investing in shares

Investors have to be scratching their heads in 2017. After perhaps the most brutal election cycle of modern days, investors keep seeing the U.S. stock market challenge all-time highs almost every single day. The notion that this bull market is a few days shy of 8 years old just doesn’t matter. Investors keep wanting to buy pullbacks, and they are looking for ideas.

24/7 Wall St. has tracked many mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) for years. The grand-daddy of all indexes is the S&P 500 Index with a combined market cap of a whopping $21.3 trillion. This index dwarfs the Dow Jones Industrial Average’s $5.97 trillion market cap.

Many investors simply do not want to take any non-market risk in specific stocks or even in specific sectors. That leads them into the S&P 500 mutual funds or ETFs. The question that many investors will ask — which S&P 500 Index fund is the best?

When it comes to be the best, let’s say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. The three major funds/ETFs that track the S&P 500 all have incredibly low fees that are less than 0.1%. That is dirt cheap, and most index-trackers will tell you that fee minimization will influence your returns more than anything else over time.

investing in shares: Ambarella, Inc.(AMBA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Ambarella Inc (NASDAQ: AMBA) shares dropped 11 percent to $55. Ambarella posted stronger-than-expected results for its third quarter, but issued a weak revenue forecast for the current quarter.

  • [By Kumar Abhishek]

    Ambarella (NASDAQ:AMBA) stock is currently testing its 50-day simple moving average support line. As can be seen in Ambarella’s Technical analysis charts, AMBA stock was in a strong downtrend, forming lowerlows and lower highs over the past six months. However, the trend changed after the stock formed a doublebottom pattern. Double bottom is a trend reversal pattern which indicates that the stock is likelyto go up. After forming the double bottom pattern, the stock rallied, gaining around 10%. However, the rally was brought to a halt after the 100-day and 200-day simple moving averages formed a death cross. A death cross occurs when a shorter period moving average cuts a longer period moving average from the top. It is a strong bearish signal. The death cross was accompanied by abearish crossover between MACD and signal line. Ambarella stock has been in a decline ever since.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Ambarella, Inc. (AMBA) has been all over the map over the last few years. It has defied gravity both to the up and to the downside, and although today’s suggested short of the stock is strictly technical, we do believe its current share price has once again gotten a little out of line when you compare it to the rest of the markets’ valuation metrics right now.

  • [By Kumar Abhishek]

    Ambarella’s Technical analysis charts are showing strong bearish signals. Ambarella Inc(NASDAQ:AMBA)stockstartedto decline after the 100-day and 200-day simple moving averages formed a death cross. A death cross occurs when a shorter period moving average cuts a longer period moving average from the top. It is a strong bearish signal. There is a bearish crossover in MACD too. The signal line has crossed over MACD line from below. This indicates a continuation of the bearish trend. The stock has now crossed into the lower half of the Bollinger Bands and is likely to trade lower.

investing in shares: Crescent Point Energy Corp (16)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Kana Nishizawa]

    China Coal Energy Co., the countrys second-largest producer of the fuel, sank 3.1 percent after the government said it will cut coal consumption. Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd. (16), the worlds second-biggest developer, fell 1.4 percent after trimming its sales target. Gold producers led materials companies lower as the precious metal headed for its steepest weekly loss since June amid expectations the U.S. Federal Open Market Committee will next week decide to reduce stimulus.

investing in shares: eHealth Inc.(EHTH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH) was down, falling around 32 percent to $9.53. eHealth reported a Q2 net loss of $0.5 million, versus a year-ago net income of $5.8 million. The company also reported weak quarterly revenue.

investing in shares: Ryerson Holding Corporation(RYI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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 Dan Caplinger]

    Among the worst performers on the day were GameStop (NYSE:GME), Hovnanian Enterprises (NYSE:HOV), and Ryerson Holding (NYSE:RYI). Below, we’ll look more closely at these stocks to explain why they did so poorly.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Ryerson Holding Corp (NYSE: RYI) got a boost, shooting up 11 percent to $13.70. Ryerson expects Q1 net income of $12 million to $15 million.

investing in shares: Oxford Industries Inc.(OXM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Looking at recent historical deals, we arrive at a $18-$23 potential deal range. We analyzed transactions that have been announced over the past four years and involved companies catering to a higher income customer. These deals include Southern Tide (acquired by Oxford Industries (OXM)), Joe’s Jeans (acquired by Sequential Brands Group (SQBG)), prAna (acquired by Columbia Sportswear (COLM)), The Jones Group (acquired by Sycamore Partners [private] and Juicy Couture (acquired by Authentic Brands Group [private]). The average EV/EBITDA multiple of these transactions are 12.9x (in line with KATE’s 5-year historical average of 12.1x) and implies a potential deal range of $22-$23. When taking the average of recent (F13-16) deals implies an ~10.5x EV/EBITDA multiple. When applying the ~10.5x multiples to KATE’s trailing EBITDA, we arrive at an $18- $19 potential share price.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Oxford Industries Inc (NYSE: OXM) was down, falling around 11 percent to $64.05. Oxford Industries reported a narrower-than-expected loss for its third quarter. The company projects full-year earnings of $3.50 to $3.65 per share, and revenue of $1.02 billion to $1.03 billion.

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