Bausch Health’s Debt Dilemma: Strategic Decisions And Financial Metrics (NYSE:BHC)

Sharamand Bausch Health Companies Inc. (NYSE:BHC) is grappling with many financial and strategic challenges at a pivotal juncture. In this article, I’ll delve into BHC’s strategic endeavors, its acquisition of Xiidra, and its significant stake in Bausch + Lomb. However, these are juxtaposed against declining revenues and an increasingly concentrated portfolio. While BHC’s aggressive M&A…

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Cava: Worth Wading In After The Crash; Cheaper Rev Multiple Vs. Chipotle

Spencer Platt Unsurprisingly, 2023 has been a challenging year for new IPOs, as investors retreat from equity markets and especially from more speculative early-stage plays. CAVA Group (NYSE:CAVA), the Mediterranean fast-casual restaurant chain that wants to emulate Chipotle (CMG) in its category, experienced a predictable early pop that has since sharply eroded. CAVA closed its…

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Lowe’s: Seizing Downturns For Future Fortunes (NYSE:LOW)

JHVEPhoto Introduction Lowe’s Companies (NYSE:LOW) is one of the most fascinating companies on the market. It also has very passionate investors, which I get from countless conversations on Seeking Alpha and beyond. This is no surprise. The company, which operates more than 1,700 home improvement stores in the U.S., has helped countless investors reach their…

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Amazon’s Advertising Business Is Booming, Soon Rival Google And Meta (NASDAQ:AMZN)

hapabapa Amazon’s (NASDAQ:AMZN) advertising strategy has evolved into a robust and competitive force in the digital advertising landscape. While Google (GOOG) (GOOGL) and Meta Platforms (META) continue to be major players with their own strengths, Amazon’s unique blend of e-commerce integration, purchase intent, data, and performance-based advertising has positioned it as a strong rival, particularly…

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Uber: Time To Brace For Impact (NYSE:UBER)

andresr Uber Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:UBER) stock has outperformed my expectations, significantly outperforming the S&P 500 (SPX) (SPY) since my previous update, attracting momentum investors back into the fray. UBER bottomed out in late April after consolidating constructively for over two months before surging through its early August highs. However, UBER’s upward momentum has stalled since…

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Ennis: Generous And Safe Dividend Yield (NYSE:EBF)

Daenin Arnee/iStock via Getty Images Ennis, Inc. (NYSE:EBF) manufactures forms and other products for businesses. I believe the company’s risk profile is very low, providing investors with a safe choice in the current economy. Although the company’s growth history isn’t very promising, I believe the current valuation leaves a good safety margin for investors with…

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TIP: US Stocks Hold The Key To Real Yields

JamesBrey I continue to buy the dips in the iShares TIPS Bond ETF (NYSEARCA:TIP) which now has a real yield to maturity of 2.6% before fees. This yield is completely at odds with the real economy, where slowing growth and high and rising government debt and deficits suggest real borrowing costs should be below zero….

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Standard Chartered: Doing Well But No Bargain (OTCPK:SCBFF)

MOZCO Mateusz Szymanski/iStock Editorial via Getty Images Developing markets-focused bank Standard Chartered (OTCPK:SCBFF) should be well-positioned for a return to growth in emerging markets. Then again, that can make it vulnerable to a global financial downturn. For now, it is performing well and its first half results were strong. I last covered the name in…

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Cultivating Growth: Investment Outlook For CF Industries (NYSE:CF)

Marut Khobtakhob/iStock via Getty Images Summary CF Industries Holdings (NYSE:CF) is involved in the production and dispersal of nitrogen-based fertilizers. The company possesses nitrogen facilities that cater to both agricultural and industrial clients through its distribution network. High shipping and storage expenses for nitrogen fertilizer imports create a competitive advantage for CF Industries in North…

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Anheuser-Busch Set To Consolidate Amidst Revenue Growth (NYSE:BUD)

Joe Raedle Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (BUD) showcased solid financial performance in the second quarter of 2023, revealing a positive trajectory in revenue. The company’s flagship brands, including Budweiser, Stella Artois, and Corona, played a pivotal role in driving this upsurge, mainly showing strong revenue growth outside their home markets. However, despite the impressive revenue outcomes,…

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Zoom: Aggressive Diversification To Compensate For The Lack Of Moat (NASDAQ:ZM)

chiewr The ZM Investment Thesis Remains Decent, Thanks To The Aggressive Diversified Strategy We previously covered Zoom Video Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZM) in January 2023, discussing its aggressive diversification from the original videoconference capability, previously highly prized during the hyper-pandemic remote work cadence. These might potentially sustain its enterprise revenues, with the management previously projecting an…

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SPMO: Low-Yielding S&P-Based Momentum ETF Better Than The Broader Market (NYSEARCA:SPMO)

Kativ ~ by Snehasish Chaudhuri, MBA (Finance) Invesco S&P 500 Momentum ETF (SPMO) is an exchange traded fund that invests in momentum stocks of companies operating across diversified sectors. Momentum means a tendency of investments exhibiting consistency in their relative performance. Historically, momentum funds have exhibited higher volatility relative to vanilla funds. It has an…

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McDonald’s: The Growth Story Suggests A Hold (NYSE:MCD)

M. Suhail The McDonald’s Corporation (NYSE:MCD) has demonstrated a robust history of consistent earnings growth, solidifying its position as a stalwart in the fast-food industry. This sales growth has persisted in recent quarters, with strong sales growth reported across most of McDonald’s major markets. This impressive performance is attributed in part to strategic price adjustments…

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Taking Stock: Q4 2023 Equity Market Outlook

TERADAT SANTIVIVUT By Tony DeSpirito Q4 for the win? 2023 has offered ample fodder for bears and bulls alike, with each quarter nudging toward the latter. Which will prevail in the year’s final months? As Q4 begins, we see: A slim output gap arguing for continued prudence Wider gaps in profitability and valuation favoring selectivity…

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Who Wants To Be An Office Lender?

olaser/E+ via Getty Images As I explain in my REITs For Dummies book, “businesses that use excessive leverage to increase returns rarely provide long-term value,” and, of course, there’s always an exception to every rule. Of course, I’m referring to commercial mortgage real estate investment trusts, or mREITs, that focus on financing every other property…

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PNM Resources Stock: Debate Hinges On Merger, Economic Value Absent Either Way (NYSE:PNM)

Matteo Colombo Investment Briefing Broad-based utility companies are currently in a favourable position to capture risk premia stemming from various macro-crosscurrents. In light of this, it is prudent to consider screening the larger providers. Under this convention, PNM Resources, Inc. (NYSE:PNM) came onto our radar as a potentially selective opportunity. PNMR is a holding company…

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The Stock Market Is Starting To Gradually Roll Over

designer491 Listen below or on the go on Apple Podcasts and Spotify Rob Isbitts shares why the stock market has been resilient; T-Bills’ tough competition (0:35) the salient 10 year yield (9:30) and bright spots in oil and uranium. Transcript Rena Sherbill: All right. So it’s September 20th. How are you looking at the markets?…

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