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U.S. M&A Deal Activity up 1.8%, Private Equity Activity up 0.9% in October
U.S. M&A deal activity increased in October, going up 1.8% with 1,078 announcements compared to 1,059 in September.
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How Far Have S&P 500 Earnings Estimates Fallen for Q4?
Plus, how does this decrease compare to recent quarters?
FactSet StreetAccount Summary - Week Ahead: December 7-11
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“Single Version of the Truth” Required by BCBS 239 Can Provide Value Beyond Obligations
The BCBS 239 standard encourages a fundamental review of a firm’s systems, data architecture, and IT infrastructure, placing strong emphasis on a single master database to allow for a “single version of the truth.”
SEC Chases ETF Boogeyman: Geared Funds
Will the SEC shut down leveraged and inverse ETFs? Understand what the fuss is all about.
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Have Analysts Become Bearish on Chipotle After Health Incidents?
This week, Chipotle Mexican Grill temporarily closed a store due to reports of several customers becoming ill after eating at the Boston-area location.
FactSet StreetAccount Summary - Week Ahead: December 14-18
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Share Repurchases Return to Growth in Q3
Dollar-value share repurchases amounted to $156 billion over the third quarter (Aug-Oct), which represented a 16% increase from the second quarter (May-July) and a 6.4% increase year-over-year (YoY).
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Increase in Dividends Help Push Distributions to New High
Shareholder distributions for companies in the S&P 500 amounted to $259.8 billion in Q3 (October), the highest quarterly total in at least 10 years.
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To No One's Surprise, the U.S. FOMC Has Raised Interest Rates
FactSet’s Sara Potter, VP, Market Analysis, takes a look at the reasoning behind the Federal Reserve’s decision to raise interest rates for the first time in nearly 10 years.
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After Fed Rate Hike, Did Analysts Revise Earnings Expectations for Financials for 2016?
Did analysts revise their 2016 earnings estimates for companies in this sector after the Fed increased the target funds rate?
FactSet StreetAccount Summary - Week Ahead: December 21-25
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Q3 Cash Balance Near Record Level, While Capital Expenditures Continue to Fall
The S&P 500 (Ex-Financials) cash and short-term investments balance amounted to $1.45 trillion at the end of the third quarter, which was the second highest level in 10 years.
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The High Cost of Liquidity: Tip of an Iceberg or Isolated Incident?
Liquidity risk concerns focused on fixed income have peaked because the stakes are higher than ever before.
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Do Analysts Expect a Rebound in Energy Earnings in 2016?
It appears analysts are pessimistic on earnings for the Energy sector for 2016, based on revisions to earnings estimates.
FactSet StreetAccount Summary - Week Ahead: December 28 - January 1
Low Energy Prices Cast Shadow on High Yield Bond Market
The outlook for the overall high yield market may have improved, but the energy segment of the market has been suffering and higher interest rates do not help.
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Key Findings on the SEC’s August 24 Data Dump
This week, the SEC gave us a belated Christmas present. But what does it actually portend?