May 23, 2017: Markets opened higher again Tuesday but have not moved much higher as the session went on. The blue chips performed best with particular strength in financials. Tech stocks and consumer discretionaries are on track for a down finish. WTI crude oil for July delivery settled at $51.47 a barrel, up 0.7%. June gold dipped 0.5% for the day to settle at $1,255.60. Equities were headed for....More>>>
A few weeks ago I published an update piece on the Shotspotter’s (SSTI) first reported quarter as a publicly traded company. I noted that revenues and gross margins were rising significantly and I viewed debt paydown as a wise move by management. Compared to the small market capitalization the market opportunity could be in excess of $1.4 billion according to CEO Ralph Clark, comprising 1,600....More>>>
Zinc may not immediately come to mind as an important metal for the global economy, but its actually the fourth most common metal in use -trailing only iron, aluminium and copper. Thats because zinc wouldmost commonly be used as an anti-corrosion agent and for galvanization (coating of iron or steel) plus for otherindustrial purposes (e.g. used as pigments,preservatives, propellants etc). Zincwasalso....More>>>
Investors have a lot to choose from when picking stocks to buy. But many are honing in on a handful of larger than life blue chips.
The 10 biggest companies in the S&P 500 index are collectively worth $4.36 trillion. The entire S&P 500 recently topped $20 trillion in value for the first time.
So the top 10 companies, a mere 2% of the 500 stocks in the index, make up almost....More>>>
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Genworth (NYSE:GNW) has agreed to be acquired by China Oceanwide and partners for $5.43 per share. Genworth trades at a huge discount to the announced merger price because of doubt that the deal will succeed. If the merger is successful, it offers 65% upside from the current price, or approximately 130% annualized.
Genworth is currently an orphan equity with no clear shareholder base. The....More>>>
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The internet is abuzz with IPO fever on the news that Snapchat might make its public debut in March for $25 billion. But can it justify its valuation?
Investors should be wary. The history of tech IPOs is filled with successes but also failures.
If you had invested in Facebook’s IPO in May 2012 for about $38 you would have watched it hit $19 by August. Investors who could stomach....More>>>
Willamette Valley Vineyards (NASDAQ: WVVI) is a nano-cap winery located in Turner, Oregon. The company produces various mid end, premium, and ultra-premium wines including the Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Ros茅 and Riesling varieties. We usually cover tech stocks but we are big fans of wine and even bigger fans of undervalued stocks; WVVI certainly fits the bill for both. WVVI has enjoyed....More>>>