Stock Analysis

  1. 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. McDonald's Getting High Tech In U.S. Stores (MCD)

    July 29, 2016
    McDonald's is gearing up to roll out its Experience of the Future in the U.S., making the stores more high-tech.
  4. Walgreens' Expensive Drugstore.com Experiment Ends

    July 29, 2016
    It's an old story: Traditional retailer buys a website in its space, then a few years later announces that it has closed ...
  5. Facebook Faces Potential $3 Billion to $5 Billion IRS Bill (FB)

    July 29, 2016
    Facebook Inc. disclosed it could get hit with a $3 billion to $5 billion bill from the Internal Revenue Service.
  6. 3 Ways Millennials Can Invest in Rental Properties

    July 29, 2016
    Millennials have more than three decades to reap the benefits of a renter nation by investing in apartment real estate.
  7. FPURX: Overview of Fidelity Puritan Fund

    July 29, 2016
    Learn about Fidelity Investments' mutual fund offerings, collective long term performance, and read specific analysis of ...
  8. ETF Vs Mutual Fund: Who Wins?

    July 29, 2016
    Compare and contrast a popular energy mutual fund, Vanguard Energy Fund Investor Shares, and an ETF, the Energy Select Sector ...
  9. How Good Are Benefits at Starbucks? (SBUX)

    July 29, 2016
    Starbucks baristas have been taking to social media this summer to complain about long hours due to cuts in staff
  10. 3 iShares REIT ETFs to Watch (IYR, REET)

    July 29, 2016
    Real estate investment trusts (REITs) have outperformed the S&P 500 index his year. Here'a a look at three ETFs that are ...
  11. How to Buy Gold With Your 401(k) (FSAGX, IAU)

    July 29, 2016
    Investors seeking to invest in the gold market through their 401(k) account have a long list of options, a lot more than ...
  12. 3 ETFs That Track the S&P 500 (SPY,IVV,VOO)

    July 29, 2016
    A look at three popular ETFs that track the S&P 500.
  13. 7 Quality Stocks That Don’t Pay a Dividend (PCLN)

    July 29, 2016
    These seven S&P 500 companies can afford to pay a dividend, but they prefer to invest in growth.
  14. Exxon Q2 Earnings Plunge 59% on Weak Revenue (XOM)

    July 29, 2016
    The integrated energy company reported second-quarter earnings results that missed Wall Street expectations due to plummeting ...
  15. The Top 5 Commercial REIT ETFs of 2016 (VNQ, IYR)

    July 29, 2016
    Investors can get major exposure to commercial real estate in some of the most inexpensive REIT ETFs. The vehicles also provide ...
  16. Chevron's Q2 Loss Blamed on $2.8B Charge (CVX)

    July 29, 2016
    A $2.8 billion charge in the second quarter wiped out all of Chevron's profits, leading to its largest quarterly loss since ...
  17. Bristol-Myers Stock Falls Despite Q2 Beat (BMY)

    July 29, 2016
    Fears about declining sales in the company's cancer treatment, Yervoy, were seemingly too much to overcome.
  18. The 10 Fastest Growing Restaurant Chains (DPZ)

    July 29, 2016
    These restaurant chains are experiencing rampant growth.
  19. Top 5 ETFs for Long-Term Investors (SPY, VTI)

    July 29, 2016
    ETFs that are appropriate for long-term portfolio holdings, including those focused on stocks, bonds, international markets ...
  20. Top 5 Corporate Donors in Big Pharma (GILD, MRK)

    July 29, 2016
    Gilead Sciences, Merck and Pfizer were among the biggest corporate cash donors from the drug and health care sector last ...
  21. GNC Holdings Pulls Its Guidance as Its CEO Resigns

    July 29, 2016
    Shares of GNC Holdings (NYSE: GNC) plunged more than 25% on Thursday after the retailer pulled its full-year guidance, suspended ...
  22. Hershey Posts Sweet Second-Quarter Growth

    July 29, 2016
    Shares of Hershey (NYSE: HSY) rose nearly 3% on Thursday to $111.35 after the chocolate maker beat both top- and bottom-line ...
  23. Brexit: GlaxoSmithKline Invests $361M in the UK (GSK)

    July 29, 2016
    Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline is signaling confidence in the post-Brexit UK economy with plans to set up three new manufacturing ...
  24. Pfizer Exits Brazil: Teva Is Suitor (PFE, TEVA)

    July 29, 2016
    Pfizer is planning to exit the Brazilian market as it puts its generic drug joint venture stake up for sale. Teva and Mylan ...
  25. Microsoft to Cut 2850 Jobs (MSFT)

    July 29, 2016
    Microsoft has said it will cut an extra 2850 jobs
  26. Barclays Suffers 21% Plunge in First-Half Profits (BCS)

    July 29, 2016
    Investors are cheering the progress of the company, believing to a recovery in the second half of the year is now possible.
  27. Anheuser-Busch Q2 Profit Hit by Foreign Currency (BUD, SAB.L)

    July 29, 2016
    ABInBev reported second-quarter earnings results on Friday that showed a sharp decline in profits, thanks to a foreign exchange ...
  28. Baidu Stock Falls on Q2 Profit, Rev Decline

    July 28, 2016
    Concerns were raised about not only slowing growth, but also the impact of a healthcare scandal that fractured Baidu's reputation ...
  29. Baker Hughes Stock Climbs Despite Wider Loss

    July 28, 2016
    The rise in its share price, likely driven by the beat on the top line, would suggest that investors believe that the company's ...
  30. Oracle to Buy NetSuite for $9.3 Billion (ORCL, N)

    July 28, 2016
    To beef up its cloud-computing offerings, Oracle is acquiring rival NetSuite for $9.3 billion, making it among the largest ...
  31. GoPro’s Demand Sinking Despite Earnings Beat (GPRO)

    July 28, 2016
    GoPro shares may be climbing but sales at the company are on the decline.
  32. Nintendo Takes a Page From Disney With Its Merchandising (DIS)

    July 28, 2016
    Nintendo is taking a page from Disney and gearing up to license and merchandise its popular game characters.
  33. Facebook Puts Google on Notice in Search Advertising (FB, GOOG)

    July 28, 2016
    Facebook is taking on Google in search advertising.
  34. African Banking Crisis Could Come Before Europe (TWTR, FB)

    July 28, 2016
    A poorly constructed financial system could push Africa into a banking crisis before Europe.
  35. Aviation Experts Warn Self-Driving Cars to Stall (TSLA)

    July 28, 2016
    After a recent crash of a Tesla in autopilot mode, many have come out to warn car manufacturers. Aviation experts are the ...
  36. Alphabet Q2 Earnings Beat On Strong Ad Growth (GOOGL)

    July 28, 2016
    Alphabet beat on both the top and bottom lines, sending its shares up more than 5% in the after-hour trading session, just ...
  37. Polaris Prepares for Yet Another RZR Recall

    July 28, 2016
    Here we go again: Polaris Industries  has issued a stop-ride/stop-sale advisory in anticipation of a formal recall for its ...
  38. How MasterCard Beat Q2 Estimates

    July 28, 2016
    Healthy growth in transactions using its cards is boosting MasterCard's (NYSE: MA) business, which showed up in the numbers ...
  39. Alcoa Proposes 1-for-3 Reverse Stock Split

    July 28, 2016
    Alcoa's (NYSE: AA) share count will shrink drastically if a new company proposal is accepted. The aluminum products maker ...
  40. Oracle Pulls the Trigger on Its NetSuite Bid

    July 28, 2016
    As rumored, Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) announced Thursday that it had entered into an agreement to buy fellow cloud services provider ...
  41. Amazon Q2 EPS, Rev Beat; AWS Disappoints (AMZN)

    July 28, 2016
    The e-commerce giant reported second quarter earnings results that didn't show the momentum investors hoped to see in its ...
  42. Did Brexit Just Kill A-B InBev/Miller Megamerger?

    July 28, 2016
    After alcoholic beverage giants Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE: BUD) and SABMiller (NASDAQOTH: SBMRY) worked for months to get ...
  43. Groupon Stock Soars on Q2 Home Run

    July 28, 2016
    Investors were hoping for some good news from the second-quarter earnings Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN) released after the close ...
  44. Another Newly Issued ETF with ESG Characteristics (ESGG)

    July 28, 2016
    The newly-launched ESGG ETF is one option for investors who are looking for global equity exposure with ESG features.
  45. FAIRX: How Did the Portfolio Trend?

    July 28, 2016
    Evaluate the composition of the unique Fairholme Fund, and discover how the fund's makeup has evolved between March 2015 ...
  46. 3 iShares Energy ETFs to Keep an Eye On (IYE, IXC)

    July 28, 2016
    Three ETFs offered by BlackRock iShares that track the energy industry.
  47. Can Microsoft Revisit Its Tech-Boom High? (MSFT)

    July 28, 2016
    Projected EPS growth and the acquisition of LinkedIn will impact the performance of Microsoft's stock.
  48. Celgene Set to Squeeze Short Sellers (CELG, IBB)

    July 28, 2016
    Celgene has broken out of a year-long descending triangle top and could enter a major short squeeze.
  49. WWE Reports Record Revenue, Network Subscribers

    July 28, 2016
    World Wrestling Entertainment (NYSE: WWE) delivered its highest-revenue quarter ever, powered by its live events and streaming ...
  50. Dollar General Buys a Big Rival's Failed Stores

    July 28, 2016
    One retailer's failed experiment has become another chain's opportunity. Dollar General (NYSE: DG) has purchased 41 former ...
  51. Yahoo's Stock: Only 8% Return in 10 Years (YHOO)

    July 28, 2016
    Now that Yahoo's core business is being sold to Verizon, a look back at the drivers of its stock price history over the last ...
  52. Penny Stocks to Watch for August 2016 (CDTI)

    July 28, 2016
    Penny stocks are generally risky; however, these five experienced an incredible run in July 2016 and look like they may keep ...
  53. Off-Price Retailers Continue to Gain Steam (TJX,ROST,BURL)

    July 28, 2016
    Approximately two-thirds of shoppers spend money at off-price retailers, a trend that shows no sign of slowing down.
  54. Back to School Shopping Expected to Increase (WMT)

    July 28, 2016
    Back to school spending is expected to increase this year and could benefit these two retailers in particular.
  55. 3 Stocks That Could Benefit from Civil Unrest

    July 28, 2016
    Civil unrest could lead to increased sales for these three companies.
  56. Why Utilities are the Hottest Sector (XLU)

    July 28, 2016
    The performance of utilities has made it the hottest sector this year.
  57. 4 Stocks Vulnerable to Amazon (AMZN,CONN,WMT,TGT)

    July 28, 2016
    Amazon has stolen market share from many, but these four companies in particular have been hit hard.
  58. The 5 Best Performing iShare ETFs in 2016 (SLVP, RING)

    July 28, 2016
    Find out what the best-performing ETFs in 2016 are, from the world's largest ETF provider, iShares.
  59. These Stocks Are Strong August Performers

    July 28, 2016
    These four stocks tend to perform well in August, rallying more than 70% of the time over the last 26 years.
  60. 4 Reasons Above-Average Returns Are Behind Us

    July 28, 2016
    Watch for signals that a smaller working-age population or global economic weakness could slow GDP growth and bring lower ...
  61. Chip Stocks Flying High (XLNX, FLEX)

    July 28, 2016
    Semiconductors have broken out to the bull market and all-time highs, raising the odds that the Nasdaq-100 will join the ...
  62. Ford's Q2 Profit Falls 9% on Weak China Sales (F)

    July 28, 2016
    The Detroit-based automaker spooked investors by hinting that U.S. auto sales could be slowing down, sending its shares tumbling ...
  63. Conocophillips Q2 Loss Widens, Revenue Falls 35% (COP)

    July 28, 2016
    To combat the downturn, Conoco said it will reduce its 2016 capital spending budget to $5.5 billion, compared to its prior ...
  64. NXP Semiconductors Beats Q2 Expectations

    July 28, 2016
    On Wednesday after the close, Dutch chipmaker NXP Semiconductors (NASDAQ: NXPI) posted second-quarter earnings that topped ...
  65. Top 3 ETFs That Short the FTSE 100 (XUKS, SUK2)

    July 28, 2016
    As Brexit looms, these three ETFs can be used to gain short exposure to the U.K.'s FTSE 100 Index.
  66. 3 Mutual Funds Focusing on Arbitrage Profits (MERFX, ARBFX)

    July 28, 2016
    Get details on three of the most popular mutual funds for investors interested in arbitrage trading.
  67. GoPro's Q2 Revenue Falls 47%, but Still Beats

    July 28, 2016
    GoPro (NASDAQ: GPRO) shares held fairly steady in after-market trading Wednesday after the action camera maker reported ...
  68. Eli Lilly President/CEO to Retire at Year's End

    July 28, 2016
    This will be the final year of Eli Lilly (NYSE: LLY) President and CEO John Lechleiter's tenure. The company has announced ...
  69. MasterCard Stock Rises on Q2 Earnings, Rev Beat (MA)

    July 28, 2016
    The credit and debit card issuer reported second quarter earnings results that beat Wall Street's estimates on both the top ...
  70. Trading Opportunities Right Now in Currency ETFs

    July 28, 2016
    These currencies are near important technical levels, which provide trading opportunities with favorable risk/reward ratios.
  71. Royal Dutch Shell Suffers 78% Plunge in Q2 EPS (RDS.A, RDS.B)

    July 28, 2016
    The integrated oil giant reported a more than 78% plunge in second quarter profits, driven by a combination of weak oil prices ...
  72. Xiaomi's New Laptop Looks a Lot Like Apple's

    July 27, 2016
    Xiaomi Inc., has entered the laptop market with a new device, the Mi Notebook Air, resembling Apple's MacBook Air in name ...
  73. What to Expect in Exxon Q2 Earnings?

    July 27, 2016
    Wall Street expects both revenue and earnings to remain under pressure, thanks to weak oil prices.
  74. Amazon's Q2 Earnings Coming Up: What to Expect?

    July 27, 2016
    Performance of Amazon's AWS cloud platform will be a key component of this quarter.
  75. Alphabet's Q2 Earnings Coming Up: What to Expect?

    July 27, 2016
    Wall Street expects the technology conglomerate deliver year-over-year increases in both earnings per share and revenue. ...
  76. LABFX: Top Lord Abbett Funds for Retirement Diversification

    July 27, 2016
    Learn how to diversify your retirement savings with five mutual funds from Lord Abbett that provide solid, stable returns ...
  77. VTSMX: Top 5 Mutual Fund Holders of Verizon (VZ)

    July 27, 2016
    Discover the top five largest mutual fund holders of Verizon Communications shares, and learn how their portfolio allocations ...
  78. VTSMX: Top 5 Mutual Fund Holders of Western Digital (WDC)

    July 27, 2016
    Learn about Western Digital Corporation and the top five mutual funds that hold the company's common shares in their investment ...
  79. VCVLX, VEXPX: 3 Vanguard Equity Fund Underperformers

    July 27, 2016
    Discover three funds from Vanguard Group that consistently underperform their indexes. Learn how consistent most Vanguard ...
  80. Apple Revenue Plummets 33% in Greater China (AAPL)

    July 27, 2016
    Local competition takes a hit to Apple’s business in China, as leaders such as Huawei Technologies Co and Xiaomi Corp race ...
  81. Facebook Stock Soars on Q2 Earnings, Rev Beat (FB)

    July 27, 2016
    The social media giant crushed Wall Street's second quarter estimates while its user growth metrics beat forecasts.
  82. What Funds Track Activist Hedge Funds? Here's Two!

    July 27, 2016
    Find out which mutual funds specifically track activist investments, offering small investors the opportunity to invest like ...
  83. FRESX: Fidelity Real Estate Mutual Fund's Holdings Analysis

    July 27, 2016
    Discover the top five holdings in the Fidelity Real Estate Investment Portfolio, a low-cost, four-star rated mutual fund ...
  84. GoPro Stock Risen on Q2 Earnings, Rev Beat (GPRO)

    July 27, 2016
    The embattled action camera maker said it will be profitable by Q4 2016.
  85. MFAAX: 3 Value Mutual Funds from American Funds

    July 27, 2016
    Learn about value investing and how interest rate hikes benefit mutual funds, and the top three American Funds mutual funds ...
  86. ARBNX: 3 Mutual Funds that Profit From a Healthy M&A Market

    July 27, 2016
    Find out which mutual funds to use to profit during a healthy mergers and acquisitions (M&A) market
  87. OAEIX,OPPAX: Oppenheimer Funds’ Top Funds for Retirement

    July 27, 2016
    These four mutual funds are OppenheimerFund's best for retirement portfolios.
  88. How Pokémon Go Can Make Money for Nintendo (NTDOY)

    July 27, 2016
    Pokemon Go has become the biggest mobile app in history, but investor should be careful not to chase the stock.
  89. Bad News for Boston Beer, Good News for Craft Beer

    July 27, 2016
    Craft beer sales continue to grow, though not at the same double-digit pace we've become accustomed to. That's to be expected, ...
  90. Airbus Keeps Full-Year Target Despite $1.5B Charge (EADSY)

    July 27, 2016
    A $1.5 billion charge related to delays and glitches at two key programs didn't keep shares of Airbus from rising 5% higher ...
  91. Brexit Raises Cost of A-B InBev's Miller Merger

    July 27, 2016
    Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE: BUD) was forced to increase its takeover offer for SABMiller (NASDAQOTH: SBMRY) because the ...
  92. The Top 4 Leveraged (2x & 3x) China ETFs of 2016 (YINN, YANG)

    July 27, 2016
    Discover four leveraged ETFs that can be used to gain exposure to China, the world’s second-largest economy.
  93. Citrix Inks $1.6 Billion Merger Deal With LogMeIn

    July 27, 2016
    Online communications provider LogMeIn (NASDAQ: LOGM) and its primary competitor in the space, Citrix Systems' (NASDAQ: ...
  94. Detroit Auto Show Loses Volkswagen’s Porsche (VLKAY)

    July 27, 2016
    Volkswagen's Porsche is shunning the Detroit Auto Show in 2017, saying the costs aren't worth it.
  95. Apple Is At It With TVs, Says More To Come (AAPL)

    July 27, 2016
    Apple may be gearing up for a bigger push in the television market, with CEO Tim Cook saying its efforts so far are about ...
  96. LinkedIn Buys Sales Software Provider PointDrive

    July 27, 2016
    When you hear the words "LinkedIn" (NYSE: LNKD) and "acquisition" mentioned together lately, the company's recent decision ...
  97. Is Netflix a Good or Bad Long-Term Play? (NFLX)

    July 27, 2016
    Netflix subscriber growth has waned. What does this mean for long-term investors?
  98. Will Dick’s Sporting Goods Add Off-Price Retail?

    July 27, 2016
    Dick’s Sporting Goods might have just made a strategic move to enter the off-price retail arena.
  99. Why Nintendo Shares Slid This Week (NTDOY)

    July 27, 2016
    The release of Pokémon Go catapulted Nintendo's stock. But the stock has started to head south. Here's why.
  100. Caterpillar at Cusp of New Uptrend (CAT)

    July 27, 2016
    Caterpillar has arrived at the logical interface between bull and bear power, setting up a key test in the six-month recovery ...
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