IPhone’s falling sales will hurt a key Apple supplier, according to a Wall Street firm. Mizuho Securities lowered its rating to neutral from buy for Skyworks Solutions shares, predicting the chip maker will face pricing pressure later this year. The supplier manufactures radio frequency semiconductors, which enable the ability for smartphones to communicate with wireless
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Drug developer Biogen reported a 11.4 percent rise in quarterly revenue as sales of key drugs Tecfidera and Spinraza climbed, albeit at a weaker-than-expected pace. The company’s top-earning multiple sclerosis drug Tecfidera brought in a revenue of $987 million in the quarter, falling short of analyst estimate of $1.02 billion. Sales of spinal muscular atrophy
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Founder Mark Zuckerberg‘s apology before Congress came off as insincere, Gundlach added, and the company’s fortunes are changing. Supporters, he said, argue that “regulation outprices competition,” but Gundlach said “equity bubbles pop by regulation.” The pair trade of energy exploration and technology seems incongruous, but such efforts have paid off before. Looking at the diversion
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The pan-European Stoxx 600 closed provisionally 0.37 percent higher with the majority of different sectors in buy mode. The media sector was the worst performer in late morning trade, down by more than 1 percent. That basket was not helped by news that Ford was trimming its business with advertising conglomerate WPP. Among household goods,
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Citigroup upgraded shares of Caterpillar to buy from neutral on Monday, saying the industrial giant will benefit from improvements in the Chinese construction sector. “Recent outsized seasonal draws in China steel [inventories] point to improving construction sector activity,” analyst Timothy Thein wrote in a note. “Our commodities team believes a pick-up in China growth indicators
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There’s a natural fear that the threatened $100 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods may hurt investment portfolios. But while the stakes seem high, they are much higher if you get rid of mutual funds containing Chinese investments before careful analysis. It’s important to react slowly. Strategies to help portfolios survive a changing trade environment
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Huggies and Kleenex producer Kimberly-Clark reported better-than-expected first-quarter profit and sales on Monday, helped by strong growth in tissue sales. Shares of the company rose 2.5 percent at $102.50 in premarket trading on Monday. Revenue jumped 5 percent to $4.73 billion in the quarter ended March 31, beating analysts’ average estimate of $4.60 billion. Sales
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General Motors (GM) has reached a new wage agreement with labor unions in South Korea as the regional unit’s board delayed its decision to file for bankruptcy protection. The deal opens the door to the loss-making unit finding more support from the Korea Development Bank and a fresh cash boost from the South Korean government.
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Shares of toy maker Hasbro plummeted in premarket trading Monday after the company posted weaker-than-expected earnings following the liquidation of Toys R Us. “As we discussed earlier in the year, our first quarter was expected to be difficult,” CEO Brian Goldner said in a statement Monday. “We are working to put the near-term disruption from
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Getty Images Dave Lesar (3rd L), Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Halliburton, rings the Opening Bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on November 18, 2014 in New York City Oilfield services provider Halliburton reported a 34 percent jump in first-quarter revenue on Monday as rising oil prices prompted North American companies to
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General Electric shares rose as much as 7 percent Friday after the Dow component’s upbeat first-quarter earnings. But few – if any – on Wall Street are calling it a comeback. “There’s absolutely no change to our thesis here,” J.P. Morgan analyst Stephen Tusa told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street.” Tusa said GE’s overall number
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These tensions have weighed on financial markets recently as investors fear a trade war between the two largest world economies may be around the corner. “Right now, the discussions over trade are really ones that may be impacting individual businesses,” Brainard said. However, Brainard also said the U.S. economy appears capable of handling tighter monetary
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