5 things to know before the stock market opens Tuesday, August 9

Traders work on the trading floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, August 8, 2022. Andrew Kelly | Reuters Here are the most important news items that investors need to start their trading day: 1. Stock futures mixed US equities markets were poised for a subdued open Tuesday morning, a day … Read more

Spirit Airlines (SAVE) earnings Q2 2022

Spirit Airlines planes on the tarmac at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on February 07, 2022 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Joe Raedle | Getty Images Spirit Airlines reported a second-quarter loss as strong travel demand and higher fares weren’t enough to overcome a surge in costs. Spirit reported results less than two weeks after it … Read more

Tech companies, banks overstaffed while airlines, hotels need workers

JetBlue Airways passengers in a crowded terminal on April 7, 2022 in the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Robert Nickelsberg | Getty Images News | Getty Images It wasn’t long ago that Amazon, Shopify and Peloton doubled their workforces to manage through the pandemic surge, while Morgan Stanley staffed up to handle … Read more

JetBlue shares tumble as costs push it to a loss despite profit forecast on higher fares

JetBlue Airways Airbus A320 passenger aircraft landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City. Nik Oiko | LightRocket | Getty Images JetBlue Airways shares tumbled more than 6% Tuesday after a surge in costs drove it to another quarterly loss just as it plans its takeover of Spirit Airlines. The New York-based … Read more

How JetBlue’s takeover of Spirit could change air travel

Passengers wait in line at the Spirit Airlines check-in counter at Orlando International Airport. Paul Hennessy | LightRocket | Getty Images Spirit Airlines relented this week and agreed to sell itself to JetBlue Airways for $3.8 billion, hours after breaking off a merger agreement with Frontier Airlines that failed to win enough shareholder support. The … Read more

Apple, Amazon, Roku, Intel, First Solar, SeaWorld

Here are the biggest calls on Wall Street on Friday: Stifel downgrades Wingstop to hold from buy Stifel said it sees a more balanced risk/reward outlook for the chicken wing restaurant company. “We are downgrading WING to Hold from Buy following the 20% appreciation in the stock following the 2Q earnings release (S & P … Read more

5 things to know before the stock market opens Friday, July 29

A screen displays the Fed rate announcement as a trader reacts on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, US, July 27, 2022. Brendan McDermid | Reuters Here are the most important news items that investors need to start their trading day: 1. Taking stock on a summer Friday … Read more

JetBlue won the battle for Spirit. Now it has to win over Biden’s Justice Department

JetBlue Airlines and Spirit Airlines are seen on the departure board in the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on May 16, 2022 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Joe Raedle | Getty Images JetBlue Airways finally won over Spirit Airlines with a $3.8 billion takeover deal. Now it needs to win over antitrust regulators. The New York-based airline … Read more

Bausch Health, Meta, Comcast, Qualcomm and more

In this photo illustration, a silhouetted woman holds a smartphone with the Meta Platforms, Inc. logo displayed on the screen. Rafael Henrique | Lightrocket | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading. Bausch Health – Trading in the pharmaceutical company’s shares was halted after the stock dipped 50%. A Delaware federal … Read more

Stanley Black & Decker, Southwest Airlines, Harley-Davidson and more

Take a look at some of the biggest movers in the premarket: Spirit Airlines (SAVE) – Spirit shares rose 3.9% in premarket trading after it agreed to be acquired by JetBlue (JBLU) for $33.50 per share in cash. That follows yesterday’s rejection by shareholders of Spirit’s previous deal to merge with Frontier Airlines parent Frontier … Read more