Disney earnings: Winning the streaming wars? – Stock Market News

Posted on February 11, 2021 at 1:29 pm GMT

The world’s leading entertainment conglomerate will unveil its latest earnings results on Thursday after the market close. Disney’s theme parks are still mostly shut but the company has adapted well, strategically shifting its resources to its booming streaming service. The stock recently hit a new record high, but whether the gains are sustained will depend mostly on the subscriber growth numbers. Streaming is the way It is not every day that a company is expected to post quarterly losses but [..]

Daily Market Comment – Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus plan sparks profit-taking

Posted on January 15, 2021 at 9:28 am GMT

Stock markets drift lower as Biden’s relief plan raises execution questions Dollar undecided, caught between mild risk aversion and dovish Powell Euro starts pricing in the risks, sterling smiles as UK vaccinations accelerate Today: US retail sales, big bank earnings, and German leadership contest Markets worry Biden’s proposal will be watered down The US President-elect unveiled his new stimulus package to reawaken the American economy, which would cost $1.9 trillion. It includes direct payments of $1400, aid for state and [..]


Citigroup, JPMorgan, and Wells Fargo kick off earnings season – Stock Market News

Posted on January 14, 2021 at 12:27 pm GMT

The fourth-quarter earnings season is upon us, and as usual, the big US banks will get things started. JPMorgan, Citigroup, and Wells Fargo will all report on Friday before Wall Street’s opening bell. Their results could shed some light into how the financial sector is doing and how the US consumer is holding up. Overall, the banking sector has recovered very powerfully lately, and should the Democrats unleash a tsunami of federal spending soon, the good times could keep rolling. [..]


Nvidia earnings: Great story but pricey valuation – Stock Market News

Posted on November 17, 2020 at 12:28 pm GMT

The world’s leading graphics card designer will report its quarterly results after Wednesday’s closing bell. The stock has staged a monster rally this year, gaining a stunning 130% as the company expanded its footprint in areas like cloud computing, data centers, and artificial intelligence. The future remains bright, but at current valuation levels the stock seems priced for perfection, leaving it exposed to a substantial pullback if reality doesn’t match the market’s rosy expectations. That said, any correction may simply [..]


Tesla earnings: A case of asymmetric risks – Stock Market News

Posted on October 19, 2020 at 2:40 pm GMT

The world’s largest carmaker by market capitalization will report its quarterly results on Wednesday, after Wall Street’s closing bell. The company’s shares have risen by a meteoric 430% this year alone, so the stakes are high. Overall, the stock has been priced for perfection, with the current valuation implying stellar growth over the next decade. This leaves little room for substantial upside from here, but plenty of downside in case anything challenges this rosy narrative. On a rampage How quickly [..]


Earnings season kicks off with big US banks – Stock Market News

Posted on October 13, 2020 at 3:18 pm GMT

The third-quarter earnings season is finally here, with a horde of major US banks releasing their results this week. Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, and Wells Fargo will all report on Wednesday before Wall Street’s opening bell, and their numbers will give us a sense of not just how the financial sector is doing, but also how the US consumer is faring. Overall, a lot of gloom has been priced into the banking industry, which in some cases may present [..]


Netflix earnings: Beating a low bar, but storm clouds ahead – Stock Market News

Posted on July 14, 2020 at 1:26 pm GMT

The world’s leading streaming provider will announce its second-quarter earnings on Thursday after Wall Street’s closing bell, and investors will be eager to find out how many subscribers the firm added amid the lockdowns. Admittedly, that bar has been set pretty low, so Netflix will likely have an easy time beating the gloomy forecasts. If so, that would argue for a positive reaction in its shares. That said, the stock has already rallied a long way and is trading at [..]


UK unemployment falls but wage growth softer-than-expected

Posted on October 14, 2015 at 10:02 am GMT

UK employment data was mixed today as the unemployment rate unexpectedly fell but average earnings disappointed. The ILO measure of unemployment dropped to a 7-year low of 5.4% in August from 5.5% the prior month. Analysts had forecast for the unemployment rate to stay unchanged at 5.5%. However, the jobless claims count, which is one month ahead of the ILO measure, rose by 4,600 in September against estimates of a rise of 1,000. Total employment in the economy continued to [..]


Pound jumps on strong earnings data and hawkish BoE minutes

Posted on June 17, 2015 at 10:25 am GMT

The unemployment rate in the UK was unchanged from the previous month in April at 5.5%, in line with estimates. The ILO based figure fell by 43,000 to 1.81 million in April, while the claimant count measure fell by 6,500 in May, giving a rate of 2.3%, slightly above estimates of 2.2%. Total employment in the UK rose by 114,000 to 31.1 million. What caught the markets off guard however, were the average earnings data, which showed acceleration in April. Average [..]

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