Did you know that Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG, NASDAQ:GOOGL) went skidding into the end of 2017? Some investors may not have noticed the underperformance in Google stock, as it stumbled up to and through the holiday trading periods. On Dec. 18, Alphabet stock leaped to new all-time highs, before d
During the past year I have been a long term bear on Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG). Twelve months ago I stated P&G may underperform due to competitive pressure from private label, a high payout ratio and increasing competition in the highest margin businesses. Six months ago I stated the company’s Shrink to Grow program has not led to increases in market share, consistent organic volume....More>>>
On Wednesday, our Elite Opportunity Pro newsletter suggested small cap biopharmaceutical stock Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: AGIO) as a long/bullish idea:
The Company believes dysregulation of normal cellular metabolism plays a crucial role in many genetic diseases. A first mover in using cellular metabolism, Agios exploits this area of biological research with disruptive potential,....More>>>
Source: ThinkstockSeptember 5, 2017: The S&P 500 closed down 0.8% at 2,457.92. The DJIA closed down 1.1% at 21,753.24. Separately, the Nasdaq closed down 0.9% at 6,375.57.
Tuesday was a down day for the U.S. broad markets, actually one of the worst trading days of the year. Despite this, crude oil managed to have one of its best days but not all of the oil & gas stocks responded positively.....More>>>
This is a follow up to my February 9, 2017 Broadridge Financial (NYSE: BR) post. At the time I wrote that post, BR was trading at $68.18. This price was very similar to the price I had paid in August 2016 to acquire additional BR shares; BR is currently trading at $71.07.
Should you be unfamiliar with BR, I suggest you review BR’s March 14, 2017 presentation made....More>>>
Transocean (NYSE:RIG) reported Q4 revenue of $974 million and EPS of $0.63. The company beat on revenue by $164 million. RIG closed up over 3% after earnings were released. I had the following takeaways on the quarter.
Contract Revenue Continues To Decline
Transocean’s total revenue of $974 million was up 8% sequentially and down 47%....More>>>
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There is something to be said about Target (NYSE:TGT) being undervalued and awaiting a catalyst to put their stock in an upward motion. Looking at their operating margin or sales per share doesn’t show any reason for them to trade at a discount to peers. Some shoppers have stopped going to....More>>>
March 17, 2017: Markets opened higher again Friday and traded close to the break-even line until about noon when shares started moving higher. Leading indicators and consumer sentiment readings were both strong. Among the sectors, financials weighed while utilities and industrials were showing the best gains. WTI crude oil for April delivery settled at $48.78 a barrel, up just 3 cents on the day,....More>>>
U.S. Stocks Should Terrify Janet Yellen: Billionaire Investor
Insurers Get 180 Days of SIFI Designation Relief
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The common theme among cars dubbed “Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Killers” is that they are long-range electric cars. I’ll look at a few cars dubbed Tesla killers and then look at what a real Tesla killer would need to be.
The Tesla “Killers”
The Chevy (NYSE:GM) Bolt is the first supposed Tesla killer to hit the market. The expectations set by GM were very high....More>>>
Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: GILD) reported fourth-quarter earnings after markets closed on Tuesday. The company posted $2.70 in earnings per share (EPS) and $7.3 billion in revenue, compared with the consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters that called for $2.61 in EPS and $7.15 billion in revenue. The same period from last year had $3.32 in EPS and $8.51 billion in revenue.
Faced with the prospect of dwindling pensions, inadequate retirement savings, and longer life expectancy, many retirees are choosing to open businesses — often of the franchised variety — in order to grow their wealth and fund their lifestyles. Yet another option exists that can provide retirees....More>>>
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Stocks ticked lower today, sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average to its largest two-day loss since early November.
The S&P 500 finished off 0.03% at 2,249.26 today, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average dipped 13.90 points, or 0.1%, to 19,819.78, its second consecutive day of losses. The Nasdaq Composite declined 0.1% to 5,432.09.
The global chemical industry has gotten off to a positive start in the fourth quarter with October seeing a rise in chemical production on the back of a recovery of the U.S. chemical industry from the effects of hurricanes and an upswing in the world economy, per the monthly report from the Amer