Anyone researching Timbercreek Financial Corp. (TSE:TF) might want to consider the historical volatility of the share price. Modern finance theory considers volatility to be a measure of risk, and there are two main types of price volatility. The first type is company specific volatility. Investors use diversification across uncorrelated stocks to reduce this kind of price volatility across the portfolio. The second sort is caused by the natural volatility of markets, overall. For example, certain macroeconomic events will impact (virtually) all stocks on the market.
Some stocks see their prices move in concert with the market. Others tend towards stronger, gentler or unrelated price movements. Beta can be a useful tool to understand how much a stock is influenced by market risk (volatility). However, Warren Buffett said ‘volatility is far from synonymous with risk’ in his 2014 letter to investors. So, while useful, beta is not the only
The coronavirus crisis has provided fresh opportunity for online scammers to target newly unemployed and financially vulnerable workers, and now employers as well.
Expect to see a spike in hacking and fraud attempts, as the circumstances make for convenient Trojan horses in the shape of fake resumes for companies, fake job offers, fake unemployment sites, and fake mortgage offers for individuals.
Initial attacks targeted weak home internet security and capitalized on people’s fear of the novel coronavirus. The next wave of scams target Americans by going after their stimulus checks and unemployment benefits.
Just before the outbreak, cybersecurity firm Prevailion uncovered a scam in Germany. In the scam, a very sophisticated hacker organization sent malware in attachments to a company’s HR department designed to get past standard phishing-software.
Typically, companies are instructed not to open attachments coming from outside the organization, but the
It has been about a month since the last earnings report for Las Vegas Sands (LVS). Shares have added about 5.7% in that time frame, outperforming the S&P 500.
Will the recent positive trend continue leading up to its next earnings release, or is Las Vegas Sands due for a pullback? Before we dive into how investors and analysts have reacted as of late, let’s take a quick look at the most recent earnings report in order to get a better handle on the important catalysts.
Las Vegas Sands Q1 Earnings Beat, Down Y/Y on Coronavirus
Las Vegas Sands reported first-quarter 2020 results, wherein both earnings and revenues surpassed the respective Zacks Consensus Estimate after beating the same in preceding quarter. However, both the metrics declined sharply year over year on account of the coronavirus-induced shutdowns.
Earnings & Revenues Discussion
The company reported adjusted loss per share of 3 cents,
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