Allegheny Technologies (ATI) is expected to deliver a year-over-year decline in earnings on lower revenues when it reports results for the quarter ended March 2019. The earnings report, which is expected to be released on April 23, 2019, might help the stock move higher if these key numbers are better than expectations. While the sustainability of the immediate price change and future earnings expectations will mostly depend on management's discussion of business conditions on the earnings call, it's worth handicapping the probability of a positive EPS surprise.
p The deal will double the number of bankers who work on Stifel's technology deals and will broaden its presence in Europe, Brad Raymond, its global head of investment banking, told the Financial Times.
Wall Street expects flat earnings compared to the year-ago quarter on higher revenues when Rollins (ROL) reports results for the quarter ended March 2019. The stock might move higher if these key numbers top expectations in the upcoming earnings report, which is expected to be released on April 24. While the sustainability of the immediate price change and future earnings expectations will mostly depend on management's discussion of business conditions on the earnings call, it's worth handicapping the probability of a positive EPS surprise.
BB&T said adjusted earnings for the three months ending in March came in at $1.05 per share, up 11.7% from the same period last year and 2 cents ahead of the consensus forecast. "We are pleased to report strong earnings of $749 million, or $0.97 per diluted common share, for the first quarter," said CEO Kelly King. BB&T shares were marked 0.08% lower in pre-market trading immediately following the earnings release, indicating an opening bell price of $49.80 each.
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The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.01 per share. The industrial and medical device maker posted revenue of $4.88 billion in the period, also topping Street forecasts.
Stocks Set to Open Lower; Zoom, Pinterest Price IPOs Above Range U.S. markets are set to open lower Thursday after weak purchasing manager index reports in Europe and against a backdrop of mixed news from the high-profile Zoom and Pinterest (NYSE:PINS) IPOs. At 5:30 AM ET, the blue-chip Dow futures were down 68 points, or 0.3%, S&P 500 futures had lost 5 points, or 0.2%, while the Nasdaq 100 futures were off 16 points, or 0.2%. Image-sharing social media company Pinterest was set to debut on the New York Stock Exchange a day after it raised approximately $1.4 billion in its initial public offering.
Morgan Stanley gets about half its annual revenue from wealth management, which helps it ride out weak periods for trading and investment banking. "This quarter ... shows the resiliency of wealth management, which is an important indicator of the health of our business," Chief Financial Officer Jonathan Pruzan said in an interview. Overall, Morgan Stanley reported a quarterly profit of $2.34 billion, or $1.39 per share, down from $2.58 billion, or $1.45 per share, in the year-earlier period.
Value investing is easily one of the most popular ways to find great stocks in any market environment. After all, who wouldn't want to find stocks that are either flying under the radar and are compelling buys, or offer up tantalizing discounts when compared to fair value? One way to find these companies is by looking at several key metrics and financial ratios, many of which are crucial in the value stock selection process.
In a market environment that overwhelmingly encourages constant activity by investors who seemingly want to double their money every week, a discussion of stocks to buy and hold forever seems comically out of place. Conversely, the fact that Warren Buffett's favorite holding period is “forever” and how he's got a track record most investors would envy is just as telling. With that as the backdrop, here's a rundown of 10 stocks to buy and hold forever … or at least until something significant changes with your life plans or the companies themselves.
Wall Street expects a year-over-year increase in earnings on higher revenues when Scorpio Tankers (STNG) reports results for the quarter ended March 2019. The stock might move higher if these key numbers top expectations in the upcoming earnings report. While management's discussion of business conditions on the earnings call will mostly determine the sustainability of the immediate price change and future earnings expectations, it's worth having a handicapping insight into the odds of a positive EPS surprise.
The U.S. economy is speeding up again after a slowdown in recent months and cash could soon start rushing into stocks as most investors are underinvested in the markets globally, BlackRock Inc's Chief Executive Larry Fink said on Tuesday. "What we are seeing worldwide are clients just struggling in putting their money to work," Fink told Reuters in an interview after his company reported first-quarter earnings. "We still saw, as an industry and at BlackRock, outflows in equities and this is one of the reasons why I believe the market is getting set up for huge inflows into equities," he said.
As the 2020 election race begins to heat up some of the biggest talking points and policy debates are now coming into focus after 18 Democrats filed to run for president with the Federal Election Commission. Some Democratic candidates have proposed ambitious, multi-billion dollar policies to expand social programs and overhaul the country's infrastructure, and they hope to fund these by repealing President Trump's 2017 tax cuts which dropped the corporate tax rate to 21 percent from 35 percent. Here's a look at some of the policies Democratic candidates say they want to implement if elected and want to pay for by rolling back the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
The British pound went back and forth during the trading session on Wednesday, as we don't really have clear direction in the short term. However, it looks very likely to have to come to some type of conclusion eventually. And when that happens we will get a huge move.
The Zacks Earnings ESP compares the Most Accurate Estimate to the Zacks Consensus Estimate for the quarter; the Most Accurate Estimate is a more recent version of the Zacks Consensus EPS estimate. The idea here is that analysts revising their estimates right before an earnings release have the latest information, which could potentially be more accurate than what they and others contributing to the consensus had predicted earlier. Thus, a positive or negative Earnings ESP reading theoretically indicates the likely deviation of the actual earnings from the consensus estimate.
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Apple (AAPL) and Qualcomm (QCOM) have officially reached a settlement in their long-running and acrimonious patent dispute. The move came as a surprise to nearly everyone who has followed the years-long drama, as the companies announced their decision to settle shortly after wrapping up opening arguments in a California trial that was just one front in their patent dispute. The fight between the two tech titans came down to Apple's assertion that Qualcomm was gouging it over patent royalties and requiring fees for technologies included in phones even when they weren't using Qualcomm products.
Profitable video-conferencing provider Zoom Video Communications Inc. will be valued at more than $9 billion in its public market debut Thursday, more than nine times the amount it fetched in a private funding round just two years ago. Zoom raised $751 million in an initial public offering Wednesday, selling 20.9 million shares Wednesday for $36 each, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.
Textron Inc. TXT reported first-quarter 2019 earnings from continuing operations of 76 cents per share, which surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 70 cents by 8.6%. This year-over-year upside can be attributed to lower number of outstanding shares of the company in the reported quarter. Total revenues in the quarter under review totaled $3,109 million, which fell short of the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $3,216 million by 3.3%.
Walmart (WMT) closed the most recent trading day at $102.93, moving +0.49% from the previous trading session. This change outpaced the S&P 500's 0.05% gain on the day. Heading into today, shares of the world's largest retailer had gained 2.78% over the past month, lagging the Retail-Wholesale sector's gain of 4.01% and the S&P 500's gain of 3.08% in that time.
After all, dividend stocks generally offer higher yields than bonds and give you the ability to see your income rise through increasing dividend payouts as well as grow thanks to capital appreciation. The only problem is, not all dividend stocks are worthy for retirees. To this end, it takes a certain variety of dividend stocks to get you through your golden years.
United Financial (UBNK) came out with quarterly earnings of $0.23 per share, missing the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $0.26 per share. This quarterly report represents an earnings surprise of -11.54%. A quarter ago, it was expected that this holding company for United Bank would post earnings of $0.30 per share when it actually produced earnings of $0.25, delivering a surprise of -16.67%.
Don't Buy URBN Stock Yet It is tempting to chase the recent analyst upgrades to URBN stock. The technicals, however, suggest that these upgrades are more on the hopes of a turnaround than a valid argument. This is not the same as me hating on the stock, but they say price is truth, so why not wait for a change in price action?
U.S. equities are continuing to push higher on Tuesday thanks in part to comments from Blackrock (NYSE:BLK) CEO Larry Fink that the market was more likely to “melt up” than suffer a selloff. As the head of the world's largest asset management company, the comments attracted a fair share of attention.
AT&T (T) is expected to deliver flat earnings compared to the year-ago quarter on higher revenues when it reports results for the quarter ended March 2019. The earnings report, which is expected to be released on April 24, 2019, might help the stock move higher if these key numbers are better than expectations. While management's discussion of business conditions on the earnings call will mostly determine the sustainability of the immediate price change and future earnings expectations, it's worth having a handicapping insight into the odds of a positive EPS surprise.