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>>>
In his seminal paper on portfolio management, Harry Markowitz had identified risk and return as the two most important variables in investment decision making. Any rational investor is supposed to minimize his risks, while maximising his return. However, risk and return go hand in hand. Hence, most of the times, it is extremely difficult to find investments that give superior risk-adjusted returns.....More>>>
On June 5, 2017, President Trump introduced a plan to privatize air traffic control system. Some companies are going to profit from this initiative significantly, which is seen by their price movements. Iridium Communications (NASDAQ:IRDM) is one of the most evident leaders in the field of satellite communication, and the corporation is likely to gain from the plan. This is already seen by an increase....More>>>
Friday was a mixed day for the stock market; the Dow Jones Industrials fell slightly even as the S&P 500 (SNPINDEX:^GSPC) and Nasdaq Composite finished higher. The S&P 500’s gains of about a fifth of a percent were propelled in part by favorable economic data showing that retail sales climbed by 0.6% in December, driven by strong performance in the automotive sector. Solid bank earnings....More>>>
The Q4 2016 earnings report for small cap Dean Foods Co (NYSE: DF) is scheduledfor before the market opens onThursday (February 16th) with the strongest volume performance seen in yearsbeing reported the last time around.
A technical chart for Dean Foods Co shows shares back above a key support level and staying above it:
A long term performance chart for Dean Foods Co shows a decent....More>>>
While there’s nothing wrong with enjoying some beginner’s luck as a trader, it’s important not to have it turn into a rookie mistake, so Yael Warman of Leverate highlights the most common errors that novice traders tend to make and suggests several ways on how to avoid them.
New traders typically go into the market full of confidence and optimism. If their first few....More>>>
Every stock market cycle has its darlingsthe stocks investors believe can do no wrong. I remember 1999 all too well. Microsoft (MSFT) and Dell (private since 2013) were two of the stocks that investors fell in love with during that era. However, those investors soon learned that loving a stock could have nasty consequences, because it is difficult to part with something you love.
Since my last update, Career Education Corporation (Nasdaq: CECO) has been one of the top investments in the stock market. It was up over 300% in 2016, and the recent pullback provides an excellent entry point from here.
A Recent History
The entire for-profit sector has been, until very recently, under unprecedented attacks by the former Administration that attempted to significantly....More>>>
Stocks were indicated higher yet again on Friday, even knowing that many market participants are going to sneak out at lunch for St. Patrick’s Day revelry. The Dow is still back to challenging 21,000 again, and the bull market is now more than eightyears old. Investors have bought up stocks on every single pullback. Those same investors also are looking for new trading and investing....More>>>
How to play GE stock before earnings and president-elect Trump’s swearing in ceremony? Have a look.
General Electric (NYSE:GE) is scheduled to report its Q4 and FY 2016 earnings on Friday, 20th of Januarybefore themarket opens. The earnings release, however, is likely to be overshadowed by the swearing in ceremony of President Trump, which will be held just afew hours after. The....More>>>