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  • Why I'm More Confident Of My Herbalife Short Position Today @ Seeking Alpha - 1 hour 43 minutes ago

    The Herbalife (NYSE: HLF ) bears won the day yesterday and the bulls won the day (and then some) today. Yawn. This is why I run a diversified short book. Over the past year and a half since his initial ...

  • Stein On Financial Stability In Monetary Policy @ Seeking Alpha - 1 hour 44 minutes ago

    Fed governor and Harvard Professor Jeremy Stein gave an important speech on March 21, Incorporating Financial Stability Considerations into a Monetary Policy Framework. I have a few minor criticims, specifically ...

  • Sector Performance Update - First Half 2014 @ Seeking Alpha - 2 hours 2 minutes ago

    Separating the Signal from the Noise Market noise obscures the true relationships among individual sectors and true industry-specific performance. By stripping away market and broad macroeconomic effects, ...

  • Are You SIFI? @ Seeking Alpha - 2 hours 10 minutes ago

    [Originally published on 5/6/2014] "Financial crises are always and everywhere due to problems of short-term debt" quoth Doug Diamond, and wisely. Not so, according to the Office of Financial ...

  • Apple Reports Q3 EPS - Reiterating Buy Here @ Seeking Alpha - 2 hours 20 minutes ago

    Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) earned $7.7 billion or $1.28 per share, which was better than analyst expectations for $1.23, based on Factset data. It marked the best pace of EPS growth in seven quarters, however, ...

  • Update: Apple Earnings @ Seeking Alpha - 2 hours 26 minutes ago

    Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) reported earnings today that beat expectations by five cents per share. Revenue came in at $37.4 billion, which was $540 million below estimates. The revenue number was an increase ...

  • Summers On Stagnation @ Seeking Alpha - 2 hours 50 minutes ago

    [Originally published on 6/24/2014] Larry Summers has published a very interesting speech, U.S. Economic Prospects: Secular Stagnation, Hysteresis, and the Zero Lower Bound. I heard a version of the same ...

  • The Case For Higher Rates Looks Weak... Again @ Seeking Alpha - 3 hours ago

    Some analysts are again projecting that the age of higher interest rates has finally arrived. The Fed is tapering and the US economy is expanding moderately, despite a first-quarter setback. David Kotok, ...

  • ConocoPhillips: Poised To Outperform @ Seeking Alpha - 3 hours ago

    ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP ) explores for, develops and produces crude oil, bitumen, natural gas, liquefied natural gas, and natural gas liquids worldwide. After spinning off its downstream business Phillips ...

  • Netflix: Break Away Or Stay Away? @ Seeking Alpha - 3 hours ago

    Potential disruptive technologies and business models are a norm in the technology sector. These disruptions often entail stock momentum. Sometimes investors get too optimistic about a business, which ...

  • Giant, RDA De-List As Deal-Making Slows @ Seeking Alpha - 3 hours ago

    Two more US-traded Chinese firms are on the cusp of de-listing, with online game operator Giant Interactive (NYSE: GA ) and chipmaker RDA Microelectronics (NYSE: RDA ) just announcing they have wrapped ...

  • Since my primary investment objective revolves itself around the generation of income, dividend-related events are always something I tend to keep an eye on. It is these types of events that have a tendency ...

  • Company 1 has a dividend compound annual growth rate [CAGR] of 50%. Company 2 has a dividend CAGR of 10%. After an interval of several years, will Company 1 always pay you more dividend income (both in ...

  • Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT ) and Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO ) recently announced a multi-year sales and go-to-market partnership agreement focusing on modernizing datacenters through the delivery and acceleration ...

  • Blue Nile Inc. (NASDAQ: NILE ), headquartered in Seattle, Wash., is an online retailer specializing in diamonds and fine jewelry. Started in 1999, they are now world's largest online retailer of diamonds. ...

  • Bad enough that the Brazilian national team was embarrassed by Germany in their home stadium during the recent World Cup. But Petrobras (NYSE: PBR ), the once iconic national oil company, has stumbled ...

  • Herbalife: Collateral Damage @ Seeking Alpha - 3 hours ago

    Herbalife (NYSE: HLF ) is in the news again, and it will take some time before the new information on its Nutrition Clubs program is digested by the market. Yesterday was "sell on the news" day, ...

  • The Long Case For Coach, Inc. @ Seeking Alpha - 3 hours ago

    Elevator Pitch Due to competition and lackluster recent results, Coach (NYSE: COH ) has fallen almost 40%. While some drop is warranted, the stock has fallen too far and now presents solid value.

  • The Buda formation lies directly below the Eagle Ford formation in South Texas. Just like the Eagle Ford, the Buda contains prolific amounts of oil and liquids rich natural gas. In some places, primarily ...

  • Please note that this article is based on information I have come across in my due diligence of Keryopharm Therapeutics ( KPTI ), which I have extensively linked and shared. Any opinions I share or conclusions ...

  • I am always on the lookout for investment opportunities like the ones I introduced in 4 Dividend Aristocrats You Should Consider Buying while continually trying to avoid purchasing overvalued companies ...

  • Rackspace Hosting (NYSE: RAX ) started the year poorly and is still down around 18% this year, but it has made a remarkable comeback after news emerged in May that management has hired investment bank ...

  • New Highs: What Do They Mean? @ Seeking Alpha - 4 hours ago

    Homes Sales Help Spark Rally The S&P 500 posted a new intraday high Tuesday after encouraging housing (NYSEARCA: XHB ) data was released. From Reuters:

  • Marketing And Expansion Are The Future Of eBay @ Seeking Alpha - 4 hours ago

    eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY ) was hit by a cyber attack last May, in which 145 million customer accounts were made vulnerable. The company has seen its search rankings fall recently and its payment chief depart, ...

  • Introduction: As an investor, I count myself among those who use the strategy known as Dividend Growth. For my own investing, tied into that strategy is the factor of valuation. Now, valuation becomes ...

  • IBM: An Updated Bond Market Ranking @ Seeking Alpha - 4 hours ago

    International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM ) and Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL ) announced on July 15, 2014, that they would work together to develop business applications for iPhone and iPad users. International ...

  • Will Intel Take Down AMD? @ Seeking Alpha - 4 hours ago

    Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE: AMD ) is in trouble. The stock was having a good time before it came out with its second-quarter results and dropped 18%. AMD's outlook turned out to be pretty weak, with ...

  • History has revealed that the best-performing stocks during the previous decades have been those that shelled out ever-increasing cash to shareholders in the form of dividends. This makes a lot of sense, ...

  • Those of you who have not read the part-1 or part-2 of this series of articles, you can read them here and here. In the part-2 of this series, I attempted to demonstrate the strength of a Dividend Growth ...

  • I'd like to preface this article by suggesting that everyone is different with regard to his or her investment ideology, personal income and tax consequences. As such, this commentary should in no way ...

  • At the request of McDonald’s Corporation this conference is being recorded. I would now like to turn the call over to Ms. Kathy Martin, Vice President of Investor Relations for McDonald’s Corporation. With me on the call are our President and Chief Executive Officer, Don Thompson and our CFO, Pete Bensen. Before I discuss …

  • Q2'14 Preview Gilead (NASDAQ: GILD ) is scheduled to report Q2'14 results July 23. Based on IMS Sales data, Q2'14 Sovaldi sales are tracking $2.9B on reported 43,516 cumulative NRx and 103,329 TRx during ...

  • In real, population-adjusted terms, Retail Sales are at the level we first reached in September 2004. Last week the Advance Retail Sales Report showed that sales in June rose 0.2% month-over-month and ...

  • In just a few short years, unconventional oil production in the United States has almost replaced imports. This has been great for the economy, and better for small cap oil and gas. We continue to cover ...

  • Mavenir Systems (NYSE: MVNR ) Thesis: Mavenir is a direct play on 4G/LTE rollout, providing wireless carriers the software needed to deploy native OTT like services resembling Facetime, Skype, and Visual ...

  • Note from dshort : The charts in this commentary have been updated to include today's Consumer Price Index news release for the June data.

  • Top Ranked Gold And Silver Miners To Own Today @ Seeking Alpha - 4 hours ago

    Goldcorp (NYSE: GG ) and Pan American Silver (NASDAQ: PAAS ) have reentered the Victory Formation system's Top 10 list this past week. Both continue to score as the best performing and uniquely situated ...

  • Post Holdings (NYSE: POST ) might at first glance be easy to pass on. It derives a large portion of cash flow from the ready to eat cereal business in a secular decline and is executing what might look ...

  • I will now turn the call over to Carl Lukach, Vice President of Investor Relations. Joining me are Ellen Kullman, Chair and CEO;

  • Weak Core Results At BB&T Driven By Expenses @ Seeking Alpha - 5 hours ago

    For a bank often lauded for its conservative, margin/profit-focused management, a meaningful expense miss was not how most investors expected BB&T (NYSE: BBT ) might miss the quarter. But miss BB&T did, ...

  • When I first wrote about Awilco Drilling (OTCPK: AWLCF ) on October 23, 2013, it was yielding 19.77% and selling at $20.23 per share. Currently, Awilco's stock sells at $25.10 and yields 18.32%. The company ...

  • At this time, I would like to welcome everyone to The Coca-Cola Company’s Second Quarter 2014 Earnings Results Conference Call. I would now like to introduce Jackson Kelly, Vice President and Investor Relations Officer. I’m joined by Muhtar Kent, our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and Kathy Waller, our Chief Financial …

  • This blog focuses on four companies that are top global restaurant brands: McDonald's (NYSE: MCD ), Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX ), Dunkin' Donuts (NASDAQ: DNKN ), and Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM ) (owns Pizza Hut, ...

  • The Catalysts For A Correction @ Seeking Alpha - 5 hours ago

    By Tom Smith As I write, the S&P 500 continues its march higher. This has to be one of the most hated bull markets on record. Really all strong markets are met with pessimism for the majority of their ...

  • U.S. Stock Market On The 'Edge Of Tomorrow' @ Seeking Alpha - 5 hours ago

    Recently, we heard a market prognosticator declare that we could have a 30 percent decline in stock prices in the next 12 months. Presumably because investors fear starting over again, like many did at ...

  • Zacks' Bull Of The Day: Canadian Pacific @ Seeking Alpha - 5 hours ago

    Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (NYSE: CP ) recently reported a record second quarter as North American rails remain hot. This Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) is expected to see double digit earnings growth ...

  • Zacks' Bear Of The Day: PriceSmart @ Seeking Alpha - 5 hours ago

    PriceSmart Inc. (NASDAQ: PSMT ) recently reported fiscal third quarter results where sales were less than inspiring. As a result, analysts have slashed earnings estimates on this Zacks Rank #5 (Strong ...

  • Yingli Green Energy (NYSE: YGE ) is a Chinese solar power player that has taken a massive beating in 2014. Yingli's shares have lost close to 40% of their value so far in 2014. The company is involved ...

  • It is surprising to see that Nokia (NYSE: NOK ) has underperformed the market this year. The growth in data consumption around the globe should have led to a jump in Nokia's business, especially after ...

  • I got chewed up pretty good when Chipotle (NYSE: CMG ) delivered a delicious earnings report after the closing bell yesterday and shot up over 12 percent.

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