Posts Tagged ‘Markets’

The Winning Formula for Tech IPOs

Friday, November 17th, 2017

Tech investors may be pickier, but they are still willing to welcome new entrants—at the right price, as Stitch Fix learned this week.

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Tesla Changes the Subject

Friday, November 17th, 2017

Elon Musk needs more focus as he grapples with Model 3 production issues.

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Why It Has Been So Hard to Win the Spinoff Trade

Friday, November 17th, 2017

Corporate spinoffs such as Ferrari, from Fiat Chrysler, and PayPal, from eBay, have a well-documented history of outperforming the market. But the few funds that invest exclusively in spinoffs haven’t.

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How GE Can Win Back Investors

Friday, November 17th, 2017

A strong market for industrial assets gives GE a chance to win investors back after the company’s dividend cut.

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Upbeat Moody’s Misses the Mark on India

Friday, November 17th, 2017

Moody’s has upgraded India’s sovereign debt for the first time in more than a decade. Investors should question the timing.

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Applied Materials Tools Up for More Chip Demand

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Even Applied Materials knows the party can’t last forever. But the company doesn’t see the bash ending anytime soon.

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Why Wal-Mart Should Worry Amazon Investors

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Wal-Mart still can learn a lot from Amazon, but it has the online retailer beat in one important category—profits.

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Chinese Banks Find a Convertible Solution to Capital Problem

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Struggling midsize banks that need to raise equity are turning increasingly to the convertible-bond market.

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Car Makers Count Costs of Global Warming Emissions Standards

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Car makers are spending billions to develop electric vehicles and comply with emissions rules designed to combat global warming. But the effort may not be enough to avoid hefty fines in Europe.

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A Wild Ride to Gains at Altice

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Shares in the embattled cable group Altice surged 8% Wednesday after management committed to paying down debt and avoiding acquisitions.

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How Not to Handle Activist Investors: A Lesson From London

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

The London Stock Exchange Group and its chairman, Donald Brydon, seem to be writing a case study in how not to deal with an activist.

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The Bright Side of Low Inflation

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Low inflation might be a worrying puzzle for the Federal Reserve, but it is also putting more spring in consumer spending. That will make it easier for the central bank to raise rates again when it meets next month.

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What’s Behind the Market Wobble?

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Some assets certainly feel chillier in November than in October. Answers are elusive, but markets may have set themselves up for a fall.

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Tencent’s Videogame Business Hits Another High Score

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

The world’s biggest videogame company saw sales and profit handily beating analyst estimates, with games accounting for half of the company’s revenue. In particular, revenue from mobile games nearly doubled from a year ago.

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Buy These Banks, Not Those, on Regulatory Relief

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Midsize banks are the most obvious beneficiaries of a bipartisan deregulation plan, but the most significant impact could be to help even smaller banks to grow.

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Chips for Electric Cars Put Infineon in Fast Lane

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

How do you justify an investment in an expensive stock? By setting it against peers that look even pricier, like Tesla. Such comparisons, together with takeover rumors, could keep Infineon’s stock buoyant.

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The Light Bulb Finally Goes On at GE

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

New CEO John Flannery is sounding the right notes, but the turnaround effort at GE will be a major challenge.

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With a Tweak, Earnings Look Even Better

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Take away the losses that insurers suffered from hurricanes and earthquakes, and S&P 500 earnings grew at a double-digit rate in the third quarter.

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The Real ‘War on Coal’ Is in China

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

China’s president Xi Jinping has made a commitment to a “better” – not just richer – life for Chinese citizens. That, combined with slowing industry in China, spells trouble for the dirtiest type of fuel.

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GE’s Dividend Cut Doesn’t Mean What You Think

Monday, November 13th, 2017

Investors think smaller payouts mean lower earnings, but what they get is more volatility in profits.

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Why Qualcomm Said No to Broadcom

Monday, November 13th, 2017

The proposed deal between Qualcomm and Broadcom poses substantial risks, and analysts think Broadcom can easily go higher.

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Why Legal Risks Matter for Generic Drug Stocks

Monday, November 13th, 2017

Generic drugmakers and their investors have so far shrugged off a state lawsuit and federal investigation into possible price collusion. That may be the right bet, but there are a few things that investors should watch closely.

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SoftBank’s Uber Deal Shows Doubts About Ride-Hailing

Monday, November 13th, 2017

The Japanese company’s $10 billion investment effectively lowers Uber’s value. It may still be overpaying.

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Break Up And Die: Why Spinoff Fever Can’t Last Forever

Monday, November 13th, 2017

General Electric and other industrial conglomerates are under pressure to slim down, but big will likely become beautiful again when markets turn sour.

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A U.S. Natural Gas Bonanza In China Isn’t A Done Deal

Monday, November 13th, 2017

Big deals signed Thursday in China under President Trump’s watchful eye make large quantities of American gas in China more likely. Investors shouldn’t underestimate the uncertainties in the Asian gas market, however.

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How Mobile Games Keep Aging Well

Saturday, November 11th, 2017

Nearly anyone can make a mobile game these days. Crafting one with staying power is the real trick.

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Why Investors Should Get Nervous About Tax Cuts

Friday, November 10th, 2017

Congressional Republicans and President Trump are confident they will notch a win on taxes. Investors may not see the final result as the win they had anticipated.

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A Rare Win for Wall Street in China

Friday, November 10th, 2017

There won’t be a land rush for financial firms in China, but the opening up of the Chinese financial system to overseas ownership makes some deals very attractive for Wall Street.

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Plunging Cable Giant Altice Is a Bargain for the Brave

Friday, November 10th, 2017

Contrarians could profit from investing in billionaire shareholder Patrick Drahi’s ailing trans-Atlantic empire.

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A Bit of Holiday Cheer From Retailers

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Retailers are confident that shoppers will visit their stores during the holiday season. Investors who procrastinate may miss out.

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