C : Analysis & Opinions

  • Showing 101-200 of 256 items
  • <<
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • >>
  1. A Refreshing Choice Of Soft Drink Stocks

    June 3, 2012
    Soft drink producers can put some fizz in a flat portfolio and sweeten up the bitter taste left behind by other parts of ...
  2. XLF, You've Seen Better Days

    May 22, 2012
    In the first quarter, things were finally groovy for major bank stocks and the corresponding ETFs. Bank of America (NYSE: ...
  3. JP Morgan Pain Is Investor Gain

    May 14, 2012
    An opportunity to buy these banks when prices fall from current levels is likely to reward investors with a long-term holding ...
  4. Citigroup CEO Rakes in $14.9 Million

    May 1, 2012
    Citigroup CEO Rakes in $14.9 Million
  5. Clouds Obscure The View On First Horizon

    April 23, 2012
    First Horizon's decisions on capital look a little strange relative to credit quality.
  6. DBS Group – A Balanced Play On Asian Banking

    April 11, 2012
    DBS Group is a well-balanced play on Asian banking growth.
  7. S & P 500 - First Quarter Of 2012 Winners

    April 4, 2012
    The S &amp; P 500 had a solid performance in the first quarter of 2012, with many of the individual components up much more ...
  8. Negative Publicity Isn't Hurting Goldman Sachs

    March 30, 2012
    Financials are one of the top performing sectors of the year and are continuing to do well even in light of the negative ...
  9. Chasing Banks For Yield And Growth

    March 22, 2012
    Banks are starting all over again looking to grow dividend payouts.
  10. National Financial Partners Retrenches For Growth

    March 19, 2012
    NFP took a hit in 2009, but in the past three years its operating cash flow has consistently been between $115 million and ...
  11. 3 Preferred Stock ETFs with Huge Dividends

    March 19, 2012
    If you prefer huge dividend yields, you might want to consider having a preferred stock ETF in your portfolio.
  12. HSBC Still Muddling Through And Still Cheap

    February 29, 2012
    HSBC is underrated, due to its exposure to growing markets in Asia and South America, and a regained double-digit return ...
  13. 3 Preferred Stock ETFs with Huge Dividends

    February 13, 2012
    If you prefer huge dividend yields, you might want to consider having a preferred stock ETF in your portfolio.
  14. Muni's Are Still Attractive

    February 2, 2012
    Municipal bonds continue to offer value for those investors in higher tax brackets.
  15. PNC Delivers A Surprisingly Average Quarter

    January 20, 2012
    PNC has been a leader among banks, but delivered a more average performance this quarter.
  16. Further Upside Potential For U.S. Bancorp

    January 20, 2012
    U.S. Bancorp has recovered from the credit crisis and could see some organic growth and an increased demand for shares in ...
  17. Wells Fargo Continues To Show Its Quality

    January 19, 2012
    Wells Fargo is emerging as one of the best of the new banking industry, and offers affordable, undervalued stock.
  18. 3 Preferred Stock ETFs with Huge Dividends

    December 20, 2011
    If you prefer huge dividend yields, you might want to consider having a preferred stock ETF in your portfolio.
  19. Is Bank Of America In Danger?

    December 6, 2011
    More bad news for Bank of America has the stock flirting with a dangerous price level.
  20. When Networking Pays

    November 17, 2011
    Here is one stock that has seen its share of ups and downs, but has never stopped innovating and adapting, writes Jim Fink ...
  21. Soft Drink Stocks: A Refreshing Choice

    November 15, 2011
    Soft drink producers can put some fizz in a flat portfolio and sweeten up the bitter taste left behind by other parts of ...
  22. Investing By The Book

    November 15, 2011
    Buying below book value can provide investors with a safe and consistent investment approach.
  23. Financial ETFs That Can Hurt Your Portfolio

    November 7, 2011
    History shows that using financial ETFs as a long-term investing strategy isn't wise.
  24. Investors Blindly Selling Out Of Citigroup

    October 21, 2011
    Citigroup's stock appears to be discounting investors' worse fears over its future.
  25. Banks Battle Higher Capital Standards

    October 18, 2011
    Many U.S. banks are fighting the higher capital requirements under Basel III and argue that these rules will reduce economic ...
  26. JPMorgan Chase Posting A Very Reasonable Return

    October 17, 2011
    JPMorgan Chase posted solid third quarter results but the market chose to remain fearful over its future.
  27. FDIC Reports Profitable Banking System

    September 6, 2011
    The latest quarterly banking profile from the FDIC indicates a profitable United States banking system. Investors might consider ...
  28. Citigroup Still Regrouping

    August 30, 2011
    Citigroup investors able to take an investment time line of at least five years could see their money double in the stock.
  29. HSBC On A Faster Track To Recovery

    August 8, 2011
    HSBC is in better shape than its valuation suggests.
  30. Silver Still Sparkles Value

    August 3, 2011
    With both investment and industrial demand at its back, several top commodities analysts predict much higher prices in the ...
  31. Citi Says To Stay Thirsty

    July 29, 2011
    With its supply and demand imbalance in place, water could be one of the best long-term plays for a portfolio. Citigroup’s ...
  32. M&T Bank In A Rare Class

    July 25, 2011
    Unlike most banks, M&amp;T is getting full credit from the Street.
  33. BNY Mellon Looking Much Better

    July 22, 2011
    There are a number of compelling reasons to consider investing in the stock of Bank of New York Mellon.
  34. Patience Will Pay At Wells Fargo

    July 22, 2011
    Wells Fargo isn't showing much fast progress, but the company remains a long-term value.
  35. The Grind Goes On For Bank Of America

    July 20, 2011
    Bank of America is grinding through its mistakes.
  36. Capital One Profits Surge

    July 15, 2011
    Capital One posted strong second quarter earnings as its credit card customers did better at paying on their loans.
  37. Mobile Payments Predicted To Skyrocket

    July 7, 2011
    Find out the best plays for taking advantage of the expected rise in mobile payments and money transfers.
  38. Greek Debt: Are U.S. Banks At Risk?

    June 21, 2011
    With the Greek debt drama continuing to unfold, investors are concerned about big name U.S. banks' exposure.
  39. PNC Financial: On Track And Underpriced

    April 27, 2011
    PNC is another high-quality regional bank trading at an attractive discount to reasonable value.
  40. Banks Helped By Lower Loan Loss Provisions

    April 20, 2011
    Many banks saw improved credit quality in the first quarter of 2011 leading to lower loan loss provisions.
  41. Goofy Stories From The November Market

    April 18, 2011
    From opera singer board members to $11 billon slip-ups, we look back at a few strange tales from the Street.
  42. JP Morgan Q1 2011 Earnings Review

    April 18, 2011
    JP Morgan Chase reported a large increase in profit in the first quarter of 2011. Despite this growth, investors were concerned ...
  43. 3 Preferred Stock ETFs with Huge Dividends

    April 14, 2011
    If you prefer huge dividend yields, you might want to consider having a preferred stock ETF in your portfolio.
  44. Prefer Dividends? Why Not Look At Preferred Stock?

    April 11, 2011
    Preferred stock is an under-used option for income-seeking investors.
  45. Bank Of America Sets Strategy

    March 14, 2011
    Bank of America held an analyst meeting and touted the bank's brand, distribution network and product offerings.
  46. Bank Of America - By The Numbers

    March 10, 2011
    Bank of America reported better financial strength and capital levels as it emerges from the recession and financial crisis.
  47. Not All Banks Are Bad

    March 2, 2011
    Quality regional banks have well-capitalized balance sheets, and are trading cheaply, in relation to their bigger brothers.
  48. Morgan Stanley Steers Through Bank Headwinds

    January 26, 2011
    Morgan Stanley had a good quarter and a strong year, though some on the Street question whether it will be able to keep up ...
  49. The Bank Of America Enigma

    January 26, 2011
    At this point in time, a decision on whether to invest in Bank of America is best left in the too-difficult-to-determine ...
  50. U.S. Bancorp Could Bring Investors Back To Banks

    January 21, 2011
    A strong earnings report indicates that U.S. Bancorp is well on the way to recovery.
  51. Citi: More, Better, Faster, Please

    January 19, 2011
    Citi is still a mess, but credit is improving and that's the prime concern these days.
  52. Bank Of America's Incredible Shrinking Liability

    January 10, 2011
    Bank of America's settlement with the GSEs is good news, but a lot more work is left to finish.
  53. Top Institutional Buys

    December 21, 2010
    Looking at a list of top institutional buys is a great stock screen - not a buy list. Let's look closer at these top institutional ...
  54. Big Banks To Boost Dividends

    December 14, 2010
    Many of the major banks announced their intentions to raise dividends. We take a look at which banks investors might be most ...
  55. A Fresh Look At Citi

    December 14, 2010
    With the government finally exiting its ownership of Citi, many investors are looking at the stock again.
  56. Soft Drink Stocks: A Refreshing Choice

    December 8, 2010
    Soft drink producers can put some fizz in a flat portfolio and sweeten up the bitter taste left behind by other parts of ...
  57. 3 Stocks With Strong Insider Buying

    November 26, 2010
    There's nothing like broad-based, insider buying to signal confidence in a company's shares.
  58. Is Bank Of America Stock Undervalued?

    November 22, 2010
    With a per share cash position and book value that exceed the current trading price, BAC may be undervalued.
  59. Revisting Your ABC's

    November 16, 2010
    In May 2008 I took a look at 10 stocks with trading symbols that had only one letter in them. Their performance over a three-year ...
  60. Preferred Stock ETFs with High Dividend Yields

    November 9, 2010
    We examine a group of preferred stock ETFs that have market beating dividend yields.
  61. Want A Strong Bank? Think ICICI

    November 3, 2010
    While domestic banking is still struggling, ICICI is benefiting from strong growth in India. Learn how this bank is profiting ...
  62. Highest Trading Stocks

    October 28, 2010
    These stocks have the highest trading volume on the market. But does heavy trading equate to success for these companies?
  63. 4 Low Price-To-Book Bargains

    October 25, 2010
    These stocks' low P/B ratios may show their potential for generating excess returns.
  64. Top Performing Railroad Stocks

    August 27, 2010
    Although transportation stocks have lost some value in recent trading, rail is a solid long-term investment.
  65. Comparing Canada And America

    August 19, 2010
    Just how equal are the markets and economy in Canada and the United States?
  66. The BCS Portfolio: Playing College Football Sponsors

    August 13, 2010
    College football's biggest bowls, along with the BCS title game, are sponsored by blue chip names you might want to consider ...
  67. Primerica Not That Independent

    August 5, 2010
    Primerica’s fortunes still remain closely tied to its former parent.
  68. Santander's Footprint Pays Off

    August 3, 2010
    Santander's fast-growing Latin business provides a spicy contrast to the sour state of Spain.
  69. IPO Review For The First Half Of 2010

    July 19, 2010
    The U.S. initial public offering market has rebounded from 2009, and has been fighting a bearish trend the past two months.
  70. Fairholme's Big Financial Bet

    July 14, 2010
    Fairholme has over 20% of its assets, over $3 billion, invested in the country's biggest financial names.
  71. Stocks To Guard Your Portfolio

    July 1, 2010
    Finding the right stock to reduce volatility is not as exciting, but it is essential to building a lasting portfolio and ...
  72. Muni-phobia

    June 23, 2010
    There is a growing drumbeat that municipal bonds may be the next domino to fall in this recession.
  73. 4 Solid Foreign Banks

    June 21, 2010
    Banking stocks outside the U.S. are offering some excellent deals.
  74. Trading Wizard John Paulson's Top 3 Holdings

    June 11, 2010
    It appears the top hedgie is expecting an equity bull market – and not a little inflation.
  75. Fairholme's Financial Bet

    May 21, 2010
    As of the end of the first quarter of 2010, Fairholme was making a big bet. The move was not on one single company, but on ...
  76. Protect On The Downside With Broadridge

    May 11, 2010
    Recent events indicate upside potential for Broadridge shareholders.
  77. Momentum Rules

    May 4, 2010
    Momentum off the bottom back in March 2009 has moved and will continue to move the market higher.
  78. Best IPOs In First Quarter Of 2010

    April 22, 2010
    The best performing IPOs in 2010's first quarter of 2010 was composed of Chinese companies and American financial companies.
  79. Four ETFs On Fire

    April 5, 2010
    A rising tide lifts all boats, and the same has held true in the ETF world with strong performances by the equity markets ...
  80. 3 Solid Companies With Virtually No Debt

    February 3, 2010
    A lack of debt is a good feature in a company, especially when it's combined with low P/Es and impressive growth rates.
  81. Wells Fargo Delivers

    January 27, 2010
    In banking, management is everything, and Wells Fargo has excellent management that knows how to manage risk.
  82. Bank Credit Quality Trends

    January 26, 2010
    The four largest U.S. based banks have all reported fourth quarter of 2009 earnings.
  83. Discerning JPMorgan's Normalized Earnings Potential

    January 25, 2010
    Shares of JPMorgan are compelling - once the company stops taking hefty provisions for credit losses.
  84. $5 Stocks: Bargains Or Bummers?

    January 6, 2010
    These beaten down stocks are all selling for $5 or less per share. Are they bargains or bummers?
  85. The Worst Stocks Of 2009

    January 5, 2010
    In 2009, banks were hit hard by credit quality problems and investment losses during the financial crisis.
  86. New Tricks For Intuit

    November 25, 2009
    Intuit looks to the web to regain its growth momentum.
  87. Is Citi Too Big To Succeed?

    October 23, 2009
    Citigroup came out with a convoluted earnings report that raise questions as to the future profitability of the bank.
  88. Soft Drink Stocks: A Refreshing Alternative

    September 11, 2009
    Soft drink producers can put some fizz in a flat portfolio and sweeten up the bitter taste left behind by financial and automotive ...
  89. Government Bank Bailouts Paying Off

    September 2, 2009
    The Capital Purchase Plan was ridiculed as a bailout, but it just might turn out to be a great investment for the taxpayer.
  90. The Dash For Trash

    August 28, 2009
    The dash for trash in the financial sector.
  91. Eyeing The Exchanges

    July 21, 2009
    Exchanges offer investors a chance to benefit from transaction fees and additional insight into market trading activity.
  92. Big Banks Doling Out Big Salaries

    June 29, 2009
    On Wednesday, Citigroup joined Morgan Stanley and UBS in announcing that they will be increasing employee and executive salaries.
  93. PNC: The Making Of A Super-Regional Bank

    June 16, 2009
    On the heels of its purchase of distressed National City Bank last fall, PNC continues to grow into its new super-regional ...
  94. Allstate's Good Hands Gone Bad?

    June 12, 2009
    Allstate is a mixed bag right now; though they refused TARP money, they have exposure to mortgage-backed securities
  95. Two More Reasons To Diversify

    June 3, 2009
    GM and Citigroup being removed from the DJIA should cause investors to focus on diversification.
  96. Revisiting Your ABCs

    May 27, 2009
    These ten stocks - chosen by ticker name alone - are compared, one year after an initial assessment.
  97. Trustmark's TCE Moves It Through The Crisis

    May 21, 2009
    Trustmark trades at a high relative valuation despite declining asset quality as it is protected by its strong capital base.
  98. 4 ETFs On Fire Right Now

    April 29, 2009
    The 4 best performing ETFs in the month of April might surprise some investors.
  99. India's Outsourcers Losing Steam

    April 24, 2009
    Reduced business volumes and falling prices spell tough times for India's IT outsourcing companies.
  100. Is It Time To Short Financials?

    April 23, 2009
    The recent rally in financials raises the question of whether investors should once again be thinking about shorting the ...
  • Showing 101-200 of 256 items
  • <<
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • >>
Trading Center