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>>>
The Green Bay Packers’ 34-31 win over the Dallas Cowboys had everything a NFL fan could want: a duel between two big-name quarterbacks, lots of scoring and a last-second game-winning field goal.
It also had everything that Fox, which broadcast it, could want: a ton of viewers.
An average of 48.5 million people watched the game, according to Nielsen Fast Nationals data. That....More>>>
Wynn Resorts (NASDAQ:WYNN) (+98%, +4.21%, +14%, +0.44%), the U.S. and Macau gaming company, was the largest contributor to the Fund’s 2017 performance with strong earnings growth in Macau and Las Vegas. Industry gross gaming revenues (GGR) in Macau accelerated in the second half of 2017 well beyond full year GGR growth expectations. With major infrastructure projects moving closer to completion,....More>>>
Theory Behind the Year-End Bounce Strategy
Toward the end of the calendar year, artificial selling can cause mispricings in stocks. Some non-economic sellers are individuals who are locking in losses for personal tax purposes. Others are institutional investors who aren’t eager to explain to paying clients why they were invested in losers. In certain stocks, this non-economic selling....More>>>
Q: The stock market seems to be reaching new record highs every day. Are there any stocks that still look cheap?
Corporate earnings have exhibited pretty impressive growth as a whole over the past few years, so the market’s performance is somewhat justified. However, many stocks do look to be rather expensive right now — particularly in the tech sector. Yet some bargains remain.
Since the US election the major US banks have risen significantly in stock value. In the graph below we can see the performance for the major US banks (C,BAC,WFC,JPM) starting from November 2016.
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Citigroup (NYSE:C) is up 21%, bringing its year-to-date return for 2016 to 17%. This performance is nice, but it is rather....More>>>
With the semiconductors space heating up going into 2017, should you pick shares of Qualcomm over Intel’s?
Semiconductor companies have done very well in the last year. In fact, in the last 52 weeks, the average price change for the sixteen semiconductor stocks which are included in the S&P 500 index was 35.62%. In this period the price change of the S&P 500 was 11.94%, and....More>>>
The Manufacturing sector saw plenty of trading activity today, including the following leaders and losers.
Some of the biggest gainers among Manufacturing stocks include:
Amicus Therapeutics (FOLD): FOLD stock is up 10.15% today. Aquinox Pharmaceutic (AQXP): AQXP stock is up 9.93% today. Newlink Genetics Cor (NLNK): NLNK stock is up 9.79% today. Achillion Pharmaceut (ACHN): ACHN....More>>>
We all know financial stocks have gone through the roof since President Trump’s win. So the question becomes: what do we do with these companies now?
There’s no one answer for every financial stock, of course.
Some are still great, undervalued buys—but there are two that have gotten grossly overvalued and should be avoided, or sold if you hold them. (Below, I’ll....More>>>
The stock of the Deckers Outdoor Corporation (NASDAQ:DECK) is best positioned to return over 22% to its shareholders in the short-term investment horizon, although long-term prospects are much brighter based on the improving company’s business prospects. Despite its excellent performance in the last one year (over 30% run-up), DECK is still undervalued and offers a....More>>>