Could a Merger Termination Catapult Baker Hughes in 2016?

Baker Hughes has had a steady run in the stock market in 2016. On May 23, BHI was trading at $45.36, which is ~4% lower than its price at the start of 2016.

An Insider's Tour of Apple in 2Q16: News, Highlights, and Trends

Last week, Apple (AAPL) CEO Tim Cook visited India (EPI) and met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Indian markets are a top priority for Apple.

Are We Seeing the Rebirth of a Bull Market for Crude Oil?

WTI and Brent crude oil prices have risen by more than 80% since their lows in February 2016, but they’ve still fallen by 55% compared to their 2014 highs.

Consider these Investing Opportunities Before the Second Half

Equities look attractive versus government debt, recently offering dividend yields above the yield on 10-year government bonds in all major markets. What else should you consider?


Global Markets Ride on Crude Rally, Macro Data

US markets were trading on a higher note on May 25, 2016, as crude prices continued to rise following a sharper-than-expected decline in inventory figures. A fall in crude inventories indicates higher demand for crude prices, which led to a rally in oil futures yesterday.

A Look at Contract Terminations for Rowan Companies, Seadrill

Oil prices have recovered from their January lows, but offshore drillers still haven’t seen any relief. Offshore drilling activity is at its lowest level since the 1980s.

A Snapshot of Commodities' Performances on May 25

Crude oil continued to trade at seven-month highs on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, as better-than-expected crude oil inventory data supported the sentiment.

Are Things Looking Up for Concho Resources after a Volatile 2015?

Concho Resources’ stock was very volatile in 2015. However, due to the recent rally in crude oil prices, Concho’s stock has been on an uptrend in 2016.

Week 20 for the Baltic Dirty Tanker Index and Crude Oil Tankers

The BDTI (Baltic Dirty Tanker Index) stood at 731 on May 23, 2016. For the week ended May 20, 2016—week 20—the BDTI rose to 744 from 732 at the beginning of the week.

How Did the Upbeat Home Sales Data Affect Commodities on May 24?

After trading weaker in the early morning hours on Tuesday, crude oil recovered and inched up higher.

Fertilizer Update: Weekly Prices for the Week Ended May 20

Because fertilizer prices are the biggest factor impacting the performance of fertilizer companies, investors must track fertilizer prices regularly.

A Deeper Dive into May 2016 Copper Industry Indicators

In this series, we’ll take a look at some macro indicators that Freeport investors should track. They should help you understand what lies ahead for the company in this volatile year.

Key Macroeconomic Events that Could Impact Gold

Gold futures for June expiration slipped yet another day on May 23, 2016—the fifth straight day of decline for the precious metal. Gold closed 0.11% lower and ended the day at $1,251.50 per ounce.

What's Kept Payment Processors Strong among Financials in 2016?

Payment processors are seeing major changes in 2016, including increased competition on pricing and the adoption of new technologies such as wearables.

Could Automotive Fuel Texas Instruments’ Future Growth?

Texas Instruments (TXN) has increased its exposure in the automotive, industrial, and communications segments, which accounted for 64% of the company’s revenue in fiscal 1Q16.

Where Can You Find Opportunities in the Senior Gold Miner Space?

The VanEck Vectors ETF (GDX) has risen 71% year-to-date. The rise in GDX was led by senior gold miners like Barrick Gold (ABX), Goldcorp (GG), and Kinross Gold (KGC).

Crude Oil Hits New Highs: May Is the Magic Month for Inventories

In the last six trading sessions from May 17–24, 2016, WTI crude oil rose 0.64%. It closed at $48.62 on May 24, 2016. That’s the highest level so far in 2016.

How 1Q16 Drove YTD Performance of Downstream Solar Companies

In this series, we will perform a comparative analysis of downstream solar companies’ 1Q16 earnings and SunPower’s downstream operations. We will take a close look at its management’s guidance and analyst expectations for 2016.

How Did Dell and the FOMC Affect the Bond Market Last Week?

Investment-grade bond yields jumped in the week ending May 20 as the FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) minutes indicated that the Federal Reserve may go ahead with a rate hike in June.

Ocean Rig in 1Q16: Stock Surge, Canceled Contracts, Low Valuation

After Ocean Rig (ORIG) released its first quarter results on May 20, 2016, the stock rallied to $2.20 from its previous day’s close of $1.80, a 22% rise in one day.

An Update on Altice's Cablevision Acquisition

Altice signed the agreement for the acquisition of Cablevision in September 2015. The transaction was Altice’s second expansion in the US cable industry.

Toll Brothers revenues
Did Toll Brothers Beat Analysts’ Estimates in Fiscal 2Q16?

Toll Brothers (TOL) reported fiscal 2Q16 revenues of $1.1 billion. Deliveries in the second quarter rose 31% in dollar terms and 9% in units.

Richard Bernstein on Stock Drivers, Gold, and ETFs

Richard Bernstein spoke with CNBC’s Michael Santoli about what drives stock markets. He noted that his firm employs a top-down, macro research approach.

Year-to-Date Price Performance of Netflix and its Peers Including Disney, 21st Century Fox and Comcast
Could Netflix Steal the Show? A Fundamental Overview

On May 22, Netflix’s stock price closed at $92.49. The company’s stock price has fallen by 20.3% year-to-date and 3% in the past month.


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