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%.
(Editors Note: There is much greater liquidity on the Xetra exchange under the ticker RIB).
RIB Software AG (OTCPK:RSTAY) provides software that is used in the construction industry to link the computer aided design (CAD) software that is used to design buildings to the enterprise resource planning (ERP) software that is used to purchase building materials, account for these purchases, etc.....More>>>
CFRAs Ken Leon takes a look at investment banks that he thinks should benefit from increasing M&A activity.
Leon writes that a favorable economy, in which companies and private equity firms have plenty of cash on hand, as well as a benign political climate will boost M&A activity in this year. Cross-border transactions, which made up more than....More>>>
Ford (NYSE:F) is known for its attractive valuation, it currently trades at around 7 times its 2017 projected earnings and has an attractive dividend yield of 5.36 percent. It also has a very low price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) compared to most other companies on the S&P 500. The stock trades at around $11 during the time I am writing this. However, after digging a little deeper, I have found....More>>>
When casino gambling is legalized in Japan, we’re going to see an all-out spending war among resort operators because it could become the world’s most lucrative market. And because of the potential Japan offers casino operators, the feeding frenzy they promise could also make it the most expensive gambling market in the world.
Wells Fargo & Co. is scheduled to report third-quarter results on Friday before the start of trading, and investors will expect earnings to be weaker than the year-earlier period as the embattled lender fights to restore its reputation after a bruising scandal erupted over its sales practices, costing its CEO his job.
Early last month, the giant San Francisco-based lender was slapped....More>>>
We listened to Cempra (NASDAQ: CEMP) management’s investor conference call after receiving the Complete Response Letter (CRL) from the FDA regarding regulatory application for Solithromycin’s approval for the treatment of adult community-acquired bacterial pneumonia (CABP). The management plans to meet with the FDA to discuss FDA’s request for a comparative safety trial to study....More>>>
Just so no one accuses me of playing favorites after posting a list of the 15 stocks for a Donald Trump victory, here’s Deutsche Bank strategist David Bianco’s list of 15 stocks for a Hillary Clinton win:
Its difficult to pin down specific policies from either candidate, but on several economic issues their general bias is clear. These issues include taxes, trade deals, favored....More>>>
If one is to truly allege that the digital asset is little more than a massive ploy to defraud unwitting investors of their money, la Bernie Madoff, then one must admit that the entire stock market itself is one giant hustle, too.
Last week, Skechers (SKX) presented at UBS Global Consumer and Retail Conference, giving interesting updates on the status of their business and their expectations for the future. I think its worth refreshing our view of the stock and its attractiveness.
In the last few weeks, we have seen two high profile unicorns file for initial public offerings. The first out of the gate was Dropbox (Pending:DBX), a storage solution for a world where gigabyte files are the rule rather than the exception, with a filing on February 23. Following close after,
U.S. stock futures moved sharply higher on Monday, indicating Wall Street may extend gains seen late last week after data showed a strong increase in jobs created, but weaker-than-forecast wages. Dow futures