The market was quick to bring out the knives after Applied Materials(NASDAQ:AMAT)released mixed-bag fiscal second-quarter results in mid-May. Investors apparently ignored the company's terrific top- and bottom-line growth, while letting concerns about slowing smartphone sales and the company's te
Given the important role Social Security will eventually play in so many future retirees' lives, you'd think more people would have a basic knowledge of how the program works. But recently, as many as 72% of Americans could not pass a basic quiz on Social Security. That lack of knowledge, however
A strategic mistake made six years ago by celebrity CEO Ron Johnson continues to haunt popular retailer JC Penney, as evidenced by the ongoing sluggish sales growth and store closings that have made the company smaller—a fraction of what it once was.
Meanwhile, investors have been bailing out from the company’s stock,....More>>>
Welcome to the September edition of EV company news. As this goes to publication, the Paris Auto Show is underway. The European car makers are active this year in Paris, with several electric vehicle offerings or announcements. You can read more here.
Global EV sales – As of end August 2016
Global EV sales have been rising steadily in 2016, up 55% YTD compared to 2015. Global....More>>>
ITT Corporation’s (NYSE:ITT) 3rd quarter earnings resulted in promising segment performance leading to a share price increase of approximately 11% with huge daily volume of 3 million. Total revenue increased by 11% and orders volume increased by 15% from 2016 Q3. Annual revenue guidance was raised to 4% to 5% from the previous guidance of flat to 2%. Most importantly, these results show stabilization....More>>>
April 4, 2018: Markets opened lower Wednesday but equity indexes managed to pull themselves out of a pretty deep hole. Early lows followed on news of reciprocal tariffs imposed by China on a variety of U.S. goods including aircraft and some cars. Whether the eventual turnaround was due to less anxiety over the impact on American firms from Chinese tariff or investors buying the dip doesn’t....More>>>
BGI Genomics, the contract sequencing and diagnostics divisions of China genomic company BGI, is edging closer to an IPO. The company expects to raise $250 million on Shenzhen’s Chi-Next Exchange sometime in July, following all-but-final approvals from China’s Securities Regulatory Commission. Known as a world leader in basic science sequencing, BGI Genomics....More>>>
What Trump trade war with China? Inflation? Who cares about that?
That general sense of “who cares about risks” has been the name of the game coming off first quarter earnings calls. Execs at the biggest companies sounded more upbeat on their financial prospects than they have in some time, according to fresh research from Goldman Sachs. The investment bank mined the earnings....More>>>
Greetings from Beijing, China… You probably won't want to hear what I have to say today. You won't want to believe me. You might even be angry with me… or call me "un-American." But I'm not being un-American (or pro-Chinese) today. I'm just calling it like I see it… Beijing – the capital of Communist China – is more....More>>>
Quarterhill (NASDAQ:QTRH) began a strategic initiative to augment its current business of monetizing its significant library of technology patents in April of 2017. I outlined the initial steps Quarterhill took here. The company has had several quarters of results as it has digested its acquisition of International Road Dynamics and Viziya. Despite taking steps to provide more recurring revenues,....More>>>
Thursday was a relatively quiet day on Wall Street, and action in different parts of the market showed mixed signals for investors. On one hand, small-cap stocks moved higher, with key benchmarks in that area hitting record highs. Yet the better-known large-cap stock indexes like the S&P 500 gave up early gains. Looking more closely at individual stocks, some companies suffered from bad news....More>>>
It’s been a rough year or so for gun makers. Absent the fear among gun owners that the federal government will in some way restrict gun purchases and ownership, gun sales have tanked.
In an exclusive report, Reuters cites people familiar with the matter who say that iconic gun maker Remington Arms is searching for financing to allow the firm to file for bankruptcy protection. Remington....More>>>
It can be hard to find great marijuana dividend stocks.
Medical marijuana was first legalized less than 20 years ago in California, so most cannabis companies haven’t been established long enough to make a profit, let alone pay a portion of their profits to shareholders in the form of dividends.
However, investors looking for marijuana stocks with dividends have another....More>>>
With the summer solstice has come the summer drill program for Alexandria Minerals Corporation (TSX VENTURE:AZX)(OTCQB:ALXDF) which announced today that it has begun a 30,000 meter drilling program at its Orenada Zone 4 gold project in Val d’Or, Quebec. The summer drilling program is specifically focused on defining and expanding the Company’s near-surface gold resources....More>>>
Tower Semiconductor (NASDAQ:TSEM) – Zacks Investment Research lowered their Q2 2018 EPS estimates for Tower Semiconductor in a report issued on Tuesday, May 8th. Zacks Investment Research analyst L. Thompson now expects that the semiconductor company will post earnings per share
Over the final week of September, as the end of the third quarter approached, November NYMEX natural gas futures fell from $3.166 per MMBtu to lows of $2.8660 on Monday, October 3. It looked like yet another failure for natural gas.
Natural gas is used to failure at this point; the price h
News headlines about Pioneer Floating Rate Trust (NYSE:PHD) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale o