“The Fed hiked, the world didn’t end,” said Ross Yarrow, director of U.S. equities at Robert W. Baird & Co. in London. “Now the focus goes back to all the things to be worried about in 2016. There’s no huge reason for people to be putting money to work between now and the end of the year.”
The Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index rose 3.7 percent Friday to 19.64. The measure of market turbulence known as the VIX is down 19 percent this week after a 65 percent surge last week, which was the most since August.
General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) opened the session at $30.39, trading in a range of $30.30 – $30.57, and was at $30.44. The stock showed a negative performance of -0.34% in the recent trading session. The stock was trading on a volume of 16.97 million shares and the average volume of the stock remained 125.98 million shares. General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) announced that it has commenced an offer to exchange, on a one-for-one basis, new 5.00% Fixed-to-Floating Rate Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series D, $1.00 par value, with a liquidation preference of $1,000 per share (the “New Preferred Stock”) for its existing three series of preferred stock (collectively, the “Old Preferred Stock”), consisting of its:
- 4.00% Fixed-to-Floating Rate Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series A, $1.00 par value, with a liquidation preference of $1,000 per share (CUSIP No. 369604 BM4);
- 4.10% Fixed-to-Floating Rate Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series B, $1.00 par value, with a liquidation preference of $1,000 per share (CUSIP No. 369604 BN2); and
- 4.20% Fixed-to-Floating Rate Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series C, $1.00 par value, with a liquidation preference of $1,000 per share (CUSIP No. 369604 BP7).
Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (NASDAQ:FOX) was trading lower -1.31% to $27.86.So far, around 1.41 million shares have changed hands in this session. After opening at $28.05, the stock hit as high as $28.24. However, it traded between $22.85 and $37.83 over the last twelve months. Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (NASDAQ:FOX) part FOX Business Network (FBN), on December 14, publicized that FOX Business Network (FBN) is closing out 2015 as the fastest growing television network in all of cable, according to Nielsen Media Research. Scoring its highest rated year ever, FBN achieved record ratings across all key day parts; Business Day, Prime and Total Day, for both total viewers and in the coveted advertiser demo of persons aged 25-54. In addition, every single program experienced substantial gains for the year.
Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. operates as a diversified media and entertainment company worldwide. It operates through Cable Network Programming; Television; Filmed Entertainment; and Other, Corporate and Eliminations segments.
Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) gained volume of 5.71 million shares, while the average volume remained 16.56 million shares. The stock decreased -0.68% to $ 36.67. The EPS of the stock over the last 12 months remained 2.13. Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) on December 17, reported The Digital Finance Imperative, new global research from Chartered Global Management Accountant® (CGMA®), found that CFOs need to rethink how they measure the health of their corporations in the digital age. According to the study, while the majority of a corporation’s value derives from intangible assets such as customer sentiment and brand, few finance professionals surveyed say they can access the right data to measure and monitor these critical elements of their business — just 25% in the case of customer sentiment.
“Choosing the right KPIs is hard,” notes Richard Wong, Vice President of Finance, LinkedIn. “You need to make sure that the KPIs you choose are measurable, impact the business and that the underlying data is right. The worst thing you can do is not have any KPIs. In the beginning, your KPIs may be very simple, and may need to change or evolve over time, but at least you will have KPIs to focus on, to track progress.”