On Friday, obscured by the dust kicked up by Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) after reporting it would be acquiring Whole Foods Market (NASDAQ:WFM), there was another curious (albeit much less interesting) acquisition made --discount retailer Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE:WMT) announced it would be purchasi
Perhaps the greatest collection of unopened collectibles in baseball card history was recently found in a 90-year-old aunt’s Tennessee attic. Her husband, the late uncle of the current seller, owned a confectionary company that made card sets based on
For 2016, Alphabet’s (GOOGL) Android operating system is expected to be the global winner over Apple’s (AAPL) iOS, according to data from IDC.
Yearly shipment volume of Android devices is projected to reach 1.23 billion phones this year, up 5.2% year-over-year. Shipments for iOS devices are expected to fall 11% to 206.1 million, the IDC said.
Shares of Fed Ex (FDX) are climbing in after-hours trading after the express shipper easily topped earnings forecasts.
FedEx reported an adjusted profit of $2.90 a share on sales of $14.7 billion, topping Street forecasts for $2.78 on revenues of $14.6 billion. Citigroup’s Christian Wetherbee and Prashant Rao write that the numbers were “likely better....More>>>
Shares of Tesla are certainly riding high, hitting fresh record levels as it surpassed Ford Motor’s total market value of $45.19 billion — and not far from General Motors’ value of $51.34 billion. So, evidently investors are excited by Tesla with its market cap of $49.3 billion and growth prospects, but at this point should investors....More>>>
Remember when I told you there was a rare opportunity in the stock of Foot Locker (NYSE:FL) this spring? Had you purchased then, you would have seen a 40% gain, up until a few weeks ago. However, in the past three weeks, shares have pulled back from nearly $80 to under $70. The 13% drop is another opportunity to buy, especially before earnings are released.
The word “growth” is the central word in the phrase Dividend Growth Investing, yet DGI often gets a bad rap as a stodgy method of saving for retirement. I think this misperception arises from the fact that some proponents of the strategy (who may be more focused on income than returns) require a certain minimum yield threshold for their investments. This, in turn, screens many of the....More>>>
Yesterday, our Elite Opportunity Pronewsletter suggested mid cap methanol stockMethanex Corporation (NASDAQ: MEOH) as a potential long/bullish trade:
Back in February of last year, we suggested Methanex Corporation (MEOH), which ended up providing us with some pretty good gains in a fairly short amount of time, and based on what’s happening with the stock technically right now, it could....More>>>
The rise and fall of Fitbit Inc (NYSE:FIT) – the company and the stock – was largely in step with an incredible buzz stemming from the introduction of the company’s wares followed by the revelation that the wrist-worn devices don’t always take accurate pulse rates. The whole matter has raised one overarching question….what will it take for any company to get cardiac....More>>>
After six years and more than $1.5 million of my firm's money, I've figured out the signal. I know how it works. And I know how to profit from it. Today, I want to share it with you. I'm certain that once you try it, it will change the way you think about investing forever. Some folks around the office have dubbed my version of the signal the "Nordic Cross."....More>>>
Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) was worried about this, and so was traditional media. Bogus news sites had more traffic than legitimate ones late in the election cycle, according to a survey done by BuzzFeed:
A BuzzFeed News analysis found that top fake election news stories generated more total engagement on Facebook than top election stories from 19 major news outlets combined.
The last big market event of the year will be Wednesday, when the Fed decides on rates.
As we’ve discussed, from the bottom in rates earlier this year, the interest rate market has had an enormous move. That has a lot of people worried about 1) a tightening that has already taken place in the credit markets and 2) the potential drag it may have on what has been an improving recovery.....More>>>
Apple Inc. (NSDQ:AAPL)hasn’t been having its own way recently. A few months ago, the company wasordered to return $13 billion in back taxes in Europe plus now it has todeal with a new US president in Donald Trumpwho clearly has reservationson how Apple runs its business affairs. Recently though, the Irish government announced that it would be appealing the European Commission’s decision....More>>>
Milacron (NYSE:MCRN) is a sort of testament to those investors who are hardcore followers of Peter Lynch’s philosophy of looking around your house and office and wondering “who makes that?”. Milacron doesn’t make anything you own yourself, but its plastics processing equipment is used to make a wide variety of plastic products that are used throughout the auto, packaging,....More>>>
Africa Oil Corporation (OTCMKTS: OTCPK:AOIFF) is a Canadian oil and gas company that operates out of Africa, with assets in Kenya and Ethiopia. The company is also listed on the Canadian stock exchange and believes it holds significant amounts of high potential acreage. As we will see throughout
Leadership is a funny word - you can be the best at something, but if that "something" isn't all that valuable, then it's hard to make real money from that leadership. That's my initial impression of Luxfer (NYSE:LXFR) as I do believe this company has a strong position in specialty metal and
For some investors, they’ve created small fortunes. For others, they’ve brought nothing but misery. For all investors, though, there’s no denying the fact that biotech stocks have kept things interesting if only because they can always supply a binary even traders can treat
Abraxas Petroleum (NASDAQ:AXAS) has expanded its Delaware Basin position with a $22.2 million acquisition. This appears to be a fair price given what Halcon Resources (NYSE:HK) is paying for its nearby acreage. As well, Halcon's results near Abraxas's Caprito 99-301H well indicates that the