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  • Youku Tudou: How A Positive View Turns Sour @ Seeking Alpha - 20 minutes ago

    In May 2013 I purchased a position in Youku Tudou Inc. ( YOKU ) and wrote an upbeat article reviewing the company. I sold the position in December for a 49% gain. Selling Youku Tudou was not entirely a ...

  • Verastem: Cancer May Have Met Its Match @ Seeking Alpha - 53 minutes ago

    Investors with a practical understanding of the biotechnology sector share an extraordinary opportunity; the chance to invest in the future. Granted, all investments are essentially an investment into ...

  • Global insurance broker Willis Group Holdings ( WSH ) is an interesting investment opportunity right now. The $7.5B market cap company is facing a favorable pricing environment for its risk management ...

  • Yield (dividend / price) results from here verified by Yahoo Finance for monthly dividend paying small, mid, & large cap ( MoPaySML ) stocks as of market closing prices as of April 17 were supplemented ...

  • Precious metals started the week strong on heightened tensions in Ukraine, but the combination of misleading reports on China gold demand from the mainstream financial media and renewed interest in U.S. ...

  • La Quinta Holdings ( LQ ) went public in the second week of April. The owner, operator and franchiser of mid-scale and upper-scale hotels went public in an offering which has not been a great success.

  • Coca-Cola Or Microsoft? @ Seeking Alpha - 5 hours ago

    Like most things in life, investing boils down to looking at various alternative options and selecting those that best fit with your desires and strategy. At the end of 2013 into the beginning of the New ...

  • Colombia saw its economy grow gradually last year, expanding 4.3 per cent in 2013. However, the 4th largest economy of Latin America will grow significantly over the next five years. This is due of interventions ...

  • Broadcom May Have A Profitable Return @ Seeking Alpha - 6 hours ago

    Broadcom ( BRCM ) has performed well over the last few years and its top-line growth has seen pretty good growth numbers over five years. However, Broadcom's bottom line has experienced challenges over ...

  • Backtesting A Value Strategy @ Seeking Alpha - 7 hours ago

    The purpose of this article is to show how applying Graham's "net net" formula to filter a list of stocks will always perform exceptionally well if a large enough sample of stocks is taken.

  • Will Natural Gas Lose Steam And Fall? @ Seeking Alpha - 8 hours ago

    The natural gas resumed its rally during the previous week mainly on Thursday following the release of the U.S Energy Information Administration weekly report. According to the report, last week's natural ...

  • Frankly, it's hard not to like Intel ( INTC ). The company dominates the microprocessor and chipset market, and while rivals can adapt quickly in the land of technology, continuous research and development ...

  • Allison Transmission Holdings ( ALSN ) is a manufacturer of fully-automatic transmissions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles and medium- and heavy-tactical U.S. defense vehicles.

  • Stock Analysis Varonis ( VRNS ), a big data analysis and mapping software developer, raised $121M in a very successful IPO in February. Varonis' stock surged on the first day of trade from the IPO price ...

  • Emmis Communications Corporation ( EMMS ) engages in radio broadcasting activities in the United States. (click to enlarge) Insider selling during the last 30 days

  • International Business Machines ( IBM ), the technology behemoth, reported a first quarter that on the surface appeared horrible, but upon further review, in constant currency the quarter was decent. But ...

  • Acadia Pharmaceuticals ( ACAD ) focuses on innovative treatments that address unmet medical needs in neurological and related central nervous system disorders.

  • 'Smart Beta' And Smart Beta Hypocrisy @ Seeking Alpha - 8 hours ago

    Smart beta is the new buzzword on Wall Street. No one really knows what it is because the term doesn't have a specific definition, but the easiest way to understand what "smart beta" funds do ...

  • Dow Dogs Are Front Of The Pack @ Seeking Alpha - 8 hours ago

    Interestingly, we last highlighted the Dogs of the Dow strategy about this time last year and at that time the Dow Dogs were outperforming the overall Dow Jones Industrial Average Index. For all of 2013 ...

  • The latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows an uptick in consumer price inflation for the month of March. Separately, estimates by the Cleveland Fed show that inflation expectations remain ...

  • The iShares U.S. Home Construction ETF ( ITB ) seeks to track the investment results of an index composed of U.S. equities in the home construction sector. It is designed to gain exposure to U.S. companies ...

  • It's Easter weekend and time to do an annual update on the falling inflation-adjusted price of eggs over the last 120 years or so. The chart below shows the real, inflation-adjusted wholesale price of ...

  • Weekly Earnings Mega Preview @ Seeking Alpha - 9 hours ago

    Featured Earnings Reports This Week The coming week will contain over 400 public companies releasing their quarterly earnings statements. Here are some of the biggest market movers and hottest stocks reporting ...

  • Deals and Financings Chindex (NSDQ: CHDX ), the US-based operator of China hospitals and clinics, received a new takeover offer of $23 per share from an undisclosed entity (see story). The offer is an ...

  • Macro This Week = Uplift For Emerging Markets @ Seeking Alpha - 10 hours ago

    As we see the US emerge from the winter hibernation (Retail Sales, Industrial Production, Jobless Claims), we are also seeing signs of Emerging Markets recovery on Macro.

  • The Good ETF, Part 2 (Sort Of) @ Seeking Alpha - 10 hours ago

    About 4.5 years ago, I wrote a short piece called The Good ETF. I'll quote the summary: Good ETFs are:

  • The market has not been kind to Citigroup ( C ) since the housing bubble burst in 2007: It took the worst beating during the market slump, and yet when the economy recovers with the S&P 500 index hitting ...

  • Watching the ongoing war between the Barington and Starboard activists that have stalked the Darden ( DRI ) casual dining giant since late 2013 has been like watching a tennis game where the two players ...

  • Very few firms have a more attractive investment profile than Johnson & Johnson ( JNJ ). On Tuesday, the consumer products and healthcare company showed us why when it reported better-than-expected first-quarter ...

  • How Tyson Looks Through The Eyes Of New Money @ Seeking Alpha - 12 hours ago

    Let's examine what we think Tyson ( TSN ) is worth in this article and whether shares are timely for new money. But first, a little background to help with the understanding of this article, and how we ...

  • Rite Aid ( RAD ) reported 4th quarter and fiscal 2014 earnings last Thursday (RAD Press Release), that exceeded analysts' estimates for revenues and profits. The company's guidance for fiscal 2105 also ...

  • FX Traders' weekly EURUSD fundamental picture, market drivers, short and medium term-direction of the EURUSD trend- much applies to investors in any globally traded asset market including stock indexes, ...

  • Google Cloud Is No Real Threat To Microsoft @ Seeking Alpha - 12 hours ago

    On February 4, 2014, Satya Nadella assumed command as Microsoft CEO. Interestingly, the rise of Nadella through ranks has paralleled the underlying culture clash between heavy-handed Microsoft ( MSFT ) ...

  • Caterpillar Inc. ( CAT ) looks to be an interesting play as the global economy slowly recovers. After a period of consolidation where the stock price hovered around $85.00, the stock recently gained some ...

  • How bullish and bearish forces align for stock indexes, forex and other global markets , both technical and fundamental outlooks, likely top market movers.

  • Weighing The Week Ahead: Springtime Optimism? @ Seeking Alpha - 13 hours ago

    Some weeks feature a contrast between past and future - a possible inflection point. Here are the current elements: Important economic data with a forward look;Earnings news from major companies reporting ...

  • Emerging Markets: The Rally Is Over @ Seeking Alpha - 14 hours ago

    The underperformance of EM stocks against U.S. indexes is entering its fourth year (see chart below). This disconnect is not consistent with the current level of global trade of VIX. In this post, I decompose ...

  • The Event That Will End The Bull Market @ Seeking Alpha - 14 hours ago

    The stock market is trading within 2% of its all-time peak reached at the beginning of April. And following an impressive bull market that recently entered its sixth year, it seems that the trauma that ...

  • MBIA ( MBI ) had rallied recently on the back of its last quarterly report, but since then has given back all the gains. As a reminder, analysts were caught off guard again, and while the street was expecting ...

  • Plug Power: A Keynesian Beauty Contest @ Seeking Alpha - 15 hours ago

    Perhaps no other stock in the last few weeks has provided more stock market entertainment than Plug Power. The wild price action and the violent Seeking Alpha debates have been terrific theater. I do want ...

  • General Electric: You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet @ Seeking Alpha - 15 hours ago

    I postulate a major paradigm shift is about to take place for General Electric ( GE ). The stock may be on the verge of a major rally from current levels if the company can execute the plan. The changes ...

  • Tiptree Financial Is Poised To Join The Russell @ Seeking Alpha - 15 hours ago

    Beating the S&P 500 ( SPY ) is a challenge for most investors (and even professional money managers). However, for nimble investors, there are many ways to stay ahead of the pack. For example, in May, ...

  • Aecom Technology ( ACM ) is a provider of professional technical and management support services for public and private clients around the world.

  • Facebook ( FB ) will report 1Q14 results on April 24th after market close. The Street expects $0.24 in EPS (+100% y/y) on $2.3b in revenue (+61% y/y) and 74.5% gross margin (+225bps y/y). EBITDA is expected ...

  • The Nokia X Goads Google To Work On A $100 Nexus @ Seeking Alpha - 16 hours ago

    Nokia ( NOK ) really got its mojo back with the release of the Nokia X Android Open Source Project phone. Chinese customers' strong approval of this non-Google ( GOOG ) Android phone definitely provoked ...

  • Union Pacific Earnings Are Chugging Along Higher @ Seeking Alpha - 16 hours ago

    The last time I wrote about Union Pacific Corporation ( UNP ), I stated: "Due to the tiring bullish technicals, fair valuation on future growth, and macroeconomic concerns I'm not going to be buying ...

  • Expect The Unexpected @ Seeking Alpha - 16 hours ago

    I really didn't see this past week coming at all. Coming off of an absolutely abysmal week that saw the market refuse to follow up good news with further gains and instead plunging some 400 points in 2 ...

  • Weekly Intelligence For MLP Investors @ Seeking Alpha - 19 hours ago

    The Alerian MLP index gained 0.45% for the holiday-shortened week. The S&P 500 was up 2.69% for the same period. There were 18 new 52-week highs among the MLP and related companies followed on MLPData ...

  • As in our recent articles, we went back on the high dividend trail, looking for outperforming dividend stocks which have outperformed the S&P 500 so far in 2014 and have good prospects for future dividend ...

  • Amazon ( AMZN ) reports 1Q14 results on April 24th. This will be the first quarter in which investors will get hints on whether Amazon has pricing power over its Prime Membership since raising it to $99/year ...

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