Shares of Qualcomm (QCOM) are up 54 cents, or 0.8%, at $68.67, and Broadcom (AVGO) is up $4.08, or 1.5%, at $279.45, as the maneuvering apparently continues in their M&A battle, according to a report by The New York Post’s Josh Kosman yesterday saying Broadcom “has looked to scuttle” Qualcomm’s existing offer to purchase NXP Semiconductors (NXPI). Given that many believe the NXP buy is pivotal for Qualcomm, Bernstein’s Stacy Rasgon today opines that Broadcom has left Qualcomm management with three not so good options. The Post story says Broadcom is considering raising its bid for Qualcomm, which was rejected two weeks ago by Qualcomm management, to $77 from $70. But a condition would appear
CHICAGO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stores offered deep discounts, entertainment and free gifts to lure bargain hunters on Black Friday, the traditional start of the holiday retail season, but some shoppers said they were just browsing the merchandise, reserving their cash for internet purchases. On Thanksgiving Day, U.S. shoppers spent more than $2.87 billion online.
The Blackstone Group L.P. BX has lately been witnessing downward revisions. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for earnings of $2.75 for 2017 declined 1.1% over the last 60 days. The stock carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) with an unimpressive Growth Score of F. Our research shows that stocks with a Growth Score of A or B when combined with a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) or 2 (Buy) offer the best upside potential.
Warren Buffett is a laggard. Buffett seems to be an investor who is unlikely to overreact to such underperformance, and actually if one looks at the monthly data (I use Morningstar as my source for relative performance data), Berkshire was beating the S&P for all those periods as of the end of October. Berkshire doesn't own much tech, and this market loves tech.
Oil price has recovered from historical lows of February 2016. From $26.21 a barrel — the lowest since 2003 — crude jumped to $58.02 yesterday. With the problem of supply glut easing, big energy players are generating more cashflows for shareholders.One
Per a recent FierceTelecom report, Verizon Communications Inc VZ has come up with a range of wireline and wireless offers for Thanksgiving shoppers.Currently, Verizon carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank
It has been about a month since the last earnings report for Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. AMD. Before we dive into how investors and analysts have reacted as of late, let's take a quick look at its most recent earnings report in order to get a better handle on the important drivers. AMD reported non-GAAP earnings of 10 cents per share compared with 3 cents per share in the year-ago quarter.
The benchmark S&P 500 and the blue-chip Dow Jones industrials posted weekly gains for the first time in three weeks while the Nasdaq Composite posted its best weekly performance since the week to Sept. 1. The stock market had a half session on what is known as Black Friday, the day after the Thanksgiving holiday and the unofficial start of the U.S. holiday shopping season.
Nov.23 -- S&P Global Chief Economist Asia-Pacific Paul Gruenwald discusses China's economy and talks about the country's credit data. He speaks on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia."
After a weak performance in 2016 due to drug pricing issues, the pharma industry has bounced back this year except for a minor correction recently. While Merck & Co., Inc. MRK was one of the very few companies whose shares were up last year notwithstanding the industry’s decline, it’s the other way round this year. Shares of Merck have declined 7.6% this year against a 14.8% increase for the Large-Cap Pharma industry.
According to an Israeli newspaper, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. TEVA is expected to reduce its workforce by about 4000. As per the daily, Teva is also planning to lay off its current president of global research and development and its chief scientific officer, Michael Hayden. Meanwhile, the company is facing significant challenges in the form of generic competition for Copaxone, new competition for branded products, pricing erosion in the U.S. generics business, lower-than-expected contribution from new generic launches and a massive debt load.
Amazon forked out $13.7 billion for Whole Foods to build its position in the grocery supply chain, leverage Whole Foods’ 434 retail outlets for delivering an omnichannel experience and tap the growing number of people doing their grocery shopping online. About 12% of grocery shoppers used online channels in 2016, but with millennials beginning to build their families, this percentage is on the rise. Moreover, Amazon really knows its customers on the basis of the tons of data it has accumulated about its patrons over the years.
The Justice Department’s new head of antitrust enforcement, Makan Delrahim, is getting plenty of grief for his surprise decision to challenge the merger of AT&T and Time Warner. He's been accused of stretching the law “beyond the breaking point,” and of helping President Donald Trump act on his long-running grudge against Time Warner’s flagship news network, CNN. Actually, Justice is to be commended for spelling out its rationale and making a compelling case -- something it had failed to do in the run-up to the announcement. A big point in its favor: Consistently applied, this new thinking on anti-trust could in fact reduce the need for other kinds of anti-trust regulation. To be sure, Delrahim’s
Friday, November 24, 2017The Zacks Research Daily presents the best research output of our analyst team. Today's Research Daily features new research reports on 11 major stocks, including Union Pacific (UNP), Alibaba (BABA) and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).
CNBC's Eric Chemi reports on a company that rates whether a consumer is a "problem returner."
On Nov 29, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Hormel Foods Corporation HRL to a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) from a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). We perceive that the upside is primarily stemmed by the company’s robust fourth-quarter fiscal 2017 results. Going by the
A federal lawsuit set to go to trial next month marks the latest legal action brought against former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio over allegations that he pursued a trumped-up criminal case to get publicity and embarrass an adversary. One of Flake's sons filed a malicious-prosecution lawsuit, saying Arpaio pursued felony animal cruelty charges against him and his then-wife in a bid to do political damage to the senator and gain publicity. Austin Flake and his wife were charged in the heat-exhaustion deaths of 21 dogs in June 2014 at a kennel operated by his in-laws.
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"We also made clear that our forensic investigation was ongoing," Uber said. Uber described its early discussion with SoftBank when asked to comment on a Thursday Wall Street Journal report on the disclosure, which the newspaper said occurred about three weeks ago.
Yum! Brands, Inc. YUM remains on track to achieve its target announced under the three-year strategic transformation plan, following the separation of the company’s China division. Notably, the company’s transformation and growth strategy involves greater focus on the development of its three iconic global brands — KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, increasing its franchise ownership and creating a leaner, more efficient cost structure. Currently, Yum! Brands owns, operates and franchises over 44,000 restaurants in more than 135 countries and territories.
Today is Black Friday, of course — the day retailers traditionally turn a profit on their ledgers, switching from red ink to black. Stock market participants will be paying extra attention to how companies like Walmart WMT and Tiffany’s TIF perform in their fiscal fourth quarters, especially as Amazon’s AMZN online juggernaut continues relatively unabated. Can companies like Macy’s M beat back Amazon’s extensive stock and ease of delivery?
HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stock markets were mostly lower Friday with investors finding little guidance with Wall Street closed for the Thanksgiving holiday and Chinese markets in focus after a big sell-off the previous day.KEEPING SCORE: Japanese shares
Shares of Amazon.com Inc , Macy's Inc , Kohl's Corp and other U.S. retailers rose on Friday on early signs that consumers are on track to spend more this holiday shopping season than in previous years. "The turnout this morning has been relatively slow but it is still the best we have seen in three years," said Burt Flickinger, managing director of Strategic Resources Group, citing improving consumer confidence, a strong job market and healthy housing prices. Online retailers will rake in an additional $6.6 billion on Cyber Monday, according to Adobe.
Macy's stock rose 4% to $21.45 on Black Friday, outperforming other large retailers. CEO Jeff Gennette said on CNBC the company had "very robust online demand" on Black Friday this year. The stock is struggling amidst an ongoing retail apocalypse and is down 39.01% this year.
Analysts gave differing outlooks for U.S. shale output in a briefing to officials from the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, stoking concern ahead of OPEC’s planned meeting on Nov. 30, according to people with knowledge of the discussions. The analysts included Andy Hall, the veteran crude trader who closed his hedge fund this year, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the briefing was private. The duration of any extension in output limits will depend partly on estimates of future supplies of U.S. shale and other competing crudes. OPEC and allied producers including Russia are to gather next week in Vienna to assess oil markets and decide whether to extend their historic cuts beyond March.