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Florida shooting triggers demand for 'common-sense' gun control
- February 17, 2018

Children will continue to die if we don't take a stand now. He said he planned to travel to Florida meet with victims' families, explore how to better secure schools and to "tackle the hard issue of mental health". During his brief, televised statement, Trump said he wanted to work to "create a culture in our country that embraces the dignity of life", a phrase likely to resonate with his conservative base. (more...)
PNB detects $1.77 bln fraudulent transactions in latest India bank case PNB detects $1.77 bln fraudulent transactions in latest India bank case
- February 16, 2018

The Congress on Thursday had targeted the government over the scam allegedly involving billionaire jewellery designer Nirav Modi and had accused it of doing nothing to stop "independent India's biggest bank fraud" despite being informed of it in July 2016. (more...)
Facebook faces hefty fines after ignoring privacy laws Facebook faces hefty fines after ignoring privacy laws
- February 16, 2018

Facebook has been told to stop tracking Belgian citizens' online habits, and to delete all the data it holds on them, or it could be fined up to €100m. If it doesn't, the court has said it could be fined €250,000 a day, with a maximum of €100m, according to Bruzz. In September Spain's data protection watchdog fined Facebook €1.2m saying the social network breached laws created to protect personal data, and in December 2016, the European Union fined Facebook €110m for providing misleading ... (more...)
Plains GP (PAGP) Receiving Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Analysis Shows
- February 16, 2018

The stock increased 0.28% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $53.45. About 7.49M shares traded. American Tower Corporation (AMT) has risen 23.66% since February 16, 2017 and is uptrending. Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. owns and operates midstream energy infrastructure and provide logistics services for crude oil, natural gas liquids (NGL), natural gas and refined products. (more...)
Trump administration recommends steep tariffs on steel and aluminum Trump administration recommends steep tariffs on steel and aluminum
- February 16, 2018

The department said Ross will not announce Trump's decision on how to deal with the surge in steel and aluminium imports, which U.S. producers have said are unfairly hurting them. Stocks of steel and aluminum companies immediately soared. For aluminum, he recommended either a 7.7 per cent tariffs on the metal from all countries; a quota for all countries; or, perhaps the most shocking of all the options, a 23.6 per cent tariffs on imports of all products from China, Russia, Hong Kong, ... (more...)
Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY), Monsanto Company (MON)
- February 16, 2018

Occidental Pete Corp Del now has $53.13 billion valuation. The lowest price the stock reached in the last trading day was $25.71 and compares with the $22.21 52-week low. 602.00 million shares or 0.86% less from 607.21 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Analysts reported that the Price Target for Murphy Oil Corporation might touch $44 high while the Average Price Target and Low price Target is $33.75 and $21 respectively. (more...)
Stocks Raising Investors Eye Brows- Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (NYSE:DPS)
- February 16, 2018

The stock increased 0.94% or $1.0764 during the last trading session, reaching $115.9864. The Average Earnings Estimate for the Current Fiscal quarter is $1.04 per share, according to consensus of 14 analysts. Bernstein maintained the shares of DPS in report on Tuesday, January 30 with "Hold" rating. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Thursday, August 31 report. (more...)
Dog food is withdrawn over concerns about euthanasia drug contamination Dog food is withdrawn over concerns about euthanasia drug contamination
- February 16, 2018

The J.M. Smucker Company (NYSE: SJM ) said on Thursday that it is pulling back shipments of several varieties of wet canned Gravy Train , Skippy and Ol" Roy and Kibble "N Bits brands. The spokesperson for the FDA continued to say that pentobarbital should not ever be present in any pet food and those products containing pentobarbital, regardless of the amount, are considered adulterated. (more...)
What do Insider Trends Have to Say About Walmart Inc. (WMT)?
- February 16, 2018

Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 6,748,580 shares of the company's stock, valued at $649,415,853.40. The hedge fund held 120,032 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $17.91M, down from 136,988 at the end of the previous reported quarter. (more...)
EQT Midstream Partners (EQM) Downgraded by Wolfe Research to "Peer Perform"
- February 16, 2018

The company has market cap of $5.65 billion. The stock decreased 0.85% or $0.22 during the last trading session, reaching $25.64. On 3/31/2017 M Elise Hyland, COO, sold 1,001 with an average share price of $76.45 per share and the total transaction amounting to $76,526.45. (more...)
Portland General Electric (POR) Issues Earnings Results
- February 16, 2018

The stock has a market cap of $129,214.06, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.19, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.83 and a beta of 0.93. About 1.53M shares traded. Dumont Blake Advsr Ltd Llc stated it has 1.1% in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). 61,698 are owned by Bangor Bancshares. Axa invested in 3.62M shares or 0.38% of the stock. (more...)
Commscope Hldg Co INC (COMM) Stake Maintained by Fpr Partners Llc
- February 16, 2018

The stock decreased 1.88% or $1.38 during the last trading session, reaching $71.87. It is down 0.00% since February 16, 2017 and is. It has outperformed by 33.40% the S&P500. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 10,736,824 shares of the communications equipment provider's stock worth $350,236,000 after acquiring an additional 2,429,290 shares during the last quarter. (more...)
Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) Shares Sold by Dearborn Partners LLC
- February 16, 2018

PBF Energy Inc. (NYSE:PBF) has declined 20.84% since February 16, 2017 and is downtrending. It has outperformed by 32.06% the S&P500. First Merchants Corp decreased its stake in Graco Inc Com (GGG) by 21.74% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. (more...)
Chevron Corporation (CVX), Intel Corporation — Trending Stocks Alert
- February 16, 2018

The institutional investor held 32,990 shares of the integrated oil company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $3.88M, down from 38,029 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The stock of Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) earned "Buy" rating by Piper Jaffray on Thursday, September 28. Citigroup maintained Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) on Friday, July 21 with "Buy" rating. (more...)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (NasdaqGS:HMHC) ERP5 Score in Focus
- February 16, 2018

Therefore 48% are positive. Juniper Networks Inc. had 92 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, January 20 with "Outperform". Shares of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company (HMHC ) are trading -47.67% downward from the 52-week high mark and 2.10% above from the fifty two-week low mark. (more...)
HTG Molecular Diagnostics (HTGM) Shares Gap Up to $4.48
- February 16, 2018

Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of HTG Molecular Diagnostics from a "strong sell" rating to a "sell" rating in a research note on Monday, July 17th. provides industrial automation and information solutions worldwide. The moving average is easy to calculate and, once plotted on a chart, is a powerful visual trend-spotting tool. (more...)
Nuance Communications Inc. (NUAN) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" by Brokerages
- February 16, 2018

American Century Companies Inc. grew its position in shares of Nuance Communications by 92.1% during the third quarter. It has underperformed by 7.03% the S&P500. Its down 0.04, from 1.2 in 2017Q2. NUAN has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. 40 funds opened positions while 100 raised stakes. (more...)
Campbell Soup (CPB) Beats on Q2 Earnings & Sales Estimates Campbell Soup (CPB) Beats on Q2 Earnings & Sales Estimates
- February 16, 2018

Adjusted gross margin rate down 220 bps to 35.2%, driven primarily by cost inflation and higher supply chain costs, as well as unfavorable mix. Analysts mean Recommendation on a stock is noted at 3.10. Cannell Capital Llc owns 714,802 shares or 1.92% of their USA portfolio. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink . (more...)
Kraft Heinz meets cost-cut target of $1.7 billion by 2017 end Kraft Heinz meets cost-cut target of $1.7 billion by 2017 end
- February 16, 2018

The company reported $0.98 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.96 by $0.02. Trading volume for The Kraft Heinz Company was 7.41 Million in its previous trading session. USA food and beverage company Kraft Heinz Co had achieved the target of cutting $1.7 billion in costs by the end of 2017, the company said in a presentation on Thursday. (more...)
U.S. kills Chinese-led takeover of Chicago exchange U.S. kills Chinese-led takeover of Chicago exchange
- February 16, 2018

Now that it's over, the exchange founded in 1882 is left handling less than 1 percent of daily USA stock trading, missing out on an audacious project to court smaller companies, particularly those based in China. After the process stalled, several investors dropped out. In rejecting the takeover Thursday, the SEC said those three firms dropped out after the regulator asked for more information on their financial ties. (more...)
BMO Capital Markets Upgrades Omnicom Group (OMC) to "Outperform"
- February 16, 2018

Bleichroeder Advisers, LLC has 15 million shares valued at 1.12 B million. WesBanco, Inc. (NASDAQ:WSBC) has risen 18.72% since February 16, 2017 and is uptrending. Loomis Sayles Lp reported 701,935 shares stake. John G Ullman & Associate invested 0.11% of its portfolio in PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:WSBC). Assetmark Inc has invested 0% of its portfolio in WesBanco, Inc. (more...)
Household products cause as much air pollution as cars, say experts Household products cause as much air pollution as cars, say experts
- February 16, 2018

He's a researcher with the University of Colorado working in the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Chemical Sciences Division. "The ambient levels of these hydrocarbons have decreased by a factor of 50 over the last 50 years. You don't do this with gasoline", Gilman said. The government said it would consider changes to VOC regulations. (more...)
Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL)
- February 16, 2018

About 1.13M shares traded or 29.44% up from the average. VANGUARD GROUP INC lowered its stake in Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE:DAL) has risen 11.83% since February 2, 2017 and is uptrending. Guggenheim Cap Limited Com has invested 0.1% in Rockwell Automation Inc. Glenmede Na holds 80 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Morgan Stanley maintained Delta Air Lines, Inc. (more...)
Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (MXIM) Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (MXIM)
- February 16, 2018

The stock decreased 2.08% or $1.18 during the last trading session, reaching $55.63. About 2.06M shares traded. Ratings analysis reveals 83% of Maxim Integrated's analysts are positive. It seems he is very active lately as in the last 30 days, he sold additional 16,134 shares of the company, worth $967,416 Dollars. Palisade Cap Ltd Liability Co Nj holds 147,118 shares or 0.14% of its portfolio. (more...)
The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (IPG) Consensus Earnings Predictions
- February 16, 2018

The stock had opened the regular trading at $21.5 and managed a 1.87% price change to reach $21.74 through the close. About 9.97M shares traded or 92.70% up from the average. Point72 Asia (Hong Kong) Limited holds 0% of its portfolio in IDT Corporation (NYSE:IDT) for 66 shares. Since August 21, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $410,000 activity. (more...)

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