Gold prices have risen 11.4% year-to-date until August 14 after gaining 8.5% in 2016. While the gold price trend has been volatile in 2017, recent geopolitical tensions and a weaker US dollar have supported gold prices.
Walmart (WMT) reported its fiscal 2Q18 results on August 17. Walmart’s adjusted earnings per share of $1.08 beat Wall Street’s estimate and increased 1% year-over-year.
In this series, we’ll assess Western Gas Partners’ (WES) attractiveness. We’ll look into its valuation, institutional ownership, technical indicators, and analyst recommendations.
Facebook (FB) has recently warned about an impending slowdown in its growth rate as a result of a shift in its advertising strategy.
Despite the recent fall in Lowe’s stock price, LOW has returned 4.2% YTD.
Cisco Systems (CSCO) announced its fiscal 4Q17 results on August 16. Cisco reported revenues of $12.1 billion in fiscal 4Q17, a fall of 4% year-over-year.
On August 17, 2017, US crude oil (USO) (USL) (DBO) September futures rose 0.7% and settled at $47.09 per barrel. However, between August 10 and 17, US crude oil active futures fell 3.1%.
Pipeline projects in the US have attracted a lot of attention in recent years.
At the last FOMC meeting on July 26, 2017, interest rates remained unchanged. The minutes of that meeting came three weeks later on August 16, 2017.
Healthcare REITs that own senior care facilities, hospitals, and nursing homes are seeing growth. With the aging population rising, the need for critical healthcare facilities is also rising.
NextEra Energy declared a dividend of $0.98 per share on July 28, 2017. It has an ex-dividend date of August 23, which will be paid on September 15, 2017.
“How Moats Translate into Sustainable Competitive Advantages” is a five-part moat investing education series that explores the primary sources of economic moats. The idea of an economic moat refers to…
Gold Bullion Rallies in July The monthly low for gold came on July 10 at $1,204 per ounce. Gold then rallied to finish July at $1,269.44 per ounce, a gain…
During the 2Q17 earnings season, auto stocks (IYK) remained highly volatile with a mixed bias. As of August 17, 2017, Ford has fallen ~4.9% in 3Q17.
Seadrill (SDRL) plans to release its 2Q17 results on August 24. In 1Q17, Seadrill’s revenues totaled $569 million, nearly 14.6% lower than its 4Q16 revenues of $667 million.
The BDTI Index gives us an idea of the direction that crude oil tanker rates are heading. The index has fallen ~33% so far this year.
Despite tough competition from rivals Verizon (VZ), AT&T (T), and T-Mobile (TMUS), Sprint was able to deliver strong results in its most recent quarter.
US natural gas active futures hit $1.68 per MMBtu on March 4, 2016—the lowest level in 17 years. Prices hit $3.99 per MMBtu on December 28, 2016.
The idea of an economic moat refers to how likely a company is to keep competitors at bay for an extended period. In this series, we’ll focus on one of the sources of obtaining a sustainable competitive advantage—cost leadership.
In an interview with CNBC’s Halftime Report on August 10, Howard Marks shared his views on market valuation, risk in the market, and FANG stocks.