When there are predictions of an impending recession, they typically range from “worse than 2008” down to “a lesser event.” Nobody ever says there will not be a recession. The only two points of discussion are “when” and “how bad.”
Each quarter, IntraLinks Holdings Inc.’s (:ILN/A) Deal Flow Predictor (DFP) provides a forward look at mergers and acquisitions on a global basis. The latest DFP results call for a leveling off of M&A activity at least through Q3 2016 with the possibility of a slight overall decline, mostly due to uncertainty in a number of areas.
Sunday, May 1, CBS 60 Minutes broadcast a report alleging that MICROCOOL surgical gowns from Halyard Health Inc., a division of Kimberly-Clark Corp. (NYSE:KMBC) until it was spun off in November 2014, were faulty and allowed bacteria and contaminants to seep onto the bodies of health care workers.
Deciding where to put your investment dollars involves education. Some things are cut and dried, learning-wise. Others, not so much. Right in the middle of the ‘not so much’ category lies ethanol.
What could possibly be better than Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FBC)? While other stocks in the tech space have struggled, Facebook achieved 1.65 billion (with a “b”) monthly users and beat estimates on Q1 2016 earnings with $5.3 billion in revenue and $0.77 EPS. (Analysts expected $5.25 billion in revenue and $0.62 EPS.)