Like the Pope during the Galileo affair, central bankers prefer to deny the facts that contradict their dogma, the Phillips curve and the Fisher equation in this case. The first posits the existence of a trade-off between inflation and the unemployment rate. The second defines the exogenous and stationary velocity of money as the ratio of nominal GDP to the monetary base. If these axioms hold, central bankers should be able to target both the inflation and unemployment rates by managing the money supply.
But the past ten years have badly violated these two axioms: the supposedly negative relation between unemployment and inflation has been positive in most of the developed world, while the velocity of money has plummeted as central bankers kept pushing on the proverbial string (charts below).
When theory and facts disagree, it is advisable to adjust the former in the direction of the latter, rather than the opposite. This is what this report will do, by presenting four alternate, non-monetary explanations for the surprising lack of inflation of the past ten years: demographic deflation, technological deflation, union deflation, and globalization deflation.
Top 10 Heal Care Stocks For 2019: Valhi Inc.(VHI)
- [By Lisa Levin]
In trading on Thursday, basic materials shares slipped by 0.61 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Valhi, Inc. (NYSE: VHI), down 13 percent, and LSB Industries, Inc. (NYSE: LXU), down 7 percent.
Top 10 Heal Care Stocks For 2019: Duluth Holdings Inc.(DLTH)
- [By Lisa Levin]
Duluth Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: DLTH) shares were also up, gaining 23 percent to $21.94 as the company reported upbeat results for its fourth quarter on Thursday.
- [By Monica Gerson] Related DLTH After-Hours Recap: CarMax, Wynn, Relypsa, ConAgra, Ruby Tuesday & More Earnings Scheduled For April 7, 2016 Duluth Holdings' (DLTH) CEO Stephanie Pugliese on Q4 2015 Results – Earnings Call Transcript (Seeking Alpha)
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Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:
- [By Monica Gerson]
Duluth Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: DLTH) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.28 per share on revenue of $133.21 million.
DBV Technologies SA ADR (NASDAQ: DBVT) is expected to post a quarterly loss at $0.60 per share.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Shares of Duluth Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: DLTH) were down 16 percent to $16.20 after the company posted downbeat Q3 results.
Argan, Inc. (NYSE: AGX) was down, falling around 17 percent to $47.50 following Q3 results.
- [By Jason Hall, Travis Hoium, and Brian Feroldi]
In our ongoing search for just such quality growth stocks, we asked three of our contributors to pick out ones they think have high growth potential from here, and tell us why. They gave us a unique retailer that’s carving out a huge following in Duluth Holdings(NASDAQ:DLTH), a recovering fast-casual dining darling inChipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE:CMG), and a gaming and resorts giant,Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ:WYNN).
Top 10 Heal Care Stocks For 2019: Compass Diversified Holdings(CODI)
- [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]
Compass Diversified Holdings (CODI) seeks to invest in manufacturing, distribution, consumer products, and business services sectors.
One thing I like about Compass is its strict definitions of its acquisition strategy. They have a six-step process of identifying companies to acquire that reads simply, but has lead to astounding success.
Top 10 Heal Care Stocks For 2019: KLA-Tencor Corporation(KLAC)
- [By Jim Cramer]
The company’s current return on equity greatly increased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of significant strength within the corporation. Compared to other companies in the Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment industry and the overall market, KLA-TENCOR CORP’s return on equity significantly exceeds that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
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Attention misguided investors: not every tech company has the same troubles as social media beast Facebook (FB) . And for those opportunistic investors our there, such a dislocation in markets right now between broader tech business models and Facebook’s could spell many lucrative buying opportunities. Research out of Goldman Sachs (GS) shows that 25 tech stocks in particular that have seen large correlations with Facebook’s equity returns since March 15 and have under-performed the S&P 500 . The list of laggards is a whose who of former high-flying tech names: Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) , KLA-Tenor (KLAC) , Take-Two Interactive (TTWO) , Alphabet (GOOGL) , Western Digital (WDC) , Electronic Arts (EA) , and Nvidia (NVDA) .
Not too sure where Mr. Market’s head is at, but it’s unlikely Facebook’s troubles will hurt sales of video-games for Electronic Arts this coming holiday season. Nvidia is still holding the pole position in the booming market for AI and autonomous driving chips, and doesn’t put suspect quizzes on a website.
- [By Jim Cramer]
The debt-to-equity ratio is very high at 10.70 and currently higher than the industry average, implying increased risk associated with the management of debt levels within the company. Despite the company’s weak debt-to-equity ratio, the company has managed to keep a very strong quick ratio of 3.00, which shows the ability to cover short-term cash needs.
Top 10 Heal Care Stocks For 2019: Sunoco Logistics Partners LP(SXL)
- [By Matthew DiLallo]
Meanwhile, a noteworthy project in the midstream segment finally finished construction in the quarter, after the company and its joint venture partners Energy Transfer Partners (NYSE:ETP) and Sunoco Logistics Partners (NYSE:SXL)completed the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline and Energy Transfer Crude Oil Pipeline. The partners expect commercial operations to begin this June, which means that this pipeline should drive incremental earnings for Phillips 66 in the back half of this year.
Top 10 Heal Care Stocks For 2019: Barclays PLC(BCS)
- [By Jon C. Ogg]
Barclays PLC (NYSE: BCS) was raised to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley. Its American depositary sharesclosed up 2.6% at $11.36 on Thursday and were indicated up 1.2% at $11.50 on Friday. The52-week range is $6.76 to $12.05.
- [By Garrett Baldwin]
Investors are becoming increasingly bullish about BTC, as financial institutions like Barclays Plc. (NYSE: BCS) become more interested in entering the cryptocurrency market.
- [By Garrett Baldwin]
Some of this sentiment has been fueled by optimism that UK investment bank Barclays Plc. (NYSE: BCS) is looking to open a cryptocurrency trading desk in the months ahead.
- [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]
Banco Santander (SAN) : “I prefer Barclays (BCS) , but let’s wait and see what the other banks have to say”
ProLogis (PLD) : “I am not a fan of that group right now, but that one is best of breed.”
Top 10 Heal Care Stocks For 2019: Capella Education Company(CPLA)
- [By Lisa Levin]
Shares of Capella Education Company (NASDAQ: CPLA) got a boost, shooting up 32 percent to $86.60. Strayer Education Inc (NASDAQ: STRA) and Capella Education agreed to an all-stock merger. Capella Education also posted upbeat quarterly earnings.
Top 10 Heal Care Stocks For 2019: BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.(BMRN)
- [By George Budwell, Rich Smith, and Matthew DiLallo]
With this question in mind, we asked three of our contributors which stocks they recommend to buy and hold for the next 20 years. They suggestedBioMarin Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ:BMRN), Enterprise Products Partners (NYSE:EPD), andLockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT). Below, they discuss why they chose these particular stocks, and why investors with a long-term outlook may want to consider adding them to their portfolios right now.
- [By Chris Lange]
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ: BMRN) is expected to report its most recent quarterly results on February 22. The consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters are calling for a net loss of $0.24 per share on $357.49 million in revenue. The same period of last year had a net loss of $0.53 per share and $300.09 million in revenue. Shares of BioMarin were last seen at $84.98, with a consensus price target of $110.32 and a 52-week range of $78.50 to $100.51.
- [By Joseph Griffin]
These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
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BioMarin Pharmaceutical (BMRN) Director Sells $318,750.00 in Stock (americanbankingnews.com) BioMarin Pharmaceutical (BMRN) Set to Announce Quarterly Earnings on Wednesday (americanbankingnews.com) BioMarin Pharmaceutical’s (BMRN) “Outperform” Rating Reiterated at BMO Capital Markets (americanbankingnews.com) Three healthcare stocks driving the gene therapy momentum (ca.finance.yahoo.com) 4 Red-Hot Biotech Stocks to Buy Before Earnings (247wallst.com)
Shares of BioMarin Pharmaceutical stock traded down $1.32 on Friday, hitting $82.30. 2,278,721 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,207,934. BioMarin Pharmaceutical has a one year low of $75.81 and a one year high of $100.51. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.29, a current ratio of 2.70 and a quick ratio of 2.12. The firm has a market cap of $14,490.73, a price-to-earnings ratio of -122.84 and a beta of 1.69.
Top 10 Heal Care Stocks For 2019: Oshkosh Corporation(OSK)
- [By Rich Smith]
I first named Oshkosh my top stock pick back in September, when the stock cost $42 and change. Since then, the stock has gone down, and sells for $3 less. So am I supposed to dislike Oshkosh stock now?
No. To the contrary, I like it even more. (About $3 more, in fact).
You see, even in the process of picking Oshkosh back then, I warned investors: "I don’t know whether Oshkosh will be the best-performing stock in the world in the month of September, but I’ve got a strong hunch about the next six months." And that hunch remains — because the facts have not changed.
This past summer, Oshkosh was named the winner of the Pentagon’s contract to build a next-gen "Humvee" — an armored Joint Light Tactical Vehicle that will serve the U.S. military for decades to come. Oshkosh won an initial award to produce 17,000 vehicles for $6.7 billion. Ultimately, though, this is a contract that could swell to $30 billion or more for production, maintenance, and upgrade of approximately 55,000 JLTVs across all military branches.
So why hasn’t Oshkosh stock moved in response to the contract? Mainly because rival bidderLockheed Martin threw a monkey wrench into the contracts process, first protesting the JLTV award to Oshkosh, and then, when that protest was rejected, filing suit in court to try to win the contract away from its rival.
Personally, I think Lockheed Martin will lose that suit as well. After all, Lockheed’s forte is in fighter jets, while Oshkosh is the military’s premier supplier of trucks like JLTV, as well as the Army’s M-ATV vehicle (a small, all-terrain MRAP). Perhaps recognizing this, AM General, the other company that bid against Oshkosh on JLTV and lost, declined to protest the award. Lockheed took the other road, but I expect it will be a dead end for Lockheed as well.
- [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $34.66 billion.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.85 per share on revenue of $5.24 billion.
United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE: UPS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.55 per share on revenue of $16.44 billion.
Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.74 per share on revenue of $7.91 billion.
ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $8.81 billion.
PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.93 per share on revenue of $12.4 billion.
American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.72 per share on revenue of $10.42 billion.
Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE: LUV) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $5.01 billion.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.8 per share on revenue of $34.52 billion.
Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.66 per share on revenue of $5.38 billion.
D.R. Horton, Inc. (NYSE: DHI) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.85 per share on revenue of $3.76 billion.
The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.4 per share on revenue of $1.94 billion.
Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.56 per share on revenue of $2.94 billion.
Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE: MO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.92 per share on revenue of $4.63 billion.
Shire plc (NASDAQ: SHPG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.54 per share on revenue of $3.72 billion.
Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) is projected to report quarter
- [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]
Oshkosh (OSK) was downgraded to neutral from buy at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. $62 price target. The valuation is less attractive, as the stock is trading at 21x expected 2017 earnings, analysts said.
- [By Shanthi Rexaline]
The six companies that met the criterion are:
Oshkosh Corp (NYSE: OSK). Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX). SpartanNash Co (NASDAQ: SPTN). Suncor Energy Inc. (USA) (NYSE: SU). Washington Federal Inc. (NASDAQ: WAFD). Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS).
Oshkosh is a manufacturer of specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies and is based in Wisconsin. The company operates under four business segments, namely access equipment, defense, fire and emergency, and commercial.
Top 10 Heal Care Stocks For 2019: Huaneng Power International, Inc.(HNP)
- [By Lisa Levin]
In trading on Friday, utilities shares rose by just 0.5 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included TransAlta Corporation (USA) (NYSE: TAC), down 1 percent, and Huaneng Power International Inc (ADR) (NYSE: HNP), down 1 percent.