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  • Senior Housing Trust Yielding over 8%

    Senior Housing Trust's stock closed down 40 cents on Friday after going ex dividend on its scheduled February payment of 39 cents. Nothing unusual about that except that the stock closed on Friday at $19.02 meaning this asset is yielding a fantastic 8.2%.


    The company is a Real Estate Investment Trust with a diversified $8.5 billion investment portfolio of senior housing and medical centres located across 42 states and 660 tenants.

      


  • Weekly CEO Buys Highlight

    According to GuruFocus’ Insider Data, these are the largest CEO buys during the past week. The overall trend of purchases is illustrated in the chart below:

      


  • Nike's Pullback Is a Great Opportunity

    Nike (NYSE:NKE) had a rough time in 2016, as the stock declined approximately 20 percent. Moreover, Nike also received the title of worst performing Dow stock of 2016. The company faced several issues which negatively impacted the stock such as the emergence of foremost rival Under Armour (NYSE:UA) and the resurgence of Adidas (ADDYY).


    Most importantly, the athletic footwear and apparel giant reported strong second quarter results. In the second quarter, the company reported earnings per share of $0.50, surpassing the consensus estimates by 7 cents. On the other hand, revenue came in at $8.18 billion, beating the analyst estimates by $90 million. That figure also represents a surge of 6.4 percent year over year.

      


  • Gold and futures closed up week 3

    Gold for immediate delivery closed up week no. 3 of the new year on the London Bullion Market.


    Last Friday, Jan. 20, the inauguration day of the US President, Donald Trump, at the White House, gold closed at $1,200.55 per troy ounce at 3 pm, up $4.5 per troy ounce or plus 0.38% per troy ounce from the previous trading day, responding to a weaker USD against the other currencies.

      


  • Cisco: A 10% Dividend Increase Could Be On the Way Soon

    Published January 22nd, 2017 by Bob Ciura

      


  • If You Think Intel Is Dead Money, Think Again

    It was almost a flat year for Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) in 2016, as the stock was up roughly 5 percent over the year. In comparison, most of the Intel’s competitors such as Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Qualcomm (QCOM), and NVIDIA (NVDA) delivered huge returned to the stockholders. However, that does not means Intel is out of the game, as it still holds 80 percent market share in the worldwide microprocessor market mainly due to its leading position in the PC industry.


    The company has been generating huge profits by selling high-end desktop processing chips to data centers. It is highly likely that CPUs will endure to see reasonable growth in data centers, as the company require huge computation power to make use of big data they have gathered.

      


  • The FDA approved AbbVie's Imbruvica as treatment for a particular class of MZL patients

    AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV), last Thursday, Jan. 19, announced through PR Newswire that IMBRUVICA (ibrutinib) received the approval from the FDA as a therapy for patients affected with marginal zone lymphoma (MZL).


    These patients need a treatment which active ingredient must reach and influence the highest possible number of cells of the human body through the bloodstream, and they received one or more prior therapies in the past including at least one “anti-CD20-based therapy”, the company says.

      


  • Activision Blizzard Is Poised to Move Higher

    In 2016, Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI) was headed in the upward direction, but the company’s downturn started in November after it reported third quarter results. The stock was down approximately 7% in the previous year.


    However, the company reported robust third quarter results, as it shared EPS of 49 cents, 7 cents greater than the analyst estimates. The company’s revenue came in at $1.57 billion, in-line with the analyst estimates.

      


  • 3 Great Stocks for Your 2017 Core Investment Portfolio

    As expected, once again, the markets didn’t crash in 2016. In a year when energy prices remained flat, terrorism spread throughout Europe and the Middle East, Britain voted to exit the European Union, the dollar spiked supressing exports, Donald Trump surprised the world being elected president, and the Cleveland Cavaliers finally won the NBA Championship, the markets’ winning streak continued. That is, the stock markets— in the U.S. and Canada anyways—forged ahead again, even more strongly for some indexes than last year.


    That said, those of you who follow our stock picks will know that our core stock picks beat the market by about 3% last year, excluding the impact of dividends. Based on our market-based and fundamentals-based market timing indicators, we once again bet that the broad market winning streak would continue. We were really hoping for a market drop as we were well positioned to take advantage of a down market, but it didn’t happen.

      


  • BioCorRx Receives New Funding for Opioid Drug

    The signing last month of the 21st Century Cures Act into law by President Barack Obama signals a major revamp in the treatment of opioid addiction because of the promise of $1 billion in research funding, as well as a system to hasten approval of drugs and medicine devices by the Food and Drug Administration.


    In all, the Act pledges $6.3 billion in fresh funding over the next two years to fast track regulatory review with the aim of bringing drugs and medicines to the market faster. The new funds are expected to create major changes in the pharmaceuticals and medical device industries.

      


  • 3M Could Increase Dividend by Up to 10%

    Published Jan. 21 by Bob Ciura


    3M (NYSE:MMM) is one of the rare dividend stocks you can set your watch to. The company delivers a dividend increase each year in February like clockwork.

      


  • 2018 Will Be IBM CEO Ginni Rometty’s Year of Vindication

    IBM (NYSE:IBM) reported strong fourth quarter earnings, beating analyst estimates, and also raised its full year earnings guidance for 2017. IBM reported fourth quarter revenues of $21.77 billion with earnings of $5.01 per share, while the market was expecting $21.66 billion and earnings of $4.88 per share. Despite the beat, this was the 19th consecutive quarter of earnings decline for Big Blue.


    The good news for IBM investors was that the company’s strategic imperatives, which includes forward-looking business lines such as Analytics, Cloud and Security, accounted for a little more than 40% of IBM’s overall revenue in 2016. This growing part of the business has not yet reached a position where it can offset the losses the company is facing from its legacy lines. But if the segment continues on its current growth trajectory, that will change within the next eight quarters.

      


  • PayPal Aiming to Dominate Global Payments

    There are four top players in the payments industry: Visa (NYSE:V), Mastercard (NYSE:MA), American Express (NYSE:AXP) and PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL). Visa is the largest payments processing company in the world, Mastercard has been keeping as close as it possibly can to Visa and American Express serves the high-end customers in the credit card industry. PayPal seems to be the odd one out in this group, but it has the most unique offering.


    How did PayPal grow this big?

      


  • Why Barrick Gold Is a Long Term Pick

    Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:ABX) performed amazingly well in 2016, as the stock almost doubled in 2016. Moreover, the stock is off to a decent start this year, as the gold price is also displaying strong upward momentum. Since Donald Trump was elected, the dollar has been strengthening, which is obviously a bad sign for gold stocks.


    However, Barrick Gold is arguably the most cost-efficient among all the gold miners. The gold miner abridged its all-in sustaining cost (AISC) estimate multiple times in 2016, with the midpoint of its forecast now at $760 per ounce, $449.70 per ounce less than the prevailing gold price.

      


  • Will Samsung Be Able to Repair Its Brand Image?

    Currently, Samsung (SSNLF) and Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) are the two foremost players in the worldwide smartphone industry followed by Huawei at the third position. Samsung is the undisputed leader in the smartphone industry, as it holds 21% market share, whereas Apple holds just 12.5% market share.


    Samsung was off to a great start in 2016, and the company’s momentum got a boost soon after the launch of its latest flagship Galaxy S7 models. According to t3.com, before the launch of the Apple iPhone 7 Plus, the Galaxy S7 Edge was the world’s best smartphone. Samsung’s Galaxy S7 Edge successfully managed to hold the world’s best smartphone position for over six months.

      


  • Smart grid gains from new Black & Veatch EPC program management system


  • Global and China Tire Mold Industry Outlook, 2020: Revenue of China Tire Mold Industry is Expected to Jump to RMB4.34 Billion in 2016, with the CAGR of Around 4.0% in 2016-2020


  • SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Pomerantz Law Firm Reminds Shareholders with Losses on their Investment in General Cable Corporation of Class Action Lawsuit and Upcoming Deadline – BGC


  • Mateon Therapeutics to Present Data on Study OX4218 in Neuroendocrine Tumors at ASCO Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium


  • ADVA Optical Networking's Ensemble Connector Wins TMC's NFV Product of the Year Award


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