All four of these names have very strong cash flows that allow them to not only pay better than 3% dividends, but also to buy back stock. Two are consumer staples, a sector that's been the S&P 500's second-best performer over the past month (up 3.83%). The others are in health care, which has been the S&P 500's No. 3 best sector (+3%) during the past month.
Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A, NYSE:BRK.B) jumped more than 5% July 18 on the news Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger have reconsidered their stance on Berkshire Hathaway stock repurchases, something many large investors have been clamoring for it to do. Up until the surprise announcement, Berkshire Hathaway could only buy back its stock at 1.2 times book value or less than that, a multiple it hasn’t seen since 2012. “It’s a somewhat significant change,” said Steven Check, president of Check Capital Management Inc in Costa Mesa, California.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has tried to correct the record after an analyst report surfaced on Thursday saying his Model 3 is in trouble. In a tweet late on Thursday, Musk called an analyst report that said Model 3 cancellations are double today where they were last year at the same time and higher than orders “bs.” Musk added that last week, Tesla had 5,000 Model 3 “new net orders.” Net orders refers to total orders, less cancellations.
JPMorgan Chase Co.’s (JPM)chief executive, Jamie Dimon, was the highest-paid CEO in the U.S. banking sector last year, snagging a tidy $28.3 million in total compensation, up 3.9% from the previous year, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence. Bank of America Corp. (BAC)CEO Brian Moynihan came in second place with total compensation of $21.3 million, according to the data company, followed by Michael Corbat, CEO of Citigroup Inc. (C) , who took home $17.8 million. The surprise: Fourth place went to Timothy Sloan of Wells Fargo & Co. Inc. (WFC) , who took home $17.5 million, even as his bank continued to slowly recover from a series of scandals involving the creation of unauthorized accounts and imposition of other products and fees on unsuspecting customers.
There's an investment account that can help. Health savings accounts (HSAs) are tax-exempt trust accounts that pay or reimburse medical expenses for you or your family if you have a healthcare plan with an annual deductible of $1,350 or $2,700 or more, respectively. The accounts, which you can open through your employer or financial institution, allow you to fund your account with pre-tax income from your paycheck.
This year hasn’t been a great one for AT&T (NYSE:T) shareholders. T stock is down 19% since the end of December, as investors grapple with the impact of rising interest rates on dividend stocks, the uncertainty regarding the union of Time Warner and AT&T, and the fact that most of its key markets are not only quite competitive, but highly saturated. A reversal of fortune for struggling AT&T shares may be right around the corner.
General Electric (NYSE:GE) and Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) reported earnings and reacted in very different ways. Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) could be gearing up for a big move, too. Not long ago, General Electric (NYSE:GE) got the boot from the Dow Jones.
Legalization of recreational marijuana is on the verge of becoming a reality in the United States as nine states have already legalized every kind of marijuana use. Additionally, the number of Americans supporting the legalization of marijuana usage in both medical and recreational ways has also increased significantly. Also, the industry witnessed first ever U.S. marijuana IPO from Canadian company Tilray.
For almost any investing strategy, growth stocks provide your portfolio with the extra lift necessary for robust success. If growth stocks go sideways, investors usually have no recourse other than to hope shares turn back up. Most growth stocks have already skyrocketed in the markets, leaving little room for capital appreciation.
Toyota Motor Corp. may stop importing some models into the U.S. if President Donald Trump raises vehicle tariffs, while other cars and trucks in showrooms will get more expensive, according to the automaker’s North American chief. The Japanese carmaker is busy analyzing scenarios about how tariff schemes could affect each of its car and truck lines, said Jim Lentz, chief executive officer for Toyota’s North American operations. Trump’s Commerce Department held a hearing Thursday on its probe into whether imports of passenger vehicles compromise U.S. national security.
The stock market’s strong run over the past few years brought attention to high-flying growth stocks, usually from the technology sector, that were consistently outpacing the market. However, fresh volatility within the last few months has shifted the
Both Facebook FB and Amazon AMZN report their quarterly financial results during the week of July 23. The question is should investors consider buying shares of either Facebook or Amazon? And is either tech giant a clear winner at the moment?Business
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Bitcoin gained 0.96% on Saturday, partially reversing the week’s only loss on Friday, to end the day at $7,403.4, with Bitcoin up 16.64% for the current week. A start of the day slide to an intraday low $7,221 saw Bitcoin call on support at the 23.6% FIB Retracement Level of $7,230 to avoid heavier losses and a resumption of the extended bearish trend that had been formed at 5th May’s swing hi $9,999. Bitcoin recovered through to a mid-morning $7,356.2 high that fell short of the first major resistance level at $7,587.63, before pulling back to test support at $7,300 through the late morning.
Tech stocks have been unpredictable at times recently, but the sector has rebounded from volatility strongly, and there is no question that tech has been the leader of the market’s strong multiyear run. Finding a strong dividend-yielding tech stock might feel like searching for a golden goose, but investors should not feel too intimidated. In fact, dividend-focused investors can search for the best tech stocks by using the Zacks Stock Screener, the perfect one-stop screening tool for investors of all kinds.
MILAN/PARIS (Reuters) - Sergio Marchionne was replaced as chief executive of Fiat Chrysler (FCA) on Saturday by the head of the firm's Jeep division, Mike Manley, after the health of the carmaker's long-time boss deteriorated sharply following surgery. British-born Manley, who also takes responsibility for the North America region, will implement a strategy outlined by Marchionne last month to ensure the company has a "strong and independent future", FCA said in a statement. Marchionne, 66, was credited with rescuing Fiat and Chrysler from bankruptcy after taking the wheel at the Italian carmaker in 2004.
In early February, the stock market was in sell-off mode because inflation and rate hikes were pushing up fixed income yields, which was increasing borrowing costs and pressuring equity valuations. Such inflation concerns have largely moved into the rear-view mirror. History suggests that despite an inverted yield curve, the stock market should do just fine for the next 12-plus months.
THE RATINGS GAME Skechers USA Inc. shares took a 23% nosedive in Friday trading after the shoe brand reported an earnings miss and was downgraded at least twice by analysts concerned about the company’s spending. Shares closed down
TOP TEN MarketWatch rounds up 10 of its most interesting topics over the past week. 1. The Netflix ‘warning’ Shares of Netflix (NFLX) were down 12% through July 19 from a week earlier after the video-streaming pioneer
No one can say millennials aren't optimistic. It won't be easy, but retirement planning experts weighed in on how they can reach that lofty goal. Millennials who are just beginning to earn an income or who still might be in college probably don't think saving for retirement should be a big priority when they're just starting out.
Giri Devulapally is the sort of stock picker who makes many individual shareholders prefer active managers. In charge of now-$14.9 billion JPMorgan Large Cap Growth Fund (SEEGX) for almost exactly 14 years, Devulapally has guided the growth stock portfolio to an 11.24% average annual gain in that span going into Thursday.
One of the best tools is to look at the X-rays of popular stocks in the form of segmented money flows. Money flows provide an edge to investors who want to beat the broader market and lower their risks. Please click here for the annotated chart of money flows in 11 popular technology stocks.
General Electric Company GE reported better-than-expected results in second-quarter 2018, delivering a positive earnings surprise of 5.6%. This was the company’s second consecutive quarter of recording an earnings beat. The first-quarter earnings surprise
AT&T Inc. will roll out 5G service to three additional U.S. cities, a sign that the industrywide push to adopt the speedier standard is finally moving from marketing announcements to reality. Oklahoma City and two North Carolina cities -- Charlotte and Raleigh -- will be getting the mobile service later this year, AT&T said on Friday. Rival Verizon Communications Inc., meanwhile, has discussed adopting 5G service in four cities this year, including Los Angeles and Sacramento, California.
AT&T Inc. T is scheduled to report second-quarter 2018 results after the closing bell on Jul 24. In the last reported quarter, adjusted earnings missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate by a couple of cents. During the quarter, AT&T received the green signal from the court to go ahead with its proposed deal to buy the mass media and entertainment conglomerate, Time Warner, for $85 billion.