Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) has made an incredible run over the course of 2017, but is its momentum slowing as we get deeper in this holiday season?
Over the course of November, Amazon notched a gain of roughly 6.5%. While this is a solid gain for the month, and with the markets reaching higher highs, some investors want more bang for their buck. Granted this is outperforming the broad markets as well, but with all the hype around e-commerce going into this holiday season, theres more to be desired.
An alternative to Amazon would be Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT), which saw its shares jump over 11% in November alone, although most of this was on the back of a strong earnings report. And what made this earnings report so special was that e-commerce sales exploded year over year.
Comparatively, Walmart is gaining ground now, but Amazon has been in the lead for some time. Walmart shares are up about 41% this year while Amazon shares are sitting on a 57% gain year to date.
Top Performing Stocks To Buy For 2018: Polycom Inc.(PLCM)
- [By Emily Stewart]
Polycom (PLCM) is Soros’ top tech holding. As of the end of the second quarter, he owns 7.9 million shares valued at $89.2 million.
Polycom provides collaboration solutions for voice, video, and content sharing. It has a $1.7 billion market cap and trades at a P/E of 73.24.
Top Performing Stocks To Buy For 2018: Canadian Solar Inc.(CSIQ)
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Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.32 per share on revenue of $690.27 million.
General Mills, Inc. (NYSE: GIS) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.71 per share on revenue of $3.84 billion.
Coca-Cola European Partners Plc (NYSE: CCE) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.45 per share on revenue of $2.72 billion.
Lands' End, Inc. (NASDAQ: LE) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.35 per share on revenue of $459.43 million.
Francesca's Holdings Corp (NASDAQ: FRAN) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.37 per share on revenue of $145.91 million.
Cheetah Mobile Inc (ADR) (NYSE: CMCM) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $178.04 million.
Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ: NEOG) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.27 per share on revenue of $90.05 million.
Lennar Corporation (NYSE: LEN) is projected to post earnings for its first quarter.
Fifth Street Asset Management Inc (NASDAQ: FSAM) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.14 per share on revenue of $25.12 million.
- [By Travis Hoium]
Here are a few more notable items from the week.
First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR) completed 18 MW of solar farms in Thailand with Prime Road Group. This is a module supply agreement from First Solar and is an example of the strategy it’s moving to in the long term. Look for more projects in which the company supplies equipment but a third party does construction and owns the project. Speaking of supply agreements, First Solar signed a 140 MW module supply agreement in Australia this week. The project will begin construction in April, so this will be a source of revenue for First Solar this year. Canadian Solar (NASDAQ:CSIQ) sold three utility-scale solar projects totaling 59.8 MW to Fengate Real Asset Investments this week for $195.3 million. This helps monetize assets on the balance sheet, reducing risk for the business in 2017.
That’s all for this week in solar. Earnings season in the industry starts next week, so we’ll be able to see how strategies and trends are playing out in what’s sure to be an exciting 2017.
- [By Elizabeth Balboa]
First Solar, Inc (NASDAQ: FSLR) was trading down 3.7 percent Monday, while JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (ADR) (NASDAQ: JASO) was down 0.8 percent, SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ: SPWR) 4.4 percent, Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) 5.2 percent and JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (NYSE: JKS) 4.4 percent.
Top Performing Stocks To Buy For 2018: E*TRADE Financial Corporation(ETFC)
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Kinder Morgan (KMI) : “They are OK now, but there are better ones.”
- [By Dan Caplinger]
Meanwhile, E*Trade (NASDAQ:ETFC) decided to split the difference. Effective March 13, E*Trade’s commission structure will get split in two. Base rate customers will see their commissions fall from $9.99 to $6.95 per trade, matching TD Ameritrade. However, E*Trade created a new structure for active traders, defined as those who execute 30 or more trades every three months. For those customers, E*Trade will have $4.95 per trade commissions, and options charges will fall by a third, to $0.50 per contract. CEO Karl Roessner said that although “an exceptional customer experience is far more important to traders and investors than price, with our new commission structure, we are able to reward our most active equity and derivative traders and investors.”
- [By Chris Neiger]
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Top Performing Stocks To Buy For 2018: Apricus Biosciences, Inc(APRI)
- [By Jon C. Ogg]
The biotechs and emerging pharma havebeen under pressure from politicians attacking drug prices. That doesn’t mean that there are not some big winners out there. Sometimes the biggest winners are companies most investors have never heard of. Even if you have been a biotech and emerging pharma investor for years, chances are high that you would have never heard of a small outfit called Apricus Biosciences Inc. (NASDAQ: APRI).