Cisco Systems Inc (CSCO) boasts a strong innovation business and future cash flows. The company is shifting to high-end switches and routers and investing in new products such as data analytics software and cloud-based tools for data centers.
Meanwhile, insurance provider Prudential Financial Inc (PRU) missed analysts’ second-quarter profit estimates, last trading at a healthy price-to-earnings of 7.80.
Merger costs at Gannett Company Inc (GCI), the publisher of USA TODAY and other local media properties, could bring down its fourth-quarter profit below expectations. After meeting profit targets, shares of CBS Corp (CBS) climbed $0.69 or 1.61% to $43.57 in aftermarket trading Thursday, February 11. Also in this blog story, take a look at the somewhat fading allure of an online game creator and unsullied housing firms.
Government securities of growing popularity, in view of the Fed’s rate hike in December 2015, are comprised in mutual funds such as: American Century Government Bond Investor (CPTNX), BNY Mellon Short-Term US Government Securities M (MPSUX), and Hartford US Government Securities HLS IA (HAUSX).
The U.S. government has thrown the notion of “negative” interest rates, about to flip-flop lots of valuations.