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Asian stocks mixed ahead of New Year’s weekend

Asian shares were mixed early Friday in the last trading session of 2016, with a weaker dollar hurting the competitiveness of exports in the region, while an overnight drop in oil prices sent key energy stocks lower.

The greenbacks rally has shown signs of slowing in recent days as doubts rose over the assumption of the U.S. Federal Reserves rapid interest rate increases. Earlier this week, the National Association of Realtors showed pending home sales dropped in November, a sign of weakening momentum for the U.S. housing market.

The WSJ Dollar Index, which tracks the greenback against a basket of 16 currencies, lost 0.7% in the past five trading sessions and was down 0.3% in early Asian trade Friday.

In turn, that sent the yen 0.3% higher against the dollar on Friday, making Japanese exports expensive.

The Nikkei Stock Average NIK, +0.01% was last down 0.5%. Among key Japanese exporters, Honda Motor 7267, -0.84% dropped 1.2% with Nissan 7201, -0.42% losing 0.5% and Sony 6758, -0.70% falling 0.9%.

However, Toshiba 6502, +9.12% bucked the market downtrend with gains of 9.2%, after some analysts pointed out that the stock was oversold on worries of rising expenses at its U.S. nuclear-power unit.

Overnight in the U.S., crude oil prices fell after crude stockpiles there rose unexpectedly last week. The U.S. Energy Information Administration said crude inventories grew 614,000 barrels compared with a forecast for a decline of 1.4 million barrels by analysts surveyed by The Wall Street Journal.

The price for the more-actively-traded March contract for Brent, the international crude oil benchmark, was down 0.2% in U.S. trade, but recovered slightly in early Asian trade at $56.92 a barrel.

Among energy stocks in the region, Japan Petroleum 1662, -1.51% lost 1.3% with Inpex Corp. 1605, -0.85% falling 0.9%. In Australia, Woodside Petroleum WPL, -1.83% dropped 1.6%, contributing to the 0.4% decline in the benchmark S&P/ASX 200 XJO, -0.58% .

Commodity stocks in Australia also declined broadly, with Fortescue Metals FMG, -1.67% down 1.7% and BHP Billiton BHP, -1.73% shedding 1.3%, despite a weaker dollar making commodities priced in that currency cheaper.

Despite the dollar weakness, copper and oil fell as supply concerns hit markets, said Michael McCarthy, the chief market strategist at broker CMC Markets.

The weaker dollar also hurt markets in the U.S. overnight, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average closing down 0.1% and the S&P 500 ending at 2249.26, its lowest close since Dec. 8.

In the currency space, the euro briefly jumped on Friday against the U.S. dollar in thin Asian trade, with the currency pair spiking above $1.070 its highest level in two weeks from around $1.049 within a matter of moments.

The surge, which lasted only briefly, also lifted the British pound, as well as the Australian and New Zealand dollars, traders said. The euro was last up 0.6% at US$1.0548.

Whether somebody accidentally pressed a button or algo trades were triggered, nobody knows, said Ray Attrill, global head of currency strategy at National Australia Bank.

Some analysts suspected that the thin trading ahead of the New Years holidays contributed to volatility, and triggered stop-loss buying orders for the euro-dollar pair at above 1.05.

Elsewhere in the region, the weaker dollar helped soften the blow of a weakening yuan that has weighed on Chinese stocks. China earlier Friday set the yuan 0.2% stronger against the U.S. dollar with the onshore yuan last trading 0.1% against the greenback. The yuan is allowed to trade in a 2% range either way to the midpoint that is officially set each morning of a working day.

The Shanghai Composite Index SHCOMP, +0.06% was last up 0.2% with Hong Kongs Hang Seng Index HSI, +0.99% adding 0.7%.

The weaker dollar could help stem capital outflows from China, said analysts. Investors there have been buying foreign assets to hedge against a depreciating currency at home.

china stock market

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china stock market: Kimco Realty Corporation(KIM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Kimco Realty Corp. (NYSE: KIM) dropped about 0.4% Thursday to post a new 52-week low of $24.35 after closing Wednesday at $24.44. The 52-week high is $32.24. Volume of around 3 million was about 25% below the daily average of around 3.9 million shares traded. The company had no specific news.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Kimco Realty Corp. (NYSE: KIM) dropped about 1.7% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $24.63 after closing Tuesday at $25.04. The 52-week high is $32.24. Volume of around 2.4 million was about 40% below the daily average of around 3.9 million shares traded. The company had no specific news.

china stock market: Leading Brands Inc(LBIX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Leading Brands, Inc (USA) (NASDAQ: LBIX) shares dropped 13 percent to $1.99 following Q2 results. Leading Brands posted Q2 EBITDAS of $0.00 per share, compared to $0.09 per share during the same period last year.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Leading Brands, Inc (USA) (NASDAQ: LBIX) shares shot up 66 percent to $2.49 following Q1 results. Leading Brands reported Q1 earnings of $0.10 per share on revenue of $3.033 million.

china stock market: KLA-Tencor Corporation(KLAC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Beth Piskora]

    They are listed below:

    Altera (ALTR)yielding 1.7%

    Apple (AAPL)yielding 2.5%

    Applied Materials (AMAT)yielding 2.6%

    Cisco (CSCO)yielding 2.9%

    EMC Corp. (EMC)yielding 1.5%

    International Business Machines (IBM)yielding 2.0%

    KLA-Tencor (KLAC)yielding 3.2%

    Microchip Technology (MCHP)yielding 3.6%

    Oracle (ORCL)yielding 1.5%

    Qualcomm (QCOM)yielding 2.1%

    Texas Instruments (TXN)yielding 2.9%

    Xilinx (XLNX)yielding 2.3%

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  • [By JPMorga]

    KLA-Tencor, which is in the process of being acquired by Lam Research, continues to deliver best-in-class dividends as a result of its solid operational performance and strong free cash flow generation. The company’s current dividend yield is at 3.1%. 

  • [By Jim Cramer]

    The company’s current return on equity greatly increased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of significant strength within the corporation. Compared to other companies in the Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment industry and the overall market, KLA-TENCOR CORP’s return on equity significantly exceeds that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.


  • [By Jim Cramer]

    The debt-to-equity ratio is very high at 10.70 and currently higher than the industry average, implying increased risk associated with the management of debt levels within the company. Despite the company’s weak debt-to-equity ratio, the company has managed to keep a very strong quick ratio of 3.00, which shows the ability to cover short-term cash needs.


  • [By Laurie Kulikowski]

    We rate KLA-TENCOR CORP as a Hold with a ratings score of C. The primary factors that have impacted our rating are mixed – some indicating strength, some showing weaknesses, with little evidence to justify the expectation of either a positive or negative performance for this stock relative to most other stocks. The company’s strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, notable return on equity and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company has favored debt over equity in the management of its balance sheet. 

china stock market: TRC Companies Inc.(TRR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of TRC Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRR) got a boost, shooting up 16 percent to $7.53. TRC posted Q4 earnings of $0.20 per share on revenue of $132.3 million.

china stock market: Live Ventures Incorporated(LIVE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jim Robertson]

    On Thursday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested going long onsmall cap real-time deal engine stock Live Ventures Inc (NASDAQ:LIVE):

china stock market: Movado Group Inc.(MOV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Movado Group, Inc (NYSE: MOV) shares dropped 8 percent to $27.83 after the company issued a weak forecast for FY17. However, the company reported better-than-expected results for its fourth quarter and raised its quarterly dividend.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Watch For 2017

Big U.S. banks like Morgan Stanley (MS), Goldman Sachs (GS), Citigroup (C) and Bank of America (BAC) have completed their Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review, or CCAR, submissions and now investors will wait to see how much capital the Fed allows them to return to shareholders. Credit Suisse analyst Susan Roth Katzke and team offer their thoughts:

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CCAR submissions are IN now we wait for the results. We are confident in the capital strength of the CS Large and Mid Cap Banksand with that, their capacity for increased capital return. Capital positions and mix are uniformly stronger than one year ago, risk reductions continue and balance sheet efficiency has improved. That being the case, despite the harsher Fed severely adverse scenario, this balance sheet progress should translate to increased capital return as a result. Herein, we estimate stressed capital ratios and capital return capacity. Important to note, we have used a heavy hand in stressing PPNR and lossesincluding an estimated hit from negative interest rates, a harsher trading shock and more severe global recession. Still, capital ratios weather our stress scenario with ample cushion for increased capital return…

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Watch For 2017: DIRECTV(DTV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Christopher Freeburn]

    Service disruptions on DirecTV’s (DTV) website temporarily interfered with subscribers’ ability to stream National Football League (NFL) games online for the last two Sundays.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Watch For 2017: ManpowerGroup(MAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew Briar]

    Look out ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE:MAN). And Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE:RHI)… you may want to look over your shoulder as well. There’s a new player in town, and this small company is getting real big, real fast, and could be about to take a noticeable bite out of a certain segment of your business.

    That up-and-comer is Staffing 360 Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:STAF). It’s only an $11 million company now, whereas Robert Half International is a $4.8 billion outfit and ManpowerGroup sports a market cap of $4.6 billion. Investing is a relative opportunity though, and for current and would-be STAF shareholders, they’re holding a much bigger growth opportunity than owners of RHI and MAN are. Today’s press release confirms it.

    Staffing 360 Solutions is fast-growing staffing firm. Its focal point is IT staffing. This small company is smartly and cost-effectively acquiring its way into a size and scale by converting a fragmented and less-effective (and less profitable) group of similar staffing agencies into a cohesive, more profitable singular unit.

    And it’s paying off – the proof has been in the rising revenue tally over the course of the past couple of years… a rise that’s been outpaced by the broad improvement of EBITDA and income (which is the point of a scale-up).

    The acquisitions, however, have made it difficult to determine if Staffing 360 Solutions was only capable of growth via the purchase of other staffing agencies. Though STAF is doing deals cost-effectively and cost-efficiently, at some point it will have to prove it can grow the top line — and therefore the bottom line — on its own, or organically. The preliminary first quarter revenue number released this morning verifies that Staffing 360 Solutions can indeed grow on its own. See, on a sequential basis, the top line grew from Q4’s $44 million to $47 million in Q1, which ended in August. The last acquisition Staffing 360 Solutions made, however, was completed in N

  • [By James E. Brumley]

    It’s not a secret that temporary staffing jobs have been the source for most job growth coming out of the 2008 recession. Employers are fearful of making permanent hires, and this has been a real boon for staffing agencies like ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE:MAN) and Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE:RHI).

    There’s a nuance within this growth trend, however, that doesn’t exactly play into the hands of Robert Half International and ManpowerGroup. The bulk of the growth in the temporary staffing arena has been driven by, and will continue to be driven by in the foreseeable future, the burgeoning need for IT staffing, and cybersecurity staffing in particular. This nuance actually plays into the hand of a little-known but fast-growing staffing name Staffing 360 Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ:STAF).

    The specifics: In August, TechServe Alliance – an association of IT and engineering staffing companies – reported that the number of IT jobs in the US rose 0.2% in July from June to more than 5.1 million. In hard-numbers terms, that’s growth of only about 10,000 positions.

    The rest of the (amazing) story: Year-over-year basis, IT employment was up 3.5%, with the addition of 173,900 IT workers between then and now.

    It’s the kind of growth that has most other industries, and most workers in those industries, salivating. While those other outfits are swimming on jealousy, Staffing 360 Solutions is working to gain market share.

    The definition of a roll-up isn’t a hard and fast one, though even the broad brush strokes paint a pretty clear picture. Investopedia defines a roll-up (also known as a “roll up” or a “rollup”) a merger that occurs when investors (often private equity firms) buy up companies in the same market and merge them together. Roll-ups combine multiple small companies into something bigger and better to be able to enjoy economies of scale. Private equity firms use roll-ups to rationalize competition in crowded and/or fragm

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Watch For 2017: Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG(AWH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Here is the list of stocks going ex-dividend on Friday.

    Douglas Dynamics Inc (NYSE: PLOW) – $0.2350 dividend, 2.9183 percent yield Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) – $0.4500 dividend, 2.6758 percent yield PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE: PHM) – $0.0900 dividend, 1.7078 percent yield Leidos Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: LDOS) – $0.3200 dividend, 3.0851 percent yield Tupperware Brands Corporation (NYSE: TUP) – $0.6800 dividend, 4.1756 percent yield Hudson Pacific Properties Inc (NYSE: HPP) – $0.2000 dividend, 2.36

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Watch For 2017: Caladrius Biosciences, Inc.(CLBS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Caladrius Biosciences Inc. (NASDAQ: CLBS) watchedits shares soar on Thursday after the company announced a private placement offering. In terms of the specifics, the company entered into securities purchase agreements with several accredited investors for the sale of 4,449,153 shares of its common stock in private placements of $21 million.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Watch For 2017: Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc(AUPH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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Top 10 Gold Stocks To Watch For 2017: NGL ENERGY PARTNERS LP(NGL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    On Friday, the energy sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from NGL Energy Partners LP (NYSE: NGL) and Legacy Reserves LP (NASDAQ: LGCY).

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Watch For 2017: Toll Brothers Inc.(TOL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By George Putnam, Editor, New Generation Research, Inc.]

    Steve Halpern: Now, another company that you talk about is Toll Brothers (TOL), which focuses on the higher-end of the home market, as well as condominiums. Do you think there’s still opportunity with TOL?

  • [By Eileen Rojas]

    Toll Brothers has rising sales volume and unit prices
    For the third quarter ended on July 31, Toll Brothers’ (NYSE: TOL  ) net income was $46.6 million, or $0.26 per share. The latest income figures were down 24% from last year’s third-quarter results of $61.6 million, or $0.36 per share. The company’s total quarterly revenues were $689.2 million, up 24% over last year, and homebuilding deliveries were 1,059 units, up 10% compared to the same period last year.

  • [By Jim Powell]

    Steve Halpern: You mentioned home builders and one that you’ve been bullish on is Toll Brothers (TOL). Do you still like that stock?

    Jim Powell: I certainly do. It’s in there for the long haul. They’ve made some really good strategic decisions. One of the trends that I’ve been following is the millennial generation and what their habits are and what their preferences are.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Watch For 2017: Tuesday Morning Corp.(TUES)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Tuesday Morning (NASDAQ: TUES) shares gained 4.87% to create a new 52-week high of $14.63. Tuesday Morning shares have jumped 110.09% over the past 52 weeks, while the S&P 500 index has gained 18.17% in the same period.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Watch For 2017: Pilgrim's Pride Corporation(PPC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    BMO Capital Markets analysts Kenneth Zaslow and Patrick Chen took a look at the valuations of Tyson Foods (TSN) and Pilgrim’s Pride (PPC) and decided they were afraid of heights. They explain why they cut Tyson Foods to Market Perform from Outperform…

  • [By John Udovich]

    Thanksgiving is almost here but the exit of both Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation (NYSE: PPC) and Smithfield Foods (NYSE: SFD) to focus on their chicken or pork businesses (the latter was also acquired by the Chinese) leaves just two big Thanksgiving turkey stocks, Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) and Seaboard Corporation (NYSEAMEX: SEB), for investors to consider. According to the American Far Bureau, a 16-pound turkey will (on average) come in at a total of $22.74 this year or roughly $1.42 per pound for a decrease of 2 cents per pound or a total of 30 cents per whole turkey, compared to 2015. The price drop may be a transition back to the norm as the significant bird flu outbreak last year hurt the nations supply of both turkey and eggs.

Top 10 Gold Stocks To Watch For 2017: Synutra International, Inc.(SYUT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Synutra International, Inc. (NASDAQ: SYUT) shares were also up, gaining 17 percent to $5.28 after the company disclosed that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement for "going private" transaction.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Synutra International, Inc. (NASDAQ: SYUT) is projected to post its earnings for the latest quarter.

    Profire Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: PFIE) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.00 per share on revenue of $6.74 million.

Don’t get too excited about the energy sector in 2017

Could Twitter be finally adding an edit button? In new tweets from CEO Jack Dorsey, the answer may actually be yes.

After asking users for what they would want to see Twitter add or improve on it 2017 (borrowing the idea from Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky), the co-founder of the popular social network was inundated with requests to allow people to edit their tweets. And judging by his response, the functionmay be on the way.

@_AlexLawrence@cloleaf yup me too. We're thinking a lot about it.

— jack (@jack) December 29, 2016

@Abdul3ziiz_Moh lots of people want the same!

— jack (@jack) December 29, 2016

“Following in the footsteps of Brian Chesky: what’s the most important thing you want to see Twitter improve or create in 2017? #Twitter2017,” tweeted Dorsey in the initialappeal to his nearly 4 million followers. Almost immediatelyresponses came in, with Dorsey engaging with the replies on how to best implement the feature.

@cloleaf is it more important to edit for spelling/corrections? 5 minute window to edit mistakes or do you need to be able to edit anytime?

— jack (@jack) December 29, 2016

@Abdul3ziiz_Moh lots of people want the same!

— jack (@jack) December 29, 2016

Some have advocated for editing at any time, with others preferringa smaller window of time, allowing users to quickly fix typos but not completely change what they initiallywrote with a changelog allowing other users to see earlier versions of the tweets. Dorsey is aware of the power of his platform, noting in one reply that Twitter is “oft the public record.”

@AnthonyQuintano edit mistakes quickly or edit anytime? Big dif in implementation. Latter requires change log as we're oft the public record

— jack (@jack) December 29, 2016

Rival platforms Facebook and Instagram both offer the ability to edit content after it’s been posted.

Twitter was not immediately available for comment.

In addition to requests to edit tweets, Dorsey was also pitched to add bettercontrol for dealing with trolls, removing bots and improving how conversations appear.

All are important, but bringing the ability to edit tweets would be a great way to start2017.

Follow Eli Blumenthal on Twitter @eliblumenthal

Best Casino Stocks To Watch For 2017

Investors like FedEx’s (FDX) earnings. A lot. So much so that they’ve pushed its shares up 10.83% to $159.90 at 1:38 p.m. And if FedEx holds onto that gain it would be its biggest one-day move since Sept. 19, 2002, when it climbed 11.59%.

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Why the response? RBC’s John Barnes and team write that there’s “no weakness here!”–and yes, they used an exclamation point–when describing FedEx’s earnings:

EPS from continuing operations of $2.51 were nicely ahead of our and consensus estimates ($2.32 and $2.34, respectively). Share repurchases, tax rate, and a modest fuel tailwind were all positives relative to our expectations, but this would have been an earnings beat without these

FDX raised its FY/16 EPS guidance range to $10.7010.90 from $10.4010.90, much better than our forecast for management to revise guidance to $10.4010.60. The new outlook varies from our prior expectations in several key ways. First, the company is not feeling much effect from a slower economic backdrop. Second, its internal initiatives should result in significant margin improvement during 4FQ/16 (Express ~12%, Ground 15%). Third, share repurchases are running ahead of our forecast.

Best Casino Stocks To Watch For 2017: Ollie's Bargain Outlet Holdings, Inc.(OLLI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: OLLI) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.17 per share on revenue of $190.44 million.

    MGC Diagnostics Corp (NASDAQ: MGCD) is projected to post earnings for the latest quarter.

Best Casino Stocks To Watch For 2017: Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited(YGE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Yingli Green Energy Holding Co Ltd (ADR) (NYSE: YGE) is expected to post a quarterly loss at $1.48 per share on revenue of $372.30 million.

    Ameren Corp (NYSE: AEE) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.38 per share on revenue of $1.51 billion.

  • [By Spencer Israel]

    Axiom Capital Managing Director Gordon Johnson upgraded the entire alternative energy sector from Market Underweight to Market Overweight and upgraded SolarCity Corp (NASDAQ: SCTY) from Sell to Hold and Trina Solar Limited (ADR) (NYSE: TSL), Yingli Green Energy Holding Co Ltd (ADR) (NYSE: YGE) and JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (ADR) (NASDAQ: JASO) from Sell to Buy.

Best Casino Stocks To Watch For 2017: Barclays PLC(BCS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Javier Hasse]

    Also popular in July were dividend-paying companies likeWells Fargo & Co (NYSE: WFC), Barclays PLC (ADR) (NYSE:BCS), Bank of America and Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F).

  • [By Alanna Petroff]

    The police linked the theft at Barclays (BCS) to another attempt to steal money from a Santander (SAN) branch in London, which led to the arrest of 12 men last week.

  • [By Shauna O’Brien]

    Nomura Securities reported that it has upgraded financial services company Barclays PLC (BCS) to “Buy.”

    The firm has lifted its rating on BCS two notches from “Reduce” to “Buy.” Normura has also raised its price target from 260p to 340p.

    Analyst Chintan Joshi commented: “With growth in the developed world likely to continue well into the start of next year, stocks geared to capital markets should see macroeconomic support. Structural issues are an industry feature and Barclays could still come out better relative to peers compared with its current position. We expect 2015 ROTE of c12% and believe Barclays should be valued at a 2014E P/TB of 1x as we look for 1Q14 momentum. We set our ex-rights target price at 340p (cum rights it would be 380p), which puts the stock at a 2015E P/E of 6.4x, which is hardly demanding. Barclays is now our top pick among its IB and UK peers and a preferred way to gain exposure to the current risk rally. We upgrade our rating on Barclays to Buy from Reduce. We believe investors waiting for the infamous J curve may find that it is fairly muted for Barclays on the downside.”

    Barclays shares were up 27 cents, or 1.40%, during pre-market trading Monday. The stock is up 11% YTD.

Best Casino Stocks To Watch For 2017: Palo Alto Networks, Inc.(PANW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE: PANW) released its fiscal first-quarter earnings report after the markets closed on Monday. Although the financial results were close to estimates, in fact beating on the bottom line, Palo Alto still suffered this quarter. Compared to Mondays closing price the stock trades near 57-times expected fiscal 2017 earnings, which could offer some explanation as to why investors seem so shaken on mixed earnings.


    On Monday, Cramer said, he’ll be looking out for Tyson Foods (TSN) , Jack in the Box (JACK) and Palo Alto Networks (PANW) . Tyson is good, but out of favor, Cramer said while remaining bullish on Jack and Palo Alto.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Palo Alto Networks Inc (NYSE: PANW) was down, falling around 12 percent to $130.81 as the company issued disappointing forecast for the current quarter. The company also reported in-line earnings for its third quarter, while sales exceeded analysts’ estimates.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Barracuda Networks peaking early last year before drifting into underperformance and back to where shares started at while mid cap Fortinet Inc (NASDAQ: FTNT) and large cap Palo Alto Networks Inc (NYSE: PANW) also peaked last year and havent surpassed those previous highs:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Palo Alto Networks Inc. (NYSE: PANW) is set to report its most recent results on Monday. The analysts consensus estimates call for earnings per share (EPS) of $0.53 and $400.2 million in revenue. Shares were changing hands at $161.35on Friday. The consensus price target is $180.89, and the 52-week trading range is $111.09 to $194.73.