The day ended with a Closing Bell with Anabela Chambuca, President of the Mozambique Stock Exchange. Luis Laginha de Sousa, chairman and CEO of NYSE Euronext Lisbon will join this closing bell. The ceremony will permit to strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries, including the exchange of information and experiences between the two capital markets.
On Friday, March 8, in celebration of International Women’s Day, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) will host a gathering of women “Changing the Conversation” through an insightful panel and roundtable discussions on the interconnectivity of philanthropy, education, capital development, technology and communication.
“Changing the Conversation” will be moderated by Rebecca Jarvis, CBS and include the following panelists:
• Reshma Saujani, Girls Who Code, Founder
• Kathleen M. Kelley, Queen Anne’s Gate Capital Management, Founder and Chief Investment Officer
• Mary Whipple, US Olympic Gold Medalist and Owner, 9th Seat
• Dr. Danielle Moss Lee, Chief Executive Officer, YWCA of the City of New York
• Keisha Sutton James, Inner City Broadcasting (ICBC), Vice President...
That's the question every executive suite ponders as a way to to return cash to investors. Over the past decade, the scale has tipped to share repurchase programs. Investors like the idea of buybacks because they usually lift the price of a stock, and executives like them because they lower shares outstanding and increase profit per share (a popular measure used to evaluate executive compensation).
Indeed Credit Suisse study found that companies in the S&P 500 spent $2.7 trillion on buybacks from 2004 to 2011 and paid $1.8 trillion in dividends at the same time. And a 2010 study out of UPenn and UNC revealed that in the two years following the 2003 Bush tax...
Ahead of the Bell: Dow futures are trading up 39 points and S&P futures are trading up 4 points following record setting territory by the DJIA the past few trading session. China also provided a boost to financial markets after its February export data grew more than 21% versus a year ago, and doubled expectations. The February employment report will be in focus today. According to a survey of economists by Thompson Reuters, employers are expected to have added 160K jobs onto their payroll last month compared with 157K for the month prior, while the unemployment rate is expected to remain unchanged at 7.9%.
Other economic report on the calendar today, includes wholesale inventories for January which is expected to be 0.4% compared with -0.1% for December. The dollar is up against the euro and down against the Japanese yen and British pound. Gold is trading at $1,581. Crude oil is currently trading at...