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6 Speculative BioHealth Analyst Stocks That Could Rally 50% to 300%

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The bull market is now more than nine years old. Many investors have begun looking for new ideas and new strategies to generate income and gains, and the old strategy of buying every major market selling day has become less rewarding in 2018 versus the prior few years. It turns out that Wall Street brokerages and research shops still have many stock picks for big upside.
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Why Stock Market Will Keep Heading Higher, Despite Inverted Yield Curve

5h investorplace
In early February, the stock market was in sell-off mode because inflation and rate hikes were pushing up fixed income yields, which was increasing borrowing costs and pressuring equity valuations.
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AT&T Increases 5G Service to More Cities, but Will It Matter?

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AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) will increase the number of cities that will get super-fast 5G wireless service to six. The 5G deployments, which all four major carriers plan to roll out over the next several years, are nearly as important as the invention of the telephone by Alexander Graham Bell in 1876, to hear some industry leaders talk. He also founded the original American Telephone & Telegraph a year later.
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Microsoft Moves in as Dow’s Top-Performing Stock

2h 247wallst
After reporting solid earnings Thursday, Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) shares rose to a new all-time high Friday and took over as the Dow Jones industrial average’s best-performing stock for the year to date. The stock added 0.8% for the week (1.8% on Friday alone). For the year to date, Microsoft shares have risen by 24.23%.
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This Market Is Nothing Like The Late 1990s (Except For One Metric)

5h seekingalpha
Having lunch with a client yesterday in downtown Chicago, the discussion around the market was how today's S&P 500 action is nothing like the 1990s.
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A Safe 8% Yield, With 7.8X Coverage, No K-1, Goes Ex-Dividend This Week

2h seekingalpha
Seaspan Corp. (SSW) is the world's largest independent owner, operator, and manager of containerships. It has an average of five years remaining on its long-term charters, which represent 90% of its revenue. The company has had its ups and downs over the past few years and actually cut its common dividend from $.375 to $.125 in April 2017.
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One Family Controls Who Will Be Next CEO of Fiat Chrysler

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) and Ferrari N.V. (NYSE: RACE) CEO Sergio Marchionne will not return to his posts following a hospital stay of several weeks, according to sources who spoke to Bloomberg. The boards of both companies are meeting Saturday to name replacements for Marchionne, who has been Fiat’s CEO since 2004 and Ferrari’s since it was spun off in 2015.
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Procter & Gamble Returns as Dow’s Poorest Performing Stock

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Consumer products giant Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG) sneaked into place as the worst-performing Dow Jones industrials stock this past week, edging out 3M Co. (NYSE: MMM). P&G stock dropped about 0.8% from its price last week, just enough to make the difference. For the year to date, P&G stock is down 14.37%.
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Sky is Comcast’s final prize as Disney battle approaches endgame

6h livemint
London: After raising the white flag in the battle with Walt Disney Co. for the bulk of Rupert Murdoch’s media empire, Comcast Corp. Chief Executive Officer Brian Roberts has one last prize to fight for: the British pay-TV company Sky Plc.
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Latest Activist 13D and 13G Filings

Every investor that acquires 5% of a company is required to file a beneficial ownership filing, which is either a Form 13D or Form 13G, within ten (10) days of the event. If the investor intends to influence management, then they are considered an activist investor and must file a 13D. There is evidence that suggests investing alongside activist investors is a stock market investing strategy that can produce excess returns. This free screener shows all of the required Schedule 13D filings made by activist investors.

Stock Screens

Stock screens allow users to filter the companies listed on the stock market by various attributse, in order to screen out those that are undesirable. Stock screens on Fintel are made from a rich formula language that allows the utmost flexibility.

The fundamental task in investing is finding mispricings in price v. quality. There are a lot of cheap companies in the market, but most of them are cheap for very good reasons. The trick is finding companies that are cheap but actually healthy. In 2000, Joseph Piotroski wrote a paper in which he described a mathematical model that turned data from financial reports into a simple 9-point score that described a company’s health. He showed that this score, combined with a valuation metric (he used Book-To-Market), could be used successfully to produce excess returns in an investing strategy. This stock screener finds all companies with a score greater than six (which we call “healthy enough”). In his work, he suggested taking a list like this and buying the cheapest of that list. Note that many people believe, incorrectly, that buying companies with the best score is the proper approach, but they end up overpaying for quality. Remember, the goal is to find mispricings in price and quality, not overpay for high quality.  
Companies with Return on Invested Capital (ROIC) > 15%  
Finds all companies with an activist investor filing in the last year  
Finds companies where Price to Book Value < 1.0;  
Companies with negative enterprise value generally get this way because they have a lot of cash. (Cash is subtracted when calculating EV). There is some evidence that negative enterprise value companies outperform the market, so companies matching this screen might be undervalued.  
For investors desiring income over capital appreciation, companies that pay dividends regularly are a great way to generate a steady cash flow. As in any purchase, the goal is to get most value for your dollar, and with dividends, a key metric is dividend yield. The dividend yield is the annual dividend paid divided by the current share price. Higher yields are better. This stock screen finds all securities with a dividend yield greater than 4%.  
This stock screen finds microcap companies with positive annual revenue.  
This is Benjamin Graham's Net Net Working Capital Screen  
The Net Current Asset Value (NCAV) is a conservative valuation metric popularized by Benjamin Graham. To calculate it, simply subtract the total liabilities from a company’s current assets. To calculate NCAVPS (Net Current Asset Value Per Share), divide the NCAV by the number outstanding shares. This stock screener takes Ben Graham’s more conservative approach and uses ⅔ of the NCAV.