|Bid||0.00 x 0|
|Ask||0.00 x 0|
|Day's Range||74.38 - 74.72|
|52 Week Range||62.02 - 75.10|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||334.93|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.14%|
ADP's jobs report for November was published on December 6. It provided deeper insight into improvements in US employment.
A few days before the US Senate approved its own version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, 137 economists signed an open letter supporting the proposed bill.
The inability of employers to find suitable workers is leading to wage increases, especially in the professional, technical (XLK), and production (XLI) sectors.
Last week’s release of economic data and corporate earning results provided yet more ballast for U.S. equity markets and our historic rally. This was clearly evidenced by the sharp pull back in the Dow Industrials (^DJI) and simultaneous surge in the volatility “fear” index (^VIX) that emerged due to an erroneous report filed by ABC News investigative reporter Brian Ross that seemed to indicate, at least initially, that Trump directed former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn to contact Russian officials during the 2016 Presidential campaign.
According to the November Fed Beige Book, economic activity in the United States continued to improve at a modest pace in October and through mid-November.
Comparing the economic performance with economic expectations and the previous cycles gives investors an idea of whether the economy is expanding or contracting.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average soars on Monday, and the S&P 500 posts a sharp increase as the Senate passes its version of U.S. tax reform.
The largest exchange-traded fund to track the industrial sector rallied on Monday, hitting an all-time high in what was set to be its biggest one-day percentage gain in more than a year. The Industrial ...
Picking the most shocking or outstanding stock market trends of 2017 is a deceptively difficult task. With both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 rattling off record-setting points, investor sentiment is obviously strong. Inarguably, the most astonishing incident of 2017 was watching the Presidential inauguration of Donald J. Trump.
According to the November Conference board LEI, the core capital goods orders for October totaled ~$38.4 billion, compared to a revised September reading of ~$38.7 billion.
According to the latest data, the average working hours for production workers increased by 0.1 hours to 42.0 hours in October.
The October 2017 reading for the Conference Board LEI was released on November 20. The LEI rose 2.9% in the six-month period ended in October 2017.
At the November meeting, the FOMC staff review indicated that US labor market conditions continued to strengthen and that the US economy continued to expand at a solid pace.
The October Industrial Production report was released by the Fed on November 16 and showed a continued rebound in key sectors of the US economy.
The overall freight traffic for US rail carriers was 1.2% higher last week (ended November 11) than during the week ended November 12, 2016.
The October Producer Price Index rose 0.4% month-over-month, and it was unchanged compared to the September reading. On a year-over-year basis, the index has risen 2.8%.
General Electric (GE) has been, and might still be, a value investors worst nightmare: a value trap. In fact, value stocks as a group have been a value trap for investors looking for big returns. Datatrek's Nicholas Colas and Jessica Rabe note that the Russell 100 Growth index has gained 24.8% this year, while the Russell 1000 Value index has risen just 6.4%.
In 3Q17, BNSF's Agricultural Products segment's freight revenues fell 9.4% to $992 million, from $1.1 billion in 3Q16.
Amazon, Caterpillar and American Outdoor Brands are today's charts