Fears about a Donald Trump presidency may be misplaced, according to Goldman Sachs Group CEO Lloyd Blankfein in an interview published in the German newspaper Handelsblatt.
Blankfein, head of the worlds most prominent investment bank, said Trump would be a level-headed leader despite his controversial anti-immigration rhetoric and his protectionist stance on trade policies. Trump has proposed building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and has discussed banning Muslims from entering the U.S.
stock recommendations: Garmin Ltd.(GRMN)
- [By Leo Sun]
The bears believe that since fitness trackers are cheap to manufacture, Fitbit’s core market will be commoditized and its brand will lose its premium appeal. High-end smartwatches and low-end fitness trackers are becoming cheaper, and challengers like Garmin (NASDAQ:GRMN) are stealing niche sports performance users away from Fitbit. To make matters worse, several Fitbit products were recently targeted in studies and lawsuits regarding the accuracy of their activity and heart tracking features.
- [By Asit Sharma]
Sometimes, in The Motley Fool’s “Better Buy” series, it’s not too difficult to identify the more attractive investment between two similar companies. In the matchup between health and fitness tracker leaderFitbit Inc. (NYSE:FIT) and GPS and wearables devices manufacturerGarmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN), the latter has a decisive edge, and I’ll briefly substantiate why below.However, if you happen to lean toward value situations or have a speculative bent, you may still be inclined to take a position in Fitbit, so in this article, we’ll also examine the contrarian case.
- [By Peter Graham]
A long term performance chart shows shares of supplier Ambarella Inc being a homerun for investors comparedto GoPro Incs performancewhileGarmin Ltd (NASDAQ: GRMN), whos Virb Action Camera intends to compete with GPROs offerings, has seen performance perk up a bit:
stock recommendations: Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated(LGND)
- [By Keith Speights]
Research and development is the lifeblood of biotech companies. The potential for new drugs also serves as a primary factor driving biotech stocks higher and higher. That’s been the case for Celgene (NASDAQ:CELG), Ionis Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:IONS), and Ligand Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:LGND).
stock recommendations: CoreSite Realty Corporation(COR)
- [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]
Denver, Colorado-based CoreSite Realty Corporation (COR) offers cloud-enabled, high-performance data center campuses.
Operating across 17 data centers in eight key North American markets, CoreSite serves a broad range of clients, including telecommunications carriers, media companies, financial and educational institutions, and government agencies.
stock recommendations: DragonWave Inc(DRWI)
- [By Lisa Levin]
DragonWave, Inc.(USA) (NASDAQ: DRWI) shares dropped 19 percent to $2.35. DragonWave reported a Q3 loss of $0.72 per share on revenue of $10.2 million.
- [By Monica Gerson]
DragonWave (NASDAQ: DRWI) dropped 17% to $2.05 after the company priced US$25 million public offering of units.
SmartPros (NASDAQ: SPRO) dropped 11.82% to $1.79. SmartPros’ trailing-twelve-month ROE is -16.31%.
- [By Peter Graham]
A long term performance chart shows Ubiquiti Networks largely headingupwards while small cap peersCeragon Networks Ltd (NASDAQ: CRNT) andDragonWave, Inc (NASDAQ: DRWI) have largely headed the other direction:
stock recommendations: Moneygram International, Inc.(MGI)
- [By Jim Robertson]
On Friday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested shorting small capmoney transfer services stock Moneygram International (NASDAQ: MGI):
- [By Lisa Levin]
Moneygram International Inc (NASDAQ: MGI) shares were also up, gaining 21 percent to $5.74 after the company reported upbeat Q4 earnings.
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stock recommendations: Compagnie Financiere Richemont SA (CFRHF)
- [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]
That’s good news to the luxury goods sector – from Swiss watches to high fashion and expensive cognac – for which Chinese consumers make up around 30 percent of all global sales. In a note to investors, analysts at investment firm Exane BNP Paribas expects growth to continue to trend upwards during 2017, with Swatch Group (OTCPK:SWGAY), Richemont SA (OTCPK:CFRHF), and Burberry (OTCPK:BURBY) the companies most likely to gain.