Kinder Morgan (KMI) is one of the largest transporters of natural gas in North America. Natural gas is one of, if not the, cleanest fossil fuels. Future demand growth, coupled with Kinder Morgan's massive network of midstream pipelines, make it a fantastic bet for investors looking for both gro
U.S. equity indexes sank Thursday afternoon, pitching sharply lower amid an announcement that President Donald Trump would impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, raising concerns of protectionists trade policies that could hit U.S. corporations and consumers.
At the end of 2017, I sounded a bullish tone on fast-food operator Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM). The parent company of fast-food staples KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell appeared to be on a winning track with its re-franchising efforts and global growth strategy.
YUM stock also appeared undervalued given forthcoming tax reform and consistently positive comparable sales growth.
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Activist investor Paul Singer and his Elliott Management is waging part II of its battle at Arconic (NYSE:ARNC) – the specialized engineering aluminum company that spun off from Alcoa (NYSE:AA) last year. ARNC CEO Klaus Kleinfeld recently likened Paul Singer to The Godfather’s Michael Corleone.
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Three of the major banks are reporting their fourth-quarter financial results before the markets open on Friday. In general, financial stocks have made solid gains through the end of 2016, with a tremendous tailwind from the Trump rally. Considering a recent rate hike from the Federal Reserve, with potentially more to come, this sector could just be getting started. But for now we can see if this....More>>>
On May 31 of last year I published an article about Carter's Inc. (CRI), a manufacturer and retailer of children's clothing and accessories. Please take the time to read it here, as it explains my initial long thesis and will provide context for this article. Had you invested in Carter's on that
For me, Weyerhaeuser (NYSE:WY) is an example of why valuation always matters. Generally well-valued (if not richly-valued) for its high-quality timberlands and wood products operations, Weyerhaeuser has lagged the S&P 500 for total returns for quite some time. Even when you account for the t
In May of 2017, I wrote my first piece about AV Homes (NASDAQ:AVHI). The article outlines key aspects of the company's business as well as my original thesis for buying the stock. The piece was titled, "AV Homes - Homeownership Rates Are Climbing And So Is AVHI". My main thesis was - and still i
President Donald Trump ran on a ticket of making America great again. While the consensus on that point is very much split, what’s not deniable is the markets’ response. Trump’s pro-business agenda was credited for sparking an impressive rally. With enthusiasm overshooting rat
Zscaler's (NASDAQ: ZS) upcoming IPO, slated for Friday, March 16 according to the NASDAQ IPO Calendar, will be the first software unicorn to go public in 2018 after a particularly volatile first quarter. This IPO will be an interesting one to watch - coming off a strong first and second quarter