Health Care Sector Archive

Herbalife’s Walsh: Ackman’s Claims a ‘Gross Distortion’

Herbalife Ltd. (HLF) President Des Walsh said Thursday that hedge fund manager Bill Ackman’s claims that his nutritional supplement company was a pyramid scheme were a “gross distortion of reality” adding “product results drive sales” and provide a “tremendous business opportunity.” In an interview on CNBC, Mr. Walsh said “the majority of

Health Care Sector Is The Only Sector In Green

POSITIVE EARNINGSHealthSouth Guides Above EstimatesHealthSouth Corporation (HLS) said it expects 2009 earnings of $0.85 to $0.90 per share. The current consensus earnings estimate is $0.80 per share for the year ending December 31, 2009. Q4 results. INLINE EARNINGSTeleTech Holdings Guides InlineTeleTech Holdings Inc. (TTEC) said it is comfortable with the current consensus

Price Movement After Resistance Is Broken

MR provides a good example of how when a strong resistance is broken it takes a quick leap ahead. $40 has been a strong resistance for MR and it took many attempts before it could break it convincingly. Now $40 should hold as a support. I am currently short MR with an

Earnings Trends: Positive and Negative Surprises

Here is an interesting chart displaying the earnings trend of S&P 500 companies. Column 1 represents 10 basic sectors.Column 2 represents Q1 median growth year-over-year.Column 3 represents Q2 median projected growth year-over-year.Column 4 represents 2006 median growth.Column 5 represents 2007 median projected growth.Column 6 represents the % of the companies, that have

ETF Special: Variety Of Options

For those of you that do not know what Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) are here is a short description. What are ETFsThink of an ETF as a mutual fund that trades like a stock thus experiencing price changes throughout the day as it is bought and sold. You can short sell them

Highest Rated Sectors: Did Analyst Get It Right ?

What are we looking at here ? The most popular S&P 1500 groups. The table is self explanatory, so i will just point out few interesting things. The first column is the list of sectors most recommended by the Wall Street Analyst. The sixth column gives the overall percentage of buy recommendation.

Newspapers Beat Local TV

Newspapers Beat Local TV According to a media research firm, the newspapers are making more money from online video advertising than local TV stations, $81 million to $32 million. TV stations have a mass audience compared to targeted audience on the internet. Newspapers have been selling customized solutions, with particular success in

Democrats for Stem Cell Research

Stem cell research has been a hot topic for quite a long time, but it has now become the center of attention as Democrats, who took both chambers of Congress for the first time in twelve years, have pledged to increase federal support for stem cell research. The House of Representatives passed