Tag Archives: SEC

Financial Daily Dose 11.13.2019 | Top Story: Buffeted by Changing Consumer Demands, Dean Foods Declares Bankruptcy

BY: Michael D. Reif | November 13, 2019

Dean Foods, the largest milk company in the U.S., has filed for bankruptcy protection, a “fresh setback to a U.S. dairy industry struggling against declining U.S. milk consumption and rising competition.”  Industry experts have noted that the company’s attempts to streamline in recent years haven’t kept up with declining sales, making yesterday’s announcement close to … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 11.11.2019 | Top Story: Twitter Screed Prompts Investigation of Apple Card Gender Discrimination

BY: Michael D. Reif | November 11, 2019

Here’s about as 2019 as we can get in the financial world (with a healthy dose of 1950s-era gender discrimination for good measure): a series of tweets from tech entrepreneur David Heinemeier Hansson alleging gender discrimination “in the new Apple Card’s algorithms when determining credit limits” has prompted attention from New York’s financial watchdog, which … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 11.05.2019 | Top Story: Uber Posts Billion-dollar Q3 Losses But Improved Revenue

BY: Michael D. Reif | November 5, 2019

Uber reported another quarter of billion+ dollar losses, but as so many things on Wall Street & Silicon Valley tend to go, the news wasn’t all bad because those numbers were far better than the $5.2 billion it lost in Q2. Throw in a 30% revenue increase, and it was something of a solid day … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 11.04.2019 | Top Story: Feds Probe Under Armour Accounting Practices

BY: Michael D. Reif | November 4, 2019

Federal authorities have been looking into Under Armour’s accounting practices for the better part of the past two years, a revelation that sent company shares reeling in premarket trading this morning – Bloomberg and NYTimes and WSJ I mean, I’m still not 100% convinced, but all signs point to Saudi Aramco’s long-awaited IPO officially kicking … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 10.30.2019 | Top Story: Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot in Merger Talks

BY: Michael D. Reif | October 30, 2019

Fiat Chrysler and France’s Peugeot are in the midst of merger talks that, if finalized, could “create a nearly $50 billion trans-Atlantic auto giant.” One option being bandied about in the “fluid” talks is an “all-share merger of equals” – WSJ and Bloomberg and NYTimes The FOMC wraps up its October rate-setting meeting this afternoon. … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 10.14.2019 | Top Story: WeWork Board Weighing Bailout Options from SoftBank and JPMorgan

BY: Michael D. Reif | October 14, 2019

We Work’s largest investor, SoftBank, is reportedly sketching out plans in which it would drop billions of additional money on the company in return for giving Masa Son control of WeWork “and further sidelin[ing] its founder Adam Neumann.” WeWork’s board is also considering a JPMorgan option, hoping that the bank could help it raise billions … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 10.10.2019 | Top Story: US/China Trade Talks Resume Even as Tensions Grow

BY: Michael D. Reif | October 10, 2019

Senior negotiators from the U.S. and China will officially resume trade negotiations today, “with higher tariffs looming if [they] fail to break a five-month stalemate.” The U.S.’s moves this week to blacklist 28 Chinese tech companies and suspend some visas over China’s treatment of Muslim minorities is only complicating the high-stakes talks. New discussion of … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 9.19.2019 | Top Story: Fed Cuts Rates Another Quarter percent

BY: Michael D. Reif | September 19, 2019

As pretty much expected, the Federal Reserve cut interest rates a quarter point again yesterday, its second cut since late July. Fed Chair Powell also indicated in remarks after the FOMC broke that a “‘more extensive’ series of rate cuts would be appropriate,” though, for now, “a growing number of Fed officials expect just one … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 9.11.2019 | Top Story: Hong Kong Stock Exchange Makes Surprise Bid for London Exchange

BY: Michael D. Reif | September 11, 2019

There’s some surprise market wheeling and dealing afoot this morning. The Hong Kong stock exchange has offered to buy its London counterpart as part of a deal valued at $37 billion that would connect “the established financial markets in the West with the emerging financial markets in the East” – NYTimes and WSJ and Bloomberg … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 9.10.2019 | Top Story: Activist Investor Singer Discloses Stake in AT&T and Pushes for Change

BY: Michael D. Reif | September 10, 2019

Paul Singer’s Elliott Management hedge fund revealed a $3.2 billion stake in AT&T and, along with it, a healthy-skepticism of the company’s 2018 purchase of Time Warner and general calls to divest as part of a 24-page letter to the company outlining changes needed to help drive up its share price – NYTimes and WSJ … Continue reading