It’s no surprise right now that the brick-and-mortar stores are on their last legs – all you have to do is follow the endless stream of upcoming store closures to know that.
The real problem is that the media heads are scaring everyone into thinking they need to dump their retail stocks.
But not all retailers are suffering…
There’s been a lot of talk over the past few months about where Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) may or may not expand its manufacturing footprint. President Trump would naturally like it if Apple brought some manufacturing jobs back home, despite the massive cost increases that would come along with such a move. But Apple has long faced challenges with expanding sales in India in part due to a government....More>>>
The day started out strong, but as time passed, the bullishness faded and the bears dug in. By the time the closing bell rang, the S&P 500 had slipped into the red, closing down 0.17% at 2338.17. Still, that wasn’t enough to drag the index under its key support level of 2,329.
It was much worse for some names though. Namely, Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE:DSX), Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE:RAD)....More>>>
The so-called “FANG stocks” have been an incredibly-well performing group. For those who don’t know, FANG consists of Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB), Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) and Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG, NASDAQ:GOOGL) — formerly Google.
Why has this group been so successful? Despite a few of them....More>>>
Peyto (OTCPK:PEYUF) is a Canadian E&P company whose production profile is dominated by dry gas (92%). With the low price of natural gas, it has been a tough couple of years for Peyto’s shareholders. That said, the company has maintained its dividend payout through the commodity price downturn. Recently natural gas prices have recovered from their lows, but Peyto’s stock has not kept....More>>>
Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) is trading at a PE for 2018 of 10.6x with a yield of 1.7%. The business is growing well organically and has abundant capital. All this gives you three reasons to own SYF: nice value, growth and capital return (which might segue into a boost to growth).
Let’s start with the capital: CET1 ratio of nearly 18% at 3Q16 on a Basel III fully phased in basis.....More>>>
No one in modern financial history comes close to matching Warren Buffett’s record as an investor.
Hedge fund managers like John Paulson and Kenneth Griffin have had huge years along the way, and more conventional money managers such as Peter Lynch have turned in stellar performances as well, but none has performed at such a high level over such a long period of time as the Oracle of....More>>>
Judging by some of the best-known retail stocks, youd think Americas shopping malls were ghost towns. Shares of Macys (M, $31.31) trade for 57% less than the price they commanded last July. Nordstrom (JWN, $36.68) has plunged by 55% since March 2015. And Kohls (KSS, $34.49) has sunk 56% since April 2015. Over the past year through June 14, SPDR S&P Retail ETF (XRT, $41.10), an exchange-traded....More>>>
Energy prices drop and hundreds of companies find the ground under them gone. Those companies proceed over the financial cliff and many will never be seen again. Others will be unrecognizable to the market. The investors are cursing one loss after another and swearing to never look at an energy stock again. Well at least for a month anyway. Maybe a week?
Before that loss cycle gets repeated,....More>>>