Longtime market bull Jeremy Siegel says investors could realize the market is behind the curve on interest rates.
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The automaker's second quarter will not be pretty.
While Samsung is gaining ground, Apple is likely not too worried.
Demand for Apple's (AAPL) next-generation iPhone is higher than any other smartphone the company has released.
In June, ChangeWave Research conducted a study on the demand for smartphones from the world's leading manufacturers, including Apple, Samsung, Motorola, Nokia (NOK), Research In Motion (RIMM), and HTC.
Valero Energy is upgraded to 'buy,' and IMAX is initiated with a 'buy.'
Monday's noteworthy upgrades include:
Like the restaurant chain, these momentum stocks could join similar other crash-and-burn stories.
By Jeff Reeves
It has been an ugly 12 months for momentum stocks. Take a look at the 52-week ranges on some of these victims (and yes, they are now sitting near the bottom of these windows):
- Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR) -- $17.38 to $115.98; -85% peak to trough
- Netflix (NFLX) -- $60.70 to $285.50; -79% peak to trough
- Sodastream (SODA) -- $27.60 to $79.72; -65% peak to trough
- Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) -- $29.51 to $78.25; -62% peak to trough
Now, red-hot growth stock Chipotle (CMG) is likely to be part of this list. The stock lurched down as much as 25% Friday after an ugly earnings report. It ended the day down 21.5% at $316.98. Its 52-week high of $442 is long behind it.
As drought conditions persist in the Midwest, agricultural commodities supplies are threatened.
By John Nyaradi
The Midwest remains under a record heat wave, sending shock waves through agricultural commodities.
Supplies are threatened and crop failure is being discussed as summer wears on. June was the fourth-hottest month ever, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association.
When mindless losers dump stocks in Europe-inspired sell-offs, you can pick up bargains.
If you have to sell all of your stocks every time Spanish bonds reach a milestone, you'll be in and out so many times that I doubt you'll be able to make any money. That's why I've been so critical of the risk-on, risk-off nonsense. It makes you think that somehow selling is right when the crisis asserts itself and then buying is right when the crisis ends. I am gratified that I'm hearing less and less about risk-on, risk-off, because it tells me the journalists are no longer falling for hedge fund speak and are actually trying to help people make money.
With a dividend linked to gold prices, this undervalued miner offers growth and income potential.
By Genia Turanova, Leeb Income Performance
Newmont Mining (NEM) currently sells at its lowest valuation in four years despite the fact that the price of its main product, gold, has nearly doubled since then.
Moreover, its valuation is lower than that of the overall market -- and its yield is higher. In fact, it is the highest-yielding stock in the sector, with a yield of 2.8%, significantly above the average for the category.
Earnings as a whole appear mildly encouraging, but most are measured against analysts' recently reduced estimates.
No one these days appears to be exempt from some kind of earnings disappointment. True, earnings as a whole appear mildly encouraging, with perhaps two-thirds of those companies in the S&P 500 announcing some kind of positive surprise. But the pattern remains intact: those positive surprises often are only defined when measured against recently-reduced analysts' estimates.
Buried within the numbers, there are facts or figures that, in the absence of headline news in a few weeks' time, will give anxious bears fresh cause for concern.
The fast-food giant reports lower net income, and the pharmaceutical company reports an experimental caner drug failed in trials.
McDonald's (MCD), reported that second-quarter net income fell 4.5% to $1.35 billion, or $1.32 a share, from $1.41 billion, or $1.35, in the year-earlier period. Revenue was about flat at $6.92 billion compared with $6.91 billion. The fast-food giant, was expected by analysts Monday to post second-quarter profit of $1.38 a share on sales of $6.94 billion.
Shares fell about 2% in pre-market trading at last check.
Germany's Bayer and Onyx Pharmaceuticals (ONXX) said Monday that Tarceva, a jointly produced drug, in combination with Nexavar tablets for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma, a type of liver cancer, failed in further improvement of overall survival.
Home Inns and Hotels Management investors are worried about the budget hotel sector in the nation's slowing economy.
A new reservation system calmed the usual Apple customer frenzy overseas.
Shenzhen Proview Technology received a $60 million payday from Apple on July 2 to settle the company's claim of ownership over the iPad name. The claim had prompted a trademark lawsuit and brought iPad sales to a standstill in China.
The tragic killings at a showing of 'The Dark Knight Rises' may impact the movie's box-office success. Studio executives reportedly considered canceling screenings in response.
But early Friday, the movie's midnight showing became the scene of a tragic crime in which a gunman shot 71 people, killing 12. The nation is reeling from the shooting, and some people are saying that they are too afraid to see "The Dark Knight Rises" in the theater because of worries about copycats.
Equity Income Fund portfolio manager Brian Rogers likes telecommunications companies.
The highest-yielding stocks in the portfolio are Nokia Corporation, CenturyLink, Telefonica and Sun Life Financial.
These 3 Canadian stocks offer value, rapid earnings growth and strong balance sheets.
I screened my Benjamin Graham database to ﬁnd Canadian companies with rapidly growing earnings and strong balance sheets.
I believe many outstanding buying opportunities exist. Here is a look at three of our picks -- in agriculture, energy and information services. Each offers excellent appreciation potential during the next six to 12 months.
Shares were priced so high that any bump in the road could take them down.
Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) shares plunged 21% Friday after the longtime market darling missed revenue expectations on slowing sales.
At least four brokerages cut price targets on the stock, and Goldman Sachs (GS) booted Chipotle from its "conviction buy" list. Other restaurant chains that have seen similarly hot growth in recent years were also hit. Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD) closed down 3.5%, and Panera Bread (PNRA) fell nearly 4%.
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