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Brexit discontent drives new grassroots push for Scottish independence

Brexit discontent drives new grassroots push for Scottish independence Scots rejected independence in a 2014 referendum and support since then has stuck at around 45 percent, opinion polls say. "Voices for Scotland", a crowd-funded initiative with about 100,000 participants, will try to boost support for secession to 60 percent via a clipboard-wielding army of activists who aim to cover the whole of Scotland. "It's about conversations with people you trust," said professor Iain Black from Stirling University, who has compiled research for the group and took part in a news conference.


Bombardier Tumbles After Cutting Forecast on New Rail-Unit Woes

Bombardier Tumbles After Cutting Forecast on New Rail-Unit Woes The timing of aircraft deliveries also hurt first-quarter results, though the company said it should be able to recover the shortfall during the rest of the year. “We had a soft first quarter driven by the timing of aircraft deliveries, foreign-exchange headwind and a slower production ramp-up at Transportation,” which makes trains, Chief Executive Officer Alain Bellemare said in the statement. The weaker forecast adds to the pressure on the rail-equipment division, Bombardier’s biggest, which has been plagued by missteps on high-profile projects in New York, Toronto and Europe.


Recalled blood pressure drugs linked to cancer risk OK to take short-term, FDA says

Recalled blood pressure drugs linked to cancer risk OK to take short-term, FDA says The FDA will allow some versions of losartan with a carcinogen to be shipped to pharmacies to avert a shortage of the critical medication.


Musk Reopens Door to Tesla Capital Raise After Cash Setback

Musk Reopens Door to Tesla Capital Raise After Cash Setback Tesla fell as much as 3.2 percent shortly after the open of regular trading to $250.50, the lowest intraday since Oct. 11. Musk, 47, assured investors that higher deliveries and cost cuts will help Tesla post a narrower loss in the second quarter and return to profitability the following three months. “There is merit to the idea of raising capital at this point,” Musk said on an earnings call Wednesday.


Musk Reopens Door to Tesla Capital Raise After Cash Setback

Musk Reopens Door to Tesla Capital Raise After Cash Setback Tesla fell as much as 3.2 percent shortly after the open of regular trading to $250.50, the lowest intraday since Oct. 11. Musk, 47, assured investors that higher deliveries and cost cuts will help Tesla post a narrower loss in the second quarter and return to profitability the following three months. “There is merit to the idea of raising capital at this point,” Musk said on an earnings call Wednesday.


Amazon’s Spending Is Key as Investors Fixate on Profits

Amazon’s Spending Is Key as Investors Fixate on Profits (Bloomberg) -- Last quarter, Amazon.com Inc. hinted that spending on investments such as data centers and warehouses would rise in 2019. The magnitude of those outlays is one of the biggest questions investors have ahead of Amazon’s first-quarter earnings on Thursday afternoon.


Amazon’s Spending Is Key as Investors Fixate on Profits

Amazon’s Spending Is Key as Investors Fixate on Profits (Bloomberg) -- Last quarter, Amazon.com Inc. hinted that spending on investments such as data centers and warehouses would rise in 2019. The magnitude of those outlays is one of the biggest questions investors have ahead of Amazon’s first-quarter earnings on Thursday afternoon.


Britain's Hunt says he would choose a no-deal Brexit over no Brexit

Britain's Hunt says he would choose a no-deal Brexit over no Brexit British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt said on Thursday he would choose leaving the European Union with no deal if he was presented with the choice between no Brexit or leaving without an agreement with the bloc. Hunt told reporters that he believed the democratic risks of "no Brexit", or Britain failing to leave the EU after the 2016 referendum, were higher than the risks of leaving without an agreement, something businesses say would hurt the economy.


Why AudioCodes Ltd.'s (NASDAQ:AUDC) High P/E Ratio Isn't Necessarily A Bad Thing

Why AudioCodes Ltd.'s (NASDAQ:AUDC) High P/E Ratio Isn't Necessarily A Bad Thing This article is for investors who would like to improve their understanding of price to earnings ratios (P/E ratios). To keep it practical, we'll show how AudioCodes Ltd.'s (NASDAQ:AUDC) P/E ratio could help you assess the value on...


Stocks Mixed as Tech Rallies, Industrials Decline: Markets Wrap

Stocks Mixed as Tech Rallies, Industrials Decline: Markets Wrap A drop in industrial shares overshadowed a surge in technology stocks, leaving the benchmark gauge for U.S. stocks lower as the dollar extended gains to a four-month high. The Stoxx Europe 600 slipped on a mixed day for bank earnings and as two major European mergers appeared to founder. Treasuries were steady after solid U.S. durable goods data, and most European sovereign bonds slid.


Imagine Owning redT energy (LON:RED) And Trying To Stomach The 80% Share Price Drop

Imagine Owning redT energy (LON:RED) And Trying To Stomach The 80% Share Price Drop As an investor, mistakes are inevitable. But really big losses can really drag down an overall portfolio. So take a moment to sympathize with the long term shareholders of redT energy plc (LON:RED), who have seen the share pr...


A Look At The Intrinsic Value Of Franklin Electric Co., Inc. (NASDAQ:FELE)

A Look At The Intrinsic Value Of Franklin Electric Co., Inc. (NASDAQ:FELE) Does the April share price for Franklin Electric Co., Inc. (NASDAQ:FELE) reflect what it's really worth? Today, we will estimate the stock's intrinsic value by taking the expected future cash flows and discounting them to today's v...


Over 20 crypto heavyweights put heads together to plan institutional uptake; clearinghouse initiative set for July

Over 20 crypto heavyweights put heads together to plan institutional uptake; clearinghouse initiative set for July Two dozen key players from the likes of Circle, Coinbase and Galaxy Digital came together for a major brainstorming effort on how to make crypto “part of the world’s financial architecture” in mid-January, Bloomberg reports.The post Over 20 crypto heavyweights put heads together to plan institutional uptake; clearinghouse initiative set for July appeared first on The Block.


How Much Did PTC Inc.'s (NASDAQ:PTC) CEO Pocket Last Year?

How Much Did PTC Inc.'s (NASDAQ:PTC) CEO Pocket Last Year? In 2010 Jim Heppelmann was appointed CEO of PTC Inc. (NASDAQ:PTC). This analysis aims first to contrast CEO compensation with other large companies. Then we'll look at a snap shot of the business growth. And finally...


Do Atlantic Lumpus AS’s (OB:ATLU-ME) Returns On Capital Employed Make The Cut?

Do Atlantic Lumpus AS’s (OB:ATLU-ME) Returns On Capital Employed Make The Cut? Today we'll evaluate Atlantic Lumpus AS (OB:ATLU-ME) to determine whether it could have potential as an investment idea. Specifically, we're going to calculate its Return On Capital Employed (ROCE), in the hopes of getting some insight...


Walmart to Explore Options for Asda Including IPO

Walmart to Explore Options for Asda Including IPO U.K. antitrust regulators’ decision to block the 7.3 billion-pound ($9.4 billion) deal threw up a roadblock to the world’s largest retailer as it moves to reshape its international operations. Walmart was aiming to focus on faster-growing markets than Britain, where a shift to online shopping and the rise of discounters Aldi and Lidl are making life difficult for traditional supermarket chains. As Sainsbury struggles to contain fallout after the U.K. Competition and Markets Authority’s move, Walmart signaled that it’s in no hurry to move on.


Facebook Bulls Grow More Emphatic as Zuckerberg Delivers

Facebook Bulls Grow More Emphatic as Zuckerberg Delivers More than ten firms raised their price targets on the stock, while UBS upgraded its view, reinforcing the dominance of Facebook bulls on Wall Street, where roughly 80 percent of the analyst ratings are buy-equivalents. The average price target currently stands at around $216, according to data compiled by Bloomberg, up from $198 on Tuesday.


Facebook Bulls Grow More Emphatic as Zuckerberg Delivers

Facebook Bulls Grow More Emphatic as Zuckerberg Delivers More than ten firms raised their price targets on the stock, while UBS upgraded its view, reinforcing the dominance of Facebook bulls on Wall Street, where roughly 80 percent of the analyst ratings are buy-equivalents. The average price target currently stands at around $216, according to data compiled by Bloomberg, up from $198 on Tuesday.


3M Plunges on Forecast Cut After ‘Disappointing Start’ to 2019

3M Plunges on Forecast Cut After ‘Disappointing Start’ to 2019 Operating income fell in all five business units in the first quarter, 3M said as it reported earnings that missed Wall Street’s estimates. The maker of Post-it notes and touchscreen displays called out particular weakness in the automotive and electronics markets and warned of headwinds in China. “We continued to face slowing conditions in key end markets,” Chief Executive Officer Mike Roman said in the company’s statement Thursday.


Nasdaq hits record high at open on strong tech earnings; 3M weighs on Dow

Nasdaq hits record high at open on strong tech earnings; 3M weighs on Dow The Nasdaq had hit a life-high of 8,139.551 on Wednesday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 170.68 points, or 0.64%, at the open to 26,426.37. The Nasdaq Composite gained 48.84 points, or 0.60%, to 8,150.85 at the opening bell.


The misery is real: A third of the world is stressed, worried and in pain, Gallup report finds

The misery is real: A third of the world is stressed, worried and in pain, Gallup report finds Gallup's 2019 Global Emotions Report shows the world's often-gloomy emotional state. And Americans are really stressed out.


At US$9.14, Is Green Brick Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:GRBK) Worth Looking At Closely?

At US$9.14, Is Green Brick Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:GRBK) Worth Looking At Closely? Green Brick Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:GRBK), which is in the consumer durables business, and is based in United States, saw a double-digit share price rise of over 10% in the past couple of mont...


Cyclone Kenneth batters Comoros and heads to Mozambique

Cyclone Kenneth batters Comoros and heads to Mozambique In Comoros, the winds caused widespread power outages in the northern part of the main island, Grande Comore, and the capital Moroni as well as on the island of Anjouan, residents said. By Thursday afternoon, the cyclone was making its way to Mozambique, just over a month after Cyclone Idai tore through central Mozambique, virtually flattening the port city of Beira, flooding an area the size of Luxembourg and killing more than 1,000 people across the region. Kenneth may strengthen before it makes landfall on the continent, said Dipuo Tawana, forecaster at the South African Weather Service.


Argentine Bonds Sink Into Distressed Territory as Macri Falters

Argentine Bonds Sink Into Distressed Territory as Macri Falters Argentina is once again feeling the pain of being considered one of the riskiest credits in emerging markets despite progress on a fiscal deficit and a record credit line from the International Monetary Fund as a strengthening dollar saps demand for high-yielding assets. It comes at a tough time for Macri, who is struggling with sky-high inflation and a recession ahead of October elections which have eroded his public image in polls and led to concerns of a populist comeback by his predecessor Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner. The extra yield investors demand to own Argentine debt over U.S. Treasuries has surged 160 basis points this week to 10.08 percentage points, surpassing the threshold where a credit is considered distressed.


Citrix Systems (NASDAQ:CTXS) Shareholders Booked A 73% Gain In The Last Five Years

Citrix Systems (NASDAQ:CTXS) Shareholders Booked A 73% Gain In The Last Five Years Generally speaking the aim of active stock picking is to find companies that provide returns that are superior to the market average. And in our experience, buying the right stocks can give your wealth a significant boost...


5 Reasons Your Employees Are Unhappy

5 Reasons Your Employees Are Unhappy And what you, as a manager or business owner, can do about them.


9 Ways Smart Couples Share Their Money

9 Ways Smart Couples Share Their Money Money is one of the top reasons couples break up. Here's how to maintain financial harmony.


Ghosn Freed on Bail Again After Being Detained on New Charges

Ghosn Freed on Bail Again After Being Detained on New Charges Dressed in a dark suit, white shirt and no tie, Ghosn walked out of the facility with one of his lawyers, Takashi Takano, at around 10:20 p.m. They stepped into black Toyota van and drove off. Unlike the last time he was released, Ghosn wore no disguise. Ghosn was detained for a second time on April 4, cutting short almost a month of freedom after previously paying $9 million in bail.


Do Directors Own Archer Limited (OB:ARCHER) Shares?

Do Directors Own Archer Limited (OB:ARCHER) Shares? Every investor in Archer Limited (OB:ARCHER) should be aware of the most powerful shareholder groups. Institutions often own shares in more established companies, while it's not unusual to see insiders own a fair bit of smaller com...


Is HEXO the Best Pot Stock to Buy Right Now?

Is HEXO the Best Pot Stock to Buy Right Now? HEXO's stock has been heating up, but there's more upside to come. Here's why.


Donald Trump welcomes 'Sleepy Joe' Biden to 'nasty' presidential race in 2020

Donald Trump welcomes 'Sleepy Joe' Biden to 'nasty' presidential race in 2020 President Trump called the former vice president "Sleepy Joe," before adding, "If you make it, I will see you at the Starting Gate!"


Why Every Homebuyer Needs to Know About FHA Loans

Why Every Homebuyer Needs to Know About FHA Loans So-so credit? Not much cash? You might still get a home.


Should You Be Tempted To Sell PriceSmart, Inc. (NASDAQ:PSMT) Because Of Its P/E Ratio?

Should You Be Tempted To Sell PriceSmart, Inc. (NASDAQ:PSMT) Because Of Its P/E Ratio? The goal of this article is to teach you how to use price to earnings ratios (P/E ratios). We'll apply a basic P/E ratio analysis to PriceSmart, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:PSMT), to help you decide if the stock is worth further research...


3 Things Investors Need to Know Ahead of Skyworks' Earnings Report

3 Things Investors Need to Know Ahead of Skyworks' Earnings Report Investors should pay attention to these items when Skyworks reports its earnings results on May 2.


E. coli outbreak results in another ground beef recall, lawsuit filed against meet producer

E. coli outbreak results in another ground beef recall, lawsuit filed against meet producer A person sickened by eating E. coli tainted ground beef has filed a lawsuit against the meat processor. Also, another beef recall has been announced.


RBS Starts Hunt for New Chief Executive as McEwan Steps Down

RBS Starts Hunt for New Chief Executive as McEwan Steps Down Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc’s top banker will leave the state-backed lender within a year, in an expected move that potentially paves the way for a senior female executive to take his role. The bank will start searching for Chief Executive Officer Ross McEwan’s replacement immediately, according to a statement Thursday. Speculation has been rife on who could take McEwan’s job after RBS cleared a major U.S. settlement last year.


‘Kissing bugs’ suck blood and poop in your face. Here’s how that spreads Chagas disease

‘Kissing bugs’ suck blood and poop in your face. Here’s how that spreads Chagas disease A Delaware girl was bitten by a "kissing bug" over the summer, the CDC said this week. Here's what you need to know about them and Chagas disease.


You Might Like Elvalhalcor Hellenic Copper and Aluminium Industry S.A. (ATH:XAKO) But Do You Like Its Debt?

You Might Like Elvalhalcor Hellenic Copper and Aluminium Industry S.A. (ATH:XAKO) But Do You Like Its Debt? Elvalhalcor Hellenic Copper and Aluminium Industry S.A. (ATH:XAKO) is a small-cap stock with a market capitalization of €613m. While investors primarily focus on the growth potential and competitive landscape of the small-cap companies...


Is Celestica Inc.'s (TSE:CLS) CEO Salary Justified?

Is Celestica Inc.'s (TSE:CLS) CEO Salary Justified? In 2015 Rob Mionis was appointed CEO of Celestica Inc. (TSE:CLS). First, this article will compare CEO compensation with compensation at similar sized companies. Then we'll look at a snap shot of the business growth...


Boomerang buyers: More people who lost homes during housing crisis are buying again

Boomerang buyers: More people who lost homes during housing crisis are buying again More people who lost homes to foreclosures or short sales in the housing crisis are buying again. Many plan to buy within 3 years


A Spotlight On Weyco Group, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:WEYS) Fundamentals

A Spotlight On Weyco Group, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:WEYS) Fundamentals I've been keeping an eye on Weyco Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:WEYS) because I'm attracted to its fundamentals. Looking at the company as a whole, as a potential stock investment, I believe WEYS has a lot to offer. Basically, it is a...


Father of suspected Easter bombers arrested; Colombo on edge

Father of suspected Easter bombers arrested; Colombo on edge COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The father of two of the suspected Easter suicide bombers was arrested Thursday on suspicion of aiding his sons, Sri Lanka's prime minister said, as businesses and religious leaders worried about a new attack four days after blasts killed more than 350 people.


What You Must Know About Seri Industrial S.p.A.'s (BIT:SERI) Beta Value

What You Must Know About Seri Industrial S.p.A.'s (BIT:SERI) Beta Value If you're interested in Seri Industrial S.p.A. (BIT:SERI), then you might want to consider its beta (a measure of share price volatility) in order to understand how the stock could impact your portfolio. Volatility is considered to...


2 Ultra-High Growth Stocks to Buy Now

2 Ultra-High Growth Stocks to Buy Now Axsome Therapeutics and PhaseBio Pharmaceuticals are soaring this year, but the best could be yet to come for each of these red-hot biotech stocks.


Does Texas Capital Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:TCBI) Have A Good P/E Ratio?

Does Texas Capital Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:TCBI) Have A Good P/E Ratio? This article is written for those who want to get better at using price to earnings ratios (P/E ratios). We'll show how you can use Texas Capital Bancshares, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:TCBI) P/E ratio to inform your assessment of the investmen...


Trump welcomes 'Sleepy Joe' Biden to 2020 race

Trump welcomes 'Sleepy Joe' Biden to 2020 race “I only hope you have the intelligence, long in doubt, to wage a successful primary campaign. It will be nasty — you will be dealing with people who truly have some very sick & demented ideas. But if you make it, I will see you at the Starting Gate!”


Introducing Aqua Bio Technology (OB:ABT), The Stock That Tanked 87%

Introducing Aqua Bio Technology (OB:ABT), The Stock That Tanked 87% Some stocks are best avoided. We don't wish catastrophic capital loss on anyone. Spare a thought for those who held Aqua Bio Technology ASA (OB:ABT) for five whole years - as the share price tanked 87%. And some of the...


German ambitions evaporate as Deutsche Bank merger talks with Commerzbank collapse

German ambitions evaporate as Deutsche Bank merger talks with Commerzbank collapse German hopes of creating a national banking champion able to challenge global competitors were dashed on Thursday when Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank ended merger talks due to the risks of doing a deal, restructuring costs and capital demands. Germany's two largest banks announced that nearly six weeks of high-level negotiations about a tie-up had ended in failure, confirming an earlier Reuters report and immediately raising questions about the future of the Frankfurt-based rivals. The decision to ditch the talks followed a final early morning meeting between Deutsche Bank Chief Executive Christian Sewing and his Commerzbank counterpart Martin Zielke, two sources told Reuters.


U.S. Accuses But Can’t Catch Two Nigerian Scammers Behind $270,000 Bitcoin Fraud

U.S. Accuses But Can’t Catch Two Nigerian Scammers Behind $270,000 Bitcoin Fraud By CCN.com: The United States Attorney’s Office District of Oregon has indicted two Nigerian nationals, Kelvin Usifoh and Onwuemerie Ogor Gift, over a bitcoin fraud scheme which is estimated to have netted them bitcoin worth over $270,000. Among the charges that the two are facing include wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering. The victims who have come forward are based in Oregon and California. The two accused men have yet to be located as the Feds contemplate triggering an Interpol red notice for help, according to The Oregonian. Nigerian nationals facing charges in bitcoin scheme that defrauded victims


Is Now The Time To Look At Buying The Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:TBBK)?

Is Now The Time To Look At Buying The Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:TBBK)? The Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:TBBK), operating in the financial services industry based in United States, saw a double-digit share price rise of over 10% in the past couple of months on th...