Regulators are not required by the Constitution, but Congress, perverse as it is, is the body closest to the people, getting put up for election regularly. Of course Congress should oversee financial regulation and monetary policy froman unelected Federal Reserve. That’s their job.
I’m not saying that the Congressmen themselves understand these things well enough to do anything....More>>>
The natural gas and solar sectors will survive and maybe even thrive in the wake of President Donald Trumps decision last week to withdraw from the Paris climate accord.
Trump said Thursday that the U.S. will leave the Paris accord because it is very unfair, at the highest level, to the United States. Staying in the agreement would pose serious obstacles for the U.S. as it begins the process....More>>>
Under Armour (UA) recently rehired Dave Dombrow, the companys former SVP Creative Footwear and Accessories who announced he was leaving for Nike (NKE) earlier this year. Thats good news for the former and bad for the latter, says Canaccords Camilo Lyon.
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Lyon writes that while he doesnt have any details, its safe to assume that there were added....More>>>
Following the fleet status report of Rowan (NYSE:RDC), Noble Corp. (NYSE:NE) has also published its fleet status update. I remind you that Noble Corp. remains the sole driller which has chosen to present monthly updates, so news may look scarce compared to Rowan because of this. Here’s the main news:
1. Noble Bully I is on route to Curacao after it finished work for Shell (NYSE:RDS.A).....More>>>
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Wells Fargo Advisors has agreed to pay a $1 million fine to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority to settle allegations that it failed to adequately supervise advisors’ use of consolidated....More>>>
A smart operator will when he realizes things have not worked out, fold up his tent and move on before he is knocked out of the game for good. One disastrous restaurant venture can drag down an entire string of successful ones, as I have seen many times. – Anthony Bourdain
DineEquity (NYSE: DIN) franchises casual dining restaurants under the brands of Applebee’s....More>>>
Titan International Inc’s (NYSE:TWI) shares have made a strong recovery over the past year as it appeared demand had bottomed out and heavy-equipment operators were ready to start buying big tires again. The fourth quarter showed some small signs of recovery, but even a business bouncing back from a low can see uneven results.
Many talented authors have posted about publicly listed equities trading at or near asset value with significant tax attributes, namely Net Operating Losses (NOLs), and the inherent asymmetry when an activist or new management makes a break from money losing operations to pursue transformative acquisitions. Several of the activists or lead investors, such as Becker Drapkin (EMKR, CNSI, SDOI) or....More>>>
U.S. equities finished mixed on Tuesday, hitting fresh all-time highs early in the session before some selling pressure hit the tape and prices drifted lower. There is no major catalysts in play, just a continuation of recent themes: Vague positive feelings about President Trump’s plans, relatively strong quarterly results and a comfortable impression that the Federal Reserve isn’t in....More>>>
Citigroup’s Kate McShane and team ask if the bull markets in Nike (NKE) andUnder Armour (UA) are over. Their answer: No. They explain why:
Since their respective analyst days last fall (Under Armour – Sept; Nike – Oct),Under Armour and Nike stocks are down ~17% and 5%, respectively. The pullback in both names appears to be driven primarily by....More>>>
If you have listened to the endless political rhetoric in the presidential election, you might worry that the economy is driving off a cliff. Things might not be all perfect, and there are some serious drags happening. Still, the all-ineconomic readings are not quite signaling that the next economic mudslide is imminent. even if the economic recoveryremains exceptionally dull.
The Lean Short-Term Growth Portfolio, or LSGP, was created in late March 2016. The objective of this portfolio is for opportunistic near-term capital appreciation and most likely will not include companies that pay dividends. Companies ought after will typically have higher volatility versus the Long-Term Growth Portfolio, or LLGP.
Shares of International Paper (IP) have jumped today on what’s being referred to as takeover chatter by Briefing.com. BMO’s Mark Wilde and team speculate:
International Paper is currently the subject of several reports on Bloomberg around a prospective takeover. The reports have included the suggestion that privately held Koch Industries could be an acquirer of International Paper.....More>>>
Small cap children's specialty apparel retailerChildrens Place Inc (NASDAQ: PLCE) reported Q3 2017 earnings before the market opened on Wednesday with results beating expectations. Net sales increased 3.4% to $490.0 million and comparable retail sales increased 5.1%. Net income was $44.1 million
HanesBrands (NYSE: HBI) stock price has come under pressure, reaching 52-week lows in the past week, which has sparked my interest to evaluate the company. HanesBrands reported revenue and earnings in-line with analyst consensus estimates for the third quarter; however, the company provided slig
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