As social-media giant Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) points out in its most recent quarterly SEC filing, the company announced a $6 billion share repurchase program in November 2016. Facebook extended that authorization by $9 billion back in April, according to the filing.The company also said that as of Sept. 30, it had only...
The marijuana industry has grown by leaps and bounds over the past couple of years, but gained perhaps its biggest win in history this year: legitimacy.In Canada, following years of promises from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and months of debate in Parliament, the Cannabis Act was signed into law....
Developing new drugs is a risky business that hasn't been kind to these three biotechs or their shareholders lately. But despite recent tumbling stock prices, all of these companies have a chance to bounce back in 2019.Of course, some of these biotech stocks have a better chance than others....
You don't need to be told that the cost of a college education is rising faster than the rate of inflation or that you'll need a king's ransom to pay for four years of Junior's schooling. But you could use some help finding a stock today that might be...
Because we're expected to live longer than those just a generation or two removed from us, we'll need income during our retirement for a longer period of time. Finding dividend-paying stocks that provide the opportunity for the long-term collection of such income streams is critical to our financial well-being.Below,...
Ford Motor Company's (NYSE:F) dividend is hovering around 6.8%, a number that has put the Blue Oval on quite a few investors' radar screens. But whenever we see a dividend yield higher than 3%, we have to ask whether it's a warning sign: Is the stock cheap because the...
When Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) announced its streaming service in 2007, it created a gold rush. Netflix's first real competitor, Hulu, launched that same year, and today, there is no shortage of streaming competition.But when it comes to streaming services, how many are too many? We may be about to find...
A rise in the "risk free" rate of return (I'm looking at you, 3-month Treasury bills!) is an ongoing threat to stocks, but rising interest rates aren't the only things that could derail stock investors.An ongoing trade war has caused the U.S. trade imbalance to worsen to levels last...
ExxonMobil offers investors a chunky 4.2% yield backed by a business that's built around a product that powers the world. That said, there are other stocks that offer even bigger yields for income investors looking for investments that can maximize their payouts, and it's worth surveying the field to...
Many of us spend 40 hours or more at the office each week, and while we may not realize it, certain behaviors we engage in could impact our health both immediately and over time. Of course, the healthier you are, the less likely you'll be to need to call...