By Doug Short
Note: This commentary has been updated to include today’s release of the July data for Real Personal Income Less Transfer Receipts.
Official recession calls are the responsibility of the NBER Business Cycle Dating Committee, which is understandably vague about the specific indicators on which it bases its decisions. This committee statement is about as close as it gets to identifying its method.
There is, however, a general belief that there are four big indicators that the committee weighs heavily in its cycle identification process. They are:
Nonfarm Employment Industrial Production Real Retail Sales Real Personal Income (excluding Transfer Receipts)
The Latest Indicator Data
Personal Income (excluding Transfer Receipts) in July rose 0.45% and is up 3.2% year-over-year. When we adjust for inflation using the BEA’s PCE Price Index, Real Personal Income (excluding Transfer Receipts) likewise rose 0.45%, since headline inflation as measured by the PCE Price Index was unchanged in July. The real number is up 2.4% year-over-year.
how to invest in gold: U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc.(USPH)
- [By Lisa Levin]
In trading on Thursday, healthcare shares fell 0.73 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc. (NYSE: USPH), down 7 percent, and Fluidigm Corporation (NASDAQ: FLDM), down 7 percent.
how to invest in gold: American Tower Corporation (REIT)(AMT)
- [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]
American Tower (AMT) : “This is the best in the business and is worth owning, even if the chart looks terrible.”
Mattel (MAT) : “I think you’re OK but I prefer Hasbro (HAS) for growth.”
how to invest in gold: American Capital, Ltd.(ACAS)
- [By Monica Gerson]
American Capital Ltd. (NASDAQ: ACAS) shares rose 5.63 percent to $16.50 in the pre-market trading session as Ares Capital Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCC) reported the purchase of American Capital at $3.4 billion in cash and stock.
how to invest in gold: Lannett Co Inc(LCI)
- [By Peter Graham]
Small cap generic pharmaceutical stock Lannett Company, Inc (NYSE: LCI) is thethird most shorted stock on the NYSE with short interest of 52.86% according toHighshortinterest.com.Lannett Company, founded in 1942, develops, manufactures, packages, markets and distributes generic pharmaceutical products for a wide range of medical indications and therapeutic areas. The Company believe that its ability to select viable products for development, efficiently develop such products (including obtaining any applicable regulatory approvals), vertically integrateitself into certain specialty markets and achieve economies in production are all critical for its success in the generic pharmaceutical industry in which it operates.
- [By Ashley Moore]
We’ve compiled a list of the most heavily shorted stocks to show you which stocks have the most negative sentiment on the market…
Company Name (Ticker)Short FloatShare PriceHanwha Q Cells Co. Ltd. (Nasdaq ADR: HQCL)98.52%$ 8.88Renren Inc. (NYSE: RENN)91.59%$ 8.53Weight Watchers International Inc. (NYSE: WTW)67.92%$12.57INSYS Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: INSY)66.71%$10.74Twilio Inc. (NYSE: TWLO)66.34%$33.17Nutanix Inc. (Nasdaq: NTNX)65.65%$31.96Fitbit Inc. (NYSE: FIT)55.15%$ 6.06Weibo Corp. (Nasdaq ADR: WB)53.83%$55.26RPC Inc. (NYSE: RES)53.62%$21.19Straight Path Communications Inc. (NYSEMKT: STRP)49.27%$34.79Momo Inc. (Nasdaq ADR: MOMO)48.63%$26.80Seritage Growth Properties (NYSE: SRG)46.91%$44.87Lannett Company Inc. (NYSE: LCI)45.46%$23.00Gogo Inc. (Nasdaq: GOGO)43.98%$ 9.10Altisource Portfolio Solutions SA (Nasdaq: ASPS)42.78%$22.73Cheetah Mobile Inc. (NYSE ADR: CMCM)40.86%$10.00
Some investors think the only way to profit from the stock market is to buy stocks and wait for the price to rise. However, these investors are missing out on the massive profit opportunity that comes from shorting stocks.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Edwards Lifesciences Corp (NYSE: EW) announced plans to buy Valtech Cardio for $340 million in cash and stock. The company also announced a $1 billion buyback plan.
Epizyme Inc (NASDAQ: EPZM) disclosed that it has received Fast Track designation for tazemetostat.
Athene Holding Ltd. (NYSE: ATH) reported that it has priced its 23.8 million share IPO between $38 per share and $42 per share.
Lannett Company, Inc. (NYSE: LCI) reported the approval for its Metaxalone Tablets USP, 800 mg.
how to invest in gold: Arista Networks, Inc.(ANET)
- [By Michael A. Robinson]
Credit Suisse, Instinet, and Stifel glossed over one key fact about Arista Networks Inc. (NYSE: ANET).
It was founded by one of Silicon Valley’s top technologists of the past 35 years.
- [By Billy Duberstein]
Furthermore, if the company were thinking along these lines it would be due to competitive pressures. For years, Cisco’s switching software was only available on its own high-margin hardware; however, the data center switching industry is changing, as competitors like Arista Networks (NYSE:ANET) are winning market share by offering low-cost switches with high functionality. In the past year or two, though, an even greater threat to the industry has emerged, as smaller networking companies started selling stand-alone software that could be run on low-end “whitebox” switches made by low-cost Asian vendors.
- [By WWW.MONEYSHOW.COM]
My Top Pick for growth investors in 2017 is Arista Networks (ANET), which in many ways looks like the next Cisco (CSCO) — the company was built from the ground up to deal with the realities of the new networking paradigm.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Shares of Arista Networks Inc (NYSE: ANET) got a boost, shooting up 17 percent to $117.47 after the company reported better-than-expected results for its fourth quarter and issued a strong outlook for the current quarter.
how to invest in gold: Rennova Health, Inc.(RNVA)
- [By Ashley Moore]
Here is a list of the top 10 best small-cap stocks based on price gains per share so far in 2017:
Company (Ticker)Price per Share% Change AquaBounty Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: AQB)$14.338,646.99%Rennova Health Inc. (Nasdaq: RNVA)$3.133,333.73%China Gengsheng Minerals Inc. (OTCMKTS: CHGS)$0.021,718.18%Sunshine Heart Inc. (Nasdaq: SSH)$3.851,071.43%CTI BioPharma Corp. (Nasdaq: CTIC)$4.30991.76%Catalyst Biosciences Inc. (Nasdaq: CBIO)$6.22853.85%TearLab Corp. (Nasdaq: TEAR)$4.20707.85%Pulmatrix Inc. (Nasdaq: PULM)$3.86566.10%Real Goods Solar Inc. (Nasdaq: RGSE)$1.43498.75%Calithera Biosciences Inc. (Nasdaq: CALA)$11.70281.54%