Strategists say two factors are helping give legs to the global stock market’s Monday morning surge – bullishness about China and the view that central banks will backstop markets. A front page editorial in state-owned China Securities Journal is getting credit for fueling a strong rally in Chinese markets overnight that spread to global equities.
Take a look at some of the biggest movers in the premarket: Becton Dickinson (BDX) – The medical products maker said the Food and Drug Administration has granted emergency use authorization for its rapid Covid-19 test that can deliver results in 15 minutes. The test can be used with the company’s “BD Veritor PLUS” portable
A view of the Wall Street street sign with the New York Stock Exchange during the coronavirus pandemic on May 25, 2020 in New York City. Noam Galai | Getty Images Stocks in the week ahead will focus on the severity of the spread of the coronavirus, during what should be a lull between Thursday’s
Employees wearing protective masks and gloves prepare drinks at a restaurant in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S., on Thursday, June 25, 2020. Jayme Gershen | Bloomberg | Getty Images Stocks rallied on a much stronger-than-expected gain in hiring, but the bond market appears to be looking to the future and there are real doubts about whether
Take a look at some of the biggest movers in the premarket: McDonald’s (MCD) – McDonald’s halted further reopenings of dine-in service at its restaurants, postponing them by three weeks due to a rise in Covid-19 cases. Restaurants, where dine-in service had already resumed, will be allowed to continue offering it if their local jurisdictions
Kylie Cosmetics are displayed at Ulta beauty on November 18, 2019 in New York City. Kylie Cosmetics has sold a controlling stake to Coty Inc for a reported $600 Million. Coty Inc plans to buy 51% and the controlling share of Kylie Cosmetics, valuing it at $1.2 billion. Kylie Jenner will remain the public face
Customers dine outside at Via Carota restaurant in the West Village, New York City, June 26, 2020. Noam Galai | Getty Images Economists expect nearly 3 million jobs were created in June, as companies rehired workers they let go when the economy shut down. The monthly employment report, to be released Thursday, is surrounded by
A woman walks past FedEx Corp. Ground vehicle parked in the Midtown neighborhood of New York, U.S., on Friday, Dec. 4, 2015. John Taggart | Bloomberg | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading. FedEx — Shares of FedEx jumped more than 14% after the company’s fourth quarter results blew past
Take a look at some of the biggest movers in the premarket: Macy’s (M) – The retailer reported a first-quarter loss of $2.03 per share, with the loss and its revenue matching the numbers it gave in a preliminary report on June 9. Macy’s is expecting the pandemic to impact the U.S. economy for the
A worker wearing a protective mask and gloves assembles face shields at the Cartamundi-owned Hasbro manufacturing facility in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, April 29, 2020. The factory is making 50,000 face shields per week for hospitals in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, Governor Charlie Baker said. Adam Glanzman | Bloomberg via Getty Images As the economy moves
A FedEx employee wearing a protective mask and gloves loads boxes into a truck amid the coronavirus pandemic on April 28, 2020 in New York City, Alexi Rosenfeld | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines after the bell. FedEx — The shipping company’s stock climbed 9% after the closing bell following its release of
Micron Technology’s hard drive for data center customers is presented at a product launch event in San Francisco, October 24, 2019. Stephen Nellis | Reuters Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading. Micron — Micron traded more than 6% higher after the chip manufacturer posted better-than-expected results for the previous quarter. The company posted an
Take a look at some of the biggest movers in the premarket: Conagra Brands (CAG) – The food producer reported quarterly profit of 75 cents per share, 9 cents a share above estimates. Revenue also exceeded consensus and Conagra gave a current-quarter earnings forecast range that largely exceeds estimates as the pandemic helps spur a
Shoppers ascend and descend escalators at the King of Prussia Mall, owned by Simon Property Group, United State’s largest retail shopping space, in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. Mark Makela | Reuters Check out the companies making headlines after the bell. Micron Technology — The technology company’s stock jumped as much as 6% in extended trading
A view of the Wall Street street sign with the New York Stock Exchange during the coronavirus pandemic on May 25, 2020 in New York City. Noam Galai | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines midday Monday: Southwest — Goldman upgraded shares of Southwest to buy from sell and raised its 12-month price
Traders wear masks as they work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange as the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues New York, May 27, 2020. Lucas Jackson | Reuters Nearly 70% of asset managers expect that a 20% correction is more likely than a 20% move higher in stocks, according to
Take a look at some of the biggest movers in the premarket: Gilead Sciences (GILD) – Gilead set pricing for its remdesivir anti-viral Covid-19 treatment, with developed-world governments paying $390 per dose and privately insured patients being charged $520 per dose. Intercept Pharmaceuticals (ICPT) – The Food and Drug Administration did not approve the company’s
BlackRock’s global chief investment strategist said after the market’s strong gains, he is more cautious on U.S. stocks into the second half of the year because of risks of fading fiscal stimulus and potential election volatility. BlackRock Investment Institute, in its second half outlook, said it retains equities at neutral, or benchmark weight in portfolios.
People are walking by the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) building during Covid-19 pandemic in New York on May 26, 2020. Tayfun Coskun | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images The second half of 2020 is nearly here, and now it’s up to the economy to prove that the stock market was right about a sharp
People walk by a Nike store in New York. Spencer Platt | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading. Nike — The sportswear maker slid more than 5% after the company reported a surprise loss for the fourth quarter as sales slumped 38% year-over-year. Nike lost 51 cents per share, compared with
Take a look at some of the biggest movers in the premarket: Nike (NKE) – Nike lost 51 cents per share for its latest quarter, well off the consensus forecast for a 7 cents per share profit. The athletic footwear and apparel maker’s revenue also came in far below expectations, hurt by lockdown-related store closures.
GP: A logo of a Virgin Galactic is seen outside the building during the company’s first day of trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on October 28, 2019 in New York City. JOHANNES EISELE | AFP | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines after the bell. Virgin Galactic — Shares of
Take a look at some of the biggest movers in the premarket: Accenture (ACN) – The consulting firm beat estimates by 5 cents a share, with quarterly earnings of $1.90 per share. Revenue also came in above Wall Street forecasts. Revenue was down about 1% from a year ago, but Accenture’s results were boosted by
A construction worker walks past new homes under construction by developer KB Home in Valencia, California. Jonathan Alcorn | Bloomberg | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines after the bell. KB Home — The home construction company’s stock dipped 13% in extended trading after KB Home released its second-quarter earnings. The company reported
A view of people passing by New York Stock Exchange in Wall Street amid Coronavirus Pandemic on April 5, 2020. John Nacion | NurPhoto | Getty Images Stocks could face turbulence and limited gains in the second half of the year, as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to set the course for markets and the economy.
Stefan Zaklin | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading. Dell — Shares of the tech company jumped 7% following news that it was exploring options for its majority stake in VMware, which is worth roughly $50 billion. A sale or spinoff of the investment in the software company could not
Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: Carnival – Carnival’s debt rating was cut to “junk” by Standard & Poor’s, which is forecasting continued weak demand for the cruise industry due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Dell Technologies – Dell is exploring options for its $50 billion stake in cloud computing company VMWare, according
Facade with sign and logo at the La-Z-Boy furniture store in Pleasanton, California, April 16, 2018. Smith Collection | Gado | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines after the bell. Dell Technologies, VMware — Shares of Dell Technologies and VMware spiked 18% and 10% respectively in after-hours trading on a report that Dell is looking
A woman walks in the rain outside the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in the financial district of lower Manhattan during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in New York, April 13, 2020. Andrew Kelly | Reuters Investors are making the biggest bet in the futures market since 2011 that the stock market is
A trader walks in front of the New York Stock Exchange on May 26, 2020 at Wall Street in New York City. Johannes Eisele | AFP | Getty Images With the S&P 500 up more than 21% for the quarter so far, strategists are handicapping the likelihood that pensions and other funds and investors will