1) Uber raised $8.1 billion in it’s IPO (Initial Public Offering), which was priced near the bottom of the range. Uber sold 180 million shares at $45 each, making its listing among the 10 largest U.S. IPOs. This gives Uber a market value of $75.5 billion dollars, however Uber is deeply unprofitable with $3.04 billion dollars in losses last year.
2) Traders wait to see if President Trump hikes tariffs today. U.S. equity futures were little changed this Thursday while traders wait for the midnight deadline when tariffs are scheduled to take effect. These tariffs will be imposed on $200 billion dollars worth of Chinese goods. Fears are that market reaction will be severe, which either way the tariffs goes.
3) The U.S. trade deficient has widened to $50 billion dollars in March, up 1.5% from February. Economists had anticipated the U.S. trade deficit to fall, but much of the increase came from higher crude imports.
4) 9 MAY 19 Stock market closings:
Dow 25,828.36 down 138.97 Nasdaq 7,910.59 down 32.73 S&P 500 2,870.72 down 8.70
Tesla Motors purchased Solar City for $2.6 billion dollars. This initially means that there will be combination with the electric car maker and the solar model company, as they fuse their companies together respectfully. Many people believe with many questions if the effort to pair the two companies was a sound decision.
Solar City shares have been declining lately and many believe Musk wanted to save the company from it own ruins, so in order to do this was a buyout situation in which Tesla would buy Solar City and combine the two entities together. As for if this was a wise decision by CEO Elon Musk, only time will tell about this merger. -SB
Hewlett Packard one of the biggest technology and computer companies will soon have divided into two separate entities. The completion is supposed to take place November 1, 2015. The company will be a computer company and the other entity will be its printer company.
HP Enterprise will be raking in somewhere around $58 billion in revenue because of the split, whill HP Inc, will see around the $57 billion mark in revenue sales.
HP board approved of the demerger in the beginning of October and the markets rallied in favor of the demerger of the two divisions (printer unit and pc unit). HP stocks have been taking a hit the last few years because of certain improprieties in its business model, so dividing the company maybe suitable for long run performance. -SB
Asian shares heeded higher for the third consecutive month as stocks moved higher for the past couple of days. Bulls seem to be reigning in as prices and stock indexes continue to go to a higher direction. Oil seems to be gaining ground higher as well, the uptrend on stocks and prices is viewed by how well oil can maintain its run upwards.
The Nikkei posted higher on Wed Feb. 4, 2015, up 1.8% because of banking sector performing unusually well for the day and also very strong company earning reports from Mitsubishi .
Australia’s index also outperformed climbing 1.2% because of the interest cut instituted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Australia.