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

Toronto Stocks Flat; Maple Leaf Foods Falls After Inflation, Labor Issues Hit 2Q

By Adriano Marchese Stocks in Toronto were near-flat in midday trading Thursday. Canada’s energy sector posted the largest decline in the session, while materials and technology led the gainers. Shares of Maple Leaf Foods Inc. fell after the company said inflation and labor issues weighed on its second quarter. Canada’s S&P/TSX Composite Index was up … Read more

Toronto Stocks Flat; Maple Leaf Foods Falls After Inflation, Labor Issues Hit 2Q

By Adriano Marchese Stocks in Toronto were near-flat in midday trading Thursday. Canada’s energy sector posted the largest decline in the session, while materials and technology led the gainers. Shares of Maple Leaf Foods Inc. fell after the company said inflation and labor issues weighed on its second quarter. Canada’s S&P/TSX Composite Index was up … 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

Opinion: Food inflation remains stubbornly high in US and Europe

The pace at which food prices rise matters not just because it directly impacts household budgets, especially for those at the lower end of the income distribution, but also because the visibility of food price changes helps to shape the public’s expectations of inflation which itself can contribute to higher inflation. Annualized food inflation is … Read more

Opinion: There are three reasons health care is the market’s best sector today. These eight stocks are the most worry-free.

You’re tempted to increase exposure to stocks because of the market’s strength. But you’re still gun shy because of the painful selloff. Plus, you’re worried about a recession. What to do? Buy health care stocks. They have plenty of defensive characteristics that help them outperform in recessions and late in economic cycles. But they also … 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

Teladoc loses $3 billion in three months, stock plummets 24%

Shares of Teladoc Health Inc. plunged more than 24% in after-hours trading Thursday after the telehealth company took another multibillion-dollar impairment charge, helping to bring its total losses for the first six months of the year up to nearly $10 billion. Teladoc TDOC, -19.09% executives disclosed a $3.0 billion goodwill impairment charge during the second … Read more

Vivendi Weighs Book Publisher Divestment as Part of Lagardere Takeover — Update

By Mauro Orru Vivendi SE is considering the disposal of its book publishing business Editis to avert potential competition concerns as part of its bid to take over smaller French rival Lagardere SA, the owner of book publisher Hachette. The media conglomerate steered by the family of French billionaire Vincent Bollore said Thursday that a … Read more