Thu, 16/12/2010 - 09:38 by Dan Caplinger
Interest rates have risen sharply in recent weeks, and that's been bad news for the bond market. But the repercussions of higher rates are starting to make themselves felt throughout the financial markets, and if the trend continues, then some high-yielding dividend favorites could be the next stocks to fall.
Wed, 15/12/2010 - 12:42 by Motley Fool
Everyone loves a comeback. So when Toll Brothers (NYSE:TOL) reported fourth-quarter earnings earlier this month and showed its second straight quarter of profitability, I was intrigued. After 11 straight quarters of losses -- yes, you read that correctly -- I wondered whether this was a turnaround story in the making, a chance to get in on the cheap with a company that has weathered a major storm. So should you consider adding Toll Brothers to your portfolio? Let's take a closer look at the numbers.
Wed, 15/12/2010 - 11:05 by Seth Jayson
Margins matter. The more AgFeed Industries (Nasdaq: FEED) keeps of each buck it earns in revenue, the more money it has to invest in growth, fund new strategic plans, or (gasp!) distribute to shareholders. Healthy margins often separate pretenders from the best stocks in the market. That's why I check on my holdings' margins at least once a quarter. I'm looking for the absolute numbers, comparisons to sector peers and competitors, and any trend that may tell me how strong AgFeed Industries' competitive position could be.
Wed, 15/12/2010 - 10:04 by Seth Jayson
There's no foolproof way to know the future for Semtech (Nasdaq: SMTC) or any other company. However, certain clues may help you see potential stumbles before they happen -- and before your stock craters as a result. Rest assured: Even if you're not monitoring these metrics, short-sellers are.
Wed, 15/12/2010 - 09:58 by Seth Jayson
Margins matter. The more Churchill Downs (Nasdaq: CHDN) keeps of each buck it earns in revenue, the more money it has to invest in growth, fund new strategic plans, or (gasp!) distribute to shareholders. Healthy margins often separate pretenders from the best stocks in the market. That's why I check on my holdings' margins at least once a quarter. I'm looking for the absolute numbers, comparisons to sector peers and competitors, and any trend that may tell me how strong Churchill Downs's competitive position could be.
Wed, 15/12/2010 - 06:43 by Rick Aristotle ...
After a torrid run, the bearish argument is building against Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX). Hudson Square Research analyst Daniel Ernst went on CNBC yesterday to explain his pessimistic view on the video-rental giant.
Wed, 15/12/2010 - 06:29 by Rick Aristotle ...
Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN) still isn't coming clean with how many Kindle e-book readers it's selling, but at least now we know that it will be in the "millions" this holiday quarter alone.
Tue, 14/12/2010 - 07:39 by Rick Aristotle ...
Dividend checks continue to get fatter in corporate America, as more companies jack up their distribution rates.
Readers of the Income Investor newsletter can certainly appreciate that kind of thinking. Let's take a closer look at some of the companies that inched their payouts higher this past week.
Mon, 13/12/2010 - 10:15 by Jeremy Phillips
Should you sell Novatel Wireless (Nasdaq:NVTL) today?
The decision to sell a stock you've researched and followed for months or years is never easy. But if you fall in love with your stock holdings, you risk becoming vulnerable to confirmation bias -- listening only to information that supports your theories, and rejecting any contradictions.
Mon, 13/12/2010 - 07:15 by Prince damin
Landover, Md. -- Josh Freeman capped a fourth-quarter drive with a 41-yard TD pass to Kellen Winslow Sunday, handing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers a 17-16 win over Washington.
Freeman's scoring strike to Winslow came with 3:47 left in the game. It gave the Bucs a 15-10 lead, and Freeman rushed into the end zone for a crucial 2-point conversion to make it 17-10.
Donovan McNabb found Santana Moss up the middle for 9-yard TD pass with 9 seconds left to pull Washington to within a point, but the Redskins botched the snap on the ensuing extra point try and Tampa Bay hung on for the win.