Lowe’s Will Get a Boost From New Board Members

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) may not need to outperform Home Depot (HD) to generate some impressive long-term gains for investors. On Monday, Bernstein upgraded Lowe’s stock from “underperform” to “outperform,” and analyst Brandon Fletcher says tax cuts, new activist board members and a strong home improvement market are a winning combination for Lowe’s.

Nike Stock Staying Hot in 2018

Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE) stock has been on a tear the past three months as investors now believe they see the light at the end of the tunnel in the slumping North American athletic apparel market. Wedbush has upgraded NKE stock and says that light may be even closer than investors realize.

Facebook Earnings: What to Expect From FB Stock

Facebook, Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) is expected to report fourth-quarter earnings later this month, but investors have a lot to look for other than the top- and bottom-line numbers for Facebook stock. In fact, according to William Blair analyst Ralph Schackart, revenue and earnings numbers from last quarter will take a back seat to management commentary about a…

Cryptocurrency Doors Close in Asia, Open in U.S.

Major cryptocurrencies rebounded sharply after a steep mid-week selloff on concerns about regulatory crackdowns in South Korea. After briefly dipping to near $9,000 this week, bitcoin traded near $12,000 on Friday as investors turned their attention away from Asian government crackdowns and focused on some new cryptocurrency-related options for U.S. investors.