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Enough top-performing CAPS members have turned bullish on Universal Travel Group
The Chinese travel firm did the dirty deed and issued a 3-for-1 reverse stock split in March, bringing its shares out of penny stock level and allowing it to apply for membership on an exchange. Once considered a death knell for companies, investors are growing more familiar, if not comfortable, with reverse splits. AIG
After posting strong first-quarter revenue growth, Universal Travel Group followed up that act with 56% revenue growth in the second, along with increasing gross margin and a 76% jump in earnings. Many CAPS members applauded the sale of its air cargo business, which helped to boost gross margin. While domestic airlines like Continental
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