Last week, I examined mid-cap stocks and talked about why they’re a happy hunting ground for investors today. To summarize, investors have poured money back into U.S. stocks after the January swoon, as economic indicators are confirming that the U.S. economy remains on a growth path, with positive trends for employment and consumer spending, with low inflation and interest rates.
Shares of Fed Ex (FDX) are climbing in after-hours trading after the express shipper easily topped earnings forecasts.
FedEx reported an adjusted profit of $2.90 a share on sales of $14.7 billion, topping Street forecasts for $2.78 on revenues of $14.6 billion. Citigroup’s Christian Wetherbee and Prashant Rao write that the numbers were “likely better....more>>>
When Warren Buffett dissolved his investment partnership in 1969 to focus on Berkshire Hathaway, the company he had acquired a few years earlier, he recommended that his clients invest in the Sequoia Fund (SEQUX). It was great advicefor more than three decades, anyway.
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Stocks posted their best week since 2015 as investors looked past Brexit and bought stocks hand over fist.
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The S&P 500 gained 3.2% to2,102.95 this week after gaining 0.2% today, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 3.2% to 17,949.37 this week after advancing 19.38 points, or 0.1%, today. The Nasdaq Composite climbed 3.3% to4,862.57 this....more>>>
Stifel’s Michael Scialla and Daniel Guffey warn investors not to chase the biggest gainers among the exploration & production stocks, including Denbury Resources (DNR) and Whiting Petroleum (WLL), and instead stick with more stable fare such as Anadarko Petroleum (APC), Rice Energy (RICE), and Continental Resources (CLR). They explain:
For small businesses all across the U.S., business conditions will get better this year, most noticeably in the second half, when the overall economy shifts into higher gear. The rate of improvement will vary, of course, depending on the type of small business, where its located and the customers that it serves.
Barclays’ Matthew Korn and team upped their targets prices on AK Steel (AKS) and US Steel (X) thanks to rising steel prices but contend they’re still expensive:
Steel prices are skyrocketing and should continue to rise near term, but we expect supplies to loosen and tags to soften over 2H: Even in hindsight its tough to look back to February and see how lower....more>>>
Wolfe Research’s Scott Group and team aren’t worried too much about FedEx’s (FDX) earnings, which are scheduled to be released next Wednesday. They are worried about 2017, however. In a note released yesterday, they explain why:
FedExwill report F3Q EPS on Wed. (3/16) and were lowering our EPS modestly to $2.27 vs. current Cons. of $2.35. We think....more>>>
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Internal rate of return (IRR) is a metric used in capital budgeting measuring the profitability of potential investments. Internal rate of return is a discount rate that makes the net present value (NPV) of all cash flows from a particular project equal....more>>>
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