Learn about the average nest egg for retiring Americans – and why you certainly do not want to be average when it comes to your retirement planning.
CoStar Group (NASDAQ: CSGP) reported first-quarter results on April 23. The real estate marketplace and analytics company is enjoying strong profit growth as apartment hunters, business buyers, and investors flock to its websites. CoStar Group results: The raw numbers What happened with CoStar Group this quarter?
Our calculations also showed that WEN isn't among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds. WEN was in 26 hedge funds' portfolios at the end of the fourth quarter of 2018. There were 27 hedge funds in our database with WEN positions at the end of the previous quarter.
Sprouts Farmers (SFM) is expected to deliver a year-over-year decline in earnings on higher revenues when it reports results for the quarter ended March 2019. The earnings report, which is expected to be released on May 2, 2019, might help the stock move higher if these key numbers are better than expectations. While the sustainability of the immediate price change and future earnings expectations will mostly depend on management's discussion of business conditions on the earnings call, it's worth handicapping the probability of a positive EPS surprise.
Ford reported better than expected first-quarter earnings. Yahoo Finance's Emily McCormick joins Akiko Fujita on 'The Ticker' to discuss Ford's future outlook amid the company disclosing that the DOJ has opened a criminal investigation into emissions certifications.
It is doubtless a positive to see that the Kala Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:KALA) share price has gained some 42% in the last three months. Like a receding glacier in a warming world, the share price has melted 52% in that period. Kala Pharmaceuticals hasn't yet reported any revenue yet, so it's as much a business idea as an actual business.
Small-cap and large-cap companies receive a lot of attention from investors, but mid-cap stocks like Masimo Corporation (NASDAQ:MASI), with a market cap of US$6.8b, are often out of the spotlight. Despite this, the two other categories have lagged behind the risk-adjusted returns of commonly ignored mid-cap stocks. MASI's financial liquidity and debt position will be analysed in this article, to get an idea of whether the company can fund opportunities for strategic growth and maintain strength through economic downturns.
Since the year began, shares of HEXO?(NYSEMKT: HEXO) are up 35%, Aurora Cannabis (NYSE: ACB) has gained 71%, and Canopy Growth (NYSE: CGC)?has soared 87%. Yesterday evening after close of trading, Canadian financial holding company?Desjardins added fuel to that fire with a trio of new buy ratings for all three of these stocks. According to the analyst, a share of Hexo stock that costs $7.65 today could sell for $10.41 -- a 36% profit in just one year.
Costco Wholesale Corp. (cost) shares ticked higher Friday after the wholesale club said its board renewed its stock buyback program and hiked its dividend by 14%. Costco shares rose 0.8% after hours, following a 0.7% decline to close at $243.82. The company said its board reauthorized a $4 billion buyback program that will expire in April 2023.
In a hot market like today, it's easy to ignore Dividend Aristocrats, the elite group of?S&P 500 stocks that have raised their dividend every year for at least 25 years. Keep reading to see why these three Motley Fool contributors love?Abbott Labs?(NYSE: ABT),?Johnson & Johnson?(NYSE: JNJ), and?McDonald's?(NYSE: MCD). Todd Campbell (Abbott Labs): Abbott Labs has increased its dividend for 46 consecutive years, and there's good reason to think that the medical device giant's track record won't change anytime soon.
What happened It was a rough Thursday for Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA), when its shares were hit in the aftermath of the electric-car maker's bigger-than-expected first-quarter loss. On Friday, shares were down sharply for a second day in a row. They fell as much as 6.4% but are down 5.3% as of 2:50 p.m.
Tech giant Microsoft reported better-than-expected quarterly earnings after the bell Wednesday, and on Thursday the shares jumped by 5% , catapulting the company to $1 trillion in market value. If you had invested in Microsoft MSFT 10 years ago, that decision would have paid off. While Microsoft's stock has mostly done well over the years, any individual stock can over- or underperform and past returns do not predict future results .
In the U.S., traditional media companies are merging and scrambling to catch up to Netflix, which invented the streaming concept and has a multiyear lead on rivals. The early leader was iQIYI, which was partially spun out of Chinese search engine giant Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU) last year. Since both Netflix and iQIYI are growth companies, analysts often first look to their top lines.
Intel stock plunges after better-than-expected earnings were overshadowed by a weak revenue forecast. Yahoo Finance's Akiko Fujita, Dan Howley and CFRA Senior Equity Analyst Angelo Zino discuss.
Chevron plans to increase its share buyback program to $5 billion per year once it completes its acquisition of Anadarko Petroleum. CEO Michael Wirth confirmed that the $1 billion increase is contingent on Chevron winning a battle with Occidental Petroleum to buy Anadarko. Wirth says Chevron could back out of the deal if Anadarko shareholders ask his company to increase its bid past a certain level.
Apple is likely to boost its quarterly dividend and share buybacks when it releases fiscal second-quarter results after the market close Tuesday, analysts say. Apple stock has been rising ahead of the report. Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty expects Apple to raise its quarterly dividend by 10% to 80 cents per share.
Warren Buffett, a legendary investor and the third richest person in the world, said in a new interview that one life decision is more important than just about any other: the choice of a life partner. Then he or she, you hope they don't figure it out too fast,” Buffett, 88, the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-A,?BRK-B), said in a wide-ranging interview with Yahoo Finance's editor-in-chief, Andy Serwer. The advice followed a general rule put forth by Buffett: Be careful of the company you keep and the people you admire.
Shares of Target (NYSE: TGT) were falling today after rival Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) said it would begin providing free one-day shipping to Prime members, shortening the shipping time on millions of items from two days. The news weighed on several brick-and-mortar retailers including Walmart and Best Buy, but Target took it the hardest of the bunch, falling 5.6% as of 12:25 p.m. EDT. In recent years, Target has made a number of efforts to enhance its e-commerce capabilities, speeding up shipping and making online order pickup easier.
Industry fundamentals and demographics remain strong and we carried a higher cost structure compared to our revenues in the first quarter primarily related to operating expenses in anticipation of expected strong retail demand in all four of our primary markets. We have strategically focused on maintaining the integrity of our business model during the RV inventory rebalancing, as we expect retail demand to take hold and drive through once the new norm for inventory levels is established among dealers.
Gold markets initially pulled back during the trading session on Friday, but then shot straight up in the air to reach towards the bottom of the neck line from the previous head and shoulders pattern. That of course is worth paying attention to, because it could very well end up being significant resistance. This level is going to be very interesting, and therefore you are probably better served to sit on the sidelines until we get some type of clarity as to where we go next.
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. is about to get its turn to show if it was affected by problems in the chip market, or if it was able to capitalize on the weakness and siphon off market share from larger rival Intel Corp. AMD (AMD)?is scheduled to report first-quarter earnings after the closing bell on Tuesday, fresh on the heels of those from larger rival Intel (INTC) which saw its shares plummet Friday following a very scaled-back “cautious” outlook for the year. Back in January, AMD had forecast a weak first quarter but won investors with an optimistic 2019 outlook, when the chip maker said it expected “high single-digit percentage revenue growth” for the year when the Street was looking for 6% growth.
Aurora Cannabis is attempting to run away from its competition Rather than choosing to grow entirely from the ground up, Aurora Cannabis has been especially active among Canadian pot growers in acquiring capacity. Though some of its largest projects are organic builds, including the Aurora Sun project (1.62 million square feet) and the Aurora Sky campus (800,000 square feet), it paid about $2 billion to buy MedReleaf, $850 million for CanniMed Therapeutics, and $200 million for South America's ICC Labs.
Anyone who held Organovo Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:ONVO) for five years would be nursing their metaphorical wounds since the share price dropped 83% in that time. Unhappily, the share price slid 2.2% in the last week. Because Organovo Holdings is loss-making, we think the market is probably more focussed on revenue and revenue growth, at least for now.
Hedge funds and other investment firms run by legendary investors like Israel Englander, Jeffrey Talpins and Ray Dalio are entrusted to manage billions of dollars of accredited investors' money because they are without peer in the resources they use to identify the best investments for their chosen investment horizon. MGIC Investment Corporation (NYSE:MTG) shareholders have witnessed an increase in hedge fund sentiment recently. Some of the most innovative tools are hedge fund and insider trading indicators.
Shares of Starbucks fell slightly early Friday as investors digested stronger-than-expected quarterly financial report, and some analysts suggested a cautious approach to the coffee giant's hot shares. Starbucks turned in profits of 60 cents per share excluding one-time items, beating Wall Street's estimate of 56 cents per share. Wall Street's current average price target is around $77, just a hair above current levels.
What happened Shares of information-storage specialist Iron Mountain (NYSE: IRM) dropped 9.3% after reporting Q1 2019 earnings this morning and never really got back up off the mat. By the time trading closed for the day, Iron Mountain shares were still down a disheartening 8.9%. So what Funds from operations for the quarter came in at $0.48 per share, $0.05 below consensus estimates.