These 3 surprising stocks are held in ESG funds

2019-02-11

Individual investors often rely on a company’s reputation to judge its performance in environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors. Institutional investors, by contrast, tend to take a more methodical approach in analyzing whether companies earn a favorable do-gooder rating. But investors might express surprise at some of the stocks thatRead More →

How marijuana companies can profit without selling pot

2019-02-10

Recreational marijuana is a new industry, which can lead to financial oddities. One of the most strange is that pot companies can claim profit based on little more than a guess about how much their cannabis is actually worth. International accounting rules followed by the top Canadian pot producers requireRead More →

Tesla makes its first Model 3 deliveries to Europe

2019-02-06

Despite a few snags, Tesla Inc. made its first deliveries of Model 3 sedans to Europe on Wednesday, with some going to buyers who had held reservations for almost three years. The blog Electrek reported that a handful of cars were delivered Wednesday after a cargo ship from California dockedRead More →

The ‘Fortnite’ effect slams videogame makers’ stocks

2019-02-06

The outsize success of ‘Fortnite’ has begun to punish the world’s largest videogame makers. Electronic Arts Inc. EA, -13.31%  stock plunged 13.3% Wednesday, and Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. TTWO, -13.76%  shares plummeted 13.8% after both publishers predicted worse financial performance in the current quarter than expected. Other videogame makers sufferedRead More →

Netflix is juicing its viewership numbers, FX chief says

2019-02-04

21st Century Fox Inc. FOX, -0.02%   executive John Landgraf took issue with data Netflix Inc. recently released on viewership of its movies and series, saying the information creates a false impression of the streaming-video company’s success. “Netflix is not telling you the whole story,” Landgraf, chief executive of FXRead More →

Whole Foods isn’t priming Amazon’s pump

2019-02-03

Amazon.com Inc. has touted its big deal for Whole Foods Market Inc. as a way to use physical retail to grow its business, but after its first full year owning the grocery chain, it’s not growing at typical Amazonian levels. On Thursday, the e-commerce giant reported record-breaking results for theRead More →

Facebook had a bad year? Not judging by its bottom line

2019-01-30

Facebook Inc. suffered a series of data and privacy scandals and controversies in 2018, its worst year in the public eye. Have there been any actual consequences, though? Not according to what Facebook FB, +4.32%  showed off Wednesday. The world’s largest social network reported record profit and revenue in theRead More →