The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its weekly petroleum status report Wednesday morning showing that U.S. commercial crude inventories increased by 2.4 million barrels last week, maintaining a total U.S. commercial crude inventory of 425.9 million barrels. The commercial c
Big U.S. banks like Morgan Stanley (MS), Goldman Sachs (GS), Citigroup (C) and Bank of America (BAC) have completed their Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review, or CCAR, submissions and now investors will wait to see how much capital the Fed allows them to return to shareholders. Credit Suisse analyst Susan Roth Katzke and team offer their thoughts:
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Wells Fargo has reached a $110 million settlement with its bank clients tied to as many as 2 million fake accounts. This news comes about six months after the bank agreed to pay $185 million in fines and penalties....More>>>
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.A) is an American conglomerate with investments in a variety of businesses from American Express to Coca-Cola. It reported Q3 earnings last week, which were in line with analysts expectations, as the group revealed a 7% increase in operating profit compared to the same period last year.
Althoughthe group revealed mixed performance from its various subsidiaries,....More>>>
The apparel industry has become a minefield in recent years due to declining mall traffic, fickle consumer tastes, and tougher competition from e-tailers and fast fashion retailers like H&M. The SPDR S&P Retail ETF (NYSEMKT:XRT) — which is heavily weighted toward apparel stocks — has fallen 11% over the past 12 months, compared to the S&P 500’s 15% gain.
Last week, women’s clothing retailer The Limited announced it was closing down all of its stores. It’s yet another casualty in the war on shopping malls and highlights the further transition of clothing retail to “fast fashion” and online formatting. It has been an ominous year for brick-and-mortar stores, but another one down could be good news for the survivors.
On Tuesday, Chenier Energy, Inc. (NYSEMKT:LNG) (“LNG” or “Cheniere”) filed a Form 8-K and Form 424B7 announcing that certain shareholders were selling LNG stock to the public. The stock sale stems from LNG’s recent acquisition of additional shares in its subsidiary Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings, LLC (NYSEMKT:CQH) (“CQH”), and any weakness in LNG’s....More>>>
The Wheel of FORTUNE just concluded an interview, part of SA partnership with Cheddar TV to produce a Seeking Alpha "Idea of the Month" slot. These interviews are always a challenge because i) they are very short in nature (only 4-5 minutes), and ii) since it's live TV we are dealing
Pico Far East Holdings (OTC:PCOFF) [HKG:752], Asia's largest exhibition services provider, trades at an ex-net cash trailing P/E of just 10 times. This represents attractive valuations for a market leader which has generated 15-20% ROEs in the past decade and also has been profitable and free c
Have you ever "unplugged" from your cell phone? If you have, you've likely experienced the phenomenon of phantom vibrations -- the perception that your phone is ringing or vibrating when in fact it's not. (In the 1990s, people reported incidences of "phantom pager syndrome.")