The stock market was broadly lower early Friday afternoon, with investors generally expressing concern at the possibility that the Federal Reserve could remain more restrictive in its monetary policy for a longer period of time. The January employment report released earlier in the day showed a stronger labor market than most had anticipated, suggesting that the interest rate hikes that the Fed has already made haven't yet shown up in terms of slowing job creation. The Nasdaq Composite (NASDAQINDEX: ^IXIC) lagged the rest of the market, with declines of more than 1% as of 1:15 p.m. ET. Read More...
Why Bill.com Stock Plummeted Today
Shares of Bill.com Holdings (NYSE: BILL), the payments specialist for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), were taking a dive today after the company posted strong results in its fiscal second quarter but offered disappointing guidance for the current period. Bill.com, which is a software-as-a-service company that helps SMBs handle payments and back-office accounting, said core revenue rose 49% in the quarter, and total revenue jumped 66% to $260 million, which beat estimates at $243.5 million. CEO Rene Lacerte said, “We delivered strong second-quarter results and achieved another quarter of non-GAAP profitable growth as we executed on our strategy to be the essential financial operations platform for SMBs.”