Brown Shoe (BWS), a footwear seller in the US, Canada, and China, has done exceptionally well this year. The organization operates brands such as Famous Footwear, Naturalizer and Dr. Scholls, to name a couple, and has in excess of 1,300 retail locations.
The stock is up around this year, with significant gains advancing after it announced second-quarter results in August and revised its....more>>>
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Tiffany to Open Moscow Store
BP Closes Sale of Western U.S. Assets to Tesoro
Infosys Founder Murthy Returns to Board
Sanofi Ends Cancer and Coronary Drug Trials
U.S. Navy Awards Contracts for 9 — or Perhaps....more>>>
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A trial over BP’s 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has resumed with a federal judge hearing claims that the company misled federal officials and withheld information about the amount of crude spewing from its blown-out well.
During opening statements Monday for the trial’s second phase, plaintiffs’ attorney Brian Barr said BP failed to prepare for....more>>>
SLM (NASDAQ: SLM ) , the nation’s largest non-government student loan lender, is considering splitting itself into two entities via an IPO later this year. But a private buyer might get to Sallie Mae first.
Why split the company?
Executives at SLM have recently been discussing spinning off one of its $9.9 billion subsidiaries into a new entity, Sallie Mae Bank. SLM would....more>>>
Emerging stocks capped the biggest monthly slump in a year as Brazilian equities tumbled after policy makers raised the benchmark interest-rate more than forecast. Indian shares plunged on bets inflation may rise.
Brazil’s Ibovespa (IBOV) fell to a six-week low, while the real slid to its weakest level in four years, spurring central bank intervention. Housing Development Finance Corp.....more>>>
Margins matter. The more Kirkland’s (Nasdaq: KIRK ) keeps of each buck it earns in revenue, the more money it has to invest in growth, fund new strategic plans, or (gasp!) distribute to shareholders. Healthy margins often separate pretenders from the best stocks in the market. That’s why we check up on margins at least once a quarter in this series. I’m looking for....more>>>
Although we don’t believe in timing the market or panicking over market movements, we do like to keep an eye on big changes — just in case they’re material to our investing thesis.
What: Shares of drug developer Dendreon (NASDAQ: DNDN ) climbed as high as 10% today after the European Medicines Agency endorsed its prostate cancer treatment Provenge.
With shares of eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY) trading around $54, is EBAY an OUTPERFORM, WAIT AND SEE, or STAY AWAY? Let’s analyze the stock with the relevant sections of our CHEAT SHEET investing framework:
T = Trends for a Stock’s Movement
Ebay provides online platforms, tools, and services to help individuals and merchants with online and mobile commerce in the U.S. and around the....more>>>
Next Tuesday, Ares Capital (NASDAQ: ARCC ) will release its latest quarterly results. The key to making smart investment decisions on stocks reporting earnings is to anticipate how they’ll do before they announce results, leaving you fully prepared to respond quickly to whatever inevitable surprises arise. That way, you’ll be less likely to make an uninformed, knee-jerk....more>>>
Array BioPharma, Inc. (ARRY) and Loxo Oncology, Inc recently announced a license and collaboration agreement. The agreement involves a multi-year licensing and collaboration deal for a preclinical development candidate (discovered by Array) and related intellectual property. Loxo and Array will also collaborate for the discovery and development of small molecule drugs targeting novel oncology indications.
The whipsaw action continues for the broad-based S&P 500 (SNPINDEX: ^GSPC ) with its third-straight move of greater than 1%. Today, renewed commodity weakness, as well as the weight of the world again falling on Apple’s (NASDAQ: AAPL ) shoulders, helped push the market decisively lower.
Commodities continue to be a talking (and selling) point for investors,....more>>>
The recent sell-off in names such as Amazon, Facebook and Netflix is spurring many to wonder whether investors are waking up to the virtual insanity that’s gripping the technology space.
It’s still too early to tell how this plays out; however, there are signs that suggest investors should proceed with caution.
Take the new term to describe a hot new tech company. Forget....more>>>
Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) will release financial results for the first quarter of 2014 on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, after market close. On the same day, Twitter will hold a conference call to discuss these financial results at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time (5:00 p.m. Eastern Time).
Wall Street anticipates that the 140 character social site will lose $0.03 per share for the quarter. iStock expects....more>>>
Although the Bank of Canada (BoC) was widely expected to lower its forecasts for economic growth this month, it still managed to take the markets by surprise by abandoning its tightening bias. Last year, under former Governor Mark Carney, the BoC stood apart from many of its developed-world peers by adopting a hawkish stance toward future rate hikes.
But the language in subsequent rate announcements....more>>>
Amazon is considering ‘Kindle Unlimited,’ a subscription e-book service, according to a cached version of its website. NEW YORK (CNNMoney) Amazon is testing a service called “Kindle Unlimited” that would give subscribers unlimited access to e-books and audiobooks for $9.99 a month.
The company had published several pages on its website with information about....more>>>