If you are like most people, getting a sizeable tax refund is a celebration. That unexpected windfall might lead you to dreams of vacations or purchases of those seemingly unattainable special items that suddenly became attainable. But before the endorphins lead you to bad decisions, take stock of reasons for the large refund and how it fits into your overall plan.
Reason: Over-withholding taxes
A large refund could be a simple indication: The government over-withheld taxes. In this case, you have graciously (and likely unintentionally) provided the government with an interest-free loan. While you may delight in the refund, at the end of the day, this is not a sensible way to handle your hard-earned money. If you’re over-withholding, see your Human Resources department to revise your exemptions to a greater number to reflect, ideally, a break-even withholding.
Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2018: DSP Group Inc.(DSPG)
- [By Lisa Levin]
Technology shares rose by 2 percent in the US market on Friday. Top gainers in the sector included Fabrinet (NYSE: FN), and DSP Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: DSPG).
Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2018: Interactive Intelligence Inc.(ININ)
- [By Lisa Levin]
Interactive Intelligence Group Inc (NASDAQ: ININ) shares were also up, gaining 18 percent to $28.06 after the company reported stronger-than-expected quarterly results.
Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2018: NewStar Financial, Inc.(NEWS)
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Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2018: Viacom Inc.(VIA)
- [By Keith Noonan]
While 2016 played host to a range of films that underperformed, the biggest flops belonged to Disney (NYSE:DIS), Viacom (NASDAQ:VIA) (NASDAQ:VIAB) and Lions Gate Entertainment (NYSE:LGF.A). Click through the presentation below to get the details on the year’s five biggest film flops and to learn what last year’s movie misfires mean for the companies involved.
- [By Douglas A. McIntyre]
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Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2018: Abeona Therapeutics Inc.(ABEO)
- [By Jim Robertson]
On Thursday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested shorting small cap rare disease stock Abeona Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: ABEO):
Abeona Therapeutics is clearly a timing trade – we think today’s something of a blowoff top, marked by a volume surge and the fact that the stock’s already peeling back from its peak; the profit-takers are already going to work. We saw a similar surge on Tuesday, and though that one didn’t end up kick-starting a pullback, it helped set up today’s reversal bar (by virtue of luring in the last of the would-be buyers). There’s just not a lot of room left for more upside.
Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2018: Navistar International Corporation(NAV)
- [By Lee Jackson]
Icahn also was a buyer last week of Navistar International Corp. (NYSE: NAV). He acquireda total of 423.404 shares of the truck and engine maker at prices that ranged from $25.37 to $25.92. The total for the buy was listed at $11 million. The stock closed Friday at $27.49, so it looks like another well-timed buy. The 52-week range for the shares is $10.30 to $33.46, and the consensus price target is $26.79.
- [By Lee Jackson]
Navistar International Corp. (NYSE: NAV) was started with a Buy rating and a $36 price objective at Aegis Capital. That compares with a consensus target of $24.08. The 52-week range is $5.78 to $32.84. The stock closed yesterday at $30.93.
Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2018: Magal Security Systems Ltd.(MAGS)
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Magal Security Systems (MAGS) is an Israeli company whose stock trades in the US. The company specializes in “smart fences” that protect large geographic areas, power plants, military bases, prisons, and building complexes against unwanted intrusions.
- [By Lisa Levin]
In trading on Tuesday, industrial shares fell by 0.04 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Unilever N.V. (ADR) (NYSE: UN), down 8 percent, and Magal Security Systems Ltd. (USA) (NASDAQ: MAGS), down 6 percent.
Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2018: MGIC Investment Corporation(MTG)
- [By Brian Feroldi, Chuck Saletta, Tyler Crowe, Jason Hall, and Jordan Wathen]
With that in mind, we asked a team of Fools each to highlight a stock that a billionaire investor has been selling recently. Read on to see why they chose Cheniere Energy (NYSEMKT:LNG), Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI), Suncor Energy (NYSE:SU), MGIC Investment Corporation (NYSE:MTG), and Extended Stay America (NYSE:STAY).
Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2018: Etsy, Inc.(ETSY)
- [By Jim Swanson]
Benzinga's newsdesk monitors options activity to notice unusual patterns. These large volume (and often out of the money) trades were initially published intraday in Benzinga Professional . These trades were placed during Monday’s regular session.
- [By Jeremy Bowman]
Shares of craft-focused internet marketplaceEtsy(NASDAQ:ETSY)stumbled last month, falling 12% according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligenceafter a disappointing fourth-quarter report.
- [By Brian Withers]
If investors want to tap into the growing trend of e-commerce and diversify their portfolio beyond Amazon, Shopify (NYSE:SHOP) and Etsy (NASDAQ:ETSY) make the shortlist. Shopify is more a pick-and-shovelplay, as the company hasbuilt a powerful back office platform that essentially enables entrepreneursto run an e-commerce business from their phone. Etsy is a pure play marketplace that focuses on serving the creative entrepreneur. These two companies had similar revenue in 2016, were both started in almost the same year (Etsy 2005, Shopify 2006), and are in the business of helping product-selling entrepreneurs connect to buyers online. Let’s take a deeper dive into these two companies and see which is the better buy.
Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Own For 2018: Caesars Acquisition Company(CACQ)
- [By Travis Hoium]
The big unknown with Caesars Entertainment is how the company’s proposed acquisition of Caesars Acquisition Company (NASDAQ:CACQ) and the resolution of Caesars Entertainment Operating Company’s bankruptcy will end up.