AT&T Inc’s (T) attempt to integrate with content provider Time Warner Inc (TWX) represents “a vertical deal” … favorably mining growth and new revenue sources.
Large retailers like Amazon.com Inc (AMZN), Best Buy Co Inc (BBY), Sony Corp (SNE), Staples Inc (SPLS), Target Corp (TGT) and Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT) are set to outpace smaller retailers this holiday season stretching from early October until past Christmas. These companies will leverage shipping costs similar to how FedEx Corp (FDX) and United Parcel Service Inc (UPS) are managing logistics more efficiently.
American Express Co (AXP) raised quarterly dividend 10% to $32 cents a share, to be paid on November 10.
Centene Corp (CNC), provider of alternative healthcare plans, reported third-quarter revenue up 86.33% to $10.85 billion yearly.
Advanced Micro Devices Inc (AMD) reported its third quarter revenue up 23% to $1.31 billion from a year ago, and up 27% sequentially. The designer of microprocessors and data solutions returned to profit of $27 million or $0.03 per share compared to a loss of $136 million or 17 cents a year ago. Shares dropped 6.18% or 43 cents to $6.53 in pre-market trading on Friday after gaining 2.81% or 19 cents to $6.96 on Thursday.
3D Systems Corp (DDD) has dropped 70.65% to $14.14 since April 17, 2014, following its previous 40% loss to $50 in several months since December 20, 2013. The company provides 3D printing products including precision medical devices like surgical and laser tools … Investors are choosing not to invest in securities that are expensive or highly volatile, based on seasonal decisions in addition to holiday forecasts.
Internet companies are driving the growth of submarine cable networks across the Atlantic and Pacific, within Asia, between Los Angeles and Hong Kong, and between Latin America and the U.S. The newest investments have come from Alphabet Inc (GOOG), Facebook Inc (FB), Microsoft Corp (MSFT), and Nokia Corp (NOK) – not only customers but now cable-building venture companies as well.
Among stocks to watch, SIEMENS (SIA.AS) have fallen 1.37% to €104.55 in last five days moving forward with its $3.7 billion project to generate power in South Africa. Additionally, the technology conglomerate teamed with Electrical Safety Foundation International to help prevent and protect against fires in residential, commercial and industrial settings. The annual Fire Prevention week is October 9 to October 15.
In Europe, Switzerland’s economic indicator rose slightly to 101.3 in September, up sequentially and from a year ago.
Australian negotiators arrive in the U.K. to begin post-Brexit talks with regard to hammering out the details of a landmark free-trade pact.
Among stocks to watch are phone and data services provider Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc (CNSL) and athletic footwear and apparel retailer Foot Locker Inc (FL) – scheduled to pay quarterly dividends on October 12.
Developed countries continue to shift global economic trends, with that the latest digital and live-testing equity trading systems.