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
Several casino stocks jumped after aU.S. Supreme Court ruling paved the wayfor states to legalize sports betting if they so choose.
Shares of MGM Resorts, Caesars Entertainment, Boyd Gaming, Penn National Gaming and Churchill Downs all popped on the decision, although they were well off their highs immediately following the case result.
Scientific Games, an online sports betting tech....More>>>
Since the beginning of the year, Japanese equities have been one of the worst performing developed markets. Despite the most expansionary monetary policy in the world, Japanese markets plummeted by the greatest percentage in the first seven months of the year and showed no signs of recovery. However, from the second half of the summer, the dynamic of the market started slowly turning back to the....More>>>
Natural gas for transportation supplierClean Energy Fuels Corp(NASDAQ:CLNE) reported earnings on May 10, and while the company was profitable on both a GAAP and adjusted basis, growth — measured in gallons of natural gas delivered — slowed to almost a trickle, even when adjusted for last year’s sale of the biomethane business. At the same time, the cyclical nature of its station....More>>>
Interest rates rocketed higher to start the week and the 10-year Treasury yield is now holding steady at just below 3%. The next jolt to the bond market though might come by the end of the week. This is because on Friday before market open, the Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE) Index, the Federal Reserves preferred measure of inflation, will be published for the first quarter. If the number....More>>>
Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA lessened its holdings in MakeMyTrip (NASDAQ:MMYT) by 0.6% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 1,785,518 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 10,210 shares during the period. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA owned about 1.95% of MakeMyTrip worth....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>>>
Doug Hughes focuses on lesser-known, small cap regional banks; the editor of Bank Newsletter looks for banks that operate in attractive regional markets, often ones that would be attractive acquisition targets.
AvidBank Holdings (AVBH) has the fastest growth of any bank out there and yet is still one of the safest with almost no bad loans, and a great, great market area in Palo Alto,....More>>>
Donald Trump, who famously called himself the “king of debt,” may have ironically brought about the end of Wall Street’s golden age in debt.
Societe Generale warned investors this week that the decade-long party in the debt markets “is over.” Borrowing costs are poised to rise rapidly, hurting the economy and fueling a stampede out of debt funds more powerful....More>>>
Chronic pain patients and the groups that represent them say the escalating government response to opioid addiction ignores their need for the painkillers and doctors who will prescribe them, leaving some out of work, bedriddenand evensuicidal.
Press coverage about Roper Technologies (NYSE:ROP) has been trending somewhat positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a
Brokerages expect Supernus Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:SUPN) to report sales of $98.77 million for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Three analysts have provided estimates for Supernus Pharmaceuticals’ earnings, with the highest sales estimate coming in at $101.67 mil
Apple Inc. is working on touchless gesture control and curved screens for future iPhones, projects that may help the company differentiate its most-important product in an increasingly crowded market, according to people with knowledge of the matter.