The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its weekly report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting a decrease of 0.5% in the group’s seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ending June 29. Mortgage loan rate movements were mixed last week.
Denali Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: DNLI) entered the markets with a bang on Friday. In its initial public offering (IPO), the company priced its 13.89 million shares at $18 apiece, within the expected range of $17 to $19 per share. There is an overallotment option for an additional 2.08 million shares. At this price, the entire offering is valued up to $287.5 million.
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A new study out of the Cleveland Clinic found that obesity robs us of more years of our lives than any other preventable health issue. That means that of all the top lifestyle-related killers that are in our power to modify or treat including smoking, high blood pressure and high cholesterol obesity shortens life the most.
BMO’s Gary Nachman contends that the sale of Salix “could be a good strategic move” for Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (VRX). He explains why:
News reports from WSJ have indicated that Valeant is in advanced talks to sell the Salix business for ~$10bn (may include $8.5bn cash and future royalties). If true, we believe this could potentially be a strategically smart....More>>>
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Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio)’s annual letter to shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A)(NYSE:BRK.B) was released last weekend, and as usual, Wall Street has spent the last few days dissecting the letter for any guidance and tips from the Oracle of Omaha on investing and strategy.
Buffett’s letter to investors has become somewhat of a yearly investment bible for value....More>>>
April 7, 2017: Markets opened nearly flat Friday and did not gather any positive strength until mid-day. Telecom and consumer staples were the top performing sectors while the utilities and energy sectors lagged. WTI crude oil for May delivery settled at $52.24 a barrel, up 1% on the day and at its highest level since March 7. June gold added 0.3% on the day to settle at $1,257.30. Equities were....More>>>
Any time a growth stock like Amazon (NSDQ:AMZN) comes under pressure, value investors come out in droves citing the company’s ridiculously high earnings multiple as reason enough to stay clear of the stock. Growth investors and value investors are two entirely different breeds. One looks for deeply discounted fundamentally strong companies whereas growth investors concentrate a lot on growth....More>>>
Data center chipmaker Cavium (NASDAQ:CAVM) announced on March 8 that it is “collaborating with Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) on evaluating and enabling a variety of cloud workloads running on [its] flagship Thunder X2 ARMv8-A Data Center processor for the Microsoft Azure cloud platform.”
The announcement goes on to say that Cavium and Microsoft are “demonstrating web services....More>>>
Shares of Procter & Gamble (PG) are soaring today after the consumer-staples giant reported better-than-expected earnings.
Procter & Gamble reported an adjusted profit of $1.08 a share, beating forecasts for $1.06, despite sales coming at at $16.86 billion, below forecasts for $16.94 billion. It also cited the strong dollar as a possible headwind.
NetApp Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP) shares reached a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Friday . The company traded as high as $79.75 and last traded at $78.53, with a volume of 3296451 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $77.31.
In late July, I published Volaris: Entering Bumpier Airspace. Since then, shares of Mexican discount carrier Volaris Aviation (NYSE:VLRS) are down 22%, falling from $19 to $14.80. It's time to take profits on that short position, if still involved, and consider switching to the bullish side of th
Shares of NetGear, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTGR) reached a new 52-week high during trading on Tuesday after BidaskClub upgraded the stock from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating. The company traded as high as $72.30 and last traded at $71.55, with a volume of 8070 shares traded. The stock had previously c