Picks and Pans: Intuit looking good into tax season, Crox out of fashion


Following a horrendous week in the stock market, many investors may want to shy away now. But could this be the exactly right time to get back into the stock market? If you decide it is, here are a few suggestion, as well as some warning, from BloggingStocks and around the Web:

Crocs (CROX) isn't a buy, warns Stephen Mallas, despite the earnings beat, which had the stock soaring over 10%. The numbers are just too dismal and "given that this is a company whose fortunes are based on the fickle consumer fashion, I'd say that this is an easy decision: do not give in to the temptation to gamble with Crocs. You just don't know how low it'll sink."

Intuit (INTU) has a diversified revenue base, which allowed it to post nice earnings. With $802 million in the bank and continued strong free cash flows, it is in an enviable position, says Tom Taulli. "The company can continue to make incremental investments in its product line as well as buy out ailing competitors."