• Dell Launching Subscription Model to Counter Amazon, Microsoft
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    Dell Launching Subscription Model to Counter Amazon, Microsoft

    Nov.12 -- Dell Technologies Inc. is unveiling more flexible, on-demand buying options for its products as it seeks to counter cloud services from Amazon.com Inc. and Microsoft Corp. Bloomberg’s Taylor Riggs reports on "Bloomberg Markets."

  • Fed Chair Powell heads to the Hill — What to know in markets Wednesday
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    Fed Chair Powell heads to the Hill — What to know in markets Wednesday

    Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell will head to Capitol Hill Wednesday to testify before the Joint Economic Committee.

  • New Stocks on our Focus List
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    New Stocks on our Focus List

    Read on for a preview of the stocks that have just been added to the Argus Focus List, available through Yahoo Finance Premium.

  • ETFs to Watch Ahead of NVIDIA's Fiscal Q3 Earnings
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    ETFs to Watch Ahead of NVIDIA's Fiscal Q3 Earnings

    The positive trend is likely to continue given the positive earnings estimate revisions, which are generally a precursor to an earnings beat though earnings surprise is difficult to predict this time.

  • 5 Spectacular Earnings Charts
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    5 Spectacular Earnings Charts

    Tech and retail make up the hottest earnings charts of the week.

  • INTC or TXN: Which Is the Better Value Stock Right Now?
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    INTC or TXN: Which Is the Better Value Stock Right Now?

    INTC vs. TXN: Which Stock Is the Better Value Option?

  • Qualcomm, GoPro, NVIDIA, Microsoft and Micro Devices highlighted as Zacks Bull and Bear of the Day
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    Qualcomm, GoPro, NVIDIA, Microsoft and Micro Devices highlighted as Zacks Bull and Bear of the Day

    Qualcomm, GoPro, NVIDIA, Microsoft and Micro Devices highlighted as Zacks Bull and Bear of the Day

  • Factors Likely to Decide JD.com's (JD) Fate in Q3 Earnings
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    Factors Likely to Decide JD.com's (JD) Fate in Q3 Earnings

    Strength in the e-commerce business and international expansion are likely to have driven JD.com's (JD) third-quarter earnings.

  • Here’s How KKR Might Just Pull Off the Biggest LBO in History
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    Here’s How KKR Might Just Pull Off the Biggest LBO in History

    (Bloomberg) -- One of the private equity industry’s titans called it a “stretch,” and it’s been dismissed as a pipe dream by a bevy of analysts.Yet interviews in recent days with debt-market specialists suggest that KKR & Co. could find a narrow path to finance what would be the biggest leveraged buyout in history: a potential take-private deal for pharmacy chain Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. that analysts have estimated would need to be funded with at least $50 billion of debt.The challenge for any Walgreens suitor will be raising the necessary money via the markets of choice for private equity firms -- junk-rated loans and bonds -- which have become fragile after an unprecedented borrowing binge left investors with a hangover. Debt funds that financed more than $3.5 trillion of leveraged buyouts in the past decade have become pickier, leaving banks stuck holding more than $2 billion of unsold loans on their balance sheets as recently as last month.But a road map may be hidden in two other recent debt-fueled takeovers: Dell Technologies Inc.’s $67 billion takeover of EMC Corp. in 2016 and Charter Communications Inc.’s $78.7 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable Inc. that same year.Representatives for KKR and Walgreens declined to comment.Buyout BlueprintJunk-rated Dell and Charter both borrowed heavily in the investment-grade bond market by issuing secured debt. T-Mobile US Inc. is going down a similar route to help pay for its purchase of Sprint Corp.In Charter’s case, it pledged security to new and existing bonds issued by higher-rated Time Warner to ensure the debt remained investment-grade. Dell used a similar strategy when it bought investment-grade rated EMC. Walgreens’s debt could be segregated into two borrowing structures at a holding company level and an operating company portion, with investment-grade debt placed on the latter.In doing so, Dell and Charter won access to the most stable part of the corporate debt market, where investors are still buying heavily as an alternative to low or negative-yielding assets elsewhere. At the same time, they limited their reliance on leveraged finance markets, where sentiment can shift quickly and prove costly.Both companies did tap those markets, but with more manageable offerings. Bankers who asked not to be identified estimated that Walgreens would be able to raise between $10 billion and $20 billion of junk-rated debt to fund a buyout.Other market participants, who asked not to be named because they weren’t authorized to speak publicly, said KKR still might need to find a deep-pocketed third-party investor to help put more equity into the deal.Or it may seek to spin off a portion of Walgreens to lessen its financing needs. The company’s European operations could potentially bring in $18 billion to $20 billion, CreditSights analyst James Goldstein said in a phone interview.\--With assistance from Nabila Ahmed and Robert Langreth.To contact the reporters on this story: Natalie Harrison in New York at nharrison73@bloomberg.net;Lisa Lee in New York at llee299@bloomberg.net;Davide Scigliuzzo in New York at dscigliuzzo2@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Shannon D. Harrington at sharrington6@bloomberg.net, Boris KorbyFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

  • Apple Launches 16-Inch MacBook Pro With Revamped Keyboard
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    Apple Launches 16-Inch MacBook Pro With Revamped Keyboard

    (Bloomberg) -- Apple Inc. introduced its first major update to the MacBook Pro laptop in three years on Wednesday, adding a slightly larger screen to the top-end model, improved speakers, a better keyboard, and faster processors from Intel Corp.The new computer has a 16-inch screen, bigger than the 15.4-inch screen on the previous version. That alone may not be enough to spur upgrades or elicit switchers from Windows PCs, but the new “Magic Keyboard” is designed to address a pain point that professional users have complained about for years. The new models start at $2,399, Apple said.The Mac Pro desktop computer, which Apple announced in June, will go on sale December, the company said. The Mac Pro starts at $5,999 and its optional screen and costs another $5,999, making the set one of the most expensive computer systems on the market.The Mac continues to be a steady seller for Apple, generating about $26 billion in fiscal 2019 or about 10% of Apple’s total revenue, even as Apple pushes more portable devices like the iPad and iPad Pro.The MacBook Pro laptop is Apple’s highest end portable computer and it is differentiated by its faster processor and larger screen that are ideal for video editors, software developers, and gamers. The device saw its last major update in 2016, which added improved displays, a larger trackpad, and a new design. The new models include main processors from Intel, not Apple-made chips that it plans to add to at least some computers as early as next year, Bloomberg News has reported.In 2015, Apple switched to a keyboard with what is known as a “butterfly mechanism,” which gives it less travel but makes it thinner. The new keyboard on the latest model is less prone to breaking than the current ones, Apple said. Due to several issues with the keyboards on current and earlier models of the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air, including sticky keys, Apple has opened up rare free repair programs.The MacBook Pro and Mac Pro cap a year of Apple product releases that also included the iPhone 11 line, Apple Watch Series 5, and AirPods Pro.To contact the reporter on this story: Mark Gurman in San Francisco at mgurman1@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Tom Giles at tgiles5@bloomberg.net, Molly SchuetzFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

  • 5 Breakout Stocks for Explosive Returns
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    5 Breakout Stocks for Explosive Returns

    Picking breakout stocks is one of the most-favored methods for those utilizing an active investing approach since this strategy offers the promise of superlative returns.

  • Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day
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    Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day

    (Bloomberg) -- Want to receive this post in your inbox every morning? Sign up hereWall Street awaits Powell testimony, public impeachment inquiry hearings begin, and another warning on oil demand. Here are some of the things people in markets are talking about today.Powell’s turnIn his speech to the Economic Club of New York yesterday President Donald Trump renewed his assault on the Federal Reserve saying the bank was hurting the U.S. by not cutting rates into negative territory. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell will get a chance to give his views in Washington when he appears before Congress’s Joint Economic Committee at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time. While analysts expect him to maintain the cautiously optimistic approach outlined after the October policy meeting, investors now see increasing chances that rates may remain unchanged throughout 2020. Impeachment inquiryIf Powell is going to capture Wall Street’s interest today, another event on Capitol Hill is likely to command the wider public’s attention: Hearings to determine whether President Trump abused his office and should be impeached at 10:00 a.m. Top U.S. envoy to Ukraine William Taylor and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent are due to testify in a session that also holds risks for Democratic presidential contenders as Republicans seek ammunition to attack former Vice President Joe Biden. And six senators in the running for the nomination may be forced off the campaign trail at a crucial moment as they would be jurors in a trial. Oil plateauSaudi Aramco’s prospectus last weekend re-ignited the discussion over peak global demand for crude, with the company citing a forecast that sees a top within the next 20 years. The International Energy Agency painted an even grimmer picture in its latest long-term World Energy Outlook, saying it now sees demand for oil hitting a plateau in about a decade. The forecast suggests current growth levels will continue for the next five years, then start to slow significantly as the use of oil-based passenger cars drops. Investors more concerned about short-term demand effects are pushing the price of a barrel of crude lower this morning as doubts over trade cloud the outlook. Markets slipThe lack of an announcement on trade progress in President Trump’s speech yesterday continues to weigh on markets. Overnight the MSCI Asia Pacific Index dropped 0.8%, with Hong Kong’s Hang Seng closing 1.8% lower as protests continued to grip the city. In Europe, the Stoxx 600 Index was 0.6% lower at 5:40 a.m. with automakers among the worst performers following no word on the delay of threatened U.S. tariffs on the region’s car industry. S&P 500 futures pointed to a drop at the open, the 10-year Treasury yield was at 1.876% and gold was recovering some ground. Coming up...U.S. inflation data for October is expected to show no change from the previous month, with the headline number staying at 1.7% and core at 2.4% when it is published at 8:30 a.m. The monthly budget statement will be released at 2:00 p.m. In keeping with the strong political theme in today’s news, Trump will welcome Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the White House, the first meeting between the leaders since the beginning of Turkey’s military offensive in northern Syria. As well as Powell, we will also hear from Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari and Philadelphia Fed President Patrick Harker later. Earnings are from Canada Goose Holdings Inc. and Cisco Systems Inc. What we've been readingThis is what's caught our eye over the last 24 hours. The world is still in love with coal. German stocks don’t show a nation in recession. Chilean peso sinks to fresh low as Santiago is rocked by riots. Venice declares state of emergency after near-record tide and floods. The problem with diamonds is that they keep getting cheaper. Billion-dollar-a-day crypto trader finds accolades are better than anonymity. The oxygen mystery on Mars. To contact the author of this story: Lorcan Roche Kelly in Dublin at lrochekelly@bloomberg.netTo contact the editor responsible for this story: Cecile Gutscher at cgutscher@bloomberg.net, Yakob PeterseilFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

  • Bull Of The Day: Qualcomm (QCOM)
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    Bull Of The Day: Qualcomm (QCOM)

    Bull Of The Day: Qualcomm (QCOM)

  • Here's Why EQT Corp (EQT) is Up 6% Since Q3 Earnings Report
    Zacks

    Here's Why EQT Corp (EQT) is Up 6% Since Q3 Earnings Report

    An increase in natural gas equivalent production aids EQT Corp (EQT) in third-quarter 2019.

  • Investing.com

    Stocks - Wall Street Falls Ahead of Powell Testimony

    Investing.com – Wall Street opened lower on Wednesday as a trade deal between the U.S. and China seemed less likely, while trading was subdued as investors awaited testimony from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on the central bank’s monetary policy.

  • Investing.com

    Stocks - U.S. Futures Slip on Trade War Uncertainty; Powell to Testify

    Investing.com - U.S. futures fell on Wednesday as U.S. President Donald Trump continued to keep markets guessing about when and if a trade deal with China will be reached, while testimony from Fed Chair Jerome Powell will be the highlight of the day.

  • Investing.com

    Top 5 Things to Know in the Market on Wednesday

    Investing.com - U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell will testify in Congress against a background of renewed trade uncertainty after U.S. President Donald Trump dampened hopes for a breakthrough in the U.S.-China trade war. Meanwhile, the first public hearings in Trump’s impeachment inquiry get underway and investors will get the latest U.S. inflation figures and a look at U.S. oil stockpiles after the International Energy Agency said it expects global oil demand growth to slow from 2025. Here's what you need to know in financial markets on Wednesday, 13th November.

  • Financial Times

    Intel struggles to close potentially damaging chip flaws

    stemming from the loophole, which were brought to its attention by security researchers in Europe. It has now revealed, however, that the earlier repair did not stop all the ways attackers could take advantage of the vulnerability, forcing it to take further action this week. Intel also admitted that even this would not completely solve the problem, and more remedial work needed to be done.

  • Utility ETFs in Focus on Mixed Q3 Earnings
    Zacks

    Utility ETFs in Focus on Mixed Q3 Earnings

    Here we look at some of the ETFs with strong exposure to three utility bigwigs post the release of their mixed Q3 earnings.

  • Trump Trade, Walmart & Nvidia Previews & Buy CASY Stock - Free Lunch
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    Trump Trade, Walmart & Nvidia Previews & Buy CASY Stock - Free Lunch

    All eyes will be on President Trump Tuesday for U.S.-China trade war updates. Walmart, Nvidia, and others are set to report their quarterly earnings. And why Casey's General Stores (CASY) is a Zacks Rank 1 (Strong Buy) right now...

  • Investing.com

    Day Ahead: Top 3 Things to Watch

    Investing.com -- Here's a preview of the top three things that could rock markets tomorrow.

  • Tech Stocks' Earnings Roster for Nov 13: CSCO, NTAP & SSYS
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    Tech Stocks' Earnings Roster for Nov 13: CSCO, NTAP & SSYS

    Here is a sneak peek into how three technology stocks, namely, Cisco, NetApp and Stratasys, are poised ahead of their upcoming earnings releases on Nov 13.

  • Factors to Consider Ahead of Cisco's (CSCO) Q1 Earnings
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    Factors to Consider Ahead of Cisco's (CSCO) Q1 Earnings

    Cisco's (CSCO) first-quarter fiscal 2020 results are expected to reflect the robust adoption of security solutions despite headwinds pertaining to the U.S.-China trade war.

  • Is Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) A High Quality Stock To Own?
    Simply Wall St.

    Is Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) A High Quality Stock To Own?

    Many investors are still learning about the various metrics that can be useful when analysing a stock. This article is...