The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its weekly report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting a decrease of 0.5% in the group’s seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ending June 29. Mortgage loan rate movements were mixed last week.
U.S. stocks opened firmly higher on Thursday, extending a late-session rally from the prior session, as investors dialed back on fears that a trade spat between the U.S. and China will materialize.
The major equity indexes staged a big turnaround Wednesday after opening sharply lower, as traders struggled to interpret the possible impact of the trade standoff on U.S. corporate earnings and....More>>>
Another fatal crash involving a Tesla Inc. electric car is under scrutiny following Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk’s latest lashing-out over media coverage of his electric-car maker.
Police in southern Switzerland are investigating the death of a German man whose Tesla crashed into a guardrail and burst into flames last week, the Associated Press reported Tuesday. Bloomberg News....More>>>
For nine months now, investors in NxStage Medical (NASDAQ:NXTM) have looked forward to the future. Having received and accepted a bid from Fresenius Medical Care (NYSE:FMS) last August to purchase the company for $30 per share in cash, NxStage has seen a lot more volatility in its stock than most acquisition targets. With a key deadline approaching within the next three months, it’s hard not....More>>>
Shares ofClean Energy Fuels Corp.(NASDAQ:CLNE) surged as much as 22.7% today, before losing a little steam in afternoon trading. As of 12:20 p.m. EDT, shares were up 13.6% in very heavy trading. At this writing, more than 5 million shares have traded hands, about five times the average volume for the company’s stock.
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Choice Hotels (NYSE:CHH) declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, April 20th, RTT News reports. Investors of record on Monday, July 2nd will be paid a dividend of 0.215 per share on Tuesday, July 17th. This represents a $0.86 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.06%.
Choice Hotels has raised its dividend by an average of 5.1% annually over the last three years and has increased....More>>>
Companies hate to cut dividends. Knowing the backlash they’ll get from stockholders, many executives and board members consider it a desperate act of last resort. They will halt non-discretionary expenditures, reduce payroll and overhead, and even take on debt in order to maintain distributions.
And that’s exactly why dividend hikes send such a strong bullish signal. A company....More>>>
A number of years ago, Warren Buffett referred to derivatives as “financial weapons of mass destruction.” Since then, Wall Street has tried to pooh-pooh this description, but the facts speak for themselves.
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What is a derivative? Basically, it’s a bet couched as a complex financial instrument. Investopedia defines....More>>>
SOFIA, Bulgaria The European Union has called on U.S. President Donald Trump's administration to stop threating it with tariffs on steel and aluminum, saying Thursday it is prepared to discuss trade but not at gun-point.
In March, Trump slapped tariffs of 25% on steel imports and 10% on impo
Every day, Wall Street analysts upgrade some stocks, downgrade others, and "initiate coverage" on a few more. But do these analysts even know what they're talking about? Today, we're taking one high-profile Wall Street pick and putting it under the microscope...
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If you're not familiar with how Social Security works, you might assume that there's a single age at which eligible recipients have to file for benefits. Not so. You actually get an eight-year window to claim benefits that begins at age 62 and carries through until age 70. (Technically, you're no
The biopharma and drug supply chain sectors outperformed the market last week, even as Trump administration officials pressed the president's blueprint to lower drug prices, with tough rhetoric for drugmakers and public shaming of pharmaceutical firms for supposedly blocking competition.