Do you want to change careers? Are you absolutely sure?
From my own career change to the stories I hear from my clients and workshop students, often we think we want to change careers when the problem is our work environment instead. If you find yourself stuck, unsure what to do next, or t
Facebook is under siege. Personally, I think it’s unfair, in part. Facebook is in the news because the company does exactly what it said it would do.
Like many of the largest companies in the world right now, Facebook is a data company. It collects information from users and packages billions of bits of random information into usable data files that customers then pay for.
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There is something to be said about Target (NYSE:TGT) being undervalued and awaiting a catalyst to put their stock in an upward motion. Looking at their operating margin or sales per share doesn’t show any reason for them to trade at a discount to peers. Some shoppers have stopped going to....More>>>
Every night in 1995, I would deposit money overnight in a different currency… Sounds strange, I realize. But back then, as the vice president of a global mutual fund, one of my jobs was to execute our fund's trades. Once our U.S. trading day was done, we wanted our money to work for us overnight as well. We might put our money into French francs, German marks, or somewhere....More>>>
Constellation Brands (NYSE:STZ), the producer of premium wine and the Corona, Modelo, & Pacifico beer brands, has strong sales momentum acting as a tailwind. The company’s focus on premium margin growth is helping to drive earnings growth. Although Constellation’s valuation has increased over the past few years, the stock is valued below its peers on a PEG and Price to Sales basis.....More>>>
When an industry enjoys significant growth, individual stock valuations often rise with the tide. This firm’s inability to grow profits amidst record industry revenues raises a red flag. Add in significant competition, lagging margins, and an overvalued stock price, and it’s hard to justify any bull case. Nevertheless, this stock is up 48% over the past year. For these reasons and more,....More>>>
It’s been a long time since Valeant Pharmaceuticals (NYSE:VRX) stock was in a legitimate uptrend. Despite the hiring of a new CEO last year to right the ship, Valeant’s share price has continued to fall.
The question that investors must ask now isn’t when Valeant will turn things around. Instead, the key question is whether it will happen at all. Can Valeant Pharmaceuticals....More>>>
U.S. stock futures appear to be taking a breather this morning, after the major market indexes banked their second consecutive session of record highs on Friday. It will be a busy week for traders, as former FBI Director James Comey will testify this week before the Senate Intelligence Committee, the European Central Bank will hold a monetary policy meeting and U.K. election on Thursday could bring....More>>>
Mid cap pet stock Blue Buffalo Pet Products Inc (NASDAQ: BUFF)reportedQ1 2017 earnings after the market closed Tuesday.Net sales increased 7.9% to $302.0 million driven primarily by volume growth. Net sales of Dry Foods increased 6.4% to $245.2 million while net sales of Wet Foods, Treats and Other Products increased15.1% to $56.8 million. Net income increased 18.1% to $44.1 million and....More>>>
Expectations for at least a near-term stock-market correction once Donald Trump takes the presidential oath of office on Jan. 20 are running high. But one well-known Wall Street analyst argues that investors should shut out the speculation.
In a Friday note, Brian Belski, chief investment strategist at BMO Capital Markets, observed that, based on client conversations, a number of investors....More>>>
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Since bottoming in April, General Electric (GE) rose 20 percent and continued that uptrend when it announced it will merge GE Transportation with Wabtec (WAB). The deal gives GE a $2.9 billion cash infusion and voting majority ownership in the combined company. Even though asset sales are a natu
The Dow Jones today projected a 223-point gain during pre-market trading on news that China and the United States are making progress on their trade relationship. Over the weekend, the Trump administration announced that it was postponing the imposition of tariffs on China in an eff
Donostia is an analyst at an event-driven hedge fund who focuses on long/short ideas across the capital structure. We emailed with Donostia about how regulators have changed their definition of competition as part of antitrust review, how merger arb returns should be measured, and whether the t