Allen Woo explains the concept of life design and how it leads to innovation

People are facing an era of unprecedented change. In recent years, many have experienced profound disruptions and alterations in the way they communicate and relate, the way they work, the way they learn, family and social structures, the use of technology and even the role of spirituality in everyday life. These disruptions can be overcome, … Read more

AstraZeneca, Eli Lilly and Roche among pharmaceutical companies upgraded for high returns on R&D investments, analysts say

Shares in pharmaceutical giants including Roche, Novo Nordisk, Eli Lilly and AstraZeneca were little changed Wednesday despite getting a ratings boost from analysts at Berenberg, who cited respective returns on research and development investment and the ability of those companies to withstand pressure coming from recent US drug price reform. London-listed AstraZeneca AZN, -1.70% AZN, … Read more

Opinion: Investors have rained money on unprofitable companies — one with $32 billion in losses. Now any of these 15 stocks could become the biggest ‘unicorn’ failure ever.

David Rush holds a Guinness world record for cramming 100 candles into his mouth and lighting them. Sandeep Singh Kaila spins a basketball on a toothbrush for a record 1 minute and 8.15 seconds. Neville Sharp emitted a 112.4 decibel burp. If those zany stunts can make it into the Guinness Book of World Records, … Read more

Dell sees PC sales decline worse than estimates, stock heads for second worst day since return to Wall Street

Dell Technologies Inc. shares headed towards their second-worst day since returning to Wall Street on Friday after the personal-computer maker’s executives changed their tune on the industry. Shadow Shadow, -12.73% shares fell as much as 12%, heading for their worst one-day performance since Dec. 24, 2018, when they finished down 22%. Other PC makers also … Read more

Meme stock Bed Bath & Beyond ‘decoupled from economic reality’ but now getting crushed; it isn’t alone

This is an eventful time for meme stocks, as evidenced by Bed Bath & Beyond’s rollercoaster week. Shares of the troubled retailer skyrocketed recently, driven by the Wall Street Bets crowd on Reddit. However, a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission made public on Wednesday afternoon showed that investor Ryan Cohen planned to unload … Read more

Walmart stock rallies after profit and sales beat expectations, and outlook was raised

Shares of Walmart Inc. surged in premarket trading Tuesday, after the discount retail behemoth reported fiscal second-quarter profit and revenue that beat expectations, and raised its full-year outlook. The results come three weeks after Walmart WMT, +0.29% issued a second fiscal 2023 profit warning in two months, with the company saying inflation had required the … Read more

Opinion: Five reasons high-flyers in the stock market will crash down to earth

It’s never boring these days. Recall that there are times when the S&P 500 goes 100 days or more without making a 1% intraday move. But big moves are the norm nowadays — and they aren’t bullish. Neither is the fact that many of the worst of the low-quality stocks that are still down 80%-90% … Read more

AMTD Digital is worth more than 480 of the S&P 500 companies after stock rockets over 3,000% in 7 days

Early investors in AMTD Digital Inc. have basically won the lottery, as the Hong Kong-based digital business developer’s stock has zoomed 3.165% higher over the past seven days. The HKD stock, -28.77% pulled back 16.6% in very volatile midday trading Wednesday — it has already been halted nine times for volatility — putting it on … Read more

Activision Blizzard reports higher-than-expected sales as Microsoft close awaited

Activision Blizzard Inc. shares ticked higher in the extended session Monday after the videogame publisher released better-than-expected revenue as sales dropped for a third straight quarter. Activision Blizzard ATVI, +0.16% shares rose 1% after hours, following a 0.2% rise to close the regular session at $80.08. The company will not be issuing an earnings presentation … Read more

Qualcomm forecast falls short on weakening handset sales

Qualcomm Inc. fell in the extended session Wednesday after the chip maker lowered its forecast because of weakening handset sales, the company’s largest business segment, while that segment helped for topping Wall Street estimates for the quarter. Qualcomm QCOM, +2.30% shares declined 3% after hours, following a 2.3% gain to close at $153.42. “What we’re … Read more