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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5 Stocks That Smart Funds Were Buying In Q4 (13F Filings)

The Q4 2016 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…

Healthcare Services Group (HCSG): A Consistent Growth Story

I was scanning charts over the weekend and wanted to shares one that stuck out: Healthcare Services Group (NASDAQ:HCSG). Below is an fundamental overview of the company, along with a stock chart / trend analysis. Healthcare Services Group (HCSG) As mentioned above, this was one of the nicer weekly charts in…

Atkore International (ATKR): A Small Cap Value Stock To Watch In 2017

Who is Atkore International (ATKR)? Atkore Interenational is a $1.71B Industrial set to report earnings on 2-7 before the open that came public in June of 2016.  ATKR is a leading manufacturer of Electrical Raceway products for the non-residential construction and renovation markets, and Mechanical Products & Solutions for the…

Fortress Infrastructure (FTAI): An Attractive High Yield Small Cap

Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors (FTAI) is a new company I came across recently that looks to have upside into 2017. It has a $1.03B market cap trading 0.96X Book and 8.4X EBITDA with a 9.68% dividend yield.  Aviation leading is 52% of its business, Offshore Energy 16%, and Infrastructure…

13 Small Cap Stocks With Bullish Setups Into 2017

As we turn the page to 2017 and a new year offers traders a clean slate, I thought it would be a good idea to share some research and bullish ideas on small cap stocks with upside. These 13 stocks have market caps of $500M to $3B and are showing strong technical…

Biotech Sector M&A Breakdown: Stocks To Watch

The Biotech Sector (NASDAQ:IBB) has been volatile the last few weeks, more so than the market at least with two opposing forces. On one side, sell-offs look to be election related on fears of further scrutiny on drug pricing weighing on future profits, and on the other side, a growing…

3 Offshore Energy Stocks With Bullish Options Activity

Recent Options Trading Activity Suggests Tradable Bottom in Select Offshore Energy Stocks One of the best opportunities to make money comes from noticing trends in options positioning. And over the past several years, I have seen it across countless industries. Particularly when themes develop. A new theme developed last week…

West Marine Stock Research (WMAR): An Under-appreciated Retail Value

This specialty retailer appears to be an under-appreciated and undervalued stock. Background: West Marine (NASDAQ:WMAR) is a specialty retailer of boating supplied, gear, and apparel for various water sports. It currently operates 260 stores in 38 states. West Marine has been focusing on ecommerce growth and also store optimization which it…

Will Semiconductor Deals Spur More Consolidation? Who’s Next?

Earlier this week Analog Devices (NASDAQ:ADI) announced a $14.8B deal for Linear Tech (NASDAQ:LLTC), one of the largest Tech deals this year. This follows a flurry of semiconductor deals across the industry, boosting the sector (NASDAQ:SOXX). Less than two weeks ago Softbank announced a $28B deal for ARM Holdings (NASDAQ:ARMH) in…