Did you know that Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG, NASDAQ:GOOGL) went skidding into the end of 2017? Some investors may not have noticed the underperformance in Google stock, as it stumbled up to and through the holiday trading periods. On Dec. 18, Alphabet stock leaped to new all-time highs, before d
Source: ThinkstockAugust 21, 2017: The S&P 500 closed up 0.1% at 2,428.29. The DJIA closed up 0.1% at 21,703.14. Separately, the Nasdaq closed relatively flat at 6,213.13.
Monday was a mostly flat day for the broad markets on very low volume, as the result of a once-in-a-lifetime solar eclipse that took place across the U.S. The eclipse lasted about 2 hours and took place in the middle....More>>>
Restaurant stocks are always popular with investors, and there are many opportunities. A great player in this industry is Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc. (NASDAQ:CBRL). It posted excellent quarterly results including a 1.14% increase in total revenues. Total revenues for the first six months increased 0.68%. During the quarter Cracker Barrel opened two units, totaling 645 at the end of the....More>>>
The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ: PCLN) reported third-quarter financial results after markets closed on Monday. The company posted $31.18 in earnings per share (EPS) and $3.69 billion in revenue. There were consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters that called for $29.32 in EPS and $3.62 billion in revenue. The same period from last year had $25.35 in EPS and $3.1 billion in revenue.
Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) did an exceptionally good job of making it through the financial crisis in 2008 with minimal damage, weathering the turbulence in its stock price and rising to all-time record highs in the early and mid-2010s. Along the way, Wells Fargo also sought to regain its standing as a strong dividend stock, and it has successfully restored its quarterly payout to levels above what....More>>>
According to the GuruFocus All-in-One Screener, the following stocks have high dividend yields but performed poorly over the past 12 months.
United Insurance Holdings Corp.’s (NASDAQ:UIHC) dividend yield is 1.43% with a payout ratio of 0.16%. Over the past 52 weeks, the price declined 10.9%. The stock is now trading with a price-earnings (P/E) ratio of 11.5 and a price-sales (P/S) ratio....More>>>
Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) is an incredibly well-run business with impressive fundamentals as a direct result. That’s it; no need to discuss about the atmosphere in the stores, rewards programs, Pokemon Go, or even Chinese market penetration. That is the job of the management. The company has proven its worth year after year through its strong fundamental growth.
Passenger air transportation is a quintessential cyclical industry operating in an intensely competitive market. This is evident when the evolving competitive dynamics of the industry is examined within the framework of the Five Forces Analysis (Michael Porter; Fig. 1).
In some ways, gift cards are the equivalent of looking under the Christmas tree to find that your significant other got you socks. Sure, you need socks, some of us maybe even want them, but for the majority of gift-receivers, a gift-giver taking the lazy option often makes the actual gift less special.
That’s what happens when someone decides to give a gift card. It counts as a gift,....More>>>
January 5, 2017: Markets opened slightly higher again Thursday but by mid-morning sellers had taken over and the DJIA and S&P 500 traded in the red. Financials and industrials weighed on equities today with the best performing S&P sectors being real estate and consumer staples. WTI crude oil for February delivery settled at $53.76 a barrel, up about 0.9% on the day. February gold added 1.4%....More>>>
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Less than 40% of workers said they have recovered financially from the recession that started in December 2007, according to a report from Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies. Thirteen percent said their recovery hasn’t....More>>>
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Since the release of its third-quarter results earlier this month, Transocean (NYSE:RIG) has shot up close to 20% on the market. This impressive growth in Transocean’s stock price can be attributed to the meaningful progress that the company has made on the financial front. In fact, its earnings for the third quarter came in at $0.25 per share, surpassing the market’s expectation of....More>>>