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Bitcoin-Lite: India Discusses Issuing Central Bank-Backed Cryptocurrency Bitcoin-Lite: India Discusses Issuing Central Bank-Backed Cryptocurrency
- September 19, 2017

According to a report in Business Standard , sources in the government said that a committee was set up to discuss the proposal of having India's own cryptocurrency, as an alternative to the Indian rupee. The investigation of bitcoin has started by a governmentally accepted committee in April 2017. The National Internet Finance Association of China also warned investors earlier that bitcoin and other "virtual currencies" lack a clear base for valuation, and have become tools for illegal ... (more...)
Unbiased Equity Research: Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK), Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV)
- September 19, 2017

State Street has an ownership of 23,480,558 stocks of the airline's shares valued at $1,262,308,000 after scooping up an extra 353,960 stocks in the previous period. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 24th were given a $0.125 dividend. This represents a $0.50 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.91%. (more...)
Maria an 'extremely dangerous' Category Four hurricane: U.S. forecaster
- September 19, 2017

Most islands in the path of Hurricane Maria have just began the relief and recovery process after Hurricane Irma , also a Category 5 hurricane, that left behind destruction on the U.S. As of now, it's too early to say if Maria will hit the US mainland, but as USA Today notes: there are still 73 days left in the Atlantic hurricane season. (more...)
American Airlines Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAL) Worth Watching Stock
- September 19, 2017

The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with "Hold" on Monday, May 1. The stock of Interface, Inc. On Wednesday, November 25 the stock rating was downgraded by HSBC to "Reduce". Zacks Investment Research lowered American Airlines Group from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Monday, August 7th. Therefore 56% are positive. (more...)
Baird Reaffirms Hold Rating for Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (CMG) Baird Reaffirms Hold Rating for Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (CMG)
- September 19, 2017

The hedge fund run by Bill Ackman held 2.88 million shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2016Q4, valued at $1.09B, up from 554,213 at the end of the previous reported quarter. 113,940 are owned by Century Capital Management Ltd Liability Corp. Pershing Square Capital Management Lp bought 2.33M shares as the company's stock rose 13.42% with the market. (more...)
Church & Dwight Company, Inc. (NYSE:CHD) Experiences Heavy Trading Volume Church & Dwight Company, Inc. (NYSE:CHD) Experiences Heavy Trading Volume
- September 19, 2017

BlackRock Inc. boosted its position in Church & Dwight by 2,267.4% during the 1st quarter. Therefore 73% are positive. It closed at $50.43 lastly. The firm's 50-day moving average price is $50.29 and its 200 day moving average price is $50.92. (more...)
VanEck Vectors High-Yield Municipal Index ETF (HYD) Shares Move -0.38%
- September 19, 2017

At the time of writing, the 14-day ADX for Vanguard S&P 500 Value Index Fund (VOOV) is standing at 13.57. The moving average is a popular tool among technical stock analysts. The RSI oscillates on a scale from 0 to 100. If the indicator travels under -80, this may signal that the stock is oversold. Levels above -20 may indicate the stock may be considered is overbought. (more...)
Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (DLR) Upgraded by ValuEngine to "Buy"
- September 19, 2017

It is down 7.19% since September 18, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 23.89% the S&P500. Commonwealth Bank Of Australia, which manages about $8.17 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) by 12,958 shares to 234,205 shares, valued at $12.62M in 2016Q4, according to the filing. (more...)
TPG adds 72000 subscribers, surpasses $400m profits TPG adds 72000 subscribers, surpasses $400m profits
- September 19, 2017

The Corporate segment posted EBITDA of $312.8 million compared to $300.2 million for the previous year, representing growth of $12.6 million driven by continued data and internet sales and margin expansion. TPG is required to utilise the allocated spectrum to provide nationwide street level coverage for 4G within 18 months from the start of the new spectrum rights, the Info-communications Media Development Authority said last December , when awarding the spectrum to the newcomer. (more...)
Tenet Healthcare Corporation (NYSE:THC) Trading Down Today - Down by 6.28%
- September 19, 2017

Riverhead Capital Management LLC now owns 7,861 shares of the company's stock valued at $152,000 after buying an additional 3,161 shares during the last quarter. With 6.00 million avg volume, 6 days are for Tenet Healthcare Corporation New (NYSE: THC)'s short sellers to cover THC's short positions. The company holds 102.95 million outstanding shares and 98.66 million shares are floating in market. (more...)
Blackrock Inc. Now Owns 256590217 Shares In Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) Blackrock Inc. Now Owns 256590217 Shares In Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM)
- September 19, 2017

In other news, Director Steven Reinemund sold 1,100 shares of Exxon Mobil Corporation stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, August 4th. About 732,057 shares traded or 28.33% up from the average. Wendell David Assocs owns 153,034 shares for 2.73% of their portfolio. Us National Bank De reported 0% stake. The oil and gas company reported $0.78 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.83 by ($0.05). (more...)
Man accused killing wife, blowing up home to cover up crime Man accused killing wife, blowing up home to cover up crime
- September 19, 2017

Steven Pirus, 59, of Madison was arrested on Saturday night. Pirus is being charged with first degree intentional homicide, arson and reckless endangerment, according to police. "What remained of the structure was on fire, threatening nearby properties". A news release says Pirus died as the result of a shooting and "not injuries sustained in the explosion and subsequent fire". (more...)
Hurricane Maria strengthens to Category 3 hours before landfall
- September 19, 2017

If Maria strikes the island as forecast , it will be "more unsafe than Hugo and Georges", he said. She also thanked Delta Air Lines for operating a humanitarian flight from Atlanta to St. Farther south, along the New Jersey and DE coastline, the tropical storm watch was dropped. Separately, Jose, a Category 1 hurricane , was located about 280 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, as of early Monday, and moving north with winds of 85 miles per hour, according to the ... (more...)
Wisconsin Gov. Walker Signs $3 Billion Foxconn Incentive Deal Wisconsin Gov. Walker Signs $3 Billion Foxconn Incentive Deal
- September 19, 2017

Walker signed the bill Monday surrounded by supporters of the project. The governor and state legislators "are responsible for committing us to send billions to a foreign corporation instead of investing it here", said Scot Ross, head of the progressive group One Wisconsin Now. (more...)
General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) Traded Above Its 50 Day Average General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) Traded Above Its 50 Day Average
- September 19, 2017

General Motors's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 26.48%. Amici Capital Llc increased Grainger W W Inc (Call) (GWW) stake by 6718.18% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. The stock has a market capitalization of $56.66 billion, a P/E ratio of 6.76 and a beta of 1.44. RBC Capital Markets has "Sector Perform" rating and $15 target. (more...)
Shares that proliferate your speculations: Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (FOXA) Shares that proliferate your speculations: Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (FOXA)
- September 19, 2017

The analysts estimated EPS for the higher end at 0.5 and lower end at 0.45 while the year ago reported earnings per share was 0. Independent Franchise Partners LLP grew its position in Twenty-First Century Fox by 19.6% in the second quarter. (more...)
Hightower Advisors Trimmed Abbvie (ABBV) Holding; C & F Financial Has 1.33 Sentiment
- September 19, 2017

In related news, insider Henry O. Gosebruch sold 18,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, July 31st. Also, Senior Vice President Azita Saleki-Gerhardt unloaded 8,300 stocks of the firm's shares in a trade on early Mon, Sep 11th. (more...)
Invesco Municipal Opportunity Trust (VMO) Receives News Sentiment Score of 0.23
- September 19, 2017

As with all indicators, the MFI should not be used by itself. Checking on current RSI levels on shares of North American Income Trust PLC (NAIT.L), the 14-day RSI is now standing at 42.47, the 7-day is at 39.75, and the 3-day is resting at 40.81. (more...)
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (VRX) closed its previous trading session at $13.92
- September 19, 2017

Richard Bernstein Advsrs Limited Company, New York-based fund reported 15,788 shares. Several brokerages have recently weighed in on VRX . The stock of Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (NYSE: VRX ) earned "Equal-Weight" rating by Barclays Capital on Monday, March 21. (more...)
Sebi allows REITs, InvITs to raise funds via bonds Sebi allows REITs, InvITs to raise funds via bonds
- September 19, 2017

The Board also chose to have further consultation with the stakeholders on a proposal of allowing REITs to invest at least 50% of the equity share capital or interest in the underlying holding company and similarly allowing holding company to invest at least 50% of the equity share capital or interest in the underlying SPVs. (more...)
Kim Jong Un vows to complete North Korea's nuclear programme Kim Jong Un vows to complete North Korea's nuclear programme
- September 19, 2017

The conversation was initiated by Japan . The Trump administration, Graham said , had a responsibility to make North Korea think it would face actual consequences if it continued developing its nuclear program. Kim Jong-un multiplies the military tests in North Korea . In a phone conversation with Abe, Moon reportedly declined to scuttle plans to consider an $8 million aid package for infants and pregnant women in North Korea . (more...)
Gold slips to two-week low in morning trade Gold slips to two-week low in morning trade
- September 19, 2017

The two-day Fed Open Market Committee meeting , which begins on Tuesday, will be closely watched by markets as the USA central bank is expected to announce its balance sheet reduction plans while keeping interest rates unchanged in an effort to "normalise" monetary policy. (more...)
Woman's post about Hobby Lobby's decor goes viral Woman's post about Hobby Lobby's decor goes viral
- September 19, 2017

Rider takes issue with raw cotton, a commodity gained largely at the expense of black slaves, being used as a decoration. The post has also racked up more than 175,000 comments, most of which refer to Rider's rant as "idiotic". "You're being hypocritical if your offended by cotton being a decoration and not offended by any product made of cotton". Several who commented on the photo disagreed with the woman, saying people of many races have picked cotton. (more...)
A Few Positives and Negatives for General Electric Company (GE)
- September 19, 2017

General Electric Co Com now has $209.48 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.37% or $0.09 during the last trading session, reaching $23.93. About 125,396 shares traded or 26.03% up from the average. The stock of General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) earned "Buy" rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Tuesday, June 13. Texas Yale holds 62,591 shares. National Planning invested in 0.44% or 189,565 shares. (more...)
Celgene Corporation (CELG) Given Daily News Impact Rating of 0.15
- September 19, 2017

State Street Corp now owns 32,473,417 shares of the biopharmaceutical company's stock valued at $4,040,668,000 after buying an additional 723,844 shares during the period. Ishares Gold Trust (IAU) was reduced too. Mitsubishi Ufj & Corp stated it has 0.45% in Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG). Celgene Corporation had a return on equity of 68.51% and a net margin of 21.35%. (more...)
DOJ, SEC to Investigate Equifax Executives' Share Sales DOJ, SEC to Investigate Equifax Executives' Share Sales
- September 19, 2017

The probe will look into share sales by chief financial officer, John Gamble; its president of USA information solutions, Joseph Loughran; and its president of workforce solutions, Rodolfo Ploder . Optics alone are not enough to break the law. Doing so would qualify as insider trading, as the breach had not yet been made public. The probe will be handled by the USA attorney's office in Atlanta, where the credit firm's headquarters is located, said one of the people. (more...)
S&P, Dow open at record highs S&P, Dow open at record highs
- September 19, 2017

U.S. Commerce Department releases current account trade deficit for the second quarter. US Federal Reserve policymakers are in full focus this week as investors keenly await their take on recent data showing signs of an uptick in inflation and the impact on their plans for the pace of interest rate increases. (more...)
How Many Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ:DLTR)'s Analysts Are Bearish? How Many Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ:DLTR)'s Analysts Are Bearish?
- September 19, 2017

Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 22,359,098 shares of the company's stock worth $1,563,349,000 after acquiring an additional 691,393 shares in the last quarter. Oakbrook Invests Ltd Liability Corporation reported 0.1% in Dollar Tree, Inc . A total of 19 analysts have released a research note on DLTR . On Friday, June 30 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Buy". (more...)
Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (CY) closed at $14.41 in the last trading session
- September 19, 2017

BidaskClub lowered shares of ON Semiconductor Corporation from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 5th. Finally, Needham & Company LLC upgraded shares of ON Semiconductor Corporation from a "buy" rating to a "strong-buy" rating in a research note on Monday, August 7th. (more...)
Itron to buy Silver Spring to boost smart grid presence Itron to buy Silver Spring to boost smart grid presence
- September 19, 2017

At the time of writing, the First Call consensus price target for the company is $3.30. "The addition of Silver Spring brings more capabilities to our offerings and advances our strategy of delivering highly secure, value-generating solutions for the critical infrastructure within utilities, smart cities and the broader industrial IoT sector", said Mezey. (more...)

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