When I last wrote about Weyerhaeuser (NYSE:WY), its agreement to acquire Plum Creek Timber was ten days old, and several uncertainties surrounded the company as well as its intended transaction. Both its and Plum Creek's shares were trading oddly, suggesting that investors expected (implausibly)
CVS Health Corp (NYSE:CVS) was supposed to be one of the last slam dunks left in retail. Everyone needs their drugs, right? As we age, we need more drugs. That means we need drug stores. And since CVS also owns Caremark, one of the largest pharmacy benefit managers, they should have gua
John Buckingham, editor of The Prudent Speculator, focuses on a widely-diversified portfolio of value-oriented stocks; here, he reviews two leading pharmaceutical firms with promising drug development operations.
Biogen discovers, develops and delivers innovative therapies for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases and autoimmune disorders.
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Data collected by National Transportation Safety Board, USA shows that the accident rate in the world compared as a ratio of fatalities per 100 million miles travelled is the highest for cars followed by bicycles, pedestrian, motorcycles covering almost all form of transportation. The lowest in the category, which is near zero based strictly on the....More>>>
In my previous article on GoPro, before the earnings, I had said that GoPro is a very risky stock and one must wait until the earnings before buying the stock. Well, the earnings weren’t good, the outlook was bad and the news that followed was worse. GoPro stock is down almost 15% since it reporteddisappointing Q3 earningsand the company has no one but itself to blame for this disaster. The....More>>>
Shares of Caterpillar (CAT) are soaring today after the equipment manufacturer reported earnings that, at first glance, didn’t seem to inspire investor confidence. National Bank Financial’sMaxim Sytchev offers his take:
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CAT-US just finished its conference call (please see our first take on Q2/16 results Here). In general we would qualify....More>>>
August 30, 2016: Here are four stocks trading with relatively heavy volume among 19 equities making new 52-week lows in Tuesday’s session. NYSE decliners led advancers by just 3 percentage points and Nasdaq advancers led decliners by just 4 points.
G-III Apparel Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: GIII) dropped nearly 23% on Tuesday to post a new 52-week low of $32.22 after closing at $41.77 on Monday.....More>>>
Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) trades at a forward PE of around 19, 6 times sales, 4 times book value, and a price/cash flow ratio of around 26x. In the past couple years shareholders have been well rewarded, as the company’s core advertising business continues to grow.
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In the most recent quarter revenue grew 21% year over year to $21.5....More>>>
In contrast with the swings of the large crude-oil inventory run-up and then the big end-of-the-season drawdowns, this is turning out to be a an average summer for oil after all (USO, OIL, SCO, BNO, DBO, DIA, DNO, DTO, DWTI, OLEM, OLO, SPY, SZO, UCO, USL, UWTI).
I’ve been tracking the weekly inventory changes over the extended summer driving season, from May through September, which....More>>>
September 12, 2016: Here are four stocks trading with relatively heavy volume among 56 equities making new 52-week lows in Monday’s session. NYSE advancers led decliners by more than 2 to 1 and Nasdaq advancers led decliners by the same margin.
The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) dropped about 2.6% on Monday to post a new 52-week low of $30.70 against a 52-week high of $42.75. Volume of around....More>>>
David Rockefeller Sr., the heir to a vast and storied family fortune who, as president, chairman and chief executive of Chase Manhattan Bank, transformed a listless business into one of the world’s largest financial institutions, died March 20 at his home in Pocantico Hills, N.Y. He was 101.
With 2016 behind us, some investors are looking backward to see what worked and what did not. With a 14% rally in the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) this year, the more important issue to consider is what investors should expect for 2017. The Dow has been within 1% of 20,000 for several days
Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) stock is currently approaching its all-time high of $130 per share, but that is about to change soon. The decision to short a stock or buy long comes down to how it is being valued in the market. Do you believe the market is currently undervaluing the sto