Although some details about the stress test were released on Friday, the actual results have yet to be rendered. Though the continued uncertainty did not move the markets much, it certainly added to the overall stress felt by investors.
Steve Reitmeister, Kevin Matras and I discuss what the stress test and the recent market's action means for your portfolio in the Roundtable Review.
Also, the swine flu dominated the headlines yesterday and spurred buying activity of some drug company stocks. Jason Napodano discusses why the outbreak will not have any near-term impact on drug company earnings in our Analyst Blog.
Wishing you prosperity,
Charles Rotblut, CFA
Senior Market Analyst & Editor,
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- Aggressive Growth - Marten Trasport, Ltd. (MRTN) reported first-quarter results which included a 53% jump in net income, which is now $4.1 million, up from $2.7 million. Earnings per share were 18 cents, compared to the 14 cents that analysts were expecting. Read More...
Growth & Income - DeVry, Inc. (DV) saw a nice spike in share price after delivering strong results for the fiscal third quarter. Earnings per share of 70 cents came in well ahead of last year’s 53 cents and topped the consensus estimate by 4.5%. Read More...
Momentum - Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) revenue was up 18% from last year to $4.89 billion. Income came in at $177 million, up 24% from last year, producing earnings of 41 cents per share, handily beating the consensus of 31 cents. Read More...
Value - NewMarket Corporation (NEU) is a Zacks #1 Rank (strong buy) stock. It has a forward P/E of 11.11. NEU's price-to-book is 2.69. The company also has an outstanding 5-year average return on equity (ROE) of 17.86%. Read More...
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