This Dow Jones mainstay pays a nice dividend… but its sluggish sales and share price struggles offset the payouts. And with earnings set to decline and commodity prices rising and trade tariffs kicking in, it’s an uphill battle.
Author: Martin Denholm
One of America’s oldest, household-name companies is on the ropes. Amid sluggish sales and profits, plus massive debt, it’s undergoing a full strategic business review ahead of a potential sale. But despite buyout rumors, here’s why you should steer clear.
Following an analyst’s savage verdict of the management team with the world’s largest video-game retailer, we look at the serious challenges it faces and how you might collect a quick profit with a potential buyout on the horizon.
In the midst of a much-needed turnaround and upcoming name change, one very well-known pharmaceutical company just suffered a setback on a new drug. And with an astonishing level of debt, investors might have got too carried away with the story. A simple name change won’t fix this stock.
In the wake of the United States imposing a 25% trade tariff on a host of Chinese imports, it’s terrible news for companies in the firing line who depend on raw materials at the heart of the battle. This small-cap food producer is one of them.
From being “on hold” one month ago, trade war fears just got reignited, following a bitter end to the G7 summit last weekend. Here’s one company with heavy exposure to one industry that could be hurt by rising tariffs on key metals.
Next Tuesday and Wednesday, the Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee will meet to discuss U.S. interest rates. Alas, if you’re looking for drama and anticipation, try the current Stanley Cup Final instead. The federal funds futures market has priced in a 90% chance of a rate hike. It would follow a 0.25% rate bump to […]
The great migration from dial-up and landlines to broadband and wireless was supposed to be a boon for companies like today’s feature. But amid declining subscribers, revenue, earnings, and cash, plus a sky-high debt-load, the dividend is dead and its future looks bleak.
“We’re putting the trade war on hold. We’ve agreed to put the tariffs on hold while we try to execute the framework.” So said U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin last Sunday. The statement marked quite a turnaround from the angry rhetoric between the United States and its counterparts in China and Europe a couple of […]
There are certain things that everyone needs, no matter what’s going on in the world or how the economy is faring. Think food, water, electricity, etc. There are also certain less critical vices that remain popular, regardless of what’s happening in the world. Think booze and tobacco, for example. When it comes to building a […]