It’s fair to say that the U.S. stock market has had a great run in recent years. In 2013, the S&P 500 index was at 1,480 and trading at 16x the earnings that the companies in the index generated (a P/E ratio of 16). So that was 2013, now let’s fast forward to the present, rather than trading at 1,480 the S&P 500 is now at 2,560 representing 25x earnings. So the S&P 500 today is 73% higher than it was a little under 5 years ago, delivering an annual return of approximately 12% a year, that’s not bad by historical standards. One reason for this move is because we haven’t seen a US recession recently. Recessions are generally negative for stocks, as companies typically sell fewer products and make less profits.
Like the S&P 500 the Dow Jones index has also risen strongly in recent years Photo: BRYAN R. SMITH/AFP/Getty Images
topstockpicks: Graham Corporation(GHM)
- [By Monica Gerson]
Graham Corporation (NYSE: GHM) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.12 per share on revenue of $23.54 million.
Heico Corp (NYSE: HEI) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.54 per share.
topstockpicks: SuperValu Inc.(SVU)
- [By Peter Graham]
The Q3 2017 earnings report for small cap grocery store stock SUPERVALU Inc (NYSE: SVU) is scheduled for before the market opens on Wednesday (January 11th). A few years ago, SUPERVALU was struggling as the most shorted grocery stock on the market; but just before the last earnings report, the Company announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement whereby an affiliate of ONEX Corporation (TSE: ONEX) will acquire itsSave-A-Lot business for $1.365 billion in cash. The President/CEO stated:
- [By Casey Wilson]
Big grocery and supermarket chain stocks plummeted on June 16 when the deal was announced. Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) sunk over 9.2%, Supervalu Inc. (NYSE: SVU) dropped 14.4%, and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) lost 4.7%. Meanwhile, AMZN enjoyed a nice 2.44% gain.
- [By Steve Symington]
The stock market was flat on Thursday ahead of a key House vote on the Republicans’ healthcare bill, which was delayed until Friday as GOP lawmakers failed to gather enough votes to proceed. TheDow Jones Industrial Averagelost just 5 points, or 0.02%, while other broader market indexes saw similar small declines.But several individual stocks delivered outsized positive returns today, including FireEye (NASDAQ:FEYE), Penn National Gaming (NASDAQ:PENN), and SUPERVALU Inc. (NYSE:SVU). Read on to see what caused these unusual positive moves.
- [By Jon C. Ogg]
SUPERVALU Inc. (NYSE: SVU) was raised to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital Markets. Shares were indicated up 6% at $3.54 on Thursday.
Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ: RARE) was indicated down 7% at $72.85 on Thursday due to results from a seizure medication study. It was downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Piper Jaffray, and Wedbushlowered its target for the stock.
- [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]
As for individual stocks, SUPERVALU (NYSE:SVU) and MSC Industrial (NYSE:MSM) stood out with big pricing moves after announcing quarterly business updates.
topstockpicks: Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd.(CHT)
- [By Lisa Levin]
In trading on Friday, telecommunications services shares fell by 0.99 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd (ADR) (NYSE: CHT), down 3 percent, and Shenandoah Telecommunications Company (NASDAQ: SHEN), down 4 percent.
topstockpicks: Abengoa Yield plc(ABY)
- [By Jared Kimball]
But what does this apparent shift within the top levels of the nation’s executive milieu mean for the country’s growing renewable energy sector, and what do the new administration’s promises to redirect its efforts toward fossil fuels mean for investors in renewables? Let’s take a look at London-based Atlantica Yield PLC (NASDAQ:ABY)—formerly Abengoa Yield PLC (NASDAQ:ABY)—and how its fortunes have fared during this period of legislative uncertainty and the resulting speculation on the part of investors in the sector.
- [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.38 per share on revenue of $9.86 billion.
Aecom (NYSE: ACM) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.71 per share on revenue of $4.67 billion.
JD.Com Inc(ADR) (NASDAQ: JD) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.11 per share on revenue of $12.60 billion.
58.com Inc (ADR) (NYSE: WUBA) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.28 per share on revenue of $383.60 million.
Kamada Ltd (NASDAQ: KMDA) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.02 per share on revenue of $25.00 million.
Palatin Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: PTN) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $28.00 million.
TheStreet, Inc. (NASDAQ: TST) is estimated to report a quarterly loss at $0.02 per share on revenue of $15.81 million.
Atlantica Yield PLC (NASDAQ: ABY) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $290.80 million.
Asure Software Inc (NASDAQ: ASUR) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.15 per share on revenue of $15.26 million.
Cyren Ltd (NASDAQ: CYRN) is expected to report quarterly loss at $0.06 per share on revenue of $7.90 million.
Viewray Inc (NASDAQ: VRAY) is estimated to report quarterly loss at $0.12 per share on revenue of $18.58 million.
- [By Jim Robertson]
I’ve included a daily chart below of both DRN, the primary ETF tracking real estate REITS, and Atlantica Yield plc (ABY), a utility Company that owns a portfolio of contracted renewable energy, power generation, electric transmission, and water assets in North America, South America, and EMEA.
topstockpicks: NCI, Inc.(NCIT)
- [By Elizabeth Balboa]
Information technology company NCI Inc (NASDAQ: NCIT) reported its $283 million sale to H.I.G. Capital Management for $20 per share in cash.
9. Allied World Assurance
The insurance firms of Allied World Assurance Company Hldgs Ltd (NYSE: AWH) and Fairfax Financial extended the offering period for purchase of outstanding Allied World shares from June 30 to July 5.