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Pablo Sandoval made his pitching debut and it was glorious

How weird did things get at AT&T Park in San Francisco on Saturday afternoon? Weird enough that Pablo Sandoval, a 31-year-old infielder with 1,126 career hits and zero professional pitching appearances to his name, was the Giants best pitcher.

  • Company Chairman, Wife Cut Stake as Hong Kong Stock Plunged 89%
    Business
    Bloomberg

    Company Chairman, Wife Cut Stake as Hong Kong Stock Plunged 89%

    Shum Tin Ching and his wife Wang Xinmei sold 93.6 million shares of Jiayuan International Group Ltd. on Jan. 17 at an average of HK$2.7611 apiece -- about a 79 percent discount from the previous day's close -- according to a Hong Kong exchange filing. Jiayuan tumbled as much as 24 percent before shares were suspended. Stocks that plunged last week with Jiayuan also sank, with Sunshine 100 China Holdings Ltd. falling as much as 13 percent and Rentian Technology Holdings Ltd. retreating 9.1 percent.

  • Calculating The Fair Value Of BlackBerry Limited (TSE:BB)
    Business
    Simply Wall St.

    Calculating The Fair Value Of BlackBerry Limited (TSE:BB)

    Does the January share price for BlackBerry Limited (TSE:BB) reflect it's really worth? Today, I will calculate the stock's intrinsic value by taking the expected future cash flows and discounting them to their present value. This is done using the Discounted Cash Flows (DCF) model.

  • Is Aphria a Buy?
    Business
    Motley Fool

    Is Aphria a Buy?

    Potential rewards While there certainly are several real risks for Aphria, the stock holds the potential to deliver big rewards to patient investors as well. Starting on Aphria's home front, the Canadian recreational marijuana market is just getting started. Naysayers predicting weaker-than-expected demand for recreational marijuana have been proven wrong so far.

  • Democrat who opposed Pelosi for speaker is blocked from a seat on the judiciary committee
    Politics
    Fox Business Videos

    Democrat who opposed Pelosi for speaker is blocked from a seat on the judiciary committee

    New Jersey Democrat Rep. Jeff Van Drew says he did not vote Nancy Pelosi for speaker because his constituents wanted someone with new ideas.

  • Did Neometals Ltd (ASX:NMT) Insiders Sell Shares?
    Business
    Simply Wall St.

    Did Neometals Ltd (ASX:NMT) Insiders Sell Shares?

    It is perfectly legal for company insiders, including board members, to buy and sell stock in a company. 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'.

  • Alibaba Earnings: What to Expect Amid China's Economic Slowdown
    Business
    Motley Fool

    Alibaba Earnings: What to Expect Amid China's Economic Slowdown

    A slowdown in Alibaba's earnings and revenue is coming The fiscal third quarter is an important one for Alibaba because it includes its annual Singles Day sales extravaganza, which takes place on Nov. 11. It's the largest single day of sales for the company, and revenues have grown significantly every year. In 2018, the event again set a new record for gross merchandise value (GMV) -- $30.8 billion -- and sales grew 27% year over year.

  • 3 No-Brainer Stocks I'd Buy Right Now
    Business
    Motley Fool

    3 No-Brainer Stocks I'd Buy Right Now

    Market volatility can be unnerving at times, but it always creates opportunities for investors who adopt a long-term mind-set. Visa (NYSE: V), HealthEquity (NASDAQ: HQY), and DocuSign (NASDAQ: DOCU) are three high-quality businesses that are all down from a recent high. Payment processing giant Visa rarely goes on sale.

  • Read This Before Buying Stemline Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:STML) Shares
    Business
    Simply Wall St.

    Read This Before Buying Stemline Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:STML) Shares

    We've lost count of how many times insiders have accumulated shares in a company that goes on to improve markedly. The flip side of that is that there are more than a few examples of insiders dumping stock prior to a period of weak performance. Do Insider Transactions Matter?

  • AMD Takes a Crack at the Chromebook Market
    Business
    Motley Fool

    AMD Takes a Crack at the Chromebook Market

    Instead, AMD is looking to grow its share in the notebook PC market by expanding beyond Windows-based computers and offering products for low-cost Chromebooks, which run on Google's Chrome operating system. Let's take a closer look at the opportunity here for AMD. How big is the Chromebook chip market?

  • Dow Jones Futures: Netflix, Microsoft Lead 5 Top Stocks Nearing Buy Points
    Business
    Investor's Business Daily

    Dow Jones Futures: Netflix, Microsoft Lead 5 Top Stocks Nearing Buy Points

    Dow Jones futures fell late Monday, along with S&P 500 futures and Nasdaq futures, after U.S. stock markets were closed in observance of the Martin Luther King holiday. The stock market rally powered higher last week, with the Dow Jones, S&P 500 index and Nasdaq composite all reclaiming their 50-day lines. Microsoft, Netflix, Adobe, Salesforce.com and Visa are large-cap stock worth watching.

  • Why You Should Like Yestar Healthcare Holdings Company Limited's (HKG:2393) ROCE
    Business
    Simply Wall St.

    Why You Should Like Yestar Healthcare Holdings Company Limited's (HKG:2393) ROCE

    Today we'll look at Yestar Healthcare Holdings Company Limited (HKG:2393) and reflect on its potential as an investment. Specifically, we're going to calculate its Return On Capital Employed (ROCE), in the hopes of getting some insight into the business. First, we'll go over how we calculate ROCE.

  • A Plea to Aurora Cannabis: Stop Diluting Your Shareholders
    Business
    Motley Fool

    A Plea to Aurora Cannabis: Stop Diluting Your Shareholders

    In many ways Aurora Cannabis has the makings of a cannabis giant... if not for its ongoing dilution. The rise of bought-deal offerings, the pot industry's "necessary evil" Since Canadian pot stocks have very limited access to nondilutive forms of financing, nearly all have turned to bought-deal offerings to raise capital.

  • Business
    MoneyShow

    Top Picks 2019- General Electric GE

    The stock market correction took GE down even further. It is possible that GE will go lower. If so, I doubt that any additional decline will be very large.

  • United Technologies' (UTX) Q4 Earnings: What's in the Cards?
    Business
    Zacks

    United Technologies' (UTX) Q4 Earnings: What's in the Cards?

    United Technologies Corporation UTX is set to release fourth-quarter 2018 results on Jan 23, before the market opens. The company reported better-than-expected results in the last four reported quarters, the average positive earnings surprise being 8.23%. Notably, United Technologies' earnings of $1.93 per share topped the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.81 in the last reported quarter.

  • Netflix Loses Ground On Sales Miss
    Business
    Investor's Business Daily Video

    Netflix Loses Ground On Sales Miss

    Netflix Loses Ground On Sales Miss

  • Top Marijuana Stocks on the NASDAQ
    Business
    Investopedia

    Top Marijuana Stocks on the NASDAQ

    The cannabis companies on the NASDAQ reflect this, with the majority of them operating in the biotech area of the industry. Here are the NASDAQ-listed marijuana stocks, in alphabetical order, as of Oct. 9, 2018, with a breakdown of their total returns. The NASDAQ was the first electronic exchange and has long been synonymous with technology and biotechnology.

  • This is Why Regions Financial (RF) is a Great Dividend Stock
    Business
    Zacks

    This is Why Regions Financial (RF) is a Great Dividend Stock

    A dividend is that coveted distribution of a company's earnings paid out to shareholders, and investors often view it by its dividend yield, a metric that measures the dividend as a percent of the current stock price. Many academic studies show that dividends account for significant portions of long-term returns, with dividend contributions exceeding one-third of total returns in many cases. Regions Financial in Focus Based in Birmingham, Regions Financial (RF) is in the Finance sector, and so far this year, shares have seen a price change of 17.34%.

  • Roku Is Still a TV Star
    Business
    Motley Fool

    Roku Is Still a TV Star

    Investors in Roku (NASDAQ: ROKU) were momentarily spooked last month after the company's smart-TV manufacturing partner TCL announced a restructuring that made it look like it would stop making Roku TVs. In reality, TCL reorganized to make sure it could focus exclusively on making branded consumer electronics, like the new 75-inch 8K Roku TV with built-in voice controls that was unveiled this month at CES in Las Vegas. Market analysts at IHS expect 2 million 8K sets to be sold by next year, and Roku will be in the mix.

  • 2 Top Small-Cap Stocks to Buy in January
    Business
    Motley Fool

    2 Top Small-Cap Stocks to Buy in January

    Small-cap stocks, typically defined as those with market capitalizations of between $300 million and $2 billion, can deliver explosive gains, if you choose wisely. Choose wrong, and you can suffer brutal losses, up to and including a complete loss of your capital if the business you invested in fails. But choose correctly, and you can make many multiples of your original investment.

  • Implied Volatility Surging for Chesapeake Energy (CHK) Stock Options
    Business
    Zacks

    Implied Volatility Surging for Chesapeake Energy (CHK) 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.

  • 3 Stocks to Buy and Hold for Decades
    Business
    Motley Fool

    3 Stocks to Buy and Hold for Decades

    Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), Mastercard (NYSE: MA), and Alibaba (NYSE: BABA) are very different businesses, but they do share one thing in common: the potential to reward investors with long-term growth. Three Motley Fool contributors weigh in on how managing mountains of data, the war on cash, and increasingly wealthier emerging markets could lift these stocks in the coming decades. Information is increasingly being distributed across devices, rather than constrained within silos, and Microsoft's solutions, including cloud computing, artificial intelligence/machine learning, and unified experience -- such as entertainment-anywhere initiatives -- could make this already giant company even bigger in the coming decades.

  • IBM earnings: Emerging tech expected to account for half of sales as revenue declines
    Business
    MarketWatch

    IBM earnings: Emerging tech expected to account for half of sales as revenue declines

    International Business Machines Corp. is looking at a second straight quarter of revenue declines, but hopes to turn the corner to have half of its revenue derived from emerging technologies rather than from legacy mainframes. IBM said its “strategic imperatives” businesses — that is, cloud, analytics, mobile, social and security — generated $39.5 billion in revenue and represented 49% of total IBM revenue over the previous 12 months through the third quarter. Instinet analyst Jeffrey Kvaal, who has a buy rating on IBM and reduced his price target to $160, said a strong dollar still presents a headwind for IBM and will likely continue into 2019.

  • Here's When Intel's Processor Shortage Could Be Over
    Business
    Motley Fool

    Here's When Intel's Processor Shortage Could Be Over

    Recent demand for the company's PC processors and data-center processors has turned out to be much more robust than the management expected, and since Intel didn't put in enough manufacturing capacity to meet this demand, its customers are going to be constrained until it can bring new capacity online. Insight into Intel's priorities Chiang also offered some insight into how Intel has been prioritizing the shipment of its various products. The company's official line is that it's focusing its manufacturing efforts on its higher-end Core PC processors and its data-center processors, but Chiang provided a more granular look into Intel's supply priorities.

  • AT&T (T) Q4 Earnings Preview
    Business
    Zacks

    AT&T (T) Q4 Earnings Preview

    Shares of AT&T T have surged over 13% since Christmas along with much of the market. With that said, AT&T stock is still down 18% in the last year as investors wait to see what to make of its Time Warner acquisition and how it adapts in a new entertainment age as it prepares to challenge Netflix NFLX with its own streaming offering. With that said, let's see what to expect from AT&T's Q4 financial results that are due out Wednesday, January 30.

  • Agilent (A) Upgraded to Buy: Here's What You Should Know
    Business
    Zacks

    Agilent (A) Upgraded to Buy: Here's What You Should Know

    Agilent Technologies (A) appears an attractive pick, as it has been recently upgraded to a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy). This rating change essentially reflects an upward trend in earnings estimates -- one of the most powerful forces impacting stock prices. It tracks EPS estimates for the current and following years from the sell-side analysts covering the stock through a consensus measure -- the Zacks Consensus Estimate.