As we move toward the end of Q2, it’s time to start thinking about earnings. Looking back at the quarter, analysts are predicting earnings growth of 8%, which may rise to 11% heading into next year. It’s a rosy picture, but it’s also not a sure thing. GDP contracted in Q1, by nearly 1.5%, and some estimates are showing 0% growth in Q2. Such results would meet the technical definition of a recession – and recession is hardly the usual environment to find robust earnings growth. Looking at current
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In March, Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) revealed its intentions to pursue a stock split, and now we have more details. A company's path to a stock split can be a bit confusing. Here's what you as a retail investor need to know about Tesla's plan.
Global biopharmaceutical company Sanofi (NASDAQ: SNY) encountered setbacks while developing its COVID-19 vaccine, and only this year reported results from late-stage clinical trials. Sanofi opted for the more traditional protein-based technology for its COVID-19 vaccine, Vidprevtyn, rather than the mRNA technology of Pfizer-BioNTech's Comirnaty and Moderna's Spikevax. The mRNA technology delivers genetic code instructing the body's cells to make the protein, while the more traditional approach produces the protein in a lab before injecting it into the body.
The first half of 2022 is all but over, and it's been a lousy one for the stock market. The Nasdaq Composite index is down 29.3% year to date. Take Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ: AMD); it's down 42.7% so far this year.
The wireless companies are boosting monthly fees and increasing the cost of mostly older cellphone plans.
Many popular companies have announced stock splits in 2022. With that in mind, we asked a panel of Motley Fool contributors to share their top picks from the list of upcoming stock splits. Nicholas Rossolillo (Fortinet): In the years leading up to and during the beginning of the pandemic, there was much talk about how cybersecurity needs have changed.
The car giant is spending billions to build a broad, impressive lineup of electric vehicles. The stock is cheap and the opportunity to buy into that future is a steal.
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Shares in the biggest U.S. banks rallied on Friday after they passed the Federal Reserve's annual health check, but Bank of America underperformed with test results implying it needs a larger-than-expected capital buffer, which could limit share buybacks and dividends. While the broader equity market also rallied on Friday, Wells Fargo & Co, up 7.5%, was the biggest gainer among the 34 lenders that underwent the Fed's so-called stress test, which measures how they would fare in a hypothetical severe economic downturn. The group would have roughly twice the capital required under Fed rules in the downturn scenario, it said.
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