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Oil Jumps as U.S. Plans to End Iran Waivers After May 2 Expiry
News ImageFutures in London jumped as much as 3.3 percent to the highest intraday price since early November. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will deliver the decision Monday that no waivers from sanctions will be renewed to importers of Iranian oil, according to four people familiar with the matter. The U.S. will also announce offsets through commitments from other suppliers such as Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 23:54:51 -0400
This World-Beating Stock May Just Be Everyone's Cup of Cocoa
News ImageThe shares of Guan Chong Bhd. have soared more than 150 percent in the past year in Kuala Lumpur as profits doubled, making the producer of chocolate ingredients a top performer on the Bursa Malaysia Consumer Product Index. The MSCI All Country World Index of stocks is broadly flat in the past year. For Chief Executive Officer Brandon Tay Hoe Lian, Asias biggest cocoa bean processor has been riding a wave of improved margins and higher sales.
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 23:48:15 -0400
'Several' Americans among 290 killed in Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka
News ImageThe explosions injured hundreds more in nearly simultaneous attacks at several high-end hotels and churches on Easter Sunday.
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 23:47:31 -0400
Huawei first-quarter revenue grows 39 percent to $27 billion amid heightened U.S. pressure
News ImageHuawei Technologies said on Monday its first-quarter revenue jumped 39 percent to 179.7 billion yuan ($26.81 billion), in the Chinese technology firm's first-ever quarterly results. The Shenzhen-based firm, the world's biggest telecoms equipment maker, also said its net profit margin was around 8 percent for the quarter, which it added was slightly higher than the same period last year. Huawei did not disclose its actual net profit.
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 23:46:55 -0400
Is Suven Life Sciences Limited (NSE:SUVEN) Potentially Underrated?
News ImageAs an investor, I look for investments which does not compromise one fundamental factor for another. By this I mean, I look at stocks holistically, from their financial health to their future outlook. In the case of Suven Life Sciences...
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 23:46:00 -0400
Ghosn's lawyer expects fresh indictment to come later Monday
News ImageTOKYO (Reuters) - The lead lawyer for Carlos Ghosn said he expected a fresh indictment for the former Nissan Motor Co boss to come later on Monday.
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 23:44:27 -0400
Cabbeen Fashion Limited's (HKG:2030) Earnings Grew 5.0%, Did It Beat Long-Term Trend?
News ImageToday I will examine Cabbeen Fashion Limited's (HKG:2030) latest earnings update (31 December 2018) and compare these figures against its performance over the past couple of years, in addition to how the rest of 2030's industry performe...
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 23:41:15 -0400
Samsung Electronics delays Galaxy Fold media events in China
News ImageSmartphone maker Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has postponed media events for its Galaxy Fold planned for this week in Hong Kong and Shanghai, a company official said, days after reviewers of the foldable handset reported defective samples. Samsung said it received "a few" reports of damage to the displays of samples of the $1,980 handset, raising the specter of the combustible Galaxy Note 7 three years ago which the firm ultimately pulled from shelves at massive cost. Samsung has hailed the folding design as the future in a field that has seen few surprises since Apple Inc's iPhone in 2007.
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 23:40:35 -0400
Why You Should Like UFO Moviez India Limiteds (NSE:UFO) ROCE
News ImageToday we'll look at UFO Moviez India Limited (NSE:UFO) and reflect on its potential as an investment. Specifically, we'll consider its Return On Capital Employed (ROCE), since that will give us an insight into how efficiently the busine...
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 23:36:31 -0400
Do Institutions Own PWR Holdings Limited (ASX:PWH) Shares?
News ImageEvery investor in PWR Holdings Limited (ASX:PWH) should be aware of the most powerful shareholder groups. Institutions often own shares in more established companies, while it's not unusual to see insiders own a fair bit of smaller...
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 23:36:04 -0400
Does Jubilant Life Sciences Limited (NSE:JUBILANT) Have A Good P/E Ratio?
News ImageToday, we'll introduce the concept of the P/E ratio for those who are learning about investing. We'll look at Jubilant Life Sciences Limited's (NSE:JUBILANT) P/E ratio and reflect on what it tells us about the company's share price...
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 23:27:12 -0400
Stock Investors Reluctant to Return to Japan Despite Rally
News ImageA gauge of fund manager demand for Japanese equities slid this month to the lowest since November 2016, Bank of America Merrill Lynch said in a April 17 report, citing concerns about the outlook for earnings. Profits fell 17 percent in aggregate last quarter versus a year ago and it looks like this season might be more of the same with bellwethers Fast Retailing Co. and Yaskawa Electric Corp. cutting outlooks. There arent a lot of investors holding Japanese equities, said Shusuke Yamada, the chief foreign-exchange and equity strategist in Tokyo at BofAML.
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 23:22:43 -0400
Introducing Nanfang Communication Holdings (HKG:1617), A Stock That Climbed 13% In The Last Year
News ImagePassive investing in index funds can generate returns that roughly match the overall market. But you can significantly boost your returns by picking above-average stocks. For example, the Nanfang Communication Holdings L...
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 23:22:30 -0400
Despite Its High P/E Ratio, Is SeaLink Travel Group Limited (ASX:SLK) Still Undervalued?
News ImageThis article is for investors who would like to improve their understanding of price to earnings ratios (P/E ratios). We'll show how you can use SeaLink Travel Group Limited's (ASX:SLK) P/E ratio to inform your assessment of the in...
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 23:21:53 -0400
Stop & Shop Reaches Deal To End Strike
News ImageThe largest private-sector strike by U
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 23:20:11 -0400
Sudden Rush to Raise Cash in China Is Burning Stock Investors
News ImageNine firms have said they plan to raise a combined 40.5 billion yuan ($6 billion) through rights issues since January, almost twice the amount announced all of last year, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Chinese companies face restrictions on how much, how often and at what price they can sell new shares through private placements, the hitherto most popular method to raise money via the equity market.
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 23:19:01 -0400
Want To Invest In Tingyi (Cayman Islands) Holding Corp. (HKG:322)? Here's How It Performed Lately
News ImageExamining Tingyi (Cayman Islands) Holding Corp.'s (HKG:322) past track record of performance is an insightful exercise for investors. It allows us to reflect on whether or not the company has met or exceed expectations, which is a great...
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 23:17:57 -0400
Calculating The Fair Value Of Vincent Medical Holdings Limited (HKG:1612)
News ImageIn this article we are going to estimate the intrinsic value of Vincent Medical Holdings Limited (HKG:1612) by projecting its future cash flows and then discounting them to today's value. This is done using the Discounted Cash...
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 23:13:06 -0400
One-horse South African town still scarred by 'racist' murder
News ImageNot many people had heard of Coligny in South Africa's North West province until 2017, when the murder of a black teen by two Afrikaner farmers revived the demons of racism and inequality. Coligny made international headlines when 16-year-old Motlhomola Mosweu was accused of stealing sunflowers from a local farm, put into a van and driven to a police station by two farmers Pieter Doorewaard, 26, and Phillip Schutte, 34. Tewie Pieters, the pastor of the town's redbrick Dutch Reformed church, last Sunday asked his congregation -- about 50 well-to-do whites -- to offer prayers for Doorweaard and Schutte, who got 23- and 18-year jail terms for the murder.
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 23:09:41 -0400
Investors Who Bought UltraTech Cement (NSE:ULTRACEMCO) Shares Five Years Ago Are Now Up 105%
News ImageWhen you buy a stock there is always a possibility that it could drop 100%. But on the bright side, you can make far more than 100% on a really good stock. Long term UltraTech Cement Limited (NSE:ULTRACEMCO) shareholders woul...
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 23:08:37 -0400
U.S. to announce end to Iran sanctions waivers, oil prices spike
News ImageWASHINGTON/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The United States is expected to announce on Monday that all buyers of Iranian oil will have to end their imports shortly or face sanctions, a source familiar with the situation told Reuters, triggering about a 3 percent rise in crude prices. The source confirmed a report by a Washington Post columnist that the administration will terminate the sanctions waivers it granted to some importers of Iranian oil late last year. Global benchmark Brent crude oil futures rose by as much as 3.2 percent to $74.30 a barrel, the highest since Nov. 1, in early Asian trading on Monday in reaction to expectations of tightening supply.
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 23:08:34 -0400
If You Had Bought DGR Global (ASX:DGR) Shares Three Years Ago You'd Have Made 350%
News ImageGenerally speaking, investors are inspired to be stock pickers by the potential to find the big winners. You won't get it right every time, but when you do, the returns can be truly splendid. For example, the DGR Global...
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 23:07:42 -0400
Can You Imagine How Chuffed Techtronic Industries's (HKG:669) Shareholders Feel About Its 142% Share Price Gain?
News ImageWhen you buy a stock there is always a possibility that it could drop 100%. But on the bright side, you can make far more than 100% on a really good stock. For instance, the price of Techtronic Industries Company Limited (HKG...
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 23:03:49 -0400
Update: Vedanta (NSE:VEDL) Stock Gained 70% In The Last Three Years
News ImageVedanta Limited (NSE:VEDL) shareholders might be concerned after seeing the share price drop 10% in the last quarter. But that doesn't change the fact that the returns over the last three years have been pleasing. In...
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 22:54:35 -0400
D&G Technology Holding (HKG:1301) Shareholders Booked A 34% Gain In The Last Three Years
News ImageBy buying an index fund, you can roughly match the market return with ease. But many of us dare to dream of bigger returns, and build a portfolio ourselves. Just take a look at D&G Technology Holding Company Limited (HKG...
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 22:49:47 -0400
Here's the biggest news you missed this weekend
News ImageFrom the Sri Lanka Easter attacks to impeachment talk, here's the weekend news to know.
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 22:47:14 -0400
Introducing China ZhongDi Dairy Holdings (HKG:1492), The Stock That Dropped 33% In The Last Three Years
News ImageIn order to justify the effort of selecting individual stocks, it's worth striving to beat the returns from a market index fund. But the risk of stock picking is that you will likely buy under-performing companies. We regret...
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 22:45:07 -0400
Asia Stocks Mixed in Holiday-Hit Trading; Oil Up: Markets Wrap
News ImageCrude oil pushed higher on a report over Iranian oil waivers. Shares swung between gains and losses in Japan and Korea, while Chinese equities declined and U.S. futures slipped. Traders will look to a week full of corporate earnings releases, in particular from the technology sector.
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 22:41:55 -0400
Is Dark Horse Resources Limited's (ASX:DHR) CEO Pay Fair?
News ImageDavid Mason has been the CEO of Dark Horse Resources Limited (ASX:DHR) since 2016. This report will, first, examine the CEO compensation levels in comparison to CEO compensation at companies of similar size. Then we'll l...
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 22:38:53 -0400
Razer Inc.'s (HKG:1337) Path To Profitability
News ImageRazer Inc.'s (HKG:1337): Razer Inc. designs, develops, and sells gaming hardware, software, and services under the Razer brand for gamers worldwide. The HK$18b market-cap company announced a latest loss of -US$97.0m on...
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 22:35:42 -0400
Greek researchers enlist EU satellite against Aegean sea litter
News ImageKnee-deep in water on a picture-postcard Lesbos island beach, a team of Greek university students gently deposits a wall-sized PVC frame on the surface before divers moor it at sea. Holding in plastic bags and bottles, four of the 5 metre-by-5-metre (16 foot-by-16-foot) frames are part of an experiment to determine if seaborne litter can be detected with EU satellites and drones. "This was the first big day," says project supervisor Konstantinos Topuzelis, an assistant professor at the University of the Aegean department of Marine Sciences, said of the scene from last week.
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 22:33:42 -0400
Easy Come, Easy Go: How YuanShengTai Dairy Farm (HKG:1431) Shareholders Got Unlucky And Saw 87% Of Their Cash Evaporate
News ImageWe're definitely into long term investing, but some companies are simply bad investments over any time frame. We don't wish catastrophic capital loss on anyone. Spare a thought for those who held YuanShengTai Dairy Farm Limit...
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 22:31:03 -0400
Oil prices jump more than 2 percent as U.S. set to end Iran import sanction waivers
News ImageOil prices rallied by more than 2 percent on Monday to levels not seen since November 2018 as a Reuters source familiar with the matter confirmed a report that Washington is set to announce all imports of Iranian oil must end or be subject to sanctions. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures rose to a Nov. 2018 high of $65.39 per barrel, up 2.2 percent from their last close. News that the United States is preparing to announce on Monday that all buyers of Iranian oil will have to end their imports shortly, or be subject to U.S. sanctions, was first reported on Sunday by Washington Post foreign policy and national security columnist Josh Rogin.
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 22:30:32 -0400
Jujiang Construction Group Co., Ltd.'s (HKG:1459) Earnings Grew 38%, Did It Beat Long-Term Trend?
News ImageUnderstanding Jujiang Construction Group Co., Ltd.'s (HKG:1459) performance as a company requires examining more than earnings from one point in time. Today I will take you through a basic sense check to gain perspective on how Jujiang...
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 22:26:25 -0400
If You Had Bought Kin Mining (ASX:KIN) Stock Five Years Ago, You'd Be Sitting On A 71% Loss, Today
News ImageKin Mining NL (ASX:KIN) shareholders should be happy to see the share price up 18% in the last month. But that is little comfort to those holding over the last half decade, sitting on a big loss. The share price has failed t...
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 22:24:20 -0400
Estimating The Fair Value Of ISDN Holdings Limited (SGX:I07)
News ImageIn this article we are going to estimate the intrinsic value of ISDN Holdings Limited (SGX:I07) by taking the expected future cash flows and discounting them to today's value. I will be using the Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) mod...
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 22:21:40 -0400
The Bandhan Bank (NSE:BANDHANBNK) Share Price Has Gained 15% And Shareholders Are Hoping For More
News ImageThese days it's easy to simply buy an index fund, and your returns should (roughly) match the market. But if you pick the right individual stocks, you could make more than that. For example, the Bandhan Bank Limited (NSE:BAND...
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 22:17:10 -0400
Asia stocks firm, oil hits 5-month peak on Iran sanctions report
Asia stocks firm, oil hits 5-month peak on Iran sanctions reportAsian shares were steady on Monday as investors took stock of recent data suggesting global growth may be stabilizing, while oil prices spiked on a report the U.S. is likely to ask all importers of Iranian oil to end their purchases or face sanctions. The potential disruption to Iranian supplies are expected to add to an already tight oil market. "The U.S. chief Iran hawks indeed have the President's ear as (Secretary of State) Pompeo and (National Security Advisor) Bolton are singularly focused on bringing Iran's economy to its knees," said Stephen Innes, head of trading at SPI Asset Management.
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 22:14:18 -0400
Washington state lawmaker angers nurses after saying some 'probably play cards' in rural areas
News ImageWashington state Sen. Maureen Walsh drew backlashafter saying nurses in smaller, rural hospitals may spend a lot of time playing cards.
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 22:11:57 -0400
How Much Of Lifespot Health Ltd (ASX:LSH) Do Institutions Own?
News ImageA look at the shareholders of Lifespot Health Ltd (ASX:LSH) can tell us which group is most powerful. Institutions will often hold stock in bigger companies, and we expect to see insiders owning a noticeable percentage of the small...
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 22:10:02 -0400
Why WH Group Limited's (HKG:288) High P/E Ratio Isn't Necessarily A Bad Thing
News ImageThis article is written for those who want to get better at using price to earnings ratios (P/E ratios). We'll show how you can use WH Group Limited's (HKG:288) P/E ratio to inform your assessment of the investment opportunity...
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 22:07:35 -0400
Tokyo Century Buys Fifth of Yoma Strategic Auto Leasing Unit
News ImageThe Japanese leasing services firm will buy a 20 percent stake in Yoma Fleet via newly issued shares for $26.6 million, Yoma Group said in a statement. Myanmars fast growing automotive market presents high potential for growth, said Yasushi Yoshino, executive officer at Tokyo Century.
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 22:03:49 -0400
Why You Should Care About EVA Precision Industrial Holdings Limiteds (HKG:838) Low Return On Capital
News ImageToday we'll look at EVA Precision Industrial Holdings Limited (HKG:838) and reflect on its potential as an investment. To be precise, we'll consider its Return On Capital Employed (ROCE), as that will inform our view of the quality of t...
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 21:58:25 -0400
Did You Miss Delecta's (ASX:DLC) 100% Share Price Gain?
News ImageDelecta Limited (ASX:DLC) shareholders might be concerned after seeing the share price drop 14% in the last quarter. But over three years, the returns would have left most investors smiling After all, the share price...
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 21:55:51 -0400
Does Hopson Development Holdings Limited's (HKG:754) P/E Ratio Signal A Buying Opportunity?
News ImageThis article is for investors who would like to improve their understanding of price to earnings ratios (P/E ratios). We'll look at Hopson Development Holdings Limited's (HKG:754) P/E ratio and reflect on what it tells us about the...
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 21:53:38 -0400
Should You Be Worried About Insider Transactions At Texhong Textile Group Limited (HKG:2678)?
News ImageWe've lost count of how many times insiders have accumulated shares in a company that goes on to improve markedly. On the other hand, we'd be remiss not to mention that insider sales have been known to precede tough periods for a busine...
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 21:49:04 -0400
Earth Day 2019: High temperatures, rising waters, wild weather who is to blame? We are.
News ImageClimate change is real and increasingly a part of our daily lives. Here are the latest scientific facts on this human-caused shift to weather systems.
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 21:47:09 -0400
Tesla says investigating incident of parked car exploding in Shanghai
News ImageThe video was widely shared on China's Twitter-like Weibo, with the hashtag "Tesla self-ignites" becoming one of the most-read topics on the platform, being viewed over five million times. It showed a parked Tesla S starting to emit smoke from its bonnet before exploding and bursting into flames, damaging surrounding cars. Based on current information, no one was hurt," Tesla said on its official Weibo account.
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 21:46:08 -0400
Mudslide kills 17 in Colombia
News ImageAt least 17 people were killed and 13 others were missing after a mudslide that buried eight houses early Sunday in southwestern Colombia, authorities said. The national risk management agency gave the updated toll after rescue efforts in Rosas, in the department of Cauca, were halted at nightfall. Reducing by two an earlier toll of 19 killed that was given by firefighters, it added that five people had also been injured.
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 21:44:34 -0400
Is King's Flair International (Holdings) Limited's (HKG:6822) CEO Overpaid Relative To Its Peers?
News ImageSiu Wah Wong became the CEO of King's Flair International (Holdings) Limited (HKG:6822) in 2012. This analysis aims first to contrast CEO compensation with other companies that have similar market capitalization. After t...
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 21:44:15 -0400
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