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  • See what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Westrock Co.
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    Markit

    See what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Westrock Co.

    NYSE:WRK Score: Neutral (46) 1 day at current score. Upgraded from Negative on December 15th 2018 Summary This company ranked neutral compared to the Industrials sector with only 2 positive IHS Markit Categories ETFs holding this stock are seeing positive inflows Bearish sentiment is low Short interest | Positive Short interest is low for WRK 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.

  • Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. (VNDA): Hedge Fund Sentiment Unchanged
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    Insider Monkey

    Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. (VNDA): Hedge Fund Sentiment Unchanged

    It was a rough fourth quarter for many hedge funds, which were naturally unable to overcome the big dip in the broad market, as the S&P 500 fell by about 7% during October and average hedge fund losing about 3%. The Russell 2000, composed of smaller companies, performed even worse, trailing the S&P by about 4 percentage points during the first half of Q4, as investors fled less-known quantities for safe havens. This was the case with hedge funds, who we heard were pulling money from the market amid the volatility, which included money from small-cap stocks, which they invest in at a higher rate than other investors.

  • 3 Stocks Billionaire Ken Griffin Bought in Q3 (and 2 He Dumped)
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    Insider Monkey

    3 Stocks Billionaire Ken Griffin Bought in Q3 (and 2 He Dumped)

    We've uncovered a more reliable way to consistently beat the market by using these 13F filings and investing in only the top consensus picks of the 100 best performing hedge funds each quarter. Insider Monkey's flagship “Best Performing Hedge Funds Strategy” has returned 78.4% since its 2014 inception (through December 3), beating the market by over 18 percentage points. Check out a detailed analysis of Insider Monkey's performance and past quarterly stock picks for all the details.

  • Kevin O’Leary is right about cars, and his logic can save your retirement
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    MarketWatch

    Kevin O’Leary is right about cars, and his logic can save your retirement

    Financially speaking, though, car ownership today is a terrible idea, O’Leary said. You’re thinking about buying a car. Let me give you a new idea: Don’t,” O’Leary said on CNBC.

  • 3 Stocks That Are Absurdly Cheap Right Now
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    Motley Fool

    3 Stocks That Are Absurdly Cheap Right Now

    Stamps.com stock sold off last month after reporting a big decline in Q3 earnings -- net income plunging 28% to $33.4 million. But here's the thing: That "decline" in "earnings" came about entirely as a result of Stamps.com suffering a larger tax bite, with Q3 income taxes swinging from negative $11.4 million to positive $9.3 million. But for that change in tax rates, Stamps.com would have done just fine in Q3, with sales rising 25%, operating costs up just 10%, and operating profit, consequently, surging 31% year over year.

  • FTSE 100 down, as retail sector shaken by ASOS profit warning
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    MarketWatch

    FTSE 100 down, as retail sector shaken by ASOS profit warning

    Retail gloom hit London markets on Monday, after online retailing giant ASOS PLC cut its full-year outlook, sending its rivals into the red. Shares of U.K. fashion retailers were down Monday morning after ASOS (UK:ASC)  warned of difficult November trading and cut its full-year outlook. Shares of ASOS, which list on London’s Alternative Investment Market of smaller companies, plummeted by 40% after the profit warning, helping send the shares of its rivals into the red.

  • Surprise! The Largest U.S. Pension Fund Just Bought These 2 Marijuana Stocks
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    Motley Fool

    Surprise! The Largest U.S. Pension Fund Just Bought These 2 Marijuana Stocks

    When big institutional investors pour money into marijuana stocks, you know the cannabis industry has hit the big time. The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) filed its report of holdings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) a few weeks ago. It takes a while to scroll through all the stocks that CalPERS owns in its massive portfolio, but there were a couple of surprising new additions on the latest filing.

  • Hedge Funds Are Crazy About Akebia Therapeutics Inc (AKBA)
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    Insider Monkey

    Hedge Funds Are Crazy About Akebia Therapeutics Inc (AKBA)

    Our research has shown that hedge funds' small-cap stock picks managed to beat the market by double digits annually between 1999 and 2016, but the margin of outperformance has been declining in recent years. Nevertheless, we were still able to identify in advance a select group of hedge fund holdings that outperformed the market by 18 percentage points since May 2014 through December 3, 2018 (see the details here). We were also able to identify in advance a select group of hedge fund holdings that underperformed the market by 10 percentage points annually between 2006 and 2017.

  • The Israeli Prime Minister's Son Has Been Temporarily Banned From Facebook Over Divisive Posts
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    Meredith Videos

    The Israeli Prime Minister's Son Has Been Temporarily Banned From Facebook Over Divisive Posts

    Facebook has blocked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s son Yair for 24 hours after he wrote a post criticizing the social media platform as “thought police” and sharing previously banned content.

  • Watch Lockheed Martin drop a new combat ship into a river
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    American City Business Journals

    Watch Lockheed Martin drop a new combat ship into a river

    A shipbuilding team led by Bethesda-based Lockheed Martin launched its littoral combat ship 19 into the Menominee River in Wisconsin over the weekend. The so-called sideways launch, at the Fincantieri Marinette Marine Shipyard in Marinette, Wisconsin, is something that needs to be seen to be believed so here’s video of it. LCS 19, the future USS St. Louis, is the second littoral combat ship christened and launched by Lockheed (NYSE: LMT) this year.

  • 3 Stocks Value Investing Legend Seth Klarman Bought in Q3 (and 2 He Dumped)
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    Insider Monkey

    3 Stocks Value Investing Legend Seth Klarman Bought in Q3 (and 2 He Dumped)

    Consistent with his value investing approach, the billionaire's hedge fund made only a small number of moves in its highly concentrated portfolio during Q3, opening new positions in six stocks while selling out of just one former holding. Communications stocks continued to grow in weighting within Baupost's 13F portfolio, rising to 31.19% by the end of Q3, compared to just 8.17% a year earlier. Utilities also jumped to 6.87% from just 1.73% in the middle of 2018.

  • Despite Recent Wins, Ambarella Still Isn't a Buy
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    Motley Fool

    Despite Recent Wins, Ambarella Still Isn't a Buy

    Shares of vision-chip maker Ambarella (NASDAQ: AMBA) got a small reprieve from this year's steep declines after the company's fiscal third-quarter report, issued on Nov. 29. Ambarella stock has climbed roughly 9% since the earnings report. Investor hopes have rested on the company's upcoming computer vision (CV) technology, and management reported that Ambarella expects to make its first shipment of CV chips by the end of the quarter ending Jan. 31, 2019.

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    Reuters

    Brazil airline Gol evaluating options after foreign ownership restrictions lifted

    Brazil's largest airline, Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes, is weighing its options after the government lifted longstanding restrictions on foreign ownership of carriers, the company said in a securities filing on Monday. The airline said it was "evaluating" the decision because it could "enhance value-creation for company shareholders by allowing non-Brazilian control of Gol." Until last week, foreign investors could own up to 20 percent of Brazilian airlines.

  • Apple Stock Below $170: Time to Buy?
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    Motley Fool

    Apple Stock Below $170: Time to Buy?

    The long view Given that the iPhone accounts for over 60% of Apple's revenue, it makes sense that investors are concerned about what looks like lower unit sales than in the year-ago quarter -- a trend that may be indicative of how the rest of the fiscal year could play out. But Apple stock still looks compelling today, despite headwinds in the company's largest segment. The stock's attractiveness boils down to valuation.

  • Is Arlo Technologies a Buy at 50% Off Its IPO Price?
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    Motley Fool

    Is Arlo Technologies a Buy at 50% Off Its IPO Price?

    Arlo Technologies (NYSE: ARLO), a leader in wireless home-security cameras, hasn't had an easy time since being spun off from graphics-chip maker Netgear (NASDAQ: NTGR) in August. Arlo's third-quarter earnings, released at the end of October, showed a solid effort, but also carried warnings of coming margin softness because of a promotional environment for the holidays, which added to investor concerns about falling growth rates in revenue, registered users, and paid subscribers.

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    CNBC

    China's multibillion-dollar electric car companies are heading for a make-or-break moment

    Two of China’s largest electric car companies make announcements on new passenger vehicles this month. The country is the largest market for such vehicles, thanks mostly to government subsidies. It's unclear whether the Chinese players can survive when government subsidies end, or in regions where the state has less influence.

  • Hedge Funds Are Selling Banco Santander, S.A. (SAN)
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    Insider Monkey

    Hedge Funds Are Selling Banco Santander, S.A. (SAN)

    During the first half of the fourth quarter the Russell 2000 ETF (IWM) lagged the larger S&P 500 ETF (SPY) by about 4 percentage points as investors worried over the possible ramifications of rising interest rates. The hedge funds and institutional investors we track typically invest more in smaller-cap stocks than an average investor (i.e. only 298 S&P 500 constituents were among the 500 most popular stocks among hedge funds), and we have seen data that shows those funds paring back their overall exposure. Those funds cutting positions in small-caps is one reason why volatility has increased.

  • Jennifer Lawrence speaks out against new lawsuit claiming she had affair with Harvey Weinstein
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    Yahoo Entertainment

    Jennifer Lawrence speaks out against new lawsuit claiming she had affair with Harvey Weinstein

    A new lawsuit filed against Harvey Weinstein alleges that the disgraced Hollywood producer bragged about having an affair with Jennifer Lawrence — and the actress isn’t having it.

  • Hedge Funds Are Betting On Nokia Corporation (NOK)
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    Insider Monkey

    Hedge Funds Are Betting On Nokia Corporation (NOK)

    Insider Monkey's flagship best performing hedge funds strategy returned 6.3% year to date (through December 3rd) and outperformed the market even though it draws its stock picks among small-cap stocks. This strategy also outperformed the market by 18 percentage points since its inception (see the details here). That's why we believe hedge fund sentiment is a useful indicator that investors should pay attention to.

  • Better Buy: General Electric vs. Verizon
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    Motley Fool

    Better Buy: General Electric vs. Verizon

    Industrial companies like GE often have large finance arms, but they are intended to help facilitate the purchase of company-made products. GE's finance division spread to include things like mortgage financing, which was way beyond the company's industrial focus and, unfortunately, a key factor in the recession. When that finance-led recession hit, GE was forced to cut its dividend, take large one-time charges, sell off assets, and accept a government bailout.

  • 3 Top Lumber Stocks to Consider Buying in 2019
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    Motley Fool

    3 Top Lumber Stocks to Consider Buying in 2019

    While that sell-off burned investors in 2018, it makes these stocks more compelling to consider for 2019 and beyond, especially by income-seeking investors, since each offers an attractive dividend yield. The king of the forest Weyerhaeuser is the largest private owner of timberlands in North America, at 12.4 million acres. It also operates some of the lowest-cost wood products manufacturing facilities in the industry.

  • 3 Tremendous Dividend Stocks to Buy for the Long Run
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    Motley Fool

    3 Tremendous Dividend Stocks to Buy for the Long Run

    The one winning strategy that you as an investor have a significant amount of control over is to be more patient than others. This strategy works especially well for dividend investors, since dividends can add greatly to total returns over a long period of time. Admittedly, some dividend stocks aren't great long-term picks.

  • Is Universal Display Corporation (OLED) Going to Burn These Hedge Funds?
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    Insider Monkey

    Is Universal Display Corporation (OLED) Going to Burn These Hedge Funds?

    Amid an overall market correction, many stocks that smart money investors were collectively bullish on tanked during the fourth quarter. This is why following the smart money sentiment is a useful tool at identifying the next stock to invest in. Universal Display Corporation (NASDAQ:OLED) has experienced a decrease in activity from the world's largest hedge funds in recent months.

  • Do Hedge Funds Love CareDx, Inc. (CDNA)?
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    Insider Monkey

    Do Hedge Funds Love CareDx, Inc. (CDNA)?

    Our calculations also showed that cdna isn't among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds. In the eyes of most traders, hedge funds are perceived as slow, outdated financial tools of the past. While there are over 8,000 funds in operation today, We hone in on the aristocrats of this group, about 700 funds.

  • 3 Augmented Reality Stocks to Buy in 2019
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    Motley Fool

    3 Augmented Reality Stocks to Buy in 2019

    Many of the world's largest technology companies have turned some of their attention toward augmented reality (AR) over the past few years. It's been a subtle shift for many of them, but there's a good reason AR is garnering more attention: the market will be worth about $90 billion by 2022. AR devices, apps, games, and services aren't prevalent right now, but recent moves by Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL), Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) and NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) could change how quickly this tech becomes ubiquitous.