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
A recent survey from Accenture showed that 26% U.S. consumers have had their personal medical information stolen from technology systems, and half of those who experienced a breach were victims of medical identity theft. On average, those victims had to pay around $2,500 in out-of-pocket costs per incident.
The breaches were most likely to occur in hospitals (36%), followed by urgent-care....More>>>
Data breaches dominated this year’s headlines, and not only in the world of technology. While there were many damaging incidents, perhaps none were as prominent and newsworthy as the hack against the Democratic National Committee, which continues to wreak political havoc.
In the business world, companies of all sizes incurred major information security disasters,....More>>>
The S&P 500 (SNPINDEX:^GSPC) did well in 2016, producing another winning year and extending the bull market in stocks. Even though the index had some troubled times, strength in the U.S. economy and in fundamental business prospects for the index’s constituent stocks helped the market overcome challenges and continue its generally upward path. Technically, the S&P 500’s best....More>>>
These five stocks had the most social chatter and the lowest investor confidence this week, according to Stockal. Stockal tracks analyst ratings, news, and social sentiment to paint a picture a stock's overall sentiment.
1. GoPro Inc (NASDAQ: GPRO)
Stockal's confidence meter, which measures the Street's near-term confidence in the stock, stands at 56% for GoPro.....More>>>
While some Americans worry that the economy and the stock market are just about to crash, both appear to be quite healthy. If we’re looking at headline numbers, the stock market has never been higher, and unemployment is at a level that seemed unimaginable eight years ago.
Consider that since October 2009, unemployment has dropped from 10% to 4.4%....More>>>
With the exception of BBVA Banco Frances (NYSE:BFR), Argentine banking ADRs have brought a great performance over the past year. Grupo Supervielle (NYSE:SUPV) in particular is up more than 30% since its IPO on May 20th last year, but Banco Macro (NYSE:BMA) and Grupo Financiero Galicia (NASDAQ:GGAL) are not that far behind, with a 20% and 24% 1y-return each.
The owners of Neiman Marcus are weighing whether to sell the famed department store chainas it struggles in an era of declining visits by shoppers — and one potential buyer has already signaled its interest.
Neiman Marcus Group said in a statement that it is undertaking a process to explore and evaluate potential strategic alternatives, which include the sale of the company or other....More>>>
The stock market is near record-high territory, and it’s getting difficult to find beaten-up stocks to buy at a discount. However, one notable exception is real estate investment trusts (REITs) which have taken a beating as interest rates started to rise. Here are three REITs, all of which have dropped more than 10% over the past six months, that may be worth a look.
Investors and pundits continue to miss the mark when it comes to Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHOO). Ever since the company announced a massive data breach of hundreds of millions of users data, some have become very concerned about Yahoo’s ability to complete the sale of its core business to Verizon (NYSE:VZ) at the agreed upon price of $4.8B. Verizon management has made various comments relating to the....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.")