Analyst Spotlight

Andy HargreavesAndy’s recommendations have earned him the number 54 spot out of 3015 analysts due to his +7.0% average return over S&P-500 and a 59% success rate of recommendations. Andy has an even more impressive 71% success rate just recommending Netflix (NFLX)!

Blue Light Special On T

200px-AT&T_logo.svgDiscounts are not just tricks from the dollar store. In fact, major mobile carriers, including AT&T (T), have resorted to discounting tactics and price cuts due to the current market where companies are struggling because they are competing tooth and nail for customers in an overly saturated market. Following the latest quarterly results from AT&T, some analysts are encouraged (and even impressed) by the company’s performance, while other analysts are not as won over by the numbers.

Top Financial News Stories

Crude Oil And Brent Oil Seem Immune To The Strenght Of The US DollarCrude oil and brent oil seem immune to the strength of the US dollar. U.S. crude inventories probably rose by 3 million barrels last week to 397.1 million, according to the median estimate of eight analysts in the Bloomberg survey.

Software For Your Portfolio

vmware logoVMware (VMW), the company that provides cloud and virtualization software, just delivered strong first quarter results that were in line with expectations. The Street was expecting a revenue of $1.35 billion and VMware delivered $1.36 billion and reported earnings of $199 million. Earlier this year, VMware had acquired AirWatch, adding a mobile angle to their company, and launched virtual storage software. Before the results were released, analysts were already making recommendations to BUY and HOLD VMW.

It’s Raining Oil

Halliburton_logo.svgHalliburton (HAL), one of the world’s largest oil field services companies, just topped Street expectations as its shares climbed to an all -time high on Monday. A year ago the company was suffering from charges related to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill, but now the company is making its way back to the top. CEO David Lesar even said, “I’m starting to feel the turn. We don’t think we’ll have any problem filling our frac calendar through the end of the year.”

Goldman Sachs analyst Waqar Syed also responded to the company’s good news with a  BUY rating and a $72 price target.

Hall of Fame/Shame

Mara Hall of FameMarch was a rocky month for stocks, but some analysts were able to weather the storm. See which analysts received the honor of the TipRanks Hall of Fame title, and which analysts unfortunately found themselves in the TipRanks Hall of Shame this month.

Disappointing Q1, Or Is It?

GooglelogoAt the end of last week, Google (GOOGL) released its Q1 report, however, Google missed Street revenue expectations and revealed a 9% decline of prices for paid for clicks on search ads, year over year. Even though analysts expected $12.3 billion in net revenue, Google still reported an impressive $12.1 billion in net revenue.