Energy was a key sector driving profits for S&P 500 index in 2017. Per the latest Earnings Trends, the index witnessed year-over-year earnings growth of 7.1% last year. However, excluding the Energy sector, the index’s earnings growth fell drastically to 4.4%.
Q: The stock market seems to be reaching new record highs every day. Are there any stocks that still look cheap?
Corporate earnings have exhibited pretty impressive growth as a whole over the past few years, so the market’s performance is somewhat justified. However, many stocks do look to be rather expensive right now — particularly in the tech sector. Yet some bargains remain.
CEO of Sysco Corp (NYSE:SYY) William J Delaney Iii sold 400,000 shares of SYY on 09/19/2017 at an average price of $53.91 a share. The total sale was $21.6 million.
Sysco Corp is in the business of food distribution. Its primary business involves the distribution of food and related products to the foodservice or food-away-from-home industry. Sysco Corp has a market cap of $28.71 billion;....More>>>
Industrial conglomerate General Electric (GE, $23.19 as of Oct. 18) stunned income investors in 2009, in the wake of the financial crisis and bear market, with a then-unthinkable cut to its longstanding dividend. But after years of trying to regain Wall Streets trust by rebuilding its payout to shareholders, fears of another reduction are mounting just as the company prepares to release its latest....More>>>
Investment company Smith Shellnut Wilson Llc buys Vanguard S&P 500, TechnipFMC PLC, PPG Industries, Reynolds American, sells Harman International Industries, FMC Technologies, Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight, United Parcel Service, Northrop Grumman during the 3-months ended 2017-03-31, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, Smith Shellnut Wilson Llc . As of 2017-03-31,....More>>>
Ford (NYSE:F) is known for its attractive valuation, it currently trades at around 7 times its 2017 projected earnings and has an attractive dividend yield of 5.36 percent. It also has a very low price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) compared to most other companies on the S&P 500. The stock trades at around $11 during the time I am writing this. However, after digging a little deeper, I have found....More>>>
We’re still in the wake of calendar 2017’s first earnings season. So it wasn’t surprising to see a raft of dividend raises last week, especially considering that this year has already been stuffed with lifts from every conceivable type of company.
Exploiting the famous January effect on Wall Street isnt as easy as it looks.
Im referring to the well-known tendency for stocks of the smallest companiesso-called small capsto significantly outperform large-cap stocks during January. Since 1926, according to data compiled by University of Chicago professor Eugene Fama and Dartmouth professor Kenneth French, small caps in January have beaten....More>>>
As a wealth manager, I sometimes encounter clients who operate under the assumption that portfolio principal should never be touched for the purposes of supplementing their lifestyle. That is, they are hard-wired to believe that only portfolio income, such as dividends and interest—and never their principal — is available. I strongly disagree with this....More>>>
The hunt for yield continues in a persistently low-interest-rate environment.
High-yield dividend stocks sometimes exists because of a deterioration in the fundamentals of a company that puts downward pressure on the stock price, but sometimes such instances of overly negative pressure offer up an opportunity where the underlying business can be purchased at....More>>>
Last week, Skechers (SKX) presented at UBS Global Consumer and Retail Conference, giving interesting updates on the status of their business and their expectations for the future. I think its worth refreshing our view of the stock and its attractiveness.
In the last few weeks, we have seen two high profile unicorns file for initial public offerings. The first out of the gate was Dropbox (Pending:DBX), a storage solution for a world where gigabyte files are the rule rather than the exception, with a filing on February 23. Following close after,
U.S. stock futures moved sharply higher on Monday, indicating Wall Street may extend gains seen late last week after data showed a strong increase in jobs created, but weaker-than-forecast wages. Dow futures
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