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A Jan. 6 defendant said he"s "already felt the impact" of his actions after losing his wife, job, and access to guns

An attorney for Jerry Ryals listed the losses in a Friday sentencing memo requesting no jail time for his client. Jerry Ryals took photos of himself inside the Capitol on January 6.The Department of Justice. An Oklahoma Capitol riot defendant asked to avoid jail time in a Friday sentencing memo. Jerry Ryals said he's already suffered the loss of his wife, job, and ability to own firearms and vote. Prosecutors say Ryals took a video of himself on January 6 talking about "overthrowing" the Capitol. A Capitol riot defendant's attorney listed the consequences he says his client has suffered as a result of his participation in the January 6 attack, while petitioning a judge for leniency this week.Jerry Ryals of Oklahoma pleaded guilty to one count of civil disorder in May and is set to be sentenced next month. He was originally charged with five counts, including obstruction of an official proceeding, entering and remaining, and disorderly conduct. But as the government works to prosecute the more than 900 people arrested in connection with the attack, federal prosecutors have offered some rioters lesser charges in exchange for their guilty pleas.An attorney for Ryals on Friday filed a sentencing memo requesting no jail time for his crime, instead suggesting a sentence of two years of probation. Federal sentencing guidelines carry a maximum sentence of five years in prison for the charge.Ryan J. Reilly of NBC News was the first to report on Ryals' request. —Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) September 30, 2022 The defendant's lawyer in court documents painted a picture of his client as a "gentle giant" who was betrayed by former President Donald Trump's election lies."Unlike many others who participated in the January 6th riot, Mr. Ryals had no agenda other than to participate in a peaceful protest," attorney Jay P. Mykytiuk wrote. "He was unarmed. He did not force his way into the Capitol. He had no physical contact with law enforcement."Mykytiuk acknowledged that Ryals "expressed his support" for those who spearheaded the breach of the building, but said he did not "join them at the front."Ryals has "already felt the impact" of his involvement in the insurrection, his lawyer argued: He lost his job and became estranged from his wife as a result of the siege. Ryals, who is described as an "avid hunter" will also be barred from owning firearms as a result of his conviction and will no longer be able to vote — "a right he cherished so deeply.""Due to the massive publicity and historic nature of the January 6 riot, most people in his community know of his offense, and many have shunned him because of it," Mykytiuk added. The lawyer declined to comment on Ryals' sentencing prospects.He is not the first January 6 defendant to describe massive personal fallout from the siege. A Texas lawyer earlier this year said he "hit rock bottom" after he lost his fiancée, friends, and job. Ryals and "two like-minded friends" drove from Oklahoma to Washington, DC, to hear Trump speak at the "Stop the Steal" rally that preceded the riot, according to court documents. Ryals took several photos and videos of himself and others at the riot, prosecutors said, including one in which he said "we definitely have enough people to overthrow this bitch.""They don't stand a fucking chance. We got the fucking doors open up there I guess. We're working our way in slowly but surely," Ryals said in the video, according to court documents. More than 900 people have been arrested in connection with the attack, and nearly 400 people have pleaded guilty thus far. Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

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Cuban government asks US for aid in rare request following Hurricane Ian damage despite chilly relationship between the two nations, per WSJ

Cuba's emergency assistance request comes as one of its key economic allies — Russia — wages a months-long war in Ukraine. Workers move in a dump truck in a street flooded by sea water that breaks on the Malecon, in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022.AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa Cuba has requested emergency assistance from the US following Hurricane Ian's destruction. The Wall Street Journal obtained emails between the two countries detailing the ask. Cuba's appeal for US aid is notable given the countries' longstanding, chilly relationship. The Cuban government in a rare petition is asking the Biden administration for US aid to deal with the damage of Hurricane Ian, which pummeled the island nation earlier this week, according to The Wall Street Journal. The outlet obtained communications between the two governments detailing Cuba's request for emergency assistance in the aftermath of Ian's rampage. The country reportedly did not request a specific dollar amount and The Journal said the US was still determining whether Havana would ultimately supplement the request.The hurricane hit Cuba on Tuesday night where it knocked out the country's entire power grid, leaving 11 million people in the dark. The storm was also responsible for three deaths on the island in addition to massive structural damage, according to The Associated Press. The emails indicate that the US and Havana are in the process of determining how much assistance is necessary, according to The Journal. Washington reportedly confirmed that Cuban authorities would prioritize hospitals, water pumping facilities, and other crucial infrastructure should the US send assistance. The State Department did not immediately respond to Insider's request for confirmation and comment. Cuba's appeal for US aid is notable given the countries' longstanding, chilly relationship. Former President Donald Trump stoked further animosity between the nations in 2017 when his administration reversed parts of an Obama-era deal that had eased travel and commercial restrictions within the country and once more in 2021 when the US designated Cuba a state sponsor of terrorism.Relations between the two countries have been on the mend since Biden took office, though Cuba remains on the US terrorism watch list. Cuba's emergency assistance request comes as one of its key economic allies — Russia — wages a months-long war in Ukraine, The Journal noted. Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

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Exxon CEO Pushes Back On Biden"s Plan To Limit Fuel Exports

Exxon CEO Pushes Back On Biden's Plan To Limit Fuel Exports First it was Chevon's CEO reaching out to warn President Biden about the administration's action again oil companies. Now, it's Exxon warning the President about limiting fuel exports. Exxon is "pushing back" against the idea of reducing U.S. fuel exports, telling President Biden's Energy Department this week that such actions would lead to continued volatility in oil prices globally, and at the pump domestically, according to a new report by the Wall Street Journal. Exxon said that "the oil industry should not slow fuel shipments in favor of putting more in storage tanks", the Journal report says.  Exxon argued that cutting exports would lead to a glut in the Gulf Coast which would then, in turn, prompt output cuts.  The concerns were laid out in a letter this week signed by Exxon Chief Executive Darren Woods. Woods wrote: “Continuing current Gulf Coast exports is essential to efficiently rebalance markets—particularly with diverted Russian supplies. Reducing global supply by limiting U.S. exports to build region-specific inventory will only aggravate the global supply shortfall.”  Biden's Energy Department responded by pointing out parts of the country that have oil and gas levels near five year lows heading into hurricane season. A spokesperson said: “The administration has impressed upon the oil and gas industry that it must do more to ensure fair prices and adequate supply for all Americans, while meeting the needs of our allies.”   Woods argued that the East Coast had 59.3 million barrels of total gasoline and ethanol in storage, 1% lower than usual for the time of year. He also noted that demand for gasoline though June was about 9% lower than the three year average prior to Covid. He noted that pipelines that carry the fuel from the Gulf Coast to the East Coast are full and that there aren't enough ships to move U.S. made fuel to the Northeast.  “Free market incentives remain the most efficient way for the industry to address these problems,” Woods said.  The pushback follows a letter by Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm in August, where she urged oil companies to slow exports in order to refill stocks in the East Coast.  She wrote: “The most effective way to resolve this issue without having to deploy emergency actions is for industry to prioritize building inventories during this critical window. The data clearly show there has not been sufficient progress in building inventories ahead of peak hurricane season.” She also took the step of threatening to limit exports if oil companies didn't follow suit, stating that the Biden administration would consider “additional federal requirements or emergency measures." In September, after discussing the idea with industry executives, she said the Biden administration was not "currently weighing any restrictions", the Journal report noted.  Tyler Durden Fri, 09/30/2022 - 21:40.....»»

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Stockman Slams Washington"s Pointless War On Behalf Of A Fake Nation

Stockman Slams Washington's Pointless War On Behalf Of A Fake Nation Authored by David Stockman via Contra Corner blog, The messages are coming in loud and clear today - from the crashing pound, to repudiation of establishment governments in Italy, Sweden and more to come, to Hungarian Prime Minister Orban’s call to end the Sanctions War and do so pronto. So let’s be clear: Washington’s dunderheaded intervention in the intramural spat between Russia and Ukraine and the accompanying global Sanctions War is the surely the stupidest, most destructive project to arise from the banks of the Potomac in modern times. And the architects of this perfidious folly—Biden, Blinkin, Sullivan, Nuland et. al.—cannot be condemned harshly enough. After all, this madness is being pursued in the name of abstract policy norms—the rule of law and sanctity of borders—that make Washington a laughing stock. More than any other nation on planet earth (and by a long-shot), it has serially and blatantly violated these standards scores of times in recent decades. Among other actions, Washington’s interventions in Serbia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Yemen, Syria, Somalia etc were not only pointless; they were also a self-evident violation of the very rule of law and sanctity of borders upon which Washington now beats its breasts ever more stridently. Moreover, by wallowing in this unhinged hypocrisy Washington has abandoned every semblance of commonsense as to why this conflict happened in the first place and why it is wholly irrelevant to the national security of the American homeland, or, for that matter, Europe, as well. The fundamental fact is, aside from the historically short interval of iron-fisted communist rule during the Soviet era, Ukraine had never been a nation-state within its post-1991 happenstance borders. In fact, for upwards of 275 years before 1918 much of its territories were borderlands, vassals and outright provinces of Czarist Russia; and before that constituents of the Polish-Lithuanian Empire and others. So we are not dealing with the invasion of a long-established, ethnically and linguistically coherent state by its aggressive neighbor, but with the left-over potpourri of separate tongues, territories. economies and histories that were smashed together by brutal communist rulers between 1918 and 1991. Accordingly, the fast-approaching dark, cold winter of stagflationary collapse in Europe is not being done in heroic defense of the grand principles proffered by Washington and NATO. To the contrary, it amounts to the pointless and grubby business of preserving a vile status quo ante that was confected on the lands north of the Black Sea, not by the ordinary course of historical evolution and nation-state accretion, but by the bloody-hands of Lenin, Stalin and Khrushchev. In any event, the staggering economic costs for the everyday peoples of Europe in pursuit of such a threadbare and illegitimate purpose is starting to register among the long-suffering victims of Brussels’ elitist rulers. Hence the thunderbolts from the Italian elections this weekend and Viktor Orbán’s parallel appeal to the European Union to lift sanctions and thereby potentially reduce energy prices by half in one swell swoop. Nor is Orbán the only one calling for an end to sanctions, with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotaki calling for a repeal of Russian sanctions as well. Other political leaders, such as Matteo Salvini, who leads the conservative League party and will be a major force in Italy’s new government, says that Europe needs a “rethink” on Russian sanctions due to the harmful economic effects. Likewise, the conservative Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has also been pushing for an end to sanctions and an re-opening of the Nord Stream 1 & 2 gas pipelines due to soaring energy costs in Germany. AfD member of the Bundestag, Mariana Harder-Kühnel, for instance, recently echoed Orbán’s call. “The EU bureaucracy has turned the screw on the sanctions, and now we are paying the bill,” she said. In this context, the ructions since Friday in the FX market for the pound sterling speak more powerfully than anything else. The British pound briefly plunged to its lowest level ever early this week, touching $1.0349 during Asian trading hours, breaking through its previous record low of 1985. Moreover, today’s cliff-dive followed a tumble of 3% on Friday, after the new Truss government announced sweeping tax cuts and a massive energy bailout for businesses and individuals. Likewise, the price of U.K. government debt has fallen in tandem with the pound, with yields rising sharply again today. The 10-year government bond was yielding 4.11%, up 28 basis points from Friday and a staggering 342% from the 0.93% yield of just one year ago. For want of doubt, here is the path of pound sterling over the last twelve months. That’s a massive thumbs down by the FX markets if there ever was one. But the relevant point here is not all the Keynesian palaver about the “mistake” of lowering the 45% top income tax rate and removing other disincentives to work and investment that take UK marginal rates as high as 60%. These reductions in the crushing tax rates that Conservative and Labor government alike have erected atop the UK’s lavish Welfare State are long-overdue and will, in fact, stimulate compensatory economic activity. What’s actually going to destroy the remnants of the UK’s fiscal sustainability is Truss’ utterly foolish plan to freeze all energy prices for all citizens and businesses at a cost of upwards of $200 billion per year or 5% of GDP.  But that’s neocon insanity run amok. If London wants to relieve its consumers of onerous energy prices and utility bills it only need follow Orban’s advice and terminate its Sanctions War against Russian energy, food and other commodity exports. And it wouldn’t cost the Exchequer a dime. That is to say, the pound’s crash ought to be a general wake-up call to Europe and Washington, too. By declaring war on the productive and peaceful commerce with Russia that previously prevailed, Europe’s leaders—-especially the new government of United Kingdom—have sacrificed their own prosperity and the living standards of their citizens in behalf of a prodigiously corrupt, anti-democratic regime in Kiev that is dedicated to preserving intact nothing more noble than the dead hand of the Soviet Presidium. Or as our friend James Howard Kunstler rightly summarized: Let us agree that the place called Ukraine was never any of America’s business. For centuries we ignored it, through all the colorful cavalry charges to-and-fro of Turks and Tatars, the reign of the dashing Zaporozhian Cossacks, the cruel abuses of Stalin, then Hitler, and the dull, gray Khrushchev-to-Yeltsin years. But then, having destroyed Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Somalia and sundry other places all on a great hegemonic lark, the professional warmongers of our land and their catamites in Washington made Ukraine their next special project. They engineered the 2014 coup in Kiev that ousted the elected president, Mr. Yanyukovich, to set up a giant grifting parlor and international money-laundromat. The other strategic aim was to prepare Ukraine for NATO membership, which would have made it, in effect, a forward missile base right up against Russia’s border. Because, well, Russia, Russia, Russia! So we return to the question at hand: Every Ukrainian presidential election since 1991 has revealed a nation radically split between pro-Russian populations in the east and south and anti-Russian nationalists in the center and west. When the mailed fist of communist rule was removed, in fact, Ukraine became a territory yearning to be partitioned into more amenable jurisdictions of governance. For instance, here is the results of the 2010 election that put a pro-Russian politician in the president’s office and at length gave rise to Washington’s putsch during the Maiden uprising that soon drove the country into civil war. The above map barely does justice to the actual figures. In many of the yellow Tymoshenko-supporting areas the vote was 80% or higher in favor of the latter’s nationalist candidacy, while in much of the blue area the pro-Russian Yanukovych won be similar massive pluralities. Yet this wasn’t a one-time fluke of short-term electoral politics: It was actually the recrudescence of the manner in which the fake nation of Ukraine was put together during the last three centuries. Prior to the end of WWI, there was no Ukrainian state. Like the artificial and unsustainable polities of Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia, which were confected by self-serving politicians at Versailles (especially the domestic vote seeking Woodrow Wilson), Ukraine was a product of geopolitical engineering—in this case by the new rulers of the Soviet Union. Indeed, the historical provenance of “Ukraine” can be described in a nutshell. What was to become Ukraine joined Russia in 1654 when Bohdan Khmelnitsky, a Hetman of the Zaporozhian Host, petitioned Russian czar Alexey to accept the Zaporozhian Host into Russia. That is to say, Imperial Russia spawned the latter day polity of Ukraine by annexing into its service the fearsome Cossack Warriors who inhabited its central region. The army and a small territory then under Hetman control was called “u kraine,” which means in Russian “at the edge”, a term that had originated in the twelfth century to describe lands on the border of Russia. During the next 250 years the expansionist Czars annexed more and more of the adjacent territory, designating the eastern and southern regions as “Novorussiya” (New Russia), which territories included Catherine the Great’s purchase of Crimea from the Ottomans in 1783. That is to say, at the time of America’s own independence the heart of today’s Ukraine was ruled by the long arm of Czarist autocracy. After the Bolshevik revolution, of course, the map changed radically. In 1919 Lenin created the socialist state of Ukraine on part of the territory of the former Russian Empire. Ukraine officially became the Ukrainian People’s Republic with the capital of Kharkov in 1922 (moved to Kiev in 1934). Accordingly, the new communist state swallowed up Novorussiya per the eastern and southern portions of the green area in the map below, including Donetsk, and Lugansk regions, as well as the Kherson and Zaporizhzhia regions bordering the Sea of Azov and the Black Sea that are the sites of today’s Russia-sponsored succession referendums. Then in 1939, as a result of the infamous Nazi-Soviet Pact, Stalin annexed the eastern territories of Poland, as designated by the yellow areas of the map. Thus, the historic territory of Galicia and the Polish city of Lvov were incorporated into Ukraine by the joint decree of Stalin and Hitler. In June of 1940, Stalin next annexed Northern Bukovina (brown area) from Romania. And then at the Yalta conference in 1945, upon Stalin’s insistence to Churchill and Roosevelt, the Hungarian Carpathian Ruthenia was incorporated into the Soviet Union and added to Ukraine. Taken together, these Stalinist seizures are now known as Western Ukraine, the people’s of which understandably do not cotton to things Russian. At the same time, the 85% Russian-speaking population inhabiting the purple area (Crimea) was gifted to Ukraine by Khrushchev in 1954 for the very reason of extending his own accession to the communist dictatorship. Nevertheless, after the disintegration of the Soviet Union, Ukraine inherited these communist-confected borders within which there were upwards of 40 millions Russians, Poles, Hungarians, Romanians, Tartars and countless lesser nationalities—all trapped in a newly declared country in which they didn’t especially wish to reside. Indeed, the reason that the hapless state of “Ukraine” needs relief in partition, not a war to preserve the handiwork if Czars and Commissars, was well summarized by Alexander G. Markovsky in the American Thinker: Today’s Ukrainian civil war is thus greatly exacerbated by the fact that unlike pluralistic societies such as the USA, Canada, Switzerland, and Russia, which are tolerant of different cultures, religions, and languages, Ukraine is not.  Unsurprisingly, devotion to pluralism proved not to be her forte. Even though the Kiev regime had no historical roots in the real estate it inhabited, it imposed Ukrainian rules and the Ukrainian language on non-Ukrainian people after declaring independence. As a result, pro-Russian sentiments – ranging from the recognition of the official status of the Russian language to outright secession – have always been prevalent in Crimea and Eastern Ukraine. Western Ukraine has always gravitated toward its Polish, Romanian, and Hungarian roots. Emphatically anti-Russian, Poland may not miss this strategic opportunity to re-acquire its land and avenge the humiliation inflicted by the Yalta Conference. The West’s insistence on maintaining the status quo of the Ukrainian borders established by Lenin, Stalin and Hitler exposes the disconnect between strategic doctrine and moral principles.  Indeed, Poles make no secret of their ambitions. Polish President Andrzej Duda, recently declared, “For decades, and maybe, God forbid, for centuries, there will be no more borders between our countries – Poland and Ukraine. There will be no such border!” Romania is not far behind, especially in light of many inhabitants of former Northern Bukovina already carrying Romanian passports. The territory of Ukraine is a mosaic of other people’s lands. If we want to stop this insane war and ensure peace in Europe, instead of calling Russia’s sponsored referendum in Eastern Ukraine a sham, we should conduct an honest referendum in all the disputed territories under the auspices of the UN and let the people decide what government they want. Needless to say, partition of the fake state of Ukraine is not remotely on Washington’s mind. After all, it would remove the latest neocon reason for spreading the blessings of Forever Wars to the fairest parts of the planet. Tyler Durden Fri, 09/30/2022 - 22:05.....»»

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Upstart Holdings, Inc. (UPST) closed at $20.79 in the latest trading session, marking a -1% move from the prior day. In the latest trading session, Upstart Holdings, Inc. (UPST) closed at $20.79, marking a -1% move from the previous day. This change was narrower than the S&P 500's 1.51% loss on the day. At the same time, the Dow lost 1.71%, and the tech-heavy Nasdaq lost 0.02%.Coming into today, shares of the company had lost 19.08% in the past month. In that same time, the Computer and Technology sector lost 11.76%, while the S&P 500 lost 9.52%.Investors will be hoping for strength from Upstart Holdings, Inc. as it approaches its next earnings release. On that day, Upstart Holdings, Inc. is projected to report earnings of -$0.08 per share, which would represent a year-over-year decline of 113.33%. Meanwhile, our latest consensus estimate is calling for revenue of $169.64 million, down 25.74% from the prior-year quarter.For the full year, our Zacks Consensus Estimates are projecting earnings of $0.71 per share and revenue of $887.88 million, which would represent changes of -70.04% and +4.63%, respectively, from the prior year.Any recent changes to analyst estimates for Upstart Holdings, Inc. should also be noted by investors. These recent revisions tend to reflect the evolving nature of short-term business trends. With this in mind, we can consider positive estimate revisions a sign of optimism about the company's business outlook.Our research shows that these estimate changes are directly correlated with near-term stock prices. To benefit from this, we have developed the Zacks Rank, a proprietary model which takes these estimate changes into account and provides an actionable rating system.The Zacks Rank system ranges from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell). It has a remarkable, outside-audited track record of success, with #1 stocks delivering an average annual return of +25% since 1988. The Zacks Consensus EPS estimate remained stagnant within the past month. Upstart Holdings, Inc. is holding a Zacks Rank of #4 (Sell) right now.Looking at its valuation, Upstart Holdings, Inc. is holding a Forward P/E ratio of 29.65. For comparison, its industry has an average Forward P/E of 19.98, which means Upstart Holdings, Inc. is trading at a premium to the group.The Computers - IT Services industry is part of the Computer and Technology sector. This group has a Zacks Industry Rank of 137, putting it in the bottom 46% of all 250+ industries.The Zacks Industry Rank gauges the strength of our individual industry groups by measuring the average Zacks Rank of the individual stocks within the groups. Our research shows that the top 50% rated industries outperform the bottom half by a factor of 2 to 1.Make sure to utilize Zacks.com to follow all of these stock-moving metrics, and more, in the coming trading sessions. This Little-Known Semiconductor Stock Could Be Your Portfolio’s Hedge Against Inflation Everyone uses semiconductors. But only a small number of people know what they are and what they do. If you use a smartphone, computer, microwave, digital camera or refrigerator (and that’s just the tip of the iceberg), you have a need for semiconductors. That’s why their importance can’t be overstated and their disruption in the supply chain has such a global effect. But every cloud has a silver lining. Shockwaves to the international supply chain from the global pandemic have unearthed a tremendous opportunity for investors. And today, Zacks' leading stock strategist is revealing the one semiconductor stock that stands to gain the most in a new FREE report. It's yours at no cost and with no obligation.>>Yes, I Want to Help Protect My Portfolio During the RecessionWant the latest recommendations from Zacks Investment Research? Today, you can download 7 Best Stocks for the Next 30 Days. Click to get this free report Upstart Holdings, Inc. (UPST): Free Stock Analysis Report To read this article on Zacks.com click here. Zacks Investment Research.....»»

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Bristol Myers Squibb (BMY) Stock Moves -0.86%: What You Should Know

In the latest trading session, Bristol Myers Squibb (BMY) closed at $71.09, marking a -0.86% move from the previous day. Bristol Myers Squibb (BMY) closed the most recent trading day at $71.09, moving -0.86% from the previous trading session. This change was narrower than the S&P 500's 1.51% loss on the day. Elsewhere, the Dow lost 1.71%, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq lost 0.02%.Heading into today, shares of the biopharmaceutical company had gained 3.79% over the past month, outpacing the Medical sector's loss of 4.08% and the S&P 500's loss of 9.52% in that time.Bristol Myers Squibb will be looking to display strength as it nears its next earnings release, which is expected to be October 26, 2022. In that report, analysts expect Bristol Myers Squibb to post earnings of $1.84 per share. This would mark a year-over-year decline of 8%. Our most recent consensus estimate is calling for quarterly revenue of $11.11 billion, down 4.41% from the year-ago period.For the full year, our Zacks Consensus Estimates are projecting earnings of $7.50 per share and revenue of $45.95 billion, which would represent changes of -0.13% and -0.95%, respectively, from the prior year.It is also important to note the recent changes to analyst estimates for Bristol Myers Squibb. These revisions help to show the ever-changing nature of near-term business trends. As such, positive estimate revisions reflect analyst optimism about the company's business and profitability.Based on our research, we believe these estimate revisions are directly related to near-team stock moves. Investors can capitalize on this by using the Zacks Rank. This model considers these estimate changes and provides a simple, actionable rating system.The Zacks Rank system ranges from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell). It has a remarkable, outside-audited track record of success, with #1 stocks delivering an average annual return of +25% since 1988. Within the past 30 days, our consensus EPS projection has moved 0.06% lower. Bristol Myers Squibb is currently a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).Valuation is also important, so investors should note that Bristol Myers Squibb has a Forward P/E ratio of 9.56 right now. This valuation marks a discount compared to its industry's average Forward P/E of 19.25.Meanwhile, BMY's PEG ratio is currently 1.52. This popular metric is similar to the widely-known P/E ratio, with the difference being that the PEG ratio also takes into account the company's expected earnings growth rate. BMY's industry had an average PEG ratio of 1.3 as of yesterday's close.The Medical - Biomedical and Genetics industry is part of the Medical sector. This industry currently has a Zacks Industry Rank of 84, which puts it in the top 34% of all 250+ industries.The Zacks Industry Rank gauges the strength of our industry groups by measuring the average Zacks Rank of the individual stocks within the groups. Our research shows that the top 50% rated industries outperform the bottom half by a factor of 2 to 1.Make sure to utilize Zacks.com to follow all of these stock-moving metrics, and more, in the coming trading sessions. This Little-Known Semiconductor Stock Could Be Your Portfolio’s Hedge Against Inflation Everyone uses semiconductors. But only a small number of people know what they are and what they do. If you use a smartphone, computer, microwave, digital camera or refrigerator (and that’s just the tip of the iceberg), you have a need for semiconductors. That’s why their importance can’t be overstated and their disruption in the supply chain has such a global effect. But every cloud has a silver lining. Shockwaves to the international supply chain from the global pandemic have unearthed a tremendous opportunity for investors. And today, Zacks' leading stock strategist is revealing the one semiconductor stock that stands to gain the most in a new FREE report. It's yours at no cost and with no obligation.>>Yes, I Want to Help Protect My Portfolio During the RecessionWant the latest recommendations from Zacks Investment Research? Today, you can download 7 Best Stocks for the Next 30 Days. Click to get this free report Bristol Myers Squibb Company (BMY): Free Stock Analysis Report To read this article on Zacks.com click here. Zacks Investment Research.....»»

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Roku (ROKU) Stock Moves -0.67%: What You Should Know

In the latest trading session, Roku (ROKU) closed at $56.40, marking a -0.67% move from the previous day. Roku (ROKU) closed at $56.40 in the latest trading session, marking a -0.67% move from the prior day. This change was narrower than the S&P 500's 1.51% loss on the day. Elsewhere, the Dow lost 1.71%, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq lost 0.02%.Coming into today, shares of the video streaming company had lost 16.87% in the past month. In that same time, the Consumer Discretionary sector lost 11.94%, while the S&P 500 lost 9.52%.Roku will be looking to display strength as it nears its next earnings release. In that report, analysts expect Roku to post earnings of -$1.37 per share. This would mark a year-over-year decline of 385.42%. Meanwhile, our latest consensus estimate is calling for revenue of $698.93 million, up 2.79% from the prior-year quarter.For the full year, our Zacks Consensus Estimates are projecting earnings of -$3.56 per share and revenue of $3.11 billion, which would represent changes of -308.19% and +12.6%, respectively, from the prior year.Any recent changes to analyst estimates for Roku should also be noted by investors. These revisions typically reflect the latest short-term business trends, which can change frequently. With this in mind, we can consider positive estimate revisions a sign of optimism about the company's business outlook.Based on our research, we believe these estimate revisions are directly related to near-team stock moves. Investors can capitalize on this by using the Zacks Rank. This model considers these estimate changes and provides a simple, actionable rating system.The Zacks Rank system ranges from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell). It has a remarkable, outside-audited track record of success, with #1 stocks delivering an average annual return of +25% since 1988. Over the past month, the Zacks Consensus EPS estimate has moved 4.74% lower. Roku is holding a Zacks Rank of #4 (Sell) right now.The Broadcast Radio and Television industry is part of the Consumer Discretionary sector. This group has a Zacks Industry Rank of 220, putting it in the bottom 13% of all 250+ industries.The Zacks Industry Rank gauges the strength of our individual industry groups by measuring the average Zacks Rank of the individual stocks within the groups. Our research shows that the top 50% rated industries outperform the bottom half by a factor of 2 to 1.To follow ROKU in the coming trading sessions, be sure to utilize Zacks.com. This Little-Known Semiconductor Stock Could Be Your Portfolio’s Hedge Against Inflation Everyone uses semiconductors. But only a small number of people know what they are and what they do. If you use a smartphone, computer, microwave, digital camera or refrigerator (and that’s just the tip of the iceberg), you have a need for semiconductors. That’s why their importance can’t be overstated and their disruption in the supply chain has such a global effect. But every cloud has a silver lining. Shockwaves to the international supply chain from the global pandemic have unearthed a tremendous opportunity for investors. And today, Zacks' leading stock strategist is revealing the one semiconductor stock that stands to gain the most in a new FREE report. It's yours at no cost and with no obligation.>>Yes, I Want to Help Protect My Portfolio During the RecessionWant the latest recommendations from Zacks Investment Research? Today, you can download 7 Best Stocks for the Next 30 Days. Click to get this free report Roku, Inc. (ROKU): Free Stock Analysis Report To read this article on Zacks.com click here. Zacks Investment Research.....»»

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ESS Tech, Inc. (GWH) Dips More Than Broader Markets: What You Should Know

In the latest trading session, ESS Tech, Inc. (GWH) closed at $4.09, marking a -1.68% move from the previous day. ESS Tech, Inc. (GWH) closed at $4.09 in the latest trading session, marking a -1.68% move from the prior day. This change lagged the S&P 500's 1.51% loss on the day. Elsewhere, the Dow lost 1.71%, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq lost 0.02%.Coming into today, shares of the company had lost 3.26% in the past month. In that same time, the Computer and Technology sector lost 11.76%, while the S&P 500 lost 9.52%.ESS Tech, Inc. will be looking to display strength as it nears its next earnings release. In that report, analysts expect ESS Tech, Inc. to post earnings of -$0.18 per share. This would mark year-over-year growth of 86.47%.Investors might also notice recent changes to analyst estimates for ESS Tech, Inc.These revisions help to show the ever-changing nature of near-term business trends. With this in mind, we can consider positive estimate revisions a sign of optimism about the company's business outlook.Based on our research, we believe these estimate revisions are directly related to near-team stock moves. We developed the Zacks Rank to capitalize on this phenomenon. Our system takes these estimate changes into account and delivers a clear, actionable rating model.Ranging from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell), the Zacks Rank system has a proven, outside-audited track record of outperformance, with #1 stocks returning an average of +25% annually since 1988. Within the past 30 days, our consensus EPS projection remained stagnant. ESS Tech, Inc. currently has a Zacks Rank of #3 (Hold).The Electronics - Miscellaneous Products industry is part of the Computer and Technology sector. This industry currently has a Zacks Industry Rank of 169, which puts it in the bottom 33% of all 250+ industries.The Zacks Industry Rank gauges the strength of our industry groups by measuring the average Zacks Rank of the individual stocks within the groups. Our research shows that the top 50% rated industries outperform the bottom half by a factor of 2 to 1.To follow GWH in the coming trading sessions, be sure to utilize Zacks.com. This Little-Known Semiconductor Stock Could Be Your Portfolio’s Hedge Against Inflation Everyone uses semiconductors. But only a small number of people know what they are and what they do. If you use a smartphone, computer, microwave, digital camera or refrigerator (and that’s just the tip of the iceberg), you have a need for semiconductors. That’s why their importance can’t be overstated and their disruption in the supply chain has such a global effect. But every cloud has a silver lining. Shockwaves to the international supply chain from the global pandemic have unearthed a tremendous opportunity for investors. And today, Zacks' leading stock strategist is revealing the one semiconductor stock that stands to gain the most in a new FREE report. It's yours at no cost and with no obligation.>>Yes, I Want to Help Protect My Portfolio During the RecessionWant the latest recommendations from Zacks Investment Research? Today, you can download 7 Best Stocks for the Next 30 Days. Click to get this free report ESS Tech, Inc. (GWH): Free Stock Analysis Report To read this article on Zacks.com click here. Zacks Investment Research.....»»

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Geo Group (GEO) Gains As Market Dips: What You Should Know

Geo Group (GEO) closed the most recent trading day at $7.70, moving +0.52% from the previous trading session. In the latest trading session, Geo Group (GEO) closed at $7.70, marking a +0.52% move from the previous day. This change outpaced the S&P 500's 1.51% loss on the day. Elsewhere, the Dow lost 1.71%, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq lost 0.02%.Heading into today, shares of the private prison operator had lost 9.78% over the past month, lagging the Finance sector's loss of 9% and the S&P 500's loss of 9.52% in that time.Investors will be hoping for strength from Geo Group as it approaches its next earnings release. The company is expected to report EPS of $0.56, down 13.85% from the prior-year quarter. Meanwhile, our latest consensus estimate is calling for revenue of $605.85 million, up 8.72% from the prior-year quarter.For the full year, our Zacks Consensus Estimates are projecting earnings of $2.44 per share and revenue of $2.35 billion, which would represent changes of -1.61% and +4.1%, respectively, from the prior year.Any recent changes to analyst estimates for Geo Group should also be noted by investors. Recent revisions tend to reflect the latest near-term business trends. With this in mind, we can consider positive estimate revisions a sign of optimism about the company's business outlook.Research indicates that these estimate revisions are directly correlated with near-term share price momentum. Investors can capitalize on this by using the Zacks Rank. This model considers these estimate changes and provides a simple, actionable rating system.Ranging from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell), the Zacks Rank system has a proven, outside-audited track record of outperformance, with #1 stocks returning an average of +25% annually since 1988. Within the past 30 days, our consensus EPS projection remained stagnant. Geo Group currently has a Zacks Rank of #2 (Buy).Looking at its valuation, Geo Group is holding a Forward P/E ratio of 3.15. This represents a discount compared to its industry's average Forward P/E of 11.33.It is also worth noting that GEO currently has a PEG ratio of 0.31. The PEG ratio is similar to the widely-used P/E ratio, but this metric also takes the company's expected earnings growth rate into account. REIT and Equity Trust - Other stocks are, on average, holding a PEG ratio of 1.87 based on yesterday's closing prices.The REIT and Equity Trust - Other industry is part of the Finance sector. This industry currently has a Zacks Industry Rank of 90, which puts it in the top 36% of all 250+ industries.The Zacks Industry Rank gauges the strength of our individual industry groups by measuring the average Zacks Rank of the individual stocks within the groups. Our research shows that the top 50% rated industries outperform the bottom half by a factor of 2 to 1.You can find more information on all of these metrics, and much more, on Zacks.com. This Little-Known Semiconductor Stock Could Be Your Portfolio’s Hedge Against Inflation Everyone uses semiconductors. But only a small number of people know what they are and what they do. If you use a smartphone, computer, microwave, digital camera or refrigerator (and that’s just the tip of the iceberg), you have a need for semiconductors. That’s why their importance can’t be overstated and their disruption in the supply chain has such a global effect. But every cloud has a silver lining. Shockwaves to the international supply chain from the global pandemic have unearthed a tremendous opportunity for investors. And today, Zacks' leading stock strategist is revealing the one semiconductor stock that stands to gain the most in a new FREE report. It's yours at no cost and with no obligation.>>Yes, I Want to Help Protect My Portfolio During the RecessionWant the latest recommendations from Zacks Investment Research? Today, you can download 7 Best Stocks for the Next 30 Days. Click to get this free report Geo Group Inc The (GEO): Free Stock Analysis Report To read this article on Zacks.com click here. Zacks Investment Research.....»»

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Target Hospitality (TH) Gains As Market Dips: What You Should Know

Target Hospitality (TH) closed at $12.62 in the latest trading session, marking a +1.2% move from the prior day. Target Hospitality (TH) closed at $12.62 in the latest trading session, marking a +1.2% move from the prior day. This move outpaced the S&P 500's daily loss of 1.51%. Meanwhile, the Dow lost 1.71%, and the Nasdaq, a tech-heavy index, lost 0.02%.Coming into today, shares of the company had lost 1.66% in the past month. In that same time, the Consumer Discretionary sector lost 11.94%, while the S&P 500 lost 9.52%.Investors will be hoping for strength from Target Hospitality as it approaches its next earnings release. In that report, analysts expect Target Hospitality to post earnings of $0.55 per share. This would mark year-over-year growth of 685.71%. Meanwhile, our latest consensus estimate is calling for revenue of $158.2 million, up 77.41% from the prior-year quarter.Looking at the full year, our Zacks Consensus Estimates suggest analysts are expecting earnings of $1.37 per share and revenue of $509.8 million. These totals would mark changes of +2840% and +74.99%, respectively, from last year.Investors should also note any recent changes to analyst estimates for Target Hospitality. Recent revisions tend to reflect the latest near-term business trends. As a result, we can interpret positive estimate revisions as a good sign for the company's business outlook.Based on our research, we believe these estimate revisions are directly related to near-team stock moves. We developed the Zacks Rank to capitalize on this phenomenon. Our system takes these estimate changes into account and delivers a clear, actionable rating model.The Zacks Rank system, which ranges from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell), has an impressive outside-audited track record of outperformance, with #1 stocks generating an average annual return of +25% since 1988. The Zacks Consensus EPS estimate remained stagnant within the past month. Target Hospitality is holding a Zacks Rank of #1 (Strong Buy) right now.In terms of valuation, Target Hospitality is currently trading at a Forward P/E ratio of 9.08. Its industry sports an average Forward P/E of 17.85, so we one might conclude that Target Hospitality is trading at a discount comparatively.Also, we should mention that TH has a PEG ratio of 0.61. The PEG ratio is similar to the widely-used P/E ratio, but this metric also takes the company's expected earnings growth rate into account. The Leisure and Recreation Services was holding an average PEG ratio of 1.04 at yesterday's closing price.The Leisure and Recreation Services industry is part of the Consumer Discretionary sector. This industry currently has a Zacks Industry Rank of 154, which puts it in the bottom 39% of all 250+ industries.The Zacks Industry Rank gauges the strength of our industry groups by measuring the average Zacks Rank of the individual stocks within the groups. Our research shows that the top 50% rated industries outperform the bottom half by a factor of 2 to 1.Make sure to utilize Zacks.com to follow all of these stock-moving metrics, and more, in the coming trading sessions. This Little-Known Semiconductor Stock Could Be Your Portfolio’s Hedge Against Inflation Everyone uses semiconductors. But only a small number of people know what they are and what they do. If you use a smartphone, computer, microwave, digital camera or refrigerator (and that’s just the tip of the iceberg), you have a need for semiconductors. That’s why their importance can’t be overstated and their disruption in the supply chain has such a global effect. But every cloud has a silver lining. Shockwaves to the international supply chain from the global pandemic have unearthed a tremendous opportunity for investors. And today, Zacks' leading stock strategist is revealing the one semiconductor stock that stands to gain the most in a new FREE report. It's yours at no cost and with no obligation.>>Yes, I Want to Help Protect My Portfolio During the RecessionWant the latest recommendations from Zacks Investment Research? Today, you can download 7 Best Stocks for the Next 30 Days. Click to get this free report Target Hospitality Corp. (TH): Free Stock Analysis Report To read this article on Zacks.com click here. Zacks Investment Research.....»»

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Super Micro Computer (SMCI) Gains As Market Dips: What You Should Know

Super Micro Computer (SMCI) closed at $55.07 in the latest trading session, marking a +1.14% move from the prior day. Super Micro Computer (SMCI) closed the most recent trading day at $55.07, moving +1.14% from the previous trading session. This move outpaced the S&P 500's daily loss of 1.51%. Elsewhere, the Dow lost 1.71%, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq lost 0.02%.Prior to today's trading, shares of the server technology company had lost 13.98% over the past month. This has lagged the Computer and Technology sector's loss of 11.76% and the S&P 500's loss of 9.52% in that time.Investors will be hoping for strength from Super Micro Computer as it approaches its next earnings release. On that day, Super Micro Computer is projected to report earnings of $2.20 per share, which would represent year-over-year growth of 279.31%. Our most recent consensus estimate is calling for quarterly revenue of $1.57 billion, up 52.02% from the year-ago period.For the full year, our Zacks Consensus Estimates are projecting earnings of $7.50 per share and revenue of $6.2 billion, which would represent changes of +32.74% and +19.32%, respectively, from the prior year.Investors might also notice recent changes to analyst estimates for Super Micro Computer. These revisions typically reflect the latest short-term business trends, which can change frequently. With this in mind, we can consider positive estimate revisions a sign of optimism about the company's business outlook.Our research shows that these estimate changes are directly correlated with near-term stock prices. Investors can capitalize on this by using the Zacks Rank. This model considers these estimate changes and provides a simple, actionable rating system.Ranging from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell), the Zacks Rank system has a proven, outside-audited track record of outperformance, with #1 stocks returning an average of +25% annually since 1988. The Zacks Consensus EPS estimate remained stagnant within the past month. Super Micro Computer is holding a Zacks Rank of #1 (Strong Buy) right now.Investors should also note Super Micro Computer's current valuation metrics, including its Forward P/E ratio of 7.26. For comparison, its industry has an average Forward P/E of 14.43, which means Super Micro Computer is trading at a discount to the group.The Computer- Storage Devices industry is part of the Computer and Technology sector. This industry currently has a Zacks Industry Rank of 32, which puts it in the top 13% of all 250+ industries.The Zacks Industry Rank gauges the strength of our industry groups by measuring the average Zacks Rank of the individual stocks within the groups. Our research shows that the top 50% rated industries outperform the bottom half by a factor of 2 to 1.To follow SMCI in the coming trading sessions, be sure to utilize Zacks.com. This Little-Known Semiconductor Stock Could Be Your Portfolio’s Hedge Against Inflation Everyone uses semiconductors. But only a small number of people know what they are and what they do. If you use a smartphone, computer, microwave, digital camera or refrigerator (and that’s just the tip of the iceberg), you have a need for semiconductors. That’s why their importance can’t be overstated and their disruption in the supply chain has such a global effect. But every cloud has a silver lining. Shockwaves to the international supply chain from the global pandemic have unearthed a tremendous opportunity for investors. And today, Zacks' leading stock strategist is revealing the one semiconductor stock that stands to gain the most in a new FREE report. It's yours at no cost and with no obligation.>>Yes, I Want to Help Protect My Portfolio During the RecessionWant the latest recommendations from Zacks Investment Research? Today, you can download 7 Best Stocks for the Next 30 Days. Click to get this free report Super Micro Computer, Inc. (SMCI): Free Stock Analysis Report To read this article on Zacks.com click here. Zacks Investment Research.....»»

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Novavax (NVAX) Dips More Than Broader Markets: What You Should Know

Novavax (NVAX) closed the most recent trading day at $18.20, moving -1.99% from the previous trading session. In the latest trading session, Novavax (NVAX) closed at $18.20, marking a -1.99% move from the previous day. This change lagged the S&P 500's 1.51% loss on the day. Elsewhere, the Dow lost 1.71%, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq lost 0.02%.Prior to today's trading, shares of the vaccine maker had lost 41.88% over the past month. This has lagged the Medical sector's loss of 4.08% and the S&P 500's loss of 9.52% in that time.Wall Street will be looking for positivity from Novavax as it approaches its next earnings report date. On that day, Novavax is projected to report earnings of $2.34 per share, which would represent year-over-year growth of 154.29%. Meanwhile, our latest consensus estimate is calling for revenue of $769.56 million, up 330.31% from the prior-year quarter.NVAX's full-year Zacks Consensus Estimates are calling for earnings of $1.42 per share and revenue of $2.04 billion. These results would represent year-over-year changes of +106.06% and +78.27%, respectively.Any recent changes to analyst estimates for Novavax should also be noted by investors. These recent revisions tend to reflect the evolving nature of short-term business trends. As a result, we can interpret positive estimate revisions as a good sign for the company's business outlook.Research indicates that these estimate revisions are directly correlated with near-term share price momentum. We developed the Zacks Rank to capitalize on this phenomenon. Our system takes these estimate changes into account and delivers a clear, actionable rating model.The Zacks Rank system ranges from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell). It has a remarkable, outside-audited track record of success, with #1 stocks delivering an average annual return of +25% since 1988. The Zacks Consensus EPS estimate has moved 66.31% lower within the past month. Novavax is holding a Zacks Rank of #3 (Hold) right now.Looking at its valuation, Novavax is holding a Forward P/E ratio of 13.1. Its industry sports an average Forward P/E of 19.25, so we one might conclude that Novavax is trading at a discount comparatively.It is also worth noting that NVAX currently has a PEG ratio of 0.36. The PEG ratio is similar to the widely-used P/E ratio, but this metric also takes the company's expected earnings growth rate into account. NVAX's industry had an average PEG ratio of 1.3 as of yesterday's close.The Medical - Biomedical and Genetics industry is part of the Medical sector. This industry currently has a Zacks Industry Rank of 84, which puts it in the top 34% of all 250+ industries.The Zacks Industry Rank includes is listed in order from best to worst in terms of the average Zacks Rank of the individual companies within each of these sectors. Our research shows that the top 50% rated industries outperform the bottom half by a factor of 2 to 1.Be sure to follow all of these stock-moving metrics, and many more, on Zacks.com. This Little-Known Semiconductor Stock Could Be Your Portfolio’s Hedge Against Inflation Everyone uses semiconductors. But only a small number of people know what they are and what they do. If you use a smartphone, computer, microwave, digital camera or refrigerator (and that’s just the tip of the iceberg), you have a need for semiconductors. That’s why their importance can’t be overstated and their disruption in the supply chain has such a global effect. But every cloud has a silver lining. Shockwaves to the international supply chain from the global pandemic have unearthed a tremendous opportunity for investors. And today, Zacks' leading stock strategist is revealing the one semiconductor stock that stands to gain the most in a new FREE report. It's yours at no cost and with no obligation.>>Yes, I Want to Help Protect My Portfolio During the RecessionWant the latest recommendations from Zacks Investment Research? Today, you can download 7 Best Stocks for the Next 30 Days. Click to get this free report Novavax, Inc. (NVAX): Free Stock Analysis Report To read this article on Zacks.com click here. Zacks Investment Research.....»»

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Lam Research (LRCX) Stock Moves -1.23%: What You Should Know

Lam Research (LRCX) closed at $366 in the latest trading session, marking a -1.23% move from the prior day. Lam Research (LRCX) closed at $366 in the latest trading session, marking a -1.23% move from the prior day. This change was narrower than the S&P 500's 1.51% loss on the day. Meanwhile, the Dow lost 1.71%, and the Nasdaq, a tech-heavy index, lost 0.02%.Prior to today's trading, shares of the semiconductor equipment maker had lost 14.23% over the past month. This has lagged the Computer and Technology sector's loss of 11.76% and the S&P 500's loss of 9.52% in that time.Wall Street will be looking for positivity from Lam Research as it approaches its next earnings report date. This is expected to be October 19, 2022. The company is expected to report EPS of $9.53, up 14% from the prior-year quarter. Our most recent consensus estimate is calling for quarterly revenue of $4.92 billion, up 14.23% from the year-ago period.For the full year, our Zacks Consensus Estimates are projecting earnings of $37.34 per share and revenue of $19.24 billion, which would represent changes of +12.74% and +11.66%, respectively, from the prior year.Investors should also note any recent changes to analyst estimates for Lam Research. These revisions help to show the ever-changing nature of near-term business trends. As such, positive estimate revisions reflect analyst optimism about the company's business and profitability.Our research shows that these estimate changes are directly correlated with near-term stock prices. Investors can capitalize on this by using the Zacks Rank. This model considers these estimate changes and provides a simple, actionable rating system.The Zacks Rank system, which ranges from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell), has an impressive outside-audited track record of outperformance, with #1 stocks generating an average annual return of +25% since 1988. The Zacks Consensus EPS estimate has moved 0.68% lower within the past month. Lam Research currently has a Zacks Rank of #3 (Hold).In terms of valuation, Lam Research is currently trading at a Forward P/E ratio of 9.92. This represents a discount compared to its industry's average Forward P/E of 12.66.We can also see that LRCX currently has a PEG ratio of 0.84. This metric is used similarly to the famous P/E ratio, but the PEG ratio also takes into account the stock's expected earnings growth rate. LRCX's industry had an average PEG ratio of 1.41 as of yesterday's close.The Semiconductor Equipment - Wafer Fabrication industry is part of the Computer and Technology sector. This industry currently has a Zacks Industry Rank of 96, which puts it in the top 39% of all 250+ industries.The Zacks Industry Rank gauges the strength of our industry groups by measuring the average Zacks Rank of the individual stocks within the groups. Our research shows that the top 50% rated industries outperform the bottom half by a factor of 2 to 1.Be sure to follow all of these stock-moving metrics, and many more, on Zacks.com. This Little-Known Semiconductor Stock Could Be Your Portfolio’s Hedge Against Inflation Everyone uses semiconductors. But only a small number of people know what they are and what they do. If you use a smartphone, computer, microwave, digital camera or refrigerator (and that’s just the tip of the iceberg), you have a need for semiconductors. That’s why their importance can’t be overstated and their disruption in the supply chain has such a global effect. But every cloud has a silver lining. Shockwaves to the international supply chain from the global pandemic have unearthed a tremendous opportunity for investors. And today, Zacks' leading stock strategist is revealing the one semiconductor stock that stands to gain the most in a new FREE report. It's yours at no cost and with no obligation.>>Yes, I Want to Help Protect My Portfolio During the RecessionWant the latest recommendations from Zacks Investment Research? Today, you can download 7 Best Stocks for the Next 30 Days. Click to get this free report Lam Research Corporation (LRCX): Free Stock Analysis Report To read this article on Zacks.com click here. Zacks Investment Research.....»»

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Titan Machinery (TITN) Gains As Market Dips: What You Should Know

Titan Machinery (TITN) closed at $28.26 in the latest trading session, marking a +1.76% move from the prior day. Titan Machinery (TITN) closed at $28.26 in the latest trading session, marking a +1.76% move from the prior day. This change outpaced the S&P 500's 1.51% loss on the day. Meanwhile, the Dow lost 1.71%, and the Nasdaq, a tech-heavy index, lost 0.02%.Prior to today's trading, shares of the agriculture and construction equipment seller had lost 8.32% over the past month. This has was narrower than the Retail-Wholesale sector's loss of 8.68% and the S&P 500's loss of 9.52% in that time.Wall Street will be looking for positivity from Titan Machinery as it approaches its next earnings report date. The company is expected to report EPS of $1.15, up 19.79% from the prior-year quarter. Our most recent consensus estimate is calling for quarterly revenue of $655 million, up 44.28% from the year-ago period.For the full year, our Zacks Consensus Estimates are projecting earnings of $3.52 per share and revenue of $2.25 billion, which would represent changes of +18.12% and +31.34%, respectively, from the prior year.Investors should also note any recent changes to analyst estimates for Titan Machinery. These revisions help to show the ever-changing nature of near-term business trends. As such, positive estimate revisions reflect analyst optimism about the company's business and profitability.Our research shows that these estimate changes are directly correlated with near-term stock prices. Investors can capitalize on this by using the Zacks Rank. This model considers these estimate changes and provides a simple, actionable rating system.The Zacks Rank system, which ranges from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell), has an impressive outside-audited track record of outperformance, with #1 stocks generating an average annual return of +25% since 1988. The Zacks Consensus EPS estimate remained stagnant within the past month. Titan Machinery currently has a Zacks Rank of #1 (Strong Buy).In terms of valuation, Titan Machinery is currently trading at a Forward P/E ratio of 7.9. This represents a premium compared to its industry's average Forward P/E of 4.51.The Automotive - Retail and Whole Sales industry is part of the Retail-Wholesale sector. This industry currently has a Zacks Industry Rank of 78, which puts it in the top 31% of all 250+ industries.The Zacks Industry Rank includes is listed in order from best to worst in terms of the average Zacks Rank of the individual companies within each of these sectors. Our research shows that the top 50% rated industries outperform the bottom half by a factor of 2 to 1.Make sure to utilize Zacks.com to follow all of these stock-moving metrics, and more, in the coming trading sessions. This Little-Known Semiconductor Stock Could Be Your Portfolio’s Hedge Against Inflation Everyone uses semiconductors. But only a small number of people know what they are and what they do. If you use a smartphone, computer, microwave, digital camera or refrigerator (and that’s just the tip of the iceberg), you have a need for semiconductors. That’s why their importance can’t be overstated and their disruption in the supply chain has such a global effect. But every cloud has a silver lining. Shockwaves to the international supply chain from the global pandemic have unearthed a tremendous opportunity for investors. And today, Zacks' leading stock strategist is revealing the one semiconductor stock that stands to gain the most in a new FREE report. It's yours at no cost and with no obligation.>>Yes, I Want to Help Protect My Portfolio During the RecessionWant the latest recommendations from Zacks Investment Research? Today, you can download 7 Best Stocks for the Next 30 Days. Click to get this free report Titan Machinery Inc. (TITN): Free Stock Analysis Report To read this article on Zacks.com click here. Zacks Investment Research.....»»

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CF Industries (CF) Stock Moves -0.83%: What You Should Know

In the latest trading session, CF Industries (CF) closed at $96.25, marking a -0.83% move from the previous day. In the latest trading session, CF Industries (CF) closed at $96.25, marking a -0.83% move from the previous day. This move was narrower than the S&P 500's daily loss of 1.51%. Elsewhere, the Dow lost 1.71%, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq lost 0.02%.Coming into today, shares of the fertilizer maker had lost 5.23% in the past month. In that same time, the Basic Materials sector lost 10.7%, while the S&P 500 lost 9.52%.Investors will be hoping for strength from CF Industries as it approaches its next earnings release. On that day, CF Industries is projected to report earnings of $3.48 per share, which would represent year-over-year growth of 262.5%. Our most recent consensus estimate is calling for quarterly revenue of $2.42 billion, up 77.77% from the year-ago period.Looking at the full year, our Zacks Consensus Estimates suggest analysts are expecting earnings of $19.18 per share and revenue of $11.75 billion. These totals would mark changes of +352.36% and +79.64%, respectively, from last year.It is also important to note the recent changes to analyst estimates for CF Industries. These revisions typically reflect the latest short-term business trends, which can change frequently. With this in mind, we can consider positive estimate revisions a sign of optimism about the company's business outlook.Research indicates that these estimate revisions are directly correlated with near-term share price momentum. Investors can capitalize on this by using the Zacks Rank. This model considers these estimate changes and provides a simple, actionable rating system.The Zacks Rank system ranges from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell). It has a remarkable, outside-audited track record of success, with #1 stocks delivering an average annual return of +25% since 1988. Within the past 30 days, our consensus EPS projection has moved 0.03% higher. CF Industries is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #3 (Hold).Looking at its valuation, CF Industries is holding a Forward P/E ratio of 5.06. Its industry sports an average Forward P/E of 5.05, so we one might conclude that CF Industries is trading at a premium comparatively.Investors should also note that CF has a PEG ratio of 0.84 right now. This popular metric is similar to the widely-known P/E ratio, with the difference being that the PEG ratio also takes into account the company's expected earnings growth rate. Fertilizers stocks are, on average, holding a PEG ratio of 0.57 based on yesterday's closing prices.The Fertilizers industry is part of the Basic Materials sector. This group has a Zacks Industry Rank of 158, putting it in the bottom 38% of all 250+ industries.The Zacks Industry Rank includes is listed in order from best to worst in terms of the average Zacks Rank of the individual companies within each of these sectors. Our research shows that the top 50% rated industries outperform the bottom half by a factor of 2 to 1.Make sure to utilize Zacks.com to follow all of these stock-moving metrics, and more, in the coming trading sessions. This Little-Known Semiconductor Stock Could Be Your Portfolio’s Hedge Against Inflation Everyone uses semiconductors. But only a small number of people know what they are and what they do. If you use a smartphone, computer, microwave, digital camera or refrigerator (and that’s just the tip of the iceberg), you have a need for semiconductors. That’s why their importance can’t be overstated and their disruption in the supply chain has such a global effect. But every cloud has a silver lining. Shockwaves to the international supply chain from the global pandemic have unearthed a tremendous opportunity for investors. And today, Zacks' leading stock strategist is revealing the one semiconductor stock that stands to gain the most in a new FREE report. It's yours at no cost and with no obligation.>>Yes, I Want to Help Protect My Portfolio During the RecessionWant the latest recommendations from Zacks Investment Research? Today, you can download 7 Best Stocks for the Next 30 Days. Click to get this free report CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF): Free Stock Analysis Report To read this article on Zacks.com click here. Zacks Investment Research.....»»

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Lucid Group, Inc. (LCID) Dips More Than Broader Markets: What You Should Know

Lucid Group, Inc. (LCID) closed at $13.97 in the latest trading session, marking a -1.55% move from the prior day. Lucid Group, Inc. (LCID) closed at $13.97 in the latest trading session, marking a -1.55% move from the prior day. This move lagged the S&P 500's daily loss of 1.51%. Elsewhere, the Dow lost 1.71%, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq lost 0.02%.Prior to today's trading, shares of the company had lost 7.74% over the past month. This has was narrower than the Auto-Tires-Trucks sector's loss of 9.93% and the S&P 500's loss of 9.52% in that time.Investors will be hoping for strength from Lucid Group, Inc. as it approaches its next earnings release. In that report, analysts expect Lucid Group, Inc. to post earnings of -$0.33 per share. This would mark year-over-year growth of 19.51%. Meanwhile, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for revenue is projecting net sales of $232.5 million, up 100986.96% from the year-ago period.Looking at the full year, our Zacks Consensus Estimates suggest analysts are expecting earnings of -$0.94 per share and revenue of $912.51 million. These totals would mark changes of +82.26% and +3265.83%, respectively, from last year.It is also important to note the recent changes to analyst estimates for Lucid Group, Inc.These revisions help to show the ever-changing nature of near-term business trends. As such, positive estimate revisions reflect analyst optimism about the company's business and profitability.Based on our research, we believe these estimate revisions are directly related to near-team stock moves. We developed the Zacks Rank to capitalize on this phenomenon. Our system takes these estimate changes into account and delivers a clear, actionable rating model.The Zacks Rank system, which ranges from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell), has an impressive outside-audited track record of outperformance, with #1 stocks generating an average annual return of +25% since 1988. Within the past 30 days, our consensus EPS projection has moved 12.87% higher. Lucid Group, Inc. currently has a Zacks Rank of #3 (Hold).The Automotive - Domestic industry is part of the Auto-Tires-Trucks sector. This industry currently has a Zacks Industry Rank of 149, which puts it in the bottom 41% of all 250+ industries.The Zacks Industry Rank gauges the strength of our individual industry groups by measuring the average Zacks Rank of the individual stocks within the groups. Our research shows that the top 50% rated industries outperform the bottom half by a factor of 2 to 1.To follow LCID in the coming trading sessions, be sure to utilize Zacks.com. This Little-Known Semiconductor Stock Could Be Your Portfolio’s Hedge Against Inflation Everyone uses semiconductors. But only a small number of people know what they are and what they do. If you use a smartphone, computer, microwave, digital camera or refrigerator (and that’s just the tip of the iceberg), you have a need for semiconductors. That’s why their importance can’t be overstated and their disruption in the supply chain has such a global effect. But every cloud has a silver lining. Shockwaves to the international supply chain from the global pandemic have unearthed a tremendous opportunity for investors. And today, Zacks' leading stock strategist is revealing the one semiconductor stock that stands to gain the most in a new FREE report. It's yours at no cost and with no obligation.>>Yes, I Want to Help Protect My Portfolio During the RecessionWant the latest recommendations from Zacks Investment Research? Today, you can download 7 Best Stocks for the Next 30 Days. Click to get this free report Lucid Group, Inc. (LCID): Free Stock Analysis Report To read this article on Zacks.com click here. Zacks Investment Research.....»»

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Agenus (AGEN) Stock Moves -0.49%: What You Should Know

Agenus (AGEN) closed the most recent trading day at $2.05, moving -0.49% from the previous trading session. In the latest trading session, Agenus (AGEN) closed at $2.05, marking a -0.49% move from the previous day. This change was narrower than the S&P 500's 1.51% loss on the day. Elsewhere, the Dow lost 1.71%, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq lost 0.02%.Heading into today, shares of the biotechnology company had lost 24.54% over the past month, lagging the Medical sector's loss of 4.08% and the S&P 500's loss of 9.52% in that time.Wall Street will be looking for positivity from Agenus as it approaches its next earnings report date. In that report, analysts expect Agenus to post earnings of -$0.18 per share. This would mark a year-over-year decline of 126.09%. Meanwhile, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for revenue is projecting net sales of $19.86 million, down 92.15% from the year-ago period.Looking at the full year, our Zacks Consensus Estimates suggest analysts are expecting earnings of -$0.70 per share and revenue of $82.14 million. These totals would mark changes of -536.36% and -72.22%, respectively, from last year.It is also important to note the recent changes to analyst estimates for Agenus. These revisions typically reflect the latest short-term business trends, which can change frequently. As such, positive estimate revisions reflect analyst optimism about the company's business and profitability.Based on our research, we believe these estimate revisions are directly related to near-team stock moves. We developed the Zacks Rank to capitalize on this phenomenon. Our system takes these estimate changes into account and delivers a clear, actionable rating model.The Zacks Rank system ranges from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell). It has a remarkable, outside-audited track record of success, with #1 stocks delivering an average annual return of +25% since 1988. Over the past month, the Zacks Consensus EPS estimate remained stagnant. Agenus currently has a Zacks Rank of #1 (Strong Buy).The Medical - Biomedical and Genetics industry is part of the Medical sector. This group has a Zacks Industry Rank of 84, putting it in the top 34% of all 250+ industries.The Zacks Industry Rank gauges the strength of our industry groups by measuring the average Zacks Rank of the individual stocks within the groups. Our research shows that the top 50% rated industries outperform the bottom half by a factor of 2 to 1.Be sure to follow all of these stock-moving metrics, and many more, on Zacks.com. This Little-Known Semiconductor Stock Could Be Your Portfolio’s Hedge Against Inflation Everyone uses semiconductors. But only a small number of people know what they are and what they do. If you use a smartphone, computer, microwave, digital camera or refrigerator (and that’s just the tip of the iceberg), you have a need for semiconductors. That’s why their importance can’t be overstated and their disruption in the supply chain has such a global effect. But every cloud has a silver lining. Shockwaves to the international supply chain from the global pandemic have unearthed a tremendous opportunity for investors. And today, Zacks' leading stock strategist is revealing the one semiconductor stock that stands to gain the most in a new FREE report. It's yours at no cost and with no obligation.>>Yes, I Want to Help Protect My Portfolio During the RecessionWant the latest recommendations from Zacks Investment Research? Today, you can download 7 Best Stocks for the Next 30 Days. Click to get this free report Agenus Inc. (AGEN): Free Stock Analysis Report To read this article on Zacks.com click here. Zacks Investment Research.....»»

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Ginkgo Bioworks Holdings, Inc. (DNA) Stock Moves -0.32%: What You Should Know

In the latest trading session, Ginkgo Bioworks Holdings, Inc. (DNA) closed at $3.12, marking a -0.32% move from the previous day. In the latest trading session, Ginkgo Bioworks Holdings, Inc. (DNA) closed at $3.12, marking a -0.32% move from the previous day. This change was narrower than the S&P 500's 1.51% loss on the day. At the same time, the Dow lost 1.71%, and the tech-heavy Nasdaq lost 0.02%.Prior to today's trading, shares of the company had gained 14.23% over the past month. This has outpaced the Medical sector's loss of 4.08% and the S&P 500's loss of 9.52% in that time.Wall Street will be looking for positivity from Ginkgo Bioworks Holdings, Inc. as it approaches its next earnings report date. On that day, Ginkgo Bioworks Holdings, Inc. is projected to report earnings of -$0.06 per share, which would represent year-over-year growth of 14.29%. Our most recent consensus estimate is calling for quarterly revenue of $50.65 million, down 34.74% from the year-ago period.For the full year, our Zacks Consensus Estimates are projecting earnings of -$0.12 per share and revenue of $409 million, which would represent changes of +20% and +30.32%, respectively, from the prior year.It is also important to note the recent changes to analyst estimates for Ginkgo Bioworks Holdings, Inc.Recent revisions tend to reflect the latest near-term business trends. As such, positive estimate revisions reflect analyst optimism about the company's business and profitability.Based on our research, we believe these estimate revisions are directly related to near-team stock moves. To benefit from this, we have developed the Zacks Rank, a proprietary model which takes these estimate changes into account and provides an actionable rating system.The Zacks Rank system, which ranges from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell), has an impressive outside-audited track record of outperformance, with #1 stocks generating an average annual return of +25% since 1988. Within the past 30 days, our consensus EPS projection remained stagnant. Ginkgo Bioworks Holdings, Inc. is currently a Zacks Rank #4 (Sell).The Medical - Biomedical and Genetics industry is part of the Medical sector. This group has a Zacks Industry Rank of 84, putting it in the top 34% of all 250+ industries.The Zacks Industry Rank gauges the strength of our industry groups by measuring the average Zacks Rank of the individual stocks within the groups. Our research shows that the top 50% rated industries outperform the bottom half by a factor of 2 to 1.You can find more information on all of these metrics, and much more, on Zacks.com. This Little-Known Semiconductor Stock Could Be Your Portfolio’s Hedge Against Inflation Everyone uses semiconductors. But only a small number of people know what they are and what they do. If you use a smartphone, computer, microwave, digital camera or refrigerator (and that’s just the tip of the iceberg), you have a need for semiconductors. That’s why their importance can’t be overstated and their disruption in the supply chain has such a global effect. But every cloud has a silver lining. Shockwaves to the international supply chain from the global pandemic have unearthed a tremendous opportunity for investors. And today, Zacks' leading stock strategist is revealing the one semiconductor stock that stands to gain the most in a new FREE report. It's yours at no cost and with no obligation.>>Yes, I Want to Help Protect My Portfolio During the RecessionWant the latest recommendations from Zacks Investment Research? Today, you can download 7 Best Stocks for the Next 30 Days. Click to get this free report Ginkgo Bioworks Holdings, Inc. (DNA): Free Stock Analysis Report To read this article on Zacks.com click here. Zacks Investment Research.....»»

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First Solar (FSLR) Gains As Market Dips: What You Should Know

First Solar (FSLR) closed the most recent trading day at $132.27, moving +1.02% from the previous trading session. First Solar (FSLR) closed the most recent trading day at $132.27, moving +1.02% from the previous trading session. This move outpaced the S&P 500's daily loss of 1.51%. At the same time, the Dow lost 1.71%, and the tech-heavy Nasdaq lost 0.02%.Heading into today, shares of the largest U.S. solar company had gained 2.42% over the past month, outpacing the Oils-Energy sector's loss of 13.2% and the S&P 500's loss of 9.52% in that time.Wall Street will be looking for positivity from First Solar as it approaches its next earnings report date. In that report, analysts expect First Solar to post earnings of -$0.24 per share. This would mark a year-over-year decline of 157.14%. Our most recent consensus estimate is calling for quarterly revenue of $761.87 million, up 30.57% from the year-ago period.For the full year, our Zacks Consensus Estimates are projecting earnings of -$0.08 per share and revenue of $2.63 billion, which would represent changes of -101.83% and -9.96%, respectively, from the prior year.Any recent changes to analyst estimates for First Solar should also be noted by investors. These revisions help to show the ever-changing nature of near-term business trends. As a result, we can interpret positive estimate revisions as a good sign for the company's business outlook.Based on our research, we believe these estimate revisions are directly related to near-team stock moves. To benefit from this, we have developed the Zacks Rank, a proprietary model which takes these estimate changes into account and provides an actionable rating system.The Zacks Rank system ranges from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell). It has a remarkable, outside-audited track record of success, with #1 stocks delivering an average annual return of +25% since 1988. Within the past 30 days, our consensus EPS projection has moved 29.64% lower. First Solar is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #3 (Hold).The Solar industry is part of the Oils-Energy sector. This group has a Zacks Industry Rank of 96, putting it in the top 39% of all 250+ industries.The Zacks Industry Rank gauges the strength of our industry groups by measuring the average Zacks Rank of the individual stocks within the groups. Our research shows that the top 50% rated industries outperform the bottom half by a factor of 2 to 1.To follow FSLR in the coming trading sessions, be sure to utilize Zacks.com. This Little-Known Semiconductor Stock Could Be Your Portfolio’s Hedge Against Inflation Everyone uses semiconductors. But only a small number of people know what they are and what they do. If you use a smartphone, computer, microwave, digital camera or refrigerator (and that’s just the tip of the iceberg), you have a need for semiconductors. That’s why their importance can’t be overstated and their disruption in the supply chain has such a global effect. But every cloud has a silver lining. Shockwaves to the international supply chain from the global pandemic have unearthed a tremendous opportunity for investors. And today, Zacks' leading stock strategist is revealing the one semiconductor stock that stands to gain the most in a new FREE report. It's yours at no cost and with no obligation.>>Yes, I Want to Help Protect My Portfolio During the RecessionWant the latest recommendations from Zacks Investment Research? Today, you can download 7 Best Stocks for the Next 30 Days. Click to get this free report First Solar, Inc. (FSLR): Free Stock Analysis Report To read this article on Zacks.com click here. Zacks Investment Research.....»»

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Celsius Holdings Inc. (CELH) Stock Moves -0.19%: What You Should Know

In the latest trading session, Celsius Holdings Inc. (CELH) closed at $90.68, marking a -0.19% move from the previous day. In the latest trading session, Celsius Holdings Inc. (CELH) closed at $90.68, marking a -0.19% move from the previous day. This move was narrower than the S&P 500's daily loss of 1.51%. At the same time, the Dow lost 1.71%, and the tech-heavy Nasdaq lost 0.02%.Prior to today's trading, shares of the company had lost 8.41% over the past month. This has was narrower than the Consumer Staples sector's loss of 8.44% and the S&P 500's loss of 9.52% in that time.Investors will be hoping for strength from Celsius Holdings Inc. as it approaches its next earnings release. On that day, Celsius Holdings Inc. is projected to report earnings of $0.13 per share, which would represent year-over-year growth of 333.33%. Meanwhile, our latest consensus estimate is calling for revenue of $163.19 million, up 71.94% from the prior-year quarter.CELH's full-year Zacks Consensus Estimates are calling for earnings of $0.44 per share and revenue of $619.97 million. These results would represent year-over-year changes of +780% and +97.27%, respectively.Investors might also notice recent changes to analyst estimates for Celsius Holdings Inc.These recent revisions tend to reflect the evolving nature of short-term business trends. As a result, we can interpret positive estimate revisions as a good sign for the company's business outlook.Our research shows that these estimate changes are directly correlated with near-term stock prices. Investors can capitalize on this by using the Zacks Rank. This model considers these estimate changes and provides a simple, actionable rating system.The Zacks Rank system, which ranges from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell), has an impressive outside-audited track record of outperformance, with #1 stocks generating an average annual return of +25% since 1988. Over the past month, the Zacks Consensus EPS estimate remained stagnant. Celsius Holdings Inc. is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #2 (Buy).Valuation is also important, so investors should note that Celsius Holdings Inc. has a Forward P/E ratio of 206.48 right now. Its industry sports an average Forward P/E of 17.61, so we one might conclude that Celsius Holdings Inc. is trading at a premium comparatively.The Food - Miscellaneous industry is part of the Consumer Staples sector. This industry currently has a Zacks Industry Rank of 151, which puts it in the bottom 41% of all 250+ industries.The Zacks Industry Rank gauges the strength of our industry groups by measuring the average Zacks Rank of the individual stocks within the groups. Our research shows that the top 50% rated industries outperform the bottom half by a factor of 2 to 1.To follow CELH in the coming trading sessions, be sure to utilize Zacks.com. This Little-Known Semiconductor Stock Could Be Your Portfolio’s Hedge Against Inflation Everyone uses semiconductors. But only a small number of people know what they are and what they do. If you use a smartphone, computer, microwave, digital camera or refrigerator (and that’s just the tip of the iceberg), you have a need for semiconductors. That’s why their importance can’t be overstated and their disruption in the supply chain has such a global effect. But every cloud has a silver lining. Shockwaves to the international supply chain from the global pandemic have unearthed a tremendous opportunity for investors. And today, Zacks' leading stock strategist is revealing the one semiconductor stock that stands to gain the most in a new FREE report. It's yours at no cost and with no obligation.>>Yes, I Want to Help Protect My Portfolio During the RecessionWant the latest recommendations from Zacks Investment Research? Today, you can download 7 Best Stocks for the Next 30 Days. Click to get this free report Celsius Holdings Inc. (CELH): Free Stock Analysis Report To read this article on Zacks.com click here. Zacks Investment Research.....»»

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Arch Capital Group (ACGL) Stock Moves -0.63%: What You Should Know

In the latest trading session, Arch Capital Group (ACGL) closed at $45.54, marking a -0.63% move from the previous day. In the latest trading session, Arch Capital Group (ACGL) closed at $45.54, marking a -0.63% move from the previous day. This move was narrower than the S&P 500's daily loss of 1.51%. At the same time, the Dow lost 1.71%, and the tech-heavy Nasdaq lost 0.02%.Prior to today's trading, shares of the property and casualty insurer had gained 0.24% over the past month. This has outpaced the Finance sector's loss of 9% and the S&P 500's loss of 9.52% in that time.Investors will be hoping for strength from Arch Capital Group as it approaches its next earnings release. On that day, Arch Capital Group is projected to report earnings of $0.98 per share, which would represent year-over-year growth of 32.43%. Meanwhile, our latest consensus estimate is calling for revenue of $2.51 billion, up 24.61% from the prior-year quarter.ACGL's full-year Zacks Consensus Estimates are calling for earnings of $4.64 per share and revenue of $9.6 billion. These results would represent year-over-year changes of +29.61% and +13.21%, respectively.Investors might also notice recent changes to analyst estimates for Arch Capital Group. These recent revisions tend to reflect the evolving nature of short-term business trends. As a result, we can interpret positive estimate revisions as a good sign for the company's business outlook.Our research shows that these estimate changes are directly correlated with near-term stock prices. Investors can capitalize on this by using the Zacks Rank. This model considers these estimate changes and provides a simple, actionable rating system.The Zacks Rank system, which ranges from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell), has an impressive outside-audited track record of outperformance, with #1 stocks generating an average annual return of +25% since 1988. Over the past month, the Zacks Consensus EPS estimate remained stagnant. Arch Capital Group is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #1 (Strong Buy).Valuation is also important, so investors should note that Arch Capital Group has a Forward P/E ratio of 9.88 right now. Its industry sports an average Forward P/E of 14.84, so we one might conclude that Arch Capital Group is trading at a discount comparatively.It is also worth noting that ACGL currently has a PEG ratio of 0.99. The PEG ratio is similar to the widely-used P/E ratio, but this metric also takes the company's expected earnings growth rate into account. The Insurance - Property and Casualty industry currently had an average PEG ratio of 1.58 as of yesterday's close.The Insurance - Property and Casualty industry is part of the Finance sector. This group has a Zacks Industry Rank of 140, putting it in the bottom 45% of all 250+ industries.The Zacks Industry Rank includes is listed in order from best to worst in terms of the average Zacks Rank of the individual companies within each of these sectors. Our research shows that the top 50% rated industries outperform the bottom half by a factor of 2 to 1.To follow ACGL in the coming trading sessions, be sure to utilize Zacks.com. This Little-Known Semiconductor Stock Could Be Your Portfolio’s Hedge Against Inflation Everyone uses semiconductors. But only a small number of people know what they are and what they do. If you use a smartphone, computer, microwave, digital camera or refrigerator (and that’s just the tip of the iceberg), you have a need for semiconductors. That’s why their importance can’t be overstated and their disruption in the supply chain has such a global effect. But every cloud has a silver lining. Shockwaves to the international supply chain from the global pandemic have unearthed a tremendous opportunity for investors. And today, Zacks' leading stock strategist is revealing the one semiconductor stock that stands to gain the most in a new FREE report. It's yours at no cost and with no obligation.>>Yes, I Want to Help Protect My Portfolio During the RecessionWant the latest recommendations from Zacks Investment Research? Today, you can download 7 Best Stocks for the Next 30 Days. Click to get this free report Arch Capital Group Ltd. (ACGL): Free Stock Analysis Report To read this article on Zacks.com click here. Zacks Investment Research.....»»

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DraftKings (DKNG) Stock Moves -1.24%: What You Should Know

In the latest trading session, DraftKings (DKNG) closed at $15.14, marking a -1.24% move from the previous day. DraftKings (DKNG) closed at $15.14 in the latest trading session, marking a -1.24% move from the prior day. This move was narrower than the S&P 500's daily loss of 1.51%. At the same time, the Dow lost 1.71%, and the tech-heavy Nasdaq lost 0.02%.Prior to today's trading, shares of the company had lost 3.95% over the past month. This has was narrower than the Consumer Discretionary sector's loss of 11.94% and the S&P 500's loss of 9.52% in that time.Investors will be hoping for strength from DraftKings as it approaches its next earnings release. On that day, DraftKings is projected to report earnings of -$1.08 per share, which would represent year-over-year growth of 20%. Meanwhile, our latest consensus estimate is calling for revenue of $432.56 million, up 103.25% from the prior-year quarter.For the full year, our Zacks Consensus Estimates are projecting earnings of -$3.07 per share and revenue of $2.14 billion, which would represent changes of +18.78% and +65.28%, respectively, from the prior year.Investors might also notice recent changes to analyst estimates for DraftKings. Recent revisions tend to reflect the latest near-term business trends. As such, positive estimate revisions reflect analyst optimism about the company's business and profitability.Our research shows that these estimate changes are directly correlated with near-term stock prices. To benefit from this, we have developed the Zacks Rank, a proprietary model which takes these estimate changes into account and provides an actionable rating system.Ranging from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell), the Zacks Rank system has a proven, outside-audited track record of outperformance, with #1 stocks returning an average of +25% annually since 1988. Over the past month, the Zacks Consensus EPS estimate has moved 0.05% lower. DraftKings currently has a Zacks Rank of #3 (Hold).The Gaming industry is part of the Consumer Discretionary sector. This industry currently has a Zacks Industry Rank of 154, which puts it in the bottom 39% of all 250+ industries.The Zacks Industry Rank includes is listed in order from best to worst in terms of the average Zacks Rank of the individual companies within each of these sectors. Our research shows that the top 50% rated industries outperform the bottom half by a factor of 2 to 1.Make sure to utilize Zacks.com to follow all of these stock-moving metrics, and more, in the coming trading sessions. This Little-Known Semiconductor Stock Could Be Your Portfolio’s Hedge Against Inflation Everyone uses semiconductors. But only a small number of people know what they are and what they do. If you use a smartphone, computer, microwave, digital camera or refrigerator (and that’s just the tip of the iceberg), you have a need for semiconductors. That’s why their importance can’t be overstated and their disruption in the supply chain has such a global effect. But every cloud has a silver lining. Shockwaves to the international supply chain from the global pandemic have unearthed a tremendous opportunity for investors. And today, Zacks' leading stock strategist is revealing the one semiconductor stock that stands to gain the most in a new FREE report. It's yours at no cost and with no obligation.>>Yes, I Want to Help Protect My Portfolio During the RecessionWant the latest recommendations from Zacks Investment Research? Today, you can download 7 Best Stocks for the Next 30 Days. Click to get this free report DraftKings Inc. (DKNG): Free Stock Analysis Report To read this article on Zacks.com click here. Zacks Investment Research.....»»

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TravelCenters of America (TA) Stock Moves -1.26%: What You Should Know

TravelCenters of America (TA) closed the most recent trading day at $53.93, moving -1.26% from the previous trading session. TravelCenters of America (TA) closed the most recent trading day at $53.93, moving -1.26% from the previous trading session. This move was narrower than the S&P 500's daily loss of 1.51%. Meanwhile, the Dow lost 1.71%, and the Nasdaq, a tech-heavy index, lost 0.02%.Heading into today, shares of the truck-stop operator had lost 0.78% over the past month, outpacing the Retail-Wholesale sector's loss of 8.68% and the S&P 500's loss of 9.52% in that time.Investors will be hoping for strength from TravelCenters of America as it approaches its next earnings release. On that day, TravelCenters of America is projected to report earnings of $2.01 per share, which would represent year-over-year growth of 32.24%. Meanwhile, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for revenue is projecting net sales of $2.73 billion, up 40.55% from the year-ago period.For the full year, our Zacks Consensus Estimates are projecting earnings of $8.08 per share and revenue of $10.5 billion, which would represent changes of +96.59% and +43.11%, respectively, from the prior year.Investors might also notice recent changes to analyst estimates for TravelCenters of America. These revisions typically reflect the latest short-term business trends, which can change frequently. With this in mind, we can consider positive estimate revisions a sign of optimism about the company's business outlook.Research indicates that these estimate revisions are directly correlated with near-term share price momentum. Investors can capitalize on this by using the Zacks Rank. This model considers these estimate changes and provides a simple, actionable rating system.Ranging from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell), the Zacks Rank system has a proven, outside-audited track record of outperformance, with #1 stocks returning an average of +25% annually since 1988. Within the past 30 days, our consensus EPS projection has moved 6.88% higher. TravelCenters of America currently has a Zacks Rank of #1 (Strong Buy).Looking at its valuation, TravelCenters of America is holding a Forward P/E ratio of 6.76. For comparison, its industry has an average Forward P/E of 13.55, which means TravelCenters of America is trading at a discount to the group.The Retail - Convenience Stores industry is part of the Retail-Wholesale sector. This group has a Zacks Industry Rank of 4, putting it in the top 2% of all 250+ industries.The Zacks Industry Rank gauges the strength of our industry groups by measuring the average Zacks Rank of the individual stocks within the groups. Our research shows that the top 50% rated industries outperform the bottom half by a factor of 2 to 1.You can find more information on all of these metrics, and much more, on Zacks.com. This Little-Known Semiconductor Stock Could Be Your Portfolio’s Hedge Against Inflation Everyone uses semiconductors. But only a small number of people know what they are and what they do. If you use a smartphone, computer, microwave, digital camera or refrigerator (and that’s just the tip of the iceberg), you have a need for semiconductors. That’s why their importance can’t be overstated and their disruption in the supply chain has such a global effect. But every cloud has a silver lining. Shockwaves to the international supply chain from the global pandemic have unearthed a tremendous opportunity for investors. And today, Zacks' leading stock strategist is revealing the one semiconductor stock that stands to gain the most in a new FREE report. It's yours at no cost and with no obligation.>>Yes, I Want to Help Protect My Portfolio During the RecessionWant the latest recommendations from Zacks Investment Research? Today, you can download 7 Best Stocks for the Next 30 Days. Click to get this free report TravelCenters of America LLC (TA): Free Stock Analysis Report To read this article on Zacks.com click here. Zacks Investment Research.....»»

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XPeng Inc. Sponsored ADR (XPEV) Stock Moves -1.32%: What You Should Know

XPeng Inc. Sponsored ADR (XPEV) closed the most recent trading day at $11.95, moving -1.32% from the previous trading session. XPeng Inc. Sponsored ADR (XPEV) closed at $11.95 in the latest trading session, marking a -1.32% move from the prior day. This change was narrower than the S&P 500's 1.51% loss on the day. Elsewhere, the Dow lost 1.71%, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq lost 0.02%.Coming into today, shares of the company had lost 30.12% in the past month. In that same time, the Auto-Tires-Trucks sector lost 9.93%, while the S&P 500 lost 9.52%.Investors will be hoping for strength from XPeng Inc. Sponsored ADR as it approaches its next earnings release. The company is expected to report EPS of -$4.23, down 1466.67% from the prior-year quarter.For the full year, our Zacks Consensus Estimates are projecting earnings of -$3.82 per share and revenue of $5.2 billion, which would represent changes of -344.19% and +59.38%, respectively, from the prior year.It is also important to note the recent changes to analyst estimates for XPeng Inc. Sponsored ADR. Recent revisions tend to reflect the latest near-term business trends. With this in mind, we can consider positive estimate revisions a sign of optimism about the company's business outlook.Our research shows that these estimate changes are directly correlated with near-term stock prices. Investors can capitalize on this by using the Zacks Rank. This model considers these estimate changes and provides a simple, actionable rating system.The Zacks Rank system, which ranges from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell), has an impressive outside-audited track record of outperformance, with #1 stocks generating an average annual return of +25% since 1988. Over the past month, the Zacks Consensus EPS estimate has moved 0.13% higher. XPeng Inc. Sponsored ADR is currently a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).The Automotive - Foreign industry is part of the Auto-Tires-Trucks sector. This group has a Zacks Industry Rank of 198, putting it in the bottom 22% of all 250+ industries.The Zacks Industry Rank gauges the strength of our industry groups by measuring the average Zacks Rank of the individual stocks within the groups. Our research shows that the top 50% rated industries outperform the bottom half by a factor of 2 to 1.You can find more information on all of these metrics, and much more, on Zacks.com. This Little-Known Semiconductor Stock Could Be Your Portfolio’s Hedge Against Inflation Everyone uses semiconductors. But only a small number of people know what they are and what they do. If you use a smartphone, computer, microwave, digital camera or refrigerator (and that’s just the tip of the iceberg), you have a need for semiconductors. That’s why their importance can’t be overstated and their disruption in the supply chain has such a global effect. But every cloud has a silver lining. Shockwaves to the international supply chain from the global pandemic have unearthed a tremendous opportunity for investors. And today, Zacks' leading stock strategist is revealing the one semiconductor stock that stands to gain the most in a new FREE report. It's yours at no cost and with no obligation.>>Yes, I Want to Help Protect My Portfolio During the RecessionWant the latest recommendations from Zacks Investment Research? Today, you can download 7 Best Stocks for the Next 30 Days. Click to get this free report XPeng Inc. Sponsored ADR (XPEV): Free Stock Analysis Report To read this article on Zacks.com click here. Zacks Investment Research.....»»

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SilverBow Resources (SBOW) Gains As Market Dips: What You Should Know

SilverBow Resources (SBOW) closed the most recent trading day at $26.88, moving +1.82% from the previous trading session. SilverBow Resources (SBOW) closed the most recent trading day at $26.88, moving +1.82% from the previous trading session. This move outpaced the S&P 500's daily loss of 1.51%. Meanwhile, the Dow lost 1.71%, and the Nasdaq, a tech-heavy index, lost 0.02%.Prior to today's trading, shares of the energy company had lost 29.83% over the past month. This has lagged the Oils-Energy sector's loss of 13.2% and the S&P 500's loss of 9.52% in that time.SilverBow Resources will be looking to display strength as it nears its next earnings release. On that day, SilverBow Resources is projected to report earnings of $2.20 per share, which would represent a year-over-year decline of 18.22%. Meanwhile, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for revenue is projecting net sales of $208.6 million, up 110.18% from the year-ago period.For the full year, our Zacks Consensus Estimates are projecting earnings of $16.72 per share and revenue of $765.4 million, which would represent changes of +160.44% and +87.97%, respectively, from the prior year.Investors might also notice recent changes to analyst estimates for SilverBow Resources. These revisions help to show the ever-changing nature of near-term business trends. With this in mind, we can consider positive estimate revisions a sign of optimism about the company's business outlook.Based on our research, we believe these estimate revisions are directly related to near-team stock moves. Investors can capitalize on this by using the Zacks Rank. This model considers these estimate changes and provides a simple, actionable rating system.The Zacks Rank system ranges from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell). It has a remarkable, outside-audited track record of success, with #1 stocks delivering an average annual return of +25% since 1988. The Zacks Consensus EPS estimate has moved 0.06% higher within the past month. SilverBow Resources is currently a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).Valuation is also important, so investors should note that SilverBow Resources has a Forward P/E ratio of 1.58 right now. For comparison, its industry has an average Forward P/E of 4.47, which means SilverBow Resources is trading at a discount to the group.The Oil and Gas - Exploration and Production - United States industry is part of the Oils-Energy sector. This industry currently has a Zacks Industry Rank of 27, which puts it in the top 11% of all 250+ industries.The Zacks Industry Rank gauges the strength of our individual industry groups by measuring the average Zacks Rank of the individual stocks within the groups. Our research shows that the top 50% rated industries outperform the bottom half by a factor of 2 to 1.Be sure to follow all of these stock-moving metrics, and many more, on Zacks.com. This Little-Known Semiconductor Stock Could Be Your Portfolio’s Hedge Against Inflation Everyone uses semiconductors. But only a small number of people know what they are and what they do. If you use a smartphone, computer, microwave, digital camera or refrigerator (and that’s just the tip of the iceberg), you have a need for semiconductors. That’s why their importance can’t be overstated and their disruption in the supply chain has such a global effect. But every cloud has a silver lining. Shockwaves to the international supply chain from the global pandemic have unearthed a tremendous opportunity for investors. And today, Zacks' leading stock strategist is revealing the one semiconductor stock that stands to gain the most in a new FREE report. It's yours at no cost and with no obligation.>>Yes, I Want to Help Protect My Portfolio During the RecessionWant the latest recommendations from Zacks Investment Research? Today, you can download 7 Best Stocks for the Next 30 Days. Click to get this free report SilverBow Resources (SBOW): Free Stock Analysis Report To read this article on Zacks.com click here. Zacks Investment Research.....»»

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HP (HPQ) Stock Moves -0.48%: What You Should Know

HP (HPQ) closed at $24.92 in the latest trading session, marking a -0.48% move from the prior day. HP (HPQ) closed at $24.92 in the latest trading session, marking a -0.48% move from the prior day. This move was narrower than the S&P 500's daily loss of 1.51%. Elsewhere, the Dow lost 1.71%, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq lost 0.02%.Prior to today's trading, shares of the personal computer and printer maker had lost 11.11% over the past month. This has was narrower than the Computer and Technology sector's loss of 11.76% and lagged the S&P 500's loss of 9.52% in that time.Wall Street will be looking for positivity from HP as it approaches its next earnings report date. In that report, analysts expect HP to post earnings of $0.84 per share. This would mark a year-over-year decline of 10.64%. Meanwhile, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for revenue is projecting net sales of $15.01 billion, down 9.98% from the year-ago period.HPQ's full-year Zacks Consensus Estimates are calling for earnings of $4.08 per share and revenue of $63.19 billion. These results would represent year-over-year changes of +7.65% and -0.46%, respectively.Investors should also note any recent changes to analyst estimates for HP. These revisions typically reflect the latest short-term business trends, which can change frequently. As such, positive estimate revisions reflect analyst optimism about the company's business and profitability.Research indicates that these estimate revisions are directly correlated with near-term share price momentum. Investors can capitalize on this by using the Zacks Rank. This model considers these estimate changes and provides a simple, actionable rating system.Ranging from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell), the Zacks Rank system has a proven, outside-audited track record of outperformance, with #1 stocks returning an average of +25% annually since 1988. Over the past month, the Zacks Consensus EPS estimate has moved 0.18% lower. HP is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #4 (Sell).In terms of valuation, HP is currently trading at a Forward P/E ratio of 6.13. Its industry sports an average Forward P/E of 6.13, so we one might conclude that HP is trading at a no noticeable deviation comparatively.It is also worth noting that HPQ currently has a PEG ratio of 2.24. The PEG ratio is similar to the widely-used P/E ratio, but this metric also takes the company's expected earnings growth rate into account. The Computer - Mini computers was holding an average PEG ratio of 2.06 at yesterday's closing price.The Computer - Mini computers industry is part of the Computer and Technology sector. This group has a Zacks Industry Rank of 240, putting it in the bottom 5% of all 250+ industries.The Zacks Industry Rank gauges the strength of our individual industry groups by measuring the average Zacks Rank of the individual stocks within the groups. Our research shows that the top 50% rated industries outperform the bottom half by a factor of 2 to 1.You can find more information on all of these metrics, and much more, on Zacks.com. This Little-Known Semiconductor Stock Could Be Your Portfolio’s Hedge Against Inflation Everyone uses semiconductors. But only a small number of people know what they are and what they do. If you use a smartphone, computer, microwave, digital camera or refrigerator (and that’s just the tip of the iceberg), you have a need for semiconductors. That’s why their importance can’t be overstated and their disruption in the supply chain has such a global effect. But every cloud has a silver lining. Shockwaves to the international supply chain from the global pandemic have unearthed a tremendous opportunity for investors. And today, Zacks' leading stock strategist is revealing the one semiconductor stock that stands to gain the most in a new FREE report. It's yours at no cost and with no obligation.>>Yes, I Want to Help Protect My Portfolio During the RecessionWant the latest recommendations from Zacks Investment Research? Today, you can download 7 Best Stocks for the Next 30 Days. Click to get this free report HP Inc. (HPQ): Free Stock Analysis Report To read this article on Zacks.com click here. Zacks Investment Research.....»»

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Wolfspeed (WOLF) Stock Moves -0.83%: What You Should Know

In the latest trading session, Wolfspeed (WOLF) closed at $103.36, marking a -0.83% move from the previous day. In the latest trading session, Wolfspeed (WOLF) closed at $103.36, marking a -0.83% move from the previous day. This move was narrower than the S&P 500's daily loss of 1.51%. Elsewhere, the Dow lost 1.71%, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq lost 0.02%.Heading into today, shares of the maker of energy-efficient lighting had lost 5.99% over the past month, outpacing the Computer and Technology sector's loss of 11.76% and the S&P 500's loss of 9.52% in that time.Wolfspeed will be looking to display strength as it nears its next earnings release. On that day, Wolfspeed is projected to report earnings of -$0.05 per share, which would represent year-over-year growth of 76.19%. Our most recent consensus estimate is calling for quarterly revenue of $239.76 million, up 53.1% from the year-ago period.Looking at the full year, our Zacks Consensus Estimates suggest analysts are expecting earnings of $0.13 per share and revenue of $1.07 billion. These totals would mark changes of +126% and +43.14%, respectively, from last year.Investors might also notice recent changes to analyst estimates for Wolfspeed. Recent revisions tend to reflect the latest near-term business trends. As a result, we can interpret positive estimate revisions as a good sign for the company's business outlook.Research indicates that these estimate revisions are directly correlated with near-term share price momentum. We developed the Zacks Rank to capitalize on this phenomenon. Our system takes these estimate changes into account and delivers a clear, actionable rating model.The Zacks Rank system, which ranges from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell), has an impressive outside-audited track record of outperformance, with #1 stocks generating an average annual return of +25% since 1988. The Zacks Consensus EPS estimate has moved 1.36% higher within the past month. Wolfspeed currently has a Zacks Rank of #3 (Hold).In terms of valuation, Wolfspeed is currently trading at a Forward P/E ratio of 810.68. This valuation marks a premium compared to its industry's average Forward P/E of 10.2.The Semiconductor - Discretes industry is part of the Computer and Technology sector. This industry currently has a Zacks Industry Rank of 204, which puts it in the bottom 20% of all 250+ industries.The Zacks Industry Rank gauges the strength of our individual industry groups by measuring the average Zacks Rank of the individual stocks within the groups. Our research shows that the top 50% rated industries outperform the bottom half by a factor of 2 to 1.You can find more information on all of these metrics, and much more, on Zacks.com. This Little-Known Semiconductor Stock Could Be Your Portfolio’s Hedge Against Inflation Everyone uses semiconductors. But only a small number of people know what they are and what they do. If you use a smartphone, computer, microwave, digital camera or refrigerator (and that’s just the tip of the iceberg), you have a need for semiconductors. That’s why their importance can’t be overstated and their disruption in the supply chain has such a global effect. But every cloud has a silver lining. Shockwaves to the international supply chain from the global pandemic have unearthed a tremendous opportunity for investors. And today, Zacks' leading stock strategist is revealing the one semiconductor stock that stands to gain the most in a new FREE report. It's yours at no cost and with no obligation.>>Yes, I Want to Help Protect My Portfolio During the RecessionWant the latest recommendations from Zacks Investment Research? Today, you can download 7 Best Stocks for the Next 30 Days. Click to get this free report Wolfspeed (WOLF): Free Stock Analysis Report To read this article on Zacks.com click here. Zacks Investment Research.....»»

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Arbor Realty Trust (ABR) Stock Moves -0.69%: What You Should Know

In the latest trading session, Arbor Realty Trust (ABR) closed at $11.50, marking a -0.69% move from the previous day. Arbor Realty Trust (ABR) closed at $11.50 in the latest trading session, marking a -0.69% move from the prior day. This change was narrower than the S&P 500's daily loss of 1.51%. Elsewhere, the Dow lost 1.71%, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq lost 0.02%.Prior to today's trading, shares of the real estate investment trust had lost 20.47% over the past month. This has lagged the Finance sector's loss of 9% and the S&P 500's loss of 9.52% in that time.Investors will be hoping for strength from Arbor Realty Trust as it approaches its next earnings release. In that report, analysts expect Arbor Realty Trust to post earnings of $0.45 per share. This would mark a year-over-year decline of 4.26%. Meanwhile, our latest consensus estimate is calling for revenue of $251.99 million, up 100.82% from the prior-year quarter.ABR's full-year Zacks Consensus Estimates are calling for earnings of $1.96 per share and revenue of $913.99 million. These results would represent year-over-year changes of -2.49% and +96.1%, respectively.Investors should also note any recent changes to analyst estimates for Arbor Realty Trust. These revisions typically reflect the latest short-term business trends, which can change frequently. As such, positive estimate revisions reflect analyst optimism about the company's business and profitability.Our research shows that these estimate changes are directly correlated with near-term stock prices. Investors can capitalize on this by using the Zacks Rank. This model considers these estimate changes and provides a simple, actionable rating system.The Zacks Rank system ranges from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell). It has a remarkable, outside-audited track record of success, with #1 stocks delivering an average annual return of +25% since 1988. Over the past month, the Zacks Consensus EPS estimate remained stagnant. Arbor Realty Trust currently has a Zacks Rank of #2 (Buy).Valuation is also important, so investors should note that Arbor Realty Trust has a Forward P/E ratio of 5.92 right now. This valuation marks a discount compared to its industry's average Forward P/E of 7.02.The REIT and Equity Trust industry is part of the Finance sector. This industry currently has a Zacks Industry Rank of 165, which puts it in the bottom 35% of all 250+ industries.The Zacks Industry Rank includes is listed in order from best to worst in terms of the average Zacks Rank of the individual companies within each of these sectors. Our research shows that the top 50% rated industries outperform the bottom half by a factor of 2 to 1.Make sure to utilize Zacks.com to follow all of these stock-moving metrics, and more, in the coming trading sessions. This Little-Known Semiconductor Stock Could Be Your Portfolio’s Hedge Against Inflation Everyone uses semiconductors. But only a small number of people know what they are and what they do. If you use a smartphone, computer, microwave, digital camera or refrigerator (and that’s just the tip of the iceberg), you have a need for semiconductors. That’s why their importance can’t be overstated and their disruption in the supply chain has such a global effect. But every cloud has a silver lining. Shockwaves to the international supply chain from the global pandemic have unearthed a tremendous opportunity for investors. And today, Zacks' leading stock strategist is revealing the one semiconductor stock that stands to gain the most in a new FREE report. It's yours at no cost and with no obligation.>>Yes, I Want to Help Protect My Portfolio During the RecessionWant the latest recommendations from Zacks Investment Research? Today, you can download 7 Best Stocks for the Next 30 Days. Click to get this free report Arbor Realty Trust (ABR): Free Stock Analysis Report To read this article on Zacks.com click here. Zacks Investment Research.....»»

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ProFrac Holding Corp. (PFHC) Gains As Market Dips: What You Should Know

ProFrac Holding Corp. (PFHC) closed at $15.21 in the latest trading session, marking a +0.2% move from the prior day. ProFrac Holding Corp. (PFHC) closed the most recent trading day at $15.21, moving +0.2% from the previous trading session. The stock outpaced the S&P 500's daily loss of 1.51%. At the same time, the Dow lost 1.71%, and the tech-heavy Nasdaq lost 0.02%.Heading into today, shares of the company had lost 21.43% over the past month, lagging the Oils-Energy sector's loss of 13.2% and the S&P 500's loss of 9.52% in that time.Wall Street will be looking for positivity from ProFrac Holding Corp. as it approaches its next earnings report date.Any recent changes to analyst estimates for ProFrac Holding Corp. should also be noted by investors. These revisions typically reflect the latest short-term business trends, which can change frequently. As such, positive estimate revisions reflect analyst optimism about the company's business and profitability.Our research shows that these estimate changes are directly correlated with near-term stock prices. To benefit from this, we have developed the Zacks Rank, a proprietary model which takes these estimate changes into account and provides an actionable rating system.Ranging from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell), the Zacks Rank system has a proven, outside-audited track record of outperformance, with #1 stocks returning an average of +25% annually since 1988. Within the past 30 days, our consensus EPS projection has moved 1.26% lower. ProFrac Holding Corp. is currently a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).Digging into valuation, ProFrac Holding Corp. currently has a Forward P/E ratio of 5.81. This represents a discount compared to its industry's average Forward P/E of 26.The Alternative Energy - Other industry is part of the Oils-Energy sector. This group has a Zacks Industry Rank of 93, putting it in the top 37% of all 250+ industries.The Zacks Industry Rank gauges the strength of our individual industry groups by measuring the average Zacks Rank of the individual stocks within the groups. Our research shows that the top 50% rated industries outperform the bottom half by a factor of 2 to 1.To follow PFHC in the coming trading sessions, be sure to utilize Zacks.com. This Little-Known Semiconductor Stock Could Be Your Portfolio’s Hedge Against Inflation Everyone uses semiconductors. But only a small number of people know what they are and what they do. If you use a smartphone, computer, microwave, digital camera or refrigerator (and that’s just the tip of the iceberg), you have a need for semiconductors. That’s why their importance can’t be overstated and their disruption in the supply chain has such a global effect. But every cloud has a silver lining. Shockwaves to the international supply chain from the global pandemic have unearthed a tremendous opportunity for investors. And today, Zacks' leading stock strategist is revealing the one semiconductor stock that stands to gain the most in a new FREE report. It's yours at no cost and with no obligation.>>Yes, I Want to Help Protect My Portfolio During the RecessionWant the latest recommendations from Zacks Investment Research? Today, you can download 7 Best Stocks for the Next 30 Days. Click to get this free report ProFrac Holding Corp. (PFHC): Free Stock Analysis Report To read this article on Zacks.com click here. Zacks Investment Research.....»»

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Marriott International (MAR) Stock Moves -0.26%: What You Should Know

In the latest trading session, Marriott International (MAR) closed at $140.14, marking a -0.26% move from the previous day. Marriott International (MAR) closed the most recent trading day at $140.14, moving -0.26% from the previous trading session. This change was narrower than the S&P 500's 1.51% loss on the day. Elsewhere, the Dow lost 1.71%, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq lost 0.02%.Heading into today, shares of the hotel company had lost 8.73% over the past month, outpacing the Consumer Discretionary sector's loss of 11.94% and the S&P 500's loss of 9.52% in that time.Wall Street will be looking for positivity from Marriott International as it approaches its next earnings report date. The company is expected to report EPS of $1.68, up 69.7% from the prior-year quarter. Meanwhile, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for revenue is projecting net sales of $5.27 billion, up 33.46% from the year-ago period.Looking at the full year, our Zacks Consensus Estimates suggest analysts are expecting earnings of $6.49 per share and revenue of $20.34 billion. These totals would mark changes of +103.45% and +46.78%, respectively, from last year.Investors should also note any recent changes to analyst estimates for Marriott International. These recent revisions tend to reflect the evolving nature of short-term business trends. With this in mind, we can consider positive estimate revisions a sign of optimism about the company's business outlook.Based on our research, we believe these estimate revisions are directly related to near-team stock moves. To benefit from this, we have developed the Zacks Rank, a proprietary model which takes these estimate changes into account and provides an actionable rating system.The Zacks Rank system ranges from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell). It has a remarkable, outside-audited track record of success, with #1 stocks delivering an average annual return of +25% since 1988. Within the past 30 days, our consensus EPS projection has moved 0.19% higher. Marriott International is currently a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).Valuation is also important, so investors should note that Marriott International has a Forward P/E ratio of 21.65 right now. This represents a premium compared to its industry's average Forward P/E of 19.37.Meanwhile, MAR's PEG ratio is currently 0.54. This metric is used similarly to the famous P/E ratio, but the PEG ratio also takes into account the stock's expected earnings growth rate. The Hotels and Motels was holding an average PEG ratio of 0.54 at yesterday's closing price.The Hotels and Motels industry is part of the Consumer Discretionary sector. This industry currently has a Zacks Industry Rank of 72, which puts it in the top 29% of all 250+ industries.The Zacks Industry Rank includes is listed in order from best to worst in terms of the average Zacks Rank of the individual companies within each of these sectors. Our research shows that the top 50% rated industries outperform the bottom half by a factor of 2 to 1.You can find more information on all of these metrics, and much more, on Zacks.com. This Little-Known Semiconductor Stock Could Be Your Portfolio’s Hedge Against Inflation Everyone uses semiconductors. But only a small number of people know what they are and what they do. If you use a smartphone, computer, microwave, digital camera or refrigerator (and that’s just the tip of the iceberg), you have a need for semiconductors. That’s why their importance can’t be overstated and their disruption in the supply chain has such a global effect. But every cloud has a silver lining. Shockwaves to the international supply chain from the global pandemic have unearthed a tremendous opportunity for investors. And today, Zacks' leading stock strategist is revealing the one semiconductor stock that stands to gain the most in a new FREE report. It's yours at no cost and with no obligation.>>Yes, I Want to Help Protect My Portfolio During the RecessionWant the latest recommendations from Zacks Investment Research? Today, you can download 7 Best Stocks for the Next 30 Days. Click to get this free report Marriott International, Inc. (MAR): Free Stock Analysis Report To read this article on Zacks.com click here. Zacks Investment Research.....»»

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Axsome Therapeutics (AXSM) Gains As Market Dips: What You Should Know

Axsome Therapeutics (AXSM) closed the most recent trading day at $44.62, moving +1.06% from the previous trading session. Axsome Therapeutics (AXSM) closed the most recent trading day at $44.62, moving +1.06% from the previous trading session. The stock outpaced the S&P 500's daily loss of 1.51%. Elsewhere, the Dow lost 1.71%, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq lost 0.02%.Prior to today's trading, shares of the biopharmaceutical company had lost 29.46% over the past month. This has lagged the Medical sector's loss of 4.08% and the S&P 500's loss of 9.52% in that time.Wall Street will be looking for positivity from Axsome Therapeutics as it approaches its next earnings report date. The company is expected to report EPS of -$1.11, down 19.35% from the prior-year quarter.Any recent changes to analyst estimates for Axsome Therapeutics should also be noted by investors. Recent revisions tend to reflect the latest near-term business trends. As such, positive estimate revisions reflect analyst optimism about the company's business and profitability.Based on our research, we believe these estimate revisions are directly related to near-team stock moves. Investors can capitalize on this by using the Zacks Rank. This model considers these estimate changes and provides a simple, actionable rating system.The Zacks Rank system ranges from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell). It has a remarkable, outside-audited track record of success, with #1 stocks delivering an average annual return of +25% since 1988. Over the past month, the Zacks Consensus EPS estimate has moved 1% lower. Axsome Therapeutics currently has a Zacks Rank of #3 (Hold).The Medical - Biomedical and Genetics industry is part of the Medical sector. This industry currently has a Zacks Industry Rank of 84, which puts it in the top 34% of all 250+ industries.The Zacks Industry Rank gauges the strength of our individual industry groups by measuring the average Zacks Rank of the individual stocks within the groups. Our research shows that the top 50% rated industries outperform the bottom half by a factor of 2 to 1.You can find more information on all of these metrics, and much more, on Zacks.com. This Little-Known Semiconductor Stock Could Be Your Portfolio’s Hedge Against Inflation Everyone uses semiconductors. But only a small number of people know what they are and what they do. If you use a smartphone, computer, microwave, digital camera or refrigerator (and that’s just the tip of the iceberg), you have a need for semiconductors. That’s why their importance can’t be overstated and their disruption in the supply chain has such a global effect. But every cloud has a silver lining. Shockwaves to the international supply chain from the global pandemic have unearthed a tremendous opportunity for investors. And today, Zacks' leading stock strategist is revealing the one semiconductor stock that stands to gain the most in a new FREE report. It's yours at no cost and with no obligation.>>Yes, I Want to Help Protect My Portfolio During the RecessionWant the latest recommendations from Zacks Investment Research? Today, you can download 7 Best Stocks for the Next 30 Days. Click to get this free report Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. (AXSM): Free Stock Analysis Report To read this article on Zacks.com click here. Zacks Investment Research.....»»

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Bloom Energy (BE) Stock Moves -0.99%: What You Should Know

Bloom Energy (BE) closed the most recent trading day at $19.99, moving -0.99% from the previous trading session. In the latest trading session, Bloom Energy (BE) closed at $19.99, marking a -0.99% move from the previous day. This move was narrower than the S&P 500's daily loss of 1.51%. Meanwhile, the Dow lost 1.71%, and the Nasdaq, a tech-heavy index, lost 0.02%.Coming into today, shares of the developer of fuel cell systems had lost 18.13% in the past month. In that same time, the Oils-Energy sector lost 13.2%, while the S&P 500 lost 9.52%.Bloom Energy will be looking to display strength as it nears its next earnings release. The company is expected to report EPS of -$0.01, up 95% from the prior-year quarter. Our most recent consensus estimate is calling for quarterly revenue of $284.61 million, up 37.34% from the year-ago period.For the full year, our Zacks Consensus Estimates are projecting earnings of -$0.45 per share and revenue of $1.14 billion, which would represent changes of +18.18% and +17.06%, respectively, from the prior year.Any recent changes to analyst estimates for Bloom Energy should also be noted by investors. Recent revisions tend to reflect the latest near-term business trends. With this in mind, we can consider positive estimate revisions a sign of optimism about the company's business outlook.Our research shows that these estimate changes are directly correlated with near-term stock prices. To benefit from this, we have developed the Zacks Rank, a proprietary model which takes these estimate changes into account and provides an actionable rating system.Ranging from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell), the Zacks Rank system has a proven, outside-audited track record of outperformance, with #1 stocks returning an average of +25% annually since 1988. The Zacks Consensus EPS estimate remained stagnant within the past month. Bloom Energy is holding a Zacks Rank of #3 (Hold) right now.The Alternative Energy - Other industry is part of the Oils-Energy sector. This group has a Zacks Industry Rank of 93, putting it in the top 37% of all 250+ industries.The Zacks Industry Rank gauges the strength of our industry groups by measuring the average Zacks Rank of the individual stocks within the groups. Our research shows that the top 50% rated industries outperform the bottom half by a factor of 2 to 1.Make sure to utilize Zacks.com to follow all of these stock-moving metrics, and more, in the coming trading sessions. This Little-Known Semiconductor Stock Could Be Your Portfolio’s Hedge Against Inflation Everyone uses semiconductors. But only a small number of people know what they are and what they do. If you use a smartphone, computer, microwave, digital camera or refrigerator (and that’s just the tip of the iceberg), you have a need for semiconductors. That’s why their importance can’t be overstated and their disruption in the supply chain has such a global effect. But every cloud has a silver lining. Shockwaves to the international supply chain from the global pandemic have unearthed a tremendous opportunity for investors. And today, Zacks' leading stock strategist is revealing the one semiconductor stock that stands to gain the most in a new FREE report. It's yours at no cost and with no obligation.>>Yes, I Want to Help Protect My Portfolio During the RecessionWant the latest recommendations from Zacks Investment Research? Today, you can download 7 Best Stocks for the Next 30 Days. Click to get this free report Bloom Energy Corporation (BE): Free Stock Analysis Report To read this article on Zacks.com click here. Zacks Investment Research.....»»

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Carlisle (CSL) Flat As Market Sinks: What You Should Know

Carlisle (CSL) closed the most recent trading day at $280.41, making no change from the previous trading session. In the latest trading session, Carlisle (CSL) closed at $280.41, marking no change from the previous day. This change was narrower than the S&P 500's daily loss of 1.51%. At the same time, the Dow lost 1.71%, and the tech-heavy Nasdaq lost 0.02%.Heading into today, shares of the diversified manufacturer had lost 6.2% over the past month, outpacing the Conglomerates sector's loss of 10.2% and the S&P 500's loss of 9.52% in that time.Carlisle will be looking to display strength as it nears its next earnings release. In that report, analysts expect Carlisle to post earnings of $5.39 per share. This would mark year-over-year growth of 80.27%. Meanwhile, our latest consensus estimate is calling for revenue of $1.77 billion, up 34.65% from the prior-year quarter.CSL's full-year Zacks Consensus Estimates are calling for earnings of $20.24 per share and revenue of $6.7 billion. These results would represent year-over-year changes of +114.41% and +36.83%, respectively.Investors might also notice recent changes to analyst estimates for Carlisle. Recent revisions tend to reflect the latest near-term business trends. As a result, we can interpret positive estimate revisions as a good sign for the company's business outlook.Our research shows that these estimate changes are directly correlated with near-term stock prices. Investors can capitalize on this by using the Zacks Rank. This model considers these estimate changes and provides a simple, actionable rating system.Ranging from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell), the Zacks Rank system has a proven, outside-audited track record of outperformance, with #1 stocks returning an average of +25% annually since 1988. Over the past month, the Zacks Consensus EPS estimate has moved 0.12% higher. Carlisle is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #2 (Buy).Valuation is also important, so investors should note that Carlisle has a Forward P/E ratio of 13.85 right now. This represents a discount compared to its industry's average Forward P/E of 14.84.We can also see that CSL currently has a PEG ratio of 0.81. This popular metric is similar to the widely-known P/E ratio, with the difference being that the PEG ratio also takes into account the company's expected earnings growth rate. The Diversified Operations was holding an average PEG ratio of 1.53 at yesterday's closing price.The Diversified Operations industry is part of the Conglomerates sector. This industry currently has a Zacks Industry Rank of 91, which puts it in the top 37% of all 250+ industries.The Zacks Industry Rank gauges the strength of our industry groups by measuring the average Zacks Rank of the individual stocks within the groups. Our research shows that the top 50% rated industries outperform the bottom half by a factor of 2 to 1.Make sure to utilize Zacks.com to follow all of these stock-moving metrics, and more, in the coming trading sessions. This Little-Known Semiconductor Stock Could Be Your Portfolio’s Hedge Against Inflation Everyone uses semiconductors. But only a small number of people know what they are and what they do. If you use a smartphone, computer, microwave, digital camera or refrigerator (and that’s just the tip of the iceberg), you have a need for semiconductors. That’s why their importance can’t be overstated and their disruption in the supply chain has such a global effect. But every cloud has a silver lining. Shockwaves to the international supply chain from the global pandemic have unearthed a tremendous opportunity for investors. And today, Zacks' leading stock strategist is revealing the one semiconductor stock that stands to gain the most in a new FREE report. It's yours at no cost and with no obligation.>>Yes, I Want to Help Protect My Portfolio During the RecessionWant the latest recommendations from Zacks Investment Research? Today, you can download 7 Best Stocks for the Next 30 Days. Click to get this free report Carlisle Companies Incorporated (CSL): Free Stock Analysis Report To read this article on Zacks.com click here. Zacks Investment Research.....»»

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Farfetch Limited (FTCH) Stock Moves -1.32%: What You Should Know

Farfetch Limited (FTCH) closed the most recent trading day at $7.45, moving -1.32% from the previous trading session. In the latest trading session, Farfetch Limited (FTCH) closed at $7.45, marking a -1.32% move from the previous day. This change was narrower than the S&P 500's daily loss of 1.51%. At the same time, the Dow lost 1.71%, and the tech-heavy Nasdaq lost 0.02%.Heading into today, shares of the company had lost 23.51% over the past month, lagging the Retail-Wholesale sector's loss of 8.68% and the S&P 500's loss of 9.52% in that time.Farfetch Limited will be looking to display strength as it nears its next earnings release. In that report, analysts expect Farfetch Limited to post earnings of -$0.18 per share. This would mark year-over-year growth of 28%. Meanwhile, our latest consensus estimate is calling for revenue of $613.28 million, up 5.27% from the prior-year quarter.FTCH's full-year Zacks Consensus Estimates are calling for earnings of -$0.71 per share and revenue of $2.44 billion. These results would represent year-over-year changes of +33.64% and +8.26%, respectively.Investors might also notice recent changes to analyst estimates for Farfetch Limited. Recent revisions tend to reflect the latest near-term business trends. As a result, we can interpret positive estimate revisions as a good sign for the company's business outlook.Our research shows that these estimate changes are directly correlated with near-term stock prices. Investors can capitalize on this by using the Zacks Rank. This model considers these estimate changes and provides a simple, actionable rating system.Ranging from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell), the Zacks Rank system has a proven, outside-audited track record of outperformance, with #1 stocks returning an average of +25% annually since 1988. Over the past month, the Zacks Consensus EPS estimate remained stagnant. Farfetch Limited is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #3 (Hold).The Retail - Apparel and Shoes industry is part of the Retail-Wholesale sector. This group has a Zacks Industry Rank of 209, putting it in the bottom 18% of all 250+ industries.The Zacks Industry Rank gauges the strength of our individual industry groups by measuring the average Zacks Rank of the individual stocks within the groups. Our research shows that the top 50% rated industries outperform the bottom half by a factor of 2 to 1.You can find more information on all of these metrics, and much more, on Zacks.com. This Little-Known Semiconductor Stock Could Be Your Portfolio’s Hedge Against Inflation Everyone uses semiconductors. But only a small number of people know what they are and what they do. If you use a smartphone, computer, microwave, digital camera or refrigerator (and that’s just the tip of the iceberg), you have a need for semiconductors. That’s why their importance can’t be overstated and their disruption in the supply chain has such a global effect. But every cloud has a silver lining. Shockwaves to the international supply chain from the global pandemic have unearthed a tremendous opportunity for investors. And today, Zacks' leading stock strategist is revealing the one semiconductor stock that stands to gain the most in a new FREE report. It's yours at no cost and with no obligation.>>Yes, I Want to Help Protect My Portfolio During the RecessionWant the latest recommendations from Zacks Investment Research? Today, you can download 7 Best Stocks for the Next 30 Days. Click to get this free report Farfetch Limited (FTCH): Free Stock Analysis Report To read this article on Zacks.com click here. Zacks Investment Research.....»»

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Celanese (CE) Gains As Market Dips: What You Should Know

Celanese (CE) closed at $90.34 in the latest trading session, marking a +1.27% move from the prior day. In the latest trading session, Celanese (CE) closed at $90.34, marking a +1.27% move from the previous day. This move outpaced the S&P 500's daily loss of 1.51%. Meanwhile, the Dow lost 1.71%, and the Nasdaq, a tech-heavy index, lost 0.02%.Prior to today's trading, shares of the chemical company had lost 17.94% over the past month. This has lagged the Basic Materials sector's loss of 10.7% and the S&P 500's loss of 9.52% in that time.Investors will be hoping for strength from Celanese as it approaches its next earnings release. On that day, Celanese is projected to report earnings of $4.23 per share, which would represent a year-over-year decline of 12.24%. Meanwhile, our latest consensus estimate is calling for revenue of $2.32 billion, up 2.18% from the prior-year quarter.Looking at the full year, our Zacks Consensus Estimates suggest analysts are expecting earnings of $18.18 per share and revenue of $9.45 billion. These totals would mark changes of +0.33% and +10.71%, respectively, from last year.It is also important to note the recent changes to analyst estimates for Celanese. These revisions help to show the ever-changing nature of near-term business trends. As such, positive estimate revisions reflect analyst optimism about the company's business and profitability.Research indicates that these estimate revisions are directly correlated with near-term share price momentum. Investors can capitalize on this by using the Zacks Rank. This model considers these estimate changes and provides a simple, actionable rating system.The Zacks Rank system ranges from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell). It has a remarkable, outside-audited track record of success, with #1 stocks delivering an average annual return of +25% since 1988. Over the past month, the Zacks Consensus EPS estimate remained stagnant. Celanese is holding a Zacks Rank of #3 (Hold) right now.Valuation is also important, so investors should note that Celanese has a Forward P/E ratio of 4.91 right now. This represents a discount compared to its industry's average Forward P/E of 12.27.The Chemical - Specialty industry is part of the Basic Materials sector. This industry currently has a Zacks Industry Rank of 57, which puts it in the top 23% of all 250+ industries.The Zacks Industry Rank gauges the strength of our industry groups by measuring the average Zacks Rank of the individual stocks within the groups. Our research shows that the top 50% rated industries outperform the bottom half by a factor of 2 to 1.Make sure to utilize Zacks.com to follow all of these stock-moving metrics, and more, in the coming trading sessions. This Little-Known Semiconductor Stock Could Be Your Portfolio’s Hedge Against Inflation Everyone uses semiconductors. But only a small number of people know what they are and what they do. If you use a smartphone, computer, microwave, digital camera or refrigerator (and that’s just the tip of the iceberg), you have a need for semiconductors. That’s why their importance can’t be overstated and their disruption in the supply chain has such a global effect. But every cloud has a silver lining. Shockwaves to the international supply chain from the global pandemic have unearthed a tremendous opportunity for investors. And today, Zacks' leading stock strategist is revealing the one semiconductor stock that stands to gain the most in a new FREE report. It's yours at no cost and with no obligation.>>Yes, I Want to Help Protect My Portfolio During the RecessionWant the latest recommendations from Zacks Investment Research? Today, you can download 7 Best Stocks for the Next 30 Days. Click to get this free report Celanese Corporation (CE): Free Stock Analysis Report To read this article on Zacks.com click here. Zacks Investment Research.....»»

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Global Partners LP (GLP) Stock Moves -0.72%: What You Should Know

Global Partners LP (GLP) closed the most recent trading day at $24.75, moving -0.72% from the previous trading session. Global Partners LP (GLP) closed the most recent trading day at $24.75, moving -0.72% from the previous trading session. This change was narrower than the S&P 500's 1.51% loss on the day. Meanwhile, the Dow lost 1.71%, and the Nasdaq, a tech-heavy index, lost 0.02%.Prior to today's trading, shares of the company had lost 11.12% over the past month. This has was narrower than the Oils-Energy sector's loss of 13.2% and lagged the S&P 500's loss of 9.52% in that time.Global Partners LP will be looking to display strength as it nears its next earnings release. On that day, Global Partners LP is projected to report earnings of $1.33 per share, which would represent year-over-year growth of 54.65%. Our most recent consensus estimate is calling for quarterly revenue of $4.11 billion, up 23.8% from the year-ago period.GLP's full-year Zacks Consensus Estimates are calling for earnings of $7.17 per share and revenue of $18.58 billion. These results would represent year-over-year changes of +447.33% and +40.26%, respectively.Investors should also note any recent changes to analyst estimates for Global Partners LP. These recent revisions tend to reflect the evolving nature of short-term business trends. With this in mind, we can consider positive estimate revisions a sign of optimism about the company's business outlook.Research indicates that these estimate revisions are directly correlated with near-term share price momentum. Investors can capitalize on this by using the Zacks Rank. This model considers these estimate changes and provides a simple, actionable rating system.The Zacks Rank system, which ranges from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell), has an impressive outside-audited track record of outperformance, with #1 stocks generating an average annual return of +25% since 1988. Over the past month, the Zacks Consensus EPS estimate remained stagnant. Global Partners LP is currently a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy).Valuation is also important, so investors should note that Global Partners LP has a Forward P/E ratio of 3.48 right now. Its industry sports an average Forward P/E of 8.05, so we one might conclude that Global Partners LP is trading at a discount comparatively.The Oil and Gas - Refining and Marketing - Master Limited Partnerships industry is part of the Oils-Energy sector. This group has a Zacks Industry Rank of 69, putting it in the top 28% of all 250+ industries.The Zacks Industry Rank includes is listed in order from best to worst in terms of the average Zacks Rank of the individual companies within each of these sectors. Our research shows that the top 50% rated industries outperform the bottom half by a factor of 2 to 1.Make sure to utilize Zacks.com to follow all of these stock-moving metrics, and more, in the coming trading sessions. This Little-Known Semiconductor Stock Could Be Your Portfolio’s Hedge Against Inflation Everyone uses semiconductors. But only a small number of people know what they are and what they do. If you use a smartphone, computer, microwave, digital camera or refrigerator (and that’s just the tip of the iceberg), you have a need for semiconductors. That’s why their importance can’t be overstated and their disruption in the supply chain has such a global effect. But every cloud has a silver lining. Shockwaves to the international supply chain from the global pandemic have unearthed a tremendous opportunity for investors. And today, Zacks' leading stock strategist is revealing the one semiconductor stock that stands to gain the most in a new FREE report. It's yours at no cost and with no obligation.>>Yes, I Want to Help Protect My Portfolio During the RecessionWant the latest recommendations from Zacks Investment Research? Today, you can download 7 Best Stocks for the Next 30 Days. Click to get this free report Global Partners LP (GLP): Free Stock Analysis Report To read this article on Zacks.com click here. Zacks Investment Research.....»»

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Altus Power, Inc. (AMPS) Gains As Market Dips: What You Should Know

Altus Power, Inc. (AMPS) closed at $11.01 in the latest trading session, marking a +1.38% move from the prior day. In the latest trading session, Altus Power, Inc. (AMPS) closed at $11.01, marking a +1.38% move from the previous day. The stock outpaced the S&P 500's daily loss of 1.51%. Meanwhile, the Dow lost 1.71%, and the Nasdaq, a tech-heavy index, lost 0.02%.Coming into today, shares of the company had gained 4.12% in the past month. In that same time, the Oils-Energy sector lost 13.2%, while the S&P 500 lost 9.52%.Wall Street will be looking for positivity from Altus Power, Inc. as it approaches its next earnings report date.AMPS's full-year Zacks Consensus Estimates are calling for earnings of $0.58 per share and revenue of $105.73 million. These results would represent year-over-year changes of +1066.67% and +47.25%, respectively.Investors should also note any recent changes to analyst estimates for Altus Power, Inc.These revisions typically reflect the latest short-term business trends, which can change frequently. As a result, we can interpret positive estimate revisions as a good sign for the company's business outlook.Based on our research, we believe these estimate revisions are directly related to near-team stock moves. We developed the Zacks Rank to capitalize on this phenomenon. Our system takes these estimate changes into account and delivers a clear, actionable rating model.The Zacks Rank system ranges from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell). It has a remarkable, outside-audited track record of success, with #1 stocks delivering an average annual return of +25% since 1988. Within the past 30 days, our consensus EPS projection remained stagnant. Altus Power, Inc. is currently a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).Investors should also note Altus Power, Inc.'s current valuation metrics, including its Forward P/E ratio of 18.62. Its industry sports an average Forward P/E of 26, so we one might conclude that Altus Power, Inc. is trading at a discount comparatively.The Alternative Energy - Other industry is part of the Oils-Energy sector. This industry currently has a Zacks Industry Rank of 93, which puts it in the top 37% of all 250+ industries.The Zacks Industry Rank includes is listed in order from best to worst in terms of the average Zacks Rank of the individual companies within each of these sectors. Our research shows that the top 50% rated industries outperform the bottom half by a factor of 2 to 1.You can find more information on all of these metrics, and much more, on Zacks.com. This Little-Known Semiconductor Stock Could Be Your Portfolio’s Hedge Against Inflation Everyone uses semiconductors. But only a small number of people know what they are and what they do. If you use a smartphone, computer, microwave, digital camera or refrigerator (and that’s just the tip of the iceberg), you have a need for semiconductors. That’s why their importance can’t be overstated and their disruption in the supply chain has such a global effect. But every cloud has a silver lining. Shockwaves to the international supply chain from the global pandemic have unearthed a tremendous opportunity for investors. And today, Zacks' leading stock strategist is revealing the one semiconductor stock that stands to gain the most in a new FREE report. It's yours at no cost and with no obligation.>>Yes, I Want to Help Protect My Portfolio During the RecessionWant the latest recommendations from Zacks Investment Research? Today, you can download 7 Best Stocks for the Next 30 Days. Click to get this free report Altus Power, Inc. (AMPS): Free Stock Analysis Report To read this article on Zacks.com click here. Zacks Investment Research.....»»

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Northrop Grumman (NOC) Stock Moves -0.03%: What You Should Know

In the latest trading session, Northrop Grumman (NOC) closed at $470.32, marking a -0.03% move from the previous day. Northrop Grumman (NOC) closed at $470.32 in the latest trading session, marking a -0.03% move from the prior day. This change was narrower than the S&P 500's 1.51% loss on the day. Meanwhile, the Dow lost 1.71%, and the Nasdaq, a tech-heavy index, lost 0.02%.Prior to today's trading, shares of the defense contractor had lost 2.05% over the past month. This has was narrower than the Aerospace sector's loss of 11.14% and the S&P 500's loss of 9.52% in that time.Wall Street will be looking for positivity from Northrop Grumman as it approaches its next earnings report date. This is expected to be October 27, 2022. The company is expected to report EPS of $6.13, down 7.54% from the prior-year quarter. Our most recent consensus estimate is calling for quarterly revenue of $9.14 billion, up 4.8% from the year-ago period.For the full year, our Zacks Consensus Estimates are projecting earnings of $24.76 per share and revenue of $36.35 billion, which would represent changes of -3.39% and +1.92%, respectively, from the prior year.Investors might also notice recent changes to analyst estimates for Northrop Grumman. Recent revisions tend to reflect the latest near-term business trends. With this in mind, we can consider positive estimate revisions a sign of optimism about the company's business outlook.Research indicates that these estimate revisions are directly correlated with near-term share price momentum. We developed the Zacks Rank to capitalize on this phenomenon. Our system takes these estimate changes into account and delivers a clear, actionable rating model.The Zacks Rank system ranges from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell). It has a remarkable, outside-audited track record of success, with #1 stocks delivering an average annual return of +25% since 1988. The Zacks Consensus EPS estimate remained stagnant within the past month. Northrop Grumman currently has a Zacks Rank of #4 (Sell).Looking at its valuation, Northrop Grumman is holding a Forward P/E ratio of 19. This represents a premium compared to its industry's average Forward P/E of 16.9.Meanwhile, NOC's PEG ratio is currently 8.68. This metric is used similarly to the famous P/E ratio, but the PEG ratio also takes into account the stock's expected earnings growth rate. The Aerospace - Defense industry currently had an average PEG ratio of 1.73 as of yesterday's close.The Aerospace - Defense industry is part of the Aerospace sector. This industry currently has a Zacks Industry Rank of 172, which puts it in the bottom 32% of all 250+ industries.The Zacks Industry Rank gauges the strength of our individual industry groups by measuring the average Zacks Rank of the individual stocks within the groups. Our research shows that the top 50% rated industries outperform the bottom half by a factor of 2 to 1.Be sure to follow all of these stock-moving metrics, and many more, on Zacks.com. This Little-Known Semiconductor Stock Could Be Your Portfolio’s Hedge Against Inflation Everyone uses semiconductors. But only a small number of people know what they are and what they do. If you use a smartphone, computer, microwave, digital camera or refrigerator (and that’s just the tip of the iceberg), you have a need for semiconductors. That’s why their importance can’t be overstated and their disruption in the supply chain has such a global effect. But every cloud has a silver lining. Shockwaves to the international supply chain from the global pandemic have unearthed a tremendous opportunity for investors. And today, Zacks' leading stock strategist is revealing the one semiconductor stock that stands to gain the most in a new FREE report. It's yours at no cost and with no obligation.>>Yes, I Want to Help Protect My Portfolio During the RecessionWant the latest recommendations from Zacks Investment Research? Today, you can download 7 Best Stocks for the Next 30 Days. Click to get this free report Northrop Grumman Corporation (NOC): Free Stock Analysis Report To read this article on Zacks.com click here. Zacks Investment Research.....»»

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Opendoor Technologies Inc. (OPEN) Stock Moves -0.96%: What You Should Know

In the latest trading session, Opendoor Technologies Inc. (OPEN) closed at $3.11, marking a -0.96% move from the previous day. Opendoor Technologies Inc. (OPEN) closed at $3.11 in the latest trading session, marking a -0.96% move from the prior day. This change was narrower than the S&P 500's 1.51% loss on the day. Meanwhile, the Dow lost 1.71%, and the Nasdaq, a tech-heavy index, lost 0.02%.Prior to today's trading, shares of the company had lost 26.64% over the past month. This has lagged the Business Services sector's loss of 11.92% and the S&P 500's loss of 9.52% in that time.Wall Street will be looking for positivity from Opendoor Technologies Inc. as it approaches its next earnings report date. The company is expected to report EPS of -$0.37, down 1750% from the prior-year quarter. Our most recent consensus estimate is calling for quarterly revenue of $2.43 billion, up 7.43% from the year-ago period.For the full year, our Zacks Consensus Estimates are projecting earnings of -$0.24 per share and revenue of $14.26 billion, which would represent changes of -20% and +77.79%, respectively, from the prior year.Investors might also notice recent changes to analyst estimates for Opendoor Technologies Inc.Recent revisions tend to reflect the latest near-term business trends. With this in mind, we can consider positive estimate revisions a sign of optimism about the company's business outlook.Research indicates that these estimate revisions are directly correlated with near-term share price momentum. We developed the Zacks Rank to capitalize on this phenomenon. Our system takes these estimate changes into account and delivers a clear, actionable rating model.The Zacks Rank system ranges from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell). It has a remarkable, outside-audited track record of success, with #1 stocks delivering an average annual return of +25% since 1988. The Zacks Consensus EPS estimate has moved 3.55% lower within the past month. Opendoor Technologies Inc. currently has a Zacks Rank of #3 (Hold).The Technology Services industry is part of the Business Services sector. This industry currently has a Zacks Industry Rank of 169, which puts it in the bottom 33% of all 250+ industries.The Zacks Industry Rank includes is listed in order from best to worst in terms of the average Zacks Rank of the individual companies within each of these sectors. Our research shows that the top 50% rated industries outperform the bottom half by a factor of 2 to 1.Make sure to utilize Zacks.com to follow all of these stock-moving metrics, and more, in the coming trading sessions. This Little-Known Semiconductor Stock Could Be Your Portfolio’s Hedge Against Inflation Everyone uses semiconductors. But only a small number of people know what they are and what they do. If you use a smartphone, computer, microwave, digital camera or refrigerator (and that’s just the tip of the iceberg), you have a need for semiconductors. That’s why their importance can’t be overstated and their disruption in the supply chain has such a global effect. But every cloud has a silver lining. Shockwaves to the international supply chain from the global pandemic have unearthed a tremendous opportunity for investors. And today, Zacks' leading stock strategist is revealing the one semiconductor stock that stands to gain the most in a new FREE report. It's yours at no cost and with no obligation.>>Yes, I Want to Help Protect My Portfolio During the RecessionWant the latest recommendations from Zacks Investment Research? Today, you can download 7 Best Stocks for the Next 30 Days. Click to get this free report Opendoor Technologies Inc. (OPEN): Free Stock Analysis Report To read this article on Zacks.com click here. Zacks Investment Research.....»»

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Digital Turbine (APPS) Stock Moves -0.14%: What You Should Know

Digital Turbine (APPS) closed at $14.41 in the latest trading session, marking a -0.14% move from the prior day. Digital Turbine (APPS) closed at $14.41 in the latest trading session, marking a -0.14% move from the prior day. This change was narrower than the S&P 500's 1.51% loss on the day. Meanwhile, the Dow lost 1.71%, and the Nasdaq, a tech-heavy index, lost 0.02%.Heading into today, shares of the mobile software company had lost 18.57% over the past month, lagging the Computer and Technology sector's loss of 11.76% and the S&P 500's loss of 9.52% in that time.Digital Turbine will be looking to display strength as it nears its next earnings release. On that day, Digital Turbine is projected to report earnings of $0.32 per share, which would represent a year-over-year decline of 27.27%. Meanwhile, our latest consensus estimate is calling for revenue of $176.3 million, down 43.17% from the prior-year quarter.For the full year, our Zacks Consensus Estimates are projecting earnings of $1.43 per share and revenue of $755.69 million, which would represent changes of -13.86% and -30.19%, respectively, from the prior year.Investors might also notice recent changes to analyst estimates for Digital Turbine. These recent revisions tend to reflect the evolving nature of short-term business trends. As a result, we can interpret positive estimate revisions as a good sign for the company's business outlook.Research indicates that these estimate revisions are directly correlated with near-term share price momentum. We developed the Zacks Rank to capitalize on this phenomenon. Our system takes these estimate changes into account and delivers a clear, actionable rating model.Ranging from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell), the Zacks Rank system has a proven, outside-audited track record of outperformance, with #1 stocks returning an average of +25% annually since 1988. Within the past 30 days, our consensus EPS projection remained stagnant. Digital Turbine is holding a Zacks Rank of #5 (Strong Sell) right now.In terms of valuation, Digital Turbine is currently trading at a Forward P/E ratio of 10.13. This valuation marks a discount compared to its industry's average Forward P/E of 44.79.It is also worth noting that APPS currently has a PEG ratio of 1.01. This metric is used similarly to the famous P/E ratio, but the PEG ratio also takes into account the stock's expected earnings growth rate. Internet - Software stocks are, on average, holding a PEG ratio of 2.35 based on yesterday's closing prices.The Internet - Software industry is part of the Computer and Technology sector. This industry currently has a Zacks Industry Rank of 93, which puts it in the top 37% of all 250+ industries.The Zacks Industry Rank gauges the strength of our individual industry groups by measuring the average Zacks Rank of the individual stocks within the groups. Our research shows that the top 50% rated industries outperform the bottom half by a factor of 2 to 1.You can find more information on all of these metrics, and much more, on Zacks.com. This Little-Known Semiconductor Stock Could Be Your Portfolio’s Hedge Against Inflation Everyone uses semiconductors. But only a small number of people know what they are and what they do. If you use a smartphone, computer, microwave, digital camera or refrigerator (and that’s just the tip of the iceberg), you have a need for semiconductors. That’s why their importance can’t be overstated and their disruption in the supply chain has such a global effect. But every cloud has a silver lining. Shockwaves to the international supply chain from the global pandemic have unearthed a tremendous opportunity for investors. And today, Zacks' leading stock strategist is revealing the one semiconductor stock that stands to gain the most in a new FREE report. It's yours at no cost and with no obligation.>>Yes, I Want to Help Protect My Portfolio During the RecessionWant the latest recommendations from Zacks Investment Research? Today, you can download 7 Best Stocks for the Next 30 Days. Click to get this free report Digital Turbine, Inc. (APPS): Free Stock Analysis Report To read this article on Zacks.com click here. Zacks Investment Research.....»»

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Siga Technologies Inc. (SIGA) Gains As Market Dips: What You Should Know

Siga Technologies Inc. (SIGA) closed the most recent trading day at $10.30, moving +0.98% from the previous trading session. In the latest trading session, Siga Technologies Inc. (SIGA) closed at $10.30, marking a +0.98% move from the previous day. This change outpaced the S&P 500's 1.51% loss on the day. At the same time, the Dow lost 1.71%, and the tech-heavy Nasdaq lost 0.02%.Coming into today, shares of the company had lost 28.42% in the past month. In that same time, the Medical sector lost 4.08%, while the S&P 500 lost 9.52%.Wall Street will be looking for positivity from Siga Technologies Inc. as it approaches its next earnings report date.Looking at the full year, our Zacks Consensus Estimates suggest analysts are expecting earnings of $0.66 per share and revenue of $125.03 million. These totals would mark changes of -27.47% and -6.49%, respectively, from last year.Investors might also notice recent changes to analyst estimates for Siga Technologies Inc.Recent revisions tend to reflect the latest near-term business trends. As a result, we can interpret positive estimate revisions as a good sign for the company's business outlook.Research indicates that these estimate revisions are directly correlated with near-term share price momentum. We developed the Zacks Rank to capitalize on this phenomenon. Our system takes these estimate changes into account and delivers a clear, actionable rating model.The Zacks Rank system, which ranges from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell), has an impressive outside-audited track record of outperformance, with #1 stocks generating an average annual return of +25% since 1988. Over the past month, the Zacks Consensus EPS estimate remained stagnant. Siga Technologies Inc. currently has a Zacks Rank of #2 (Buy).In terms of valuation, Siga Technologies Inc. is currently trading at a Forward P/E ratio of 15.45. Its industry sports an average Forward P/E of 14.3, so we one might conclude that Siga Technologies Inc. is trading at a premium comparatively.The Medical - Drugs industry is part of the Medical sector. This group has a Zacks Industry Rank of 84, putting it in the top 34% of all 250+ industries.The Zacks Industry Rank includes is listed in order from best to worst in terms of the average Zacks Rank of the individual companies within each of these sectors. Our research shows that the top 50% rated industries outperform the bottom half by a factor of 2 to 1.You can find more information on all of these metrics, and much more, on Zacks.com. This Little-Known Semiconductor Stock Could Be Your Portfolio’s Hedge Against Inflation Everyone uses semiconductors. But only a small number of people know what they are and what they do. If you use a smartphone, computer, microwave, digital camera or refrigerator (and that’s just the tip of the iceberg), you have a need for semiconductors. That’s why their importance can’t be overstated and their disruption in the supply chain has such a global effect. But every cloud has a silver lining. Shockwaves to the international supply chain from the global pandemic have unearthed a tremendous opportunity for investors. And today, Zacks' leading stock strategist is revealing the one semiconductor stock that stands to gain the most in a new FREE report. It's yours at no cost and with no obligation.>>Yes, I Want to Help Protect My Portfolio During the RecessionWant the latest recommendations from Zacks Investment Research? Today, you can download 7 Best Stocks for the Next 30 Days. Click to get this free report Siga Technologies Inc. (SIGA): Free Stock Analysis Report To read this article on Zacks.com click here. Zacks Investment Research.....»»

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Top Tech Stocks to Buy in October and Hold for Long-Term Growth

Let's explore two great large-cap technology stocks for investors to consider buying in October at levels that might look like bargains in the not-too-distant future. Now might not be time to call a market bottom, with inflation still clocking in at 40-year highs and the Fed determined to do all it can to drag prices down. Thankfully, investors who plan to own stocks for years to come don’t need to pinpoint an exact bottom and should instead consider slowly starting positions in blue-chip stocks with great fundamentals that should look like steals at these levels down the road.  The S&P 500 is trading at new 2022 lows, with it at levels last seen in late November of 2020. Meanwhile, the Nasdaq is down over 6% in the past two years to trade where it was in the summer of 2020. The market could continue to slide. But investors should take solace in the fact that higher interest rates and soaring inflation are already showing up in corporate earnings outlooks.Wall Street had been waiting for the current economic turmoil to take its toll on sales and, more importantly, earnings before they consider nibbling at stocks again. With the heart of Q3 earnings season set to begin in the middle of October and September’s CPI data due out on Oct. 13, the market might not have to wait too much longer for an even clearer picture.Image Source: Zacks Investment ResearchEarnings and interest rates drive stock prices and the more clarity Wall Street gains on those fronts, the better. The outlook for Q3 FY22 earnings and full-year fiscal 2023 have already dropped significantly and the 10-year and two-year Treasury yields are responding to the Fed’s rate hikes and projected course of action.The major money managers are rather good at pricing in the future into stock prices, which is part of the reason why Wall Street is often ahead of Main Street, as we saw during the covid comeback and the subsequent beating growth and tech stocks started to take in late 2021 as investors realized the Fed would have to raise rates to cool the economy.The best investors use bear markets and major periods of panic to start positions in their favorite stocks. Just remember the average investor is often the most bullish to buy stocks near what turns out to be the tops and terrified to buy, with a penchant to panic sell, at what might one day turn out to be near the lows. Let’s explore two great large-cap technology stocks for investors to consider buying in October at levels that might look like bargains in the not-too-distant future.Adobe Inc. ADBE Adobe might be the best of the rest when it comes to big tech. Though it is not in the same rarefied air as Apple and Microsoft, Adobe is a champion of a vital segment of the software market with an impressive subscription-based business model that’s helped it post between 15% to 25% revenue growth for seven-straight years. That kind of growth is highly impressive for a company that went public in the mid-1980s.Adobe’s portfolio of subscription software includes Photoshop, Premiere Pro, and many others for a total of nearly 30 rather unique offerings. Its products help users, from Hollywood filmmakers to students, edit videos and images, create artwork and books, and do almost anything else in the larger creative/design world that one might imagine can be done on a computer, tablet, or smartphone.Image Source: Zacks Investment ResearchAdobe’s documents and business portfolio ranges broadly from PDFs and e-signatures to marketing, commerce, and workflow digitalization. And it’s prepared to expand its reach through its planned, roughly $20 billion cash and stock deal to buy privately held software firm Figma. The little-known company specializes in helping digital creators collaborate through shared software. Figma’s offerings should integrate well into Adobe’s portfolio and provide real benefits in a world where work gets done on individual computers even when people are in the same office.Wall Street is worried that Adobe is overpaying for Figma and sold the stock heavily when it announced the deal alongside its Q3 earnings release on Sept. 15. It is possible ADBE is paying too much at a time when growth-focused tech valuations have been crushed. But it’s difficult to argue with Adobe’s track record and its outlook in an increasingly crowded software market.The post-announcement drop helps set up a potentially attractive entry point for patient investors, with ADBE shares down roughly 30%. The recent decline is part of a larger recalibration of Adobe and other growth names to account for higher interest rates. ADBE stock has fallen 60% from its peaks to below its covid-lows.  Image Source: Zacks Investment ResearchADBE’s falling price, coupled with its strong earnings outlook, has it trading where it was before it changed to a subscription model roughly a decade ago at 22.3X forward earnings. Plus, ADBE’s earnings estimates have largely held up in the face of the economic slowdown causing Micron and many others to dramatically lower their guidance.Adobe’s revenue is projected to jump 12% in 2022 and another 13% in 2023 to hit nearly $20 billion to help lift its adjusted EPS by 9% and 14%, respectively. ADBE currently lands a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold), alongside “A” grades for Growth and Momentum in our Style Scores system.Analog Devices, Inc. ADI Semiconductor maker Analog Devices expanded its reach to help it challenge the biggest player in the analog space, Texas Instruments TXN, when it completed its acquisition of Maxim Integrated in August 2021. Analog semiconductors are on the less flashy side of the booming chip industry that will remain the backbone of technology and arguably the entire economy for the foreseeable future.  Analog semiconductors play crucial roles in countless devices and industries that next-generation digital semiconductors cannot meet. Analog chips help handle information not easily understood with 1s and 0s, such as temperature, speed, sound, electrical currents, and much more.Image Source: Zacks Investment ResearchAnalog Devices boasts around 125K customers globally for its over 75K products, which helps provide diversification in a time of economic uncertainty, which is hitting the cyclical chip sector particularly hard. ADI executives project the firm will benefit from continued expansion within six secular growth segments, from connectivity & data centers and digital healthcare to industrial 4.0 and automotive ecosystems.Analog Devices’ revenue and adjusted earnings both climbed by roughly 31% in fiscal 2021, driven in part by its Maxim Integrated deal. Current Zacks estimates call for ADI’s revenue to climb another 63% in FY22 to help lift its adjusted earnings by 46%. ADI is expected to grow both its top and bottom lines next year as well, even as it comes up again difficult to compete against periods.ADI shares have held up far better than its Zacks Semiconductor industry, down 17% in the past 12 months vs. 32%. ADI trades around where it was in December 2020 at roughly $140 per share. And its current Zacks consensus price target offers 38% upside to its closing levels Friday. Analog Devices is now trading right near its decade-long lows at 14.9X forward earnings.Image Source: Zacks Investment ResearchEarlier this year, Analog Devices lifted its dividend by 10% for its 19th raise in the last 18 years. ADI’s dividend yields 2.2% right now to top many of its peers and the S&P 500’s 1.7%. The company boasts a solid history of stock buybacks, supported by a solid balance sheet. On top of that, 11 of the 16 brokerage recommendations Zacks has are “Strong Buy,” with nothing below a “Hold.” And now might be a solid time to add this chip stock that’s holding up somewhat well as semiconductor names tumble. This Little-Known Semiconductor Stock Could Be Your Portfolio’s Hedge Against Inflation Everyone uses semiconductors. But only a small number of people know what they are and what they do. If you use a smartphone, computer, microwave, digital camera or refrigerator (and that’s just the tip of the iceberg), you have a need for semiconductors. That’s why their importance can’t be overstated and their disruption in the supply chain has such a global effect. But every cloud has a silver lining. Shockwaves to the international supply chain from the global pandemic have unearthed a tremendous opportunity for investors. And today, Zacks' leading stock strategist is revealing the one semiconductor stock that stands to gain the most in a new FREE report. It's yours at no cost and with no obligation.>>Yes, I Want to Help Protect My Portfolio During the RecessionWant the latest recommendations from Zacks Investment Research? Today, you can download 7 Best Stocks for the Next 30 Days. Click to get this free report Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI): Free Stock Analysis Report Texas Instruments Incorporated (TXN): Free Stock Analysis Report Adobe Inc. (ADBE): Free Stock Analysis Report To read this article on Zacks.com click here. Zacks Investment Research.....»»

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Don"t Panic and Look to These 2 Big Tech Stocks After the Selloff

Warren Buffet's mentor Benjamin Graham is famous for insisting that investors look at large declines in the stock market as a discount or sale, rather than panic. Here's a look at two quality tech stocks that have a chance to go back to their previous highs once macroeconomic conditions stabilize. Investors may be concerned as broader markets continue to plummet with economic uncertainty stemming from rising inflation and higher interest rates. Although there may still be risk ahead, investors might want to begin pondering Warren Buffett’s most famous investment strategy; be greedy when others are fearful.Of course, the other half of this famous quote is to be fearful when others are greedy, but opportunities are starting to brew. In particular, big tech stocks are beginning to present solid opportunities for patient investors to start building positions.Buffet’s mentor Benjamin Graham is famous for insisting that investors look at large declines in the stock market as a discount or sale, rather than panic.Image Source: Zacks Investment ResearchAs we can see from the chart above, the Nasdaq is up +800% over the last 20 years. There is a clear path upward after the financial crisis in 2008. Surely investors were panicking during these times, but it was symbolic of the discount that Graham often referred to.Let’s take a look at two quality tech stocks that have a chance to go back to their previous highs once macroeconomic conditions stabilize.Amazon AMZN After a recent 20-for-1 stock split, Amazon is trading at its most affordable level in over a decade in terms of the face value of its stock price. Amazon’s stock had routinely traded over $2,000 a share. Investors can now buy the stock for $113 a share, which is also 39% beneath its 52-week highs.AMZN currently sports a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) and inflation may continue taking its toll on consumer e-commerce spending. However, Amazon is still a very viable investment for growth. According to Zacks estimates, Amazon’s earnings are expected to drop -93% this year but fiscal 2023 earnings are expected to rebound and climb an impressive 956% at $2.21 a share.This is also back to its 2020 levels when the company saw a boost in e-commerce spending during Covid-19. Top line growth is expected as well, with sales set to climb 11% this year and another 15% in FY23 to $602.52 billion. Amazon’s top line growth from FY21 to FY23 is more than what many of the largest companies make in a year. In comparison, Amazon's sales growth during this time span is larger than Target's TGT annual sales. Year to date AMZN is down -32% to underperform the S&P 500’s -24%. However, this is on par with the Nasdaq’s -32% drop. Amazon’s peer group has fallen by 40%. With that being said, AMZN has climbed 138% in the last five years.Image Source: Zacks Investment ResearchEven better, over the last 10 years, AMZN is up a staggering +787%, crushing the benchmark’s +167%.Plus, AMZN is trading well off its decade-long highs of 8,055.3X and getting closer to the median of 132.6X. Amazon’s price to sales is currently at 2.4X and getting close to the optimum level of less than 2X. The industry average P/S is 1.2X.However, Amazon’s cloud platform AWS has continued to grow most recently contributing to $5.72 billion in operating income during the second quarter, up 36% year over year. Cloud, along with continued efforts in expanding its streaming services through Amazon Prime has shown the company can make good use of its $60 billion cash on hand. The average Zacks Price Target offers 55% upside from Amazon’s current levels.Microsoft MSFT Microsoft is one of the largest broad-based technology providers in the world. Microsoft’s products include operating systems, cross-device productivity applications, server applications, business solution applications, desktop and server management tools, software development tools, and video games.Microsoft’s growth in the cloud and its savvy acquisitions have helped MSFT maintain its standing as a Computer-Software industry leader. During its fiscal fourth quarter, Microsoft’s Intelligent Cloud revenue climbed 20% to $20.9 billion. This was largely due to its public cloud computing platform Azure. The growth of Azure along with acquiring LinkedIn and countless others, including the possible future acquisition of Activision Blizzard help Microsoft continue growing and innovating through multiple revenue streams. MSFT is down -30% year to date to underperform the S&P 500. This is on par with the Computer-Software Market’s -32% drop. However, over the last five years, Microsoft is up +213%. Even better, over the last decade, MSFT is up an impressive +690% to crush the Computer-Software Market and the benchmark’s +167%.Image Source: Zacks Investment ResearchThe stellar 10-year price performance in the chart above may be a reason for investors to be optimistic about this year’s decline in MSFT. The -30% YTD drop could very well be a healthy correction for the long term and perhaps a chance to start adding positions at a discount. Microsoft is 33% off its 52-week highs, trading around $232 a share. MSFT has a forward P/E of 23.5X, which is near the industry average. This is also lower than its decade high of 37.4X and near the median of 23.7X.According to Zacks estimates, MSFT earnings are expected to rise 9% to $10.09 a share in 2022. Fiscal 2023 earnings are expected to climb another 15%. Microsoft’s sales are projected to be up 11% this year and another 13% in FY23 to $249.93 billion.Microsoft has also flexed its impressive balance sheet with its most recent $60 billion share repurchase program. Such notable buybacks increase the value of remaining shares for investors with MSFT also boosting its dividend six times in the last five years. MSFT’s current annual dividend yield is a modest 1.04% at $2.48 a share.MSFT currently lands a Zacks Rank # 3 (Hold) and its Computer-Software Industry is in the bottom 39% of over 250 Zacks Industries. However, the average Zacks Price target offers 39% upside from current levels.Bottom Line While it may not be time to be greedy, the decline among big tech stocks is creating what could turn out to be a valuable opportunity for investors. It will be important for investors to stay focused and not panic during downturns.There may be more downside risks ahead, however this allows time to start building meaningful positions. Stocks like Amazon and Microsoft have greatly rewarded patient investors over the last decade and after this downcycle, their stellar performances could continue. This Little-Known Semiconductor Stock Could Be Your Portfolio’s Hedge Against Inflation Everyone uses semiconductors. But only a small number of people know what they are and what they do. If you use a smartphone, computer, microwave, digital camera or refrigerator (and that’s just the tip of the iceberg), you have a need for semiconductors. That’s why their importance can’t be overstated and their disruption in the supply chain has such a global effect. But every cloud has a silver lining. Shockwaves to the international supply chain from the global pandemic have unearthed a tremendous opportunity for investors. And today, Zacks' leading stock strategist is revealing the one semiconductor stock that stands to gain the most in a new FREE report. It's yours at no cost and with no obligation.>>Yes, I Want to Help Protect My Portfolio During the RecessionWant the latest recommendations from Zacks Investment Research? Today, you can download 7 Best Stocks for the Next 30 Days. Click to get this free report Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN): Free Stock Analysis Report Microsoft Corporation (MSFT): Free Stock Analysis Report Target Corporation (TGT): Free Stock Analysis Report To read this article on Zacks.com click here. Zacks Investment Research.....»»

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Libertarian Group Sues To Block Biden Student Loan Forgiveness

Libertarian Group Sues To Block Biden Student Loan Forgiveness A California libertarian group has sued the Biden administration over its plan to cancel student debt, calling it an illegal overreach which will end up taxing some Americans whose debt is forgiven. "Congress did not authorize the executive branch to unilaterally cancel student debt," said attorney Caleb Kruckenberg of the Pacific Legal Foundation, which filed the lawsuit - believed to be the first targeting Biden's plan, AP reports. The Sacramento-based legal advocacy group filed the suit in Indiana, which is one of several states that plans to tax those whose debt is canceled by Biden's plan. Kruckenberg says that it's illegal for the executive branch to create such policy "by press release, and without statutory authority." (Meanwhile, Biden is yanking student loan forgiveness for more than 750,000 borrowers who took federal government loans that were issued and managed by private lenders) The suit’s plaintiff is Frank Garrison, described as a public interest attorney who lives in Indiana and is employed by the libertarian group. Garrison is on track to get his student debt erased through a separate federal program for public servants. Although most borrowers will need to apply for Biden’s plan, Garrison and many others in that program will automatically get the relief because the Education Department has their income information on file. -AP Garrison, the plaintiff, says that Biden's plan would automatically cancel up to $20,000 of his debt, which would trigger an "immediate tax liability" owed to the state of Indiana. "Mr. Garrison and millions of others similarly situated in the six relevant states will receive no additional benefit from the cancellation — just a one-time additional penalty," read the suit. Other states which plan to debt forgiven debt under the Biden plan are; Arkansas, California, Minnesota, Mississippi, North Carolina and Wisconsin, unless lawmakers act to change their current laws. When asked how people could opt out of the debt forgiveness, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, who said 'anyone can opt-out' had no answers, after previously saying that roughly 8 million Americans would automatically receive the debt relief. "The bottom line is this — no one who does not want debt relief will have to get that debt relief," she said. The White House has called the lawsuit "baseless," suggesting that it's nothing more than political opponents who "are trying anything they can to stop this program that will provide needed relief to working families." Biden's plan will cancel $10,000 in federal student debt for those making $125,000 per year or less, and $250,000 per household. Pell Grant recipients are set to receive an additional $10,000 benefit.  Conservative groups have called Biden's plan legally questionable, and point out that the debt forgiveness unfairly cancels student debt at the expense of Americans who didn't attend college - or paid off their loans. The Biden administration has repeatedly argued that the plan is on solid legal ground. In its legal justification for debt cancellation, the Biden administration invoked the HEROES Act of 2003, which aimed to provide help to members of the military. The law gives the administration “sweeping authority” to reduce or eliminate student debt during a national emergency, the Justice Department said in an August legal opinion. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona has said he has the legal authority to cancel debt for people who faced hardship during the pandemic. Cardona says Biden’s plan will ensure borrowers aren’t worse off after the pandemic than they were before. -AP "Nothing about loan cancellation is lawful or appropriate," reads the lawsuit. "In an end-run around Congress, the administration threatens to enact a profound and transformational policy that will have untold economic impacts." Tyler Durden Fri, 09/30/2022 - 19:20.....»»

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Progressive "De-Prosecutors" Disrupt Criminal Justice System, Experts Say

Progressive 'De-Prosecutors' Disrupt Criminal Justice System, Experts Say Authored by Petr Svab via The Epoch Times, A new breed of local prosecutors has taken District Attorney offices around the country by storm in a coordinated campaign that is tearing at the foundations of American justice system. The ideology that underpins their agenda is antagonistic to the traditional conception of criminal justice and, if taken to its logical conclusion, demands its destruction, several experts told The Epoch Times. Such DAs have been variously called “rogue prosecutors,” “de-prosecutors,” or “Soros prosecutors,” based on the fact that progressive billionaire George Soros has prolifically funded their campaigns and support structures. They started to enter the scene around 2014 and have quickly become a major power block, controlling at least 75 DA offices with jurisdiction over one in every five Americans, including half of the country’s 50 most populous cities, according to research by Sean Kennedy, a criminal justice expert at the Maryland Public Policy Institute, a liberty-oriented think tank. “They believe that the criminal justice system is excessively punitive and racially biased and that it is irredeemable,” he said. “And so they’re trying to undermine it from the inside.” The “rogue prosecutor movement” traces its roots back to the “prison abolition movement,” according to Zack Smith, former federal prosecutor who’s been writing extensively on the phenomenon as a legal fellow at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank. “There is actually a movement; it’s a Marxist movement that believes we should abolish prisons in the United States,” he said. “Many members of this movement … bought into the idea that our criminal justice system is systemically racist, that we have a problem with mass incarceration, we arrest too many people, incarcerate too many people. And so because of that, they want to lower prison population and they want to basically make many, many things that have traditionally been crimes either not be crimes or make the punishment for them very minor, like a speeding ticket, civil infraction.” Proponents of this idea, however, must have been aware that it would be very difficult to convince legislators to enshrine such a policy in law, Smith suspected. “What is very clever about what George Soros and others figured out is, rather than doing the hard work of getting the legislature to actually change the laws, decriminalize certain things, … they figured out they can elect District Attorneys to office,” he said. “And if the DA won’t prosecute crimes, they won’t seek sentencing enhancements. It doesn’t matter how many arrests the police make, the criminal won’t be held accountable.” The most common tactics of the DAs include establishing policies to not prosecute entire segments of crimes, such as theft under a certain threshold and non-violent offenses more broadly, as well as undercharge crimes to avoid mandatory minimum sentences. They also tend to avoid charges that would lead to “immigration consequences,” meaning serious charges that could trigger deportation of a criminal alien, according to Kennedy. “Victims are particularly ignored and disregarded by these offices,” he noted. Efforts of the DAs are sometimes amplified by state or local legislations that make it more difficult to put a criminal behind bars, such as by preventing judges from setting a bail. Fallout Implementation of the policies tends to coincide with increases in crime, though not necessarily across the board or right away. It appears it sometimes takes some time for criminals to learn the ropes of the new regime. Sooner or later, however, they start to take advantage of it, several experts have pointed out. “The message these individuals are receiving is that there’s not going to be any consequences for their actions. If they’re not going to be held on bail, if they’re not going to be prosecuted, then what’s the incentive for them not to keep repeating the same actions over and over and over again?” Smith said. The policies also tend to demoralize police, who may see their work as pointless if, upon arrest, the suspect is quickly back on the street. “Taking somebody to jail is a hassle because you have to get off your beat, get them in a car, take them down to booking, potentially spend hours filling out paperwork, all for what?” said Thomas Hogan, an adjunct fellow at the conservative Manhattan Institute and former federal prosecutor. Some departments have simply ceased to arrest people for the crimes they know won’t be prosecuted anyway, he said. There are exceptions, though. In New York City, crime has increased but arrests have gone up too. That’s because the NYPD deals with five different DAs, one for each borough, according to Hogan. Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg falls into the Soros-backed ranks, but the other ones are not necessarily onboard with the de-incarceration agenda—or at least not to the same extent. Moreover, the NYPD is large and powerful enough that they “do their own thing,” Hogan said. “NYPD’s response was, ‘You make your decisions what you’re going to do after we arrest them, but we’re going to arrest them anyway,’” he said. To some extent, the influx of Soros-backed DAs has “caught pro-public safety organizations, individuals, and the public off guard,” Kennedy said. “These are very sleepy races. Prosecutor races are low-attention, low-spending, low-on-the-ballot affairs.” Soros, however, went in with duffle bags of money. “It’s just unprecedented the relative amount of money he gives,” Kennedy said. “Giving a million dollars to a local DA candidate, what has occurred here in Northern Virginia, and millions of dollars to Philadelphia and Chicago and New York and Los Angeles … that is unprecedented and almost unfathomable.” Over the past decade, Soros and groups he substantially funds dished out over $40 million in direct spending on DA campaigns, according to a June report by the Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund (LELDF), a Virginia-based nonprofit, which Kennedy co-authored (pdf). Before any formidable opposition could mobilize, Soros-backed candidates were sweeping up elections left and right. “He caught people off guard because nobody expected anyone to do that,” Kennedy said. ... Countering the progressive DAs is no easy task, according to Kennedy, who’s personally helping with one recall effort in Northern Virginia. “And a lot of the jurisdictions where these prosecutors won, they are very difficult to dislodge because they are liberals in big liberal cities where the Democratic primary is the only game in town and all you have to do is appeal to very liberal Democratic primary voters,” he said. “If you have a lot of money and strong ideology, convincing that narrow subset of voters that your policies are just or working, or [that you] just need more time or whatever, is very easy to do.” Indeed, a number of the Soros-backed DAs have easily sailed through reelections already, though they did so “before crime really got out of control,” Kennedy said. “We will see what happens in the next few years if crime stays elevated, especially in these jurisdictions, if the public gets sick and tired of it.” In recent years, though, there has been some successful resistance to the progressive DAs. In Suffolk County, Massachusetts, a more law-and-order-minded DA won against the Soros-backed candidate in the Democratic primary, de-facto guaranteeing her election. In Baltimore County, a “tough-on-crime” Democrat defeated a Soros-backed challenger, Kennedy said. In Little Rock, Arkansas, a Republican defeated the Soros-backed Democrat for the Pulaski County DA office. On the other hand, Soros-backed candidates won in Portland, Maine, and rebuffed a challenger in Burlington, Vermont, earlier this year. Still, Soros’s success rate has dropped significantly, according to Kennedy. “Finally, the tide is turning where these Soros prosecutors don’t just waltz into office every time they go on the ballot,” he said. “When there’s organized opposition—and a good candidate to be honest—to oppose the Soros prosecutor, then we’re seeing success.” Read more here... Tyler Durden Fri, 09/30/2022 - 19:40.....»»

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Canada Has A Food Affordability Problem

Canada Has A Food Affordability Problem Authored by Sylvain Charlebois via The Epoch Times, Did you know that there is a global food security index? The well-known magazine The Economist has just published its 11th edition. The Global Food Security Index comprises a set of indices from more than 120 different countries. Since 2012, the index has been based on four main pillars: food access, safety, sustainable development, and affordability. The approach is quite comprehensive and robust. Index indicators include nutritional standards, urban absorptive capacity, food consumption as a percentage of household expenditure, food loss and waste, protein quality, agricultural import tariffs, dietary diversification, agricultural infrastructure, volatility of agricultural production, public spending on agricultural resource and development, corruption, risks to political stability, and even the sufficiency of supply. In short, anything goes. Finland ranks first this year, followed by Ireland and Norway. Canada is well-positioned compared to other countries around the world since we are ranked seventh globally, the same as last year. Not bad. The United States is 13th. In terms of food access—which measures agricultural production, farm capacities, and the risk of supply disruption—Canada ranks sixth, which is not too surprising. Despite our recent episodes of empty shelves and stockouts, Canada can boast about its food abundance. We produce a lot and are part of a fluid North American economy focused on cross-border trade, which allows for better food access. Another pillar focuses on sustainable development, the environment, and climate adaptability. This pillar assesses a country’s exposure to the impacts of climate change, its sensitivity to risks related to natural resources, food waste management, and how the country adapts to these risks. In this regard, Canada is ranked 29th, far behind Norway and Finland, who are first and second in this category. Food waste remains Canada’s Achilles’ heel, as we waste more than just about anyone else on the planet. But with higher food prices, more than 40 percent of Canadians, according to a recent study, are wasting less than they were 12 months ago. When it comes to food safety and quality, Canada ranks first in the world. Canada is ahead of everyone, even Denmark and the United States, both renowned for their proactive approaches to food safety. Food safety in Canada is perhaps the facet most underappreciated by consumers. Despite a few momentary failures and periodic reminders, sanitation practices in the country are exemplary. Canada has consistently ranked well for years, except perhaps when traceability is measured. We have a long way to go, but the industry and public safety regulators are performing relatively well. But the area where Canada’s performance is of some concern is food affordability. This measure is dedicated to consumers’ ability to purchase food, their vulnerability to price shocks, and the presence of programs and policies to support consumers when shocks occur. Canada fell one spot again this year and sits at 25th in the world. Australia, Singapore, and Holland top the list for affordability. Given the resources and food access we have, Canada should do better. Since July 2021, food inflation has always exceeded general inflation in the country, and everything is already costing more these days. Higher food prices at the grocery store over the past year have been difficult for many of us to accept. Canada needs a food autonomy policy, a more robust food processing sector, and better logistics domestically. And with winter coming and our dollar visibly weakening against the U.S. dollar, we could see significant price jumps again, especially in the produce and non-perishables sections. As wages stagnate and food prices rise, it’s hard to predict when Canada will do better in terms of affordability. Specific fiscal measures such as tax reductions to help consumers would be more than timely. Tyler Durden Fri, 09/30/2022 - 20:25.....»»

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"Globalists Are Marching Us Relentlessly Toward Nuclear Armageddon," Warns Former Senator

"Globalists Are Marching Us Relentlessly Toward Nuclear Armageddon," Warns Former Senator Fears of nuclear war are increasing across the West as Russia mobilizes hundreds of thousands of troops and declares annexation of parts of Ukraine. Meanwhile, President Volodymyr Zelensky announced that Ukraine is applying for membership in NATO. These two developments could be the most significant escalation since the war's start.  Today's developments are a sobering reminder that nuclear war threats are mounting. Retired Virginia State Senator and retired Marine Col. Richard Black addressed members of the US Congress in an open letter on Tuesday about "globalists are marching us relentlessly toward this nuclear Armageddon." Black pointed out: There would have been no war had we not overthrown the democratically-elected government of Ukraine by violently ousting President Yanukovych in 2014. We promoted war by flooding Ukraine with massive arms shipments afterwards. The former senator said, "the US could have achieved peace by simply pressing Ukraine to implement the 2014 Minsk Peace Agreements which it had signed, establishing a clear framework for settling outstanding issues peacefully. Ukraine promised to implement the Minsk agreements, but chose instead to make war on the Donbass for the next seven years."  He said NATO could've sought peace but chose war instead.  NATO had ample opportunity for peace but deliberately chose war. The US realized that, with Russia's back to the wall, it would have no choice to but to attack. In 2007, US Ambassador to Russia William Burns pointedly warned that movement toward absorbing Ukraine into NATO might well trigger war between Ukraine and Russia. Nonetheless, the Obama administration overthrew the Ukrainian president and flooded in weapons, knowing that doing so would trigger war. Black said billionaire elites who have an interest in the region are making "war profits even if it means gambling the lives of hundreds of millions of people across the globe."  "Should we annihilate the world's population to intervene in a border war where the US has no vital national interest?" the former senator asked.  Black called for an immediate end to this war by making Ukraine a neutral, non-aligned state, "just as we did during the Cold War with Austria in 1955."  But it appears the former senator's plea to avoid further conflict went unheard after Zelensky's declared intent to apply for expedited NATO membership as President Putin proclaimed the annexation of 15% of Ukraine.  Based on Article 5, any acceptance of Ukraine into NATO would automatically trigger a Russia-West world war (WWIII).  In a speech Friday, Putin said the US created a "precedent" by using nuclear weapons against Japan during WW2.  Last week, Navy Admiral Charles A. Richard - currently serving as the US Strategic Command chief -- warned that "possible direct armed conflict with a nuclear-capable peer" could be ahead.  Here's the former senator's open letter to lawmakers on Capitol Hill: Tyler Durden Fri, 09/30/2022 - 20:50.....»»

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Durham Prosecutes FBI Informants, While Protecting Their Handlers: Sperry

Durham Prosecutes FBI Informants, While Protecting Their Handlers: Sperry Authored by Paul Sperry via RealClear Investigations, Since being named special counsel in October 2020, John Durham has investigated or indicted several unscrupulous anti-Trump informants. But he has spared the FBI agents who handled them, raising suspicions he's letting investigators off the hook in his waning investigation of misconduct in the Russiagate probe. In recent court filings, Durham has portrayed the G-men as naive recipients of bad information, tricked into opening improper investigations targeting Donald Trump and obtaining invalid warrants to spy on one of his advisers. But as the cases against the informants have gone to trial, defense lawyers have revealed evidence that cuts against that narrative. FBI investigators look less like guileless victims and more like willing partners in the fraudulent schemes Durham has brought to light. Notwithstanding his reputation as a tough, intrepid prosecutor, Durham has made excuses for the misconduct of FBI agents, providing them a ready-made defense against any possible future prosecution, according to legal experts.  "Durham was supposed to clean up the FBI cesspool, but it doesn't look like he's going to be doing that," said Paul Kamenar, counsel to the National Legal and Policy Center, a Washington watchdog group. "He started with a bang and is ending with a whimper." In the latest example, critics point to a flurry of pretrial motions in Durham's case against former FBI informant Igor Danchenko, the primary source for the false claims regarding Trump and Russia advanced by the opposition research paid for by Hillary Clinton's campaign known as the Steele dossier. Next month, Danchenko faces charges he lied to FBI investigators multiple times about the sourcing of the information in the dossier, which the bureau used to secure wiretap warrants to spy on a former Trump campaign adviser. Relying on Danchenko's reporting, the FBI claimed that the adviser, Carter Page, was a Russian agent at the center of "a well-developed conspiracy of cooperation" between Trump and the Kremlin to steal the 2016 presidential election. Igor Danchenko, dossier fabulist: Trial upcoming. "The defendant was providing them with false information" as part of "a concerted effort to deceive the FBI," Durham alleged in a recent filing with the U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Va., where the trial is scheduled to be held Oct. 11. Had agents known Danchenko made up the allegations, Durham asserted, they might have asked more questions about the dossier and not relied on it to swear out the ultra-invasive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrants to electronically monitor Page, a U.S. citizen who was never charged with a crime. But Danchenko's legal team points out that he turned over an email to the FBI during a January 2017 meeting with agents and analysts that indicated a key dossier subsource may have been fictionalized. Stuart Sears, one of Danchenko's attorneys, argued earlier this month in a motion to dismiss the charges that investigators "essentially ignored" any concerns they may have had about Danchenko's sourcing, because they continued to renew the FISA warrants based upon it. Therefore, he argued, any lies his client allegedly told them were inconsequential, making them un-prosecutable under federal statutes requiring such false statements to have a "material" impact on a federal proceeding. While Durham did not dispute the FBI's apparent complicity in the fraud, he waved it aside as immaterial to the case at hand. "The fact that the FBI apparently did not identify or address these inconsistencies is of no moment," he said in his filing. At the same time, Durham acknowledged agents allowed the fabrications to contaminate their wiretap warrants – noting they were "an important part of the FISA applications targeting Carter Page." But he stopped short of blaming the FBI, even for incompetence. According to Durham, the nation's premiere law enforcement agency was misled by a serial liar and con man. "He's painting it as though the FBI was duped when the FBI was more than willing to take the initiative and go after Trump," Kamenar said, adding that though Danchenko may have been a liar, he was a useful liar to FBI officials and others in the Justice Department who were pursuing Trump. The special prosecutor's indifference to the FBI's role in the scandal is more remarkable in light of what Danchenko admitted in his January 2017 interviews with the FBI. He told investigators that much of what he reported to Steele was "word-of-mouth and hearsay," while some was cooked up from "conversation that [he] had with friends over beers," according to a declassified FBI summary of the interviews, which took place over three days. He confessed the most salacious allegations were made in "jest." Still, the FBI continued to use Danchenko's claims of a "well-developed conspiracy of cooperation" between Russia and Trump to convince the FISA court to allow investigators to continue to surveil Page, whom the FBI accused of masterminding the conspiracy based on Danchenko's bogus rumors. Agents even swore in FISA court documents reviewed by RealClearInvestigations that Danchenko was "truthful and cooperative." Carter Page, junior Trump campaign aide: Spied on without justification. The combination of Danchenko reporting a "conspiracy" and the FBI vouching for his credibility persuaded the powerful FISA court to continue to authorize wiretapping Page as a suspected Russian agent for almost a year. In addition to collecting his emails and text messages in 2017, agents were able to sweep up all his prior communications with Trump officials from 2016. If the FBI were skeptical of Danchenko, it didn't show it. The next month, the bureau put him on its payroll as a confidential human source, or CHS, making him part of the bureau's untouchable "sources and methods" sanctum and thereby protecting him and any documents referencing him from congressional and other outside scrutiny. It made him a paid informant in spite of knowing Danchenko was a potential Russian spy threat who could be feeding federal agents disinformation. The FBI had previously opened a counterespionage probe of Danchenko from 2009 to 2011, and as his lawyers pointed out in a recent court filing, agents who were part of the case probing Trump/Russia ties, codenamed Crossfire Hurricane, "were well aware of the prior counterintelligence investigation" when they were supposedly conned by their informant. "It stretches credibility to suggest that anything else would have caused the FBI to be more suspicious of Mr. Danchenko's statements and his potential role in spreading disinformation than the very fact that he was previously investigated for possibly engaging in espionage on behalf of Russia," Sears said. "Armed with that knowledge, however, the FBI nevertheless persisted" in using him as a source – while never informing the FISA court of the prior investigation. The FBI didn't terminate Danchenko until October 2020, the month after the Senate declassified documents revealing the FBI had investigated him as a Russian agent. It also happened to be the same month Durham was appointed special counsel. On Oct. 19, 2020, then-Attorney General Bill Barr tapped Durham "to investigate whether any federal official, employee, or any other person or entity violated the law in connection with the intelligence, counter-intelligence, or law-enforcement activities directed at the 2016 presidential campaigns, individuals associated with those campaigns, and individuals associated with the administration of President Donald J. Trump, including but not limited to Crossfire Hurricane and the investigation of Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller, III."  So far, Durham has focused on the "any other person" part of his mandate. Federal officials and employees appear to be getting a pass. Kevin Clinesmith, FBI lawyer: Doctored exculpatory evidence. Though Durham prosecuted former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith in August 2020, when he was acting as a U.S. attorney, he did not initiate the case. Rather, it was referred to him by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, who first exposed how Clinesmith had doctored exculpatory evidence in the Page warrant process. Even though Clinesmith admitted forging a CIA email to make it look like Page never helped the agency monitor Russia, when in fact he did and clearly wasn't acting as a Russian agent, Durham failed to put him behind bars. Clinesmith was sentenced to 12 months' probation and 400 hours of community service, which as RCI first reported, the registered Democrat satisfied by researching and editing articles for his favorite liberal weekly newspaper in Washington.  Kamenar said the Clinesmith case was a "bad omen" for how Durham would handle dirty FBI agents. He pointed out that the prosecutor could have charged Clinesmith with the more serious crime of altering a CIA document, but instead negotiated a deal letting him plead to the lesser offense of lying to a government agency, which Kamenar called "a garden variety process crime." And "now he's got his law license back." Clinesmith worked closely on the case with FBI Supervisory Intelligence Analyst Brian Auten, who was singled out by Horowitz in a 2019 report for cutting a number of corners in the dossier verification process and even allowing information he knew to be incorrect slip into the FISA affidavits and mislead the court. Auten met with Danchenko at the bureau's Washington field office and helped debrief him about the dossier in January 2017. And he wrote the official FBI summary of those meetings, which noted Danchenko "contradicted" himself several times. Auten learned firsthand that the information Danchenko passed to Steele was nothing more than bar gossip, and that his "network of subsources" was really just a circle of drinking buddies. Also at those meetings, the analyst received an Aug. 24, 2016, email revealing that Danchenko never actually communicated with Sergei Millian, the Belarusian-born American businessman whom he had identified as his main source of Trump/Russia connections – the all-important, albeit apocryphal, "Source E" and "Source D" of the dossier. It turns out Danchenko attributed the critical "conspiracy of cooperation" allegation the FBI cited as probable cause for all four FISA warrants to this made-up source, meaning the cornerstone evidence of suspected Trump-Russia espionage was also made up. What's more, Auten learned that though Danchenko was born in Russia, he was not based there and had no access to Kremlin insiders. On the contrary, he confirmed that Danchenko had been living in Washington and had previously worked for the Brookings Institution, a Democratic Party think tank whose president at the time was tied to Clinton. Yet Auten and his Crossfire team led the FISA court to believe Danchenko was "Russian-based" – and therefore presumably more credible. They used this same description in all four FISA affidavits, including the two renewals that followed the January 2017 meetings with Danchenko. Internal FBI emails from two months later revealed that Auten knew that using the term "Russian-based" was deceptive. While tasked with helping review Crossfire documents requested by Congress, including FISA applications, he worried about the description and whether it should be corrected. He discussed the matter with Clinesmith. But the falsehood reappeared in subsequent FISA applications. It was also in January 2017 that Danchenko revealed to Auten and his FBI handlers that one of his subsources was his childhood friend Olga Galkina, whom he said supplied him the rumor that former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen traveled to Prague during the campaign to hatch a plot with Kremlin officials to hack Clinton campaign emails.  Michael Cohen, Trump lawyer: Baseless rumor victim. The FBI already knew from intelligence reports that Cohen had not, as the dossier claimed, traveled to Prague to conspire in the alleged Russian hacking of Democrats, or for any other reason. On Jan. 12, 2017, Auten and his Crossfire teammates received a CIA report that warned the Cohen rumor was likely part of a Russian disinformation campaign. The agency had discovered no such Prague meeting took place after querying foreign intelligence services, shooting a major hole in the dossier. The CIA report should have led the Crossfire team to treat any allegations sourced to Galkina with caution. But on the same day, the FBI got its FISA wiretap on Page renewed based on another groundless claim by Galkina – this one alleging the Trump aide secretly met with top Kremlin officials in Moscow to discuss removing U.S. sanctions. The falsehood showed up in two more FISA applications, which alleged "Russia's efforts to influence U.S. policy were likely being coordinated between the RIS [Russian Intelligence Services] and Page, and possibly others." Galkina also had a relationship with Charles Dolan, a Clinton adviser who figures prominently in the Danchenko case Durham is prosecuting. It turns out Dolan was one of the sources for the infamous "pee-tape" allegation about the Kremlin supposedly having blackmail evidence of Trump consorting with prostitutes at the Ritz-Carlton in Moscow, which has been debunked as another dossier hoax. But according to Durham, Danchenko tried to conceal Dolan's role in the dossier from the FBI. The special prosecutor argued that the deception deprived FBI agents and analysts information that would have helped them evaluate "the credibility, reliability and veracity" of the dossier. He said if they had known Dolan was a source, they might have, among other things, sought emails Dolan and Danchenko exchanged exposing their Ritz-Carlton hoax.  "Had the defendant truthfully told the FBI that Dolan played a role in providing certain information for the Steele reports the FBI might well have interviewed and/or collected such emails from Dolan," Durham speculated. In addition, the prosecutor said, investigators might have learned of Dolan's "involvement in Democratic politics" and "potential bias as a source for the Steele reports." Except that they already knew about Dolan and his politics – as well as his involvement in the dossier. It's also likely they already had his emails. In another interview with Danchenko about his dossier sources, which took place June 15, 2017, FBI agents asked Danchenko if he knew Dolan and whether he was "contributing" to the Steele reports. Though Danchenko acknowledged he knew Dolan, he denied he was a source. Agents didn't ask any follow-up questions. (They also never sought to charge him with making false statements to federal agents.) How did the FBI know to ask about Dolan? Because he was well-known to the bureau's Russia counterintelligence agents as a businessman who frequently traveled to Moscow and met with Kremlin insiders. But more importantly, his friend Galkina was under FISA surveillance as a suspected Russian spy at the time, according to declassified records. The FBI was collecting not only Galkina's emails, but also those of Dolan and Danchenko, all of whom regularly communicated in 2016 – which suggests that at the time the FBI asked Danchenko about Dolan, it had access to those emails and was reviewing them. This may explain why, as defense lawyer Sears noted, "the FBI never asked Mr. Danchenko about emails or any other written communications with Dolan" – and why it never interviewed Dolan. While Durham acknowledged that the FBI knew about Dolan's troubling ties at the time and neglected to dig deeper, he said he's not bothered by the oversight. "The fact that the FBI was aware that Dolan maintained some of these relationships and failed to interview Dolan is of no moment," he maintained dismissively in a court filing. All that matters, he suggested, is that the FBI was lied to. One of those emails was particularly alarming. In an Aug. 19, 2016, email to Dolan, Danchenko made it clear he was compiling dirt on Trump and his advisers and sought any rumor, no matter how baseless and scurrilous. He solicited Dolan, specifically, for "any thought, rumor, allegation" on former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort. Such emails called into question the veracity of the whole dossier and further tainted the credibility of Danchenko's "network of subsources." But on June 29, 2017 – two weeks after the FBI asked about Dolan – the FBI renewed the FISA wiretap on Trump adviser Page based on, once again, the dubious dossier. From its wiretapping of Galkina, moreover, Auten and others at the FBI who sorted through such FISA collections would have seen communications showing her strong support for Hillary Clinton, and how Galkina was expecting political favors in exchange for spreading dirt on Trump. In an August 2016 email to a friend, Galkina expressed hopes that Dolan would help her score a State Department job if Clinton won election. It was a major red flag. But like all the others, the FBI blew right past it. Agents continued to vouch for Danchenko as "truthful" and his subsources as reliable, and continued to cite Galkina's fabrications in FISA renewals. Under FISA rules, the FBI had a duty to "immediately inform" the secret court of any misstatements or omissions, along with any "necessary corrections" of material facts sworn in affidavits for warrants. But the FBI failed to correct the record, even after it became obvious it had told the court falsehoods and hid exculpatory evidence. In August 2017, agents finally got around to interviewing Galkina, who confessed the dossier allegations attributed to her were "exaggerated," according to the Horowitz report.  Scammed by the Alfa Bank Scam? Last year, Durham also painted the FBI as a victim of the 2016 political machinations of two other anti-Trump informants – Michael Sussmann and Rodney Joffe, who conveyed to investigators false rumors about Trump allegedly setting up a secret hotline with the Kremlin through Russia-based Alfa Bank. Michael Sussmann, Clinton lawyer: Acquitted. Durham charged Sussmann, a Washington lawyer who represented the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton campaign, with lying to the FBI's top lawyer James Baker when he told him he was coming in with the tip – outlined in white papers and thumb drives – all on his own and not on behalf of Democrats and Clinton, whom he was billing for the Trump-Alfa "confidential project." "Sussmann's false statement misled the FBI general counsel and other FBI personnel concerning the political nature of his work and deprived the FBI of information that might have permitted it more fully to access and uncover the origins of the relevant data and technical analysis, including the identities and motivations of Sussmann's clients," Durham maintained in the indictment. But evidence emerged at the trial of Sussmann, who was acquitted, that bureau officials already knew the "political nature" of the tip and where the data came from, but withheld the information from field agents so they would continue investigating Trump through the election. For example, in a Sept. 22, 2016, email describing the "special project," an FBI official in Washington stated that "Counsel Baker provided [Supervisory Special Agent] Joe Pientka with 2 thumb drives and identified they were given to him by the DNC." "Everybody at the FBI actually thought the data came from a political party," Sussmann lawyer Sean Berkowitz argued, according to the trial transcript. "The (case) file is littered with references to the DNC." But Durham kept offering explanations for why FBI brass bit on the politically tainted tip, opening a full field investigation based on it.  "Had Sussmann truthfully disclosed that he was representing specific clients [the Clinton campaign], it might have prompted the FBI general counsel to ask Sussmann for the identity of such clients, which, in turn, might have prompted further questions," Durham argued. James Baker, top FBI lawyer: Close friend of Sussmann. "In addition, absent Sussmann's false statement, the FBI might have taken additional or more incremental steps before opening an investigation," he added. "The FBI also might have allocated its resources differently, or more efficiently, and uncovered more complete information about the reliability and provenance of the purported data at issue." Headquarters, however, did know the identity of the clients. Problem was, they blinded agents in Chicago, where a cyber unit was assigned to the case, to the fact that the source for the information was Sussmann and Joffe – a federal cyber-security contractor who was angling for a job in a Clinton administration. (A longtime FBI informant, Joffe was terminated last year after he was exposed as the ringleader of the Alfa Bank scam.) "You were not allowed to speak to either the source of the information, the author of the white paper, or the person who provided the source of the information and the data?" Berkowitz asked Chicago-based FBI agent Curtis Heide during the trial, according to transcripts. "Correct," Heide replied. Another Chicago investigator was led to believe the tip came into the bureau as a referral from the "U.S. Department of Justice." Rodney Joffe, cybersecurity contractor: "Remains a subject." Still, field agents were able to debunk it within two weeks. The FBI was not fooled by the hoax, yet nonetheless went along with it for the next four months. The case wasn't formally closed until Jan. 18, 2017, just two days before Trump was inaugurated. But then it was soon reopened after Clinton operatives again approached the FBI – as well as the CIA – with supposedly new evidence, which also proved false. "Comey and crew kept the hoax alive," former FBI counterintelligence lawyer Mark Wauck said, referring to then-FBI Director James Comey. They welcomed any predication that allowed them to open investigations on Trump, he added. Pientka testified that Comey was "fired up" about the tip, despite the fact nothing had been corroborated. Comey even held senior-level meetings on the Alfa investigation in his 7th floor office. (Pientka, who led the "close-hold" investigation from headquarters, also helped supervise the Crossfire Hurricane probe.) Ironically, no one knew better that Sussmann was a Democratic operative with an agenda than Baker – the official Durham claimed was the direct victim of the scam. Baker, a fellow Democrat, was a close friend of Sussmann, who had his own badge to get past security at the Hoover Building. Sussmann had Baker's personal cell number and Baker cleared his busy schedule to meet with him within hours of Sussmann calling to discuss his tip. Baker was well aware that Sussmann was representing the DNC, because Sussmann entered the building numerous times during the 2016 campaign to talk with top FBI officials about the alleged DNC hack by Russia. In fact, Sussmann had just visited headquarters with a delegation from the DNC on Aug. 12, 2016 – several weeks before he approached Baker with the bogus Alfa tip. They were there to pressure the FBI into concluding Russian intelligence was behind the "hacking" of DNC emails. "I understood he had been affiliated with the Democratic Party, but that he had come representing himself," Baker testified during the trial. Why didn't he tell investigators about Sussmann? "I didn't want to share his name because I didn't want to color the investigation," he said. "I didn't want to color it with politics." In his closing argument, Durham prosecutor Andrew DeFilippis told jurors the FBI's conduct was "not relevant." "Ladies and gentlemen, you've seen that the FBI didn't necessarily do everything right here. They missed opportunities. They made mistakes. They even kept information from themselves," he said. "That is not relevant to your evaluation of the defendant's lie." Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton complained Durham and his team have been acting more like apologists for the FBI than potential prosecutors of the FBI. "The FBI leadership knew full well the Clinton gang was behind the Alfa Bank-Russia smears of Trump," he said. "Durham tried to pretend (the) FBI was a victim (when) it was a co-conspirator." Wauck agreed. "The FBI-as-victim narrative was a bit of a legal fiction that Durham deployed for the purposes of the trial," he said. "The reality that emerged is that the FBI's top management was complicit in the Russia hoax that Sussmann was purveying." Folding Up His Tent Durham was first tasked with looking into the origins of the Russiagate probe in May 2019, before his formal appointment as special counsel in 2020. Trump and Republicans have expressed disappointment that after a total of more than three years of investigation, he has not prosecuted any top former FBI officials, including Comey and Andrew McCabe, who signed some of the FISA affidavits, or Peter Strzok, the biased leader of the Crossfire Hurricane probe who assured McCabe's lawyer in an August 2016 text that "we'll stop" Trump from becoming president. None has received a target letter. In recent months, McCabe and Strzok have gone on CNN, where they work as paid contributors, and smugly bashed Durham for running a "partisan" investigation, while at the same time gloating he's held the FBI up to be more of a victim than a culprit. "Comey and Strzok and McCabe have gotten a free ride out of all this," Kamenar said. James Comey, FBI director: Not prosecuted. Also, Durham went easy on Baker, another top FBI official, even after he held back key evidence from the special prosecutor before the Sussmann trial, a blatant lack of cooperation that may have cost Durham a conviction in the case. Comey's general counsel has received "favorable treatment," Wauck observed. Baker, who reviewed and OK'd the FISA applications, never told Durham about a damning text message he received from Sussmann on his cellphone. Durham had already indicted Sussmann for lying to Baker, and he could not use Sussmann's smoking-gun message – "I'm coming on my own – not on behalf of a client or company" – during the trial to convince jurors he was guilty of lying about representing the Clinton campaign. Legal analysts said it was slam-dunk evidence that would have sealed his case. Baker testified he didn't turn over the text to Durham because no one asked for it. He proved a reluctant witness on the stand against his old pal Sussmann.  Andrew McCabe, deputy director: Not prosecuted "I'm not out to get Michael and this is not my investigation. This is your investigation," he told DeFilippis during questioning. DeFilippis has since stepped down to take a job in the private sector. (Demonstrating the incestuous nature of the Beltway, Baker also happens to be an old friend of Bill Barr, who hired Durham. Barr hired Baker as his deputy when he ran Verizon's legal shop in 2008.) In another sign Durham has not lived up to his billing as an aggressive prosecutor, FBI Director Christopher Wray suggested in recent Senate testimony that Durham's team has not interviewed all of the Crossfire members still employed at the bureau. In lieu of face-to-face interviews, he said Durham's investigators have reviewed transcripts of interviews of the agents previously conducted by the Office of Professional Responsibility, the FBI's in-house disciplinary arm. Recent published reports say Durham is in the process of closing up shop and completing a final report on his findings by the end of the year. Republicans have promised to seize on the report if they win control of the House in November and take back the gavel to key oversight committees on the Hill, along with subpoena power. Peter Strzok, Crossfire Hurricane leader: Not prosecuted. Some former colleagues who have worked with Durham and are familiar with his inquiry blame COVID-19 for his relatively few prosecutions and lackluster record. They say pandemic-related shutdowns in 2020 and 2021 set back his investigation by limiting travel, interviews, and grand jury hearings. As a result, they say, the clock ran out on prosecuting a number of potential crimes. The last FISA warrant, which according to the court was illegally obtained, was approved June 29, 2017, which means the five-year federal statute of limitations for that crime expired months ago. Though Durham hinted in the Sussmann case about investigating a broader "conspiracy" or "joint venture," there are few signs pointing to such a massive undertaking. Bringing a "conspiracy to defraud the government" charge, naming multiple defendants, would require Durham adding staff and office space and beefing up his budget by millions of dollars, the former colleagues said. According to expenditure statements, Durham continues to operate on a shoestring budget with a skeletal staff compared with his predecessor Mueller's robust operation, which indicted 34 people. And one of the two grand juries Durham used to hear evidence has expired. It recently wrapped up work, apparently without handing down new indictments (though some could be under seal). "If Durham were building toward an overarching indictment alleging a corrupt conspiracy between the Clinton campaign and the FBI to deceive the court, he would not be charging people with lying to the FBI," former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy said. If there are any investigations still open after Durham retires, they could be handled by U.S. attorneys, the sources said. At least one of Durham's prosecutors works as a trial lawyer in the U.S. Attorney's Office in D.C. According to a court exhibit, Joffe "remains a subject" in the Sussmann-related investigation into alleged attempts by federal contractors to defraud the government with false claims about Trump and Russia. Joffe invoked his Fifth Amendment right not to testify after receiving a grand jury subpoena and has not cooperated with requests for documents. His lawyer did not return phone calls and emails. The Special Counsel's Office did not respond to requests for comment. The FBI declined comment for this article, but issued a statement last year saying it "has cooperated fully with Special Counsel Durham's review."  Tyler Durden Fri, 09/30/2022 - 21:15.....»»

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Despite the current economic climate, and the eye-watering cost of living that has already affected millions of American households, a portion of younger adults are still finding it manageable to thrive financially even as financial anxiety persists. It’s not completely possible to ignore the major economic headwinds many Americans have experienced throughout the year. Skyrocketing […] Despite the current economic climate, and the eye-watering cost of living that has already affected millions of American households, a portion of younger adults are still finding it manageable to thrive financially even as financial anxiety persists. It’s not completely possible to ignore the major economic headwinds many Americans have experienced throughout the year. Skyrocketing inflation has sent consumer prices soaring, leaving consumers baffled over whether they will be able to cope with the increasing cost of living. In June 2022, the Consumer Price Index hit a red-hot 9.1%, the highest recorded in more than four decades. .first{clear:both;margin-left:0}.one-third{width:31.034482758621%;float:left;margin-left:3.448275862069%}.two-thirds{width:65.51724137931%;float:left}form.ebook-styles .af-element input{border:0;border-radius:0;padding:8px}form.ebook-styles .af-element{width:220px;float:left}form.ebook-styles .af-element.buttonContainer{width:115px;float:left;margin-left: 6px;}form.ebook-styles .af-element.buttonContainer input.submit{width:115px;padding:10px 6px 8px;text-transform:uppercase;border-radius:0;border:0;font-size:15px}form.ebook-styles .af-body.af-standards input.submit{width:115px}form.ebook-styles .af-element.privacyPolicy{width:100%;font-size:12px;margin:10px auto 0}form.ebook-styles .af-element.privacyPolicy p{font-size:11px;margin-bottom:0}form.ebook-styles .af-body input.text{height:40px;padding:2px 10px !important} form.ebook-styles .error, form.ebook-styles #error { color:#d00; } form.ebook-styles .formfields h1, form.ebook-styles .formfields #mg-logo, form.ebook-styles .formfields #mg-footer { display: none; } form.ebook-styles .formfields { font-size: 12px; } form.ebook-styles .formfields p { margin: 4px 0; } Get The Full Ray Dalio Series in PDF Get the entire 10-part series on Ray Dalio in PDF. Save it to your desktop, read it on your tablet, or email to your colleagues (function($) {window.fnames = new Array(); window.ftypes = new Array();fnames[0]='EMAIL';ftypes[0]='email';}(jQuery));var $mcj = jQuery.noConflict(true); Q2 2022 hedge fund letters, conferences and more   During the same time inflation was sending warning signs across the economy, motorists were paying on average $4.96 per gallon of regular gas, in some places such as California, gas prices hit a staggering $6.39 per gallon. Fortunately, since then, gas prices have substantially come down in recent months, but have seen going up by a couple of cents in the last few weeks. Pricier goods and expensive gas isn’t the only thing that’s been hurting American households. The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) recently hiked its prime interest rate by another 75 basis points, marking the highest interest rates have climbed since the financial crisis back in 2007. Jerome Powell, Chair of the FOMC commented that the Federal Reserve will continue to increase the cost of borrowing until they have managed to push inflation down to its target 2% range. The aggressive rate hikes have been a major headwind for not just more financially secure adults, but more so for the younger generations of Americans who were hoping to purchase their first or second home this year. On the back of this, recent indicators have also revealed that the median rental price has also jumped by 4.8% in the past year. Increased consumer demand as people returned to cities, and higher operating costs have sent rental prices spiraling in the last few months. A Redfin rental report from May 2022 revealed that the median price rental price in the country surpassed the $2000 per month threshold for the first time, with the outlook showing possibilities of further increases in the near future. Americans, young and old are paying more for nearly everything these days, and it’s likely to remain this way for the next few years. As economic conditions uncontrollably deteriorate faster than experts predicted, younger Americans are finding it easier and more affordable to relocate abroad in the hopes of enjoying a more affordable lifestyle. While there are several top countries Americans are considering moving to, for many millennials in the U.S. allied European nations are providing them with more attractive jobs and financial opportunities. Recent statistics indicate that among non-European citizens that currently reside within the European Union (EU) 17% relocated for work purposes, 3% for education, and 39% for family-related reasons. Although there is no direct indication of how many of these non-EU citizens were American-born, it, however, paints a vivid picture of how European nations are allowing migrants better opportunities economically. Where in Europe Are Millennials Thriving? While there are countless well-known cities in the U.S.that can offer millennials a place to call home, many are choosing EU nations that allow them an affordable cost of living, financial security, and access to affordable housing. The onset of remote working and work-from-home jobs has only further pivoted many to consider moving abroad. While the odds may be stacked against them in a foreign country, the stronger dollar to Euro is also slightly helping play more in their favor as they settle abroad. On top of that, some of these countries on our list have favorable tax regulations, and overall can offer a better quality of life, something which many younger Americans are seeking amid the cost of living crisis. Let’s see which European states are the top places where young Americans are thriving. Switzerland For decades Switzerland has topped many lists as one of the most livable countries in the world, offering citizens a high quality of life and first-rate public services. While Switzerland isn’t part of the European Union, it still offers a unique European experience like no other with its picturesque scenery, and easy access to neighboring countries including Austria, France, Germany, Italy, and Liechtenstein. Popular cities for expats include Basel, Lausanne, and Zurich, which have been found to be among the best-performing hubs for political stability and urban development. While expats can enjoy better education and healthcare services often subsidized by the government, the cost of living is still more than what the average American could afford. Despite this financial challenge, the multicultural and diverse cities give American millennials a better opportunity to settle and perhaps start a family. Portugal As one of the smaller Western European states, Portugal has been ranked 48th among the 50 major economies in the world. The country has been slowly rebuilding its economy after experiencing major downturns during the first half of the 21st century, and in 2021, inflation was around 1.27%, while the U.S. Consumer Price Index (CPI) registered a 4.7% inflation rate. Like other countries across the world that currently offer remote workers a chance at applying for an Expat Visa, a similar visa allows expats to apply and reside within the country for up to two years. The program allows expats to apply for permanent residency within five years of living in the country, making it one of the easiest routes to European citizenship. Although the country has a lot to offer in terms of public services, such as affordable healthcare and education, the COVID-19 pandemic saw an additional 400,000 Portuguese residents being impoverished due to financial uncertainty. Although there are some challenges that the country will still need to resolve in the coming years, it’s undoubtedly one of the more affordable EU nations which have captured the attention of millennial expats. Iceland Although Iceland is not considered one of the most affordable countries in the world, the country has a lot to offer its residents in terms of public services and recreational attractions. The Nordic nation, which is also known as the land of Fire and Ice, partially due to its active volcanoes, and snow-topped mountain ranges has attracted a small community of expats who are able to afford their way around. Most recent figures revealed that in January 2020, roughly 15.2% of the country’s population was made up of legal immigrants and expats. While the country has a small population of just under 400,000, in recent times it’s become a lot more expat-friendly due to the free movement of people coming from continental Europe and other developed nations. If universal state-sponsored healthcare isn’t something that piques your interest, perhaps the 557 hiking trails, backpacking routes, and numerous camping sites will help decide to relocate a bit easier. Large-scale remote working has also meant that since 2020, the country now offers working-from-home professionals the opportunity to legally reside in the country before having to re-apply for the right to remain. Spain  Ranked as the fourth largest economy in the EU, and 14th globally, Spain has become an international hub for business, tourism, and expats looking to take advantage of the numerous economic benefits the country has to offer. Aside from having a substantially developed economy, the country recently witnessed a surge in international firms being headquartered within its borders, seeing more than 14,600 foreign firms setting up their business in the last few years. On top of this, foreign investors have also found that investment opportunities provide better and more lucrative financial well-being, as the government seeks to provide them with an innovative and progressive workforce. Millennials who reside here enjoy affordable housing, among other economic benefits. There is also a well-functioning healthcare system, and most recent government efforts have seen the country move to improve its tax regulations to attract middle-tier working professionals. Germany Being one of the largest and most progressive economies in the European Union, Germany has ample to offer its residents including universal healthcare, tuition-free schools, and some of the best public transportation the continent has to offer. Industry is one of the country’s strongholds, including automotive, mechanical engineering, chemical, and electrical industries. Like other countries around the world, Germany has been struggling to control soaring inflation which hit a piping hot 10% in September. In an effort to control the rampant running rate at which prices have been increasing, the government has unveiled a €200 billion plan to assist consumers in the fight against the cost of living crisis. Although economic conditions have been tumultuous, the government has been actively working to control uncertainty for residents. The country has a strong workforce and offers ample job opportunities for those in their respective professional fields. If you’re lucky enough to obtain a work or residence permit, it’s definitely worth the effort as many expats have found. The Changing Tide On the bright side, it’s starting to look as if consumers are changing their sentiment in terms of current economic conditions. Recent preliminary data compiled by the University of Michigan showed that the consumer sentiment index increased from 58.2 in August, to 59.5 for the first half of September. While a marginal increment, it remains higher than the 50 recorded in June of this year when the economy started to erode on itself. Although it may still take some time before conditions improve, there is a small enclave of Americans who have been able to thrive in current conditions, as these states not only offer better paying jobs with higher wages, but also a more affordable cost of living. Making a living as an American millennial means that a majority of jobs now offer more competitive salaries, work benefits, and the possibility of working from home or remotely. Although this sounds enticing, millennials are still found to be the most in debt generation in the country, as nearly 73% of them have some form of non-mortgage debt, with the average millennial owing close to $117,000. The high amounts of debt have only further burdened many younger millennials, making it harder for them to properly save for retirement, or put money aside for bigger ventures such as buying a house or property. Again, it comes to show that although millennials may be in a comfortable financial position to some extent, they’re still carrying major debt burdens that will take decades to finish repaying. The Bottom Line While countless factors have made the financial outlook increasingly challenging for millions of Americans, it’s clear that some countries offer them an opportunity to thrive under the current economic climate. With better-paying jobs, booming industries, and evergreen tax provisions, several foreign countries are allowing residents to enjoy a better quality of life even as the cost of living has sent shockwaves across the world. In due time, these and other nations may look to make dramatic changes to the way they attract and retain younger and more skilled workers to help uplift the local economy. Although this may take some time before successfully initiated, it just comes to show that younger Americans are continuously looking for better and more lucrative opportunities, even if this means they need to relocate to a different country. Perhaps this is all temporary, but the future outlook is presenting itself in a completely different way, leaving many young Americans to seek out new ventures that provide them with the financial and social security their older counterparts enjoyed in the decades before......»»

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Save it to your desktop, read it on your tablet, or email to your colleagues (function($) {window.fnames = new Array(); window.ftypes = new Array();fnames[0]='EMAIL';ftypes[0]='email';}(jQuery));var $mcj = jQuery.noConflict(true); Q2 2022 hedge fund letters, conferences and more   How Does Money Maturity Impact Your Finances? Money maturity can have a positive impact on your finances. As you become more financially responsible, you may find that you can save more money and make better investment choices. This can lead to a more secure financial future and peace of mind. Here are some critical ways money maturity can impact your finances. Be More Disciplined With Your Spending Habits One meaningful way to become more disciplined with your spending habits is to develop money maturity. Money maturity is delaying gratification, planning for long-term goals, and resisting impulsive purchases. Money mature people understand that they cannot buy everything they want immediately and that they need to save up for big-ticket items. They also recognize that impulse buying often leads to regret and financial stress. So instead of succumbing to every temptation, they take a measured approach to spending. As a result, people with money maturity are more likely to stick to a budget and make sound financial decisions. Help You Save Money and Build Wealth Over Time When you are financially mature, you will have the ability to save money and build wealth over time. As a result, you will be less likely to make impulsive purchases and be more strategic about your spending. You will also be less likely to fall into debt, and you will be better able to handle financial emergencies. In short, money maturity can help you achieve financial security and peace of mind. So if you are ready to take control of your finances, it is time to start on the path to money maturity. Give You More Financial Stability and Security Money maturity’s most significant benefits are financial stability and security. You are less likely to fall into debt or experience financial emergencies when financially responsible. You will also have more money to save and invest, leading to a more secure financial future. Money maturity can give you the peace of mind of knowing you are in control of your finances. In addition, it can provide you with the financial security you need to weather life’s storms. Help You Make Wiser Investment Decisions Money maturity is the key to making wiser investment decisions. When young, we tend to cash in on spur-of-the-moment opportunities without considering the long-term consequences. We also tend to underestimate risk, thinking that we are invincible. As we get older and our priorities change, we become more conservative with our money. We start to think about retirement and our future financial security. We also become more aware of the risk and the importance of diversifying our portfolios. The result is that we are more likely to make wiser investment decisions when we are mature. Money maturity is not only about age. It is also about experience and understanding. The more we know about investing, the better we can make informed decisions. There is no substitute for learning from our mistakes; as we get older, we tend to be more cautious with our money. This can lead to better investment decision-making in the long run. Benefits of Money Maturity There are many benefits of money maturity. These benefits can have a positive impact on your finances. Here are some of them. Improved Decision-Making Ability One of the benefits of money maturity is that it can give you the ability to make better decisions about money. In addition, with more life experience under your belt, you’re likely to understand your financial needs and limitations better. You’re also likely to be more comfortable taking risks and making decisions that could impact your financial future. If you combine these things with a willingness to learn from your mistakes, you’ll be in an excellent position to make smart financial choices throughout your life. Greater Peace of Mind As you get older, you realize that money doesn’t buy happiness. Of course, it can buy things that make you happy, but true happiness comes from within. That’s not to say that money doesn’t matter – it does. But it’s not the be-all and end-all of life. Once you reach a certain level of financial maturity, you see money differently. It’s not just about buying the latest gadget or getting the newest car. It’s about security, safety, and peace of mind. Knowing that you have enough money to cover your basic needs and then some give you a sense of calm and contentment that is worth more than any material possession. So if you’re looking for greater peace of mind, focus on achieving financial maturity rather than amassing a fortune. You’ll be surprised at how much better you feel. More Wealth Accumulation Potential One of the main benefits of money maturity is that it can increase wealth accumulation potential. When you are financially mature, you are more likely to make sound decisions with your money and invest it in opportunities that can provide you with long-term growth. For example, you may choose to invest in stocks or real estate or start your own business. These solid investments can help you build your wealth over time. Additionally, financial maturity can help you avoid making impulsive decisions with your money that could end up costing you in the long run. With money maturity, you are more likely to be patient and disciplined with your finances, which can lead to more significant wealth accumulation over time. How To Achieve Money Maturity Money maturity is something that doesn’t happen overnight. It’s a process that takes time, patience, and discipline. Here are some tips to help you get where you want to be. Be Mindful of Your Expenses Money maturity is when your relationship with money is healthy, and you’re mindful of your spending. This doesn’t mean you never spend money on things you want, but that you’re aware of your spending patterns and make choices that align with your goals and values. To achieve money maturity, start by getting clear on your goals. What do you want to save for? What kind of lifestyle do you want to live? Once you know your goals, you can start to make choices about your spending that will help you achieve them. For example, if you want to save for a down payment on a house, you might cut back on eating out and put that money into savings instead. Or, if you want to travel more, you might look for ways to cut costs so you can save up for airfare and accommodation. Money maturity is about being aware of your spending and making choices that align with your goals. By doing this, you can achieve financial stability and freedom. Learn About Money Management and Investment Strategies Achieving money maturity is not about how much money you have in the bank. It’s about learning to manage your finances and make wise investment choices. And it’s never too late to start. If you’re unsure where to begin, plenty of resources are available to help you get started. You can start by reading books or articles about personal finance and investment strategies. You can also take classes or participate in online courses. And there are even financial advisers who can help you develop a plan that fits your unique needs and goals. The most important thing is to get started on the path to financial literacy. The more you learn about money management and investing, the more likely you will achieve money maturity. And that’s a goal worth pursuing. Stay Disciplined With Your Spending Habits Most people never achieve financial maturity because they are not disciplined with their spending habits. It is crucial to be disciplined when it comes to spending your money. Many people think they can save money, which will be enough. However, you need to be able to control your spending to save money. You need to have a plan for your money, and you need to stick to it. Otherwise, you will never achieve financial maturity. Unfortunately, many people are not disciplined with their spending, and they always seem to end up in debt. They max out their credit cards and never seem to be able to pay off their debts. To achieve financial maturity, you need to be disciplined with your spending. You need to have a plan for your money and stick to it. Otherwise, you will never achieve financial maturity. Create a Savings Plan and Stick To It One fundamental way to achieve money maturity is by creating and following a savings plan. A savings plan can help you reach your short- and long-term financial goals and make it easier to weather unexpected expenses. To create a savings plan, start by setting a realistic goal. Then, calculate how much you need to save each month to reach that goal. Once you have a plan, the next step is to stick to it. This means making sacrifices in other areas of your budget and being disciplined about not dipping into your savings account except in an emergency. Obstacles to Achieving Money Maturity There are a few obstacles that can prevent you from achieving money maturity. Unfortunately, obstacles can derail your progress and make it difficult to reach your financial goals. Here are a few of the most common barriers. Lack of Financial Literacy One of the primary obstacles to achieving money maturity is a lack of financial literacy. This term refers to understanding and using financial concepts, including budgeting, investing, and credit management. Without a basic understanding of these concepts, it is difficult to make sound financial decisions. For example, someone who does not understand compound interest may be more likely to choose a high-interest credit card over a low-interest savings account. Similarly, someone who lacks financial literacy may be more likely to make impulsive purchases instead of investing in the future. The good news is that financial literacy can be learned at any age. By educating yourself about personal finance, you can overcome this obstacle and start on the path to money maturity. Poor Spending Habits Many struggle to maintain a healthy relationship with money due to poor spending habits. Often, these habits are learned from adults during childhood. For example, a child who watches their parents constantly spend beyond their means may believe this is normal behavior. As they grow older and begin to earn their own money, they may find it challenging to stick to a budget or save for long-term goals. Poor spending habits can be a significant obstacle to achieving financial maturity. It can be difficult to achieve financial stability and security without knowing how to manage money properly. To overcome this obstacle, educate yourself on healthy spending habits and develop a plan for your finances. Lack of Savings Discipline One obstacle that can prevent people from achieving financial maturity is a lack of savings discipline. It can be challenging to break out of spending everything you earn, but it is essential to begin setting aside money for future goals. One way to start saving is to set up a budget and stick to it. This can help you to track your spending and make cuts in areas where you are spending more than you need to. Another helpful tip is to automate your savings so that a certain amount of money is transferred into your savings account each month. This can help to ensure that you are always putting money away for the future. By developing a disciplined approach to saving, you can begin to achieve financial maturity and reach your long-term financial goals. Inability to Resist Temptation When it comes to managing money, the temptation can be a significant obstacle. Whether spending money on unnecessary items or making impulsive decisions, the inability to resist temptation can quickly lead to financial problems. While it may be difficult to resist the urge to splurge, it’s important to remember that every purchase has an opportunity cost. When you spend money on one thing, you automatically choose not to spend that money on something else. For example, if you buy a new pair of shoes, you’re choosing not to save that money for a future goal. Therefore, it’s essential to be mindful of short-term and long-term consequences when tempted to purchase. Money Maturity and Financial Success Money maturity is not simply about having a large bank balance or earning a high income. It is about having a positive relationship with money and making sound financial decisions. Those who are financially mature understand the importance of budgeting, saving, and investing for the future. They make well-informed decisions about how to spend their money and are mindful of the long-term consequences of their financial choices. Financial planning is an essential part of financial maturity. By setting clear financial goals and developing a plan to achieve them, you can put yourself on the path to financial success. It may not be easy, but it is worth it. With financial maturity comes greater peace of mind, security, and freedom. So if you want to achieve financial success, start by working on your money maturity. 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Cineplex continues to look for ways to monetize its 2020 aborted merger with UK-based Cineworld. Recent events suggest its pursuit of justice will be a long and winding road. A judge in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Houston on Wednesday denied Cineplex Inc.’s request to allow its case against Cineworld Group plc (LON:CINE) to proceed […] Cineplex continues to look for ways to monetize its 2020 aborted merger with UK-based Cineworld. Recent events suggest its pursuit of justice will be a long and winding road. A judge in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Houston on Wednesday denied Cineplex Inc.’s request to allow its case against Cineworld Group plc (LON:CINE) to proceed in October in the Ontario Court of Appeal despite the current U.S. proceedings. if (typeof jQuery == 'undefined') { document.write(''); } .first{clear:both;margin-left:0}.one-third{width:31.034482758621%;float:left;margin-left:3.448275862069%}.two-thirds{width:65.51724137931%;float:left}form.ebook-styles .af-element input{border:0;border-radius:0;padding:8px}form.ebook-styles .af-element{width:220px;float:left}form.ebook-styles .af-element.buttonContainer{width:115px;float:left;margin-left: 6px;}form.ebook-styles .af-element.buttonContainer input.submit{width:115px;padding:10px 6px 8px;text-transform:uppercase;border-radius:0;border:0;font-size:15px}form.ebook-styles .af-body.af-standards input.submit{width:115px}form.ebook-styles .af-element.privacyPolicy{width:100%;font-size:12px;margin:10px auto 0}form.ebook-styles .af-element.privacyPolicy p{font-size:11px;margin-bottom:0}form.ebook-styles .af-body input.text{height:40px;padding:2px 10px !important} form.ebook-styles .error, form.ebook-styles #error { color:#d00; } form.ebook-styles .formfields h1, form.ebook-styles .formfields #mg-logo, form.ebook-styles .formfields #mg-footer { display: none; } form.ebook-styles .formfields { font-size: 12px; } form.ebook-styles .formfields p { margin: 4px 0; } Get The Full Henry Singleton Series in PDF Get the entire 4-part series on Henry Singleton in PDF. Save it to your desktop, read it on your tablet, or email to your colleagues (function($) {window.fnames = new Array(); window.ftypes = new Array();fnames[0]='EMAIL';ftypes[0]='email';}(jQuery));var $mcj = jQuery.noConflict(true); Q2 2022 hedge fund letters, conferences and more   Judge Marvin Isgur said allowing the litigation to continue at the early stage of London-based Cineplex's bankruptcy case would be "premature." "The purpose of the automatic stay is to give the debtor a breathing spell," Isgur said. Cineworld Withdraws Deal To Acquire Cineplex Cineworld, which filed for chapter 11 earlier this month, withdrew from a deal to acquire Cineplex in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. "The purpose of the automatic stay is to give the debtor a breathing spell," Judge Isgur said. He added that Cineplex remains free to seek future relief. As a result of the decision in the U.S., Cineplex's efforts to collect a CAD$1.24 billion Ontario Superior Court of Justice judgment in December 2021 are on hold until 2023 after Cineworld's U.S. bankruptcy proceedings have concluded.  Cineplex's share price jumped to $9.37 on the news but quickly retreated. It had since fallen back to where it was trading before the speculation surfaced. CGX stock lost 34% in 2022 to date and is off almost 75% since March 2020, when it appeared Cineworld would try to rescind its CAD$2.8 billion offer to buy Cineplex. In June 2020, the company officials said it wanted out of the deal. Also, on Wednesday,  The Wall Street Journal reported that Cineplex is considering merging with Regal Entertainment Group, Cineworld's U.S. subsidiary.  Details regarding potential Cineplex/Regal plans are limited, with the Journal saying Cineplex would offer Cineworld's lenders cash-and-stock backed by the combined business's assets. Some investors aren't convinced. Cineplex wants a Regal Deal. Deadline.com reported on Sep. 28 that the company is merely trying to secure its claim against Cineworld.  "I read the story as I was eating my cheerios that Cineplex has engaged with lenders of Regal Cinemas about a potential merger. That was news to me. We obviously have had merger talks with Cineplex on and off," said Cineworld attorney Joshua Sussberg of Kirkland & Ellis. "In fact, there were conversations over the course of the summer before we had an acute liquidity problem." In 2019, Cineworld's U.S. business generated $3.21 billion in revenue, including $1.86 billion from box office receipts. Over the next two years, its combined revenue was $1.80 billion, less than its 2019 box office. Cineplex's 2019 revenue was CAD$1.67 billion. Its two-year combined revenue for 2020 and 2021 was CAD$1.07 billion.  Assuming a merger between Regal and Cineplex went ahead, it would have combined revenue of $4.43 billion, based on 2019 results. AMC Entertainment Holdings (AMC) trades at 1x sales, which values the combined entity's equity at $4.43 billion.  AMC paid $3.6 billion for Regal's equity in 2018, plus the assumption of $2.3 billion in net debt.  Before Cineplex can make an official offer to the bankruptcy courts to buy Regal, Cineworld has the right to make its restructuring offer to its creditors. Article by Will Ashworth, Fintel.....»»

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How Does Keurig Dr Pepper Compare To Larger Rivals Coke & Pepsi?

Keurig Dr. Pepper raised its dividend in September The stock has returned more, year-to-date, than larger rivals Coca-Cola and PepsiCo Keurig Dr. Pepper is part of the S&P 500, and its recent price action is essentially tracking its index With the market continuing to hit the skids, despite Wednesday’s bounce higher, dividend-paying stocks like Keurig […] Keurig Dr. Pepper raised its dividend in September The stock has returned more, year-to-date, than larger rivals Coca-Cola and PepsiCo Keurig Dr. Pepper is part of the S&P 500, and its recent price action is essentially tracking its index With the market continuing to hit the skids, despite Wednesday’s bounce higher, dividend-paying stocks like Keurig Dr Pepper (NASDAQ:KDP) may look more and more attractive. But can it bubble to the top of investors’ watch lists, especially when compared to bigger rivals Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) and PepsiCo (NYSE:PEP). .first{clear:both;margin-left:0}.one-third{width:31.034482758621%;float:left;margin-left:3.448275862069%}.two-thirds{width:65.51724137931%;float:left}form.ebook-styles .af-element input{border:0;border-radius:0;padding:8px}form.ebook-styles .af-element{width:220px;float:left}form.ebook-styles .af-element.buttonContainer{width:115px;float:left;margin-left: 6px;}form.ebook-styles .af-element.buttonContainer input.submit{width:115px;padding:10px 6px 8px;text-transform:uppercase;border-radius:0;border:0;font-size:15px}form.ebook-styles .af-body.af-standards input.submit{width:115px}form.ebook-styles .af-element.privacyPolicy{width:100%;font-size:12px;margin:10px auto 0}form.ebook-styles .af-element.privacyPolicy p{font-size:11px;margin-bottom:0}form.ebook-styles .af-body input.text{height:40px;padding:2px 10px !important} form.ebook-styles .error, form.ebook-styles #error { color:#d00; } form.ebook-styles .formfields h1, form.ebook-styles .formfields #mg-logo, form.ebook-styles .formfields #mg-footer { display: none; } form.ebook-styles .formfields { font-size: 12px; } form.ebook-styles .formfields p { margin: 4px 0; } Get The Full Ray Dalio Series in PDF Get the entire 10-part series on Ray Dalio in PDF. Save it to your desktop, read it on your tablet, or email to your colleagues (function($) {window.fnames = new Array(); window.ftypes = new Array();fnames[0]='EMAIL';ftypes[0]='email';}(jQuery));var $mcj = jQuery.noConflict(true); Q2 2022 hedge fund letters, conferences and more   Find A Qualified Financial Advisor Finding a qualified financial advisor doesn't have to be hard. SmartAsset's free tool matches you with up to 3 fiduciary financial advisors in your area in 5 minutes. Each advisor has been vetted by SmartAsset and is held to a fiduciary standard to act in your best interests. If you're ready to be matched with local advisors that can help you achieve your financial goals, get started now. Keurig Dr Pepper raised its dividend by 6.7% in mid-September, increasing its annualized dividend rate to $0.80 per share, up from $0.75 per share. The increased quarterly cash dividend of $0.20 per share is payable on October 14 to shareholders of record on September 30. Its current dividend yield is 2.2%. Coke’s yield stands at 3.1%, and Pepsi’s is 2.7%. What about the total return for each when factoring in price action as well? Year-to-date, here’s how each has performed: Keurig Dr Pepper: +0.74% Coca-Cola: -1.54% PepsiCo: -0.96% All three are large caps and tracked by the S&P 500. Keurig Dr. Pepper joined the index in June, replacing Under Armour (NYSE:UA) which is currently in the small-cap territory. However, Coke and Pepsi have market caps of $244 billion and $229 billion, respectively, dwarfing Keurig Dr. Pepper value of $51 billion. To a degree, the smaller size may explain some of Keurig Dr. Pepper’s outperformance this year, although when you are talking about mega-caps versus large caps, the difference is not always so pronounced. Keurig Dr Pepper’s cold-beverage business was a standout in the second quarter, which the company reported in late July. Hot Sales Of Cold Beverages In the earnings release, the company said its Liquid Refreshment Beverages category remained exceptionally strong, with retail dollar consumption advancing 9.9%, and market share growing or holding across 92% of its cold beverage portfolio. The company said that largely reflected strength in carbonated soft drinks, premium unflavored water, coconut water, seltzers, teas, apple juice, vegetable juice, and fruit drinks. The company’s brands include not only its namesake Dr. Pepper but also Sunkist, Canada Dry, A&W, Squirt, CORE Hydration, Vita Coco, Polar seltzers, Snapple, Hawaiian Punch, and Mott's. The coffee segment, formed when Keurig Green Mountain acquired Dr. Pepper Snapple in 2018, also grew, but at a lower rate. This business unit includes its own manufactured coffee pods, as well as technology licensing to other manufacturers. In the release accompanying the earnings report, outgoing CEO Bob Gamgort said, "We successfully recovered from supply chain disruptions in coffee and non-carbonated beverages, implemented additional pricing to offset inflation, and continued to accelerate growth across our broad portfolio, leading to another quarter of strong market share performance. We remain confident that our ‘all-weather’ business model will enable us to deliver in the ongoing volatile macro environment." Revenue Ahead Of Wall Street Views Earnings came in at $0.39 per share, up 3% over the year-ago quarter. Revenue was $3.554 billion. A glance at MarketBeat earnings data shows that the company met earnings views, but revenue came in ahead of expectations. Analysts have a “hold” rating on the stock, as analyst data compiled by MarketBeat show. The consensus price target is $40.33, with a potential upside of 11.94%. On September 27, Goldman Sachs downgraded the stock from “buy” to “neutral,” with a price target of $37, up slightly from where shares were trading Thursday. On its chart, you’ll see that Keurig Dr. Pepper is forming a correction that’s fallen 14%, as of Thursday. The stock’s price performance has essentially tracked that of its index. Keurig Dr. Pepper topped out from a recent rally on August 18, two days after the S&P 500 rolled over from an interim high. As with pretty much all stocks right now, it’s one to track, but use caution until the market re-enters a confirmed rally. Should you invest $1,000 in Under Armour right now? Before you consider Under Armour, you'll want to hear this. MarketBeat keeps track of Wall Street's top-rated and best performing research analysts and the stocks they recommend to their clients on a daily basis. 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CarMax stock is dropping sharply after reporting a steep drop in profits. Consumers are voting with their wallets, which is consistent with the current monetary policy. If the worst is baked in, KMX stock is starting to look properly valued  The used car dealership CarMax (NYSE:KMX) disappointed investors with a lemon of an earnings report. […] CarMax stock is dropping sharply after reporting a steep drop in profits. Consumers are voting with their wallets, which is consistent with the current monetary policy. If the worst is baked in, KMX stock is starting to look properly valued  The used car dealership CarMax (NYSE:KMX) disappointed investors with a lemon of an earnings report. The company showed softer revenue than expected. But the headline number was the company’s profit decline. if (typeof jQuery == 'undefined') { document.write(''); } .first{clear:both;margin-left:0}.one-third{width:31.034482758621%;float:left;margin-left:3.448275862069%}.two-thirds{width:65.51724137931%;float:left}form.ebook-styles .af-element input{border:0;border-radius:0;padding:8px}form.ebook-styles .af-element{width:220px;float:left}form.ebook-styles .af-element.buttonContainer{width:115px;float:left;margin-left: 6px;}form.ebook-styles .af-element.buttonContainer input.submit{width:115px;padding:10px 6px 8px;text-transform:uppercase;border-radius:0;border:0;font-size:15px}form.ebook-styles .af-body.af-standards input.submit{width:115px}form.ebook-styles .af-element.privacyPolicy{width:100%;font-size:12px;margin:10px auto 0}form.ebook-styles .af-element.privacyPolicy p{font-size:11px;margin-bottom:0}form.ebook-styles .af-body input.text{height:40px;padding:2px 10px !important} form.ebook-styles .error, form.ebook-styles #error { color:#d00; } form.ebook-styles .formfields h1, form.ebook-styles .formfields #mg-logo, form.ebook-styles .formfields #mg-footer { display: none; } form.ebook-styles .formfields { font-size: 12px; } form.ebook-styles .formfields p { margin: 4px 0; } Get The Full Henry Singleton Series in PDF Get the entire 4-part series on Henry Singleton in PDF. Save it to your desktop, read it on your tablet, or email to your colleagues (function($) {window.fnames = new Array(); window.ftypes = new Array();fnames[0]='EMAIL';ftypes[0]='email';}(jQuery));var $mcj = jQuery.noConflict(true);   Find A Qualified Financial Advisor Finding a qualified financial advisor doesn't have to be hard. SmartAsset's free tool matches you with up to 3 fiduciary financial advisors in your area in 5 minutes. Each advisor has been vetted by SmartAsset and is held to a fiduciary standard to act in your best interests. If you're ready to be matched with local advisors that can help you achieve your financial goals, get started now. The company reported earnings per share (EPS) of 79 cents, nearly 50% below the average analyst estimate for $1.40 per share.   Not surprisingly, shares of KMX stock are down 23% in mid-day trading following the report. That brings the year-to-date loss down to almost 50% for the stock. This is particularly troublesome because the stock was already performing worse than the broader market.  But this isn’t a surprise to most investors, and certainly not to most consumers. Used car prices were one of the first indicators of rising inflation. And with inflation likely to remain sticky for some time, consumers are taking matters into their own hands.   This Could Take Awhile  Since the earnings report, some analysts are proclaiming the used car boom is over. That may be true. But I’m not sure if that’s going to be much relief for used-car buyers in the near term. Like inflation itself, prices of used cars may not be increasing, but it’s not the same thing as having prices go down. That’s not likely to happen right away. And there are two significant reasons for that.   First, the auto industry still faces a supply-demand imbalance. Therefore, in situations where buying a new car is a necessity instead of a nice-to-have, consumers are likely to be facing elevated prices for some time to come.   Second, if you take the Federal Reserve at its word, interest rates are going to continue to rise into 2023. That means that many consumers who are priced out of the market will remain priced out of the market. And unfortunately, it may mean that more consumers will be priced out.  I’ll offer a bonus reason as well. Individuals who are planning to finance a vehicle may find that, if they can afford it, the difference between a new and a used vehicle (in terms of monthly payments) may make it more cost-effective to buy a new vehicle.   Is The Worst Over for KMX Stock?  Investors and consumers need to be careful not to miss the point of CarMax’s earnings. The company has created a more efficient way to sell cars. That’s not going away. But efficiency can’t overcome every purchase obstacle.   And that efficiency comes at a cost. The company said that its general and administrative expenses increased by 18% in the quarter due, in part, to investments in technology. While those are likely to pay for themselves, the company’s results show that it doesn’t matter how easy it is to buy a car if demand is not there. And price is still the most significant factor.  That being said, CarMax is still expected to grow revenue over the next five years, albeit at a much slower pace than in the past couple of years. But that is likely to be a drag on earnings which are forecast to have an average decline of around 3% in the next five years.   I don’t own or plan to own KMX stock. But if I was considering it, that would be the question I’d be asking. If it is, then you could point to an appealing price-to-earnings ratio of around 11x earnings as a reason to look at the stock. However, that’s still higher than AutoNation (NYSE:AN) which has a P/E ratio of around 4x earnings and just saw its quarterly earnings make an all-time high.   Should you invest $1,000 in CarMax right now? Before you consider CarMax, you'll want to hear this. MarketBeat keeps track of Wall Street's top-rated and best performing research analysts and the stocks they recommend to their clients on a daily basis. MarketBeat has identified the five stocks that top analysts are quietly whispering to their clients to buy now before the broader market catches on... and CarMax wasn't on the list. While CarMax currently has a "Moderate Buy" rating among analysts, top-rated analysts believe these five stocks are better buys. View The Five Stocks Here Article by Chris Markoch, MarketBeat.....»»

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This Is A Memorable Time To Buy Into Micron Technology

Micron Technologies is a blue-chip tech stock trading at a deep value. The company’s weak guidance may already be priced into the stock.  Micron Technologies has a healthy balance sheet and is well-positioned for a slowdown.  Shares of Micron Technology (NASDAQ:MU) are down nearly 50% from their post-pandemic highs, driven by the same malaise as […] Micron Technologies is a blue-chip tech stock trading at a deep value. The company’s weak guidance may already be priced into the stock.  Micron Technologies has a healthy balance sheet and is well-positioned for a slowdown.  Shares of Micron Technology (NASDAQ:MU) are down nearly 50% from their post-pandemic highs, driven by the same malaise as other parts of the market, and now presenting a very memorable time to buy. if (typeof jQuery == 'undefined') { document.write(''); } .first{clear:both;margin-left:0}.one-third{width:31.034482758621%;float:left;margin-left:3.448275862069%}.two-thirds{width:65.51724137931%;float:left}form.ebook-styles .af-element input{border:0;border-radius:0;padding:8px}form.ebook-styles .af-element{width:220px;float:left}form.ebook-styles .af-element.buttonContainer{width:115px;float:left;margin-left: 6px;}form.ebook-styles .af-element.buttonContainer input.submit{width:115px;padding:10px 6px 8px;text-transform:uppercase;border-radius:0;border:0;font-size:15px}form.ebook-styles .af-body.af-standards input.submit{width:115px}form.ebook-styles .af-element.privacyPolicy{width:100%;font-size:12px;margin:10px auto 0}form.ebook-styles .af-element.privacyPolicy p{font-size:11px;margin-bottom:0}form.ebook-styles .af-body input.text{height:40px;padding:2px 10px !important} form.ebook-styles .error, form.ebook-styles #error { color:#d00; } form.ebook-styles .formfields h1, form.ebook-styles .formfields #mg-logo, form.ebook-styles .formfields #mg-footer { display: none; } form.ebook-styles .formfields { font-size: 12px; } form.ebook-styles .formfields p { margin: 4px 0; } Get The Full Series in PDF Get the entire 10-part series on Charlie Munger in PDF. Save it to your desktop, read it on your tablet, or email to your colleagues. (function($) {window.fnames = new Array(); window.ftypes = new Array();fnames[0]='EMAIL';ftypes[0]='email';}(jQuery));var $mcj = jQuery.noConflict(true); Q2 2022 hedge fund letters, conferences and more   Find A Qualified Financial Advisor Finding a qualified financial advisor doesn't have to be hard. SmartAsset's free tool matches you with up to 3 fiduciary financial advisors in your area in 5 minutes. Each advisor has been vetted by SmartAsset and is held to a fiduciary standard to act in your best interests. If you're ready to be matched with local advisors that can help you achieve your financial goals, get started now. At these levels, near $50, the stock is valued at a mere 6X its earnings and this is a blue chip tech stock fundamental to the global economy we’re talking about. Even Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) trades at nearly twice the value and it’s no flashy name itself, not one worth such a large premium in the face of a slumping market anyway. The takeaway is that the shares of Micron are trading at a firm level of support, the company is outperforming expectations, and is well-positioned for the downturn in business and so attractively priced at these levels.  Micron Circles The Wagon Following Mixed Quarter  Micron had a tough quarter but not one without good news although the good news was sparse. The company reported $6.64 billion in revenue for a decline of 19.7% versus last year and missed the consensus by 200 basis points which are not good news. The downturn was driven by a decline in demand versus last year’s pandemically-driven peak that is expected to extend into next year. The NAND and DRAM markets are well-supplied at this time and undergoing an inventory correction that has been brewing for the last two quarters or so.  The margin is also a source of bad news but not quite as bad as expected, which is the good news. The company reported a contraction in the GAAP and adjusted margin at the gross and operating levels due in large part to deleveraging in the face of slowing sales. Operating expenses held relatively flat on a sequential and YOY basis (up in both comparisons but slightly) which cut deep into the bottom line. The good news is that adjusted EPS of $1.45 came in $0.08 better than expected although it is down about a dollar from last year and the guidance isn’t awesome.  Micron is guiding FQ1 to revenue of $4.25 billion plus or minus a quarter billion. This is not only down sequentially and YOY but the weakest quarterly outlook in many years, since well before the pandemic, and more than 2500 basis points below the current consensus. The revenue weakness is going to lead to earnings of $0.04 to $0.10 as well, which is another big whiff. Micron’s Balance Sheet Is Ready For The Slowdown  Micron has a very healthy balance sheet that includes $11 billion in cash and securities and a net-cash position of $4.15 billion which is enough to support the dividend and the buyback plan over the next year with no changes.  As it is, the company bought back $2.43 billion in fiscal 2022 and started paying a dividend. The yield is worth 0.85% but comes with an ultra-low payout ratio and a very healthy balance sheet so there is a positive outlook for distribution increases although maybe not this year.  The Technical Outlook: Micron Moves Up From Support  Shares of Micron gained nearly 3.0% in early trading and look like they may be putting in a bottom. The near-term outlook is bullish but may be capped at the short-term moving average so caution is due. A move above the EMA would be bullish and could lead to a fuller reversal but general market conditions may put a lid on that for the foreseeable future. Longer-term, if the stock can put in a solid bottom a reversal is likely in the back half of 2023 once the memory-chip market restabilizes and production begins to ramp again.  Should you invest $1,000 in Micron Technology right now? Before you consider Micron Technology, you'll want to hear this. MarketBeat keeps track of Wall Street's top-rated and best performing research analysts and the stocks they recommend to their clients on a daily basis. MarketBeat has identified the five stocks that top analysts are quietly whispering to their clients to buy now before the broader market catches on... and Micron Technology wasn't on the list. While Micron Technology currently has a "Moderate Buy" rating among analysts, top-rated analysts believe these five stocks are better buys. 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Surprise! October Is The Best Month In Mid-Term Election Years

For weekend reading, Gary Alexander, senior writer at Navellier & Associates, offers the following commentary: Indexes are setting new annual lows. In my previous column, I predicted (based on the history of mid-term election year markets) that we would likely see lower lows in the fall, if history is any guide. It may happen sometime […] For weekend reading, Gary Alexander, senior writer at Navellier & Associates, offers the following commentary: Indexes are setting new annual lows. In my previous column, I predicted (based on the history of mid-term election year markets) that we would likely see lower lows in the fall, if history is any guide. It may happen sometime in early to mid-October, but then we’re likely to see a dramatic year-end rally – probably starting before the actual November 8 election results are in. After all, markets tend to anticipate news. .first{clear:both;margin-left:0}.one-third{width:31.034482758621%;float:left;margin-left:3.448275862069%}.two-thirds{width:65.51724137931%;float:left}form.ebook-styles .af-element input{border:0;border-radius:0;padding:8px}form.ebook-styles .af-element{width:220px;float:left}form.ebook-styles .af-element.buttonContainer{width:115px;float:left;margin-left: 6px;}form.ebook-styles .af-element.buttonContainer input.submit{width:115px;padding:10px 6px 8px;text-transform:uppercase;border-radius:0;border:0;font-size:15px}form.ebook-styles .af-body.af-standards input.submit{width:115px}form.ebook-styles .af-element.privacyPolicy{width:100%;font-size:12px;margin:10px auto 0}form.ebook-styles .af-element.privacyPolicy p{font-size:11px;margin-bottom:0}form.ebook-styles .af-body input.text{height:40px;padding:2px 10px !important} form.ebook-styles .error, form.ebook-styles #error { color:#d00; } form.ebook-styles .formfields h1, form.ebook-styles .formfields #mg-logo, form.ebook-styles .formfields #mg-footer { display: none; } form.ebook-styles .formfields { font-size: 12px; } form.ebook-styles .formfields p { margin: 4px 0; } Get The Full Ray Dalio Series in PDF Get the entire 10-part series on Ray Dalio in PDF. Save it to your desktop, read it on your tablet, or email to your colleagues (function($) {window.fnames = new Array(); window.ftypes = new Array();fnames[0]='EMAIL';ftypes[0]='email';}(jQuery));var $mcj = jQuery.noConflict(true); Q2 2022 hedge fund letters, conferences and more   Find A Qualified Financial Advisor Finding a qualified financial advisor doesn't have to be hard. SmartAsset's free tool matches you with up to 3 fiduciary financial advisors in your area in 5 minutes. Each advisor has been vetted by SmartAsset and is held to a fiduciary standard to act in your best interests. If you're ready to be matched with local advisors that can help you achieve your financial goals, get started now. Below is a month-by-month look at the last 15 fourth quarters of mid-term election years, since 1962. Going into this study, I thought that the late-year gains would be strongest in November, after the election results were in, but that was not the case. As you can see from this table, the majority of the gains came in October, before the elections. What’s more, October was the best-performing fourth-quarter month in 8 of the last 15 mid-term cycles: There are some interesting stories here. Among double-digit fourth-quarter gains, these four lead the pack: In 1962 (+12.1%), the Cuban Missile Crisis was resolved in late October, which gave JFK an election boost. His Party lost only two seats (-4 in the House and +2 in the Senate) after pundits once expected he would lose far more. In addition, November delivered a nice double-digit 10.2% market gain. In 1982 (+16.8%), we still suffered from our worst postwar recession, and the once-popular Ronald Reagan sported a 42% approval rating, but Fed Chair Volcker had broken the back of inflation and was busily lowering interest rates by giant steps, so that delivered an 11% market boost in October. In 1998 (+20.9%), October gained 8% even though President Clinton was subject to impeachment investigations. His popularity soared to 65% and stayed there through the mid-term election, as most people thought the charges were fairly trivial. After the previous 10 Presidents (going back to FDR) had lost seats in mid-term elections, Clinton actually gained 5 House seats and lost no Senate seats. 2010 (+10.2%) is the most recent double-digit gain, when Tea Party voters delivered what columnist Charles Krauthammer called a “restraining order” to the Obama Administration’s ambitious plans. The 2010 election resulted in the largest swing since 1938: +63 House seats and +6 Senate seats. This table from Bespoke Investment Group shows a summary of the mid-term election results since 1946: Will 2022 Be An "Inflation Election" or Will We See an October Surprise? Last April, The Wall Street Journal called the coming mid-terms, “The Inflation Election”. Since then, each time the Biden team says inflation has peaked, some uncomfortably high inflation numbers emerge, partly caused by Biden’s blunders, like limited fossil fuel exploration or pushing more costly electric vehicles (EVs). We are already suffering from electricity shortages, even with a small percentage of EVs on the road. In the last 12 months, through August 31, electricity prices are up 15.8% and utility prices, including natural gas, are up 33%. Groceries are up 13.5%, which is the fastest rise since 1979. Wages aren’t keeping up, as real average hourly earnings are down 2.8% from August 2021 to August 2022, so inflation remains the #1 issue for most voters this year. Each of the past four Presidents suffered a reversal of their Party’s Congressional majority during a mid-term election: Clinton in 1994, Bush in 2006, Obama in 2010, and Trump in 2018 – two Democrats and two Republicans. President Biden has a much narrower margin in both Houses than the previous four Presidents, and he has a low popularity rating, so he will likely suffer the same fate this November. With Democrats barely holding 50-50 in the Senate and 51-49 in the House, that’s the narrowest plurality going into a first-time mid-term, and Biden’s latest approval rating is the same 42% as Trump’s in 2018. The Fed isn’t doing the President any favors. Following the Federal Reserve’s latest hawkish inflation-fighting game plan, we’re liable to see a 0.75% rate increase just six days before the election, so a big swing in Congress this fall – how much is anyone’s guess – is a likely bet. The current real-money odds in Las Vegas are about 6-to-1 (put up $6 to win $1) that the Republicans will take control of the House. The war in Ukraine is important, but out of touch to most Americans. Inflation in food and energy prices – exacerbated by that war (but not caused by it) – are closer to home for most voters. With inflation stubbornly higher than the “transitory” predictions of the Fed last year, and only one more monthly data point to report for the Consumer Price Index (CPI) before the elections, there is not much time for the Biden team to turn around inflation expectations among millions of voters suffering these high prices. There’s always the chance for an October or early November surprise, like a sudden solution to the war in Ukraine, but even in that arena, the blundering Biden team seems more intent on unconditional surrender and regime change in Russia than in negotiations. There’s also talk of more regulations and higher taxes, while flooding the economy with cash-machine, vote-buying schemes like college loan debt forgiveness. Incumbents seldom win re-election for their Party when they take a bustling 6.3% GDP economy down to “stagflation” (zero growth plus inflation), even if they come up with spending plans disguised as Inflation Reduction Acts, so get ready for Gridlock, unless the Biden team can pull a miracle out at the last minute......»»

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United is pulling out of New York"s JFK airport indefinitely weeks after threatening to do so

United announced a plan to exit JFK International Airport in late October on Friday but vowed that the airline will return. JFK International Airport.Skyhobo/Getty Images United officially announces plans to suspend daily flights from NYC to the West Coast. The latest split should not have come as a surprise to JFK. United's done this before. United remains eager to 'return to JFK as soon as possible.' United Airlines broke up with New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport – again – after a short attempt at rekindling the relationship during the pandemic.The airline officially announced plans Friday to exit JFK in late October when service will be suspended on daily flights from New York to Los Angeles and San Francisco, according to an internal memo provided by the carrier to Insider."Given our current, too-small-to-be-competitive schedule out of JFK — coupled with the start of the winter season where more airlines will operate their slots as they resume JFK flying — United has made the difficult decision to temporarily suspend service at JFK," according to the United memo.The long-distance relationship between the carrier and the Queens airport has a long history. United pulled out of JFK in 2015 after many years of service, a move current CEO Scott Kirby has labeled a "mistake." The carrier returned in early 2021 – picking up slots from international carriers that weren't using them.United signaled on September 6 to New York's busiest airport that the carrier might suspend its four daily flights – two to LA and two to San Francisco. While United is saying farewell for now to JFK, the airline isn't abandoning New York City altogether. The airline remains eager to "return to JFK as soon as possible," according to the internal memo.Coast-to-coast flights will continue at United's hub at nearby Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey. United's 100 JFK employees will be offered jobs at nearby airports, according to the carrier.Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

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Nike ordered to release additional information about pay practices in sweeping gender-discrimination lawsuit after Insider and other publications" challenge of court seal

A judge on Friday gave a victory to news outlets seeking to unseal additional records in a sweeping gender-discrimination lawsuit against Nike. A Nike logo at a store in San Francisco.SOPA Images / Contributor A judge ordered Nike to unseal additional records in a sweeping gender-discrimination lawsuit. The ruling is a victory for news outlets that challenged the protective order in April. The lawsuit, filed in 2018, alleges that women at Nike were "devalued and demeaned." A judge on Friday granted a victory to a group of news outlets seeking to unseal additional records in a sweeping gender-discrimination lawsuit against Nike.In a 15-page ruling, US Magistrate Judge Jolie A. Russo said Nike must release more information about its pay practices, including information about what the plaintiffs allege is a pay gap between male and female employees.Nike had tried to block the release of the information, arguing that attorneys for the plaintiffs derived the pay information from confidential employee compensation data and that the release would allow competitors insight into Nike's pay practices. Nike also disputed the accuracy of the calculation.Nike and the plaintiffs have 14 days to file written objections to the ruling. If the judge doesn't reverse the decision, Nike must refile unredacted documents with the court."The court finds that Nike's proffered reasons to seal are neither compelling nor, on balance, outweigh the public interest in disclosure," Russo wrote. "Defendant's alleged refusal to pay female employees fairly is a matter of public import and the subject matter of this litigation."The lawsuit, filed in 2018, alleges that women at Nike employees were "devalued and demeaned." It followed explosive reports in The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times in which sources described a "boys-club culture" at Nike.Since then, Nike has repeatedly said it has zero tolerance for discrimination. It's also updated numerous human-resources practices.The lawsuit, which awaits a ruling on a motion that seeks class certification, is proceeding under a protective order, a legal mechanism that can speed up complex lawsuits, including cases with a great deal of sensitive personal information.Insider, The Oregonian, and the Portland Business Journal challenged the protective order in April, arguing that more information about Nike's pay practices is in the public interest."We're pleased the court recognizes the strong public interest in this case," said Ellen Osoinach, a local legal initiative attorney in Oregon for the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. "The released records will shed light on the extent of Nike's alleged pay inequities. However, public access to the remaining sealed and redacted records remains a priority."Russo also ruled against Nike's request to keep some information sealed regarding a 2018 internal pay-equity study."Defendant's mere desire to keep this information confidential is inadequate in this context, nor does it outweigh the public's interest in disclosure, especially in light of [Nike's] initial and widely-disseminated statements concerning the study," she wrote.Nike did not immediately respond to a request for comment.The lead attorney for the plaintiffs, Laura Salerno Owens, said: "We agree with the court's ruling. In a class action impacting thousands of Oregonians, the public has a right to view the evidence. Nike should not be able to hide statistics evidencing Nike's discriminatory practices. Nor should Nike be able to hide that it stopped its promotion practice study, especially when it touted that study publicly. As the court noted, 'sunlight is the best disinfectant' — the only way to truly achieve justice is to have a transparent and open examination of Nike's treatment of women in the workplace."Last week, Salerno Owens told Insider that Nike employees had continued to contact her with discrimination claims.In her ruling, Russo criticized Nike's repeated attempts to seal documents, saying it had "erroneously designated certain redactions in its initial filing," which led to additional document submissions and a "tremendous expenditure" of court time.Russo also granted a motion by the publications to intervene in the lawsuit, essentially giving them a watchdog role in sealing or redacting documents."Courts routinely permit the press to intervene for the purpose of unsealing judicial records," Russo wrote, adding that the interests of the public and the press are "not necessarily represented in the litigation."Do you work at Nike or have insight to share? Contact the reporter Matthew Kish via the encrypted messaging app Signal (+1-971-319-3830) or email (mkish@insider.com). Check out Insider's source guide for other tips on sharing information securely.Read the original article on Business Insider.....»»

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Nuclear weapons expert says we should be "extraordinarily concerned" about Putin nuking Ukraine

Hans Kristensen, a nuclear expert at the Federation of American Scientists, said he's increasingly concerned that Vladimir Putin could go nuclear. Russian President Vladimir Putin is seen on a screen set at Red Square as he addresses a rally and a concert marking the annexation of four regions of Ukraine Russian troops occupy - Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia, in central Moscow on September 30, 2022.ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP via Getty Images Nuclear expert Hans Kristensen said he's "extraordinarily concerned" Putin could use nukes in Ukraine. In an interview, Kristensen said he is alarmed by Putin's increasingly threatening rhetoric. Kristensen is director of the Nuclear Information Project at the Federation of American Scientists. In a speech on Friday, an increasingly unhinged Vladimir Putin, facing battlefield setbacks abroad and growing dissent at home, railed against what he portrayed as a hypocritical and gender-mad West — his address included a transphobic rant about sex-change operations and "outright Satanism" — as he announced the formal annexation of occupied eastern Ukraine, territory he said that Russia would defend with "all the means at our disposal."The Russian president is no stranger to colorful attacks on liberalism and, indeed, nuclear threats. Days after he ordered the Feb. 24 invasion, Putin tried to intimidate Ukraine's allies by announcing that he was putting his country's nuclear forces on a heightened state of alert and warning that those who continued supporting Ukrainian armed resistance would face "consequences they have never seen."But that threat was almost subtle compared to those made in the months since. Earlier this week, Putin warned that Russia's potential use of nuclear weapons was "not a bluff."Dmitry Medvedev, deputy chairman of Russia's security council and always eager to demonstrate his loyalty to Putin and his "special military operation," echoed the remarks days later, saying that Russia could use nuclear weapons in Ukraine — "without asking anyone's permission, without long consolations" — if it felt "the very existence of our state," now expanded to include the Donbas region, were threatened.NATO would not dare respond, Medvedev added, and risk a broader nuclear conflagration over "a dying Ukraine that no one needs."The rhetoric could be dismissed as simple tough-guy posturing from a country that's current at risk of losing a war of choice. But long-time observers are alarmed, with Russia's long-time reliance on nuclear blackmail to get its way now more explicit than ever. Putin, indeed, on Friday pointed to the United States' dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in World War II as "setting a precedent" for the use of nuclear arms in a conflict.Hans Kristensen is director of the Nuclear Information Project at the Federation of American Scientists who has been monitoring Russia's nuclear rhetoric. In an interview, he spoke to Insider about signs the US and others are looking for that might point to Putin pulling the trigger on a battlefield nuke — and why his latest speech is cause for alarm. Some questions and answers have been edited for brevity.Q. President Putin gave a speech just today marking the annexation of occupied eastern Ukraine. And in it he reiterated that he would use "all the means at our disposal" to defend Russian territory. Does that, to you, imply nuclear weapons? Did anything he say diverge from what we understand to be Russian nuclear doctrine? Anything alarming?A. Yeah, it confirms, what he said, earlier, last week, where he was more explicit. It's his style, if you will — he likes to rattle this sword and be very dramatic, but of course, the generic term, "all means at our disposal," could also mean many other things. It remains to be seen. I think the key here is that obviously he's trying to create a new condition, in Russian declaratory nuclear policy, where just someone upsetting the integrity of Russian territory somehow, potentially, is a recipient of a nuclear attack. And that goes beyond anything that is in the current declaratory policy. That certainly requires much more significant steps here. Obviously he's trying to create a situation where there's additional coercion — pressure — on Ukraine and the West to stop fighting and seek some kind of negotiated settlement here.Q. As you said, his rhetoric goes beyond Russian doctrine, which is, as I understand it, not so dissimilar to US doctrine: if there's an existential threat to the state, they might resort to nuclear weapons. So when you see Putin going a little bit more inflammatory, do you, as an expert, see that as just playing politics and — despite his protests that he isn't in fact bluffing — playing tough guy? Or do you think that does reflect a change in their doctrine?A. It reflects a change in the way that the president of Russia talks about this; whether it reflects an actual change in Russia's planning for these scenarios is another matter. Frankly, I think the Russian military is probably a little less excited about throwing nuclear weapons around because they know full well what the consequences of doing that will be.I think one could read it to sort of say this is what Putin does. This is his chest-thumping style — he likes to use big words to scare other people. But whether it's reflected in the actual planning they're doing is another matter and I think that'll take some time actually before we see that. But there are a number of steps they would have to take before they could use a tactical nuclear weapon in the Ukraine conflict. It's not like he has a red button on his desk and he could just press that when he feels like it. Q. I'm curious if there was anything that Putin could say that you would interpret as more alarming than just rhetoric? Whether there are kind of code words that, if you saw the introduction of them into Putin's speeches, you would take that as more than just posturing.A. Well, I thought I heard that. One of the lines in his speech was that the United States had already set a precedent for the use of nuclear weapons in war by referring to the use of nuclear weapons against Japan in World War II. I would say that's a new signal where he could begin to sort of argue, "We're not the first doing this, the Americans have already done this kind of stuff." And that could add another level of indicator that he's thinking about this in a new way.Q. Max Seddon, the Moscow bureau chief for the Financial Times, was commenting on this speech today and he was just saying, in general, it's the most blistering attack on the West as a whole that he's ever heard from Putin. And he said that, if he were a Western policymaker wondering if Putin would really use nuclear weapons, "I'd be very concerned."Do you share that concern or should we kind of take a step back and not get wrapped up in hysteria over nuclear weapons?A. No, I think we should be extraordinarily concerned. And I think that concern has to translate into very deliberate efforts to convince Putin and the Russian leadership that this would take the conflict to a whole new level. We've heard some statements from US officials, of course, that they've been trying to convey that for a long time and that urgency seems to have been deepened by Putin's latest speeches and his annexation of these territories into Russia.Q. As you probably saw, Dmitry Medvedev was basically saying that "the degenerate west" — they're not gonna want to get in a war of annihilation. That Ukraine doesn't matter, it's a failing state, if we use a tactical nuclear weapon, they're not going to risk the existence of London, Brussels, New York City over poor little Ukraine. How could the West respond to that, without laying all its cards out, to say that, "Well, no, we're not gonna tolerate that."A. Well, Medvedev might be right about that — that the West would not want to use nuclear weapons even if Putin used a nuclear weapon in Ukraine. The point is, the use of a nuclear weapon by Russia and Ukraine is not an attack on NATO. It is not an attack on the United States. Can NATO — can the United States — decide suddenly to attack Russia with nuclear weapons if they have not been attacked first? And that's a real tough issue and I don't think that is a likely outcome.I think the outcome is much more some intensifying of sanctions and diplomatic isolation, political isolation, maybe some cyber attacks, and in the most extreme form, probably some kind of military action. But again here, even that is hard to think about because, again, NATO has not been attacked. The United States has not been attacked. So can you start attacking Russia? That is a real hard dilemma here. So I think Medvedev, to some extent, is correct when he's saying that. Of course, the danger is that suppose Russia really thinks that it can just pop a nuke there — or several — and the West really is sort of armstrung; it can't really act, certainly not at the nuclear level.Q. I'm certainly not chomping at the bit myself to see a war between two nuclear-armed powers. But when you talk about things like sanctions and diplomatic isolation, it's hard not to roll one's eyes and be like, okay, so essentially what you are saying is that, "Yes, they could get away with using a nuclear weapon."A. One wildcard scenario you can imagine, of course, is that if he did do it that NATO would then — or the United States, more likely — would conduct strikes against Russian forces inside Ukraine. And that would be sort of, not quite be an attack on Russia — but of course it would be considered an attack on Russia because they are Russian forces — but it would be sort of at a half step, if you will. You could still say to the Russians, "We're doing this not to threaten Russia, as such, but to tell you that if you continue to do this then the next phase would be a lot more serious."Q. Just to get into the more nitty gritty here, when you used the term "tactical" nuclear weapon earlier, what is the difference between a tactical nuclear weapon and a non-tactical nuke?A. Well, tactical, or non-strategic — these are terms from the Cold War, where tactical to a large extent referred to battlefield weapons, where they were developed for wars involving nuclear weapons in a small region. Those were the type of scenarios that were very much at the center of planning during the Cold War and also because arms control treaties have looked at long-range strategic offensive forces, and never — except for the INF Treaty — looked at sort of medium- or shorter-range systems.Today, tactical nuclear weapons are essentially anything that's not covered by the strategic arms control treaties. It tends to generally just be shorter-range systems, most of which are also dual capable: they serve both conventional and nuclear roles. They tend to be shorter range, have a wider spectrum of explosive yield options, ranging all the way from one kiloton, perhaps even less, but certainly from one kiloton to tens of kilotons even up to 100, 150, 200 kilotons in some tactical systems.A Russian Tu-95 bear bomber and its escort fighter during an event in Russia.Photo by Elizaveta Becker/ullstein bild via Getty ImagesQ. When people talk about nuclear weapons, and the treaties that you're talking about that govern them, we tend to think about something that would trigger an existential war — the destruction of Earth as we know it — whereas these are to gain, to be obvious, a tactical advantage on the battlefield by hitting, say, a bunker that's deep underground. Or perhaps the reason Russia would be thinking about it is just simply the message that it would send, right?A. Yeah, I mean all of those missions could be accomplished with strategic weapons as well. It's more about what kind of attack are you doing. What's the intensity of the attack? And here the Russians, because of their geographic position. They're surrounded by potential adversaries in their near region, right? They have the Brits, they have the French, and of course NATO forces, and then they have the Chinese. So they need, in their military planning, they need sort of regional nuclear forces, to engage those adversaries in those regions.We could really think about them as strategic, because any use of a nuclear weapon would be strategic in nature. The "tactical" just comes in in the sense about the range of it and the intensity of the attack.The United States does not rely on tactical nuclear weapons as much as Russia does and that's partly because the United States doesn't have regions rights next to it where it has to fight nuclear wars. It used to have more tactical nuclear weapons when it had a lot of them deployed in Europe and in South Korea, but most of those were retired and pulled out after the Cold War. It has a few hundred nuclear tactical bombs left for fighter jets, and some of them are in Europe right now, but it's not something it relies heavily on for its nuclear war planning. So the US would choose instead, if it had to respond lightly — so like a small strike in response to something — they would rely more on strategic, for example, most prominently in that scenario, strategic bombers with either gravity bombs or long-range cruise missiles.Q. What would be the thinking behind using a tactical nuclear weapon in Ukraine? Is it kind of a situation where the worse Russia is doing on the battlefield increases the likelihood that they would use a nuclear weapon to say, "Look, just back off, NATO, stop arming this force that we're considering a proxy army against Russia"? What would be the strategic thinking — getting into the Russian mindset — of potentially using a tactical nuclear weapon in Ukraine?A. Well, there could be several, or a combination of them. One, for example, could be to try to turn the the tide of the war — to try to knock out some Ukrainian forces or key military facilities that they need to sustain their offensive. That would be a real battlefield use, if you could say that, but that takes more than probably one weapon because you would have to hit a number of areas and a number of facilities to have a real impact on the battle, if you will. And that's also a little complicating because if you start detonating nuclear weapons in the area you potentially get radioactive fallout that you can't control — it could rain over your own troops as well, so it might not be an advantage to do that in the field.Before the Gulf War in 1991, the Pentagon did a study on whether the use of tactical nuclear weapons against Saddam Hussein's forces there in the desert was an option. But they discovered that they would have to use a large number of tactical nuclear weapons to have a real impact — a real effect — on those forces. "Tactical" nuclear use is not as necessarily as limited and benign as some people sometimes think.That's one option, battlefield interest. The other one is of course related, in terms of psychological effect, but it would be more sort of a more clean terror attack where they use it against, for example, Kyiv — or a couple of cities — just to break the Ukrainian will to resist. But that would also be considered a much more significant attack — much more significant use — because of the human casualties involved.That could backfire in another way, politically, by motivating the West go in much more directly, so they really have to be careful about how they think about this. I think the big problem is with people both inside the Russian system, but also in the public in general, if they think about tactical nuclear weapons as something small; something less severe or something almost okay. That's the big danger here — that to treat that as sort of something that is doable.Russian President Vladimir Putin (L), accompanied by Valery Gerasimov, the chief of the Russian General Staff, oversees the 'Vostok-2022' military exercises at the Sergeevskyi training ground outside the city of Ussuriysk on the Russian Far East on September 6, 2022.MIKHAIL KLIMENTYEV/SPUTNIK/AFP via Getty ImagesQ. There's been a lot of talk of concern among US officials that Russia could potentially use nuclear weapons, and the US has been at least talking about stepping up its surveillance of Russian forces. What exactly does that mean? What are the US and its allies looking for that would signal a potential use of a tactical nuclear weapon?A. Well, there are several steps that the Russians have to go through that they will be looking for. One has to do with the process of the decision itself. 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