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.
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
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.
While it doesn’t seem like it, saving for retirement is easy. You set aside a certain amount each month, or each paycheck, and invest it in your IRA or 401(k). That is, of course, an oversimplification. But once you retire and need to figure out how
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.
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.
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
The bidding war appears over. At least, the bidding war between Disney (NYSE:DIS) and Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) for most of the assets from Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOX, NASDAQ:FOXA). The news sent Disney stock higher by 1.3% and ironically, Comcast
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.
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.
MILAN/PARIS (Reuters) - Fiat Chrysler named on Saturday its Jeep division boss Mike Manley to take over immediately from Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne, who is seriously ill after suffering major complications following surgery. The carmaker said British-born Manley, who also takes responsibility for the North America region, will push ahead with the mid-term strategy outlined last month by Marchionne, who had been due to step down next April. Marchionne, 66, was credited with rescuing Fiat and Chrysler from bankruptcy after taking the Italian carmaker's wheel in 2004.
One of the most accurate stock pickers on Wall Street recently shared his list of tips on how to spot winners and losers. Wall Street analyst Mark Mahaney, managing director at RBC Capital Markets, is widely known as one of the most accurate stock pickers on the Street.
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Both General Electric GE and Honeywell HON topped earnings estimates Friday, but the situations behind these two storied firms couldn’t be more different. In Q4 2017, GE’s legacy insurance business alone accounted for a $0.91 per share loss, causing investors to pressure the company to spin off its various segments and return some of their capital.
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.
While geopolitical uncertainty and rising tensions between the U.S. and its major trade partners such as China and the EU have driven the global markets into a period of heightened volatility in the nearly decade-running bull market, corporate profitability
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.
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
Russian officials are hoping Vladimir Putin’s rapport with Donald Trump will lead to rapprochement with the U.S. But they’re not taking any chances. A U.S. Treasury report this week appears to show Russia liquidating dollar assets at a record pace, selling four-fifths of its cache of U.S. government debt, $81 billion worth, over a two-month period. It started in April, when the U.S. imposed the most onerous sanctions yet on allies of Putin.
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.
Ferrari NV’s board enlisted Philip Morris International Inc. veteran Louis Camilleri to run the luxury sports-car company after Chief Executive Officer Sergio Marchionne was left unable to work by unexpected complications from surgery. The faltering health of Marchionne, an auto-industry luminary, forced Ferrari to move rapidly on Saturday to replace him. “The board’s thoughts are with Sergio Marchionne and his family and it is grateful for the extraordinary contribution he has made in recent years at the helm of Ferrari,” the company said in the statement.
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.
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