'TV Everywhere' Builds Up Box Office Watcher Rentrak

I t’s no secret that live television viewership is on the decline in favor of other media, such as video-on-demand, time-shifted DVR watching and subscription services like Netflix and Hulu. A less-known fact is that the total hours of primetime viewing across live TV, digital video recorders and VOD are on the rise, according toRentrak […]

Wells Fargo Flush With Buy Point Ahead Of Earnings

S econd-quarter earnings season begins this week but really kicks into gear next week when some big names — including dividend leaderWells Fargo ( WFC ) — reports on Tuesday. Wells Fargo’s quarterly dividend fell from 34 cents to a nickel in the second quarter of 2009 amid the financial crisis. Earnings slipped in 2010. […]

Why Chevron Is At Least 25% Overvalued


By Thomas Lott : This article first appeared at sharpeequities.com here . Chevron ( CVX ) is richly valued cyclical with diminishing returns on equity (ROE), whose cash flow doesn’t even cover its dividend. With a $188BB market cap, it is one of the major integrated oil companies, along with Exxon, Shell, BP, Total and […]

3 Reasons to Buy Baidu (BIDU) Stock Now – Stocks in the News

Baidu, Inc. ( BIDU ) is a Chinese-language Internet search provider based in Beijing, China. The company offers a Chinese language search platform and conducts its operations principally through Baidu Online Network Technology Co., Ltd., which is a network of third-party Web sites and software applications. Furthermore, the company offers Japanese search services, including web […]

Micron Technology Inc. May Look Cheap, but Investors Beware

Shares of Micron , one of the major players in both the DRAM and NAND markets, look extremely inexpensive. The stock fell considerably after the company reported its third quarter earnings last month, and it currently trades at just 7.5 times last year’s earnings and seven times the average analyst estimate for fiscal 2015. But that […]

Does Greece Pose a Threat to Global Markets?


Ivan Bastien / iStock / Thinkstock In yet another unexpected twist to the Greek drama, Greek voters delivered a resounding “No” vote in Sunday’s referendum, strongly rejecting the previous offer by Greece’s creditors. While the “No” vote doesn’t necessarily translate into an immediate Greek exit from the euro, it does substantially raise the odds that […]

Aetna-Humana Merger: Why Investors Are Uncertain and Wary – Stocks in the News

Healthcare giants Aetna ( AET ) and Humana Inc. ( HUM ) announced earlier they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Aetna will acquire all outstanding shares of Humana for a combination of cash and stock valued at $37 billion or approximately $230 per Humana share based on the closing price of Aetna […]

Boise Cascade Breaks Below 200-Day Moving Average – Notable for BCC


In trading on Monday, shares of Boise Cascade Co. (Symbol: BCC) crossed below their 200 day moving average of $36.19, changing hands as low as $35.64 per share. Boise Cascade Co. shares are currently trading down about 2.7% on the day. The chart below shows the one year performance of BCC shares, versus its 200 […]

Why Cree, Inc. Stock Fell 14% in June


CREE data by YCharts What: Shares of LED lighting specialist Cree fell a blood-curdling 14% in June, according to S&P Capital IQ data . The plunge was triggered near the end of the month, when Cree announced a drastic restructuring. Neither analysts nor investors took that announcement as good news. So what: The problem with […]