These stocks soared up to 12% after inflation cooled

Amid the euphoria following what appeared to be the first sign of slowing inflation, stocks staged a broad rally on Aug. 10, with dozens of large-cap stocks rising 5% or more. Those included several tech names that investors loved during the early stages of the coronvirus pandemic, along with cruise lines, credit-card lenders and chip-related … Read more

5 things we’ve learned from earnings season so far: How big an impact is inflation having?

More than 80% of the S&P 500 index’s companies have reported second-quarter results so far, and at least five key takeaways have emerged — including that Wall Street was far more worried about the coming earnings season than it needed to be. That doesn’t mean investors were wrong; the numbers and management commentary have confirmed … Read more

Instem 1H Revenue Rose, Inflation to Pressure Operating Profit

By Michael Susana Instem PLC said Thursday that it expects to report a 40% increase in revenue for the first half of 2022, but that operating profit growth is likely slow due to inflationary pressures. The company, which provides IT services to the life-sciences industry, said it expects combined organic and inorganic revenue for the … Read more

US inflation surges again and stays at 40-year high, key price gauge shows

The numbers: A key gauge of US inflation rose a sharp 1% in June, led by higher fuel prices, in a sign that price pressures in the economy are still intense and unlikely to relent quickly. The increase in the so-called personal-consumption price index exceeded Wall Street’s forecast. Economists had predicted a 0.9% advance. A … Read more

In a busy morning 3M announces healthcare spin off, mixed earnings and subsidiary’s voluntary bankruptcy

3M Co. was busy before market open Tuesday, announcing the planned spinoff of its healthcare business, second-quarter results, and the voluntary bankruptcy of the company’s Aearo Technologies subsidiary. Buoyed by the flurry of announcements, shares of 3M Co. mmm, +6.77% shot up as much as 8.6% to an intraday high of $145.70 moments after the … Read more

Consumer confidence falls to 16-month low on worries about inflation and economy

the numbers: A survey of US consumer confidence dropped in June to a 16-month low of 98.7, as Americans grew more worried about high gas and food prices and the health of the economy. Economists polled by The Wall Street Journal had forecast the index to drop to 100 from revised 103.2 in April. Big … Read more