"Investors are pulling out of stocks," my friend Jason Goepfert wrote this week on his SentimenTrader website. Specifically, he said, "In early July, investors pulled more than $11 billion from domestic equity funds." As he notes, that's "a huge outflow." And it tells me that investors are scared. Are you scared? I get it. Stocks are hitting record highs. And they're now extremely expensive. Let me show you where we stand… And then I'll tell you what I think we should do with our stock investments right now… Stocks are having a great year. And the S&P 500 has returned more than 300% since bottoming in March 2009. These big gains have led to worryingly high valuations… Based on one measure, the S&P 500 just hit its most expensive level since 2000.
financial trading: MDC Partners Inc.(MDCA)
- [By Lisa Levin]
Shares of MDC Partners Inc (NASDAQ: MDCA) were down 31 percent to $12.52 after the company posted downbeat quarterly results and lowered its FY16 sales outlook.
- [By Lisa Levin]
MDC Partners Inc (NASDAQ: MDCA) shares dropped 60 percent to $3.38. MDC Partners reported a Q3 loss of $0.64 per share on revenue of $349.3 million.
financial trading: The Charles Schwab Corporation(SCHW)
- [By Lee Jackson]
Charles Schwab Corp. (NYSE: SCHW) also had a famous investor selling stock this past week. The chairman of the company, Charles Schwab, continues to sell stock at an orderly pace. This week the iconic discount brokerage executive and the CEO of the company combined to sell a block of 400,000 shares at prices between $35.43 and $35.46. The total for the trades came to a whopping $14 million.As we have noted in the past, Mr. Schwab is past 80 years old, and clearly much of his selling over the years has been for estate planning purposes. The shares endedFriday at $37.48 so a fair amount left on the table.
- [By Tyler Crowe, Tim Brugger, and Jordan Wathen]
With that in mind, we asked three of our contributors to highlight a company they will be following closely in the first quarter and why. Here’s what makes Adobe Systems (NASDAQ:ADBE), Charles Schwab (NYSE:SCHW), and U.S. Silica Holdings (NYSE:SLCA) worth following when the next earnings report comes out.
- [By Todd Shriber, ETF Professor]
Vanguard's latest fee cuts answer two such moves this year, including one this month, by rival BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE: BLK) and one fee reduction announcement by Charles Schwab Corp (NYSE: SCHW).
financial trading: PriceSmart, Inc.(PSMT)
- [By Peter Graham]
A long term performance chart shows Costco Wholesale Corporation outperforming Wal-Mart Stores, Inc (NYSE: WMT) which owns direct competitor Sams Club and small cap Latin America and the Caribbean membership shopping warehouse club PriceSmart, Inc (NASDAQ: PSMT):
- [By Monica Gerson]
PriceSmart, Inc. (NASDAQ: PSMT) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $775.12 million.
Ruby Tuesday, Inc. (NYSE: RT) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.05 per share on revenue of $284.14 million.
- [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]
As for individual stocks, PriceSmart (NASDAQ:PSMT) and Ryerson (NYSE:RYI)attracted heavy investor interest in the wake of their quarterly earnings reports.
- [By Monica Gerson]
Wall Street expects PriceSmart, Inc. (NASDAQ: PSMT) to post its quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $775.12 million. PriceSmart shares rose 0.01 percent to $82.84 in after-hours trading.
financial trading: Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc.(HST)
- [By Chris Lange]
The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Thursday was Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: HST) which rose nearly 4% to $19.40. The stocks 52-week range is $14.69 to $20.21. Volume was 16.3 million compared to its average volume of 6.1 million.
- [By Michael Flannelly]
Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (HST) announced early on Monday that it is raising its quarterly dividend payout from 11 cents per share to 12 cents per share, a 9.1% increase.
This quarterly dividend payout will be paid on October 15 to shareholders of record on September 30, with an ex-dividend date of September 26.
Host Hotels shares were inactive during pre-market trading on Monday. The stock is up 15.25% year-to-date.
- [By Dividends4Life]
Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. (HST) is a publicly owned real estate investment trust (REIT). The firm primarily engages in the ownership and operation of hotel properties. Sept. 16, the company increased its quarterly dividend 9.1% to $0.12 per share. The dividend is payable on Oct. 15, 2013, to stockholders of record on Sept. 30, 2013. The yield based on the new payout is 2.6%.
financial trading: FMC Corporation(FMC)
- [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]
With an improving global economy, now is a great time to be a chemical company, Cramer told viewers, as he reiterated his favorites: Albemarle (ALB) and FMC Technology (FMC) .
- [By Ben Levisohn]
We also want to reiterate our bullish view on the agricultural commodities and the ag-related stocks (e.g., CF Industries Holdings (CF), Mosaic (MOS), Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan (POT), FMC (FMC), AGCO, Deere). Following sharp multi-year declines, trends continue to improve.
- [By Beth McKenna]
Most investors interested in gaining exposure to the lithium space should stick with investing in one or more of the large players listed on a major U.S. stock exchange:Albemarle Corporation(NYSE:ALB), FMC Corp. (NYSE:FMC), andSociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile(NYSE:SQM), or SQM. Smaller players are speculative to varying degrees, and most are unprofitable.
financial trading: Qualstar Corporation(QBAK)
- [By Jim Robertson]
On Thursday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggestedpreemptively shorting small cap data storage systems stockQualstar Corporation (NASDAQ: QBAK):
- [By Jim Robertson]
On Tuesday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggestedshorting small cap data storage systems stock Qualstar Corporation (NASDAQ: QBAK):
Quelstar is essentially a mirror image of Pixelworks. That is, it’s not just the bearish undertow we want to tap into here. It’s the failure of QBAK to follow-through on today’s effort to break above the 100-day moving average line with today’s early effort. The market dared the bulls to play their hand, and as it turns out, they were bluffing. The sheer scope of the reversal bar in the meantime today confirms the downtrend.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Qualstar Corporation (NASDAQ: QBAK) was down, falling around 16 percent to $6.99. Qualstar reported a Q4 loss of $0.20 per share on revenue of $2.2 million.
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CorMedix Inc. (NYSE: CRMD) shares fell 27.5 percent to $1.50 after the company reported Q4 results and issued a business update.
Bioamber Inc (NYSE: BIOA) shares tumbled 23.6 percent to $2.40. BioAmber reported FY16 adjusted loss of $1.07 per share on revenue of $8.3 million.
The Medicines Company (NASDAQ: MDCO) shares dipped 20.9 percent to $41.62.
Innocoll Holdings PLC (NASDAQ: INNL) shares fell 20.3 percent to $1.49. Innocoll posted a narrower-than-expected quarter loss, but revenue missed estimates. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded Innocoll from Buy to Hold.
Rosetta Genomics Ltd. (USA) (NASDAQ: ROSG) shares declined 20.3 percent to $3.83. On Thursday, Rosetta Genomics disclosed a 1-for-12 reverse stock split.
Esperion Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: ESPR) shares dropped 19.9 percent to $23.76. Esperion Therapeutics shares have jumped 106.19 percent over the past 52 weeks, while the S&P 500 index has gained 16.70 percent in the same period.
AmTrust Financial Services Inc (NASDAQ: AFSI) tumbled 18.3 percent to $17.65. AmTrust Financial disclosed that it will delay its annual report filing for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016.
Qualstar Corporation (NASDAQ: QBAK) slipped 17.7 percent to $6.85. Qualstar reported a Q4 loss of $0.20 per share on revenue of $2.2 milli