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, Stocks in the 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, Stocks in the 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, Stocks in the 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, Stocks in the 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, Stocks in the 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, Stocks in the 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 [...]

27 03, 2023

First Citizens Bank Shoots up 50%+ After Acquiring the Bulk of SVB – is it Too Late to Buy FCNCA?

By |2023-12-07T20:58:18+00:00March 27th, 2023|Categories: Feature: Stock Market Investing, Featured: News, Stocks in the News|Tags: , , , |

Last Tuesday (March 21st) we wrote about the rumors that First Citizens Bank (FCNCA) had thrown its own bid in the mix for the failed Silicon Valley Bank (SVB). And today, those rumors proved true as the US FDIC has announced a deal that will have First Citizens Bank purchase SVB’s deposits and loans [...]

21 03, 2023

First Citizens Bank Jumps on SVB Rumors…True or Not, There’s Something Investors Need to See

By |2023-12-07T20:58:38+00:00March 21st, 2023|Categories: Feature: Stock Market Investing, Featured: News, Stocks in the News|Tags: , , , , , |

It’s been reported that First Citizens Bank (FCNCA) has thrown its hat in the ring in an effort to acquire the recently failed Silicon Valley Bank (SVB). Rumor has it that on Sunday, the Raleigh, North Carolina-based lending & banking company submitted a bid to buy all of SVB. But, as of right now, [...]

16 03, 2023

VectorVest Issued a Charles Schwab Warning in January: Here’s What You Need to Know as it Drops Lower

By |2023-12-07T20:58:48+00:00March 16th, 2023|Categories: Feature: Stock Market Investing, Featured: News, Stocks in the News|Tags: , , , |

While the financial services industry as a whole is struggling right now - no thanks to the SVB run - there is a single company that is struggling more than others: Charles Schwab (SCHW). The stock has dropped another 12% in the past week and shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. CFO [...]

14 03, 2023

First Republic Bank Begins Road to Recovery With 50% Gain Tuesday: What Investors Need to Know Now

By |2023-12-07T20:59:14+00:00March 14th, 2023|Categories: Feature: Stock Market Investing, Featured: News, Stocks in the News|Tags: , , , |

After a brutal last few trading sessions for First Republic Bank, it appears the road to recovery may be underway - as the stock is up 50% so far Tuesday. This came after the company witnessed share prices tank down to under $20 a share Monday for the first time in more than 5 [...]

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