Invest With Companies Simplifying Now

In a bull market, companies will try all sorts of new ways to compete with each other. When times get tougher, companies that are quick to cut back to the basics are the most likely to keep their losses to a minimum. That’s especially true as smaller or more leveraged players end up dealing with steep losses or even bankruptcy. Companies that can simplify and streamline operations should be more focused and have higher profit margins as the market turns around. One ...
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Insider Trading Report: Bed Bath & Beyond Corp (BBBY)

Andrea Weiss, a director at Bed Bath & Beyond Corp (BBBY), recently added 2,000 shares. The buy increased her holdings by about 3 percent, and came to a total purchase price just over $9,200. The buy adds to two other director buys in the past month, as well as a 50,000-share pickup from the company’s Interim CEO. Over the past three years, insiders have been regular buyers of the stock, with only one insider sale occurring in July 2021. Overall, insiders at ...
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Unusual Options Activity: Newmont Corporation (NEM)

Shares of gold mining firm Newmont Corporation (NEM) have shed 27 percent of their value over the past year, as gold has failed to keep up with inflation. One trader sees the potential for a rebound in the months ahead. That’s based on the December $50 calls. With 137 days until expiration, 5,411 contracts traded compared to a prior open interest of 314, for a 17-fold rise in volume on the trade. The buyer of the calls paid $0.80. Shares recently traded ...
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Stick With Earnings Winners in Today’s Economy

Earnings season is coming in mixed. It often does. In a bull market, a few misses can be written off. In a bear market… companies that miss tend to get punished. While that creates a potential buying opportunity, companies that miss in multiple quarters could be in for some rough performance. Traders looking for companies moving higher ahead of the rest of the market should focus on companies beating on earnings now. One such play is T-Mobile US (TMUS). The wireless telecom ...
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Insider Trading Report: Conagra Brands Inc (CAG)

Emanuel Chirico, a director at Conagra Brands Inc (CAG), recently picked up 30,000 shares. The buy increased his stake by just over 29 percent, and came to a total purchase price just over $1.02 million. This purchase marks the last insider buy since last July. There have only been a few modest buys from insiders over the past three years. For the most part, company insiders, including both directors and executives, have largely been sellers of shares. Overall, insiders at the company ...
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Unusual Options Activity: Shopify (SHOP)

Shares of online retailer Shopify (SHOP) have shed nearly 80 percent of their value in the past year as tech stock valuations have dropped. One trader sees shares potentially stabilizing and moving higher from here. That’s based on the November $25 calls. With 112 days until expiration, 25,039 contracts traded compared to a prior open interest of 115, for a staggering 218-fold jump in volume on the trade. The buyer of the calls paid $12.35 to get in. The stock recently traded ...
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High Profit Margin Companies Will Win in Time

The current earnings season is showing which companies can fare well with high inflation right now, and which companies are struggling. While a company may report far different earnings than average right now, companies with high profit margins will likely continue to grow in time. That’s because these companies can either reinvest at a high rate of return, or give capital back to shareholders via dividends or share buybacks. One company faring well right now and posting a strong profit margin is ...
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Insider Trading Report: Baker Hughes Company (BKR)

Michael Dumais, a director at Baker Hughes Company (BKR), recently added 10,000 shares. The buy increased his holdings by nearly 67 percent, and came to a total price of just under $244,000. This marks the first insider buy at the company since September 2020. Otherwise, company insiders have been regular and steady sellers of shares in the past two years, with a more even mix of buyers and sellers going back to 2019 and early 2020. Overall, insiders at the company own ...
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