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Tesla unveils pricing for Semi big rig, starting at $150,000
Tesla Inc. said over the Thanksgiving break that the base price of its new semi-autonomous electric Semi big rig with a 500-mile range, which was unveiled last week, will start at $180,000. The 300-mile version will start at $150,000. The expected Founders series price is $200,000. Production of the highly-anticipated Semi is expected to begin in 2019, which a base reservation cost of $20,000. Retail giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and trucking company J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. have said they have preordered the Semi. Tesla's stock slipped 0.1% in morning trade. It has eased 0.9% in the week since unveiling the Semi, while the S&P 500 has gained 0.9%.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.
Tesla bonds rally after unveiling of Semi truck and new roadster
Tesla Inc.'s recently issued junk bonds rallied Friday, after the company launched its Semi tractor-trailer and surprised investors with the unveiling of a new version of the Roadster, the electric sports car designed in conjunction with Lotus in the car maker's first automotive effort more than a decade ago. Chief Executive Elon Musk said the new sports car would be first production car able to go from 0 to 60 miles an hour in less than two seconds. "These numbers sound nutty, but they're real," Musk said at the event, streamed live on the internet. TEsla shares jumped in premarket trade after trucking company J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. said it has already ordered multiple tractors. The bonds rallied too, with the most active notes, the 5.300% notes that mature in October of 2025, jumping almost 2 points to 96.31 cents on the dollar to yield 5.899%. On a spread basis, the notes were trading at 353 basis points over Treasures, or 35 basis points tighter. The notes have been trading underwater since they were issued in August on concerns about the company's finances. Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.
J.B. Hunt misses profit expectations but just beats on revenue
J.B. Hunt Transportation Services Inc. reported Friday third-quarter net income of $100.4 million, or 92 cents a share, compared with $109.4 million, or 97 cents a share, in the same period a year ago. The FactSet consensus for earnings per share was 96 cents. The logistics company said evenue rose to $1.84 billion from $1.69 billion, just above the FactSet consensus of $1.83 billion. Among the business segments, intermodal revenue rose 8% to $1.05 billion to match the FactSet consensus, while truck revenue fell 5% to $93 million, missing expectations of $96.6 million. Revenue for the dedicated contract services and integrated capacity solutions businesses both rose above expectations. The stock was still inactive in premarket trade. It has run up 19% over the past three months, while the Dow Jones Transportation Average has tacked on 3.5% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average has gained 6.0%.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.
Dow transports pull back sharply amid weakness in railroad stocks
The Dow Jones Transportation Average pulled back sharply Monday from the previous session's record close, to buck the rally seen in the broader stock market, amid weakness in railroad stocks after a downbeat note from Morgan Stanley. The Dow transports were down 45 points, or 0.5%, with 12 of 20 components losing ground. The biggest decliner is CSX Corp.'s stock , which is shedding 3.2% after the rail operator was downgraded to underweight at Morgan Stanley, which said there was "no green light yet" for investors to buy into the sector. Among the Dow transports' other rail companies, shares of Union Pacific Corp. slid 1.1% after being downgraded to equal weight at Morgan Stanley, Kansas City Southern fell 1.7% and Norfolk Southern Corp. gave up 0.6%. Those four stocks were shaving about 35 points off the Dow transports' price. Other big losers include shares of J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. , which lost 2.5% and United Continental Holdings Inc. , down 1.2%. Meanwhile, the Dow Jones Industrial Average surged 116 points, or 0.5%, to a record high.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.
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