United Continental Holdings also said it would repurchase $1 billion in stock. Delta Air Lines resumed a dividend and buyback last year and Southwest Airlines also pays dividends. Among the smaller carriers, Alaska Air Group pays a dividend.
*$1 billion repurchase to be completed within three years. *Adjusted profit of $2.34 a share compares with $2.19 estimate. July 24- United Continental Holdings Inc reported a stronger-than-expected second-quarter profit aided by higher prices and said it plans to buy back $1 billion of stock, sending its shares up nearly 4 percent.
Thursday's midday movers:
For a Brownstone Brooklyn populist, likely New York City mayor Bill de Blasio has some surprising supporters in the skyscrapers of Manhattan.
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Oct 25- Two big asset managers reported quarterly revenue declines on Thursday as investors moved into lower-fee fixed-income funds. Janus Capital Group said its third-quarter revenue had fallen 12 percent to $209 million, mostly because it had added more performance fees for its mutual funds.
NEW YORK, Oct 5- The year-long rally in junk bonds hit a bump in the road this past week, with investors beginning to show concern about high-yield debt valuations, analysts said.
*Jefferies raises Franklin Resources Inc target price to $128 from. *Jefferies raises Janus Capital Group Inc target price to $9 from $8;. *Jefferies cuts Legg Mason Inc target price to $27 from $30; rating.
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Stocks finished mixed Thursday, recovering from a 1 percent decline across the board earlier in the session, but gains were limited as investors remained on edge amid ongoing weakness overseas.
The bulls are headed back to school at Corinthian Colleges.
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The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX), the stock market’s gauge of investors’ fears soared 35% yesterday and closed above 31 to its highest level in more than a year or since July 1, 2010. We are definitely observing some wild times on Wall St amidst new economic worries worldwide. Here is a useful tool to help measure the volatility, and risk, of individual stocks: Beta.
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