Shares of Gap (GPS) have jumped nearly 5% today but it’s hard to find anyone who’s excited by its same-store-sales beat (Gap reported that sales at stores existing for at least 13 months had dropped 6%, less bad than the 7.2% drop forecast by analysts). This take from Guggenheim’s Howard Tubin and Paola Duguet is typical:
Whether it’s a student loan, car loan, mortgage, or something else, just about everybody takes out a loan at some point in their life. Unfortunately, many borrowers make expensive mistakes when signing up for these loans.
Not reading before signing
Big loans usually come with big paperwork. When I took out the mortgage on my house, the title company official handed me a six-inch-thick....More>>>
Wall Street on Monday didn’t just cash in on one winner, or a daily double, or even a trifecta. It notched astock market-style superfecta, with all four major U.S. stock indexes — representing blue chip names, technology stocks, small caps and large-company stocks — all closing at record highs on the same day for the first time in 17years.
Westerly, RI, based Investment company WASHINGTON TRUST Co buys Johnson Controls International PLC, The Priceline Group Inc, NextEra Energy Inc, , US Bancorp, TJX Inc, Costco Wholesale Corp, American Tower Corp, KLA-Tencor Corp, BB&T Corp, sells Varian Medical Systems Inc, B/E Aerospace Inc, Synchronoss Technologies Inc, Core Laboratories NV, Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp during the 3-months....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>>>
March has brought madness to airline stocks, including United Continental Holdings (UAL), Delta Air Lines (DAL), and American Airlines (AAL). But the recent pullbacks aren’t a buying opportunity, say Imperial Michael Derchin and Adam Hackel.
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I recommended United Continental on Nov. 19, the week that Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway....More>>>
Get ready for… something. Ignore what everyone knows (fast post-election rise, stocks linked to Trump’s pronouncements, and Dow Jones Industrial Average’s 20,000 level). Expect these popular issues to be ineffectual as 2017 begins. Instead, the market could make one of its countermoves, testing stocks’ strength and investors’ confidence by falling....More>>>
Yesterday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested small cap clinical-stage biotech RXi Pharmaceuticals Corp (NASDAQ: RXII) as a long/bullish trade for our short-term portfolio:
RXi Pharmaceuticals was hit pretty hard in September and October, but we like the way the stock’s been piecing together the foundation for a technical breakout. That is, we’ve made a higher low,....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