Month: February 2019

This morning, Square (NYSE:SQ) stock initially dropped before quickly reversing course. The payments processors reported fourth-quarter numbers that were largely above expectations, but included a mixed guide. Investors were initially disappointed by a weak Q1 profit guide. But they shrugged that off, and instead focused on an above-consensus full-year 2019 revenue and profit guide. Consequently, SQ
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It’s another choppy session on Wall Street as investors react to better-than-expected fourth-quarter GDP data and try to interpret continuous trade-deal headlines that keep crossing the wire. All the while, individual stocks continue to put together big-time moves. Let’s look at a few top stock trades to get see which are standing out the most.
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People often talk about profit sharing as a way for workers and employees to gain a stake in the success of American businesses. But there’s been a way for the public to share in corporate success for more than a century: A dividend. Companies like General Mills, Procter & Gamble and Coca-Cola, have been paying
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U.S. equities are dribbling lower on Thursday as the Trump-Kim summit in Hanoi abruptly ended with no agreement. Adding to the pressure was a batch of weak economic data overnight out of Asia and a stronger-than-expected Q4 GDP report here at home, which could potentially up the pressure on the Federal Reserve to resume its
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There’s an old saying in the financial services business that it’s better to buy a company’s stock than a company’s products if you genuinely want to become wealthy. That’s because the products are designed to make the company money, not you. A tad cynical, perhaps, but a recent study brought to my attention makes me
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Amazon’s (NASDAQ: AMZN) margins have increased rapidly in the past few quarters, causing analysts’ earnings-per-share estimates for AMZN to rise. Over the last year, analysts following Amazon stock have increased their EPS estimates for two fiscal years into the future from less than $16 to $56. The company’s margins should rise further as the revenue share of
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Heading into their fourth-quarter results, two of the largest pure-play 3D printing stocks — Stratasys (NASDAQ:SSYS) and 3D Systems (NASDAQ:DDD) — continue to have multiple, strong, positive catalysts.  There are signs that these catalysts are taking hold and will positively impact the companies’ upcoming Q4 results, further pushing up SSYS stock and DDD stock in the
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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s semiannual testimony to Congress gave Wall Street experts just what they wanted: a cool, collected central bank leader who preached patience over punch. Here are takeaways from three market watchers: Michael Arone from State Street Global Advisors: “The Powell put lives and breathes and is well,” he said on CNBC’s
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Check out the companies making headlines midday Wednesday: Lowe’s — Shares of Lowe’s rose 1.5 percent after reporting a strong fourth-quarter earnings. However, the company also posted weaker than expected same-store sales. Lowe’s cited a weak housing market in Canada as the reason behind its missed sales. Dean Foods — Shares of Dean Foods dropped
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General Electric CEO Larry Culp has simplified the company’s report techniques and could be on the right path to fix the challenges in its power division, CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Wednesday. Culp, who became chief of GE in September, delivered his first annual letter to shareholders on Tuesday that Cramer said made a significant departure
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