Oil drilling rig

Texas and Louisiana Lead Oil Rig Count Much Lower

Oil may have bounced this week -- last seen at $50.05 late on Friday -- but the count of U.S. and North American drilling rigs is still declining. Baker Hughes ...
Read Full Story »

Eight Housing Markets With the Longest Road to Recovery

Location, location, location, it is said, are key to succeeding in real estate. While the value of a single family home nationally may -- at the current pace -- be ...
Read Full Story »

Tesla Valuation Concerns Trump Its Growth Prospects

The world has been enamored with the growth, and the cars, of Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA). CEO Elon Musk is and iconic visionary with a great message and with ...
Read Full Story »
Cruise ship

Why Carnival Is Sailing to Post-Recession Highs

Carnival Corp. (NYSE: CCL) has set sail on its earnings in its most recent report and on its new growth plans. The cruise ship operator had a solid performance, and ...
Read Full Story »

Time for Investors to Worry About Too Much Dividend Growth

Investors love dividends, particularly when those payouts are from companies that keep raising their dividends. But what happens when the focus on dividends and return of capital to shareholders becomes ...
Read Full Story »
Dow Chemical logo

A Serious Win-Win for Dow Chemical and Olin

It looks like activist investors finally will get their way with Dow Chemical Co. (NYSE: DOW) and it will divest part of its business. Actually, this is a win-win for ...
Read Full Story »
Wall St Bull statue

Jefferies Franchise Stock Picks to Buy for the Rest of 2015

After the worst four-day string in some time, investors are hoping that this week's meltdown was more of an end of the quarter or pretax profit taking binge than a ...
Read Full Story »
Yahoo Marquee

Yahoo $2 Billion Buyback Is Larger Than It Seems

Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO) is looking to return even more money to its shareholders. After announcing a $2 billion stock buyback, and considering that the largest part of this company's market value is ...
Read Full Story »
godaddy logo

Will GoDaddy Put Some Excitement Back in the IPO Market?

Next week’s initial public offering (IPO) for Internet registrar GoDaddy could put a market value of as much as $3 billion on the company. The company plans to offer 22 ...
Read Full Story »

Despite Huge Chip Plunge, Deutsche Bank Bullish on 4 Stocks

During the massive selling this week, the Philadelphia Semiconductor Index, or the SOX as it is called, fell 4.6%, the largest one day drop since October 10 of last year. ...
Read Full Story »
Bull and Bear

Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Cisco, EMC, GameStop, Novavax, Tesla, Yahoo and More

Stocks were looking for direction on Friday morning after a choppy week. The one thing we have seen for about three years now is that investors have lined up in ...
Read Full Story »
Biotechnology word cloud

RBC Has 4 Biotech Stocks to Buy After Massive Pullback

The XBI, which is the S&P 500 biotech index, has been hit hard this week and is down almost 14% since last Friday. While still up big over the past ...
Read Full Story »
BlackBerry logo

Why a BlackBerry Profit Should Surprise Even Its Rivals

BlackBerry Ltd. (NASDAQ: BBRY) reported fourth-quarter and fiscal 2015 earnings before markets opened Friday. For the quarter, the smartphone maker reported adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.04 on ...
Read Full Story »
Game Over

GameStop and the Death of Traditional Video Game Sales

GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME) announced earnings for the year and the fourth quarter that ended on January 31. Many investors were disappointed that video console sales were dropping. More important ...
Read Full Story »
China Internet

China Leads the World in Cyberattack Traffic

Likely few people would be surprised that China is the overwhelming source of global "attack traffic." For the time being, not much can be done about it, if news reports ...
Read Full Story »