Warren Buffett famously made billions of dollars investing in Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) because he recognized the intangible value of its brand. Coke’s brand not only drew customers and enticed them to pay premium prices over generic brands for what is mostly flavored sugar-water but the brand also acts as a “moat” around the company, as it would be extremely difficult for a new entrant to create a comparable brand to erode away Coca-Cola’s profits. Another story, whose source I haven’t been able to verify, is that Warren was once asked how he would put Coca-Cola out....More>>>
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...