Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. vs. Amazon.com, Inc.: The Battle Heats Up

Wall streetBob Ciura:  The two biggest names in retail right now are Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT) and Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN). These two dominate the retail business; Wal-Mart is the biggest retailer in the world, while Amazon is generating massive growth in the online retail space.
NYSE:XRT May 23, 2016 2:04pm

Macy’s, Inc., Kohl’s Corporation, J C Penney Company Inc, Nordstrom, Inc.: Retail Gets Downright Ugly

retail etfBob Ciura:  The past week was brutal for the department store industry. Quarterly earnings from a number of brick-and-mortar retailers, including Macy’s (NYSE: M), Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS), J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP) and Nordstrom (NYSE: JWN), were downright ugly.
NYSE:XRT May 16, 2016 11:38am

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT): Why The Sell-Off Is Overdone

microsoftBob Ciura:  Since reaching a 52-week high of $56.85, Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) recently fell below $50. It is about 12% off its recent high for the year, which could cause some investors to avoid the stock.
ETF BASIC NEWS May 11, 2016 3:23pm

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA) Revenue and Active Users Soar

wall-street-etfBob Ciura:  In a way, Alibaba Group (NASDAQ:BABA) is a tale of two companies. On one hand, the company has a phenomenal story: It’s an e-commerce giant located in China, and as such as huge exposure to a booming industry and one of the fastest-growing economies on the planet.
ETF BASIC NEWS May 9, 2016 3:05pm

Exxon Mobil Corporation, Chevron Corporation, Phillips 66: Integrated Majors Up To Bat

crudeoilBob Ciura:  It’s been a disastrous past two years for the energy sector. With the price of oil falling from over $100 per barrel at the 2014 peak to the February low of $27 per barrel, Big Oil has taken a big beating. Revenue and earnings have fallen off a cliff, even for the best-of-breed companies.
NYSE:XLE May 5, 2016 3:29pm

Don’t Give Up On Alphabet Inc (GOOGL)

red-google-plus-buttonBob Ciura:  Tech giant Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL), formerly known as Google, unveiled quarterly earnings on Thursday after the market close. While the stock has had a great run over the past year, the momentum came to a halt because the results missed analyst expectations.
ETF BASIC NEWS May 4, 2016 3:15pm

Lennar Corporation, KB Home, PulteGroup, Inc.: Are U.S. Homebuilder Stocks About To Go Vertical?

homebuildersBob Ciura:  On the whole, the homebuilding industry is the United States is doing well.
NYSE:XHB

Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (EPD): An MLP That Bucks The Trend

investBob Ciura:  Investors today might not be willing to touch a master limited partnership with a 10-foot pole. And it would be hard to blame them, given everything that has transpired in the energy sector over the past two years.
ETF BASIC NEWS

DISH Network Corp, Viacom, Inc.: A Step In The Right Direction

backroomdeals600X300Bob Ciura:  After months of difficult negotiations, cable network operator Viacom (NASDAQ:VIAB) and satellite-TV provider Dish Network (NASDAQ:DISH) finally came to a deal and ended their prolonged stalemate.
ETF BASIC NEWS May 3, 2016 12:45pm

American Water Works Company Inc, Aqua America Inc, American States Water Co: Steady Streams Of Dividends

dividends1Bob Ciura:  Income investors flock to the utility sector, and for good reason. Utility stocks are defensive, recession-resistant companies that generate steady profits and return the majority of their earnings to investors as dividends.
ETF BASIC NEWS

Is The Sam Zell Recession Prediction About To Come True?

Economy recessionBob Ciura:  When one of the world’s highest-profile investors speaks, the entire financial world listens. Last week, billionaire investor Sam Zell – who famously called the top of the U.S. real estate market just prior to the financial crisis and housing crash – said the U.S. economy would enter a recession within the next year.
NYSE:DIA May 2, 2016 12:42pm

Apple Inc. (AAPL): Why The Stock Is Too Cheap To Sell Here

apple buzzBob Ciura:  Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) jolted investors with a weak second-quarter earnings report on Tuesday after the market close. Apple shares tumbled 8% in after-hours trading.
ETF BASIC NEWS April 28, 2016 2:50pm

McDonald’s Corporation (MCD): The Ace Up McDonald’s Sleeve

mcdonaldsBob Ciura:  Fast-food giant McDonald’s (NYSE: MCD) has encountered a number of challenges over the past few years. The company underwent a long and painful turnaround process, since U.S. consumers are paying more attention to what they are eating than ever before.
ETF BASIC NEWS April 26, 2016 3:34pm

Ford Motor Company (F): A $1.6 Billion Bet On The Mexican Auto Market

investBob Ciura:  U.S. automakers are fresh off a record year, which has compelled Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) to invest $1.6 billion to build a factory in Mexico, which will manufacture small cars that are increasingly popular in that nation.
ETF BASIC NEWS April 20, 2016 12:35pm

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