GAAP vs. Non-GAAP: An Overview Thorough investment research requires assessment of both GAAP and adjusted results, but investors should carefully consider the validity of non-GAAP exclusions on a case-by-case basis to avoid misleading and excessively bullish figures, especially as reporting standards diverge. GAAP GAAP was developed by the Financial Accounting and Standards Board (FASB) to standardize financial reporting and provide a uniform set of rules and formats to facilitate analysis by investors and creditors. The GAAP created guidelines for item recognition, measurement, presentation, and disclosure.
Most people think they're above average in intelligence, relationship status and professional achievement. Social scientists call this “illusory superiority.” My business partner Scott Puritz, has found the one area where even above-average people, objectively smart, rich, successful professionals, seem to wave the white flag and admit to not understanding — money and investing. “One of the most shocking things is the low-level financial literacy throughout our culture,” Puritz told the Washington Post.
A recent study has revealed for the first time the 10 biggest causes of financial regret among those who have retired or are near to retirement. The information may help those who are currently working and saving, by giving them more ability to plan their finances and prepare. A survey of “Saving Regret” targeted 1,600 Americans aged 60 to 79 to ask them about whether they had saved enough money — and if not, why not.
A new, long-delayed 88-passenger jet from Japan may finally be the right plane at the right time. The Mitsubishi Regional Jet, the first airliner built in Japan since the 1960s, began certification flights last month in Moses Lake, Washington, to satisfy that demand. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd.'s new airliner is testing the skies just as rivals are moving to sell off their manufacturing operations for jets with up to 160 seats.
The Zacks Rank favors stocks with strong earnings estimate revision trends, and our Style Scores highlight companies with specific traits. Currently, Patrick Industries has a Zacks Rank of #2 (Buy), while Masco has a Zacks Rank of #4 (Sell). The Zacks Rank favors stocks that have recently seen positive revisions to their earnings estimates, so investors should rest assured that PATK has an improving earnings outlook.
For Lyft Inc., whose stock has tumbled sharply since its March 28 launch, it took less than three weeks for disillusioned shareholders to sue the company over claims they were taken for a ride. Such lawsuits are a rite of passage for newly public companies, and have become even more common after the 2008 financial crisis, according to Cornerstone Research. Lyft was accused in two nearly identical complaints filed April 16 of exaggerating in its prospectus when it said its U.S. market share was 39 percent.
"A lot of people will tell you that buying a home is a good investment and that couldn't be further from the truth," says certified financial planner Peter Mallouk.
I have an extra $750 per month right now, and I'm trying to decide whether to pay more on my mortgage or invest more for retirement. I can afford to have a mortgage for the first few years of retirement, but I'd rather not have that payment. What do you think I should do?
The different types of savings bonds There are currently two types of U.S. savings bonds available for purchase: Series EE and Series I. A third type, Series HH, is no longer sold but can still be redeemed. Series EE U.S. savings bonds are also known as "patriot bonds." You purchase these savings bonds at their face value.
That has been evident in this week's trading in healthcare stocks. The Healthcare Select SPDR has plummeted this week, trading today at $85.68 after reaching a level of $92 per share as recently as April 5th. The plunge in healthcare stocks can be attributed to three words uttered by UnitedHealth Group CEO David Wichmann on his company's earnings conference call Tuesday: "Medicare For All."
Bitcoin is in the last stage of the bear market, the accumulation phase, according to a report from digital assets fund Adamant Capital. “The current sentiment has recovered from capitulation and the blockchain shows us that Bitcoin HODLers are committing for the long-term again. “While lower prices are still possible, Bitcoin's fundamentals are gaining momentum.
If you want to buy an $80 stock at $79 per share, then your limit order can be seen by the market and filled when sellers are willing to meet that price. A stop order is a two-part order and will only turn into an actual limit order seen by the market once the stop price has been met or exceeded. The limit order is conditional on the stop price being triggered.
The story of a tiny technology company whose stock has soared more than 50,000% over the past month would, at first glance, seem like an astounding story. The only problem is that the outfit in question, Zoom Technologies Inc. In fact, the Beijing-based developer of electronic components for mobile phones, which has all of 10 employees, has petitioned the SEC for permission to go private and end its tenure as public company.
A group of Fort Lauderdale-based companies accused of encouraging people to exit their timeshare units filed Chapter 11 reorganization as they deal with lawsuits from industry leaders Bluegreen Vacations Corp. and Wyndham Vacations Resorts. In separate lawsuits, Boca Raton-based Bluegreen Corp. (NYSE: BXG) and Orlando-based Wyndham (NYSE: WYND) have accused American Resource Management Group (ARMG) and its affiliate of defrauding timeshare customers and causing damage to their companies through deceptive marketing tactics. The companies deny wrongdoing and accuse Bluegreen and Wyndham of trying to “litigate the timeshare exit industry out of business,” according to ARMG's response in opposition to a bankruptcy trustee appointment.
The last few years have certainly not been kind to General Electric (GE). The multinational conglomerate came in as the worst performing stock on the Dow Jones Industrial Average in 2017, only to be replaced on the index by Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. less than a year later in June 2018. As the conglomerate struggles to turn around its fortunes by restructuring verticals, spinning off companies, and selling off business lines, investor confidence remains low and the company's stock price continues to head south.
For so many years, Amazon has been the one stock to own, offering investors strong and diversified growth, so much so that investors have stopped questioning where the growth is actually coming from. Any time that the last of the doubters capitulates and invests in the stock out of Fear Of Missing Out is when doom-and-gloom skeptics go from being a nuisance on the edge of the stock to being worth listening to. Accordingly, for more than 10 years, Amazon has succeeded.
Price, Consensus and EPS Surprise Earnings Whisper Estimate revisions ahead of a company's earnings release offer clues to the business conditions for the period whose results are coming out. This insight is at the core of our proprietary surprise prediction model -- the Zacks Earnings ESP (Expected Surprise Prediction). The Zacks Earnings ESP compares the Most Accurate Estimate to the Zacks Consensus Estimate for the quarter; the Most Accurate Estimate is a more recent version of the Zacks Consensus EPS estimate.
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Top ETFs for Long-Term Investors If you're a long-term investor planning your portfolio for 2019, here are some ETF best bets: (All year-to-date (YTD) performance figures are based on fiscal year 2019. Funds were selected based on a combination of performance over time and assets under management (AUM). All figures were current as of Feb. 3, 2019.
Oil prices jumped to four-year highs in October, with Brent crude oil touching $85 a barrel, as investors focused on upcoming U.S. sanctions against oil-producing Iran and shrugged off a report showing a spike in weekly U.S. stockpiles. The focus on Iran has overwhelmed other news that might have otherwise sent oil prices lower – including a report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) that U.S. crude inventories rose by 8 million barrels in the last week of September. Oil prices are expected to rise for the foreseeable future and that should give a lift to a number of energy companies.
Today, 84% of HR managers say their company is open to hiring an employee whose skills can be developed through training. Additionally, 62% of employees who applied for a job they were underqualified for said they still received an offer. That's according to recent survey done by human resource consulting firm Robert Half , which asked more than 300 HR managers and more than 2,800 U.S. workers questions about their hiring and job search practices.
Sears Holdings Corp sued longtime former Chairman Eddie Lampert, his hedge fund ESL Investments and others like Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, claiming they illegally siphoned billions of dollars of assets from the retailer before it went bankrupt. The lawsuit, made public on Thursday, was filed by the restructuring team winding down Sears' bankruptcy estate and suing on behalf of creditors, many of whom blame Lampert for the retailer's downfall. The complaint seeks the repayment of "billions of dollars of value looted from Sears," including while it was in what Lampert would later call a "death spiral" where it sold core assets to meet daily expenses with no real plan for becoming profitable.
A better-than-expected first quarter paired with strong full-year numbers for 2018 has led Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE: HON) to increase its guidance on earnings for the current year. Honeywell's adjusted earnings per share remain at $1.92 for the first quarter of 2019. The company's per-share earnings from the first quarter this year were 9 cents higher than analysts' expectations and 7 cents above the high end of Honeywell's own projections.
In the latest trading session, Annaly Capital Management (NLY) closed at $9.99, marking a +0.1% move from the previous day. The stock lagged the S&P 500's daily gain of 0.16%. Meanwhile, the Dow gained 0.42%, and the Nasdaq, a tech-heavy index, added 0.03%.
However, unlike open-end funds, the total shares of a CEF are fixed and the fund managers do not create new shares as they take in more money. One of the primary appeals of CEFs is that they typically provide a steady monthly or quarterly income stream for fixed-income investors compared to the biannual payouts associated with individual bonds. CEFs can be seen as a defensive play in a rich and unpredictable market.