A company is a limited liability legal entity whose purpose is to produce a product or deliver a service to the marketplace for profit. A company is considered to be the next step in the evolution of the sole proprietorship.
As corporate earnings tumble in, equity market action has been more tuned to stronger oil prices. A number of companies have now reported, and the numbers aren’t that bad. It’s still in the early stages, of course, but so far, there have been a lot of good financials. Having said that, sales growth has been missing early this corporate. Read More
One company that is consistently seeing its earnings estimates tick higher is Microsoft Corporation (MSFT). The stock has basically doubled since the stock market breakout at the beginning of 2013, and the company has been increasing its dividends significantly.Microsoft’s current quarterly dividend, payable in early December,. Read More
The amount of money investors are borrowing to buy stocks is skyrocketing.In September of this year, margin debt on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) stood at $483.87 billion—a new record-high. When the stock market was forming a top in 2007, margin debt was at a “then” record-high of $329.51 billion. Margin debt on the NYSE is. Read More
Income-seeking investors, who are typically more likely to be risk-averse, are now having difficulty finding value in a stock market that’s gone up tremendously.The huge reduction in the spot price of oil has certainly offered up more value than when the price was steadily around $100.00 a barrel.Although not cheap by any means,. Read More
It really is a great time to be in the railroad business. Cash flow is abundant and these stocks are poised for more capital gains.While coal shipments have been a weak spot for railroad companies, virtually all other major customer sectors are producing excellent comparable growth.And that growth is directly reflected in share prices.. Read More