|Bid||165.92 x 2900|
|Ask||167.50 x 900|
|Day's Range||166.30 - 167.02|
|52 Week Range||129.68 - 168.10|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.01|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.15%|
Late last year, Microsoft and Apple were competing for the top spot as the world's most valuable company. Fast-forward one year later and Microsoft MSFT, which is currently up 1.44%, is still the winner. Investors seem to agree that Microsoft is the better bet for the time being, and trader Pete Najarian on CNBC notes there is some unusual options activity in the stock that supports that supposition. “It's pretty interesting Brian because yes this stock has performed very well, and as a matter fact we’ve had unusual options activity in here for what seems like since before 100 all the way up.
The iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM) , which tracks the widely observed Russell 2000 Index of small-cap names, has been trailing large-cap benchmarks and ETFs, including the iShares Russell 1000 ETF (IWB) and that situation has been worsening in recent months. The diverging fortune between the small-cap and large-cap segment is a cause for concern for some investors. Small-cap stocks, which focus more of on the domestic economy, typically strengthen ahead of a wider market rally and fall more quickly ahead of a broader pullback.
U.S. small-capitalization stocks and related ETFs continue to lag behind their large-cap peers. Year-to-date, the iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM) , which tracks the benchmark Russell 2000 Index of small-cap companies, increased 13.0% while the iShares Russell 1000 ETF (IWB) , which tracks the benchmark Russell 1000 Index of large-cap names, advanced 18.2%. “While many factors impact size performance, sector exposures tell a big part of the story," Alec Young, FTSE Russell's managing director of global markets research, said in a note.
Investment company Daido Life Insurance Co (Current Portfolio) buys iShares Russell 1000 ETF, Vanguard Russell 1000 Index Fund, sells Vanguard High Dividend Yield Index Fund, Vanguard S&P; 500 ETF during the 3-months ended 2019Q2, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, Daido Life Insurance Co. Continue reading...
After closing above its May 10 IPO listing price of $45 for the first time yesterday, Uber (UBER) was up 4% today. Can the rally last?
The iShares Russell 2000 ETF (NYSEArca: IWM), the largest ETF tracking smaller companies, and the large-cap iShares Russell 1000 ETF (NYSEArca: IWB), among other ETFs tracking those popular benchmarks, ...
The large-cap iShares Russell 1000 ETF (NYSEArca: IWB) and other exchange traded funds tracking the widely followed Russell 1000 Index will see a new top holding in those funds: Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: ...
“I understand that value stocks in the past were very profitable, but over the most recent (fill in the blank with a number) years, they seem to have lost their luster. Personally, I believe investing in value stocks is a terrific option. The same factors that made value investing a good deal in the past are very likely to persist into the future.
Growth stocks and the related exchange traded funds took their lumps in May, but year to date, the iShares Russell 1000 Growth ETF (NYSE: IWF) is higher by 18.40 percent, an advantage of 530 basis points over the iShares Russell 1000 Value ETF (NYSE: IWD). Growth stocks, including those residing in ETFs like IWF, usually command higher multiples than value equivalents or the broader market.
The iShares Russell 2000 ETF (NYSEArca: IWM), the largest ETF tracking smaller companies, is soaring to start 2019. IWM is up 17.33% year-to-date compared to a gain of 12.15% for the large-cap iShares ...
As investors look for ways to diversify their portfolios with the markets recovering from the fall out last year, people should consider international stocks and related exchange traded funds for their ...
If economic growth sputters this year, investors may want to consider embracing large-cap exchange traded funds over small-cap equivalents. Last year, the large-cap blend iShares Russell 1000 ETF (NYSEArca: ...
Tesla (TSLA) has been one of the handful of positive-return-yielding stocks in the fourth quarter so far. As of December 28, TSLA was trading with handsome 26.1% quarter-to-date gains against 14.7% and 18.2% losses in the S&P 500 benchmark and the NASDAQ Composite Index (QQQ)(VTI). Tesla’s Chinese competitor NIO (NIO) has lost about 7.3% in the fourth quarter so far.
In August, Tesla (TSLA) CEO Elon Musk posted his infamous tweet saying, “Am considering taking Tesla private at $420. Funding secured.” This tweet attracted legal trouble for Musk as the SEC found him guilty of misleading investors. As part of the settlement between the SEC and Musk, Tesla and Musk paid $40 million in penalties and Musk had to step down as Tesla’s chairman.
Are Tesla Short-Sellers Enjoying Elon Musk’s Silence? In the previous part, we looked at Tesla (TSLA) CEO Elon Musk’s recent tweet in which he urged car buyers to choose electric cars over gasoline cars. In the tweet, Musk not only tried to market Tesla Model 3 by noting its key benefits but also listed electric cars made by other automakers including BMW, Fiat, Hyundai, General Motors (GM), Ford (F), and NIO (NIO).
Are Tesla Short-Sellers Enjoying Elon Musk’s Silence? In the previous part of this series, we looked at how Tesla (TSLA) stock underperformed its peers in the week ended December 21. The company has lost about 9.8% month-to-date as of December 27 as compared to 9.8% and 10.2% losses seen in the S&P 500 Index (SPY) and the NASDAQ Composite (QQQ), respectively.
In the first two months of the fourth quarter, Tesla (TSLA) gave its investors a reason to celebrate by defying the broader market sell-off. In October and November combined, the company’s stock surged by 32.4%, while the S&P 500 Index and the NASDAQ Composite Index (QQQ) fell by 5.3% and 8.9%, respectively. In contrast, December is proving to be underwhelming for Tesla investors (IWB).
Tesla (TSLA) CEO Elon Musk has attracted the US automobile industry’s attention toward electric vehicles. Many of these car companies even tried to build electric vehicles (IYK)(IWF)(XNTK) just to be able to keep selling their traditional gasoline-engine cars in their key markets.
After years of leading the pack, growth stocks have taken a hit in this year's selling, and ETF investors are turning to the value style as a suitable alternative. For example, the iShares Russell 1000 Value ETF (IWD) has been among the most popular plays in recent weeks, attracting close to $1.1 billion in net inflows over the past week and $2.5 billion in the past month, according to XTF data. In comparison, the large-cap growth-oriented iShares Russell 1000 Growth ETF (IWF) saw $824 million in new inflows over the past month while the the large-cap blend iShares Russell 1000 ETF (IWB) experienced $814 in net inflows.
Ten-year Treasury yields pulled back a bit Thursday, but yields on benchmark government debt hover above 3.10 percent and are up nearly 17 percent year to date, enough to spark a wave of recent outflows from some well-known exchange traded funds (ETFs) spanning multiple asset classes.
U.S. equities and related ETFs have outperformed international markets, and the disparity may only continue to widen. “The yawning gap between US and international equity performance persists unabated,” ...