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Tata Sons secure shareholders' approval Tata Sons secure shareholders' approval
- September 21, 2017

The mismanagement and oppression petition dealt with corporate governance, transparency issues in the Tata Group . "These are proceedings to protect and reinforce the values for which the Founders of the Tata Group have given us the legacy that we should strive never to lose", it added. (more...)
Compensate 39 home buyers, SC tells Unitech Compensate 39 home buyers, SC tells Unitech
- September 21, 2017

The 39 homebuyers heaved a sigh of relief after a Bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra brought an end to a five-year litigation that began with the flat owners approaching the consumer forum against Unitech. Additionally, the court had asked amicus curiae (friend of the court) Agrawal to maintain accounts of Unitech's different projects, home buyers and the extent of refund granted to each of them through a designated website. (more...)
The End of US Quantitative Easing
- September 21, 2017

The Federal Reserve Wednesday announced it will begin shrinking the enormous portfolio of bonds accumulated after the 2008 financial crisis to try to sustain the nation's then frail economy. The central bank expected the Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maris to affect US economy in the near term, but would not alter the course of the economy in the medium term. (more...)
GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) Given Hold Rating at Deutsche Bank AG GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) Given Hold Rating at Deutsche Bank AG
- September 21, 2017

As per Tuesday, February 21, the company rating was downgraded by JP Morgan. This translates into $82.74 million profit for SERV giving the stock a 19.49 P/E. GlaxoSmithKline plc is a global healthcare company. The Company operates through three segments: Insurance, Travel, and Emerging Businesses and Central Costs. (more...)
Wall St edges up as US Fed meeting is in focus
- September 21, 2017

Health care stocks lagged the most, pulling down insurers, hospital operators and other companies as a Republican effort to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law appeared to gain momentum. Market expectations for a December rate hike rose to 58.3 per cent on Tuesday. "The market reaction is interpreting the Fed as slightly hawkish but not too much", said Victor Jones, director of trading at TD Ameritrade in Chicago. (more...)
Trading Review: Looking at the Technicals for Vanguard S&P 500 Index ETF
- September 21, 2017

The CMF is based largely on the Accumulation Distribution Line; it compares the close value with the high and the low for that same day. A sell signal occurs when the CMF value crosses from above the 0 line to below the 0 line. The Schaff indicator, created by Doug Schaff in 2008, behaves in a way like an oscillator, identifying overbought and oversold conditions in the market. (more...)
Waymo Seeking $2.6 Billion From Uber Over Trade Secret Theft Waymo Seeking $2.6 Billion From Uber Over Trade Secret Theft
- September 21, 2017

During a hearing today wherein Alphabet's self-driving unit Waymo asked a judge to delay its upcoming trial against Uber in order to review new evidence, Reuters reports that one of Uber's attorneys said Waymo is seeking $2.6 billion for the alleged theft of one of the trade secrets listed in its complaint. (more...)
Wall Street falls after Fed signals another rate hike this year
- September 21, 2017

Stocks are inching mostly lower on Wall Street after the Federal Reserve said it would start reducing its huge bond portfolio next month and was still on track to raise interest rates later this year. As the Fed rolled out its three separate rounds of massive purchases, stocks shot up while the dollar sank alongside yields on US debt. On a 12-month basis, overall inflation and the measure excluding food and energy prices have declined this year and are running below 2 percent. (more...)
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Whiting Petroleum Corporation (WLL)
- September 21, 2017

Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management LLC boosted its holdings in Whiting Petroleum Corporation by 8.0% in the second quarter. The stock declined 0.22% or $0.18 reaching $80.37 on the news. Whiting Petroleum Corporation had 106 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Wednesday, September 13 the stock rating was maintained by J.P. (more...)
China's credit rating has been cut due to concerns about rising debt China's credit rating has been cut due to concerns about rising debt
- September 21, 2017

History suggests little relationship between sovereign bond-rating cuts and the performance of a nation's debt - a look back at U.S. Treasury yields in 2011 shows it's impossible to tell when the country's credit score was lowered by S&P Global Ratings. (more...)
International Game Technology PLC (NYSE:IGT) International Game Technology PLC (NYSE:IGT)
- September 21, 2017

Finally, Koch Industries Inc. purchased a new position in International Game Technology in the first quarter valued at about $219,000. The value of the total investment in International Game Technology O increased from $10,205,000 to $10,589,000 a change of 3.8% for the reporting period. (more...)
Pelosi faces hostile reception at San Fransisco rally Pelosi faces hostile reception at San Fransisco rally
- September 21, 2017

At that point, the protesters chanted, "You're a liar ". Immigrant youth has been at the forefront protesting, heckling, and carrying out direct actions against Obama and the Democratic Party, regardless of the unpopularity of such tactics. (more...)
United States stocks gain as all three main indexes close at records
- September 21, 2017

Dow Jones Industrial Average futures YMZ7, +0.29% rose 66 points, or 0.3%, to 22,285, while S&P 500 futures ESZ7, +0.25% gained 6.05 points, or 0.2%, to 2,503. However, the biggest determinant of a rate hike in December will be how the equity and bond markets react to the reduction of the Fed's bond portfolio, said Frederick. (more...)
Fed Holds Rates Steady, Signals Plan for December Rate Hike
- September 21, 2017

Linked to the latter in particular, according to the CME's Fed Watch tool as of 2107 BST Fed funds futures were pointing to 71.9% odds of a 25 basis point rate hike in the central bank's main policy rate on 13 December. While it is a known case for a smaller balance sheet, what is not known right now is by exactly how much the Fed will cut that $4.5 trillion amount. (more...)
Here's How Markets Are Reacting to the Fed Policy Meeting Here's How Markets Are Reacting to the Fed Policy Meeting
- September 21, 2017

Fed Chair Janet Yellen said in a press conference after the meeting that a fall in inflation this year remained a mystery and said the USA central bank was ready to change the rate outlook if needed. "I think it would be smart for the Fed to sit back and do nothing right now", said Trip Miller, managing partner at Gullane Capital Partners. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index lost 0.09 percent. (more...)
Wall St edges up on telecom gains; Fed meet in focus
- September 21, 2017

The report said housing starts fell by 0.8 percent to an annual rate of 1.180 million in August from a revised 1.190 million in July. So since hitting a low on August 17, the S&P 500 energy sector has risen almost 8% and is the best performing sector so far this month. (more...)
Express Scripts Hldg Co (ESRX) Position Boosted by Fpr Partners Llc
- September 21, 2017

About 5.10M shares traded or 66.12% up from the average. Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ: ESRX ) has been given a consensus recommendation of "Hold" by the twenty-five analysts that are covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. (more...)
Assetmark INC Raised Its Johnson & Johnson Com (JNJ) Holding Assetmark INC Raised Its Johnson & Johnson Com (JNJ) Holding
- September 21, 2017

Select Equity Group Lp who had been investing in Zoetis Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $31.55B market cap company. The stock rose 0.18% or $0.25 reaching $142.74. Pathstone Family Office Ltd Com stated it has 7,278 shares or 0.23% of all its holdings. Marathon Asset Management Llp increased Laude Estee Companies Inc (EL) stake by 28.2% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. (more...)
Discovery of an earlier Equifax hack complicates matters even further Discovery of an earlier Equifax hack complicates matters even further
- September 21, 2017

He said while Equifax users are impacted by the breach, you should still check your information if you have TransUnion or Expedia because they are all one in the same. They can text or send you an email any time someone makes a charge over a certain amount using your account. Why should big corporations and financial executives not be punished in the same harsh manner for negligence and financial crimes? And then, he added, "Most importantly, just look out for suspicious activity". (more...)
Fed expected to unwind $4.5 trillion portfolio Fed expected to unwind $4.5 trillion portfolio
- September 21, 2017

For years, the central bank piled up purchases of Treasury and mortgage-backed securities, a strategy meant to stimulate the economy by reducing borrowing costs for everyone. "Relative to the June forecasts there may be more participants anticipating no more hikes this year, but we don't think so many will switch to this view as to bring down the median", said Michael Feroli, chief USA economist at JP Morgan. (more...)
Tesla working with AMD on self-driving auto chip Tesla working with AMD on self-driving auto chip
- September 21, 2017

Even though this news has just come to light a few hours ago, the collaboration must have been going on for some time as it has already seen some progress. Under Keller's leadership there are over 50 people - several of which are AMD veterans - including director Ganesh Venkataramanan, principal hardware engineer Bill McGee, and system circuit design lead Dan Bailey. (more...)
US Federal Reserve holds interest rates steady US Federal Reserve holds interest rates steady
- September 21, 2017

They do say, however, that they plan to initiate the balance sheet normalization program that they announced in June of this year. If it goes wrong, it could send stock and bond markets into a tailspin that could spill over into the broader economy. (more...)
Wal Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) Sentiment Report Wal Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT) Sentiment Report
- September 21, 2017

Traders sold shares of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. It has underperformed by 2.87% the S&P500. 1 is equivalent to a Strong Buy rating, 3 a hold rating, and 5 a Strong Sell rating. This is where pivot points reign: Wal-Mart Stores Inc has a five bull (top rated) technical rating because it's trading above its 10-, 50-and 200- day simple moving averages and the stock is up 0.21% on the day the day. (more...)
Tabcorp and Tatts merger hits a hurdle Tabcorp and Tatts merger hits a hurdle
- September 21, 2017

The tribunal approved the merger in June, but the Federal Court set aside that decision and referred the merger back to the tribunal for further consideration. The tribunal is a court-affiliated body that balances public benefits of proposed transactions against likely detriments, which differs from the ACCC test, which looks more narrowly at whether a merger or acquisition would reduce competition. (more...)
Revenue Approximations Analysis: Lowe's Companies, Inc. (LOW), FedEx Corporation (FDX) Revenue Approximations Analysis: Lowe's Companies, Inc. (LOW), FedEx Corporation (FDX)
- September 21, 2017

Revenue rose to $15.3 billion in the quarter, from $14.7 billion a year ago, and was slightly below the analyst forecast for $15.35 billion. FedEx Corporation (NYSE: FDX ), stock is trading $219.99 above the 52-week high and has displayed a high EPS growth of 11.60% in last 5 years. (more...)