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Are You Caught In The Healthcare Coverage Gap?

According to a story published on The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation website www.kff.org “Nationally, more than two and a half million poor uninsured adults fall into the “coverage gap” that results from state decisions not to expand Medicaid, meaning their income is above current...

Wholesale Inventories Jumped Again In September!

The Commerce Department stated on Friday that wholesale inventories rose .9% in September. Wholesale inventories jumped 1.0 percent in August and .6 percent increase in July. This is a good sign as it would indicate that businesses are boosting inventories in order to meet increased...

Office Depot Moves on $1B Buyout of Texas Firm

Office Depot (ODP) moved forward on a $1 billion buyout of CompuCom an IT services firm based in Plano, Texas. ODP is using $750mm in debt and  45 million shares to complete the transaction.  ODP stated the deal would add $1.1 billion of revenue and provide...

FDA Approves Eli Lilly Breast Cancer Drug Verzenio

Eli Lilly and Co drug has recently won FDA approval for their drug abemaciclib, which will be sold under the brand name Verzenioto to treat advanced breast cancer that has progressed following prior treatment. Eli Lilly’s drug belongs to the class of drugs called CDK...

It’s a Side Of Maple for Disney!

Earlier today Reuters reported that they had seen a term sheet which contemplates Walt Disney Co. (DIS) is seeking to raise C$750 million via the first issue of maple bonds for general corporate purposes. The Maple bond market allows foreign companies to sell Canadian dollar-denominated...

“Good Boy Russell” Vista Partners Weekly Market Update

MARKET OVERVIEW, RESULTS & WEEK AHEAD The Russell 2000, the smallcap index which tracks the smallest 2,000 stocks in the Russell 3000 smallcap index, nearly jumped 3% this week! This move places it at 9.9% YTD, but still soundly behind the Dow 30, S&P 500 & the...