U.S. Silica's Impressive Q3 Earnings Sent Shares Up 10% in November

U.S. Silica's Impressive Q3 Earnings Sent Shares Up 10% in November
What happened Shares of frack sand supplier U.S. Silica Holdings (NYSE: SLCA) climbed 10.4% in November. The most significant contributor to last month’s gain was the company’s third-quarter earnings report, which beat expectations and showed a rather promising future. So what 2017 has so far been the year that frack sand suppliers were hoping for. In the second half of... Read More

Why Alexion Pharmacteuicals Sank 8.9% in November

Why Alexion Pharmacteuicals Sank 8.9% in November
What happened Shares of Alexion Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: ALXN) , a commercial-stage biotech focused on rare diseases, fell 9% in November, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence . There doesn’t appear to be any company-specific news that can explain the decline. Instead, it’s likely that the pessimism from October simply carried over. Image source: Getty Images. So what While it was... Read More

2 Things Apple Does Wrong

2 Things Apple Does Wrong
There’s no doubt that Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) is one of the greatest, if not the greatest, companies of our generation. Apple generates huge amounts of cash and profits each year and is the most valuable publicly traded technology company in the world, commanding a market capitalization  of $882.3 billion as of a recent check. However, just because Apple is a... Read More

Here's How 2017's Holiday Sales Are Going So Far

Here's How 2017's Holiday Sales Are Going So Far
In this segment from the MarketFoolery podcast, host Chris Hill and Motley Fool Asset Management’s Bill Barker take the pulse of the retail industry so far this holiday shopping season and pronounce it moderately healthy. People are shopping more, and feeling economically reasonable, and both brick-and-mortar and e-commerce are benefiting. However, it’ll take more than a good fourth quarter to... Read More

Validea Peter Lynch Strategy Daily Upgrade Report – 12/5/2017

Validea Peter Lynch Strategy Daily Upgrade Report – 12/5/2017
The following are today’s upgrades for Validea’s P/E/Growth Investor model based on the published strategy of Peter Lynch. This strategy looks for stocks trading at a reasonable price relative to earnings growth that also possess strong balance sheets. TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED ( TXN ) is a large-cap growth stock in the Semiconductors industry. The rating according to our strategy based... Read More

European Stocks Mixed in Early Trade as Soft Pound Supports FTSE 100 Index

European Stocks Mixed in Early Trade as Soft Pound Supports FTSE 100 Index
European equity benchmarks were mixed on Tuesday morning as a soft pound bolstered stocks on London’s benchmark index, the FTSE 100, as Brexit talks between British Prime Minister Theresa May and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker continued to face hurdles. The pound slumped from trading at $1.35336 around midday on Monday – when there had been hopes that May and... Read More

Shanghai Roastery Advances Two Key Starbucks Plans

Shanghai Roastery Advances Two Key Starbucks Plans
The new Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) Reserve Roastery in Shanghai brings together two of the coffee chain’s key growth drivers. First, it advances the company’s strategy to launch a premium brand and second, it shows the company’s commitment to China, its fastest-growing market. Officially the largest Starbucks location in the world, the 30,000 square foot Shanghai Roastery is twice the size... Read More