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BC-Money & Markets Digest

February 11, 2019

Money & Markets modules for Tuesday, Feb. 12

TODAY

The Labor Department issues its monthly survey of job openings. Beer maker Molson Coors Brewing and video game developer Activision Blizzard report quarterly results.

SPOTLIGHT

Chipotle shares got a lift after the food chain said it is teaming up with an Oscar-winning documentarian for a series of ads to tout its fresh ingredients.

CENTERPIECE

Betting on bank mergers

Shares of the major regional banks got a boost this month after SunTrust and BB&T announced a plan to merge, sparking speculation that other banks may merge as well.

STORY STOCKS

NuVasive (NUVA)

Insperity (NSP)

Restaurant Brands International (QSR)

Loews (L)

Norfolk Southern (NSC)

United States Steel (X)

Goodyear Tire & Rubber (GT)

Activision Blizzard (ATVI)

FUND FOCUS

Columbia Total Return Bond (SRBFX)

This fund’s relatively new lead manager “has made notable adjustments to its portfolio,” Morningstar says. It keeps a “Neutral” rating amid questions on how the fund’s strategy will evolve.

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