DJIA: 17,730.11  -27.80 (-0.16%) | NASDAQ: 5,009.214  -3.91 (-0.08%) | S&P 500: 2,076.78  -0.64 (-0.03%) Markets status unavailable

  • Show Article Details

    The red-hot health care sector was a great place to put your money in the first half of the year. Still, some health care stocks even outperformed the sector, returning incredibly strong double-digit returns. TheStreet (TST) paired the 10 best performing health care sector stocks with TheStreet Ratings to determine whether they really are good investments going forward.

  • Show Article Details

    They lost a fortune because they held too many bank stocks. You know how the indexers are always telling you to just give up and submit yourself to the beautiful investment perfection of the stock market indexes? The latest example of how well this works out comes from Greece, currently in the grip of a domestic financial crisis so deep that the stock exchange has been shut for the week, along with all the banks.

  • Show Article Details

    The red-hot health care sector was a great place to put your money in the first half of the year. Yet, not all stocks in the sector participated in the growth. Because good deals can often be found in the stock bargain bin, TheStreet (TST) paired the 10 worst performing health care sector stocks with TheStreet Ratings to determine whether they really are good investments going forward.

  • Show Article Details

    There are tons of reasons why company executives and business owners -- aka, insiders -- might sell shares of their companies. But when they buy stock, it's mostly for one reason: They think the shares are cheap and they expect the stock to climb, earning them a hefty profit.

  • Show Article Details

    Updates article from 9:54 a.m. EDT with ISM manufacturing data in the eighth paragraph.NEW YORK -- Will it be September or December? . This week we should know. "Everything is in place for the Federal Reserve to begin raising rates at the September meeting,'' said Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody's Analytics, which runs the ADP survey for the payroll-services company.

  • Show Article Details

    The energy sector declined through the first quarter of 2015 and then pared some of its losses in the second quarter. Yet, some energy stocks even underperformed compared to the very low bar set by this sector.

  • Show Article Details

    Year to date, Home Depot  has outperformed the S&P 500 and is up 6%, while Lowes  is down about 3%. Despite reporting a disappointing first quarter, analysts have been upgrading Lowes on the belief that stronger housing activity in the Southeast will allow Lowes to catch up to Home Depot.

  • Show Article Details

     Gilead may be the canary in a coal mine for the biotech sector. The weekly bar chart of the NYSE Arca Biotech Index below shows signs of thinning air, as seen in the reversal off the new high that was just barely above the March high.

  • Show Article Details

    The energy sector declined through the first quarter of 2015 and then pared some of its losses in the second quarter. Despite underperforming the market as a whole, some energy stocks have done quite well so far in 2015. TheStreet (TST) paired the 10 best performing energy sector stocks with TheStreet Ratings to determine whether they really are poor investments going forward.

  • Show Article Details

    The materials sector has underperformed the market so far this year, with S&P 500 materials stocks falling 0.58% through the first half. That said, several materials companies in the index underperformed both their cohort and the S&P 500 as a whole. Below are the 10 worst. Sometimes the bargain bin is the best place to find good deals on undervalued stocks.

  • Show Article Details

    So far in 2015, the Materials sector has been lagging behind the market. TheStreet Ratings, TheStreet's (TST) proprietary ratings tool, projects a stock's total return potential over a 12-month period including both price appreciation and dividends. Buying an S&P 500 stock that TheStreet Ratings rated a "buy" yielded a 16.56% return in 2014 beating the S&P 500 Total Return Index by 304 basis points.

  • Show Article Details

    American businesses are increasingly looking across the Pond for opportunities to set up shop and turn a profit, according to a new study. According to a report by the UK Trade and Investment department, the United States is the largest investor in the United Kingdom for the third year in a row.

  • Show Article Details

    Critical intelligence before the U.S. market opens. The market reacted as one might expect. And here we are, contemplating the future after a really sad excuse for bargain hunting on Tuesday.

  • Show Article Details

    Domtar Corporation (UFS) and PH Glatfelter (GLT), two companies that specialize in paper products and packaging, have gone ex-dividend Tuesday, June 30. This piece continues a dividend capture strategy series -- buying stocks for the sole purpose of collecting the announced quarterly dividend and then immediately selling the shares within days after the dividend cash payment has been paid by the company.