The Buckle is a very disciplined and well managed clothing retailer that has made a habit of paying out a large annual special dividend. This dividend, coupled with the company's regular payments, means the actual yield can top 7%. That's great for a company with large insider ownership, impressive inventory management, and a reputation for hiring within. Overall, The Buckle seems like the exception to the rule in an otherwise weak segment of retail right now.
On the flip side, Austin recommends selling Sprint. Although the company has had an impressive run over the past few months, there isn't a lot to like about it over the long run. There are few catalysts on the horizon, and Sprint remains very weak compared with the telecom duopoly of Verizon (NYS: VZ) and AT&T (NYS: T) . Simply stated, Sprint doesn't have the dry powder to effectively compete with either of these companies.
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