Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) has always been a tough one for me. On the one hand, the company has been a great performer over the long-term, but it’s been stuck in a multi-year lull.
In a way, it sort of reminds me of Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS). I touched on this fact a few weeks ago with Disney, in that it was disappointing for recent investors but over the last five years or....More>>>
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SITO Mobile (NASDAQ:SITO) historically has provided mobile location-based (i.e., geolocation) marketing technology....More>>>
Wearable technology is having a moment in the sun right now as more and more consumers opt to add smartwatches to their collection of gadgets. While tech behemoth Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and its Apple Watch have been touted as the top of the class in the wearable technology sector, it’s not the only good investment within the industry.
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), Garmin Ltd.....More>>>
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>>>
Monday was a mixed day on Wall Street, as gains for major benchmarks contrasted with a decline in indexes tracking smaller companies. Many market participants focused on the White House’s support of Chinese mobile device maker ZTE, which lifted several of the biggest stocks of Chinese technology giants that trade on U.S. exchanges. In general, investors seem to be pleased with the health of....More>>>
The iShares Dow Jones US Technology ETF (NYSEARCA:IYW) is up a healthy 21% since the end of last year, handily topping the 8.9% gain the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSEARCA:SPY) has mustered for the same timeframe. The disparity widens when you stretch the timeframe considered. Since this date on the calendar last year, the technology ETF is up a whopping 39%, trouncing the Spyder’s 17.8%....More>>>
Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI trimmed its stake in shares of NXP Semiconductors (NASDAQ:NXPI) by 9.3% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 32,273 shares of the semiconductor provider’s stock after selling 3,324 shares during the quarter. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI’s holdings in....More>>>
U.S. stock futures are trading broadly lower this morning. Wall Street was clearly anxious ahead of this morning’s April jobs report. Expectations were for a gain of 188,000 last month, on the heels of March’s surprisingly low 108,000 job adds.
Meanwhile, corporate earnings continue to chug along. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA), Celgene Inc. (NASDAQ:CELG) and GoPro Inc.....More>>>
Despite pulling back a bit in the past week, the U.S. broad markets still are up 3% or so in the past month. Not to say that this has been entirely the result of earnings, but its been a big help, along with a strong push in crude oil as well. If we continue to see solid fundamentals from company earnings, markets should continue to rise.
24/7 Wall St. has put together a preview of some of....More>>>
With the announcement last Tuesday of its acquisition of 865 Rite Aid stores, Fred’s (FRED) has hit the national spotlight. If the purchase meets regulatory and other concerns, Fred’s would become the country’s third largest drugstore retailer.
But the Memphis, Tenn.-based company is not a great investment unless you’re willing to take a chance....More>>>