Hey there, Fools. I've summoned our Motley Fool CAPS community once again to highlight a few of Friday's biggest winners among the stocks with a rating of four or five stars.
Are you familiar with the dynamic duo of Fama and French? No, they didn't star in Tommy Boy -- that was Farley and Spade. And they didn't sing "Seven Nation Army" -- that was Jack and Meg White.
What's the flip side to shareholder-friendly stocks expected to
underperform the market? Highfliers that pay little heed to their
owners' interests. Conversely, there are top-flight companies that also
treat their shareholders with respect.
The new trading week kicks off with Smith & Wesson (Nasdaq: SWHC)
on the firing range. Analysts see the gunmaker's earnings improving to
$0.09 a share in its latest quarter. Fears of tighter regulation on new
weapon sales and crime spikes in recessionary times have resulted in
brisk business for companies like Smith & Wesson.
You may have heard that dividend stocks have significantly outperformed
their stingier counterparts since 1972. You may have heard that the
vast majority of the market's historical gains have come from
dividends. And you may have heard that they are the best stocks to own
during bear markets.
Did I miss something, or have we completely emerged from the market's bottom?
We can't be sure just yet, but investors in Insmed (Nasdaq: INSM), Satyam Computer Services (NYSE: SAY), Allied Irish Banks (NYSE: AIB), and RF Micro Devices (Nasdaq: RFMD) are likely convinced -- each of those stocks is up more than 50% over the past month!
One year ago, when signs were starting to point to a recession, my
colleague John Reeves and I compiled a list of the previous recession's
top 10 stocks to discover any patterns that would help our investing
this time around. That list provided a number of fascinating insights, some of which we had expected, while others surprised us.
Hey there, Fools. I've summoned our Motley Fool CAPS community once again to highlight a few of Thursday's biggest winners among the stocks with top ratings of four or five stars.
You know those old investing platitudes? Be greedy when others are
fearful. Buy when there's blood in the streets. You make most of your
money in a bear market -- you just don't know it at the time.