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Jim Cramer highlighted Axalta's turnaround and other high-profile spinoffs to find what makes corporate breakups successful.

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    Is a Hold Strategy Apt for Rayonier (RYN) Stock Right Now?

    Rayonier Inc.’s RYN portfolio of timberlands in some of the most productive timber-growing regions of the U.S. South, Pacific Northwest and New Zealand offer the company geographic diversity. However, cut-throat competition from national and local players

  • Procter & Gamble acquires Walker & Company, Tristan Walker will remain as CEO
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    TechCrunch

    Procter & Gamble acquires Walker & Company, Tristan Walker will remain as CEO

    Walker & Company Brands, a startup making health and beauty products for people of color, has been acquired by consumer giant Procter & Gamble. The company was founded five years ago by Tristan Walker, who previously led business development for Foursquare, and who aimed to create products that would better serve the needs of people of color with coarse or curly hair. Walker & Co. started out with its Bevel shaving products for men, then launched Form, a collection of hair products for women.

  • 3 Reasons XPO Logistics Stock Is Tumbling Further After Dropping 15.1% in November
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    Motley Fool

    3 Reasons XPO Logistics Stock Is Tumbling Further After Dropping 15.1% in November

    What happened XPO Logistics (NYSE: XPO) shares can't seem to find the floor. After a painful double-digit drop in October, investors hoping for some relief were in for a rude shock as the stock tumbled 15.1% in November, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence. As if that wasn't enough, XPO shares have already lost another 12% so far in December, now stretching their three-month loss to (hold your breath) a staggering 40%.

  • Cramer's lightning round: You may end up regretting selli...
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    CNBC Videos

    Cramer's lightning round: You may end up regretting selli...

    Jim Cramer zooms through his responses to callers' stock questions, including one on a growth stock that seems to be struggling.

  • See what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Verisk Analytics Inc.
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    Markit

    See what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Verisk Analytics Inc.

    NASDAQ/NGS:VRSK Score: Negative (25) 1 day at current score. Downgraded from Neutral on December 11th 2018 Summary This company ranked negatively compared to the Industrials sector despite only 1 negative IHS Markit Category ETFs holding this stock are seeing positive inflows but are weakening Bearish sentiment is low Short interest | Positive Short interest is low for VRSK with fewer than 5% of shares on loan. The last change in the short interest score occurred more than 1 month ago and implies that there has been little change in sentiment among investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices.

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    Reuters

    Germany seeks to assist potential bank merger - Bloomberg

    Germany is holding high-level talks to facilitate a possible merger of the nation's two largest private banks - Deutsche Bank (DBKGn.DE) and Commerzbank (CBKG.DE) - Bloomberg reported on Wednesday. Bloomberg, citing unnamed sources, said that discussions included German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz and Deutsche Bank Chief Executive Christian Sewing. A spokeswoman for Germany's finance ministry said there was nothing she could say about the report.

  • Implied Volatility Surging for Twitter (TWTR) Stock Options
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    Zacks

    Implied Volatility Surging for Twitter (TWTR) Stock Options

    Options with high levels of implied volatility suggest that investors in the underlying stocks are expecting a big move in one direction or the other. It could also mean there is an event coming up soon that may cause a big rally or a huge sell-off. However, implied volatility is only one piece of the puzzle when putting together an options trading strategy.

  • XELB or TPR: Which Is the Better Value Stock Right Now?
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    Zacks

    XELB or TPR: Which Is the Better Value Stock Right Now?

    Apparel and Shoes sector might want to consider either XCel Brands (XELB) or Tapestry (TPR). The best way to find great value stocks is to pair a strong Zacks Rank with an impressive grade in the Value category of our Style Scores system. The proven Zacks Rank emphasizes companies with positive estimate revision trends, and our Style Scores highlight stocks with specific traits.

  • Hedge Funds Are Buying PTC Therapeutics, Inc. (PTCT)
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    Insider Monkey

    Hedge Funds Are Buying PTC Therapeutics, Inc. (PTCT)

    How do you pick the next stock to invest in? One way would be to spend hours of research browsing through thousands of publicly traded companies. However, an easier way is to look at the stocks that smart money investors are collectively bullish on. Hedge

  • Altria and Philip Morris: Do Dividend Yields Look Attractive?
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    Market Realist

    Altria and Philip Morris: Do Dividend Yields Look Attractive?

    Both Philip Morris International (PM) and Altria Group MO have a strong history of returning cash to shareholders. Philip Morris’s dividends On December 6, Philip Morris International (PM) had announced quarterly dividends of $1.14 per share to be paid on January 11 to shareholders on record as of December 20. As of December 10, the company’s dividend yield stands at 5.41% with its stock price trading at $84.22.

  • Better Buy: Sirius XM vs. Spotify
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    Motley Fool

    Better Buy: Sirius XM vs. Spotify

    The biggest fear through the first couple of years after Sirius XM hit rock bottom was that streaming apps would spell the end of satellite radio. Connected cars that allow smartphone apps to stream seamlessly through Bluetooth connectivity would be the end of premium-priced satellite-beamed platforms. Sirius XM is still growing, but now there's a legitimate threat in the premium app realm with Spotify Technology (NYSE: SPOT) pumping up the volume.

  • Hedge Funds Are Dumping Halcon Resources Corp (HK)
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    Insider Monkey

    Hedge Funds Are Dumping Halcon Resources Corp (HK)

    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. Hedge fund investor letters indicated that they are cutting their overall exposure, closing out some position and doubling down on others. Let’s take a look at the hedge fund sentiment towards Halcon Resources Corp (NYSE:HK) to find out whether it was one of their high conviction long-term ideas.

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    Motley Fool

    2 Big-Bank Stocks We're Watching Right Now

    Every week on Industry Focus: Financials, host Jason Moser and Motley Fool contributor Matt Frankel, CFP discuss one stock that's on top of their respective watch lists. Here's why Frankel thinks Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) is worth a look and why Moser says Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) could be a good value right now. Jason Moser: Alright, Matt, let's wrap this week up here with One to Watch.

  • Under Armour issues weaker guidance
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    Yahoo Finance Video

    Under Armour issues weaker guidance

    Under Armour is facing pressure from shareholders after issuing weaker guidance amid more executive departures. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous and Brian Sozzi discuss.

  • 3 Must-See Quotes From DocuSign Management
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    Motley Fool

    3 Must-See Quotes From DocuSign Management

    Since going public in April, DocuSign's (NASDAQ: DOCU) business has seen some impressive growth. In fact, revenue growth reaccelerated in the company's recently reported fiscal third quarter as the company added 25,000 customers. But there's more to the e-signature and cloud-based document company's story than its third-quarter results.

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    Zacks

    Should Value Investors Consider Skechers (SKX) Stock Now?

    SKX stock into this equation and find out if it is a good choice for value-oriented investors right now, or if investors subscribing to this methodology should look elsewhere for top picks: PE Ratio A key metric that value investors always look at is the Price to Earnings Ratio, or PE for short. This shows us how much investors are willing to pay for each dollar of earnings in a given stock, and is easily one of the most popular financial ratios in the world. The best use of the PE ratio is to compare the stock’s current PE ratio with: a) where this ratio has been in the past; b) how it compares to the average for the industry/sector; and c) how it compares to the market as a whole.

  • Edgemoor Investment Gives Its Verdict On Visa, Will It Burn These Hedge Funds?
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    Insider Monkey

    Edgemoor Investment Gives Its Verdict On Visa, Will It Burn These Hedge Funds?

    Most investors tend to think that hedge funds and other asset managers are worthless, as they cannot beat even simple index fund portfolios. In fact, most people expect hedge funds to compete with and outperform the bull market that we have witnessed over the past few years. Visa Inc was in 112 hedge funds' portfolios at the end of the third quarter of 2018.

  • Seaspan Corporation (SSW): Are Hedge Funds Right About This Stock?
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    Insider Monkey

    Seaspan Corporation (SSW): Are Hedge Funds Right About This Stock?

    Before we spend many hours researching a company, we'd like to analyze what insiders, hedge funds and billionaire investors think of the stock first. We would like to do so because the elite investors' consensus returns have been exceptional. In the following paragraphs, we find out what the billionaire investors and hedge funds think of Seaspan Corporation (NYSE:SSW).

  • AutoNation, Inc. (AN) Hedge Funds Are Snapping Up
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    Insider Monkey

    AutoNation, Inc. (AN) Hedge Funds Are Snapping Up

    However, an easier way is to look at the stocks that smart money investors are collectively bullish on. Hedge funds and other institutional investors usually invest large amounts of capital and have to conduct due diligence while choosing their next pick. They don't always get it right, but, on average, their stock picks historically generated strong returns after adjusting for known risk factors.

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

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

    Short interest is low for XYL with fewer than 5% of shares on loan. The net inflows of $9.22 billion over the last one-month into ETFs that hold XYL are not among the highest of the last year and have been slowing.

  • See what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp.
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    Markit

    See what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp.

    NASDAQ/NGS:CTSH Score: Neutral (60) 1 day at current score. Downgraded from Positive on December 11th 2018 Summary This company ranked neutral compared to the Technology sector with only 1 positive IHS Markit Category Bearish sentiment is low Short interest | Positive Short interest is extremely low for CTSH with fewer than 1% of shares on loan. This could indicate that investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices are not currently targeting CTSH.

  • Macquarie (MIC) Gains As Market Dips: What You Should Know
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    Zacks

    Macquarie (MIC) Gains As Market Dips: What You Should Know

    This has outpaced the Conglomerates sector's loss of 7.15% and the S&P 500's loss of 4.99% in that time. Investors will be hoping for strength from MIC as it approaches its next earnings release, which is expected to be February 20, 2019. Our most recent consensus estimate is calling for quarterly revenue of $453.40 million, down 3.78% from the year-ago period.

  • See what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Apollo Investment Corp.
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    Markit

    See what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Apollo Investment Corp.

    NASDAQ/NGS:AINV Score: Positive (70) 55 days at current score. Upgraded from Neutral on October 18th 2018 Summary This company ranked positively compared to the Financials sector despite only 1 positive IHS Markit Category Bearish sentiment is low Economic output for the sector is expanding but at a slower rate Short interest | Positive Short interest is extremely low for AINV with fewer than 1% of shares on loan. This could indicate that investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices are not currently targeting AINV.

  • Hedge Funds Are Crazy About Wintrust Financial Corporation (WTFC)
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    Insider Monkey

    Hedge Funds Are Crazy About Wintrust Financial Corporation (WTFC)

    We aren't sure whether long-term interest rates will top 5% and value stocks outperform growth, but we follow hedge fund investor letters to understand where the markets and stocks might be going. This article will lay out and discuss the hedge fund and institutional investor sentiment towards Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC). Is Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WTFC) a buy, sell, or hold?

  • Are Options Traders Betting on a Big Move in Blackstone (BX) Stock?
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    Zacks

    Are Options Traders Betting on a Big Move in Blackstone (BX) Stock?

    Options with high levels of implied volatility suggest that investors in the underlying stocks are expecting a big move in one direction or the other. It could also mean there is an event coming up soon that may cause a big rally or a huge sell off. However, implied volatility is only one piece of the puzzle when putting together an options trading strategy.