Friday was a mixed day for the stock market; the Dow Jones Industrials fell slightly even as the S&P 500 (SNPINDEX:^GSPC) and Nasdaq Composite finished higher. The S&P 500’s gains of about a fifth of a percent were propelled in part by favorable economic data showing that retail sales climbed by 0.6% in December, driven by strong performance in the automotive sector. Solid bank earnings....More>>>
Doug Hughes focuses on lesser-known, small cap regional banks; the editor of Bank Newsletter looks for banks that operate in attractive regional markets, often ones that would be attractive acquisition targets.
AvidBank Holdings (AVBH) has the fastest growth of any bank out there and yet is still one of the safest with almost no bad loans, and a great, great market area in Palo Alto,....More>>>
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Your emergency fund can help you cover the cost of lifes unpleasant surprises like medical bills, car repairs or even job loss. Without one, these unfortunate situations could be even worse, as you could face some tough decisions when things dont go according to plan.
Do you turn to credit card debt that carries a high interest? Do you dip into your 401(k)?....More>>>
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For some investors, they’ve created small fortunes. For others, they’ve brought nothing but misery. For all investors, though, there’s no denying the fact that biotech stocks have kept things interesting if only because they can always supply a binary even traders can treat like a coin toss. The third quarter of 2017 isn’t going to be any different.
Few companies have parlayed investments in digital technology into profit-generating success as has Domino’s Pizza (NYSE:DPZ). While Starbucks usually is lauded for melding its loyalty app with mobile order and pay, the seemingly modest pizza shop can easily point to its platform for helping turn around its fortunes.
Domino’s credits its technology innovations with helping it....More>>>
Gainers Loxo Oncology Inc (NASDAQ: LOXO) rose 32.7 percent to $65.00 in pre-market trading after the company reported that larotrectinib trial demonstrated 76 percent confirmed objective response rate. Dynavax Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: DVAX) shares rose 22 percent to $7.20 in the pre-market trading session after the company on Friday presented updated data for SD-101 in combination....More>>>
U.S. equities are continuing to grind higher on Friday thanks to the resumption of the “Trumpflation” trade spurred by comments from President Trump this week that his tax cut plans would be released within the next few weeks.
The dynamic got an additional lift by his comments about the U.S. dollar’s valuation, which he thinks is too high.share....More>>>
The recent announcement that Pilgrim’s Pride (NYSE:PPC) will be acquiring GNP Company is a welcome reprieve to those of us that see the value in the company. As investors likely already know, accusations of price index manipulation of the Georgia Dock index continue to swirl in the media, and the interest from the press doesn’t seem to be waning. Why should it? It has all the trappings....More>>>
I wrote bullishly about Deere (DE) back in December, and since then the stock has done…not much, gaining 4.8% to the S&P 500′s 4.1% rise. So I’ve tried to stay on top of the stock, both the bullish calls and the bearish ones–and today, I have another bear to add to the list. That would be JPMorgan’s Ann Duignan, who reiterated her Underweight rating on Deere today,....More>>>