Analysis & Opinions

  1. U.S. to Banks: Why Not Just Stick to Banking? (SQ, GS)

    September 12, 2016
    Goldman Sachs and other banks with significant nonfinancial equity investments and large merchant banking operations possibly ...
  2. 3 Reasons Against a Smart Beta Allocation in Your Portfolio

    September 12, 2016
    3 reasons why you may want to think twice before allocating Smart Beta to your portfolio.
  3. Cowen Upgrades Wal-Mart, Downgrades Target (WMT)

    September 12, 2016
    Wal-Mart now rated as an outperform stock with a price target of $83.
  4. Dominion: Customers 'Priority' in Labor Issue (D)

    September 12, 2016
    Power and energy company Dominion Resources Inc (D) has told hundreds of union-represented employees that they "will not ...
  5. Lawsuit Filed to Block Virgin America Acquisition (VA, ALK)

    September 12, 2016
    A lawsuit has been filed in San Francisco which aims to block the Alaska Airlines acquisition of Virgin America.
  6. Nokia Blocked From Doing Business In Nigeria (NOK)

    September 12, 2016
    Nokia's operations in Nigeria have been halted, because the company doesn't have a license.
  7. 3 S&P 500 Stocks Swimming Against the Bearish Tide (WDC, APA)

    September 12, 2016
    Three S&P 500 components that ignored last week's big decline may expose hidden buying pressure and unique situations ...
  8. Frontier Communications CFO Jureller Departs (FTR)

    September 12, 2016
    Frontier Communications Corp. CFO John Jureller is stepping down to pursue other opportunities. The departure comes amid ...
  9. American Water Makes a Deal to Boost Growth (AWK)

    September 12, 2016
    American Water Works Co Inc. (AWK) has announced plans to acquire the McKeesport wastewater system as demand for water services ...
  10. Intelsat 33e Service Delayed Until Next Year (I)

    September 12, 2016
    Mired in debt, the European satellite firm had to delay the in-service date to Q1 next year for its 33e satellite due to ...
  11. Buy the Dips on These Energy Funds (XLE, XOP)

    September 12, 2016
    Energy funds sold off with the broad market last week but relatively bullish price patterns predict new dip buying opportunities. ...
  12. Fitbit, Apple Collide in Wearables Market (FIT, AAPL)

    September 12, 2016
    Fitbit and Apple are stepping on each other's turf as the battle it out in the wearable device market.
  13. Before Verizon, Japan Unit Sought Yahoo Buy (VZ, YHOO)

    September 12, 2016
    Yahoo Japan proposed a merger with U.S.-based Yahoo Inc. right before it agreed to the $4.8 billion deal with Verizon.
  14. Shorts for If the Market Continues to Slide (KBR, NOW)

    September 12, 2016
    Have a few short-trade candidates in case the stock market continues to drop. Here are stocks at vulnerable price levels.
  15. Coeur Mining to Sell Up to $200M in Stock (CDE)

    September 12, 2016
    With a net debt position of around $254 million, the company is selling up to $200 million worth of shares to help lessen ...
  16. ETSY: How Etsy's Stock Price Rose 53% in 6 Months

    September 12, 2016
    Etsy's stock price has begun to move higher in the past six months after falling more than 80% after its IPO due to improvements ...
  17. L-3 to Acquire Photonic Tech Company Micreo (LLL)

    September 12, 2016
    L-3 Communications Holdings Inc (LLL) announced it will acquire Micreo Limited for an undisclosed sum.
  18. Freshford Capital Lowers Manitowoc Ownership Stake (MTW)

    September 12, 2016
    Freshford Capital Management has sold 720,232 Manitowoc Co Inc (MTW) shares valued at $13,490,863.
  19. GE to Acquire Two 3D Printing Equipment Companies (GE)

    September 12, 2016
    General Electric Co (GE) has announced it will acquire Arcam AB and SLM Solutions Group AG for approximately $1.4 billion. ...
  20. Regal Beloit Shares Drop Below 200 DMA (RBC)

    September 12, 2016
    The price of Regal Beloit Corp (RBC) shares fell below its 200-day moving average (DMA) on Sept. 9.
  21. Allegheny Technologies' Share Price Plummets (ATI)

    September 12, 2016
    Pittsburgh-based specialty metals company Allegheny Technologies Inc (ATI) watched its per-share price hit a new five-year ...
  22. Strategic Coalition Is Good for Mast Therapeutics (MSTX)

    September 12, 2016
    While Mast Therapeutics has made a timely entry to SCD coalition, it has key developments unfolding this month which can ...
  23. Potash Corporation Declares Quarterly Dividend (POT)

    September 11, 2016
    The world's largest crop nutrient company, which has suffered from weak realized selling prices, has seen its stock price ...
  24. Lower Gold Prices Pressure Barrick Gold Stock (GDX, ABX)

    September 11, 2016
    On Friday weak gold prices continued to pressure the Canadian-based gold miner.
  25. Generation Investment Management Reveals Stake in Chipotle (CMG)

    September 11, 2016
    Pershing Square disclosed in its filing last Tuesday that it has acquired a 9.9% stake in the restaurant chain, which makes ...
  26. Assessing Dow Chemical's Stock Valuation (DOW, DD)

    September 11, 2016
    Dow Chemical Company has been one of the better-performing equities in its sector over the past twelve months, gaining some ...
  27. EMCOR Group Per-Share Price Hits New 52-Week High (EME)

    September 11, 2016
    Shares of EMCOR Group Inc (EME) reached a 52-week peak of $58.50 on Sept. 8.
  28. Warren Buffett's 2016 Portfolio Report Card (BRK.B, KHC)

    September 11, 2016
    Warren Buffett has made a fortune due to his stock-picking skills and business savvy. See how his portfolio has fared so ...
  29. Barrick Gold Stock: 3 Things to Watch (ABX)

    September 10, 2016
    Three key indicators could impact Barrick Gold Corp.'s profitability and determine whether its shares continue to rise in ...
  30. Behind Lumber Liquidators' 44% Rise in 10 Years (LL)

    September 10, 2016
    Lumber Liquidators' stock rose rapidly from its IPO to its 2013 high, but slowing growth and product quality scandal caused ...
  31. Top 5 Petroleum Stocks of 2016 (MPC, OAS)

    September 10, 2016
    WTI crude oil prices rebounded to $50 per barrel in August 2016. Risk-tolerant investors should keep these top five petroleum ...
  32. Top 5 Iron Ore Stocks of 2016 (VALE, BHP)

    September 10, 2016
    Iron ore has enjoyed a sharp upsurge in prices in 2016 that has resulted in triple-digit percentage gains for some of the ...
  33. Top 5 Dairy Stocks of 2016 (WWAV, LWAY)

    September 10, 2016
    Five companies top the list of the best dairy stocks in 2016. The companies have strong growth prospects and the potential ...
  34. Top 10 Media Stocks for 2016 (CMCSA, DIS)

    September 10, 2016
    Media stocks are finding additional ways to distribute their content to consumers as cable subscriptions decline. Explore ...
  35. Polish Gov't Eyes Raytheon Missile Defense System (RTN)

    September 10, 2016
    The Polish government said it will submit a formal request for Raytheon's Patriot Integrated Air and Missile Defense System ...
  36. SUNEQ: Why SunEdison's Stock Price Fell 97% in 6 Months

    September 10, 2016
    SunEdison's stock price has cratered 97% over the last six months. Many famous fund managers experienced steep losses in ...
  37. Phillips 66 Price Rises Amid Oil Confusion (PSX)

    September 10, 2016
    Phillips 66 closed Thursday at 80.08 on signs of insider buying. (PSX)
  38. Cummins to Remain Navistar's Engine Supplier (NAV, CMI)

    September 10, 2016
    Cummins Inc (CMI) will continue to supply engines to Navistar International Corp (NAV).
  39. Peregrine Results Reaffirm On-Track Revenue Projection (PPHM)

    September 9, 2016
    Peregrine can emerge as long term winner amid R&D advancements and expansion into newer variants of cancer treatment.
  40. Behind Skyworks Solution's Stock Drop Friday (SWKS)

    September 9, 2016
    The semiconductor business's reliance on leading smartphone makers creates stock price volatility.
  41. Delta to Revamp Business Class; Expand Codeshare With Korean Air (DAL)

    September 9, 2016
    Delta is improving its customer offerings to increase revenue.
  42. 3M Sells Off Temporary Protective Films Assets (MMM)

    September 9, 2016
    The 3M Company has sold its temporary protective films assets to Pregis LLC for an undisclosed sum.
  43. Shareholders Approve McAfee Proposals (MGT, INTC)

    September 9, 2016
    MGT Capital Investments' shareholders approved all of its proposals, including changing the name to John McAfee Global Technologies. ...
  44. Behind Morgan Stanley's 54.6% Decrease in 10 Years (MS)

    September 9, 2016
    Morgan Stanley's price chart resembles its benchmarks, but its -54.6% 10-year return was driven by poor financial results ...
  45. Best Roth IRA Stocks for 2016 (HCN, MO)

    September 9, 2016
    The best Roth IRA stocks combine to create a growing stream of dividends with steady capital appreciation and low risk of ...
  46. Northrop Wins Marine Radar, Tracking Deal (NOC)

    September 9, 2016
    Northrop Grumman will provide the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) with nine additional threat detection and tracking systems.
  47. Top 5 Cosmetics Stocks of 2016 (EL, ULTA)

    September 9, 2016
    Even in an uncertain economy, sales of personal care and beauty products remain strong, and cosmetics stocks continue to ...
  48. 3 Dow Stocks Primed for Short Sales (AAPL, MCD)

    September 9, 2016
    Major index benchmarks have entered weekly sell cycles, raising odds for profitable short sales in these three Dow laggards. ...
  49. Top 5 Sugar Stocks of 2016 (CZZ)

    September 9, 2016
    The best five sugar stocks in 2016 include Cosan and Mawana Sugars. Review a summary of each company and its YTD stock performance ...
  50. T-Mobile, Sprint Roll Out iPhone 7 Upgrade Program (TMUS, S)

    September 9, 2016
    T-Mobile and Sprint are offering free upgrades to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
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