Markets


Markets

The Economy vs. Earnings: Companies Aren't Winning

Fri, 27 May 2016 16:49:17 EDT
The U.S. economy isn’t as weak as the GDP report suggests. As that becomes clear, companies will need to find another excuse.

Williams and Energy Transfer: No Rhyme or Reason

Fri, 27 May 2016 15:05:21 EDT
Energy Transfer Equity’s counterclaims in a suit against Williams Cos are hard to swallow.

Terex-Zoomlion: Another Chinese Deal Bites the Dust

Fri, 27 May 2016 13:59:44 EDT
After Zoomlion abruptly pulled the plug on buying U.S. equipment maker Terex, other potential takeover targets might want to grill their Chinese suitors on whether they have the cash, or are truly willing to pay the price.

Markets' Mixed Signals: No All-Clear for Investors Yet

Fri, 27 May 2016 09:40:56 EDT
Risk appetite has recovered since the panic at the start of the year. Or has it?

How Pro Forma Results Boost Executive Bonuses

Fri, 27 May 2016 09:23:01 EDT
Reported earnings faltered last year. To help set bonus payments, many companies relied on pro forma measures.

Why Samsung Suddenly Finds Parts Fitting Together

Fri, 27 May 2016 06:35:13 EDT
After a spell during which several of Samsung Electronics’ big businesses struggled at once, a turnaround may be at hand.

The Oil Rally: What Comes After $50

Thu, 26 May 2016 19:01:03 EDT
Oil has broken above $50 a barrel for the first time in 2016. There may be more gains to come.

Companies Get Smaller Slice of Economic Pie

Thu, 26 May 2016 20:50:32 EDT
With U.S. companies grabbing a smaller share of a slow-growing economy, profits look likely to remain under pressure.

Retailers Gain Less From Sears's Pain

Thu, 26 May 2016 19:03:05 EDT
For some time, problems at Sears benefited other retailers who could pick off its customers and sales. That isn’t the case anymore.