Pacific Square Research, CNBC contributor, hype-buster, as right and wrong as the next guy, creator/proprietor of the ORIGINAL Hostile React-o-Meter.

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EARTH TO PLANET HOLLYWOOD IS THIS COMPANY REALLY WORTH $2.5 BILLION? — (FORTUNE Magazine) - When Robert Earl says, "I intend to build an empire," it has a certain ring of inevitability. A half-hour on the phone with him is all it takes to understand why investors think Planet Hollywood, the theme-restaurant chain of which he is CEO, deserves a stock market valuation in the same league as a huge, established company like Wendy's.

Conglomerates Going To Pieces

Conglomerates Going To Pieces — ITT CORP.`S decision last week to sell $1.7 billion in assets says as much about the future of conglomerates as it does about the company that got the diversification ball rolling in the first place.

The Buy-'Em-Up Boondoggle Investors love companies that grow by serial acquisition. They shouldn't. — (FORTUNE Magazine) - So sweet, but so dangerous. It sounds like the description of a James Bond villainess, but the phrase could also describe the allure of roll-ups. From AutoNation, which snapped up hundreds of car dealerships, to Iron Mountain, which acquired dozens of off-site record-storage businesses, companies that prefer the Sam's Club approach to acquisitions--they buy in bulk--have been rewarded with handsome stock prices.

SolarCity 'complicated': Herb Greenberg

SolarCity 'complicated': Herb Greenberg — CNBC's Herb Greenberg dug into SolarCity's cash flow, and the found the company is under an enormous amount of pressure to meet its previously forecasted growth.

Dell public vs. Dell private

Dell public vs. Dell private — Herb Greenberg, Pacific Square Research, talks about Dell's play for EMC and how the company's changed since going private 2.5 years ago.

From the Heart - TheStreet

From the Heart - TheStreet — The world, as we know it, has changed. That's how it feels. As I make calls to friends and sources, to see what they're hearing, the reaction is one of numbness and fear. Numbness about what has happened. Fear of the uncertainty. Everybody, it seems, knows somebody, directly or indirectly, who is most likely gone.

Save This Column and Don't Use It Until the Market Crashes / Also, where one contrarian is putting his money

Save This Column and Don't Use It Until the Market Crashes / Also, where one contrarian is putting his money — If the stock market posts a 30 percent loss or greater, I will move into more aggressive stock funds, such as small- company, growth and aggressive growth funds. Nor will I become a "safety first" investor under emotional duress so that I decide to sell stock funds and buy money market funds.

Keurig shares take a big hit

Keurig shares take a big hit — CNBC contributor Herb Greenberg of Pacific Square Research, discusses the outlook for Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, a stock he has hated.

Mattel Has Nobody to Blame but Itself for The Learning Co. Fiasco

Mattel Has Nobody to Blame but Itself for The Learning Co. Fiasco — From the "never mind that note earlier today that said I wouldn't write until Tuesday" department: Every now and then, a company that has been a long-term target of criticism by short-sellers for accounting gimmickry gets out of a jam by getting itself acquired by another company.

Parting advice - MarketWatch

Parting advice - MarketWatch — SAN DIEGO (MarketWatch) -- After nearly 34 years as a journalist, the entrepreneur deep inside has finally won and I'm leaving to start a research firm. It is a natural progression after spending most of my career covering business, much of that writing a stocks-related column that specialized in prodding the underbellies of companies.
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May 05, 2016

@Dali_Yang ah, nope - gmail and google apps (for biz)

May 05, 2016

@IvanTheK And to think I knew Ivan when he was a nobody. Remember the little people, Ivan. We’ll be there on the flip side!

May 05, 2016

@prof_billkeep Bill, really boils down to whether the FTC makes ‘em change how they do biz in a material way. If they don’t, off to races.

May 05, 2016

Wild watching the frenzy. This much is clear: $HLF does not get the “all clear” until FTC is FULLY resolved. Until then the risk remains.

May 05, 2016

@WilburnSmithIII if they do then they’re engaged in insider info. i would be not

May 05, 2016

@WilburnSmithIII irrelevant. in the end it’s up to what the FTC does on biz practices. If it does nothing then the stock should fly.

May 05, 2016

I’m not following $HLF closely these days but the wild card, beyond $$, will be whether the FTC forces changes in biz methods. Over/out.

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