There were 4,331 U.S. public companies as of the end of 2016. The number was relatively unchanged from the end of 2015, up 50 companies. However, since 2005 the number has declined by a net 814 public companies. Between 2005 and 2010, 866 listed stocks disappeared. In the recession of 2008 and 2009 alone, 708 companies dropped out. Total market cap of listed companies was $27.4 trillion at the end of 2016, up about $10 trillion from 2010.
Investors took a more cautious view of the markets beginning in late April as seen by net futures positions in the S&P 500 and 10-year U.S. Treasuries. Weekly data through June 13 show a net short position in S&P 500 futures for the seventh consecutive week, while Treasury futures were net long for the eighth consecutive week. Short positions in the S&P 500 hit a five-year low at the end of May at a net 8,085 contracts short.
U.S. energy producers haven’t let declining crude prices stop them from increasing their capacity as oil prices fail to find support above $50 per barrel. As of June 16, the total rig count in the U.S. as estimated by Baker Hughes was 933 total rigs; 747 producing crude oil and 186 producing natural gas. The total number of rigs is up 42% from the end of 2015, and is growing on a quarter-over-quarter basis at an average rate of 24%.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".