Provident Financial Services (NYSE: PFS) and BCB Bancorp (NASDAQ:BCBP) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, valuatio
Teacher Retirement System of Texas trimmed its stake in SCANA Co. (NYSE:SCG) by 19.8% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 29,987 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after selling 7,419 shar
Swooning markets Thursday cost the world’s 500 richest people $93 billion in net worth, and 20 of them lost at least $1 billion each.
Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest person, saw his fortune drop by $5.3 billion to $113.2 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, as his Amazon.com Inc. tumbled 4.7 percent on the day. Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Chairman Warren Buffett....More>>>
The best way to value Ensco (ESV), and the offshore oil drillers more generally, is to value them on the basis of their assets. These companies are obviously not earning any money right now, and when they do earn money, their earnings are very cyclical in nature, thus making earnings based analyses (like DCF’s) that make projections of regular earnings into the future inapplicable. So, in....More>>>
Going into 2016, this popular composite indicator had a 65%-74% accuracy rate. It bombed in 2016. Should investors ignore or explore it for 2017?
This indicator is made up of three components: the Santa Claus rally (SCR), performance the first five trading days of January (F5D), and the January barometer (JB). Invented and popularized by the Stock Trader’s Almanac, the indicators basically....More>>>
Perhaps another nail in the coffin of Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC) CEO John Stumpf. Bernie Sanders, former presidential candidate and United States Senator from Vermont wants to know if the federal agencies involved in the bank’s scandal have made referrals of material to the Justice Department.
Comments from the Sen Sanders website about a letter to Richard Cordray the director....More>>>
Virtual reality is creating quite a buzz in the tech sector these days, and all of the talk around the trend’s possibilities may leave investors wondering what’s actually a good way to gain some exposure to the virtual reality (VR) market and what’s just hype.
So here’s a quick five-point guide to help you better decide how to benefit from....More>>>
Penn West Petroleum Ltd. (NYSE:PWE) has been to the financial cliff and back again. The achievements of the last two years are probably top 1% in many areas. There was a little trepidation as the latest announcement saw more changes in senior management. For many shareholders, those senior managers that were leaving were the best shareholders had seen in a long time. But the reason for leaving is....More>>>
Are you ready to find the holy grail of dividend investing? The ideal dividends are stocks in strong companies which pay out a high dividend yield. Savvy investors can reinvest payments and, over time, create a veritable treasure trove of double-digit annual gains.
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its weekly petroleum status report Wednesday morning showing that U.S. commercial crude inventories decreased by a whopping 12.6 million barrels last week, maintaining a total U.S. commercial crude inventory of 405.2 million barrels. That
Indonesia will hold roadshows in the U.S. and Europe later this month to lure investments from the world’s top oil companies as the former OPEC member seeks to reverse a decline in oil and gas production.
The Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry will seek bids for as many as 40 oil
The northern Delaware Basin continues to see better well results. It is our favorite US play. Given the deeper intervals and less traffic, it has much more upside than the Midland Basin. We have stated that the northern Delaware core stretches further north than anticipated. Neil Dingmann of Sunt