Big Lots Vs. Ollie’s Bargain Outlet: Which Stock Is A Better Deal?

The U.S. retail industry had been hammered in 2017, with the SPDR S&P Retail (ETF) XRT 1.22% down 6.7 percent year to date. However, a handful of discount retailers have offered investors a safe haven from the carnage, and Morgan Stanley analyst Vincent Sinisihas taken the opportunity to upgrade both Big Lots, Inc. BIG 0.92%and Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Holdings Inc OLLI 1.58%.

PPG Industries Takes A Hit From Natural Disasters, But Buyers Aren’t Deterred

On Monday morning, PPG Industries, Inc. PPG 3.02% updated its guidance and informed investors that the recent natural disasters, including hurricanes Maria, Irma and Harvey and the earthquakes in Mexico, will cost the company between 5 and 10 cents in diluted EPS in the third quarter. Despite the negative impact, PPG shares continued their bullish momentum on Monday, suggesting the market is…

Analyst Upgrades 5 Offshore Oil Stocks

After a disastrous start to 2017, crude oil prices have been making an under-the-radar recovery in recent weeks, with WTI prices pushing meaningfully above $51/bbl on Monday for the first time since May. On Monday, UBS analyst Angie Sedita said she sees clear signs of a slow recovery in the global oil market and upgraded a handful of offshore oil drillers.

Drug Stores Next On The Amazon Hit List?

First it was bookstores, then general retail, then cloud computing and now groceries. Amazon.com, Inc. AMZN 0.38% has targeted industry after industry and left a trail of obsolete victims in its wake. Even investors who want nothing to do with Amazon have been forced to keep up with what the company has planned next to make sure the…

GM Finally Makes New High

General Motors Company GM 0.57% made a new intraday high for the first time since December 2013, trading up to $39.54 Friday. With rival Tesla Inc TSLA 1.91% grabbing most of the auto headlines in 2017, GM stock has quietly outperformed Tesla by a wide margin over the past three months.