Do you want to change careers? Are you absolutely sure?
From my own career change to the stories I hear from my clients and workshop students, often we think we want to change careers when the problem is our work environment instead. If you find yourself stuck, unsure what to do next, or t
When Costco Wholesale (COST) announced its fiscal first-quarter earnings in December, its shares rose 1.3%, despite initial disappointment. And next month, Costco will release its December sales, which should show whether that reaction was justified. Baird’s Peter Benedict and team offer a preview:
Modeling December “core” comps (ex-gas/FX) of 2%-3% (reported....More>>>
Las Vegas Sands Corp (NYSE:LVS) files its latest 10-K with SEC for the fiscal year ended on December 31, 2017. Las Vegas Sands Corp operates fully integrated resorts with casino, hotel, entertainment. The company owns the Venetian Macao, Sands Macao, in Macau, the Marina Bay Sands resort in Singapore, the Venetian and Sands Bethlehem casinos in the United States. Las Vegas Sands Corp has a market....More>>>
General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) stock posted a dip of about 0.9% last week, not much, but not good enough to shake the company’s ranking as the worst performing Dow Jones industrial average stock for the year to date.
GE shares have lost nearly 17% of their value in 2018 and have fallen nearly 52% during the past 12 months. The second-worst Dow stock so far this year is Procter &....More>>>
Target Corporation (TGT) offers a perfect buying opportunity to long-term investors, as the company continues to generate optimistic results, while strong operational and timely business strategies will allow it to outperform the market headwinds. Retailers have experienced significant losses in the first half this year due to rising inflation, increasing costs, mounting competition and tightening....More>>>
Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (NYSE:RBA) (TSE:RBA) announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, May 10th, Zacks reports. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, May 30th will be paid a dividend of 0.17 per share by the business services provider on Wednesday, June 20th. This represents a $0.68 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.05%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, May 29th.
Retirees should generally invest in companies with wide moats and solid dividends. In a previous article, I noted that AT&T and Unilever were easy-to-understand companies that were ideal for most retirement portfolios. Today, I’ll add two more companies to that list — alcoholic beverage giants Diageo (NYSE:DEO) and Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE:BUD).
Eldorado Resorts Inc. and real-estate company Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc. are teaming up to buy Carl Icahn’s casino operator, Tropicana Entertainment Inc., for $1.85 billion in cash, adding to a wave of consolidation in the gambling industry.
Gaming and Leisure will pay $1.21 billion for most of Tropicana’s casinos and will lease the properties to Eldorado, the buyers....More>>>
What exactly are “baby bonds” and why do they pay such high yields? How safe are they? Where do they fall in the capital stack when it comes to possibly bankruptcy.
Baby bonds, or exchange-traded debt, are similar to preferred stock in that each behaves both like a stock and a bond. Baby bonds trade like stocks on the major exchanges, however there is a narrow range of prices....More>>>
ImmunoGen (IMGN) is a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on cancer treatments. The stock price has been on a roll this year, rising from a 52-week low of $2.30 per share on February 8, 2017, to a 52-week high of $10.04 on February 2, 2018.
ImmunoGen does not yet have approval from the FDA to market a drug. The excitement is based on clinical trial results so far, raising hopes for....More>>>
PNC Financial Services Group Inc. lifted its position in shares of Marriott International Inc (NASDAQ:MAR) by 207.7% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 1,000,670 shares of the company’s stock after bu
There have been some macroeconomic signs that America's housing boom is starting to show signs of fatigue, but those figures haven't really shown up in the earnings reports of most homebuilders. The one exception is Beazer Homes USA (NYSE:BZH). While most companies are still showing strong home
Sturm Ruger & Company Inc (NYSE:RGR) announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, August 1st, RTT News reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 17th will be paid a dividend of 0.34 per share on Friday, August 31st. This represents a $1.36 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividen