profits plunge amid China Covid lockdowns, regulation

profits plunge amid China Covid lockdowns, regulation

Signage for Tencent Holdings atop an office building in Shanghai, China, on March 22, 2022. China’s Tencent reported on Wednesday its quarterly profit halved from a year ago and revenues stagnated, blaming cuts in advertising spending by consumer, e-commerce and travel businesses for its worst performance since it went public in 2004. Qilai Shen | … Read more

Cisco (CSCO) earnings Q3 2022

Cisco (CSCO) earnings Q3 2022

Cisco shares plunged by as much as 17% in extended trading on Wednesday after the networking company said it generated lower quarterly revenue than analysts predicted and called for an unexpected sales decline in the current period. Here’s how the company did: Earnings: 87 cents per share, adjusted, vs. 86 cents per share as expected … Read more

5 things to know before the stock market opens Wednesday, May 18

5 things to know before the stock market opens Wednesday, May 18

Here are the most important news, trends and analysis that investors need to start their trading day: 1. Stock futures fall as inflation claims another retailer Traders on the floor of the NYSE, May 17, 2022. Source: NYSE US stock futures dropped Wednesday as rising inflation slammed another retailer. Target sank 24% in the premarket, … Read more

Target (TGT) Q1 2022 earnings

Target (TGT) Q1 2022 earnings

Target on Wednesday reported quarterly earnings that fell far short of Wall Street’s expectations, as the retailer coped with pricey freight costs, higher markdowns and lower-than-expected sales of discretionary items from TVs to bicycles. Shares fell about 22% in premarket trading. Here’s what Target reported for the fiscal first quarter ended April 30, compared with … Read more

Shopee, Garena post strong revenue

Shopee, Garena post strong revenue

Shares of Southeast Asia’s e-commerce and gaming firm Sea Group popped after its first-quarter revenue beat analysts’ expectations on Tuesday. Sea’s US-listed shares rose 14% to close at $80.21 after the of Singapore-based internet firm reported revenue that exceeded analysts’ expectations in the first quarter this year. Here’s how the New York Stock Exchange-listed company … Read more

China signals easing of tech crackdown but don’t expect policy U-turn

China signals easing of tech crackdown but don’t expect policy U-turn

China has shown signs of easing its crackdown on the technology sector which has wiped billions of dollars of value from its most prominent companies. But analysts said Beijing’s recent positive rhetoric should not be mistaken for a reversal of policy. “I think the big tech companies will have a grace period for maybe the … Read more

House Democrats to hold hearings, introduce legislation

House Democrats to hold hearings, introduce legislation

House Democrats will hold hearings on the baby formula shortage in the US, and move to pass legislation to increase Food and Drug Administration inspection staff to ensure that imported products are safe for infants to consume. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, chair of the House Appropriations Committee, introduced legislation on Tuesday that would provide the FDA … Read more

Walmart (WMT) earnings Q1 2023

Walmart (WMT) earnings Q1 2023

walmart on Tuesday reported quarterly earnings that missed Wall Street’s expectations by a wide margin, as the nation’s largest retailer felt pressure from rising fuel costs and higher levels of inventory. Shares were down about 7% in premarket trading. The company raised its outlook for sales this year, saying it expects net sales to increase … Read more

5 things to know before the stock market opens Monday, May 16

5 things to know before the stock market opens Monday, May 16

Here are the most important news, trends and analysis that investors need to start their trading day: 1. Dow set to open slightly higher after 7 straight weeks of selling Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, US, May 13, 2022. Brendan Mcdermid | Reuters US … Read more

Americans can expect to pay a lot more for medical care in retirement

Americans can expect to pay a lot more for medical care in retirement

Lisafx | Istock | Getty Images A 65-year-old couple retiring this year can expect to spend an average of $315,000 in health-care and medical expenses in their retirement, according to a new estimate by Fidelity Investments. That’s 5% higher than last year’s estimate. While much of the increase this year came from higher Medicare Part … Read more