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Caterpillar (CAT) Offering Possible 36.61% Return Over the Next 28 Calendar Days
Caterpillar's most recent trend suggests a bullish bias. One trading opportunity on Caterpillar is a Bull Put Spread using a strike $133.00 short put and a strike $128.00 long put offers a potential 36.61% return on risk over the next 28 calendar days. Maximum profit would be generated if the Bull Put Spread were to expire worthless, which would occur if the stock were above $133.00 by expiration. The full premium credit of $1.34 would be kept by the premium seller. The risk of $3.66 would be […]

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Spirit Airlines Continues Its Successful Route Strategy Shift
Over the past few years, Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) has dramatically changed its route network strategy. Five years ago, the budget carrier's approach was as simple as entering big hubs with lots of traffic and undercutting the incumbents on price to fill its planes. However, once the legacy carriers began to match Spirit's fares, this strategy became untenable. Spirit Airlines hasn't completely abandoned the top hubs. But it has focused more of its recent growth on large leisure markets like […]

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3 Things to Watch With Enterprise Products Partners in 2019
To say that energy production is booming in the United States would be a bit of an understatement. The country is on pace to increase production of crude oil and condensate 60% from 2018 to 2025, while production of natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGLs) could grow 39% and 69%, respectively. The country could export as much as 7 million barrels per day (bpd) of crude oil by 2025. For context, Saudi Arabia's crude exports are just shy of 10 million bpd today and it is the world's largest […]

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Starboard vs. Bristol-Myers Squibb: Who'll Win This Brewing Battle?
It doesn't look as if Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE: BMY) sought approval from its largest shareholders before offering Celgene (NASDAQ: CELG) a whopping $90 billion earlier this year. Starboard Value owns a sliver of Bristol-Myers Squibb's outstanding shares, and the fund has zero enthusiasm for the deal. In addition to accusing Bristol of making a bad deal to prevent a larger takeover of itself, Starboard sent out 197 PowerPoint slides that make its case in exquisite detail. Bristol quickly […]

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Call It Reverse Showrooming: These Companies Are Cashing In on Their Physical Stores
It was only a few years ago that investors were worried about national retailers permanently losing ground to digital rivals. The fears led to the coining of a new concept, "showrooming," which described the practice of a shopper picking out products in a store before heading home to make the purchase from an online competitor. Best Buy was the poster child of this threat that was primed to destroy chains burdened with expensive networks of stores to maintain. Best Buy's business has posted an […]

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4 Things Tilray Should Have Revealed in Its Q4 Update But Didn't
Tilray (NASDAQ: TLRY) announced its fourth-quarter results after the market closed on Monday. As expected, the Canadian marijuana producer reported strong sales growth. Also as expected, Tilray posted a substantial net loss. Investors seemed to like what they saw in Tilray's results. The stock jumped in after-hours trading on Monday and rose in early trading on Tuesday. But what about the numbers that investors didn't see? Here are four things that Tilray should have revealed in its Q4 update […]

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3 Dividend Stocks Ideal for Retirees
Dividend stocks are among the most bankable investment options for retirees to supplement their income and grow their nest eggs. However, not all dividend stocks belong in a retiree's portfolio. I'd look for companies that can offer stable, preferably even growing dividends year after year that are backed by strong underlying growth potential in earnings and cash flow. Our Motley Fool contributors believe ShotSpotter (NASDAQ: SSTI), Dominion Energy (NYSE: D), and Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: […]

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Don't Miss These Quotes From Broadcom Management
On March 14, Broadcom (NASDAQ: AVGO) announced financial results for the first quarter of its fiscal 2019. In that announcement, the company reiterated its financial guidance of $24.5 billion in revenue for the year as well as its operating margin percentage expectation of 51%, seemingly defying expectations that the company would be forced to reduce its financial guidance for the year. In addition to giving investors a relatively robust financial outlook for the current fiscal year, Broadcom […]

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Stocks to Watch in March
The technology sector has been driving the market's gains in 2019, and it will continue to play a big role in shaping the stock market's performance for the year. Investors with an interest in the tech space or who are on the hunt for potentially significant movers this month should keep an eye on Micron Technology (NASDAQ: MU), Tencent Holdings (NASDAQOTH: TCEHY), and Take-Two Interactive (NASDAQ: TTWO). Image source: Getty Images. Micron Technology Storage-chip stocks have posted big declines […]

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Better Buy: Apple vs. Microsoft
Two of the most well-known companies in tech are Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT). Apple is famous for virtually creating the smartphone as we know it today, and is also a leader in both tablets and computers, as well as in wearables with its highly successful Apple Watch product line. Microsoft is a software behemoth that dominates the market for PC operating systems and productivity software, and is a powerful player in the gaming and cloud computing markets. And, for good […]

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