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S&P 500 index 2017 returns Vs Zacks, Barrons, Forbes, CNN Money, Fool

2018-01-08 valuewalk
Back in July, we published a review of various “top stocks” for 2017 and their performance halfway through the year. With 2017 now behind us, we decided to review the same picks for a final report card. The analysis includes the notable Barron’s Top 10, Zack’s Top 10, a Top 5 from CNN Money, a Top 5 from Motley Fool, a Top 10 from MSN experts, and a Top 7 from Forbes, which consisted of seven investment strategists making their top picks for the year. (426-0)

USG Corporation (USG) in Focus: Stock Moves 6.7% Higher

2018-01-08 zacks
USG Corporation (USG - Free Report) was a big mover last session, as the company saw its shares rise nearly 7% on the day. The move came on solid volume too with far more shares changing hands than in a normal session. This continues the recent uptrend for the company—as the stock is now up 8.5% in the past one-month time frame. (39-1)

The secret backstory of how Obama let Hezbollah off the hook

2017-12-18 politico
An ambitious U.S. task force targeting Hezbollah's billion-dollar criminal enterprise ran headlong into the White House's desire for a nuclear deal with Iran. (1-0)

These timeless investing principles made Warren Buffett rich - MarketWatch

2017-12-01 marketwatch
Warren Buffett distills investment success into three words — “margin of safety” — and tells investors to take one of two approaches: either focus on value or buy an index fund. Buffett, the “Oracle of Omaha,” has been steadfastly giving such advice for decades, through calm and choppy markets alike. (35-1)

Tracking Prem Watsa's Fairfax Financial Holdings Portfolio - Q3 2017 Update

2017-11-17 seekingalpha
Fairfax Financial’s largest five 13F stakes are Blackberry, Kennedy-Wilson, Resolute Forest Products, Intrepid Potash, and USG. They together account for ~84% of the US long assets. (304-10)

USG to Acquire Ceilings Plus, Expand Ceilings Product Line

2017-11-16 zacks
USG Corporation (USG - Free Report) entered into an agreement to acquire Ceilings Plus, a leading maker of specialty ceiling product, for $52 million in cash. The deal is expected to close by the end of this year. Notably, Ceilings Plus is expected to generate sales in excess of $45 million in 2017. Shares of the company did not witness any significant movement following the announcement, increasing to $34. (21-0)

Earnings or Revenue-Weighted ETFs: Q3 Winners

2017-11-15 zacks
We are in the midst of a full-blown earnings season. Out of the 327 members from the S&P 500 index that have reported already, 74.9% beat on bottom line and 65.7% surpassed revenue estimates, per the Earnings Trends issued on Nov 1, 2017. Ongoing positive revenue momentum and favorable revisions in estimates for the current period are most notable factors. (65-0)

Tracking Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Portfolio - Q3 2017 Update

2017-11-15 seekingalpha
Berkshire Hathaway increased Apple, Monsanto, and Synchrony Financial while reducing International Business Machines and Charter Communications. (573-6)

CRH: Irish Firm Bets On America

2017-11-09 seekingalpha
The aggregates business is seeing a lot of roll-up consolidation, and CRH is a big driver of that here domestically. (6-0)

Recent hurricanes take toll on quarterly earnings

2017-10-21 reuters
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - After raging over the southern United States and Puerto Rico, remnants of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria are now dampening U.S. corporate profits. (152-0)

Wall Street Weekahead: Recent hurricanes take toll on quarterly earnings

2017-10-20 in.reuters
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - After raging over the southern United States and Puerto Rico, remnants of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria are now dampening U.S. corporate profits. (152-0)

Bear of the Day: Alaska Air Group (ALK)

2017-10-19 zacks
Our experts cut down 220 Zacks Rank #1 Strong Buys to the 7 that are most likely to jump in price immediately. (30-0)

Is USG Corporation a Great Stock for Value Investors?

2017-10-18 zacks
Value investing is easily one of the most popular ways to find great stocks in any market environment. After all, who wouldn’t want to find stocks that are either flying under the radar and are compelling buys, or offer up tantalizing discounts when compared to fair value? (3-0)

Is United Rentals a Great Stock for Value Investors?

2017-10-18 zacks
Value investing is easily one of the most popular ways to find great stocks in any market environment. After all, who wouldn’t want to find stocks that are either flying under the radar and are compelling buys, or offer up tantalizing discounts when compared to fair value? (3-0)

Bear of the Day: Carrols (TAST)

2017-10-18 zacks
Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (TAST - Free Report) , a Burger King operator, is facing pressure from rising wages and commodity costs. This Zacks Rank #5 (Strong Sell) is expected to see a 68% drop in earnings this year. Carrols is the largest Burger King franchisee in the United States with 799 restaurants as of July 2, 2017. It has operated Burger King restaurants since 1976. Fourth Miss in a Row On Aug 9, Carrols reported its second quarter results and missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate for the fourth quarter in a row. (3-0)