Over the years, we have witnessed many investment trends come in and out of fashion. But investments in private equity funds have been the financial equivalent of first-growth French Bordeaux reds, which means they are consistently strong and reliable. According to The Cambridge Associates LLC US Private Equity Index® (publicly available here), private equity investments....More>>>
On Tuesday, stocks closed mixed with a preference for small-caps as they took gains in some blue chips and big-cap stocks.
Profit-taking started immediately, with a divergence of better-quality stocks being sold. Banks and other financials fell 1.4% at the close, while technology gained 0.9% and consumer discretionary rose 0.5%. Eight of the eleven sectors of the 500 lost ground. From the....More>>>
After five years of strong growth in apparel and footwear, Nike’s (NYSE: NKE) shareholders were rewarded with returns in excess of 100%. These returns greatly outpaced the 80% return delivered by the S&P 500 (NYSEARCA:VOO) over the same time frame. Unfortunately, 2016 was a tough year for Nike’s shareholders. Holders of Nike’s stock witnessed the stock price tumble over 15%....More>>>
Fellow contributor Giovanni DiMauro published a bearish take on Valeant Pharmaceuticals (NYSE:VRX) with which I strongly disagree. I’ll start by going over DiMauro’s points (between quotes) where I hold a variant view and summarize my bullish take at the end.
CEO Joseph Papa mislead investors in August when he reaffirmed guidance for the year. The company missed miserably on earnings....More>>>
Investment company Wintergreen Fund buys Lotte Confectionery Co, LiLAC Group, sells Altria Group, The Swatch Group AG, JC Decaux SA during the 3-months ended 2016-12-31, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, Wintergreen Fund. As of 2016-12-31, Wintergreen Fund owns 25 stocks with a total value of $407 million. These are the details of the buys and sells.
Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) reported fiscal third-quarter financial results after markets closed Wednesday. The networking giant said that it had $0.60 in earnings per share (EPS) and $11.9 billion in revenue, which compares with consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters that called for $0.58 in EPS and $11.9 billion in revenue. The same period from last year had $0.57 in EPS and $12.0 billion....More>>>
Shares of Atwood Oceanics (NYSE:ATW) are bounding higher on Wednesday and were up more than 13% by 3:00 p.m. EDT. There wasn’t any news to drive the stock higher today. Instead, it appears that investors finally decided they like the company’s messy fiscal second-quarter report.
Atwood Oceanics reported a mixed quarter on Monday night because....More>>>
Amazon.com Inc (NSDQ:AMZN)was once a disruptor. Those days are long gone. I am surprised that many here don’t understand the concept of disruption. There are different degrees of disruption.
Disruption has to be looked at from the perspective of an established company, who’s business has been disrupted, to assess thedegree to which capabilities and products or services are rendered....More>>>
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The Securities and Exchange Commission approved Wednesday the 2017 budget for the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, allotting $268.5 million, a 4.2% increase over the PCAOB’s 2016 budget and a 6.2% increase over....More>>>
Singapore's largest property developer, CapitaLand (OTCPK:CLLDY) (CATL.SI) had a pretty good 2017. Helped by improving conditions in Singapore and China, not to mention significant project openings, CapitaLand's local shares climbed 20% and the ADRs did even better.
A power outage hit the CES consumer electronics show in Las Vegas, dimming the lights in one of the main convention halls hosting demonstrations from the likes of LG Electronics Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co.
“There is an isolated power outage at the Las Vegas Convention Center. W
In Lahore and Karachi, American flags were burned in front of TV cameras after President Trump’s decision on Jan. 4 to withhold $2 billion of security aid from Pakistan to punish it for allegedly harboring terrorists. The country’s government issued angry statements claiming no ins