Teacher Retirement System of Texas lowered its position in shares of Cheniere Energy, Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:LNG) by 7.8% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 123,015 shares of the energy company’s stock after selling 10,346 shares during the quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas owned....More>>>
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Wednesday afternoon that U.S. natural gas stocks decreased by 2 billion cubic feet for the week ending November 18. Analysts were expecting a storage addition of about 4 billion cubic feet. The five-year average for the week is an injection of around 3.8 billion cubic feet, and last year’s storage addition for the week totaled 4 billion....More>>>
Tax reform has led to massive cash savings for corporate entities of all sizes. Those massive cash savings have fueled a red-hot M&A market, and an even hotter rumored M&A market. It seems every analyst keeps throwing their biggest and best M&A idea out there. Then, another acquisition happens, and more M&A rumors pop up.
Most recently, Media Tech Capital Partners’ Porter....More>>>
Toward the end of trading Friday, the Dow traded down 0.41 percent to 24,171.82 while the NASDAQ declined 0.70 percent to 6,825.61. The S&P also fell, dropping 0.49 percent to 2,634.70.
Leading and Lagging Sectors
Friday afternoon, the energy sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from CGG SA (ADR) (NYSE: CGG) and Geospace Technologies....More>>>
Investment company Davidson Kempner Capital Management LP buys Altaba Inc, Vistra Energy Corp, HRG Group Inc, Allied World Assurance Co Holdings AG, Panera Bread Co, Expedia Inc, Yum Brands Inc, Kate Spade, TPG Pace Energy Holdings Corp, Six Flags Entertainment Corp, sells Reynolds American Inc, PrivateBancorp Inc, The Valspar Corp, The WhiteWave Foods Co, B/E Aerospace Inc during the 3-months ended....More>>>
Apple Inc. (NSDQ:AAPL)hasn’t been having its own way recently. A few months ago, the company wasordered to return $13 billion in back taxes in Europe plus now it has todeal with a new US president in Donald Trumpwho clearly has reservationson how Apple runs its business affairs. Recently though, the Irish government announced that it would be appealing the European Commission’s decision....More>>>
Leidos Holdings (NYSE:LDOS) is a technology company which delivers solutions and services in the following five segments: Advanced Solutions, Civil, Defense, Health, and Intelligence and Homeland Security. For fiscal year 2015, the company produced $10 billion in revenue. Revenue breakdown by segment in descending order was Defense 30%, Civil 27%, Intelligence and Homeland Security 27%, and Health....More>>>
Celgene (CELG) is back to 2014 levels, closing Friday at $96.14. It first reached this price in August 2014. Yet I just want to sit with it. Even with CELG down to safer valuations, among non-dividend-paying biotechs, I currently prefer Regeneron (REGN) at $333 and Vertex (VRTX) at $161. These companies mostly do internal product development rather than lots of M&A activity....More>>>
The euro gained against the dollar on Tuesday, with analysts attributing the rally to centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron performing well in Frances first televised presidential debate.
The shared currency
Won’t $0.99 per gallon of gasoline be great? That is what some “experts” predict for the summer of 2016. Maybe it will happen; maybe it won’t. What is for sure is that the price of oil has collapsed over the past year, and many U.S. oil companies have gone out of business.
See Also: Kiplinger’s Economic Outlook for Energy
So why did the price of oil....More>>>