Jefferies Group upgraded shares of LyondellBasell (NYSE:LYB) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report published on Wednesday, Marketbeat Ratings reports. The firm currently has $121.95 price target on the specialty chemicals company’s stock, up from their previous price target of $7
Oil driller ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) is benefiting from rising oil prices and rewarding investors with dividend hikes. However, the company's drilling-focused business hasn't been able to sustain a high dividend in the past, cutting the payment in 2016 amid low oil prices. This suggests that d
How to play the turnaround in the Brazilian economy
Investing in emerging markets always has a heightened amount of risk associated with it. However, large and mid-cap stocks can help mitigate the heightened amount of risk. This is why I believe that the iShares MSCI Brazil Index (EWZ) is the safest way to play the turnaround in the Brazilian economy. The MSCI Brazil 25/50 Index is designed....More>>>
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Almost exactly a year ago, Micron’s (NASDAQ:MU) CFO, Ernie Maddock, stood up at a Citi investor conference and pre-released earnings. I was there, and the roomful was surprised – at the number and at the new found transparency. Now Micron has just completed what will be another excellent 4th quarter, and I believe Ernie will do another pre-announcement at this week’s Citi conference....More>>>
After Donald Trump was elected as the 45th president of the United States, and Republicans held onto a majority of their seats in both houses of Congress, it became a forgone conclusion that the Affordable Care Act (ACA), better known as Obamacare, would soon be no more.
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The fourth quarter of 2016 was the first quarter since the second quarter of 2014 that Macau’s gaming market grew at all. And the signs of life have given new hope to gaming investors with exposure to the world’s biggest gaming market.
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The crowd piled into investment-grade bonds last week as economic worries triggered an exodus out of risky assets. Reviewing the major asset classes for the week just passed through an ETF lens reveals sharply divided results. The safe-haven trade generated handsome gains for several ETFs representing broad measures of the global fixed-income realm for the five trading days through Feb. 5. Even....More>>>
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Paypex (CURRENCY:PAYX) traded 1% lower against the dollar during the one day period ending at 16:00 PM Eastern on May 20th. In the last week, Paypex has traded 45.6% higher against the dollar. Paypex has a total market capitalization of $142.70 million and $8,938.00 worth of Paypex was traded
Yext (NYSE:YEXT) CFO Steven Cakebread sold 20,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $15.10, for a total transaction of $302,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is availabl
For many retired Americans, Social Security isn't just a check they receive each month. It's a financial lifeline that keeps them above the federal poverty line and allows them to make ends meet. An analysis from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities in 2016 found that the mere existence of
Bruker (NASDAQ:BRKR) was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report released on Friday. The brokerage presently has a $34.00 price target on the medical research company’s stock. Zacks Investment Research‘s target