Thursday Sector Laggards: Technology & Communications, Materials

Thursday Sector Laggards: Technology & Communications, Materials
In afternoon trading on Thursday, Technology & Communications stocks are the worst performing sector, showing a 1.5% loss. Within that group, NetApp, Inc. (Symbol: NTAP) and Automatic Data Processing Inc. (Symbol: ADP) are two large stocks that are lagging, showing a loss of 6.3% and 4.9%, respectively. Among technology ETFs , one ETF following the sector is the Technology Select... Read More

Thursday's ETF Movers: GDXJ, IYT

Thursday's ETF Movers: GDXJ, IYT
In trading on Thursday, the Junior Gold Miners ETF ( GDXJ ) is outperforming other ETFs, up about 0.4% on the day. Components of that ETF showing particular strength include shares of Pretium Resources ( PVG ), up about 3.1% and shares of Gold Fields ( GFI ), up about 3% on the day. And underperforming other ETFs today is... Read More

3 Career Tips From Our Happiest Workers

3 Career Tips From Our Happiest Workers
It’s not uncommon to experience work-related woes from time to time. Maybe there’s a colleague who gets under your skin or a project that keeps hitting snags. But there’s a difference between the occasional bout of dissatisfaction and being downright miserable on the job. Unfortunately, more than half of U.S. workers say they’re unhappy at work , and given the... Read More

Should You Buy NetApp, Inc. Today?

Should You Buy NetApp, Inc. Today?
Enterprise storage specialist NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) reported earnings after the closing bell on Wednesday, beating Wall Street’s earnings targets and drawing up a clear picture of solid growth prospects after a couple of lean years. Share prices still fell more than 6% on the news, but that’s more profit-taking than a thumbs-down vote on NetApp’s results. Here’s what you need... Read More

What Are Pre-Approved Credit Cards?

What Are Pre-Approved Credit Cards?
If you have a mail box, you probably get a few pre-approved credit card offers every month. Banks spend billions of dollars on these mailings, using data from the credit bureaus to pre-select and pre-qualify potential clients for one of the many credit cards in their lineups. But just because you’re pre-approved doesn’t mean you’ll sail through the application process,... Read More

The CEOs Who Might Be Left to Advise Trump

The CEOs Who Might Be Left to Advise Trump
The last two days for Trump have been shambolic to say the least, so quite in-step with his entire presidency. The disbanding of both the Manufacturing and the Strategic Policy Council in the wake of his ignorant comments on Charlottesville has added another layer of chaos to an administration plagued with rash decisions, careless disregard for facts, and blatant disrespect of anyone... Read More

3 Things Williams Companies Inc. Want You to Know About the Progress of Its Transformation

3 Things Williams Companies Inc. Want You to Know About the Progress of Its Transformation
Williams Companies (NYSE: WMB) and its master limited partnership, Williams Partners (NYSE: WPZ) , recently reported solid second-quarter results . Overall, adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) rose 4.5% to $1.11 billion, which marked the 15th straight quarterly increase. That said, despite that history of success, the company is on a quest to become even better. It... Read More

European Equity Benchmarks Close Lower, Banks Burden Markets; Euro Area Inflation Flat

European Equity Benchmarks Close Lower, Banks Burden Markets; Euro Area Inflation Flat
The broad-based major European indices closed lower in Thursday’s trading session, as banks weighed on markets. In economic news, Euro area annual inflation was 1.3% in July, flat compared with June, according to Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In July, the rate was 0.2%. European Union annual inflation was 1.5% in July, which was also flat compared... Read More

Seadrill Partners Cuts Tether From Parent Company, Shares Spike

Seadrill Partners Cuts Tether From Parent Company, Shares Spike
What happened Shares of Seadrill Partners (NYSE: SDLP) are up 19% as of 10:30 a.m. EDT today after the company announced several credit resolutions related to parent company Seadrill Limited (NYSE: SDRL) and reinstated its distribution to shareholders. So what Seadrill is sinking. The company has some credit facilities coming due for new rigs currently under construction, and it has... Read More

Globus Medical (GMED) Stock is Popping: Here's Why

Globus Medical (GMED) Stock is Popping: Here's Why
On Thursday, shares of medical device company Globus Medical Inc. GMED are popping, up almost 6% in late-morning trading after the firm announced that the FDA granted 510(k) clearance to one of its key products, the robotic guidance and navigation system Excelsius GPS. The Excelsius GPS platform consists of robot-assisted surgery that is designed to integrate “intra-operative” CT and fluoroscopic... Read More