How Sustainable Is Verizon Communications Inc.'s Dividend?

How Sustainable Is Verizon Communications Inc.'s Dividend?

For those looking to pad their retirement accounts with solid dividend payers, the sight of Verizon‘s (NYSE:VZ) dividend seems too good to be true. A 4.5% yield from an industry leader trading for a 50% discount to the broader market? Yes, please! But as you’ll see below, it’s worth digging in to see if all → Read More

See NFL players' wild shoes for 'My Cause, My Cleats'

See NFL players' wild shoes for 'My Cause, My Cleats'

5 stunning stats about the NFL NFL players will be sporting some very unique cleats this week. And they won’t be fined. That’s because it’s part of the league’s “My Cause, My Cleats” campaign, players will don cleats with artistic graphic designs that highlight causes they support. The players will be raising awareness about issues → Read More

How Trump could violate his own hotel lease

How Trump could violate his own hotel lease

How close does Trump remain to his foreign businesses? Donald Trump is poised to be both landlord and tenant of his new Washington hotel, which he leases from a federal agency that he will oversee when he becomes president. And he could be in violation of the lease the moment he takes the oath of → Read More

6 million borrowers are 90 days late on their car loans

6 million borrowers are 90 days late on their car loans

Ford CEO: 35% tariff would impact U.S. workers The hazard lights are flashing on subprime car loans. Roughly six million auto borrowers with shoddy credit scores are at least 90 days late on making their loan payments, according to new figures released by the New York Federal Reserve. The percentage of delinquent subprime auto loans → Read More

Why CLARCOR Inc.'s Shares Popped 18% Today

Why CLARCOR Inc.'s Shares Popped 18% Today

What happened Shares of filtration company CLARCOR Inc. (NYSE:CLC) jumped as much as 17.7% on Thursday after an announcement the company was being acquired by Parker-Hannifin Corporation (NYSE:PH) for $4.3 billion. As of 12:10 p.m., shares were still up 16.9% for the day.  So what Parker-Hannifin will pay $83 per share in cash for CLARCOR → Read More

Inovio Pharmaceuticals' Next Zika Opportunity

Inovio Pharmaceuticals' Next Zika Opportunity

The World Health Organization (WHO) says that Zika no longer presents an international emergency. Slow down? Not Inovio Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:INO). The biotech just announced its next move in the race to combat the Zika virus — and Bill Gates is picking up the tab. Big money, short time frame Inovio announced on Dec. 1 that it had → Read More

Why Shares of Guess? Inc. Dropped Today

Why Shares of Guess? Inc. Dropped Today

What happened Shares of apparel company Guess? Inc. (NYSE:GES) slumped on Thursday following the release of a disappointing third-quarter report. While Guess managed to grow revenue, the company missed expectations badly and provided lackluster guidance. At 11:30 a.m. EST, the stock was down about 11%. So what Guess reported third-quarter revenue of $536.3 million, up 2.9% → Read More

Why Semtech Corporation Stock Popped Today

Why Semtech Corporation Stock Popped Today

What happened Shares of Semtech Corporation (NASDAQ:SMTC) jumped as much as 13.3% early Thursday, then settled to trade up 8.5% at noon after the analog and mixed-signal semiconductor specialist released stronger-than-expected fiscal-third-quarter 2017 results and encouraging forward guidance. So what Based on generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), quarterly revenue climbed 18.5% year over year, to → Read More

Why Bank of America Is at Yet Another 52-Week High

Why Bank of America Is at Yet Another 52-Week High

The rally in Bank of America‘s (NYSE:BAC) stock isn’t over. After climbing nearly 30% in November, shares of the nation’s second biggest bank by assets are up an additional 3% on the first day of December, reaching yet another 52-week high. Bank of America’s stock got a boost this week when it was confirmed on → Read More

Why Skechers USA Inc Stock Popped Today

Why Skechers USA Inc Stock Popped Today

What happened Shares of footwear maker Skechers USA Inc (NYSE:SKX) were cruising higher today on news that CEO Robert Greenberg bought stock in the company and that it got an analyst upgrade. As of 11:37 a.m. EST, the stock had gained 15%. So what Insider buying is often seen as a bullish signal for a stock. After → Read More

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