Stock Analysis

  1. 3 Expensive Small Cap Mutual Funds That Are Underperforming

    July 5, 2016
    Learn about the volatile start to 2016 that U.S. small-cap stocks have faced, how value has outpaced growth, and three small-cap ...
  2. TFSIX: 3 Global Financials Mutual Funds That Pay Dividends

    July 5, 2016
    Explore the financial sector, and learn about three of the highest dividend-paying global financials mutual funds available ...
  3. BISAX, AFGGX: 3 Expensive International Mutual Funds Worth Your ...

    July 5, 2016
    Learn about three expensive international mutual funds. These funds have features that may be attractive to you, such as ...
  4. CWGIX: Mutual Fund for Long Term Growth With Current Income

    July 5, 2016
    Discover which companies comprise the top five holdings of the American Funds Capital World Growth and Income A Fund, and ...
  5. Blackberry Classic Will Soon Cease to Exist (BBRY)

    July 5, 2016
    BlackBerry announces they will stop making the Blackberry Classic.
  6. PTTRX: PIMCO’s Mutual Fund for Investment Grade Bonds

    July 5, 2016
    Explore the complicated and often arcane makeup of the PIMCO Total Return Fund, and identify the fund's management style ...
  7. All Three U.S Car Makers See Canadian Sales Grow (F, GM)

    July 5, 2016
    Ford, General Motors and Fiat Chrysler were all able to post increased sales in Canada for the month of June.
  8. ADBE: Top 4 Mutual Fund Holders of Adobe Systems

    July 5, 2016
    Discover the five biggest mutual fund investors in Adobe Systems, which three are actively managed and which one is buying ...
  9. AIVSX: One of the Oldest U.S. Mutual Funds

    July 5, 2016
    Discover the year-over-year portfolio trends in the American Funds Investment Company of America and learn if the 82-year-old ...
  10. BHP and Vale Could See Brazil Damages Skyrocket

    July 5, 2016
    Though joint-venture partners BHP Billiton (NYSE: BHP) and Vale (NYSE: VALE) have reached a court-approved settlement to ...
  11. A Look at the PowerShares BuyBack Achievers Portfolio ETF (PKW, ...

    July 5, 2016
    As of July 1, the PKW consisted of 231 individual holdings with an average market capitalization of $35 billion.
  12. Is Activision Blizzard About to Refresh a Classic?

    July 5, 2016
    Rarely does it make sense for investors to pay attention to speculation. This is one of those times. According to multiple ...
  13. A Look at the Health Care Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLV, JNJ)

    July 5, 2016
    Components of the XLV are projected to yield an average earnings growth rate of 10.46% in the next three to five years.
  14. A Look at the PowerShares S&P SmallCap Industrials ETF (PSCI, ...

    July 5, 2016
    As of July 1, the PSCI consisted of 102 individual holdings with an average market capitalization of $1.5 billion.
  15. Netflix Stock Pops 5% on Comcast Set-Top Deal (NFLX, CMCSA)

    July 5, 2016
    You will soon be able to stream Netflix content on the new set-top box, called X1, soon to be released by Comcast.
  16. A Look at the Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLP, ...

    July 5, 2016
    Components of the XLP are projected to yield an average earnings growth rate of 8.60% in the next three to five years.
  17. WWE Adds More Archival Content to Its Network

    July 5, 2016
    So far, World Wrestling Entertainment's (NYSE: WWE) streaming network has been a mild success. It averaged 1.29 million ...
  18. FPHAX: Mutual Fund to Invest in Pharmaceuticals by Fidelity

    July 5, 2016
    Learn about the pharmaceutical industry, including the two main threats it faces in 2016 and an analysis of the Fidelity ...
  19. Global Investment Fees Down In First Half (JPM, GS)

    July 5, 2016
    JPMorgan Chase led the league table for investment banking fees for the first half of the year, but its not all good news. ...
  20. Time To Reload Bearish Retail Bets (M, JWN)

    July 5, 2016
    Department stores have failed several tests at resistance, raising odds for critical tests at 2016 downtrend lows.
  21. Ingles Markets or Whole Foods: Which to Buy? (IMKTA, WFM)

    July 5, 2016
    Ingles stock is priced at 13 times forward estimates of $2.85 per share, while Whole Foods shares are priced at forward P/E ...
  22. Time Inc. Outlines Its Plans for Digital Growth

    July 5, 2016
    Time Inc. (NYSE: TIME) is dramatically reorganizing its business to capitalize on broader content distribution, according ...
  23. Bed Bath & Beyond Faces Growing Investor Anger

    July 5, 2016
    Investors are losing their patience with how the management of Bed Bath & Beyond (NASDAQ: BBBY) is running the company. ...
  24. Lennar or Home Depot: Which is the Better Buy? (LEN,HD)

    July 5, 2016
    Lennar stock is priced at 12 times forward estimates of $3.85 per share, while Home Depot shares are priced at forward P/E ...
  25. How America's Slow Internet Hinders Netflix

    July 5, 2016
    U.S. broadband Internet speeds rose 7.7% sequentially to an average of 15.3 Mbps in the first quarter, according to Akamai ...
  26. Apple and Spotify Compete for Music Streaming (AAPL)

    July 5, 2016
    What’s in it for Apple amid its ongoing argument with the music streaming giant Spotify?
  27. Is Tesla Trying to 'Steal' SolarCity? (SCTY, TSLA)

    July 5, 2016
    Credit Suisse believes that Tesla Motors, which offered a $2.8 billion bid to acquire the alternative energy company, would ...
  28. AMC Orders a Second Season of "Preacher"

    July 5, 2016
    When writer Garth Ennis and artist Steve Dillon first brought Preacher to life in 1995, their only aim was to make a comic ...
  29. Cisco Stock Trades Ex-Dividend Tuesday (CSCO)

    July 5, 2016
    Cisco will send its dividend payment on July 27 to shareholders of record as of July 7.
  30. VW Brand Chief Won't Resign Amid Probe (VLKAY)

    July 5, 2016
    Volkswagen is taking steps to leave the emissions scandal behind but it won't see its brand chief resign. Herbert Diess told ...
  31. Should You Buy Wells Fargo Now? (WFC, BRK-A)

    July 5, 2016
    Berkshire is seeking regulatory approval to take its Wells Fargo stake above 10%. Is it a positive for Well Fargo, or just ...
  32. Brexit Fallout: Outlooks Diverge on Valeant (VRX)

    July 5, 2016
    Patient investors can gain 22%, according to BMO analysts, but other firms see major global risk ahead related to Brexit ...
  33. Masco or Lowe's: Which is the Better Buy? (MAS, LOW)

    July 5, 2016
    Masco stock is priced at 20 times forward estimates of $1.53 per share, while Lowe's shares are priced at forward P/E of ...
  34. MasterCard Stock Trades Ex-Dividend Wednesday (MA)

    July 5, 2016
    MasterCard will send its dividend payment on August 9 to shareholders of record as of July 8.
  35. DURECT Corporation: Near-Term Approval Likely for REMOXY

    July 5, 2016
    Raghuram Selvaraju of Rodman & Renshaw cheered good news from DURECT Corporation as the company announces that its pipeline ...
  36. Ken Fisher's Q1 Investment Moves: AAPL,EBAY,CSCO

    July 5, 2016
    Ken Fisher made some interesting changes in AAPL, EBAY, and CSCO to his portfolio in the first quarter.
  37. Newly Launched S&P Internet ETF: XWEB US (XWEB)

    July 5, 2016
    Investors who like to increase exposure to internet ventures in the tech and consumer discretionary sectors may be interested ...
  38. Commercial Metals or Alcoa: What's the Better Buy? (CMC, AA)

    July 5, 2016
    Commercial Metals stock is priced at 17 times forward estimates of 98 cents per share, while Alcoa shares are priced at forward ...
  39. GM Climbs Despite Weak June Auto Sales (GM, F)

    July 5, 2016
    A 1.6% decline in June auto sales didn't keep shares of General Motors from moving more than 2% higher Friday.
  40. AT&T Stock Trades Ex-Dividend Wednesday (T)

    July 5, 2016
    AT&T will send its dividend payment on August 1 to shareholders of record as of July 8.
  41. Monsanto Stock Trades Ex-Dividend Wednesday (MON)

    July 5, 2016
    Monsanto will send its dividend payment on July 29 to shareholders of record as of July 8.
  42. Medtronic Stock Trades Ex-Dividend Wednesday (MDT)

    July 5, 2016
    Medtronic will send its dividend payment on July 27 to shareholders of record as of July 8.
  43. Barnes & Noble Stock Trades Ex-Dividend Wednesday (BKS)

    July 5, 2016
    Barnes & Noble will send its dividend payment on July 29 to shareholders of record as of July 8.
  44. Arena Pharmaceuticals to Slash Workforce By 73% (ARNA)

    July 5, 2016
    Arena said the cuts will be primarily in areas of research, manufacturing and general and administrative staff.
  45. Toyota Suffers 5.6% Drop in June Auto Sales (TM)

    July 5, 2016
    Toyota, whose June sales declined 5.6%, was one of the worst performers among the major auto manufacturers.
  46. Ford Stock Drives Higher on June Auto Sales (F)

    July 5, 2016
    Ford reported June U.S. auto sales that suggest the automaker is not losing ground to competitors to the extent investors ...
  47. Why Netflix Stock Surged 9% Last Week (NFLX)

    July 5, 2016
    Canaccord Tenuity analyst offered a bullish note on Netflix, which came with a buy rating and price target of $120, which ...
  48. Amazon Snags Exclusive PBS Kids Streaming Rights (AMZN, NFLX)

    July 5, 2016
    Fans of kids shows such as Arthur and Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood may now want to subscribe to Amazon's Prime streaming service.
  49. Dissecting Silver's Wild Holiday Ride (SLV, GLD)

    July 5, 2016
    Silver's wild holiday action on the other side of the Atlantic is more likely to signal a short-term top rather rapid uptrend.
  50. Why the British Pound Is Stronger Than the U.S. Dollar

    July 5, 2016
    Learn why the British pound is stronger than the U.S. dollar, despite the U.S. economy being larger than that of Britain ...
  51. Walgreens Stock Declines Ahead of Q3 Earnings (WBA)

    July 5, 2016
    Wall Street expects the healthcare retailer to deliver year-over-year increases in both revenue and profits.
  52. Joel Greenblatt's Biggest Q1 Investment Moves

    July 5, 2016
    Joel Greenblatt, successful hedge fund manager, believes AAPL and GILD have massive growth potential, according to his Q1 ...
  53. How to Trade the Breakout in Silver (SLV, EXK)

    July 5, 2016
    Many traders are turning to the silver market given the strong surge in momentum. While all eyes are on the underlying commodity ...
  54. Qualcomm Stock Downgraded on Brexit Fears (QCOM, INTC)

    July 5, 2016
    Qualcomm stock faces pressure, falling more than 3% over the past month, driven by a combination of weak revenue and recent ...
  55. How Often the 10-Year Yield Underperforms the S&P 500

    July 5, 2016
    Learn why the S&P 500 Index dividend yield exceeds the yield on 10-year U.S. Treasurys for only the third time in history ...
  56. Tesla's Q2 Car Production, Deliveries Fall Short (TSLA)

    July 5, 2016
    Tesla lags behind its target on production and deliveries during Q2 2016 but forecasts a strong second half
  57. General Mills Expands Flour Recall

    July 5, 2016
    General Mills (NYSE: GIS) recently expanded its recall of flour products after reports of illness caused by the consumption ...
  58. BMW, Intel, Mobileye Ally to Build Autonomous Cars

    July 5, 2016
    A new alliance has been formed in the effort to bring the world self-driving cars: German carmaker BMW Group is joining ...
  59. Himax Technologies' CTO Steps Down -- and Up

    July 5, 2016
    Taiwan-based semiconductor specialist Himax Technologies (NASDAQ: HIMX) now has no one occupying its chief technology officer's ...
  60. Stocks to Buy Along Trendline Support (ABBV, MXL)

    July 5, 2016
    These stocks are near or approaching trendline support, which is often a favorable time to buy.
  61. Fitbit, GoPro and Apple: Morgan Stanley Weighs In (FIT, GPRO)

    July 5, 2016
    Morgan Stanley, however, likes Fitbit's momentum heading into the holiday shopping season.
  62. Argentina’s YPF Issues Local Currency Debt (YPF)

    July 5, 2016
    Argentina’s YPF takes advantage of improving market conditions to issue the equivalent of $750 million of local currency ...
  63. Chipotle Exec Linked to Indictment in Drug Ring (CMG)

    July 5, 2016
    While the executive is expected to be arraigned in the near future, it's important to note that the indictment has nothing ...
  64. Apple Stock Has an Earnings Problem: Analyst (AAPL)

    July 5, 2016
    Shares of Apple, which are down more than 24% over the past year, have been under pressure for most of 2016. But it's not ...
  65. Can Exxon, Chevron Repeat Strong First-Half Gains? (XOM, CVX)

    July 5, 2016
    Exxon made a new 52-week high Friday, reaching a two-year high of $93.98, while Chevron made its 52-week high on Thursday, ...
  66. Facebook Messenger Has 11K Bots: Should You Care? (FB, GOOGL)

    July 5, 2016
    If the bots can provide users with access to e-commerce transactions and things like sports scores and local entertainment, ...
  67. Tesla Stock Rebounds From Autopilot Investigation (TSLA)

    July 5, 2016
    Tesla stock recovered from Thursday's losses due to an investigation by NHTSA for a death related to its autopilot technology ...
  68. Google Wants to 'Human-Proof' Its Self-Driving Car (GOOGL, TSLA)

    July 5, 2016
    Google wants to protect human drivers from themselves and from each other.
  69. Dotcom vs. Today: 3 Reasons Why U.S. Equities Are More Dangerous

    July 4, 2016
    Explore the factors that make the end of the current bull market more dangerous than the dotcom bubble, and why investors ...
  70. Why Oil Prices Won't Affect S&P Profit Margins (BCS)

    July 4, 2016
    Learn why Barclays thinks that a rise in oil prices should lead to improvements in profit margins for the S&P 500, as well ...
  71. Are Hedge Funds Chasing Performance?

    July 4, 2016
    Learn why hedge funds have performed worse than the S&P 500 Index in 2016, and why they may overweight equities to play catch-up ...
  72. Buffett's Moat: How Sustainable Is Qualcomm's Competitive Advantage? ...

    July 3, 2016
    Analyze Qualcomm's economic moat. Determine which factors are driving competitive advantage, and consider the long-term sustainability ...
  73. Will iPhone Sales Decline in 2016? (AAPL)

    July 3, 2016
    Learn about a report that says lack of innovation and economic weakness may lead to a dramatic slowdown in sales of Apple's ...
  74. Are Online Travel Stocks' High Multiples Sensible? (PCLN, EXPE)

    July 3, 2016
    Learn how robust EBITDA growth and fewer threats from disruptors have enabled online travel companies to maintain higher ...
  75. Did Microsoft Acquire LinkedIn for the Cloud Business? (MSFT, ...

    July 3, 2016
    Explore why Microsoft's acquisition of LinkedIn goes beyond cloud computing, including the benefits to Dynamics CRM and the ...
  76. What Is Facebook’s Advantage Over Other Social Media? (FB)

    July 2, 2016
    Discover the elements that define Facebook, which boasts 1.6 billion users who cement the company as the world's top social ...
  77. Dunkin' Donuts Adds Cold Brew to the Menu

    July 2, 2016
    Dunkin' Donuts (NASDAQ: DNKN) rarely blazes any trails, but it's very good at following trends. The company has decided ...
  78. Arby's Path to Growth Is Different From Its Rivals

    July 2, 2016
    Fast-food chains have made an art out of refranchising -- selling company-owned restaurants to franchisees. Wendy's (NASDAQ: ...
  79. Kellogg's Tries a New Way to Promote Cereal

    July 2, 2016
    Cereal sales have suffered for Kellogg's (NYSE: K) in recent years, in part because millennials find the idea of assembling ...
  80. Why AMD is Acquiring Graphics Specialist HiAlgo

    July 2, 2016
    Chipmaker AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) is, quite literally, upping its game in the graphics department. The company has acquired privately ...
  81. Did U.K. Voters Kill the Lions Gate-Starz Deal?

    July 2, 2016
    The end credits are seemingly about to roll early on the latest high-profile acquisition plan in the entertainment business. ...
  82. Netflix Continues to Court the Chinese Market

    July 1, 2016
    In spite of its many challenges, the Chinese market is a fat, glittering prize for Western companies. One of the many enterprises ...
  83. VWELX: Vanguard's Oldest Mutual Fund

    July 1, 2016
    Explore an overview of the Vanguard Wellington Fund, and learn about its top five holdings, which are Wells Fargo, Alphabet, ...
  84. (VDIGX, FBCVX) 3 Low Volatility Mutual Funds

    July 1, 2016
    Explore the large-cap value mutual funds that have captured at least 96% of the S&P 500's returns over the last three years ...
  85. Honeywell, Toyota Compete for Intelligrated (HON)

    July 1, 2016
    Intelligrated is a suitable buy for both Honeywell and Toyota amid increasing demand for faster delivery and increased supply ...
  86. Why the Cocoa Market Is Worried About Mondelez's Hershey Bid ...

    July 1, 2016
    Amid Mondelez's $23 billion bid for Hershey, it’s the cocoa market participants who are most worried.
  87. AWSHX: Mutual Fund With Most Blue Chip Stocks

    July 1, 2016
    Learn about the favorite investments of American Funds Washington Mutual Investors Fund Class A's portfolio managers, whose ...
  88. Polaris Industries Initiates Yet Another Recall

    July 1, 2016
    Still battered from the massive recall of its RZR off-road vehicles earlier this year and a similar snowmobile recall last ...
  89. Wal-Mart's Answer to Amazon Free Shipping (WMT, AMZN)

    July 1, 2016
    To compete with Amazon's Prime, the world's largest retailer Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has introduced its free shipping program.
  90. VFIFX: Mutual Fund for Retirement From Vanguard

    July 1, 2016
    Learn how the Vanguard Target Retirement 2050 (VFIFX) fund is structured and an analysis of its top 5 holdings, which are ...
  91. Will a Global Recession Tip U.S. Markets Into Correction?

    July 1, 2016
    Learn why the U.S. stock market appears to be headed for a serious correction, and why global markets are not exactly a safe ...
  92. Hewlett-Packard Awarded $3B Judgment From Oracle (HPQ, ORCL)

    July 1, 2016
    For Oracle, beyond losing out twice to HP in this verdict, this now marks the second legal battle it has lost in a little ...
  93. Oracle Stock Trades Ex-Dividend Friday (ORCL)

    July 1, 2016
    Oracle will send its dividend payment on July 27 to shareholders of record as of July 6.
  94. JPMorgan Stock Trades Ex-Dividend Friday (JPM)

    July 1, 2016
    JPMorgan will send its dividend payment on July 31 to shareholders of record as of July 6.
  95. General Mills Stock Pops 5% on Q4 Beat (GIS)

    July 1, 2016
    The Cheerios and Yoplait yogurt maker beat Wall Street's fourth quarter revenue and earnings expectations, driven by cost ...
  96. Comcast Stock Trades Ex-Dividend Friday (CMCSA)

    July 1, 2016
    Comcast will send its dividend payment on July 27 to shareholders of record as of July 6.
  97. Monsanto Suffers 37% Decline in Q3 Profits (MON, BAYRY)

    July 1, 2016
    With both revenue and profits falling sharply from a year ago, Monsanto's merger options might diminish as the negotiations ...
  98. Stocks Soar as Central Banks Expected to Go Dovish

    July 1, 2016
    Weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  99. Rio Tinto Just Gave Away Huge Copper and Gold Mine

    July 1, 2016
    Demands by Papua New Guinea for Rio Tinto (NYSE: RIO) to quit stalling and restart operations at its copper and gold mine ...
  100. FMAGX: Fidelity's Mutual Fund Peter Lynch Was Once a Manager

    July 1, 2016
    Discover the 2016 portfolio trends in the Fidelity Magellan Fund, and learn if they can help your portfolio to maximize profits ...
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