It is not difficult to make predictions in a down market. In May I made calls on two stocks, CROCs Footwear and Ruby Tuesday Restaurants. They both had just released their Q1 earnings and I made a call by spending some time with their 10-K and their proposed strategy. While 3 months is a short time to check back, a quick view of their current market prices justify the short call.
RT is now trading at $5.8 down 21% from $7.35
CROX is now trading at $8.25 down 30% from $11.81
Compared to this S&P 500 is at 1283.6 down 8.1% 1397.68.
So not all weakness in these two stocks are due to market downturn. Motley Fool’s Tim Hanson called Crox attractive at current prices. But given the red flags in their accounting it is good to stay out longer.