DXJ has a specific investment thesis, with an “Abenomics,” dividend-focused portfolio that is positioned to gain from increased economic activity in Japan amid its weakening currency. The ETF selects export-oriented, dividend-paying Japanese firms, weights them by dividends and then hedges its yen exposure. The fund was not always currency-hedged or export-oriented.
Natural gas prices slipped on Friday but ended the week up 1.82%. Prices were buoyed by a colder than normal weather forecast. According to the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, the weather is expected to remain colder than normal for the next 6-10 and 8-14 days.
You may buy a $50 stock with a 2% dividend, but if that dividend then doubles over the course of several years, and the stock price doubles as well, the effective yield on that $50 investment becomes 4%. Nadella's Microsoft avoids the media spotlight, it talks softly but carries the big technology stick.
CNBC's Leslie Picker reports on the latest SEC filing from Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway, detailing the stocks it bought and sold during the fourth quarter of 2018. There are some surprises.
At a cornerstone-laying ceremony Thursday for Centene Corp.'s planned corporate campus in Natomas, company CEO Michael Neidorff reaffirmed Centene's (NYSE: CNC) commitment to the city. “Today, we celebrate Centene's enduring commitment to this community,” Neidorff said before a crowd gathered at the site of the future corporate campus. “We dedicate this cornerstone … as a symbol of Centene's commitment to transforming the health of the community, one person at a time.” Neidorff's remarks appear to be the first direct, public acknowledgement from health insurer Centene of the planned 70-acre campus, where construction started in October.
Key Earnings Reports This Week We have more than 650 companies coming out with quarterly reports this week, including 39 S&P 500 members. The Retail and Utilities sectors are the only ones that have a sizable number of reports still to come and this week brings in plenty of reports from these sectors. We have a number of restaurant operators reporting results this week, including Shake Shack (SHAK), Potbelly (PBPB), Red Robin Gourmet (RRGB), Cracker Barrel (CBRL) and others.
In our series My 6-Figure Paycheck, women making more than $100,000 open up about how they got there and what exactly they do. We take a closer look at what it feels like to be a woman making six figures — when only 5% of American women make that much, according to the U.S. Census — w ith the hope it will give women insight into how to better navigate their own career and salary trajectories. Job: Head of Lifecycle Marketing, Internet & Technology Age: 33 Location: San Francisco, CA Degree: Bachelor of Arts, Sociology & English First Salary: $55,000 Current Salary: $145,000 As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Kraft Heinz Co shares fell to a record low on Friday a day after the food company disclosed a $15 billion write-down on its marquee brands, raising concern that years of rigorous cost cutting have eroded the value of its Kraft cheeses and Oscar Mayer deli meats. Kraft's revenue growth has stagnated in the years since it merged with Heinz as consumers shun older, established brands for newer products, cheaper private label brands and non-processed and organic food. The shares fell as much 28 percent to a low of $34.51, wiping $17 billion off the company's market value.
They are slowly plowing their way across thousands of miles of ocean toward America's Gulf of Mexico coastline. As they do, twelve empty supertankers are also revealing a few truths about today's global oil market. In normal times, the vessels would be filled with heavy, high sulfur Middle East oil for delivery to refineries in places like Houston or New Orleans.
The Chinese economy continues to grow faster than almost any other country in the world — at an annual pace of roughly 6%. The middle class is expanding by millions each year, and that has led to a Chinese consumer who is spending instead of saving for the first time ever. Add in the trade issues with the United States and Chinese stocks fell into a deep bear market last year.
Healthy Dividend Stocks to Buy for Extra Stability Here are my top nine picks for “monster” growth stocks that will kickstart strong gains in 2019: High-Growth Stocks to Buy: Amazon (AMZN) E-commerce giant Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) had a monstrous final third in 2018, and I don't mean that in a good way. AMZN stock peaked on the first trading day of September. Since then, shares plummeted slightly over 34% before clawing back some of those losses.
The Trump administration this week moved forward a proposal to end an Obama-era work authorization program for the spouses of H-1B visa holders — a move that would largely impact Indian women living and working in Silicon Valley. The Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday delivered a report to the White House outlining how the rollback would work, and what its impacts might be. The White House is expected to gather additional input from other government agencies before gathering public comments.
The Tax Cut & Jobs Act lowered marginal tax rates, but, those rates revert to higher levels in 2026. No one knows if this will happen or not. Right now, according to the law, it will.
Jim Cramer shares a piece of advice with investors looking to make some money from stock-picking.
While many Americans are struggling to save for retirement and employee pension programs, both public and private, are facing lots of uncomfortable realities, elected representatives and senators in the United States Congress still receive envious pension benefits for life. Retirement pay for Congress is not normally a big election year issue, but it might serve as evidence of a disconnect between lawmakers and mainstream America. Overview The median net worth for a member of Congress surpassed $1 million in 2013, where it remained through 2018.
SolarEdge Technologies SEDG reported fourth-quarter 2018 adjusted earnings of 63 cents per share, which missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 70 cents by 10%. The bottom-line figure also declined 25.9% from 85 cents registered in the prior-year quarter. Barring one-time adjustments, the company posted GAAP earnings of 27 cents per share compared with 42 cents in the year-ago quarter.
This is not something that its conservative, income-focused investor base had in mind when it got into one of Warren Buffett's largest holdings. The damage to Buffett is pretty clear, with his position down by more than $4 billion assuming it's unchanged from the latest 13-F filings and was unhedged going into Friday. Apple is a holding in Jim Cramer's Action Alerts PLUS member club.
No matter how many times management reiterates its cash flow outlook and plan to pay down debt, investors just aren't willing to gobble up AT&T stock. As a result, shares continue to stagnate in this $30 area, leaving it with an elevated dividend yield. That yield has been attractive to me over the past year, as I've steadily collected and DRIP'ed that quarterly payout as shares have essentially gone nowhere since last summer.
They are first up on our top stock trades list. Roku (ROKU) Just this morning we recapped the blowout earnings results from Roku (NASDAQ:ROKU). I never understood why people were tossing this stock out below $40 (and later, below $30 in December) after a beat-and-raise quarter in November.
Crude inventories in West Texas dropped this week to the lowest in four months after a converted pipeline began transporting crude from the nation's biggest shale oil field to the U.S. Gulf Coast, data from market intelligence provider Genscape showed. The drop in storage in the Permian Basin is another sign that new pipelines out of the region have begun to alleviate a crude bottleneck that depressed local crude prices as production overwhelmed pipeline capacity and filled storage tanks. Crude inventories in the Permian Basin fell to 15 million barrels in the week to Feb. 19, the lowest since October and down from a record 22 million barrels in November.
It could soon become a classic Harvard Business School case study in how a new, highly-praised strategy for reviving slogging, slow-growing brands was exposed as disaster in a single earnings call. Over the past several years, Brazilian investment firm 3G has deployed brutal cost-cutting to raise profits at Anheuser-Busch InBev, Burger King, and Kraft Heinz, using an approach called zero-based budgeting requiring that each expense be justified from scratch each year, as opposed to the traditional approach of adding a couple of percentage points to last year's line items. A Harvard Business School article in 2016 warned that the technique is “not a wonder diet for companies.” That prophesy was confirmed by Thursday's catastrophic announcement from Kraft Heinz.
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is considering a rare sale from its vast operations, looking to unload San Francisco-based Applied Underwriters, Reuters reported Friday, citing unnamed sources. Applied Underwriters falls outside of Berkshire's concentration on insurance, making it a non-core asset that focuses on bundling workers compensation and other employment-related insurance products for small and mid-sized businesses, sources told Reuters. Berkshire (NYSE: BRK.A) (NYSE: BRK.B) is said to be in talks with a consortium of insurance companies to buy Applied Underwriters for a price that comes close to the value of its book of business, Reuters said, adding that the deal is in an advanced stage of negotiations but could still fall through. A deal could be announced as soon as Saturday, when Berkshire releases quarterly earnings as well as Buffett's widely followed letter to shareholders.
Amazon (AMZN) has bigger problems than competition from Walmart and the retail industry, says Stern School of Business at New York University Professor Aswath Damodaran. “I think Amazon's biggest problem right now is it has a target on its back. Target on its back politically, economically,” Damodaran told Yahoo Finance's The Final Round, several days after the e-commerce giant decided not to build a second headquarters in New York City amid fierce opposition from local advocates.
Analysts are looking for earnings of 26 cents per share on revenues of $37.4 billion. When the company last reported on Jan. 23, earnings of 30 cents per share matched estimates on a 0.5% rise in revenues. AT&T (T) Shares of AT&T (NYSE:T) are crossing over their 200-day moving average for the first time since October, marking a rise of roughly 20% off of their December lows.
Shares of CVS (NYSE:CVS) dropped sharply on Wednesday, Feb. 20, after the pharmacy retailer reported mixed fourth-quarter numbers that included an underwhelming fiscal 2019 profit guide. CVS stock dropped more than 5% in response and now trades just a few percentage points above its five-year low. 9 High-Growth Stocks to Buy Now for Monster Returns Source: Mike Mozart via Flickr At these levels, CVS stock looks undervalued — so long as historical trends hold up.