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%.
Back in February, in my inaugural article here on Seeking Alpha, I suggested a buy/write of Fly Leasing (FLY) as a possible strategy for the Irish company. A few days back, I listened to the earnings conference call released last week, and my analysis remains the same.
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More often than not, when a company’s dividend starts approaching 10%, it’susually a sign that the market expects the payout to head lower in the very near future. However, for Summit Midstream Partners (NYSE:SMLP), that doesn’t appear to be the case. That’s because the pipeline and processing company can cover its payout with plenty of room to spare. In fact, it could actually....More>>>
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Forgive the cheesy title but it is a legitimate question. Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT (NYSE:EARN) is a name that I have argued that you need to know about. Although I was caught somewhat by surprised by some dividend cuts, the cash flows and core earnings seemed to be covering the payouts. That said, I see the dividends as secure. Now, it has been over 6 months since I have checked in on....More>>>
CEO of Sysco Corp (NYSE:SYY) William J Delaney Iii sold 400,000 shares of SYY on 09/19/2017 at an average price of $53.91 a share. The total sale was $21.6 million.
Sysco Corp is in the business of food distribution. Its primary business involves the distribution of food and related products to the foodservice or food-away-from-home industry. Sysco Corp has a market cap of $28.71 billion;....More>>>
Shoppers view merchandise being sold at discount prices at the JCPenney at the Columbia Mall on July 24, 2017 in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. The JCPenney is having a store liquidation sale and plans to close July 31, 2017. Abandoned by the big brands, deserted by the young, the American mall, once temples of the shopping, have become ghost towns, victims of the explosion of online shopping. / AFP....More>>>
All main U.S. stock indexes closed higher on Tuesday, with the Dow finishing at its 47th record for 2017, as optimism appeared to grow ahead of the start of the earnings season, which will provide concrete insight into the state of U.S. corporations.
American Express (NYSE:AXP) helped pioneer the charge card industry, and even now, the company’s brand carries an aura of affluence that rivals have struggled hard to try to duplicate. Yet American Express has fallen back from all-time highs over the past couple of years, and the loss of its branded-card partnership with retail giant Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) was a high-profile setback....More>>>
Note: Industrial Insights subscribers were alerted to this idea on December 4th, giving them the opportunity to build a stake at much lower prices (~10% lower basis).
China Yuchai International (NYSE:CYD) is a Bermuda-based holding company, operating as a subsidiary of Singapore-based Hong Leong Asia. China Yuchai’s principal operating subsidiary (76.4% outstanding ownership) is Guangxi....More>>>
With most of the major indices at or near all-time highs, some investors are using this as an opportunity to take profits from their positions.
That's according to TD Ameritrade's Investor Movement Index, which tracks investing behavior and sentiment among customer portfolios. The IMX declined in September for the first time since March, indicating that investors decreased their exposure....More>>>
A power outage hit the CES consumer electronics show in Las Vegas, dimming the lights in one of the main convention halls hosting demonstrations from the likes of LG Electronics Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co.
“There is an isolated power outage at the Las Vegas Convention Center. W
Several days ago Fitbit (FIT) and Dexcom (DXCM) announced they are partnering to develop CGM (continuous glucose monitoring) solutions for people living with diabetes. The first product will incorporate DXCM's CGM data and bridge it with FIT's new Ionic watch. Users of Android and iOS devices wou
News of Amazon’s huge $13.7 billion (bn) takeover bid for Whole Foods Market represents the largest US grocery deal over past decade and is leaving rivals in the retail sector quaking. It’s a big play by the retail behemoth in the US and yet another signal of the seismic shift in