Innovation can still produce results even in a sluggish U.S. spine market, as seen with the ongoing growth at companies like K2M (KTWO) and Globus (GMED). In the case of K2M, the story is still about the company’s disruptive product development in degenerative and complex spine, supported by a strong platform in 3D-printed implants. With that, the shares have done okay since my last update....More>>>
Harbour Investment Management LLC decreased its position in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) by 4.7% in the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 44,850 shares of the company’s stock after selling 2,225 shares during the period. Harbour Investment Management LLC’s holdings in The Coca-Cola were worth $1,948,000 at the end of the most recent....More>>>
When I initiated coverage on Xerox (NYSE:XRX), I concluded that the stock wasn’t dead, and in January, I opined the name was also not “dead money.” That is important to reiterate. But this once stellar blue chip has certainly fallen from grace, big time. I then told you that the company was “not dead yet.” But friends, are we approaching the death of Xerox? I mean,....More>>>
&l;p&g;In the aftermath of the Great Recession, the worldwide central banks (U.S. Federal Reserve, ECB, etc.) have embarked on an unprecedented economic stimulus.&a;nbsp; Measures have included years of zero interest rates and massive purchases of government, mortgage and corporate bonds on a heretofore unseen scale. The goals of the bankers were to stimulate economic growth, employment, wages....More>>>
South State Corp. (SSB) is following a time-tested strategy – leveraging a low-cost deposit base and strong market share in attractive markets to build a competitive commercial lending-focused banking franchise. There are growing pains throughout that process, though, and South State has yet to post strong returns on equity or capital on a consistent basis. What’s more, the shares looked....More>>>
Most people are focused on the Congressional Budget Offices scoring of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the Republican health-care bill that is designed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare).
But retirements my game, so Im interested in how changes in legislation will affect the elderly. So, I did what I usually do; I asked my colleague Melissa McInerney,....More>>>
Quidel (NASDAQ:QDEL)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reiterated by Barclays in a research note issued on Thursday. They currently have a $65.00 price objective on the stock. Barclays’ price target suggests a potential upside of 8.06% from the company’s previous close.
Several other analysts also recently commented on the stock. TheStreet upgraded shares of Quidel....More>>>
The stock market’s relentless march upward has pushed the prices of many companies higher. As investors bid up good and bad businesses alike, it can be hard to discern which companies are the best for long-term investors.
That’s especially true in the world of dividend stocks, where income-starved investors face greater temptation by the day to reach for high dividend stocks that....More>>>
Raiffeisen Bank International (OTCPK:RAIFY) is currently undervalued compared to its closest peers, which doesn’t seem to be warranted given its improving fundamentals. The bank has high exposure to Central and Eastern Europe, of which Russia and Ukraine are two important markets.
This was quite bad during 2014-15, but since then, Raiffeisen has implemented a restructuring program,....More>>>
When William Ackman’s Pershing Square took a stake in Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) many analysts noted that it would be difficult to follow the usual activist playbook “refranchising,” or selling the company stores to independent operators. Credit Suisse analysts Jason West and Jordy Winslow still feel that way:
Does franchising make sense....More>>>