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Stock Splits Strategies

Run, Forest, Run!
Split Candidate | Friday, December 20, 2002
That's right, it's time for a split play. We think this drug stock is ready to head higher and move into its early-December gap.

Excuse Me, Did You Say Split?
Split Candidate | Friday, September 20, 2002
Yup, you heard correctly. This is a stock split we're willing to go long on.

Great Earnings Report
Split Candidate | Tuesday, October 04, 2001
As one of the best names in the industry with shares so near a significant bottom, this company is attracting its share of bargain hunting value investors.

How low is too low?
Split Candidate | Tuesday, September 28, 2001
As one of the best names in the industry with shares so near a significant bottom, this company is attracting its share of bargain hunting value investors.

Constructive
Split Candidate | Friday, September 25, 2001
These shares are inexpensive in relation to its peers with per share cash flow almost three times the industry average, yet with a below average P/E.

Mowing Em' Up
Split Candidate | Thursday, September 06, 2001
This firm has a plan to jump net margins by 2003. If successful, this would give them earnings in excess of $6.00 per share, a nice increase over the $3.90 forecasted for 2001.

Saintly Play
Split Candidate | Tuesday, August 28, 2001
While this play is intended for those with a longer-term focus, one could extrapolate a strategy that hones in on the short-term as well.

Bulls Like Games
Split Candidate | Friday, August 24, 2001
We have been bullish on the games industry for some time. A battle royale is coming up for the holiday dollar between deep-pocketed heavyweights Microsoft (xBox) and Sony (Playstation 2).

Split Run Ho!
Split Candidate | Wednesday, August 22, 2001
With the stock split providing a catalyst the shares should tackle resistance at $90 and possibility the $100 52-week high.

Chemical Formula For A Stock Rise
Split Candidate | Tuesday, August 21, 2001
How can you not like a stock that so ignored the post-Fed cut market slide.

Analysts Love This Merger
Split Candidate | Friday, August 17, 2001
A +1.85 gain on an ugly day for the overall market compels us to revisit this recent play.

Shifting Gears on Housing
Split Candidate | Thursday, August 16, 2001
A good report on new residential has these shares running.

Gas Rises
Split Candidate | Wednesday, August 15, 2001
Inventory and production is down meaning prices are going up.

The Troops are Gathering
Split Candidate | Thursday, August 09, 2001
This defense monster has one of the best balance sheets in the industry and strong cash flow.

Higher Highs at a Reasonable price
Split Candidate | Tuesday, August 07, 2001
In an interest rate friendly environment, this bank could be ready for more.

Gas Her Up And Get Ready To Go
Split Candidate | Friday, August 03, 2001
Most recently these shares bounced off of support to string together five winning trading sessions out of the last six.

Start Spreading The News
Split Candidate | Thursday, August 02, 2001
These shares have been in a long-term up trend since March 2000. On Thursday they built on Tuesday's break of resistance at $69.69 to set a new 52-week high.

Poised To Pop
Split Candidate | Tuesday, July 31, 2001
Tenet Healthcare shares have been on a long-term bullish trend extending from February 2000.

Drug Monster In The Making
Split Candidate | Thursday, July 26, 2001
The merger of these two companies ($34 billion in sales) should put it on a par with the industry giant.

Split Rally is On!
Split Run Play | Wednesday, July 25, 2001
An aging population means business is booming for this maker of artificial knees, hips, shoulders and other orthopedic devices.

Its Back - Split Candidate With Bullish Momentum
Split Candidate | Tuesday, July 24, 2001
Strong fundamentals, a defense friendly political environment, bullish short-term technical momentum with split potential and there is much to be bullish about this stock.

Bullish Environment
Split Candidate | Thursday, July 19, 2001
The environmental industry is booming as products and services remains strong despite the weak economy.

Housing Laughs At Economic Woes
Split Candidate | Tuesday, July 17, 2001
A pricey stock with a bargain basement 2001 P/E of 8 and an aggressive stock repurchase program.

Strong Pipeline in Final Approval
Split Candidate | Friday, July 13, 2001
The recent weakness in drug and biotech shares has not had a big effect on this split candidate play.

Split Means Bull Run
Split Run Play | Thursday, July 12, 2001
Since the timetable for the split was announced on July 10th, the shares have tacked on an additional $2.05, or 9-percent.

In The Drivers Seat.
Split Candidate | Tuesday, July 10, 2001
Growing speculation of a possible split and a record of topping analysts' expectations are fueling shares of this automobile equipment manufacturer.

What Economic Turndown?
Split Candidate | Monday, July 09, 2001
Over 80-percent of this split candidates sales comes from long-term contracts.

Viagra Competitor Ready For Approval
Split Candidate | Tuesday, July 03, 2001
This drug development company has partnered with Eli Lilly to develop Cialis, the first competitor to the hugely successful Viagra.

New Split Candidate With Bullish Momentum
Split Candidate | Friday, June 29, 2001
Strong fundamentals, a defense friendly political environment, bullish short-term technical momentum with split potential and there is much to be bullish about this stock.

New Split Candidate Driving Into Earnings Report
Split Candidate | Tuesday, June 28, 2001
The company split last September when the shares hit $78.00. A great technical picture and the coming earnings announcement may give it the momentum to get there again.

Medical Device Firm Rallies Ahead of Earnings
Split Candidate | Tuesday, June 26, 2001
This split candidate seems poised for a new high.

With existing home sales rising 2.9% today
Split Candidate | Monday, June 25, 2001
to a seasonally adjusted rate of 5.37 million...

Bullish Mo' Heats Up On Friday
Split Candidate | Friday, June 22, 2001
The technical picture for shares of our split candidate has taken a bullish bias.

With more and more companies going belly up,
Split Candidate | Thursday, June 14, 2001
it's no wonder that our new play is making new highs.

Secondary Education could be splitting
Split Candidate | Tuesday, June 12, 2001
On quite a run for the last six months buyers are still not satisfied and want more. Maybe education really does pay. Read on for more details...

Home Improvement is Ready to Run
Split Run Play | Thursday, June 07, 2001
Recently announcing a 2:1 split qualifies this stock for the races. Read on for the details...

Convincing Volume may be the Clue.
Split Candidate | Tuesday, June 05, 2001
This chemical provider has had a very good year thus far. Up a tremendous amount from it's low in very early February. The recent breakout shows buyers are still stepping in. Read on for more details...

Interest Rate Cuts Certainly Don't Hurt
Split Candidate Play | Thursday, May 31, 2001
That's right. New home sales have usually get a shot in the arm when the Fed starts cutting rates and this private mortgage insurance company is reaping the benefits. Read on for more details...

Breaking Out to New Highs? Yup.
Split Candidate Play | Tuesday, May 29, 2001
With quite the run from late April, this stock shows no signs of stopping. Well okay, it did pull back recently but bulls stepped back in. Read on for more details...

Time to Buy Wholesale?
Split Candidate Play | Sunday, May 27, 2001
The promise of an improving economy has lit a fire under the retail stocks and this play has been no exception. Plus word from the company's BoD could spur it higher. Read on for more details...

Financial Transactions are Key to Profits
Split Candidate Play | Sunday, May 27, 2001
If only we could get that one big push to send this stock into blue-sky territory. Find who, what, when and where inside. This stock could be your next split announcement. Read on for more details...

Sunday, May 20, 2001
Picking stocks from basic industries
has been a rewarding strategy for us over the past few weeks, which is why we are loath to abandon it just yet.

Sunday, May 20, 2001
Picking stocks from basic industries
has been a rewarding strategy for us over the past few weeks, which is why we are loath to abandon it just yet.

Sounds like a Conglomerate is Splitting Up
Split Run Play | Thursday, May 17, 2001
With a 2:1 split on June 1st, this one appears to be moving up again. Check out the chart and see if you agree. Read on for more details...

Wednesday, May 16, 2001
If we are indeed at the dawn of a new bull market,
there are few stocks better positioned to take advantage of the bull than our two new additions to the Current Play list.

Wednesday, May 16, 2001
If we are indeed at the dawn of a new bull market,
there are few stocks better positioned to take advantage of the bull than our two new additions to the Current Play list.

Tuesday, May 15, 2001
Our new addition
the Current Play list was personally taste-tested by every member of the Splittrader staff.

Sunday, May 13, 2001
Chemicals and transports
you can't get more cyclical than that.

Sunday, May 13, 2001
Chemicals and transports
you can't get more cyclical than that.

Thursday, May 10, 2001
Students need two things to get through college:
brains and money. Our new addition to the Current Play list supplies the latter

Sunday, May 06, 2001
We have two new additions to the Current Play list,
and if one of them doesn't pan out, we can use the other one to flush it away.

Sunday, May 06, 2001
We have two new additions to the Current Play list,
and if one of them doesn't pan out, we can use the other one to flush it away.

Thursday, May 03, 2001
Additions without corresponding subtractions
is exactly what we like to see on the Current Play list.

Sunday, April 29, 2001
The testosterone was running high in the Splittrader office this weekend;
we've added a lawn care stock and a power company stock to this week's Current Play list.

Sunday, April 29, 2001
The testosterone was running high in the Splittrader office this weekend;
we've added a lawn care stock and a power company stock to this week's Current Play list.

Thursday, April 26, 2001
Our new addition
to the Current Play list is a long-time resident of our Candidates Index.

Rate Cut Benefits Without the Finance
Split Candidate Play | Tuesday, April 24, 2001

JEC makes nice profits for itself by providing professional services in four areas; construction, scientific and systems consulting, operations and maintenance and full project services including engineering, design, and architectural services

Thursday, April 19, 2001
Given yesterday's Federal Reserve
interest rate cuts, it was predestined that we would add a financial stock to our Current Play list today.

Tuesday, April 17, 2001
Long-time readers
of the Splittrader play list should recognize this blast from the past.

Thursday, April 12, 2001
One of our new additions
to the Current Plays list isn't well-known to many retail investors, which means it could probably use the services of our other new addition.

Thursday, April 12, 2001
One of our new additions
to the Current Plays list isn't well-known to many retail investors, which means it could probably use the services of our other new addition.

Tuesday, April 10, 2001
On Sunday
we added a biotech to our Current Play list. Since we've had good luck with it, we decided to add another.

  Coiling Tighter and Tighter
New Bearish Plays | January 23rd, 2005
The bearish trading pattern in this semiconductor stock is forecasting a breakdown soon. We're going to use a trigger to catch the move.

Software Sinks
Bearish Play Updates | January 23rd, 2005
Our bearish software play has broken support and its 100-dma.

 
  Dividends and Oil
New Bullish Play | January 23rd, 2005
This oil trust has a huge dividend yield and a bullish chart pattern that is sure to grab the bulls' interest.

Coal, Aerospace and Natural Gas
Bullish Play Updates | January 23rd, 2005
Our non-tech bullish candidates have been narrowed to more defensive candidates given the pull back in the market.

Untriggered
Bearish Play Updates | January 23rd, 2005
Our bearish media play has shown a surprising lack of weakness the last couple of sessions and we remain untriggered.

Earnings are approaching
Closed Bullish Plays | January 23rd, 2005
It's our policy to avoid holding over an earnings report and this play ran out of time.

 
  Too Extended
New Bearish Play | January 23rd, 2005
This investment services company looks way overbought and suddenly teetering on the edge of a big breakdown.

Another Oil Victim
Closed Bullish Plays | December 2nd, 2004
This tanker stock is another victim of the sell-off in oil.

Momentum Play Hitting Highs.
Bullish Play Updates | November 28th, 2004
This momentum play is still hitting new highs but we're looking for a dip.

 
  No New Long-Term Play Candidates At This Time.

 
  HAFC announces a 2-for-1 split
Stock Split Announcements | January 20th, 2005
Thursday afternoon right at the closing bell the Hanmi Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:HAFC) announced that its Board of Directors had approved a 2-for-1 stock split of its common shares.

EBAY announces a 2-for-1 split
Stock Split Announcements | January 19th, 2005
Internet auction giant eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY) reported Q4 earnings after the bell this evening.

CHS fashions a 2-for-1 split
Stock Split Announcements | January 6th, 2005
Thursday morning before the market's opening bell Chico's FAS (NYSE:CHS) announced that its Board of Directors had approved a 2-for-1 stock split of its common shares.

CVCO announces a 2-for-1 split
Stock Split Announcements | January 6th, 2005
Thursday afternoon just minutes after the closing bell Cavco Industries, Inc. announced that its Board of Directors had authorized a 2-for-1 stock split of its common shares.

MATR announces a 3-for-2 split
Stock Split Announcements | January 6th, 2005
Thursday afternoon Matria Healthcare, Inc. (NASDAQ: MATR) announced that its Board of Directors had approved a 3-for-2 stock split of its common shares.

TALX announces a 3-for-2 split
Stock Split Announcements | January 6th, 2005
Thursday afternoon after the market's closing bell the TALX Corp. (NASDAQ:TALX) announced that its Board of Directors had approved a 3-for-2 stock split in the form of a 50% stock dividend.

MCRS splits shares 2-for-1
Stock Split Announcements | January 5th, 2005
Wednesday morning before the market's opening bell MICROS Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MCRS) announced that its Board of Directors had approved a 2-for-1 stock split of its common shares in the form of a stock dividend.

CRDN announces a 3-for-2 stock split
Stock Split Announcements | December 20th, 2004
Monday morning before the market's opening bell Ceradyne, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRDN) announced that its Board of Directors had approved a 3-for-2 stock split of its common shares.

CMN announces a 3-for-2 stock split
Stock Split Announcements | December 16th, 2004
Thursday afternoon the Cantel Medical Corp. (NYSE:CMN) announced that its Board of Directors had approved a 3-for-2 stock split of its common shares.

FLIR declares a 2-for-1 stock split
Stock Split Announcements | December 16th, 2004
Thursday morning before the opening bell FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLIR) announced its FY05 earnings and revenue outlook.

JOYG mines a 3-for-2 stock split
Stock Split Announcements | December 16th, 2004
Thursday morning before the market's opening bell the Joy Global Inc. (NASDAQ:JOYG) announced that its Board of Directors had approved a 3-for-2 stock split of its common shares.

MTH builds a 2-for-1 stock split
Stock Split Announcements | December 16th, 2004
Thursday morning before the opening bell the Meritage Homes Corp. (NYSE:MTH) announced a 2-for-1 stock split of its common stock in the form of a stock dividend.

BCP grows a 3-for-2 stock split
Stock Split Announcements | December 16th, 2004
Thursday morning before the market's opening bell the Balchem Corporation (AMEX:BCP) announced that its Board of Directors had approved a 3-for-2 stock split of its common shares.

 

 

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