Company

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.

 

 


Over the next couple of years, you could make triple-digit gains in one of the most innovative companies in America: Tesla Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA). No, it won’t happen overnight. But as I’m about to show you, a bull run in…

The oil industry is drowning in a sea of $40.00 oil. You don’t need an MBA to figure out energy producers are earning less money on each barrel of crude they haul out of the ground. As a result, these…

Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE/BTU) shares plunged on Friday, June 26th, following an unfavorable ruling by the Supreme Court decision. Because of new regulations on carbon emission rules by the Environmental Protection Agency, utilities have been shuttering some coal-fired plants. Today’s…

On June 8, 2015, McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE/MCD) announced that global comparable sales decreased 0.3% in May. However, global sales edged in above expectations. (Source: McDonald’s, June 8, 2015.) McDonald's is the world's leading global food service retailer with over 36,000…

Citigroup Inc. (NYSE/C) is expected to close its Banamex USA operation after government authorities began probes of possible violations of anti-money laundering laws, according to The Wall Street Journal. (Source: The Wall Street Journal, May 31, 2015.) Incorporated on March…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

Large-cap earnings were pretty good this quarter, just like they were in the second quarter of this year. The Walt Disney Company (DIS) was one of them. Notable in the company’s solid fiscal fourth-quarter and year-end results was its huge…

Lots of corporate earnings are still streaming in for the third quarter, though mostly among smaller-cap companies. Top-line growth certainly isn’t robust, but it’s not bad either. The surprise I’ve noticed in third-quarter reporting has been the profitability. There has…

With the winter months just around the corner, Douglas Dynamics, Inc. (PLOW) is looking forward to as much snow falling as possible. Based in Milwaukee, Douglas Dynamics is one of the many small- and micro-cap companies reporting very good earnings…

It looks like large-cap technology stocks, especially those related to online businesses, are experiencing a slowing down of what’s traditionally been some very solid growth. Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN), Netflix, Inc. (NFLX), LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD), and Groupon, Inc. (GRPN) have all…

Credit card companies are some of the best indicators in the global economy. Visa Inc. (V) just reported a pretty decent quarter. While earnings were down comparatively due to a one-time charge, adjusted earnings handily beat consensus. The company’s fiscal…

What began as a relatively simple idea for communicating across computers or mobile devices has, in little more than a decade, become an iconic American symbol in social media. Of course, I’m talking about Mark Zuckerberg’s start-up Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ/FB),…

Corporate earnings are flooding in, and while there are always disappointments—typically in not meeting Wall Street expectations—the numbers are pretty good. The stock market was relieved when conglomerates started reporting. 3M Company (MMM) saw its share price pop almost five…

The big news so far this earnings season isn’t corporate financial results but the price of oil, which continues to be under pressure. Domestic production has finally caught up to spot prices and combined with reduced expectations for the global…