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…
Now last month, I told you why home improvement stores are faring better than others. I also told you that Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD) is the best home improvement stock to buy.
And today, I’m going to show you exactly how you can make an easy 100% on this stock – no matter how bad the rest of the sector gets.
Using the Fastest-Growing Moneymaker in the World to Play Home Depot
The Consumer Discret Sel Sect SPDR ETF (NYSE Arca: XLY) is often the go-to ETF to measure how retail and related consumer stocks are performing. This means that home builders are lumped into it, even though they aren’t the heaviest weighted stocks. But although the retail sector is bearish overall, retailers of home improvement goods are actually doing quite well. And as I mentioned, Home Depot (HD) is doing particularly well.
trading shares: ServiceNow, Inc.(NOW)
- [By Michael A. Robinson]
You’d be hard pressed to find a quieter tech leader than ServiceNow Inc. (NYSE: NOW).
That’s likely because hardly anyone pays attention to IT services companies besides their customers. After all, the digital “plumbing” found in corporate campuses and skyscrapers is not as exciting as artificial intelligence, cryptocurrencies… or flying cars.
- [By Lee Jackson]
ServiceNow Inc. (NYSE: NOW) had a director at the enterprise cloud-based solutions provider selling stock last week. Frederic Luddy sold a total of 101,500 sharesat $76.84 apiece. The total for the sale was $7,799,376. The consensus price target is $93.41, and shares were trading last Friday at $76.02.
trading shares: Pharmerica Corporation(PMC)
- [By Monica Gerson]
PharMerica Corporation (NYSE: PMC) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.43 per share on revenue of $509.45 million.
United States Cellular Corp (NYSE: USM) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.26 per share on revenue of $975.54 million.
trading shares: EnSync, Inc.(ESNC)
- [By Peter Graham]
A long term performance chart shows Energous Corporation and potential small cap networking or power peer Acacia Communications (NASDAQ: ACIA) having a run up late last year while small cap Ultralife Corp (NASDAQ: ULBI) is heading back up to previous highs and EnSync Inc (NYSEMKT: ESNC) has underperformed:
trading shares: Lifeway Foods, Inc.(LWAY)
- [By Jim Robertson]
Last Friday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested shorting small capdairy health food product stock Lifeway Foods, Inc (NASDAQ: LWAY):
- [By Peter Graham]
A long term performance chart for Dean Foods Co shows a positive but not spectacular long term return as small cap Lifeway Foods, Inc (NASDAQ: LWAY) has been more volatile and non-dairy desert stock Tofutti Brands Inc (NYSEMKT: TOF) has given a moderately positive performance:
trading shares: iShares Core S&P 500 (IVV)
- [By WWW.KIPLINGER.COM]
If youre not familiar, the VOO is one of three S&P 500-tracking ETFs the other two are the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY) and the iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (IVV). Each operates slightly differently, but at the end of the day, each provides very honest, tight tracking of the S&P 500. The VOO is simply the cheapest at just 0.05% in expenses, which accounts for most of the slight performance edge over its ETF brethren.
- [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]
For the details of CNO Financial Group, Inc.’s stock buys and sells, go to http://www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=CNO+Financial+Group%2C+Inc.
These are the top 5 holdings of CNO Financial Group, Inc.iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond (AGG) – 1,103,454 shares, 31.92% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 6.16%iShares Core S&P 500 (IVV) – 394,837 shares, 25.38% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 4.50%iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond (LQD) – 529,049 shares, 16.84% of the total portfolio. iShares U.S. Preferred Stock ETF (PFF) – 918,000 shares, 9.5% of the total portfolio. New PositionTCP Capital Corp (TCPC) – 2,011,900
- [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]
Passive ETFs continuing to top active rivals is not all about the performance of U.S. stocks this year. Yes, the S&P 500 is up 5.5 percent year-to-date, but that is not a jaw-dropping performance. Much of the ongoing out-performance of passive ETFs over active counterparts this year is attributable to fees. Just look at the rock-bottom fees on ETFs such as the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSE: SPY) and the iShares S&P 500 Core ETF (NYSE: IVV).
trading shares: Realogy Holdings Corp.(RLGY)
- [By Monica Wolfe]
Realogy Holdings (RLGY)
Paulsons third largest holding goes to Realogy Holdings. The guru holds on to 12,957,700 shares, representing 4.4% of his total portfolio and 8.87% of the companys shares outstanding.
- [By Chad Tracy]
Investments in Claire's retail stores, Realogy Holdings (NYSE: RLGY), and Harrah's Entertainment all came under pressure as the global credit crisis hit. Apollo was forced to shut off cash interest payments to investors and to issue more debt.
- [By Lisa Abramowicz]
Drugstore chain Rite Aid Corp. (RAD) and residential property firm Realogy Corp. (RLGY) are two of the 283 junk-rated borrowers identified in March 2009 by Moodys Investors Service as being at the highest risk of default that have since sold bonds.