After eight-straight losing sessions, the Dow Jones Industrial Average ($DJI) might draw support Friday from stronger overseas markets overnight. Without much data or earnings news on the calendar, the focus sits squarely on OPEC amid talk that a crude oil production increase might be in the card
Retirement is a milestone most of us will someday reach, because few people work until the end of their lives. But only around one-third of Americans are very confident they'll have enough money to live comfortably -- and some may actually be too confident, because we tend to overestimate how lo
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>>>
Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ: AAOI) reported during the last earnings call an inventory increase, however the increase was lower than expected. The company invests heavily in customer diversification, which will help to stabilize revenues and reduces the dependency on a single client. The guidance for the next quarter is considered weak, but we believe that from the first quarter of 2018 the....More>>>
JPMorgan analyst C. Stephen Tusa and team take a look at valuations among industrial stocks, including General Electric (GE), Honeywell International (HON), Ingersoll-Rand (IR), United Technologies (UTX), andDanaher (DHR), and find that the sector is “too expensive.” They explain:
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We enter the stretch run on ’16 in a different mindset....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>>>
BALTIMORE ( Stockpickr) — This Thanksgiving, have your turkey and mashed potatoes with a side of stock gains. It may sound surprising, but statistically speaking, Thanksgiving week has a distinct bullish bias for the stock market.
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(That’s in spite of a closed market on Thursday, and a shortened session on Friday.)
With most of the major indices at or near all-time highs, some investors are using this as an opportunity to take profits from their positions.
That's according to TD Ameritrade's Investor Movement Index, which tracks investing behavior and sentiment among customer portfolios. The IMX declined in September for the first time since March, indicating that investors decreased their exposure....More>>>
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.
United Airlines has been making and making up for a wide range of customer service missteps lately. But for some regular passengers, the carriers recent decision to remove tomato juice from the beverage cart menu was over the line.
The move, which a United spokesman says was decided o
SAN FRANCISCO Dahlia Adler Fisch says she has donated hundreds of dollars in the past week to organizations all over the country helping children forcibly separated from their parents atthe U.S.-Mexico border.
These small acts of armchair resistance are arelease valve for pent-up feelings of