The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its weekly report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting a decrease of 0.5% in the group’s seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ending June 29. Mortgage loan rate movements were mixed last week.
After four weeks without a single IPO, the US IPO market is back from its annual August pause. Four deals are on the IPO calendar to raise $690 million in the week ahead, including:
The first energy IPO in over a year, an MLP with a 7.5% annualized yield A VC-backed tech company (2016’s tech IPO class is up over +100% on average) A large Bermuda bank and wealth manager with....More>>>
First Majestic Silver (NYSE:AG) (TSE:FR) has received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the ten analysts that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokerages....More>>>
Following the 2014 crash in oil prices, a number of leading market commentators concluded that the era of geopolitics mattering for the oil market was over.
In their view, short-cycle U.S. production was waiting in the wings to fill any supply gap and would swiftly cap any price upside. It was in this context that OPEC’s obituaries once again abounded, with the sovereign producer group....More>>>
"Sell everything," came the phone call on a January 1981 night… A crash was coming. The next morning, stocks dropped 2.5%. The market headed in that direction for most of the year, losing 9.7%. It was masterful crystal-ball gazing by market commentator Joe Granville. He would later say: "The market told me, 'Sell.' And we do what the market tells us to;....More>>>
February 20, 2018: Markets opened lower Tuesday and appear to be on track to close in the lower half of the chart. The DJIA never traded in the green today and only the Nasdaq Composite even had an outside chance at closing above the break-even line. Bond yields have continued rising and a stronger dollar are causing some equities investors to re-think current stock valuations.
U.S. company-debt investors fear the Fed more than they fear defaults.
That’s what U.S. bond and loan markets are signaling now. Safer types of debt, like Treasuries and investment-grade corporate bonds, have dropped this year. But the riskiest high-yield bonds — rated in the CCC range– gained 0.9 percent through Wednesday. And loans to junk-rated companies have risen even....More>>>
Our Top Pick for more aggressive investors has been volatile since private capital firms Riverstone Holdings and Carlyle Group rolled it out as a “yieldco” to the public in September, 2013, notes Roger Conrad, editor of Conrad’s Utility Investor.
Now priced to yield 8.6 percent, Pattern Energy Group (PEGI) trades 14 percent below its IPO price of $22 per share. That....More>>>
Q: The stock market seems to be reaching new record highs every day. Are there any stocks that still look cheap?
Corporate earnings have exhibited pretty impressive growth as a whole over the past few years, so the market’s performance is somewhat justified. However, many stocks do look to be rather expensive right now — particularly in the tech sector. Yet some bargains remain.
It’s been an interesting few years for T-shirt manufacturer Delta Apparel (NYSEMKT:DLA). A huge spike in cotton prices in 2011 helped turn a near-$2 EPS in FY11 into a loss in FY12. (DLA fiscal years then ended in June; the company moved to September in 2013.) Delta managed to recover in FY13, getting EPS back over $1 – and then the company’s Soffe brand started falling apart,....More>>>
SOFIA, Bulgaria The European Union has called on U.S. President Donald Trump's administration to stop threating it with tariffs on steel and aluminum, saying Thursday it is prepared to discuss trade but not at gun-point.
In March, Trump slapped tariffs of 25% on steel imports and 10% on impo
Every day, Wall Street analysts upgrade some stocks, downgrade others, and "initiate coverage" on a few more. But do these analysts even know what they're talking about? Today, we're taking one high-profile Wall Street pick and putting it under the microscope...
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The biopharma and drug supply chain sectors outperformed the market last week, even as Trump administration officials pressed the president's blueprint to lower drug prices, with tough rhetoric for drugmakers and public shaming of pharmaceutical firms for supposedly blocking competition.