Do you want to change careers? Are you absolutely sure?
From my own career change to the stories I hear from my clients and workshop students, often we think we want to change careers when the problem is our work environment instead. If you find yourself stuck, unsure what to do next, or t
Like many businesses, debt collection is a cyclical industry, and as a major player in that industry, PRA Group (NASDAQ:PRAA) is subject to the ups and downs of the economy. During good times, there aren’t as many nonperforming loans for PRA Group to collect on. Only when times get tough do default rates move higher, spurring many creditors to turn their collections over to PRA.
Italy’s two main populist parties are trying to forge a governing alliance after former premier Silvio Berlusconi dropped his opposition. The euroskeptic League’s Matteo Salvini and Luigi Di Maio of Five Star meet Thursday with a possible joint policy program and government posts on the agenda.
Here’s a look at some of the issues where they agree, and some they still....More>>>
Dynamic Advisor Solutions LLC bought a new stake in Vanguard Value ETF (NYSEARCA:VTV) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm bought 3,421 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $353,000.
Other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Acropolis Investment....More>>>
The Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) industry has consistently outperformed the S&P 500 over the last five years with its 285.2% appreciation, easily trumping the S&P 500’s 90.2%. But the industry started pulling even further ahead in 2015 and again after the election of President Donald Trump. It is currently in the top 9% of Zacks industries.
Citigroup’s Alastair Syme and team argue that the earnings from big oil companies like Chevron (CVX), Total (TOT) and Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) will be bad…real bad. But that won’t stop the stocks from outperforming. They explain why:
Negative headlines, positive performance: We expect the majority of Big Oil companies to post negative 1Q16 earnings,....More>>>
Thor Industries (NYSE:THO) posted excellent results for FQ4 to cap off a strong year. Revenues increased 21.7%, beating estimates by a wide margin, and EPS of $1.57 came in ahead of estimates at $1.57. Net income from continuing operations increased 20.1% y/y. I have to admit I was surprised by the results. I expected that a weakening US economy would take its toll on the RV sector. In hindsight,....More>>>
Evercore ISI’s James West and team explain whyHalliburton (HAL) remains their “North American Winner” among oil-field-services stocks:
A Structural Favorite. Halliburton remains one of our favorite stocks in the group and the management team’s relentless pursuit of efficiency and aggressive positioning for the upcycle will likely make....More>>>
PNC Financial Services Group Inc. lifted its position in shares of Marriott International Inc (NASDAQ:MAR) by 207.7% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 1,000,670 shares of the company’s stock after bu
There have been some macroeconomic signs that America's housing boom is starting to show signs of fatigue, but those figures haven't really shown up in the earnings reports of most homebuilders. The one exception is Beazer Homes USA (NYSE:BZH). While most companies are still showing strong home
Sturm Ruger & Company Inc (NYSE:RGR) announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, August 1st, RTT News reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 17th will be paid a dividend of 0.34 per share on Friday, August 31st. This represents a $1.36 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividen