6.79 +0.03 (0.44%)
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Inside Bar (Bullish)
|Bid||6.75 x 41800|
|Ask||6.78 x 43500|
|Day's Range||6.75 - 6.89|
|52 Week Range||5.48 - 13.26|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||0.96|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Earnings Date||Jul 29, 2020|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.04 (0.57%)|
|Ex-Dividend Date||Jun 26, 2020|
|1y Target Est||8.15|
Big and mid-cap firms globally are expected to slash capital spending by an average 12% this year as they reel from the fallout of lockdowns and other measures imposed to rein in the coronavirus pandemic, analysts' estimates show. The predicted cut is bigger than the 11.3% decline that occurred in 2009 in the wake of the global financial crisis and would be the steepest drop in the 14 years for which data compiled by Refinitiv is available. Reuters calculated average spending cuts by looking at estimates compiled by Refinitiv for nearly 4,000 firms.
Bloomberg reported Thursday that the commercial aerospace and defense giant (BA) is pulling the plug on its iconic 747 double-decker jumbo jet. “At a build rate of half an airplane per month, the 747-8 program has more than two years of production ahead of it,” a Boeing spokesperson told Barron’s. “We will continue to make the right decisions to keep the production line healthy and meet customer needs.” Not a lot compared with the more than 1,500 jumbo jets Boeing has delivered over time.
The future of public transportation will shortly be a thing of the past. Later this month, Segway will produce the last of the two-wheeled personal transporters after which the company was named. The Segway ...
The troubles that industrial icon General Electric (NYSE: GE) has been dealing with are headline grabbers. The biggest story has been its heavy debt load and the efforts to sell assets to get its balance sheet back into shape. The first really big issue for General Electric to deal with, without question, was its balance sheet.
The Federal Aviation Administration outlined what is left to complete before the planes can fly again in commercial service.
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In early June, it appeared all the tumblers were coming into place for General Electric (NYSE:GE). After over a year of cost cutting and streamlining, the company looked like things might be turning around. In the first five trading days of June, GE stock climbed over 25%, nearly in lockstep with Boeing (NYSE:BA) stock.Source: Sundry Photography / Shutterstock.com But in this case, what goes up fast can come down just as hard. And in the case of GE stock, the stock has given up all of its gains as new cases of the novel coronavirus are threatening to cool the embers of the economic recovery.In the past, General Electric was a stock that investors ran to in times of economic uncertainty. But in those days, GE was in defensive industries and offered a strong dividend. That's not the reality of GE today.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 7 Utility Stocks to Buy Keeping Lights On And Dividends Flowing The company reshuffled the deck, but for now, there's nothing in their hand that makes me want to invest. The Novel Coronavirus Came at a Really Bad TimeIn the company's first-quarter earnings call, chief executive officer Larry Culp confirmed what many investors already knew. It's going to be rough sledding for GE in the next quarter. And that the company was facing some challenging times.So let me tell you what we do know. The second quarter will be the first full quarter with pressure from COVID-19, and we expect that our financial results will decline sequentially before they improve later this year. The bottom line is we have some challenging times ahead …I had my doubts, but I've been impressed with the discipline and execution that Culp has brought to GE. He had an unenviable job and has accomplished a great deal. It's been no small feat winning back the trust of analysts. But in addition to getting the company's financial house in order, Culp has streamlined the business.Right now, the company is still a conglomerate, but the parts seem to relate better. But the underlying question is whether the whole is greater than the parts. This Is Not Your Parents General ElectricLarry Ramer writes about General Electric's future-facing portfolio. The company is operating in many areas that represent the future of our nation. The electric power grid, wind turbines, digital technology, and renewable energy are all part of the company's product portfolio. And with core offerings in health care and aviation, it seems that the company would be a sexy pick among industrial stocks. That would probably be true if this were 2017 or 2018.But right now, the economy is struggling to get off its back. Yes, we had an encouraging May jobs report, and the June numbers may also be encouraging. However, the economy is still trying to recover from the novel coronavirus. And while it may not require one of GE's ventilators, it's not going to be the V-shaped recovery some had hoped.The General Electric of Jack Welch was perhaps the ultimate defensive stock. Today, the company needs a robust economy for success. And that's probably at least a year away. The simple truth is that Culp was dealt a bad hand in the midst of a robust economy. He's played that hand really well all things considered, but without a vibrant economy, the company looks stuck in neutral. GE Stock Looks About RightInvestors don't seem to have a lot of conviction on GE stock one way or the other. They seem to be building a line of support at around $6.50. But the immediate question is if there's any reason to believe investors will send the stock back to around $8.50. And then the other question is that really enough incentive to buy the stock right now?The company did pay its greatly reduced dividend. But at a single penny per share, GE has a long way to go to return to its days as a dividend darling.With all that said, I think GE stock could be a long-term option. But until business conditions improve across all areas, there's really no reason to initiate a position.Chris Markoch is a freelance financial copywriter who has been covering the market for over five years. He has been writing for InvestorPlace since 2019. As of this writing, Chris Markoch did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * Why Everyone Is Investing in 5G All WRONG * America's 1 Stock Picker Reveals His Next 1,000% Winner * Revolutionary Tech Behind 5G Rollout Is Being Pioneered By This 1 Company * Radical New Battery Could Dismantle Oil Markets The post General Electric Is Still Playing a Losing Hand appeared first on InvestorPlace.
A senior U.S. Commerce Department official involved in export policy has resigned, a spokesman said on Wednesday, marking the departure of a moderating voice in the Trump administration about export restrictions on Huawei and other Chinese companies. Richard Ashooh, U.S. assistant secretary for export administration for the past three years, was known as neither a hardliner nor a dove, according to people familiar with him. Nominated by President Donald Trump and confirmed by the Senate in August 2017, Ashooh was the longest serving Senate-confirmed political appointee at the Commerce Department besides U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.
General Electric's (GE) service offerings on the gas and steam turbines at the Besmaya power plant minimize the unplanned downtime risk of power generation equipment at the facility.
In the latest trading session, General Electric (GE) closed at $6.83, marking a +0.44% move from the previous day.
For the sixth time this year, the stock price of beaten-down conglomerate General Electric (NYSE: GE) has dropped below $7 per share, near its all-time low. Investors who enjoy sniffing out bargains are probably wondering if it's a good time to buy. While some of the company's valuation metrics have slipped to all-time lows, there are good reasons for that.
Agilyx Corporation ("Agilyx"), a leader in chemical recycling, today announced that it is leveraging its existing post-use plastic feedstock management system to create a new subsidiary company Cyclyx International, Inc. ("Cyclyx"). The overarching goal of Cyclyx is to dramatically increase the recyclability of post-use plastics with a priority for fully circular pathways as well as assisting in the development of new supply chains that will aggregate and preprocess larger volumes of post-use plastics than current systems can support.
PITTSBURGH, June 29, 2020 -- II‐VI Incorporated (Nasdaq: IIVI), a leader in compound semiconductors, today announced that it signed an agreement with General Electric (NYSE:.
PITTSBURGH, June 29, 2020 -- II‐VI Incorporated (Nasdaq: IIVI), a leader in compound semiconductors, today announced that it signed an agreement with General Electric (NYSE:.
On Monday, the Federal Reserve made the decision to officially open the doors to the primary market corporate credit facility. Yahoo Finance's Brian Cheung joins The Ticker to discuss.
Unlike activist investor campaigns when someone takes a stake in a business, the short-selling speculator has no direct economic means to influence the company. One of the ways they do this is via a lengthy research document colloquially known as a “short report”. Which, as you may know, can range from the silent treatment -- as is the case with Muddy Waters’ report on digital health insurance broker eHealth -- to the aggressive, like it was with a certain insolvent German payments company.
A story now making the rounds on Wall Street holds that the five biggest stocks represent an unprecedented share of the total U.S. market, bigger even than at the top of the internet bubble in 2000 — and we all know how that turned out. The current market share of the five largest stocks is actually below the market’s long-term average. While the largest five stocks now represent a greater share of the total market than at any time over the past two decades, that share is far lower than what was seen in prior decades.
On CNBC's "Mad Money Lightning Round," Jim Cramer said that he did a 10-year chart of Plug Power Inc (NASDAQ: PLUG) and, for the first time, he thinks its acquisitions were good. He is going to dig deeper because he thinks there is more to it.Yeti Holdings Inc (NYSE: YETI) is having an unbelievable summer, said Cramer. He would stay in the stock.Cramer would not buy American Airlines Group Inc (NASDAQ: AAL). He explained that the company is borrowing at 12% and he sees that as a bad sign.He would hold General Electric Company (NYSE: GE). He thinks that CEO Larry Culp, is going to figure it out.Amyris Inc (NASDAQ: AMRS) is a very interesting story and Cramer likes it, but he has to dig deeper.See more from Benzinga * Cramer Advises His Viewers On Upwork, GE And More * Cramer Shares His Thoughts On Pinterest, Nokia And More * Cramer Shares His Thoughts On Teva, Oxford Industries And More(C) 2020 Benzinga.com. Benzinga does not provide investment advice. All rights reserved.
SapientX develops sophisticated artificial intelligence software for voice recognition. And the company has also launched a crowdfunding financing on the Wefunder site. In other words, anyone can invest in SapientX (the minimum is $100).Source: Shutterstock Even though mega-cap tech companies have invested substantial amounts in voice technology -- such as with Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) Siri and Amazon's (NASDAQ:AMZN) Alexa -- there is still much to be done. The fact is that accuracy continues to be a challenge and there are also concerns about user privacy.But for SapientX, this is a big opportunity. Keep in mind that the co-founders have deep experience with AI. For example, Bruce Wilcox has more than four decades in the field and has won the Loebner Prize four times for the best conversational AI. He has also worked at companies like Amazon and Fujitsu (OTCMKTS:FJTSY).InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsThen there is Maclen Marvit. He is actually a rocket scientist, having worked at NASA and Blue Origin.And CEO David Colleen has led development teams for AI and virtual reality (VR). During his career, he has worked with 17 Fortune 100 companies on software projects. How It WorksThe good news about Siri and Alexa is that they have introduced millions of people to voice interfaces. The result is that this category has seen substantial growth -- which should continue for some time. After all, there are companies in many industries that want to use voice systems for their own offerings.Yet when it comes to the SapientX platform, there is a often pushback from potential customers. How is it possible that a small company can compete against giants like Apple and Amazon?Is the technology even real? * 10 Consumer Stocks to Buy to Ride the Post-Covid-19 Wave These concerns are certainly reasonable -- and they go to the heart of whether it makes sense to invest in SapientX. But the Wefunder profile does point out that the company's technology is operational and has trial customers like Mitsubishi (OTCMKTS:MSBHY), Volvo, KTM, Yamaha (OTCMKTS:YAHMF) and General Electric (NYSE:GE). The goal is to commercialize the AI system by the end of this year.The key to SapientX is that it has built its conversation platform from the ground up. This has allowed the company to focus on the main areas that customers want. To this end, there has been the addition of 40 languages and the system does not need to use the internet to operate (it can use local data). The company also notes that its conversational understanding accuracy is up to 99%. By comparison, Siri is at 75% and Alexa is at 73%. Should You Invest in SapientX?Consider that an earlier version of SapientX was embedded in Outfit7's virtual pet, called Talking Angela. The company would ultimately exit at $1 billion. In fact, the AI voice space has seen a myriad of high return outcomes for startup investments. In a group of 23 companies, 16 exited in the last four years and the average return was 17x, according to analysis from SapientX.OK then, as for the crowdfunding round from the company, the valuation is at $7 million. Investors will receive preferred stock in the company, which means that they get greater claims to the assets if there is a liquidation event, such as a bankruptcy or acquisition.But despite the traction with SapientX, there still remain substantial risks. Note that the revenues are minimal and the net loss was $399,329 in the latest fiscal year. Another issue has been the impact of the novel coronavirus, which has delayed some of the customer contracts and has made some prospects more hesitant.So when evaluating SapientX, it's a good idea to do your own analysis and see if this investment fits within your diversification needs.Tom Taulli (@ttaulli) is an advisor and author of various books and online courses about technology, including Artificial Intelligence Basics, The Robotic Process Automation Handbook and Learn Python Super Fast. He is also the founder of WebIPO, which was one of the first platforms for public offerings during the 1990s. As of this writing, he did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities.Investing through equity and real estate crowdfunding or asset tokenization requires a high degree of risk tolerance. Despite what individual companies may promise, there's always the chance of losing a portion, or the entirety, of your investment. These risks include:1) Greater chance of failure 2) Risk of fraudulent activity 3) Lack of liquidity 4) Economic downturns 5) Dearth of investor educationRead more: Private Investing Risks More From InvestorPlace * Why Everyone Is Investing in 5G All WRONG * America's 1 Stock Picker Reveals His Next 1,000% Winner * Revolutionary Tech Behind 5G Rollout Is Being Pioneered By This 1 Company * Radical New Battery Could Dismantle Oil Markets The post Invest in SapientX for AI Tech That Takes on Siri and Alexa appeared first on InvestorPlace.
With more than half the states in the U.S. considering some measures to slow down their re-opening efforts due to surging novel coronavirus cases, the markets are once again having to adjust to events. Although many might see this as an opportunity to buy blue-chip stocks, not all of these investments are practical right now.Bear in mind, that we're also coming up to the end of the second quarter, which means Wall Street is starting to adjust its estimates for the rest of the year.There's also the fact that sector rotation may well be a strategy traders start to implement; moving out of sectors that may be flagging and into new sectors where there's still advantage. You saw the S&P 500 move its weightings into tech earlier this quarter and similar shifts on a broader basis may be in store before Q3 starts.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsIn times like these, many investors look to the big blue-chip stocks for safety and stability, at least through the storms. But this is an unusual time, and not all blue chips are safe harbors this time around. * 10 Consumer Stocks to Buy to Ride the Post-Covid-19 Wave That's why it's important to know the seven blue-chip stocks to avoid for now, none of which earned a "Buy" rating in the Portfolio Grader I use to find Growth Investor plays. They may rebound, but their safety isn't a sure thing: * Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) * General Electric (NYSE:GE) * General Motors (NYSE:GM) * Citigroup (NYSE:C) * Boeing (NYSE:BA) * Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) * HP (NYSE:HPQ)Let's dive deeper into what makes each of these blue chips less appealing now. Blue-Chip Stocks to Avoid: Exxon Mobil (XOM)Source: Harry Green / Shutterstock.com The integrated energy major is usually a safe place to stick your cash in times of trouble. And XOM stock's dividend is sitting at a juicy 7.8% right now.That may seem like a very attractive deal, now that oil prices have stabilized in the upper 30's. And Exxon has been working through much lower prices earlier in the year.But this isn't a normal time. A lower dollar has helped raise oil prices -- the dollar and oil prices have an inverse relationship -- since it now takes more dollars to buy a barrel of oil. That doesn't mean oil has risen because of demand.Furthermore, if there's more Covid-19 trouble in the U.S. and abroad, XOM stock is going to be affected across its vast empire.Also bear in mind that its 7.8% dividend pales in comparison to its 41% loss in the past 12 months, with plenty of downside risk still possible. All of his makes it one of the key blue-chip stocks to avoid now. General Electric (GE)Source: Sundry Photography / Shutterstock.com This massive conglomerate is just a shadow of the company that dominated the 20th century. There are many factors involved in its long demise and there's isn't time to tell the complete tale of its unwinding.But in the past 3.5 years, GE stock has been on a steady decline as corporate leadership has tried to selloff divisions and create a strategy to keep the company growing and relevant in the 21st century.The current problem is, trying to do that during a global pandemic as well as a global recession isn't easy. Once you cut all the corporate fat, you end up having to cut the muscle and bone. That's about where GE finds itself now. * 7 Explosive Cryptocurrencies to Buy After the Bitcoin Halvening It has even cut its dividend to a mere 0.6%, so it's not even a place to park cash. Plus GE stock is off another 37% in the past 12 months, with little hope of turning this ship around soon. The stocks I like are growing dividends and involved in incredible growth trends this year (and beyond). General Motors (GM)Source: Katherine Welles / Shutterstock.com The auto market is a wild place these days.For example, GM is one of the largest automakers in the world and sold about 17 million cars last year globally. It has a market cap of about $38 billion. Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) on the other hand, sold about 500,000 cars and has a market cap of $178 billion.Now, how this niche electric vehicle maker has a market cap 4x larger than the biggest car maker in the world is a bit confounding. But, as the old saying goes, the market can be "wrong" much longer than you can capitalize.Or more simply put. Don't fight the tape.This isn't a reason to buy TSLA stock, but the fact is, GM stock is in trouble because it's exposed to global recession and it's having a tough time transitioning to alternative vehicles and finding a way to grow its margins.And a second wave of Covid-19 means car sales will suffer longer than expected. Its 5.7% dividend isn't worth holding when GM stock is off 34% in the past year. Citigroup (C)Source: TungCheung / Shutterstock.com If there's one banking stock among all the blue-chip stocks that represents the "too big to fail" class of financial institutions, it's Citi.This megabank has been around in one form or another since 1812, so it has financed the story of America. And more recently, the development in economies all around the world.But its exposure to global markets as well as its size make it vulnerable to rapidly changing economic conditions. It's difficult to turn this ship quickly, or in the right direction.Another challenge is the weakness of the dollar and near-zero interest rates since that affects the bank's ability to loan money at a decent margin. And if rates go negative, which some are talking about, it could be even worse for the megabank. * 10 Value Stocks to Keep on Your Short List It delivers a 4% dividend at this point, but C stock is off 24% in the past 12 months, so that dividend doesn't help your total return much. And if there's more dollar weakness or economic troubles, there's more downside left. This is all the more reason I like to stay way from the big banks and their "creative accounting" practices at Growth Investor. Boeing (BA)Source: VDB Photos / Shutterstock.com "If it ain't Boeing, it ain't going." That was an old line pilots used after WWII, when it came to the aircraft they preferred to fly. And that was true for many decades in both the defense and aerospace side as well as the commercial side of the company.But nowadays, Boeing is an entirely different company and its reputation has flipped. Now, it can't get its signature commercial airliner back into production due to safety concerns.It's under investigation for trying to rig the bidding process on its part in the Artemis program with The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Its cargo airplane for the military has been running into problems for years.Now, "over budget and underperforming" is more the story line for BA stock. It has become a company that Congress has grown increasingly frustrated with and the commercial industry has moved away from.Now the global pandemic has slammed air travel, which means global demand for new fleets has been decimated. And its suppliers are now withering.This is not the time to have challenges on top of the challenges that currently exist.Its 4.6% dividend doesn't protect you from BA stock's 51% slide in the past 12 months. And given the resurgence of Covid-19, things could get worse before they get better. That makes Boeing stand out as one of the blue-chip stocks you should avoid today. Caterpillar (CAT)Source: astudio / Shutterstock.com The last good year this global construction and mining equipment maker had was 2018. Since then, CAT stock has slowly been drifting downwards.Some of this has to do with the Chinese trade war and the global economic slowdown that ensued.Caterpillar does well when the world is growing. When things stall or contract, it's one of the first industries hit, since it supplies heavy equipment to nations as well as industry to build, maintain and upgrade infrastructure and properties.Increasing trade tensions with China may mean CAT stock gets caught in middle of the two superpowers. And the Covid-19 lockdowns have chilled growth up to now. At least, for those outside the major megatrends of our time. * 10 Consumer Stocks to Buy to Ride the Post-Covid-19 Wave CAT stock has fared reasonably well so far, only off 10% in the past year. And it pays a 3.4% dividend, so that cuts the overall loss to single digits. But there are some significant threats on the horizon, and that doesn't make this a safe port in any new storm. HP (HPQ)Source: Tomasz Wozniak / Shutterstock.com HP was the original garage-based tech startup. It became one of the leading tech firms as the digital revolution began and ultimately turned into one of the most recognizable blue-chip stocks today.But with that growth came a lack of focus, as the company grabbed at a lot of opportunities and then had to find a way to make them all work.Its PCs were the industry standard, but rising competition from Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and other PC makers ate into its dominance, and its margins.In the past decade it even split off its enterprise division to focus on PCs again, but the market is in a different place than it was back in the old days.And these days it has been reduced to a potential takeover target. Xerox (NYSE:XRX), another company trying to regain a piece of its old self, offered a near-$30 billion takeover bid for HPQ at the end of 2019.Fortunately, HP backed out of the deal in late March, just as the pandemic locked down America.HPQ stock is off 22% in the past 12 months and provides a 4.3% dividend. But this stock isn't a play on regaining its greatness, it's more a way to play a takeover. The question is, whether it goes at a premium or as a bargain.At the end of the day, wishing and hoping that a company will be acquired by a stronger business is no recipe for long-term gains. Only sales and earnings growth can do that. Which brings me to one of my top investment themes for 2020 and beyond. The 5G Buildout Is an Incredible OpportunityWithin two years, most cell phones will be 5G enabled and be able to wirelessly handle television streaming. With 5G, we'll have cable modem speeds on any device; no need to plug in. That's a big deal for rural areas … the very same areas that are also key to President Donald Trump's reelection. So, by pushing 5G over the goal line, Trump will deliver a big win for his base -- and strike a blow against Chinese rivals like Huawei Technologies.But in the big picture, 5G is about much more than trade wars and faster downloads. Because 5G is 100 times faster than 4G, it'll allow your wireless internet devices to work in real time. That advancement is a game changer for tech companies.With the 5G infrastructure market set to grow at an annual rate of 67% over the next 10 years, the entire market will go from $780 million to nearly $48 billion. This buildout is where I see opportunity with 5G stocks now.Cable companies can do their best to fight back with fiber optics … but they can't compete with the convenience of a smartphone, once it has ultra-fast 5G. That's how my 5G infrastructure play will capture more market share from the broadband cable companies.The stock I'm targeting is enjoying an influx of big money on Wall Street, and it has good fundamentals, too -- making it a "Strong Buy" in my Portfolio Grader system now.Click here to watch my new, free briefing on this extraordinary technology and the opportunity with 5G stocks.When you do, you'll see how to claim a free copy of my investment report, The King of 5G "Turbo Button" Technology, which has full details on this company -- and what makes it such a great buy now.Louis Navellier had an unconventional start, as a grad student who accidentally built a market-beating stock system -- with returns rivaling even Warren Buffett. In his latest feat, Louis discovered the "Master Key" to profiting from the biggest tech revolution of this (or any) generation. Louis Navellier may hold some of the aforementioned securities in one or more of his newsletters. 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When Laurence Bates joined Panasonic as its general counsel in 2018, the Japanese conglomerate was struggling with a radical makeover of its century-old brand. A multiyear transition under chief executive Kazuhiro Tsuga had shifted the group away from televisions and mobile phones to less visible but higher-margin businesses supplying batteries to electric carmaker Tesla and in-flight entertainment systems to airlines. Within a month after Mr Bates came on board, the Japanese group agreed to pay $280m to US regulators to settle anti-bribery allegations against its subsidiary.