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Insomniac's first Magic Leap game made me an alien plant gardener

Devindra Hardawar
Insomniac's first Magic Leap game made me an alien plant gardener

Insomniac Games, a studio that's built up a reputation for action-packed games and bold VR experiences, wants you to take care of a plant. Much like Nintendo's wildly popular Animal Crossing games, you're not going to be spending hours on end with your Seedling.

  • Hedge Funds Aren’t Crazy About FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE:FDS) Anymore
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    Insider Monkey

    Hedge Funds Aren’t Crazy About FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE:FDS) Anymore

    The elite funds run by legendary investors such as Dan Loeb and David Tepper make hundreds of millions of dollars for themselves and their investors by spending enormous resources doing research on small-cap stocks that big investment banks don't follow. In this article, we take a closer look at FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE:FDS) from the perspective of those elite funds. Is FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE:FDS) the right pick for your portfolio?

  • See what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Mobile Mini Inc.
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    Markit

    See what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Mobile Mini Inc.

    To the fullest extent permitted by law, IHS Markit disclaims any responsibility or liability, whether in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage arising from any reliance on or the use of this material in any way. Please view the full legal disclaimer and methodology information on pages 2-3 of the full report.

  • Should You Avoid Mettler-Toledo International Inc. (MTD)?
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    Insider Monkey

    Should You Avoid Mettler-Toledo International Inc. (MTD)?

    Investing in small-cap stocks has historically been a way to outperform the market, as small-cap companies typically grow faster on average than the blue chips. The one and a half month time period since the end of the third quarter is one of those periods, as the Russell 2000 ETF (IWM) has underperformed the larger S&P 500 ETF (SPY) by about 4 percentage points. In this article, we use our extensive database of hedge fund holdings to find out what the smart money thinks of Mettler-Toledo International Inc. (NYSE:MTD).

  • Why Is Westport (WPRT) Down 31.9% Since Last Earnings Report?
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    Zacks

    Why Is Westport (WPRT) Down 31.9% Since Last Earnings Report?

    It has been about a month since the last earnings report for Westport Innovations (WPRT). Will the recent negative trend continue leading up to its next earnings release, or is Westport due for a breakout? Before we dive into how investors and analysts have reacted as of late, let's take a quick look at the most recent earnings report in order to get a better handle on the important catalysts.

  • 4 Big Brands That May Not Be Around Much Longer
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    Motley Fool

    4 Big Brands That May Not Be Around Much Longer

    Toys R Us became the latest major retailer to close all of its stores, joining one-time giants like Circuit City, Linens 'n Things, Borders Books & Music, Radio Shack, Circuit City, Sharper Image, Bon-Ton, and a few others in failure.

  • 2 Dividend Stocks to Buy on Sale
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    Motley Fool

    2 Dividend Stocks to Buy on Sale

    There is truth to the idea that winners tend to keep winning, and investors have to beware of being led into a value trap, but identifying stocks with attractive long-term upside after big sell-offs can have a dramatic positive impact on overall returns. With that dynamic in mind, here's why Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) and IBM (NYSE: IBM) are discounted stocks that income-focused investors should consider adding to their portfolios. Apple stock has gotten a haircut, amid the broader pullback on technology stocks and rising concerns about whether the company's iPhone business has peaked.

  • Better Marijuana Stock: Aurora Cannabis vs. KushCo Holdings
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    Motley Fool

    Better Marijuana Stock: Aurora Cannabis vs. KushCo Holdings

    Aurora Cannabis (NYSE: ACB) and KushCo Holdings (NASDAQOTH: KSHB) are two marijuana stocks that are about as different as night and day. Aurora claims a market cap of more than $5.7 billion and produces cannabis for the Canadian recreational and medical marijuana markets and international medical marijuana markets. KushCo's market cap is less than $460 million.

  • These 5 Oil Stocks Chose the Right Side
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    Motley Fool

    These 5 Oil Stocks Chose the Right Side

    Oil companies have flocked to the Permian Basin in recent years, spending billions of dollars to snap up land on both sides of the oil-producing region. Further, the Delaware also holds 218 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, a jaw-dropping 18 times more than its sibling basin to the east.

  • Huawei became a force by stealing Cisco’s technology: Gordon Chang
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    Fox Business Videos

    Huawei became a force by stealing Cisco’s technology: Gordon Chang

    “The Coming Collapse of China” author Gordon Chang says China's government supported the business practices of Huawei Technologies.

  • Is General Electric Company (GE) A Good Stock To Buy?
    Finance
    Insider Monkey

    Is General Electric Company (GE) A Good Stock To Buy?

    Hedge funds run by legendary names like Nelson Peltz and David Tepper make billions of dollars a year for themselves and their super-rich accredited investors (you’ve got to have a minimum of $1 million liquid to invest in a hedge fund) by spending enormous resources on analyzing and uncovering data about small-cap stocks that the big brokerage houses don’t follow. General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) has experienced an increase in activity from the world's largest hedge funds of late. GE was in 46 hedge funds' portfolios at the end of the third quarter of 2018.

  • 2 Stocks to Buy With Dividends Yielding More Than 6%
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    Motley Fool

    2 Stocks to Buy With Dividends Yielding More Than 6%

    Enterprise is one of the largest midstream players in North America. It is also a very conservatively run partnership. Enterprise also works hard to ensure that its distribution is well covered by the cash it generates.

  • Better Buy: Square vs. American Express
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    Motley Fool

    Better Buy: Square vs. American Express

    New digital payment providers like Square (NYSE: SQ) have been shaking things up in the payment space, but traditional payment providers like American Express (NYSE: AXP) are not going away. Square has had great success with its strategy of selling card readers to small merchants and then cross-selling those merchants additional services like payroll and accounting tools to help merchants grow their business. One of the main issues with Square is that it hasn't generated a profit. The company posted a rare profit of $20 million in the last quarter, but most of that was from unrealized gains on Square's equity investment in Eventbrite -- an online event planning service.

  • Hedge Funds Are Still Crazy About Baxter International Inc. (BAX)
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    Insider Monkey

    Hedge Funds Are Still Crazy About Baxter International Inc. (BAX)

    Many investors, including Paul Tudor Jones or Stan Druckenmiller, have been saying for a while now that the current market is overvalued due to a low interest rate environment that leads to companies swapping their equity for debt and focusing mostly on short-term performance such as beating the quarterly earnings estimates. In this article we will find out how hedge fund sentiment to Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX) changed recently. Is Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX) the right investment to pursue these days?

  • NVIDIA Investors Shouldn't Lose Sight of the Bigger Picture
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    Motley Fool

    NVIDIA Investors Shouldn't Lose Sight of the Bigger Picture

    Shares of NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) have been in free-fall mode ever since its latest round of results came out. The market has taken a dim view of this expected slowdown in NVIDIA's business and investors have been quick to press the panic button. NVIDIA is not a short-term play and it won't be long before its heyday is back again.

  • Why the next 10% move in the stock market might be down
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    Yahoo Finance

    Why the next 10% move in the stock market might be down

    1) Very few people are talking about the number of large hedge funds that are currently closing. In late September, I read that 6 or 7 hedge funds were shutting down on October 1, and we saw indiscriminate selling during the first few weeks of October. Since most hedge funds allow for redemptions on a quarterly basis, we are likely to see another large exodus at the beginning of 2019.

  • United Technologies Breakup Plan Prolongs the Uncertainty
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    Motley Fool

    United Technologies Breakup Plan Prolongs the Uncertainty

    Shares of United Technologies (NYSE: UTX) had largely been stuck in neutral over the past year as the company awaited approval for its $30 billion acquisition of Rockwell Collins. UTC's decision to split its aerospace business, Otis Elevator, and Carrier HVAC into three independent entities has long been discussed, and there is logic to the move. Here's a look at the three companies that are set to emerge from United Technologies.

  • White House's Peter Navarro on John Kelly, stock market drop
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    Fox Business Videos

    White House's Peter Navarro on John Kelly, stock market drop

    White House National Trade Council director speaks out on 'Sunday Morning Futures' on the chief of staff shakeup and trade fears rattling U.S. stock market.

  • Is Rite Aid Corporation (RAD) Going to Burn These Hedge Funds?
    Finance
    Insider Monkey

    Is Rite Aid Corporation (RAD) Going to Burn These Hedge Funds?

    A market correction in the fourth quarter, spurred by a number of global macroeconomic concerns and rising interest rates ended up having a negative impact on the markets and many hedge funds as a result. This is evident in the fact that the Russell 2,000 ETF underperformed the S&P 500 ETF by 4 percentage points during the first half of the fourth quarter. Let's study the hedge fund sentiment to see how those concerns affected their ownership of Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE:RAD) during the quarter.

  • 3 Top Stocks to Buy in December
    Business
    Motley Fool

    3 Top Stocks to Buy in December

    With the new year peeking over the horizon and uncertainty as to what the stock market will do next, investors might be wondering what the best course of action is heading into 2019. There's no pinpointing what the broader market will do in the short term, and even though there are signs that bearish sentiment is increasing, attempting to time macroeconomic trends has historically proven to be an exercise in futility. Investors with a long time horizon will probably continue to be best served by seeking out great companies, steadily building positions, and avoiding intense preoccupation with the potential twists and turns of the broader market.

  • Is Walmart Inc. (WMT) A Good Stock To Buy According To Hedge Funds?
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    Insider Monkey

    Is Walmart Inc. (WMT) A Good Stock To Buy According To Hedge Funds?

    Billionaire hedge fund managers such as Steve Cohen and Stan Druckenmiller can generate millions or even billions of dollars every year by pinning down high-potential small-cap stocks and pouring cash into these candidates. Small-cap stocks are overlooked by most investors, brokerage houses, and financial services hubs, while the unlimited research abilities of the big players within the hedge fund industry can easily identify the undervalued and high-potential stocks that reside the ignored corners of equity markets. There are numerous small-cap stocks that have turned out to be great winners, which is one of the main reasons the Insider Monkey team pays close attention to the hedge fund activity in relation to these stocks.

  • E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC): Hedge Funds Are Snapping Up
    Finance
    Insider Monkey

    E*TRADE Financial Corporation (ETFC): Hedge Funds Are Snapping Up

    Hedge funds and large money managers usually invest with a focus on the long-term horizon and, therefore, short-lived dips on the charts, usually don't make them change their opinion towards a company. This time it may be different. During the first 6

  • Is Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited (TEVA) A Good Stock To Buy?
    Finance
    Insider Monkey

    Is Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited (TEVA) A Good Stock To Buy?

    We know that hedge funds generate strong, risk-adjusted returns over the long run, therefore imitating the picks that they are collectively bullish on can be a profitable strategy for retail investors. With billions of dollars in assets, smart money investors

  • Why Is CenturyLink (CTL) Down 17.1% Since Last Earnings Report?
    Finance
    Zacks

    Why Is CenturyLink (CTL) Down 17.1% Since Last Earnings Report?

    It has been about a month since the last earnings report for CenturyLink (CTL). Will the recent negative trend continue leading up to its next earnings release, or is CenturyLink due for a breakout? Before we dive into how investors and analysts have reacted as of late, let's take a quick look at the most recent earnings report in order to get a better handle on the important drivers.

  • Is Akorn, Inc. (AKRX) A Good Stock To Buy?
    Finance
    Insider Monkey

    Is Akorn, Inc. (AKRX) A Good Stock To Buy?

    Hedge funds run by legendary names like Nelson Peltz and David Tepper make billions of dollars a year for themselves and their super-rich accredited investors (you’ve got to have a minimum of $1 million liquid to invest in a hedge fund) by spending enormous

  • The 1 Stock I'd Buy Right Now
    Business
    Motley Fool

    The 1 Stock I'd Buy Right Now

    While the last five years have been very rewarding for Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI) shareholders, the video game publisher's stock has recently taken a sharp turn into bearish territory. Blizzard's MAUs dropped from 42 million in the third quarter of 2017 to 37 million in this year's period as franchises like Overwatch and Hearthstone saw player declines and a new update for the developer's aging World of Warcraft online role-playing game wasn't enough to lift overall MAUs across Blizzard games.