|Bid||0.00 x 0|
|Ask||0.00 x 0|
|Day's Range||26.15 - 26.33|
|52 Week Range||16.55 - 27.23|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||0.68|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||25.29|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.29 (1.11%)|
|Ex-Dividend Date||Jun 01, 2020|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
This morning, markets seem to be hoping that news of soaring coronavirus fatalities in the United States, worsening Sino-U.S. ties, proposals for localised lockdowns from Israel to Australia and higher-than-expected U.S. weekly jobless claims will somehow go away. U.S. equity futures are up and European shares are around 0.3% higher. The Trump administration reportedly wants to ban Chinese Communist Party members and their families from visiting the United States, while Beijing accused Washington of "gangster logic".
Data that China's economy returned to growth in the June quarter, expanding by a better-than-expected 3.2% as lockdown measures ended, did little to boost nervous global markets. U.S. and European stock futures are down and risky currencies including the British pound, Aussie and Kiwi dollar, are weaker. Beyond China's upbeat gross domestic product numbers, a drop in consumption suggests a bumpy global outlook ahead.
The views expressed are her own.) As U.S. coronavirus cases hit records and reopenings are dialled back, Federal Reserve officials admitted economic growth forecasts from the June policy meeting did not factor in the risk of a second wave. Fed Governor Lael Brainard summed it up as "a thick fog of uncertainty" and said "downside risks predominate." A similar message from the corporate world -- Delta Airlines CEO Ed Bastian said the industry was "at a stall right now."