|Day Low/High||168.08 / 171.12|
|52 Wk Low/High||150.58 / 219.75|
On the biggest day for earnings reports in the S&P let me give you my scorecard to date so you know which pile your stocks might land in.
Large-cap equity indices over a month have churned on lackluster interest outside of the high-frequency crowd, and the trucking and rail sectors are outperforming the indices this month.
Unless you like to buy high and sell low, taking some analysts' word on 3M has made no sense.
These five stocks have shared more than 60 consecutive annual dividend increases with their respective shareholders and their current dividend yields are greater than that for the S&P 500.
* Only three of eleven S&P sectors are viewed as attractive * I am in a risk off state of mind. Back in 2015 I instituted a new regular feature called "Sectors," in which I periodically offered my short-term (6-12 months) price outlook for each of t...
A trade deal still seems far away, so check your China exposure, again, as earnings season approaches.
Look at 3M's stock price deviation, manufacturing inventories and auto sector weakness before you assume that the consensus economic expectations for 2019-2020 are realistic. Danielle DiMartino Booth writes that you should not just scratch the surfa...
The Fed also finds itself under pressure amid indications of a slowing U.S. economy
Everyone keeps asking me if there's a recession around the corner. My answer: I don't see it.
Let's turn to the charts and indicators.
3M, Caterpillar and Johnson & Johnson all face headwinds with a strong dollar.
Steadily, the once-revered markets of Brazil, Russia, India and China have become hazardous places to do business.
Looking for a reliable dividend stock that pays no matter what condition the economy is in? Look no further than this industrial giant.
Another strong day from U.S. equities. Of course one might not know by looking at the Dow Jones Industrial Average, as the blue-chip index only realized a gain of 0.2%. Dow Inc. and 3M Co. weighed on performance. It was yet again, the Russell 2000 (...
We can only hope that Fed Chairman Jay Powell is checking in with power companies and other industrials to see how tariffs are really decking parts of this country.
Here's the only way to explain why stocks jump like mad if the companies underneath them only perform slightly better than the analysts worried they would.
That's Better Than Feared vs. Worse Than Feared when it comes to these companies' latest reports on a big day for earnings.
And as the semiconductor sector continues to shine, Brooks Automation is a name to keep in mind.
Semiconductor strength and Mario Draghi's dovishness could be catalysts that help build on momentum.
Study analysts' bad 3M advice for an example of what not to do as an investor when a company is at its highs.
Here are my five rules for handling earnings season.
* Over the last two months the outlook for the car business has deteriorated from an already low level * I would continue to avoid all auto stocks "It's deja vu all over again." - Yogi Berra Over the last 60 days I have conducted an extensive resear...
We have a nice little risk averse bull call spread just for earnings.
* Sometimes the stocks we elect not to buy teach us a lesson and save us money 3M was downgraded today and the shares have fallen below $170/share. Remember this column I wrote 3 1/2 months ago? 3M Stumbles Badly - Price Is Not Truth * If 3M's EPS m...
By selling out of big losers prior to the quarter's close, portfolio managers can hide the stocks from clients, but some downtrodden shares could be ripe for bounces next week, so here's my list.
Trade deal or no trade deal, the charts of Emerson Electric are not encouraging for its shares.
Talks between Washington and Beijing unlikely to end tariffs, but what would be worse? If the Fed chief dropped his guard on a single tweet.