United Technologies Co. (NYSE:UTX) has been given a consensus recommendation of “Buy” by the twenty research firms that are covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and thirteen have assigned a buy rating to the company. Th
Go back a year, and offshore drillers like Noble (NE), Rowan (RDC), Transocean (RIG) and Atwood Oceanics (ATW) had been all but written off–until they weren’t anymore. Since then, investors have been rewarded for picking winners in the group from the losers, as Atwood Oceanics has more than doubled, Transocean has gained 34%, and Rowan has risen 42%, while Noble and Diamond Offshore....More>>>
Investors who took positions in Check Point Software Technologies’ (NASDAQ:CHKP) stock 1 year ago would have earned a return of 18.89% on their investments by April 7, 2017. During the same period, the Nasdaq earned 19.00% in capital gains. Now with Check Point’s stock trading near new high, a common question for investors is whether the stock is a....More>>>
Companies hate to cut dividends. Knowing the backlash they’ll get from stockholders, many executives and board members consider it a desperate act of last resort. They will halt non-discretionary expenditures, reduce payroll and overhead, and even take on debt in order to maintain distributions.
And that’s exactly why dividend hikes send such a strong bullish signal. A company....More>>>
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To the question Does working past the traditional retirement age keep you mentally sharp? the answer was a qualified yes among several scholars attending the recent 2017 Age Boom Academy at Columbia University in early June. (Ill get to the caveats later.)
Intriguing evidence that work helps boost cognitive health among older....More>>>
Mid cap home products retailerWilliams-Sonoma, Inc (NYSE: WSM) reported Q2 2017 earnings after the Wednesday market close with results exceeding Wall Street expectations. Net revenues grew 3.7% to $1.202 billion versus $1.159 billion with comparable brand revenue growth of 2.8% on top of 0.6% in Q2 2016:
Small cap closeout home decor retailer Tuesday Morning Corporation (NASDAQ: TUES) reported Q4 and fiscal 2017 earnings before the market opened on Thursday. Q4net sales were $223.6 million versus $222.8 million as the Company’s sales comparison to the prior year is impacted by the net closure of 20 stores during the current fiscal year.Comparable store sales increased 1.8% compared....More>>>
PetIQ Inc (NASDAQ:PETQ) CEO Mccord Christensen sold 13,652 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, June 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $23.00, for a total transaction of $313,996.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange C
TD Ameritrade (NASDAQ: AMTD) and Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE:GS) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations
Mesa Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ:MLAB) Director H Stuart Campbell sold 989 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, June 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $191.17, for a total transaction of $189,067.13. Following the transaction, the director now directly ow
Financial Advisory Service Inc. trimmed its position in shares of Facebook, Inc. Common Stock (NASDAQ:FB) by 16.5% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 2,563 shares of the social networking company
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