Tue, 6 Dec 2016 23:54:00 -0500Since Saudi Arabia pulled of its goal of reaching an OPEC oil production cut agreement, oil prices have spiked to one-and-a-half year highs. Now, a Saudi-led OPEC meets with Russia and other non-OPEC members on Saturday to bring them on board also. Even if Russia comes on-board, problems remain.
Tue, 6 Dec 2016 16:26:00 -0500Legendary investor Warren Buffett advises to be fearful when others are greedy, and be greedy when others are fearful. One way we can try to measure the level of fear in a given stock is through a technical analysis indicator called the Relative Strength Index, or RSI, which measures momentum [...]
Tue, 6 Dec 2016 16:00:00 -0500Women queue for water on November 24, 2016 on the outskirts of Bulawayo, outside a Leveve Baptist Church where a collective water tank has been installed. The levels of the Bulawayo water supply dams decreased to an average below 28 percent leading to a 72 hour water rationing system as [...]
Tue, 6 Dec 2016 15:15:00 -0500Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, in trading on Tuesday, shares of Pitney Bowes Inc (NYSE: PBI) were yielding above the 5% mark based on its quarterly dividend (annualized to $0.75), with the stock changing hands as low as $14.80 on the day. Dividends are [...]
Tue, 6 Dec 2016 14:40:00 -0500In this series, we look through the most recent Dividend Channel ''DividendRank'' report, and then we cherry pick only those companies that have experienced insider buying within the past six months. The officers and directors of a company tend to have a unique insider's view of the business, and presumably [...]
Tue, 6 Dec 2016 14:39:00 -0500In trading on Tuesday, shares of Great-West Lifeco Inc.'s Non-Cumulative First Preferred Shares, Series P (Toronto: GWO-PRP) were yielding above the 5.5% mark based on its quarterly dividend (annualized to $1.35), with shares changing hands as low as $24.34 on the day. As of last close, GWO.PRP was trading at [...]
Tue, 6 Dec 2016 14:38:00 -0500Looking at the sectors faring best as of midday Tuesday, shares of Financial companies are outperforming other sectors, higher by 0.6%. Within that group, CBRE Group Inc (NYSE: CBG) and Zions Bancorporation (NASD: ZION) are two of the day's stand-outs, showing a gain of 3.2% and 2.7%, respectively. Among financial [...]
Tue, 6 Dec 2016 14:38:00 -0500Looking at the sectors faring worst as of midday Tuesday, shares of Utilities companies are underperforming other sectors, showing a 0.2% loss. Within that group, Edison International (NYSE: EIX) and Dominion Resources Inc (NYSE: D) are two large stocks that are lagging, showing a loss of 1.1% and 0.9%, respectively. [...]
Tue, 6 Dec 2016 14:34:00 -0500BEDMINSTER TOWNSHIP, NJ - NOVEMBER 20: Trailed by U.S. Secret Service agents, President-elect Donald Trump leaves the clubhouse following a full day of meetings at Trump International Golf Club, November 20, 2016 in Bedminster Township, New Jersey. Trump and his transition team are in the process of filling cabinet and [...]
Tue, 6 Dec 2016 14:19:00 -0500The year 2016 was a mixed one for Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche . While the overall business improved on the back of the launch of new products and growth in the HER2+ drug franchise, the stock fell as investors remained cautious regarding broader industry factors. Overall, there was no change [...]
Tue, 6 Dec 2016 13:56:00 -0500While its Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project received approval from the Canadian government last week, the company still needs to find a joint venture partner to help fund it.
Tue, 6 Dec 2016 13:40:00 -0500eBay is working on several initiatives to make its platform more appealing and simple for buyers and sellers to transact. From launching the world’s first virtual reality store to emotional recognition technology, the company is working on several technology innovations to attract buyers. Recently eBay opened a pop-up store in [...]
Tue, 6 Dec 2016 13:33:00 -0500Looking at options trading activity among components of the S&P 500 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), where a total volume of 13,965 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 1.4 million underlying shares (given that every [...]
Tue, 6 Dec 2016 12:11:00 -0500Finding a good entry point, as discussed in a previous trading lesson, is often a key to investing success as many buy too high and then get stopped out before the market moves as they expect. This is often a result of focusing too much at the potential reward of [...]
Tue, 6 Dec 2016 12:07:00 -0500Saving taxpayer money is great, but Donald Trump's shot at Boeing over Air Force One costs cites a $4 billion price tag with no evidence.
Tue, 6 Dec 2016 12:04:00 -0500Looking at options trading activity among components of the S&P 500 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Wynn Resorts Ltd (NASD: WYNN), where a total volume of 15,798 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of approximately 1.6 million underlying shares (given that [...]
Tue, 6 Dec 2016 12:03:00 -0500Legendary investor Warren Buffett advises to be fearful when others are greedy, and be greedy when others are fearful. One way we can try to measure the level of fear in a given stock is through a technical analysis indicator called the Relative Strength Index, or RSI, which measures momentum [...]
Tue, 6 Dec 2016 11:46:00 -0500The latest tally of analyst opinions from the major brokerage houses shows that among the components of the S&P 500 index, Zimmer Biomet Holdings (ZBH) is now the #106 analyst pick, moving up by 1 spot. This rank is formed by averaging the analyst opinions for each component from each broker, [...]
Tue, 6 Dec 2016 11:39:00 -0500The DividendRank formula at Dividend Channel ranks a coverage universe of thousands of dividend stocks, according to a proprietary formula designed to identify those stocks that combine two important characteristics — strong fundamentals and a valuation that looks inexpensive. Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (NYSE: TEVA) presently has an above average [...]
Tue, 6 Dec 2016 11:02:00 -0500Since there are only a few weeks left in 2016, I want to share with you one habit that I have found to be very helpful in markets and all aspects of life. One of the best habits I have learned over the years is the art of introspection.
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Tue, 6 Dec 2016 10:53:00 -0500Looking at units outstanding versus one week prior within the universe of ETFs covered at ETF Channel, the biggest outflow was seen in the iShares Gold Trust (IAU), where 13,200,000 units were destroyed, or a 1.9% decrease week over week. And on a percentage change basis, the ETF with the biggest [...]
Tue, 6 Dec 2016 10:48:00 -0500In the year since an E. Coli outbreak rocked its reputation and sales, Chipotle has struggled to regain customers' trust. The struggle could continue: Chipotle Tuesday that it is nervous about achieving the numbers it put forth in its full-year guidance.
Tue, 6 Dec 2016 10:48:00 -0500Comparing units outstanding versus one week ago at the coverage universe of ETFs at ETF Channel, the biggest inflow was seen in the Daily Gold Miners Index Bull 3x Shares (NUGT), which added 6,350,000 units, or a 4.3% increase week over week. And on a percentage change basis, the ETF with [...]
Tue, 6 Dec 2016 10:31:00 -0500Bargain hunters are wise to pay careful attention to insider buying, because although there are many various reasons for an insider to sell a stock, presumably the only reason they would use their hard-earned dollars to make a purchase, is that they expect to make money. Today we look at [...]
Tue, 6 Dec 2016 10:25:00 -0500Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 12/8/16, John Bean Technologies Corp (NYSE: JBT), Air Lease Corp (NYSE: AL), and FedEx Corp (NYSE: FDX) will all trade ex-dividend for their respective upcoming dividends. John Bean Technologies Corp will pay its quarterly dividend of $0.10 on [...]
Tue, 6 Dec 2016 10:21:00 -0500In early trading on Tuesday, shares of Netflix (NFLX) topped the list of the day's best performing components of the Nasdaq 100 index, trading up 2.2%. Year to date, Netflix registers a 6.5% gain. And the worst performing Nasdaq 100 component thus far on the day is Intuitive Surgical (ISRG), trading [...]
Tue, 6 Dec 2016 10:20:00 -0500There are at least 238 different financial sector mutual funds and at least 682 mutual funds across ten sectorsand the funds are very different. With anywhere from 59to 547 holdings, many of these financials mutual funds have drastically different portfolios, creating drastically different investment implications. The same is true for the [...]
Tue, 6 Dec 2016 10:17:00 -0500In early trading on Tuesday, shares of Wynn Resorts (WYNN) topped the list of the day's best performing components of the S&P 500 index, trading up 3.0%. Year to date, Wynn Resorts registers a 46.4% gain. And the worst performing S&P 500 component thus far on the day is Chipotle Mexican [...]
Tue, 6 Dec 2016 10:13:00 -0500In early trading on Tuesday, shares of Verizon Communications (VZ) topped the list of the day's best performing Dow Jones Industrial Average components, trading up 0.9%. Year to date, Verizon Communications registers a 8.6% gain. And the worst performing Dow component thus far on the day is Nike (NKE), trading down [...]