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Duterte to discuss NKorea with Japan's Abe Duterte to discuss NKorea with Japan's Abe
- October 31, 2017

Duterte met several Japanese companies and witnessed several signing of business letters of intent on investment plans, joint ventures, and expansion of operations in the Philippines. "The Philippines will work with Japan to build something special". With the two countries deepening their cooperation on economic and security matters, Duterte said they were resolved to further expand their cooperative ties. (more...)
Mastercard Incorporated (NASDAQ:MA) Expected To Report Earnings On Tuesday Mastercard Incorporated (NASDAQ:MA) Expected To Report Earnings On Tuesday
- October 31, 2017

Instinet reaffirmed a "buy" rating and issued a $163.00 target price (up from $153.00) on shares of Mastercard in a research report on Saturday, September 9th. The company has 1.05 Billion shares outstanding and 933.92 Million shares were floated in market. Norway Savings Bank now owns 960 shares of the credit services provider's stock worth $117,000 after buying an additional 10 shares in the last quarter. (more...)
Shopify Inc. (SHOP) Releases Quarterly Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.06 EPS Shopify Inc. (SHOP) Releases Quarterly Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.06 EPS
- October 31, 2017

Robert W. Baird reissued an "outperform" rating and set a $40.00 price target (up from $34.00) on shares of Shopify in a research report on Thursday, August 4th. After having $-0.15 EPS previously, Shopify Inc (US)'s analysts see 13.33 % EPS growth. Going out even further, the 200-Day Simple Moving Average is recorded 15.50% away from the current share price. (more...)
Exact Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS) Upward Momentum Touches New Heights Exact Sciences Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAS) Upward Momentum Touches New Heights
- October 31, 2017

These holdings make up 85.45% of the company's outstanding shares. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 9,459,679 shares of the medical research company's stock worth $334,589,000 after purchasing an additional 700,051 shares in the last quarter. On July 20 Canaccord Genuity left the stock rating at "Buy" but raised the price expectation from $26.00 to $42.00. The average stock price target is $8.55 with 5 brokers rating the stock a strong buy, 1 broker rating the stock a buy, 7 brokers rating the ... (more...)
Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE:ROK) Shares Sold by Regal Wealth Group Inc Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE:ROK) Shares Sold by Regal Wealth Group Inc
- October 31, 2017

The 50 day moving average went up $6.04 or +3.34% and the 200 day average was up $20.90. Somerville Kurt F grew its position in Rockwell Automation , Inc. (NYSE:ROK). Blake D. Moret, President and CEO sold $293,013 worth of shares at an average price of $170.06 on Thursday the 14th. Voya Investment Management LLC raised its holdings in shares of Rockwell Automation by 741.5% in the 2nd quarter. (more...)
Bitcoin Breaks All Records as CME Group Announces Bitcoin Futures Bitcoin Breaks All Records as CME Group Announces Bitcoin Futures
- October 31, 2017

The Chicago-based firm said it was responding to growing interest in bitcoin from its clients. Big investors have been wary of getting into digital currencies like bitcoin in part because it's been hard to find the liquidity they need to do big trades that move the needle on their performance. (more...)
Stock is down at $68.45 (CVS) CVS Health Corporation To Hold Third…
- October 31, 2017

Boston Partners now owns 6,459,237 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock worth $519,711,000 after buying an additional 2,638,888 shares in the last quarter. The company had revenue of $45.69 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $45.36 billion. For the third quarter, Aetna reported adjusted net income up 11% to US$814mln, with adjusted earnings per share rising to US$2.45, up from US$2.07 a year earlier, and well above estimates for US$$2.09 per share. (more...)
Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (COG) Shares Gap Up Following Analyst Upgrade
- October 31, 2017

Credit Suisse Ag reported 70,931 shares. The dividend will be $0.050 per share for the quarter or $0.20 annualized. Millennium Management Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.14% or 3.23M shares. Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation has a 52 week low of $20.02 and a 52 week high of $27.31. Active Investors often maintain a close study on trading capacity of COG stock. (more...)
Pfizer, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFE) Expected To Report Earnings On Tuesday Pfizer, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFE) Expected To Report Earnings On Tuesday
- October 31, 2017

About 6.25M shares traded. Pfizer Inc . ( PFE ) ended its previous trading session at $35.15 with the Loss of -1.26%. Credit Suisse Ag reported 0% stake. Morgan Stanley stated it has 0.48% in Pfizer Inc . (NYSE: PFE ). Massmutual Tru Company Fsb Adv holds 0% or 269,620 shares in its portfolio. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 10th will be paid a dividend of $0.32 per share. (more...)
Oil price remains above $60 per barrel, but for how long?
- October 31, 2017

The price of Brent crude oil was $60.592 in the early afternoon United Kingdom trading session. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at 54.04 dollars a barrel, 11 cents below their last close but near their highest level since February and up around 28 per cent since 2017- lows in June. (more...)
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
- 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
- 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 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) 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...)

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