Goldman Sachs has a new strategy for investors to consider. The firm has now revealed that the most dominant companies in an industry tend to outperform companies with a smaller percentage of market sales. “The market positioning of superstar firms often allows for greater bargaining power over consumers and workers and higher profitability,” Goldman's senior US equity strategist David Kostin told investors.
China's Alibaba Group Holding has proposed a one-to-eight stock split ahead of a listing in Hong Kong later this year that is expected to raise up to $20 billion. The split, to be presented to shareholders for a vote at an annual general meeting in Hong Kong on July 15, will increase flexibility in the firm's capital raising activities, including the issuance of new shares, the e-commerce giant said. The firm's board recommends shareholders to vote in favour of the proposal, it added in its statement dated Friday but published on the company's website on Monday.
Huawei Technologies Co Ltd's founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei said the impact of a U.S. ban on the Chinese company was more severe than expected and warned that revenue would dip to around $100 billion this year and the next. This is the first time that Huawei has quantified the impact of the U.S. action against the company and Ren's downbeat assessment comes after weeks of defiant comments from company executives who maintained Huawei was technologically self-sufficient. Huawei had not expected that U.S. determination to "crack" the company would be "so strong and so pervasive", Ren said, speaking at the company's Shenzhen headquarters on Monday.
Like many Americans, Chris Gray got into financial trouble when he accumulated large medical expenses – in his case, for hip surgery four years ago. "The medical bills just start piling up, especially if you can't work," said Gray, a 37-year-old Phoenix resident who works in sales and delivery for a flooring company. Gray's credit score dropped into the subprime category, which made it harder to get loans at attractive rates of interest.
Even though electric vehicles are less likely to catch fire than gasoline-powered cars, cases of EVs bursting into flames are nonetheless unsettling—especially when they happen to prominent companies like California carmaker Tesla and New York-listed Chinese car brand NIO. NIO's flagship battery sports utility vehicle ES8 caught fire in China's central Wuhan city on Friday afternoon (June 14), local newspaper Chutian Metropolis Daily (link in Chinese) reported. A witness at the scene told the newspaper he saw black smoke and fire coming from the seven-seater's chassis, while firefighters said there was a small explosion when they tried to put out the fire.
Huawei Technologies Co. is preparing for a 40% to 60% drop in international smartphone shipments as the Trump administration's blacklisting hammers one of the Chinese tech giant's most important businesses. Selina Wang reports on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia."
3M is a multi-national technology conglomerate that manufactures industrial, safety and consumer products including the ever-popular post-it notes. The daily chart for 3M shows a huge price gap lower on April 25, after it reported an earnings miss and disappointing guidance. The weekly chart for 3M is negative but oversold with the stock below its five-week modified moving average of $175.95 and below its 200-week simple moving average or "reversion to the mean" at $190.50.
In the many years I've traded, I've heard an uncountable number of predictions and forecasts. Wall Street loves predictions and forecasts because that is basically what they sell. The predictions and forecasts are interesting, and can help us prepare for volatility ahead, but it is the reaction to changing events that is the most important.
Emerging-market currencies halted a three-week advance last week on heightened tensions in the Persian Gulf and doubts about a trade deal after President Donald Trump threatened to raise tariffs on China again. Stocks moved in the opposite direction, extending gains for a third week amid bets of easing monetary policy in both developed and emerging economies in response to lower-than-expected growth. Read here, our emerging-market week ahead story.
Early retirement is a popular dream with a whole movement devoted to it: FIRE, or financial independence, retire early. A December 2017 paper by Professors Maria D. Fitzpatrick and Timothy J. Moore for the National Bureau of Economic Research showed male mortality rates rose 2% starting the month men turn 62.
A long-running criminal probe into diamond sales by Italian banks has uncovered what prosecutors say is further evidence of corruption by officials at UniCredit, Italy's largest lender, and smaller rival Banco BPM. The allegations, some previously unreported, are laid out in documents used by prosecutors when they sought a magistrate's order seizing assets from the banks and two diamond brokers. The allegations relate to suspected crimes and do not necessarily mean that prosecutors will charge the companies and their employees when their investigation, which has been running since 2016, is concluded.
What happens if President Donald Trump carries out his threat to impose tariffs on the remaining $300 billion in Chinese goods that he hasn't already hit with 25% import taxes? The administration, in the midst of the trade war it began with Beijing, had asked for comments on its plan to extend 25% tariffs to everything China ships to the United States. Hundreds of businesses, trade groups and individuals have written to complain that the additional import taxes would drive up prices for consumers, squeeze profits and leave U.S. companies at a competitive disadvantage to foreign rivals that aren't subject to higher taxes on the vital components they buy from China.
Amazon (AMZN) delivers paper towels and candles specifically for left-handed people, Google (GOOG, GOOGL) provides search results, and Uber (UBER) sends a car—but these forward-facing services sow a complete misunderstanding of the companies, according to a Silicon Valley CEO. “They're all cloud companies,” says John Donahoe, the former eBay CEO (EBAY) and current chief executive of management software company ServiceNow (NOW).
Today we share with you the first in a series of essays on ways investors can build their wealth — not by relying on any individual stock to make them a millionaire … but simply by choosing the right mutual fund investments. Dan Wiener brings more than 30 years of experience in the fund industry to his Independent Adviser for Vanguard Investors service. Dan and his co-editor, Jeff DeMaso, are dedicated to bringing subscribers the secrets Vanguard doesn't share with the public.
Apple stock has a new base while Microsoft, Walt Disney and Home Depot are in or near buy points. Meanwhile, Boeing and Airbus will duel for jet orders air supremacy at the Paris Air Show, amid reports that the FAA may begin Boeing 737 Max flight trials this week. Apple, Microsoft stock, Disney stock, Home Depot stock and Boeing stock are all members of the Dow Jones industrial average.
Aurora is staking its future on size, positioning itself as the world's largest supplier of cannabis products to the medical market. And large is definitely the right word – Aurora's current production stands at more than 25 metric tons per quarter, and is on track to exceed 600 tons annually by the end of 2020. The company's scale has brought Aurora both benefits and costs.
Linan Liu, Greater China rates and foreign exchange strategist at Deutsche Bank, talks about the Chinese economy, policies and bonds. She speaks on "Bloomberg Markets: China Open."
Using recent actions and grades from TheStreet's Quant Ratings and layering on technical analysis of the charts of those stocks, Trifecta Stocks identifies five names each Friday that look bearish. While we will not be weighing in with fundamental analysis we hope this piece will give investors interested in stocks on the way down a good starting point to do further homework on the names. Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Regeneron Pharmaceuticals recently was downgraded to Hold with a C+ rating by TheStreet's Quant Ratings.
Deutsche Bank is preparing a deep overhaul of its trading operations including the creation of a so-called bad bank to hold tens of billions of euros of assets as chief executive Christian Sewing shifts Germany's biggest lender away from investment banking. The proposed bad bank, which is known internally as the non-core asset unit, will comprise mainly of long-dated derivatives, the people said.
Companies listed in Britain will be able to sell shares in China on Monday with the launch of a long-awaited London-Shanghai Stock Connect project that finance minister Philip Hammond called a chance to deepen "global connectivity". Under the Connect scheme, Shanghai-listed companies can raise new funds via London's stock market while British companies can broaden their investor base by selling existing shares in Shanghai. The project was intended to begin late last year with the December listing of Chinese brokerage Huatai, backed by Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. But the listing was delayed at the last minute.
The most important thing to watch next week is Twitter, Jim Cramer told his Mad Money viewers Friday. -- the Twitter account of President Trump, who's likely to have something to say about China and trade that will send the markets lower. Cramer said the numbers will be all investors care about at GE, but even if Adobe reports great earnings, investors might not care as they rotate away from the cloud stocks and into other sectors.
UBS has lost a lead role on a U.S. dollar bond deal for state-backed China Railway Construction Corp, just days after a Chinese outcry over a senior UBS economist's use of "pig" in connection with Chinese food price inflation. While UBS apologized for the remark on Thursday and put the analyst on leave on Friday, the furor led Haitong International Securities, a leading Chinese brokerage, to suspend all business with the Swiss group as some Chinese bankers and analysts criticized the bank for a lack of cultural awareness. On Monday, a spokesman at Chinese infrastructure giant CRCC confirmed it had dropped the Swiss banking giant from the deal, but did not give a reason.
In another example of corporate resiliency, JNJ was recently given a buy rating with a $157 price target by five-star analyst Joanne Wuensch (Track Record & Ratings) of BMO Capital, after she reviewed the status of current legal action the company faced in the state of Oklahoma in regard to the opioid abuse epidemic. Wuensch notes that the case will likely be resolved quickly, and points out, “Litigation is a common occurrence in the health care sector that takes significant time to resolve, and often headlines are worse than reality. Her price target indicates confidence in the stock, and a 12% upside.