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Quicksilver – the Death Spiral Begins

Steve Kanaval | Equities.com |

Shares of Quicksilver, Inc. ($ZQK) are down 60% for the year and much of that in the last few weeks. The question for me is how and why would you short a stock under a dollar? The odds are


Is J.C. Penney (JCP) Still Worth Your Pennies?

Jianyu Zhao | Equities.com |

J.C. Penney Company (JCP) , an apparel and home furnishing retailer, has been struggling to rebound since early 2014. Although the stock’s price increased 1.64% to $8.69 per share on July


The Cupcake Fad is Dead – So What Could be Next?

Jacob Harper | Equities.com |

On June 25 the Nasdaq Stock Market denied a request from Crumbs Bake Shop (CRMB) to remain listed on the exchange, meaning the company is almost certainly set to be delisted. It’s a blow


How Far Afield are Good Fashion Designers and Good CEOs?

Jianyu Zhao | Equities.com |

In the past, the distance between fashion designing and commercial management were as far apart as the sky and the earth. Luxury-goods companies resisted putting both creative and commercial


American Apparel (APP) Ousts Controversial CEO Dov Charney, Stock Rises

Jessica Beeli | Equities.com |

American Apparel (APP) , the Los Angeles based retailer, has fired its controversial CEO Dov Charney. This decision was met well by the markets, with shares rising 6.72 percent to $0.68. Few


Eastern Europe Plays Last-Minute Spoiler to Wall Street Rally

Michael Teague | Equities.com |

Wall Street was coasting to a day of rather uneventful gains throughout most of Wednesday’s session, at least until about 2 pm in the afternoon, which was about the time President Obama


American Apparel Looking Like a Bankruptcy Candidate (Again)

Jacob Harper | Equities.com |

The vertically-integrated clothing retailer American Apparel (APP) extols business integrity, paying their employees above-market wages while basing the entirety of their manufacturing operations


CEO Sex Scandals that Rocked Their Company

Jacob Harper | Equities.com |

On Aug. 30 it was revealed that Google Inc. (GOOG) co-founder Sergey Brin had left his wife of six years, 23andMe co-founder Anne Wojcicki. While this in itself is not news, the manner in which


Fresh Market Meets Analyst Expectations but Offers Disappointing Forecast

Jacob Harper | Equities.com |

Specialty grocery store The Fresh Market Inc. (TFM) released their second quarter 2013 earnings report on Aug. 28, and while the company met earnings expectations, they missed revenue projections


Small Cap Success Stories: True Religion Apparel

Jacob Harper | Equities.com |

A sad truth of the free market is that penny stocks rarely make it big. The transition from micro-caps to even small-cap is a difficult one indeed, as overcoming the hurdles of


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