Thursday, September 27, 2007
What to buy on a dollar rebound
Anyway, one of the casualties of the plummeting dollar has been Indian outsource companies. Oh the irony.
Basically, the Indian rupee has gained 9% versus the U.S dollar, year to date, essentially raping the outsourcing companies of their gross profit margins. Currently, the rupee is at a 9 year high versus the dollar.
The companies most impacted are CTSH, INFY, SAY and WIT.
With regards to CTSH, for every 1% move up in the rupee, the company loses 0.5% in gross margins. INFY has some hedges in place, and only lose 0.2% for every 1% move up in the rupee.
In short, the underlying businesses are operating flawlessly. Should the dollar strengthen, expect a surge in the above names. Naturally, should the dollar continue to get kicked in the nuts, you might want to avoid these names, especially when they are due to report earnings.
Starbucks Down Following Downgrade
Starbucks Corp. (SBUX) fell 2.3% to $27.05 after Banc of America Securities cut its rating on the Seattle coffee retailer to sell from neutral, saying it sees slower growth.
The broker told clients the company faces a flurry of operating challenges including slower same-store sales growth, margin pressures, increased competition and weaker consumer spending.
The shares fell even after the company and PepsiCo Inc. (PEP) said they are expanding their relationship beyond North America, making Starbucks ready-to-drink coffee beverages available in China.
Fuck the Mets for taking Beltran
Also Fuck the Yankees for Life.
Fuck Chris Chambliss
Fuck Goose Gossage
Fuck Greg Nettles
Fuck Willie Randlolph
And Go ahead and fuck George Posada while your at it.
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