Netflix Stock Surges on Subscriber Beat

Netflix is pushing out content like the Bling Empire series to attract viewers. Courtesy of Netflix Text size Netflix posted better-than-expected subscriber growth in the fourth quarter, adding 7.66 million net new subscribers, well ahead of the 4.5 million the company had projected. The company also announced that founder and co-CEO Reed Hastings was moving … Read more

Investors may be whistling past the graveyard of a recession with latest rally in stocks

Investors feeling giddy about last week’s sharp rally for stocks might want to give a listen to Tom Waits’ song, “Whistlin’ Past the Graveyard” from 1978, to sober up for the dangers that still lurk ahead. The surge in stocks catapulted the S&P 500 index SPX, +0.92% almost back to the 4,000 mark on Friday, … Read more

Meta’s Meltdown Shows How Big Tech’s Invincible Era Is Over

For years, Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google—the revered FAANG companies—were great investments. But a brutal quarter has revealed that they’re no longer sure things.

Netflix and Tesla stocks are not having a good year, but here comes a chance to turn it around

Two stocks that have defined Wall Street’s boom in the past decade — streaming giant Netflix Inc. and electric-vehicle maker Tesla Inc. — will hope to turn around some poor recent trajectories as earnings season kicks into a new gear this week. After swelling prices and results from JPMorgan Chase & Co. JPM, +1.66% and … Read more

Fed Chief Talks Tough on Inflation. There’s More Pain Ahead for the Stock Market.

From left: Fed officials Jerome Powell, Lael Brainard, and John Williams ponder the great outdoors during a break at the economic symposium at Jackson Hole. David Paul Morris/Bloomberg Text size Grand Teton National Park has a stark warning for visitors to the Wyoming mountain oasis. “Bears are active,” it says on its website. “Travel in … Read more

Bollywood Is Threatened by India’s Other Movie-Making Powerhouse

(Bloomberg) — Bollywood has a serious rival now in India. It’s bigger, louder and is making more money than its prolific, glitzy Hindi-language cousin known for its signature dance moves and opulent wedding scenes. A new genre of films from southern India — epic, big-budget, over-the-top action flicks, some of them served with a dollop of toxic … 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

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

Apple Is the Last FAANG Standing

Apple is the last FAANG standing—and its earnings report this coming week could go a long way toward determining if the stock market bounces back or slides even further. As bad as this year has been for the stock market, it’s been even worse for the original FAANGs. While the S&P 500 has fallen 10.4% … Read more

Netflix Loses 200,000 Subscribers. Here’s What Wall Street Thinks.

Text size Henrik Jonsson/Dreamstime.com Netflix stock was slumping Wednesday after the streaming giant posted disappointing first-quarter earnings, prompting a flurry of price target cuts and critique from analysts. Netflix (ticker: NFLX ) lost 200,000 subscribers in the quarter, well below its guidance for 2.5 million net adds. The streaming service would have added 500,000 users … Read more