Outside 1-1-2

Hodges Friday Fast Five

"In the investment business, you go to school every day, but never graduate." - Don Hodges


Friday Fast Five - 9/15/2023

by Hodges Investment Team, on September 15, 2023

Five interesting things that Hodges Capital research analysts discovered this week...

#1 DFW AIRPORT: Fifty years ago, the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth came together to create DFW International Airport. Today, DFW Airport is the 2nd busiest airport in the world, covers more than 26.9 miles, and has over 60,000 workers on property daily, according to the Dallas Morning News.

#2 OPTIONS: Shorter-dated options, expiring in five or fewer days, accounted for about half of all options-market activity as of August, according to data provider SpotGamma, up from around one-third three years ago.

#3 BACK TO SCHOOL: According to the National Retail Federation, the overall expense of back-to-school items has increased by 12.8% since 2020, with electronics driving the cost escalation.

#4 OAT MILK: According to Circana, refrigerated oat milk sales increased by 21% in the 52 weeks ending June 18.

#5 SIDE HUSTLE: So far, in 2023, data from the U.S. Census Bureau reveals that roughly 3.1 million new businesses filed applications.



 HCM is an Investment Advisory Firm registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hodges Capital Holdings and serves as investment advisor to the Hodges Funds. HCM is affiliated with First Dallas Securities, Inc, a broker-dealer, and investment advisor registered with the SEC.

This discussion is not intended to be a forecast of future events and should not be considered a recommendation to buy or sell any security. Past performance is not indicative of future results. Investing involves risk. Principal loss is possible. Investing in smaller companies involves additional risks such as limited liquidity and greater volatility. No current or prospective client should assume that information referenced in this communication is a recommendation to buy or sell any security or is a substitute for personalized investment advice from your individual advisor. HCM does not provide tax or legal advice. Consult your tax or legal advisor for any related questions.

All information referenced herein is from sources believed to be reliable and is provided as general market commentary and does not constitute investment advice. This material was created for informational purposes only and the opinions expressed are solely those of HCM. HCM shall not in any way be liable for claims and makes no expressed or implied representations or warranties as to the accuracy or completeness of the data and other information. The data and information are provided as of the date referenced and are subject to change without notice.

Hodges Friday Fast Five

We aim to help investors separate the news from the noise by providing our perspective. Every Friday the Hodges Capital research analysts list the five most interesting things they discovered that week. Subscribe to receive the Hodges Friday Fast Five in your inbox every Friday. 

Subscribe to the Hodges Friday Fast Five