foreign investment

Peter Krauth

Gold is on track for a 2.4% loss this week, but our long-term gold price forecast sees prices rising 14% this year.

Gold prices have been resilient in the face of bearish market forces this week, and I see that resilience continuing this year.

You’d think the Dow Jones hitting 21,000 would be enough to drag the price of gold back below the $1,200 level. If not, then maybe a rallying U.S. dollar might have done so.

But that hasn’t been the case, as gold prices have been holding up well in the face of these factors.

The surging stock market comes on the heels of Trump’s promised tax cuts to boost the economy. The Fed’s talking up the odds of a March rate hike, and that’s reflected in a stronger dollar. And the long-term gold price has remained strong, up 8.4% since the Fed’s last rate hike on Dec. 14.

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foreign investment: Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated(PEG)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    FDx Advisors Inc. lowered its stake in shares of Public Service Co. (NYSE:PEG) by 15.8% during the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 36,891 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 6,935 shares during the quarter. FDx Advisors Inc.’s holdings in Public Service were worth $1,853,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media headlines about Public Service (NYSE:PEG) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Public Service earned a media sentiment score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the utilities provider an impact score of 46.5923185859882 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

foreign investment: Diebold, Incorporated(DBD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Diebold Nixdorf Inc. (NYSE: DBD) fell by about 5.1% Friday to post a new 52-week low of $11.43 after closing at $12.05 on Thursday. The 52-week high is $28.80. Volume of about 4.4 million was about three times the daily average of about 1.4 million. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

    VeriFone (PAY) and Diebold Nixdorf (DBD) Financial Survey (americanbankingnews.com) NCR (NCR) versus Diebold Nixdorf (DBD) Critical Survey (americanbankingnews.com) Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated (DBD) stock represents -49.50% move from 52-week high (analystrecommendation.com) Self-checkout System Market 2018 Key Players Diebold Nixdorf, ECR Software (ECRS) Corp., Pan-Oston Co, NCR … (theanalystfinancial.com) Diebold Nixdorf (DBD) Downgraded to “Neutral” at JPMorgan Chase (americanbankingnews.com)

    Shares of Diebold Nixdorf stock opened at $14.80 on Monday. The company has a current ratio of 1.39, a quick ratio of 0.98 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.53. Diebold Nixdorf has a 52 week low of $12.90 and a 52 week high of $29.80. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,123.92, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.10, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.24 and a beta of 2.05.

foreign investment: Sohu.com Inc.(SOHU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    The market isn’t warming up toSohu.com’s(NASDAQ:SOHU)latest financial report. Its shares are hitting their lowest levels since the summer of 2007 after the Chinese online advertising, search, and gaming specialist posted disappointing first-quarter results on Wednesday morning.

  • [By Daniel Sparks]

    Shares of Chinese internet company Sohu.com (NASDAQ:SOHU) fell as much as 11.8% on Wednesday, following the company’s first-quarter earnings release. The stock is down 8.4% at the time of this writing.

  • [By Rick Munarriz]

    I’ve been coveringSohu.com (NASDAQ:SOHU)for awhile, so when the Chinese internet pioneer announced plans tospin off Sogou, I was more than a little interested. Sogou has been the main growth driver at Sohu for years. With Sohu’s online advertising business meandering and its internet gaming business proving volatile, search has been its crown jewel.

foreign investment: Merck & Company, Inc.(MRK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    And Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE: MRK) is set to report its fourth-quarter results on Friday. The consensus estimates are EPS of $0.94 and $10.5 billion in revenue. The share price was last seen at $62.04. The consensus price target is $66.86, and the 52-week range is $53.63 to $66.80.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    The Dow stock posting the largest daily percentage gain ahead of the close Wednesday was Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE: MRK) which traded up about 2.55% at $55.12. The stock’s 52-week range is $52.97 to $66.41. Volume was about 30% below the daily average of around 13 million. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Shares of Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE: MRK) had a boost early Monday after the firm announced that its Phase 3 trial of Keytruda for the treatment of metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) met its primary endpoint for overall survival.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The number of Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE: MRK) shares short decreased to 22.95 million from 23.67 million in the previous period. Its shares were trading at $60.09, in a 52-week range of $52.83 to $66.41.

  • [By Cory Renauer]

    A failure in the first of a long slate of pivotal trials puts the future of thisMerck & Co. (NYSE:MRK) partnered program on shaky ground. Luckily, the once-failed candidate isn’t the only iron Incyte has in the fire. Here’s a look at why this stock is a lot more attractive now than you might think.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE: MRK) was raised to Buy from Neutral at Goldman Sachs. The shares closed up 0.3% at $58.83 on Friday but were indicated up 2.2% at $60.15. Merck has a consensus target price of $66.55.

foreign investment: Insulet Corporation(PODD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Insulet Co. (NASDAQ:PODD) – Stock analysts at Oppenheimer decreased their Q4 2018 earnings estimates for shares of Insulet in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday, May 4th. Oppenheimer analyst S. Lichtman now forecasts that the medical instruments supplier will post earnings of $0.01 per share for the quarter, down from their prior estimate of $0.05. Oppenheimer has a “Hold” rating and a $90.00 price objective on the stock. Oppenheimer also issued estimates for Insulet’s FY2019 earnings at $0.35 EPS.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Insulet Corp. (NASDAQ: PODD) released its most recent earnings report after the markets closed on Wednesday. The company posted a net loss of $0.12 per share on $130.5 million in revenue, versus consensus estimates that called for a net loss of $0.08 per share on $125.3 million in revenue. Analysts weighed in on the firm:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Insulet Co. (NASDAQ:PODD) hit a new 52-week high and low on Friday after the company announced better than expected quarterly earnings. The company traded as low as $94.25 and last traded at $83.83, with a volume of 788324 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $87.09.

  • [By Beth McKenna]

    Insulet (NASDAQ:PODD)reported strong first-quarter 2018 financial results after the market close on Thursday.

    The drug delivery company, which is a leader in tubeless insulin pump technology with its Omnipod Insulin Management System,delivered revenue growth of 21% year over year — exceeding its guidance — and narrowed its loss per share to $0.11 from $0.17 in the year-ago period.

foreign investment: Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP(TEP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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    Tallgrass Energy Partners (TEP) : “That dividend is a red flag. That group has become a house of pain and I’m not going there.”

    Mallinckrodt (MNK) : “They had a better-than-expected quarter, but I am worried and I’m staying away.”