M&A activity in the financial markets is picking up, as record levels of corporate cash converged on a steep market sell-off in late 2018 to create a plethora of acquisition opportunities, and corporations took advantage. Thus, it’s no surprise that M&A rumors have started to swirl around athletic apparel brand Skechers (NYSE:SKX). Specifically, there has
Streaming giant Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) reported fourth-quarter earnings on Thursday, Jan. 17, which were largely better than expected. Although revenues missed, the company beat everywhere else it mattered. Earnings topped expectations. Subscriber growth came in ahead of expectations. The guide was pretty strong. Overall, the report was rock solid, yet Netflix stock dropped 4% following earnings.
The market is off to its best start since 1987. That seems a double-edged sword, given what happened to the market that October. But aside from that swoon, it was a good year. However, this isn’t 1987. The massive selloff we saw begin just before Q4 in select sectors spread through the broad market. And
Diving into a discussion about the U.S.-China trade war is a tough business, so allow me this caveat: anything can happen, especially with our current administration. Nevertheless, those who are seeking to capitalize on the best stocks to invest in may be onto something. First, the obvious statement: neither side wants to budge an inch.
As the U.S. markets further stabilize, I consider three telecom stocks in particular to be good stocks to buy for a diversified portfolio: Vodafone (NASDAQ:VOD), Verizon (NYSE:VZ) and AT&T (NYSE:T). While analysts debate what is next for telecom stocks and whether a global recession is around the corner, I am in the cautiously optimistic bull camp for the coming months.
The reality of markets is that risk and reward are tied together. In most cases, the bigger the risk, the bigger the reward, and vice versa. That is simply a byproduct of a financial system based on buyers and sellers. As such, if you’re looking for stocks that will make the biggest gains in 2019,
After a terribly difficult year for stocks, 2019 started on a better note. Sellers are no longer in control and the S&P 500 is up 5% this year and up 10% off the Christmas lows. Although, the sellers are doing a decent job this morning on American Express (NYSE:AXP) stock, down 2.5%. But therein lies
Shopify Inc (NYSE:SHOP) is a cloud-based commerce platform that focuses on small- and medium-sized businesses. If you consider that according to data compiled by the U.S. Census Bureau, that businesses in the U.S. that employed less than 500 workers accounted for 99.7% of all businesses, you would have a pretty good idea of the market
Cara Therapeutics (NASDAQ: CARA) continues its study on KORSUVA (difelikefalin), used for dialysis-dependent CKD patients with pruritus. Even though the primary completion date is in March, Cara stock will probably not move until afterward, if at all. Still, an improving score on the itching intensity scale could only help the stock. But first, all eyes
Home Depot (NYSE: HD) is the largest home improvement retailer in North America. And it’s likely to stay that way for a long time. Since 1978, the HD model has moved across North America and now represents over 2,200 stores across the continent. With nearly 35,000 products available in stores and 1 million online, it certainly
Are you looking for apparel and retail stocks to buy for the long haul? If so, you might want to spend less time checking out the Victoria’s Secret’s of the world and focus on companies winning with menswear. Why? Menswear is hot. So hot, experts expect women’s clothing to take a backseat over the next
It’s gimmicky to be sure. Yet, it’s also brilliant. On Wednesday, New Age Beverages (NASDAQ:NBEV) unveiled a new line of cannabis-infused drinks that will utilize the name and fame of late reggae star Bob Marley to launch Marley+CBD. The agreement pairs a niche maker of teas and flavored waters with a well-known entertainer who is
U.S. equities are hanging around the unchanged line on Thursday as the bad memories from December’s harrowing decline fade away — replaced by a steady bid under stock priced fueled by a newly dovish Federal Reserve and aggressive policy support out of China. Major technical support levels are being challenges. The S&P 500 is contending
Back in the middle of 2018, the shares of streaming music giant Spotify (NASDAQ:SPOT) were flying high near $200, and I couldn’t exactly figure out why. Up near $200, the valuation of Spotify stock seemed unreasonably stretched. At that level, SPOT stock didn’t account for the plethora of competitive headwinds the company would inevitably encounter
While markets had a good day on Wednesday, Ford (NYSE:F) fell 6%. Management warned about disappointing full-year estimates. Sometimes when Wall Street blinks opportunities become available. Ford stock could be one of those for 2019. Ford just merely lowered expectations to just below prior estimates. It’s not like they changed all assumptions. It sounds like
Healthcare stocks cover a wide range of equities. Pharmaceuticals, equipment providers, insurers, pharmacies, technology, and even healthcare-related real estate investment trusts (REIT) can all fall under this category. However, these companies all benefit from the same trends. The share of healthcare in the overall U.S. economy continues to grow. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid
Markets are volatile right now. Due to concerns regarding a looming U.S. recession, fears surrounding the Federal Reserve’s rate hike trajectory and uncertainty with respect to U.S.-China trade talks, investors have taken an increasingly cautious approach to equities over the past several months. As they have, volatility has spiked, and wild swings in stocks have
We’re only a few days into earnings season and so far it’s a mixed bag. Overall, bank earnings aren’t suggesting there was an issue from the consumer side. Those that did poorly were mostly from a result of the Fed or fourth-quarter volatility. That bodes well for credit card companies like American Express (NYSE:AXP). AXP
The end of last year brought something not seen in a while—a bear market. As a result, many investors were reeling as stock prices—particularly in the tech industry—massively declined. However, when stocks decline, there is one silver lining that benefits cash-rich investors: cheap stocks. Many of the best stocks are now trading at low prices.
The past year has been a bumpy one for Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX). A jittery market and concerns about whether or not the firm will be able to continue growing its subscriber numbers as it has done in the past has sent NFLX on a rollercoaster ride. Despite the fact Netflix stock lost nearly half of its value