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  1. Stock Analysis

    Is Kellogg's Boosted Dividend Sustainable?

    It's time for an extra scoop of cash from cereal and snacks incumbent Kellogg (NYSE: K). The company has bumped its quarterly dividend higher by 4% to $0.52 per share.  At the current share price, that ...
  2. Stock Analysis

    Kmart Unnerves Employees With New Inventory Tactic

    Sears Holdings (NASDAQ: SHLD) Chairman Eddie Lampert is presiding over what seem to be the final phases of a once-venerable retailer's demise. Its Kmart chain is reportedly clearing out product inventory ...
  3. Stock Analysis

    PotashCorp Hacks Dividend, Says the Bottom Is Here

    Crop nutrient producer PotashCorp (NYSE: POT) reported second-quarter earnings that met analysts' expectations, but amid a global supply glut, it reported revenues that fell short of the mark and has ...
  4. Stock Analysis

    Walgreens' Expensive Experiment Ends

    It's an old story: Traditional retailer buys a website in its space, then a few years later announces that it has closed said website. Usually this closure follows a period of optimism during which the ...
  5. Retirement Planning

    What are the disadvantages of a Roth IRA?

    Get informed about Roth IRAs, which have a few disadvantages, including limited access to funds and contribution limits based on income.
  6. Stock Analysis

    GNC Holdings Pulls Its Guidance as Its CEO Resigns

    Shares of GNC Holdings (NYSE: GNC) plunged more than 25% on Thursday after the retailer pulled its full-year guidance, suspended its stock buyback program, and announced the resignation of CEO Mike Archbold, ...
  7. Stock Analysis

    Hershey Posts Sweet Second-Quarter Growth

    Shares of Hershey (NYSE: HSY) rose nearly 3% on Thursday to $111.35 after the chocolate maker beat both top- and bottom-line estimates during its second quarter. Revenue rose 3.8% annually to $1.64 billion, ...
  8. Stock Analysis

    Polaris Prepares for Yet Another RZR Recall

    Here we go again: Polaris Industries  has issued a stop-ride/stop-sale advisory in anticipation of a formal recall for its MY2016 RZR Turbo off-road vehicles due to a potential fire hazard. It's the fourth ...
  9. Stock Analysis

    How MasterCard Beat Q2 Estimates

    Healthy growth in transactions using its cards is boosting MasterCard's (NYSE: MA) business, which showed up in the numbers when the company released second-quarter earnings Thursday that convincingly ...
  10. Stock Analysis

    Alcoa Proposes 1-for-3 Reverse Stock Split

    Alcoa's (NYSE: AA) share count will shrink drastically if a new company proposal is accepted. The aluminum products maker plans to enact a 1-for-3 reverse stock split. The company said the move "is expected ...
  11. Stock Analysis

    Oracle Pulls the Trigger on Its NetSuite Bid

    As rumored, Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) announced Thursday that it had entered into an agreement to buy fellow cloud services provider NetSuite (NYSE: N) for $109 per share in an all-cash deal valued at $9.3 ...
  12. Stock Analysis

    Did Brexit Just Kill A-B InBev/Miller Megamerger?

    After alcoholic beverage giants Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE: BUD) and SABMiller (NASDAQOTH: SBMRY) worked for months to get antitrust approval from regulatory agencies around the world for their megamerger, ...
  13. Stock Analysis

    Groupon Stock Soars on Q2 Home Run

    Investors were hoping for some good news from the second-quarter earnings Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN) released after the close Wednesday, and did they ever get it. Not only did revenue climb 2% year over year ...
  14. Stock Analysis

    WWE Reports Record Revenue, Network Subscribers

    World Wrestling Entertainment (NYSE: WWE) delivered its highest-revenue quarter ever, powered by its live events and streaming video network. Revenue in the second quarter grew by 32% (13% excluding the ...
  15. Stock Analysis

    Dollar General Buys a Big Rival's Failed Stores

    One retailer's failed experiment has become another chain's opportunity. Dollar General (NYSE: DG) has purchased 41 former Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) Express locations across 11 states. The company expects ...
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