As the third quarter ends, it’s a good time to review market performance. U.S. investors should always think globally in this regard. The economically developed countries’ markets are not usually where the most money is made (or even made at all). 2016 has been no exception to this rule. South America has been leading the way all year and has maintained its top position during the third quarter. Other leading markets are in Asia and a group of countries that have commodity-based economies. The much ballyhooed stock rally in the U.S. has been unimpressive compared to market performances elsewhere. The one major exception is Europe, which has been the worst performing region globally in 2016.
South America has the two best performing stock markets in the world – Brazil (NYSEARCA:EWZ) and Peru (NYSEARCA:EPU) – each up around 70% in the first nine months of 2016. The third and fourth best performing markets have been Argentina (NYSEARCA:ARGT) and Columbia (NYSEARCA:GXG), up around 30%, or more than three times the rally in U.S. stocks. The outstanding performance of Brazil (which has also had the strongest currency in the world in 2016) is surprising considering the country has been in political turmoil most of the year. The only dark spot in South America is Venezuela (even “poorly” performing Chile (NYSEARCA:ECH) is up twice as much as the S&P 500). The socialist country has collapsed economically despite its massive oil wealth and inflation is projected to be 480% this year and much higher in 2017. There is no ETF for Venezuela.
Top Performing Stocks To Watch For 2018: Extreme Networks Inc.(EXTR)
- [By Azam Zariff]
Extreme Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXTR), a communication company, has been on a surge the past year. From the low of $2.32 to high of $8.11 in just over a year, this stock might continue to rise. Besides the strong financials, and positive acquisition news, EXTR current price is testing the high of $8.11 and once the price breaks above $8.11, we can expect the price to surge.
Top Performing Stocks To Watch For 2018: NextEra Energy, Inc.(NEE)
- [By Neha Chamaria, Rich Smith, and Reuben Gregg Brewer]
So when we asked some of our contributors to name such “boring” dividend stocks that they vouch for and believe are great picks for income investors, they came up with three really interesting names from two different industries for you to consider: Toronto Dominion Bank(NYSE:TD),H&R Block(NYSE:HRB), and NextEra Energy, Inc.(NYSE:NEE).
- [By Travis Hoium]
SunPower signed a 125 MW supply agreement with NextEra Energy (NYSE:NEE) to provide its P-Series modules to the developer between June and October of this year. There wasn’t any disclosure about whether the deal included the Oasis tracking system or any design services, but even if it’s just a panel supply agreement, it would be a positive sign.
- [By Elizabeth Loring]
Yesterday, Northern Vertex Mining Corp. (TSX.V: NEE) announced the closing of a tranche of its non-brokered private placement as previously announced on May 26, 2017, raising gross proceeds to the Company of $2,783,300. Additionally, Northern Vertex announced that it received $1,134,000 from the exercise of certain warrants, which were due to expire between July 3 and 11, 2017. The company intends to use the net proceeds of the Private Placement for the continued development and construction of its Moss Mine Gold/Silver Project located in Mohave County, Arizona.
- [By Ben Levisohn]
Clinton 15 stock basket (DBUSCLNT): UnitedHealth Group (UNH), Humana (HUM), McKesson (MCK), Aecom (ACM), Quanta Services (PWR), ExxonMobil (XOM), Alcoa (AA), NextEra Energy (NEE), Cree (CREE), First Solar (FSLR), Facebook (FB), Netflix (NFLX), Prudential Financial (PRU), Citigroup (C), Union Pacific (UNP).
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Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE: COL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.31 per share on revenue of $1.33 billion.
General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.17 per share on revenue of $26.46 billion.
Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE: HON) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.60 per share on revenue of $9.32 billion.
Interpublic Group of Companies Inc (NYSE: IPG) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.03 per share on revenue of $1.76 billion.
Schlumberger Limited. (NYSE: SLB) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.26 per share on revenue of $7.02 billion.
SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE: STI) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.83 per share on revenue of $2.21 billion.
ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE: MAN) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.11 per share on revenue of $4.68 billion.
Kansas City Southern (NYSE: KSU) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.15 per share on revenue of $593.82 million.
Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE: SWK) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.19 per share on revenue of $2.74 billion.
WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE: WBC) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.44 per share on revenue of $721.89 million.
Top Performing Stocks To Watch For 2018: MEI Pharma, Inc.(MEIP)
- [By Chris Lange]
MEI Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: MEIP) saw its shares make a solid gain on Thursday after the company received a crucial upgrade from Oppenheimer. Most analysts only issue price targets that are within a range of 5% to 25% for stocks, but this upgrade absolutely blows these small calls out of the water.