It’s not your father’s (or grandfather’s) retirement anymore. The days of working at the same company your whole life and then retiring with a gold watch and a pension are long over. As retirement benefits continue to evolve, here are some particular trends we’ve been seeing recently and what they could mean for you:
More employers are offering a Roth option in their retirement plan, which allows you to contribute money on an after-tax basis and then withdraw the earnings tax-free as long as you’ve had the account at least 5 years and are over age 59 1/2. This option can be particularly beneficial if you’re concerned about paying higher tax rates in retirement, have a long future of investment earnings ahead of you, can afford to max out your contributions after-tax, or plan to retire before you’re eligible for Medicare at age 65 and purchase health insurance through the Affordable Care Act to bridge the gap. (Subsidies are based on taxable income so having some tax-free income can reduce your health insurance costs.)
Hot Insurance Stocks To Own Right Now: HP Inc.(HPQ)
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Small cap 3D printing stockStratasys, Ltd (NASDAQ: SSYS)reported Q1 earnings before the market opened this morning that met expectations, but shares are falling as much as 10% in premarket trading given the run-up the stock has already had. Stratasys is the largest U.S. manufacturer of 3D printers by revenue whileHP Inc (NYSE: HPQ), which has recently entered the3D printer market,is already number two. Nevertheless,it appears that 3D printing stockshave at least stabilized as the short interest has largely been cleared out.
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In the Lightning Round, Cramer was bullish on FMC Corp (FMC) , Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust (PEI) , Cisco Systems (CSCO) , HP (HPQ) , BB&T Bank (BBT) and HCA Holdings (HCA) .
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In trading on Wednesday, technology shares fell 0.11 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included HP Inc (NYSE: HPQ), down 7 percent, and iRobot Corporation (NASDAQ: IRBT) down 8 percent.
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HP Inc.’s (NYSE: HPQ) latest quarterly earnings report is expected on Wednesday. The consensus estimates are calling for a $0.39 in earnings per share (EPS) and $11.88 billion in revenue. Shares closed trading most recently at $19.00, in a 52-week range of $11.40 to $19.49. The consensus price target is $18.79.
Hot Insurance Stocks To Own Right Now: (VIAB)
- [By Lisa Levin]
Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:
Wall Street expects Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE: WMT) to report quarterly earnings at $0.97 per share on revenue of $120.89 billion before the opening bell. Wal-Mart shares slipped 0.26 percent to $89.60 in after-hours trading.
Analysts expect Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) to post quarterly earnings at $0.91 per share on revenue of $3.94 billion after the closing bell. Applied Materials shares rose 0.50 percent to $56.05 in after-hours trading.
Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) reported better-than-expected profit for its first quarter on Wednesday. Cisco shares gained 5.83 percent to $36.10 in the after-hours trading session.
After the closing bell, Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE: WSM) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.84 per share on revenue of $1.29 billion. Williams-Sonoma shares gained 1.61 percent to $51.60 in after-hours trading.
Analysts are expecting Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB) to have earned $0.86 per share on revenue of $3.23 billion in the latest quarter. Viacom will release earnings before the markets open. Viacom shares gained 0.29 percent to close at $24.61 on Wednesday.
NetApp Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP) reported stronger-than-expected results for its second quarter and issued strong Q3 guidance. NetApp shares climbed 11.41 percent to $51.05 in the after-hours trading session.
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The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Tuesday was Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB) which traded downroughly 7% at $31.29. The stocks 52-week range is $22.13 to $46.72. Volume was over 8 million, compared with the daily average of 5.9 million shares.
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U.S. stock futures traded higher in early pre-market trade, ahead of earnings from Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE: WMT), Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB) and Best Buy Co Inc (NYSE: BBY). Data on initial jobless claims for the latest week, the Philly Fed manufacturing index for November and data on import prices for October will be released at 8:30 a.m. ET. Data on industrial production for October will be released at 9:15 a.m. ET, while the housing market index for November is schedule for release at 10:00 a.m. ET. Cleveland Federal Reserve Bank President Loretta Mester is set to speak in Washington at 9:10 a.m. ET, while Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Robert Kaplan will speak in Houston at 1:10 p.m. ET. Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard is set to speak in Ann Arbor, Michigan at 3:45 p.m. ET.
Hot Insurance Stocks To Own Right Now: Canfor Corporation (CFPZF)
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Conifex has been shoring up its balance sheet over the last year, taking advantage of its strong financial performance. Beginning in February 2016, Conifex announced it was settling a $30m convertible debt it had with Canfor (OTCPK:CFPZF) in exchange for a forest license it held that permitted an allowable annual cut of 200,000 cubic meters. In April 2016, it created a joint venture for another one of its forest licenses, which netted it another $20m.