Helmerich & Payne's Earnings Didn't Wow This Quarter, but Its Guidance Did

Helmerich & Payne's Earnings Didn't Wow This Quarter, but Its Guidance Did

After suffering through a couple quarters of poor results thanks to declining rig activity around the world, this past quarter looks like it was the last of the bad quarters for Helmerich & Payne (NYSE:HP). The company’s results for the quarter may not show improvement on the surface, but there are some operational numbers and → Read More

Walt Disney Co Is on Track to Have the Best Year in Box Office History

Walt Disney Co Is on Track to Have the Best Year in Box Office History

The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) is having an absolutely magical year at the movies. With roughly $6 billion in global ticket sales year-to-date, Disney has already set a new company record at the worldwide box office, and annual sales in North America have also reached their highest point ever at more than $2.3 billion. With → Read More

Holiday Shopping: 5 Technology Devices You Can Spend Less On

Holiday Shopping: 5 Technology Devices You Can Spend Less On

In many cases when buying consumer electronics it’s tempting to buy the top of the line item, to spend the most money in order to get the best doohickey you possibly can. For some areas that might make sense — a top-tier game console, for example — but in most others it’s not really necessary. → Read More

Here's What Costco and Sam's Are Doing for Black Friday

Here's What Costco and Sam's Are Doing for Black Friday

Costco (NASDAQ:COST) and Wal-Mart’s (NYSE:WMT) Sam’s Club tend to operate outside the usual retail norms. Both companies are warehouse clubs offering no-frills shopping experiences to members who pay an annual fee for the privilege of shopping in their stores. The two chains offer value on an everyday basis, partly by limiting selection, and partly by → Read More

5 Dividend Stocks to Put on Your Shopping List

5 Dividend Stocks to Put on Your Shopping List

You’d think that with all this talk about negative yields in bonds and investors starved for yield, it would be hard to find high quality dividend stocks selling at a decent price. Surprisingly, though, this isn’t the case. If you look around, there are still plenty of dividend gems out there. So we asked several → Read More

Vipshop Stock Fails to Live Up to the Hype

Vipshop Stock Fails to Live Up to the Hype

One of the hottest stocks when China’s dot-com darlings were all the rage is struggling these days. Shares of Vipshop Holdings (NYSE:VIPS) took a hit in after-hours trading on Monday night after posting mixed financials results.  Net revenue soared 38% to $1.8 billion during the third quarter. That may seem like heady growth, but it’s → Read More

Are Biogen and Gilead Sciences in Denial?

Are Biogen and Gilead Sciences in Denial?

Biogen (NASDAQ:BIIB) and Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ:GILD) have both entered the phase of their life cycle where it becomes popular to essentially buy revenue by cutting deals for so-called bolt-on acquisitions. Oddly enough, though, these top biotechs have largely shied away from this growth by acquisition strategy, choosing instead to augment their clinical portfolios through smaller licensing deals or small → Read More

3 Things Baytex Energy Corp.'s CEO Wants You to Know About Its Q3 Results

3 Things Baytex Energy Corp.'s CEO Wants You to Know About Its Q3 Results

Canadian oil company Baytex Energy (NYSE:BTE) recently reported solid, though unspectacular, third-quarter results. While the company is battling against very harsh operating conditions, it is making progress in several key areas. That is evident by the comments of CEO Jim Bowzer on the company’s third-quarter conference call, where he detailed three achievements. 1. Spending money where → Read More

Pilot strike forces Lufthansa to cancel 876 flights

A faster way to make an airplane Lufthansa has canceled 876 flights scheduled for Wednesday because of a planned strike by the German airline’s pilots. The airline said that roughly 100,000 passengers would be affected by the cancellations, which include more than 50 intercontinental flights. Lufthansa encouraged customers to check the status of their flight → Read More

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