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  • Inflation Is Hitting Diapers. Here's Why Inflation Is Hitting Diapers. Here's Why 6:44
    A Red Flag for the Greenback? A Red Flag for the Greenback? 0:29
    Nikola's Stock Fizzles After Much Hyped Debut; Here's Why Nikola's Stock Fizzles After Much Hyped Debut; Here's Why 8:22
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12:22 p.m. Today - By Jon Swartz
Beyond Meat shares dip 5% on bigger-than-expected lossBeyond Meat Inc. stock was initially down 5% in extended trading Thursday after the plant-based meat maker posted a wider-than-expected fiscal second-quarter loss.
12:14 p.m. Today - MarketWatch.com
$45 million mansion sale shows just how hot Hawaii's real estate market isA San Francisco investment banker recently sold his Maui mansion to a retired hedge fund CEO and a Hollywood actress for $45 million.
12:12 p.m. Today - By Mark Decambre
S&P 500, Nasdaq close at records and Dow jumps nearly 300 points to retake perch at 35,000 ahead of Friday jobs reportThe S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite ended at records Thursday and the stock market closed solidly higher overall as shares of assets considered value tilted and information technology rose in tandem. The S&P 500 index closed up at around 4,429, up 0.6%, the Nasdaq Composite Index ended 0.8% higher at 14,895, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished up 170 points, or 0.8%, at 35,064, on a preliminary basis. Meanwhile, the small-capitalization Russell 2000 index rose by about 1.6%. The session marked the 43rd record for the S&P 500 in 2021 and the 27th for the Nasdaq Composite this year, its first, however, since July 26, according to Dow Jones Market Data. Gains on the session came a day ahead of an important report on jobs from the Labor Department and also after weekly data showed first-time claims for unemployment benefits last week fell to 385,000, down 14,000 from the previous week and in line with forecasts, while continuing claims fell below 3 million for the first time since March 2020. Separately, the June U.S. international trade deficit rose to a record, fueled by a surge in imports. Meanwhile, the Biden administration won a voluntary commitment from the auto industry that electric vehicles would comprise up to half of U.S. sales by the end of the decade. In corporate news, shares of Robinhood Markets Inc. ended down 28% after the online brokerage filed to sell up to 97.9 million Class A shares over time. In bonds, the 10-year Treasury note yield was at around 1.21% on Thursday after seeing an intraday low on Wednesday at 1.1255%. Yields and debt prices move in opposite directions.
12:03 p.m. Today - By Tonya Garcia
Revolve stock plunges 15% as delta variant, Apple iOS privacy rules pose a riskRevolve shares were downgraded by no less than two analysts on Thursday.
12:00 p.m. Today - By MarketWatch Automation
11:54 a.m. Today - Barrons.com
The S&P 500 Can Rise Another 6% This Year, Goldman Sachs Says Strategists at the bank raised their target for the index, saying earnings have been too strong to ignore and that bond yields remain low.
11:53 a.m. Today - Barrons.com
Etsy Stock Gets an Upgrade After Its Post-Earnings Slide Etsy posted solid earnings, but its shares slid sharply as the company's outlook disappointed investors. The stock's valuation is looking more reasonable after the correction, Morgan Stanley says.
11:50 a.m. Today - By Joy Wiltermuth
PG&E's corporate bonds take a lashing as Dixie fire ragesThe Dixie Fire in Northern California, already the state's eight largest ever, burns a small Gold Rush-era town overnight and prompts area evacuations, weeks after Pacific Gas and Electric said its equipment may have sparked the blaze.
11:47 a.m. Today - Barrons.com
A Regulatory Posse Is Coming for the Crypto 'Wild West.' Why Markets Aren't Worried. Regulators in Washington continue to zero in on cryptocurrencies. New taxes may also be coming in the infrastructure bill working through Congress.
11:44 a.m. Today - Barrons.com
Is the Economy in Trouble? Copper Prices Are a Worrying Sign. A decline below a key level, not far from the current price, could indicate weakening confidence about demand and a worsening economic outlook.
11:42 a.m. Today - By Vivien Lou Chen
Treasury yields end higher as jobless claims fallYields advanced Thursday as jobless benefit claims fell and investors geared up for Friday's July jobs report, following the Treasury market's wild ride in the previous session.
11:34 a.m. Today - By Christine Idzelis
Here’s how Goldman Sachs is advising private-wealth clients in ‘confusing’ marketThe 'striking' decline in the 10-year Treasury yield since May is a bit “confusing,” said Sara Naison-Tarajano, the global head of capital markets for Goldman Sachs Group’s private wealth management division, told MarketWatch.
11:28 a.m. Today - By William Watts
Oil bounces, snapping 3-day losing streakOil futures end higher, snapping a three-day losing streak tied in part to worries over the spread of the delta variant of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
11:13 a.m. Today - Barrons.com
Amazon, Wells Fargo, BlackRock Push Back Their Return to Offices The Delta variant “raises concerns about returning to the office–even for those who are vaccinated and particularly for those of you with dependents at home," BlackRock said in an internal memo.
11:09 a.m. Today - Barrons.com
More E-Commerce Means More Warehouses. That’s a Reason to Buy Stock in This Leading REIT. Prologis’ total annual return of 28% over the past three years more than makes up for its relatively skimpy dividend. Here’s why it’s a winner among real estate investment trusts.
11:06 a.m. Today - By Andrew Keshner
'We will see a war over the next couple months between Robinhood enthusiasts and Robinhood skeptics'The fee-free trading app, which went public last week, filed to sell up to 97.9 million more Class A shares over time.
11:02 a.m. Today - By Tomi Kilgore
Cardinal Health stock tumbles to pace S&P 500 losers, after big Q4 profit miss and downbeat outlookShares of Cardinal Health Inc. tumbled 13.7% toward a nine-month low in afternoon trading Thursday, after the distributor of drugs and laboratory products reported a big fiscal fourth-quarter earnings miss, and provided a downbeat outlook, as results were hurt by a $197 million COVID-related inventory reserve, related to personal protective equipment. The stock, which paced the S&P 500's decliners, was also on track to suffer the biggest one-day selloff since May 2018. Net income for the quarter to June 30 fell to $116 million, or 40 cents a share, from $656 million, or $2.23 a share, in the year-ago period. Excluding nonrecurring items, adjusted earnings per share came to 77 cents, missing the FactSet consensus of $1.20. Revenue grew 16% to $42.59 billion, topping the FactSet consensus of $40.39 billion. Pharmaceutical revenue increased 15% to $38.3 billion, topping expectations of $36.7 billion, while medical revenue grew 23% to $4.2 billion but came up short of expectations of $4.28 billion. For fiscal 2022, the company expects adjusted EPS of $5.60 to $5.90, while the current FactSet EPS consensus $6.13. The stock has shed 4.9% year to date, while the SPDR Health Care Select Sector ETF has rallied 17.0% and the S&P 500 has advanced 17.7%.
10:47 a.m. Today - By William Watts
What the world's rising pile of negative-yielding debt means for U.S. TreasurysA global flattening of the yield curve is growing the pile of debt around the world that offers negative rates.
10:45 a.m. Today - By Erin Slowey
Home and rent prices rise in cities even as working from home becomes more popularPopulations in cities like New York, Los Angeles and Chicago decreased from 2019-2020, according to early Census projections. But as metro areas open back up, some realtors are seeing more buyers looking to return to cities.
10:40 a.m. Today - Barrons.com
Xilinx Could Be a Cheap Way to Play AMD, Thanks to the Merger Arbitrage Spread The deal awaits regulatory approval in China, and that isn’t certain in a climate of worsening relations with the U.S.
10:38 a.m. Today - Barrons.com
Early Investors Can Sell A Lot of Robinhood Stock A filing indicated that more than a dozen early investors can sell about 98 million shares.
10:33 a.m. Today - By Mark DeCambre
SEC's Gary Gensler may have just laid out the clearest road map to the first U.S. bitcoin ETFEvery week we highlight the most timely exchange-traded fund news, from new launches to inflows and performance.
10:33 a.m. Today - Barrons.com
Bonds ‘Stink.’ Do They Still Have a Place in Client Portfolios? Here’s how advisors are pivoting to avoid an asset class beset by challenges.
10:25 a.m. Today - By Chris Matthews
Fed's Waller says digital dollar 'a solution in search of a problem'Federal Reserve Board Governor Christopher Waller came out against the development of a Fed-backed digital currency in a speech Thursday, arguing that a digital dollar would not solve any problem currently facing the U.S. economy.
10:17 a.m. Today - MarketWatch.com
Delta variant tests China's 'zero tolerance' lockdown strategy The delta variant is challenging China’s costly strategy of isolating cities, prompting warnings that Chinese leaders who were confident they could keep the coronavirus out of the country need a less disruptive approach.
10:08 a.m. Today - By Mark DeCambre
Gold futures end lower as Treasury yields pop higherGold futures close slightly lower Thursday, quashing bullion's attempt to deliver its first back-to-back gain since mid July, as Treasury yields climb higher but still hang near lows not seen since mid to early February.
10:04 a.m. Today - By Philip van Doorn
20 cloud stocks expected to increase sales the most over the next two yearsCloud ETFs are close to record highs, propelled by a rally in the sector.
9:48 a.m. Today - By Victor Reklaitis
McConnell says Democrats won't get help from Republicans in raising debt limitAs Washington deals with lifting the federal borrowing limit again, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday vows not to help with the maneuver if Democrats stick with their plan to pass a $3.5 trillion package through a simple majority vote.
9:42 a.m. Today - By Mark Decambre
Gold futures end lower Thursday as yields pop higher, U.S. stocks rallyGold futures closed slightly lower Thursday, quashing bullion's attempt to deliver its first back-to-back gain since mid July, as Treasury yields climbed but still hung near lows not seen since mid to early February. The 10-year Treasury note was yielding around 1.20% Thursday afternoon after hitting its lowest intraday level since Feb. 10 at 1.1255%, a day earlier. December gold settled $5.60, or 0.3%, lower at $1,808.90 an ounce, after closing up less than 0.1% on Wednesday. The decline for gold also comes as the Dow Jones Industrial Average , the S&P 500 index and the Nasdaq Composite Index were rallying, trading at or near record highs and underscoring a weaker appetite on the session for assets perceived as havens like gold and bonds. The rise in Treasury yields can also undercut the appeal of gold compared against precious metals that don't offer a coupon.
9:29 a.m. Today - Barrons.com
GM Stock Took a Dive. Time to Back the Truck Up. General Motors stock took a steep dive after the company gave disappointing financial guidance for the second half of 2021. That spells opportunity for bullish Wall Street analysts.
9:00 a.m. Today - By John Mauldin
The emergency is over. The Fed should bring its firetrucks back to the station This has the potential to go down as the greatest policy error in central bank history.
8:46 a.m. Today - By Paul Brandus
Forget about the future: Americans are doing whatever it takes to get by today The pandemic has exposed weaknesses and revealed opportunities for improving retirement security
8:29 a.m. Today - By Tomi Kilgore
Inogen stock heads for record plunge as chip shortage to hurt sales, margins for another yearShares of Inogen Inc. plunged to pace all decliners Thursday, after the portable oxygen container (POC) company reported a surprise second-quarter profit and a big revenue beat, but warned that the semiconductor shortage will likely keep hurting sales and margins for the next year.
8:19 a.m. Today - Barrons.com
Stocks Rise as Jobless Claims Decline European and Asian markets were more mixed Thursday amid a wave of corporate earnings.
8:18 a.m. Today - By Tomi Kilgore
European Wax Center stock debuts with a 12% gainEuropean Wax Center Inc. got a warm reception on Wall Street Thursday, as the hair removal company's stock opened 11.8% above its initial public offering price. The Texas-based company raised $156.56 million as it sold 8.92 million shares in the IPO, which priced at $17 a share, while selling shareholders sold 1.68 million shares to raise $28.64 million. Last week, the company said it was offering 9.04 million shares and selling stockholders were offering 1.56 million shares in the IPO, which was expected to price between $15 and $18 a share. On Thursday, the stock's first trade on the Nasdaq exchange was at $19.00 at 11:47 a.m. Eastern for 1.0 million shares. At that price, the company was valued at about $1.2 billion. Morgan Stanley, BofA Securities and Jefferies were the lead underwriters of the IPO. The company recorded net income of $1.1 million on revenue of $36.7 million for the three months ended March 27, after income of $959,000 on revenue of $32.8 million in the same period a year ago. The company went public at a time of renewed investor interest in IPOs, as the Renaissance IPO ETF has rallied 11.7% over the past three months while the S&P 500 has gained 6.1%.
7:40 a.m. Today - By Tomi Kilgore
Weber stock debuts with 21% gain, after disappointing IPO pricingWeber Inc. was greeted with cheers on its public debut, which may be a surprise given that the outdoor grill maker , and as the IPO priced below the expected range. The company said overnight that it raised $250 million, as it sold 17.86 million shares in the IPO, which priced at $14 a share, implying a fully diluted valuation of roughly $5 billion. Last week, the company said it was and the IPO was expected to price between $15 and $17 a share. The stock's first trade was at $17.00 at 11:10 a.m. Eastern for about 771,400 shares, or 21.4% above the IPO price. The stock has pared some gains since then, to trade up 15.7% at $16.20. The company went public on a day that the Renaissance IPO ETF rallied 1.4% and the S&P 500 gained 0.4%.
7:38 a.m. Today - By William Watts
Dow rises 200 points as investors focus on jobs dataU.S. stocks trade slightly higher after data show weekly jobless benefit claims fell slightly, as expected, and investors began positioning for the monthly jobs report on Friday that will help shape views on how long the Federal Reserve's bond-buying program will continue.
7:36 a.m. Today - Barrons.com
Siemens Stock Is Rising. Thank the Economy, Cloud Software, and Supply Chains. The German group has broadened its ambitions in cloud software with a new acquisition—part of its transition from industrial giant to tech company.
7:34 a.m. Today - By Andrew W. Lo
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7:33 a.m. Today - By Andres Velasco
Private stablecoins should be regulated out of business before they cause the next financial crisisIf central banks are going to end up bailing out cryptocurrencies in a liquidity run, then they might as well be the ones issuing those cryptocurrencies.
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