Dillards (DDS) fell more than 5% during after-hours trading, joining the list of retailers being done in by disappointing fiscal first quarter financial results.
At $2.17 a share, first quarter earnings fell more than expected, coming in 40 cents below the Capital IQ consensus of $2.57. Net revenue (which includes Dillards construction business) fell 4.5% to $1.5 billion, just missing the....More>>>
Ask any political junkie, and they’ll tell you that the 2016 presidential campaign has been one of the strangest they’ve ever experienced. The rise of billionaire/reality TV star Donald Trump and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, the wild and woolly TV debates, and how wrong the pundits have been at predicting anything has been unprecedented.
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Why all the confidence? Well aside from all these pundits coming out saying there is a 100% chance that we are in a recession or that a recession will start before summer the reason is thatthe data doesn’t show it. You can make up indicators that don’t really make sense either in their construction or their interpretations or you can focus on one relatively narrow segment of the economy....More>>>
Tesla Motors (TSLA) tweeted that orders for its mass-market Model 3, which was unveiled last week, hit 325,000 cars. The insane amount of demand has led many observers to question whether Tesla can make that many cars quickly enough. Global Equities Research’s Trip Chowdhry says the bears have it all wrong:
The Detroit audience for the Republican debate got noisy. Young women were dabbing behind the moderators. Protesters were hollering at Donald Trump from the cheap seats. Three people were removed from the theater by police.
The crowd for Thursday night’s GOP debate was so rowdy so loud and sometimes even disruptive that it has people asking whether debates should have audiences....More>>>
These days it seems as if the market doesn’t know whether it wants to break through fears of higher rates and a slowing China or crash lower into a new bear market. The VIX volatility index has jumped to an average 24.1 in the first month of 2016 against an average of just 16.7 in 2015. The S&P 500 tumbled 9% in the first three weeks and triple-digit moves in the Dow are a daily occurrence.....More>>>
The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company cut its stake in International Paper Co (NYSE:IP) by 20.8% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 400,311 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 105,189 shares during the quarter. The Manufacturers Li
Aluminum Corp. of China Limited (NYSE:ACH) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the eight research firms that are currently covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating, tw
I love batting my way through the weeds of "junky companies" (or what the market at least perceives as junk), and Martin Midstream (MMLP) fits that profile. The company's share price has tanked throughout the past several years for a variety of reasons, particularly lackluster management executio
Ive been rather skeptical of Noble Corp. (NE) this year. My regular readers know the reasons: Lack of specific upside catalysts, weaker finances in comparison to peers and, on top of that, a developing court battle with Paragon (OTCPK: OTCPK:PGNPQ). Finally, the company issued news that can be de
Minerals Technologies (NYSE: MTX) and Air Products & Chemicals (NYSE:APD) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, dividends and inst