CEO Tan's guidance tonight is far more important than any earnings numbers on recent past performance.
NYSE:BAP Summary ETFs holding this stock are seeing positive inflows Bearish sentiment is low Short interest | Positive Short interest is extremely low for BAP with fewer than 1% of shares on loan. This could indicate that investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices are not currently targeting BAP. ETF/Index ownership | Positive ETF activity is positive.
Amazon has thrown down the gauntlet to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, inviting the congresswoman to visit one of its facilities after she claimed the tech giant had created “dehumanising conditions” for its workers. The 29-year-old congresswoman was among those who celebrated after Amazon announced this week it was pulling out of plans to open what it termed a second headquarters in New York City. Ms Ocasio-Cortez, who represents the city's 14th district, which is close to the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens where the facility was to be based, had opposed the $3bn in tax incentives the state and city had offered the e-commerce giant, headed by Jeff Bezos.
A year later, the U.K. is among European nations weighing restrictions on the Chinese tech giant that phone carriers say could delay the fifth-generation mobile networks needed to connect driverless cars and automated factories. “The risk is that it puts Europe further behind the curve,” said Neil Campling, an analyst at Mirabaud Securities in London. While Europe led the way with earlier mobile technologies, China, South Korea, Japan and -- to a lesser extent -- the U.S., are ahead on the next rollouts.
My pick would be Constellation Brands (NYSE: STZ). Buying Constellation involves an investment in the company's alcoholic-beverage business even more than in the cannabis industry. If I could only buy one pure-play marijuana stock, it would be Constellation's partner, Canopy Growth (NYSE: CGC).
Of the 500 stocks that comprise the S&P 500 Index, only 57 -- barely more than 10% of the index -- qualify as Dividend Aristocrats. To be a Dividend Aristocrat, a company must have raised its dividends paid to shareholders for at least 25 years in a row. Recessions, competitive threats, and geopolitical strife are just a few of the potential risks that can easily derail even a strong company's dividend growth streak.
Warren Buffett just tipped his hand. Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A)(NYSE: BRK-B) reveals what stocks it's recently sold in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission every quarter, and that filing was released on Thursday. The list includes an airline stock, an energy stock, and a surprising change of heart on a top technology stock. Investing in airlines has lost Buffett a lot of money in the past.
Glenn Hubbard, Columbia Business School dean, discusses the problems with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal.
Damian Collins, the policy maker who spearheaded the inquiry, called for Parliament to create new laws to help a proposed regulator oversee the industry, with fines for companies to be calculated based on their revenue. “Companies like Facebook exercise massive market power which enables them to make money by bullying the smaller technology companies and developers who rely on this platform to reach their customers,” Collins said in a statement Monday.
Baker Hughes, a GE Company (NYSE: BHGE) is the amalgam of the Baker Hughes business with General Electric Company's (NYSE: GE) energy services division. The idea was to bring two industry-leading companies together to create an even better one, which hasn't exactly worked out as well as hoped on many levels. That said, 2018 witnessed a nice uptick on the top and bottom lines for Baker Hughes, but financially troubled GE is starting to sell its stake in the firm.
It is a stock that pays a reliable and steady dividend over the past decade, at a rate that is competitive relative to the other dividend-paying companies on the market. More specifically: It is paying an annual yield above 75% of dividend payers It consistently pays out dividend without missing a payment or significantly cutting payout Its has increased its dividend per share amount over the past It can afford to pay the current rate of dividends from its earnings It is able to continue to payout at the current rate in the future High Yield And Dependable AT&T currently yields 6.8%, which is high for Telecom stocks.
The hydrogen fuel-cell company was trading at about $10 a share in 2014, but today is trading between $1-$2 per share. Top fuel cell company Plug Power has had its greatest success with industrial equipment. Once upon a time -- like, 10 years ago -- hydrogen fuel cells were seen as a leading contender for mass-producing green energy vehicles.
Despite that fairly typical life cycle, there's one biotech company whose shares today look legitimately value priced: Cambrex. Its shares trade at around 11 times trailing and 14 times anticipated earnings, and those earnings are expected to grow by around 15% annualized over the next five or so years. Cambrex even sports a solid balance sheet, with around a 0.5 debt-to-equity ratio and a current ratio above 4.5 .
China's leading search engine and the fast-growing video-streaming site it spun off last year will be giving investors new numbers to mull over in a few days, as Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU) and its iQiyi (NASDAQ: IQ) spinoff will report their fourth-quarter results after Thursday's market close. Baidu and iQiyi have plunged 40% and 53% since last year's springtime peaks. Baidu's guidance back in October was calling for revenue to climb 15% to 20% in the fourth quarter.
Kim Strassel, Kyle Peterson, Jason Riley and Allysia Finley discuss their hits and misses of the week which include NASA's Mars Rover, cows and Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont. Video: Journal Editorial Report / Image: Getty
With that as a backdrop, of all the stocks I own, Twitter appears to be the best value play right now. Before you roll your eyes, consider this: The company may not ever reach the same user base as Facebook -- and that's OK. CEO Jack Dorsey has largely accepted this, and narrowed Twitter's workforce and scope to match this reality.
According to the Oil Price Information Service's Tom Kloza, there's not much that could derail the rally through the second quarter. "We're going to see higher prices than we see right now," the firm's co-founder and global head of energy analysis said Thursday on CNBC's " Futures Now ." However, Kloza, who's known for predicting the 2015 crude collapse, said his forecast comes with a caveat: It'll be a more temperate and gentle year despite the robust start.
Landing a steady, well-paying gig right out of high school can be done, if you know which jobs to go after. CNBC Make It combed through data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to identify seven occupations that pay more than $55,000 a year, are rapidly hiring workers and do not require a degree. Each of the jobs on this list will expand their workforce by more than 7 percent, the average rate of job growth in the U.S., and offer salaries thousands of dollars higher than the $35,256 that those with a high school diploma typically earn, according to the BLS.
A closer look at the ETF's investing materials, however, makes it clear that Alternative Harvest's decision was completely in line with what it's disclosed to investors -- even if most of those investors haven't read about it. A big change in weightings for Alternative Harvest Earlier this month, I noticed that shares of a single marijuana stock represented almost 20% of Alternative Harvest's assets. That seemed surprising at first glance, as the index that the ETF tracks purports to use a modified market-cap weighting methodology that would typically have given the biggest companies in the space the greatest weighting.
Aurora Cannabis (NYSE: ACB) and Canopy Growth (NYSE: CGC) each reported the results for their quarters ended Dec. 31, which included 11 weeks of recreational-pot sales. While several other Canadian producers still have to provide their quarterly updates, what Aurora and Canopy had to say provides some big clues as to what investors can expect for other marijuana stocks. The sales growth that both Aurora Cannabis and Canopy Growth achieved in their latest quarters was impressive.
Marijuana stocks are popular on Wall Street these days, with even giant international corporations attempting to stake out a claim in the space with big investments. But you don't have to own a stock that sells marijuana or a product that contains it (or its compounds) to get exposure to the massive growth expected in the sector. You could, instead, focus on companies that provide products and services to marijuana growers.
To get a better picture of just how much of a juggernaut Alibaba is in 2019, here are two standout figures from its latest earnings report. million annual active consumers Alibaba's annual active consumers on its China retail marketplaces hit a record high of 636 million this past quarter, up 23% in the past year. The company added 35 million users just in the previous quarter.
That said, a buyout scenario should never be a primary reason to buy any healthcare stock, as there are far too many things that can go wrong before a deal is consummated. Buyout rumors, though, are often fueled by a company's improving fundamentals -- and that a solid reason to consider buying a stock. For instance, cardiovascular-care company Amarin (NASDAQ: AMRN) and the Canadian marijuana titan Aphria (NYSE: APHA) have both been percolating to the top of the buyout rumor mill this year because of their outstanding long-term growth prospects.
Soaring growth For the third quarter, Roku reported revenue of $173.4 million, up 39% year over year, which topped both the high end of the company's guidance and analysts' consensus estimates. Roku's net loss of $11.7 million was also not as bad as forecast, and a significant improvement versus the $46 million loss in the year-ago quarter. This resulted in a diluted loss per share of $0.09, also much improved from the $8.79 loss in the prior-year quarter.
Shares of internet service provider CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) are plumbing fresh lows after reporting a solid conclusion to 2018 and slow but steadily improving profitability. The new yield is still a generous 7.7% as of this writing, and CenturyLink has new plans for that cash going forward. After CenturyLink's takeover of Level 3 Communications in 2017, investors may have been hoping for better sales results.
Like many industrial companies, GE has an in-house finance business that provides credit to customers so they can afford the often-huge costs of the industrial products GE makes. This is a good business practice, and not odd at all. However, the often-huge profits generated by the finance division led GE to expand its footprint into other areas, like home mortgages.