May 1, 2017: Markets opened higher on Monday following an agreement that keeps the federal government solvent through the end of September. Blue chips have shown very little gain today, with telecom and utilities performing worst and tech and financials performing best. WTI crude oil for June delivery settled at $48.84 a barrel, down 1% on the day. June gold also dropped 1% for the day to settle....More>>>
This is part of a series of stories that comprise TheStreet’s Blue Chip Studio, which will illuminate issues related to corporate board performance, activism, dealmakers and personalities revealed by analysis of data generated by BoardEx, a business unit of TheStreet.
BlackRock (BLK), the world’s largest asset manager, said it will be putting pressure on companies to address boardroom....More>>>
Warren Buffett-led Berkshire Hathaway stock could provide similar diversification as S&P 500 ETF with even better results.
Many investors prefer a diversified low-risk portfolio over theriskier strategy of stock-picking. The SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSEMKT:SPY) is very popular for this purpose since it follows the S&P 500 index of 500 large cap companies listed on the NYSE....More>>>
President-elect Donald Trump has tapped Steven Mnuchin, a former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) partner and active movie financier, to be the new Treasury secretary of the United States.
This means the 53-year-old one-time Wall Street banker will soon be the new face of the U.S. economy. And as such, he will cosign our currency, collect our taxes, manage the nation’s debt,....More>>>
One of the joys of investing in stocks is watching dividend payments roll in quarter after quarter. Giant capital gains from growth stocks may be more exciting, but a reliable and growing stream of dividend payments, reinvested in more stocks, unleashes the true power of compounding. Dividends have accounted for nearly half of the total return of the S&P 500 Index over the past 25 years. You....More>>>
LM Ericsson Telephone (ERIC)
Welcome. In this article I will give the dollar and cents reasons for how come ERIC looks like a relative bargain in today’s marketplace.
In the trailing ten years ERIC has earned their market cap in free cash flow. This is a signal the company may be undervalued. If ERIC can repeat the performance and earn over $19B in the coming....More>>>
My favorite discovery in the field of behavioral economics confirms what we already knew deep down, even if it contradicts “common sense”–that experiences are more valuable than stuff. I recently put this finding to the test:
Concert of a Lifetime
Those were my wife’s words when I called her from the road, rushing to....More>>>
Shares of Tesaro (TSRO) are soaring today after the biotech company reported positive data for its treatment of ovarian cancer over the weekend. Credit Suisse analyst Alethia Young and team contend that “M&A remains in focus” for Tesaro following the data:
We are increasing our target price to $122 from $90 as we move to an M&A DCF valuation.....More>>>
Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) is trading at a PE for 2018 of 10.6x with a yield of 1.7%. The business is growing well organically and has abundant capital. All this gives you three reasons to own SYF: nice value, growth and capital return (which might segue into a boost to growth).
Let’s start with the capital: CET1 ratio of nearly 18% at 3Q16 on a Basel III fully phased in basis.....More>>>
JPMorgan’s Ken Goldman and Joshua Levine explain why they’re refusing to follow at least six of their fellow analysts and cut their rating on Hain Celestial Group (HAIN) after the natural-products company said it had to delay the release of its earnings due to accounting irregularities:
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Yesterday after the close, Hain Celestial....More>>>