Monthly Archives: December 2017

Chemical Industry Recovers From Hurricanes, October Output Up

The global chemical industry has gotten off to a positive start in the fourth quarter with October seeing a rise in chemical production on the back of a recovery of the U.S. chemical industry from the effects of hurricanes and an upswing in the world economy, per the monthly report from the American Chemistry Council released yesterday.

Positive October Readings

The chemical industry....More>>>

Hot Biotech Stocks To Buy Right Now

Investing in biotech and pharmaceuticals is always a bit of a wild card. The industry is often at the mercy of government regulators, and a clinical trial can always present unexpected challenges. When biotech and pharma stocks hit it big, however, its big news that often yields big returns. A lesser promoted biotech sector is the medical devices arena, which is hardly as sexy and....More>>>

CVS-Aetna Deal Could Start a Health Takeover Run

Senate Passes Tax Bill That Includes Scott Life Amendments

Senate Passes Tax Bill That Includes Scott Life Amendments

CVS Aims to Remake Health Care With Aetna Deal

CVS Health Corp.’s deal to buy insurer Aetna Inc. for about $67.5 billion could be just the start of a new wave of health care takeovers.

The merger announced Sunday will leave one less independent....More>>>

Future is Bright for Financial Services in 2018: The Economist

Senate Passes Tax Bill That Includes Scott Life Amendments

Tax Bill, Passed in Haste, Could Hurt Small-Biz Retirement Plans: ARAs Graff

Biggest Crash Ever Is (Probably) Coming by 2020: Harry Dent

The year ahead for financial services looks upbeat, and financial firms will start to settle into a steady state, the Economist Intelligence Unit predicts in a new report.

The....More>>>

Top 10 Casino Stocks To Own For 2018

What happened

Shares ofPenn National Gaming, Inc. (NASDAQ:PENN), casino operator and equipment maker largely focused on slot machines, climbed 28% throughout March, according to data fromS&P Global Market Intelligence, after the company announced that it raised financial guidance for the first quarter of 2017 ending March 31.

So what

About a week before the quarter....More>>>

Top 10 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2018

(Editor’s note: There is much greater liquidity on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under ticker Z01).

The Elevator Pitch

Zooplus (OTC:ZOPLY) (OTC:ZLPSF) is the leading online retailer of pet food and supplies in Europe. Generally, in a commoditized market such as selling pet food, the lowest cost provider with the best customer service has the “right to win”. We believe....More>>>

Hot Small Cap Stocks To Watch Right Now

While Light-emitting diodes or LEDs have many advantages over traditional incandescent light sources,LED stocks have not necessarily been big winners for investors or traders alike. However, there are some signs that could be starting to change.

Beginning with small cap Cree, Inc (NASDAQ: CREE), the Company is aleading innovator of lighting-class LEDs, lighting products and wide bandgap semiconductor....More>>>

Top 10 China Stocks To Watch Right Now

Harman International Industries (HAR) soared to the top of the S&P 500 today after agreeing to be bought by Samsung for $112 a shares.

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Shares ofHarman International Industries rose 25% to $109.76, while the S&P 500 finished little changed.

Wells Fargo’s David Lim calls Samsung’s purchase of Harman “a good fit.” He explains....More>>>

5 Key Points from the CVS-Aetna Conference Call, for Agents

Senate Passes Tax Bill That Includes Scott Life Amendments

Senate Passes Tax Bill That Includes Scott Life Amendments

Senate Passes Tax Bill That Includes Scott Life Amendments

Executives at CVS Health Corp. are trying to acquire Aetna Inc. at least partly because they see the opportunity to serve enrollees in government-run health plan programs, such as Medicare and....More>>>

Best Blue Chip Stocks To Own For 2018

The word “growth” is the central word in the phrase Dividend Growth Investing, yet DGI often gets a bad rap as a stodgy method of saving for retirement. I think this misperception arises from the fact that some proponents of the strategy (who may be more focused on income than returns) require a certain minimum yield threshold for their investments. This, in turn, screens many of the....More>>>

top stock to invest in

Susquehannas Pablo Zuanic takes a look at consumer food companies in the wake of Brexit, and writes that Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE), Mondelez (MDLZ) and SodaStream (SODA) have the most exposure to the British pound and euro, which are falling today.

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For bargain hunters, he recommends Mondelez over CCE, given soda taxes and the fact that Cokes (KO) 48%....More>>>

Top 10 Energy Stocks To Watch Right Now

Elon Musk is making good on his promise to help solve an energy crisis in Australia.

Tesla (TSLA) has “fully installed” the world’s largest lithium ion battery in South Australia, the state government said in a statement on Thursday.

Tesla teamed up with a French renewable energy firm and the local government to install the battery, which Musk promised to deliver....More>>>

Top 5 Heal Care Stocks For 2018

Related Benzinga's Option Alert Recap From August 4 Report Says Google Was Once Interested In Acquiring Snap Last Year Related GS Analyst Thinks Lending Club Deserves More Credit, Upgrades To Outperform BMO Capital Says It's Closing The Pair Trade On Wells Fargo And Citigroup US Market Indexes....More>>>

stock earnings

In my previous article I stated that ION Geophysical (NYSE:IO) could generate some profits and a positive cash flow during 3Q 2016, and the firm did not disappoint me.

Profit and revenue improvements were mainly driven by the OBS unit that has just concluded a survey in Nigeria, but they are also an important result of the various cost cutting policies that the management has decided to execute....More>>>

Hot Medical Stocks To Buy Right Now

Brighthouse Leaps Into the Annuity Future

Life Insurers May Get an FSOC Bill Onto Trump’s Desk

Your Social Security Number Now Looks Like a Time Bomb. It Is

Centene Corp., a Medicaid plan manager that has been doing well in the Affordable Care Act public exchange market, is expanding into New York state.

The St. Louis-based company said Tuesday it will pay $3.75....More>>>