It’s another up-and-down day as investors try to weigh what seems to be a strong U.S. economy and weakening global economy. This of course, makes it tough to bid up stocks to new highs, but at the same time, it’s hard to sell U.S. equities when it’s the best house in the neighb
Shares of energy stocks, including ExxonMobil (XOM), Chevron (CVX), Whiting Petroleum (WLL), and Devon Energy (DVN), are surging on reports that OPEC has agreed to to limit the amount of oil its members produce. Bloomberg’s Nayla Razzouk, Grant Smith, and Angelina Rascouet report:
OPEC agreed to cut production for the first time in eight years, according to....More>>>
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (NASDAQ:KTOS) and Leidos Holdings (NYSE:LDOS) are two specialists serving separate parts of the U.S. defense market. Though they are chasing different business, both see opportunities for market-beating growth in the quarters to come.
Kratos, a one-time wireless infrastructure vendor who in recent years has pivoted to microwave electronics, satellite....More>>>
It became official on March 14. Toys “R” US officially initiated the bankruptcy process. For stocks within the toy industry, this was considered a major blow. Mattel (MAT), Hasbro (HAS), JAKKS Pacific (JAKK), among others, had seen their stock price decline for several days prior to the announcement. The question really worth asking is whether this....More>>>
Source: ThinkstockJune 22, 2017: The S&P 500 closed relatively flat at 2,434.66. The DJIA closed flat as well at 21,398.04. Separately, the Nasdaq closed flat at 6,236.69.
Thursday was a relatively flat day for the markets. The only outstanding sector in the S&P 500 was healthcare which was positive across the board. This was the result of Republicans releasing their new healthcare....More>>>
Western Forest Products (OTCPK:WFSTF) is a timber company with a $740 million market cap whose operations are concentrated in British Columbia on Vancouver Island and on the coastal mainland. Timber is a decidedly out-of-favour sector right now, and Western tends to move with, or underperform, its Canadian peers such as Canfor (OTCPK:CFPZF), Interfor (OTC:IFSPF), West Fraser (OTCPK:WFTBF), Domtar....More>>>
Egypt is normally one of the more stable Arab countries in the Middle East. That idea seemed to come apart a few years ago. But now it appears the period of instability has ended. That is good news for Transglobe Energy (TGA). Transglobe has been doing business in Egypt for 20 years. Recently the company also purchased some leases in Canada to diversify. Business is booming with the rising oil and....More>>>
Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) has gone through some very tough times. Like many other small E&P companies that have struggled during the oil price crash, MRO has had to sell off non-core assets, cut expenses, and focus on higher margin operations. But MRO stock could turn it around.
Indeed, times have been really challenging for MRO, in which revenues were cut by almost two-thirds....More>>>
Oil futures were in retreat Monday on reports that the Trump administration was softening its hard line on Iran crude exports and might allow waivers for some buyers when sanctions against the Islamic Republic’s crude exports go back into effect in November.
U.S. benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude for November delivery
This weekend's Barron's takes a look at six undervalued energy stocks and five ways to play the new gold rally.
Other featured articles offer the prospects for a medical device maker with a breakthrough product and an underappreciated investment manager.
Also, a top fund manager shares some of his current dividend picks and other thoughts.
Continental Resources, Inc. (NYSE:CLR) has taken great advantage of the shrinking WTI-Bakken differential. Roughly 60% of the upstream company’s current production base comes from its operations in the Dakotas and Montana, which primarily is represented by its Bakken/Three-Forks oil production in North Dakota. By fetching a price for its oil production that is much closer to WTI, Continental....More>>>
Digimarc (NASDAQ: DMRC) and NetScout Systems (NASDAQ:NTCT) are both industrial products companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, earnings and valuation.
Tuesday morning brought a bit of a letdown for the stock market, as major indexes pulled back from their big gains from before the holiday weekend. As of 11 a.m. EST, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJINDICES:^DJI) was down 32 points to 25,851. Elsewhere, the S&P 500 (SNPINDEX:^GSPC) lost
Dividend Assets Capital LLC trimmed its position in shares of Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI) by 12.7% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 6,794 shares of the company’s stock after selling 989