Nike Earnings: Shares Soar as Report Beats Estimates

By Friday, June 26, 2015

NIKE Earnings ReportNike, Inc. (NYSE/NIKE) shares soared in after-hours trading following its better-than-expected earnings report.After the closing bell on Thursday June 25th, Nike reported its earnings for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 ended May 31, 2015. (Source: Nike, June 25, 2015.)Quarterly revenue came in at $7.78 billion, beating analysts’ expectation of $7.69 billion. Earnings turned out to be $0.98 per share, significantly better than the $0.83 per share expected. Read More

TransUnion (TRU) Stock Price Surges 11% at $25.14 a Share

By Thursday, June 25, 2015

TransUnionTransUnion (NYSE/TRU) went public today (June 25th). TransUnion’s stock price surged more than 11.7% to as high as $25.14 a share within its first hour of trading.TransUnion is a company that provides credit data and information management services to approximately 500 million consumers and 45,000 businesses around the world.In the TransUnion initial public offering (IPO) filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the company expected its shares. Read More

Billionaire Warren Buffett’s Top 3 Dividend Stock Picks

By Thursday, June 25, 2015

Dividend Stock PicksWarren Buffett loves dividends stocks. While his own Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE/BRK-A) does not pay any distributions, some of his largest positions are among the best dividend-paying stocks in the market.But at over $200,000 apiece, one Class A share of Berkshire Hathaway stock is out of reach for most of investors. But by going through individual names in Buffett’s holdings, we can pick his top dividend names for our. Read More

Gold Investors Panic with Greece Close to Debt Deal

By Monday, June 22, 2015

Investors Flee GoldAs negotiations in the Greece-EU saga improved on Monday June 22nd, gold prices continued their long tumble down the rabbit hole.The precious metal dropped by nearly 1.5% during the morning hours of trading, ending a short run during the previous week. Gold prices have dropped 38% since the all-time high in September of 2011. (Source: Bloomberg, June 10, 2015.)Meanwhile, European stocks have advanced two percent since Greece. Read More

Monster Beverage Stock Named Top Pick, Added to Citigroup’s ‘Focus List’

By Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Monster Beverage CorpOn Tuesday, June 16, Citigroup Inc. (NYSE/C) added the Monster Beverage Corporation (NASDAQ/MNST) to its ‘Focus List,’ calling the energy drink company its “top [stock] pick” in the U.S.Citigroup maintained its “buy” rating on the company, upping its target price to $155.00. As a result, Monster jumped nearly four percent at the open.Citigroup cited a number of catalysts that could send shares higher over the next 12 months.. Read More

Two Top Micro-Cap Stocks with Continued Momentum

By Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Micro Cap StocksIn a slow-growth world, a lot of the top micro-cap stocks are—unsurprisingly—the current winners. Institutional investors rallied around the fastest growing companies. And valuations are rich—simply because there are so few of these companies around. Double-digit growth is a tough thing to come by these days.So, speculators now are to a large extent dealing with momentum plays. Cybersecurity companies are some of the market’s more prolific momentum stocks currently.. Read More

5 “Internet of Things” Stocks to Watch in 2015

By Tuesday, June 2, 2015

5 Stocks to watchThe “Internet of Things” isn’t just a new catchphrase that will eventually become as unnecessary and tiresome as “Y2K”. The Internet of Things is about an interconnected world. And thanks to the Internet, it’s quickly becoming a reality. There is a large number of Internet of Things companies that will, and are, capitalizing on this lucrative, trillion-dollar industry.Increasingly ConnectedThe Internet of Things is upon us, and it is. Read More

Best 3 Dividend-Paying Stocks to Watch this Week

By Monday, June 1, 2015

Best 3 Dividend-Paying StocksWhile it’s no longer earnings season, plenty of good dividend-paying stocks will soon report their numbers.In this environment, with the stock market having already gone up and monetary stimulus on the decline, individual stock selection becomes absolutely key. I think it’s very fair to expect little in the way of a tailwind from the broader market this year.Dividend-Paying Stocks with Capital Gains PotentialI’m still a fan of. Read More

Four Top Stock Groups for Your Investment Portfolio in 2015

By Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Investment PortfolioPutting together a portfolio of stocks doesn’t have to be complicated. But a strong adherence to investment risk is useful with an equity market already at a record high.What to Consider When Establishing Your Core Investing PortfolioIf anything, a substantial price correction would be helpful in terms of creating more attractive opportunities for new money, but building an equity market portfolio doesn’t have to be rushed. It should. Read More

To See Where Stocks Are Headed, Look at These Two Indicators

By Monday, February 9, 2015

See Where Stocks Are HeadedTo see where the stock market is headed in 2015, we don’t have to look much past these two important economic factors: the U.S. dollar and the economy, both domestically and outside the U.S.Rising U.S. Dollar to Impact U.S. EquitiesAfter the Great Recession, to drum-up sales, U.S. companies focused their attention elsewhere in the global economy. With the U.S. dollar sliding lower in value back then, American companies. Read More


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