Investors know what's working and what's not. Jim Cramer says these stocks could power higher through the end of the year.
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Upside earnings revisions, along with some technical indicators, are how advisor Mike McGervey determines portfolio investments. He shares details about his method with MoneyShow.com, and discusses three current holdings.
Kate Stalter: I'm speaking today with Mike McGervey of McGervey Wealth Management.
Mike, one of the metrics you use is earnings revisions on individual stocks, taking a bottom-up approach. Tell us a little bit about what you’re seeing.
Mike McGervey: Sure, Kate. Upward revisions to estimated earnings are a great predictor of future price for us.
In its ongoing effort to become an end-to-end business-technology company, Dell buys SonicWall to beef up its security software.
Dell (DELL), which is trying to transform itself into a full-service technology provider for businesses, has bought a network security company for a reported $1.2 billion.
Dell announced Tuesday that it will acquire privately-held SonicWall, which makes tools that help companies filter Internet content, secure their Internet access and protect digital communications between offices.
Home Inns and Hotels Management has tumbled in the last week. Now might just be the time to buy.
Is Yahoo attempting a shakedown in hopes of grabbing some of Facebook's IPO cash?
Within hours after the lawsuit was filed, tech observers rushed to judgment. The suit stinks. Yahoo is totally out of line.
The harshest criticism came from one of Yahoo's former board members. "Pathetic and heartbreaking last stand for Yahoo," wrote Eric Hippeau on Twitter. "It's all over. I loved you very much."
The retailer's margins contract as its profit drops.
Rising costs hurt S&P 500 component Urban Outfitters Inc. (URBN) in the fourth quarter as profit dropped from a year earlier. Urban Outfitters is engaged in the general consumer product retail and wholesale business, selling to customers through various channels including retail stores, catalogs and websites.
Here is the "cheat sheet" for Urban Outfitters fourth-quarter earnings report:
High-yielding REITs may seem attractive at first glance, but vulnerable chart patterns and potential dividend cuts make some of them especially dangerous.
By Tom Aspray
Investors in low-yielding stocks are likely frustrated by the historic market rally, as even a more conservative exchange-traded fund (ETF) like the SPDR S&P Dividend ETF (SDY) is up 4.78% so far this year. This ETF invests in the 50 highest-yielding dividend stocks of the S&P 1500 Composite that have also increased their dividends for at least 25 consecutive years.
Some of those searching for yield have been turning to the agency mortgage real-estate investment trusts (REITs), which are also being recommended by a number of analysts and columnists. These REITs are exclusively invested in mortgage securities that are insured by federal agencies.
A surge in the hiring of temporary workers bodes well for staffing stocks but is terrible news for the for-profit education sector.
By Igor Greenwald, MoneyShow.com
This economic recovery may yet prove all too temporary, but for now its reliance on temps is one of the more impressive lines on its resume.
Temporary employment added 45,000 jobs last month, accounting for nearly 20% of February's unexpectedly strong gain of 227,000 nonfarm payrolls.
Will Apple's tablet help save video games?
Nokia is reportedly gearing up for a Microsoft-powered model.
By Rick Aristotle Munarriz
Taiwan's DigiTimes -- the tech trade publication that usually has a good read on what contract manufacturers are working on throughout Asia -- reports that the Finnish handset maker is working on a Microsoft-fueled tablet that may hit the market as early as the fourth quarter of this year.
Scripps Networks is upgraded to a 'buy,' while CVS Caremark is downgraded to 'market perform.'
Tuesday's noteworthy upgrades include:
Utilities are the evergreens of the stock market. Even in the harshest conditions, they can thrive.
Utilities stocks serve virtually the same purpose for investors that the utility companies themselves serve for their customers: They provide a reliable, necessary service that doesn't change much from year to year.
While they may not have the same growth potential that fast-rising tech stocks can sometimes offer, utilities have the high yields and low betas that defensive investors crave.
Its Cantina Bell menu is a page out of Chipotle's playbook.
By Jeff Reeves
Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) is on the menu of many momentum stock investors these days. The booming burrito joint continues to post big improvements in profit and revenue -- and, most importantly, in CMG stock valuations. Chipotle stock is up almost 60% in the past 12 months, putting it up against a new 52-week high.
But a new offering from rival fast-food chain Taco Bell and its parent Yum Brands (YUM) could give Chipotle a run for its money.
The only real winners will be the lawyers.
When the going gets tough, the not-so-tough file patent lawsuits. Yahoo (YHOO) is a case in point.
The Internet media company on Monday sued Facebook, alleging that the pioneering social media company had infringed on 10 patents that center around advertising and fraud protection as well as customizing a user's experience. Facebook denies any wrongdoing. Now it's in the hands of lawyers, and that's a problem.
In this video roundtable, experts weigh in on what to expect from the upcoming Fed meeting on jobs.
Zacks experts weigh in on what to expect from the upcoming Federal Reserve meeting on jobs.
The DOJ is investigating possible antitrust violations.
The book publishers in question are five of the largest in the U.S., including Simon & Schuster, Hachette Book, Penguin, Macmillan and HarperCollins. The DOJ alleges that the publishers teamed up with Apple to take on Amazon (AMZN), which was starting to exert a huge control on the publishing industry with its highly discounted e-book editions.
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- A stronger dollar index weighted on the commodities space today.
- Dec gold and Dec silver fell deeper into negative territory, trading as low as $1263.10 per ounce and $19.11 per ounce, respectively.
- Unable to gain momentum, both metals settled with 1.7% losses, with gold closing at $1264.90 per ounce and silver closing at $19.16 per ounce.
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