S&P 500 Companies Spend 95% of Profits on Buybacks, Payouts
Companies in the Standard & Poor’s 500 index really love their shareholders. Maybe too much.
Dow Erases 2014 Gain Amid Global Selloff as Exxon Tumbles
U.S. stocks joined a global selloff, erasing the year’s gains in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, as Exxon Mobil to Micron Technology tumbled amid weaker corporate results.
U.S. Stocks Fluctuate With Treasuries on Fed Comments; Oil Drops
U.S. stocks fell as the Fed said valuations for smaller companies in social media and biotech appear “substantially stretched.”
Investors Pile Into Stocks Just as Pros Say Bull Run Is Over
Individual investors are plowing money back into the U.S. stock market just as professional strategists say gains for this year are over.
Dow Average Tops 17,000 as Payrolls Rise Amid ECB Plans
Records set for Dow industrials, S&P after Labor Dept. reports 288,000 new jobs in June and Mario Draghi reveals European stimulus plans.