February 21, 2017: Markets opened higher Tuesday following a mixed Friday close. Solid earnings reports from Macy’s, Home Depot, and Wal-Mart all gave the pre-market session a boost. All 11 S&P sectors traded higher with less than an hour to go before the closing bell led by real estate and utilities. WTI crude oil for April delivery settled at $54.33 a barrel, up 1% on the day. April....More>>>
One of the joys of investing in stocks is watching dividend payments roll in quarter after quarter. Giant capital gains from growth stocks may be more exciting, but a reliable and growing stream of dividend payments, reinvested in more stocks, unleashes the true power of compounding. Dividends have accounted for nearly half of the total return of the S&P 500 Index over the past 25 years. You....More>>>
Huge share-price declines at the likes of Macy’s (NYSE:M) and J.C. Penney (NYSE:JCP) indicate that investors are losing hope that these companies can meet their financial goals. Indeed, there wasn’t much to like in their first-quarter results.
In this segment ofIndustry Focus: Consumer Goods, analyst Vincent Shen and contributor Adam Levine-Weinberg turn their attention to several....More>>>
International Game Technology (NYSE:IGT) reported its Third Quarter 2017 Results on Tuesday, November 14th, much to the delight of investors. Shares ended the day up 15% as the company reported earnings of $0.40/share vs. expectations of $0.24/share. The casino equipment maker’s stock was having a lackluster year but is now nearing its 52-week high of $32.07.
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Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) extolled many of his portfolio holdings for repurchasing their shares, “some quite aggressively,” in his 2016 annual letter. Buffett, who is price-conscious and won’t repurchase his own companies’ shares at more than 1.2 times book value, a statement he last made good on in 2012, approved of his investees’....More>>>
The high-flying Indian IT outsourcing industry has withstood several challenges in the past. However, a recent obstacle has sent the industry into a tailspin, as these firms scurry around to identify strategies to work around the hindrance.
D. A. Davidson says its time to embrace volatility. Analyst Sonny Randhawa initiated coverage on the four large, global oilfield services companies — Baker Hughes (BHI), Schlumberger (SLB), Halliburton (HAL) and Weatherford International (WFT) at a buy.
The oil service sectors performance is still highly correlated with crude prices, which have fluctuated from $62/barrel to $26/barrel....More>>>
January 10, 2017: Markets opened mixed again Tuesday as the blue chips got off to a slow start. The DJIA peake in the middle of the day and slid back into the red with about an hour left this afternoon. The Nasdaq even posted another all-time high at 5,564.25 early this afternoon. Healthcare and financials were leading sectors while real-estate and energy lagged. WTI crude oil for February delivery....More>>>
Microsoft Corporationstock could be a safe long-term bet, with any pullbacks a good buying opportunity.
After being dormant for years, Microsoft (NSDQ:MSFT) stock has investors excited again, gaining over 130% in the last four years. 2016 was no exception with more than 13% return YTD. MSFT stock is trading near its all-time highs. 2016 has been mostly a transition year for....More>>>
Toshiba’s chairman is stepping down after the Japanese company reported a $6.3 billion writedown at its troubled U.S. nuclear business.
The massive hit dragged the struggling conglomerate to an estimated net loss of $4.4 billion for the nine months ending December 31, raising concerns about whether it can survive its latest financial woes.
Chairman Shigenori Shiga is resigning....More>>>