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%.
A group of Senate Democrats are charging that billionaire Carl Icahn is using his role as President Trump’s regulation buster for his “own personal gain.”
Senators Elizabeth Warren, Al Franken and four colleagues sent the White House and EPA letters this week demanding answers to a series of questions they’ve raised about Icahn’s vast business empire and his....More>>>
When my friend Seth asked me to invest in his new wine store, the decision was easy… He'd already answered the most important question you must ask before making an investment. Most investors forget to ask this question. But as I'll explain today, if you know how to answer it, you'll set yourself apart from the crowd… I got to know Seth while I was in....More>>>
Boston, MA, based Investment company Woodstock Corp buys Enbridge, Versartis, Analog Devices, FibroGen, Cedar Fair LP, Axovant Sciences, Aratana Therapeutics, Vanguard FTSE All World Ex US, iShares Core S&P Small-Cap, Iron Mountain, sells Spectra Energy, F5 Networks, Stericycle, Linear Technology, The Hain Celestial Group during the 3-months ended 2017-03-31, according to the most recent filings....More>>>
Can Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) surprise investors with its Q1 earnings numbers? San Francisco, California-based Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR)is scheduled to report its quarterly results for Q1 2017 on Wednesday, 26th April, before markets open. Twitter is expected to come out with its latest set of earnings numbers at 7 A.M. Eastern Time, or 4 A.M. Pacific Time. While expectations from the micro-blogging....More>>>
Valeant Pharmaceuticals will report its Q4 earnings on February 28th. VRX stock remains a risky bet going into the earnings. Flickr
Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc(NYSE:VRX) stock has been rallying going into this earningsseason. Valeant stock is up by more than 20% since the beginningof February. VRX stock is currently facing resistance from the100-day simple moving average trendline.....More>>>
Stifel’s Mark Astrachan and Claire Chamberlin argue that Starbucks’ (SBUX) valuation is to high for a Buy rating despite “a long runway for growth” They explain:
We do so believing consensus forward estimates are sound but that valuation, inline with a group of 15 global consumer brands, implies limited opportunity for multiple expansion. Starbucks is the preeminent....More>>>
Employees stand outside the new Amazon Go grocery store in Seattle, Washington, U.S., on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. Amazon.com Inc. unveiled technology that will let shoppers grab groceries without having to scan and pay for them — in one stroke eliminating the checkout line. Photographer: David Ryder/Bloomberg
There’s nothing wrong with profit or efficiency. If you’re in business,....More>>>
Shares of retailer Sears Holdings (NASDAQ:SHLD) tumbled 54.8% in 2016, according to data provided byS&P Global Market Intelligence. The company, which operates Sears and Kmart stores, suffered from significant declines in comparable sales throughout 2016. With sales collapsing and losses mounting, investors left the stock for dead last....More>>>
On Tuesday, November 8, most of America willbe tuned in hotly and heavily into watching news coverage about the presidential and congressional elections. After all, how the election turns out willdictate who runs the country and how the news flow is likely to be shaped in the public.
One economic report that will deserve a look is the co-called JOLTS report. This is the number of job openings,....More>>>
One of the biggest challenges for investors is filtering out bad, useless or even costly “information.” I have a method for screening out the noise and using my time more effectively. Part of it is keeping the TV on mute and using TIVO to check out anything that is really significant. You can also just skip articles that obviously do not meet the test.
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
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
U.S. stock futures are plunging this morning. Another key exit from the Donald Trump White House has set investors on edge, as Gary Cohn, the head of President Trump’s National Economic Council, resigned. Cohn was considered a moderating voice in the White House, and opposed Trump’s