Halyard Health (NYSE:HYH), a company that provides health and healthcare supplies including surgical and infection prevention (“S&IP”) and medical devices, continues to transform towards higher margin medical devices while attempting to stabilize is lower margin price sensitive S&IP division. The company’s most recent quarterly results exceeded analyst revenue and....More>>>
The major development this week is that all of the rigs that left the Gulf of Mexico due to looming hurricane activity are back. This also helps answer the question of what will happen to imports next week, which were also disrupted due to hurricane activity. Other than that, there were no major rig additions and there was actually a small decline of rigs in the Permian.
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The performance of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) stock over the past decade appears rather unimpressive. Over the past ten years, including dividends, XOM stock has returned 49% — total. That’s an average return of just 4% per year, well below the S&P 500. Over the past five years, the news is even worse. Exxon Mobil stock has declined over that period. Including dividends,....More>>>
Poor Caterpillar (CAT). Everything had been looking up for the company, and then suddenly it wasn’t. Does that make it a perfect time for an upgrade?
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Caterpillar had rebounded with the global economy and as part of the Trump trade, helping to push its shares up 25% over the past 12 months. Its shares, however, have dropped 5.3% during the past....More>>>
We said we'd believe it when we saw it. Well, now we've seen it. On November 30, the Middle-Eastern oil cartel known as the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (or "OPEC") finally agreed to a modest reduction in its massive oil production. This is critical because oil prices have plummeted since 2014 due to OPEC's unrestrained production. ....More>>>
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February28, 2017: Markets opened lower again Tuesday but neither the Nasdaq Composite nor the S&P 500 index could climb out of the slough of despond. The blue chips did rise into positive territory briefly, but couldn’t hold onto the gains. Among the 11 S&P sectors, only utilities and consumer staples traded above the breakeven line while the losers were consumer discretionary sotcks....More>>>