Lowe’s Withdraws FY20 Outlook Amid COVID-19; Q1 Results Top Estimates

While reporting financial results for the first quarter on Wednesday, home improvement retailer Lowe’s Cos., Inc. (LOW) said it is withdrawing its previously communicated financial guidance for the full-year 2020, due to the limited visibility into future business trends in this unprecedented operating environment amid the COVID-19 outbreak. “Our strong first quarter performance, which continues into May, also reflects the […]

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UFC fighters rage over low pay while investors reap big dividends

Former fighters at the Ultimate Fighting Championship are fuming over multimillion-dollar payments recently handed out to the league’s rich and famous investors. A main target of their ire is UFC’s president, Dana White, a hulking, 50-year-old former boxer whose generous tipping habits have reportedly “changed people’s lives.” As The Post reported earlier this month, roughly $300 million — the lion’s […]

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Boeing net orders slump to lowest in decades

David Calhoun takes the yoke of Boeing as CEO amid 737 Max concerns David Calhoun takes the helm of Boeing as CEO with a $7 million bonus incentive to get the 737 Max back in the air. FOX Business’ Kristina Partsinevelos with more. (Reuters) – Boeing Co reported its worst annual net orders in decades on Tuesday, along with its lowest numbers […]

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Did Lowe’s Just Win the Home Improvement War in Q2?

Lowe’s Companies Inc. (NYSE: LOW) released its fiscal second-quarter financial results before the markets opened on Wednesday. The home improvement retailer said that it had $2.15 in earnings per share (EPS) and $21.0 billion in revenue, compared with consensus estimates that called for $2.00 in EPS and $20.94 billion in revenue. In the same period of last year, it said […]

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A Pair of Low Volatility ETFs at an Even Lower Cost

This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com. In 2019, investors are looking to play more defense against volatility, but at the same time, don’t want to do so at the expense of higher costs–a case for a pair of low volatility ETFs with low expense ratios– Invesco S&P 500 Low Volatility ETF (SPLV) and the Invesco S&P MidCap Low Volatility ETF […]

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Low Vol & Quality: Two Popular ETF Factor Flavors

This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com. Among factor-based strategies, low or minimum volatility and quality are again proving popular with advisors and investors in 2019. The iShares Edge MSCI USA Quality Factor ETF (Cboe: QUAL) and the iShares MSCI USA Minimum Volatility ETF (Cboe: USMV) are among the exchange traded funds (ETFs) benefiting from that theme. QUAL seeks to […]

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Why Low Volatility is Working Now

This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com. As has been widely documented, low volatility strategies and exchange traded funds, such as the Invesco S&P 500 Low Volatility ETF (NYSEArca: SPLV), are doing what they are designed amid the recent uptick in equity market volatility. That objective is to provide investors with less downside capture when stocks tumble. SPLV tracks the […]

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Amid Turmoil, a Low Vol Smart Beta ETF Shines

This article was originally published on ETFTrends.com. Low volatility exchange traded funds, such as the PowerShares S&P 500 Low Volatility Portfolio (NYSEArca: SPLV), are not designed to be exciting. However, boring can be beautiful for low volatility stocks and ETFs when growth and momentum names fall out of favor, as has been the case dating back to October. Since U.S. […]

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Why Lowe’s Is Suffering in Q3

Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) released fiscal third quarter financial results before markets opened Tuesday. The company said that it had $1.04 in earnings per share (EPS) and $17.42 billion in revenue, versus consensus estimates that called for $0.98 in EPS and $17.36 billion in revenue. The same period from last year had $1.05 in EPS and $16.77 billion in […]

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