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Investing Lessons From the Activist Playbook

Barron's - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 02:40
More companies are being targeted by activist investors, who are notching more victories. Yet the record on their returns is mixed.

Activist Investing Invades Europe

Barron's - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 19:37
In Europe, the number of activist campaigns last year reached a record of 58, accounting for 23% of global activity, according to Lazard.

How to Invest Like an Activist

Barron's - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 19:35
OK, you can’t build a significant stake in a company, and you won’t get a board seat. But you can still look at a stock as an activist would.

The Long View for Boeing Shareholders: Don't Panic

Barron's - Sat, 03/16/2019 - 10:05
With just two major plane makers in the world, and booming orders, Boeing is almost certain to survive its latest crisis. But the cost could be high.

2019 Energy Roundtable: The Outlook Brightens for Oil Stocks

Barron's - Sat, 03/16/2019 - 09:59
From pipeline operators to the supermajors, energy companies are gushing cash and returning it shareholders. Where to find bargains—and 7% yields.

4 Stocks That Could Rally With Steel

Barron's - Sat, 03/16/2019 - 07:23
Tariffs, successful antidumping lawsuits, and Trump’s bid to jump-start U.S. manufacturing are supporting domestic steel makers.

Costco Stock Is Still Rising After Earnings and It Has Room to Grow, Analysts Say

Barron's - Mon, 03/11/2019 - 21:43
Cowen analysts said that the quarter’s results alleviated their concerns about the discount retailer.

New Money Is Driving a Revival in Detroit. Can It Stick?

Barron's - Sun, 03/10/2019 - 21:38
Thanks to Dan Gilbert of Quicken Loans and other investors, there is a revitalization in the downtown, and startups are flourishing. Will higher interest rates and an auto slowdown stall the momentum?

Strong Tailwinds Can Drive Delta Stock Higher

Barron's - Sun, 03/10/2019 - 04:14
The shares of the best-managed airline in the U.S. trade cheaply. If Warren Buffett wants to acquire an airline, this is the one he should buy.

Offshore Oil Drillers Are in a Deep Slump. That Could Mean It's Time to Buy

Barron's - Sat, 03/09/2019 - 10:03
Offshore drilling fell into a long slump as money flowed to shale projects. For contrarian investors, an offshore turnaround could have a big payoff.

Buyer Beware: Hollywood Special Effects Now Permeate Property Listings

WSJ - Tue, 03/05/2019 - 05:02
A computer-versus-computer showdown is brewing in the residential property market, pitting investors’ house-hunting algorithms against sellers’ virtual listing photos.

Facebook Sues Chinese Companies for Creating Fake Accounts

WSJ - Tue, 03/05/2019 - 04:31
Facebook and Instagram sued four companies and three people based in China for creating and selling fake accounts, likes and followers, according to a posting on the social media giant’s website.

The $2,000 Bendable Phone: Hold 'Em or Fold 'Em?

WSJ - Tue, 03/05/2019 - 04:30
At the mobile-phone industry’s premier trade show, two of the world’s three biggest makers lavishly displayed what they hope will be the smartphone of the future. The question is, will anyone buy it?

Grocers Brace for Another Blow From Amazon

WSJ - Tue, 03/05/2019 - 02:20
Competition from Amazon.com has pushed grocers to focus on home delivery and lower prices. Now it is taking aim at supermarkets’ high-profit products: those found in the beauty aisle.

Huawei Executive Files Suit Over Canadian Detention

WSJ - Tue, 03/05/2019 - 02:11
Meng Wanzhou claims her legal rights were violated when she was detained at Vancouver International Airport in December following an extradition arrest request from the U.S.

A Doctor's Prescription for More AI in Medicine

WSJ - Mon, 03/04/2019 - 23:03
Eric Topol makes the case for how artificial intelligence can improve health care, despite privacy concerns.

Galaxy S10 Review: Samsung Finally Gets Everything Right

WSJ - Mon, 03/04/2019 - 22:57
Samsung has long made good hardware, and the Galaxy S10 is its best yet. But for the first time, the company also nailed the software.

Democrats Turn to Online Tool for Organizing Volunteers

WSJ - Mon, 03/04/2019 - 22:37
MobilizeAmerica gives Democratic campaigns and progressive causes a centralized sign-up system for events, door-knocking and shifts calling and texting voters.

Tesla Is Betting It Can Sell Cars Online, Without a Test Drive

WSJ - Mon, 03/04/2019 - 20:29
Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s latest strategic shift will be one of his biggest challenges: persuading mainstream consumers to purchase cars online the way they buy books or clothes.

Taboola Makes Acquisition to Bolster Its Take on Apple News

WSJ - Mon, 03/04/2019 - 18:52
Taboola is acquiring an Israeli team to bolster its young news recommendation service for users of Android phones.