Don't Buy into the Hype That Sent Zillow (Nasdaq: Z) and Trulia (NYSE: TRLA) Soaring
Real estate websites Zillow Inc. (Nasdaq: Z) and Trulia Inc. (NYSE: TRLA) saw their stocks soar yesterday (Thursday) on rumors that the sector's top two leaders would merge.
Z stock surged more than 15.3% to $145.76 and TRLA roared ahead 32.4% to $53.74 after the deal news broke.In fact, both companies share a trait that should send investors running in the opposite direction...
El Pollo Loco (Nasdaq: LOCO) Stock Rides Hot IPO Market, Soars in Debut
El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: LOCO) stock soared more than 33% from its offer price today (Friday), the company's first day of trading.
LOCO stock opened at $19 and climbed as high as $20. The company had announced last night that it priced its shares at $15 each, which was on the high end of its initial $13 to $15 range. Through the IPO, LOCO sold 7.1 million shares and raised $107.1 million.Big first-day "pops" for stocks are common among companies that have just completed an initial public offering, and they have been even more common in 2014. Here's why...
The Five Biggest Penny Stock Scams to Watch Out For
When it comes to penny stock investing, the scams get mentioned almost as frequently as the big winners.
And unfortunately, that's with good reason. There are a number of scams designed to separate investors from their hard-earned money.Here are five common penny stock scams to watch out for...
ABBV Tops Today's Stocks to Watch List
Earnings are currently the main driver of U.S. markets, and with AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), Moody's (NYSE: MCO), and more reporting today, the trend is likely to continue.
Investors have so far shrugged off a barrage of dicey geopolitical issues and a less market-friendly Fed. The S&P 500 logged its 26th record close of the year Wednesday.Friday ends the busiest week in 2014's second-quarter earnings season. Following are five hot stocks to watch today.
This Miracle Material Is Our Secret (High-Profit) Weapon in the Coming Energy War
You know I get stoked when a stock I've recommended to you does well. So you can imagine how excited I am that I now get to recommend a stock all over again.
Thanks to a sell-off shortly before I first shared this stock with you, we were able to buy this stock relatively cheaply. And since then, just five months ago, the stock has moved up 131% as of mid-day yesterday.
Over the last three years, this company has increased earnings per share by an average of 73%. For now, I'm going to be conservative and assume it grows by only one-third that amount going forward.
That would give us earnings growth rate of 24%. At that rate, profits and the stock price could double again in as little as three years.
This is a stock that provides us with a buffet of choices…
We can sell it and make our double. We can keep it and watch it quadruple. Or we can buy some more, and then watch our portfolios soar higher and our retirements grow more secure.
Today, I want to explain why this stock continues its upward trajectory.
China and Russia's $400 billion natural gas deal was one of the first shots in their energy war against the United States and Europe.
This company's products are a big part of the technology that provides our best defense in this war. And that makes this a "defense" technology we can feel proud about profiting from… Full StoryHere's why this stock is going to continue to be such a great money-maker...
Bitcoin Hedge Funds Multiply As Big Money Sees Opportunity
People who launch and run hedge funds typically are not fools. So the recent proliferation of Bitcoin hedge funds is a powerful indication that expert investors think they've found the Next Big Thing.
About a half dozen Bitcoin hedge funds have launched just this year alone. It's a huge vote of confidence in the future of Bitcoin from people who spend most of their time looking for the best places to put large amounts of money to deliver maximum returns.Here's why the big money is suddenly so hot for Bitcoin...
Amazon Stock (Nasdaq: AMZN) Down 11% on Earnings – But Sales Up 23%
After closing up 0.13% on Thursday, Amazon stock (Nasdaq: AMZN) plummeted more than 7.5% after hours when it reported a miss on its Q2 2014 earnings.
We said to look for AMZN stock to keep tumbling, and it sure has. On Friday morning, shares were down 11.03% at 10 a.m. EDT.Here’s how the earnings shook out, and the biggest numbers to watch – and one to ignore – in Amazon’s earnings today…
Why Silver Prices Are Dropping Today
Silver prices are taking a dive today (Thursday) on the heels of encouraging economic news, profit-taking, and anemic summer trading.Here's a closer look at how low the white metal will go.
Why FB, UA, AMZN, and These 9 More Are Today's Hottest Stocks to Watch
The earnings calendar is jam-packed this week with big results from Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) and Under Armour (NYSE: UA) most recently, and results are helping the Standard & Poor's 500 Index hit record highs.
S&P 500 companies are beating on EPS and revenue at a rate not seen in years. The index components that have reported are beating revenue consensus estimates by 1.43% on average.Earnings dominate today's hot stocks to watch list, and some are sizzling hot numbers...
Why Gold Mining Stocks Are Soaring in 2014
Gold prices have notched a 7% rise year to date as of late July, but the yellow metal has had its fair share of ups and downs in 2014.
Gold mining stocks, on the other hand, have risen higher, and posted some eye-popping returns for investors.Money Morning Global Resource Specialist Peter Krauth explains what's going on...