Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool’s free investing community, online marketplace giant eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at eBay and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
LONDON — Another positive start for the FTSE 100 (FTSEINDICES: ^FTSE ) has sent it smashing through previous records to reach a 13-year high of 6,771 points, though it has fallen back to 7,767 as of 7:40 a.m. EDT for a 0.17% gain. The top-tier index has now closed above the 6,600 level for seven consecutive trading days and is starting to look settled above 6,700.
Wine maker Constellation Brands (NYSE: STZ ) released earnings on Wednesday. The stock initially dropped on the announcement, but there’s one detail from the earnings call that shouldn’t be overlooked. Let’s quickly recap the results. Then we’ll dive into the must-know nugget of information.
Constellation Brands delivered full-year 2012....more>>>
Every quarter, many money managers have to disclose what they’ve bought and sold, via “13F” filings. Their latest moves can shine a bright light on smart stock picks.
Today let’s look at Robeco Investment Management, which is a U.S.-focused subsidiary of major Netherlands-based financial institution Rabobank and which has three primary divisions: Boston Partners (value....more>>>
Stocks with strong competitive advantages that protect their profitability from competition—a ‘moat’ if you will—tend to be resilient performers over the long-term, observes Mark Salzinger, editor of No-Load Fund Investor.
Morningstar has incorporated the ‘moat’ concept into its stock research, which Market Vectors has used, in turn, as the basis for its Market Vectors Wide Moat....more>>>
There are few statistics that better illustrate our economic travails over the last few years than the number of homes that continue to be foreclosed upon on a monthly basis.
The good news is that the number is shrinking. According to a new report from CoreLogic, there were a total of 52,000 completed foreclosures in May. While this was 3.5% higher than the previous month, it was nevertheless....more>>>
NEW YORK (TheStreet) — Micron Technology (MU) shares gained 1% to reach $24.25 in extended trading after the semiconductor specialist beat Wall Street’s estimates and swung to a profit in its second-quarter results.
The Boise-based company reported revenue of $4.11 billion, a 98% increase over the same quarter a year ago. Analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters were looking....more>>>
The seven-week enrollment period for next year’s Medicare prescription drug and managed-care plans begins Tuesday but seniors shouldn’t simply renew their policies and assume the current coverage will stay the same. There’s a likely payoff for those who pay close attention to the details.
Among the top 10 most popular drug policies, monthly premiums for 2014 are changing....more>>>
U.S. stocks pushed higher Wednesday, with the Dow rising for the fifth straight trading session to close at a new record high after a string of upbeat economic reports.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.2% to close at 16,097.2. The S&P 500 index tacked on 0.3% to close at 1,807.2.
And the Nasdaq Composite rose 0.7% to end at 4,044.75.
Technology stocks performed....more>>>
Bitcoin prices continued their record run. The new all-time high is close to what it costs to buy an ounce of gold.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) Bitcoins are now worth nearly as much as an ounce of gold.
The price of one bitcoin rose as high as $1,242 early Friday, just two days after crossing $1,000 for the first time. Prices subsequently fell back to about $1,155. Meanwhile, gold prices....more>>>
A new report from the Economic Policy Institute, a left-leaning think tank, takes aim at 401(k)s, claiming their poor design was an “accident of history” and that it exacerbates income inequality in retirement.
“Though assets in individual and pooled retirement funds have grown faster than income in recent decades, aggregates and averages can be misleading,” the report....more>>>
Deepwater regions around the world have been a driving force in the oil and natural gas world lately. Every player involved has been touting tremendous growth and even greater opportunity. Core Laboratories (NYSE: CLB ) and Noble both surprised the market with their results last week, and a few other companies have that same opportunity this week.
Trading can be a quirky game sometimes. Most of the time, news – or at least loudly voiced opinions – tend to result from or be the cause of a fast-moving stock. Every now and then though, as in the case with MER Telemanagement Solutions Ltd. (NASDAQ:MTSL), a stock can build up steam with little to no news linked to that move. That doesn’t make that stock a poor pick, however.....more>>>
Whether you are a novice MLP researcher looking to make your first purchase or a seasoned investor preparing to add to your portfolio, the universe of MLP offerings can be daunting. With the growing diversity of industries forming MLPs, it can be hard to figure out where to start screening the candidates for your portfolio.
One of the sites MLP investors should have bookmarked for market....more>>>
With shares of Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT) trading around $78, is WMT 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
Wal-Mart operates retail stores in various formats around the world. The company’s slogan, “Everyday Low Prices,” is also its pricing....more>>>