Stories tagged: finance
SUNDAY, OCT. 30, 2016
The Motley Fool: Dividends and growth with Bristol-Myers
The Motley Fool Take Shares of Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE: BMY) were recently down about 30 percent from their all-time high in July. That leaves the stock more attractively priced and …
TUESDAY, OCT. 25, 2016, 2:54 P.M.
New Wells Fargo CEO to employees: ‘We’re sorry’
Newly appointed Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan told employees Tuesday that he is “sorry for the pain” that the bank’s employees have suffered as a result of the company’s sales …
MONDAY, OCT. 24, 2016, 1:57 P.M.
TD Ameritrade to buy Scottrade in $4B cash-and-stock deal
Online brokerage TD Ameritrade is buying Scottrade in a $4 billion cash-and-stock deal that would significantly expand its branch network at a time when many financial firms are expanding automated …
SUNDAY, OCT. 23, 2016
The Motley Fool: Reading Facebook
The Motley Fool Take Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) has been outperforming Wall Street analyst expectations for revenue and earnings during the past few years, and analysts expect the company to grow …
THURSDAY, OCT. 20, 2016, 3:34 P.M.
Bank places 100 ‘lucky pennies’ across U.S. worth $1,000 each
Stopping to pick up a stray penny off the ground may not seem worth the effort, yet one bank is trying to change that mindset by placing 100 fake pennies …
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 19, 2016, 4:25 P.M.
Financial regulators outline new cybersecurity rules for banks
Banking regulators outlined a new set of rules Wednesday aimed at tightening cybersecurity requirements to protect financial markets and customers from online attacks.
TUESDAY, OCT. 18, 2016, 2:16 P.M.
Stocks advance as Fed speculation weakens dollar; crude climbs
Stocks rallied around the world and the dollar fell on speculation the Federal Reserve will stick with a gradual tightening of monetary policy.
SUNDAY, OCT. 16, 2016
The Motley Fool: Grocery giant Kroger remains a super market for investors
The Motley Fool Take Shares of grocery giant Kroger (NYSE: KR) recently hit a 52-week low, making it even more attractive as an investment. Kroger has been facing challenges such …
SUNDAY, OCT. 9, 2016
The Motley Fool: A towering opportunity for wireless investing
It’s not just wireless technology that enables big growth in smartphone data usage. Infrastructure, such as the companies that build and install cellular towers, play a key role, too.
SUNDAY, OCT. 2, 2016
The Motley Fool: Want a Bite of This Apple?
The Motley Fool Take Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) has released its new iPhone 7 phones, and early reports are that it’s selling well. If these new phones can alleviate the concern …
TUESDAY, SEPT. 27, 2016, 11:33 A.M.
Wells Fargo faces Labor Department review for possible workplace violations
The Labor Department has launched a “top-to-bottom review” of how Wells Fargo & Co. treated employees as it pushed the aggressive sales quotas that led to the bank’s fake-accounts scandal.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 25, 2016
The Motley Fool: Microsoft’s Plans Are Paying Off
The Motley Fool Take Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) is undergoing big changes that include becoming a major player in cloud computing. In its recently reported fourth quarter, Microsoft’s intelligent cloud segment …
SUNDAY, SEPT. 11, 2016
The Motley Fool: A Biotech Bargain
The Motley Fool Take Gilead Sciences is a market leader among biotech companies, with a market value recently topping $100 billion. It has an enormously valuable portfolio of drugs focused …
FRIDAY, SEPT. 9, 2016, 3:49 P.M.
U.S. stocks slide the most since Brexit amid rate speculation
U.S. stocks fell in the worst selloff since Britain voted to leave the European Union, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average falling almost 400 points after a Federal Reserve official …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 7, 2016, 11:33 A.M.
PayPal, Mastercard expand partnership
PayPal and Mastercard signed a deal Tuesday that aims to make it easier for PayPal users to pay with a Mastercard.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 6, 2016, 3:01 P.M.
Stocks inch higher on hope for more oil deals
Energy companies led U.S. stocks higher Tuesday as investors hoped higher oil prices and bigger profits are on the way.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 4, 2016
The Motley Fool: A Money Mouse
The Motley Fool Take Walt Disney (NYSE: DIS) is the undisputed global entertainment king, with enormously valuable brands such as Disney itself, ESPN, ABC, Pixar and Marvel. In addition, it …
FRIDAY, SEPT. 2, 2016, 11:09 A.M.
Stocks rise as tepid jobs report stokes hopes for low rates
U.S. stocks are rising Friday as a slowdown in hiring last month raised investors’ hopes that the Federal Reserve may wait even longer before raising interest rates. Energy companies made …
TUESDAY, AUG. 30, 2016, 12:03 P.M.
US bank earnings in Q2 climbed 1.4 percent to $43.6B
U.S. banks’ earnings in the April-June period rose 1.4 percent from a year earlier as growth in lending fueled interest income.
SUNDAY, AUG. 28, 2016
The Motley Fool: eBay operates in a growing industry
The Motley Fool Take E-commerce is one of the most promising industries around. Accounting for a modest 7.5 percent of all retail transactions in the United States, it has a …
SUNDAY, AUG. 21, 2016
The Motley Fool: Chipping away for the long term with NXP Semiconductors
NXP Semiconductors (NASDAQ: NXPI) is the world’s largest automotive chipmaker, and it also supplies the smartphone industry and others with chips. The company is a long-term play on the interconnectedness …
SUNDAY, AUG. 7, 2016
‘Student’ credit cards aren’t for all students, or even most
As parents prepare their rising freshmen for life at college, many are leaving out a crucial piece of information: how to build credit. The college years are the best time …
SUNDAY, AUG. 7, 2016
The Motley Fool: Carnival cruises to profits
The Motley Fool Take Carnival Corp’s (NYSE: CCL) stock has been getting less expensive recently, making it worth consideration for long-term investors.
SUNDAY, JULY 24, 2016
The Motley Fool: A Biopharma Grower
The Motley Fool Take Biotech blue chip Celgene (Nasdaq: CELG) is a major player in the rapidly growing oncology market, with three primary methods of growth.
SUNDAY, JULY 17, 2016
The Motley Fool: The power of the swoosh
The Motley Fool Take Nike (NYSE: NKE), a giant in the athletic footwear and apparel market, is getting stronger, diversifying into sports such as soccer to add to its dominance …
SUNDAY, JULY 10, 2016
The Motley Fool: Cleaning up with iRobot
The Motley Fool Take Seeking a growth stock that isn’t very overvalued? Check out home-robot maker iRobot (Nasdaq: IRBT). Its first-quarter earnings report released in April was good enough to …
SUNDAY, JULY 3, 2016
The Motley Fool: A branch-less bank
The Motley Fool Take If you’re looking for a relatively small company with a good chance of strong stock-price appreciation, consider BofI Holding (Nasdaq: BOFI), an online-only bank. It’s profitable …
SUNDAY, JUNE 26, 2016
The Motley Fool: Boston Beer ready to brew profits
The Motley Fool Take After a rough 2015 and further weakness so far this year, Boston Beer’s (NYSE: SAM) shares have fallen far from their all-time highs of January 2015. …
SUNDAY, JUNE 19, 2016
The Motley Fool: Cisco can ride the tech waves and still deliver dividends
The Motley Fool Take Networking giant Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO) is a stable and mature tech company, but it has been suffering from weak demand for its switches and routers …
SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2016
The Motley Fool: GM firing on many cylinders
The Motley Fool Take It’s not crazy to be wary of investing in General Motors (NYSE: GM), due to its significant debt load and that fact that it was forced …