Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT) has made a lot of efforts in pricing its goods attractively over the past months. This allowed for strong traffic growth, which resulted in positive comps for the company. Subsequently, Wal-Mart’s shares have been performing much better than those of its peers, which are reporting worse comp sales. Due to Wal-Mart’s power when it comes to discussing prices with its....More>>>
One popular approach to investing based on Benjamin Graham’s methods is to use the so-called “Graham Number.” There are some important differences between the Graham Number and the Graham Formula, but using the Graham Number is definitely useful even if the investor only uses it as a screening tactic.
I have selected the best companies trading below their Graham Number.....More>>>
For years, Toys “R” Us was an American success story.
Now the discount toy retailer is in its final chapter. The company filed for bankruptcy in September. On Wednesday, Toys “R” Us told employees that it would close or sell all its stores in the United States.
It’s an ignominious end for the company that was once the toy industry’s powerhouse.....More>>>
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Leading economists at U.S financial firms don’t expect the final tax cut plan will have much impact on U.S. economic growth, according to SIFMA’s economic outlook survey for 2018. Eighty percent of the 25 chief and senior....More>>>
March 20, 2017: Markets opened slightly lower Monday and traded close to the break-even line all day. Leading indicators and consumer sentiment readings were both strong. Only the materials sector traded high late in the afternoon while energy and utilities were the laggards. The blue chips were performing best. WTI crude oil for April delivery settled at $48.22 a barrel, down 1.2% on the day. April....More>>>
AQR Capital Management’s Cliff Asness has launched a healthy discussion about the trials and tribulations of factor timing with a new essay (“The Siren Song of Factor Timing”). He’s recommends that investors steer clear, which is good advice because the crowd’s record, in the aggregate, to successfully engage in market-timing activities generally is overwhelmingly poor.....More>>>
Palo Alto Networks (NYSE:PANW) is scheduled report FYQ4 results on 8/30, after the market close. After reading some of the publicly available earnings previews out there, which I think are highly dissatisfactory, I decided to write my own for the benefit of the retail investor. I hope this preview will help you gain more insight into the key debate points going into PANW’s earnings and also....More>>>
Buffett sold a large portion of his stake in Munich Re (HAM:MUV2) in 2015 citing a terrible outlook for the reinsurance business. A year and a half later, it’s clear he would have made continued to profit on the stock if he had held it, but it is unclear how long that will last and whether his vision is still to come true.
The CEO of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A)(BRK.B) held more than....More>>>
Gilead Sciences (GILD) is lower in after hours trading, after its first-quarter earnings came up short.
The company said it earned $3.03 a share on revenue of $7.79 billion.
Analysts were expecting earnings of $3.13 a share on revenue of $8.07 billion.
The companys guidance for the full year was also light. It said it expects revenue between $30....More>>>
Making an investment case for Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) is not that difficult. One only needs to look toward the future. Autonomous vehicles, connected cars, and cleaner/renewable energy are expected to be strong growth drivers in the years ahead. And those are two of Tesla’s main business segments. TSLA stock, then, should be in good hands.