Visa: A Cashless Society

Visa (NYSE:V) is out with some news that it is encouraging small businesses to go cashless. While this may not seem like much, you have to remember that this company makes money by having people swipe. This move is aimed to increase substantially the amount of people...

Walgreens Boots Alliance Hikes The Dividend

Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA) has just announced it will be hiking its dividend. That is right, this growing pharmaceutical and retail sales empire has rewarded shareholders once again with yet another reason to be long this stock. This time it has hiked its...

Omega Healthcare Investors Raises The Dividend

  Once again, Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. (NYSE:OHI) has done it. Just moments ago Quad 7 Capital learned that OHI announced that the Company’s Board of Directors declared a common stock dividend of $0.64 per share, increasing the quarterly common dividend...

GOP Senators’ Push For New HealthCare Bill

Well it looks like the GOP Senators’ are pushing a toned down ObamaCare HealthCare bill. In yet another effort to corral the support necessary for passage, Senate Republicans have released their latest version of the American Health Care Act. Some keys...
Auto Parts Stores Were Decimated

Auto Parts Stores Were Decimated

Auto parts retailers continued to take a hit after O’Reilly Automotive’s (NASDAQ:ORLY) Wednesday warning that Q2 same store comps came in well below guidance; during the following three days, ORLY fell 21.6% to end the week at a new 52-week low, Advance...
Foot Locker (NYSE:FL) Has High Value

Foot Locker (NYSE:FL) Has High Value

There are times where looking at simple valuation metrics are appropriate and after Foot Locker’s (NYSE:FL) fall of 30% in the last two months now its a great time to look more deeply at the name. The Price to Book ratio for Foot Locker is 2.292922.  The Price...

Frack Sand Miners Plunge

  Frack sand miners plunged in yesterday’s trading, as investors worried about a possible glut of the special sand after a major supplier announced construction of a major new plant in the Permian Basin that would use regional sand On Thursday, privately...

Frontier Communications’ Reverse Split Is A Go

Earlier this winter ago I came right out and said that an investment in Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ:FTR) was absolutely indefensible. The stock now sits at a 52-week low. Now I will be clear and tell you that his has been a stock that I have been...
Feed Costs Are Rising, And That Hits Tyson Hard

Feed Costs Are Rising, And That Hits Tyson Hard

A report is out today that states feed costs are going to be impacting food companies quite heavily this quarter. A prime company that is going to be impacted is Tyson Foods (NYSE:TSN). As you know when I first wrote about I discussed that it was one of the largest...

CVS Health: Keep an eye on this

CVS Health (NYSE:CVS) has just declared its dividend. It is now yielding almost 2.6%. In this article we will discuss why the name is a dividend growth powerhouse, and whether we will get some capital appreciation out of the name which has been absolutely crushed in...
The Boeing Company: Unreal

The Boeing Company: Unreal

We just learned that the Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) has won yet another contract, this time valued at $14.3 million, to supply Chinook parts to the Netherlands and Turkey. Falling under so-called foreign military sales categories, this contract will allow these nations...
Trouble at the Federal Reserve?

Trouble at the Federal Reserve?

Fed Chair Janet Yellen and New York Fed President Bill Dudley (joined by consistent hawk, Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester) have made it clear they believe the recent slowdown in inflation is temporary. They appear ready to forge ahead with more rate hikes, with...
Key Stocks To Watch Next Week

Key Stocks To Watch Next Week

Here is what we think you should be watching next week. Key events are scheduled for the companies listed below. Expected IPO filings: Esquire Financial (ESQ) on June 27, Avenue Therapeutics (Pending:ATXI) on June 28, Mersana Therapeutics (Pending:MRSN) on June 28,...

Tesla to offer a music service?

Music industry sources say Tesla (TSLA) has had talks with all major labels about licensing a proprietary music service which would come with all of its cars, report Peter Kafka and Johana Bhuiyan at Recode. This naturally begs the question of why the automaker...

Sears To Close More Stores

Sears Holdings (SHLD) is preparing to close 20 more stores in the United States. That’s on top of 245 closings already announced, employees told Business Insider, and will bring the company’s store count down to about 1,180. The new closings come in a...

Bed Bath and Beyond Falls Apart After Earnings

Shares of BBBY are getting crushed. For the fiscal 2017 first quarter, the Company reported net earnings of $.53 per diluted share ($75.3 million), including an unfavorable impact of approximately $.05 from the adoption of the new share-based payment accounting...

Amazon to stream NFL

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) will stream Thursday night NFL games to Prime customers in the upcoming season and now seeks advertisers for $2.8M packages, according to Reuters sources. Ads would appear during the games and on Amazon’s website. Amazon paid the NFL $50M to...

Every Major Bank Passes Stress Tests!

All 34 lenders subjected to the Fed stress tests exceeded the minimum projected capital and leverage ratios under the severely adverse scenario. It’s the third consecutive year there have been no banks failing. The results of the CCAR – in which...

CarMax: Take a Look At This

Carmax (NYSE:KMX) is a well-known company that operates as a retailer of used vehicles in the United States. I lifted my sell rating back in April and the stock has moved higher since then. For those that are unfamiliar, the name sells used cars, but not just to...

Foot Locker: Enough is Enough Here!

Enough is enough. Two weeks after doubling my stake in Foot Locker (NYSE:FL) and having a standing order to complete the entire position at $49, I opened my screeners to find the position completed today at a MUCH lower price than I wanted to pay. Folks, the stock is...
Stocks Fall Most Since Trump Election

Stocks Fall Most Since Trump Election

The Dow and S&P 500 suffered their largest losses since mid-October, as market sentiment sours for the first time on Pres. Trump’s ability to accomplish the promised pro-growth policies of tax reform and stimulus. The Dow and S&P each closed with losses...

Disney’s Beauty and The Beast Starts Strong

Disney’s (NYSE:DIS) Beauty and the Beast is expected to score a record breaking opening weekend of $168M-$180M after earning $16.3M in Thursday night previews, the second-highest such preview figure ever for any G or PG-rated movie behind Harry Potter and the...

Tesla To Stop Selling Model S

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) says it will discontinue the Model S 60 and 60D after April 16. Tesla statement: “We introduced the Model S 60 kWh battery as a more affordable option to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles. However, most customers ended up buying an...

New York Mortgage Trust Slashes Dividend

We have just learned that New York Mortgage Trust, Inc. (NASDAQ:NYMT) announced today that its Board of Directors declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.20 per share on shares of its common stock for the quarter ending March 31, 2017. The dividend will be...

DryShips Declares Dividend

We have learned today that DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ:DRYS), a diversified owner of ocean going cargo vessels, announced today that it will pay a regular dividend of approximately $0.017412 per common share in connection with the previously announced dividend for the...

Annaly Capital Management Declares Q1 Dividend

We have learned today that the Board of Directors of Annaly Capital Management, Inc. (NYSE:NLY) declared the first quarter 2017 common stock cash dividend of $0.30 per common share. This dividend is payable April 28, 2017, to common shareholders of record on March 31,...

Mortgage MTGE Investment Company Hikes Dividend

We just learned today that MTGE Investment Corp. (NASDAQ: MTGE) announced that its Board of Directors has declared a cash dividend of $0.45 per share of common stock for the first quarter 2017.  The dividend is payable on April 27, 2017 to common stockholders of...