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  • How Many Amyris, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMRS) Shares Did Insiders Buy, In The Last Year?
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    Simply Wall St.

    How Many Amyris, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMRS) Shares Did Insiders Buy, In The Last Year?

    We've lost count of how many times insiders have accumulated shares in a company that goes on to improve markedly. We don't think shareholders should simply follow insider transactions. For example, a Columbia University study found that 'insiders are more likely to engage in open market purchases of their own company's stock when the firm is about to reveal new agreements with customers and suppliers'.

  • Is Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK) Going To Burn These Hedge Funds ?
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    Insider Monkey

    Is Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK) Going To Burn These Hedge Funds ?

    Based on the fact that hedge funds have collectively under-performed the market for several years, it would be easy to assume that their stock picks simply aren't very good. This year hedge funds' top 20 stock picks easily bested the broader market, at 37.4% compared to 27.5%, despite there being a few duds in there like Berkshire Hathaway (even their collective wisdom isn't perfect). Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) shareholders have witnessed a decrease in hedge fund sentiment recently.

  • Should You Buy SJW Group (SJW)?
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    Insider Monkey

    Should You Buy SJW Group (SJW)?

    Because hedge funds have a lot of resources and their consensus picks do well, we pay attention to what they think. In this article, we analyze what the elite funds think of SJW Group (NYSE:SJW). SJW Group (NYSE:SJW) was in 19 hedge funds' portfolios at the end of the third quarter of 2019.

  • Is Webster Financial Corporation (WBS) A Good Stock To Buy ?
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    Insider Monkey

    Is Webster Financial Corporation (WBS) A Good Stock To Buy ?

    As we already know from media reports and hedge fund investor letters, hedge funds delivered their best returns in a decade. Most investors who decided to stick with hedge funds after a rough 2018 recouped their losses by the end of the third quarter. In this article, we will particularly take a look at what hedge funds think about Webster Financial Corporation (NYSE:WBS).

  • American Eagle Outfitters poised to snap up share from Gap and Victoria’s Secret parent L Brands
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    MarketWatch

    American Eagle Outfitters poised to snap up share from Gap and Victoria’s Secret parent L Brands

    American Eagle Outfitters Inc. is adding new stores and refurbishing existing ones, setting itself up for growth at the expense of the competition, analysts say. “Amid thousands of retail closures, American Eagle is one of a few breaking new ground and we see market gains as Gap Inc. and L Brands Inc. shutter 230 and 53 stores, respectively, through fiscal year 2021,” Camilla Yanushevsky wrote in a note. American Eagle says it opened 24 stores in the third quarter and expects to open 60 Aerie stores this year.

  • Peloton tumbles on Citron issuing 2020 price target of $5
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    Yahoo Finance Video

    Peloton tumbles on Citron issuing 2020 price target of $5

    Peloton's stock tumbled after Citron Research issued a 2020 price target of $5. Yahoo Finance's Zack Guzman and Heidi Chung discuss with Payne Capital Management President Ryan Payne on YFi PM.

  • Those Who Purchased Farfetch (NYSE:FTCH) Shares A Year Ago Have A 58% Loss To Show For It
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    Simply Wall St.

    Those Who Purchased Farfetch (NYSE:FTCH) Shares A Year Ago Have A 58% Loss To Show For It

    Unfortunately, shareholders of Farfetch Limited (NYSE:FTCH) have suffered share price declines over the last year. The share price is down a hefty 58% in that time. Because Farfetch hasn't been listed for many years, the market is still learning about how the business performs.

  • Hedge Funds Are Buying Canadian Solar Inc. (CSIQ)
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    Insider Monkey

    Hedge Funds Are Buying Canadian Solar Inc. (CSIQ)

    Hedge funds' top 3 stock picks returned 41.7% this year and beat the S&P 500 ETFs by 14 percentage points. Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ:CSIQ) was in 17 hedge funds' portfolios at the end of September. CSIQ has seen an increase in activity from the world's largest hedge funds recently.

  • Is Magnolia Oil & Gas Corporation (MGY) Going to Burn These Hedge Funds?
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    Insider Monkey

    Is Magnolia Oil & Gas Corporation (MGY) Going to Burn These Hedge Funds?

    With the first-quarter round of 13F filings behind us it is time to take a look at the stocks in which some of the best money managers in the world preferred to invest or sell heading into the second quarter. Magnolia Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE:MGY) was in 17 hedge funds' portfolios at the end of September. MGY investors should be aware of a decrease in support from the world's most elite money managers of late.

  • Did Helen of Troy Limited's (NASDAQ:HELE) Recent Earnings Growth Beat The Trend?
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    Simply Wall St.

    Did Helen of Troy Limited's (NASDAQ:HELE) Recent Earnings Growth Beat The Trend?

    For long-term investors, assessing earnings trend over time and against industry benchmarks is more beneficial than examining a single earnings announcement at a point in time. Investors may find my commentary, albeit very high-level and brief, on Helen of Troy Limited (NasdaqGS:HELE) useful as an attempt to give more color around how Helen of Troy is currently performing. How HELE fared against its long-term earnings performance and its industry HELE's trailing twelve-month earnings (from 31 August 2019) of US$179m has jumped 20% compared to the previous year.

  • Lenovo denies ripping off Nokia's technology
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    American City Business Journals

    Lenovo denies ripping off Nokia's technology

    A court battle between two giant electronics companies – Lenovo and Nokia – continues this week. Nokia filed a federal lawsuit in North Carolina in September, accusing Lenovo of ripping off a technology it describes as being “essential to decoding video” for devices like laptops and tablets. Lenovo has benefited greatly from Nokia's innovations, which have enabled Lenovo products to more efficiently and effectively stream high quality video,” Nokia claimed in its initial suit, filed Sept.

  • We're A Little Worried About Capricor Therapeutics's (NASDAQ:CAPR) Cash Burn Rate
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    Simply Wall St.

    We're A Little Worried About Capricor Therapeutics's (NASDAQ:CAPR) Cash Burn Rate

    Given this risk, we thought we'd take a look at whether Capricor Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CAPR) shareholders should be worried about its cash burn. In this report, we will consider the company's annual negative free cash flow, henceforth referring to it as the 'cash burn'. Let's start with an examination of the business's cash, relative to its cash burn.

  • Why We’re Not Keen On Nexstar Media Group, Inc.’s (NASDAQ:NXST) 5.4% Return On Capital
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    Simply Wall St.

    Why We’re Not Keen On Nexstar Media Group, Inc.’s (NASDAQ:NXST) 5.4% Return On Capital

    Today we are going to look at Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NXST) to see whether it might be an attractive investment prospect. Specifically, we're going to calculate its Return On Capital Employed (ROCE), in the hopes of getting some insight into the business. First up, we'll look at what ROCE is and how we calculate it.

  • Here’s What Hedge Funds Think About NICE Ltd. (NICE)
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    Insider Monkey

    Here’s What Hedge Funds Think About NICE Ltd. (NICE)

    Hedge fund activity in NICE Ltd. (NASDAQ:NICE) At Q3's end, a total of 16 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey held long positions in this stock, a change of -16% from the second quarter of 2019. On the other hand, there were a total of 14 hedge funds with a bullish position in NICE a year ago. With the smart money's positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists an "upper tier" of noteworthy hedge fund managers who were upping their holdings significantly (or already accumulated large positions).

  • Is It Too Late To Consider Buying Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:SWKS)?
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    Simply Wall St.

    Is It Too Late To Consider Buying Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:SWKS)?

    Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:SWKS) received a lot of attention from a substantial price increase on the NASDAQGS over the last few months. With many analysts covering the large-cap stock, we may expect any price-sensitive announcements have already been factored into the stock's share price. Today I will analyse the most recent data on Skyworks Solutions's outlook and valuation to see if the opportunity still exists.

  • Gamestop shares drop after missing Wall Street estimates
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    Yahoo Finance Video

    Gamestop shares drop after missing Wall Street estimates

    Gamestop shares are dropping Wednesday after it missed Wall Street estimates in its latest earnings report. Yahoo Finance's Dan Howley joins On the Move to discuss.

  • Is There Now An Opportunity In Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE:AVY)?
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    Simply Wall St.

    Is There Now An Opportunity In Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE:AVY)?

    The company's shares saw a double-digit share price rise of over 10% in the past couple of months on the NYSE. Let's take a look at Avery Dennison's outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if the opportunity still exists. It's trading around 10% below my intrinsic value, which means if you buy Avery Dennison today, you'd be paying a reasonable price for it.

  • Hedge Funds Are Dumping YY Inc  (YY)
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    Insider Monkey

    Hedge Funds Are Dumping YY Inc (YY)

    That's why we weren't surprised when hedge funds' top 20 large-cap stock picks generated a return of 37.6% in 2019 (through the end of November) and outperformed the broader market benchmark by 9.9 percentage points.This is why following the smart money sentiment is a useful tool at identifying the next stock to invest in. YY Inc (NASDAQ:YY) was in 17 hedge funds' portfolios at the end of September. YY investors should pay attention to a decrease in activity from the world's largest hedge funds recently.

  • Hedge Funds Have Never Been More Bullish On Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc. (SKT)
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    Insider Monkey

    Hedge Funds Have Never Been More Bullish On Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc. (SKT)

    It seems that the masses and most of the financial media hate hedge funds and what they do, but why is this hatred of hedge funds so prominent? Truth be told, most hedge fund managers and other smaller players within this industry are very smart and skilled investors. Conversely, hedge funds' top 20 large-cap stock picks generated a return of 37.4% during the same 11-month period, with the majority of these stock picks outperforming the broader market benchmark.

  • Did Hedge Funds Drop The Ball On Arrowhead Research Corp (ARWR) ?
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    Insider Monkey

    Did Hedge Funds Drop The Ball On Arrowhead Research Corp (ARWR) ?

    The stocks that are heavily bought by hedge funds historically outperformed the market, though there is no shortage of high profile failures like hedge funds' 2018 losses in Facebook and Apple. Let's take a closer look at what the funds we track think about Arrowhead Research Corp (NASDAQ:ARWR) in this article. Arrowhead Research Corp (NASDAQ:ARWR) shareholders have witnessed a decrease in enthusiasm from smart money in recent months.

  • Hedge Funds Have Never Been This Bullish On Beyond Meat, Inc. (BYND)
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    Insider Monkey

    Hedge Funds Have Never Been This Bullish On Beyond Meat, Inc. (BYND)

    Hedge Funds and other institutional investors have just completed filing their 13Fs with the Securities and Exchange Commission, revealing their equity portfolios as of the end of June. At Insider Monkey, we follow nearly 750 active hedge funds and notable investors and by analyzing their 13F filings, we can determine the stocks that they are collectively bullish on. Beyond Meat, Inc. (NASDAQ:BYND) was in 17 hedge funds' portfolios at the end of September.

  • At US$59.95, Is U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) Worth Looking At Closely?
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    Simply Wall St.

    At US$59.95, Is U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) Worth Looking At Closely?

    Today we're going to take a look at the well-established U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB). The company's stock saw a decent share price growth in the teens level on the NYSE over the last few months. Today I will analyse the most recent data on U.S. Bancorp's outlook and valuation to see if the opportunity still exists.

  • B. Riley Financial (NASDAQ:RILY) Shareholders Have Enjoyed An Impressive 207% Share Price Gain
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    Simply Wall St.

    B. Riley Financial (NASDAQ:RILY) Shareholders Have Enjoyed An Impressive 207% Share Price Gain

    One way to examine how market sentiment has changed over time is to look at the interaction between a company's share price and its earnings per share (EPS). During the last half decade, B. Riley Financial became profitable. Sometimes, the start of profitability is a major inflection point that can signal fast earnings growth to come, which in turn justifies very strong share price gains.

  • If You Like EPS Growth Then Check Out Sterling Bancorp (NYSE:STL) Before It's Too Late
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    Simply Wall St.

    If You Like EPS Growth Then Check Out Sterling Bancorp (NYSE:STL) Before It's Too Late

    For beginners, it can seem like a good idea (and an exciting prospect) to buy a company that tells a good story to investors, even if it completely lacks a track record of revenue and profit. So if you're like me, you might be more interested in profitable, growing companies, like Sterling Bancorp (NYSE:STL). Loss-making companies are always racing against time to reach financial sustainability, but time is often a friend of the profitable company, especially if it is growing.

  • Hedge Funds Are Betting On The Rubicon Project Inc (RUBI)
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    Insider Monkey

    Hedge Funds Are Betting On The Rubicon Project Inc (RUBI)

    Many investors, including Paul Tudor Jones or Stan Druckenmiller, have been saying before last year's Q4 market crash that the stock 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. The Rubicon Project Inc (NYSE:RUBI) was in 20 hedge funds' portfolios at the end of the third quarter of 2019. RUBI investors should be aware of an increase in support from the world's most elite money managers in recent months.