Posts From Joe Kunkle

Joe Kunkle

Joe is the founder of OptionsHawk.com and runs a subscription service providing premium market analysis and institutional quality research. He previously managed Institutional accounts, but currently is trading his own accounts and focusing on the OptionsHawk business. Joe graduated from Bentley University in 2005 and completed his Master’s in Investment Management at Boston University. He previously worked as an Equity Analyst for Thomson-Reuters. Joe’s work has been featured across several media outlets.


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Q3 13F Review: Eight Stocks Smart Funds Bought

The Q3 2017 13F filings have been released showing hedge fund positions. Using Whale Wisdom’s excellent suite of tools I am able to customize a list of my 50 favorite hedge funds and then look for common buy/sell activity throughout the quarter. These are hedge funds with fairly high concentration,…

Continental AG: A Foreign Automotive Stock Worth a Look

For today’s stock spotlight, I’m heading overseas and looking at an automotive supplier that has the potential to offer something for both value and growth investors. Many of you may know them for their tires… Continental AG (CTTAY) Continental is a $50B company in Germany that provides automotive supplies, involved…

MiX Telematics (MIXT): A Growth/Value Stock You’ve Never Heard Of

MiX Telematics Company Profile: MiX Telematics (NYSE:MIXT) is a $200M software provider focused on fleet solutions for information on drivers and vehicles. Its products can provide information for fuel savings, utilization, operating costs, real time driver safety feedback, driver scoring, compliance monitoring, vehicle tracking, theft recovery, and more. MiX Telematics…

Asure Software (NASDAQ:ASUR): An Attractive Small Cap Stock

Ticker: ASUR Sector/Industry:  Tech – Business Software Asure Software (NASDAQ:ASUR), an Attractive Small Player in a Booming HCM Market Asure Software (ASUR) is a $195M cloud-based provider of time and labor management, and workspace management solutions to businesses to control costs. ASUR was founded back in 1985, but reinvented itself…

Stock Spotlight: Albany International (AIN) Offers Growth & Value

Albany International (NYSE:AIN) is a $1.7B advanced textiles and material processing company trading 22X Earnings, 2.1X Sales and 3.33X Book with a 1.25% dividend yield. AIN grew revenues 9.9% in 2016, its best growth year in more than 10 years and targets 5-8% annual revenue growth through 2019 with EPS…

A Closer Look At Kimberly Clark’s (KMB) Bullish Options Action

Kimberly Clark Corp (NYSE:KMB) Bullish Options Action Focuses on Margin Expansion, M&A Below is an example of the format for OptionsHawk 2017 2H Open Interest Report. For more detailed analysis of 60 stocks with 2H catalysts, check out: OptionsHawk 2H17 OI Report.   Kimberly Clark Corp. (KMB) $130.80 – Consumer…

Q1 2017 13F Filings: 5 Interesting Stocks Smart Funds Were Buying

The Q1 2017 13F filings have been released showing hedge fund positions. Using Whale Wisdom’s excellent suite of tools I am able to customize a list of my 50 favorite hedge funds and then look for common buy/sell activity throughout the quarter. These are funds with fairly high concentration, lower…

Earnings Spotlight: 15 Small Cap Stocks To Watch This Week

Small caps continue to provide the most alpha for smaller investors. And if properly researched, we can uncover growth stories far before the masses catch on, and get in with earlier entries into holdings that may become longer term positions. The market has rallied sharply over the last few years and a lot…

AxoGen (AXGN): An Exciting Med-Tech Growth Stock

AxoGen, Inc. (AXGN) is a $345M maker of surgical solutions for peripheral nerve injuries. Below is a deeper summary of the company and its financial metrics. AXGN’s stock is trading at 5.8X EV/Sales for FY17 and 4.3X FY18. AXGN hit $41M in revenues in 2016, up from $10.9M in 2013….

Options Traders Position For Energy Recovery With Risk Reversals

Energy has been one of the worst performing sectors in Q1 of 2017. The Oil & Gas Exploration ETF (NYSEARCA:XOP) is down 10% and Energy Sector ETF (NYSEARCA:XLE) down more than 6%. A new theme in options trading activity has presented itself this week and aligns with three strong price-action…