Entries filed under 'Large-Cap Stocks'

    Equities: Playing the Expectations Game

    November 6, 2015 11:42 AM by Joseph M. Graham, CFA

    Why have U.S. stocks rallied even as corporate profits have slumped? 

    In deciphering market moves, it’s best to consider expectations rather than headlines. Domestic equities surprised most observers in October, with the S&P 500 notching an 8.1% return for the month, according to Bloomberg. 

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    Global M&A on a Roll

    July 17, 2015 4:40 PM by Lord Abbett Editorial Staff

    With a combination of low interest rates, collapsing oil prices, and the search for new drugs in the pharmaceutical industry, mergers and acquisitions have surged to a near-record pace.  

    Let us prey. Pardon the pun, but this phrase seems a fair description of the mindset behind the staggering level of mergers and acquisition (M&A) activity. Led by a resurgence of deals totaling more than $5 billion, the value of worldwide M&A hit $3.5 trillion during 2014, a 47% increase over 2013, marking the strongest year for deal making since 2007, Thomson Reuters reports.1 And volumes in 2015, propelled by record valuations in the United States,2 could be even higher.

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