If small-company stocks offer the chance to get into businesses on the ground floor, and big blue chips offer world-beating stability, what do shares of midsize companies bring to the table? Historically, superior returns. Since 1980, the Russell Midcap index, which tracks U.S. stocks with $934 million to $34 billion in market capitalization (stock price times shares outstanding), returned 12.9%....More>>>
Depending on how investors look at the situation, natural gas transportation fuels leader Clean Energy Fuels (NASDAQ:CLNE) is either oh-so-close to finally cashing in on its long-term potential or on the doorstep of a much worse fate. Considering shares have fallen almost 80% in the last three years, it may seem difficult to remain optimistic. But there are some rays of sunshine piercing through....More>>>
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Ceter Financial Group said Monday that it has appointed Michael Zuna to serve as its chief marketing officer. Zuna most recently was CMO of Petco, while before that he had a similar role at AFLAC from 2009 to 2015.
Two companies completed initial public offerings (IPOs) last week and another four are on the calendar for this week, including the first of an expected slew of billion dollar offerings.
Industrial Logistics Properties Trust (NASDAQ: ILPT) raised $480 million last week, selling 20 million shares at $24, well below the expected range of $28 to $31. Shares lost 2.7% on the Friday IPO.
RBC’s Kurt Hallead and Benjamin Owens offer their take on Transocean (RIG) appearance at the RBC Global Energy and Power Conference:
Our view: Transocvean continues to execute well, with the focus on revenue efficiency bearing fruit over the last several quarters. However, we believeTransocean shares have limited upside until the market gains more confidence in the....More>>>
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A strategic mistake made six years ago by celebrity CEO Ron Johnson continues to haunt popular retailer JC Penney, as evidenced by the ongoing sluggish sales growth and store closings that have made the company smaller—a fraction of what it once was.
Meanwhile, investors have been bailing out from the company’s stock,....More>>>
In 1962, a successful young fund manager named Warren Buffett began buying sleepy New England textile firm Berkshire Hathaway.
He wasn’t interested in the textile business itself, just in the firm’s cash. While the business wasn’t growing, Berkshire generated copious free cash flow and had plants, equipment, and land that could be liquidated to provide even more cash.
The stock market’s relentless march upward has pushed the prices of many companies higher. As investors bid up good and bad businesses alike, that can make it hard to discern which companies are the best dividend growth stocks for long-term investors.
That’s especially true in the world of dividend stocks, where income-starved investors face great temptation to reach for high-dividend....More>>>
Say the term “junk bonds” and you will get several reactions from investors. First, market veterans will recall the heady days of the 1980s when junk bonds first became in vogue as a capital-raising tool. Secondly, some investors will look at you with disbelief, thinking junk bonds no longer even exist. And newer market participants might have no idea what you’re talking about.
The silver price has bounced back strongly from its low over two weeks ago. The price of silver is coming off a strong 3.7% gain last week and is now up 7.4% to $16.51 from its July 7 low of $15.37. Not to mention, silver futures have suffered only one down day in the last 10 trading days.
The 7.4% rebound since July 7 has come in small increments, but it’s....More>>>