Why an analyst says sell these four big software stocks

Why an analyst says sell these four big software stocks

Salesforce Inc.’s stock gets a lot of love on Wall Street, with 43 of the 49 covering analysts tracked by FactSet rating the shares the equivalent of buy. But Guggenheim analyst John DiFucci bucked the trend in a big way, starting coverage of the software giant to sell. The initiation was one of four bearish … Read more

Disney earnings suggest the ‘streaming wars’ are officially over

Disney earnings suggest the ‘streaming wars’ are officially over

The Walt Disney Co. plans to raise prices on various streaming offerings as it gears up for the Dec. 8 launch of an ad-supported tier, marking the latest sign that the streaming market isn’t what it used to be. Whereas media companies once rushed to launch new services and grab new subscribers with flashy offers, … Read more

Oil prices are down, but energy companies’ earnings estimates keep rising — these stocks are cheap

Oil prices are down, but energy companies’ earnings estimates keep rising — these stocks are cheap

Oil prices have fallen from a peak earlier this year. But energy companies’ earnings estimates have kept rising on stronger demand and low capital spending. Below is a screen of large-cap oil stocks as a starting point for investors. Take a look at a 10-year chart of continuous front-month quotes for West Texas Intermediate (WTI) … Read more

The red flag that preceded a halving of global equities in 2000 and 2007 is back, warns Citi

The red flag that preceded a halving of global equities in 2000 and 2007 is back, warns Citi

We are a day away from data that could prove a turning point for markets. If Wednesday’s CPI doesn’t reveal some slowing in prices, expectations will rise for a bigger Fed rate hike in September, possibly knocking stocks. But if it swings the other way, especially after surprisingly good jobs data, the view that things … Read more

Upstart stock drops after earnings, but CEO says he’s ‘confident’ in value of AI lending

Upstart stock drops after earnings, but CEO says he’s ‘confident’ in value of AI lending

Upstart Holdings Inc. shares fell after the company delivered a lower-than-expected revenue forecast for the current quarter, but its chief executive expressed confidence in the performance and value of artificial-intelligence-driven lending. Since Upstart UPST, +9.02% offered preliminary second-quarter results a month ago that fell shy of expectations, the key issue headed into the company’s official … Read more

Fuel cell-powered truck maker Hyzon’s stock suffers a record plunge after accounting questions raise delisting fears

Fuel cell-powered truck maker Hyzon’s stock suffers a record plunge after accounting questions raise delisting fears

Shares of Hyzon Motors Inc. were suffering a record plunge towards a record low Friday, after the maker of fuel cell-powered trucks disclosed a “myriad of issues,” including accounting regularities that will cause it to miss the filing deadline for second-quarter results. That prompted a number of analysts to back away from their bullish stances, … Read more

AMC takes aim at massive debt burden with ‘APE’ special dividend

AMC takes aim at massive debt burden with ‘APE’ special dividend

AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. took Wall Street by surprise with the announcement of its “APE” special dividend after market close on Thursday. This, of course, is a company that is no stranger to bold moves, as evidenced by the movie theater chain’s $27.9 million investment in gold and silver miner Hycroft Mining Holding Corp. HYMC, … Read more

AMC announces special dividend in the form of ‘Ape’ preferred shares; stock falls

AMC announces special dividend in the form of ‘Ape’ preferred shares;  stock falls

AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc.’s stock fell more than 7% in extended trading on Thursday after the company announced a special dividend in the form of “Ape” preferred shares. The dividend marks the latest move in a fight over stock issuances. AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. I HAVE C, +2.47% has turned to the special dividend after … Read more

Block stock drops after earnings, as Square’s parent company swings to a loss

Block stock drops after earnings, as Square’s parent company swings to a loss

Shares of Block Inc. fell 6% in after-hours trading Thursday after the payment-technology company swung to a loss in an earnings report that seemed to cause some controversy about whether the company actually beat or missed expectations on several key metrics. Block SQ, +1.85%, which somewhat recently changed its corporate name from Square, posted a … Read more

PayPal stock jumps 12% as company confirms Elliott stake and names EA exec as new CFO amid earnings beat

PayPal stock jumps 12% as company confirms Elliott stake and names EA exec as new CFO amid earnings beat

After seeing its shares lose roughly two-thirds of their value in the past year, PayPal Holdings Inc. delivered a packed earnings report Tuesday, announcing a new chief financial officer, buyback authorization and cost-savings program, while also confirming that activists at Elliott Management Corp. have taken a stake in the company. Additionally, the company topped expectations … Read more