Two years ago, I wrote about why I disliked regional bank stocks using Regions Financial (NYSE: RF) as a glaring example. Two years later, the stock is 18% lower since despite slow but noticeable improvements in the U.S. economy and repair in the financial sector. Most banks have had enough time to adapt to the regulatory environment. So why the poor performance?
I drilled down into Regions’....More>>>
Stocks finished the week lower as oil prices fell and the Federal Reserve looks set to raise interest rates next week.
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The S&P 500 fell 0.4% this week after rising 0.3% to2,372.60 today, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 0.5% this week after advancing44.79 points, or 0.2%, to20,902.98 today. The Nasdaq Composite dipped 0.2%....More>>>
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July data included new home sales, up to a new post-recession high; existing home sales, which declined; and durable goods orders, which increased. In the rear view mirror, Q2 corporate profits increased or decreased depending on whether or not inventory adjustments were included (but in either case were higher than Q4 2015).
My usual note: I look at the high frequency....More>>>
Shares of Biogen (BIIB) were halted earlier today after the Wall Street Journal reported that Merck (MRK) and Allergan (AGN) are interested in buying the biotech giant. The Journal’s Dana Mattioli, Jonathan Rockoff, and Dana Cimilluca report:
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Biotechnology giant Biogen Inc. has drawn takeover interest from drug companies including Merck &....More>>>
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Shares of Vonage Holdings (NYSE:VG) rose 21.3% in 2016, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence.
The year didn’t start out on a great note. By the middle of May, share prices had plunged 33% lower year to date due to two lackluster earnings reports and one dilutive acquisition.
Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway has rapidly grown its Apple investment. So what draws the Oracle of Omaha to this tech giant, a sector he has avoided for so many years?
Warren Buffett, the sage of Omaha, as he is lovingly called, had for long chosen to stay out of the world of multi-bagger tech stocks. However, the recent entry into Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has....More>>>
It’s been a great year for stocks so it’s only natural to start looking for another one. Pay attention, and the investment prosfollowing companies the closest are already telling you where to put your money.
A USA TODAY review of estimates from Wall Street analysts collected by S&P Global Market Intelligence pinpointsthe sectors where profitand stock gains are expected to....More>>>
It does not seem as if legendary value investor Seth Klarman (Trades, Portfolio), founder of the Baupost Group, is very confident about the seemingly incessant rise in U.S. stock markets. That puts him at odds with Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio), who seems as confident as ever in American markets.
In his recent letter, Klarman notes the markets are currently at “perilously high....More>>>
Intro and 2016 Results
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First and foremost I would like to wish a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year for the viewers who read my articles on Seeking Alpha. Within the first few weeks of 2016, I released an article with the companies I believed would beat the Dow Jones Index. The main valuation metric used was price to free cash flow and quality being cash return....More>>>
After a rally in the first half of 2016, Coach’s (NYSE:COH) stock price has witnessed a decline, to levels seen at the beginning of the year. The company’s closing price rose to a high of $43.46 on August 1, but has seen a steady decline thereafter, with fears of a poor year-end performance. While Coach isn’t alone in being out of favor in the retail industry, however, given its....More>>>