Private sector employment increased by 175,000 in January. December’s numbers were revised downward from 238,000 to 227,000.
The Challenger, Gray & Christmas report isn’t really a market-mover, but it’s a good data point for investors to use and can also help generate trade ideas.
On January 23, 2014, Starbucks Corp. (SBUX) reported its first quarter fiscal year 2014 results for the period ending December 2013.
George Soros’ Soros Fund Management disclosed a new position in Polycom Inc. (PLCM), according to a 13G filed with the SEC. Soros acquired 9,400,078 shares, or 6.96% of the company.
All three sub-indices have been falling, and it appears that higher interest rates are beginning to flow through to the real economy.
Initial jobless claims decreased to 331,000 for the week ended January 31. Initial jobless claims are one of the few labor market indicators released every week.
Frac spread rose from $32.28 per barrel to $34.78 per barrel last week despite a drop in most natural gas liquids prices, as natural gas prices fell on the week.
Diamond Offshore Drilling (DO) is a major company in the offshore contract drilling industry, with a market capitalization of $6.75 billion.
Dunkin’ Brands Group is a franchisor of quick-service restaurants, serving hot and cold coffee and baked goods in addition to ice cream. It’s a strong, growing player in these segments.
Construction spending has historically led economies out of a recession, but this time, this didn’t happen because of the overhang from the real estate bubble.
Intrepid Potash’s, the largest potash producer in the U.S., share price has decreased ~33.6% over the past year mainly due to lower prices of its main product offering.
Equinix Inc. (EQIX) accounted for a 4.33% position, according to JANA’s 3Q 2013 portfolio. The investor letter stated the fund started building its position late in the second quarter.
Introduction to Arch Coal Inc. Arch Coal Inc. (NYSE: ACI) is one of the United States largest coal producers and marketers with over $4.12 billion in revenue through the sale…
Yahoo has an enterprise value of $31.57 billion, with a trailing PE ratio of 27.7x. The stock, however, has fallen 8.7% since the company reported results last week that failed to meet investors’ expectations.
Most major oilfield service companies expect U.S. onshore rig counts to be flat to slightly up in 2014 compared to 2013.
As of January 31, 2014, Diana Shipping had a market value of $993.67 million, with 82.23 million shares outstanding.
Simon Property Group (SPG) owns, develops, and manages real estate properties that consist of malls, premium outlets, mills, and community or lifestyle centers.
Weather so far this winter has been colder than normal. This is a positive catalyst for propane distributors’ earnings.
Vocera Communications (VCRA) provides a unique solution in the healthcare communications industry and has a leading position in this developing market.
In this series, we will discuss some of the main positions traded by Paulson during 4Q 2013.