William Patalon III
In the jargon of Wall Street, it’s known as “earnings visibility.”
And this slice of certainty is highly prized.
Institutional investors, you see, hate uncertainty – and tend to mark down stocks, bonds, sectors or even geographic markets where the “things to worry about” outnumber the “things you can count on.”
In this article I will point out some of the things that should bother Ford Shareholders. I’ll make some recommendations. I will also compare Ford (NYSE:F) to General Motors (NYSE:GM), and their treatment towards Shareholders.
Ford is one of the world’s largest automobile manufactures. Annually, over the last four years they’ve averaged $148 billion....More>>>
Lululemon was downgraded to hold from buy at Needham on Monday as the company will faces tough year-over-year sales growth comparisons moving forward.
“We think [long-term] drivers remain intact (international, e-commerce, and men’s) and 1Q18 should be good on a strong start to the year and easy comparisons,” analyst Rick Patel said in a note to clients.
At this time last year, U.S. airlines were developing ambitious growth plans for Cuba, after it became legal to offer scheduled service to the Caribbean island nation for the first time in more than half a century. As the top airlines in South Florida, American Airlines (NASDAQ:AAL) and JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ:JBLU) had the most ambitious plans for flying to Cuba.
However, U.S. airlines haven’t....More>>>
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HealthCare.gov may have suffered its first year-over-year drop in activity volume during the fifth week of the open enrollment period for individual health insurance for 2018.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid....More>>>
The return of volatility in the stock market this year doesn’t mean the good times are ending, but investors need to be savvy about their exposure to risk.
UBS Group AG is recommending that clients expand their sources of return and diversify their portfolios, adjust their exposure to the downside in the equity market and look for areas that avoid risky credit and excess foreign-exchange....More>>>
April 26 was a great day to be aChipotle Mexican Grill, Inc.(NYSE:CMG) shareholder. Following the release of the company’s first-quarter earnings after market close the day before, Chipotle’s stock price surged an incredible 24%, capping a remarkable 69% run since Brian Niccol was named CEO on February 13.
Did the company deliver? In short, yes and no. Sales were up 7.4%, same-store....More>>>
Amid rapid growth, African payments company BitPesa has received follow-up funding to its Series A led by Greycroft Partners, the venture capital firm with experience investing in payment companies such as Venmo and Braintree.
The Luxembourg-based startup, which was founded in 2013 and has now raised $10 million to date, received an additional new investor, Plug and Play, while the majority....More>>>
President and CEO of Graco Inc (NYSE:GGG) Patrick J Mchale sold 221,670 shares of GGG on 05/08/2018 at an average price of $45.13 a share. The total sale was $10 million.
Graco Inc is engaged in the equipment manufacturing business. Its products include systems and equipment used to move, measure, control, dispense and spray fluid and powder materials. Graco Inc has a market cap of $7.62....More>>>
Nike (NYSE:NKE) designs, develops, markets and sells footwear, apparel and equipment, accessories and services with the focus on sports and lifestyle. Its segments are:
路 Footwear (61.2% of revenue)
路 Apparel (27.9% of revenue)
路 Other (6% of revenue)
路 Equipment (4.6% of revenue)
Share price underperformance
The share price has been underperforming....More>>>
I think one of the strangest business dichotomies of the last five years has been the absolute failure of GoPro Inc (NASDAQ:GPRO) as a public company compared to the growing success of Garmin (NASDAQ:GRMN). The companies should have a lot of similarities because both serve niche markets of avid athletes and provide a unique perspective on sports action that others can’t match. GoPro does that....More>>>
Wall Street analysts expect Weingarten Realty (NYSE:WRI) to report $128.56 million in sales for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Six analysts have issued estimates for Weingarten Realty’s earnings. The highest sales estimate is $132.55 million and the lowest is $122.14 million. Weingarten Realty reported sales of $142.96 million in the same quarter last year, which indicates a negative....More>>>
Bank of America Merrill Lynch has a disquieting solution to this vexing mystery: Why are markets struggling despite blockbuster earnings growth?
Because before long the economy will be struggling, too.
“It’s late-cycle, profits are peaking, and the Fed is tightening,” according to a team led by chief investment strategist Michael Hartnett.
The biggest winner of DocuSign Inc.’s long-awaited initial public offering isn’t well-known. The venture capitalist has never appeared on a Midas List, and his firm isn’t one of the venerable investment firms on Sand Hill Road in Silicon Valley.
But 12 years ago, Pete Solvik made a bet on a startup that lets people securely sign contracts online. So sure....More>>>
By Jeffrey P. Snider
Total construction spending was essentially flat year-over-year in July 2016. Public construction at both the state and local and also the federal government levels declined more than 3% Y/Y. Excluding the public sector, private construction spending (NSA) was up just 3.9% in July for the second month in a row. That was the lowest increase since the housing rebound started....More>>>