Analysis & Opinions

  1. What to Expect From Delta Earnings (DAL)

    April 13, 2016
    Despite DAL shares climbing 8% in the past twelve months, this has nonetheless frustrated many investors, who believe Delta ...
  2. Facebook's Ecosystem Emerges at F8 Conference (FB)

    April 13, 2016
    While Facebook's ambitions might appear scattered, there have been few things Zuckerberg has touched that have not turned ...
  3. What to Expect From Wells Fargo's Earnings (WFC)

    April 13, 2016
    Combined with its 3.20% dividend yield, which is more than a full percentage point above the S&P 500, investors can bank ...
  4. The 5 Highest Paid Executives in the Telecommunications Sector ...

    April 13, 2016
    The top five earners in the telecom industry are well compensated for staying competitive and generating billions of dollars ...
  5. 3 Key Questions to Ask Prior to an ETF Investment

    April 13, 2016
    Discover which factors to consider before investing in an ETF, such as the goal of your investment, the preferred asset class, ...
  6. PTTRX: Overview of PIMCO Total Return Fund

    April 12, 2016
    Explore the PIMCO Total Return Fund Institutional Class and its investment strategy, portfolio composition, management, performance ...
  7. FKINX: Franklin Income Fund Portfolio Trends in 2016

    April 12, 2016
    Evaluate the composition of the Franklin Income Fund, and learn how the fund's makeup has evolved between March 2015 and ...
  8. Should You Reject the Costco Mini-Tender Offer?

    April 12, 2016
    Costco (NASDAQ: COST) shareholders might have gotten a surprise when they found out someone was offering to buy their stock. ...
  9. Alcoa Says Iron Ore Is Whistling Past Graveyard

    April 12, 2016
    Aluminum mining giant Alcoa (NYSE: AA) kicked off the earnings season with a report that indicates the rally in iron ore ...
  10. Salesforce.com Reins in CEO Compensation

    April 12, 2016
    In response to shareholder concerns regarding the compensation of Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM) CEO Marc Benioff, the company ...
  11. Best Buy Geek Squad Going Green With Toyota

    April 12, 2016
    For years, Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) had a signature look for its mobile technology support outfit, the Geek Squad. The crew ...
  12. Dunkin' and Starbucks Loyalty Programs Collide

    April 12, 2016
    Dunkin' Brands (NASDAQ: DNKN) wants to steal some attention from Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX).  On the day its rival rolled ...
  13. Hertz Global Shares Stumble With Weak Guidance

    April 12, 2016
    Shares of Hertz (NYSE: HTZ) slumped after the auto rental giant announced it was trimming its guidance for certain first ...
  14. Annaly Scoops Up Hatteras in $1.5 Billion Deal

    April 12, 2016
    Shares of mortgage REIT Hatteras Financial (NYSE: HTS) saw a modest pop following a buyout offer from the 800-pound gorilla ...
  15. Goldman Sachs Opposes Brexit (GS)

    April 12, 2016
    Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) is in the process of building its European headquarters in London, but the bank is in the awkward ...
  16. Youtube Music Negotiations Could Boost Youtube Red (GOOGL)

    April 12, 2016
    Music labels intend to drive a tough bargain during renegotiation of music licenses with Youtube. But those renegotiations ...
  17. How to Invest in Clean Energy via ETFs (PBW,ICLN)

    April 12, 2016
    Clean energy is heating up. Here are some ETFs for your watch list.
  18. 3 Nasdaq-100 Laggards to Sell Short (AKAM, DISH)

    April 12, 2016
    Three Nasdaq-100 tech sector laggards may offer profitable short sales in the weeks ahead.
  19. Now Is Not the Time to Trade a Bounce in Coal (KOL, TONS)

    April 12, 2016
    These coal-related exchange traded products are trading near the resistance of their long-term moving averages.
  20. BHP Billiton Could Enter a New Uptrend (BHP)

    April 12, 2016
    The world's largest mining co has rallied to a two-year trendline and could break out in coming months.
  21. Singer Gets Better End of AGN-PFE Deal Implosion

    April 12, 2016
    Paul Singer increased his stake in Allergen by 204.75% in the fourth quarter. How will this impact his portfolio since the ...
  22. For Nike, there is no China Slowdown (NKE)

    April 12, 2016
    The athletic company has done tremendously well in China despite a slowing economy. Find out how Nike has been so successful ...
  23. Is Costco's Selloff Such a Bad Thing? (COST)

    April 12, 2016
    Despite Costco's tepid growth trends, analysts still believe in COST for the long term.
  24. Chardan Analyst: Amicus Therapeutics Could Be Bought For $22.5 ...

    April 12, 2016
    Shares of Amicus Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: FOLD) climbed 7 percent in the pre-market hours after a Wall Street analyst ...
  25. Qualcomm Hikes Its Dividend, Stock Climbs (QCOM)

    April 12, 2016
    The confidence implied in Qualcomm's dividend increase suggests Qualcomm is not worried about cash position.
  26. Procter & Gamble Hikes Dividend, Nears 52-Week High (PG)

    April 12, 2016
    The company expects to distribute $7.5 billion to shareholders, making Procter & Gamble a solid investment as it raises more ...
  27. Oracle Stock to Trade Ex-Dividend (ORCL)

    April 12, 2016
    Oracle will send its dividend payment on April 28 to shareholders of record as of April 14.
  28. What to Expect From JPMorgan Earnings (JPM)

    April 12, 2016
    The Fed is not likely to raise interest rates in 2016 with the frequency investors expect, but well-managed banks like JPMorgan ...
  29. GM's 4th Ignition Switch Case Dismissed (GM)

    April 12, 2016
    The sooner GM can put these cases behind it and start building better/safer cars, the quicker it can grow the business and ...
  30. Alphabet Is the 'Hegemon' of Digital Advertising (GOOGL)

    April 12, 2016
    Thanks to a combination of strong YouTube views, improved mobile search products and dominant ad business, Alphabet continues ...
  31. Natixis Global Asset Management: Investment Manager Highlight ...

    April 12, 2016
    Read about the investment operations of Natixis Global Asset Management, a multiaffiliate manager with $870 billion in worldwide ...
  32. Will GoPro's HERO 5 Camera Help? (GPRO)

    April 12, 2016
    The beleaguered action-camera maker needs a strong HERO to help reverse the declining trend in revenue.
  33. Is it too Late to Invest in Synergy Pharmaceuticals? (SGYP)

    April 12, 2016
    Discover an upstart biotechnology stock trading near its 52-week low with a promising pipeline drug that may gain FDA approval ...
  34. What Do Boeing's Recent Large Contracts Mean for Its Future? ...

    April 12, 2016
    Find out Boeing’s recent large contracts insulate it from defense contract setbacks after losing competitions with Northrop ...
  35. Delta's Unique Employee Structure and Its Logic Behind It (DAL)

    April 11, 2016
    Find out if new profit sharing will affect the unionization efforts of Delta employees or if bigger raises keep employees ...
  36. Alcatel-Lucent's Role in Wireless Innovation (NOK, AAPL)

    April 11, 2016
    Review how Alcatel-Lucent is playing a critical role in developing the next innovation in wireless technology with 5GNow ...
  37. 3 U.S. Small-Cap Value Mutual Funds to Avoid in 2016 (RYAZX, ...

    April 11, 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 ...
  38. 3 Forces Driving Sempra Energy (SRE)

    April 11, 2016
    Discover the factors that contributed to Sempra Energy's positive performance during the first few months of 2016, and what ...
  39. FDGRX: Fidelity Growth Company Fund Portfolio Trends in 2016

    April 11, 2016
    Evaluate the composition of the Fidelity Growth Company Fund, and learn how the fund's makeup has evolved between March 2 ...
  40. Under Armour Splits Stock Two-for-One (UA)

    April 11, 2016
    On its own, the split is purely cosmetic and means nothing, given how well Under Armour has performed amid persistent competitive ...
  41. QLogic to Explore Strategic Alternatives

    April 11, 2016
    Data center and networking hardware specialist Qlogic (NASDAQ: QLGC) is apparently putting itself up for auction. According ...
  42. HPE Price Target Raised at BMO Capital (HPE, HPQ)

    April 11, 2016
    After its split from HP, Inc., Hewlett Packard Enterprise is blazing its own trail. And it wants to start off by being generous ...
  43. Why Did Yahoo! Extend Its Bidding Deadline? (YHOO, VZ)

    April 11, 2016
    It would seem the beleaguered Internet media company wants to get a better sense of where its value lies.
  44. Bill Gates Helps Prop Up Cash-Strapped Sears

    April 11, 2016
    Running a corporation is somewhat different than running a household budget -- a capital structure that includes debt is ...
  45. AT&T Price Target Raised at Jefferies (T)

    April 11, 2016
    AT&T, which has seen its share price rise 12% year to date, still offers some appeal for value seekers even with this outperformance.
  46. Is Halliburton Better Off Without Baker Hughes? (HAL, BHI)

    April 11, 2016
    The analysts believe, despite Halliburton's efforts of appeasing regulators to green-light the Baker Hughes deal, Halliburton ...
  47. Can SolarCity Really Charge Every Tesla On Earth? (SCTY, TSLA)

    April 11, 2016
    How credible is the claim? More importantly, does it matter?
  48. Coca-Cola Agrees to Change Vitaminwater Label

    April 11, 2016
    Even if a company follows the letter of the law and properly labels all of the ingredients its products contain, it can ...
  49. Chinese ETFs: The Long and Short of It (FXI,EWH)

    April 11, 2016
    If you think you know where the Chinese markets are heading, here's how to capitalize on it.
  50. Qualcomm Seals Another Chinese Licensing Deal

    April 11, 2016
    Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM), the largest mobile chipmaker in the world, recently signed a new 3G and 4G patent licensing agreement ...
  51. Goldman Sachs Agrees to $5 Billion Settlement (GS)

    April 11, 2016
    The Department of Justice announced Monday that Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) will pay $5 billion to settle state and federal ...
  52. Is there any Upside in Neurocine Biosciences, Inc? (NBIX)

    April 11, 2016
    Learn about the key drivers of Neurocrine Biosciences' stock price in the near-term. This attempts to shed light on what ...
  53. Sprint Takes Steps to Improve Its Cash Position

    April 11, 2016
    Locked in a battle with T-Mobile to be seen as the top low-cost alternative to the two leading wireless carriers, Sprint (NYSE: ...
  54. Bill Gross: The Time Is Now for Rate Normalization (BRK-A, BRK-B)

    April 11, 2016
    Whether it's the sun in its death throes or a British absurdist comedy's portrayal of gluttony, the $58 trillion in credit ...
  55. Corning Reaches Into the Cloud for New Acquisition

    April 11, 2016
    Corning (NYSE: GLW) is expanding its specialty glass empire. The company announced last week that it has reached an agreement ...
  56. BlackBerry Rethinks Smartphones as Priv Sales Flop

    April 11, 2016
    CEO John Chen wasn't kind enough to share how many of the 600,000 smartphones BlackBerry (NASDAQ: BBRY) sold in the first ...
  57. The Road to Recovery in Commodities (BHP,FCX)

    April 11, 2016
    Though excess production and low consumption are the main cause of declining commodity prices, recent economic developments ...
  58. GoPro-Filmed Movie "Hardcore Henry" Hits Theaters

    April 11, 2016
    STX Entertainment's Hardcore Henry, a first-person action film that was almost completely shot on GoPro (NASDAQ: GPRO) cameras, ...
  59. Deal Brings IBM and Salesforce.com Closer Together

    April 11, 2016
    IBM (NYSE: IBM) has a deal to acquire Bluewolf Group LLC, one of Salesforce.com's (NYSE: CRM) top partners and a global ...
  60. Tesla Announces Limited Recall of Model X SUVs (TSLA)

    April 11, 2016
    The analyst sees the $280 area as a strong level of resistance for TSLA stock, which he notes has been an area the shares ...
  61. MassMutual Financial Group: Investment Manager Highlight (DLHYX, ...

    April 11, 2016
    Learn about Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) and its investment subsidiaries. MassMutual offers insurance ...
  62. Bank Earnings Expected to Drop in First Quarter (BAC, C)

    April 11, 2016
    The six largest U.S. banks report first-quarter earnings in the coming two weeks, and judging by analysts' consensus estimates, ...
  63. Big Oil's Trading Desks Profited From Price Drop (BR, RDS-A)

    April 11, 2016
    By trading oil derivates, divisions of BP PLC, Total S.A. and Royal Dutch Shell benefited from the fall in prices, helping ...
  64. SandRidge's 3 Key Financial Ratios (SDOC)

    April 11, 2016
    Learn more about SandRidge Energy, Inc., a history of the company's performance and financial stability through key financial ...
  65. Looking at Intel's Future Value (INTC)

    April 11, 2016
    Reducing its dependency on slumping personal computer sales has been and continues to be Intel's top priority.
  66. Alphabet Could Break Trading Range After Earnings (GOOGL, GOOG)

    April 11, 2016
    Alphabet's long holding pattern may come to an end on April 21st, when it releases first quarter earnings results.
  67. Twitter Adds Two New Members to Its Board (TWTR)

    April 11, 2016
    The fact that Twitter didn't have a woman representation on its board has been a source of concern.
  68. Rite Aid Stock Feels Poorly Without Walgreens (RAD, WBA)

    April 11, 2016
    Beyond the merger with Walgreens, there are few catalysts for RAD stock to climb, at least in the near term.
  69. 3 Oil Explorers Showing Exceptional Strength (PTEN, PE)

    April 11, 2016
    These three exploration companies are attracting substantial buying interest, despite crude oil’s long demise.
  70. Prudential Financial: Investment Manager Highlight (PRU)

    April 11, 2016
    Learn the highlights of Prudential Financial, focusing on each of its four investment divisions: Jennison Associates, Fixed ...
  71. Will AmazonFresh Disrupt Your Local Grocer? (AMZN)

    April 11, 2016
    There's a huge market in the grocery isles for Amazon to disrupt.
  72. Netflix Stands to Benefit From Rate Hike (NFLX)

    April 11, 2016
    Netflix plans to raise prices next month, but will customers remain loyal and stick around?
  73. What to Expect From Alcoa's Earnings Monday (AA)

    April 11, 2016
    Alcoa shares may yet be a bargain.
  74. Is Facebook User Engagement Declining? (FB)

    April 11, 2016
    The company has reportedly taken steps to address declining user engagement by forming a team in London to
  75. Stocks with Breakout Potential (MDT, SLM)

    April 11, 2016
    Stocks are moving within narrowing price bands and are poised for a breakout.
  76. The 6 Most Liquid Muni Bond ETFs (MUB,SHM,TFI,ITM)

    April 11, 2016
    Looking for safety in an uncertain world? Consider these liquid muni bond ETFs.
  77. Earnings May Not Be as Bad as the Analysts Think (WBA, AYI)

    April 11, 2016
    Analysts have donned their sackcloth and are wailing in the Street, but perhaps they shouldn't be so pessimistic.
  78. A Look at Bank of America's Energy Exposure (BAC, JPM)

    April 11, 2016
    Bank of America's exposure to oil creates a double-edged sword for its stock long term.
  79. Is Goldman Sachs' Fixed-Income Strategy Working? (GS, MS)

    April 11, 2016
    Goldman has suffered average declines of 23% year over year in the FICC business in the past three quarters.
  80. Apple Wants to Make a Keyless Keyboard (AAPL)

    April 11, 2016
    The key to Apple's long-term success might be a keyboard with no keys.
  81. 3 U.S. Small-Cap Growth Mutual Funds to Avoid in 2016 (NYSAX, ...

    April 10, 2016
    Learn how small-cap growth stocks have fared against small-cap value stocks in 2016, and discover the top three small-cap ...
  82. Infineon Technologies: Time to Invest? (IFFNY, RNECY)

    April 10, 2016
    Discover how Infineon avoided the slowdown affecting other semiconductor companies, and learn what's in store for the German ...
  83. The Toxic 5: Have They Gotten Better or Worse? (DD, BAYRY)

    April 10, 2016
    Discover the top five toxic air polluters in the United States, according to the toxic 100 air polluters index published ...
  84. FBALX: Fidelity Balanced Fund's Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    April 10, 2016
    Learn about the Fidelity Balanced Fund, a stable portfolio composed of large-cap, income-producing stocks combined with investment-grade ...
  85. 4 International Equity Mutual Funds for Steady Returns (OIGAX, ...

    April 10, 2016
    Discover four international growth mutual funds whose active management styles have spawned successful track records while ...
  86. FCNTX: Fidelity Contrafund Portfolio Trends in 2016

    April 10, 2016
    Evaluate the composition of the Fidelity Contrafund, and learn the ways in which the fund's makeup has evolved between March ...
  87. XIV vs. SVXY: Comparing VIX ETFs/ETNs

    April 10, 2016
    Explore a comparison between two exchange-traded products that offer exposure to short-term VIX futures, and learn about ...
  88. USMV vs. FVD: Comparing Smart Beta Funds

    April 10, 2016
    Explore a comparison between two smart beta ETFs, the iShares MSCI USA Minimum Volatility ETF and the First Trust Value Line ...
  89. 3 Best Dividend-Paying International Equity Mutual Funds (RIGGX, ...

    April 10, 2016
    Read about three international equity mutual funds that offer competitive dividends for income investors, and why Vanguard ...
  90. Henderson Global Investors: Investment Manager Highlight (HGG.L)

    April 10, 2016
    Read about the global operations of Henderson Global Investors, a London-based asset manager with more than $136 billion ...
  91. VTIAX: Vanguard International Stock Fund's Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    April 10, 2016
    Explore the five largest holdings of the hedge fund VTIAX. Find out how much of the fund is exposed to each position and ...
  92. The 5 Largest Telecom ETFs (VOX, IYZ)

    April 9, 2016
    Explore the five largest telecommunications sector ETFs, as measured by assets under management. Learn the tracking indexes, ...
  93. The 5 Largest MLP ETFs and ETNs (AMLP, AMJ)

    April 9, 2016
    Learn about the five largest MLP ETFs and ETNs. Explore the strategies, holdings, tax treatments, yields and expense structures ...
  94. FAIRX: The Fairholme Fund's Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    April 9, 2016
    Explore the five largest holdings of the Fairholme Fund, and learn about the fund's exposure to its largest positions and ...
  95. VTI vs. IWV: Comparing Total Market ETFs

    April 9, 2016
    Find out how the Vanguard Total Stock Market Index ETF compares with the iShares Russell 3000 ETF in terms of portfolio composition, ...
  96. Big Banks In The Spotlight As New Earnings Season Begins

    April 9, 2016
    The first-quarter earnings reporting season kicks off this week. Among the first companies to share their results will be ...
  97. VBMFX: Top 5 Holdings Analysis

    April 9, 2016
    Find out which securities hold the top five positions in the world's largest bond fund, the Vanguard Total Bond Market Index ...
  98. The 3 Largest Real Estate ETFs (VNQ, IYR)

    April 9, 2016
    Find out which real estate exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are the largest in their category and how they have performed over ...
  99. Short-Term Bond ETFs to Date 2016 Performance Review (ISHG, IBDK)

    April 9, 2016
    Find out how short-term bond exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are performing year-to-date in 2016 and which funds have been the ...
  100. 3 Best Dividend-Paying Industrials Mutual Funds (FSDAX, FCYIX)

    April 9, 2016
    Find out which mutual funds are the best dividend-paying funds in the industrials sector, and why dividend yields are hard ...
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