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Toys "R" Us Files Chapter 11: Second Largest US Retail Bankruptcy In History
Article By: Tyler Durden
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 8:22 AM EDT
With assets of $6.9 billion, it’s the second-largest retail bankruptcy, trailing the filing in 2002 by Kmart, which had $14.6 billion in assets.
In this article: WMT, AMZN
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More Equifax Lies? Company Originally Hacked Five Months Earlier Than It Disclosed
Article By: Tyler Durden
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 3:00 AM EDT
The revelation of an earlier breach - and one which comes from the press instead of the company itself - will likely raise questions for the company’s executives over whether that investigation was sufficiently thorough.
In this article: EFX
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Vanguard REIT ETF: Index Change Could Lead To Lower Risk, Lower Yield
Article By: David Dierking
Sunday, September 17, 2017 2:19 PM EDT
Investors have committed more than $35 billion to the Vanguard REIT ETF making it the 19th largest ETF in the marketplace. Despite its size and success, the fund is about to make some changes and dividend investors might not like it.
In this article: VNQ Also: FREL, AMT, CCI, WY, XLRE
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Gasp: Companies Are Spending Less On Stocks
Article By: The Heisenberg Report
Friday, September 15, 2017 12:59 PM EDT
The temptation to leverage the balance sheet in pursuit of likely ephemeral EPS gains is hard to resist and when management’s compensation is linked to equity, the stage is set for prudence to be summarily tossed aside in favor of debt-fund
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Teva Hires Kare Schultz As CEO: Is A Recovery In The Cards?
Article By: Zacks Investment Research
Monday, September 11, 2017 10:04 AM EDT
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited announced the appointment of Kåre Schultz as president and chief executive officer, thus ending the Israeli generic maker’s long search for a permanent CEO. Share rose more than 12% in pre-market trading.
In this article: TEVA Also: NVO, MNTA, MYL
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Amazon Slashes Whole Foods Prices As Much As 43%, Channel Checks Reveal
Article By: Tyler Durden
Monday, August 28, 2017 8:28 AM EDT
European grocery stocks ticked lower again, while Kroger was down 2%, as apparently the size of the markdowns came as a surprise to the market and as Whole Foods peers will now struggle to catch down to its heavily subsidized competitor.
In this article: WFM, AMZN Also: WMT, KR
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Sears Same-Store Sales Plunge 11.5%; To Close Another 28 Stores
Article By: Tyler Durden
Thursday, August 24, 2017 7:58 AM EDT
Sears same-store sales fell 11.5%, including a decline of 9.4% for Kmart stores, and a drop of -13.2% at Sears stores. Spinning the worse than expected drop in traffic, Sears said that July was the best quarter for the company.
In this article: SHLD
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Wayfair Should Worry About Amazon
Article By: Sramana Mitra
Monday, August 14, 2017 10:41 AM EDT
Wayfair may be delivering impressive growth, but it should still be worried about the elephant in the room – Amazon. Wayfair’s average order price of nearly $250 suggests that it is not really selling big furniture pieces.
In this article: W Also: AMZN
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Same Assets, Different Payout
Article By: Simon Lack
Sunday, August 13, 2017 1:12 PM EDT
Since paying dividends is a very tax-inefficient way for corporations to return value to shareholders, high pay-out ratios would be exceptionally inefficient. The recent trend is for companies to return profits via buying back their stock.
In this article: SPY, KMI, OKE, TRGP
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Tesla To Raise $1.5 Billion In Bond Offering
Article By: Tyler Durden
Monday, August 7, 2017 8:02 AM EDT
The debt offering comes as Tesla has reportedly received thousands of advance reservations for the Model 3, which Elon Musk said were averaging at about 1,800 per day since the car's launch in late July.
In this article: TSLA
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More Disposable Income Needed
Article By: Danielle Park, CFA
Saturday, August 5, 2017 7:17 PM EDT
Until consumer debt levels are reduced and household savings are rebuilt in the economy on higher disposable cash flow, consumption will be weak, and corporate and government finances under increasing pressure.
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US Public Firm Agonistes
Article By: Timothy Taylor
Saturday, August 5, 2017 6:22 PM EDT
The number of shareholder-owned US corporations is in steep decline, falling from 7,507 in 1997 to 3,766 by 2015.
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EC Let’s Talk About “Maximizing Shareholder Value”
Article By: Cullen Roche
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 3:56 PM EDT
Maximizing shareholder value might not seem like a controversial idea, but many argue it leads corporations to do bad things like overpay executives, issue options-based compensation, buy back shares or pay workers too little, etc
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The Hedge Fund That Almost Broke The World
Article By: Tyler Durden
Saturday, July 29, 2017 7:23 PM EDT
When Long Term Capital Management suddenly imploded in 1998, stung by economic crises in Russia and Asia that caused it to lose $4 billion in a bizarre six-week stretch, it almost brought the entire financial system down with it.
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Jeff Bezos Surpasses Bill Gates - Becomes World's Richest Man
Article By: Tyler Durden
Thursday, July 27, 2017 10:59 AM EDT
Bezos owns about 17 percent of Seattle-based Amazon, which has surged 40 percent this year through Wednesday, helping to add $24.5 billion to his net worth.
In this article: AMZN Also: MSFT, FB
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UniCredit Says Hackers Stole 400,000 Clients' Personal Loan Data
Article By: The Fly
Thursday, July 27, 2017 8:14 AM EDT
UniCredit announced it has been the victim of a security breach in Italy due to unauthorized access through an Italian third party provider to Italian customer data related to personal loans only.
In this article: UNCFD
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