Accenture, Darden Restaurants, FactSet and more

Accenture, Darden Restaurants, FactSet and more

Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: Accenture (ACN) – The consulting firm’s shares fell 3.3% in the premarket after its quarterly revenue beat forecasts but earnings were impacted by the cost of its Russia exit. Accenture raised its full-year revenue forecast but cut the top end of its projected earnings range due … Read more

Diamondback Stock Jumps. Its Dividend Increase Is ‘Hard to Ignore.’

Diamondback Stock Jumps. Its Dividend Increase Is ‘Hard to Ignore.’

Diamondback Energy stock gained after announcing a dividend increase. Spencer Platt/Getty Images Text size Diamondback Energy surged on Tuesday after the oil explorer said it would increase its base dividends from $2.80 to $3 per common share annually, a 7.1% jump, beginning at the end of the month. The implied annual dividend yield is 2.5%, … Read more

How Income-Hungry Retirees Can Score Safe Yield for First Time in Years

How Income-Hungry Retirees Can Score Safe Yield for First Time in Years

Junk bond yields might seem attractive, but investors should be careful with them as the possibility of a recession looms. Barron’s Staff Illustration; Dreamstime (1) Text size Investors have gotten pummeled from all sides this year, with stocks, bonds, and cryptocurrencies posting steep losses. For the first time in years, however, rising bond yields have … Read more

Stocks with strong balance sheets and attractive returns

Stocks with strong balance sheets and attractive returns

European companies have never been richer, according to Morgan Stanley , and are ready to splash the cash — including distributing part of it to shareholders. The Wall Street bank has named a raft of stocks that have strong balance sheets and resilient cash flows and are set to return excess cash to shareholders through … Read more

Low volatility, dividend-paying global stocks beating the market

Low volatility, dividend-paying global stocks beating the market

From multi-day losing streaks to overnight rallies, it has been a roller coaster ride for markets this year. For investors looking to ride out the unpredictability, CNBC PRO has screened for low-volatility stocks with income in the U.S. and beyond, that have outperformed the beaten-down market. Stocks ended last week lower as markets weighed the … Read more