What's the world's largest economy? If you're like most folks, you probably believe it's the United States. After all, U.S. gross domestic product (or "GDP") is an incredible $18.6 trillion. That's more than 65% bigger than China's… and more than three times bigger than those of Japan, Germany, and the U.K. But according to Stony Brook University finance professor Noah Smith, you're wrong… In reality, China has already surpassed the U.S. We just don't know it yet because we're looking at the wrong data. It's a controversial idea, for sure. But Smith makes a compelling argument. As he explained in a Bloomberg View column this week…
This comparison is misleading, because things cost different amounts in different countries. GDP is supposed to measure the amount of real stuff – cars, phones, financial services, back massages, etc. – that a country produces.
invest meaning: TransEnterix, Inc.(TRXC)
- [By Lee Jackson]
Ahuge 10% owner of TransEnterix Inc. (NYSE: TRXC) camein and bought more shares last week. SOFAR SpA added3,722,685 more shares of the medical device companys stock at a reported $1.40 apiece. The total for the trade was posted at $5,226,650.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Transenterix Inc (NASDAQ: TRXC) was down, falling around 38 percent to $0.681. TransEnterix reported the pricing of $24.9 million public offering of common stock and warrant.
- [By Jim Robertson]
On Friday, four out of ten of the worst performing small cap stocks had double digit losses due to announcing public stock offerings:
Medical device stock Transenterix Inc (NYSEMKT: TRXC) sank 40.37% after announcing a $24.9 million offeringand the pricing of its public offering of units, each consisting of one share of the Companys common stock, one Series A warrant to purchase one share of common stock and one Series B warrant to purchase 0.75 shares of common stock at a price of $1.00 per unit:
invest meaning: Seaboard Corporation(SEB)
- [By John Udovich]
Thanksgiving is almost here and aside from featuring a turkey, most Thanksgiving dinners will include items from a range of consumer stocks including Campbell Soup Company (NYSE: CPB), Kraft Heinz Co (NASDAQ: KHC), Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc (NYSE: FDP) and McCormick & Company (NYSE: MKC) along with aThanksgiving turkey from Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL)or Seaboard Corporation (NYSEAMEX: SEB). According tothe American Farm Bureau Federation,a classic Thanksgiving dinner will cost$49.87 for a gathering of 10 orjust under $5 per person down from 2015s all-time high of $50.11.
- [By Ashley Moore]
Here is a table of the 10 most expensive stocks trading on U.S. markets today:
Company (Ticker)Price per ShareMarket CapBerkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A)$ 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 John Udovich]
Thanksgiving is almost here but the exit of both Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation (NYSE: PPC) and Smithfield Foods (NYSE: SFD) to focus on their chicken or pork businesses (the latter was also acquired by the Chinese) leaves just two big Thanksgiving turkey stocks, Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) and Seaboard Corporation (NYSEAMEX: SEB), for investors to consider. According to the American Far Bureau, a 16-pound turkey will (on average) come in at a total of $22.74 this year or roughly $1.42 per pound for a decrease of 2 cents per pound or a total of 30 cents per whole turkey, compared to 2015. The price drop may be a transition back to the norm as the significant bird flu outbreak last year hurt the nations supply of both turkey and eggs.
invest meaning: Newmont Mining Corporation(NEM)
- [By James E. Brumley]
When most people think of gold mining stocks, names like Barrick Gold Corporation (USA) (NYSE:ABX) and Newmont Mining Corp (NYSE:NEM) come to mind. And well they should. Newmont Mining and Barrick Gold are a pair of the industry’s biggest gold mining outfits, and each has successfully leveraged their size to turn reasonably consistent profits even in tough environments.
At the end of the day though, Barrick Gold and Newmont Mining just don’t pack as much potential punch as the up-and-comers within the industry. It’s the small cap stocks and junior gold miners in this space that can pay off big-time for investors willing to get a little more speculative, and right now there’s not any junior gold mining name as compelling as an outfit called Taranis Resources Inc. (OTCMKTS:TNREF, TSX:TRO).
Taranis develops mineral deposits into mine-ready projects. Its primary project right now — and it’s enough to keep the company plenty busy for the next several years — is the Thor property located near Trout Lake, British Columbia. NI 43-101 resource reports (indicated and inferred)suggest Thor contains 6.9 million ounces of silver, 35,000 ounces gold, 57 million pounds of lead, 79.4 million pounds of zinc and 3.3 Million pounds of copper (roughly a 14 million ounce silver equivalent (“AgEq”) deposit*) laying in wait in a way that lends itself to the establishment of a low-cost, open pit mining operation. That’s roughly $300 million worth of marketable metals, and the estimates have been steadily getting bigger as Tanaris does more survey work.
And 2017 could be a real breakout year for Taranis, as a lot of the work that’s been done to date starts to mean something. It’s got big exploration plans for this year… this spring/summer to be exact.
The Phase 1 program was completed in September of last year, setting the stage for a more defined and much bigger Phase 2 definition-drilling within the next several weeks. This Phase 2 defi
- [By Joel Elconin]
December gold futures have taken the SPDR Gold Trust (ETF) (NYSE: GLD) along for the ride; the ETF is trading higher by $1.74 at $124.48. That puts the ETF in the area it was the same day gold peaked during the Nov. 4 session, at $124.40, and well above the close from that day of $124.04. Also, Newmont Mining Corp (NYSE: NEM) shares were seen trading higher by $1.15 at $38.14 Monday. Earlier in the session, shares peaked at $38.91, just shy of its Oct. 3 high of $39.33.
- [By Sara Cornell]
The management team member who garners the most attention right now is Dave Mathewson, VP, Head of Exploration. Dave is a geologist with more than 35 years’ experience in the gold exploration space, and specifically, in Nevada. He is credited with a number of notable discoveries for Newmont Mining Corp (NYSE: NEM), and later went on to Gold Standard Ventures Corp (NYSE: GSV) helping take that company from a start-up to a now $481 million market cap.
- [By Paul Ausick]
NewmontMining Corp. (NYSE: NEM) reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2016 earnings after markets closed Tuesday. For the quarter, the gold miner posted adjusted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.25 on revenues of $1.79 billion. In the same period a year ago, the company reported a loss per share of $0.03 on revenues of $1.82 billion. Fourth-quarter results compare to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimates for EPS of $0.33 and $1.79 billion in revenues.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Newmont Mining (NEM) soared to the top of the S&P 500 today after gold prices rose, lifting the entire gold mining sector.
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Newmont Mininggained 7.6% to $35.27 today, while the S&P 500 was little changed at 2,249.26. Front Month Comex Gold for January delivery gained 1.5% to $1156.40 today, while the VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX) climbed 7.8% to $21.82.
Standpoint Research’s Ronnie Moas upgraded Newmont Mining to Buy from Hold today.
Newmont Mining’s market capitalization rose to $18.7 billion today from $17.4 billion yesterday. It reported net income of $193 million on sales of $7.7 billion in 2015.
invest meaning: Permian Basin Royalty Trust(PBT)
- [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: