|Bid||18.25 x 800|
|Ask||19.32 x 800|
|Day's Range||18.24 - 19.00|
|52 Week Range||0.55 - 28.59|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||N/A|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||14.80|
Pioneer investor Charles Merrill's secret to success was that he knew doing the right thing by his clients was also a profitable business model.
JPMorgan Chase on Friday agreed to purchase healthcare payments and billing processor InstaMed for over $500m, the bank’s biggest acquisition since the height of the financial crisis, according to a person with knowledge of the matter. The purchase follows a resurgence of dealmaking by the likes of Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and BB&T and marks JPMorgan’s biggest takeover since it bought investment bank Bear Stearns and the retail banking assets of Washington Mutual in 2008. JPMorgan already processes more than $6tn of payments a day.
FT subscribers can click here to receive Brexit Briefing every day by email. Theresa May is into the final few weeks of her premiership. a firm commitment to hold what is in effect a fourth vote on her Brexit deal in the Commons in the first week of June.
New York, NY, based Investment company Aquamarine Capital Management, LLC buys Bank of America Corporation, sells TerraForm Power Inc during the 3-months ended 2019Q1, according to the most recent filings ...
Barclays, Citigroup, Royal Bank of Scotland, JPMorgan and Japan’s MUFG have been fined more than €1bn by the EU’s competition watchdog for rigging the multitrillion-dollar foreign exchange market after the last financial crash. The EU probe identified two separate cartels of traders — dubbed the “Three Way Banana Split” and “Essex Express” — that used online chat rooms to share information about customers’ orders, prices and other trading activities in order to manipulate the spot currency markets. Most of the traders knew each other on a personal basis, according to the European Commission, also using other chat rooms such as the “Semi-Grumpy Old Men”.
The Amazon purchase diverges from Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett’s preference for undervalued blue-chip stocks like as Coca-Cola and Bank of America.
The bank said Wednesday in a release that it hiked its minimum wage to $17 an hour starting May 1. Workers' minimum hourly rate will continue to rise until it hits $20 over the next two years, the bank added. Bank of America BAC 's lowest-paid employees are getting their first raises promised by CEO Brian Moynihan last month.
Bank of America Corp. said Wednesday it will raise its minimum hourly wage to $20 over a two-year period. The first incremental increase was to $17, which was made on May 1 and will be reflected in this week's paychecks. The rate will continue to increase until it reaches $20 in 2021. "We have raised our minimum wage because we believe that to best serve our customers and clients, we need the best teams," said Sheri Bronstein, chief human resources officer. The stock, which fell 1.0% in premarket trade amid a selloff in the broader stock market, has rallied 16.2% year to date through Tuesday, while the SPDR Financial Select Sector ETF has climbed 12.9% and the S&P 500 has gained 13.1%.
Last month, Bank of America announced that it would raise its minimum hourly wage to $20 over a two-year period. The hourly rate of pay will continue to increase until it reaches $20 in 2021. This is part of Bank of America’s commitment to being a great place to work and delivering sustainable, responsible growth through competitive benefits and programs that support the diverse needs of its 205,000+ employees. “We have raised our minimum wage because we believe that to best serve our customers and clients, we need the best teams,” said Sheri Bronstein, chief human resources officer at Bank of America.
Banking and Financial Stocks Tumble as Trade War EscalatesFinancial sector stocksTop banking stocks, including Citigroup (C) and Bank of America (BAC), were hit hard on May 13 amid heightened fears of a full-blown trade war between the United States
Four UBS Group AG private bankers overseeing $530 million in client assets are the latest to strike out on their own, creating a Portland, Maine-based firm called Great Diamond Partners, according to a statement Monday. Last week, five Bank of America Corp. advisers in Atlanta overseeing $450 million in client assets departed, while a $6 billion Texas team split from Morgan Stanley in April. Smoothing the way are technology ventures such as Dynasty Financial Partners, created by former Citigroup Inc. executives, which provide record-keeping, trading platforms and product offerings once available only at the largest firms.
[Editor's note: This story was previously published in February 2019. It has since been updated and republished.]Investing to "buy and hold" is trickier than it looks. The increasing pace of technological change means even the most successful, dominant companies have to continually adapt to keep up. Industries like energy, real estate and even consumer products are facing potentially significant long-term changes going forward. In any era, amassing a collection of retirement stocks simply by buying the best companies and holding them for years can be a risky endeavor.General Motors (NYSE:GM) was a classic "widows and orphans" stock until last decade, when GM wound up going bankrupt. United States Steel (NYSE:X) once was a pillar of corporate America and a buy-and-hold stock. GM shares basically haven't moved in a quarter of a century. Polaroid and Eastman Kodak were once blue-chip stocks. Both went bankrupt as cameras changed from film to digital.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsBut there still are stocks to buy and hold out there that can last forever, while offering dividend income along the way. * 7 Dividend Stocks to Buy as the Trade War Reignites Here are ten such retirement stocks to hold forever.Source: Shutterstock Bank of America (BAC)Dividend Yield: 2%It might seem strange to open the list with Bank of America (NYSE:BAC). After all, we're only a bit more than a decade on from the financial crisis. During that crisis, BofA acquisition Countrywide Financial blew up in spectacular fashion, after pioneering many of the risky tactics that led to the bubble and subsequent bust.But this is a different BofA.Net consumer charge-offs hit a decade-long low last year. Its performance on credit metrics is strong. Government regulations have been criticized as slowing growth -- but they've undoubtedly lowered risk as well, even if observers might argue that a better balance is needed.No less than Warren Buffett is now BofA's largest shareholder, through his Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.A, NYSE:BRK.B). And the Oracle of Omaha is fond of saying that his favorite holding period is "forever."That seems likely true for BAC stock as well.Source: Mustafa Khayat Via Flickr Diageo (DEO)Dividend Yield: 1.6%Change has come to the alcohol industry, with the number of breweries exploding worldwide and new distilleries popping up as well. The brands owned by Diageo (NYSE:DEO) are well-positioned to adapt to shifting tastes.Diageo owns classic brands like Johnnie Walker whisky, Tanqueray gin, Smirnoff vodka, and Harp and Guinness beer, among many others. What most have in common is a timeless quality and worldwide brand recognition. As a result, while beverage giants like Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) and Anheuser Busch InBev (NYSE:BUD) have struggled with earnings growth, Diageo grew net income by 13.5% in fiscal 2018 and expects consistent growth going forward. * 7 Dividend Stocks to Buy as the Trade War Reignites Yet with a forward multiple of 25, and with a dividend yield approaching 2%, Diageo stock isn't all that dearly valued. Long-term investors would do well to own DEO and perhaps use the dividends to buy a bottle or two of fine whisky.Source: U.S. Embassy Kyiv Ukraine via Flickr (Modified) Medtronic (MDT)Dividend Yield: 2.3%In this day and age, the U.S. healthcare market in particular seems potentially volatile. Concerns about increased spending and political battles over the Affordable Care Act create more questions than answers.But even with that uncertainty, Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) isn't going anywhere. The company's devices are an integral part of modern medicine, ranging from pacemakers to stents to bone grafts to imaging systems.Even the risks involved in the sector look priced into MDT. Medtronic's days of double-digit annual growth may well be behind it, but it's not finished increasing earnings or dividends. MDT stock likely isn't finished rising, either.Source: Shutterstock NextEra Energy (NEE)Dividend Yield: 2.6%Utility stocks are among the most common safe, buy-and-hold stocks. NextEra Energy (NYSE:NEE) is now the largest electric utility in the U.S. by market capitalization. That might actually be the only problem with NEE stock.NextEra shares gained 10.5% year-to-date, and trades just off record highs. Potential valuation concerns aside, NextEra looks like a winner. It serves customers in the southern Florida region, still one of the nation's fastest-growing areas. A 21x forward P/E multiple is high for the space but not outlandishly so. And a 2.6% dividend yield provides income along the way. * 7 Dividend Stocks to Buy as the Trade War Reignites Investors looking for value in the space might look for a smaller play like cheaper Dominion Energy (NYSE:D). But it's usually worth paying for quality, and NextEra Energy looks like one of the best utility stocks out there.Source: Blue Genie via Flickr McCormick & CompanyDividend Yield: 1.7%McCormick & Company (NYSE:MKC) is another quality company whose valuation might spook some investors. But MKC stock very rarely is offered cheaply.The company's market leadership in spices and seasonings provides both an impressive moat and protection against economic downturns. MKC stock did dip after the company acquired French's mustard and Frank's RedHot sauce from Reckitt Benckiser (OTCMKTS:RBGLY) at a price that looked a bit high to many investors. But MKC has recovered those gains and then some.Top-line growth for McCormick likely isn't going to be explosive, but it will be steady. The same has been true of MKC stock, which has returned an average of 13% a year over the past decade, including dividends.With continuous cost-cutting initiatives, the contribution from the acquired brands and organic growth (and growth in organic products), MKC still should be able to provide double-digit annual returns going forward as well.Source: Shutterstock Allstate CorpDividend Yield: 2.1%Allstate Corp (NYSE:ALL) long has used the tagline, "You're in good hands," and it's true for Allstate investors as well. ALL stock has almost quadrupled from late-2011 lows. And there could be more upside to come.After all, Allstate isn't particularly expensive, trading at a 13.75 P/E. * 7 Dividend Stocks to Buy as the Trade War Reignites Once any short-term worries subside, ALL should resume its march upward.Source: Shutterstock International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF)Dividend Yield: 2.21%International Flavors & Fragrances (NYSE:IFF) is a company most consumers encounter every day without knowing it and many investors aren't exactly hip to it, either.As its name suggests, the company develops flavors & fragrances across 13 categories, including cosmetics, perfumes, beverages and sweet flavors. Sales and earnings have increased consistently and so has IFF's share price. At a 41.75 P/E, IFF does look a bit pricey. But, as with McCormick and other stocks on this list, investors should pay for quality.IFF's hidden, but key role, in so many industries, gives it a great deal of protection against both competition and macro factors. Acquisitions and a growing cosmetic additive business both provide room for growth.Consumers may not know IFF, but investors should.Source: Shutterstock Lamb WestonDividend Yield: 1.15%Lamb Weston (NYSE:LW) was spun off from Conagra Brands (NYSE:CAG) last year. Lamb Weston is the No. 1 potato producer in the United States. In fact, it manufactures the well-known fries at McDonald's (NYSE:MCD), among other restaurant chains.Lamb Weston also has a consumer business (including a small segment that manufactures frozen vegetables), while serving restaurants of all sizes. Health concerns might seem a long-term headwind against the business, but growth has been steady for years, and margins continue to improve.LW is targeting international markets for growth, as French fries have much more limited penetration, while international audiences generally are intrigued by Americanized products.Despite growth and leading market share, LW stock isn't particularly cheap, trading at about 19 times next year's earnings. The company did pick up a fair amount of debt in the CAG spinoff. But it's paying that debt down, which should lower interest expense and boost cash flow going forward. * 7 Stocks With Too Much Riding On China With many similar stocks trading at much higher multiples, LW seems to have room for upside. And international growth should offset any health-related concerns in the U.S., should they arise. America's love affair with French fries isn't going to suddenly end, and that should ensure years of stability for Lamb Weston at least.Source: Shutterstock Fortune Brands (FBHS)Dividend Yield: 1.67%Investors are commonly advised to diversify their portfolio. Fortune Brands Home & Security (NYSE:FBHS) has done just that. The company operates in four segments: Cabinets, Plumbing, Doors, and Security. Among its well-known brands are Moen in plumbing, and MasterLock in security.FBHS is more of a cyclical stock than most on this list, and the company no doubt has benefited from the steady, if slow, housing recovery in the U.S. But the company's products also generate relatively stable replacement demand, and a 1.67% dividend yield provides modest, but growing, income.Fortune Brands has been an impressive company since its founding and a solid stock since its 2011 IPO. There may be a bit more volatility here, but that's a worthwhile price to pay for long-term investors. There's enough value in Fortune Brands to ride out any market jitters.Source: Shutterstock Dividend Yield: 1.81%Republic Services (NYSE:RSG) is a bit smaller and likely a lot less well-known than rival Waste Management (NYSE:WM). But in this case, that's not necessarily a bad thing.Republic Services has outgrown its larger competitor in both sales and earnings over the past five years. RSG stock has modestly outperformed WM over the same period as well. Investors appear to believe that will continue, as Republic Services is valued a bit higher than Waste Management, at least based on forward earnings multiples.Both RSG and WM are solid long-term plays. Contracted revenue and steady demand should support both companies for years to come. There's room for further acquisitions in a relatively fragmented space. Republic Services gets the nod here due to slightly better growth and more room for margin improvement. * 7 Dividend Stocks to Buy as the Trade War Reignites But investors looking for safe, stable growth can't go wrong with either RSG or WM.As of this writing, Vince Martin was long MKC. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Dividend Stocks to Buy as the Trade War Reignites * 10 Stocks That Could Squeeze Short Sellers, Including CGC * 5 Tech Stocks Getting Crushed Compare Brokers The post 10 'Buy-and-Hold' Stocks to Own Forever appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Executives at the lender have only weeks left to tell First Data Corp. whether they want to wind down a decade-old joint venture scheduled to renew automatically in mid-2020, according to an April regulatory filing. The U.S. payments business is at a crossroads, with a new generation of ventures from Silicon Valley and China looking to muscle into an industry that collects $90 billion every year from merchants. “If I’m a large bank, I’m trying to figure out how can I strategically use my relationships with merchants to cross-sell them other services and also strengthen the stickiness of my relationship,” Harshita Rawat, an analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein, said in a telephone interview.
Brussels’ findings, and potential fines, are due to land this month, several people familiar with the matter said. UBS, Royal Bank of Scotland, JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, Barclays and HSBC, each of which began negotiating a settlement with the EU in 2017, are in the spotlight. The claim is seeking damages for heavy-hitting investors including Allianz Global Investors, PIMCO, Brevan Howard and the Norwegian state pension fund.
Based on the amount of stock outstanding after the offering, the IPO price gives San Francisco-based Uber a market value of $75.5 billion, just below its last private market value of $76 billion. The fully diluted value, including restricted stock units and other shares, could be about $82 billion. Uber has prioritized selecting shareholders -- particularly institutional investors -- that it thinks will hold on to the stock for a long time, according to a person familiar with the matter.
The decision would give Bank of America more control of its business that focuses on moving money for merchants, the Journal reported. First Data has a majority ownership stake in the joint venture, Bank of America Merchant Services, which Bank of America agreed to when it was still vulnerable following the financial crisis a decade ago.
Shares of First Data Corp. slumped 3.6% in morning trade Thursday, after The Wall Street Journal reported that Bank of America Corp. was considering dissolving the payment-processing joint venture it has with the company. Citing people familiar with the matter, the WSJ report said BofA hasn't made a final decision on the future of the partnership, which expires in June 2020, but said leaving the decade-old JV would give the bank more control of its business that focuses on moving money for merchants. BofA's stock slipped 1.2% in morning trade. First Data's stock has rallied 45% year to date, while BofA shares have gained 19.4% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average has advanced 10.0%.
President Donald Trump’s latest threat to impose tariffs on Chinese imports was followed by market volatility on Monday. But for most small business owners, it may just be business as usual.
MACAU, May 07, 2019 -- Studio City International Holdings Limited (NYSE: MSC) (“Studio City” or the “Company”), a world-class gaming, retail and entertainment resort located in.
Nashville, TN, based Investment company Shayne & Co., Llc buys Bank of America Corporation, sells CapStar Financial Holdings Inc during the 3-months ended 2019Q1, according to the most recent filings of ...
“Last Friday, I got a call in the middle of the afternoon from Brian Moynihan, the CEO of Bank of America, and he said that they were involved in financing the Occidental deal and that the Occidental people would like to talk to me,” Buffett said in a CNBC interview aired Friday. Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. agreed earlier this week to make the investment in Occidental to help the oil producer with its $38 billion bid for Anadarko Petroleum Corp. Berkshire will receive preferred shares and warrants, while Occidental gets the financial backing of a billionaire investor whose company has $112 billion in cash.
Studio City International Holdings Limited (MSC) (“Studio City” or the “Company”), a world-class gaming, retail and entertainment resort located in Cotai, Macau today announced that the Company is aware that New Cotai, LLC (“New Cotai”), a shareholder of Studio City, and certain of New Cotai’s affiliates have commenced a voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition in the Southern District of New York. The Company does not anticipate that the bankruptcy of New Cotai will have any material impact on the business or operations of Studio City or the funding or the timing of the development and construction of Studio City’s Phase II expansion.