Realty Income: Analyzing The Dividend Darling

Realty Income (O) has just reported earnings and it has caught our attention today. We have discussed in great detail why you should strongly consider this darling monthly dividend paying REIT. That said, the name has been absolutely battered in the last few months:...

MGM in 2018

GM Resorts International (MGM) has reported its Q4 earnings. The casino giant stock started the day off in the red following the news but has since made a strong recovery. In this column, we discuss the performance of the name. Further, we offer our thoughts and...

5G Telecom Rollout To Be Slow, Here’s AT&T’s Plan

Wireless companies are racing to get commercial 5G service out to customers before the calendar hits 2019, which likely means the first rollout won’t quite resemble the eventual visions. Standards are still being written, but carriers are working to be the first...

First Solar Weak But 2018 Looks Strong

First Solar, Inc (FSLR) has caught our attention today after the stock plummeted 7%. In this column, we discuss what happened, and offer our projections for 2018 performance. Sales were terrible in Q4 today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and year...

Armour Residential REIT Dividend Coverage

ARMOUR Residential REIT (NYSE:ARR) has just reported earnings and it was another mixed report. In this column we discuss ARMOUR Residential REIT dividend coverage. We have had a tumultuous relationship with this company and the stock. We were previously of the opinion...

Campbell Soup Revenue Problems

  In our opinion the sales performance of Campbell Soup (CPB) does not justify the present level of pricing, and that is why we called for profit taking at $60. Now that shares are down 25%, we think the time is right to upgrade to a hold. Still, sales have been...

Why We Sold Under Armour

Under Armour (UAA) recently reported earnings, and we assessed the results recently. In this column, we want to discuss further our take on the rally that ensued in shares and where we see the name going. The biggest problem we have with the stock is not so much its...
Omeros: What The Hell?

Omeros: What The Hell?

Omeros Corporation (OMER) has caught our attention once again this morning with shares continuing to fall. It is all out free for all, and shares have been completely demolished in the last few weeks: As you can see, shares have been pounded. What is going on?...

Kraft Heinz: Will Sales Suffer?

We were asked by a reader about our current thoughts on Kraft Heinz (KHC) with it sitting just above a 52-week low. We felt this was an opportune time to check back in on the performance of the name, especially since the company recently reported earnings. Although...
Chesapeake Energy: Trap Or Treasure?

Chesapeake Energy: Trap Or Treasure?

Chesapeake Energy (CHK) is one of the most controversial companies, and one of the most hated stocks in the market. It is largely misunderstood, and few recognize the extreme value that may be in the name, largely because of debt concerns. That said, the market has...

Roku: What Happened?

Roku (ROKU) is a stock that many have considered grossly overvalued. Today shares are getting smacked hard following a less than enthusiastic earnings report. In this column we discuss the key metrics that you need to be aware of, as well as our take on the stock...

Discussing GameStop’s Sales Woes

In a recent update, GameStop (GME) announced a business update where it discussed its holiday sales. Gamestop sales have long been controversial, but they have risen year-over-year. In this column we discuss what we are seeing. Total global GameStop sales for the...

CYS Investments: A Look Under The Hood

In this column, we discuss CYS Investments (CYS) which recently reported earnings. In this piece we take a look under the hood and hone in on 3 critical metrics. First, we look at prepayments, which hurt net interest rate spreads and subsequently net interest income....

Bitcoin Needs To Be Lightning Fast

Bitcoin remains among the hottest investing topics of the decade. In this column, we discuss one of the greatest challenges for bitcoin in that it is abhorrently slow. While this issue is known, Coinbase is now taking a step which will help bitcoin overcome this...

Bitcoin Crisis Averted–For Now

By Tim Lee The median daily transaction fee on the bitcoin network fell to $0.79 on Sunday, a six-month low. That represents a dramatic 97-percent decline from the peak of $34 reached on December 23. The median daily bitcoin transaction fee was more than $10 from...
Time Wasted Holding AT&T Stock?

Time Wasted Holding AT&T Stock?

AT&T (NYSE:T) is our top dividend play for the next five years. We have been covering it from a number of different angles. Perhaps the most interesting of the discussions surrounded our analysis regarding the impact of FirstNet, which everyone is ignoring and...
Walmart: What Now

Walmart: What Now

Shares of WalMart (WMT) are cratering hard. In fact, the stock has dropped 10 points at the time of this writing to $95. In this column we discuss the reasons for the strong selloff and what we think you should do now. Why the selloff? This selloff comes after the...

ConAgra Brands Makes A Move

It has been some time since we highlighted ConAgra (NYSE:CAG). When we first discussed the name we talked about it as being a reliable dividend play and covered the decision to split into two separate companies as an interesting move for shareholders. Of course, the...

Portfolio Diversification: Do You Need It?

By Tara Sandusky Do you really need portfolio diversification. Whether it be a retirement account, individual taxable account, an educational account, a 401K, or more, the question of portfolio diversification is often raised. Everyone assumes that broad asset class...

Averaging Down: Bad Strategy?

Whenever some financial “pundit” says that the best way to get into a stock is by averaging down, we sometimes cringe. Why? Because at best you’ll be getting into a stock at a lower average price (which can also be accomplished to the very same...

Fauquier Bankshares: Impressive

In this column, we check back in on the small regional bank Fauquier Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBSS). When we called for a buyback in August, we saw the potential for increased performance in the company and in the stock in the back half of 2017. In this column we...
Three Ways To Buy Silver

Three Ways To Buy Silver

We believe that Silver is once again a buy. There are many reasons for this, but most notably there is a limited world supply, the demand has risen thanks to cryptocurrency, industrial demand is overlooked, and the price action suggests silver needs to close the gap...
Apple Makes A Move

Apple Makes A Move

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is a stock in many investors’ portfolios. One thing we have been adamant about in our coverage is Apple’s ability to protect its brand, and incorporate its newest technologies into future designs and iterations of its product. With the...
Is Ripple The Next Bitcoin?

Is Ripple The Next Bitcoin?

Bitcoin and Ether have been dominated headlines in the crypto world for much of 2017, except for the occasional article about smaller coins with insane value returns. It’s right for these two to share the spotlight (along with Bitcoin Cash, the Bitcoin spin-off that’s...

Waste Management: Opportunity?

Waste Management (WM) has been on our radar for all of 2017 and the first part of 2018. Looking at the full year, 2017 was exceptional for Waste Management as the company continued to focus on improving core price, adding profitable volume in a disciplined manner, and...

Kimco: What to do

Kimco (KIM) is a dividend paying stock that we have been following for some time. Like most other REITs exposed to the retail sector, Kimco’s stock performance in 2017 was poor, and the poor performance has continued in 2018. The stock was recently below $14,...

Barrick Gold: What Now?

Barrick Gold (ABX) has just reported a much anticipated quarter. In this column we review the highlights of the company’s performance, its strategic framework, as well as 2018 projections. 2017 key results In 2017, Barrick generated operating cash flow of $2.07...

Kellogg: Wait It Out

We believe that Kellogg (NYSE:K) is a stock that you want to consider when the yield creeps up, ideally around 3.5% or higher. What we like about this stock is that the dividend continues to grow: Source: SEC filings As you can see the dividend has now been raised to...
Tesla: Elon Musk’s Visionary Future

Tesla: Elon Musk’s Visionary Future

By Jake Smith I have to be honest with you: when I think of a Tesla car my mind expands and my senses get heightened. Actually, it’s enough to read something about the company and I feel my interest growing! If you feel the same and you want to know more about the...

Fossil: Wow

Fossil (NASDAQ:FOSL) reported comparable sales rose 2% in Q4 to sail the past the consensus estimate for a 6% drop. The magnitude of the sales beat isn’t seen often for a company the size of Fossil. Positive comparable sales growth in the watch category helped...

Meet Group Stock On Sale

The “the Meet Group” (NASDAQ:MEET) was once simply MeetMe. The stock has been stuck  since it reported following earnings. In fact when it last reported it sold off hard, and we felt this was justified to a degree, we contend the present implosion is a...

Fitbit Makes A Move

Fitbit, Inc. (NYSE: FIT) stock has been struggling around the $5 mark for some time. The wearable fitness device maker realizes that it needed to do something to spike growth. Well, today the company announced that it will acquire Twine Health. Twine Health is a...

Travelers: What To Do

Travelers Cos. Inc. (NYSE:TRV) stock is in rally mode following its just-reported earnings. What is interesting is that this rally comes despite our expectation of a massive hit from catastrophe losses stemming from the brutal California wildfires that raged on...

Gold And Tax Reform

Gold and tax reform need to be considered. The Federal Reserve raised rates for the third time in 2017 following the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting on December 12. Since 2015, gold has established a year end pattern where it becomes oversold ahead of the...
What Is NEO Cryptocurrency?

What Is NEO Cryptocurrency?

In a world of bitcoin and ethereum as the dominant cryptocurrencies, we at Quad7Capital are always on the lookout for new cryptocurrencies, what they do, and how to obtain them. Our partners at Coincentral have provided us with the following regarding NEO...

Cryptocurrency Driving Silver Demand

There will always be demand for silver (NYSE:SLV) because aside from silver being a precious metal, it also has many industrial and technological applications. Therefore, there will always be some level of demand, but such demand has risen significantly as the economy...

So What Is Ethereum Classic?

Ethereum Classic is the original Ethereum blockchain and allows for the implementation of decentralized applications and smart contracts. The project was born out of an unwavering belief in core principles. It symbolizes the importance of a cryptocurrency being...

Two Harbors: Book Value Bingo!

One of the key elements of our bullish thesis on TWO Harbors (TWO) beyond dividend coverage is buying when the stock is at a discount-to-book. Here is the thing. With interest rates rising, all REITs have been sold off hard. TWO has been no exception. While short-term...

AT&T Debt: Get Serious Now

AT&T (T) has had a tough year, yet AT&T debt is largely ignored. The stock is range bound and facing uncertainty over its merger with Time Warner (TWX). This uncertainty will keep a lid on share prices for some time, but longer-term, we need to keep a close...

Why Madrigal Pharmaceuticals Stock Is Skyrocketing

Madrigal Pharmaceuticals stock (NASDAQ:MDGL) has been skyrocketing. Why is Madrigal Pharmaceuticals stock moving with such gusto, and just how great is the rise? Take a look at the chart of Madrigal Pharmaceuticals stock: The stock has been in rally mode because there...
Tron in 2018

Tron in 2018

Tron (TRX), a coin still available for under ten cents, seems to be working on getting new opportunities and implementing some novelties to improve their ratings. As this coin is slowly progressing, we can quickly conclude that all innovations are closely related to...
Addressing The Cryptocurrency Selloff

Addressing The Cryptocurrency Selloff

What a cryptocurrency selloff. We have not seen a cryptocurrency selloff like this since, oh wait, last week. So what is going on with the present cryptocurrency selloff this time? U.S. regulators are scrutinizing one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges as...
Why TRON Coin Is Winning

Why TRON Coin Is Winning

By Sheevika Senanayake, Tron Coin is winning. Priced at just fractions of a cent last November, the TRONIX, or Tron Coin (TRX)  token was essentially worthless. Come December, however, and it shot up to a peak of around 25 cents, before sliding back to around 6-7...
What Is New York Coin (NYC Coin)?

What Is New York Coin (NYC Coin)?

New York Coin, or NYC coin, is among the fastest growing cryptocurrencies today. New York Coin (NYC coin) recorded a staggering 400% value rise between the 1st and 7th of January 2018, and New York Coin, or NYC coin, continues to be poopular. NYC coin records a daily...

Halliburton: Bullish on Oil Prices

Halliburton (HAL) is a strong choice for an oil service stock, and is our second choice behind competitor Schlumberger (SLB) long-term. Halliburton, much like it competitors in the sector, had been battered up until 2017, when the oil market started turning. We had...

AT&T Stock: Great Expectations

If you have been a regular follower of our work then you know we recommend keeping about 20%-25% of your portfolio in high yielding investments, which we define as anything over 4%. That said, our top dividend stock recommendation, AT&T (NYSE:T), had a whirlwind...

Huntington Bancshares Is A Buy

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ:HBAN) has just reported a another record quarterly report but the Street barely reacted to the news. The stock has rebounded from the summer when we said you could easily pick up some discounted shares in this powerful...
Frontier Communications Debt: Credit Deals Enough?

Frontier Communications Debt: Credit Deals Enough?

Frontier Communications Debt is out of hand. Frontier Communications Corporation (FTR) stock has taken a beating in the last few years, and the Frontier Communications debt load is a prime reason. While we hate to see anyone lose money, we have been warning you for...
Twitter Stock: What The Hell?

Twitter Stock: What The Hell?

  Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) is making a move early today, up 8% to recoup a couple of days of declines. On Yahoo, JP Mangalindan notes analysts aren’t quite as spooked as investors are by the departure of COO Anthony Noto to run SoFi. A lot of what Noto put in...