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Scotland pledges 3% pay increase for public sector staff Scotland pledges 3% pay increase for public sector staff
- December 16, 2017

Mackay's efforts to protect the SNP's position as Scotland's dominant centrist party were rewarded when Labour and the Tories attacked his tax plans from the left and the right. Scots who earn £100,000 a year will pay £1155 more than those earning the same in rUK. Other notable spending commitments included in the draft Budget are the first investment in a £50m fund to tackle child poverty and £243m to expand the Scottish government's free childcare scheme. (more...)
The Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (ESRT) Shares Sold by Fmr LLC
- December 16, 2017

The stock increased 0.77% or $0.29 during the last trading session, reaching $38.19. About 51,200 shares traded or 59.08% up from the average. (NYSE:FR) were recently published by: Prnewswire.com, which released: "First Industrial Realty Trust to Issue $300 Million of Unsecured Notes in A ..." on December 13, 2017. (more...)
The Value Trap: GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK), Medtronic plc (MDT)
- December 16, 2017

Analysts await GlaxoSmithKline plc (NYSE: GSK ) to report earnings on February, 14. Zacks' earnings per share averages are an average based on a survey of research firms that that provide coverage for GlaxoSmithKline. This represents a dividend yield of 1.41%. GlaxoSmithKline's dividend payout ratio is 163.12%. The company's 50 day moving average price is GBX 1,655.61 and its 200 day moving average price is GBX 1,609.87. (more...)
Stocks Moves: Ares Capital Corporation (ARCC) ,Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (TMO)
- December 16, 2017

The company was upgraded on Tuesday, November 29 by Barclays Capital. Among 19 analysts covering Altria Group Inc. They set a "buy" rating and a $225.00 price objective on the stock. Overbrook Management holds 0.06% or 1,500 shares in its portfolio. 92,947 are owned by Lathrop Inv Mgmt Corp. First Manhattan holds 803,013 shares. Quadrant Limited reported 1.89% of its portfolio in Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc . (more...)
Toronto Dominion Bank Purchases 423939 Shares of Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM)
- December 16, 2017

The stock decreased 0.26% or $0.22 during the last trading session, reaching $82.9. About 11.72M shares traded or 25.50% up from the average. Exxon Mobil Corporation ( XOM ) received interesting focus from Active Investors and it has been trading on front line as seeing to it recent volume. (more...)
'Triton' Malware Attacks Industrial Safety Systems 'Triton' Malware Attacks Industrial Safety Systems
- December 16, 2017

The malware has been specifically created to target Schneider Electric's Triconex Safety Instrumented System (SIS) - an autonomous control system that independently monitors the status of the process under control. A DHS representative said he had no immediate comment on the matter. According to Symantec - while it is early days into the investigation - the malware appears to inject code which modifies the behavior of SIS devices, leading to threat actor control and potential damage. (more...)
Research Ratings: Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (FCX), Voya Financial, Inc. (VOYA)
- December 16, 2017

Andrew Langham has seen steady activity on the buy side, and on October 1, 2017, executed an option to buy 823 shares. The firm earned "Sell" rating on Tuesday, February 23 by Citigroup. Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold had 90 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Sunday, September 3 with "Hold". (more...)
Investors Recap - NXP Semiconductors NV (NXPI)
- December 16, 2017

The stock increased 0.16% or $0.24 during the last trading session, reaching $151.93. (GCI) worth $119.1 million at the end of the most recent reporting period.The investor is now holding 10,739,658 shares thanks to an increase of 7,140 new shares in their portfolio. (more...)
Delta Air Lines, Inc. (DAL) Hit All Time High
- December 16, 2017

TrueBlue, Inc. (TBI) has risen 44.92% since December 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It seems that Delta Air Lines, Inc . (NYSE: DAL ) hit a new 52-week high and has $59.57 target or 8.00% above today's $55.16 share price. Institutional owners hold 88.10% stake while Insiders ownership held at 0.10% in the company. Therefore 100% are positive. Delta Air Lines is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio . (more...)
Government Hikes Customs Duty on TV Sets, Mobile Phones, Projectors and More Government Hikes Customs Duty on TV Sets, Mobile Phones, Projectors and More
- December 16, 2017

The move, while having a minimal impact on the broader smartphone market (as most devices are assembled locally), may impact prices of devices from Apple and some other manufacturers selling high-end smartphones. Currently, major players in the sector such as Apple, Xiaomi and Lenovo continue to import handsets as their local sourcing capacity fails to meet demand.Customs duty for TV sets has been raised by five percentage points to 15 per cent. (more...)
Mobile US, Inc. (TMUS)
- December 16, 2017

The firm offers interventional cardiology products, including drug-eluting coronary stent systems used in the treatment of coronary artery disease; other coronary therapy products to treat atherosclerosis; intravascular catheter-directed ultrasound imaging catheters, fractional flow reserve devices, and systems for use in coronary arteries and heart chambers, as well as certain peripheral vessels; and structural heart therapy systems. (more...)
What's Southwest Airlines Company (NYSE:LUV) Upside After This Short Interest Decrease?
- December 16, 2017

At the close of regular trading, its last week's stock price volatility was 4.99% which for the month reaches 6.27%. The institutional investor held 833,943 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $3.71 million, up from 582,452 at the end of the previous reported quarter. (more...)
Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Position Trimmed by Budros Ruhlin & Roe Inc
- December 16, 2017

Wms Partners Llc who had been investing in Quanta Svcs Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $5.93 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.19% or $1.24 during the last trading session, reaching $105.48. Menora Mivtachim Limited accumulated 3,320 shares. (NYSE:NVR). Psagot House holds 0.13% or 1,258 shares in its portfolio. Finally, State of Wisconsin Investment Board grew its position in shares of Microsoft by 7.3% during the first quarter. (more...)
Purchases 6762 Shares of Costco Wholesale Co. (COST) Purchases 6762 Shares of Costco Wholesale Co. (COST)
- December 16, 2017

QVC Group (NASDAQ:QVCA) has declined 6.46% since December 15, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 47.88% the S&P500. Westside Investment Management Inc. Wells Fargo & Company had 105 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Investors sentiment decreased to 1.34 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.40, from 0.88 in 2017Q1. (more...)
Adobe Systems (ADBE) Earns News Impact Score of 0.22 Adobe Systems (ADBE) Earns News Impact Score of 0.22
- December 16, 2017

Dixon Hubard Feinour & Brown Inc who had been investing in Adobe Systems Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $87.52B market cap company. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with "Buy" on Sunday, August 6. Since August 9, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 sales for $2.45 million activity. (more...)
Notable Mover: Vipshop Holdings Limited (VIPS)
- December 16, 2017

Vipshop Holdings Limited ( VIPS ) has a market cap of $4.97 billion and over the last 12 months, Vipshop Holdings Limited (NYSE: VIPS ) has gone weaker by -29.32%. FNY Partners Fund LP now owns 11,000 shares of the technology company's stock valued at $116,000 after acquiring an additional 4,600 shares during the period. (more...)
(FOX) and Pandora Media, Inc. (P)
- December 16, 2017

Technical traders may be staring at recent indicator levels on shares of Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. Westside Investment Management Inc. now owns 6,816 shares of the company's stock valued at $193,000 after purchasing an additional 3,780 shares during the period. (more...)
LLC Sells 31005 Shares of Celgene Co. (CELG)
- December 16, 2017

The stock increased 0.04% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $108.24. The stock exchanged hands with 2959002 numbers of shares contrast to its average daily volume of 5.67M shares. Following the sale, the director now owns 32,169 shares of the company's stock, valued at $3,988,956. Arrow Fin Corporation reported 0.74% of its portfolio in Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG ). (more...)
Outshines Stocks with Rosy Performance Scores: AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE:AKS)
- December 16, 2017

Hodges Capital Management Inc increased its stake in United States Steel Corp (X) by 160.21% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE: AKS)'s ABR in it's industry is ranked 166 and a number of 2.23. RIG's overall volume in the last trading session was 10,006,107 shares. (more...)
European Union nations bicker over migration policy as summit opens European Union nations bicker over migration policy as summit opens
- December 16, 2017

Greece and Italy have had to play host to tens of thousands of migrants who have landed there after crossing the Mediterranean or Aegean seas, severely stretching the two countries' resources. As hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees trekked northward from Greece in 2015, some European Union nations erected fences, launched police crackdowns and closed borders, forcing migrants onto their neighbors. (more...)
Hot Tickers: Alcoa Corporation (AA), MGIC Investment Corporation (MTG)
- December 16, 2017

It has underperformed by 50.71% the S&P500. Broadview Advisors Llc increased its stake in Mgic Invt Corp Wis ( MTG ) by 10.23% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. MGIC Investment Corporation has a one year low of $5.36 and a one year high of $11.40. 1 is equivalent to a buy rating, 3 a hold rating, and 5 a sell rating. (more...)
Active Volume Stock: Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:SIRI)
- December 16, 2017

It was reported on Dec, 15 by Barchart.com. Sirius XM Holdings I (NASDAQ: SIRI)'s trailing twelve month revenues are $5.32 Billion, whereas its price to sales ratio for the same period is 4.86. The consensus mean EPS for the current quarter is at $0.05 derived from a total of 14 estimates from the analysts who have weighed in on projected earnings. (more...)
Delta purchases 100 Airbus aircraft Delta purchases 100 Airbus aircraft
- December 16, 2017

Delta Air Lines has placed an order with Airbus for 100 A321neo ACF ( Airbus Cabin Flex configuration) aircraft which will be powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1133G-JM geared turbofan engines. The A321neos will replace Delta's 1990s-vintage McDonnell Douglas MD-90 jets, as well as aging Boeing 757 and Airbus A320 aircraft. Boeing has argued those aircraft were underpriced due to illegal Canadian government subsidies to Bombardier. (more...)
(NYSE:VLO) Holdings Lifted by Investec Asset Management North America Inc
- December 16, 2017

The stock decreased 1.19% or $0.67 during the last trading session, reaching $55.81. About 949,082 shares traded. Severn Trent Plc (LON:SVT) has 0.00% since December 14, 2016 and is. Jefferies downgraded the stock to "Hold" rating in Thursday, January 12 report. The rating was downgraded by Bank of America on Monday, August 24 to "Neutral". (more...)
Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ:SAFM) Experiencing Unusual Activity Mid-day Sanderson Farms, Inc. (NASDAQ:SAFM) Experiencing Unusual Activity Mid-day
- December 16, 2017

Sanderson Farms presently has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $138.80. (NASDAQ:SAFM) by some 3,401,249 shares, 165 decreased positions by 3,142,253 and 25 held positions by 16,755,591. On Monday, December 5 the stock rating was upgraded by DA Davidson to "Buy". (NASDAQ:SAFM) earned "Equal-Weight" rating by Barclays Capital on Friday, August 25. (more...)