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Finance ministry makes a budget case for small investors

Mumbai: Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman told Indian industry on Friday that proposed changes in dividend distribution tax (DDT) rules were aimed at putting more money in the hands of small shareholders, declaring, “let them decide what they want to do with it”. While admitting that promoters and high net-worth individuals (HNIs) will face a higher tax rate, she justified the move on the ... Read More »

Apple Should Address Youth iPhone Addiction, Say Two Large Investors

Apple shareholders Jana Partners and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System are urging the smartphone maker to take steps to address what they say is a growing problem of young people getting addicted to Apple’s iPhones, Jana partner Charles Penner said. Jana, a leading activist shareholder, and CalSTRS, one of the nation’s largest public pension plans, delivered a letter to Apple on ... Read More »

Finance Secretary interacts with US investors to woo BFSI investments

Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa Indian Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa met major US-based funds and global institutional investors at a conference held in New York to woo investments into the country’s Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI) sector, an official statement said on Tuesday. “Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa interacted with renowned US-based funds and global institutional investors with interests in the ... Read More »

Big bank investors need to keep an eye on this metric, analyst says

With second-quarter earnings season on the horizon for major U.S. banks, investors should keep an eye on fixed income trading operations, Jeff Harte, a Sandler O’Neill analyst, said Monday. “The credit markets have been a lot more favorable and that is really what hurt first quarter. I mean, we are probably a little ahead of consensus for the quarter, but ... Read More »

Investors have a change of heart on debt

It increasingly looks like the best of times for corporate borrowers but the worst of times for private equity firms. A Dickensian tale is playing out in bond markets, where investment-grade corporate bond issuance took off in February but high-yield issuances remain low and are regarded as practically toxic in 2016. “So far in 2016, global junk bond volume and ... Read More »

Home Depot builds investors a buyback dream home

Getty Images Home Depot employee helps a customer as she shops in the paint department at the store in Miami. Home Depot might be the quintessential American stock of this market cycle, exemplifying many of the crucial themes that investors have come to rely on. The home improvement retailer in the past several years has curtailed its ambitions, refused to ... Read More »

Apple analyst: Investors don’t want to hear THIS

One technology analyst had some unwelcome news for Apple investors as Wall Street digests some negative earnings commentary from CEOTim Cook. That news: This setback could be a good thing. Shares of the iPhone maker continued to sink, down almost 5 percent mid-day Wednesday amid a slew of analyst downgrades after Tuesday nights’ earnings. But some people were cheering that ... Read More »

Investors may be overpaying for safety

In a terrible year for stocks, it’s little surprise that the best-performing sector is the utilities. But is there a risk that these bond-like stocks are becoming overvalued? On a price-to-earnings basis, the utilities have become richly valued indeed. Based on the popular comparison of utilities’ share price with analysts’ expectations of earnings over the next year, utilities have not ... Read More »

Bank investors have suffered two lost decades

After an awful start to 2016, the S&P 500 bank index is at the same level as in the fall of 1996. Not that it hasn’t been a rocky road: The banks doubled over the next 10 years, then crashed amid the financial crisis, before running right back to where they started. And bank investors did enjoy dividends over the ... Read More »

Small stocks give big returns to investors; outshine blue-chips

The mid-cap and small-cap indices of the BSE have outperformed the blue-chip index so far this year and given big returns to investors. An analysis of the three indices shows that the mid-cap index this year rose 13 per cent, or 1,319.51 points, to 11,453.78, followed by the small-cap index with 5.47 per cent, or 610.38 points, to 11,766.78. On ... Read More »