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Michael Roman, CEO, 3M Scott Mlyn | CNBC Shares of industrial products maker 3M have been hit hard since the company’s disappointing first-quarter earnings report in April, and J.P. Morgan warned investors on Friday that there is more pain to come. J.P. Morgan analyst Stephen Tusa said in a note that 3M’s “premium valuation is unjustified by
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The U.S. government on Friday approved the formation of a new Silicon Valley stock exchange following a regulatory criticism late last year. Backed by top Valley figures such as venture capitalist Marc Andreessen, the Long-Term Stock Exchange was born out of concern from the nation’s tech elite who were frustrated that the public market’s focus
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Two well-known billionaire investors are not all that worried about an ongoing trade war. Hedge fund investor Leon Cooperman and value investor Mario Gabelli highlighted reasonable valuations, a “friendly” Federal Reserve and low risk of recession as reasons for calm amidst international trade drama. “All I know is I don’t think we’re heading for a
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More and more Democratic presidential hopefuls are adopting a single-payer health care stance, which could be devastating for any player in the health insurance business, CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Monday. Following the lead of Bernie Sanders, the independent Vermont senator who is one of the biggest mouthpieces advocating for “Medicare for All,” about eight candidates
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Lockheed Martin delivered the best conference call to its shareholders out of the defense sector, CNBC’s Jim Cramer said Friday. The largest military contractor in the world, the Bethesda, Maryland-based manufacturer trounced analyst expectations on earnings per share, $5.99 versus $4.34, and revenue, $14.3 billion versus $12.6 billion. Raytheon, a major contractor for the U.S.,
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CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Wednesday said too many Wall Street watchers assumed that businesses’ first quarter earnings results would be horrid and now the stock market is rallying on companies besting expectations. Analysts based their 2019 predictions on the Federal Reserve-induced fourth-quarter sell-off and prolonged U.S.-China trade war, but never revised their outlooks as the
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Exchange-traded funds are getting a revamp at Goldman Sachs. The big bank has doubled down on a concept called smart beta, which blends passive and active investing strategies to build portfolios based on non-traditional metrics. At Goldman, the strategy is branded as ActiveBeta and revolves around four factors: value, quality, momentum and low volatility. “We
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