General Electric Co. (GE) fell Wednesday, April 25, as Moody’s lowered the Boston-based industrial conglomerate’s ratings outlook to negative, even though shareholders gathered and largely backed management’s proposals.
“The negative outlook reflects the added headwinds to restoring GE’s credit profile as a result of the $1.5 billion reserve that GE recorded in relation to the investigation by the Department of Justice of possible violations of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989 by WMC, GE Capital’s discontinued mortgage business,” the ratings giant said in a statement. “This reduction occurs at a time when GE Capital’s capital adequacy is already severely weakened due to a $7.5 billion after-tax charge related to its long-term care insurance activities taken in the fourth quarter of 2017.”
Best Insurance Stocks To Invest In Right Now: XTL Biopharmaceuticals Ltd.(XTLB)
- [By Lisa Levin]
X T L Biopharmaceuticals Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ: XTLB) shares dropped 38 percent to $2.21 after the company reported a $2.5 million registered direct offering.
Best Insurance Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Oriental Financial Group Inc.(OFG)
- [By Peter Graham]
Small cap OFG Bancorp (NYSE: OFG) is a diversified financial holding company that operates under U.S. and Puerto Rico banking laws and regulations. Its three principal subsidiaries, Oriental Bank, Oriental Financial Services and Oriental Insurance, provide a full range of commercial, consumer and mortgage banking services, as well as financial planning, trust, insurance, investment brokerage and investment banking services, primarily in Puerto Rico, through 48 financial centers.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Friday afternoon, the financial shares climbed 0.11 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Farmers Capital Bank Corporation (NASDAQ: FFKT), up 16 percent, and OFG Bancorp (NYSE: OFG), up 10 percent.
- [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
AGM Group Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: AGMH) shares climbed 30.3 percent to $11.05 after climbing 34.60 percent on Thursday.
Limelight Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: LLNW) jumped 21.2 percent to $4.9699 following a first-quarter earnings beat. The company also raised its fiscal 2018 estimates.
Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) shares climbed 18.8 percent to $7.89 after reporting strong Q1 earnings.
Farmers Capital Bank Corp (NASDAQ: FFKT) gained 15.4 percent to $48.75. WesBanco Inc (NASDAQ: WSBC) announced an agreement and plan of merger with Farmers Capital Bank Corporation.
TransUnion (NYSE: TRU) climbed 10.2 percent to $66.76 after the company posted upbeat Q1 results and issued a strong forecast for the second quarter. TransUnion announced plans to acquire Callcredit.
Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) shares gained 9.2 percent to $3.9299 after rising 8.11 percent on Thursday.
Pinnacle Foods Inc (NYSE: PF) gained 8.8 percent to $60.04 after a 13-D filing from Jana Partners showed an increased stake in the comapny, from 1.42 million shares at the end of last quarter to 10.83 million shares, or a 9.3-percent stake.
Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE: ASB) shares climbed 8.8 percent to $26.70 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
OFG Bancorp (NYSE: OFG) gained 8.5 percent to $12.80 after reporting Q1 results.
Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. (NYSE: CLF) climbed 7.5 percent to $7.73 following Q1 results.
Seaspan Corporation (NYSE: SSW) shares climbed 6.7 percent to $7.50. Deutsche Bank upgraded Seaspan from Hold to Buy.
General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) shares rose 4.6 percent to $14.63 after the company reported better-than-expected earnings for its first quarter.
Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: IONS) rose 4.3 percent to $47.80. Biogen and Ionis have expanded their strategic collaboration to develop drug candidates for a broad range of neurological diseases.
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Best Insurance Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG(AWH)
- [By Elizabeth Balboa]
The insurance firms of Allied World Assurance Company Hldgs Ltd (NYSE: AWH) and Fairfax Financial extended the offering period for purchase of outstanding Allied World shares from June 30 to July 5.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Here is the list of stocks going ex-dividend on Friday.
Douglas Dynamics Inc (NYSE: PLOW) – $0.2350 dividend, 2.9183 percent yield
Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) – $0.4500 dividend, 2.6758 percent yield
PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE: PHM) – $0.0900 dividend, 1.7078 percent yield
Leidos Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: LDOS) – $0.3200 dividend, 3.0851 percent yield
Tupperware Brands Corporation (NYSE: TUP) – $0.6800 dividend, 4.1756 percent yield
Hudson Pacific Properties Inc (NYSE: HPP) – $0.2000 dividend, 2.36