SF : Analysis & Opinions

  • Showing 1-100 of 511 items
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • ...
  • 6
  • >>
  1. Marsh & McLennan Expands in Chile with Denarius Buyout - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc.'s (MMC) unit Mercer, announced the acquisition of Chile-based Denarius.
  2. Digital River Soars on Extended Agreement with Microsoft - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Shares of the global cloud-commerce company, Digital River Inc. (DRIV) soared 42.8% touching a high of $24.72, finally closing ...
  3. ConAgra Earnings In-Line, Revenues Miss; Maintains View - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Premier North American food company, ConAgra Foods, Inc. (CAG), reported results for second quarter of fiscal 2015 (ended ...
  4. Oil Prices Crashing: Will It Hurt These Chemical Plays? - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Crashing oil prices have put a spate of chemical companies at risk of losing their shale-derived feedstock cost advantage.
  5. Microsoft Azure to Offer IronWorker Application Service - Analyst ...

    December 18, 2014
    Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) has partnered with cloud application services provider Iron.io per which Iron.io will now allow ...
  6. Unum Group Shares Operational & Capital Plan with Investors - ...

    December 17, 2014
    Unum Group (UNM) reaffirmed its 2014 outlook and unveiled its 2015 outlook at its meeting of investors and analysts.
  7. Reinsurance Group (RGA) Securitizes Life Insurance Block - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    Reinsurance Group of America Inc. (RGA) has entered a life reinsurance embedded value securitization, to recognize some ...
  8. Stock Market News for December 17, 2014 - Market News

    December 17, 2014
    Benchmarks ended in the red for the third-straight session after volatile trading on Tuesday
  9. 6 Reasons To Buy This Tech Stock Today‏

    December 16, 2014
    There's an expression that goes, "the higher the risk, the higher the reward." For example, some see risky micro-caps as ...
  10. Microsoft to Open Source Project Orleans Early Next Year - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) plans to make the cloud computing development platform Project Orleans open source.
  11. Stifel (SF) Announces Redemption of Senior Notes Due 2022 - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Stifel Financial Corp. (SF) recently announced the hundred percent redemption of its outstanding 6.7% Senior Notes due 2 ...
  12. Can Red Hat (RHT) Continue the Earnings Streak in Q3FY15? - Analyst ...

    December 16, 2014
    Red Hat Inc. (RHT) is set to report third-quarter fiscal 2015 results on Dec 18, 2014.
  13. Chemical Industry Looking Up Amid a Few Worries - Industry Outlook

    December 15, 2014
    Chemical Industry Looking Up Amid a Few Worries - Industry Outlook
  14. Chemical Industry Looking Up Amid a Few Worries - Zacks Analyst ...

    December 15, 2014
    Chemical Industry Looking Up Amid a Few Worries - Zacks Analyst Interviews
  15. This Tech Giant Just Doubled Down On Cloud Computing

    December 8, 2014
    Haste makes waste. That's the possible view on the corner offices at software giant Oracle Corp. (Nasdaq:ORCL), which seems ...
  16. Invest Like A Modern Day Rockefeller

    December 8, 2014
    You've undoubtedly heard of the robber barons. These affluent industrialists were considered some of the wealthiest -- and ...
  17. The Simple Way to Earn Thousands From Your Portfolio Starting ...

    December 8, 2014
    "Residential housing is a tough business." These were the words told to me by two extremely wealthy real estate moguls from ...
  18. Are You Making This Huge Trading Mistake?

    December 5, 2014
    Today, I want to show you the right way to sell put options. Whether you're an investment veteran or just opening your first ...
  19. Tech Stocks Underperform Following Apple's Flash Crash, Holiday ...

    December 1, 2014
    U.S. stocks were mostly lower on Monday as the holiday shopping season may have disappointed some. The National Retail Federation ...
  20. Dow, S&P 500 Little Changed Despite Upwards 3Q GDP Revision

    November 25, 2014
    U.S. stocks were little changed as U.S. data showed the economy grew more than previously forecast in the third quarter. ...
  21. Dow, S&P 500 Little Changed Despite Upward 3Q GDP Revision

    November 25, 2014
    U.S. stocks were little changed as U.S. data showed the economy grew more than previously forecast in the third quarter. ...
  22. 9 Widely Overlooked Small Banks That Offer Big Profit Potential

    November 18, 2014
    Last week we talked about riding the coat tails of bank stock activists to earn out sized profits in the stock market. A ...
  23. The Little-Known Tech Giant That's Quietly Taking Over The World

    November 12, 2014
    There's been much talk lately of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE:BABA). On Nov. 4, the company announced its first earnings ...
  24. Mobile Adoption Drives Online Payments, Security - Industry Outlook

    November 6, 2014
    Mobile Adoption Drives Online Payments, Security - Industry Outlook
  25. 5 More Ways 3D Printing Is Taking Over The World: 3D Systems ...

    October 3, 2014
    By now, there is almost no segment of society that hasn’t at least explored the use of 3D printing technology in some way. ...
  26. Fed to Play 'Kick the Can'? - Ahead of Wall Street

    September 10, 2014
    Many in the market don't view the last jobs report as a trend reversal in the economic outlook, and expect the Fed to start ...
  27. U.S. Insurers Still Struggling: Time to Rethink Regulation? - ...

    September 5, 2014
    U.S. Insurers Still Struggling: Time to Rethink Regulation? - Industry Outlook
  28. Bull of the Day: Vipshop Holdings (VIPS) - Bull of the Day

    September 3, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Vipshop Holdings (VIPS) - Bull of the Day
  29. 5 Insider Tips To Multiply Your Income Like A Wall Street Pro

    August 22, 2014
    In all my years in the market, I've never heard of such an incredible track record. The IPO prospectus from high-frequency ...
  30. The Thousands Of Dollars You're Probably Missing Out On

    August 12, 2014
    If you've seen the H&R Block commercial on television recently, you know that it starts with a concession worker ...
  31. Chemical Industry Recovery Stays the Course - Industry Outlook

    August 12, 2014
    Chemical Industry Recovery Stays the Course - Industry Outlook
  32. Publishers Switch-Up Ad Policies - Industry Outlook

    August 6, 2014
    Publishers Switch-Up Ad Policies - Industry Outlook
  33. U.S. Banks Stay Afloat - Cutting Costs or Core Business? - Industry ...

    August 5, 2014
    U.S. Banks Stay Afloat - Cutting Costs or Core Business? - Industry Outlook
  34. With 1/3 of the S&P 500 Having Reported Earnings… - Ahead ...

    July 22, 2014
    Hard to tell at this stage if we are at the starting point of a favorable shift in the aggregate earnings picture, but the ...
  35. A 24.2% Yield From Microsoft?!

    July 21, 2014
    Editor's Note: This article is one of our favorite "hall of fame" articles, originally published January 13, ...
  36. e-Commerce Stocks on Which to Click (pt. 2) - Industry Outlook

    July 2, 2014
    e-Commerce Stocks on Which to Click (pt. 2) - Industry Outlook
  37. e-Commerce Stocks on Which to Click (pt. 1) - Industry Outlook

    July 1, 2014
    e-Commerce Stocks on Which to Click (pt. 1) - Industry Outlook
  38. When to Favor Options Over Stocks

    May 14, 2014
    Traders choose options over stocks for their versatility and limited risk, but there are certain drawbacks as well, and these ...
  39. How Oracle Will Face Its Coming Challenges

    May 9, 2014
    Very few tech companies can do what Oracle Corp. has done, having grown revenue nearly 15% a year for the past decade, and ...
  40. Bear of the Day: LinkedIn (LNKD) - Bear of the Day

    May 4, 2014
    Bear of the Day: LinkedIn (LNKD) - Bear of the Day
  41. What Propels Microsoft From Here?

    What Propels Microsoft From Here?

    April 29, 2014
    Having beaten the market over the past year (and up more than 22%), Microsoft is no longer priced as though the company will ...
  42. Grasping a Good Sense About Q1 Earnings - Ahead of Wall Street

    April 25, 2014
    The key takeaway, including morning reports from Ford (F) and Moody's (MCO) is that there is not much growth and the outlook ...
  43. Bull of the Day: BitAuto Holdings (BITA) - Bull of the Day

    April 13, 2014
    Bull of the Day: BitAuto Holdings (BITA) - Bull of the Day
  44. Publishing Industry Stock Update - April 2014 - Industry Outlook

    April 4, 2014
    Publishing Industry Stock Update - April 2014 - Industry Outlook
  45. Bull of the Day: Vipshop Holdings (VIPS) - Bull of the Day

    April 3, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Vipshop Holdings (VIPS) - Bull of the Day
  46. The Real Secret To Microsoft's Success

    The Real Secret To Microsoft's Success

    March 20, 2014
    Microsoft is no longer in the raw experimentation stage common to young and growing companies. Rather, its main goal is to ...
  47. Historically, the technology sector hasn’t been known for its dividend prowess. However, that is rapidly changing. For investors, the sector offers some of the best and quickest growing yields around.

    Look To Tech For Big Dividend Potential

    March 18, 2014
    Historically, the technology sector hasn’t been known for its dividend prowess. However, that is rapidly changing. For investors, ...
  48. Follow the Private Equity Money, Into The Energy Sector

    March 11, 2014
    One of the best ways to identify sectors that are undervalued, with huge rebound potential over the next few years, is to ...
  49. How To Follow The Private Equity Money Into The Energy Sector

    March 11, 2014
    One of the best ways to identify sectors that are undervalued, with huge rebound potential over the next few years, is to ...
  50. e-Commerce Stock Update - March 2014 (pt. 2) - Industry Outlook

    March 6, 2014
    e-Commerce Stock Update - March 2014 (pt. 2) - Industry Outlook
  51. This Tech Stock Is Just Pennies Away From A Breakout

    February 26, 2014
    Software giant Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) is reportedly cutting the price of its Windows 8.1 operating system for manufacturers ...
  52. Bargain Stocks Even Graham And Dodd Would Love

    February 20, 2014
    More than seven decades ago, in their investing bible "Security Analysis," the famed value investors Benjamin Graham ...
  53. 11 Stocks Delivering Surprisingly Strong Profits

    February 18, 2014
    For half a decade, investors have been waiting for the economy to start generating faster growth.#-ad_banner-#The fact that ...
  54. 11 Stocks Delivering Deceptively Strong Profits

    February 18, 2014
    For half a decade, investors have been waiting for the economy to start generating faster growth.#-ad_banner-#The fact that ...
  55. Beware Of These Two Ultra-High-Yielders

    January 28, 2014
    Dividends, those seemingly tiny cash payouts to company shareholders, have been the lifeblood of stock market returns over ...
  56. How To Earn 30% A Year From Microsoft -- Without Buying A Single ...

    January 22, 2014
    It costs about five times as much to insure a Ferrari than a regular car. That's partly because with top speeds above ...
  57. Earnings in Focus This Week - Ahead of Wall Street

    January 20, 2014
    The focus this week will be on corporate earnings as the 2013 Q4 reporting cycle ramps up, with 69 S&P 500 members are ...
  58. Insurance Industry Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook

    January 14, 2014
    Insurance Industry Stock Outlook - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook
  59. Bull of the Day: Synaptics (SYNA) - Bull of the Day

    January 9, 2014
    Bull of the Day: Synaptics (SYNA) - Bull of the Day
  60. Publishing Industry Stock Update - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook

    December 30, 2013
    Publishing Industry Stock Update - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook
  61. Since Warren Buffett's moves are so widely followed, we’ve chosen to take the path less traveled by looking at ten influential managers that don’t quite get the same media attention.

    Ten Money Managers Worth Following

    December 23, 2013
    Generally speaking, most retail investors along with the media outlets tend to closely follow the moves of well-known investors ...
  62. Which Dow 'Dogs' Are Poised To Beat The Pack In 2014?

    December 20, 2013
    It's been a good year for stocks that make up the Dow Jones Industrial Average, as 28 of the 30 components have risen in ...
  63. Bull of the Day: SouFun (SFUN) - Bull of the Day

    December 12, 2013
    Bull of the Day: SouFun (SFUN) - Bull of the Day
  64. Are You Set for Cyber Monday? - Ahead of Wall Street

    December 2, 2013
    ...And the Retail onslaught continues.
  65. Though it faces many challenges, shares of Hewlett-Packard are too cheap to ignore.

    The Time Is Right To Buy Hewlett-Packard

    November 28, 2013
    Though it faces many challenges, shares of Hewlett-Packard are too cheap to ignore.
  66. Bull of the Day: BitAuto Holdings (BITA) - Bull of the Day

    November 25, 2013
    Bull of the Day: BitAuto Holdings (BITA) - Bull of the Day
  67. Twitter, Tesla & Q3 Earnings - Ahead of Wall Street

    November 6, 2013
    The Twitter mania adds to investors' disappointment with the Tesla earnings release on an other
  68. Market Wrap: Stocks End Flat, but Tesla Shares Sag After Hours

    November 5, 2013
    Stocks ended Tuesday basically flat, as investors started to focus on economic realities. But the market could see some ...
  69. Microsoft beat analyst expecations and the stock price responded with a 6% jump.

    Microsoft Surprises The Street With Good Earnings

    October 25, 2013
    Microsoft released better-than-expected earnings. Even with the recent run-up, it remains too cheap for investors to ignore. ...
  70. Earnings Season Past the Halfway Mark - Ahead of Wall Street

    October 25, 2013
    The Q3 scorecard has bloomed lately, with growth rates and beat ratios now outpacing Q2 and the last few quarters.
  71. Short Interest In Facebook Falls, In Groupon Rises (FB, GRPN, ...

    October 25, 2013
    Among the social media companies based in the United States, Facebook (NASDAQ: ZNGA) saw significant swings in short interest ...
  72. For those investors looking at the long term, ignore the taper talk and focus on dividends.

    Dividend Stocks Still Matter

    October 24, 2013
    For those investors looking at the long term, ignore the taper talk and focus on dividends. The pay-outs from equities have ...
  73. Small caps may finally be getting expensive. We'll take a look at a couple ways to protect your portfolio from future declines.

    Are Small Caps Getting Too Expensive

    October 22, 2013
    Given their torrid run, small caps may finally be getting expensive. That could signal some down days in the months ahead. ...
  74. IBM's sixth straight quarter where sales failed to meet expectation. Is now the time to buy shares?

    Why 'Big Blue' Is Singing The Blues

    October 18, 2013
    International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM), long considered by investors to be a calm port in the often-stormy seas of technology, ...
  75. Bear of the Day: Uni-Pixel (UNXL) - Bear of the Day

    October 14, 2013
    Bear of the Day: Uni-Pixel (UNXL) - Bear of the Day
  76. Short Sellers Pile On Facebook and Google (FB, GOOG, ZNGA)

    October 10, 2013
    Among the social media companies based in the United States, Facebook (NASDAQ: ZNGA) saw significant upswings in short interest ...
  77. Activist investors are feeling that Microsoft is increasingly irrelevant in the modern world, which is why it's imperative for the board to bring in new leadership.

    Activist Investors Set Their Sights On Bill Gates

    October 4, 2013
    Activist investors are setting their sites on Bill Gates and want him off of Microsoft's board. Many feel that he hold an ...
  78. China's Video Game Approval Could Be Worth Billions To Sony, ...

    September 27, 2013
    In January, China Daily USA reported that China might lift its ban on the sale of video games."We are reviewing the policy ...
  79. Unspoken communication from the CEO can offer clues into whether one should invest or not.

    5 Ways to Profit From a CEO's Body Language

    September 25, 2013
    Investors can gain insight into companies by studying the chief executive officers’ body language, specifically examining ...
  80. How To Benefit When CEOs Step Down

    September 17, 2013
    We’ve picked five examples of recent (last five years) CEO retirements that caused an unusually large move - up or down - ...
  81. Bear of the Day: Microsoft (MSFT) - Bear of the Day

    September 11, 2013
    Bear of the Day: Microsoft (MSFT) - Bear of the Day
  82. Nokia Sells Its Handset Business To Microsoft And Remakes Its ...

    September 4, 2013
    Nokia metamorphisizes again with the sale of its handset business to Microsoft.
  83. An Interesting Year For Tech ETFs

    September 4, 2013
    On the surface, it would appear to be a disappointing year for technology sector ETFs. The Technology Select Sector SPDR ...
  84. Walter Energy, SouFun and Other Top Performers in August

    September 3, 2013
    Three basic materials companies -- Companhia Siderurgica Nacional (NYSE: WLT) -- were among the top-performing dividend-paying ...
  85. Workday Surfing The SaaS Wave

    August 28, 2013
    Workday beats the Street's growth targets, but valuation is still crazy
  86. The Commercial Mortgage Story Gets Better For Investors

    August 27, 2013
    Things are looking up for loans tied to commercial real estate mortgages. Delinquencies continue to drop, while refinancing ...
  87. Yahoo! Reclaims Traffic Leadership, But Can It Turn It Into Cash?

    August 23, 2013
    What does Yahoo!'s sudden rise to the top of internet traffic mean for its business?
  88. Microsoft Critics Get Their Way, As Ballmer Announces Impending ...

    August 23, 2013
    Ballmer's impending retirement as CEO sets off a long-awaited celebration in Microsoft shares
  89. Workday Working Some Major Market Mojo

    August 20, 2013
    Workday may be about to radically change enterprise software, but the market has already gone crazy with valuation.
  90. BlackBerry Finally Looking For A Bidder, But Will A Real Buyer ...

    August 14, 2013
    Can BlackBerry sell itself to a company willing to take on the challenge of turning it around?
  91. Jive Software Worth A Closer Look?

    August 13, 2013
    An execution stumble has slashed Jive's value, but the opportunity is still worthwhile if the company can turn sentiment ...
  92. Tyson Foods Continues To Leverage Strong Margins In Proteins

    August 7, 2013
    Tyson goes from strength to strength with good margins, pricing, and volumes in the fiscal third quarter.
  93. Will Less Scarcity Value Harm Whole Foods?

    August 6, 2013
    Whole Foods continues to operate at a level well above other grocery retailers.
  94. Apollo Hits A Home Run With Sprouts IPO

    August 6, 2013
    Alternative asset manager Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO) took Phoenix-based Sprouts Farmers Markets (Nasdaq:SFM) public ...
  95. Time To Get Defensive With ETFs

    July 26, 2013
    With some storm clouds beginning to form over the global economy, investors may want to consider thinking about moving some ...
  96. Weak Earnings Growth Outside Finance - Earnings Trends

    July 25, 2013
    Weak Earnings Growth Outside Finance - Earnings Trends
  97. The AMD Story Sounds Very Familiar

    July 22, 2013
    AMD has the bulls excited again, but it's hard to see why this time is any different.
  98. Move On Gold's 'Buy' Signal If This Happens

    July 22, 2013
    Traders have been buying everything this month, and that could continue to push prices higher in stocks while fueling a turnaround ...
  99. Another Bad Quarter Highlights Microsoft's Growth-Vs-Value Problem

    July 19, 2013
    Microsoft isn't giving investors any reason to believe in management's vision or ability.
  100. Google Building For A Bigger Future

    July 19, 2013
    Investors don't like the margin impact, but Google continues to develop new long-term growth opportunities.
  • Showing 1-100 of 511 items
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • ...
  • 6
  • >>
Trading Center