Acquisitions/Mergers/Shareholdings

Weighed Down by Opioid Litigation, Endo International Files for Bankruptcy

Text size Dreamstime The generic drugmaker Endo International , which faces thousands of lawsuits related to its alleged role in the opioid crisis, filed for bankruptcy late Tuesday morning, while announcing a plan to sell itself through a process administered by the bankruptcy court. As part of its plan, Endo (ticker: ENDP) secured an agreement …

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Buffett and Berkshire added big to their bets on Ally, Occidental, Paramount and Activision. But these other 6 stocks also got a vote of confidence.

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. added to nine stock holdings during the second quarter, reduced holdings of four and sold two outright. That’s according to Berkshire Hathaway’s BRK.B, +1.24% most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company held 45 stocks with a combined market value of $330.1 billion as of June …

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The SoftBank Experiment Has Failed. Here’s What Comes Next.

Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son on $24 billion of new losses: “I am quite embarrassed and remorseful.” Str/Jiji Press/AFP/Getty Images Text size The stock market can be a humbling place—just ask Masayoshi Son. The founder and CEO of SoftBank Group (ticker: SFTBY), “Masa” made one of the single-best venture investments of all time, providing a $20 …

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BlackRock warns investors should buy defensive stocks and bonds as tech-led rally at risk of fizzling

Following July’s spectacular rally, U.S. stocks SPX, -0.42% have been caught in a tight trading range over the past two weeks as investors struggle to make sense of some of the most confounding economic data in recent years. But while the S&P 500 index has held above the key 4,000 level thanks largely to a …

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Bed Bath & Beyond stock set to snap longest win streak in 15 years after Baird analyst suggests it’s time to sell

Shares of Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. tumbled Tuesday, putting them in danger of their first decline in two weeks, after Baird analyst Justin Kleber suggested investors sell, saying the latest “meme stock frenzy” comes despite continued liquidity concerns. Baird’s Kleber turned bearish on the home goods retailer after its stock BBBY, -14.20% soared 39.8% …

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Upstart stock drops after earnings, but CEO says he’s ‘confident’ in value of AI lending

Upstart Holdings Inc. shares fell after the company delivered a lower-than-expected revenue forecast for the current quarter, but its chief executive expressed confidence in the performance and value of artificial-intelligence-driven lending. Since Upstart UPST, +9.02% offered preliminary second-quarter results a month ago that fell shy of expectations, the key issue headed into the company’s official …

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Buy PayPal Stock. The Battered Payments Company Is Starting to Perk Up.

Anyone who bought PayPal Holdings stock last summer may be ruing the day. Despite popping a bit this past week, the shares, at $97, are still off 68% from their highs around $308. Memories of the stock’s skid in February, when it fell 35% over two days, may still be uncomfortably fresh in investors’ minds. …

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New Buyback Tax Will Force Companies to Think Twice on How to Use Cash

In the scrap over how to fund President Joe Biden’s spending plans, the Democrats’ focus has shifted from taxing private funds to public at the last minute. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D., Ariz.) backs dropping a proposed tax increase on carried interest income and adding a 1% tax on stock buybacks to the legislation. It means …

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AMC Entertainment Plans ‘APE’ Preferred Stock Dividend. Shares Slide After Earnings.

Text size Investors will receive a preferred share for each share of common stock they own. Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg AMC Entertainment is finally giving the “apes” what they want. The movie-theater company paired its second-quarter earnings report with news that it’s giving shareholders a special dividend of AMC Preferred Equity Units. The AMC preferred shares will …

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Airbnb stock falls sharply despite earnings beat, plan to repurchase $2 billion in stock

Airbnb Inc. said Tuesday that it had its first profitable second quarter as a public company, and that it is so confident in its business that it is buying back $2 billion of its stock. “Our Q2 results demonstrate that Airbnb has achieved growth and profitability at scale,” Chief Executive Brian Chesky said during prepared …

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