Equibit Development Corporation (EDC), a Canadian-based startup behind the Equibit blockchain and applications that is building a decentralized securities platform, has sold over US$500,000 of equibits since launching its crypto coin offering at the start of February. And, according to Chris Horlacher, EDC’s CEO, “steady interest” from investors has been seen. Primarily investment participation has come from North America, followed by Europe and Asia.
Touted as the world’s first ‘peer-to-peer’ (P2P) equity marketplace and a platform for issuers to manage their investor relations without the need of depositories and transfer agents, EDC has so far sold a total of 201,885 equibits (EQB’s) – a new digital currency – to investors.
It meant that as of today (February 25) some 20% of EQB’s were confirmed as having been sold in the initial offer, with the total raised standing at $519,510 – comprising $107,588 and 349.13 bitcoin (BTC).
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Best Canadian Stocks To Own For 2018: Wells Fargo & Company(WFC)
- [By Casey Wilson]
It looks like investors are hating the company, too. Shares of CMG are down 23% year to date (YTD).
Most-Hated Companies 2016 No. 4: Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE: WFC)
Wells Fargo became the target of nationwide fury in September after it was revealed account executives opened up over 2 million fraudulent accounts without customer consent.
- [By Virendra Singh Chauhan]
Banking, as a whole, is another sector which will benefit from a higher interest rate scenario. It is here that Berkshire will benefit from its large investments in publicly listed financial institutions. As of Sept 30, 2016, Berkshire’s investments in public financial institutions, at $42 Billion, accounted for 33% of the total holdings in public listed companies. The stocks of most large financial institutions have rallied since the election results were declared. Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC), one of Berkshire’s largest holding is up nearly 26% since the election results were declared while American Express (NYSE:AXP), the second largest financial holding in the Berkshire portfolio is up nearly 12% in the similar time frame.
- [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]
Look no further than the 0.8% gain of Wells Fargo (WFC) on the day when it issues a release saying customer interactions with tellers year over year for the month of October were down 10% and new credit card applications “continued their downward trend with applications down 50% year over year,” in part because of reduced marketing spend but also because, again quoting WFC, “a full-month impact of customer reaction to the sales practices settlement.” (Wells Fargo is part of TheStreet’s Action Alerts PLUS portfolio.)
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Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE: WFC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.02 per share on revenue of $22.51 billion.
Citigroup Inc (NYSE: C) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.26 per share on revenue of $17.71 billion.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.65 per share on revenue of $25.61 billion.
PNC Financial Services Group Inc (NYSE: PNC) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.02 per share on revenue of $4.00 billion.
First Republic Bank (NYSE: FRC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.1 per share on revenue of $675.70 million.
First Horizon National Corp (NYSE: FHN) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.28 per share on revenue of $337.89 million.
Best Canadian Stocks To Own For 2018: 3M Company(MMM)
- [By Paul Ausick]
3M Company (NYSE: MMM) traded down 1.69% at $230.78. The stock’s 52-week range is $163.85 to $238.90. Volume was about equal to the daily average of around 1.7 million. The company had no specific news Monday.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Second, how will the Dow get to that big magic number? Well, the six biggest stock weightings in the DJIA are: Goldman Sachs (GS), 3M (MMM), International Business Machines (IBM), UnitedHealth Group (UNH), and Boeing (BA). What you will notice looking at a day like yesterday is that tech led the way sector wise. If the Dow is going to outperform, we need mega caps to outperform. We need those six stocks to outperform. So we need a day where financials and industrials outperform to get there. Given the trends in sector leadership, that is bound to happen…We are one Trump tweet talking about how yuuuuuuge Goldman Sachs is away from 20k.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Time To Favor Optionality: Most macro data are similar to, or better than, when the merger was announced. As a result, the same returns have been obtainable, with significantly less stress, simply through owning 3M (MMM) or a basket of chemical companies that approximate the Dow-DuPont portfolio. Relative to the chemical sector, performance has been average, leverage appears reasonable but near-term FCF less-than compelling partly due to new capacity ramping. With the merger likely to close in the near-term (90% chance, in our view), we believe Dow-DuPont will have an opportunity to show how scale creates optionality. The overhaul at Celanese (CE) over the past few years shows the way.
- [By Paul Ausick]
3M Company (NYSE: MMM) traded up 0.91% at $201.53. The stock’s 52-week range is $163.85 to $214.57. Volume was about half the daily average of around 1.8 million shares. The company had no specific news Monday.
- [By Paul Ausick]
3M Company (NYSE: MMM) traded up 0.75% at $191.74. The stock’s 52-week range is $163.05 to $192.14, and the high was posted this afternoon. Volume was about 40% above the daily average of around 1.8 million shares. The company announced a $2 billion acquisition of the personal-safety unit of Johnson Controls.
Best Canadian Stocks To Own For 2018: Talisman Energy Inc.(TLM)
- [By Jayson Derrick]
On the other hand, the analysts are Underweight on Eni SpA (ADR) (NYSE: E), Repsol Oil & Gas Canada Inc (USA) (NYSE: TLM) and OMV AG given their asset bases, which offer an inferior risk to reward profile and limited differentiation in cost reductions.
Best Canadian Stocks To Own For 2018: Safeway Inc.(SWY)
- [By Peter Graham]
A long term performance chart shows shares of SUPERVALU underperforming the underperformance ofmid caps Whole Foods Market, Inc (NASDAQ: WFM) and Safeway Inc (NYSE: SWY). while large capKroger Co (NYSE: KR)had outperformed up until the last two years when performance has been more mixed:
- [By Peter Graham]
A long term performance chart shows shares of small cap SUPERVALU now underperforming large cap Kroger Co (NYSE: KR) while shares of large cap Whole Foods Market, Inc (NASDAQ: WFM) and mid cap Safeway Inc (NYSE: SWY) appear to be back to where they started at:
Best Canadian Stocks To Own For 2018: Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc.(CMG)
- [By Brian Stoffel]
Coming out of the Great Recession, Chipotle (NYSE:CMG) was an investment phenomenon. The company somehow found the magical combination of expanding its number of stores while simultaneously achieving rapid growth at its existing locations.
- [By Stark Merrifield]
Bill Ackman: Fifty-year-old Ackmans career began in 1992 when he and fellow Harvard graduate David P. Berkowtiz founded the investment firm Gotham Partners. The firms high-profile bid for Rockefeller Center in New York caused investors to flock to the firm, growing it to $500 million in assets. Then in 2004, with $54 million in personal funding, Ackman started Pershing Square Capital Management. Through Pershing, Ackman bought significant shares in companies like Wendys Co. (Nasdaq: WEN), Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT), Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (NYSE: CMG), and Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. (NYSE: VRX). Today, Ackman is worth $1.4 billion and is No. 256 on the Forbes 400.
- [By Brian Withers]
I started investing with my kids in 2004 because I wanted them to experience the benefits and lessons of long-term investing. They loved Chipotle (NYSE:CMG) burritos, so it was no surprise it was one of their stock picks early on in Chipotle’s growth story. I liked the growing store base and superior store-level margins, so we all bought shares.