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
Get your popcorn and settle in for a biotechnology Clash of the Titans. In one corner stands Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG), an oncology powerhouse on the rise. In the other corner stands Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD), an antiviral heavyweight that may be past its prime.
Celgene’s star may be rising, but you’ll need to pay a steep premium for the stock. Gilead’s....More>>>
In this episode of Motley Fool Answers, Alison Southwick and Robert Brokamp are stepping back from their usual focus on investing, financial health, and retirement planning to think about a question that is equally important: What can you do to be happier?
After sorting through a raft of scientific studies on happiness, the team has found a handful of essential tips to share.
The big news over the weekend has been Facebook Inc.’s (NSDQ:FB) announcement to buy backstock worth $6B, starting in Q1 2017. This was a first in the history of the company. While it can come across as a surprise for a growing company to announce a share repurchase offering, the recent drop in FB stock price could have forced the management into action. The FB stock price is down by over....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>>>
For the second day running, the Dow Jones Industrial Average attempted to rise to the 20,000 level, only to falter and back up some. With the market volume drying up fast as the Christmas holiday approaches, its looking more and more like the historical level may have to wait a little longer. The futures were trading slightly lower this morning, so we may open down again.
The short interest data are out for the most recent settlement date, October 31. Generally speaking, companies within the biotech industry are considered a riskier group of stocks, with big potential upside and big potential downside. Now that the U.S. presidential election is over and Hillary Clinton is somewhat out of the picture, major biotech companies can breathe a little easier knowing that....More>>>
This time I’ll take a look at the S&P 500 sectors. Ultimately, I will write two pieces covering the following two topics: The first section, which starts below, will deal with some basic quantitative stats and engineered features on the S&P 500 sectors. I will have a look at return stats, risk-reward tradeoffs, alternative measures of risk over return including details on the sectoral....More>>>
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An unimpressive review of the Model X could be the latest in a series of unflattering events to take place for Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA). For a company that survives so much on the narrative of its vision and the narrative of its products, a recent relatively unfavorable review by usual ally Consumer Reports could be spelling that more bad news is on the horizon for Tesla.
Yesterday, our Elite Opportunity Pronewsletter suggested large cap supermarket stock Kroger Co (NYSE: KR) as a potential speculative short trade:
I’m not going to dig deep into their financials, but trust me when I say we are not fans of Lululemon Athletica Inc. (LULU), The Kroger Co. (KR) and Nordstrom Inc. (JWN) right nowAs for KR and JWN, we just don’t think the current consumer....More>>>
Judging by some of the best-known retail stocks, youd think Americas shopping malls were ghost towns. Shares of Macys (M, $31.31) trade for 57% less than the price they commanded last July. Nordstrom (JWN, $36.68) has plunged by 55% since March 2015. And Kohls (KSS, $34.49) has sunk 56% since April 2015. Over the past year through June 14, SPDR S&P Retail ETF (XRT, $41.10), an exchange-traded....More>>>
Geopolitical tensions are ramping up in 2017 at a scary pace. Gold — a safe-haven asset — hit a five-month high on Monday, and Time notes that we've "enter[ed] a period of deep geopolitical recession."
On Saturday, the United States anxiously watched as North Korea
Advocates of exchange traded funds (ETFs) based on bitcoins are now 0 for 2 as the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently rejected two bitcoin-based ETF proposals. Nevertheless, you can still invest directly in bitcoins through various exchanges, for example. You may also invest indire