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  • Hard Not To Like Grupo Televisa @ Seeking Alpha - Fri, Jul 25, 2014 3:03 PM EDT

    Grupo Televisa (NYSE: TV ) is the largest media company in the Spanish-speaking world. Let's take a look at the firm and run shares through the Valuentum process.

  • IPO Preview: El Pollo Loco Holdings @ Seeking Alpha - Fri, Jul 25, 2014 3:20 AM EDT

    Based in Costa Mesa, CA, El Pollo Loco Holdings (Pending: LOCO ) scheduled a $100 million IPO on the Nasdaq with a market capitalization of $502 million at a price range midpoint of $14 for Friday, July ...

  • Both Sean Davis and Ben Domenech at the web magazine The Federalist have used the chart above in their recent posts about food inflation here and here. As the title of the chart implies, Davis and Domenech ...

  • Small Caps In Focus Following Fed Comments @ Seeking Alpha - Thu, Jul 24, 2014 1:27 PM EDT

    By Jeremy Schwartz In conjunction with Janet Yellen's testimony before Congress on July 15, the Federal Reserve produced a "Monetary Policy Report" that provides an update on monetary policy, ...

  • Signs Of Growth With Advanced Drainage Systems IPO @ Seeking Alpha - Thu, Jul 24, 2014 6:44 AM EDT

    Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (Pending: WMS ), a leading manufacturer of high performance plastic pipe and other water management products, plans to raise $261.0 million in its upcoming IPO.

  • Home Builders And The Quagmire Of Weak Economic, Wage Growth @ Seeking Alpha - Wed, Jul 23, 2014 5:01 PM EDT

    The last time I visited the subject of home builders, the stagnation in the housing market was just beginning to set in. Since the beginning of the year we've seen fits and starts from the home builder ...

  • AFREZZA Is A Brilliant Technology Without A Compelling Marketing Story @ Seeking Alpha - Wed, Jul 23, 2014 4:20 PM EDT

    After reading many articles on Seeking Alpha about the assured blockbuster success of AFREZZA, an inhaled ultra-rapid acting insulin for treatment of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes mellitus from MannKind (NASDAQ: ...

  • Top 3 Dividend-Paying Oil Stocks @ Seeking Alpha - Wed, Jul 23, 2014 11:10 AM EDT

    Threats to global oil (NY OIL ) production are perhaps as big as they've been in recent memory, with rising tensions in the Ukraine following the Malaysian airplane attack, the U.S. and now the European ...

  • Update: Marathon Patent Group To Trade On Nasdaq @ Seeking Alpha - Wed, Jul 23, 2014 9:57 AM EDT

    Back in early July I stated that one of the short term catalysts for Marathon Patent Group (OTCQB: MARA ) was to uplist to the Nasdaq exchange. Yesterday Marathon filed form 8-A preparing its shares to ...

  • Improving Results, Markets, And Operations For Steel Dynamics @ Seeking Alpha - Wed, Jul 23, 2014 8:36 AM EDT

    This has been a disappointing year so far for most steel producers, as Nucor (NYSE: NUE ) has fallen about 5% year-to-date, while Commercial Metals has fallen more than 10%, ArcelorMittal (NYSE: MT ) almost ...

  • Andarko: Buy Growth At A Low Price @ Seeking Alpha - Tue, Jul 22, 2014 2:08 PM EDT

    Anadarko's (NYSE: APC ) asset portfolio primarily includes onshore resource plays in the Rocky Mountains region, the southern United States and the Appalachian basin. In addition, the company has been ...

  • Intersect ENT: A Promising BioTech IPO @ Seeking Alpha - Mon, Jul 21, 2014 12:02 PM EDT

    Intersect ENT, Inc (Pending: XENT ), a commercial-stage drug device firm that offers implant technology to assist in ear, nose and throat treatments, plans to raise $60.0 million in its upcoming IPO.

  • Strong Q2 GDP Giving Way To Weak Q3 @ Seeking Alpha - Sun, Jul 20, 2014 4:50 AM EDT

    For a few weeks I have been examining the implications of monthly data points on quarterly GDP growth. Specifically I am trying to see which months affect which quarters. The results were put in a model ...

  • Gilead: 50% Upside From Here @ Seeking Alpha - Fri, Jul 18, 2014 5:02 PM EDT

    My regular readers know that I am a huge bull on biotech Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ: GILD ). Not only is the company the biggest position I own in this volatile sector, it is also the largest holding within ...

  • Reviewed by Michael A. Martorelli, CFA Investment professionals inundated by today's constant stream of economic data may not appreciate how lucky they are. Unlike an earlier generation of practitioners, ...

  • Smartphone War State Of Affairs @ Seeking Alpha - Wed, Jul 16, 2014 11:23 AM EDT

    Back in 2007, when Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) introduced the first iPhone, the smartphone was just a novelty. But since then, the times have changed. In this day and age, the smartphone has become one of the ...

  • Ford: Double-Digit Growth In China Makes This A Strong Turnaround Play @ Seeking Alpha - Tue, Jul 15, 2014 1:13 PM EDT

    Shares of Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F ) are basically flat over the last year as lower fleet volume and an aging F-series hold back sales growth. Despite recent weakness, the company is benefiting from ...

  • Trading volume in the bond and credit default swap markets, particularly the sovereign credit default swap market, is one of the key drivers of profit for major dealers like Bank of America (NYSE: BAC ...

  • Can Johnson & Johnson Cure What Ails Your Portfolio? @ Seeking Alpha - Sun, Jul 13, 2014 6:23 PM EDT

    Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ ) is well known around the dividend growth investing community with over 50 consecutive years of dividend increases. Chances are there's Johnson & Johnson products in your ...

  • Divestment Will Unlock Greater Value For Devon @ Seeking Alpha - Sun, Jul 13, 2014 3:18 AM EDT

    Devon Energy ( DVN ) recently announced it would sell its non-core US oil and gas properties to Linn Energy for $2.3 billion. The company will then be divesting its properties in the Rockies, onshore Gulf ...

  • Citigroup Remains Undervalued @ Seeking Alpha - Sun, Jul 13, 2014 2:31 AM EDT

    In our previous reports on Citigroup ( C ), we concluded that investors should view Citigroup as two firms consisting of the following exposures: Citicorp - Consists of the businesses that Citigroup has ...

  • In 1886, Johnson & Johnson ( JNJ ) was founded. Two years later, Abbott Laboratories ( ABT ) was founded. Over the last 128 years, Johnson & Johnson has grown to become the largest publicly traded health ...

  • Dividend Stocks With No Debt, High Yields And Under $15 @ Seeking Alpha - Fri, Jul 11, 2014 1:17 PM EDT

    If you haven't heard, dividend stocks are all the rage. Investors want yields, and dividend stocks currently offer the best ones. However, high yields aren't the only factors investors should take into ...

  • About half of the Russell 3000 stocks pay dividends. In fact, 1,551 of them pay some dividends, 1,292 companies have a yield greater of 1%; 815 companies have a yield greater of 2%; 473 companies have ...

  • Update: Rio Alto Reports Strong Gold Production Figures @ Seeking Alpha - Thu, Jul 10, 2014 8:02 AM EDT

    Rio Alto Mining ( RIOM ) recently reported strong Q2 gold production figures for its La Arena mine in Peru. The company produced 54,500 ounces of gold, which is a 12.5% increase over last year. The company ...

  • IPO Preview: Medical Transcription Billing @ Seeking Alpha - Thu, Jul 10, 2014 12:31 AM EDT

    Based in Somerset, NJ, Medical Transcription Billing ( MTBC ) scheduled a $30 million IPO on the Nasdaq with a market capitalization of $96 million at a price range midpoint of $10 for Thursday, July 10, ...

  • Conflicts Of Interest: The Manager Got Your Money @ Seeking Alpha - Wed, Jul 9, 2014 5:59 AM EDT

    Conflicts of interest have become common in America. Sometimes those conflicts of interest create huge disasters like Enron. However, investors often encounter much milder effects from the conflict of ...

  • I want to present my reasons for not worrying unduly about the recent (supposedly) strong US Non-Farm Payrolls reading for the month of June, when a net 288,000 jobs were added.

  • Sirius XM Is No Longer A Growth Stock @ Seeking Alpha - Tue, Jul 8, 2014 9:39 AM EDT

    During the height of the financial crisis I had a chance to take a flyer on Sirius XM Holdings ( SIRI ) for cents on the dollar, but passed. I'm kicking myself now. The company has come back from the brink, ...

  • What Happened To 'Peak Oil'? @ Seeking Alpha - Mon, Jul 7, 2014 2:53 PM EDT

    M. King Hubbert was a renowned geologist who made an uncanny prediction that US oil production would peak sometime around 1970. He predicted a fairly sharp and steady decline from the peak and for a while ...

  • Blaming Deflation @ Seeking Alpha - Mon, Jul 7, 2014 8:48 AM EDT

    Editor's note: Originally published on 20 June 2014 With the eurozone going to the extreme of negative interest rates and the IMF belatedly revising downwards their expectations of U.S. economic growth, ...

  • FX Waits For The U.S. To Return Today @ Seeking Alpha - Mon, Jul 7, 2014 7:23 AM EDT

    By Dean Popplewell It's difficult to get excited about a market after a long weekend, especially one where various asset classes have been on a tear of late. It seems that both Asian and Europe are happy ...

  • Planning For Future Rate Hikes: What Can We Learn From History? @ Seeking Alpha - Sun, Jul 6, 2014 7:21 AM EDT

    It stands to reason that when the Fed eventually lifts interest rates, we'll see the usual effects. After a sustained rise in rates, you can safely bet on:

  • Caveat Emptor On Goldman Sach's Call On Netflix @ Seeking Alpha - Wed, Jul 2, 2014 8:08 AM EDT

    Today's news is that Goldman Sachs ( GS ) upgraded Netflix ( NFLX ) from Neutral to Buy, and took its price target from $380 to $590. This is pushing Netflix up 4% in pre-market, after the stock had already ...

  • 3 Reasons Why You Should Consider AMD Now @ Seeking Alpha - Wed, Jul 2, 2014 6:12 AM EDT

    Introduction There's no challenging AMD's ( AMD ) position against Intel ( INTC ). AMD is the underdog and is behind in almost every field it specializes in. Even its unstable stock price history shows ...

  • General Electric: 19.2% Return On Investment @ Seeking Alpha - Tue, Jul 1, 2014 2:15 PM EDT

    Introduction When a company buys back its own stock, we often like to write about how great that is - or, how bad that is, depending on the opinion of the writer. What we don't often see is a quantitative ...

  • Isis - Addressing Some Of The Bull Arguments To My Short Thesis @ Seeking Alpha - Tue, Jul 1, 2014 12:09 PM EDT

    After reading the comments on my initial article on Isis ( ISIS ), I thought it might be interesting to try to address some of the intelligent issues raised by readers. I will try to address some of the ...

  • China Forestry Joins Debt Default Queue @ Seeking Alpha - Tue, Jul 1, 2014 7:27 AM EDT

    The list of Chinese companies defaulting on their bonds continues to grow, with word that timber firm China Forestry Holdings ( OTCQB:CHFY ) (HKEx: 930) has missed an interest payment as it tries to repurchase ...

  • The Passport Can Help BlackBerry Fly Higher @ Seeking Alpha - Tue, Jul 1, 2014 7:18 AM EDT

    BlackBerry ( BBRY ) went up notably yesterday. It went as high as $10.26, and closed at $10.24. After-hours trading even brought BBRY to $10.27. The 24.571 million trading volume yesterday is almost double ...

  • SolarCity: Will Going Vertical Add Value? @ Seeking Alpha - Mon, Jun 30, 2014 5:04 PM EDT

    With the announcement a couple of weeks ago that SolarCity ( SCTY ) was buying a manufacturer of solar modules, the market sent the stock soaring for questionable reasons. The biggest issue with any vertical ...

  • In March and May, I wrote articles detailing why I believed the FDA clinical hold on Geron's ( GERN ) revolutionary myelofibrosis drug Imetelstat would be temporary and urged investors to purchase shares ...

  • Did Alcoa Get A Good Deal By Acquiring Firth Rixson? @ Seeking Alpha - Sun, Jun 29, 2014 2:33 AM EDT

    Companies are like investors; they are always looking for a place to put their money where they are likely to get the best return on investment. These places could include certain projects, assets or entire ...

  • Review Of 'The Systems View Of Life: A Unifying Vision' By Capra And Luisi @ Seeking Alpha - Sat, Jun 28, 2014 10:00 AM EDT

    The Systems View Of Life: A Unifying Vision by Fritjof Capra and Pier Luigi Luisi, Cambridge University Press, UK 2014 This hefty volume, The Systems View of Life: A Unifying Vision, is a tour de force ...

  • Central Banks Buying Stocks - The Beginning Of A Major Trend? @ Seeking Alpha - Fri, Jun 27, 2014 4:59 PM EDT

    By Cris Sheridan In case you haven't heard already, another report has been released showing that central banks around the world are becoming new long-term buyers in the stock market.

  • Can General Motors' Mary Barra Deliver On Her Plans? @ Seeking Alpha - Fri, Jun 27, 2014 2:54 PM EDT

    While General Motors Company ( GM ) is busy handling the fallout of a number of unfortunate vehicles recalls, attending congressional hearings, dealing with litigation, and implementing a cultural change, ...

  • Introduction Retired investors, or those nearing retirement, that are looking for and in need of safe and attractive income investments are faced with unusual challenges in today's financial markets. After ...

  • Introduction I stumbled upon a pulse poll in another financial website the other day, that was asking investors about their primary consideration when purchasing a particular stock. That poll gave investors ...

  • 3 Things To Like About Atlantic Power Corporation @ Seeking Alpha - Thu, Jun 26, 2014 4:03 PM EDT

    Income investors looking to round out a high-yielding dividend portfolio might want to consider a small power generation company named Atlantic Power Corporation ( AT ) . Atlantic Power Corporation is ...

  • Bullish Sentiment Increases But Still Below Average @ Seeking Alpha - Thu, Jun 26, 2014 1:40 PM EDT

    Although the S&P 500 is essentially right where it was last week, bullish sentiment saw a slight increase this week. According to the weekly survey from the American Association of Individual Investors ...

  • Is Residential PV Solar More Trouble Than It's Worth? @ Seeking Alpha - Thu, Jun 26, 2014 11:21 AM EDT

    I started my career with a stint in oil and gas tax law in the early 80s, so I've always had a soft spot in my heart for promoters who know how to game the system. Over the years, that fondness has been ...

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