Because they spend way too much time obsessing over one figure—the dividend yield—and ignore stocks with payouts below some arbitrary number, say 2%, which is about what the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) pays. Consider Visa (V), a …
The six companies above had earnings in 2006 that were higher than what they netted in 1998 (in many cases much higher), but their stocks' gains over the period were less impressive. For instance, Microsoft shares advanced some …
Investors aren’t buying oil E&P stocks. The iShares U.S. Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (IEO) fell to the bottom of the exchange-traded fund universe as oil and gas producers’ were among the day’s worst-hit sectors. The fund fell …
Is now a good time to buy P&G stock? Procter shares are down 27 percent since December. But amid the carnage, analysts see opportunity. Check out this story on cincinnati.com: http://cin.ci/1UCYAVE
According to the research of Wharton finance professor Dr. Jeremy Siegel, 82% of stocks that are removed from the S&P 500 go on to outperform the stock that replaced them in the index during his examination of subsequent three-year …
For investment strategies that focus on asset allocation using low-cost index funds, you will find either an S&P 500 matching fund or total stock market tracking index fund recommended as the choice to cover the U.S. stock markets. …
The S&P 500 closed at its year-to-date high on June 8th, and since then the average stock in the index is down 2.51%. Below is a chart showing the average change for stocks by sector since the June 8th close. Three sectors have …
Among the companies with shares expected to trade actively in Friday’s session are J.P. Morgan Chase & Co, , , and . Bank stocks were heavily traded with several of the biggest names reporting earnings. Despite weaker trading results, …
If you want a reason to be optimistic about the S&P 500 look no further than fourth-quarter earnings. After falling for five consecutive quarters, S&P 500 earnings growth is back in the green. It started last quarter. Third-quarter earnings grew …
Failure to reign in content acquisition costs and a precarious cash position makes Pandora stock a highly risky bet. Pandora Media (NYSE:P) stock has been an absolute roller coaster ride leaving investors in pain rather than a feeling of …