U.S. Markets open in 8 hrs 49 mins

Smartphone maker FIH Mobile's H1 loss widens on weaker demand in China

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Handset manufacturer FIH Mobile Ltd's first-half losses widened on Friday due to bleak demand from smartphone vendors and said it will closely monitor escalating Sino-U.S. trade tensions.

FIH Mobile, a unit of Taiwan's Foxconn, the trading name of Hon Hai Precision Industry Co, widened its net loss to $348.1 million in the first half from $196.9 million a year ago, the company said in a statement to the Hong Kong stock exchange.

The company, which is grappling with weak demand from Chinese smartphone vendors, including Xiaomi, said shipments growth has hit a ceiling and it expected intense competition to affect its revenues and margins.

"Although there are still opportunities from consumption upgrades and industrial innovation, the risk of saturation in the smart phone market remains high," it said in the statement.

The company also said it will closely monitor the impact of the growing trade conflict between China and the United States.


According to market research firm IDC, the Chinese smartphone market shipped 105 million units in the second quarter, a 5.9 percent drop from a year earlier.


(Reporting by Yimou Lee; Editing by Adrian Croft)

  • AT&T and Comcast earnings: What to watch for this week
    News
    MarketWatch

    AT&T and Comcast earnings: What to watch for this week

    Telecommunications companies like AT&T Inc. (T) and Comcast Corp. (CMCSA) are grappling with an ever-growing challenge from streaming giant Netflix Inc. AT&T, which announces third-quarter earnings on Wednesday morning, completed an $81 billion acquisition of Time Warner, now known as WarnerMedia, in June. In September, Comcast secured a majority stake in Sky PLC (UK:SKY) after bidding $39 billion in a blind auction, besting 21st Century Fox Inc. (FOXA) The company, which announces third-quarter earnings Thursday morning, also agreed to buy Fox's 39.1% stake in Sky for $15.1 billion.

  • Mega Millions $1.6 Billion Jackpot Also Comes With a Mega Millions Tax Bill
    Finance
    Fortune

    Mega Millions $1.6 Billion Jackpot Also Comes With a Mega Millions Tax Bill

    With a jackpot of $1.6 billion, tonight’s Mega Millions lottery drawing is the biggest in history. The Mega Millions drawing will be held Tuesday night at 11 p.m. ET—and the odds are categorically against you. The Mega Millions tax bite, though, is pretty solid.

  • Companies Say They're Ready to Move Supply Chains From China
    News
    Bloomberg

    Companies Say They're Ready to Move Supply Chains From China

    A common theme is that they are ready to relocate supply chains if the cost of importing Chinese goods becomes prohibitive. "If there was a broad-based tariff on apparel, I think you could see a bit more of an acceleration of the migration out of China into other regions for apparel sourcing," Mitch Butier, chief executive officer of the California label producer, said during an Oct. 23 earnings call. A number of them have already moved out of China," Jean-Jacques Ruest, CEO of the Canadian railway company said during an Oct. 23 earnings call.

  • 2 More Marijuana Stocks Are Moving to the NYSE
    Business
    Motley Fool

    2 More Marijuana Stocks Are Moving to the NYSE

    This year, we've witnessed GW Pharmaceuticals gain approval in the U.S. for the first cannabis-derived drug, and we watched as Vermont legalized recreational marijuana use entirely through the legislative process. This began with Cronos Group at the end of February, when it chose to list its shares on the Nasdaq. It was followed just a few months later by Canopy Growth Corp., which became the first marijuana stock to list on the NYSE.

  • The stock market's 'dead cat bounce' is over and the rolling bear market is making a comeback, Morgan Stanley says
    Business
    Business Insider

    The stock market's 'dead cat bounce' is over and the rolling bear market is making a comeback, Morgan Stanley says

    The stock market may have bounced back from its sharp sell-off at the beginning of October, but Morgan Stanley says the selling will pick back up soon. The firm expects the S&P 500 to slide back below the 200-day moving average, a key technical level. Tread carefully in tech and consumer discretionary, Morgan Stanley warns.

  • Why Investors Are Paying a Premium for These 3 Biotech Stocks
    Business
    Motley Fool

    Why Investors Are Paying a Premium for These 3 Biotech Stocks

    Amarin stock exploded in September because it looks like Vascepa will become the next go-to drug for this enormous population. During the 8,179-patient Reduce-It trial, patients given Vascepa in addition to their normal statin treatments were 25% less likely to suffer a major cardiovascular event such as a heart attack. Over the past year, Amarin Corporation actually lost $92 million because sales of Vascepa just haven't kept pace with operating expenses.

  • Apple Might Ditch Intel in the Macs in 2020
    Business
    Motley Fool

    Apple Might Ditch Intel in the Macs in 2020

    Earlier this year, Bloomberg reported that Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL), which has a strong internal chip development organization, "is planning to use its own chips in Mac computers beginning as early as 2020, replacing processors from Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) Corp

  • Why Tesla Pushed Up Q3 Earnings Report
    Business
    Bloomberg

    Why Tesla Pushed Up Q3 Earnings Report

    Oct.23 -- Tesla Inc.’s pulled forward its third-quarter earnings release to post-market on Oct. 24. Bloomberg Businessweek's Max Chafkin and Pierre Ferragu, analyst at New Street research, discuss the factors behind the decision and outlook for the electric automaker on "Bloomberg Technology,"

  • Suze Orman missed the point of retirement, and that’s why she went back to work
    News
    MarketWatch

    Suze Orman missed the point of retirement, and that’s why she went back to work

    Suze Orman did a smackdown of the FIRE (Financial Independence/Retire Early) movement on Paula Pant’s podcast. Coach Carson posted a balanced, informative response, appreciating Suze’s admonition to be sure you have enough for a risk-free retirement. Suze enumerated a string “what can go wrong” scenarios as evidence that early retirement (on less than $10 million) leaves you vulnerable when life hands you lemons — a whole tree of lemons.

  • News
    CNBC

    Here's how much money you should have saved by 50

    Fidelity, the nation's largest retirement-plan provider, recommends having the equivalent of six times your annual salary saved. To get to that number, Fidelity recommends saving 15 percent of your annual income. Make sure to invest these funds instead of leaving them in a traditional low-interest savings account.

  • 5 Deeply Discounted Value Stocks That Haven't Been This Cheap in at Least a Decade
    Business
    Motley Fool

    5 Deeply Discounted Value Stocks That Haven't Been This Cheap in at Least a Decade

    October has been a wake-up call for investors that the stock market won't go up in a straight line, even if we'd like it to. Sure, Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) has seen its stock catapult higher from its Great Recession lows, but its forward P/E of 9.8 would represent a more-than-decade low for the stock.

  • Tesla Skeptic Andrew Left Is Now Long on ‘Proven Hit’ Model 3
    Business
    Bloomberg

    Tesla Skeptic Andrew Left Is Now Long on ‘Proven Hit’ Model 3

    Citron Research’s Andrew Left, a vocal and long-term Tesla short, said in a report Tuesday that the electric-car maker is snatching customers from BMW, Mercedes, Toyota and Honda. In a Bloomberg Television interview, he said Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk has distracted investors from a company that’s turning a corner. “Elon Musk has made such a sideshow of himself that people started to forget about -- including myself -- the underlying business,” Left said on Bloomberg TV.

  • Banks vs. Big Tech: 4 to Buy, 4 to Sell
    Finance
    InvestorPlace

    Banks vs. Big Tech: 4 to Buy, 4 to Sell

    Investors on Wall Street continue to contend with a choppy and uncertain trading environment, even among popular sectors like tech stocks. A growing chorus on Wall Street is sounding the alarm, with analysts at Morgan Stanley warning that the large-cap stocks in the S&P 500 are the only holdout from a “rolling bear market’ that has already savaged pretty much every other asset class, including small-cap stocks, high-yield bonds, and emerging market assets. The fact that the S&P 500 is once again below its 200-day moving average supports this thesis, weighed down by bank stocks.

  • Trump’s Tax Push to Help Middle Class Could Help Top Earners Too
    Politics
    Bloomberg

    Trump’s Tax Push to Help Middle Class Could Help Top Earners Too

    It’s still unclear how Trump will propose to reduce the tax burden on middle-class Americans, but one of the most straightforward ways would be to lower rates by 10 percent for single filers making up to $82,500. U.S. income tax rates are graduated and income dollars get taxed in chunks as they move up through the brackets -- which means wealthy Americans would also get to apply the reduced rate on their first dollars of income. “A millionaire gets the same size tax cut,” said Kyle Pomerleau, an economist at the conservative Tax Foundation.

  • These stocks may be sacrificed in a cold war with China
    COL
    CNBC Videos

    These stocks may be sacrificed in a cold war with China

    Jim Cramer says the escalation in the United States' trade war with China could end in an outright cold war that debilitates parts of the stock market.

  • The $1.6B Lottery Jackpot Is Still Up for Grabs — but the Tax Bill for the Winner Will Be Massive
    Finance
    GoBankingRates

    The $1.6B Lottery Jackpot Is Still Up for Grabs — but the Tax Bill for the Winner Will Be Massive

    Whoever wins the Mega Millions lottery could face over 40 percent in taxes. Lines are growing at convenience stores and gas stations as the Mega Millions lottery grows to its biggest prize ever. The cash option is $904 million, which gives you a lot of options of how to spend it until you take taxes into consideration.

  • Bank of America Has Seen the Future: A U.S. Stock Roller Coaster
    Business
    Bloomberg

    Bank of America Has Seen the Future: A U.S. Stock Roller Coaster

    Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s equity and quant team say market signals from the ever-flattening yield curve are clear as day: stock markets are due to begin a new era of elevated price swings. “A flattening yield curve signaled a withdrawal of liquidity and over the last three cycles has preceded rising volatility by a few years,” the team, including Savita Subramanian, wrote in research this week. Bank of America’s call -- echoing others -- comes as investors scramble to judge whether the current turmoil in equity markets represents a blip or fundamental shift in regime.

  • Why Nektar Therapeutics Crashed 17.2% Today
    Business
    Motley Fool

    Why Nektar Therapeutics Crashed 17.2% Today

    After delivering a disappointing update on NKTR-214 in cancer patients this summer, Nektar Therapeutics' (NASDAQ: NKTR) shares have been struggling. The company didn't report any news today, so a negative report issued by Plainview LLC this month may be to blamed for its 17.2% tumble today. In February, Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE: BMY) inked a blockbuster deal to license rights to NKTR-214 following positive data last year for NKTR-214's use alongside Bristol-Myers' Opdivo.

  • Why Tesla Stock Jumped Tuesday
    Business
    Motley Fool

    Why Tesla Stock Jumped Tuesday

    Shares of electric-car company Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) popped on Tuesday, rising as much as 7.5%. The stock's rise comes after the electric-car company scheduled its earnings report about a week earlier than usual with just two days' notice, leading to some speculation that the automaker may have achieved its goal to become profitable during the quarter. Citron Research, which had previously encouraged investors to short Tesla stock, is now reversing its stance on the stock.

  • S&P 500 closes down for fifth day as stocks retreat in wake of China selloff
    News
    MarketWatch

    S&P 500 closes down for fifth day as stocks retreat in wake of China selloff

    U.S. stocks bounced off intraday lows and major indexes trimmed early losses Tuesday, but the S&P 500 still finished lower for a fifth session as a big drop in the Chinese market revived fresh questions about the global economy. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) fell 125.98, or 0.5%, to 25,191.43 after being down more than 500 points earlier. (DJIA)On Monday, Dow industrials and the S&P 500 closed lower while the Nasdaq bucked the trend to edge higher.

  • 4 Things Aurora Cannabis Did Right Before Its NYSE Debut
    Business
    Motley Fool

    4 Things Aurora Cannabis Did Right Before Its NYSE Debut

    Aurora Cannabis (NASDAQOTH: ACBFF) (TSX: ACB) has sought to make it even easier for U.S. investors to buy its shares by arranging to have its shares listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Beginning tomorrow, Oct. 23, Aurora will join the elite group of cannabis companies whose shares trade on major U.S. exchanges. Getting ready for the increased exposure that a NYSE listing brings takes time and effort, and Aurora Cannabis hasn't wasted any time.

  • Why These 3 Top Marijuana Stocks Slumped Today
    Business
    Motley Fool

    Why These 3 Top Marijuana Stocks Slumped Today

    With earnings season hitting a crescendo this week, investors are looking closely at the specific prospects for certain corners of the market, and that's contributing to disparities among the various major benchmarks followed most often by investors. Amid the crosscurrents, marijuana stocks took particularly hard hits, and New Age Beverages (NASDAQ: NBEV), Tilray (NASDAQ: TLRY), and Canopy Growth (NYSE: CGC) were among the worst performers on the day. All three of these stocks have given back some of their gains following the long-awaited legalization of recreational cannabis in the Canadian market last week. In the month leading up to the Oct. 17 start date for legal cannabis sales, New Age Beverages tripled in value, while Tilray had more than doubled since the end of August, and Canopy Growth had seen more modest gains of between 10% and 20%.

  • Business
    Associated Press

    Illumina: 3Q Earnings Snapshot

    SAN DIEGO (AP) _ Illumina Inc. (ILMN) on Tuesday reported third-quarter profit of $199 million. The San Diego-based company said it had profit of $1.33 per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were

  • Business
    CNBC

    Here's the tax bite on $1.6 billion Mega Millions and $620 million Powerball jackpots

    Strategies can be employed to reduce the amount of your win that is taxed, although they are best explored with the help of an experienced tax advisor. While it's anyone's guess who will end up winning the Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots, there's at least one guaranteed recipient of a chunk of the loot — the IRS. With the Mega Millions jackpot at $1.6 billion and Powerball's top prize at $620 million, that tax bill will be hefty even if the winner employs strategies to reduce their taxable income.

  • Marijuana Stocks Plummet to Record Low: What's Next?
    Business
    Zacks

    Marijuana Stocks Plummet to Record Low: What's Next?

    Over the last few days, share prices of major marijuana stocks have plummeted to their worst in the trailing eight months. This free fall commenced following the legalization of marijuana for recreational use in Canada on Oct 17.Legalization Considered