If small-company stocks offer the chance to get into businesses on the ground floor, and big blue chips offer world-beating stability, what do shares of midsize companies bring to the table? Historically, superior returns. Since 1980, the Russell Midcap index, which tracks U.S. stocks with $934 million to $34 billion in market capitalization (stock price times shares outstanding), returned 12.9% per year, on averageahead of the large-cap Standard & Poors 500-stock index (11.7%) and the small-cap Russell 2000 index (11%).
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Headlines about Cytori Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CYTX) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Cytori Therapeutics earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the biotechnology company an impact score of 45.8957199168308 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage....More>>>
Fitbit (NYSE:FIT)shares shot 13.5% higher last week, soaring after Citron Research’s Andrew Left put out a surprisingly bullish report on the the stock. The indictment later in the week of several Fitbit employees accused of possessing a rival’s trade secrets wasn’t enough to crash the party. Fitbit stock hit new 52-week highs, soaring 60% since bottoming out two months ago.
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The smart speaker market continues to be among the most promising spaces within consumer electronics in years. NPR and Edison Research released a fresh reportthis week on the growing trend among U.S consumers. The report comes six months after their prior report. The results are derived from an
Stratos Wealth Partners LTD. boosted its stake in shares of Powershares Global Etf Trust123 (NASDAQ:PIZ) by 109.8% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 7,723 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 4,042 shares during the quarter. Stratos Wealth
Health Insurance Innovations (NASDAQ:HIIQ) saw unusually-high trading volume on Thursday after the company announced better than expected quarterly earnings. Approximately 2,255,517 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 457% from the previous session’s volume of 404,884
Every day, Wall Street analysts upgrade some stocks, downgrade others, and "initiate coverage" on a few more. But do these analysts even know what they're talking about? Today, we're taking one high-profile Wall Street pick and putting it under the microscope...