Morgan Stanley CEO says the bank’s push for more stable revenue streams has worked. It’s a key reason we own the stock

Morgan Stanley ‘s (MS) multiyear transformation plan has been a success, CEO James Gorman said with pride Thursday — and, as shareholders, we see no reason to disagree. “We’ve steadily de-risked parts of the business that got us in trouble during the [Great Financial Crisis], and we obviously made a…

Why we still like Coterra Energy despite the recent fall in natural gas prices

Natural gas prices jumped Thursday following a multiweek swoon, providing a lift to shares of Club holding Coterra Energy (CTRA), which lately has relied on the commodity for more than half its operating revenues. U.S. natural gas prices rose nearly 4% Thursday to roughly $3.81 per million British thermal units…

Top Wall Street analysts pick these stocks to celebrate the new year

Apple CEO Tim Cook poses in front of a new MacBook Airs running M2 chips display during Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, California, June 6, 2022. Peter Dasilva | Reuters With the brutal 2022 behind us, we look ahead to a year of relatively predictable challenges. This…

The fintech reckoning is upon us. Here’s what to expect next year

Partygoers with unicorn masks at the Hometown Hangover Cure party in Austin, Texas. Harriet Taylor | CNBC Bill Harris, former PayPal CEO and veteran entrepreneur, strode onto a Las Vegas stage in late October to declare that his latest startup would help solve Americans’ broken relationship with their finances. “People…

Top Wall Street analysts pick these stocks for 2023

Domino’s will roll out 800 custom-branded 2023 Chevy Bolt electric vehicles at locations across the U.S. in the coming months. Domino’s Despite the encouraging signs that the economy is throwing our way, the lingering fear of a recession occurring in 2023 has not left the market. Amid this uncertainty, a…

Stocks making the biggest moves midday: Ross Stores, Carvana, Coinbase, Rent the Runway and more

Pedestrians pass in front of a GAP store in New York. Scott Mlyn | CNBC Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading. Ross Stores — Ross Stores jumped 10% after a quarterly beat on earnings and revenue. The company was also named by Credit Suisse as its top…

Cramer calls for Disney CEO’s firing, says company’s ‘balance sheet from hell’ must be fixed

Jim Cramer on Thursday called on Disney (DIS) to oust CEO Bob Chapek and clean up the company’s ugly balance sheet. Chapek is “incapable of running a fantastic company,” Jim said. “Let’s say it was an NFL team, and the team was losing. … We need someone new at Disney.…

Stocks making the biggest moves midday: Apple, Amazon, Intel and more

Customers shop at the Apple Fifth Avenue store for the release of the Apple iPhone 14 in New York City, September 16, 2022. Andrew Kelly | Reuters Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading. Apple – Shares of Apple jumped 7.6% after the technology giant beat both top…

U.S. GDP accelerated at 2.6% pace in Q3, better than expected as growth turns positive

The U.S. economy posted its first period of positive growth for 2022 in the third quarter, at least temporarily easing recession fears, the Bureau of Economic Analysis reported Thursday. GDP, a sum of all the goods and services produced from July through September, increased at a 2.6% annualized pace for…

Fed Vice Chair Brainard warns against retreating from inflation fight prematurely

U.S. Federal Reserve board member Lael Brainard speaks after she was nominated by U.S. President Joe Biden to serve as vice chair of the Federal Reserve, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building’s South Court Auditorium at the White House in Washington, U.S., November 22, 2021. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters Federal…