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  • Coca-Cola vs. Pepsi's Business Models: What's the Difference?
    Investopedia 1 hour ago

    Coca-Cola vs. Pepsi's Business Models: What's the Difference?

    Understand more about the Coca-Cola company and the PepsiCo company. Learn about the key similarities and differences that make both companies successful.

  • Goldman Sachs: 5 ‘Superstar’ Stocks To Buy Now
    TipRanks 2 hours ago

    Goldman Sachs: 5 ‘Superstar’ Stocks To Buy Now

    Goldman Sachs has a new strategy for investors to consider. The firm has now revealed that the most dominant companies in an industry tend to outperform companies with a smaller percentage of market sales. There’s even a name for these kind of companies ‘superstar firms.’ “The market positioning of superstar firms often allows for greater bargaining power over consumers and workers and higher profitability,” Goldman's senior US equity strategist David Kostin told investors. “Superstar firms have been one driver of the explosion in US corporate margins post-crisis.”According to Kostin, companies with the highest share of industry sales have returned 49% since 2015. In contrast, companies with the lowest share of industry sales returned just 16% over the same time-frame. Here we take a closer look at five of the most prominent stocks in Goldman Sachs' 'superstar' portfolio. Should you buy into these names now? Let’s see what the Street has to say now… 1\. Altria (MO) * 88% share of industry US salesDuring the last five years, tobacco giant MO has gained 23%. That’s despite a disastrous 2018 which saw prices pullback 30%. So far in 2019, shares are holding steady- and Wells Fargo’s Bonnie Herzog spies upside ahead. She has just reiterated her Buy rating with a price target of $65 (28% upside potential). She believes that Altria will be able to weather the shift from traditional cigarettes to vapor products. “Major tobacco manufacturers are well-positioned in the current regulatory/political environment driven by strong management teams and a deep reservoir of bench talent and funds to drive innovation” says the analyst. Interestingly, Herzog adds that industry consolidation “will increasingly favor scale in the global ‘arms’ race in reduced-risk products (RRPs) while addressing the youth crisis.” Altria, for example, recently invested $12.8 billion in leading e-cigarette maker Juul Labs as well as a further $1.8 billion in cannabis stock Cronos Group (CRON). Luckily for Altria, Juul recently revealed Q1 sales of $528 million, up 23% from the previous quarter’s revenue. Now there is talk that Juul could be on the way to opening its own chain of vaping shops, starting in Houston and Dallas, Texas. Meanwhile Altria will also exclusively distribute Philip Morris International's (PM) "heat-not-burn" tobacco device. Called IQOS the device heats tobacco to around 350°C vs temperatures in excess of 600°C for a cigarette. “Because the tobacco is heated and not burned, the levels of harmful chemicals are significantly reduced compared to cigarette smoke” claims the company.Overall, we can see that the stock has a cautiously optimistic Moderate Buy analyst consensus. This is based on all the ratings received by the company over the last three months. Meanwhile the average analyst price target of $60 indicates upside potential of 18% from current levels. View MO Price Target & Analyst Ratings Detail 2\. Alphabet (GOOGL) * 63% share of industry US salesLooking back, GOOGL has almost doubled in value over the last five years. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t further upside potential ahead. GOOGL still retains a bullish ‘Strong Buy’ Street consensus. What’s more, the $1,334 average analyst price target indicates upside potential of over 22%. That’s despite more anti-trust talk from regulators, with Makan Delrahim (Assistant AG, DOJ) suggesting that stricter regulation may be coming.“Investors may be getting relatively comfortable with the underlying regulatory risk given that so far, the financial performance at FB, GOOGL and AMZN continues to be in line or even better than what the Street has been expecting” notes top-rated SunTrust Robinson analyst Youssef Squali. Given the complexity and global considerations of regulating and/or breaking up big tech, Squali is confident that it is likely to take years for regulatory measures to be implemented, and even longer for them to start impacting the financials of these companies. What’s more there is a growing realization that even in case of a break-up of a behemoth like GOOGL, the value of the parts may be higher than the whole over time. For example, Needham analyst Laura Martin has just reiterated her GOOGL buy rating with a $1,350 price target. She has calculated that the company could be worth nearly 50% more than its current valuation in the case of a break-up. Martin values Google search at $600 per Alphabet share, YouTube at $200, and the Android App Store at $100. Plus there are extra contributions from Gmail, Maps, Waymo, DeepMind etc. “Elevated regulatory scrutiny adds costs and margin pressures for 2-4 years, but probably has little impact on revenue growth or consumer usage until outcomes are determined and then fought out in the courts,” she concluded.View GOOGL Price Target & Analyst Ratings Detail 3\. General Electric (GE) * 51% share of industry US sales With new CEO Larry Culp at the helm, General Electric has put on a remarkable year-to-date rally of over 40%. The company was primed for a rebound after plunging over 50% in 2018. And analysts are currently divided about the stock’s outlook going forward.The key question is whether Culp’s multiyear turnaround plan will succeed to boost the company while reducing its massive $110 billion debt pile (as of March 31, according to FactSet). Cowen & Co’s Gautam Khanna sums up the problem here: “The major debates on GE's stock, which won't be resolved for years, are whether cost cutting & portfolio actions will return Industrial to sustained high FCF [free cash flow] conversion, & if Capital will require more cash support.” As a result, the analyst reiterates his Hold rating on GE with an $8 price target. That suggests shares could fall 20% from current levels. However, there are some more positive voices in the crowd. Most noticeably, William Blair’s Nicholas Heymann has just reiterated his GE Buy rating. He believes GE can ‘materially outperform’ the market over the next 12 months.“We continue to believe GE’s underlying intrinsic value (with no value assigned to Power) is somewhere in the range of $14-$16 per share,” the analyst revealed, describing this as a “highly feasible base-case valuation for GE’s share price over the next 6-12 months.”“The unbridled fear that overshadowed a rational assessment of the company’s underlying fair value exiting 2018 is beginning to recede and be replaced with far less ambiguous and more tangible plans and actions that will support a likely materially higher value for GE’s stock over the next 12 months and beyond,” said Heymann. View GE Price Target & Analyst Ratings Detail 4\. Walt Disney (DIS) * 49% share of industry US salesThis is a critical year for Walt Disney. As well as two new Star Wars attractions, DIS is also launching its own direct-to-consumer (DTC) streaming service known as Disney+. Clearly investors are feeling optimistic- boosted by the success of Avengers: Endgame (the second highest-grossing film of all time), shares are up 29% year-to-date. This brings Walt Disney’s total five-year gain of over 70%. It’s not just investors that are bullish on DIS right now. In the last three months, 16 analysts have published DIS Buy ratings vs just 3 Hold ratings. That gives DIS its ‘Strong Buy’ Street consensus. Meanwhile the average analyst price target of $153 indicates upside potential of 8%. “I believe that Disney+ will be a significant revenue driving opportunity along with the ongoing success of Disney Studios and Theme Parks” commented five-star Tigress Financial analyst Ivan Feinseth. “I further believe both Star Wars and Marvel franchises including a number of series from both these franchises will be significant drivers for Disney+ subscriptions,” Feinseth wrote. ‘Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker’ is set for release this December, and could also generate a whopping $2 billion in box office revenue.At the same time Morgan Stanley’s Benjamin Swinburne has just raised Disney’s long-term DTC subscribers and earnings estimates. This leads him to a new $160 price target and $210 bull case. He is now forecasting over 130mm global OTT subscribers by 2024, and is confident that DIS shares can sustain a premium multiple as the service ramps up. The analyst’s willingness to underwrite these higher estimates stems from: 1) A faster-than-expected global launch for Disney+; 2) More IP aggregating more quickly than anticipated; and 3) A plan to leverage third-party distribution. View DIS Price Target & Analyst Ratings Detail 5\. General Motors (GM) * 48% share of industry US salesOnly three analysts have published recent ratings on GM. Two analysts are staying neutral on the stock, while one analyst- Morgan Stanley’s Adam Jonas\- has a bullish rating on GM. Encouragingly, out of the three analysts, Jonas is the analyst with the strongest stock picking track record. Following relatively ‘in-line’ Q1 earnings results, Jonas reiterated his buy rating and Street-high price target of $44. From current levels that translates into 23% upside potential. According to the analyst, Q1 earnings didn’t fundamentally change his take on the GM story- especially if you strip away the mark-to-market ‘noise’ from the Lyft (LYFT) and PSA revaluations. Nonetheless, Jonas revealed that he was "sympathetic to some investor profit taking" after prices climbed 5% in April.And the analyst also moved to temper expectations surrounding GM’s self-driving Cruise unit. "While we think GM Cruise has important technological value, we urge investors to lower expectations on revenue generation and profitability of the unit," Jonas advised. "Taking nothing away from GM cruise, it is our understanding that the technology required to remove human drivers at an acceptable level of consumer safety is likely many years away." He continued: "And the legal and regulatory construct to support, even proven technology, may present even greater hurdles largely outside of GM Cruise's control."At the time of writing, General Motors has enjoyed a modest year-to-date rise of 7%. Despite rallying in both 2016, and 2017, 2018 was a more difficult year for GM investors with the stock losing 19%. View GM Price Target & Analyst Ratings DetailDiscover stock ideas from the Street’s best performing analysts here

  • American City Business Journals 6 hours ago

    Need to know: PSBJ unpacks SLS Seattle, all eyes on Boeing in Paris and a middle market list debuts

    Business Journal Managing Editor Rob Johnson recaps the week in Seattle business news and looks at the week ahead. We call it Business Journal Untucked.

  • Motley Fool 9 hours ago

    Why The Fiat-Renault Merger Stalled

    Both companies seemed eager to join forces, and then the situation became much more complicated.

  • Apollo in talks to finance Dish Network bid for T-Mobile, Sprint assets - sources
    Reuters 2 days ago

    Apollo in talks to finance Dish Network bid for T-Mobile, Sprint assets - sources

    The two U.S. wireless carriers have agreed to sell prepaid brand Boost Mobile to gain regulatory approval for the $26 billion merger. The U.S. Department of Justice has been in discussions with Dish, Altice USA and Charter Communications to purchase wireless assets from the merger to preserve competition in the industry, according to sources familiar with the matter. The Justice Department is expected to decide whether to approve the merger as early as next week, a source has told Reuters.

  • T-Mobile (TMUS) Gains As Market Dips: What You Should Know
    Zacks 2 days ago

    T-Mobile (TMUS) Gains As Market Dips: What You Should Know

    T-Mobile (TMUS) closed the most recent trading day at $74.90, moving +0.6% from the previous trading session.

  • Reuters 2 days ago

    UPDATE 1-U.S. Justice Department set to decide on T-Mobile, Sprint merger as soon as next week -source

    The U.S. Justice Department is set to decide as early as next week whether to approve the $26.5-billion merger of wireless carriers T-Mobile USA and Sprint Corp, a person briefed on the matter said on Friday. Earlier this week, Dish Network Corp executives met with the Justice Department's antitrust chief Makan Delrahim and Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai as part of the government's review of the deal, which could dramatically reshape the U.S. wireless market.

  • The Berkshire Hathaway Portfolio: All 48 Buffett Stocks
    Kiplinger 2 days ago

    The Berkshire Hathaway Portfolio: All 48 Buffett Stocks

    When folks think of the Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B) portfolio and its collection of holdings, most of which were selected by Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett, the companies that most readily come to mind are probably American Express (AXP), Coca-Cola (KO) and, more recently, Apple (AAPL).But a deep dive into Berkshire Hathaway's equity holdings reveals a more complicated picture.Berkshire Hathaway held positions in 48 separate stocks as of March 31, according to regulatory filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. But the portfolio of "Buffett stocks" isn't as diversified as the number might suggest. In some cases, BRK.B holds more than one share class in the same company. Some holdings are so small as to be immaterial leftovers from earlier bets the Oracle of Omaha has yet to completely exit.And perhaps most importantly, Berkshire Hathaway's equity portfolio is actually pretty concentrated. The top six holdings account for almost 70% of the portfolio's total value. The top 10 positions comprise nearly 80%. Banks and airlines, to cite a couple of sectors, carry quite a load in this portfolio. Then there's the fact that several Buffett stocks actually were picked by portfolio managers Todd Combs and Ted Weschler.Here, we examine each and every holding to give investors a better understanding of the entire Berkshire Hathaway portfolio. SEE ALSO: 50 Top Stocks That Billionaires Love

  • The 10 Best Cheap Stocks to Buy Right Now
    InvestorPlace 2 days ago

    The 10 Best Cheap Stocks to Buy Right Now

    [Editor's note: This story was previously published in February 2019. It has since been updated and republished by InvestorPlace staff.]With the market up more than 20% since the late-December lows, the argument that stocks -- at least some stocks -- are back to being overvalued and overbought holds at least a little water. Others argue that the rebound rally has only just begun, and valuation isn't yet a problem.The truth is, as usual, somewhere in the middle of the two extremes.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsFor a surprising number of names, however, it's a debate that's largely irrelevant. Some stocks are simply (still) too cheap to overlook, poised to make gains whether or not the broad market's tide helps out in the foreseeable future. For deeply undervalued equities in anything but a wildly bearish environment, the bigger risk is being on the sidelines rather than in a position. * 10 Stocks to Buy That Wall Street Expects to Soar for the Rest of 2019 To that end, here's a rundown of 10 of the market's best cheap stocks to buy right now. In some cases, the per-share price is just oddly low. In other cases, prices compared to earnings are well into single-digit territories. In most cases, both qualities apply. In no particular order …Source: NASA Blueshift via Flickr CBS Corporation (CBS)CBS Corporation (NYSE:CBS) may be down of late, but I still have confidence in CBS stock anyway. The television giant has improved in a big way where it needed to the most … streaming. By 2022, it should have 25 million streaming customers in tow.It's only a sign of the current paradigm shift in how video is delivered to consumers. It's also the reason we've seen a frenzy of M&A within the film and TV arena, the most notable of which is the Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) acquisition of Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOXA). CBS has also jockeyed to acquire Viacom (NASDAQ:VIAB).With CBS stock priced at only 7.5 times this year's expected earnings though, the company would also make for a dirt-cheap entry or expansion into the entertainment industry. Air Lease (AL)Source: Karen Neoh via FlickrAir Lease (NYSE:AL) relies on at least a decent economy to drive demand for passenger jets, and recently, investors have seen what they think are too many red flags.Take a closer look at all the data, though, and matters aren't as dire as they may seem. While global economic growth may be running into a near-term headwind in the wake of plenty of political drama, in the bigger picture, airlines still desperately need new aircraft to satisfy demand.In November of last year, and for the 12 months ending then, enplanements and total miles flown once again reached record levels. Boeing (NYSE:BA) believes that between now and 2037, the world's airlines will take delivery of more than 42,000 new aircraft. * 7 First-Half IPO Stocks That Will Falter in 2019's Second Half Given that trend and outlook, Air Lease is undervalued at its forward P/E of just above 5.8. Micron Technology (MU)Source: Shutterstock Add Micron Technology (NASDAQ:MU) to a list of cheap stocks to buy before it's no longer cheap.It's not an easy idea for some investors to get behind. The ramp-up of computer memory production has created a price-cutting glut, and it took a toll on Micron's most recently-reported quarter's bottom line. The previous quarter's gross margins of 59% were further projected to slip to between 50% and 53%, versus estimates of 55%.This is a cycle investors have seen over and over again, however, with the same end result every time. That is, producers will curtail production, abating supply and restoring pricing power. Rivals Samsung Electronics (OTCMKTS:SSNLF) and SK Hynix, in fact, have already decided to slow their DRAM expansion plans, and Micron has vowed to cut capital expenditures by more than $1 billion this year.It could take a while for tempered production to restore DRAM prices, but trading at only 7.6 times this year's projected per-share profits, MU stock is worth the wait. It has been every time before. Citigroup (C)Source: Shutterstock Citigroup (NYSE:C), like most bank stocks, had a rough 2018, and though it has bounced this year, the 2019 rally to-date has been subpar. The stock is trading at a trailing P/E of 10, and a forward-looking earnings multiple of 8 … cheap even by current banking stock standards, which have been abnormally low.The reason for the mismatched price and forecasted earnings is understandable enough. That is, enough investors are convinced interest rates are going to become just a little too high against a backdrop of just a little too much economic weakness. The concern is largely manifested in the flattening yield curve, which is particularly problematic for banks. * The 7 Best Tech Stocks to Buy for the Second Half of 2019 As was the case with Air Lease though (and will be for several others below), the worry isn't fully merited. NCR Corporation (NCR)Source: Shutterstock You may know the company better as National Cash Register Corporation, even though it changed its name years ago to NCR Corporation (NYSE:NCR). The less-limiting moniker reflect the fact that point-of-sale devices are now much more than a means of completing a sale. Since then, the company has expanded into areas like ATM machines, self-service kiosks and full-blown inventory management platforms.It's certainly a move in the right direction, although it's arguable the market isn't giving the new NCR enough credit. Shares are priced at only 10 times this year's projected profits.That might have something to do with the fact that outfits like Square (NYSE:SQ) and Paypal (NASDAQ:PYPL) are encroaching in NCR's turf. It's a legitimate concern too. There's a huge subset of companies, however, that will prefer to do business with a long-established name like NCR. Timken (TKR)Source: Oleg Zaytsev via FlickrTimken (NYSE:TKR) is anything but a household name. The company makes ball bearings and industrial transmissions to supply mechanical power where it's needed in a manufacturing environment.It's anything but a riveting (pun fully intended) business. But, it's a business that's starting to grow in earnest again as America's industrial engine revs. After rolling over in 2015 as the nation started to fully transition to a service-oriented economy, the United States began making more goods again in 2016. It's never looked back. * 5 Great Dividend Stocks to Buy From the Tech Sector The paradigm shift has proven to be a boon for Timken, which has grown revenue at a double-digit pace since early 2017. Better still, the new revenue trend has set the stage for earnings growth this year that translates into a projected P/E of only 8.3. General Motors (GM)Source: Shutterstock There's no denying General Motors (NYSE:GM) ran into a headwind three years ago, when "peak auto" became a reality. Though a victim of its own rampant success -- subsequent comparisons have all looked lackluster -- investors tend to only care about how current results stack up against the recent past.Those investors, however, may be unfairly harsh with their treatment of GM stock and its peers. While it remains unclear when we'll see another automobile purchase growth cycle again, General Motors is still a solid cash cow, yielding 4.25% while it sports a dirt cheap trailing P/E of 5.7.Regardless, the carmaker continues to impress regardless of the stock's valuation. Nicolas Chahine commented, "the 2018 barrage of tariff headlines made GM stock a tough trade as it fell sharply off its January 2018 highs. This year so far it has been the total opposite. GM management clearly gave Wall Street reason to rejoice and buy the stock and investors ate it up. This morning, they backed up their claim…" Lumentum Holdings (LITE)Don't worry if Lumentum Holdings (NASDAQ:LITE) is an unfamiliar name -- most investors probably haven't heard of it. The company makes communications equipment and industrial lasers, and has a big presence in the fiber optic industry.There has never been a time when the world has needed such high-speed connectivity. As more and more wireless devices compete for a finite amount of radio frequency bandwidth, middlemen are looking for easier and faster ways to offload some of that traffic to physical infrastructure. Fiber optic lines are more than up to the task. * 3 Hot Trades for 3 Spicy IPO Stocks The market doesn't seem to see it yet, pricing LITE stock at a forward P/E of 9.7 despite this year's expected revenue growth of 28% and next year's 27%. As time passes though, Lumentum's role in the future of telecom will become clearer. Terex (TEX)Source: Shutterstock Name any piece of mobile machinery, and Terex (NYSE:TEX) probably makes it. From backhoes to cherry pickers to tracked conveyers to cranes, Terex has solutions for almost any industrial application.That diversity hasn't helped revenue in a while, with the top line peaking in 2014. The stock has been hit-and-miss since then … more misses than hits.The doubters may have overshot their pessimism though, sending TEX stock to a forward-looking P/E of 7.2 following what should be nearly 17% revenue growth for 2018. While sales growth is expected to slow this year, the company more often than not topped sales and earnings estimates in 2018. It may hold a few pleasant surprises in store this year. Capital One (COF)Source: Eric Hauser via Flickr (Modified)Last but not least, add credit card company Capital One Financial (NYSE:COF) to your list of cheap stocks to consider here.Like Citigroup, Air Lease and others, investors have been fearful that a slowing economy -- maybe even a shrinking one -- could work against Capital One. In fact, rising interest rates could hit Capital One particularly hard in that situation, as its target market of risky borrowers could be the first to underpay of stop payments altogether should the global economic condition sour. * 3 Hot Internet Stock Trades It's another case, however, where the doubters may have overshot. COF stock is now priced at only 7.5 times this year's expected profits, making it one of the cheapest stocks to own in the financial sector. The worst-case scenario is more than priced in.As of this writing, James Brumley held a long position in CBS Corporation. You can learn more about James at his site, jamesbrumley.com, or follow him on Twitter, at @jbrumley. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Oversold Stocks to Run From * 7 Red-Hot E-Commerce Stocks to Consider * 4 Stocks Surging on Earnings Surprises Compare Brokers The post The 10 Best Cheap Stocks to Buy Right Now appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • U.S. Justice Department set to decide on T-Mobile, Sprint merger as soon as next week - source
    Reuters 2 days ago

    U.S. Justice Department set to decide on T-Mobile, Sprint merger as soon as next week - source

    The U.S. Justice Department is set to decide as early as next week whether to approve the $26.5-billion merger of wireless carriers T-Mobile USA and Sprint Corp, a person briefed on the matter said on Friday. Earlier this week, Dish Network Corp executives met with the Justice Department's antitrust chief Makan Delrahim and Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai as part of the government's review of the deal, which could dramatically reshape the U.S. wireless market.

  • MarketWatch 2 days ago

    GM stock cut to sell on expectation of lower guidance

    Garrett Nelson at CFRA on Friday downgraded General Motors Co. stock to sell, from buy, on bearish expectations for auto sales, GM's operating margin forecasts, and "a belief that GM is likely to lower earnings guidance," he said. Nelson also cut his 12-month price target on the shares by $8 to $32, and lowered full-year profit estimates for 2019 and 2020. GM global sales fell 10.4%, including a 7% drop for U.S. sales, "and recent data suggests that demand remains weak, particularly in China (43.5% of GM's total vehicle sales in 2018)" Nelson said. "We expect weak sales and the negative impact of the trade war to weigh on GM's margins." GM shares fell 0.8% on Friday. The stock has gained 35% this year, compared with gains of 15% and 12% for the S&P 500 index and the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

  • TheStreet.com 2 days ago

    Anheuser-Busch: The Lager's Long, Rich History

    Anheuser-Busch history dates back to the mid-1800s. Watch the video timeline to learn how the beer company got its name.

  • P&G shares plan for Olympic Games promotion
    American City Business Journals 2 days ago

    P&G shares plan for Olympic Games promotion

    Procter & Gamble Co. will collect recyclable plastic such as shampoo or dish soap bottles to fashion all podiums that will be used for medal presentations during the summer Olympic Games in Tokyo next year. The Cincinnati-based maker of consumer goods such as Pantene shampoo and Dawn dish soap  (NYSE: PG) is partnering with the International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee on the project. “The Tokyo 2020 Podium Project is an example of how the Olympic Games can be a catalyst to inspire actions that have a positive impact on the environment and society,” said Marc Pritchard, chief brand officer of P&G. “Sustainability is at the heart of this effort … to demonstrate how consumers can participate in reducing plastic waste.” This project also expands P&G’s sponsorship of the Olympic Games.

  • MarketWatch 2 days ago

    Dish Network discusses opposition to Sprint-T-Mobile U.S. merger, according to FCC file

    Dish Network Corp. has talked this week with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission about its opposition of the merger of Sprint Corp. and T-Mobile U.S. Inc. , according to a FCC filing. In a letter to FCC Secretary Marlene Dortch, Jeffrey Blum, senior vice president of public policy and government affairs for Dish, summarized a June 11 meeting with the FCC and certain officials of the Department of Justice's antitrust division. "During the meeting, Dish discussed its opposition to the proposed merger of Sprint and T-Mobile as currently constructed," Blum wrote. "Consistent with its filings in the above-captioned proceeding, DISH explained the need for a minimum of four nationwide mobile network operators (MNOs). DISH also discussed the impact of the proposed merger on DISH's market entry and its wireless buildout plans." The proposed merger has faced scrutiny since it wasannounced in April 2018. Dish's stock was little changed in midday trading Friday, while shares of both Sprint and T-Mobile slipped 0.2% and the S&P 500 fell 0.3%.

  • Moody's 2 days ago

    Procter & Gamble International Funding SCA -- Moody's announces completion of a periodic review of ratings of Procter & Gamble Company (The)

    Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") has completed a periodic review of the ratings of Procter & Gamble Company (The) and other ratings that are associated with the same analytical unit. The review was conducted through a portfolio review in which Moody's reassessed the appropriateness of the ratings in the context of the relevant principal methodology(ies), recent developments, and a comparison of the financial and operating profile to similarly rated peers. This publication does not announce a credit rating action and is not an indication of whether or not a credit rating action is likely in the near future.

  • The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: General Motors, Toyota, Ford, Fiat and Genuine Parts
    Zacks 2 days ago

    The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: General Motors, Toyota, Ford, Fiat and Genuine Parts

    The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: General Motors, Toyota, Ford, Fiat and Genuine Parts

  • Industrial output rises the most in six months as automakers boost pickup truck production
    MarketWatch 2 days ago

    Industrial output rises the most in six months as automakers boost pickup truck production

    Industrial production rose 0.4% in May, a solid and broad-based gain helped by increased production of pickup trucks and cars, the Federal Reserve said Friday.

  • 2020 Chevy Silverado HD starts cheaper than the old one
    Autoblog 2 days ago

    2020 Chevy Silverado HD starts cheaper than the old one

    The 2020 Chevy Silverado HD launched with divisive styling, but the latest news about the truck should be universally appealing: It's cheaper than the old model. The base, regular-cab, long-bed Silverado HD 2500 Work Truck starts at $35,695.

  • CenturyLink Extends Coverage Footprint With Network Gateway
    Zacks 2 days ago

    CenturyLink Extends Coverage Footprint With Network Gateway

    The strategic decision will enable CenturyLink (CTL) to better serve the surging demand for improved connectivity in the adjacent domestic markets and the neighboring Latin American countries.

  • Honda reveals more details about its adorable EV
    Engadget 2 days ago

    Honda reveals more details about its adorable EV

    Honda unveiled its new electric car, the tiny and adorable Honda E, earlier this year, but details have been few and far between. It's slowly drip-fed features including side cameras instead of mirrors and a faux-wood paneled dashboard , but now the company is ready to share more, revealing some key specifications about the car including battery capacity and weight distribution.

  • China’s Car Sales Aren’t Just Falling Anymore, They’re Crumbling
    Market Realist 2 days ago

    China’s Car Sales Aren’t Just Falling Anymore, They’re Crumbling

    Car sales in China, the world’s biggest automotive market, fell year-over-year in 2018 for the first time in more than two decades. Automotive sales have contracted in China for 11 consecutive months now. The slowdown only seems to be deepening, and last month, China’s car sales fell a whopping 16.4%.

  • Tariff, Consumer Challenges Are Priced Into GM Stock
    InvestorPlace 2 days ago

    Tariff, Consumer Challenges Are Priced Into GM Stock

    Uncertainty continues to plague General Motors (NYSE:GM). Tariff threats and changing consumer trends have led to falling profit forecasts. Consequently, GM stock remains at a low valuation.Source: Shutterstock However, while this low multiple may indicate ongoing profit struggles, it also gives traders few reasons to sell. Several Headwinds Weigh on GM StockDespite averting Mexican tariffs, the outlook appears bleak for General Motors stock. The trade war with the all-important China market lingers. China is General Motor's largest market. In 2018, the company sold about 3.645 million cars in China. That's considerably more than the 2.954 million units sold in the United States.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsUnless GM gains an exemption, analysts can expect that number to fall as long as the trade war persists. Even worse, a prolonged trade war would leave the automaker at a competitive disadvantage as it would have to work harder to regain lost market share, thereby hurting General Motors stock. * 7 High-Quality Cheap Stocks to Buy With $10 GM also could face a permanent reduction in demand for cars. With more Americans depending on services like Uber (NYSE:UBER) and Lyft (NASDAQ:LYFT) for their transportation, fewer people seek car ownership. That may explain why analysts forecast a 6.9% reduction in earnings for next year. Early indications point to another decline in profits in 2021.They also face tech-related threats. Though GM does produce an electric vehicle (EV), it has fallen behind Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) and others automakers in this segment. Moreover, non-car companies such as Alphabet's (NASDAQ:GOOGL, NASDAQ:GOOG) Waymo and the Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) subsidiary Mobileye continue to garner more attention in the self-driving car market. GM acquired Cruise Automation in 2016 to respond to this threat.Unfortunately for proponents of GM stock, Cruise's prototypes have faced safety and technical issues. The Multiple on General Motors Stock Reflects the UncertaintyStill, despite numerous problems, it appears that the valuation of GE stock reflects these issues. Shares trade at a price-to-earnings ratio of just under 5.7. Barring profits going off a cliff, I do not see this multiple falling much further.Also, robust earnings from truck sales will help reduce the decline in profits. General Motors just announced that they will invest $150 million in its Flint, Michigan plant. This will facilitate the production of its next-generation heavy-duty pickup truck. It will also boost pickup truck production by 40,000 vehicles annually and add 1,000 jobs.I would not expect this to materially affect the GM stock price as it has seen little net change over the years. Nine years ago, the automaker reintroduced its equity at an initial public offering price of $33 per share. Today, it trades at close to $36 per share as of the time of this writing. With falling profits and a low PE ratio, it would probably take an end to the trade war to boost shares from these levels.GM had traded above $45 per share before the trade war began. Perhaps some will buy in hopes that the trade war will end soon. But no matter what, income-oriented investor who bought at a lower price should stay the course. For this group, I still think General Motors stock offers a compelling value proposition. The annual payout of $1.52 per share has remained steady since 2016.These payments also amount to a dividend yield of about 4.2%. This comes in at more than double the S&P 500 average of around 2%. That said, it's also lower than the 6% yield on Ford (NYSE:F). However, Ford cut this payment from last year's levels. The stability of GM's payout should give it an edge over Ford among some investors. The Bottom Line on General MotorsDespite the problems plaguing GM, investors have few reasons to sell. Yes, tariffs, changing customer preferences, and technology could cause issues for General Motors stock. However, these conditions have taken GE's PE ratio below 6 and its dividend yield well above 4%.Even with few prospects for share price growth, the company is uniquely positioned to give income investors a higher-than-average return. Moreover, an end to the trade war could also boost the GM stock price.Unless the U.S. and China sign a trade agreement, investors should not expect any significant multiple expansion for the foreseeable future. Still, for investors who care primarily about dividends, GM stock remains well-positioned to deliver a consistent, generous payout.As of this writing, Will Healy did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned stocks. You can follow Will on Twitter at @HealyWriting. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 7 High-Quality Cheap Stocks to Buy With $10 * 7 U.S. Stocks to Buy With Limited Trade War Exposure * 6 Growth Stocks That Could Be the Next Big Thing Compare Brokers The post Tariff, Consumer Challenges Are Priced Into GM Stock appeared first on InvestorPlace.

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