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
I have a screen which has served me well over the last 14 years. It is not perfect, but it has been very successful finding me winning stocks. Its algorithm is to look for financially safe companies with positive free cash flow. These companies have a strong five-year history of earnings and revenue growth. After I cull that universe down, I then use a six-step process....More>>>
According to the GuruFocus All-in-One Screener, the following stocks have high dividend yields but performed poorly over the past 12 months.
United Insurance Holdings Corp.’s (NASDAQ:UIHC) dividend yield is 1.43% with a payout ratio of 0.16%. Over the past 52 weeks, the price declined 10.9%. The stock is now trading with a price-earnings (P/E) ratio of 11.5 and a price-sales (P/S) ratio....More>>>
All U.S. financial markets will be closed Monday to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, giving investors time to regroup ahead of the fourth-quarter earnings season, which is expected to pick up pace after the holiday.
Following heady gains since November, U.S. stocks have sputtered in recent sessions as investors sought more clarity on President-elect Donald Trumps policies as well....More>>>
In some ways, gift cards are the equivalent of looking under the Christmas tree to find that your significant other got you socks. Sure, you need socks, some of us maybe even want them, but for the majority of gift-receivers, a gift-giver taking the lazy option often makes the actual gift less special.
That’s what happens when someone decides to give a gift card. It counts as a gift,....More>>>
The gaming industry is one that has seen tremendous growth over the past few decades, which is expected to continue. In the past few years we have also seen an increase in the number of platforms on which consumers can enjoy playing their games. As a result the possibilities of the market keep widening, which means more growth opportunities for companies and therefore investors. In April last year....More>>>
Remember when companies used to split their stock to keep individual shares affordable? No longer. Credit Suisse strategistsAna Avramovic andVictor Lin note that Church & Dwight (CHD) upcoming stock split will be just the fourth by an S&P 500 stock this year:
路 Stock splits have nearly dried up, at least among large-cap companies.
路 The split of CHD on Friday will be only....More>>>
Yesterday, our Elite Opportunity Pronewsletter suggested the ProShares UltraShort Nasdaq Biotech (NASDAQ: BIS) and Direxion Daily S&P Biotech Bear 3X Shares (NYSEARCA: LABD) as ways to short biotech onshort termweakness in the sector, but our suggestion comes with a long termcaveat:
We’ve done well with our individual small biotech plays over the last several months. However, depending....More>>>
If you were born between 1946 and 1964, you’re a baby boomer. Though homebuying is often associated with young couples, plenty of baby boomers in their 50s and 60s are securing mortgages in order to buy homes — and even more of them are currently carrying mortgages. Here are nine facts about mortgages that every baby boomer should know.
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The major U.S. stock indices posted another negative weekly close last week, led lower by the small-cap Russell 2000, which lost 1.4% and is now down 1.9% for 2016. The tech-heavy Nasdaq 100, another perennial market leader, fell 0.3% and is down 5.7% for the year.
The market is at an important near-term decision point. Stocks must quickly and aggressively resume their advance or risk....More>>>
It has not been a good year for Gilead Sciences (NSDQ:GILD) shareholders. Gilead stock is down bymore than 25% YTD and almost 30% in last one year. The stock has not only heavily underperformed the broader marketbut has also lagged the sector index iShares NASDAQ Biotech Index ETF (NSDQ:IBB) which is down nearly 17% YTD.The poor performance of the stock is mainly caused by declining HCV sales numbers.....More>>>
It’s been a decent first half for stocks to buy. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is up 8% in the first six months. The S&P 500 Index is up only slightly more, at 8.5%. And the Nasdaq Composite has been the big performer, thanks to the FANG stocks — Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAP
A quick note: With the 280+ comments I received on my piece published over the weekend about selling a portion of your Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) stock, I wanted to further clarify my position as the context is important in reading this piece. Unfortunately, many I fear read the title and glossed o
Every new generation of wireless networks delivers faster speeds and more functionality for devices. 1G brought us the very first cell phones, 2G let us text for the first time, 3G brought us online, and 4G brought us the speeds we enjoy today. But as more devices come online, 4G networks ha
I have a screen which has served me well over the last 14 years. It is not perfect, but it has been very successful finding me winning stocks. Its algorithm is to look for financially safe companies with positive free cash flow. These companies have a strong five-year his