Jefferies Group upgraded shares of LyondellBasell (NYSE:LYB) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report published on Wednesday, Marketbeat Ratings reports. The firm currently has $121.95 price target on the specialty chemicals company’s stock, up from their previous price target of $7
Oil driller ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) is benefiting from rising oil prices and rewarding investors with dividend hikes. However, the company's drilling-focused business hasn't been able to sustain a high dividend in the past, cutting the payment in 2016 amid low oil prices. This suggests that d
On Tuesday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested small cap clinical-stage biotechnology stock Threshold Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: THLD) as a long trade:
The chart below speaks for itself. After trying to work its way above a ceiling at $0.62 for the past several months, that finally happened today, in earnest. Better still, it’s happened after a strong foundation was laid,....More>>>
In its annual mobile apps survey, Research firm Gartner predicted that by 2019 virtual assistants will account for 20% of all smartphone interactions. With that level of user engagement, predictably all of the largest technology companies are invested in the segment and each brings a different strength to the field.
Will 2017 be the year of the virtual assistant? Image source: Pixabay.
Athletic footwear and apparel company Nike (NYSE:NKE) has been around since 1964. As the retail market has been facing tough competition against e-commerce business, how has Nike been holding up? Well, since the company’s financials continuously look better each year and it’s outperforming its competition, the popular company should be on investors’ minds right now.
“Mors tua, vita mea” (literally “your death is my life) probably was the motto that gladiators, in the ancient Rome, recited before entering in the Coliseum and fighting for their life. Over and above its literal translation, this Latin expression means that what is a damage for one person is often an advantage for another. There can only be one winner in a competition; that is....More>>>
Back in 2014, I wrote this article arguing that the House of Saud’s main motivation for allowing oil prices to fall was not economic but power based, concluding:
“So, when we investors consider how long oil prices are likely to stay at current levels, we should not just think about monetary influences. In this case, the maintenance of political power by the House....More>>>
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Shortly after Donald Trump won the presidency, I extrapolated sentiment from his campaign to the investment world. How would his policies and regulations impact my holdings? One of the most pervasive themes reiterated in speeches was protectionism. He harped on the importance of retaining Ameri
U.S. stock futures are trading lower this morning. Losses are heavier in the tech-laden Nasdaq after Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) beat earnings but noted tightening margins. Walmart Inc (NYSE:WMT) is a highlight, however, after posting better-than-expected results driven by strong onli