Christian Tharp

Analyst Articles

Pioneer Natural Resources Company is an independent oil and gas exploration and production company with operations in the United States and South Africa. Pioneer is a holding company whose assets consist of direct and indirect ownership interests in, and whose business is conducted substantially through, its subsidiaries. The company sells… Read More

Molycorp, Inc. is a rare earth oxide producer in the Western hemisphere. Molycorp owns developed rare earth projects outside of China. The company also owns rare earth oxide and rare metal producer in Europe. Molycorp is the producer of rare earth alloys in the United States. It has three operating… Read More

Foot Locker, Inc. is a global retailer of athletic shoes and apparel, operating 3,369 primarily mall-based stores in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. Foot Locker operates in two segments: Athletic Stores and Direct-to-Customers. The Athletic Stores segment is an athletic footwear and apparel retailer in the… Read More

Altera Corporation is a global semiconductor company. The company designs, manufactures, and markets high-density programmable logic devices (PLD), HardCopy ASIC devices, pre-defined design building blocks known as intellectual property cores, and associated development tools. Its PLDs, which consist of field-programmable gate arrays,… Read More

In today’s environment of computers and software programs, it’s amazing how difficult it can be for some traders to see the most obvious of trades. Ironically, the “keep it simple stupid” trades tend to be the better ones anyway. Although that doesn’t… Read More

Thomson Reuters Corporation is a provider of information for the world’s businesses and professionals. The company is organized in four business units: Financial & Risk, a provider of news, information and analytics; Legal, a provider of critical information, decision support tools, software… Read More

Probably one of the more common pattern discussed in the Today’s Big Stock newsletters is the Rectangle. Traders like these patterns because trading them is very simple, clear and straightforward. The latest Rectangle pattern in the long list I have highlighted would be that of Cliffs Natural Resources, Inc. Read More

Teradyne, Inc. is a global supplier of automatic test equipment. The company designs, develops, manufactures and sells automatic test systems and solutions used to test complex electronics in the consumer electronics, automotive, computing, telecommunications, wireless, and aerospace and defense industries. Teradyne’s automatic test equipment products and services include semiconductor test… Read More

For today’s article I will be focusing on a stock that has broken out to a 52-week high. As a reminder, when it comes to a stock hitting a 52-week high, I prefer to look for ones hitting a “NEW” high. To… Read More

Georgia Gulf Corporation is a manufacturer and international marketer of two integrated chemical product lines, chlorovinyls and aromatics. The company’s primary chlorovinyls products are chlorine, caustic soda, vinyl chloride monomer (VCM), vinyl resins and vinyl compounds, and its aromatics products are cumene,… Read More