Analysis & Opinions

  1. Sumner Redstone's Resignation Marks End of an Era (CBS, VIA)

    February 4, 2016
    Sumner Redstone's resignation from the boards of Viacom and CBS is more than a business story. It is about personal ambitions. ...
  2. Can GoPro Replace Your Smartphone Camera? Analysts Wary Of 2 ...

    February 4, 2016
    Wall Street feasted on GoPro Inc (NASDAQ: GPRO) this week when the company revealed abysmal fourth-quarter numbers. The stock ...
  3. 3 Predictions for Amazon in 2016 (AMZN)

    February 4, 2016
    Learn the top three predictions for Amazon in 2016 as the company comes off an exceptional year in terms of revenue and expands ...
  4. Why Does Amazon Let Its Competitors Use AWS? (AMZN,NFLX)

    February 4, 2016
    Amazon allows dozens of its competitors use AWS. Is this a strategy to earn revenue or something more?
  5. The Top 5 Small Cap Gold Stocks for 2016 (KGC, SBGL)

    February 4, 2016
    Learn about the factors that led to gold's underperformance, factors that may lead a gold rally and five micro-cap gold stocks ...
  6. Cisco Acquires Jasper in 'Internet of Things' Play (CSCO)

    February 4, 2016
    Cisco just made a major bet on its future.
  7. Buffalo Wild Wings' Clipped on Q4 Earnings Miss (BWLD)

    February 4, 2016
    Like other once high-flyers, Buffalo Wild Wings has become a victim of its own success.
  8. Credit Suisse Shares Plunge on Mounting Losses

    February 4, 2016
    Shares of Credit Suisse tanked 11.1% to their lowest level since 1992 after it posted weak fourth quarter results.
  9. The Top 5 Micro-Cap Gold Stocks for 2016 (PGLC)

    February 4, 2016
    Discover five micro-cap gold miners that are well-positioned for a positive year in 2016, even if gold prices remain under ...
  10. 4 Energy Stocks for Income Seekers in 2016 (COP, CVX)

    February 4, 2016
    Discover four energy companies that could maintain or even increase their dividends in 2016, making them the best investments ...
  11. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Lockheed Martin Stock (LMT)

    February 4, 2016
    Learn about defense contractor, Lockheed Martin, its leadership within its industry, and how the company can stay on top ...
  12. Stryker Corporation: A Strong Capital Position

    February 4, 2016
    A discussion on business operations, financials, valuation and growth trends for Stryker Corporation.
  13. Why Alphabet Buying Verizon Makes Sense (GOOGL, VZ)

    February 4, 2016
    Alphabet can seal the deal with an offer of $350 to $370 billion, or a premium of around 20%.
  14. Amazon Breaks New Ground with First Brick-and-Mortar Store (AMZN)

    February 4, 2016
    Amazon is now making its first foray into physical retail - but with distinctly Amazon-esque twists on the traditional book ...
  15. Energizer Powers Higher on Earnings Beat (ENR)

    February 4, 2016
    Energizer, which pays a solid dividend yield of more than 3% annually, looks like a safe hold as the broader market sorts ...
  16. GoPro Shares Tank on Ugly Outlook (GPRO)

    February 4, 2016
    Once a Wall Street darling, GoPro will need to pull off its biggest stunt yet: prove to doubters that it can land back on ...
  17. The World's Top 10 Entertainment Companies (CMCSA, CBS)

    February 3, 2016
    Take a look at the world's top 10 entertainment companies, spanning the movie, television, cable television, gaming and streaming ...
  18. 5 Reasons Alibaba's Earnings Disappointed in 2015 (BABA)

    February 3, 2016
    Look at the reasons why Alibaba's earnings disappointed in 2015, including weak economic growth, the soft renminbi and allegations ...
  19. Top 5 Companies Owned By Microsoft (MSFT)

    February 3, 2016
    Find out about Microsoft's most newsworthy acquisitions. Microsoft acquired Skype in 2011 to expand its footprint in the ...
  20. Analyzing UPS's Return on Equity (ROE) (UPS)

    February 3, 2016
    Learn about UPS's return on equity (ROE), an important metric for investors. It is useful to compare the historical ROE and ...
  21. Johnson & Johnson's 3 Most Profitable Lines of Business (JNJ)

    February 3, 2016
    Learn about the key drivers of Johnson & Johnson's profitability. The company is organized in three segments, with pharmaceuticals ...
  22. Icahn's Bet on Cheniere Energy: Should You Follow?

    February 3, 2016
    Investing legend Carl Icahn continues to lose money on Cheniere Energy, but he's increasing his stake. Should you follow ...
  23. Walmart: Sharpening its Portfolio by Shutting Down Stores (WMT)

    February 3, 2016
    Learn why Wal-Mart is closing stores worldwide and how the world's largest retailer plans to take on Amazon by investing ...
  24. Analyzing Google's Return on Equity (ROE) (GOOGL)

    February 3, 2016
    Learn about Alphabet's return on equity. How has its ROE changed over time, how does it compare to its peers and what factors ...
  25. ConocoPhillips' Projected Loss Puts Dividend at Risk (COP)

    February 3, 2016
    Conoco's stubbornness in suspending its dividend and working down its debt should keep investors away from this name.
  26. Dunkin' Brands Is Plugging All the Right Holes

    February 3, 2016
    If Dunkin's name began with "Star," it would have gotten the benefit of the doubt.
  27. Is Buffett's Bet on Oil Right for You? (XOM, PSX)

    February 3, 2016
    Oil stocks are getting trounced, but Warren Buffett still likes one of them. Should you follow the leader?
  28. Marissa Mayer's Strategic Plan Has 2 Major Flaws (YHOO)

    February 3, 2016
    Two reasons why Marissa Mayer's plans for a turnaround at Yahoo will fail
  29. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Dish Network Stock (DISH)

    February 3, 2016
    Get insight about the potential risks of investing in Dish Network stock, such as its lack of cross-selling ability as an ...
  30. The Top 5 Entertainment Penny Stocks for 2016 (SIRI, ZNGA)

    February 3, 2016
    Learn more about what types of businesses comprise the entertainment industry, and discover five entertainment penny stocks ...
  31. The Top 5 Semiconductor Penny Stocks for 2016 (ACLS, CAMT)

    February 3, 2016
    Learn more about the semiconductor industry, and discover five penny stocks that investors seeking exposure to this industry ...
  32. Lithium Powers GM’s Affordable Chevy Bolt (LIT)

    February 3, 2016
    Lithium, a carbon neutral energy source, is set to become a lucrative investment option of 2016
  33. Will LinkedIn Earnings Justify Its Expenses? (LNKD)

    February 3, 2016
    Expect another earnings beat from LinkedIn and the typical lackluster market reaction.
  34. Will Callaway Golf Swing Lower on Earnings? (ELY)

    February 3, 2016
    With a couple of more solid quarters under its belt, Callaway's stock will resemble less of a trap.
  35. Boston Scientific Experiments to Find Growth

    February 3, 2016
    With some 21% 12-month stock gains on the table, how much patience are investors willing to exercise?
  36. The Top 5 Micro Cap Alternative Energy Stocks for 2016 (AMSC, ...

    February 3, 2016
    Follow a cautious approach when purchasing micro-cap stocks in the alternative energy sector. Learn about five alternative ...
  37. Analyzing Porter's Five Forces on Under Armour (UA)

    February 3, 2016
    Learn about Under Armour and how it differentiates itself in the competitive athletic apparel industry in light of the Porter's ...
  38. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Qualcomm Stock (QCOM, BRCM)

    February 2, 2016
    Understand the long-term fundamental risks related to investing in Qualcomm stock, and how financial ratios also play into ...
  39. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Johnson & Johnson Stock (JNJ)

    February 2, 2016
    Learn the largest risks to investing in Johnson & Johnson through fundamental analysis and other potential risks. Also discover ...
  40. Will Silver Recover in 2016? (SLV, GLD, JJC)

    February 2, 2016
    The end of the silver downtrend is likely to coincide with similar recoveries in gold, iron and copper.
  41. Trade Bond ETFs Using Yield Curves

    February 2, 2016
    Different types of yield curves provide important insights for trading bond-based securities.
  42. FB's WhatsApp Messaging Service Reaches 1 bn Users

    February 2, 2016
    Mobile messaging app WhatsApp has just reached 1 billion users. Now, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg must find a way to monetize ...
  43. The Top 5 Financial Penny Stocks for 2016 (CPSS, ASRV)

    February 2, 2016
    Learn about some of the most promising penny stocks in the financial services sector that investors can consider adding to ...
  44. The Top 5 Micro Cap Biotechnology Stocks for 2016 (BSTC, OSIR)

    February 2, 2016
    Discover some of the most promising micro-cap biotechnology stocks that investors can consider for their 2016 investment ...
  45. GoDaddy Inc: How It's Fared Since the 2015 IPO (GDDY)

    February 2, 2016
    Evaluate GoDaddy's stock performance since its April 2015 IPO, and determine how you would have fared had you invested in ...
  46. Yahoo Reports Mediocre Earnings; Share Price Falls (YHOO)

    February 2, 2016
    Another less-than-stellar quarter has Yahoo looking to cut costs and convince investors it's capable of substantial growth. ...
  47. The Top 5 Silver Penny Stocks for 2016 (LODE,AG)

    February 2, 2016
    Learn about five of the top silver penny stocks and why investors may want to consider adding them to their investment portfolios ...
  48. Free Snacks in Coach at American Airlines. Really. (AAL)

    February 2, 2016
    The last of the big three finally throws a bone (well, a cookie) to its non-elite customers.
  49. Seven Sustainable Retail Dividends

    February 2, 2016
    Seven retailers which pat sustainable dividends when examining both the companies' payout ratios and free cash flows.
  50. Under Pressure: Eyeing Pershing Square's Holdings

    February 2, 2016
    A look at Pershing Square's recent performance, portfolio and future outlook. Should investors follow the money?
  51. Analyzing Sprint Corp's Return on Equity (ROE) (S)

    February 2, 2016
    Learn about Sprint's return on equity. Find out why its ROE is negative and how asset turnover and financial leverage impact ...
  52. What If They Can't Fix Your VW? (VLKAY)

    February 2, 2016
    The latest news is that VW may not be able to fix the pollution controls to make those doctored cars meet U.S. environmental ...
  53. Why Alphabet is the Best of the 'FANGs' for 2016

    February 2, 2016
    Alphabet just impressed the street, but is it the best FANG stock?
  54. Governments Ask Tech Giants to Join War on ISIS

    February 2, 2016
    In the US and Israel, governments have asked their respective nations' tech industries to help in the war against ISIS.
  55. Marissa Mayer's Woes Enhanced by Yahoo! Layoffs

    February 2, 2016
    Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer and her team will report company earnings on February 2 and announce plans to slash 15% of the company's ...
  56. If You Had Invested Right After Comcast's IPO (CMCSA)

    February 2, 2016
    Evaluate how Comcast's stock has performed since the company's 1972 IPO, and learn how you might be a millionaire today had ...
  57. The Top 5 Retail Penny Stocks for 2016 (TWMC, DXLG)

    February 2, 2016
    Find out which retail stocks trade for less than $5 a share. Learn about bargains that can avoid bankruptcy and produce nice ...
  58. Volkswagen: A Value Play for 2016? (VOW.DE)

    February 2, 2016
    Understand why Volkswagen could be a good value play for 2016 depending on your outlook regarding the company's current EPA ...
  59. These 3 ETFs Suggest Commodities Are Headed Lower (COMT,CCX,DBC)

    February 2, 2016
    The charts of these three exchange traded funds suggest that commodities are stuck in a downtrend and it doesn't look like ...
  60. If You Had Invested Right After AT&T's IPO (T)

    February 2, 2016
    Analyze how AT&T stock has performed after the company's 1984 IPO, and learn how you would have fared had you been an early ...
  61. Comcast Earnings Broadcast Growth

    February 2, 2016
    Quarterly earnings projections calling for 11% rise don't suggest the Philadelphia-based company is in distress.
  62. Is Yum! Brands Poised to Serve up Tasty Earnings?

    February 2, 2016
    Yum!'s recent stock gains suggest the market is betting on the restaurant operator to get back on its earnings winning streak ...
  63. Nomura Shares Fall as Quarterly Profit Down by Half

    February 2, 2016
    On Tuesday, Nomura Holdings’ (NMR) share price fell by 0.61% (at the time of writing) after it reported a decline in net ...
  64. Alphabet Is Now Bigger Than Apple

    February 2, 2016
    I don't see a reversal happening in GOOGL stock, especially with Alphabet management more motivated to maintain their market ...
  65. 4 ETFs To Trade the Russian Ruble (RSX, ERUS)

    February 2, 2016
    Discover which exchange-traded funds (ETFs) provide investors with the greatest exposure to the Russian ruble and learn about ...
  66. 3 Charts That Suggest Now Is The Time To Invest In Real Estate ...

    February 2, 2016
    Real estate assets have some of the strongest uptrends around. We'll take a look at three candidates poised for a move higher. ...
  67. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Celgene Stock (CELG)

    February 1, 2016
    Discover the biggest risks to investing in Celgene Corporation when reviewing fundamental analysis and other external factors ...
  68. Alphabet Earnings Beat Expectations (GOOGL, AAPL)

    February 1, 2016
    Alphabet's earnings crush analysts' expectations; now bigger than Apple?
  69. Analyzing Boeing’s Return on Equity (ROE) (BA)

    February 1, 2016
    Learn about Boeing's return on equity and find out how the company's ROE compares to its own historical performance and aerospace ...
  70. DJI, China's Drone Maker: "The Apple of Drones"?

    February 1, 2016
    We examine how this visionary company has managed to ruffle a few feathers and take over 70% of the drone market.
  71. Understanding Chipotle's Financials (CMG)

    February 1, 2016
    Learn about Chipotle Mexican Grill and its financial statements, including metrics such as comparable sales, operating margin ...
  72. Will Exxon Earnings Justify its Premium?

    February 1, 2016
    With Exxon Mobil stock now trading at a huge premium to its peers, some risk adjustment is warranted.
  73. Are Super Bowl Ads Worth Their High Cost?

    February 1, 2016
    Are Super Bowl ads worth the investment? A look at the cost and how they're received.
  74. For GoPro, It's a Make or Break Q4 Report

    February 1, 2016
    Absent more diverse revenue streams and a clear path toward profitability, GPRO shares will have limited upside.
  75. Will Gilead's Earnings Be a Shot in the Arm?

    February 1, 2016
    Investors are concerned about the extent to which Gilead's revenue growth, particularly in its hepatitis C business, can ...
  76. 4 Real Estate Plays for Income Seekers in 2016 (CCI, HCN)

    February 1, 2016
    Discover four real estate investment trusts that have favorable business developments and provide attractive dividend yields ...
  77. 4 Reasons To Invest In Motorola Solutions (MSI)

    February 1, 2016
    Discover the rationale behind investing in Motorola Solutions and why the company is poised for growth in the future after ...
  78. Assessing Dow Chemical Ahead of Q4 Earnings

    February 1, 2016
    As long as Dow's revenue remain under pressure, investors will remain lukewarm about its near-term prospects.
  79. Twitter's Shares Rise on Acquisition Reports

    February 1, 2016
    Twitter's shares received a bump this morning after reports surfaced yesterday of a private equity firm and noted venture ...
  80. Stocks With More Upside Due to Bear Traps (TAP, SPY)

    February 1, 2016
    A bear trap is a pattern that typically leads to at least a short-term rise in prices. Here are stocks exhibiting the pattern.
  81. The 4 Best BlackRock Mutual Funds for Your Roth IRA (BLK)

    February 1, 2016
    Discover the four best mutual funds administered and managed by BlackRock that invest in a wide variety of fixed income and ...
  82. Will the E. Coli Scandal Hit Chipotle's Earnings?

    February 1, 2016
    Chipotle announcing a new $300 million share repurchase program on Jan. 6, has given investors confidence in the company's ...
  83. Will Yahoo! Earnings Hasten Breakup Plans?

    February 1, 2016
    With Marissa Mayer seemingly more interested in turning the company around instead of breakup, Yahoo!'s chronic restructuring ...
  84. Google Reports Landmark Earnings Today

    February 1, 2016
    Google is set to surpass Apple as the most valuable company on earth. But, that is not the only reason why you should read ...
  85. Mattel Profit Estimate Positive Ahead of Earnings

    February 1, 2016
    Assuming the rebirth of Barbie goes according to plan, holding the shares here can still pay off, even amid the near-term ...
  86. JP Morgan's Blockchain Trial Project

    February 1, 2016
    A glance at JP Morgan's blockchain trial in association with Digital Asset Holdings.
  87. China Mobile: Just How Big is It? (CHL, CHU, CHA)

    February 1, 2016
    The story behind China Mobile, the biggest company you might never have heard of.
  88. Barbie's Makeovers Were Sorely Needed (opinion)

    January 31, 2016
    Barbie needed a much needed makeover in order to stay relevant to girls today, argues Amy Wu, and time will tell if this ...
  89. Analyzing Verizon's Return on Equity (ROE) (VZ)

    January 30, 2016
    Learn about Verizon's return on equity and find out how ROE is influenced by net profit margin, asset turnover ratio and ...
  90. What the Recent Minimum Wage Debate Means for McDonald’s Stock ...

    January 30, 2016
    Find out what effect a minimum wage increase will have on McDonald's stock price. Examine the results of the increase in ...
  91. In Pain? Sanofi Has a Cure for That (SNY)

    January 30, 2016
    Sanofi, a French pharmaceutical firm, is the name behind some of the drugs you use every day. Here's how it operates.
  92. Petrochina: A Homegrown Giant (PTR)

    January 30, 2016
    The story behind PetroChina, one of the three biggest companies in the world by revenue.
  93. Wal-Mart's 3 Most Profitable Lines of Business (WMT)

    January 29, 2016
    Learn about the key drivers of Wal-Mart's profitability as the company is concluding its fourth quarter, which is the period ...
  94. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Rite Aid Stock (RAD,WBA)

    January 29, 2016
    Read about some of the risks facing investors who buy into Rite Aid stock after a potential acquisition by Walgreens was ...
  95. Qualcomm Stock: A Dividend Analysis (QCOM)

    January 29, 2016
    Read an analysis of Qualcomm, Inc. and its dividends, which are poised to increase in the future due to the growing mobile ...
  96. Comcast Stock: A Dividend Analysis (CMCSA)

    January 29, 2016
    Discover a detailed analysis of Comcast's dividend policy, and learn about its dividend coverage and payout ratios, which ...
  97. TransUnion - How It's Fared Since the 2015 IPO (TRU)

    January 29, 2016
    Learn about the business of financial services company TransUnion and how the company's stock fared after its initial public ...
  98. Is Lockheed Martin Stock Suitable for Your IRA or Roth IRA? (LMT)

    January 29, 2016
    Discover if Lockheed Martin is an ideal stock for your traditional IRA or your Roth IRA. Learn about the company's future ...
  99. China Mobile Stock: A Dividend Analysis (CHL)

    January 29, 2016
    Learn the drivers of China Mobile's business and cash flow to help determine if it is a suitable component of a diversified ...
  100. MasterCard Earnings Up 11% on Higher Volumes

    January 29, 2016
    While it would have been better to buy MA shares prior to Friday's announcement, it's not too late to take a swipe here, ...
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