Pedro Parente, lauded for turning around Brazil’s state-oil giant Petrobras SA, agreed to become chairman of struggling food conglomerate BRF SA, a breakthrough that may end several weeks of fighting among shareholders over who will sit on its board.
The major indexes rose to new highs this week as investorsignored the chaos in Washington and refused to let the market fall.
The S&P 500 rose 1.5% this week after advancing 0.2% to 2,351.16 today, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.7% this week after ticking up 4.28 points to 20,624.05. The Nasdaq Composite climbed 1.8% this week after today.
On Wednesday,our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested shorting small cap aestheticdevice stock Syneron Medical Ltd (NASDAQ: ELOS):
Syneron Medical is a pretty pre-emptive trade. We’re betting that yesterday’s high-volume surge was a blowoff top, AND we’re betting today’s huge outside-day reversal is indeed a signal that all the recent buyers are now turning into....More>>>
The risk-off trade is back in high gear, according to Treasury yields. The downside momentum in the benchmark 10-year yield is particularly conspicuous, based on daily data through yesterday (Apr. 5) via Treasury.gov. One theory making the rounds: the slide in the 10-year yield to 1.73% on Tuesday a five-week low is the crowd’s way of pricing in expectations that the first estimate of US....More>>>
Tech titans Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) and Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) are cheap on a price-to-earnings basis and they generate buckets of free cash flow (FCF). Their FCF generation combined is about as much asthe GDP of Uganda’s38 million people. Even if all they did was grow earnings and FCF in line with inflation, they would be raging buys.....More>>>
Lands’ End (NASDAQ:LE) CMO Gill Brown Hong bought 1,525 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, April 13th. The shares were bought at an average price of $22.20 per share, with a total value of $33,855.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief marke