NEW YORK, Oct 2- Dutch brewer Heineken raised US $3.25 bn from a four-part bond offering in style by establishing a new record for the lowest coupon paid by a Triple B issuer for three- and five-year bonds. The company was in the market to take out a EUR2.5bn bridge loan for its acquisition of Asia Pacific Breweries.
Executives who realize they have to do something to improve their fortunes are being rewarded, Cramer said.
Stocks closed higher for a third-straight session in choppy trading Thursday, with the S&P 500 hitting its best level since May.
U.S. stock index futures pared some of its earlier gains Thursday after the weekly jobless claims rose more than expected and as investors digested a bag of mixed earnings reports.
The United States is a ‘paradise’ compared to the rest of the world and investors should be looking at companies that make most, if not all, of their money in the country because these firms will be able to weather a downturn in the global economy a lot better, according to Bill Smead, CEO of Smead Capital Management.
These stocks and the underlying companies are thriving, even amid an uncertain stock market and sluggish economy.
Stocks eased off their worst levels in the final hour of trading, but still finished firmly in the red Friday on the heels of a disappointing June government jobs report.
Overall, retailers' June sales are concerning. Back-to-school is the second biggest "season" for retail after the Christmas holidays, and it's just around the corner. Many analysts think retailers will have to offer aggressive promotions to win consumer dollars. A number of retail analysts even took the step of downgrading retail stocks based on their concerns about a pullback in consumer spending.
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Dividend yields of 4 percent have been serving as a de facto floor for many stocks that have disappointed, “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer said Friday.
Stocks wobbled out of the gate Wednesday, with traders hesitant to make any strong commitments head of the afternoon Federal Reserve policy decision.
Separate recent announcements by retailer JCPenney and drug store chain Walgreen could give investors a big opportunity, but Cramer said it’s not what you might think.
Stocks rallied Tuesday amid optimism that the Federal Reserve will announce further steps to help the economy following their two-day meeting, but finished off session highs after reports that a German official said there were no plans to use the EU's rescue fund to buy bonds of troubled countries.
U.S. stock index futures were higher Tuesday, as investors bet on the Federal Reserve announcing further economic stimulus measures after its monetary policy meeting.
Take a look at some of Tuesday’s morning movers:
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Take a look at some of Tuesday's midday movers:
The financially struggling U.S. Postal Service will look into whittling down full-time staff but plans to maintain a part-time presence in rural areas, with access to retail lobbies and post office boxes.