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.
One of the most difficult aspects of trading is timing the market. Odds are if you have been in the market over the past nine years, most likely you made some money. This bull market began in March of 2009, and 24/7 Wall St. is looking back to see how some major blue chip stocks compared to the broad markets over this time.
Back on March 6, 2009, the S&P 500 bottomed out at 666.79, and....More>>>
All four initial public offerings (IPOs) on last week’s calendar successfully reached the public market and combined to raise a total of $1.1 billion in new capital. Another high-tech firm and one medical device maker plan to test the market in the coming week.
First a recap. Enterprise software maker MuleSoft Inc. (NYSE: MULE) raised $221 million pricing above its expected range at....More>>>
A recent column addressed the idea of moving in retirement. To be more specific: What are the pros and cons of retiring in a college town?
The advantages, at first blush, are clear: a stimulating atmosphere, opportunities for continuing education, a diverse population, a stable economy (for the most part), and, frequently, lots of restaurants, shopping and cultural events. That said,....More>>>
General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) on Tuesday posted total October U.S. sales of 258,626 vehicles, a decrease of 1.7% compared with October 2015. Retail deliveries rose 2.5 points for the year to date to 208,290 units, and fleet deliveries slipped 3.7 percentage points for the year to date.
GMs new vehicle sales for October were forecast at 246,512 by analysts at Edmunds.com. WardsAuto had estimated....More>>>
On Dec. 14, 2016, the federal funds rate was hiked by 25 basis points to 0.75%. More hikes are expected in 2017, but early this month, Fed FOMC members decided to maintain the interest rate at 75% for the time being without ruling out further increments. The next meeting of the Fed is slated for Wednesday, March 15, and analysts believe that the current rate of 0.75% will hold.
The Q4 2016 earnings report formid cap proppant and fracking stock U.S. Silica Holdings Inc (NYSE: SLCA)is scheduled for after the market closes onWednesday (February 22nd). Proppant and fracking stockswere crushed by low oil prices; but with oil prices stabilizing, drilling activity coming back to the oil patches.
A technical chart for mid cap U.S. Silica Holdings shows a nice uptrend over....More>>>
Some of the best long-term investments are in companies that don’t catch a ton of headlines because their business just isn’t that interesting. Sherwin-Williams Co (NYSE:SHW) is a perfect example of this. Following their acquisition of Valspar they will be the largest paint & coating company in the world, surpassing PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG). If I had to make a list of boring industries,....More>>>
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Toward the end of trading Thursday, the Dow traded down 1.14 percent to 18,130.13 while the NASDAQ declined 0.97 percent to 5,266.87. The S&P also....More>>>
For 2017 Eurobank (OTCPK:EGFEY) reported 104 million profit for the year, significantly down (-56%) from the 235 million profit in 2016. This mainly came from lower revenue (from 'other income') and higher costs (restructuring & taxes). The encouraging data points for me were that fee income
Pacific Ethanol (NASDAQ: PEIX) and Methanex (NASDAQ:MEOH) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership and profitability
Tyson Foods (TSN) has seen its shares slide in the past few months, down roughly 17% since their high in December of 2017. As share price pulls back, we believe it may be time to begin loading up the truck on some Tyson shares.
Payfair (CURRENCY:PFR) traded 6.6% lower against the dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 14:00 PM ET on May 28th. Over the last week, Payfair has traded down 31.1% against the dollar. One Payfair token can currently be purchased for $0.0605 or 0.00000836 BTC on popular cryptocur
Iowa State Bank lowered its stake in ExxonMobil (NYSE:XOM) by 1.4% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 57,378 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after selling 812 shares durin