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 slightly lower than expected guidance for the fourth quarter which was one of the perceived reasons for the....More>>>
Over the past 12 months, Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) stock has lost 6% of its value. And in 2017 alone, it’s lost 8% even as the S&P 500 has surged 6% higher. But those gains are all the more reason why you should by Verizon stock now.
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Verizon stock has been lagging as the company’s growth has been tepid. The wireless....More>>>
On Dec. 14, 2016, the federal funds rate was hiked by 25 basis points to 0.75%. More hikes are expected in 2017, but early this month, Fed FOMC members decided to maintain the interest rate at 75% for the time being without ruling out further increments. The next meeting of the Fed is slated for Wednesday, March 15, and analysts believe that the current rate of 0.75% will hold.
During these busy times, it pays to stay on top of the latest profit opportunities, and today’s blog post is a great place to start.
After taking a close look at the latest data on institutional buying pressure and each company’s fundamental health, I decided to revise my Portfolio Grader recommendations for 113 big blue chips.
Chances are that you have at least one of....More>>>
With the stock market now entering its ninth year of an epic bull run, and share prices at all-time highs, many investors are worried that dividend stocks, growth stocks — all stocks! — are trading at highly overvalued levels and set for a market crash.
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While corrections are inevitable, at the same time history shows....More>>>
What do an appliance company, an underwear maker, and an outdoors recreation retailer all have in common? They’re all leading, well-known brands whose stocks are trading at steep discounts to their expected earnings.
If a stock falls hard, particularly one with a durable name in its industry, it could be an opportunity to pick up shares on the cheap. But sometimes, a stock....More>>>
Nike (NYSE:NKE) designs, develops, markets and sells footwear, apparel and equipment, accessories and services with the focus on sports and lifestyle. Its segments are:
路 Footwear (61.2% of revenue)
路 Apparel (27.9% of revenue)
路 Other (6% of revenue)
路 Equipment (4.6% of revenue)
Share price underperformance
The share price has been underperforming....More>>>
With the likelihood of a trio of rate hikes expected this year, dividend stocks have earned a little more than their fair share of bad press. See, as is the case with bond prices, higher interest rates push the value of dividend stocks downward.
That’s not the only headwind working against some of these income-oriented investments, however, which has struck....More>>>
Yesterday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggestedgoing long on mid cap Brazilian utility stockCompanhia Energetica Minas Gerais (NYSE: CIG):
Yes, Brazil has been a bit of an economic mess of late, but we’re seeing green shoots there. That’s going to help all of its stocks, but oddly enough, that’s particularly good for the utility sector. The bulls have already topped....More>>>
The U.S. dollar strengthened slightly against the pound, as the British currency sold off sharply, extending its fall to fresh multidecade lows, while it softened against the euro.
Although moves were mostly modest, overall, the greenback has been in an uptrend due to a growing consensus that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates at its December meeting.
Earlier on Tuesday,....More>>>
OPEC’s recent decision to cut oil production by 1.2 mb/d plus getting non-OPEC countries to cut production by 600,000 b/d is likely to be positive for oil-related stocks if those cuts are actually made. The total production cuts would be 1.8 mb/d if all parties stick to these goals. This will bring supply and demand back into balance. The previous oversupply led to depressed oil prices, thus....More>>>
India’s finance minister isn’t worried about jobs being lost in the country’s manufacturing sector despite warnings that industrial robots will dramatically reduce the need for factory workers in coming decades.
“I still have faith in human ingenuity, that even when jobs are lost in certain sectors … more jobs will be created because of that increased economic....More>>>
Sandler O’Neil’s R. Scott Siefers and Brendan Nosalcall Wells Fargo’s (WFC) announcement of clawbacks and an investigation into its sales practices “important first steps.” They explain why:
Announcements are an important step, but it remains to be seen if they will be enough to resolve this issue. Given how high the volume has become....More>>>