What stock buybacks are, and how a new 1% tax affects your portfolio

U.S. President Joe Biden gestures as he delivers remarks on the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 at the White House in Washington, July 28, 2022. Elizabeth Frantz | Reuters The new 1% excise tax on corporate stock buybacks — a late addition to President Joe Biden’s sweeping tax, health and climate package — adds a … Read more

Barclays posts profit slump after hit from costly trading error in the U.S.

A branch of Barclays Bank is seen, in London, Britain, February 23, 2022. Peter Nicholls | Reuters Barclays on Thursday saw a slump in second-quarter profit after taking a substantial provision relating to a costly trading error in the U.S. The British bank reported a £1.071 billion ($1.30 billion) net profit attributable to shareholders, meeting … Read more

Intel Should Slash Its Dividend. Its Future May Depend on It.

Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger. Ting Shen/Bloomberg Text size Under CEO Pat Gelsinger, Intel has committed to massively increasing its capital spending investments by tens of billions of dollars. But with a rapidly slowing global economy, repeated product delays, rising competitive threats, and political uncertainty, it might need more help to fund its ambitions. One good … Read more

Trading strategies for investors worried about rising recession risks

Countries like the U.S. and U.K. are grappling with inflation that has risen to multi-year highs as the Ukraine war has caused energy prices to spike and food prices to rise. Angela Weiss | AFP | Getty Images Talk of a recession is heating up, with Wall Street veterans flagging the rising risks of a … Read more

Target, Walmart, Carrier Global and others

Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: Target (TGT) – Target plummeted 22.1% in the premarket after the retailer reported an adjusted quarterly profit of $2.19 per share, below the $3.07 consensus estimate. Revenue and comparable-store sales beat forecasts, but like rival Walmart yesterday, higher costs ate into Target’s bottom line. Lowe’s (LOW) … Read more

Oil giant Aramco reports record first quarter as oil prices soar

Saudi Aramco logo is pictured at the oil facility in Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia October 12, 2019. Maxim Shemetov | Reuters Oil giant Aramco reported a more-than 80% jump in net profit Sunday, topping analyst expectations and setting a new quarterly earnings record since its IPO. The Saudi Arabian behemoth said net income rose 82% to … Read more

Beyond Meat (BYND) Q1 2022 earnings

Beyond Meat “Beyond Burger” patties made from plant-based substitutes for meat products sit on a shelf for sale in New York City. Angela Weiss | AFP | Getty Images Beyond Meat on Wednesday reported a wider-than-expected loss for its first quarter as it offered steeper discounts and cheaper prices to international consumers. Shares of the … Read more

These buy-rated stocks have a proven history of staying stable in turbulent times

CNBC identified buy-rated stocks from the U.S. and beyond that have a track record of stability when markets are going crazy.

Restaurant Brands International (QSR) Q1 2022 earnings

In this photo illustration, a Burger King Whopper hamburger is displayed on April 05, 2022 in San Anselmo, California. A federal lawsuit has been filed and is seeking class-action status alleging that fast food burger chain Burger King is misleading customers with imagery that portrays its food, including the Whopper burger, as being much larger … Read more

Enphase ‘tripling down’ on Europe as Russia war sends power prices up

Contractors install SunRun solar panels on the roof of a home in San Jose, California, on Monday, Feb. 7, 2022. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Enphase Energy is setting its sights on Europe, as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine sends power prices to record highs, giving homeowners a “strong desire” for energy independence. … Read more