As the trading week comes to a close, U.S. equities seem to be in a good news/bad news situation. The S&P 500 bounced back after a modest sell-off on Monday, and is green through the first four days of the week. But yet another effort to hold S&P at 3,000 failed on Thursday morning, and
Sunrun installer putting up solar electric panels on a residential rooftop in California. Source: Sunrun Hedge fund Tiger Global Management is making a big bet on continued expansion at San-Francisco-based Sunrun, which has grown into the nation’s largest residential solar company. The fund, headed by Julian Robertson protégé Chase Coleman, has been steadily increasing its
Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: Bank of America – Bank of America reported quarterly profit of 56 cents per share, 5 cents a share above estimates. Revenue was slightly above forecasts, as well. Results were helped by a 27% increase in investment banking fees and strong growth in consumer banking. Bank
Investors holding software stocks must demand growth from them. After all, software companies hold nothing physically tangible. They may have important intellectual property, but their value comes from the solutions and services their programs offer. Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) or International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM) are easy choices for investors who do not want to spend too much
It’s been a hard year for marijuana firms and their investors. The industry has been wracked with worries about health concerns, waning demand and regulatory tie-ups. Naturally, this has taken a toll on marijuana stock prices. Aurora Cannabis (NYSE:ACB) is a prime example of a pot stock that’s been hammered over the past 12 months.
U.S. stock futures are headed for a quiet open. Source: Shutterstock Heading into the open, futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average are down 0.03%, and S&P 500 futures are higher by 0.03%. Nasdaq-100 futures have added 0.01%. In the options pits, calls outpaced puts by a wide margin while overall volume settled near average
Carl Icahn, billionaire activist investor, waits for Donald Trump, president and chief executive of Trump Organization Inc. and 2016 Republican presidential candidate, not pictured, to speak at an election night event in New York, U.S., on Tuesday, April 19, 2016. Victor J. Blue | Bloomberg | Getty Images Billionaire investor Carl Icahn is moving his
Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: Morgan Stanley – Morgan Stanley reported third-quarter profit of $1.27 per share, beating estimates by 16 cents a share. Revenue also beat analysts’ forecasts. Chairman and CEO James Gorman said the quarter was a strong one despite a typical summer slowdown and volatile markets. Honeywell – Honeywell
On Thursday, Oct. 17, Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) stock gained 0.85%. For a stock as volatile as Tesla, that’s not much and volume in shares of the electric carmaker on that particular day was well below average. Source: Ivan Marc / Shutterstock.com However, that was the ninth consecutive day Tesla stock closed higher. That modest Oct. 17
Back during Sony’s (NYSE:SNE) tough days, I personally witnessed the dramatic rise and influence of GoPro (NASDAQ:GPRO). At the time, I was a senior business analyst tasked with increasing Sony’s digital camera market share. From a product perspective, GPRO had the better ideas. But I’m glad I invested in SNE rather than GoPro stock. Source:
Friday featured some volatility, a few earnings reports, and a selloff in several blue-chip and high-growth stocks. Here’s a look at some top stock trades for next week. Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow No. 1: Boeing (BA) Shares of Boeing (NYSE:BA) were hammered on Friday as worries heat up over the 737 MAX once again.
Denver money manager Fred Taylor of Northstar Investment Advisors. Source: Northstar Investment Advisors Managing investments in a year fraught with headline risks requires a sound strategy and the conviction to stand by it, but also the flexibility to take advantage of fast-changing market conditions. Denver money manager Fred Taylor has long focused on companies that
What it means is that the Chinese silver market will have more input into the world price of silver. And, the world will get a better view of silver demand in Asia. The Shanghai gold price benchmark has now been around since 2016, and no one discounts the effect of Asian sentiment on the gold
Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: American Express – The financial services giant earned $2.08 per share for the third quarter, 5 cents a share above estimates. Revenue also came in above analysts’ forecast. American Express also forecast current-quarter revenue growth of 8% to 10%, compared to a consensus estimate of 8.9%.
InvestorPlace’s Vince Martin recently commented that Alibaba Group (NYSE:BABA) has returned to its rangebound ways, an indication that owning Alibaba stock might not be the best idea in the immediate future. Source: BigTunaOnline / Shutterstock.com “Investors who have long waited for Alibaba stock to finally rally again might hope that history will repeat. The
Nio (NYSE:NIO) stock climbed more than 11% after the “Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) of China” reported strong third-quarter earnings on Oct. 8. Investors were especially pleased to learn that the company’s vehicle delivery increased by 35% from the second quarter. Source: Carrie Fereday / Shutterstock.com This news came at just the right time for Nio stock, since
Blame it on the month of October, or China or on the Federal Reserve. But Friday was marked by notable volatility in numerous groups and relatively stable action in others. Overall, we barely saw a decline in the stock market today, with the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY) down just 0.2% in the final 15
Pimco founder and bond industry legend Bill Gross is done with his previous life running huge investment bonds and making market headlines. But that doesn’t mean he’s done as an investor. Instead, the one-time “bond king” is putting money to work for his own sake rather than running what was once the world’s largest bond
The Gold Juniors Index is down 17% from its August highs. Bullish sentiment continues to improve on gold, down to 25% bulls, from 95% in August. With the index now well off of its highs, further weakness is likely to prompt funds to begin putting money to work on the long side. It’s been a
In this photo illustration, a container of Johnson’s baby powder made by Johnson and Johnson sits on a table on July 13, 2018 in San Francisco, California. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading: Coca-Cola — Shares of Coca-Cola jumped more than 2.5% in midday trading after the beverage