Thursday, February 27, 2020

Dividend Risks Are Overblown for This Energy Giant

By Rob Spivey

U.S. corporate credit profiles look healthy, but China may be a different story… In yesterday’s Altimetry Daily Authority, we discussed how the U.S. economy and market remain strong – even in the face of the threat of the coronavirus outbreak impacting global growth. But as Bloomberg reports, the risk of a credit crunch may be […]
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Investors Are Panicking... But the Data Tell Us to Stay Calm

By Joel Litman

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Joel’s note: Considering the recent volatility in the market, we’re stepping aside from our normal format of the Altimetry Daily Authority today to focus on a broader view of the macro environment. The volatility over the past week has a lot of investors spooked… We spend a lot of our time with our institutional clients […]

This Homebuilder Is Much Stronger Than Wall Street Thinks

By Joel Litman

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Another bank is joining the online brokerage industry… Last week, Morgan Stanley (MS) announced that it’s acquiring E-Trade Financial (ETFC) for $13 billion. This news comes just a few months after another banking and brokerage giant, Charles Schwab (SCHW), agreed to buy TD Ameritrade (AMTD) for $26 billion. This is a great move for both […]

Listening to Management Tells Us a Lot About Where the Market Is Heading

By Joel Litman

Monday, February 24, 2020
What’s next for Dean Foods? In the February 20 Altimetry Daily Authority, we used the dairy producer as an example of how volatile commodity prices and changing consumer preferences can drive a company to bankruptcy. The next day, we explained how Dean Foods was still able to produce dairy products despite entering into Chapter 11 […]

Bankruptcy Isn't Always a 'Kiss of Death'

By Joel Litman

Friday, February 21, 2020
The NBA is embracing disruption… and that’s not a surprise. The NBA All-Star Game last weekend was a major hit. A new format gave the game a competitive edge that hadn’t existed in decades. Many of the professional sports leagues in the U.S. are attempting to innovate in an effort to try to bring more […]

Investors Aren't Getting a Discount on This Commodity-Dependent Business

By Rob Spivey

Thursday, February 20, 2020
Here at Altimetry, ‘commodity’ is a bit of a dirty word… It’s due to the fact that throughout history, commodities have always proved to be difficult businesses. Consider a few factors that are true about most, if not all commodities… First, they’re usually basic raw materials like agricultural crops or metals. For example, wheat, rubber, […]
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