There are some picks in this sector that have excellent valuations and strong earnings growth.
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The company's fundamentals remain strong with no debt, a higher return on earnings and improving investor sentiment.
By: Zacks Equity Research
We maintain our "neutral" recommendation on T. Rowe Price Group (TROW) based on the company's steady profit trend. Moreover, the company's fourth-quarter earnings surpassed the Zacks consensus estimate, outshining earnings from a year earlier.
Although the global financial crisis has led to a decline in growth metrics, the company has been able to sustain positive earnings throughout the critical period. This positive operating leverage was helped by strong brand, consistent investment track record and strong business volumes.
There are worries that one of the biggest consequences of more easing is inflation.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke sounded subdued Monday in his current assessment of the economy. It is uncertain whether the current pace of jobs growth is sustainable, he said.
Furthermore, Bernanke said that the number of jobs added lately outpaces other actual economic data. This was taken as good news, of course, because it left the door open for more quantitative easing and continued rock-bottom interest rates.
You've probably heard the analogy by now. The stock market is like a junkie with an insatiable craving for another hit.
Warm weather and an end to a key Express Scripts contract lead to poor results for the drugstore chain.
Earnings for the largest U.S. drugstore chain came in at $683 million, or 79 cents per share, compared to $739 million, or 80 cents per share, a year earlier. Revenue increased 0.8% to $18.7 billion, despite a 1.5% decrease in sales at stores open for at least one year.
It looks like SPDR Gold Shares have ended their 10% correction from the end of February. A new rally may be on the way.
The stock is awfully expensive. Are there better buys, or is Chipotle just starting to hit big?
Chipotle shares traded at $421.37 Tuesday, and are up nearly 26% this year. Over the last 12 months, the stock has gained 65%.
Truly amazing. Chipotle's run has obviously been the subject of much chatter among investors. Why is this stock so high, and how much further can it go?
The spice maker delivers better-than-expected earnings, driven by cost savings and acquisitions.
By Zacks Equity Research
McCormick & Co. Inc. (MKC) delivered better-than-expected first quarter 2012 earnings of 55 cents per share, surpassing the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 2 cents. The results were also ahead of the company's guidance of 51 to 54 cents per share.
The earnings were driven by robust sales and cost management under the company's Comprehensive Continuous Improvement (CCI) program. Product innovation and investments in brand marketing also boosted growth in the quarter.
Despite some short-term concerns, this biotech is setting the stage for long-term success.
OncoGenex (OGXI) has had a busy few weeks as the stock ran to over $17 before dropping below $14.
First, OncoGenex and its partner Teva Pharmaceutical (TEVA) announced changes to their Phase III development plan for OGX-011 (custirsen). Then, the company priced a secondary offering at $12 and raised $46.8 million.
Lackluster beer sales give investors a hangover.
The Indian Olympic Association is pressuring the London Olympic Committee to drop Dow from its list of sponsors.
After Friday's BATS fiasco, it's no wonder average investors have lost faith in the fairness of the stock market.
Was I rude Monday when I asked a question about how BATS, the exchange company that canceled its IPO last Friday because of a glitch in its own software, helps the little guy.
I grilled Joe Ratterman, the CEO, on "Squawk on the Street," about how BATS benefits mom-and-pop investors, because I believe that high-frequency trading -- the genesis of the business of BATS -- is profoundly antithetical to individual investors' confidence in the system.
This could be a turnaround year for the teen specialty retailer.
American Eagle is upgraded to 'buy,' and Crocs is initiated with an 'outperform.'
Tuesday's noteworthy upgrades include:
- Portugal Telecom (PT) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Macquarie
- Southern Copper (SCCO) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley
- Vale (VALE) upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley
- Williams (WMB) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS
- American Eagle (AEO) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Lazard Capital
As investors look to the Fed chairman for direction, the immediate one is upward price momentum.
On Monday, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke delivered a speech at the National Association for Business Economics spring conference in Virginia that ignited financial markets.
Bernanke noted some positive signs in the job market but remained cautious about the future. Once again, he signaled the Fed may need to provide more easing to stimulate growth and reduce long-term unemployment. As a result, gold prices jumped nearly $20 an ounce, while silver gained more than 50 cents an ounce.
While the nation's equities aren't as cheap as they were in 2011, there's still room to run.
By Yiannis Mostrous, Personal Finance
India is a global business hub that consistently ranks as one of the world's fastest-growing economies. It also has been one of the world's best-performing stock markets in 2012.
While Indian equities aren't as cheap as they were in late 2011, there's room for upside. Here are three India gems that we recommend buying on any pullbacks: HDFC Bank (HDB), Infosys (INFY) and Tata Motors (TTM).
The 'easy' gains might be behind Big Blue.
By Daniel Putnam
IBM (IBM) may be the elder statesman of the technology sector, but its successful reinvention through the 1990s continues to pay off for shareholders more than a decade later. The stock has gained 57% since September 2010, and it's up 10.7% year to date, rewarding investors who have remained on board as perception -- and valuation -- have caught up to the positive fundamental realities.
But with the stock now changing hands at $207 a share, should new investors still put cash into IBM?
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