March 9, 2011
SpeculatingStocks.com Stock Pick: Jamba, Inc. (JMBA)
Stock Price: $2.25
Jamba, Inc. is a leading restaurant retailer of better-for-you food and beverage offerings, including great tasting fruit smoothies, juices, and teas. It's food offerings include hot oatmeal made with organic steel cut oats, wraps, salads, sandwiches and a variety of baked goods and snacks.
As of late last year, JMBA had 743 locations consisting of 351 JMBA owned and operated stores and 392 franchise stores.
We believe JMBA provides a lot of value to investors at its current level. JMBA is trading at a market cap of only around $138.8 million. JMBA has been hurt by the economy, but they still have a great brand, which is ready to flourish again.
Around this time last year, JMBA began moving higher from the same level and moved as high as $3.73 within two months. We believe that the bad news and bad economy is priced into JMBA at its current stock price level.
JMBA will be reporting earnings after the bell on Thursday, March 10th. We believe that possibly its weakest quarter (4th quarter 2010) will be behind it. We see JMBA as a buying opportunity around its current price.
JMBA is trading right above its 200-day moving average of $2.23, which is acting as support and its 50-day moving average is above at $2.32, which can act as a catalyst.
Speculative Score: 5
1 Being the Least Speculative and Most Confident
10 Being the Most Speculative and Possibly the Most Risky