will be about
to 16 percent higher than last year's. They also increased brand
record levels in 2011 to almost $150 million. Given their
sales momentum and the
bullish trends in the stock, TPX is doing a good job at making rough
TemperPedic is a mid-cap (4.33 billion) company that is trading at
about 21 times
trailing earnings (P/E). Looking forward, Zacks Consensus
calling for that number to drop closer to 16.4 with no change in price
these levels 12 months from today.
jumped from a Zacks Rank
3 to Rank 1 on the 10th of January.
mattress maker company reported
a quarterly sales increase of 25% at their last earnings
It was a strong quarter to end a good year; annual
sales leapt 28% compared to 2010 with total sales of roughly 1.4
FY2011. TPX saw earnings growth of about 47% in the same
is expected to earn $3.90 in FY2012 according to the Zacks Consensus
The trend has certainly bullish in analyst revisions after the strong
January 24th. The bulk of
analysts who cover TPX increase their estimates over the past 30 days,
current and next quarter as well as FY2012 and FY2013. A few
current quarter estimates lower. TemperPedic will
report Q1 (2012) results on April
are for Tempur to
generate $0.84 in income this quarter. Of the 14 analysts who
the consensus is for the company to grow earnings by 22.5% in FY2012
17% in FY2013.
terms of the magnitude of analyst
estimate trends, we are seeing all of the consensus estimates higher
were 90 days ago for Q22011 out to FY2013. The consensus for
has come in 1 cent versus 30 days ago.
beat estimates last
quarter by 2.5% and has managed to exceed consensus estimates for the
by an average of about 6.7%. In the past
12 months, the stock has responded well after earnings
Market Performance &
TPX was rallying with the markets since late December. Once
the stock broke above the 50 day moving
average we saw another small run then consolidation into the earnings
the gap on earnings, the stock
is again consolidating near it’s yearly high of around $73, which
major resistance level. Look for support around the $65
dollar level, which is a bottom after the recent gap. Below
that the 200 day moving average of $61
and the 50 day of about $57 will be the next support points.
now TPX trends remain bullish
and the stock has exceeded the S&P 500 by over 50% in the past
year and over
15% in the past month.
A Levy is the Momentum Stock
Strategist for Zacks.com. He is also the Editor in charge of the
Whisper Trader Service.
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in the midst of a major
overhaul in healthcare. In the coming
years, millions more Americans will be receiving care and will need
providers of care as well as devices that make care more efficient and
Cooper Companies, through its
two business units, CooperVision and CooperSurgical are leading the way
vision and women’s’ healthcare on their own.
They stand to benefit from an increase in customers and heavier use of
products in both divisions as the US expands healthcare coverage for
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the strongest companies are
not the ones you would suspect; at least
not at first. Who would have believed
that a high-end yoga clothing store would have a market cap of 7
most of us, selling Yoga accessories
would be a niche market handled by smaller retailers or as a segment of
larger company like Nike or Adidas. Lululemon
has managed to not only
ride the wave of Yoga popularity and culture, but to weave themselves
lifestyle with expensive clothes that people can’t seem to get enough
are going after runners and dancers as well)
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Hosting Inc. (RAX)
is a good chance that some
part of your head might just be in the clouds…
if you’re not a daydreamer "the
cloud" is all around you. Data and processing
power is moving away from your home and office computer and occurring
cloud is an essential catalyst for the revolution already
underway in communication, (smartphones, tablets, etc) business
tasks and pure efficiency both personally and professionally.
is positioning itself as a
key component of the new cloud revolution.
Their products and services allow businesses and individuals
to expand their virtual data
needs broadly, quickly and affordably.
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you look to the sky when you
are dreaming of bigger and better things. But in this case,
take a look at your shoes! Of course foot locker is more than
company; I’ll get to that in just a second.
locker saw a sharp drop-off in
sales when the recession hit, but has since been recovering and seems
gaining momentum here. If you are a believer in the
consumer comeback, you might not need to look further than your own two
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