Capitala Finance has more equity exposure than most other debt-based business development companies so it offers higher potential upside, said John Cole Scott, Portfolio Manager for Closed-End Fund Advisors.
Starbucks posted fourth quarter earnings of $0.74 a share on revenue of $4.2 billion. Wall Street analysts were looking for earnings of $0.74 on sales of $4.23 billion.
The holiday season is traditionally strong for Akamai as consumers spend extra time on the internet downloading media, software and mobile applications, said the company's CEO Dr. Tom Leighton.
Arrow Electronics beat Wall Street earnings estimates in the third quarter due to increased data center demand and greater efficiency in its components business, said the company's CFO Paul Reilly.
Gilead shares have had a tremendous run this year, but the valuation remains cheap considering its sales potential in the area of Hepatitis C.
The average price per gallon of gas in the U.S. is $3.04, according to AAA. That's a drop of $.06 per gallon over last week.
Novartis shares will move higher due to the pharma giant's strong pipeline and healthy dividend, said Martin Connaghan, portfolio manager for the Aberdeen International Equity Fund.
High yield bond prices have become far more reasonable after the recent selloff, said Tim Palmer, portfolio manager for the Nuveen Strategic Income Fund.
Kraft posted third earnings of $0.74 a share on revenue of $4.4 billion. Wall Street analysts were looking for earnings of $0.74 on sales of $4.47 million.
Significant investment in the Mexican energy sector will translate into higher consumption, employment and stock prices, said Alberto Osorio, CEO of The Mexico Fund.