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Retail Stocks Under Pressure: TJX, WMT, KSS, SHLD

This morning, many of the leading retail stocks are coming under some early selling pressure. It is very important to follow the retail sector because it is usually a decent gauge for U.S. consumer spending. Remember, the spending by the U.S. consumer accounts for roughly 70.0 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP) in the United States. Today, the weak retail stocks are telling us that consumer spending is waning. Some of the leading retail stocks that are declining today include The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX), Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT), Sears Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:SHLD), and … [Read more...]

Fed Minutes On Tap, STZ, ISRG, AA, TM, & More In Play

Like this: Like Loading... Related This entry was posted on Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 at 1:04 pm and is filed under Proprietary Investing & Trading Strategies. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site. Post navigation « Previous Post Next Post » … [Read more...]

Bio-tech Stocks Are Oversold, But They Haven’t Bottomed Yet

One of the hottest stock sectors in 2013 was the bio-technology stocks. Leading bio-tech stocks such as Celgene Corp (CELG), Gilead Sciences Inc. (GILD), Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (VRTX), and Amgen Inc (AMGN) were some of the biggest winners last year. So far in 2014, this high growth industry group has been in correction mode. Many of the leading bio-tech stocks are now trading lower by 20.0 percent or more since the start of the new year. While it is safe to say that the bio-tech sector is severely oversold, this important industry group has not yet bottomed out. Traders and … [Read more...]

TRUTH: Market Collapse, High Frequency Trading & Profiting Now

Like this: Like Loading... Related This entry was posted on Monday, April 7th, 2014 at 2:17 pm and is filed under Proprietary Investing & Trading Strategies. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site. Post navigation « Previous Post Next Post » … [Read more...]

Two Stocks So Hard to Own

NEW YORK (Real Money) -- You need only to look at two charts to know why the new economy stocks are so much harder to own than old economy stocks. Check out the charts of FireEye (FEYE) and Splunk (SPLK), which, for all intents and purposes, might as well be the same exact picture. FireEye, aided by a wildly acclaimed cybersecurity package, has seen its stock go from $40 at the beginning of the year to $96 in the first week of March and now back to $61. Splunk, which does big data analytics -- don't they all? -- with a cybersecurity kicker, started the year at $69, rallied to $96 in the … [Read more...]

Deepwater Driller Plunge: Modern Drillers

In a previous article, I explored the bifurcation in the deepwater drilling sector with a focus on the legacy stocks having older rigs not suited for modern exploration demand. This article will focus on the group of modern rig operators not facing the issue of rigs over 20 years old. Analysts are negative on the whole sector, though the modern drillers – Seadrill Limited (NYSE: SDRL  ) , Ocean Rig UDW (NASDAQ: ORIG  ) , and Pacific Drilling SA (NYSE: PACD  ) – are in the attractive position of having modern drillships replacing older rigs operated by the legacy drillers. The … [Read more...]

Amazon’s Fire TV: Great For Video, Not So Great for Video Games

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN  ) just unveiled the Fire TV, its $99 set-top box that is squarely aimed at Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) Apple TV, Roku 3, Google's (NASDAQ: GOOG  ) Chromecast, and other similar streaming media competitors. The Fire TV was developed by Lab126, the same business division that developed the Kindle Fire HDX and the Kindle Paperwhite. It delivers video via Amazon Instant Video, Hulu, Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX  ) , YouTube, Vimeo, MLB.tv, and NBA apps, along with other services. Fire TV also displays photos and plays music uploaded to Amazon's Cloud Drive. Set-top box … [Read more...]

GMOs Remain the Driving Force for Monsanto Company

Second quarter results released today by Monsanto (NYSE: MON  ) show that the company's seeds and genomics segment continues to perform well even amid suggestions that the agricultural sector is seeing greater than usual variability. Monsanto has committed a growing amount of money and resources into ventures beyond its now staple genetically modified (GM) seed business, but existing sales along with expansion in corn and soybeans remain the company's primary revenue generator and also its main source for growth over the near term. Growth is going more global Second quarter sales in the … [Read more...]

Why Myriad Genetics, Inc. Popped Today

What: Shares of Myriad Genetics, (NASDAQ: MYGN  ) soared 13% today after the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services updated pricing for the sequencing of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. So what: Myriad shares had pulled back in recent weeks on concerns about increasing competition, but Medicare's decision to lift final BRCA reimbursement levels is helping ease those worries. In fact, Credit Suisse upgraded Myriad to neutral, while Jefferies boosted its price target on the stock to $33 (from $30) on today's news, suggesting that Wall Street's becoming a bit more comfortable with the … [Read more...]

An Alcoa Top: The Charts Say So

Alcoa Inc (NYSE:AA) is the best performing Dow Jones Industrial Average stock of 2014. It has been a monster, hitting a new 52 week high today of $13.18. While this seems great, it may have put in a top today. After surging early in the day, the stock has reversed and gone negative. There is a possible topping tail on the daily chart and it is up 50% in the last six months. This has the makings of a top written all over it. A pull back to $11.00 is likely should the markets begin to sell in the coming weeks. Gareth SolowayChief Market Strategistwww.InTheMoneyStocks.com Like this: Like … [Read more...]