Snap, American Express, Verizon, Seagate and more

Signage for Snap Inc., parent company of Snapchat, adorns the front of the New York Stock Exchange, March 2, 2017 in New York City. Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading. American Express — Shares of the credit card company climbed 2.9% as growth in travel and entertainment spending helped American … Read more

Rise of Gru domestic box office opening tops $108 million

“Minions: The Rise of Gru” is the sequel to the 2015 film, “Minions,” and spin-off/prequel to the main “Despicable Me” film series. Universal Families have gone bananas for “Minions: The Rise of Gru.” Over the weekend, the Universal and Illumination animated feature tallied more than $108 million in ticket sales. The fifth film in the … Read more

Pixar film nabs $51 million in domestic opening

Chris Evans voices Buzz Lightyear in Pixar’s “Lightyear.” Disney Pixar’s “Lightyear” rocketed to a $51 million domestic opening, the best performance of an animated feature since the pandemic began. Internationally, the Disney film tallied $34.6 million in ticket sales, bringing its global haul to $85.6 million. The animated film’s performance, while strong for a pandemic … 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

Insider buying is surging. Why it may not signal a market bottom

Stock buying by corporate insiders has risen sharply in May, but retail investors may want to hold out a little longer before following their lead. Through May 23, the ratio of insider buy-to-sell value was at its highest monthly level since March 2020, according to data from The Washington Service . The number of inside … Read more

Stock futures are lower after big market reversal to start May

U.S. stock futures moved lower Monday night after the major averages staged a big reversal to start the month. Dow Jones Industrial Average futures fell 57 points, or 0.2%. S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 futures dipped 0.2% and 0.3%, respectively. Earlier in the day, the major averages posted a wild up-and-down session with the Nasdaq … Read more

‘Sonic 2’ opening weekend could signal return of families to cinemas

Hollywood is keeping its eyes on a speedy blue hedgehog this weekend. Paramount’s “Sonic the Hedgehog 2” is the first major family-friendly film released in theaters this year and is expected to signal if this highly sought after demographic is finally ready to return to multiplexes en masse. The movie’s early box office returns are … Read more