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

Stocks rally like it’s ‘mission accomplished’ — but investors urge caution as Nasdaq enters bull market

Stocks rally like it’s ‘mission accomplished’ — but investors urge caution as Nasdaq enters bull market

Investors might want to keep their guard up as the stock market continues its rally. “The market has kind of gone back to sleep” in appearing to think, “all right, mission accomplished, inflation’s in the bag, the Fed can back off,” said Sameer Samana, a senior global market strategist at Wells Fargo Investment Institute, in … Read more

These stocks soared up to 12% after inflation cooled

These stocks soared up to 12% after inflation cooled

Amid the euphoria following what appeared to be the first sign of slowing inflation, stocks staged a broad rally on Aug. 10, with dozens of large-cap stocks rising 5% or more. Those included several tech names that investors loved during the early stages of the coronvirus pandemic, along with cruise lines, credit-card lenders and chip-related … Read more

Opinion: Here’s the big concern with chip makers scoring billions in funds from Uncle Sam

Opinion: Here’s the big concern with chip makers scoring billions in funds from Uncle Sam

On the day that Congress finally passed a long-awaited funding package for domestic US chip production, Intel Corp. slashed $4 billion from its spending plans while detailing disappointing earnings that one analyst called “the worst we have seen in our career.” On Tuesday, when President Biden signed that bill into law with Micron Technology MU, … Read more

Auto makers warn most electric vehicles won’t qualify for federal tax credit

Auto makers warn most electric vehicles won’t qualify for federal tax credit

But the auto industry is warning that the vast majority of EV purchases won’t qualify for a tax credit that large. That’s mainly because of the bill’s requirement that, to qualify for the credit, an electric vehicle must contain a battery built in North America with minerals mined or recycled on the continent. And those … 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

Here’s exactly how much Americans have in savings at every age — and (yikes) here’s what they should have

Here’s exactly how much Americans have in savings at every age — and (yikes) here’s what they should have

How much savings you need Getty Images/iStockphoto No matter your age, savings is a necessity. But depending on your age, the amount of savings you will need changes according to life stages and your overall financial landscape. One overarching rule of thumb is that you should — even in times of high inflation — have … 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