Goldman Sachs expects more China real estate defaults, switches to bear case

Real estate and related industries account for more than a quarter of China’s economy, according to Moody’s estimates. CFOTO | Future Publishing | Getty Images BEIJING — Chinese real estate defaults have increased so much that Goldman Sachs analysts have shifted to their worst-case scenario for the riskiest part of the market. Twenty-two China high-yield … Read more

Why China will likely recover more slowly from the latest Covid shock

As Shanghai tries to reopen businesses, one downtown district over the weekend banned residents from leaving their apartment complexes again for mass virus testing. Pictured here, in another district on May 21, 2022, is a line outside a shopping mall. Xu Kaikia | Visual China Group | Getty Images BEIJING — China’s economy won’t be … Read more

JPMorgan Chase, Gap, VMWare & more

People pass the JP Morgan Chase & Co. Corporate headquarters in the Manhattan borough of New York City. Mike Segar | Reuters Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading. JPMorgan Chase – JPMorgan rose 7% after the bank said it expects to reach key return targets sooner than planned thanks to rising interest rates giving … Read more

Electronic Arts, VMWare, GameStop and more

Take a look at some of the biggest movers in the premarket: Electronic Arts (EA) – The video game maker’s shares rose 2.5% in the premarket after Puck News reported that the company was actively seeking a buyer or merger partner. EA has reportedly held talks with Walt Disney (DIS), Apple (AAPL) and Amazon (AMZN), … Read more

Stocks head for another potentially treacherous week, after S&P 500 falls into bear market territory

Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., March 7, 2022. Andrew Kelly | Reuters If there’s more bad news from retailers in the coming week, that could be a negative catalyst for an already cranky stock market. Market pros are watching for more signs … Read more

Deere, Foot Locker, Palo Alto Networks and more

The Deer & Co. John Deere 8R fully autonomous tractor is displayed ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) on January 4, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Patrick T. Fallon | AFP | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading. Deere — The stock plummeted 11.4% after Deere reported a miss … Read more

Foot Locker, Deere, DoorDash and others

Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: Foot Locker (FL) – The athletic footwear and apparel retailer reported an adjusted quarterly profit of $1.60 per share, 5 cents above estimates. Revenue was slightly below forecasts, and same-store sales fell by less than half of what was anticipated by analysts. Foot Locker shares added … Read more

Goldman Sachs picks Chinese stocks set to benefit from Covid reopening

As Covid cases in mainland China drop, Goldman Sachs analysts say they’re “seeing light at the end of the tunnel.” Here are some of the stocks they say are poised to make the biggest comebacks if business activity returns to normal. The investment bank’s measure of the impact of lockdowns in China fell by 11 … Read more

Demand will persist, problem is with supply chains

Chinese electric car company Nio delivered more than 5,000 cars in April despite Covid restrictions in some parts of China, albeit down sharply from nearly 10,000 vehicle deliveries in March. Future Publishing | Future Publishing | Getty Images BEIJING — Nio’s biggest challenge right now is making sure that supply chains are stable, CEO William … Read more

Cisco, Kohl’s, CSX and more

Cisco logo exhibited during the Mobile World Congress, on February 28, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. NurPhoto | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading Thursday.  Harley-Davidson – Shares of the motorcycle maker fell more than 8% after the company said it’s suspending most vehicle assembly and shipment for two weeks due to a … Read more