Stock Analysis

  1. Intel Stock Trades Ex-Dividend Wednesday (INTC)

    August 2, 2016
    The improved second-quarter volume in Intel's CCG segment, which contains its PC and mobile processor business, is an important ...
  2. Herbalife Q2 Earnings Coming Up: What to Expect? (HLF)

    August 2, 2016
    The embattled nutritional supplements company has gotten a new lease on life, thanks to its recent settlement with the Federal ...
  3. Why Etsy’s Stock is Flying This Week (ETSY)

    August 2, 2016
    Etsy's shares soar on optimism over earnings, company's growth outlook.
  4. American Airlines Trades Ex-Dividend Wednesday (AAL)

    August 2, 2016
    The company is adjusting to an environment where there are more seats available across the industry than demand, which forces ...
  5. HSBC Stock Climbs After $2.5 bn Share Buyback Plan Announced ...

    August 2, 2016
    The share buyback plan comes after weak results for the first half of 2016.
  6. Transocean Earnings Coming Up: What to Expect? (RIG)

    August 2, 2016
    Investors will want to know the extent to which the company's cost-cutting measures have worked.
  7. Tesla Q2 Earnings Coming Up: What to Expect? (TSLA, SCTY)

    August 2, 2016
    Balancing production and profitability has proven to be a greater challenge than Musk realized, as evidenced by the company's ...
  8. Pfizer's Q2 Earnings, Revenue Beat Not Good Enough (PFE)

    August 2, 2016
    Pfizer shares are falling more than 2% despite the company reporting Q2 earnings results that beat Wall Street estimates ...
  9. CVS Stock Rises on Second Quarter Earnings Beat (CVS)

    August 2, 2016
    The nation's second-largest pharmacy retailer reported earnings results that beat analysts estimates, thanks to recent M&A ...
  10. Why SodaStream's Q2 Profits Grew So Sharply

    August 2, 2016
    There was plenty of fizz in SodaStream's (NASDAQ: SODA) stock price in the wake of the company's just-announced second-quarter ...
  11. Welltower Buys 19 VSL Properties for $1.15 Billion

    August 2, 2016
    Specialty real estate investment trust Welltower (NYSE: HCN) has acquired an expansive set of assets. The REIT, which focuses ...
  12. How to Make Money with YouTube

    August 2, 2016
    YouTube is the third most visited site in the world, and numerous people are making money thanks to the site's popularity. ...
  13. DoorDash to Deliver Dunkin’ Donuts in New York (DNKN)

    August 2, 2016
    Dunkin' Donuts and DoorDash have partnered up to deliver coffee and sweet treats to New Yorkers.
  14. Smith & Wesson Reaches All-Time High On Gun Demand (SWHC)

    August 2, 2016
    Shares of Smith & Wesson shoot up on rising demand for guns in the U.S.
  15. The Common-Size Analysis of Financial Statements

    August 2, 2016
    Using common-size financial statements helps investors spot trends that a raw financial statement may not uncover.
  16. Analyzing Alibaba Vs. Amazon Business Models

    August 2, 2016
    Learn how Alibaba and Amazon compare in terms of each company's applied business model, and understand the markets each company ...
  17. Apple Shines as Industry Tablet Sales Fall (AAPL)

    August 2, 2016
    Apple's tablets were the only ones to boost market share as overall industry sales fell during the second quarter
  18. Dollar General Wants to Pump Your Gas

    August 2, 2016
    The real story behind Dollar General's (NYSE: DG) acquisition of 41 stores from Wal-Mart's (NYSE: WMT) failed small-footprint ...
  19. David Einhorn’s Greenlight Capital Gains 4.8% in July

    August 2, 2016
    The hedge fund's overall 2016 return is 5.7% thus far. What are they doing right?
  20. Spot the Unicorn Software Companies of Tomorrow (MS, CRM)

    August 2, 2016
    The next big software successes are likely to be ones that offer solutions in three critical areas.
  21. The Prisoner’s Dilemma in Business and the Economy

    August 2, 2016
    The Prisoner’s Dilemma provides a framework for understanding how to strike a balance between cooperation and competition, ...
  22. Salesforce.com to Buy Cloud App Provider Quip

    August 2, 2016
    It has already been a busy year on the acquisitions front for Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM), and now it's adding yet another ...
  23. Nissan Tops Honda for Fastest Sales Growth in U.S.

    August 2, 2016
    It looks like the ghosts of Nissan's (NASDAQOTH: NSANY) past are indeed in its past. According to Industry Week, the Japanese ...
  24. Qualcomm Inks Another Patent Deal in China

    August 2, 2016
    While Qualcomm's (NASDAQ: QCOM) efforts to break into the fast-growing China mobile market have had their ups and downs ...
  25. Tesla Motors Price Levels to Watch After Earnings

    August 2, 2016
    Tesla Motors has retained intense shareholder loyalty while the stock has transitioned from market darling to perennial laggard.
  26. Rio Tinto Bounces Due to Stronger Mineral Prices (RIO, C)

    August 2, 2016
    Rio Tinto's earnings outlook and share price are being boosted by rising mineral prices.
  27. Three S&P 500 Laggards Set to Outperform

    August 2, 2016
    These S&P 500 laggards may attract substantial rotational capital as market players take profits in the index's biggest winners.
  28. Why Big Name Restaurants are Struggling

    August 2, 2016
    There are three key reasons why big name restaurants are struggling.
  29. 3 ETFs That Beat the S&P 500 (SPLV,RSP,NOBL)

    August 2, 2016
    These three ETFs have consistently beat the S&P 500 since their inception.
  30. Crowdfunding's New Store: Amazon Adds Kickstarter (AMZN)

    August 1, 2016
    Amazon Launchpad introduces Kickstarter Collection with over 300 products created and crowdfunded on Kickstarter.
  31. What Blue Chips Does this Fund Own?

    August 1, 2016
    Learn about the top five investments of the T. Rowe Price Blue Chip Growth Fund, a large-cap growth fund with a long history ...
  32. Investors Hunt for Yield With Microsoft (MSFT)

    August 1, 2016
    Microsoft's bond issue should be attractive to investors hunting for positive yields.
  33. P&G Beat Expectations (PG)

    August 1, 2016
    Procter and Gamble fiscal fourth quarter earnings and income both beat expectations.
  34. South Korea Suspends Sales of Volkswagen Vehicles (VLKAY)

    August 1, 2016
    South Korean authorities have revoked all certifications related to 80 models, equivalent to 83,000 vehicles.
  35. Discover Financial Trades Ex-Dividend Tuesday (DFS)

    August 1, 2016
    Discover will send its dividend payment on August 18 to shareholders of record as of August 4.
  36. Salesforce to Acquire Quip Inc for $750 million (CRM)

    August 1, 2016
    This will help Salesforce compete with Alphabet’s Google Docs and Microsoft Corp.’s Office and other smaller players in this ...
  37. Starbucks Stock Trades Ex-Dividend Tuesday (SBUX)

    August 1, 2016
    Starbucks will send its dividend payment on August 19 to shareholders of record as of August 4.
  38. Apple Wins in the Uber and Didi Chuxing Merger (AAPL)

    August 1, 2016
    What was seen then as a subtle political gesture, aimed to strengthen Apple's relationship with the Chinese government, has ...
  39. Uber Will Invest $500M to Develop Google-Like Map (GOOGL)

    August 1, 2016
    Uber wants to cut its ties with Google.
  40. McDonald's Announces "Sweeping Changes" to Its Menu (MCD)

    August 1, 2016
    The Oak Brook, Illinois-based company is doubling down on natural ingredients and preservative-free food.
  41. Trina Solar Is Finally Going Private

    August 1, 2016
    Strike another name off the list of publicly traded, independent solar companies. Popular China-based solar cell maker Trina ...
  42. Why Your Cell Phone Bill Is Going Up

    August 1, 2016
    Your cell phone bill is going up because the price war among wireless carriers is ending.
  43. Difference Between Short Selling And Put Options

    August 1, 2016
    Short selling and put options are used to speculate on a potential decline in a security or index or hedge downside risk ...
  44. Did Lousy Films Hurt AMC in Q2, or Is It a Trend?

    August 1, 2016
    When Hollywood releases weak films like Free State of Jones, Alice Through the Looking Glass, and Gods of Egypt it hurts ...
  45. Pokemon Go Threatens Facebook's Future: Left (F)

    August 1, 2016
    Short seller Andrew Left says the game's success is a sign that Facebook may not dominate the mobile ecosystem in the future. ...
  46. Verizon to Buy Fleetmatics

    August 1, 2016
    On the heels of its planned acquisition of Yahoo's core web assets, Verizon is acquiring GPS tracking company Fleetmatics ...
  47. Will Newmont Become the World's No. 1 Gold Miner?

    August 1, 2016
    Beset by lower gold prices, diminished output, and a heavy debt load, Barrick Gold (NYSE: ABX) has decided to sell its half ...
  48. AutoNation Numbers Confirm U.S. Auto Sales Slump

    August 1, 2016
    AutonNation has provided the latest evidence that demand for cars and trucks in the U.S. is slowing.
  49. Miller Accepts AB-InBev Offer -- but With a Catch

    August 1, 2016
    That didn't take long. After doubt briefly emerged over whether Anheuser-Busch InBev's (NYSE: BUD) revised offer -- altered ...
  50. Target Just Slashed Its Tech Budget. Here's Why.

    August 1, 2016
    At a time when many of its key competitors have increased spending on technology, Target (NYSE: TGT) has actually significantly ...
  51. Apple Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Uphold Samsung Ruling (AAPL)

    August 1, 2016
    Apple wants the Supreme Court to uphold a jury's award of hundreds of millions of dollars in a patent lawsuit against Samsung ...
  52. Pfizer Price Levels To Watch After Earnings (PFE)

    August 1, 2016
    Pfizer has rallied to a 12-year high and could add to gains after Tuesday's earnings report but is extremely overbought and ...
  53. Procter & Gamble Earnings on Tap: What to Expect? (PG)

    August 1, 2016
    Despite pressures from the strong dollar that devalues is sales in overseas markets, analysts are broadly positive about ...
  54. David Tepper's Appaloosa in Joint Bid for TerraForm

    August 1, 2016
    Once a powerful way to grow investment portfolios, betting on solar companies have burned a lot of people, including SunEdison.
  55. 5 ETFs That Track Oil (USO,DBO,OIL,UCO,UWTI)

    August 1, 2016
    If you think oil is cheap right now consider one of these five ETFs.
  56. Pfizer Earnings Coming Up: What to Expect? (PFE)

    August 1, 2016
    Wall Street expects another solid quarter for Pfizer, which has topped consensus estimates on both the top and bottom lines ...
  57. Financial Ratios Every Investor Should Know

    August 1, 2016
    Explore the risk metrics of mutual fund DODFX. Learn how beta, R-squared, capture ratios and standard deviation measure systematic ...
  58. How Currency Works

    August 1, 2016
    Currency offers key advantages over economies based on direct trade. It provides sellers with a broader market for their ...
  59. CVS Health Q2 Earnings Coming Up: What to Expect? (CVS)

    August 1, 2016
    CVS has benefited by positioning itself to become the go-to source for consumers who are looking for affordable prescription ...
  60. 2 Mutual Funds Everyone Should Know About

    August 1, 2016
    Learn about two attractive mutual funds in the moderate allocation category with successful long-term track records and appealing ...
  61. Are Your Retirement Funds Diversified? Try these!

    August 1, 2016
    Learn about Artisan Partners, its history of outperformance compared to its competitors and which three funds to consider ...
  62. Einhorn Loses on Apple, Amazon, Macy's and Fracking

    August 1, 2016
    It has been a while since David Einhorn, fund manager of Greenlight Capital, had a strung together multiple profitable quarters.
  63. Are Utilities Your Best Bet this Year? (DUK, CNP)

    August 1, 2016
    Utilities have performed remarkably well given the current market volatility and should continue to do so for the remainder ...
  64. Tesla to Acquire Solar City for $2.6 billion (TSLA, SCTY)

    August 1, 2016
    Tesla has said it will buy Solar City for $2.6 billion.
  65. Who Are Willis Towers Watson's Main Competitors?

    August 1, 2016
    Following a 2015 merger, Willis Towers Watson PLC is now one of the largest insurance advisory and brokerage firms. These ...
  66. Chesapeake Energy Ready To Play Catch-Up (CHK)

    August 1, 2016
    Chesapeake Energy is finally shaking off bad vibes from CEO McClendon's indictment and sudden death.
  67. Coke Or Pepsi, Which Offers The Better Buy? (KO, PEP)

    August 1, 2016
    Coca-Cola has failed a breakout above 18-year resistance while the Pepsico rally has set off overbought signals.
  68. How Billionaire Dan Loeb Manages Money Like "Game of Thrones"

    August 1, 2016
    At a time when hedge funds are getting slaughtered for bad stock picking and for exaggerating the impact of Brexit, Loeb's ...
  69. These are Tradable Breakouts Happening Now (LNG, CHRW)

    August 1, 2016
    These stocks are breaking out of significant ranges, indicating a sizable move to come.
  70. Frontier Names a Number of New Executives

    August 1, 2016
    As it struggles to deal with acquisitions that more than doubled its size, Frontier Communications (NASDAQ: FTR) has made ...
  71. Chinese Regulator Approves AB InBev/SABMiller Deal

    August 1, 2016
    There is now almost nothing standing in the way of the looming megamerger in the brewery sector. The roughly $103 billion ...
  72. Top Rated Fund for Retirement Diversification

    August 1, 2016
    Learn more about Harbor Funds and its top four funds for retirement diversification in 2016, including each fund's manager, ...
  73. Why Groupon Stock Soared 30% Last Week (GRPN)

    July 31, 2016
    The combination of Groupon's narrower-than-expected second-quarter loss and upbeat forecast gives a sense that Groupon's ...
  74. Xerox Q2 Beat Boosted By Higher Profit Margins (XRX)

    July 31, 2016
    Combined with a 20 basis point rise in adjusted gross margin rate, Xerox put together an exceptional quarter from top to ...
  75. UPS Q2 Miss Blamed on Strong Dollar, Lower Fuel Surcharges

    July 31, 2016
    Although second-quarter revenue edged by estimates, earnings per share underwhelmed due to the strong dollar and lower fuel ...
  76. Why Twitter Stock Fell 9% Last Week (TWTR, FB)

    July 31, 2016
    The company's second-quarter earnings results last Tuesday failed to answer two major factors impacting the company: user ...
  77. GlaxoSmithKline and Alphabet Partner to Start Bioelectronics ...

    July 31, 2016
    GSK will own 55% of the new entity while the remaining stake will be held by Verily Life Sciences.
  78. Two Stocks To Watch After Oracle Buys NetSuite (ORCL, N)

    July 31, 2016
    As often the case, the rumor mills have begun to speculate about who is next. Here are two names to keep an eye on.
  79. Why Netflix's Earnings Weren't as Bad as You Think (NFLX)

    July 31, 2016
    Netflix is taking on a gamble that may very well pay off in the years ahead.
  80. Why GoPro Stock Soared 14% Last Week

    July 31, 2016
    Despite reporting its third consecutive quarterly loss last week, the company saw its shares surge more than 14% last week.
  81. Facebook's Q2: One Key Metric That Worries Google (FB, GOOGL)

    July 31, 2016
    Last week Facebook crushed Wall Street's most bullish expectations in just about every the notable metric, including revenue, ...
  82. Apple Beat Q3, but Here's Two Things You Likely Missed (AAPL)

    July 31, 2016
    Call it "the beat heard around the world," because few Wall Street analysts expected Apple's fiscal third-quarter results ...
  83. Why Alphabet's Results Were Better Than You Thought (GOOGL)

    July 31, 2016
    As Alphabet continues to invest in areas like mobile search and YouTube ads, its capital expenses are actually coming down.
  84. Junk Energy Bonds Under Renewed Pressure (HYXE, HK)

    July 31, 2016
    Declining oil prices put high yield energy companies under renewed pressure. Default rates are already approaching full year ...
  85. How Oil ETFs Perform Relative to the Oil Price (USO, SZO)

    July 31, 2016
    Oil price volatility presents opportunities for investors, but ETFs that track oil may not be fit for the purpose.
  86. These 2 Stocks Give You Leverage on the Best-Performing Asset ...

    July 31, 2016
    With political events, such as Brexit, sucker-punching global equity markets and spiking investor fears of the unpredictable, ...
  87. How Did Andrew Carnegie Get Rich?

    July 31, 2016
    Andrew Carnegie rose from poverty to become one of the world's wealthiest men and the creator of the first billion-dollar ...
  88. Pokémon Go: Hot Trend or Video Game Disrupter?

    July 31, 2016
    Pokémon Go is the most downloaded app in history, but the question is whether consumers will quickly discard it and move ...
  89. Startup Business Loans With No Collateral

    July 31, 2016
    Small businesses seeking no-collateral loans can now use non-banks: online lenders, peer-to-peer financing and even the U.S. ...
  90. JetBlue: Who Are the Top Shareholders?

    July 31, 2016
    JetBlue became an industry leader by offering low prices along with TVs in every seat, inflight entertainment and high-speed ...
  91. Traders Are Turning Bullish On Industrial Metals (JJU, JJM)

    July 31, 2016
    Copper, aluminum and zinc can often be used by strategic traders as a barometer of the state of the global economy.
  92. 3 Reasons Millennials Are Not Interested in Mortgages

    July 30, 2016
    Tougher lending standards make borrowing to buy homes harder for millennials.
  93. How Pokemon Go Uses Augmented Reality

    July 30, 2016
    Pokemon Go made it that much easier to illustrate a use case for augmented reality.
  94. Major Indexes Tread Water After Fed Stays Course

    July 30, 2016
    Weekly technical summary of the major U.S. indexes.
  95. Is Kellogg's Boosted Dividend Sustainable?

    July 29, 2016
    It's time for an extra scoop of cash from cereal and snacks incumbent Kellogg (NYSE: K). The company has bumped its quarterly ...
  96. Kmart Unnerves Employees With New Inventory Tactic

    July 29, 2016
    Sears Holdings (NASDAQ: SHLD) Chairman Eddie Lampert is presiding over what seem to be the final phases of a once-venerable ...
  97. Netflix To See More Competition From Amazon (AMZN, NFLX)

    July 29, 2016
    Amazon is taking on Netflix in a bigger way when it comes to original content, nearly doubling the investment for the remainder ...
  98. European Terrorism Weighs on Priceline’s Forecasts (PCLN, EXPE)

    July 29, 2016
    Terrorist attacks in Europe are weighing on travel companies and could hurt Priceline's forecast for the remainder of the ...
  99. FCNTX: Is It Worth Your Investment?

    July 29, 2016
    Explore a risk statistics case study on the Fidelity Contrafund, including its characteristics and how it has performed against ...
  100. PotashCorp Hacks Dividend, Says the Bottom Is Here

    July 29, 2016
    Crop nutrient producer PotashCorp (NYSE: POT) reported second-quarter earnings that met analysts' expectations, but amid ...
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