Note to Boeing Co. (BA) : This might not be a great week for you. In its trade dispute with Delta Air Lines Inc. (DAL) over the airline's purchase of Canadian-made Bombardier CS 100 jets, Boeing isn't winning the battle for public opinion. Last week, Delta CEO President Ed Bastian blasted Boeing during the carrier's third-quarter earnings call. This week, Bastian and other Delta executives will hold forth at Delta's media day, an event built around the carrier's rollout of the Airbus A350 for international and domestic reporters. Delta took delivery of its first A350 in July in Toulouse, France. It expects to have five in its fleet by the end of the year. It has ordered 20. It will use the aircraft
In my home state of Oregon, we have focused on improving and transforming our Medicaid benefit system over the last five years. Medicaid is government-supported health insurance for economically disadvantaged individuals. Under the Affordable Care Act, Oregon increased the number of Medicaid beneficiaries from 600,000 to nearly 1 million in just a short time. Oregon's uniquely successful Coordinated Care Organizations developed as a new transformative way to deliver Medicaid benefits to all recipients and has demonstrated both financial and clinical success in serving its population. Annual cost increases have been held to under 3.4 percent for five years in a row for Medicaid. Additionally,
Bruce Berkowitz, Sears Holdings Corp.’s largest outside shareholder, is stepping down from the board, a move that sent the stock tumbling on Monday. Berkowitz, the chief investment officer and founder of Fairholme Capital Management, will depart at the end of this month -- less than two years after he joined the board. Long a passive investor in Sears, Berkowitz became a director in February 2016 after saying he wanted to take a more active role at the company.
Only one analyst asks about the scandal that has gripped WashingtonReutersTim Sloan, CEO of Wells Fargo & Company, didn’t get much probing from sell-side analysts about the bank’s sales practices. Just a few weeks ago, several members of Congress raked the bank’s CEO, Tim Sloan, over the coals for the ongoing customer fraud scandals that have engulfed the bank for over a year. In fact, it took over half an hour for the call’s sole “sales practices” question, from Matthew O’Connor of Deutsche Bank, to emerge.
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Perhaps it’s because trading stocks can often mirror the thrill of winning big at the blackjack tables, or maybe it’s because Las Vegas conjures images of the world’s most flashy brands and businessmen. MCRI is currently sporting a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett made a lot of people feel better about historically stretched stock prices earlier this month. After all, Buffett is arguably the most successful stock investor in world history. Wrong, says John Hussman, the president of the Hussman Investment Trust and a former economics professor.
Planning how much to save for retirement, let alone actually putting away the money, can be overwhelming. Knowing is half the battle, but it can be difficult to wade through all the advice out there and get a clear answer to the question, am I where I should be? Many studies and experts provide guidelines on how to save for retirement, depending on where you are in your life. We’ve compiled the best of those guidelines into one graphic that lays out an ideal timeline for your retirement savings: Americans as it stands are drastically undersaved for retirement. Only a third of employees contribute to a 401(k) plan, and that’s if their employers even offer such an account (only 14% actually do,
T-Mobile U.S. Inc and Sprint Corp plan to announce a merger agreement without any immediate asset sales, as they seek to preserve as much of their spectrum holdings and cost synergies as they can before regulators ask for concessions, according to people familiar with the matter. While it is common for companies not to unveil divestitures during merger announcements, T-Mobile's and Sprint's approach shows that the companies plan to enter what could be challenging negotiations with U.S. antitrust and telecommunications regulators without having made prior concessions.
The Weinstein Company has entered talks to sell the bulk of its assets to private equity firm Colony Capital, the companies said on Monday, as the film production company looks for stability after firing co-founder Harvey Weinstein. Co-Chairman Bob Weinstein, Harvey's brother and fellow co-founder, on Friday had denied the firm was seeking to sell or shut down following Harvey Weinstein's dismissal after a number of women went public to accuse him of sexually harassing or assaulting them over the past three decades. Colony Capital, which has about $20 billion in assets under management, will provide an immediate capital infusion into The Weinstein Co and is in talks to buy all or a significant portion of its assets, the companies said in a statement.
Shares of China's No.2 e-commerce firm JD.com are a better deal for investors than Alibaba Group's stock and could rise 30 percent or more over the next year, Barron's said on Sunday. JD.com's shares have underperformed Alibaba's since the beginning of August due to misplaced concerns, and JD.com stands to be among the biggest beneficiaries of China's shopping holiday on Nov. 11, the Barron's report said. A decline in gross profit margin when the JD.com reported quarterly results in mid-August spooked investors but was not as worrisome as it seemed, Barron's said.
For months, the war in Washington to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, has gripped the nation, along with concerns about how it might change health care for people who buy private insurance. "Funding for Medicare would likely have been cut by attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act," says Andrew Scholnick, senior legislative representative on AARP's federal legislative team. Although unable to pass bills that would have done away with Obamacare, the details of Republicans' proposals offer insight into the direction they'd like health care to move, as well as the continuing efforts on the part of Congress and the Trump administration to remake the American health care system.
Chart points to breakout for this FANG name 6:15 PM ET Fri, 13 Oct 2017 | 05:08 Tech has been on a tear this year, and closely watched chart analyst Carter Worth is eyeing one name for an even bigger breakout: Facebook. Facebook along with Apple, Alphabet, Microsoft and Amazon are the top five stocks in the S&P 500 by market cap. Despite the tech ETF, XLK, hitting fresh 17-year record highs on Monday, those five mega-cap tech stocks have been "badly underperforming [the S&P 500] all summer and all autumn," according to Cornerstone Macro's Worth. "Even as the top five stocks have gone up, their basic relative performance to the market has been down, and that has been the problem with FANG,"
Streaming video leader Netflix, Inc. (Nasdaq: NFLX) reported third-quarter earnings after the bell on Monday. Revenue, guidance and subscriber growth all beat expectations while earnings missed expectations, and NFLX stock added about 2 percent in initial after-hours trading. The initial rise continues an absolutely stellar run for Netflix shares, which, before Monday's earnings report, had gained 63 percent in 2017, 100 percent in the last year and over 2,100 percent in the last five years.
Midstream energy assets operator Kinder Morgan Inc KMI is expected to report third-quarter 2017 earnings on Oct 18. Last quarter, the company delivered an earnings surprise of 0.00%. The Zacks Consensus Estimate of 14 cents for the third quarter has been stable in the last seven days.
Jeffrey Sherman: Challenges ahead for risk assets 3 Hours Ago | 02:22 U.S. stocks hit record highs on Monday as Wall Street looked ahead to the release of Netflix's quarterly results. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 66 points. The S&P 500 traded 0.1 percent higher, with telecommunications and financials leading advancers. Losses in real estate and health care capped gains. The Nasdaq composite advanced 0.2 percent. The three indexes reached record intraday highs shortly after the open. Earnings season kicked off last week with JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup and Bank of America releasing their results. Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Verizon and Honeywell are among the companies set to report
Jim Cramer finds that traders tend to give investors buying opportunities when they flee certain stocks, like the battleground that is Apple.
As of late, it has definitely been a great time to be an investor in BlackBerry Ltd BBRY. This combination of strong price performance and favorable technical, could suggest that the stock may be on the right path.
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. TMO has been gaining investor confidence on consistently positive results. With solid prospects, this Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) stock is an attractive pick for investors at the moment. The company has an impressive earnings surprise history, having surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate in each of the trailing four quarters with an average beat of 2.3%.
The chief executive of the Financial Conduct Authority has warned of a "pronounced" build up of debt among young people. In an interview with the BBC, Andrew Bailey said the young were having to borrow for basic living costs. The regulator also said he "did not like" some high-cost lending schemes. He said consumers, and institutions that lend to them, should be aware that interest rates may rise in the future and that credit should be "affordable". The head of the FCA was talking to the BBC as part of its 'Money Matters' coverage, looking at the issues of credit and debt in the UK. Mr Bailey said action was being taken to curb long-term credit card debt and high-cost pay-day loans. The regulator
Crude prices rose 1 percent on Monday as Iraqi forces entered the oil-rich city of Kirkuk, seizing territory from Kurdish fighters and briefly cutting some crude output from OPEC's second-largest producer. "We're seeing increased geopolitical tension in the Middle East providing support in the market today, namely in Iraqi Kurdistan, and some uncertainty around Iran," said Anthony Headrick, energy market analyst at CHS Hedging LLC in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota. Iraqi Kurdistan briefly shut down some 350,000 barrels per day (bpd) of production from the major Bai Hassan and Avana oilfields due to security concerns.
$20 billion stock buyback program could be a bid to quiet dissent among a group of increasingly restive institutional shareholders, even though the massive family-owned retailer doesn't now face any known activist threats. Stock buybacks, a standard practice for companies to boost the value of existing shares and show they are in top shape, also serve as a strategic tactic to appease shareholders, financial experts told TheStreet. Keeping institutional shareholders happy with buybacks could be seen as a preemptive defense against any future issues, sources said.
It's official: Nordstrom's quest to go private is over — at least for now. On Monday, the family members who own the department-store chain suspended their attempt to sell the company to a private-equity firm through the end of the year. The news sent Nordstrom's shares down as much as 6.1% in early trading.
One stock that might be an intriguing choice for investors right now is Phillips 66 PSX. This is because this security in the Oil and Gas - Refining and Marketing space is seeing solid earnings estimate revision activity, and is in great company from a Zacks Industry Rank perspective. This is arguably taking place in the Oil and Gas - Refining and Marketing space as it currently has a Zacks Industry Rank of 11 out of more than 250 industries, suggesting it is well-positioned from this perspective, especially when compared to other segments out there.
There’s a trope that foreign startups can’t innovate—they just copy ideas created in Silicon Valley. The success of China’s dockless bike-sharing startups has flipped that script, and now U.S. companies are scrambling to catch up. Bike-sharing programs have spread across the US in recent years, but slowly. It takes time to secure government and corporate sponsorships, which cover the cost of installing expensive docks to hold the bikes, as well as credit-card payment systems. Motivate, the country’s most prominent operator, has programs in nine U.S. cities. In China, though, bike sharing has exploded seemingly overnight, thanks to an influx of venture capital and a model that eschews docks, making