Despite the many perks of early retirement — waking up whenever you want, for example — it wasn’t the easiest decision. Earnings tend to peak around 48 for men and about 39 for women, according to an analysis by PayScale.
Shares of Salesforce CRM are up over 7% in the last month as the customer relationship management firm continues its impressive run. Salesforce founder and co-CEO Marc Benioff and his wife made headlines this week after they announced their purchase of Time magazine from Meredith Corporation MDP for $190 million. Benioff joins Amazon AMZN founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, who purchased the Washington Post, as the latest tech giant to buy a historic media company with his own personal fortune.
Founder Securities Co., a Chinese partner of Credit Suisse Group AG, suspended the analysts after a preliminary investigation, citing video and photos that brought “severe damage” to the firm’s reputation. The analysts were also barred from this year’s New Fortune research contest, a hyper-competitive Chinese version of the Institutional Investor research poll. The episode highlights the stakes for Chinese analysts as they vie for top spots in the New Fortune rankings, which can have a huge bearing on their paychecks and status in the industry.
Jim Cramer points out the difference in market performance in China and the United States and ties it to the trade war fears that are rattling investors.
Investors in Seagate Technology Plc. STX need to pay close attention to the stock based on moves in the options market lately. What is Implied Volatility? Options with high levels of implied volatility suggest that investors in the underlying stocks are expecting a big move in one direction or the other.
Microsoft Corp. (msft) said late Tuesday its board hiked the tech giant's quarterly dividend by nearly 10%. The company said its board declared a quarterly dividend of 46 cents a share, up from 42 cents a share. The dividend is payable Dec. 13 to shareholders of record as of Nov. 15.
Shares of Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (amd) are up 1.6% in premarket trading Tuesday after Mizuho analyst Vijay Rakesh raised his price target to $36 from $20 overnight. Rakesh also raised his price target on Nvidia Corp.'s (nvda) stock to $295 from $280 after his supply-chain meetings. Nvidia's stock is up 0.5% in premarket trading.
Tesla’s efforts to ramp up production of its Model 3 electric sedan have gone from “production hell” to “delivery logistics hell”, according to its chief executive Elon Musk. Shares of Tesla (TSLA) plummeted more than 7% after reports that the U.S. Justice Department requested documents related to CEO Elon Musk’s tweet about taking the company private. While investors are concerned about Elon’s behavior, his younger brother, first business partner and perhaps closest ally, Kimbal Musk, is remaining steadfast in his support.
According to these rumors, Coca-Cola is considering taking control of the company. One thing to consider about the Coca-Cola rumors are other rumors concerning it and New Age Beverages. For example, it looks like NBEV is considering launching several drinks that include CBD oil, which is the non-psychoactive component of marijuana.
If you believe history is bound to repeat, Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) may have something to say to its shareholders Tuesday. According to broker Stifel, Microsoft’s friendly dividend trend implies an increase in the neighborhood of 10% to 15%.
Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ:GILD) stock is stuck in a range and for good reason. Specifically, if drugs in the company’s pipeline come to market, causing the company’s sales growth to accelerate, and its new launches meaningfully improve its results sooner than expected, GILD stock price could reach its old highs. Gilead recently launched Biktarvy, an HIV treatment, after the FDA approved it in February.
Grant Bughman, senior equity strategist at UBS Asset Management, and Lewis Piantedosi, Eaton Vance director of growth equity, discuss the impact that trade issues can have on the market. Bughman says that if we didn't have this back-and-forth with trad...
Qualcomm Inc. and Apple Inc., embroiled in a global fight over royalty fees, got mixed messages from a German court that’s hearing one of the many patent lawsuits between the technology giants. Qualcomm is seeking a ruling that Apple’s IPhone violates its patents, and should be banned from Europe’s biggest economy. On Tuesday, Presiding Judge Holger Kircher told the parties at a hearing in Mannheim that the issues in the case aren’t clear cut.
It tends to range in and out of the penny stock category, as it rises over $5 per share on occasion, and after year-to-date gains of approximately 31%, the stock is currently trading at $5.87. As you might expect, the company is very small, with a market cap of just under $318 million. With data breaches and privacy concerns drawing ever more attention to cybersecurity issues, Zix shows promise for investors who are willing to take on the risk of a penny stock.
Amazon AMZN saw its stock price jump over 2.5% through mid-morning trading Tuesday on the back of a relatively staggering amount of positive news. This includes the expected launch of multiple new Alexa devices, Amazon’s strong showing at the Emmys, and
This change lagged the S&P 500's 0.54% gain on the day. Heading into today, shares of the maker of iPhones, iPads and other products had gained 1.12% over the past month, outpacing the Computer and Technology sector's gain of 0.87% and lagging the S&P 500's gain of 1.53% in that time. Meanwhile, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for revenue is projecting net sales of $61.17 billion, up 16.33% from the year-ago period.
SunPower is based in San Jose, California but produces most of its solar products in Mexico and the Philippines. The exemption covers SunPower's premium, high-efficiency interdigitated back contact (IBC) cells and modules, which the company argued stood apart from the cheap, commoditized imports that dominate the market and were the target of the tariffs. "With today's decision that SunPower's highly differentiated IBC cells and modules are excluded from tariffs, we are able to turn the page," SunPower Chief Executive Tom Werner said in a statement.
Based in Richmond, Dominion Energy (D) is in the Utilities sector, and so far this year, shares have seen a price change of -11.19%. The energy company is paying out a dividend of $0.83 per share at the moment, with a dividend yield of 4.64% compared to the Utility - Electric Power industry's yield of 3.21% and the S&P 500's yield of 1.8%. Over the last 5 years, Dominion Energy has increased its dividend 5 times on a year-over-year basis for an average annual increase of 8.39%.
Likewise, Appaloosa Management’s David Tepper isn’t necessarily wrong to continue plowing into an ever-bigger stake in Micron stock. The world’s computers, servers and mobile devices need more and more memory, and Micron is the creme of the crop of the DRAM market. Certainly there will come a time when Micron stock bounces back from what’s become more than a 30% setback from its late-May peak.
China’s sinking stock market reached an unwelcome milestone, with the Shanghai Composite Index closing at the lowest level since 2014, before a stock boom that turned into a $5 trillion bust.The Shanghai gauge dropped 1.1 percent to 2,651.79 at the close
If there is one group of stocks that best represents our times, it’s the semiconductor stocks. So far in 2018, the VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF (NYSEARCA:SMH), which measures the performance of this sector, is up 6.3%, against a 14% gain in the Nasdaq
Shares of Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ: AMD) have certainly been on a major bull run in 2018. AMD stock is now up over 200% year to date, far outpacing gains for tech stocks generally. While the new second generation Ryzen high-end chips have been well received, the stock gains are beginning to far outpace any semblance of sanity. Advanced Micro is certainly no bargain on either an actual or comparative valuation basis.
China's yuan currency inched lower on Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump said Washington will impose duties on an extra $200 billion worth of Chinese imports, drawing a sharp rebuke and warning from Beijing that it will be forced to retaliate. The escalation in the trade row between the two economic giants caused some wobbles in Chinese stocks in early trade. A rally in infrastructure stocks supported the broader market, with some investors betting that China will step up investment in roads and bridges to offset the impact of the latest tariff salvo from Trump, much of which has already been priced in by the markets.
Facebook Inc.'s ( FB) stock has plunged in 2018, with shares down by more than 26% from their peak in July at almost $218. Option trades also suggest Facebook will fall by the start of early next year. Should the stock fall below that support level, shares could fall to roughly $148.75.
Tesla Inc. shares relinquished earlier gains and fell more than 5% on Tuesday after a report said the Silicon Valley car maker was under criminal investigation for Chief Executive Elon Musk’s going-private tweet. Tesla did not immediately comment and a Justice Department spokesperson declined to comment, the report said. Tesla has not received a subpoena, a request for testimony, or any formal process, it said.