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  • Should You Buy Hexindai Inc. (NASDAQ:HX) For Its Dividend?
    Business
    Simply Wall St.

    Should You Buy Hexindai Inc. (NASDAQ:HX) For Its Dividend?

    Here's how I find good dividend stocks When assessing a stock as a potential addition to my dividend Portfolio, I look at these five areas: Does it pay an annual yield higher than 75% of dividend payers? Has its dividend been stable over the past (i.e. no missed payments or significant payout cuts)? Has it increased its dividend per share amount over the past?

  • What You Must Know About MX Oil plc's (LON:MXO) Beta Value
    Business
    Simply Wall St.

    What You Must Know About MX Oil plc's (LON:MXO) Beta Value

    If you're interested in MX Oil plc (LON:MXO), then you might want to consider its beta (a measure of share price volatility) in order to understand how the stock could impact your portfolio. Modern finance theory considers volatility to be a measure of risk, and there are two main types of price volatility. The first category is company specific volatility.

  • Business
    Markit

    See what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Ralph Lauren Corp.

    NYSE:RL Summary Perception of the company's creditworthiness is negative ETFs holding this stock have seen outflows over the last one-month Bearish sentiment is low Economic output in this company's sector is expanding Short interest | Positive Short interest is low for RL 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. ETF/Index ownership | Negative ETF activity is negative.

  • Business
    Reuters

    'Fill or kill': the three weeks that saved Sears

    The future of Sears Holdings Corp (SHLDQ.PK) and tens of thousands of its employees across the United States hung in the balance in the freezing predawn hours last Wednesday, as Wall Street lawyers and bankers sparred over the fate of the beleaguered retailer in a 50-story Manhattan office tower. Working the phone from Miami, where he has an office and a 17,000-square-foot mansion, was Sears Chairman Eddie Lampert. A major sticking point: who would cover more than $200 million in costs that Sears had racked up since filing for bankruptcy in October.

  • How Much Of Par Pacific Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:PARR) Do Institutions Own?
    Business
    Simply Wall St.

    How Much Of Par Pacific Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:PARR) Do Institutions Own?

    Insiders often own a large chunk of younger, smaller, companies while huge companies tend to have institutions as shareholders. Companies that used to be publicly owned tend to have lower insider ownership. In the chart below below, we can see that institutions own shares in the company.

  • Business
    Barrons.com

    The 10 Tax Law Changes Most Likely to Affect Your 2018 Personal Return

    Almost all of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) changes that will affect individual taxpayers kick in starting with their 2018 Form 1040. As did prior law, the TCJA has seven tax rate brackets. Most folks will benefit from the new rates, but some who were in the 33% marginal tax bracket in 2017 will find themselves in the 35% marginal bracket in 2018.

  • Gold Price May Offer Clues About Next Big Bitcoin Move
    Business
    Coindesk

    Gold Price May Offer Clues About Next Big Bitcoin Move

    Bitcoin (BTC) traders could get cues from an apparent negative correlation that has developed between bitcoin and gold prices. Gold picked up a strong bid at $1,196 on Nov. 13 and jumped to $1,300 on Jan. 4, possibly due to a sell-off in the weakening U.S. dollar. The greenback was down against most currencies in last two months of 2018 on growing speculation that the Federal Reserve (Fed) could decrease or pause interest rate hikes in 2019.

  • Can NVIDIA Recover in 2019?
    Business
    Motley Fool

    Can NVIDIA Recover in 2019?

    NVIDIA's forward P/E is also 20, meaning the market doesn't believe the company will grow its earnings at all in the coming year. Has the hate gone too far, and is the current swoon a buying opportunity? A bad crypto hangover NVIDIA's stock is suffering from many of the same headwinds plaguing all semiconductor companies, including a severe slowdown in the Chinese economy and cloud spending due to the U.S.-China trade war.

  • Trump's Disapproval Rating Has Hit an All-Time Low, According to New Poll
    Politics
    Fortune

    Trump's Disapproval Rating Has Hit an All-Time Low, According to New Poll

    President Donald Trump's disapproval rating has hit an all-time high in a new Politco/Morning Consult Poll. The poll, which was released on Wednesday, found that 57% of American voters now disapprove of the job Trump is doing. Just as troubling for Trump, 49% of voters now blame him for the partial government shutdown, compared to just 35% of Congressional Democrats, according to Politico.

  • IBM Beats Q4 Earnings Expectations But Concerns Still Linger
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    Yahoo Finance Video

    IBM Beats Q4 Earnings Expectations But Concerns Still Linger

    IBM shares jump on Q4 Earnings & cloud outlook. Yahoo Finance's Jackie DeAngelis & Seana Smith discuss.

  • An Intrinsic Calculation For Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK) Shows It's 40% Undervalued
    Business
    Simply Wall St.

    An Intrinsic Calculation For Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK) Shows It's 40% Undervalued

    Does the January share price for Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK) reflect it's really worth? Today, I will calculate the stock's intrinsic value by taking the foreast future cash flows of the company and discounting them back to today's value. This is done using the Discounted Cash Flows (DCF) model.

  • Nasdaq (NDAQ) Reports Next Week: Wall Street Expects Earnings Growth
    Business
    Zacks

    Nasdaq (NDAQ) Reports Next Week: Wall Street Expects Earnings Growth

    Nasdaq (NDAQ) is expected to deliver a year-over-year increase in earnings on lower revenues when it reports results for the quarter ended December 2018. This widely-known consensus outlook gives a good sense of the company's earnings picture, but how the actual results compare to these estimates is a powerful factor that could impact its near-term stock price. The stock might move higher if these key numbers top expectations in the upcoming earnings report, which is expected to be released on January 30.

  • FireEye Stock Rises As Analyst Expects Turnaround To Gain Traction
    Business
    Investor's Business Daily

    FireEye Stock Rises As Analyst Expects Turnaround To Gain Traction

    FireEye's (FEYE) turnaround will gain traction in 2019, says a Baird analyst, who added the cybersecurity firm to his "Fresh Pick" list on Wednesday. FireEye stock gained more than 4% as the Nasdaq composite edged down on Wednesday. ibd-display-video id=4042362 width=50 float=left autostart=true] Shares in the cybersecurity firm climbed 4.5% to close at 16.85 on the stock market today.

  • Ford CFO on Q4 2018 Earnings
    Business
    Yahoo Finance Video

    Ford CFO on Q4 2018 Earnings

    Ford CFO Bob Shanks talks about the company's Q4 2018 earnings and missing profit estimates despite strong North American sales.

  • Business
    Barrons.com

    Wells Fargo Boosts Its Dividend Yet Again

    A surprise dividend increase from (WFC) (WFC) announced Tuesday afternoon augments the banking giant's yield, which has been the highest among its peers. Wells Fargo had boosted its dividend to 43 cents from 39 cents in late June after federal regulators concluded their annual financial review of the largest banks, called the Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR). “We were not expecting an additional increase this CCAR cycle, so the small increase is a net positive,” wrote KBW analyst Brian Kleinhanzl in a client note.

  • 5 Pot Stocks Wall Street Believes Will Double
    Business
    Motley Fool

    5 Pot Stocks Wall Street Believes Will Double

    Whether you realize it or not, the cannabis industry had an incredible year in 2018. You might not think this was the case given the underperformance of many brand-name pot stocks, but the industry itself gained validation in a big way after Canada ended nine decades of recreational marijuana prohibition in October. After running a screen on more than three dozen pot stocks, Wall Street expects all but two to head higher, as is indicated by a higher consensus price target than the current share price for these stocks.

  • Top Ranked Value Stocks to Buy for January 23rd
    Business
    Zacks

    Top Ranked Value Stocks to Buy for January 23rd

    The company possesses a Value Score of A. Ready Capital Corp PE Ratio (TTM) Ready Capital Corp pe-ratio-ttm | Ready Capital Corp Quote Genworth Financial, Inc. GNW): This insurance and homeownership solutions provider has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy), and seen the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings rising 0.9% over the last 60 days. Genworth Financial, Inc.

  • Chipmaker Xilinx Crushes Wall Street's Sales, Earnings Views
    Business
    Investor's Business Daily

    Chipmaker Xilinx Crushes Wall Street's Sales, Earnings Views

    Chipmaker Xilinx late Wednesday trounced Wall Street's sales and earnings targets for its fiscal third quarter. Analysts expected Xilinx to earn 85 cents a share on sales of $770.5 million. On a year-over-year basis, earnings per share rose 42% while sales climbed 34%.

  • Why Boxlight (BOXL) Stock Is Skyrocketing Today
    Business
    InvestorPlace

    Why Boxlight (BOXL) Stock Is Skyrocketing Today

    The Lawrenceville, Ga.-based company — also known as Boxlight Mimio — announced that it will be sharing the details for three new products at the Bett 2019 event, geared towards helping out the global education market. “Boxlight Mimio has been built around meeting the real needs of teachers and students and this year is no different,” said Mark Elliott, Boxlight's CEO. The Boxlight NDMS (Network Device Management System) provides IT network administrators with centralized control of Boxlight and Mimio interactive displays.

  • Business
    InvestorPlace

    Abbott Labs (ABT) Stock Slips Despite Solid Q4 Earnings

    Abbott Labs (NYSE:ABT) reported its latest quarterly earnings results early in the day Wednesday, which came were in line with Wall Street's expectations, but the company's stock declined during regular trading hours and after the bell. The results were in line with the Wall Street consensus estimate, which called for adjusted earnings of 81 cents per share, according to data compiled by 10 analysts who were surveyed by Zacks Investment Research. Abbott Labs added that the company's revenue for the period tallied up to $7.77 billion, which was below Wall Street's guidance.

  • Business
    Markit

    See what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc.

    NYSE:KNX Summary ETFs holding this stock are seeing positive inflows but are weakening Bearish sentiment is high Economic output for the sector is expanding but at a slower rate Short interest | Negative Short interest is high for KNX with between 15 and 20% of shares on loan. This means that investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices are currently targeting KNX. However, the last change in the short interest score occurred more than 1 month ago and implies that there has been little change in sentiment.

  • 5 Best Stocks to Buy and Hold for the Long Term
    Business
    InvestorPlace

    5 Best Stocks to Buy and Hold for the Long Term

    One of the core philosophies of Berkshire Hathaway's (NYSE:BRK.A, NYSE:BRK.B) Warren Buffett is the importance of taking a buy-and-hold approach to investing. About long-term stocks, he once famously said: “I never attempt to make money on the stock market. Buffett is worth a staggering $81 billion.

  • Business
    MarketWatch

    Lam Research earnings beat expectations after CEO departure

    Lam Research Corp. (lrcx) shares gained in late trading Wednesday after the chip-equipment company reported better-than-expected quarterly earnings amid a change at the top. It was the first earnings report since Lam Chief Executive Martin Anstice resigned amid allegations of misconduct. New CEO Tim Archer noted fears of a softening chip market but projected confidence in Wednesday's announcement.

  • Does Altria's Valuation Look Attractive after Recent Correction?
    Business
    Market Realist

    Does Altria's Valuation Look Attractive after Recent Correction?

    Does Altria's Valuation Look Attractive after Recent Correction? Stock performance On January 22, Morgan Stanley downgraded Altria Group MO from “equal weight” to “underweight.

  • Why Vipshop Stock Jumped Today
    Business
    Motley Fool

    Why Vipshop Stock Jumped Today

    The stock's rise was probably primarily driven by an analyst upgrade for the stock, as the analyst named Vipshop one of his top stock picks. So what KeyBanc analyst Hans Chung gave Vipshop stock an "overweight" rating, up one sector-weight rating. In addition, the analyst gave the stock a $10 12-month price target, representing 41% upside from where the stock finished the trading day on Wednesday.