After the cost of insuring General Electric's debt hit a six year high and the stock continued it precipitous decline, GE retirees began to ask what would happen to their pensions if GE went bankrupt? No one is saying that bankruptcy is imminent, but it's time to consider the worst case scenario.
The gap between U.S. and Canadian labor force participation is almost entirely explained by differences in the two countries' social safety nets, new research from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco suggests.
When former General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt wanted to unveil a turnaround of the industrial conglomerate, he recruited activist fund Trian Partners to be a supporter. What was most needed was a skeptic.
The new holiday-shortened week could bring some low-volume trading, so investors might want to be on the lookout for sharp gains and losses that sometimes go along with that. The old week ended with consecutive daily gains for the S&P 500, which could be a positive sign.
Royal Mail Plc, a member of the FTSE 100 blue-chip index, looks poised to be relegated from the top league of British companies quoted on the London Stock Exchange, after reporting sluggish half-year results, and subsequently seeing its stock price fall below the flotation price five years ago.
The growth in the Services segment, primarily led by in-game offerings, is the key factor that will drive Electronic Arts’ (NASDAQ:EA) future earnings growth. The company continues to see strong revenue growth in the Services segment which is benefiting from live service offerings such as Ultimate..
Urban Outfitters (NASDAQ:URBN) has been among the top performing companies in the retail sector this year, and this is expected to continue in Q3 2019 (three months ended October 2018), with a 9% growth in revenues and an over 50% increase in earnings anticipated. The apparel retailer has noted...
After having crossed the $1 trillion mark a year ago, the U.S. card industry has grown steadily over recent quarters after nudging lower over the seasonally weak first quarter to reach $1.04-trillion in size by the end of Q3 2018.
Applied Materials, the world’s largest semiconductor capital equipment supplier, recently reported its Q4 fiscal 2018 results, which were largely in line with expectations. However, the company’s outlook for the first quarter came in below expectations
Target (NYSE: TGT) is scheduled to announce its fiscal third quarter earnings on Tuesday, November 20. The company has had a solid fiscal year so far, as both its earnings and revenues came in ahead of market expectations for the first half.
Negative factors seem to dominate early Friday, with weakness in semiconductors following Nvidia’s earnings getting a lot of attention. Overseas fears also dominate, with Brexit and China trade among them. It might be hard for yesterday’s late rally to get much traction.
Theresa May's Brexit deal is the worst of all worlds. But the only realistic alternatives are no-deal Brexit, or no Brexit. British politicians must stop playing political games and face up to their responsibilities.
Moody’s Investors Services analysts have confirmed what I have been suspecting for a few weeks. U.S. banks’ Common Equity Tier 1 (CET1) has been decreasing. The fact that common equity and retained earnings is decreasing concerns me, because they are what help banks sustain unexpected losses.
Volkswagen AG ADR (OTCMKTS: VWAGY) released its third quarter results and conducted a road show with Bernstein in London on November 6th, 2018. The company has increased the delivery to customers by 4.2% y-o-y in the first nine months, despite the challenges faced by the WLTP (Worldwide Harmonized..
Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) is seeing strong growth in its Data Center business, and we expect it to drive the company’s near term earnings growth. The strong demand for high performance products, such as Xeon Scalable, has aided the segment growth in the recent past, and we expect this trend to continue...
SINA and Weibo saw their stock prices plummet by 50% or more since their recent highs on trade war concerns and the unexpected rise of Douyin, a Snapchat-like short-video platform that has already reached 500 million monthly users. As a result, SINA shares seem undervalued currently.
Schlumberger posted a relatively mixed performance over the last quarter, as the North American market – which is the biggest driver of Schlumberger’s growth – has faced some hiccups on account of weaker activity in the Permian Basin and softness in the hydraulic fracturing space.