The average American is holding too much cash in savings, and it's keeping them from building wealth. You should instead invest your excess savings in the stock market for the best returns, NerdWallet's retirement and investing specialist Arielle O'Shea recommends. The easiest way to put your savings to work is through a 401(k), which invests your money in stocks through low-cost index funds or exchange-traded funds.
Bring on healthcare earnings season. Ahead of earnings season for the group, we have selected three healthcare stocks beating the market in 2018. Using TipRanks' Stock Screener tool, we quickly discovered the best-rated stocks, filtering by "best analyst consensus" stocks in the healthcare sector.
Much-maligned General Electric (NYSE:GE) stock is the most heavily traded stock in the market. According to Bloomberg, the average trading volume on GE stock in 2018 is a whopping 80 million shares a day. The spike in trading volume is mostly due to the fact that GE stock is a near-$10 stock (low price) that is widely covered and followed by the media, analysts and investors (lots of catalysts).
Millennials may have only a little saved for retirement, but they still want to retire early. A recent Bankrate.com survey asked millennials, classified as Americans ages 18 to 37, what the perfect time to retire would be. Of those millennials already saving, the median retirement account balance is about $19,100.
Texas Instruments has dumped CEO Brian Crutcher for personal misconduct less than two months after he took over the job, ruining the chip maker's hopes for a smooth transition to new leadership. Crutcher resigned Tuesday after TI's board determined he violated the company's code of conduct with behavior the company said was not consistent with its ethics and core values. TI emphasized Crutcher's transgression wasn't related to its operations or finances.
Shares of Apple AAPL are up roughly 10% over the last three months as investors show their confidence in the world’s most valuable company. Now let’s check out why the iPhone giant looks like a strong buy stock at the moment. Apple had been criticized for years about its overreliance on the iPhone.
Money is to be made in marijuana stocks in the long term. • Canopy Growth stock ran up on excitement about the legalization of marijuana in Canada, and many gurus are urging investors to buy this stock as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. • The Arora Report made a negative call on Canopy Growth near the high when most gurus were pounding the table to buy marijuana stocks.
Kinder Morgan (NYSE:KMI) reported its latest quarterly earnings results after the bell on Wednesday, which included an earnings beat despite the company posting a loss. For its second quarter of fiscal 2018, the oil and natural gas pipeline managing company brought in a loss of roughly $141 million, which amounted to about 8 cents per share after reporting a profit in its second quarter of fiscal 2017. On an adjusted basis, the company’s earnings were a profit of 21 cents per share.
Mike Wilson, Morgan Stanley, on the rocky market road ahead. Is it time to get defensive? With CNBC's Melissa Lee and the Fast Money traders, Tim Seymour, Karen Finerman, Steve Grasso and Guy Adami.
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. shares climbed the most in four months after the company signaled that investors may soon get their hands on part of a $109 billion mountain of cash that’s bedeviling Warren Buffett. The firm’s board announced late Tuesday that it’s removing a cap on stock buybacks, giving the Berkshire chairman and chief executive officer greater leeway to parcel out profits, rather than hunt for more acquisitions. Buffett and Vice Chairman Charlie Munger can now make repurchases whenever they both believe the price “is below Berkshire’s intrinsic value, conservatively determined,” the company said.
How many credit cards should you have if you want an excellent credit score? A credit score is a personal rating that determines the interest you pay for a loan, or whether you qualify for a loan at all. It's calculated based on payment history, how much you owe, your length of credit history, the types of credit you have and how often you apply for new credit.
Jim Lebenthal of HPM Partners and Jon Najarian of Najarian Family Office join CNBC's Scott Wapner on how the market is reacting to Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's Senate testimony.
Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include AT&T T, Home Depot HD, Cisco CSCO, Ford F and Mondelez MDLZ.
Just a month and a half ago, we pondered whether Apple (AAPL) would be the first company to get to a trillion dollars in market capitalization and concluded that it probably would, but that passing an arbitrary number didn’t matter all that much. The lack of interest in Apple has been in contrast to steadily improving fundamentals - specifically the growth of services as a component of revenues. The services segment includes digital content and apps sold through the Apple store as well as Apple Pay and AppleCare.
Semiconductor stocks have been the subject of unpredictable volatility so far this year, but the underlying business of this industry is growing—and should continue that trend in 2018 and beyond. Throughout the chip-making space, companies have successfully adapted to the changing needs of the consumer, including an increased demand for small, high-powered chips that enable “Internet of Things” (IoT) devices. For those that don’t know, the Internet of Things is the growing world of interconnected household and industrial devices.
ConocoPhillips COP provided an update on its Alaska operation plans, which are faring well, courtesy of the company’s efforts to lower costs, advance technology and recovery in exploration activities. The company intends to grow by investing in legacy assets and recognizes Alaska as an appropriate destination for this strategy. ConocoPhillips’ legacy assets in Alaska comprise a non-operated interest in the Prudhoe Bay Field, an operated interest in the Kuparuk Field and an operated interest in the Alpine Field/Western North Slope assets.
Check out the companies making headlines after the bell: Shares of American Express AXP tumbled nearly 3 percent in after-hours trading. The financial services company beat analysts' expectations on earnings for its second quarter, posting $1.84 per
Investors in Ford Motor Company F 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.
General Electric Company GE is scheduled to report second-quarter 2018 results on Jul 20, before the market opens. The company’s average earnings surprise was a positive 3.27%. In the last reported quarter, the company’s earnings of 16 cents per share surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 11 cents by 45.45%.
What investors want from General Electric (NYSE:GE) right now is peace and quiet. Right now, no news is good news for GE stock. Unfortunately, investors have an earnings report to deal with this Friday.
MARKET PULSE The Class B shares of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (brk) jumped 5.5% in midday trade, putting them on track for the biggest gain since September 2011, after policy change gave Chief Executive Buffett and Vice
The company's shares fell as much as 2.5 percent in after-market trading even as Texas Instruments reported second-quarter earnings and sales figures that beat estimates. Chairman Rich Templeton will reassume the roles of chief executive officer and president and the chipmaker is not searching for a replacement, Texas Instruments said. "The violations are related to personal behavior not consistent with the company's ethics and core values, but not related to company strategy, operations or financial reporting," Texas Instruments said in a statement.
HOUSTON (AP) _ Kinder Morgan Inc. (KMI) on Wednesday reported a second-quarter loss of $141 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the Houston-based company said
Texas Instruments Inc.’s Brian Crutcher, who resigned as chief executive officer after just six weeks on the job, could be forced to surrender as much as $43.3 million of stock awards. Crutcher, who resigned after the semiconductor maker said he violated its code of conduct, held stock options and restricted shares valued at about $20.6 million and $22.7 million as of Tuesday’s market close, data compiled by Bloomberg show. An executive who’s fired for cause -- which usually includes policy breaches -- can lose both restricted shares and stock options, Texas Instruments said in its most recent proxy statement.
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. ( BRK.B) has granted its top employees more flexibility to spend cash on repurchasing shares. In a press release, the Omaha, Nebraska-based conglomerate confirmed that previous restrictions have now been lifted, paving the way for CEO Warren Buffett and Vice Chairman Charlie Munger to authorize buybacks when both of them believe that the repurchase price is “below Berkshire’s intrinsic value.” Under the old policy, executives at the company were only permitted to buy back shares when the price for the stock did not exceed a 120% premium of the book value. Investors, who had been putting the company under pressure to deploy its $108 billion-plus of cash and equivalents, responded to the announcement by sending Berkshire’s Class B shares up 1.89% in pre-market trading.