4 12, 2023

HCI Group Inc. Powers Higher, But Is Below Its 2021 All-Time High of $139.80: Can It Make It Back There?

By |2023-12-05T18:23:13+00:00December 4th, 2023|Categories: Feature: Stock Market Investing, Featured: News, Stock Market News|Tags: , , , , , , |

By Leslie N. Masonson, MBA HCI Group, Inc. (NYSE:HCI), was incorporated in 2006 in Tampa, Florida where it is currently headquartered. It has $507 million in annual sales and a market capitalization of $737 million with 578 full-time employees. The company was formerly known as Homeowners Choice, Inc. and changed its name to HCI [...]

30 10, 2023

Interactive Brokers Declines 15% After Reaching All-Time High on September 11. Is Now the Time to Step In?

By |2023-11-08T15:38:31+00:00October 30th, 2023|Categories: Feature: Stock Market Investing, Featured: News, Stock Market News|Tags: , , , , , , |

By Leslie N. Masonson, MBA Interactive Brokers (NASDAQ: IBKR), founded in 2007 and headquartered in Greenwich, CT, is a highly automated global broker that offers low-cost, seamless access to multiple assets, including stocks, options, futures, forex, commodities, bonds, crypto, mutual funds, and ETFs. It serves over two million clients, including individuals, institutions, introducing brokers, [...]

25 10, 2023

Visa Beats Earnings, Raises Dividend – Should You Buy, Sell, or Hold This Stock?

By |2023-12-07T19:49:21+00:00October 25th, 2023|Categories: Feature: Stock Market Investing, Featured: News, Stock Market News|Tags: , , , , , |

Visa (V) reported 4th quarter earnings today that initially sent shares 2% lower. They have since rebounded and now sit about 1.5% higher than yesterday’s closing price.  This was a strange reaction to what was a fairly positive news cycle for the credit card company after beating earnings and raising dividends. The credit card [...]

25 09, 2023

Apollo Global Management, Inc. Hits All-time High on September 20: Can It Keep Going Like the Energizer Bunny?

By |2023-09-25T15:04:56+00:00September 25th, 2023|Categories: Feature: Stock Market Investing, Featured: News, Stock Market News|Tags: , , , , , , |

By Leslie N. Masonson, MBA Apollo Global Management, Inc. (APO) stock price has doubled to $90.81 since its low of $45.62 on October 13, 2022, with an average trading volume. However, since hitting a recent low of $78.39 on August 18th, it has surged to $93.18, marking a 19% increase in just 22 trading [...]

11 09, 2023

Arch Capital Group Ltd. Backs Off 9% from its July 27 All-Time High: Can It Rally and Exceed that High?

By |2023-09-13T13:34:46+00:00September 11th, 2023|Categories: Feature: Stock Market Investing, Featured: News, Stock Market News|Tags: , , , , , |

By Leslie N. Masonson, MBA Arch Capital Group Ltd. (ACGL) is a Nasdaq-listed firm that was incorporated in Delaware in 1995 but is headquartered in Pembroke, Bermuda, with 5,800 employees. There are 373 million shares outstanding. Revenues totaled $1.8 billion, and ACGL’s market cap is $29.04 billion. The company and its multiple subsidiaries offer [...]

26 07, 2023

Is Wells Fargo a Buy After Raising Dividends & Announcing $30B Stock Repurchase Program?

By |2023-12-07T20:45:47+00:00July 26th, 2023|Categories: Feature: Stock Market Investing, Featured: News, Stock Market News|Tags: , , , |

On Tuesday after the market closed, Wells Fargo & Company (WFC) released a statement that its board of directors approved an increase to the quarterly common stock dividend - much to the delight of investors. The company was already paying a quarterly dividend of $0.30, but the company has raised that up to $0.35 [...]

24 07, 2023

Blackstone Reaches $1 Trillion in Assets Under Management (AUM) – Time to Jump Aboard?

By |2023-08-24T23:25:32+00:00July 24th, 2023|Categories: Feature: Stock Market Investing, Featured: News, Stock Market News|Tags: , , , |

by Leslie N. Masonson, MBA Blackstone Inc., a NYSE-listed firm (BX), founded in 1985 by Stephen A. Schwarzman and Peter G. Peterson, went public in 2007. It is headquartered at 345 Park Avenue in New York City, with a workforce of nearly 4,700 and revenues of $7.3 billion, and a market-cap of $132 billion. [...]

23 05, 2023

Should Berkshire Hathaway Be In Your Portfolio?

By |2023-08-24T23:28:31+00:00May 23rd, 2023|Categories: Feature: Stock Market Investing, Featured: News, Stock Market News|Tags: , , , , |

By Leslie N. Masonson, MBA Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Class B (BRKB: NYSE),  based in Omaha, NE, and incorporated in 1998 is presided over by the world-renowned stock sage Warren Buffet (94), also known as the “Oracle of Omaha” and his young 99-year-old sidekick Charlie Munger.  The company held its 2023 Annual Meeting on May [...]

10 05, 2023

Why is PayPal Down 10% After 1st Quarter Earnings Beat – and Should Investors be Worried?

By |2023-12-07T20:56:07+00:00May 10th, 2023|Categories: Feature: Stock Market Investing, Featured: News, Stock Market News|Tags: , , , , |

PayPal (PYPL) delivered first-quarter earnings on Monday after the market closed. The market responded Tuesday by sending shares off a cliff, as the company has lost more than 10% since.  This reaction has many perplexed as the earnings report was mostly positive. PayPal saw a 10% growth in total payment volume year over year [...]

19 04, 2023

The Inside Scoop on Morgan Stanley’s Q1 Performance and Its Implications for Traders

By |2023-12-07T20:57:10+00:00April 19th, 2023|Categories: Feature: Stock Market Investing, Featured: News, Stock Market News|Tags: , , , , |

Morgan Stanley (MS) joined other investment banking companies in reporting a lackluster first quarter - one that saw a decline in revenue and profit figures. The company fell victim to a steep drop-off in investment banking revenue, as deals dried up amidst a challenging economic environment. Revenue for the quarter fell 2% from this [...]

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