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Stocks dropping and oil getting slammed ahead of the holiday weekend. This is The Final Round.
U.S. stocks stalled Friday but hung on to weekly gains, as tumbling oil prices and worries over political risks from North Korea to Italy kept investors on guard ahead of the holiday-lengthened weekend. Stock indexes around the world struggled to gain ground this week as geopolitical rifts drove investors into relatively safe assets such as government bonds and gold.
Most companies that pay six figures to the majority of their workers aren’t big banks or money managers, but biotech firms that rely on medical researchers, and energy and technology companies with a large number of engineers and technical staff. Nearly half of those were in the energy industry, including oil and gas drillers, refiners and electric utilities. Together, the energy companies employ more than 600,000 people, according to an analysis by The Wall Street Journal of federal filings and company-employment data from S&P Global Market Intelligence Capital IQ.
The sector, which includes suppliers of so-called recession-proof items ranging from toilet paper and toothpaste to canned soup and cookies, has fallen 13 percent in 2018, on track for its first annual decline since 2008, while the S&P 500 (.SPX) is up 1.7 percent year-to-date. Investors have been turning away from staples companies because they are grappling with changing consumer preferences, fierce competition and other obstacles to raising prices even as their costs swell. On top of this, the sector - long viewed as a defensive play partly because of its high dividends and predictable growth rate - faces tough competition from fixed income investments while U.S. Treasury yields are rising, and from other equities as most industry groups are generating faster earnings growth.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average slid today along with just about everything else. Nothing could be done to please stock, oil, or commodities investors Friday as the Dow Jones Industrial Average, crude, and even gold were bleeding ahead of the long weekend. Bullish patterns have been a disappointment in the last few months, but they are “at our backs,” writes Frank Cappelleri, Instinet technical analyst.
Chief executives at the biggest public companies got an 8.5 percent raise last year, bringing the median pay package for CEOs to $11.7 million. Across the S&P 500, compensation for CEOs is often hundreds of times higher than typical workers. The pay increase matches the bump that CEOs received in 2016, according to salary, stock and other compensation data analyzed by Equilar for The Associated Press.
Instead, the hot hands of even the best investors must eventually cool because their success attracts too much money and eventually overwhelms their market-beating abilities. The key to finding a market-beating investment adviser, therefore, is to find someone after they’ve played their hot hand but before they’ve attracted too much money. Bill Miller, former manager of the Legg Mason Value Trust (LMVTX) , (now ClearBridge Value Trust) is the investment arena’s poster child of an adviser whose incredibly hot hand suddenly became as cold as ice.
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S&P 500 companies have returned a record $1 trillion to shareholders over the past year, helped by a recent surge in dividends and stock buybacks following sweeping corporate tax cuts introduced by Republicans, a report on Friday showed. In the 12 months through March, S&P 500 companies paid out $428 billion in dividends and bought up $573 billion of their own shares, according to S&P Dow Jones Indices analyst Howard Silverblatt. Earnings per share of S&P 500 companies surged 26 percent in the March quarter, boosted by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed by Republican lawmakers in December.
By Noel Randewich SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - S&P 500 companies have returned a record $1 trillion to shareholders over the past year, helped by a recent surge in dividends and stock buybacks following sweeping corporate tax cuts introduced by Republicans, a report on Friday showed. In the 12 months through March, S&P 500 companies paid out $428 billion in dividends and bought up $573 billion of their own shares, according to S&P Dow Jones Indices analyst Howard Silverblatt. Earnings per share of S&P 500 companies surged 26 percent in the March quarter, boosted by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed by Republican lawmakers in December.
On a day the market fell on tumbling oil prices, Foot Locker jumped on a strong profit and Gap sank due to weakness in its flagship brand.
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The milestone for Netflix is the latest sign that investors remain faithful to the handful of technology and internet firms that have powered the broader market in the past few years.
Energy companies and oil prices took their worst losses in months Friday on reports OPEC countries plan to produce more oil soon. Stock indexes finished an indecisive week with small losses.
NEW YORK (AP) — Energy companies and oil prices took their worst losses in months Friday on reports OPEC countries plan to produce more oil soon. Stock indexes finished an indecisive week with small losses.
After one of the most chaotic quarters of the bull market, stocks have settled back into the slumber that prevailed for the previous 20 months. Statistics from Ned Davis Research Inc. reflect a similar trend. “Earnings have been fantastic, the economic data is solid if not spectacular, meaning we would get a decent economic growth that won’t be fast enough for the Fed to accelerate the tightening cycle,” said Ed Clissold, chief U.S. strategist at Venice, Florida-based Ned Davis.
Here Are 4 Hot Things to Know About Stocks Right Now Crude oil prices fell 4% to settle at $67.88 a barrel Friday after Saudi Arabia and Russia confirmed plans to ease production cuts. Exxon Mobil Corp.
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On Thursday, the S&P 500 Index increased moderately by ~0.5% from last week’s close of $2,712.97 to $2,727.76. For the last nine sessions, the S&P 500 Index has been trading in a range of $2,711.45–$2,742.24. A break on either side of the range will probably decide the future trend for the S&P 500 Index.