Corporate Performance

AbbVie, Cigna and Other Health Care Stocks With Recent Golden Crosses

Golden crosses and death crosses are common signals in technical analysis and refer to the relationship between short-term and long-term moving averages. The golden cross typically is seen as a ...
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JC Penney Is Finally Doomed

J.C. Penney Co. Inc. (NYSE: JCP) has released earnings, and its stock rose by a small amount. Some analysts said the retailer did not do as poorly as expected. The ...
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This Iconic Car Is the Least Reliable in America

Consumer Reports recently released its annual car survey. It covered data from more than 420,000 vehicles. The study looked at the reliability of 30 auto brands. An American luxury car ...
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Only 40 Shopping Days Until Christmas

If the retail industry needed a signal that the holiday season will be robust, it was Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) earnings. Two-year comparable store sales rose 6.6%. E-commerce sales were ...
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Consumer Reports Deems Tesla a Reliable Brand — Again

When Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) started selling its first vehicle, the Model S sedan, Consumer Reports magazine put the car through its paces and breathlessly awarded the Model S a ...
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Volvo Financial Gets Hammered

Car companies and dealers sometimes make money selling new cars. Usually, they make money on car service. Another source of revenue is the financing of cars, either via loans or ...
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Only 41 Shopping Days Left Until Christmas

What might have been the Achilles heel of the U.S. economy has started to shape up well. With 41 shopping days until Christmas, large retailers have added hundreds of thousands ...
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What 10 Million Disney+ First-Day Subscriptions Mean

The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) said on Wednesday that its Tuesday launch of the new Disney+ streaming service signed up 10 million subscribers. The Disney statement called demand for ...
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Disney+ Already Rattling Netflix Investor Confidence

When investors see big share price jumps in Dow Jones industrial average components this time of year, it's probably around earnings. Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) is surging on word ...
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Who Loses as Nike Parts Ways With Amazon?

Athletic gear maker Nike Inc. (NYSE: NKE) is ending a program it launched with Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) in 2017 selling Nike products directly on Amazon's website. The soon-to-be-dead program ...
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This Is Why Americans Hate Buying This Car More Than Any Other

Most Americans still go through a dealer to buy a car, though Tesla as one of the few exceptions. Satisfaction with those dealers is, therefore, critical to which cars people ...
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As Binge Watchers Fall Asleep, Disney Streams, Walmart Quits

Two of America's largest companies have moved in opposite directions in the streaming wars, just as the market becomes more crowded. As Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) launches Disney+, Walmart ...
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Subway Gets Into Bitter Battle With Store Owners

Subway, once the most successful fast-food company in America, has had some tough years as revenue has declined and the number of Subway locations has fallen. The tension between Subway ...
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Will Old Navy Collapse the Way Gap Did?

Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) has dumped CEO Art Peck, presumably because the retailer he presided over continued to fall apart. Its primary brands (Gap, Old Navy, and Banana Republic) have ...
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Apple Shares Surge 65% to Lead the Dow

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) stock is up 64.92% this year to $260.14 a share. That is the best performance of any of the 30 components of the Dow Jones industrial ...
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