The traditionally quiet period for markets in December is turning out to be not-so-quiet, thanks to a key meeting of the U.S. Federal Reserve starting December 17. The meeting will decide on whether a reduction in quantitative easing (QE) is necessary. Consequently, every economic data point up to the meeting is being analysed and over-analysed. But it does appear that the Fed seems committed to....more>>>
Location Based Technologies, Inc (LBAS)
Today, LBAS surged (+10.27%) up +0.015 at $.160 with 39,780 shares in play thus far (ref. google finance Delayed: 11:41AM EDT July 5, 2013).
Location Based Technologies, Inc. and EE, Ltd., the U.K.’s most advanced communications company, have previously entered into a purchase agreement which will allow LBT to embed EE SIM technology into....more>>>
Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (UTX), recently signed a PureSolution Fleet Management Program agreement with SkyWest, Inc (SKYW). The 16-year agreement will support the PW1217G engines installed in SkyWest fleet of 100 MRJ90 Mitsubishi Regional Jets and includes an option for an additional 100 MRJ90 Mitsubishi Regional Jets.
The PureSolution Fleet Management....more>>>
Despite being viewed as the banking sector laggard, Citigroup (NYSE: C ) reported strong first-quarter earnings, and shares responded quite positively. On the other hand, despite record profits, Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC ) and JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM ) disappointed investors with their quarterly results.
In this video, Motley Fool banking analyst David....more>>>
Inc. has released its 2013 Inc. 5000 List, which is quite simply the fastest growing private companies that it can track in America. It is a massive list, and the effort must be a huge undertaking by more than a few hard-working people. As most investors know, it is fast growth private companies that are often the hot initial public offerings (IPOs) of tomorrow.
Each year 24/7 Wall St. previews....more>>>
December 2, 2013: U.S. equity markets opened mixed Monday morning and got a small boost from a decent report from ISM on manufacturing. The uptick didn’t hold though and stocks ended the day on a down note. The rather weak reports on consumer spending on the four-day holiday weekend likely held stocks down in trading today.
European and Latin American markets closed lower today, while....more>>>
Gold at record high: Does it affect investment decisions?
Below is the verbatim transcript of Roongta’s interview with CNBC-TV18.
Caller Q: How much should I invest to collect a corpus of Rs 10 lakh after ten years?
A: Even before deciding how much and where, the key thing that you should look at is how have you arrived at Rs 10 lakh and how have you arrived....more>>>
World Fuel Services (INT) may be one of the most underrated companies in the world, as in the last five years it has vastly outperformed Apple (AAPL) while demolishing the S&P 500. During that period of time, the share price of World Fuel Services has grown 230 percent, while Apple’s has grown 131 percent. The S&P 500 has grown a paltry 17 percent over the period.
Ford (F) is one of the most popular stocks covered by analysts, journalists and online contributors. Much of the research conducted on Ford is overly simplistic and rarely talks about important points beyond looking at the company’s P/E ratio. There are many articles that look at Ford and try to determine whether the company is buy, hold or sell by using only at its P/E ratio. This is why....more>>>
The horrific bombing yesterday in Boston shocked people nationwide and sent investors from the market as they tried to figure out what happened and whether there was more in store for us. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJINDICES: ^DJI ) fell further through the end of trading after fighting all day with losses spurned on by poor economic data. The index ended the day down 265 points.
As my colleague Michael Aneiro noted, the Fed spooked markets with a hint of an earlier rate hike. But not every stock’s a loser.
Sure, the S&P 500 has fallen 0.9% to 1,855.85 today at 3:17 p.m. The Dow Jones Industrial Average has dropped 149 points, or 0.9%, t0 16187.11, and just four components are up on the day.
But there are winners–and they’re....more>>>
Investors started getting excited about hedge funds in the 1990s, when people like George Soros and Steve Cohen were earning returns of 30% or more, year after year, crushing the market. More funds opened, and their marketing pitch went something like this: We have the best investors in the world, and their returns are not correlated to the rest of the market. We will earn you so much money that....more>>>
Investors, if you are considering buying stock in Windstream (NASDAQ: WIN ) , please ask yourselves this question: “Am I gong to purchase part of a company I think will continue to grow its telecom business, or am I only attracted to its high-yield dividend?”
That’s important to determine because in this era of absurdly low Treasury yields (around 1.9% for a....more>>>
Company and Financial Overview
Silver Spring Networks (SSNI) is a leading networking platform and solutions provider that enables utilities to transform the power grid infrastructure into smart grid. SSNI was founded in 2002 to address this challenge, pioneering a fundamentally new approach to connect utilities with millions of devices on the power grid. Since inception, SSNI has been awarded....more>>>
Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE:ANF) will be holding its fourth quarter earnings conference call for all interested parties on February 26, 2014, at 8:30 a.m. ET. The earnings press release is scheduled to cross the wire shortly after 7:30 a.m. ET.
Wall Street anticipates that the retailer will earn $1.03 per share for the quarter, which is $0.98 less than last year’s profit....more>>>