Facebook cuts hundreds of custodial jobs in ending contract with ABM

Facebook parent Meta has canceled a contract with custodial workers at its Silicon Valley headquarters, resulting in hundreds of job cuts later this month. Meta informed facilities management vendor ABM Industries of the cancellation in mid-June, and the cuts will go into effect on July 25, according to documents filed with the state of California’s … Read more

Top Wall Street analysts say buy stocks like Broadcom & Adobe

A sign on the campus offices of chipmaker Broadcom Ltd is shown in Irvine, California. Mike Blake | Reuters As the first half of 2022 winds down, investors can be certain of at least one thing: This year will likely continue to be difficult. Economic risk is top of mind for investors, as investment banks … Read more

Apple, Palantir, Exxon, Schwab, Micron

Here are Tuesday’s biggest calls on Wall Street: Morgan Stanley downgrades Adobe to equal weight from overweight Morgan Stanley said it sees slowing earnings per share growth for Adobe. “Beyond Seasonality – Expecting Structurally Slower EPS Growth Ahead; Downgrade to Equal-weight.” UBS downgrades Boston Beer, Keurig Dr. Pepper and Molson Coors to neutral from buy … Read more

Buy these stocks with strong balance sheets, cash flow

It’s a tough year to be invested in stocks, with the stock market experiencing a seemingly never-ending cycle of gyrations. Major US indexes fell last week, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ending the week at 29,888.78 – just a day after it dipped below the key 30,000 level for the first time since January … Read more

Seagen, Moderna, Utz, Kroger and more

The Kroger supermarket chain’s headquarters is shown in Cincinnati, Ohio. Lisa Baertlein | Reuters Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading Friday. Seagen – Shares of the biotech company surged more than 16.1% following a Wall Street Journal report that pharmaceutical company Merck is considering buying Seagen. The report, citing people familiar with … Read more

JD.com, Roku, Alibaba and more

Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: Adobe (ADBE) – Adobe shares fell 3.7% in premarket trading after the software company issued weaker-than-expected financial guidance for the current quarter and the full year. Adobe is facing headwinds from the war in Ukraine and unfavorable foreign exchange rates, although its most recent quarter did … Read more

Adobe (ADBE) earnings Q2 2022

Shantanu Narayen, chairman and chief executive officer of Adobe Systems Inc., during a telecast of the SoftBank World event in Tokyo held in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. SoftBank World, the company’s annual two-day event for customers and suppliers, ends Friday. Akio Kon | Bloomberg | Getty Images Adobe shares fell … Read more

Stock futures inch higher after Fed raises rates by most since 1994

US stock index futures were modestly higher during overnight trading on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve implemented the largest interest rate hike since 1994. Futures contracts tied to the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 0.22%. S&P 500 futures were up 0.23%, while Nasdaq 100 futures advanced 0.29%. The major averages ended Wednesday’s session higher, with … Read more

Apple could gain ground against Microsoft Windows with M2 chips

Apple CEO Tim Cook (R) looks at a newly redesigned MacBook Air laptop during the WWDC22 at Apple Park on June 06, 2022 in Cupertino, California. Apple CEO Tim Cook kicked off the annual WWDC22 developer conference. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images Apple’s new laptops announced on Monday, featuring the iPhone maker’s next-generation in-house chips, … Read more

Fed will raise raise rates next week but Powell may matter most

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks at a news conference following a Federal Open Market Committee meeting on May 04, 2022 in Washington, DC. Powell announced the Federal Reserve is raising interest rates by a half-percentage point to combat record high inflation. Win Mcnamee | Getty Images The week ahead may all come down to … Read more