With the potential for continued economic and political volatility, now is probably a good time for a little spring cleaning to portfolios. Here are six new additions to the Jefferies Franchise Picks...
Thursday was a positive day for the broad U.S. markets, with each average up about 1%. This is a much needed reprieve for the markets as four out of the last five trading days were largely negative....
Genuine Parts shares made a solid gain to kick off the week, pushing back to even on the year. What spurred this turnaround?
The top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations seen on Thursday, March 3, include Alcoa, Boeing, Freeport-McMoRan, Intel, SunEdison and Walt Disney.
The top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations seen on Wednesday, March 2, include American Water Works, Bonanza Creek, Dollar Tree, SanDisk and Valeant Pharmaceuticals.
Friday's top analyst calls include Best Buy, 3D Systems, Electronic Arts, Gilead Sciences, Nokia, Shire and United Rentals.
Source: Jim Henderson, via Wikimedia CommonsThe 2013 annual Nasdaq rebalance occurs on the close Friday December 20 (triple witching date as well as rebalance date for other indices in the U.S.)....
Source: Frank Golhen, via Wikimedia CommonsOne of the reasons that investors look for stocks that may be added to the S&P 500 is that those that are added are immediately bought by portfolio managers...
August 2, 2013: U.S. equity markets opened lower this morning following a mixed report on U.S. employment. The monthly report on personal income and outlays was also a mixed bag, with core prices...
August 1, 2013: U.S. equity markets opened higher this morning as PMI readings in Europe bounced generally higher and China’s PMI improved slightly to remain positive. In the U.K., the Bank of...
July 19, 2013: U.S. equity markets opened lower this morning following earnings reports from some major tech companies after markets closed last night. The Detroit municipal bankruptcy, though...
Source: Jon OggInvestors frequently see analyst upgrades and Buy ratings from Wall Street research calls, but they often do not get to see the so-called Sell ratings. 24/7 Wall St. reviews many fresh...
U.S. equity markets opened slightly lower this morning after the Bank of England left its key interest rate and asset purchase program unchanged (more coverage here). In Asia, China’s consumer...
U.S. equity markets opened lower this morning on relatively little economic data. In Europe, Germany reported that industrial production rose 1.2%, while a house price index in the U.K.rose 1.1%...
Source: ThinkstockYou have heard of all sorts of bubbles in the financial world. There are instances like the housing bubble, a bond bubble, the dot-com bubble, the tech bubble, the private equity...