Coming out of the financial crisis, Morgan Stanley Morgan Stanley made a crucial pivot that is bearing fruit as the bank gets further away from its darkest days and helped deliver first-quarter results that blew past Wall Street’s estimates.
The firm’s decision to double down on wealth management — buying Smith Barney from Citigroup Citigroup — has paid off, most recently in the first....more>>>
With the craft beer movement in full swing, is the world ready to embrace yet another delicious brew?
Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ: BWLD ) investors sure hope so, because Monday marked the official debut of the company’s new “Game Changer Ale,” which was created with the help of the folks at Redhook Brewery.
Image source: Buffalo Wild Wings (cropped for....more>>>
On the same day as NVIDIA’s (NASDAQ: NVDA ) GPU Technology Conference, NVIDIA held its analyst day. At the analyst day presentation, CEO Jen-Hsun Huang, CFO Colette Kress, and the various division heads laid out a compelling case for the viability of NVIDIA’s long-term growth potential. While there is more to talk about that can be covered in a single piece, it’s very....more>>>
So what’s the deal with President Obama’s appearance on Zack Galifianakis faux talk show Between Two Ferns?
Was it a brilliant ploy to induce young people to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, which Obama plugged heavily during the unusual mano a mano? The video, which went viral, quickly became the leading source of traffic for the ACA website, HealthCare.gov.
Business and consumer banking concern Webster Financial (NYSE: WBS ) announced yesterday that its board of directors has approved increasing its quarterly dividend by 50%, from $0.10 per share to $0.15 per share. The new, higher payment will be made on May 20 to stockholders of record as of May 6.
Webster also declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $21.25 per share....more>>>
Detroit can’t seem to get electric vehicles right. The Chevy Volt by General Motors (NYSE: GM ) is only half electric and isn’t inspirational for the high-end market that can go electric. The Nissan Leaf would leave even the shortest commuter with range anxiety. And the Ford (NYSE: F ) Focus Electric doesn’t quite provide enough range or excitement to....more>>>
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Among the companies with shares expected to actively trade in Wednesday’s session are AT&T Inc.(T), Boeing Co.(BA) and Delta Air Lines Inc.(DAL)
Amgen Inc.(AMGN) said its first-quarter earnings fell 25% on higher costs that masked the biopharmaceutical company’s revenue growth. Shares dropped 2.6%to $116.15 premarket.
AT&T sales rose to start the year, as the carrier....more>>>
Electric cars are the new flavor of the season, and they are here to stay. The success of Tesla Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) gave the industry a much needed boost, and many automakers (small and large) are aiming to get a share of the market given the increased regulatory awareness over zero emissions.
From the investment perspective too, electric car companies are getting their due. Investors....more>>>
UnitedHealth (UNH) was trading lower on Thursday, as a small earnings beat wasn’t enough to distract investors from light revenue and worries about the Affordable Care Act.
The nation’s largest insurer—and the first to report earnings that reflect changes mandated by healthcare reform—said it earned $1.1 billion, or $1.10 a share, down from $1.16 a share a year ago but one penny ahead....more>>>
GameStop Corp. said its fiscal first-quarter earnings rose 25% as continued strong demand for Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox One and Sony Corp.’s PlayStation 4 led sales growth.
For the fiscal second quarter, the company forecast per-share earnings of 12 cents to 20 cents, mostly lower than estimates of 17 cents. ....more>>>
Pfizer (NYSE: PFE ) recently announced plans to sell its remaining 80% stake in animal-health company Zoetis (NYSE: ZTS ) after about four months on the public market. Margins and profits aren’t as high in the animal health business, which has pushed the world’s largest pharmaceutical company to streamline its focus. It also highlights a delicate Catch-22 for....more>>>
The Reserve Bank of Australia believes the decline in the country’s exchange rate is necessary for its economy to transition to growth from the non-mining sectors.
While a resurgent Australian economy should ultimately flow through to our investments there, as US investors, we definitely miss the performance enhancement we enjoyed in our Portfolios when the aussie traded above parity with....more>>>
With shares of Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) trading around $76, is SBUX 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
Starbucks is a roaster, marketer, and retailer of coffee operating worldwide. The company purchases and roasts the coffees it sells along with....more>>>
DELAFIELD, Wis. (Stockpickr) — Professional traders running mutual funds and hedge funds don’t just look at a stock’s price moves; they also track big changes in volume activity. Often when above-average volume moves into an equity, it precedes a large spike in volatility.
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Major moves in volume can signal unusual activity,....more>>>