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Gas prices primed to rise in 2018, highest in four years Gas prices primed to rise in 2018, highest in four years
- January 06, 2018

Gas prices have been creeping higher throughout the holiday season, and the latest projections from GasBuddy suggest the trend could continue throughout 2018. "After taking into consideration all of the above, GasBuddy analysts constructed this forecast for the Canadian average price of gasoline, month-by-month, for 2018". (more...)
Debenhams reports challenging Christmas trading period Debenhams reports challenging Christmas trading period
- January 06, 2018

Retailer Debenhams said its British like-for-like sales at constant currency fell 2.6 percent in the 17 weeks to December 30, reflecting a volatile and competitive market in the autumn and a disappointing first week of its post-Christmas sale. (more...)
United Kingdom productivity growth hits six-year high after weakest decade since 1820s United Kingdom productivity growth hits six-year high after weakest decade since 1820s
- January 06, 2018

At 15:11pm GMT, the British currency was up 0.33% versus the euro, changing hands at €1.12670, after the Office for National Statistics said output per hour worked grew by 0.9% in the last three months of 2017, compared with the three months before. (more...)
China Payments Firm Runs into US Roadblock China Payments Firm Runs into US Roadblock
- January 06, 2018

On Tuesday, the USA government torpedoed MoneyGram's multi-million-dollar merger with Ant Financial, which is controlled by Alibaba founder Jack Ma. Other US financial services deals by Chinese firms are waiting for approval from CFIUS, including HNA Group's acquisition of hedge fund-of-funds firm SkyBridge Capital from Anthony Scaramucci, the Trump administration's former communications director. (more...)
Hyundai Sets Date to Go Autonomous Hyundai Sets Date to Go Autonomous
- January 06, 2018

Aurora, the startup founded by Google self-driving auto program alum Chris Urmson, has signed up two high-profile automaker partners despite its relative youth - both Volkswagen and Hyundai are planning to incorporate Aurora self-driving technology in production cars by 2021. (more...)
Ciskowski Sells 45657 Shares of Valero Energy Co. (VLO) Stock
- January 06, 2018

It has outperformed by 28.58% the S&P500. Public Sector Pension Investment Board increased Jpmorgan Chase & Co (JPM) stake by 217.71% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Therefore 14% are positive. Humana had 66 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned "Neutral" rating on Tuesday, October 24 by Macquarie Research. (more...)
Analyst Stock Ratings: Celgene Corporation (CELG), International Game Technology PLC (IGT)
- January 06, 2018

Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG ) has risen 17.00% since January 5, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 0.30% the S&P500.The move comes after 7 months negative chart setup for the $82.51B company. 117 funds opened positions while 547 raised stakes. Artemis Mngmt Ltd Liability Partnership has invested 1.83% in Facebook, Inc. Moreover, Exchange Management has 0.01% invested in Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG) for 200 shares. (more...)
TSX ends down as resources stocks weigh with lower commodity prices TSX ends down as resources stocks weigh with lower commodity prices
- January 06, 2018

The Toronto Stock Exchange'sS&P/TSX composite index unofficially closed down 63.50 points, or 0.39 percent, at 16,349.44. - The materials group, which includes precious and base metals miners and fertilizer companies, added 0.7 percent. Its parent company, Brookfield Asset Management Inc (BAMa.TO), slipped 0.8 per cent to $54.16. The loonie's move higher came in the wake of a report by Statistics Canada that the economy created 78,600 net new jobs in December and the unemployment rate fell ... (more...)
Lazard (NYSE:LAZ) Receives Upgrade From Instinet. Will Other Analysts Follow Suit?
- January 06, 2018

Infinera Corporation (INFN) has declined 24.42% since January 5, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 41.12% the S&P500. After having $0.85 EPS previously, Lazard Ltd's analysts see 9.41% EPS growth. Meristem Llp stated it has 23,260 shares or 0.42% of all its holdings. Sandy Spring Bancshares reported 0.13% of its portfolio in Lazard Ltd (NYSE:LAZ). (more...)
Activision Blizzard (ATVI) Lowered to Buy at Vetr
- January 06, 2018

Bahl & Gaynor Inc who had been investing in West Pharmaceutical Svcs for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $7.40 billion market cap company. (NASDAQ:WWWW) for 1.63 million shares. Prudential reported 12,200 shares. Investors sentiment increased to 1.38 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.23, from 1.15 in 2017Q2. (more...)
Confidence in Western Digital (NASDAQ:WDC) Shares by BMO Capital Fall
- January 06, 2018

The stock decreased 0.20% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $24.8. About 788,470 shares traded. Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC ) has risen 125.85% since January 4, 2017 and is uptrending. Ten equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, twenty-three have given a buy rating and three have given a strong buy rating to the company. (more...)
Bangor Savings Bank Raises Stake in QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM)
- January 06, 2018

River Road Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Qualcomm Incorporated for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $97.77 billion market cap company. Vetr raised shares of QUALCOMM from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $69.52 price objective on the stock in a research report on Monday, November 13th. (more...)
Shares in UnitedHealth Group Inc (UNH) Acquired by United Asset Strategies Inc
- January 06, 2018

The stock increased 1.63% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $2.49. The shares were sold at an average price of $223.31, for a total value of $1,250,536.00. They expect $2.50 earnings per share, up 18.48 % or $0.39 from last year's $2.11 per share. Becker Capital Management Inc. now owns 4,882 shares of the healthcare conglomerate's stock worth $956,000 after purchasing an additional 3,361 shares during the last quarter. (more...)
Pfizer's (PFE) "Neutral" Rating Reiterated at Nord/LB
- January 06, 2018

Jpmorgan Chase & Company who had been investing in Pfizer Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $218.82 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.76% or $0.0034 during the last trading session, reaching $0.1898. Barclays Capital initiated Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) have caught the attention of investors. CRM's profit will be $79.45 million for 245.27 P/E if the $0.11 EPS becomes a reality. (more...)
EPS for Brandywine Realty Trust (BDN) Expected At $0.33
- January 06, 2018

The institutional investor held 8,837 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.05 million, up from 620 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Security Rech & Inc stated it has 259,040 shares. (NYSE:FR). Geode Capital Management Ltd Llc owns 1.13 million shares. Driehaus Capital Management Limited Company accumulated 10,799 shares. (more...)
Analysts See $0.22 EPS for Navios Maritime Midstream Partners LP (NAP)
- January 06, 2018

Quarterhill Inc. (NASDAQ:QTRH) has 0.00% since January 4, 2017 and is. It has underperformed by 14.23% the S&P500. EPS ratio determined by looking at last 12 month figures is 0.28. Bank of America downgraded the stock to "Underperform" rating in Friday, June 23 report. Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation is an global shipping company. (more...)
Why You Should Want To Trade Newell Brands Inc. (NWL)
- January 06, 2018

Buckingham Capital Management reported 30,015 shares or 0.28% of all its holdings. Therefore 19% are positive. The rating was initiated by Jefferies on Monday, September 28 with "Buy". (NYSE: NWL ) earned "Buy" rating by Forward View Consulting on Monday, August 7. Rockshelter Capital Management Llc decreased 21St Century Fox (FOXA) stake by 33.48% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. (more...)
Stocks that can influence your investment: NextEra Energy, Inc. (NEE)
- January 06, 2018

The stock increased 0.58% or $0.88 during the last trading session, reaching $151.9. The shares were sold at an average price of $157.45, for a total value of $6,671,471.40. Its down 0.34, from 1.26 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 38 investors sold NEE shares while 396 reduced holdings. 18 funds opened positions while 36 raised stakes. (more...)
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co (BMY) EVP Sells $335172.00 in Stock
- January 06, 2018

Whittier Trust Co Of Nevada Inc who had been investing in Bristol Myers Squibb Co Com for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $100.74B market cap company. Finally, Gabelli reaffirmed a "buy" rating on shares of Bristol-Myers Squibb in a research report on Thursday, February 9th. Wellington Shields Ltd Liability owns 46,504 shares. (more...)
Metlife INC (MET) Position Increased by Kbc Group Nv
- January 06, 2018

It has outperformed by 32.69% the S&P500. Smithbridge Asset Management Inc increased its stake in Metlife Inc Com ( MET ) by 30.03% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Registered Investment Advisor Inc reported 11,763 shares. The Company's products include DexCom G4 PLATINUM system for continuous use by adults with diabetes; DexCom G4 PLATINUM with Share, a remote monitoring system; and DexCom G5 Mobile, a CGM system that directly communicates to a patientÂ's mobile ... (more...)
UK House Price Growth Accelerates In December UK House Price Growth Accelerates In December
- January 06, 2018

It's not all bad news though. Nationwide said British house prices rose by 2.6 percent in the 12 months to December, slower than growth of 4.5 percent in 2016 but stronger than a median forecast of a 2.0 percent rise in a Reuters poll of economists. (more...)
Crown Castle International Corp. (REIT) (NYSE:CCI) Announces Quarterly Dividend of $1.05
- January 06, 2018

About 225,310 shares traded. It is up 7.85% since January 4, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 26.71% the S&P500. Equities researchers at SunTrust Banks decreased their FY2017 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Crown Castle International in a report released on Wednesday, according to Zacks Investment Research . (more...)
Investors Spotlight: Accenture plc (ACN), Schlumberger Limited (SLB)
- January 06, 2018

Over the last ninety days, insiders sold 233,098 shares of company stock worth $19,962,140. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 1,500 shares of the company's stock, valued at $93,945. Wasatch Advisors Inc. increased its holdings in Schlumberger Limited. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating, twenty-three have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company's stock. (more...)
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TXN): What's the Story?
- January 06, 2018

Texas Instrs Inc now has $106.96B valuation. The stock decreased 0.13% or $0.14 during the last trading session, reaching $108.29. About 323,076 shares traded. It primarily purchases Agency residential mortgage backed securities that are issued, and the principal and interest of which are guaranteed by a federally chartered corporation; and debt securities issued by the United States Department of Treasury. (more...)
Traders Secrets on Continental Resources, Inc. (CLR), Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI)
- January 06, 2018

Kidder Stephen W increased its stake in Analog Devices ( ADI ) by 18.51% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Analog Devices, Inc. Since August 21, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 14 insider sales for $13.17 million activity. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 53.4% on a year-over-year basis. (more...)