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
After a stellar 2016, U.S. stocks again seem to be caught in volatile trading as Trump takes office. Amid such a backdrop, investors’ are looking for steady income along with some growth attributes. For them, picking stocks that not only pay dividends but also consistently increase their payout appears a winning strategy.
This is because stocks with a strong history of dividend growth....More>>>
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren grilled Labor Secretary nominee Andrew Puzder in a 28-page letter on Monday about how he’d deal with a range of issues, including minimum wage, the Wells Fargo fake-accounts scandal,....More>>>
If you were born between 1946 and 1964, you’re a baby boomer. Though homebuying is often associated with young couples, plenty of baby boomers in their 50s and 60s are securing mortgages in order to buy homes — and even more of them are currently carrying mortgages. Here are nine facts about mortgages that every baby boomer should know.
As an investor in your 50s, you’re likely looking to grow your nest egg so that it can help support you when you retire. You’re probably also interested in building a passive income stream, ideally one that will grow over time.
Fortunately, well-chosen dividend-growth stocks can help you accomplish both of these goals. And with its powerful wealth-building....More>>>
AzurRx (Pending:AZRX) has been generating a lot of attention lately. And while many emerging companies tend to get some early nods from investors and analysts, the focus on AZRX has strong fundamental underpinnings.
AzurRx is developing a broad pipeline of non-systemic biologics to treat gastrointestinal (GI) and infectious diseases. Importantly, for AzurRx investors, the company is working....More>>>
The short interest data are out for the most recent settlement date, November 15. 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 out of the picture, major biotech companies can breathe a little easier knowing that the pressure....More>>>
As a long-term shareholder in ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP), I wanted to compare them will a leading domestic shale producer – EOG Resources (NYSE:EOG). As you surely are aware, COP had been one of the “Big 3” international integrated oil companies prior to the spin-off of Phillips 66 (NYSE:PSX), a move that unleashed tremendous shareholder value. But now COP is an upstream only company....More>>>
This isn’t my first relationship with Royal Bancshares of Pennsylvania (NASDAQ:RBPAA). A decade or so ago, I bought shares in this regional bank when it paid a 4% dividend and churned out steady, if not spectacular earnings. For a number of years, I was content to toss my dividends back to Royal in return for more shares. My share count grew as did my comfort level with this cozy little investment.....More>>>
October 13, 2016: Markets opened lower Thursday following a weaker view on China’s trade balance joined with worries about the Fed and third-quarter earnings leave investors with the jitters. Citi, Wells Fargo, and JPMorgan all report quarterly results before the opening bell Friday. The financial sector was down about 1% late in the afternoon and gains in utilities and real estate were not....More>>>
Whiting Petroleum (NYSE:WLL) presented at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Energy Conference (“BAML Conference”) on Thursday, November 17, and the presentation touched on many topics. One, in particular, piqued our interest. We’ve known for a while now that Whiting has been preparing its two natural gas processing plants in North Dakota for sale, the Belfield plant in the....More>>>
Urban Outfitters (URBN) reported poorer-than-expected third quarter results yesterday. Sales of $862.5 million were below Street estimates for $869 million; earnings came in at 40 cents versus expectations for 44 cents. Shares are down 9% to a recent $35.
Higher markdowns and not-so-hot sales at its Anthropologie stores were a drag on earnings. Urban Outfitters comeback might be a long time....More>>>
On the 7th of April, The Boeing Company (BA) shared its first quarter deliveries. In this article, I will have a look at the commercial and defense & space deliveries. The delivery volumes are important to observe, since they can give somewhat of an idea of the in-quarter performance of the c
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
We are not especially frugal, but were generally not trying to wring every penny out of life. That combination of not watching every penny we spend and not maximizing how many pennies we bring in probably doesnt, on its face, sound like a recipe for financial success.