The Coca-Cola Company posted its second quarter earnings on July 26, reporting a 16% fall in revenues, hit by headwinds of 17% from the refranchising of its bottling operations, and a 2% impact from foreign currency. On the positive side, organic revenues grew 3% driven by its price/mix growth and concentrate sales, while core business organic revenues improved by 4%. Meanwhile, the company’s....More>>>
The former chief of a major Chinese financial firm that owns businesses around the world has been jailed for 18 years, according to state media.
A court in Shanghai on Thursday handed down the sentence to Wu Xiaohui, the former chairman of insurance company Anbang, after he was convicted of fraud and embezzlement, China’s official news agency, Xinhua, reported. Wu will also have $1.6....More>>>
Pasadena, CA, based Investment company Poplar Forest Capital LLC buys Signet Jewelers, Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Abbott Laboratories, St Jude Medical, Weatherford International PLC, Keysight Technologies, sells Intersil, Allstate, Lincoln National, Bank of Americaoration, Microsoft during the 3-months ended 2016-12-31, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, Poplar Forest Capital....More>>>
Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (FBHS) seems to be a slightly undervalued player in the home improvement segment that has astutely chosen to work with market leaders Home Depot (HD) and Lowes (LOW) instead of compete with them head-on. Market conditions being favorable to the giants in the segment, that effect is expected to cascade down to Fortunes product lines as well. Valuation analyses....More>>>
As we know, the broad stock market indices have been resilient all year. And that strength, in large part, can be credited to a small group of stocks.
Among that group, the blue chip Internet stocks have led the way: Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Google and Netflix. Halfway through the year, those five stocks were up more than 40% on average. And those five stocks carry a lot of weight in the....More>>>
If you're like most investors, you've been led to believe that it's impossible to earn large amounts of investment income without taking big risks. This idea – which you'll hear from many financial advisors and brokers – is simply wrong. It is possible to earn double-digit annual yields on your money – safely – by selling options. So why....More>>>
Xbiotech’s potential upside vs. downside
Xbiotech (NASDAQ:XBIT) has presented the abstract of its European Phase III trial of Xilonix to treat patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) refractory to standard treatment at the ESMO GI (European Society for Medical Oncology) 2016, early July. The abstract has shown a 76% relative increase in clinical response rate (CRR), associated....More>>>
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There are roughly 56 million eligible Americans that count on Medicare (or Medicare Advantage plans) to help maintain their physical and financial well-being each and every month. Of these 56 million, about five in six are aged 65 and up. Without Medicare to step in and cover a lion’s share of their eligible medical costs during retirement, it’s possible....More>>>
U.S. Treasuries suffered their worst month since 2009 as investors fret President-elect Donald Trump’s policies will spell bad news for debt investors and also brace for hikes in short-term interest rates by the Federal Reserve.
The SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Aggregate Bond fund, which tracks the broad bond market, has dropped 2.7% this month in its worst monthly performance since the....More>>>
We’ve been following second-quarter earnings results since late May. Now the seasonal pivot has shifted, with only a few scattered companies left to release their numbers before we transition to the August cycle. That means the next wave of 10-Q filings I’ll be studying over the next few days will reflect mixed signals: four weeks that capture the second quarter that’s already....More>>>