Is Low Inflation a Quirk or a Trend? [0.09]

Posted on Aug. 12, 2017, noon by Morningstar Articles @ [source]

About the only economic news of real consequence this week was Friday's inflation report, which showed surprisingly low inflation for the month of July on both a month-to-month and year-over-year basis. In other news, data from the National Federation of Independent Business suggested that concerns about finding workers have reached a new recovery high.

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CVS Health (NYSE:CVS) has caught our attention after reporting its earnings and moving lower in early morning trading. Long-term, we like the name as CVS has really grown to be more than a pharmacy as it now has 1,000 walk-in medical clinics offering check-ups, screenings and immunizations, among other services.

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Tyson Foods: Homerun [0.15]

Posted on Aug. 7, 2017, 2:54 p.m. by Long Investing Ideas from Seeking Alpha @ [source]

Tyson Foods (NYSE:TSN) has caught our attention today as it has just reported a dandy of a quarter. Tyson saw sales volume and average sales prices that rose 1.6% and rose 2.9%, respectively, year-over-year.

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Zynga (NASDAQ: ZNGA) reported earnings after market close on August 2, delivering sales and earnings results that were better than expectations.

Strong performance from CSR Racing 2 helped Zynga beat expectations in its second quarter; Image source: Zynga.

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Apple, Inc. Reports Strong Growth [0.16]

Posted on Aug. 2, 2017, 3:57 p.m. by Latest Articles in Stocks @ [source]

In its second quarter, Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) proved its recent return to growth won't be short-lived. Services revenue, which is Apple's second-largest product segment, also demonstrated strong growth, rising 22% year over year.

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Akamai Technologies (AKAM) is taking another leg lower today, 7/26, after the company's Q2 results and Q3 guide disappointed investors.

The quarter was more of the same stuff AKAM investors have been hearing for some time.

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Apple, Inc. Earnings: What to Watch [0.12]

Posted on July 24, 2017, 11:57 p.m. by Latest Articles in Stocks @ [source]

Next week, tech giant Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) will report its third-quarter financial results.

Stay tuned at The Motley Fool for more Apple stock coverage, as well as for a Foolish take on Apple's third-quarter results when they go live after market close next Tuesday.

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Earlier I had this feeling that we would have expected one heck of a rally today in the financials, and this feeling is further bolstered by Citigroup’s (NYSE:C) just reported earnings. It remains under 60% and boasts one of the best ratios of the large banks that I have covered.

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Q2 Review: Ten Economic Questions for 2017 [0.02]

Posted on July 10, 2017, 3:59 p.m. by Calculated Risk @ [source]

At the end of last year, I posted Ten Economic Questions for 2017. The labor market is approaching full employment, and the new administration is proposing some fiscal stimulus (tax cuts, possible infrastructure spending), so it is possible - as a result - that inflation will increase more than expected in 2017 and 2018.

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CVS Health (NYSE:CVS) has just declared its dividend. Long-term, I like the name as CVS has really grown beyond just filling prescriptions.

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As we discussed in this week's video , a lot of the midweek economic data was less than inspiring, with slowing durable goods orders, a depressing June (and full-year reductions, too) motor vehicle sales forecasts, and another monthly decline in pending home sales.

Since our midweek video, consumption data for May looked soft, as expected, with some help from weather and the utility sector.

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As you may recall, Tiffany & Co. (NYSE:TIF) had been struggling for a few years and the stock had been punished. I was really looking for strong sales, but that did not come to pass.

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Tyson Foods Is On Sale [0.06]

Posted on May 22, 2017, 3:05 p.m. by Long Investing Ideas from Seeking Alpha @ [source]

When I first wrote about Tyson Foods (NYSE:TSN) I discussed that it was one of the largest food companies in the United States, and has been in business for 70 years. Year-over-year, the company saw sales that were down very slightly, falling 1.0% to $9.o8 billion in fiscal Q2 2017.

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Healthcare sector earnings are underway and thus far overall earnings have been robust overall with pockets of softness. From the health insurer side, UnitedHealth (UNH) beat on both EPS and revenue with revenue coming in at a 9.4% year-over-year growth.

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The first quarter of 2017 has proved rewarding for Alexion Pharmaceuticals in several ways.

Despite earning around 90% of its $870 million worth revenues solely from sale of Soliris in Q1 2017, Alexion Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ALXN) currently seems to be on top of its game.

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It has almost been five years of contributing to Seeking Alpha. Revenue was up year-over-year.

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You didn't actually think it would last did you? First the company saw revenue of $9.13 billion which beat analyst expectations by $240 million, but it was also down 11% year-over-year.

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Citigroup: I Can't Imagine [0.14]

Posted on Jan. 18, 2017, 3:43 p.m. by Long Investing Ideas from Seeking Alpha @ [source]

I am coming up on five years of writing here at Seeking Alpha. It delivered a double since then after I said it looked like a good investment for the next 3-5 years, but the stock has essentially traded sideways around the $50 mark for some time.

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Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) has been on an absolutely incredible run over the last month. Bank of America is up nearly 25% in a month.

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About a year ago I wrote about Tyson Foods (NYSE:TSN) and I discussed that it was one of the largest food companies in the United States, and has been in business for 70 years. It is a powerhouse in its sector.

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