Dozens of companies have given employees one-time bonuses on account of the tax cuts President Trump signed into law last year. In fact, ADP’s CEO recently told employees that investors, not workers, will see most of the benefits of tax cuts. At an internal town hall meeting on March 15, ADP CEO Carlos Rodriguez fielded an employee question on what the company planned to do with the savings from corporate tax cuts.
Female pilots are rare, especially in the U.S. When a Southwest Airlines LUV, -0.05% plane’s engine exploded mid-flight this week, pilot Tammie Jo Shults, 56, made an emergency landing. She is a former Navy pilot and one of the first women to fly an F/A-18 fighter jet. Shults is an anomaly among airline pilots — and not just because she was able to stay calm in such extreme circumstances As a female pilot, Shults is part of a small group. Just 6.3% of commercial pilots and 6% of non-commercial pilots in the United States are women, according to the Institute for Women of Aviation Worldwide, a nonprofit based in Vancouver. That’s 6,081 commercial female pilots and 10,247 non-commercial female
There are three – and only three – ways a company’s stock can pay us: A cash dividend. For example, if a stock pays a 3% current yield and then hikes its payout by 10%, it’s unlikely that its stock price will stagnate for long. For example let’s look at Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), it pays a generous dividend – but doesn’t raise it meaningfully.
The first contract secured by Transocean is for its semi-submersible rig, GSF Development Driller I in Australia. The contract is an extension of the rig’s current work, which is scheduled to terminate in September 2018. Quadrant Energy intends to extend the contract, which will now deploy the rig for two more months — November and December.
Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) has been on a mission, both in reality and in the stock market. As you can see, Netflix stock has been a beast. Over its previous highs and above $330, Netflix stock is basing nicely.
AT&T Corp. was sued by a tech firm that accuses the largest U.S. provider of pay TV of stealing the startup’s technology for providing online streaming news and interfering with its launch. Dallas-based AT&T reneged on an agreement to invest $100 million in My24hournews.com, which invented a system to deliver streaming news to computers, smartphones and tablets, after making off with its technology, the tech firm said in a lawsuit. AT&T violated agreements with My24hournews.com by “refusing to fund My24’s launch’’ and “holding My24’s Broadcast Platform hostage,’’ according to the complaint filed in federal court in Atlanta this week.
WASHINGTON/JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump accused OPEC on Friday of "artificially" boosting oil prices, drawing rebukes from some of the world's top energy exporters. "Looks like OPEC is at it again. Oil prices are artificially Very High! No good and will not be accepted!" Trump wrote on Twitter.
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. AMD is scheduled to report first-quarter 2018 earnings on Apr 25.Notably, the stock has delivered an average four-quarter positive earnings surprise of 35%. In the last reported quarter, the company came up with a positive
Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) shares fell off a cliff on April 19 after the company reported disappointing earnings. The fall was bigger than the disappointment, but it seemed to portend trouble for tobacco generally and took the whole consumer staples sector of the market down with it. The company — which sells exclusively outside the U.S. and spun-out from Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO) in 2008 — had net income of $1.65 billion, $1.00 per share, on revenue of $6.9 billion.
Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney (Ret.) on how multiple technology companies have joined thousands of Google employees in protesting the company’s involvement in a drone program.
“First-level” investors – those who buy and sell on headlines – mistakenly believe that real estate investment trust (REIT) profits will suffer if rates continue to rise. Overall, rising rates are actually good for the best REITs because it signals a rolling economy. Take the Vanguard REIT ETF (NYSEARCA:VNQ), which is now paying its highest current yield since 2009.
For the year so far, FedEx Corporation (NYSE:FDX) has stalled. Let’s face it, the company has tremendous resources and a market cap of $732 billion. AMZN also needs to find ways to lower its shipping costs, as the ecommerce business continues to sport razor-thin margins.
As earnings season is starting to pick up pace, here’s a look at some the top stock trades in the stock market. With shares of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) down more than 4% Friday, it’s no wonder tech is having a tough day. Many investors are trying to figure out what to make of Apple’s 7% slide over the past three trading sessions.
The market may have faced a brutal decline on Friday led by the stock of Apple, but CNBC's Jim Cramer knows investors could handle a dip in the stock of the world's largest company. "And we can handle the yield on the 10-year Treasury surging ever closer towards 3 percent. But we can't handle both in the same day," the "Mad Money" host said. "Hence today's shellacking." Cramer blamed the algorithmic processes that direct machines to sell stocks and buy bonds when Treasury yields approach 3 percent, noting the influx of good earnings reports that happened ahead of the weekend. With that negativity in mind, Cramer turned to the stocks and events he'll watch in earnings season's fullest week yet,
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the Office of the Comptroller of Currency (OCC) announced a combined fine of $1 billion against Wells Fargo (WFC) on Friday. The consent orders from the two agencies described how the bank unfairly disregarded its advertised process of locking-in interest rates for mortgages, as well as unfairly foisting insurance on customers taking out auto loans. If a closing of a mortgage dragged on due to Wells Fargo and not the customer, the bank still charged customers to keep the rates locked — despite this being contrary to policy, the consent order notes.
Ford Motor Company said on Saturday it will take bids on some of its advertising managed by WPP, adding to uncertainty around the British ad giant after last week's exit of founder Martin Sorrell. While Ford's decision does not affect all of its accounts with WPP - and the agency will be able to bid for the rest of the business along with everyone else - it comes at a difficult juncture for the world's biggest advertising firm. Saturday's announcement is part of a review of Ford's strategy that has lasted since November, when it told long-time partner WPP that it was considering its future ad model.
Jim Cramer reviews his game plan for the week ahead and highlights the most important stocks and events to watch.
Volatility has been the key theme on Wall Street over the past couple of months. Although earnings optimism has once again encouraged investors to take on risk, strained U.S.-China trade ties and escalating tensions in Syria are acting as dampeners.
Walmart is testing new dress codes in a small number of U.S. stores with the hopes that this more relaxed environment will help to reel in and retain staff in an increasingly tighter labor market. This means that workers will be allowed to wear shirts of any solid color, which marks a shift from its previous option of only having blue or white shirts, according to an employee manual obtained by Bloomberg News. Walmart adds that visible facial tattoos will be forbidden for those hired after April 14, according to the manual.
By Sinéad Carew NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street's three major indexes closed lower on Thursday, with tobacco stocks leading a tumble in consumer staples while concerns about smartphone demand hurt the technology sector and rising bond
Friday, April 20, 2018The Zacks Research Daily presents the best research output of our analyst team. Today's Research Daily features new research reports on 16 major stocks, including Goldman Sachs (GS), Abbott Labs (ABT) and Altria (MO). These research
Since the February stock market correction started, Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) stock has had a turbulent period of trading. Compare that with a flat stock market — both Philip Morris and Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) stocks have been decimated. Meanwhile, cannabis stocks like GW Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ:GWPH) have fared much better and are in line with the stock market in general.
Semiconductor stocks as a group had a difficult day on Thursday as a broad-based sell-off in this space pushed many of these stocks lower. In my eye however the next major catalyst are the upcoming earnings reports. For Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) the earnings report will hit on April 25 after the close of trading for the day.
AT&T Inc. Chief Executive Officer Randall Stephenson made his grandest pitch yet for the company’s planned takeover of Time Warner Inc., describing the $85 billion deal as a crucial step to the judge who holds the deal’s fate in his hands. Stephenson, who honed his defense of the acquisition by selling it first to his board of directors and then to shareholders, testified Thursday in federal court in Washington that the merger will help the combined company compete with streaming rivals such as Netflix Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. The AT&T CEO began his testimony by describing his 35-year history at the company.
Shares of AT&T (T) are higher on news it may soon launch a low-cost streaming service. A report from The Wall Street Journal details the telecom's plans to launch a $15 a month "skinny bundle" service without sports, according to testimony from its CEO during the antitrust case for its proposed acquisition of Time Warner (TWX). That would make AT&T Watch, expected to hit the market in the coming weeks, one of the lowest prices for a nationwide streaming live TV plan. Wells Fargo's Jennifer Fritzsche writes that the move shows AT&T is already making post-court plans. The service would be available to any customer--so a Verizon Communications (VZ) wireless subscriber can sign up--but it's free