When Blue Apron (NYSE: APRN) announced its IPO in June, people were excited. A relatively flat IPO market was to blame, and analysts and investors alike had hoped that this IPO could be the one to bring life back to a struggling IPO market. On the surface, it makes enough sense. You like to cook but hate going to the grocery store, so pay Blue Apron to essentially go to the store and pick out ingredients for you. But things are more complicated than they appear on the surface, and the stock has lost nearly half of its value since its IPO.
Blue Apron’s product line leaves me wanting more value
With a company like Blue Apron, one of the first things that I like to do in evaluating its future is to take a completely subjective look at the company and its competitive positioning in the market. Of course, the numbers are important, but if Im considering an investment in Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL), I want to consider how I feel about the iPhone. If Im considering an investment in Ford (NYSE: F), Id like to check out their 2018 line. If youre considering an investment in J.C. Penney (NYSE: JCP), I advise you to walk inside of a store. When I do this with Blue Apron, I find myself incredibly underwhelmed. The company targets families that want fresh, home cooked meals without the trouble of going to the store and figuring out recipes for themselves. To solve this problem, customers subscribe to the companys meal kit service options, and receive fresh, pre-portioned ingredients to their doorsteps.
Best Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: SandRidge Permian Trust(PER)
- [By Dustin Parrett]
As a service to our readers, we’ve put together a list of 10 cheap oil stocks under $5. Here are the stocks, share prices, and year-to-date (YTD) returns for each:
Vallourec Sp (OTCMKTS ADR: VLOWY); $1.42; +13.6% YTDIthaca Energy Inc. (TSE: IAE); $1.93; +14.5% YTDSandRidge Permian Trust (NYSE: PER); $3.45; +16.95% YTDGeopark Ltd. (NYSE: GPRK); $5.06; +17.4% YTDGastar Exploration Inc. (NYSEMKT: GST); $1.89; +22.26% YTDAscent Resources Plc. (LON: AST); $2.11; +25.53% YTDErin Energy Corp. (NYSEMKT: ERN); $3.94; +29.1% YTDChesapeake Granite Wash Trust (NYSE: CHKR); $3.25; +38.3% YTDSouthcross Energy Partners LP (NYSE: SXE); $2.27; +68.15% YTDBonanza Creek Energy Inc. (NYSE: BCEI); $2.27; +122.55% YTD
This list of oil stocks contains some highly speculative plays, so we can’t recommend buying them.
Best Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: Madison Square Garden Inc.(MSG)
- [By Monica Gerson]
Madison Square Garden Co (NYSE: MSG) is estimated to report a quarterly loss at $0.34 per share on revenue of $325.53 million.
Gogo Inc (NASDAQ: GOGO) is projected to report a quarterly loss at $0.42 per share on revenue of $137.58 million.
- [By Ian Wyatt, Publisher & Chief Investment Strategist, Wyatt Investment Research]
Meanwhile, Mark Boyar, of The Boyar Value Fund, recommends another household name: Madison Square Garden (MSG). He thinks the Dolan family could take the company private.
Best Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: Wabash National Corporation(WNC)
- [By Travis Hoium]
Shares of Wabash National Corporation (NYSE:WNC) jumped 10.1% in April, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence, after the company reported its first-quarter 2017 results.
Best Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: CBOE Holdings Inc.(CBOE)
- [By David Zeiler]
Bats Global Markets was acquired on Feb. 28 by the Chicago Board Options Exchange (Nasdaq: CBOE).
But the Bats BZX Exchange has had a bigger role than just serving as the place where the Winklevoss ETF will be listed…
- [By CNNMoney Staff]
Stocks continued to rally despite the fact that options trading was temporarily halted Monday afternoon at exchanges run by CBOE Holdings (CBOE), Nasdaq OMX (NDAQ), BATS Global Markets and Miami International Holdings due to issues at the Options Price Reporting Authority (OPRA), which provides trading data and price quotes.
- [By Saumya Vaishampayan
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Those who dabble in derivatives tied to the CBOE (CBOE) Volatility Index are placing bets that pay out if the stock market keeps swinging, and especially if it drops.
- [By Wayne Duggan]
Wall Street has been watching bitcoin this week, with the price up another 39.8 percent to above $16,000 ahead of the highly anticipated launch of bitcoin futures trading by Cboe Global Markets Inc (NASDAQ: CBOE) starting Sunday. Bitcoin has been around for years, but bitcoin futures trading will make trading a breeze for average retail investors for the first time.
Best Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: Boston Properties, Inc.(BXP)
- [By Paul R. La Monica]
The fund owned big U.S. real estate investment trusts Boston Properties (BXP) and Vornado (VNO), as well as Japan’s Sumitomo Realty, as of the end of last year. REITs are known for their big dividends.
- [By Markus Aarnio]
Owens Realty Mortgage’s competitors include American Assets Trust (AAT), Alexandria Real Estate Equities (ARE) and Boston Properties (BXP). American Assets Trust has seen five insider buy transactions and four insider sell transactions this year. American Assets Trust has a dividend yield of 2.78%. Alexandria Real Estate Equities has seen 14 insider sell transactions this year. Alexandria Real Estate Equities has a dividend yield of 4.10%. Boston Properties has seen one insider buy transaction and four insider sell transactions this year. Boston Properties has a dividend yield of 2.43%.