Why Lowe’s 3Q17 Earnings Failed to Impress

Lowe’s Companies (LOW) posted its 3Q17 earnings on November 21. The company posted adjusted EPS (earnings per share) of $1.05 on revenues of $16.77 billion.

What Drove Sprint’s Fiscal 2Q17 Earnings Growth?

Sprint’s (S) solid fiscal 2Q17 results suggest that its turnaround is on track and the company is indeed holding its own in an intensely competitive wireless environment.

Pre-Market Report: Global Markets Are Stable on November 22

On November 22, the Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.59% and closed the day at 3,430.46. The SPDR S&P China (GXC) rose 2.0% on November 21.

Latest Update on Fertilizer Price Movements

In the week ending November 17, most of the agricultural fertilizer stocks ended in negative territory. Intrepid Potash emerged as the biggest loser.


How Microsoft is expanding its presence through acquisitions

Microsoft (MSFT) reportedly is taking part in a ~70 million funding round in Cyanogen, a company that is developing a free alternate version of the Android mobile operating system.

How Microsoft is expanding its presence through acquisitions

A 25% increase in revenues from Surface tablets contributed to the success of Microsoft’s Devices and Consumer division.

Most regional Federal Reserve officials see a rate hike in 2015

Though he said the Fed’s approach would be data-driven, Jeffrey Lacker is also confident that the US economy has strengthened enough for liftoff.

Market Recap: Global equity markets and the energy sector rally

Global equity markets rallied on reduced fears from Russia and the energy rebound as the S&P approaches new highs.

Fewer Workers: A Drag On US Growth

Job creation remains elevated. The economy added 257,000 non-farm payroll jobs in January. At least 200,000 jobs were added in the last 11 months.

Key US casino indicators that investors should watch closely

Today, a number of US-based casino companies have operations in foreign markets—like Macau. Also, they’re developing new properties in Macau.

Why Moving To Cash May Be A Mistake

Two crashes within a decade have caused investors to have poor impressions of the market.

Chinese equities: The dragon or the elephant in the room?

Recently, there’s been a surge in Chinese equities. Is it a change in fundamentals or pure speculation that has caused this recent upswing?

A housing bubble in Canada: Is it possible?

Residing in Canada is expensive. With home prices on cloud nine, could the Canadian economy be giving signals of bubble similar to the US housing bubble?

Overview: Key indicators of the aluminum industry

Aluminum plays had a solid 2014 on Wall Street. The aluminum industry was a standout among commodity plays, unlike other metals like steel and iron ore.

What you should know about crude, SPY, and gold ETFs after Greece's debt deal delays

After the U.S. Energy Information Administration released its crude oil inventory report on February 11, WTI crude oil dropped ~3% to $48.20 per barrel.

Why Marcato Capital pushed Lear to split its businesses

Since the first quarter of 2012, Marcato Capital has been accumulating positions in the automotive parts supplier Lear (LEA).

The ups and downs of Enterprise Products Partners’ 4Q14 results

Enterprise Products Partners is a leading midstream service provider in natural gas, natural gas liquids, crude oil, petrochemicals, and refined products.

Fannie Mae Attitudes about housing - good time to buy
Key takeaways from the Fannie Mae National Housing Survey

Fannie Mae puts out a monthly National Housing Survey that measures consumers’ attitudes about housing and the economy.

Sandell pushes Brookdale Senior Living to spin off to REIT

Sandell Asset Management believes Brookdale Senior Living’s shares could have a value of $49 after a spin-off of its real estate business into an REIT.

An investor’s guide to the insurance business

Insurance premiums have grown at a modest pace after a dip in 2009 due to the financial crisis, which the industry was able to navigate.

Investor Question: Gold Or Gold Miners?

Gold (GLD)(IAU) prices moved up when real interest rates remained low. However, gold underperforms when real interest rates rise.

Low natural gas prices continue to put pressure on coal

Currently, the coal industry is going through heightened volatility. As a result, it makes even more sense for us to cover the short-term indicators.

Highlights of Citadel Advisors 13G amendments

The principal objective of Silver Bay Realty Trust, or SBY, is to generate attractive, risk-adjusted returns for its stockholders over the long term.

Overview of Facebook's 4Q14 earnings and business developments

Facebook Inc. (FB) announced its 4Q14 earnings on January 28. The company’s revenue grew at an impressive year-over-year rate of 53%.


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