5 Things You Missed in the Markets Wednesday
- The Fed decision triggered these moves: bank stocks such as Action Alerts PLUS holding JPMorgan Chase (JPM) - Get Report caught a bid; the dollar strengthened; 10-year yields popped, triggering a selloff in home-builder stocks. Read more Fed coverage here.
- This is what the Fed rate hike means to you.
- Rockwell Automation (ROK) - Get Report CEO Blake Moret tells TheStreet he is bullish on U.S. manufacturing. Watch the full interview here.
- Private equity is having trouble putting money to work, one veteran deal-maker tells TheStreet's sister publication The Deal.
- Bitcoin prices continue to be under pressure, reports TheStreet's Kinsey Grant.
Stocks closed down 120 points on Wednesday after selling off into the close following an expected Fed hike (watch below for analysis).
The Producer Price Index for May rose 0.5% in May, higher than estimates, with higher oil prices accounting for most of the increase, the Labor Department said Wednesday.
A federal judge's clearance of the $85.4 billion merger of AT&T Inc. (T) - Get Report and Time Warner Inc. (TWX) with no conditions is expected to encourage more vertical combinations among media and entertainment companies.
AT&T shares fell 4.8% on Wednesday, while Time Warner rose 3.1%. Comcast rose slightly, and Fox was up 7.1%.
The Philadelphia media company offered $35 per share for Fox, which gained 1.15% to $44.15 after hours. Comcast stock dropped 1.6% to $31.80.
Comcast Chairman and CEO Brian Roberts wrote a letter to the Fox board on Wednesday, expressing his disappointment that Fox agreed to sell much of its film, television and international distribution assets to Disney last December.
Comcast is a holding in Jim Cramer's Action Alerts PLUS member club.
The Seattle City Council on Tuesday repealed a tax on large companies such as Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) - Get Report and Starbucks Corp. (SBUX) - Get Report after a backlash from businesses, a stark reversal from a month ago when the council unanimously approved the effort to combat a growing homelessness crisis.
Amazon Inc. (AMZN) - Get Report had sharply criticized the tax as misguided, and the online retailing giant even temporarily halted construction planning on a new high-rise building near its Seattle headquarters in protest.
The stock rose 0.4%.
Amazon is a holding in Jim Cramer's Action Alerts PLUS member club.
Tesla Inc. (TSLA) - Get Report was up 0.6% after CEO Elon Musk said the electric vehicle maker would be cutting 9% of its workforce as it looks to keep its promise of not having to raise any more capital this year. The majority of the cuts would focus on salaried positions, Musk said.
It was later disclosed Elon Musk bought a fresh chunk of Tesla's stock.