The PC boom has gone bust, and we are about to see the results ahead of Black Friday

The pandemic-fueled personal-computer boom has ended, so how will that affect demand and pricing for PCs and the retailers that sell them this holiday season? A sense of the fallout will be provided in the week ahead with results due from PC makers Dell Technologies Inc. DELL, +0.67% and HP Inc. HPQ, +0.17%, along with … Read more

Nvidia, Salesforce, Zoom, Macy’s, and Other Stocks to Watch This Week

Text size Numerous technology and retail companies will report their latest quarterly results this week. Federal Reserve watchers will be tuning into the central bank’s annual confab in Jackson Hole, Wyo., at the end of the week. Zoom Video Communications will be Monday’s earnings highlight, followed by results from Nvidia ,   Advance Auto Parts , … Read more

Nvidia, Salesforce, Zoom, Macy’s, and Other Stocks for Investors to Watch This Week

Text size Numerous technology and retail companies will report their latest quarterly results this week. Federal Reserve watchers will be tuning into the central bank’s annual confab in Jackson Hole, Wyo., at the end of the week. Zoom Video Communications will be Monday’s earnings highlight, followed by results from Nvidia ,   Advance Auto Parts , … 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

GameStop, Salesforce, Netflix, Alphabet, Nvidia, and Other Stocks for Investors to Watch This Week

Text size Uncredited U.S. stock and bond markets will be closed Monday for Memorial Day. A handful of major companies report later this week, with the economic-data highlight being jobs Friday. HP and Salesforce . com will report on Tuesday, followed by Chewy, GameStop , and Hewlett Packard Enterprise on Wednesday. CrowdStrike Holdings , Hormel Foods , Lululemon Athletica , … Read more

Walmart, Moderna, Target, Deere, Home Depot, and Other Stocks for Investors to Watch This Week

Text size It’s the tail end of first-quarter earnings season, with mostly retailers left to report this week. Government data on U.S. retail sales will also be released. Home Depot and Walmart report on Tuesday, followed by Target, TJX , Lowe ’s , and Bath & Body Works on Wednesday and Ross Stores on Thursday.  Non-retailer … 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

PayPal Stock Is Falling. Here’s Why.

Text size PayPal’s has a new interim CFO. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Walmart said late Tuesday it named John Rainey as its chief financial officer. Rainey currently holds the same position at PayPal Holdings, but his move isn’t the red flag analysts are watching ahead of the payment-processing company’s earnings. Rainey steps into his new role … Read more

Coke, Walmart, and 8 More Companies That Boosted Their Stock Dividends

Text size Things go better with Coke, as the company’s long-ago jingle proclaimed. Things are also going better for the beverage company’s stockholders, thanks to the news that its dividend will be increased. Coca-Cola (ticker: KO) said this week it is raising its annual dividend to $1.76 a share from $1.68, an increase of nearly … Read more

Stocks Are on a Wild Ride. 20 Bargains to Buy Now, According to Barron’s Roundtable Experts.

Fed be nimble, Fed be quick. The quicker, the better, in fact. Hike interest rates, shrink your balance sheet, and let’s be done with it all before the stock market sinks even further. The market’s recent selloff began in late December, and has gathered considerable steam since the annual Barron’s Roundtable took place on Jan. … Read more