Bet On Companies Incorporating the Latest Tech Trends

A number of companies are developing new and innovative technologies. While older companies may get overlooked during a bull market, many companies can use proven new technologies to improve their business lines. That’s why, while banking hasn’t fundamentally changed, the rise of ATMs has led to a decrease in tellers. And online banking has further reduced the need for a physical location for banking services. In retail, Walmart (WMT) has been an early adopter of technologies like RFID tags to keep a ...
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Insider Trading Report: Adobe (ADBE)

Daniel Durn, CFO and EVP at Adobe (ADBE), recently picked up 3,250 shares. The buy increased his holdings by over 57 percent, and came to a total cost of just over $936,000. This is the first insider buy at the company since a director picked up 973 shares back in January. Otherwise, company insiders have been sellers of shares, including both executives and directors. That’s fairly typical for a large-cap tech company, making the rare insider buys more interesting. Overall, company ...
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Unusual Options Activity: Yamana Gold (AUY)

Shares of Yamana Gold (AUY) are up 2 percent over the past year, even as gold prices have slid to a two-year low. One trader sees a potential for shares to trend even higher in the coming weeks. That’s based on the November $4.50 calls. With 51 days until expiration, 4,495 contracts traded compared to a prior open interest of 111, for a 41-fold rise in volume on the trade. The buyer of the calls paid $0.16 to make the bet. Shares ...
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It’s Becoming a Stock Picker’s Market for This Sector

The market is a series of sectors. Investors who invest in the right sectors at the right time can capture a big part of the market’s performance. Those who pick the wrong sector risk being on the losing end of the market. And within a sector, there will be times when some companies fare better than others. That’s when it becomes a stock picker’s market.  Those who can navigate the challenge can make better returns, even in a sector that’s no ...
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Insider Trading Report: Alpine Income Property Trust (PINE)

Consolidated Tomoka Land Company, a major owner at Alpine Income Property Trust (PINE), recently added 5,400 shares. The buy increased the fund’s stake by 0.6 percent, and came to a total cost just over $95,300. This adds to other buys made by the fund throughout the year. Additionally, a company SVP has picked up shares back in March. Over the past three years, insiders have been exclusively buyers of shares, with no insider sales. Overall, company insiders own 8.5 percent of shares, ...
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Unusual Options Activity: FS KKR Capital Corp (FSK)

Shares of asset manager FS KKR Capital Corp (FSK) are down about 15 percent, the same as the S&P 500, over the past year. One trader sees the possibility for a further decline in shares in the coming weeks. That’s based on the November 18 $17.50 puts. With 52 days until expiration, 15,775 contracts traded compared to a prior open interest of 257, for a 61-fold rise in volume on the trade. The buyer of the puts paid $0.60 to make ...
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This Troublesome Trend Points to A Profitable Solution

The world is in the grip of an energy crisis. Shortages in Europe could lead to brownouts this winter, or reduced energy available for things like home heating. In the meantime, the US faces a number of potential issues like wildfires, heat waves, and hurricanes, which can wreak havoc on the power grid. While improvements will continue over time, power interruptions are a way of life. And they could continue to be so for some time. A handful of companies are looking ...
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Insider Trading Report: Luminar Technology (LAZR)

Austin Russell, President, and CEO at Luminar Technology (LAZR), recently added 25,000 shares. The buy increased his holdings by 2.5 percent, and came to a total price just under $247,000. That’s the third buy for 25,000 shares from the CEO in as many weeks. And earlier this month, a company director bought 59,950 shares, paying just under $500,000. The last insider sale at the company occurred back in May. Overall, company insiders own 13.7 percent of shares. The manufacturer of automotive sensor ...
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