Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: General Electric – GE beat estimates with adjusted quarterly profit of 16 cents per share, 5 cents a share above estimates, with revenue also beating forecasts. CEO John Flannery said GE is seeing signs of progress in its performance, with aviation, health care, and transportation all
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Christopher Goodney | Bloomberg | Getty Images Darius Adamczyk, chief executive officer of Honeywell International Inc. Honeywell reported a higher-than-expected profit for the first quarter on Friday and lifted its full-year earnings forecast for the second time this year, citing higher sales in its aerospace business. Industrial conglomerate Honeywell, which makes everything from jet engines
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Kirk McKoy | Los Angeles Times | Getty Images An oil rigger at a Schlumberger field prepares pipes in Midland, Texas. The world’s largest oilfield services provider Schlumberger reported an 88 percent rise in quarterly profit on Friday as rising crude oil prices encouraged its North American clients to ramp up spending. Net profit attributable
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General Electric reported first-quarter earnings Friday that outpaced Wall Street expectations and reaffirmed its financial outlook for the year. Shares of GE rose as high as 7 percent in early trading, before sliding to trade 3 percent up on the day. Earnings in the latest period were fueled by strong performance by the company’s aviation,
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Olivia Harris | Reuters Authorities around the world, including the United States, Switzerland and Singapore have looked into anti-money laundering breaches relating to 1MDB. The financial scandal — one of the world’s biggest — has rocked Malaysian politics and involves players as diverse as Goldman Sachs and Hollywood. The state of 1MDB’s finances has been
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Adam Dell grew up in Houston, the son of a dentist and a stockbroker. His older brother Michael was a big deal in computing. After a career in venture capital brought him some fame and fortune of his own, he had a child with Padma Lakshmi, a model and movie star. Now he is settling
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Pier 1 Imports‘ stock plummeted more than 20 percent Thursday morning after the company reported sales that missed analysts’ expectations, also ceasing its dividend payouts. The home furnishings retailer said halting its dividend payments to investors “will enable the company to allocate greater resources toward implementing its three-year strategic plan to drive sales and earnings
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When planning for health-care costs in retirement, it pays to factor in a particular worst-case scenario: An earlier-than-anticipated workforce exit. A new analysis from Fidelity Investments estimates that a healthy, 65-year-old couple retiring this year will need $280,000 to cover their health care costs in retirement. For individuals, the projection is $133,000 for a man
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Bank of New York Mellon reported a better-than-expected first-quarter profit on Thursday, as surging equity markets and a weaker dollar helped drive double-digit growth in its assets servicing and management businesses. Shares of the world’s largest custodian bank rose 3.3 percent at $54 in premarket trading. Asset servicing revenue surged 13 percent to $1.52 billion,
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Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: Procter & Gamble – Procter & Gamble earned an adjusted $1 per share for its third quarter, 2 cents a share above estimates. Revenue also exceeded forecasts. Its beauty and homecare businesses were among the units that did well during the quarter. Separately, the consumer products
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TSMC is the world’s largest semiconductor foundry company, manufacturing chips for leading technology firms including Apple and Nvidia. Morgan Stanley said Apple’s iPhone was a big reason for TSMC’s poor guidance. “Smartphone semi weakness [is] the main reason for the revenue shortfall,” analyst Charlie Chan wrote in a note to clients Thursday. “Beside the order
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High-testosterone managers “trade more frequently, have a stronger preference for lottery-like stocks and are more likely to succumb to the disposition effect,” the report said, referring to the tendency of investors to sell assets at higher prices and holding onto those that have dropped in value. The researchers also found that hedge-fund investors — specifically,
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