Large corporate clients are aiming to do business with the first consumers in the developing world, the CEO of the ratings consumer ratings enterprise Nielsen Company, David Calhoun, told CNBC Wednesday, on the day of its long-awaited IPO.
Many consider Wednesday's Nielsen IPO to be a referendum on their business. Don't. Because there's a much bigger story at work, and if you listen carefully, it could make you a lot of money.
Stephen Schwarzman, founder and CEO of the Blackstone Group, called the State-of-the-Union speech part of a welcome move to the center following the midterm elections.
Investor reaction to Nielsen Holdings, the research company slated to go public Wednesday, has been so upbeat that its shares are likely to price at or above the top of its stated range, say people familiar with the deal.
Emerging markets have had their run and now it’s time for investors to turn back to domestic US stocks, said David Katz, chief investment officer at Matrix Asset Advisors, and Ethan Anderson, portfolio manager at Rehmann Financial.
Emboldened by a rallying stock market, the media company Nielsen Holdings will launch its pre-IPO road show on Monday, according to people familiar with the matter, with meetings between company management and Wall Street salespeople this morning.
Citigroup is seeking buyers for CitiFinancial, the largest consumer finance company in the US, in a deal that could raise hundreds of millions of dollars and mark a milestone in the bank’s efforts to break with its troubled past. The FT reports.
It is the brass-tacks question every stock investor asks: What is this company really worth? But in the rarefied realm of private equity investing, the answer to that question is often hard to find, if it can be found at all, the New York Times reports.
Stocks ended slightly down from Wednesday's record high levels, shrugging off news of economic strength from several economic reports. AmEx fell, while Alcoa rose.
Stocks stumbled from their record highs Thursday despite a handful of upbeat economic reports, although trading remained light in the final sessions of the year. AmEx fell, while Alcoa rose.
Stocks pared gains in the final minutes of trading but still ended at new highs in light trading Wednesday as investors remained optimistic about the prospects for equities next year. McDonald's and Disney rose, while Alcoa fell.
Stocks continued to trade at new highs in light trading Wednesday as the closing bell approach despite an absence of fresh economic reports, as investors remained optimistic about the prospects for equities next year. McDonald's and Disney rose, while Alcoa fell.
Stocks continued to reach new highs Wednesday in an absence of economic data as trading volume continued to be light. McDonald's and Chevron rose, while P&G fell.
Investors Intelligence notes that financial newsletter writers who are bullish dropped to 55.6 percent versus 58.8 the week before; but that was the highest level of bullishness since October 2007.
U.S. stock index futures edged higher ahead of the open Wednesday as investors braced for an auction of government debt following a weak Treasury auction in the previous session.
You may remember that private-equity giant Blackstone Group throw a 25th anniversary bash at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. We described it as "disappointingly dull and surprisingly crashable."
Stephen A. Schwarzman, the chief executive of the Blackstone Group, is Paris-bound. Mr. Schwarzman will spend the next four to six months in France working on international opportunities for Blackstone. The New York Times reports.
So as M&A fever hits a milestone, it seems private equity senses the moment is ripe for a public debut. Yet Blackstone—which just Tuesday raised $15 billion in its largest-ever fund— has performed miserably as a public entity: trading at around $14 per share, down more than 50 percent from its IPO price of $31. So why are some money managers seeing opportunity in private equity stocks this time around?
The tax compromise brokered by President Obama with Republican congressional leaders will boost economic activity, adding ½ to 1 percent to the GDP, Steven Schwarzman, chairman and CEO of private equity firm Blackstone Group told CNBC Thursday.
See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Thursday's Squawk on the Street.