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Singapore’s currency looks set to remain under pressure as global headwinds outweigh the benefits of more businesses reopening on June 2.
While it's not the end-all indicator of a company's staying power, a company that has consistently raised its dividend for decades is likely one that possesses a durable competitive advantage that allows it to grow its revenue and profits over time. Here are two stocks that have delivered a good balance of capital appreciation and rising dividend payments for more than 25 years. Walmart (NYSE: WMT) currently pays a dividend yield of 1.72%.
Back in late March, I outlined the reasons why I purchased shares of Walmart (NYSE: WMT) and Target (NYSE: TGT) as the economic lockdown to bring COVID-19 to heel got under way. Much has changed during the last two months, and migrating to e-commerce will continue to be a top priority for Walmart and Target as they play catch-up to Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN). The first quarter (February to April 2020 for Walmart and Target) was a banner moment for both big box stores.
Among the Dow Jones stocks, Apple and Microsoft are among the top stocks to buy and watch in May 2020.
Bireme Capital recently released its Q1 2020 Investor Letter, a copy of which you can download below. In the letter, the hedge fund said that its flagship U.S. equity strategy, Fundamental Value, returned -26.4% on a net basis. The fund underperformed its benchmark, the S&P 500 Index which returned -19.4% in the same quarter. You […]
After a brutal few months of the stock market’s wild swings, Memorial Day 2020 is finally here. Some international exchanges are open today. Here are the hours.
Americans began the lockdown by hoarding toilet paper, sweat pants, and puzzles. Now, with Memorial Day around the corner, it’s bicycles, boats, and inflatable pools.
Big-box chains will gobble up even more business from struggling smaller chains. That bodes well for their shares.
Companies say that a return to workspaces will be slow and that they need to be sensitive to employees’ needs and concerns.
Reliance Industries Ltd has launched an online grocery service, JioMart, the head of its grocery retail business said, in a move aimed at rivalling Amazon.com's local unit and Walmart Inc's Flipkart in the huge Indian market. JioMart will deliver groceries in more than 200 towns across the country, Damodar Mall, chief executive of grocery retail at the Indian conglomerate, said on Twitter late on Saturday. Reliance launched a small pilot of JioMart deliveries in select areas of the Indian financial capital Mumbai late last month, days after announcing that Facebook Inc would spend $5.7 billion for 9.99 % stake in the company's digital unit, Jio Platforms.
Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) has been forced to delay its Prime Day shopping holiday, typically held in mid-July, as it faces an unexpected surge in demand. With the coronavirus pandemic leading to more online shopping, Amazon has had to make several moves to limit the sale of items it doesn't deem essential. The ultimate marketing event for Amazon is Prime Day.
* Benzinga has examined the prospects for many investor favorite stocks over the last week. * This week's bullish calls included a couple of big-box retailers. * Big banks featured recently in both bullish and bearish calls.As the reopening of the economy gears up, leading to some optimism on Wall Street, the major U.S. indexes ended last week with 3%-plus gains.Tensions between the United States and China are on the rise, and a variety of opinions about economic recovery came from the likes of Mark Cuban, Jamie Dimon, Jerome Powell and George Soros in the last week. Benzinga continues to examine the prospects for many of the stocks most popular with investors. Here are some of the last week's most bullish and bearish posts that are worth another look.Bulls Spencer Israel's "Big Banks: Playing A Rebound Within The Financial Sector" says investors already may be looking ahead to a potential recovery of Bank of America Corp (NYSE: BAC) and its peers in the financial sector.In "A Modern Retail Winner: Wall Street Bullish On Walmart Following Big Q1," Wayne Duggan shares what several analysts had to say about Walmart Inc (NYSE: WMT) since its impressive report.Home Depot Inc (NYSE: HD) has fared well despite a shaky housing market. So says Elizabeth Balboa's "Who Could Win, Lose As US Homebuilding Starts Decline: Home Depot 'Performing Well' During Coronavirus Crisis.""9 Nvidia Analysts On Q1 Beat, Ampere GPU: 'A Pure Play In Accelerated Computing'" by Shanthi Rexaline shows that a top analyst considers NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) its top sector pick.For additional bullish calls, also have a look at "This Analyst Likes Kraft Heinz Stock And Its 40% Discount To Peers" and "CSX Is Set For Recovery In 2021, UBS Says In Upgrade."Bears Wayne Duggan's "JPMorgan Option Trader Bets M On Downside Ahead" looks at several bets made this last week that the recent rally in JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) stock reverses course soon."Guggenheim Predicts 'Tough Road' Ahead For Comcast, Downgrades Stock" by Jayson Derrick discusses how the coronavirus crisis is likely to impact each Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) business unit.In Tom Meilleur's "Carvana: A Questionable Used Car Business Model," see how Carvana Co (NYSE: CVNA) has been growing very fast since its initial public offering, but has not produced a single profitable quarter in that that time.Many smaller businesses may struggle to remain afloat, especially if the economy reopens only partially, according to "Square Faces Risk From Struggling Smaller Businesses, BofA Says In Double Downgrade" by Priya Nigam. See what that means for Square Inc (NYSE: SQ).Be sure to check out "Generic Threat To Amarin's Vascepa Overrides Positive Sentiment On Coronavirus Announcement" and "Unemployment Prospects, Rate Environment Sends Bank of America Neutral On Charles Schwab" for additional bearish calls.At the time of this writing, the author had no position in the mentioned equities.Keep up with all the latest breaking news and trading ideas by following Benzinga on Twitter.See more from Benzinga * Barron's Picks And Pans: Berkshire Hathaway, Carvana, Madison Square Garden And More * Barron's Picks And Pans: Berkshire Hathaway, Disney, SoftBank And More * Notable Insider Buys In The Past Week: Carvana, MGM And More(C) 2020 Benzinga.com. Benzinga does not provide investment advice. All rights reserved.
A study says America’s billionaires gained $434 billion in wealth during the crisis. A more sensible way of looking at the numbers show they lost nearly that much.
Wall Street ended mixed on Friday in a mostly tame finish to a week of strong gains, as investors gauged China-U.S. tensions and amid ongoing uncertainty about the pace of economic recovery from the coronavirus. President Donald Trump's warning on Thursday that the U.S. would react strongly to China's plan for a national security law in Hong Kong has raised concerns over Washington and Beijing's possibly reneging on their Phase 1 trade deal. Late in the session, stocks edged lower after the U.S. Commerce Department said it was adding 33 Chinese companies and other institutions to an economic blacklist for human rights violations and to address U.S. national security concerns.
The coronavirus market rally kept running this week on vaccine hopes despite weakness in Alibaba and other China stocks. Nvidia, Walmart, Target and Splunk were key earnings reports.
JPMorgan Chase has the reputation of being the best-run banking giant. But is the stock a good buy right now? Here’s a look at the JPM stock chart and fundamentals.
Wall Street was mixed on Friday in a mostly tame finish to a week of strong gains, as investors gauged China-U.S. tensions and amid ongoing uncertainty about the pace of economic recovery from the coronavirus. President Donald Trump's warning on Thursday that the U.S. would react strongly to China's plan for a national security law in Hong Kong has raised concerns over Washington and Beijing's possibly reneging on their Phase 1 trade deal. The rhetoric knocked Wall Street off multi-month highs, although the main indexes were still set to add over 2% for the week, fueled by optimism about an eventual coronavirus vaccine and the easing of virus-related curbs.
The ratings on the P&I classes were affirmed because the transaction's key metrics, including Moody's loan-to-value (LTV) ratio, Moody's stressed debt service coverage ratio (DSCR) and the transaction's Herfindahl Index (Herf), are within acceptable ranges. Stress on commercial real estate properties will be most directly stemming from declines in hotel occupancies (particularly related to conference or other group attendance) and declines in foot traffic and sales for non-essential items at retail properties.
U.S. stock indexes moved in a flat-to-low range on Friday as investors gauged Sino-U.S. tensions amid continued uncertainty over the pace of economic recovery from the coronavirus. President Donald Trump's warning on Thursday that the U.S. would react strongly to China's plan for a national security law in Hong Kong raised concerns over Washington and Beijing possibly reneging on their Phase-1 trade deal. The rhetoric knocked Wall Street off multi-month highs, although the main indexes were still set to add between 2.8% and 3.1% for the week on optimism over a vaccine and the easing of virus-related curbs.
Yahoo Finance chats with Walmart U.S. CEO John Furner about the state of the world's large retailer amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
Walmart continues to push forward with opening coronavirus testing sites at its stores.
Hormel reported a rise in sales as consumers snapped up products like Spam and Skippy during coronavirus lockdowns.