After reporting another expectations-beating quarter of revenue and earnings growth along with raised guidance (causing its share price to surge over 20% in just two months since my initial buy call on the company), Applied Materials (AMAT) still offers investors considerable value.
Shares of Rogers Corp. (NYSE:ROG) gained 19.9% in April 2017, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence.
The company reported first-quarter results on April 26, sending share prices nearly 12% higher the next day. Rogers saw 27% year-over-year sales growth and 79% higher earnings, leaving analyst estimates far behind in both cases.
It was big newswhen outstanding student loan debt surpassed credit card debt and then later exceeded $1 trillion for the first time. That shocking statistickeeps climbing, with no sign of slowing down: Americans now have more than $1.4 trillion in unpaid education debt, according to the Federal Reserve.
Meanwhile, college-bound kids and their families try to avoid going into debt by heeding....More>>>
It does not seem as if legendary value investor Seth Klarman (Trades, Portfolio), founder of the Baupost Group, is very confident about the seemingly incessant rise in U.S. stock markets. That puts him at odds with Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio), who seems as confident as ever in American markets.
In his recent letter, Klarman notes the markets are currently at “perilously high....More>>>
For those who think it was a mistake to bring Joseph Papa aboard to restore the sinking ship of Valeant (NYSE: VRX), I tend to disagree. The days of buying out other companies, trimming their R&D to nothing, and raising the price of their existing drugs are long over. So a new strategy had to be developed: raising R&D spending. No one single analyst has made a mention of the huge boost in....More>>>
Twitter’s executive exodus could hurt TWTR stock investors further in the coming months, potentially also denting Twitter’s chances of turning a profit in 2017. Flickr
Patrick Moorhead, a prominent voice on the tech industry couldn’t have put it better when he said that Twitter (NYSE:TWTR)has been a revolving door for executives. The list of executives who have left Twitter....More>>>
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair Mary Jo White, after nearly four years as the agencys head, recently announced that she intends to leave at the end of the Obama administration.
Under Whites leadership, the agency strengthened protections for investors and the markets through transformative rulemakings that addressed major issues highlighted by the financial crisis.....More>>>
December 8, 2017: Markets opened higher Friday following a very solid report on non-farm payroll gains. Next week’s FOMC meeting is expected to raise the federal funds rate again. Telecom and healthcare were sector leaders today while materials and defensive stocks lagged. WTI crude oil fo
I was reminded of this over the Thanksgiving break as I impatiently waited for that derby-winning fish to bite. As I sat there bobbing in the boat trying to stay warm in the sub-30 degree temperatures in the panhandle of northern Idaho, I realized that fishing is
There's an interesting game of chess being played out in India right now. Not the board game, but one of corporate strategy. I am certain there will at least be a few case studies and books by the time one of them says "Checkmate!".
Amazon India (AMZN) recently increased investments in it