With the recent divestment of 865 Rite Aid stores to Fred’s (NASDAQ:FRED) Pharmacy investors in Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ:WBA) and Rite Aid (NYSE:RAD) shouldn’t be wondering whether a deal will happen but rather how many more days they need to wait before it happens. After the deal closes, Walgreens will control approximately 12,000 USA locations. As a side effect of this mega merger expect Valeant shares (NYSE:VRX) to rise significantly as they stand to significantly benefit as they have a 20 year distribution agreement with Walgreens.
As Valeant approaches key FDA drug approvals and has recently increased its active R&D programs by 45%, we expect everyone in this stock party to significantly benefit but we believe the most compelling opportunity to be on Valeant. We recently highlighted a trade to make up to 73% on shares of Valeant throughout 2017, but we believe Rite Aid and Walgreens will offer a compelling opportunity as well to make some quick money during the first quarter.
beginner stock trading: Prestige Brand Holdings Inc.(PBH)
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Castor believes the cash has disappeared into working capital, which has grown from 23% to more than 50% since 2008. Comparable company PrestigeBrand (PBH) uses 11%; Unilever(UL) and Colgate-Palmolive(CL) far less.
beginner stock trading: Monolithic Power Systems, Inc.(MPWR)
- [By Lee Jackson]
Monolithic Power Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: MPWR) has a diverse market that includes communications, gaming and computing to continue to drive its growth, all markets that will pay a premium for its technology. The list of tech companies that use its chips is impressive. Deutsche Bank has a $30 target, the same as the consensus target.
beginner stock trading: Senior Housing Properties Trust(SNH)
- [By Matthew Frankel]
Healthcare real estate is just as defensive of an investment as net-lease retail, and has even more growth potential in the years ahead. One beaten-down healthcare REIT that I have my eye on in 2017 is Senior Housing Properties Trust (NASDAQ:SNH).
beginner stock trading: Sunoco LP(SUN)
- [By Douglas A. McIntyre]
Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) is the second largest company in America and the world’s largest oil company. Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) is the third largest company in the United States. Valero Corp. (NYSE: VLO) is among the world’s largest refiners. Sunoco L.P. (NYSE: SUN) is one of North America’s largest owners of stations and convenience stores. BP PLC (NYSE: BP) is among the world’s oil behemoths. Shell is the U.S. branch of oil giant Royal Dutch Shell PLC (NYSE: RDS-A).
- [By Lisa Levin]
Here is the list of stocks going ex-dividend on August 3, 2016.
J B Hunt Transport Services Inc (NASDAQ: JBHT) – $0.2200 dividend, 1.0791 percent yield
Johnson Controls Inc (NYSE: JCI) – $0.2900 dividend, 2.6250 percent yield
FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) – $0.3600 dividend, 3.9680 percent yield
Sunoco LP (NYSE: SUN) – $0.8255 dividend, 10.7347 percent yield
Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE: WFC) – $0.3800 dividend, 3.1588 percent yield
BP plc (ADR) (NYSE: BP) – $0.6000 dividend, 6.8768 percent yield
American Airlines Group Inc (NASDAQ: AAL) – $0.1000 dividend, 1.1442 percent yield
Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSII) – $0.1300 dividend, 2.9834 percent yield
Alcoa Inc (NYSE: AA) – $0.0300 dividend, 1.1321 percent yield
Sensient Technologies Corporation (NYSE: SXT) – $0.2700 dividend, 1.5341 percent yield
Posted-In: Ex-DividendNews Dividends Markets Trading Ideas
- [By Lisa Levin]
Friday afternoon, the non-cyclical consumer goods & services sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from Ballard Power Systems Inc. (USA) (NASDAQ: BLDP) and Sunoco LP (NYSE: SUN).
- [By Lisa Levin]
Thursday afternoon, the energy sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from Ballard Power Systems Inc. (USA) (NASDAQ: BLDP) and Sunoco LP (NYSE: SUN).
beginner stock trading: Omnicom Group Inc.(OMC)
- [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]
We reprise five of last year’s components: Boeing (BA), CVS Health (CVS), International Business Machines (IBM), Omnicom Group (OMC) and Texas Instruments (TXN), which means they obviously are buys.