Hertz, Ford, Keurig Dr Pepper and more

Check out the companies making the biggest moves midday: Hertz — Shares of the rental rental company jumped 1.9% after the company announced a partnership with BP’s electric vehicle charging unit that will put thousands of charging stations at Hertz locations. Many of the stations will be used to charge Hertz’s growing fleet of electric […]

Keurig Dr Pepper, CSX, Li Auto and more

Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: Keurig Dr Pepper — The consumer stock fell 1.5% premarket after Goldman Sachs downgraded the stock to neutral from a buy rating. The Wall Street firm said it sees increased risk to Keurig’s margins as commodity inflation, especially related to coffee, remains elevated. Lucid Group — […]

One number could be the key to how markets trade right after Fed meets

The bond market is waiting for Federal Reserve officials to reveal how high they think interest rates will go. The reaction to that forecast will also have a profound impact on stocks, which have struggled as rates have risen in anticipation of a more aggressive Fed. The latest Fed forecast for a terminal rate — […]

China’s inflation is far lower than the U.S. Why locals still feel price pressures

More than half of respondents in China said that due to the possibility of a recession, they’ve gone out less for food and entertainment, an Oliver Wyman survey found. Noel Celis | Afp | Getty Images BEIJING — Chinese people say they’re increasingly feeling the pinch of rising prices, although official data show inflation running […]

China’s tourism revenue was below pre-Covid 2019 levels amid lockdowns

National tourism revenue for the long weekend ended Monday reached 28.68 billion yuan ($4.16 billion), only 60.6% of pre-pandemic levels in 2019, according to China’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism. Pictured here are visitors to the Nantong Intercontinental Green Expo Park in Jiangsu province on Sept. 11, 2022. Vcg | Visual China Group | Getty […]

Chinese EV giant BYD plans to build a passenger car factory in Thailand

Chinese electric car company BYD has expanded rapidly overseas, including announcements in recent months of plans to enter Thailand’s and Japan’s passenger car markets. Pictured here is a test drive of BYD’s electric Atto 3 SUV in Yokohama, Japan, in August 2022. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images BEIJING — Chinese electric car and battery […]

UiPath, ChargePoint, Twitter and more

The logo and trading symbol for Twitter is displayed on a screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, July 11, 2022. Brendan McDermid | Reuters Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading. UiPath — The stock tumbled 12.9% after UiPath issued weaker-than-expected third-quarter and full-year […]

Apple looks vulnerable to chart strategists. That could be a warning for the whole market

Technical analysts say Apple’s stock chart could be showing signs of short-term fatigue, and that could have repercussions for the whole stock market. The $2.7 trillion market cap stock is 7.4% of the S & P 500, so when it moves it can help propel the benchmark index higher. It can also act as a […]

China needs Taiwan’s biggest chipmaker — more than the other way around

Taiwan is home to more than 90% of the manufacturing capacity for the world’s most advanced semiconductors, according to a 2021 Boston Consulting Group report. Pictured here is a TSMC building in Taiwan on April 8, 2022. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images BEIJING — When it comes to semiconductors, China needs Taiwan more than […]

Stock futures fall after Walmart cuts forecast, says inflation hit consumer spending

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, June 28, 2022. Source: NYSE U.S. stock futures fell on Monday night after Walmart cut its profit forecast, sending retail stocks tumbling after hours. Dow Jones Industrial Average futures fell by 133 points, or 0.4%. S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 futures declined 0.3% and 0.4%, […]

Snap, American Express, Verizon, Seagate and more

Signage for Snap Inc., parent company of Snapchat, adorns the front of the New York Stock Exchange, March 2, 2017 in New York City. Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading. American Express — Shares of the credit card company climbed 2.9% as growth in travel and entertainment spending helped American […]

Markets face crucial summer week, with Fed, earnings and economic data

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), June 27, 2022. Brendan McDermid | Reuters There’s a head-spinning amount of news for markets to navigate in the week ahead, the biggest of which will be the Federal Reserve’s midweek meeting. The two largest U.S. companies — Microsoft and Apple — […]

Snap, Meta Platforms, Mattel and more

People walk past Snap Inc. Snapchat signage displayed in downtown Los Angeles, California on October 2, 2021. Patrick T. Fallon | AFP | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines after the bell:  Snap – Shares of the Snapchat parent company plummeted more than 26% in extended trading after reporting a miss on the […]

Baker Hughes, Biogen, Netflix and more

Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: Baker Hughes (BKR) – The oilfield services company reported second-quarter adjusted earnings of 11 cents per share, just half of what analysts had forecast. Revenue also fell below estimates, with Baker Hughes citing various challenges including component shortages and supply chain inflation. Baker Hughes tumbled 6% […]

Goldman Sachs, Coinbase and more

Take a look at some of the biggest movers in the premarket: Goldman Sachs (GS) – Goldman gained 2.6% in premarket trading, following upbeat profit and revenue. Second-quarter earnings came in at $7.73 per share, compared to a consensus estimate of $6.58 a share. Goldman’s profit dropped from a year ago, however, as the pace […]

Earnings could be an even bigger catalyst for stocks after the market’s wild ride on rate fears

Traders on the floor of the NYSE, July 12, 2022. Source: NYSE Investors are likely to switch their focus to earnings season, after the market’s wild ride on rising and falling expectations for Federal Reserve rate hikes. Stocks were volatile in the past week. The three major indexes posted sharp gains Friday, after worries the […]

China factories are feeling some heat as U.S., Europe demand slows

Pictured here on June 24, 2022, are workers making umbrellas in a factory in Jinjiang city, Fujian province, China. Yuan He | Future Publishing | Getty Images European sales for Guangdong-based coffee machine company HiBrew have tapered off after a sterling run last year when pent-up global demand drove up purchases of Chinese consumer goods.  […]

Beijing city to require Covid vaccinations for some public venues

Chinese cities like Beijing, pictured here on July 6, 2022, require negative virus tests from within the last 72 hours in order to enter most public spaces. Kevin Frayer | Getty Images News | Getty Images BEIJING — China’s capital city is set to require Covid vaccinations for entering gyms and some other venues, the […]

GameStop jumps over 6% after hours on 4-for-1 stock split announcement

A screen displays the logo and trading information for GameStop on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) March 29, 2022. Brendan McDermid | Reuters Shares of GameStop jumped more than 6% in extended trading Wednesday after the retailer said a 4-for-1 stock split was approved by its board. Shareholders who own the […]

More parts of China battle Covid and threats of lockdown as cases spike

Covid-related restrictions tightened in parts of China as local cases climbed, while lighter measures such as virus testing linger on in Shanghai, pictured here on July 3, 2022. Qilai Shen | Bloomberg | Getty Images BEIJING — Just days after China relaxed some Covid controls, virus cases in different parts of the country have put […]

Here are the China trends investors bet money on so far in 2022

A factory in Suqian, Jiangsu province, China, on May 9, 2022. Future Publishing | Future Publishing | Getty Images BEIJING — By the numbers, manufacturing companies in China snagged the most investment deals in the first half of the year among 37 sectors tracked by business database Qimingpian. In fact, the number of early-stage to […]

Recession fears flare and jobs report looms as markets head to Q3

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. NYSE Investors are greeting the third quarter with greater trepidation about a recession, and that makes next Friday’s June jobs report a potentially bigger catalyst for markets than it might otherwise have been. The jobs report and Wednesday’s release of minutes from the Federal […]

Kohl’s, Micron, Apple and more

Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: Kohl’s (KSS) – Kohl’s tumbled 17.9% in premarket trading after the retailer confirmed an earlier CNBC report that it ended talks to be bought by Vitamin Shoppe parent Franchise Group (FRG). Kohl’s said the deteriorating retail and financial environment presented significant obstacles to concluding a deal. […]

Walgreens, Constellation Brands, RH and others

Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: Walgreens (WBA) – The drug store operator earned an adjusted 96 cents per share for its latest quarter, 4 cents above estimates, with revenue also beating analyst forecasts. Walgreens also reaffirmed its full-year guidance, forecasting low-single-digit adjusted earnings growth. The stock fell 2.7% in premarket action. […]

Chinese plans to save hit a record high in Q2; job concerns rise

Education remained the most popular category for Chinese consumer’s planned spending, according to a People’s Bank of China survey in the second quarter of 2022. China News Service | China News Service | Getty Images BEIJING — Chinese consumers’ inclination to save is at its highest in two decades, the People’s Bank of China found […]

FCC commissioner tells Apple, Google to remove TikTok from app stores

A leader of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission said he has asked Apple and Google to remove TikTok from their app stores over data security concerns. Pictured here is the TikTok download page on an Apple iPhone on August 7, 2020. Drew Angerer | Getty Images News | Getty Images BEIJING — A leader of […]

Stock futures fall following a major comeback week for stocks

Traders on the floor of the NYSE, June 15, 2022. Source: NYSE U.S. stock futures fell on Sunday night following a major rebound last week from this year’s steep declines. Despite the bounce, Wall Street is preparing to wrap up the worst first half for stocks in decades. Dow Jones Industrial Average futures fell 75 […]

JPMorgan picks stocks to play a part of China that’s flown under the radar

Consumers in China’s smaller cities are more willing to spend than those in large, well-known Chinese cities like Shanghai that have had to battle Covid this year, JPMorgan analysts said, citing an American consumer branding expert in China. “There is an untold story about the stronger economic growth outside [Tier] 1/2 cities, and in the […]

Stock futures fall slightly as Wall Street looks to snap losing streak

Stock futures slipped on Thursday evening as Wall Street looked to grind out a rare positive week in what has been a rough first half of the year. Futures tied to the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 99 points, or 0.3%. Futures for the S&P 500 dipped nearly 0.4%, while Nasdaq 100 futures lost 0.4%. […]

Self-driving car companies’ first step to making money isn’t robotaxis

A WeRide robotaxi with health supplies heads to Liwan district on June 4, 2021, in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou. Southern Metropolis Daily | Visual China Group | Getty Images BEIJING — While governments may be wary of driverless cars, people want to buy the technology, and companies want to cash in. It’s a […]

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