43.32 -0.10 (-0.23%)
After hours: 6:16PM EST
|Bid||43.32 x 100|
|Ask||43.44 x 500|
|Day's Range||42.90 - 43.44|
|52 Week Range||31.92 - 46.76|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||21.17|
|Earnings Date||Feb 6, 2018|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.52 (3.51%)|
|1y Target Est||47.30|
As Alphabet (GOOGL) gears up to report its 4Q17 results, one of the areas that’s expected to attract significant investor scrutiny is its Other Bets segment. This is the Alphabet segment that bundles sales from small and largely experimental operations such as Waymo, Project Loon, Google Fiber, and Nest Labs. Alphabet reported Other Bets revenue of $302 million in 3Q17 compared to $197 million in a similar quarter a year earlier.
On a $10 base, Wal-Mart’s dollar wage bump is a nice percentage gain, but doesn’t go far enough. Why isn’t $15, hourly, the right number, for everyone? Who can get by on less without working 2 shifts?
Alphabet’s (GOOGL) Waymo is in the process of launching a ride-hailing service to take on Uber and Lyft. Ford Motor Company (F) and General Motors (GM) have also signaled their intent to enter the ride-hailing market with driverless taxis. For example, when exactly Waymo’s driverless taxi service will launch remains unknown.
Self-driving cars, robots, artificial intelligence and automation could put one-third of workers out of their jobs. Kak tells the Daily Star newspaper in the U.K. that autonomous cars in particular could displace transportation workers and drivers. “Their jobs will be gone as soon as self-driving cars are widely adopted,” he told the paper.
Harley-Davidson Inc (NYSE:HOG) has not performed all that well over the past few years — as a company or as a stock. HOG stock has gained just 2.6% over the past five years, while broad markets have gained sharply. The question with Harley-Davidson stock is whether that will change going forward.
Ford to report fourth-quarter results after the bell Wednesday amid stock weakness and weak guidance.
A former Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV executive pleaded guilty on Monday in connection with a U.S. probe into accusations that he made at least $1.5 million in improper payments to United Auto Workers union officials, the U.S. attorney's office in Detroit said. Alphons Iacobelli, 58, who was a vice president of employee relations, plead guilty to conspiracy to violate the Labor Management Relations Act and to subscribing a false tax return based on failing to report hundreds of thousands of dollars in income diverted from Fiat, the government said. According to a plea agreement made public late on Monday, Iacobelli has agreed to cooperate in an ongoing investigation by the Justice Department into alleged misspending at UAW union training centers funded by U.S. automakers.
Mexico's economy ministry on Monday criticized a U.S. decision to slap tariffs on imported washing machines and solar panels and said it would use all legal means at its disposal to ensure the United States met its international obligations. "Mexico's government regrets the United States' decision not to exclude Mexico from the measures taken today," the ministry said in a statement, noting that the United States imported some $278 million worth of washing machines from Mexico in 2016.