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[ May 24, 2016 | Author: admin | Views: 78630 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

Under Armour (UA) is trading up Friday afternoon, and SunTrust Robinson Humphrey is bullish on the stock, following its upbeat first quarter earnings. Getty Images Analyst Pamela Quintiliano reiterated a Buy rating and $55 price target on the stock. She writes that the companys solid first quarter shows its resilience despite a challenging environment, and that its operating income guidance remains highly achievable. Her bullish thesis is predicated on the belief that Under Armours momentum will continue, with product innovation, high profile sponsorships , and expanded points of distribution. Details from her note: UA raised its F16 sales outlook to ~$5.0B (+26%) vs ~$4.95B (+25%) previously and St’s $4.99B. Notably, this more than reflects the $12M beat to 1Q consensus. GM is expected to be flat YoY (vs 48.1% ly and St’s 47.9%) with 2Q also flat (vs 48.4% ly and St’s 47.9%), 3Q slightly up and 4Q with larger … Continue reading

[ May 23, 2016 | Author: admin | Views: 50544 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

There’s been a lot of hand wringing about the dismal performance of department stores like Kohl’s (KSS), Macy’s (M), TJX Cos. (TJX), and Sears Holdings (SHLD) and what it says about the state of consumer spending. Yardeni Research’s Ed Yardeni argues that U.S. consumers are shopping, but that “Amazon (AMZN) is taking all the fun, and some of the profits, out of retailing…” He explains: Photo: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg Amazon is taking all the fun, and some of the profits, out of retailing for the big box department stores. Their stock prices dropped sharply last week on disappointing earnings reports. The S&P 500 Department Stores stock price index, which peaked at a cyclical high on April 8, 2015, was down a whopping 53% through the end of last week, when it lost 16.4%. Debbie and I think its still possible that much of the weakness in earnings reflected unusually warm weather … Continue reading

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Related BABA Credit Suisse Raises Target On Alibaba To $100 Alibaba Bull Or Bear: What's Josh Brown's Biggest Problem With The Stock? Week In Review: Stocks Tested As Apple, Tesla, Under Armour Sell Off (Investor’s Business Daily) Related Pay Attention Investors: Millennials Just Blew Past Boomers Bob Pisani Talks Recent Slew Of Strong Earning Reports, Debt Reductions And Energy Stocks Analysts Split On Square As Dorsey Remains Split Between Twitter (Investor’s Business Daily) Fintech has burst onto the scene in the past decade to challenge the status quo of the banking industry. While many companies have begun to pose serious threats to traditional banks, other fintech startups have relied upon suspect business models and reckless lending and spending. 5 Best Energy Stocks To Buy Right Now: Cliffs Natural Resources Inc.(CLF) Cliffs Natural Resources Inc., a mining and natural resources company, produces iron ore pellets, lump and fines iron ore, and … Continue reading

[ May 23, 2016 | Author: admin | Views: 55808 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

Stocks started April the way March endedby heading higheras U.S. economic data came in stronger than expected today. Richard Drew/Associated Press The S&P 500 rose 0.6% to 2,072.78, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 107.66 points, or 0.6%, to 17,792.75. The Nasdaq Composite gained 0.9% to 4,914.54. The Dow is now up 2.1% so far this year and just 2.8% away from its all-time high. The S&P 500 has risen 1.4% in 2016 and is 2.7% away from a record. The market got a boost from U.S. payrolls datathe economy added 215,000 jobs in March, better than the 200,000 predicted by economistand the Institute for Supply Management’s survey of manufacturing activityit rose to 51.8, topping forecasts for 51. Wells Capital Management’s Jim Paulsen, who was just warning of the possibility of stagflation, sees the possibility of a global economic expansion: Best Semiconductor Stocks To Watch Right Now: Starbucks Corporation(SBUX) … Continue reading

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Stifel’s Michael Scialla and Daniel Guffey warn investors not to chase the biggest gainers among the exploration & production stocks, including Denbury Resources (DNR) and Whiting Petroleum (WLL), and instead stick with more stable fare such as Anadarko Petroleum (APC), Rice Energy (RICE), and Continental Resources (CLR). They explain: Matthew Brow/Associated Press Our peer group is up an average of 46% over the past 4 weeks in response to a 30% rebound in the 12-month strip NYMEX oil price. Some of the largest gainers include Hold and Sell rated stocks that we would not chase such asDenbury Resources (Sell, +138%), Halcon Resources (HK) (Sell, +147%), Jones Energy (JONE) (Hold, +166%), Rex Energy (REXX) (Sell, +60%), Sanchez Energy (SN) (Hold, +93%), Ultra Petroleum (UPL) (Sell, +61%), andWhiting Petroleum (Hold, +103%), which have outperformed the E&P Index (+32%) over the same time period. Balance sheets and/or well level returns remain challenged for … Continue reading