Ferrellgas Partners Reports Earnings

Last fall I said that Ferrellgas Partners (NYSE:FGP) put in a performance that was simply disgusting and the stock proceeded to fall to the $5 range. Unit prices have absolutely imploded since the major distribution cut early last year. Low energy prices have hurt...

Plug Power Stock Falls Hard

Plug Power (NASDAQ:PLUG) continues to draw very diverse investors, some who are ardent bulls, and others who see this company going the way of the dinosaurs. I have covered the name in many different pieces. Recently, we covered how the name reeked of controversy. I...

Today’s key data points for the economy

Thursday’s (3/9/2017) economic calendar 7:30 Challenger Job-Cut Report 8:30 Initial Jobless Claims 8:30 Gallup Good Jobs Rate 8:30 Import/Export Prices 9:45 Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index 10:00 Quarterly Services Report 10:30 EIA Natural Gas Inventory 1:00 PM...
Terravia Reports A Mixed Quarter

Terravia Reports A Mixed Quarter

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)– TerraVia (TVIA), a next-generation food, nutrition and specialty ingredients company and pioneer in algae innovation, announced today results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2016. “2016 proved to be a...
Starbucks Loses Market Share

Starbucks Loses Market Share

Starbucks (SBUX -1%) has  lost some market share to rivals in February, according to data from mobile specialist xAd. The firm says Starbucks nailed down 11% of restaurant traffic market share during the month, down from 12% in January. New initiatives from...

Western Asset Mortgage Fails Miserably

As you know, I have been following Western Asset Mortgage (NYSE:WMC) for some time and downgraded the stock to a huge sell. I then told you it was setting cash on fire and I was out. Not to be touched. The name has been trading with extreme volatility of late as...
Sprint Fears AT&T and Time Warner Merger

Sprint Fears AT&T and Time Warner Merger

A buyout of Time Warner (TWX +0.4%) by AT&T (T -0.2%) will mean fundamental change for the wireless industry, Sprint (S +1.5%) Chief Financial Officer Tarek Robbiati says. He didn’t have much to say about a much-discussed prospective merger with fellow...
Caterpillar Accused of Tax Fraud; Stock Holds Up

Caterpillar Accused of Tax Fraud; Stock Holds Up

According to a NY Times report, for years, federal investigators have been scrutinizing Caterpillar’s overseas tax affairs with no resolution to the examinations of the complex maneuvers involving billions of dollars and one of the company’s Swiss subsidiaries. Now, a...

Royal Dutch Shell’s Dividend At Risk?

Once again the saga continues. After reading yet another article about how the dividend was at risk for Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS.A) (NYSE:RDS.B), it reminded me of why I am in this name to begin with. Make no mistake, the last year and a half has been very rough....

Goldcorp Declares Dividend

Goldcorp has declared its dividend. Goldcorp declares a $0.02 dividend for the next quarterly payment Goldcorp (NYSE:GG) declares $0.02/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous. Forward yield 0.53% Payable March 24; for shareholders of record March 16; ex-div...
Should You Buy Exposure To French Stocks?

Should You Buy Exposure To French Stocks?

This is the another in a series of articles that makes a fundamental macroeconomic sectoral flow analysis of the economies of key countries across the globe. Quad 7 Capital is in agreement that French stocks are a buy if Marine Le Penn wins her election. The purpose...
Natural Gas Exploding Higher: Time To Buy?

Natural Gas Exploding Higher: Time To Buy?

-Natural gas prices are rallying today as recent weather forecasts favor cooler weather across much of the U.S., rising 3.7% to $2.931/MMBtu and extending a rebound that has sent prices higher for four straight trading sessions. -Nat gas prices had been held down by...

The Truth About AT&T And Time Warner

Over the weekend, we learned that Dealreporter was projecting that the DOJ would likely hinder the AT&T (NYSE:T) and Time Warner (NYSE:TWX) deal. I thought one of my oldest Seeking Alpha friends and colleague David Alton Clark, or DAC, as he often signs off, did a...
Big News For Silver Wheaton

Big News For Silver Wheaton

I have discussed so many different angles of Silver Wheaton (NYSE:SLW) I got to know the company inside and out. A few months I got trigger-happy and sold off ALL of my holdings in the precious metals sector (with the exception of my physical bullion) into the 2016...
Top Dividend Funds ETFs This Year

Top Dividend Funds ETFs This Year

Investors should be constantly searching for a better deal. Brokerages are aware of the importance of costs, and several firms are dropping their online trading charges. Charles Schwab (NYSE:SCHW) already went from $8.95 to $6.95 and then to $4.95. Fidelity may have...
AT&T: The Truth Behind Unlimited Data

AT&T: The Truth Behind Unlimited Data

We just recently discussed the new plan from Verizon (NYSE:VZ) regarding unlimited data. I asked “if you were paying attention.” I will be brief. In that article I told you the news has caused concerns for shareholders of AT&T (NYSE:T). I told you of...

Delta Air Lines: The Stock Market Needs More

Along with the February traffic numbers, Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) reported a key stat returned to flat after an extended period of negative prints. The stock, though, shook off the improving trend with an initial decline due to the weak market. At roughly $50, Delta...
Annaly Capital: Here Is What Matters

Annaly Capital: Here Is What Matters

I have been holding Annaly Capital (NYSE:NLY) for years. I have analyzed the name from many different angles over the years, but at the end of the day this is an income name, plain and simple. As an income play, one of the strong positives in this name is that the...
Tesla is in big trouble

Tesla is in big trouble

We just found out some major news regarding Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA). If it wants to compete, it needs a massive investment.   Tesla would need to to spend up to an additional $8B in its network of charging stations in the U.S. alone if it wants to make recharging a...

China Lowers Growth Target

  China Lowers Growth Target China has lowered its annual economic growth target to “around” 6.5%, compared to last year’s range of 6.5% to 7%. “At present, overall systemic risks are under control,” Premier Li Keqiang told the National...
Plug Power Stock Is So Controversial

Plug Power Stock Is So Controversial

Plug Power (NASDAQ:PLUG) is a name rife with controversy. The history of this stock is quite interesting. Bundles have been made and fortunes lost in this stock. But from an operational standpoint it is the healthiest it has ever been. I have to give the company that....
AT&T Merger With Time Warner To Be Blocked?

AT&T Merger With Time Warner To Be Blocked?

Dealreporter.com believes the DOJ has AT&T’s (NYSE:T) acquisition of Time Warner (NYSE:TWX) in its cross-hairs. According to Seeking Alpha Breaking news Dealreporter.com cited two sources as saying: “Among the potential competitive issues being studied...
Frontier Communications Crashes

Frontier Communications Crashes

Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ:FTR) has been a stock that I have been following for a while. Now, for a long time, I had worries over the company’s dividend, and sure enough, it had been cut over time. Back in the fall I told you plainly that the...
Overvalued? Facebook, Instagram Compete with Snapchat

Overvalued? Facebook, Instagram Compete with Snapchat

On August 2, 2016, the Facebook (NASDAQ:FB)-owned photo-sharing app Instagram announced its new feature called Stories, which sounds and works almost the same as Snap’s Stories. Instagram’s Stories feature allows users to post photos and mini videos as...
Apple iPhone 8 Rumors: Will Sales Set A Record?

Apple iPhone 8 Rumors: Will Sales Set A Record?

The next smartphone from Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is a highly anticipated version of the device, perhaps the highest since the original. You may remember the buzz surrounding the larger screen sizes with the 6. Rumor has it that Apple will put a lot of new bells and...