Successful corporate turnarounds can substantially increase shareholders’ wealth and there are enough examples in the recent past of such fundamental improvements in operations. OmniVision (NASDAQ: OVTINASDAQ: OVTI)) is one such company and encouraging developments at Research In Motion (NASDAQ: BBRY) and Nuance (NASDAQ: NUAN) indicate these may be next in line. Here is a closer look:
Research In Motion Recovery in Stocks This Year
Research In Motion is not a company more »
Stocks with positive news momentum often chart rallies on the bourses and sometimes turn out to be multibaggers. Investors are thus advised to keep a close eye on news flow. Stocks such as Gannett (NYSE: GCI), Belo (NYSE: BLC), and LIN TV (NYSE: TVL) have been abuzz with tons of news. Here is a closer look:
Share Of Gannett Surges After Acquisition Announcement
Shares of Gannett surged last week after more »
Editor's Note: The initial article stated Phillips 66 signed a five-year contract with Union Pacific to deliver crude from the Bakken. That was incorrect; the contract was with Global Partners. This article has been amended.
A couple of high-profile project cancellations have raised questions over the attractiveness of crude oil and liquid petroleum pipeline companies such as Enbridge Energy (NYSE: EEP) and Kinder Morgan (NYSE: KMP), while making a more »
Among the many mergers and acquisitions in the stock market, acquirers’ emphasis is almost always on picking up a solid, growing and profitable business with reasonable levels of debt. Tower Group (NASDAQ: TWGPNASDAQ: TWGP)), Piper Jaffray (NYSE: PJC), and Rowan (NYSE: RDC) are examples of such companies. Here is a closer look:
Tower Group’s Stocks Went Up
Bermuda based Tower Group is a global diversified insurance holding company. The stock more »
QEP Resources (NYSE: QEP), TiVo (NASDAQ: TIVO), and Hanesbrands (NYSE: HBI) have been in the news recently and have garnered positive analyst ratings. Here is a closer look if higher price targets are warranted:
QEP Resources’ annual gains
QEP Resources is an oil exploration, production, and midstream field services company. This stock is not your typical oil out-performer. In fact, it has annual gains of 15% only as this is more »
With major stock indices trading close to their all time high levels, this is not the best time to scout for value in the stock market. Stocks such as Alon USA Partners (NYSE: ALDW), Fifth Street Finance (NASDAQ: FSC), and PetroLogistics (NYSE: PDH)) circumvent this by attractive dividends. Here is a closer look.
This one has been on a tear
Alon operates in the crude oil refining and petroleum products more »
Opportunities often come with a degree of ambiguity and it is mostly difficult to tell cheese from chalk. Questcor (NASDAQ: QCOR), Lululemon Athletica (NASDAQ: LULU), and Bazaarvoice (NASDAQ: BV) are three examples. Here is some sense out of the noise:
Questcor’s Shares Surged After New Drug Development
Shares of California based specialty biopharmaceutical company Questcor surged after it announced an agreement with Novartis to develop anti-inflammatory Synacthen and more »
AT&T (NYSE: T), General Motors (NYSE: GM), and Endo Health Solutions (NASDAQ: ENDP) have announced major developments recently. Here is a close look at whether these stocks are good for investors’ portfolios.
AT&T – the largest wireless telecom operator in the U.S. – provided a business update for the second quarter of 2013. The company expects net additions of 500,000 post-paid customers during the quarter, reflecting an improvement more »
Gaming stocks are looking better and worth going long after the latest quarterly results which have been anything but disappointing. Here is a closer look if Take-Two Interactive (NASDAQ: TTWO), International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT), and Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA) deserve investors’ money;
Take-Two Interactive sales
Take-Two Interactive is primarily a developer of games for consoles such as PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Wii, etc. The company develops games for personal computers more »
While concerns regarding an abrupt halt to quantitative easing are running high, corporate results continue to paint an upbeat picture of reality. Home Depot (NYSE: HD), STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) and Rally Software (NYSE: RALY) are some companies whose business prospects have started to look much better. Here is a closer look:
Home Depot shattered analysts' expectations, posting a higher-than-expected 18.5% growth in profits, which reached $1.2 billion, in more »
Markets are witnessing some selling pressure leading to a correction, owing to fears regarding the early phase out of quantitative easing. While this will likely set a cat among pigeons, investors can use the opportunity to get into solid plays at discounted prices. Texas Pacific Land Trust (NYSE: TPL), EMC (NYSE: EMC), and NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) are some such companies whose shares have come down a bit in recent days more »
Quarterly results are often the trigger points for breakouts on the higher or lower side for stocks, and as such, offer a great opportunity to investors to monitor their portfolio’s viability. Avago Technologies (NASDAQ: AVGO), Modine Manufacturing (NYSE: MOD), and Express (NYSE: EXPR) recently announced their latest quarterly results and by the looks of it, stocks of these companies should continue rising. Here is a closer look.
Semiconductor play more »
As if the acquisition saga involving DISH Network (NASDAQ: DISH), Clearwire (NASDAQ: CLWR), and Sprint (NYSE: S) was already not twisted, DISH upped its bid for Clearwire by $1 higher than Sprint’s revised bid, which was due to be voted on Friday. The sweetened offer from DISH represents a 20% plus premium to Sprint’s bid for the broadband wholesaler. The latest proposal has complicated the situation. Here is more »
Towards the end of the earnings season, there are some more companies yet to report their quarterly results. These include Hovnanian Enterprises (NYSE: HOV), Dollar General (NYSE: DG), and Navistar (NYSE: NAV) where results could play an important role in deciding if the rally continues or fizzles out.
Hovnanian Enterprises Might Post Positive Results
Hovnanian Enterprises is a New Jersey homebuilder company which has seen a 15 percent growth in more »
Valeant Pharmaceuticals (NYSE: VRX) stirred the merger and acquisition space once again with its announcement that it is about to acquire multinational eye health firm, Bausch & Lomb, for $8.7 billion in cash. Of the total amount, $4.5 billion will be paid to an investor group led by private equity firm Warburg Pincus, while the remaining amount will go toward repaying Bausch & Lomb’s outstanding debt. Valeant Pharmaceuticals has more »
Like most other companies, specialty retailers were not spared during the recession. However, many of these companies are now staging a strong comeback. Office Depot (NYSE: ODP), Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS), and OfficeMax (NYSE: OMX) are among the companies which look good for a variety of reasons.
Office Depot is an international player in the office supply space. Until last year, speculations were rife that the company was going out more »
Declining rubber prices this year have helped consumers of the commodity in a big way. Tire producers such as Cooper Tire & Rubber (NYSE: CTB), The Goodyear Tire & Rubber (NASDAQ: GT), and Titan International (NYSE: TWI) have benefited from the trend so far, but it remains to be seen if the rally can be sustained.
Earlier this month, Cooper Tire reported what could be called a disappointing quarterly report in a more »
The Energy Department has issued a second permit to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the United States. The license, awarded to Freeport LNG Expansion and FLNG Liquefaction, will result in overseas shipping of 1.4 billion cubic feet of gas every day from a terminal on the Texas Gulf Coast. This is only the second such permit to export U.S. LNG. While exports by Freeport are not likely more »
Beaten down stocks such as DryShips (NASDAQ: DRYS), Eagle Bulk Shipping (NASDAQ: EGLE), and Navistar (NYSE: NAV) appear to be in a recovery mode with recent gains. However, situations like this confront investors with the dilemma if the positive upside will continue. Here is a closer look:
Eagle Bulk Shipping Stocks Are Up
The previous week was quite eventful for Eagle Bulk Shipping as the stock moved up on high more »
After a long and harsh spell of winter, US investors can find solace in spring, which holds nothing less than a solid promise for some retailers. Auto-parts retailers such as AutoZone (NYSE: AZO), O’Reilly Automotive (NASDAQ: ORLY), and Pep Boys (NYSE: PBY) are finding it better in spring with better-than-expected earnings.
AutoZone Smashed Earnings Expectations
AutoZone smashed earnings expectations for the latest quarter. The company recorded its 27th more »
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