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[ April 18, 2014 | Author: admin | Views: 74262 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

Shareholders at the Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-B  ) annual meeting saw a unique sight: Warren Buffett invited Doug Kass — a certified Berkshire short-seller — to ask tough questions throughout the day. Motley Fool analysts Joe Magyer and Rex Moore, who were in Omaha, offer their thoughts on the bear experiment. Thanks to the savvy of investing legend Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway’s book value per share has grown a mind-blowing 586,817% over the past 48 years. But with Buffett aging and Berkshire rapidly evolving, is this insurance conglomerate still a buy today? In The Motley Fool’s premium report on the company, Berkshire expert Joe Magyer provides investors with key reasons to buy as well as important risks to watch out for. Click here now for instant access to Joe’s take on Berkshire! Hot Insurance Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Euler Hermes SA (ELE) Euler Hermes SA is a France-based credit … Continue reading

[ April 17, 2014 | Author: admin | Views: 48338 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

Canadian National Railway (TSX: CNR) reported earnings on April 22. Here are the numbers you need to know. The 10-second takeaway For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), Canadian National Railway met expectations on revenues and met expectations on earnings per share. Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue increased. Non-GAAP earnings per share increased slightly. GAAP earnings per share dropped significantly. Margins contracted across the board. Revenue details Canadian National Railway reported revenue of $2.42 billion. The 22 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected sales of $2.45 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were the same as the prior-year quarter’s. Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates. EPS details EPS came in at $1.20. The 27 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $1.19 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $1.20 for Q1 were 1.7% … Continue reading

[ April 17, 2014 | Author: admin | Views: 55682 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

NEW YORK For Wall Street in 2014, it’s all about the “E,” as in earnings growth. Indeed, the stock market boom of 2013 was fueled by a friendly Federal Reserve and investors’ willingness to pay up for stocks despite sluggish earnings growth. In 2014, however, peppier profit growth will likely be needed to fuel the next leg up in stock prices. The main investment thesis for stocks in the new year is that an expected acceleration in U.S. economic growth will offset less Fed support and boost corporate profitability. Growth, it turns out, is also good, if not necessary in 2014, in Wall Street’s eyes. That bullish combination, Wall Street hopes, will provide a fresh tailwind for a stock market that gained nearly 30% in 2013 and which is no longer cheap. The benchmark Standard & Poor’s 500 index is now trading at 16.8 times its past 12-months earnings, says … Continue reading

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Don’t look now but SunPower (NASDAQ: SPWR  ) has become the best-performing stock in the solar industry. Over the past year, it’s been better than fellow U.S.-based companies First Solar (NASDAQ: FSLR  ) and SolarCity (NASDAQ: SCTY  ) , and far better than most Chinese manufacturers. Yingli Green Energy (NYSE: YGE  ) and Trina Solar lag well behind even after recent pops higher; only Canadian Solar (NASDAQ: CSIQ  ) can come close to SunPower’s return (and I’ll get into the reason for that below). SPWR Total Return Price data by YCharts So, why is this stock so hot and can the streak continue? I think so, and there are three big reasons why. Downstream solar is the dominant paradigm If you have the choice between risky solar manufacturers and a downstream installer, it’s better to choose the installer right now. They can lock in long-term power supply agreements, building a business that acts more like … Continue reading

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Shares of Comerica Incorporated (CMA) achieved a new 52-week high, touching $41.12 on Jul 3, 2013. The closing price of this regional bank reflects a robust year-to-date return of 31.9%. The trading volume for the session was 1.5 million shares. Despite the strong price appreciation, this Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) stock has plenty of upside left given its expected long-term earnings growth rate of 6.2%. Growth Drivers Impressive first-quarter 2013 results, a strong capital position and healthy capital deployment activities were the companys primary growth drivers. Comericas first-quarter earnings beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 4.5%. Results benefited from reduced expenses, growth in average loans and improved credit metrics. However, the positives were partially offset by lower revenues. Further, over the years, Comericas capital deployment initiatives through dividend payment and share buybacks boosted confidence of yield seek ing investors. During the first quarter, the company paid back 77% of net … Continue reading