Company name Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V.
Stock ticker CBI
Live stock price [stckqut]CBI[/stckqut]
Confident Investor Rating Poor

The following company description is from Google Finance: http://www.google.com/finance?q=cbi

Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. (CB&I) provides a range of services to customers in the energy infrastructure market across the world. The Company provides various services, such as conceptual design, technology, engineering, procurement, fabrication, modularization, construction, commissioning, maintenance, program management and environmental services. It operates through four segments. Its Engineering and Construction segment provides engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) services. Its Fabrication Services segment provides fabrication and erection of steel plate structures; fabrication of piping systems and process modules, and manufacturing and distribution of pipe and fittings. Its Technology segment provides licensed process technologies and catalysts for use in petrochemical facilities and oil refineries. Its Capital Services operating group provides environmental engineering and remediation, infrastructure EPC services and program management.
Confident Investor comments: At this price and at this time, I do not think that a Confident Investor can confidently invest in Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V.. It is not possible to confidently invest in a company that is not currently profitable. I am removing Chicago Bridge & Iron from my Watch List.
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Company name Buffalo Wild Wings
Stock ticker BWLD
Live stock price [stckqut]BWLD[/stckqut]
P/E compared to competitors Good

MANAGEMENT EXECUTION

Employee productivity Poor
Sales growth Good
EPS growth Fair
P/E growth Poor
EBIT growth Good

ANALYSIS

Confident Investor Rating Fair
Target stock price (TWCA growth scenario) $134.22
Target stock price (averages with growth) $163.49
Target stock price (averages with no growth) $92.05
Target stock price (manual assumptions) $146.33

The following company description is from Google Finance: http://www.google.com/finance?q=bwld

Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. (Buffalo Wild Wings) is an owner, operator and franchisor of restaurants featuring various menu items. The Company's restaurants feature a bar, which offers a selection of 20 to 30 domestic, imported and craft beers on tap, as well as bottled beers, wine and liquor. The Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants feature various menu items, including its Buffalo, New York-style chicken wings spun in one of its signature sauces from sweet to screamin' hot, which includes Sweet barbeque (BBQ), Teriyaki, Bourbon Honey Mustard, Mild, Parmesan Garlic, Medium, Honey BBQ, Spicy Garlic, Asian Zing, Caribbean Jerk, Thai Curry, Hot BBQ, Hot, Mango Habanero, Wild and Blazin', or signature seasonings, Buffalo, Desert Heat, Chipotle BBQ, Lemon Pepper, and Salt & Vinegar. Its restaurants include a multi-media system, a bar and an open layout. It operates Buffalo Wild Wings, R Taco and PizzaRev restaurants, as well as sells Buffalo Wild Wings and R Taco restaurant franchises.

 

Confident Investor comments: At this time, I think that a Confident Investor can cautiously invest in Buffalo Wild Wings as long as the price is correct. Most of the fundamentals of this company are good but there are some concerns. I will be keeping Buffalo Wild Wings on my Watch List but I am a bit concerned that the company isn't achieving my goals.

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