Did you panic? Were you afraid? Last month, on Wednesday, May 17, stocks got beaten up. After starting the week at new highs (around 2,400 on the S&P 500 Index), stocks fell nearly 2% – their worst one-day fall this year. Anytime investors are reminded that stocks can go down as well as up in value, our mailbag "lights up." Subscribers suddenly want to have constant contact with us. They need reassurance. Friends… If last month's market action bothered you in any way, there's a huge problem with your portfolio. Think honestly. When you first saw how the market was going to open (way down) that day, what was your first reaction? Or, if you didn't see the open, what happened that night when you first saw the news? Or during the day when stocks just kept going down, lower and lower? Be honest with yourself. If you felt even a twinge of fear, you've got a big problem. Let me explain why…
Best Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: NVR Inc.(NVR)
- [By Ashley Moore]
Here is a table of the 10 most expensive stocks trading on U.S. markets today:
Company (Ticker)Price per ShareMarket CapBerkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A)$ 257,227.52$ 419.50 billionSeaboard Corp. (NYSEMKT: SEB)$ 3,760.00$ 4.48 billionNVR Inc. (NYSE: NVR)$ 1,944.23$ 7.19 billionThe Priceline Group Inc. (Nasdaq: PCLN)$ 1,727.94$ 80.82 billionMarkel Corp. (NYSE: MKL)$ 978.51$ 13.78 billionWhite Mountains Insurance Group Ltd. (NYSE: WTM)$ 935.01$ 4.25 billionAmazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN)$ 846.08$ 408.27 billionAlphabet Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOGL)$ 844.06$ 582.85 billionAutoZone Inc. (NYSE: AZO)$ 744.26$ 21.04 billionIntuitive Surgical Inc. (Nasdaq: ISRG)$ 735.63$ 28.41 billion
- [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]
The index NAIL tries to deliver triple the daily returns of is top heavy. D.R. Horton Inc. (NYSE: DHI), Lennar Corp. (NYSE: LEN), NVR Inc. (NYSE: NVR), Pulte Group Inc. (NYSE: PHM), Toll Brothers Inc. (NYSE: TOL) and Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD) account for a significant portion of the benchmark's weight.
Best Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Rite Aid Corporation(RAD)
- [By Dan Caplinger]
Wednesday was a mixed day for the stock market, with the Dow Jones Industrials falling while the Nasdaq Composite posted modest gains. Parts of the market reacted differently to conflicting news items, which included both poor performance in the energy market and signs of promise for the economy more broadly. Despite the conflict among industry sectors, some stocks got hit particularly hard, and Rite Aid (NYSE:RAD), Ciena (NYSE:CIEN), and Express (NYSE:EXPR) were among the worst performers on the day. Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to tell you why they did so poorly.
- [By Peter Graham]
Smallcap retail drugstore stock Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) reported Q3 2018 earnings after the market closed Wednesday as the Company struggles with falling profitsin its pharmacy business as increases in branded drug prices have slowed while reimbursement pressure for generics has increased.
- [By Chris Lange]
Rite Aid Corp. (NYSE: RAD) fiscal third-quarter report is scheduled for late on Wednesday. Consensus estimates are calling for a net loss of $0.02 per share and $7.45 billion in revenue. The shares closed trading at $1.97 apiece on Friday. The consensus price target is $2.11, and the 52-week trading range is $1.38 to $8.77.
Best Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation(AP)
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Des Moines, Iowa (AP) — It's been a billion-dollar lottery weekend after a lone Powerball ticket sold in New Hampshire matched all six numbers and will claim a $570 million jackpot, one day after another single ticket sold in Florida nabbed a $450 million Mega Millions grand prize.
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New York (AP) — The bitter cold that followed a massive East Coast snowstorm should begin to lessen as temperatures inch up and climb past freezing next week, weather forecasters said.
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London (AP) — The British government said Sunday it is scrapping a promise to reconsider the ban on fox hunting, a centuries-old rural tradition contentiously outlawed more than a decade ago.
Best Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Quidel Corporation(QDEL)
- [By Lisa Levin]
Quidel Corporation (NASDAQ: QDEL) shares were also up, gaining 8 percent to $44.31. Piper Jaffray upgraded Quidel from Neutral to Overweight.
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Best Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Pain Therapeutics(PTIE)
- [By Monica Gerson]
The list of below stocks is notable as the shares have traded on sequentially increasing volume spanning the trading days from September 16 to September 20:
Best Value Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Western Union Company (The)(WU)
- [By Brian Mathews]
Western Union Co. (NYSE: WU) is the leading independent provider of consumer money transfer services. After a rough couple of years and dealing with compliance and regulatory issues, WU has finally weathered the storm. Market share has stabilized and revenues have been slowly growing. One of Western Union’s strengths is its size in the industry. The money-transfer business is highly scalable because the incremental costs of processing additional transactions are minimal. This allows WU to have operating margins that are twice as large as its closest competitor. Also, since WU is a highly recognizable brand, consumers flock to use its services in comparison to its peers. Western Union submitted a bid to buy the Australian company OzForex. If this deal goes through, it will provide additional scale to WU, especially to a market clientele that is more affluent. With the troubling times behind the company and expansion on the horizon, expect WU stock to appreciate to $24.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Western Union (WU) soared to the top of the S&P 500 today after MoneyGram International (MGI) received a bid from Euronet Worldwide (EEFT).
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Shares of Western Union gained 3.5% to $20.27 today, while the S&P 500 fell 0.3% to 2,365.45.MoneyGram International surged 25% to $15.77, while Euronet Worldwide advanced 0.3% to $83.22.
Normally, two competitors linking up to take on the dominant player in the industry might be considered bad news. BTIG’s Mark Palmer and Giuliano Bolognaexplain why the Western Union reaction”makes sense”:
While the surge in shares of MoneyGram (MGI, Not Rated) in response to the announcement by Euronet Worldwides (EEFT, Not Rated) that it had offered to buy the company for $15.20 per share in cash was easy to understand the bid trumped the bid of $13.25 per share that MoneyGram received from Alibaba (BABA) affiliate Ant Financial in late January what may have been surprising to some was the positive reaction of shares of MGI remittance competitor Western Union (WU, Buy, $23 PT) to the news.
With that said, we believe the uptick in WU shares makes some sense insofar as the competitive threat posed by EEFT may be perceived as less imposing than that represented by Ant, especially following reports in February that the latter was planning to raise as much as $3bn to fund global investments.
We also believe the second bid for MGI serves to underline the attractiveness and potential of the global remittance space, an industry in which WU is the clear leader. Moreover, we think the bid may have given rise to the notion that WU could be an acquisition candidate for another deep-pocketed firm that could lever off its global footprint and the strength of its brand.
Western Union’s market capitalization rose to $9.8 billion today, from $9.4 billion yesterday. It reported net income of $253 million on sales of $5.4 billion in
- [By Chris Lange]
The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Tuesday was The Western Union Co. (NYSE: WU) which jumped 3.6% to $20.28. The stocks 52-week range is $18.07 to $22.70. Volume was 11 million which is well above the daily average of around 5.8 million shares.