Wednesday, November 30, 2011

EBIX Performs as Predicted

In less than one month, EBIX has moved from 15.53 (see this blog 11/2/11) to over 21.00, that's a 35% return in in my book.

I am tempted to hold on to the stock provided it closes any day this week above 20.95, thus getting near a seven month high. Any significant rise in volume combined with an increase in price could trigger further buying to cover massive short positions.

We'll wait and see.

Sunday, November 06, 2011

KRO , a Stock to be Considered

Consistent insider buying over the past three months, coupled with an upside-down head-and-shoulders chart pattern, Kronos Worldwide, Inc. (KRO) has caught my eye.

Kronos Worldwide, Inc. engages in the production and marketing of titanium dioxide pigments primarily in North America and Europe.

Good trading volume, low P/E and adequate yield make this stock a fair prospect. It may be a bit early in the cycle but I am willing to inch into this opportunity, believing that a short term support level exists at 19.50 (closing on Friday at 22.67).

More Comments on EBIX

The article in this morning's Seeking Alpha seems to go along with my earlier post.

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Wednesday, November 02, 2011

EBIX Could Make a Turnaround

Having lost about 50% of it's value since March 24 '11, EBIX Inc.'s (EBIX) stock has found a base and could be poised for a rebound.

Ebix, Inc. provides on-demand software and e-commerce solutions to the insurance industry.

Here are some of the positive aspects:

1. 3 month support base at about 15.
2. Crossed and held above the 50 dma for 7 trading days; note that
yesterday it broke the pattern and, if not reversed, could retest
the lows.
3. Price support at about 15, limiting the downside exposure.
4. Adequate average daily volume of about 527 thousand shares.
5. Earnings have increased annually for at least 8 years, with a slight
decrease estimated for '12.
6. Forward P/E ratio is estimated around the mid 9's.
7. The stock is heavily shorted, so the bearish pressure could keep it
down for a while, or propel it on a "short squeeze".

Closing yesterday at 15.53, EBIX is a stock to be considered.