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The One Number That Shows Trouble At Verizon

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:28:21 EDT

Verizon was losing wireless subscribers at a big clip, until it began offering an unlimited plan.



Two Years with an Apple Watch: Our Review

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:27:41 EDT

The Apple Watch turned 2 this week. Here’s what works, what doesn’t, and what still needs to change.



It's Time to Put Some Money Into Banks

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 01:12:18 EDT

After a postelection run-up, bank stocks have fallen back to earth. Bank of America and others look like buys.



The Burt Reynolds Stock Market

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 01:22:55 EDT

Maybe, just this once, a bell will actually ring as the market nears a top.



5 Income-Rich Stocks With Growth Potential

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 06:14:32 EDT

Why top-ranked Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Income is buying AIG, Corning, GlaxoSmithKline, and more.



Why Amazon Can't Kill Costco

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:53:53 EDT

Most customers go to the big-box retailer for groceries, an area where Amazon has had limited success.



Morningstar's New Gambit: Opportunity, Controversy

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:48:26 EDT

Can the fund-ratings firm remain impartial as it launches mutual funds?



Lampert's Seritage Play Could Lead to Big Gains

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:53:46 EDT

The REIT is signing on new tenants who pay substantially more rent than did the closing Sears stores.



Drugmaker Sarepta's Stock Could Double

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 02:00:09 EDT

Sarepta’s Duchenne muscular dystrophy drug could attract a deep-pocketed acquirer.



Why the Tesla Hype Might Not Translate to Trucks

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 11:34:48 EDT

Tesla has pioneered the market for long-range electric vehicles, but it has a whole new challenge when it comes to selling 18-wheelers.



The Best Day to Buy Airline Tickets

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 15:53:33 EST




New Competitor Should Make Under Armour Sweat

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:08:20 EDT

Dick’s Sporting Goods has launched its own line of athletic apparel that competes directly with Under Armour.



Is it Time for Whole Foods to Sell Out?

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:34:31 EDT

The high-end grocer is facing increasing competition, but could fetch a nice premium if another company like Kroger tries to buy it.



O'Reilly Pulls Into the Passing Lane

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 00:11:51 EDT

It’s outgrowing rivals and can fend off Amazon. The stock could rise 75% in three years.



Is the Worst Over for GoPro? Not Even Close

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 10:21:56 EDT

On Monday, Goldman Sachs said investors should sell GoPro’s stock. This, even with the shares down 90% since October 2014.



Top Hedge Fund's Unusual Value Stock Picks

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 02:10:33 EDT

David Brown’s stakes in Ferrari, Fogo de Chão, and Aaron’s have helped put it in the top tier in performance.



User's Manual for a Mixed-Up Market

Sat, 28 Jan 2017 02:44:24 EST

Scott Black, Jeffrey Gundlach, Meryl Witmer, and Mario Gabelli offer investment picks for the new year.



Digital Ads, YouTube Will Lift Alphabet 20%

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 01:41:05 EST

Google plays catchup in cloud services, helped by artificial intelligence and machine learning.



Why GameStop Can Win Its Toughest War Game

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 01:38:01 EST

Facing weak videogame sales, the company diversifies by selling AT&T phones and Apple products.



Here's Why Tesla Can't Go Far in China

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:54:38 EDT

Tesla sedans have an impressive range, but the electric cars still struggle to cover China’s vast expanse. And there aren’t enough charging stations yet.



9 Undervalued Earnings, Revenue Powerhouses

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:21:58 EDT

These companies blew past analyst estimates for first-quarter results and should continue to trade higher.



Another Year of Double-Digit Gains

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 02:02:33 EDT

Bespoke’s founders recall the financial crisis and the bull market. Hanging in until the market breaks down.



3 Big Banks Poised to Trade Sharply Higher

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:13:36 EDT

Key U.S. bank stocks could wake up and surge on Fed rate hike and French election results.



Despite Worries, Stocks Regain Momentum

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 21:05:53 EDT

Market breaks out of two-week losing streak, driven by a small number of large stocks.



CVS Move Hurts Hershey, Boosts Post, Mondelez

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:50:57 EDT

The retailer is accelerating plans to increase floor space for nutritious foods at the expense of confectionery.



Tencent to Beat Alibaba, Baidu Says Asia Fund Pro

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:06:16 EDT

Bets on Tencent and Chinese insurers are paying off for BNP Paribas Investment Partner’s Arthur Kwong.



Top Economist Finds Small U.S. Cities Thriving

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 02:54:29 EDT

Despite the national narrative about America’s problems, Ed Hyman sees a flourishing real economy.



Nike Has A New Blueprint for 'Athletic' Jeans

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:57:40 EDT

Nike received a patent last week to make denim for skateboarders, BMX racers, and other extreme-sport athletes.



Congress May Roth-ify the 401(k)

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:22:46 EDT

Those with 401(k) plans should take up the proverbial pitchforks if Congress takes aim at their tax benefits.



The Stock Market's Wall of Worry Stands Tall

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:20:28 EDT

While French election results and U.S. earnings are bullish, concerns about economy and Trump linger.



Wall Street Finds 2 More Reasons to Love Amazon

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:09:57 EDT

Two analysts lifted their price targets ahead of Thursday’s earnings report, arguing that Wall Street is missing some important positive factors.



Verizon: This Party Has Its Limits

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 11:39:33 EST

By offering an unlimited wireless data plan, Verizon is matching its rivals. But it might not be all good news for the company.



A Change of Luck at MGM Resorts

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 16:15:26 EDT

Don’t expect the casino giant to crap out this time when it reports first-quarter earnings.



Seeking Safe Dividends? Check the Payout Ratio

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 01:29:06 EDT

While not foolproof, looking at how much of a company’s earnings are used to pay dividends is a basic measure of that payout’s sustainability and growth potential.



Another Way to Boost Income

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 21:03:09 EDT

Private credit generates better yields than bonds and less volatility than other alternatives.



As Amazon Hits High, One Analyst Reconsiders

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:42:40 EDT

Wall Street is largely cheering the company’s rally, but a contrarian sees risks in the months to come.



Tesla's New Truck: Don't Laugh, Says Analyst

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 12:40:10 EDT

Elon Musk said his company plans to unveil a big truck in September. Why that’s potentially bad news for the existing truck makers.



Our Smartphone Priorities Are All Messed Up

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:54:18 EDT

As phones get more advanced, they’re also getting more fragile. Are consumers settling for form over function?



T-Mobile Earns a Victory Lap

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:02:01 EDT

T-Mobile remains the bright spot in the wireless industry, but that could just be pushing the company closer to a merger.



Alcoa's Split Is a Hit in the Market

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 01:47:46 EDT

After Arconic CEO Kleinfeld’s ouster, tried-and-true Alcoa looks like a safer bet until a proxy fight is resolved.



How a Gold Rush Triggers Investor Concerns

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 01:42:41 EDT

Money pouring into gold ETFs sets off a cascade of consequences, from an index rebalancing to funds that look a lot alike.



A Band-Aid for J&J

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 16:13:11 EDT

Johnson & Johnson’s revenue miss could be a buying opportunity now that its shares look more reasonably priced.



How Much Should You Have Saved by 30?

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 18:53:54 EST

Yes, your retirement is still decades off. No, you can’t really afford to delay starting to fund it.



War Is Hell---but Not for The Stock Market

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:50:15 EDT

Investors should expect a sharp rally if and when U.S.-led hostilities begin—if history is a reliable guide.



3 Reasons Lululemon is Close to a Comeback

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:59:57 EDT

The retailer will introduce new bras, upgrade its website, and roll out a global advertising campaign, an analyst notes.



Facebook's Augmented Reality for Stock Prices

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 00:51:16 EDT

The promises for augmented reality may be less than meets the eye.



Netflix: Why the China Deal is Big

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:54:43 EDT

The streaming service had been trying for years to gain access to the Chinese market.



Why It Might Be Time to Sell Time Warner Shares

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 18:32:47 EDT

Investors are increasingly confident that AT&T’s purchase of Time Warner will be approved.



Mortgage REITs Soar---Even as Rates Rise

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 00:51:45 EDT

Defying expectations, these high-yielding stocks are up 13% year to date. As earnings season begins, can they keep the streak going?



Luxury Watches at 40% Off

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 02:05:17 EDT

Overcapacity at the luxury watch brands has created a flood of inventory that is now being hawked online.



Expect Volatility for Big-Bank Stocks

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:21:39 EDT

Unpredictability is typical at this point in the economic cycle, but also reflective of heightened policy uncertainty.



Yahoo Price Target Hiked By 16% to $58

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 07:40:06 EDT

MKM Partners expects Alibaba shares will reach $130, further lifting Yahoo’s stock.



Visa Gets One Step Closer to a Cash-Less Society

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 17:53:32 EDT

Visa’s second quarter earnings showed that India’s decision to phase out several of its cash bills paid off for the credit card companies.



Trump Serves Up a Back of The Napkin Tax Plan

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:32:00 EDT

A great many details are missing from the administration’s one-page outline, notably the price tag.



Chevron's Dividend Growth Seen Tempered

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 05:54:18 EDT

The yield is slightly above the 10-year average, but growth has lagged historical trends the past two years.



The Financial Lesson in a $1 Hot Dog

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 15:15:54 EDT

Chris Davis once asked his grandfather to buy him lunch. Grandpa said no and told him how he could turn the missed lunch into $1,000.



Trump Rally 2.0 Could Be Around the Corner

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:36:36 EDT

While financials faded the past two months, tech held firm and consumer stocks neared new highs.



iPhone 8 Delays? Why Investors Need Not Worry

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:02:41 EDT

An analyst says investors will stay the course, even if the next iPhone ends up being a few months late.



As Drug Prices Fall, These Stocks Could Rise

Sat, 15 Apr 2017 01:24:20 EDT

Regeneron and Vertex could be winners as the biotech industry grapples with soaring prices.



7 Stocks That Could Outpace the S&P 500

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 12:22:40 EDT

Parnassus Core Equity has topped the index over 10 years. Here’s what it’s buying now.



Schwab Selloff Makes for a Great Buying Opportunity

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 14:08:12 EDT

When is good not enough? When you’re Schwab and deliver terrific results yet see your stock fall.



Amazon Target Jacked Up to $1,000

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:58:36 EDT

Ahead of Amazon’s first-quarter earnings report, Maxim Group increases its price target by $60.



Barron's 2016 List: Best 100 Hedge Funds

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 16:56:44 EDT

Our ranking of the top-performing funds.



Top 100 Hedge Funds for 2016

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 15:58:46 EDT

David Tepper’s Appaloosa and Ken Griffin’s Citadel return this year but No. 1 on the Barron’s Penta list is a very big surprise.



Dear T-Mobile: You're Not That Funny

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 15:25:38 EDT

We applaud attempts at humor, but T-Mobile’s April Fools’ Day joke is more revealing than funny.



Barron's 2017 Best Online Broker Ranking

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:00:23 EDT

Fidelity takes the top spot, with Interactive Brokers and TD Ameritrade right on its heels



Top 50 Annuities for 2016

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 13:06:53 EDT

Annuities are about to get a makeover with new rules, low interest rates, and longer lives. Our annual ranking will point you to the best choices.



America's Top 40 Wealth Management Firms

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:32:35 EDT

Barron’s annual list shows that the top 10 firms have acquired 82% of assets in accounts over $5 million.



Tesla Investors May be Overlooking an Important Weakness

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:28:16 EDT

One analyst thinks that sales of the Model S and Model X are slumping, and that’s a bigger deal than the market seems to realize.



Why IBM Stock Is Likely To Keep Singing the Blues

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:30:03 EDT

Big Blue shares are in the red and poised to fall further as “gross margins continue to deteriorate.”



Barron's Top 100 Financial Advisors for 2017

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 19:08:26 EDT

Our winners are dealing with mood swings among clients, as things heat up in Washington.



Is Gold's Comeback Real, Or Just Another Tease?

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 17:52:08 EDT

Global tensions combine to push the precious metal higher. But the rally may be short-lived.



Best Bets for Bonds in 2017

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 14:25:29 EST

Interest rates have risen much further and faster than expected since November. But don’t expect them to keep climbing in a straight line.



The Best Annuities

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 13:05:12 EDT

Investors are realizing what academics have long preached: Fixed-income annuities outshine all retirement income options.



Why Wall Street Will Cotton to Hanesbrands

Sat, 15 Apr 2017 01:32:51 EDT

A snapback rally could produce a 25% return as profits rebound at the storied brand.



Our Favorite 10 Stock Picks for 2017

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 13:32:27 EST

Alphabet, Apple, Citigroup, Deutsche Telekom, Disney, Toll Brothers, and Unilever are among the best bets.



Bill Gross: Stocks Rest on Faulty Foundation

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 12:52:44 EDT

Equities “are priced for too much hope,” junk bonds “for too much growth,” writes the fund manager.



A Bull Play on Bank of America's Earnings

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 14:30:04 EDT

Short-term pessimism in BofA is as cloudy as its long-term prospects are bright. Also, XLF option trades.



One Sign Chipotle Isn't in Damage-Control Mode Anymore

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 17:07:14 EDT

The burrito chain has been raising prices, a far cry from the days when it gave away free food to encourage customers to return.



Under Armour Stock Is Ready to Rebound

Sat, 01 Apr 2017 01:48:55 EDT

It’s gone from one of the hottest names to the S&P 500’s biggest loser. How it can rise 30% in a year.



Alibaba Stock Can Reach $140, Says Analyst

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 14:56:30 EDT

Alibaba’s strategic bets in multiple emerging segments, such as internet finance, and logistics, should pay off longer term, say analysts at Benchmark.



Apple's Cash Conundrum: Is Buying Disney the Answer?

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 10:17:29 EDT

Investors are growing impatient with Apple’s pile of cash. An analyst speculates on why buying Disney makes sense.



TIAA: A Trillion Dollar Startup Is Making A Move

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 12:35:46 EDT

Roger Ferguson is rebuilding the pension-plan giant from the ground up and aims to expand its reach.



What If No One Buys Kate Spade?

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:41:25 EDT

Investors have gotten hooked on a sale, but, so far, no one is stepping up. Tuesday’s disappointing results probably won’t help.



Facebook and Google Can't Match This Yelp Strength

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 16:50:57 EDT

When it comes to getting a haircut or finding a place to eat, Yelp still shines.



A New Dawn for Active Investment Managers?

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 12:25:09 EDT

As market gets shakier, passive funds might not be the best bets.



Where the Big Money Gets Its Advice

Sat, 15 Apr 2017 01:43:51 EDT

Barron’s ranks the top consultants to institutional investors and profiles three firms.



Tesla Trucks: From Tweets to $2.5 Billion?

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:44:09 EDT

Elon Musk recently said the company would unveil its first big truck in September. An analyst sees $2.5 billion in annual revenue.



Super Micro May Top HP Enterprise

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 15:35:59 EDT

Data points suggest Super Micro is better positioned as an enterprise-hardware vendor.



Lululemon: Bland Clothes Cause Surprising Decline

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:07:37 EDT

The apparel company plunged more than 15% after projecting declining same-store sales.



Morgan Stanley Raises Its Price Target on HP Inc.

Sat, 15 Apr 2017 02:10:47 EDT

Plus, other analysts’ readings on United Continental Holdings, Edwards Lifesciences, and Dick’s Sporting Goods



Ford Shares Are Too Cheap

Sat, 15 Apr 2017 02:25:01 EDT

Despite some negatives, including a recent earnings warning for the first quarter, the stock looks inexpensive.



Marvell Turnaround May Lift Stock 40% in a Year

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 13:26:52 EDT

The maker of chips used in computer hard drives should benefit from new management and growth initiatives.



6 Undervalued Energy Stock Picks

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 13:50:39 EDT

After stints in bankruptcy, these E&P companies have emerged with stronger balance sheets.



Linamar: Driving for More Of the Auto-Parts Market

Sat, 15 Apr 2017 01:51:24 EDT

The Canadian company has been winning lots of new contracts and more market share.



It's Getting Worse for Urban Outfitters

Tue, 04 Apr 2017 14:14:09 EDT

Information revealed late on Monday shows that the brand continues to slip, and one analyst commented that it’s hard to see a near-term comeback.



Tesla: Its Future in Four Tweets

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 18:53:20 EDT

CEO Elon Musk was busy on Twitter Thursday afternoon. He confirmed new Tesla trucks, a convertible, and a final July unveiling for the Model 3.



Wabtec Shares Could Power Up

Sat, 15 Apr 2017 01:26:03 EDT

Shares of railroad-equipment supplier Wabtec seem poised to rebound as governments invest in mass transit.



Trump Changes His Mind On China and Low Rates

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 12:34:46 EDT

China also isn’t a currency manipulator but the dollar still is too high. Another term for Yellen?