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Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) Has Had Solid EPS Growth

They seem to be getting it done at Yahoo, but the turnaround is thus far happening without much growth in revenue.  The growth numbers are solid though, so no one can argue with that yet, but unless revenues start to correlate more with EPS growth the music could start to wind down.  For now, everyone seems to have a chair, but pay attention to the valuation.

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Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS) Is Not Growing

The good news is that Goldman trades at almost 10x earnings (seemingly cheap), the bad news is that the company is not growing.  The 75% institutional ownership and the low P/E multiple suggest that the investment community, although still appraise of Goldman as the Premier House of the Street, does not like the company's recent performance.

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Deteriorating Growth Rates at Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFM)

I know that Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFM) has fallen aggressively already, but the PE multiple is still 25 times earnings and the growth rate continues to deteriorate.  Many years ago Whole Foods Market was growing rapidly and the expansion warranted high multiples because investors are willing to pay up for aggressive growth rates, but when growth rates diminish that all changes.

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Negative Earnings Growth for Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (NYSE:FDO)

Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (NYSE:FDO) reports earnings on Friday and the street is expecting $0.89 per share.  The stock trades at almost 19 times earnings, but earnings growth trends recently have been a major concern.

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Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) Broke Out, But Concerns Exist

For Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) there are a few concerning issues, but technical breakouts occurred recently and those should be respected.  By rule, if stocks breakout beyond longer term resistance like NFLX did buy signals surface, but those only are maintained if the stock also continues to hold above that former resistance level (we call it converted support).  This is exactly what happened with NFLX yesterday as the stock broke out.

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