Sometimes I discuss stocks which sit out of my comfort zone, simply because they have a few characteristics which could be of interest to any kind of investor but don’t necessarily fit my portfolio. For example a blue chip stock which has features of positive capital gains combined with interesting dividend. In this case I am talking about Accenture (NYSE:ACN). A little bit more than a year....More>>>
Larkspur, CA, based Investment company Park West Asset Management LLC buys eBay, Dell Technologies, Ellie Mae, Alliance Data Systems, Shutterfly, Nexstar Media Group, Marvell Technology Group, FirstCash, DaVita, Brunswick, sells Pandora Media, Service International, LendingClub, Tailored Brands, Stamps.com during the 3-months ended 2016-12-31, according to the most recent filings of the investment....More>>>
U.S. equities cooled their heels after Tuesday’s big push to new record highs — led by mega-cap tech stocks in the Nasdaq Composite — as President Trump unveiled his tax plan.
The disappointment was palpable on a lack of specifics after months of teasing from the White House. Stocks have gained trillions in market cap value in anticipation of Trump’s proposed pro-business....More>>>
Sprints (NYSE:S) exclusive talks with Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) and Charter (NASDAQ:CHTR) have again brought a lot of speculation to the industry. The merger with T-Mobile (NASDAQ:TMUS) was a good combination but it has been put on hold until Sprint concludes its negotiations with the two cable companies. It is unclear why Sprint has decided to take this path. I understand the appeal for the....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>>>
Target (NYSE:TGT), America’s second-largest discount retailer, shocked the investment community with a fiscal fourth quarter (ended Jan. 31, 2017) earnings miss. Management also slashed guidance for fiscal 2017 to a midpoint of $4.00 from analyst estimates of about $5.34.
Shares that had fetched above $85 during 2015 and north of $84 last spring opened at $57.41 on Tuesday. CNBC commentators....More>>>
In a hot broad market at all-time highs, there simply aren’t a lot of bargains to be had. But every now and then, the market overcorrects and hands investors a buying opportunity.
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There are a number of reasons this can happen — from unexpected news to downgrades to broader world news that investors fear will have an adverse....More>>>
Social Security may be one of your largest assets. What and when you collect will make a huge difference to your lifetime benefits.
Today’s column examines how spousal benefits are calculated, the ability to switch to a spousal benefit after taking a retirement benefit, the effect of collecting a spousal benefit on the other spouse’s retirement benefit, submitting an application....More>>>
Shares of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (VRX) have lost half their value today after it missed earnings forecasts, offered disappointing guidance and said it could default on its debt. But hey, if you liked it at $70, you have to like it at $35, right? S&P Global Market Intelligence’s Jeffrey Loo explains why he’s keeping his Buy rating on Valeant’s shares:
Shares of Procter & Gamble (PG) are soaring today after the consumer-staples giant reported better-than-expected earnings.
Procter & Gamble reported an adjusted profit of $1.08 a share, beating forecasts for $1.06, despite sales coming at at $16.86 billion, below forecasts for $16.94 billion. It also cited the strong dollar as a possible headwind.