Shares of industrial and transportation companies experienced a slight decline as traders carefully examined the latest inflation figures. According to strategists, the June consumer-price inflation gauge displayed a modest slowdown but was not significant enough to alter the Federal Reserve’s plan for a rate increase in July. In order to prevent any potential resurgence of inflation, the Fed aims to completely eliminate any remaining price pressures. “A key concern is the persistently high wages, as it may lead to future inflationary pressures,” cautioned Brent Schutte, Chief Investment Officer at Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management, a prominent mutual-fund firm.
Thales Enters Negotiations to Acquire Cobham Aerospace Communications
Renowned French electronics and aerospace manufacturer Thales has entered into exclusive negotiations for the acquisition of Cobham Aerospace Communications, a leading local competitor. The deal is estimated to have an enterprise value of approximately $1.1 billion.
Daktronics Shares Surge to Four-Year High Amid Resolved Going-Concern Warning
Daktronics, a company specializing in electronic displays used for scoreboards and various applications, witnessed a significant boost in its stock as it reached a four-year high. This positive development followed the resolution of a previously issued going-concern warning.
Lucid Group Faces Disappointing Second-Quarter Deliveries, Share Value Drops
Electric-vehicle manufacturer Lucid Group experienced a decline in its stock as second-quarter deliveries failed to meet the expectations set by Wall Street analysts.
Fed Beige Book Report Highlights Slow Economic Growth in Most Regions
The Federal Reserve’s Beige Book report shed light on the second quarter’s economic growth, indicating a slower pace in most regions.
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