Saturday, February 17, 2007

Press Release: Catablast! Media LLC Closes Its Doors


We're the guys who read 10Ks in the jacuzzi and stare at squiggly lines all day.

The Catablast! Media Group is an independent provider of investment commentary and research. Originally founded by stock market zealots with unique perspectives on under-followed stocks, Catablast! Media closed its doors in late 2006 after its Founder & President chose to pursue his MBA/CFA at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.

Due to its alpha-maximizing idea flow (and wry sense of humor), small cap/mid cap equity research generated by Catablast! Media quickly developed a large following on Wall Street and within months, appeared on major media venues such as Google Finance, Yahoo! Finance, (NASDAQ:TSCM), and


Outperform the major benchmarks by implementing an opportunistic and "event-driven" long/short strategy that combines rigorous fundamental research and savvy trading/technical analysis to capture short-term gains. Our focus on short term gains, however, does not obscure our view of long-term superior returns.


We are glad to announce that an overwhelming majority of our 2006 recommendations have either been acquired or taken private (DGIN, SBL, YCC, FS, UVN, TBL, BGP). Similarly, some of our more momentum-driven ideas (COH, MWRK, IGT, KMX, FDS, GYMB, FLWS, LGF, MA, DLLR) have yielded returns between 45% and 105%, all within our target 6 month - 1Y time frame.

If you are looking for writing samples or research tied to any of the aforementioned securities, please see a collection of our most representative work by clicking here as well as here.


We understand some of you miss our research and would like to receive any ideas we may have even after we have shut down. That said, our latest report is on DJ Orthopedics (NASDAQ:DJO) and can be found by clicking here. On December 26th, we will publish a short report on Bed Bath & Beyond, on which we have a $47 price target.


Recruiters, analysts, reporters/journalists, and portfolio/fund managers can contact our team by writing to (serious inquiries only, please).

If you would like to read more about Kelley's top 20 MBA graduate program, you can go here, here, and here.

Our founder can be reached directly through this Kelley website. All spam and junk email will be furiously deleted and blocked.


We'd like to extend a special thanks to SeekingAlpha and its founder David Jackson. David noticed our work early on and it has been a privilege contributing to his creation, today the #1 destination for internet-based equity research. Seeking Alpha, which helps independent equity research providers expand their content reach, is definitely worth your time.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Hunting for Value Stocks

Have you ever screened the market for good values? Trust us -- it ain't easy and it takes a lot more than a low P/E multiple to get a stock thrown into a serious institutional portfolio.

So we decided to break it down for all our value investing homies'.

If you'd like to know what value investing is, where it happens, and what you should avoid, we urge you to click here.

Hit us with your comments at

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Upcoming Reports: BBW, PBY, and AW

Over the next few weeks, we will be initiating coverage on Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE:BBW), Allied Waste (NYSE:AW), and Pep Boys (NYSE:PBY).

Be on the loookout for those reports, as well as another one on Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX).

In February, we plan to initiate coverage on the IT Consulting/Computer Services space.

Hedge fund managers and investment professionals/recruiters can contact our team by writing to

Monday, January 22, 2007

Some of Our Best Picks: FS, COST, NDN, DLLR, and DIGE

Granted the market has been totally en fuego over the last few months, but even we were surprised to see how well our stock picks continue to perform ever since we "officially" closed up shop last August.

For example, hotelier Four Seasons (NYSE:FS) was acquired a couple of months after we wrote about it here. Readers and subscribers would have netted 32% on this play.

Warehouse retailer Costco (NASDAQ:COST) is up about 8% since we first wrote about it here.

We hope you didn't forget about Digene (NASDAQ:DIGE) -- it's up 25% since we pounded the table on this cervical cancer test manufacturer. Look here.

Dollar Financial (NYSE:DLLR), similarly, has posted a 35% return. Here is a quick read on why the stock is a must-buy.

Lastly, 99CentsOnly (NYSE:NDN) has also cruised past our price objective -- to the tune of 25% Peep this.

Want to talk smack? Hit us up at

Latest Report is Out: Starbucks vs Panera

Ever wonder what makes specialty coffee purveyor Starbucks
(NASDAQ:SBUX) so damn special?

Furthermore, do you ever wonder what makes Panera (NASDAQ:PNRA)look wimpy when pitted against the Seattle giant?

We do.

Check out our latest report on the mocha momma by clicking right here.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Wyndham Hotels is Buyout Bait, Kids

Don't take our word for it -- take that of Lehman Brothers.

We caught the banking behemoth with its pants down yesterday, right as it was pushing a 2 million share block of Wyndham Hotels (NYSE: WYN).

After seeing shares move like that on no news, we did our homework and we think you'll like what we uncovered.

Find out why the smart money is all over WYN by clicking right here.

Comments? You know the deal:

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Back on Yahoo!

Thank you again to the hard-working team @ for getting us out on Yahoo! this morning.

Our cover stories on Potash (NYSE: POT) and the orthopedics industry were both picked up late Tuesday night.

You can view the stories here and here.

We will be back at the end of the week with a rather juicy report on the banking industry.

Questions? Hit us up during after-hours at

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Latest BUY report is out: Potash Corp

We've got POT for you, but it's not the type for your pipe, stupid. This one is for your portfolio.

Today, we initiate coverage on Potash Corp (NYSE: POT) with a HOLD recommendation.

The report can be obtained by clicking here.

As always, let us know if you'd like to reference it:

Sunday, December 31, 2006

Newest Report is Out: Orthopedics/Medical Devices

As mentioned, we have reduced our focus and coverage universe to 5 sectors: Consumer, Healthcare, Financial, Hardware, and Telecom.

Today, we release our first industry report, titled Orthopedics Industry Takes Off Amid Aging Boomer Population: A Brief Anatomy.

It can be viewed right here.

Material is copyright protected and if you have any questions or would like to reference the material, please make us aware at

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

We Get Quoted in Yahoo! Finance

We'd like to thank our publishers,, as well as Yahoo! and all our readers for continuing to make our service such a success, even after officially "shutting down" in August 2006.

This morning, we were quoted at Yahoo! Finance after shares of Bed Bath & Beyond -- on which we initiated coverage yesterday -- edged higher.

If you'd like to read our feature, please do so here.

Thanks again and happy trading!

Our Coverage Universe

Please note that beginning today, we will narrow our focus to the Consumer, Financial, Health Care, Telecom, and Hardware sectors.

Specifically, we will only be covering these industries:

1. Retail, apparel, & accessories

2. Large cap banks/regional banks

3. Medical devices/supplies

4. Wireless/wireline

5. Semiconductors/semiconductor equipment

6. Pharmaceuticals & biotechnology (coming soon)

7. Leisure, Gaming, & Lodging

8. IT Consulting/Computer Services

This is a result of our trying to focus on the industries we know best in order to add more value to our operation. If you have any questions, please write to us at

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