Restoration Robotics (NASDAQ:HAIR) and Luminex (NASDAQ:LMNX) are both small-cap medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, dividends and analyst rec
Shares of cloud-based tax compliance solutions provider Avalara (NYSE:AVLR) jumped on Wednesday after the company reported its fourth-quarter results. A revenue beat and in-line earnings were enough to propel the stock about 16.3% higher by noon EST.
ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) has worked hard to distinguish itself from other oil companies over the past few years by shifting its focus from growing production to increasing shareholder value. That led it on a path to shed high-cost assets so that it could slim down to a company that could thrive at lower oil prices.
This strategy has worked remarkably well. That’s why shares are up....More>>>
Oil prices have been on fire over the past year, rising more than 20%, which pushed the U.S. oil benchmark (WTI) up to a recent price of around $67.50 a barrel. With continued cooperation by OPEC, healthy demand growth, and a hesitant approach by shale drillers, WTI could soon top $70 a barrel. That’s well above the $50 a barrel most producers in the country budgeted for in 2018.
Fasten your seat belts. Dramatic swings in the oil market may soon become the norm.
After a prolonged period of low prices and relative calm, oil watchers are predicting a surge of volatility following President Trump’s decision to reimpose sanctions on Iran. Crude has spiked 19% this year, to prices unseen since late 2014.
Taking away Iranian oil after production cuts by....More>>>
As gasoline pump prices near an average of $3 a gallon across the U.S., Americans have shown little restraint in their fuel purchases. But demand destruction could emerge if oil hits $80 a barrel, Valero Energy Corp. said Thursday on its first quarter earnings call.
Valero’s not worried about gasoline consumption, for now: Demand....More>>>
Source: ThinkstockMay 11, 2018: The S&P 500 closed up 0.2% at 2,727.69. The DJIA closed up 0.4% at 24,830.04. Separately, the Nasdaq was flat at 7,402.88.
Friday was a relatively positive day for the broad U.S. markets. Although crude oil backed off, it is still holding just above the $70 price level. The S&P 500 sectors were split down the middle. The most positive sectors were health....More>>>
Last night, Bloomberg reported that Sanofi (SNY) had made a bid for Medivation (MDVN) but had been rebuffed, while noting that other companies–perhaps Gilead Sciences (GILD), Amgen (AMGN) or AstraZeneca (AZN)?–were also on the prowl. SunTrust Robinson Humphrey’s Peter Lawson explains why Medivation might be biotech’s most wanted:
One of the richest men in China has made a big bet on an icon of Europe’s automotive industry.
Li Shufu, the billionaire chairman of Chinese car maker Geely (GELYF), invested about $9 billion buying a stake of almost 10% in Daimler (DDAIF), making him the biggest single shareholder in the owner of Mercedes Benz.
Li, who’s estimated to be worth around $18 billion, has....More>>>
Over the past several years, graphics processing specialist NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA) seemed invincible. A perfect storm of strong demand from gamers, a growing data center business, and a surging cryptocurrency market rocketed the stock to nearly 1,300% gains in less than four years.
Franco Nevada Corp (NYSE:FNV) (TSE:FNV) has received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the twelve research firms that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and five have
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ConocoPhillips is going all out to recover $2 billion it was awarded in arbitration from Venezuela. First it froze the assets of Venezuela’s state-run oil giant, Petroleos de Venezuela SA, at Caribbean harbors that serve as key waystations for much of Venezuela’s crude exports. Now