Why Tractor Supply Company Rose 13% in November

Why Tractor Supply Company Rose 13% in November
What happened Shares of rural lifestyle retailer Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ: TSCO)  rose 13.2% last month, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence . So what Tractor Supply stock continued to benefit from the organization’s Oct. 25 release of third-quarter 2017 earnings. The company reported revenue of $1.72 billion, an improvement of 11.6% over the prior-year quarter.  Comparable store sales... Read More

Why Twenty-First Century Fox and Disney Stock Popped Today

Why Twenty-First Century Fox and Disney Stock Popped Today
What happened Shares of Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ: FOX) (NASDAQ: FOXA) and The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) climbed 6.5% and 2.7%, respectively, on Thursday after Disney announced it would acquire most of Fox’s assets in an all-stock deal worth roughly $52.4 billion. More specifically, Fox will first spin off its Fox Broadcasting network and stations to shareholders, including Fox... Read More

Why Sanderson Farms, Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, and Criteo Slumped Today

Why Sanderson Farms, Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, and Criteo Slumped Today
Wall Street finally gave up some ground on Thursday, as the Dow Jones Industrials finished down more than 75 points. Major benchmarks generally posted modest losses of half a percent or less as investors continued to get pulled in both directions by political wrangling in Washington. Tax reform now appears to have a path to full approval, but at least... Read More

The 3 Best MLPs of 2017

The 3 Best MLPs of 2017
For the most part, 2017 was a disappointing year for investors in master limited partnerships (MLPs). On average, the 39 members of the Alerian MLP Index declined in value this year, even after factoring in their lucrative distributions. That said, several bucked that trend and provided investors with positive returns this year, led by the following trio: MLP Change in... Read More

Apple's "Award" to Finisar Looks Like Prepayment for 3D Sensing Components

Apple's "Award" to Finisar Looks Like Prepayment for 3D Sensing Components
Yesterday, Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) announced that it had awarded $390 million to Finisar (NASDAQ: FNSR) as part of a brilliant bet on the future of 3D sensing . However, Apple interchangeably referred to this sum as an “award” as well as an “investment,” which led to some head-scratching among investors. Did Apple take a stake in Finisar? Confusion around the... Read More