Month: October 2020

Monty Rakusen | Cultura | Getty Images Company: Contura Energy, Inc. (CTRA) Business: Contura is large scale provider of metallurgical (“met”) and thermal coal. The company has mining operations across coal basins in Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. It supplies both metallurgical coal to produce steel and thermal coal to generate power. The met coal
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Raymond James CEO Paul Reilly told CNBC on Friday that long-term investors should not be scared away from equity markets, despite the rise in coronavirus cases and other risk factors that weighed on Wall Street in October. “The important message is stay invested,” Reilly said on “Power Lunch.” “If you’re afraid of some segments, that’s
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New Puerto Rico Oversight board member Justin Peterson exercised an exit veto on a proposed central government debt restructuring Friday. More than two hours into a virtually held public board meeting, Justin Peterson left the meeting to remove the board’s quorum. He did this to deny the remaining three board members the right to take
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Written by Nick Ackerman, co-produced by Stanford Chemist Preferred shares offer investors a combination of equity and fixed-income features. For the equity similarities, they can trade on a stock exchange throughout the day. Additionally, they can be converted to common shares if they are issued as convertible preferred stocks. For the fixed-income features, they offer
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Getty Images Global travel screeched to a halt during the pandemic, and it’s hurting credit card companies’ bottom line.  American Express, Mastercard and Visa all reported double-digit drops in profit for the recent quarter, compared to a year ago. The companies pointed to a plunge in international travel as borders remain closed during the pandemic. 
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Check out the companies making headlines after the bell:  Alphabet — Shares of Alphabet soared 10% in extended trading after the Google parent company posted quarterly results that topped Wall Street expectations. The company reported earnings of $16.40 per share and $46.17 billion in revenue for the third quarter. Analysts surveyed by Refinitiv projected $11.29
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Despite record low mortgage rates, homebuying affordability is on the decline. getty Despite hovering around their all-time low for several months now, it looks like mortgage rates have done about all they can for housing affordability.  According to a new report, skyrocketing home prices have now outstripped their power, and overall homebuying affordability is now
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Pedestrians walk past commercial real estate in Manhattan. Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty Images Decidedly weak quarterly earnings reports from major apartment real estate investment trusts this week paint a bleak picture for some of the largest urban rental markets. The coronavirus pandemic has caused thousands of apartment dwellers to seek safer, larger, single-family
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CNBC’s Jim Cramer said he sees positives for investors after steep market declines Wednesday as Wall Street grew further concerned about the coronavirus pandemic. “I recognize the carnage, but I do think the carnage is reversible,” Cramer said Wednesday on “Closing Bell,” after the Dow Jones Industrial Average gave up 943 points, or 3.4%, in
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The Transamerica Pyramid looms over the San Francisco skyline. (Photo by Carol M. Highsmith/Buyenlarge/Getty Images) Getty Images San Francisco’s iconic Transamerica Pyramid changed hands for the first time on Wednesday, after Deutsche Finance America and developer Michael Shvo teamed up to purchase the tower and complex for $650 million, the largest commercial transaction in the
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Property data and analytics firm CoreLogic has received multiple potential takeover bids that value the company at north of $80 a share, sources tell CNBC’s David Faber. The multiple parties interested in pursuing a deal with CoreLogic include private equity firms, Faber reported citing sources familiar with the talks. The company has already signed a
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Listen on the go! Subscribe to The Cannabis Investing Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher. By Jonathan Liss Today’s guest is the co-founder, CEO and CIO of Cambria Investment Management, Meb Faber. He has authored numerous white papers and books on factor-based portfolio construction and favors value- and momentum-tilted strategies in Cambria’s
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Kevin Mandia, CEO, FireEye  Scott Mlyn | CNBC Check out the companies making headlines midday after hours on Tuesday: Microsoft — Microsoft shares whipsawed after the tech giant reported better-than-expected results for the previous quarter. The company posted an adjusted profit of $1.82 per share on revenue of $37.15 billion. Analysts expected earnings per share
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Steve Huffman CEO, Reddit, delivers remarks on ‘Redesigning Reddit’ during the third day of Web Summit in Altice Arena on November 08, 2017 in Lisbon, Portugal. Horacio Villalobos | Corbis | Getty Images Reddit said Tuesday it won’t lower pay for employees who choose to move out of high-cost cities following the coronavirus pandemic. That
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After entering 2020 with a $6 billion surplus, and working its way through several harrowing months, California is now in the hopeful phase, said Scott Wu, executive director of the California Infrastructure and Development Bank. “In some ways, the California story of 2020 resembles that of the rest of the country,” said Wu, a speaker
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