Monthly Archives: April 2016

Sears Holdings Seeks Return to Profitability in 2016

2015 was an eventful year for Sears Holdings (SHLD). The company took steps to prune its product lines in order to focus on its most profitable products. This led to a 9.2% drop in comparable store sales. With the drop … Continue reading

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An Update on Merck (MRK)

Product Pipeline Successes. Merck has enjoyed a couple of notable successes in its product pipeline over the past year. The first and most important is Keytruda (pembrolizumab), the company‚Äôs anti-PD-1 (programmed death receptor-1) immunotherapy treatment for cancer. Keytruda has already … Continue reading

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Market Update – April 17, 2016

The S&P 500 closed the week ended April 15, 2016 at 2080.73, just a whisker away from the November 3, 2015 intraday high of 2116.48 and also its all-time high of 2134.28 at on May 21, 2015. In a little … Continue reading

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