A battle heats up between a deep-research investor with a private equity mindset and an underperforming small cap software stock. This is a textbook case of good activism — a company with poor operating history, horrible corporate governance, underperforming stock, overpaid CEO and a large, long-term shareholder with a very friendly and reasonable request with impressive
Joe Biden and Donald Trump Ron Adar | Echoes Wire | Barcroft Media via Getty Images; Mandel Ngan | AFP | Getty Images Goldman Sachs is warning that the upcoming presidential election could see delayed results, and is therefore recommending that clients hedge their market bets through December in anticipation of heightened volatility through November.
Wells Fargo is raising the bar for new customers to get a popular mortgage product, CNBC has learned exclusively. The bank is now requiring new clients to bring at least $1 million in balances if they want to refinance a jumbo mortgage, up from a previous level of $250,000, according to people with knowledge of
A pedestrian passes by the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE, in New York on March 17, 2020. (Photo by Michael Nagle/Xinhua via Getty) (Xinhua/Michael Nagle via Getty Images) Xinhua News Agency Companies struggling to get through the coronavirus slashed the amount of money they returned to shareholders through dividends in the second quarter. The net
Charles Zhengyao Lu, chairman and founder of Luckin Coffee, and Jenny Qian Zhiya, chief executive officer of Luckin Coffee, ringing the opening bell during the company’s initial public offering (IPO) at the Nasdaq in New York, on May 17, 2019. Victor J. Blue | Bloomberg | Getty Images The Luckin Coffee fraud scandal was a
People pass by the Salesforce Tower and Salesforce.com offices in New York City, March 7, 2019. Brendan McDermid | Reuters What seemed like a few decades ago, I mean in February, people used to occasionally ask “How’s business?” Despite usually responding, “Fine, thanks,” I would often think of the inquiry as two-part. One, and probably
Warren Buffett‘s Berkshire Hathaway is finally pulling the trigger. The conglomerate is spending $4 billion to buy the natural gas transmission and storage assets of Dominion Energy. Including the assumption of debt, the deal totals almost $10 billion. It’s the first major purchase from Berkshire since the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent market collapse in March.
View of the phone company QUALCOMM technology 5G in the Mobile World Congress. Ramon Costa | SOPA Images | LightRocket | Getty Images How to find compelling stocks primed to outperform during the third quarter of 2020? Here are a few of the names the best-performing Wall Street analysts are betting on right now. With
An artist’s rendering of a Momentus Vigoride transfer vehicle deploying satellites in orbit. Momentus A space startup offering a “last mile delivery” service for spacecraft is continuing its deal spree this year, becoming an increasingly important player in the growing small satellite market. Momentus, a Santa Clara, California-based company, has so far struck $40 million
(L-R) Michael Corbat, chief executive officer of Citigroup Inc., Jamie Dimon, chief executive officer of JPMorgan Chase & Co., James Gorman, chief executive officer of Morgan Stanley, Brian Moynihan, chief executive officer of Bank of America Corp., Ron O’Hanley, president and chief executive officer of State Street Corp., Charles Scharf, chief executive officer of Bank
People walk by a Wells Fargo bank branch on October 13, 2017 in New York City. Spencer Platt | Getty Images Wells Fargo warned on Monday that it will likely cut its dividend after the Federal Reserve announced it would cap dividends for banks based on earnings. Wall Street analysts pointed to Wells Fargo as
The logo of Amazon Web Services (AWS) is seen during the 4th annual America Digital Latin American Congress of Business and Technology in Santiago, Chile, September 5, 2018. Ivan Alvarado | Reuters Amazon Web Services, the cloud-computing branch of the e-commerce giant, is further expanding its services in the growing space industry. The company announced
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.
Mastercard credit cards Roberto Machado Noa/ LightRocket via Getty Images How to find compelling stocks primed to outperform during a volatile second half of the year? Here are a few of the names the best-performing Wall Street analysts are betting on right now. As fears of a resurgence in the coronavirus sweep the globe, it could
Paramedics wait to bring a patient into the emergency room at Regional Medical Center on May 21, 2020 in San Jose, California. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images With an acceleration of coronavirus headlines starting to weigh on the U.S. stock market, strategists say they are now paying attention to a more refined set of disease
Virgin Galactic’s spacecraft Unity comes into land during a glide test flight on May 1, 2020. Virgin Galactic Virgin Galactic successfully completed its second glide flight test in New Mexico on Thursday, a milestone that should set the company up to begin spaceflights next. The company said that after it completes “an extensive data review”
People walk along Broadway as the coronavirus keeps financial markets and businesses mostly closed on May 08, 2020 in New York City. The Bureau of Labor Statistics announced on Friday that the US economy lost 20.5 million jobs in April. This is the largest decline in jobs since the government began tracking the data in
As Penn National Gaming works to reopen its casinos and gaming operations, Barstool founder Dave Portnoy is itching to return to his roots. Portnoy, an avid sports bettor who began betting on stocks after professional sports paused due to the coronavirus, told CNBC’s Jim Cramer he’s leaving the stock trading game behind when sports make their
Bill Ackman, founder and CEO of Pershing Square Capital Management. Adam Jeffery | CNBC Billionaire investor Bill Ackman, who made a killing this year by nailing the market bottom, on Monday disclosed plans for an initial public offering of a $4 billion blank-check company, which will target so-called “Mature Unicorns.” The new investment vehicle named Pershing Square
Robinhood is making it more difficult to get access to its options offering in the wake of a customer’s suicide last week. In a blog post Friday, Robinhood’s co-CEOs outlined multiple changes to the free-trading app. Robinhood will increase eligibility requirements, and “consider additional criteria” for customers for level three options authorization “to help ensure
Barry Rosenstein, founder of JANA Partners. Adam Jeffery | CNBC Company: Perspecta Inc. (PRSP) Business: Perspecta provides end-to-end information technology services and mission solutions to government customers. The company serves intelligence, defense, space, federal civilian, federal healthcare and state and local governments. It provides various solutions in mission services, digital transformation and enterprise operations. Stock Market
People walk past the U.S. Federal Reserve building in Washington D.C., the United States, May 21, 2020. Ting Shen | Xinhua via Getty Images Historically unique financial conditions brought on by the coronavirus have changed the way the Federal Reserve is stress-testing banks this year. In addition to the usual rigors that measure how well
Source: Robinhood On the small yellow sticky note that 20-year-old Alex Kearns left on his bedroom door was an ominous message saying to turn on the computer. Daniel Kearns powered up his son’s laptop in their home in Naperville, Ilinois. Within seconds, a four-paragraph letter flashed on the screen. “If you’re reading this, then I
A person on a scooter rides past a JPMorgan Chase & Co. bank branch in New York, U.S., on Thursday, June 11, 2020. Jeenah Moon | Bloomberg | Getty Images JPMorgan Chase will close its U.S. Chase retail branches early on Friday in observation of Juneteenth, according to an email to colleagues from CEO Jamie
An Astra rocket standing on the launchpad in Kodiak, Alaska. Astra / John Kraus Rocket builder Astra will try again for its first orbital rocket launch in July, as the San Francisco-area startup navigates the coronavirus pandemic environment while trying to begin flying satellites to space regularly. The company suffered a setback in March when
Luis Alvarez (This story is for CNBC Pro subscribers only.) Retail investors are giving Wall Street pros a run for their money during the market comeback, with the amateurs’ top picks outperforming those of hedge funds, according to Goldman Sachs. Goldman compiled a portfolio of popular stocks among retail investors and the basket of equities
Chewy CEO Sumit Singh (C) rings the opening bell to commence the day’s trading for the Chewy Inc. IPO at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), June 14, 2019. Andrew Kelly | Reuters Which stocks are primed to outperform during this notably volatile period? Here are a few of the names the best-performing Wall Street
A trader walks by the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on the first day that traders are allowed back onto the historic floor of the exchange on May 26, 2020 in New York City. Spencer Platt | Getty Images Traders baffled by the unprecedented market whipsaw are scrambling to buy protection against more rough sledding ahead.
CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Friday that professionals on Wall Street are taking advantage of amateur investors by bidding up beat-up but popular stocks like airlines in premarket trading. “It’s a game. If it weren’t securities, let’s say it was monopoly, let’s say it’s Draft Kings … it would be so much fun,” Cramer said on “Squawk
There’s a powerful psychological process going on in the mind of my demographic cohorts right now. We are fighting between fear and opportunity. We are afraid of getting sick or losing loved ones to Covid-19. We are worried about our young children’s future as we live in a nation so divided. But we also feel