TMFDitty

Rich Smith

Rich Smith spent most of the mid-to-late '90s in Moscow, advising U.S. and European companies eager to get in on the action of Russia's emerging market. Segueing into Ukrainian law, he then did the same thing for Westerners investing in Kiev. At some point, he decided that instead of telling these companies how to make money for themselves, he'd prefer to own a piece of the companies (and their profits) -- and began investing. Retiring to rural Indiana to continue this project, he continues to invest for his own account, and to advise other investors on how to maximize their profits, and minimize their risks, by writing directly for The Motley Fool as a contributor, and on special assignment for Yahoo! Finance and AOL DailyFinance. He undertakes assignments for other media outlets -- online, print, radio, and television, upon request.

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Wed Feb 15

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Universal Display Stock Upgraded: What You Need to Know

Susquehanna just initiated coverage with a "positive" rating -- but why?

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Why FLIR Systems Stock Cratered After Earnings

And what a savvy stock investor should do about it.

Tue Feb 14

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Will Zillow Group Hike Prices 50%?

One analyst thinks so, and just upgraded Zillow stock because of it.

Mon Feb 13

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Why Scorpio Tankers Inc. Stock Spiked 10% on Monday

Losses are less severe than expected.

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Wall Street's Latest Boeing Downgrade Takes Turn for the Surreal

Wall Street ratings sometimes offer twists and turns of logic, but this one takes the cake.

Sat Feb 11

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TMFDitty published an article 9:24 AM

If You're Retired, Consider Buying These 3 Stocks

Dividend-rich and cheap, these three stocks could pay off for those looking for income.

Fri Feb 10

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Why Quotient Technology Inc. Stock Surged 21% Higher on Friday

And does this stock have any more room to run?

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Why Columbia Sportswear Stock Jumped 12% on Friday

And what smart shareholders should do about it.

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Is Vista Outdoor Inc a Sell After Its Huge Earnings Miss?

Let us crunch the numbers for you.

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TMFDitty published an article 12:19 PM

Susquehanna Sees a Chance to Sell Sears at a Profit

Or maybe for a loss. This analyst thinks you should jump at the chance, either way.

Thu Feb 9

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Why Scorpio Tankers Inc. Stock Sank 16% in January

And why it could sink even further next week.

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Why Vista Outdoor Stock Dropped 22.5%

The guns-and-ammo market is cratering, and that's not good news for guns-and-ammo shops.

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Why FleetCor Technologies Stock Just Jumped 10%

At 28 times forward earnings, the valuation is starting to look a bit optimistic.

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Failed Sale Costs Cree Stock a Buy Rating

JMP Securities downgrades Cree on concerns about a divestiture.

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TMFDitty published an article 9:43 AM

Why Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. Stock Gained 11% in January

Hope springs eternal.

Wed Feb 8

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TMFDitty published an article 12:03 PM

UPS Stock Upgraded: What You Need to Know

Earnings came out last week -- and at least one analyst likes what it saw.

Income Investor article.

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Tue Feb 7

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TMFDitty published an article 11:30 PM

Why DHT Holdings, Inc. Stock Advanced 13% in January

Hint: Not because of earnings, but in spite of them.

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TMFDitty published an article 11:04 PM

Why Diana Shipping Inc. Stock Moved Up 37% in January

And, more important, why this stock surge can't last.

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TMFDitty published an article 1:46 PM

Foreign Exchange Headwinds Continue to Blow Against Penske Automotive

Regardless, the transportation services company managed to turn in record results for the fourth quarter and the year.

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