Apple, Visa, Microsoft, Exxon Mobil, Chipotle, and Other Stocks for Investors to Watch This Week

It will be a busy week on both the micro and macro fronts. Second-quarter earnings season ramps up, as more than 150 S&P 500 firms report, including Big Tech. The Federal Reserve’s policy committee will announce an interest-rate decision on Wednesday afternoon, and economists will get a look at a bevy of new data. Wednesday will … Read more

Facebook Changed Name, Now Changing Ticker. What It Means for the Stock.

Text size Meta Platforms follows a number of high-profile companies that changed their ticker symbols. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP via Getty Images Meta Platforms , formerly known as Facebook , is taking the final step to decisively shed its previous identity on Thursday. The company will begin trading under ticker symbol “META,” leaving behind its current trading … Read more

Meta’s Sheryl Sandberg Is Stepping Down

Text size Meta Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg joined Facebook in 2008. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images Meta ’s Sheryl Sandberg is stepping down as chief operating officer of Facebook’s parent company. “It is time for me to write the next chapter of my life,” Sandberg wrote on a post on Facebook. “I am not … Read more

Looking for $100,000 Salary? See How Much the Biggest U.S. Companies Pay Workers

Wages for the median workers at the majority of big American companies are higher than they were before the pandemic, with the tight job market helping to lift paydays for many bank tellers, factory workers and software programmers. Compensation in 2021 for the median worker at 275 companies in the S&P 500 index was higher … Read more

The Market Is Melting Down and People Are Feeling It. ‘My Stomach Is Churning All Day’

The last time Todd Jones heard this kind of panic in his clients’ voices, it was 2008 and the global financial system was on the brink of collapse. Mr. Jones, the chief investment officer at investment advisory firm Gratus Capital in Atlanta, now finds himself fielding similar calls. Two clients, both retirees, asked him this … Read more

Buying the Dip Can Be a Retiree’s Best Friend. Here’s How Seniors Can Safely Shop.

Photo illustration by Barron’s Staff; (reference) Dreamstime (4) Text size It’s hard at any age to buy stocks when prices are falling, but for retirees it can be especially nerve-racking because their time frame for recovery is shorter if share values continue to fall. But buying a dip prudently can not only boost your returns … Read more

Meta Stock Has Never Been Cheaper Since Its 2012 IPO

Text size Meta Platforms, the former Facebook, has a lower price-to-earnings ratio than other Big Tech companies. Noah Berger/AFP via Getty Images Meta Platforms ‘ stock is as cheap now as it has ever been since the company’s 2012 initial public offering. After a 32% fall in its shares, to $219, since Feb. 2, when … Read more

Asana CEO Has Bought $1 Billion of Company Stock in Historic Buying Spree

Text size Asana co-founder and CEO Dustin Moskovitz has bought more than $1 billion worth of the company’s stock since last June. Courtesy Asana In what is likely the most aggressive run of insider stock purchases ever, Asana CEO and co-founder Dustin Moskovitz has bought more than $1 billion of the company’s stock since last … Read more