Investment company Scott Black buys HD Supply Holdings, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Fabrinet, Sensata Technologies Holding N.V., Daimler AG, Royal Dutch Shell PLC, Wyndham Worldwide, Life Storage, Freeport-McMoRan, Carnival, sells Time Warner, Union Pacific, Check Point Software Technologies, Herman Miller, Teradyne during the 3-months ended 2016-12-31, according to the most recent filings of the investment....more>>>
A new bill in Congress would make class-action lawyers work much harder for their money, by requiring courts to peg legal fees to the actual amount of money their clients receive and throwing obstacles in the way of consumer class actions where a vanishingly small percentage of consumers get anything at all.
The Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017 was introduced....more>>>
After successive waves of indiscriminate selling and buying, the easy money has been made in midstream master limited partnerships (MLP). Going forward, investors must have a firm grasp on underlying fundamentals to achieve differentiated returns.
Midstream operators continue to face operational headwinds, including volumetric declines in some basins, the general lull in demand for incremental....more>>>
Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: GILD) reported fourth-quarter earnings after markets closed on Tuesday. The company posted $2.70 in earnings per share (EPS) and $7.3 billion in revenue, compared with the consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters that called for $2.61 in EPS and $7.15 billion in revenue. The same period from last year had $3.32 in EPS and $8.51 billion in revenue.
Remember when Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B) bought shares of American Airlines (AAL), United Continental (UAL), Delta Air Lines (DAL), and Southwest Airlines (LUV). Short sellers sure do–and they’ve been running for cover ever since. S3 Partners’ Ihor Dusaniwsky explains:
Warren Buffett has not been a fan of the airline sector....more>>>
The uncertainty for investors in Symantec (NASDAQ:SYMC) is the decline of the consumer security segment. At the heart of this segment is the Norton suite of security services, driven by the Norton Antivirus.
As explained in my earlier article, the deficiency and limitation of traditional AVs have been the reason for this decline.
On Wednesday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested shorting small cap heavy-duty custom vehicles stockSpartan Motors (NASDAQ: SPAR):
As for Spartan Motors, we’ve zoomed out quite a bit here as well, just so you have the proper perspective. That is, SPAR gave us a great runup during the first half of 2016, but the weight of that rally left shares overextended and ripe....more>>>
Value investing may not be dead after all. After a lousy 2015, in which mutual funds that focus on cheap U.S. stocks of all sizes shed an average of 4.7%, bargain hunters have rebounded impressively. Over the past year, the average value fund earned 10.9%.
See Also: 6 Value Stock Picks in a Pricey Market
Few funds have benefited more from the shift in investor sentiment than....more>>>
Last Friday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested going long on small cap clinical-stage biopharmaceutical stock Forward Pharma A/S (NASDAQ: FWP):
Forward Pharma has been on our list of potential buys for a while. At first glance it looks like it’s simply stuck in a sideways trading range, but a lot’s been happening during that time. Namely, we’ve seen several....more>>>
Insurance stocks can be a good way to get dividends and growth in your portfolio, and there are many insurers trading at particularly attractive valuations right now. Good insurance stocks are stable, low-risk, and can actually prosper as interest rates rise. With that in mind, here are three attractive insurers you can buy right now:
This article was originally published by Motif Investing.
Saving for retirement is one of those things that just about everyone needs to think about but few too people plan for. Perhaps not surprisingly, 1 in 3 Americans say they have $0 for their later years. Among those who are actively saving, 23 percent have less than $10,000 socked away.
When it comes to growing your nest egg,....more>>>
Dividend stocks are a great choice for achieving the retirement you deserve. Yet there is perhaps no concept in the cultural lexicon that has been more perverted in recent years than the concept “deserve.”
Source: Mike via Flickr (Modified)
In America today, many people think they deserve a decent job, good health, safety and security … just by the accident of....more>>>
Shale oil producer Whiting Petroleum (NYSE:WLL) is all set to benefit from an improvement in oil prices going forward as the company has managed to reduce its losses even in a challenging environment due to its cost control. In fact, driven by its focus on reducing costs, Whiting was recently upgraded by Stifel to “Buy” from “Hold” with a price target of $15. This implies....more>>>
Brazilian oil giant Petrobras (NYSE:PBR) remained focused on reducing its cost base when oil prices were going south. But, the good part is that the price of the commodity is now picking up pace, with Brent crude now consistently trading above $55 per barrel after the production curtailment decision by the OPEC and non-OPEC countries.
This is great news for Petrobras investors since the company’s....more>>>
Shares are down about 10% on Thursday after Twitter’s (NYSE:TWTR) as investors digest the company’s slowing revenue and user growth reported in its fourth quarter. But there were a few bright spots in the company’s earnings release as well. Here’s an overview of Twitter’s fourth-quarter performance.
On Thursday, our Elite Opportunity Pronewsletter suggested branded performance apparel, footwear and accessories Under Armour(NYSE: UA) as a long term trading idea:
On the surface right now, it’s a mess. However, this is a Company we’re convinced still has a tremendous future. Although we’re clearly not big fans of retail right now, and for good reason, sports and active....more>>>
Ascena (NASDAQ:ASNA) is a retailer of apparel clothing for women and teen girls with numerous brands. Its operating segments are Premium, Value, Plus and Kids fashion, and some of its brand names are Maurices, Lane Bryant, Ann Taylor and LOFT. Together it owns around 8 brand names.
Ascena is a mid-cap company, part of S&P 400, with current market capitalisation of $988 million and share....more>>>
Investors in PayPal Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:PYPL) didn’t have much to be disappointed about in 2016. PayPal’s stock price opened the year at just a shade over $35 and closed 2016 with a share price just below $40. For long-term investors who held the entire year, this represented a tidy gain of about 12.5%.
As the competition in the payments industry heats up with new technologies and competing platforms, companies in this sector must use laser-like focus to develop products that customers want and will use. In the payments industry, this usually means one of two things:
1) Ensuring all transactions are secure and safe; and
2) Removing friction from the payments process so that....more>>>
Last night, MetLife (MET) set out its plans to separate a big piece of its life insurance business, to be known as Brighthouse Financial, from the rest of the company. Deutsche Bank’s Yaron Kinar has the details:
Separation is expected to take place in 1H17. As of now, it is expected to be through an 80.1% spin, followed by full divestment within 5 years.....more>>>