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  • What to watch in the markets: Friday, July 28th

    Here's a look ahead at what will be making headlines Friday, July 28th.

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  • First Solar (FSLR) Soars on Massive Q2 Earnings Beat
    Zacks7 hours ago

    First Solar (FSLR) Soars on Massive Q2 Earnings Beat

    First Solar, Inc. (FSLR) just released its second quarter fiscal 2017 financial results, posting earnings of 64 cents per share and revenues of $623 million. Currently, FSLR is a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) and is up 12.36% to $50.35 per share in trading shortly after its earnings report was released. The company saw revenue figures of $623 million, beating our Zacks Consensus Estimate of $535.50 million.

  • All the companies in Jeff Bezos’s empire, in one (large) chart
    MarketWatch7 hours ago

    All the companies in Jeff Bezos’s empire, in one (large) chart

    Jeff Bezos is now the richest person in the world. And he’s got a massive empire to go with that title. His empire encompasses not just e-commerce, but also news organizations, robotics companies and coupon sites. Oh, and ever heard of Google, Airbnb or Uber? Bezos is an investor in those companies, too. On Thursday, Bezos’s net worth hit $90.7 billion, propelling him past Bill Gates to become the richest person in the world, according to the billionaire rankings done by Forbes and Bloomberg. On his way to that title, Bezos has made a number of investments and acquisitions. Here is a snapshot of his empire, as compiled by Visual Capitalist: Bezos has made the acquisitions through a variety of

  • Boeing: Capitulation Time Again
    barrons.com15 hours ago

    Boeing: Capitulation Time Again

    Yesterday, Boeing (BA) posted its biggest gain since October 2008, pushing it to a new all-time high. Boeing's shares were upgraded by RBC, Credit Suisse, BofA Merrill Lynch, and Goldman Sachs. This was based on our analysis of Boeing historical results that showed it generates its best margins when revenue is weighted towards planes that have been in production for many years, and margins have typically come under pressure when it introduces new models, as we expected with the 737 MAX and, eventually, 777X. While nearly all of the ramp on the MAX is yet to come, Boeing’s smooth transition to the MAX so far shows that this is nothing like the prior derivative programs (737 Classic to 737NG and 747-400 to 747-8) that drove significant operating issues for Boeing in the past.