By Mark Stone
Data breaches dominated this year’s headlines, and not only in the world of technology. While there were many damaging incidents, perhaps none were as prominent and newsworthy as the hack against the Democratic National Committee, which continues to wreak political havoc.
In the business world, companies of all sizes incurred major information security disasters, proving no company is immune to attack regardless of cybersecurity budget or perceived strength of its defenses.
“Companies must recognize that hacking is a business, and the hackers understand return on investment (ROI),” said Chris Pogue, chief information security officer of Nuix, a cybersecurity solution provider. “If your organization is hardened just enough to throw off their ROI, they will go somewhere else.”
stock charting software: Kinross Gold Corporation(KGC)
- [By Monica Gerson]
Kinross Gold Corporation (USA) (NYSE: KGC) is projected to post a quarterly loss at $0.01 per share on revenue of $808.09 million.
Crocs, Inc. (NASDAQ: CROX) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.05 per share on revenue of $265.90 million.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Friday afternoon, the basic materials sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from Kinross Gold Corporation (USA) (NYSE: KGC) and Yamana Gold Inc. (USA) (NYSE: AUY).
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Given revised commodity deck forecasts (particularly for Steel and Gold) and improved Balance Sheet health (Steels, Precious and Industrials Metals) we are upgrading our ratings on several stocks in our coverage. We generally favor companies that have already initiated specific self-help, have low-cost assets and are less exposed to China supply and demand dynamics. In Steels, we have increased our rating from Hold to Buy on Nucor (NUE) and from Sell to Hold on US Steel. We have also upgraded Kinross Gold (KGC) to a Hold on valuation…On higher-than-peer valuations, we reiterate Sell-rated Coeur Mining (CDE), Franco-Nevada (FNV), Goldcorp (GG), Teck Resources (TCK) and highly leveraged AK Steel given preference to issue further equity if possible.
- [By Lee Jackson]
Kinross Gold Corp. (NYSE: KGC) may be the stock that give investors the most amount of leverage on a gold rebound. Management reduced the company’s annual capital expenditures forecast to $1.45 billion from $1.6 billion, saving $180 million from its cost restructuring initiatives. Cancellation of its upcoming semiannual dividend payment to its shareholders will save $182 million per year. Kinross expects to produce gold at a cost of $1,000 to $1,200 an ounce this year. The Merrill Lynch target is $7.00, and the consensus target is $6.55. The dividend, which soon will be cancelled, has a yield of 2.9%.
- [By Scott Levine]
Instead of the P/E, therefore, we’ll consider the companies on the basis of price-to-cash from operations on a trailing-12-month (TTM) basis. Cash flow, after all, is one thing management can’t be massaged.
CompanyPrice-to-CFO Per Share (TTM) Eldorado Gold 17.9 Goldcorp(NYSE:GG) 15.3 Agnico Eagle Mines 11.2 Barrick Gold 7.9 Newmont Mining 6.2 IAMGOLD (NYSE:IAG) 4.6 Yamana Gold (NYSE:AUY) 3.6 Kinross Gold (NYSE:KGC) 3.6
Data Source: YCharts.
stock charting software: AU Optronics Corp(AUO)
- [By Peter Graham]
A long term performance chart shows shares of Corning Incorporated in a steady uptrend since we recommended the stock while Universal Display Corporation (NASDAQ: OLED) has taken off even higher and LG Display Co Ltd (NYSE: LPL) and AU Optronics Corp (NYSE: AUO) have given a similar performance:
stock charting software: Omnicom Group Inc.(OMC)
- [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]
We reprise five of last year’s components: Boeing (BA), CVS Health (CVS), International Business Machines (IBM), Omnicom Group (OMC) and Texas Instruments (TXN), which means they obviously are buys.
stock charting software: Opexa Therapeutics, Inc.(OPXA)
- [By Elizabeth Balboa]
Opexa Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: OPXA) and Acer Therapeutics announced a merger that will result in 11.2-percent ownership by current Opexa shareholders and 88.8-percent ownership by current Acer shareholders.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Opexa Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: OPXA) shares dropped 70 percent to $1.02 after the company disclosed that its top-line results from Phase 2b Abili-T trial evaluating Tcelna did not meet primary endpoint.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Opexa Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: OPXA) shares were also up, gaining 66 percent to $1.08 after the company announced plans to acquire Acer Therapeutics.
stock charting software: CSX Corporation(CSX)
- [By Rich Duprey]
I ran a screen to identify the best-performing stocks from the S&P 500 in January. The top three performers during the month were Alcoa (NYSE:AA), CSX (NASDAQ:CSX), and NRG Energy (NYSE:NRG). Let’s see why they were the big standouts and whether they can keep it going.
- [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]
As for individual stocks, American Express (NYSE:AXP) and CSX (NASDAQ:CSX)both beat the market following quarterly earnings news.
Image source: Getty Images.
- [By Dan Caplinger]
The railroad business has been tough lately, and companies like CSX (NASDAQ:CSX) have had to deal with the ups and downs of the industrial economy and its impact on shipping volume. Coming into Wednesday’s first-quarter financial report, however, CSX investors were excited about the prospects for a resurgence in the railroad’s growth prospects.
- [By Brett Hershman]
The Swiss bank said it was raising first-quarter estimates on four of the six rails it covers, with updated estimates above consensus on Canadian National Railway (USA) (NYSE: CNI), CSX Corporation (NASDAQ: CSX) and Kansas City Southern (NYSE: KSU), which is seen to show upside against low expectations.
- [By Craig Jones]
On CNBC's Fast Money Halftime Report, Jon Najarian spoke about unusually high options trading activity in CSX Corporation (NASDAQ: CSX). The stock traded around 15 percent higher since the Presidential election and options traders are betting that it is going to jump additional 8 percent. Traders were buying the February 38 calls on Wednesday for approximately $0.80. Najarian decided to follow the trade and he bought a call spread in CSX. He's going to be in the position for a month or two.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
A strange turn of events has sent shares of CSX (CSX)–and other railroads, including Union Pacific (UNP) and Canadian Pacific Railway (CP)–soaring today. It all started when Hunter Harrison announced that he would leave Canadian Pacific ahead of schedule to team up with activist investor for the turnaround of another railway company. That company is thought to be CSX.
That activist interest, more than anything CSX revealed in its earnings report on Tuesday, was enough to get Morgan Stanley’sRavi Shanker and team to upgrade its share to Equal Weight from Underweight. They explain:
The blue-sky potential is likely to continue with the news today that Mr. E. Hunter Harrison will retire from Canadian Pacific and with the WSJ reporting that he is close to teaming up with an activist investor to target CSX…In the near term, given the potential activist interest, the stock is not likely to trade on fundamentals until a resolution, which drives our upgrade from UW to EW. Our PT goes from $24 to $37 or ~18x our FY18e EPS above the peer group but close to the mid-point of the $56 bull scenario and $24 bear scenario amongst the outcomes outlined above.
Shares of CSX have jumped 18% to$43.55 at 11:35 a.m. today, whileCanadian Pacific Railway has climbed 4% to $151.01, and Union Pacific, which released better-than-expected earnings today, has gained 2.4% to $106.21.
stock charting software: The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.(BONT)
- [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]
Lastly, there are a few department-store chains that have been struggling mightily. Sears tops the list, of course. Bon-Ton Stores (NASDAQ:BONT) and Neiman Marcus are also in serious trouble. All three chains have too much debt and have been reporting some of the worst sales results in the industry.
- [By Peter Graham]
The Q3 2016 earnings report for small cap department store stock The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc (NASDAQ: BONT)is scheduled for before the market opens on Thursday (November 17th) as traditional department stores continue to struggle to figure out how to attract costumers into their stores as online giants increasingly become thedominant retail players.
- [By Paul Ausick]
The Bon-Ton Stores Inc. (NASDAQ: BONT) dropped about 3.3% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $0.31 after closing Wednesday at $0.32. The 52-week high is $1.98. Volume was around 10 million shares traded, about 100 times the daily average of around 100,000. The struggling retailer had no specific news.