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SoftBank calling off talks to merge Sprint, T SoftBank calling off talks to merge Sprint, T
- October 31, 2017

But directors at Sprint's parent company, SoftBank Group Corp., met in Tokyo last week and made a decision to suspend the merger efforts, according to people familiar with the matter. But no deal was announced immediately following the conclusion of the restriction on merger talks, and both Sprint and T-Mobile said they were open to exploring other options. (more...)
HSBC Holdings plc (HSBA) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by JP Morgan Chase & Co HSBC Holdings plc (HSBA) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by JP Morgan Chase & Co
- October 31, 2017

COPYRIGHT VIOLATION WARNING: "Unilever plc (ULVR) Given a GBX 4,390 Price Target at Barclays PLC" was posted by StockNewsTimes and is the sole property of of StockNewsTimes. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500. Among 12 analysts covering Hastings Group Holdings Plc ( LON:HSTG ), 5 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 4 Hold. (more...)
Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC) Quarterly Analytical Analysis
- October 31, 2017

The hedge fund run by Ron Gutfleish held 483,223 shares of the major banks company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $11.72 million, down from 502,228 at the end of the previous reported quarter. EPS growth for the next 5 years is 11.21 percent. The dividend payment will be $0.120 per share for the quarter which is $0.48 annualized. Bank of America Corporation , launched on July 31, 1998, is a bank holding company (BHC) and a financial holding company. (more...)
Analyst's Viewpoint About Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD), General Electric Company (GE)
- October 31, 2017

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc . experienced its Day High at -17.83%, with its Day Low of -0.17%. The company's 3-months average volume stands at 56.57 million. Now the stock price is moving -25.41% off from the highest level of twelve months and 37.62% above from twelve months low. The stock volatility for the week was 5.36% while for the month was 3.34%. (more...)
Eurozone inflation dips unexpectedly in October Eurozone inflation dips unexpectedly in October
- October 31, 2017

In the EU-28 group of nations, GDP was up 0.6% compared to the second quarter and 2.5% on the year. Eurostat found that the eurozone expanded by a quarterly rate of 0.6 percent during the July-September period, way above its average since the global financial crisis first flared up a decade ago. (more...)
Chirstopher Bailey steps down as Burberry design chief Chirstopher Bailey steps down as Burberry design chief
- October 31, 2017

Sources said the two had been working together on strategy, but now Bailey felt with the new leadership in place it was time to move on. Christopher Bailey , who has worked at the Company for the past 17 years, will remain President and Chief Creative Officer until March 31, 2018, when he will step down from the Board. (more...)
Tesla's (NASDAQ:TSLA) Waterfall of Misses…
- October 31, 2017

The Grace & White Inc holds 65,588 shares with $16.70 million value, down from 69,288 last quarter. Tesla Inc ( NASDAQ :TSLA) has risen 44.43% since October 30, 2016 and is uptrending. Whittier Trust Of Nevada holds 0.22% in Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) or 6,230 shares. Therefore 21% are positive. Vetr raised Tesla from a "buy" rating to a "strong-buy" rating and set a $374.78 price objective for the company in a report on Thursday, July 27th. (more...)
Things You Need To Before investing: Under Armour, Inc. (NYSE:UAA) Things You Need To Before investing: Under Armour, Inc. (NYSE:UAA)
- October 31, 2017

Keeping an eyeball on Moving Averages, the 50-day is 16.72; the 200-day is at 18.91, for Under Armour , Inc. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 30.27% of the company's stock. Results: Earnings fell 24% to 22 cents as sales unexpectedly fell 5% to $1.406 billion. Several equities analysts have commented on the company. (more...)
UK Government announces crack on on bookies betting machines UK Government announces crack on on bookies betting machines
- October 31, 2017

Meanwhile John White, chief executive officer of BACTA the trade association for the amusement and gaming machine industry in the United Kingdom, said: "Today's announcement is a step in the right direction on FOBTs, and a welcome acknowledgement by Government of the dangers posed to gamblers by high-stakes FOBTs". (more...)
BP expects oil prices of $50-$55/bbl next year -CFO
- October 31, 2017

In one of the clearest signs yet that the oil company has turned a corner, BP said it was able to balance its books so far this year at $49 a barrel, excluding Macondo payments, as years of cost cuts pay off. The company generated $1.8 billion in surplus cash over the first nine months of the year, compared with $1.4 billion in shares issued as part of the scrip dividend. (more...)
How would a rise in interest rates affect you? How would a rise in interest rates affect you?
- October 31, 2017

Average earnings excluding bonuses increased by 2.1 percent in the three months to August, down from 2.2 percent in the three months to July after a revision to the earlier data, according to the latest figures. However, a quarter-point rise is likely to have a relatively small impact on the double-digit interest rates charged on cards and other debts. The growth rate is down from the 10.9 per cent peak last November, but the Bank has been warning about the pace of unsecured consumer credit ... (more...)
Apple designing iPhones, iPads without Qualcomm parts Apple designing iPhones, iPads without Qualcomm parts
- October 31, 2017

The Wall Street Journal first reported that Apple could drop Qualcomm chips Monday. The two companies are in the midst of what will likely be a lengthy legal battle over Qualcomm's licensing practices. "We are committed to supporting Apple's new gadgets consistent with our assistance of all others in the market", Qualcomm said in a statement. Intel acquired a company that can easily replace Qualcomm chips in iPhone. (more...)
Ryanair buoyant despite cancellations Ryanair buoyant despite cancellations
- October 31, 2017

The press release said the airline will move from "being "competitive" to offering materially higher (over 20%) pay with better career prospects, superior rosters, and much better job security" to pilots than others can offer. Ryanair foresees lower growth in the second half of the year and full-year traffic to drop from 131 million to 129 million customers. Ryanair flew 72.1 million passengers, also 11 per cent more than the 64.8 million that travelled with it in the six months to September ... (more...)
State gas tax to jump 12¢ a gallon next week State gas tax to jump 12¢ a gallon next week
- October 31, 2017

To fill up the 22-gallon tank in San Francisco, with the tax, will cost at least $30 more every month. "Our roads don't reflect the other raises in this kind of tax", said Jeanette Whiney in response to a Facebook post. They add that the farmers will not be able to pass on that price increase to the consumer. This new tax is part of a bill passed last April. "This legislation will put thousands of people to work". (more...)
Baird Reaffirms Buy Rating for Energy Transfer Equity, LP (ETE)
- October 31, 2017

The ratios of the return on assets (ROA) and the return on owner's equity (ROE) are the most used profitability ratios in the analysis while ROI deals with the invested cash in the company and the return the investor realize on that money based on the net profit of the business. (more...)
Plane bounces off runway at Salzburg airport, almost scrapes tarmac
- October 31, 2017

The jet is seen titling to the right with the wing tip almost missing the tarmac, before bumping off the runway and climbing back into the sky after its wheels touched the ground. Elsewhere in Austria, winds up to 100kms/h caused widespread damage including at the Neusiedlersee, one of the largest lakes in Central Europe. The plane chose to fly back to Frankfurt, where it came from, and made a safe landing, The Mirror reported, citing the Aviation Herald website . (more...)
FY2018 EPS Estimates for Whiting Petroleum Corporation Lifted by Analyst (WLL)
- October 31, 2017

Current price level places the company's stock about -56.55% from the 52-week high and 46.6% away from the 52-week low. Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: WLL ) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus set a $10.00 price objective on Whiting Petroleum Corporation and gave the company a "buy" rating in a research note on Thursday. (more...)
The Gilead Sciences Inc. (GILD) Upgrade to Outperform at BMO Capital Markets
- October 31, 2017

Gilead Sciences had a net margin of 42.22% and a return on equity of 57.15%. Tightening the gaze, stock performance for the last 5 trading days is -5.10%. The low EPS estimate is $0.08, while the high EPS estimate is $0.1. GILD's profit will be $2.70 billion for 9.31 P/E if the $2.07 EPS becomes a reality. (more...)
CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) Shares Bought by Toronto Dominion Bank
- October 31, 2017

Amica Pension Fund Board Of Trustees reported 0.43% stake. Centurylink Inc (NYSE: CTL ) has declined 7.62% since October 30, 2016 and is downtrending. At the end of 06/30/2017 reporting period, 323 institutional holders increased their position in CenturyLink, Inc . Barclays Capital has "Underweight" rating and $25 target. (more...)
United's longest flight to or from US
- October 30, 2017

Both of United's Los Angeles and San Francisco routes are operated with Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft that can accommodate some 250 passengers. Flown on the Star Alliance member's 787-9s with a daily rotation, this becomes United's second non-stop route to Singapore from the U.S. (more...)
Active Morning Movers: Endo International plc (NASDAQ:ENDP) Active Morning Movers: Endo International plc (NASDAQ:ENDP)
- October 30, 2017

The RSI was created by J. Welles Wilder who was striving to measure whether or not a stock was overbought or oversold. Endo International plc (NasdaqGS: ENDP ) has a Price to Book ratio of 1.846264. These analysts have also projected a Low Estimate of $0.55/share and a High Estimate of $0.79/share. During the same period a year ago, the firm earned $0.86 EPS. (more...)
Experts Watch-list Companies: Expedia, Inc. (EXPE), HP Inc. (HPQ) Experts Watch-list Companies: Expedia, Inc. (EXPE), HP Inc. (HPQ)
- October 30, 2017

This company shares are 38.69% off its target price of $171.69 and the current market capitalization stands at $22.34B. Portland Glob Advsrs Ltd Liability Co holds 0.87% or 15,005 shares in its portfolio. These shares are worth $1,880,125 and were traded at $150.41 each. First Quadrant Limited Partnership Ca holds 11,600 shares. Two Sigma Secs Ltd Liability Corp, a New York-based fund reported 4,186 shares. (more...)
Price Target Analysis of The Walt Disney Company (DIS)
- October 30, 2017

Walt Disney Co ( NYSE : DIS ) wants to add some more traditional magic to its host of attractions at one of its main resorts. It has underperformed by 7.44% the S&P500. Ibis Capital Partners Llp sold 15,620 shares as the company's stock rose 4.79% with the market. ( NYSE :EFX) on Tuesday, October 3 with "Buy" rating . (more...)
What Are Analysts Suggestions On Intel Corporation What Are Analysts Suggestions On Intel Corporation
- October 30, 2017

The stock rose 1.15% or $0.51 reaching $44.91 per share. The company last reported its quarterly results on Oct 26 AMC. It has outperformed by 2.77% the S&P500. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.80 earnings per share. Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ) received a Buy rating from 5 analysts. (more...)
It's Happening: Clinton Bundler Tony Podesta Steps Down, Dissolves the Podesta Group It's Happening: Clinton Bundler Tony Podesta Steps Down, Dissolves the Podesta Group
- October 30, 2017

Dubbed on of DC's "50 heavy lifters" by the Financial Times and one of "Washington's biggest players" by The New York Times, Podesta turned his once-modest lobbying firm into a heavy hitter. "The Podesta Group has fully cooperated with the special counsel's office and taken every possible step to provide documentation that confirms compliance with the law". (more...)
New York City ranks first in sustainable urban ransportation in North America New York City ranks first in sustainable urban ransportation in North America
- October 30, 2017

Where NYC excelled compared to other US cities was in its level of affordability, on its increased access to the internet, its 24/7 service, its comparatively low number of transit-related fatalities, and its higher percentage of use of public transport vs. (more...)
Nationwide cuts fixed rate mortgages as Bank of England mulls rate rise Nationwide cuts fixed rate mortgages as Bank of England mulls rate rise
- October 30, 2017

The country's biggest building society said it was shaving up to 0.5% from its current fixed rate offerings to bolster its competitiveness. Most economists polled by Reuters expect the central bank to raise rates on November 2, lifting the official cost of borrowing to 0.5 percent after last year's 25-basis-point cut in the aftermath of the vote for Brexit. (more...)
Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO), Avis Budget Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CAR)
- October 30, 2017

Valero Energy Corporation (VLO ) stock price rose 32.21 percent over the past one year, while increased 20.34 percent during the past 6 months. Valero Energy Corporation (VLO ) closed its previous trading session at $77.75 with the gain of 1.91%. (more...)
SoftBank reportedly calls off T-Mobile and Sprint merger
- October 30, 2017

The rumored T-Mobile Sprint merger, which is just about old enough to vote , has reportedly been called off. SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son may call off merger talks with Deutsche Telekom to combine Sprint and T-Mobile. T-Mobile shares were down 3 percent. T-Mobile fell by as much as 4%. According to a new report, Sprint is calling off its merger discussions with T-Mobile. (more...)
Unusual Volume Spotted in Strayer Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:STRA) Stock Unusual Volume Spotted in Strayer Education, Inc. (NASDAQ:STRA) Stock
- October 30, 2017

It has outperformed by 54.17% the S&P500. The health services provider reported $0.92 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.87 by $0.05. The rating was maintained by Barrington Research on Wednesday, October 26 with "Outperform". BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 3,541 shares of the company's stock worth $186,000 after buying an additional 1,909 shares during the period. (more...)

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