Mastercard (MA) Q4 Earnings Beat on Consumer Spending Recovery

MasterCard CorporationMA’s fourth-quarter 2021 earnings of $2.35 per share beat Zacks Consensus’ estimate of $2.19. It’s also up 43% from $1.64 a share a year ago. – Zacks This leading payment network company’s net revenue of $5,216 million exceeded Zacks Consensus’ estimate of $5,133 million and increased from $4,120 million last year. The strong fourth-quarter … Read more

Inflation Is a Risk for Your Business, But Doesn’t Have to Spell Doom

Opinions expressed by entrepreneur Shareholders are their own. Even if the pandemic and accompanying quarantine measures begin to relax, companies must nonetheless prepare for the possibility that hyperinflation will continue. Inflation has many consequences for the economy. First and foremost, as the cost of retail products and services rises, this erodes purchasing power. It can … Read more

What is an Annuity? (And Can it Get You Out of Debt?

Annuities are insurance products that are usually used to enhance your retirement’s financial goals and plans. Overall, in terms of financial security, annuities are among the most powerful tools available. Due – Due Unlike other retirement vehicles, annuities guarantee a lifetime income. As such, they’re a probably way to supplement other retirement income streams like … Read more

Shell & 4 Other Stocks With Solid Relative Price Strength

This story originally appeared on Zacks Investor confidence has deteriorated in recent weeks, with market participants deeply concerned that the central bank may take drastic measures to tackle spiraling inflation. Indeed, Wall Street was hit hard last week with major indexes posting their biggest declines since the start of the pandemic in March 2020. However, … Read more

TechnipFMC (FTI) Wins Large EPCI Contract in Buzios Field

This story originally appeared on Zacks TechnipFMC FTI, a UK-based French-American oilfield services company, has announced the acquisition of a major subsea engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPC) contract from the state-owned Brazilian oil company, Petrobras PBR, for the Buzios field development, as the Greenfield project is located within the Cessão Onerosa region of Brazil’s … Read more

5 Top-Ranked Stocks Likely to Beat Earnings Estimates

It is not surprising that before an earnings season, every investor looks for stocks that can beat market expectation. This is because investors always try to position themselves ahead of time and tap stocks that are high-quality in nature. – Zacks Why Is a Positive Earnings Surprise So Important? Historically, stocks of companies with solid … Read more