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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Amazon, Boeing, Chesapeake Energy, Eli Lilly, Gilead, Micron, NVIDIA, P&G, Qualcomm and Many More

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Stocks were indicated higher on Tuesday morning, for basically more of the same in gains almost every day of the new year. Now that the bull market is nearly nine years old, investors are deciding how to position their portfolios for 2018 and beyond. Investors are also looking for new ideas to generate income and gains. (498-0)

Blue Apron Holdings Inc Hangs On But Maybe Not for Long

2h investorplace
Blue Apron Holdings Inc (NYSE:APRN) is a cautionary tale for all those investors who think they should grab every new IPO that comes along. (113-0)

CES 2018: What It All Means For Our Connected Society Investment Theme

7h seekingalpha
This week Tematica's investing mixologists Chris Versace and Lenore Hawkins are back to discuss the technology-infused CES 2018, an annual tradeshow, and how the products and services revealed at the event reflect our Connected Society, Disruptive Technologies, Aging of the Population, Affordable Luxury, Aging of the Population and Safety & Security investing themes. (260-0)

Retailers Cap a Robust Holiday-Shopping Season: 5 Must Buys

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Retailers capped a healthy holiday-shopping season last year as Americans continued to spend at stores at a steady clip. Spending increased at both online and bricks-and-mortar stores and restaurants, and was largely fueled by low unemployment level, rise in income and more confident consumers. Such factors will further drive retailers in the upcoming year. (113-0)

Stock Market News for Jan 15, 2018

23h zacks
Benchmarks closed in the green on Friday after several major banks posted encouraging earnings results. Additionally, domestic retail sales increased for the fourth-straight month, which had a positive impact on the consumer discretionary sector, while rise in oil prices boosted the energy sector. Gains in consumer discretionary and energy stocks benefitted key U.S. indexes, with both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq closing at record highs for eight out of the first nine trading days this year. (140-0)

Wayfair: Poised For Breakout

2018-01-15 seekingalpha
Wayfair, the online furniture e-tailer, remains modestly valued in the early stretches of 2018 with a valuation multiple just barely over 1x sales. (126-0)

Will Tax Cuts Translate Into Consumer Spending And Business Investment?

2018-01-15 seekingalpha
Following the first full week of trading in 2018, the S&P 500 is up over 3% for the first nine days of trading in the new year. That index is edged out by the Nasdaq Composite Index, which saw a boost following the tech-heavy news flow last week spinning out of CES 2018. That annual event is a bevy of confirming data points for our Connected Society and Disruptive Technologies investing themes, and subscribers to the Tematica Investing newsletter saw several positions on the Select List move higher in response. (103-0)

Bitcoin And Altcoins - You Are Missing The Wave

2018-01-14 seekingalpha
When I was 11, I collected baseball cards. We had a "dealer." He taught me something very important…something is worth what someone is willing to pay for it - no more, no less. (95-2)

Bed Pans To Bariatric Chairs: Owens & Minor Has It All

2018-01-14 seekingalpha
Large contract loss with Kaiser will no longer be a material drag on results going forward. (117-0)

How The Waltons Control Wal-Mart

2018-01-14 247wallst
The most recent annual meeting of Wal-Mart was held in Bud Walton Arena at the University of Arkansas Campus, the same state where the world’s largest retailer is headquartered.  At the beginning of the Walmart’s annual report, there is prominent reference made to founder Sam Walton’s values. Rob Walton has been on the board since 1972 and is the retired chairman. Steuart Walton has been on the board since 2016. (127-1)

SA Interview: Healthcare Investing With Paul Nouri, CFP

2018-01-14 seekingalpha
How to find companies with predictable cash flow and a strong pipeline, when a large cash balance should be discounted and why a company announcing that it is exploring strategic alternatives is not always a positive are topics discussed. (511-1)

Passive-Aggressive Activism

2018-01-14 seekingalpha
Activist investing has been a successful asset class for decades. I spent a hot minute as an activist, puking myself on to corporate boards over the objections of families (Sulzbergers), governors (Rick Snyder was chairman of Gateway), and fishermen (Eddie Bauer). The key attributes of an activist are being aggressive and a great investor. I proved to be just the former and would (mostly) go on boards, wreak havoc, and watch the stock decline. (404-3)

Another Amazon Win: Two-Thirds of the Cloud

2018-01-13 247wallst Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) likely had a home-run holiday, taking great chunks of business from e-commerce companies and further cementing its position as the segment’s leader. It also has about two-thirds of the cloud computing market, according to recent research, a number that will show up in its earnings. (122-1)

Separating Winners From Losers In A Volatile Healthcare Environment

2018-01-13 seekingalpha
In this short video, Research Analyst Aaron Schaechterle discusses healthcare volatility and why a smaller number of winners are driving outsized gains across the sector. He also speaks to why those winners have recently reacted less positively than in the past, even on encouraging news. Below is a transcript of the video linked to above. (89-0)

Western Expansion, Offline Retail Will Drive JD.Com Inc Stock Higher

2018-01-12 investorplace
The new year has been a great one for stocks, but especially for China’s leading digital retailer, JD.Com Inc(ADR) (NASDAQ:JD). While the S&P 500 has rallied 3% to start 2018, JD stock is up more than 12% in less than 2 weeks of trading. (196-2)

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