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A cool day with a mix of clouds and sunshine Thursday A cool day with a mix of clouds and sunshine Thursday
- October 26, 2017

The result of all of these conditions will be less gusty winds and warmer temperatures compared to yesterday. The cold will come with clouds on Friday and highs only in the 40s. Rain over south MS should end well before kickoff. We are dropping the rain chances to a slight 20% Sunday . However, students can expect packed pumpkin patches and hiking trails each afternoon as highs reach the low to mid-60s each day. (more...)
Whiting Petroleum Corporation (WLL) Shares Gap Up on Strong Earnings Whiting Petroleum Corporation (WLL) Shares Gap Up on Strong Earnings
- October 26, 2017

Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 28,173,403 shares of the oil and gas exploration company's stock worth $155,236,000 after purchasing an additional 254,053 shares during the period. As of today, the company has a SMA200 (200-day simple moving average) of -34.29 Percent. WHITING PETROLEUM CORPORATION , a DE corporation, is an independent oil and gas company that acquires, exploits, develops and explores for crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids primarily in the Permian Basin, Rocky ... (more...)
Pope Francis makes holy call to space station, gets philosophical with astronauts Pope Francis makes holy call to space station, gets philosophical with astronauts
- October 26, 2017

He said he's hoping that in the future, theologians, philosophers, poets and other creative minds will be able to visit space to contemplate these big ideas. "We hope that that example of what we can achieve together [in space] is an example for the world and all of humanity". In his response, the Pope said Mr Bresnik had "managed to understand that the Earth is too fragile and it passes in a moment". (more...)
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH) Earning Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Study Finds Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH) Earning Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Study Finds
- October 26, 2017

Morgan Stanley assumed coverage on shares of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings in a report on Tuesday, December 13th. SunTrust downgraded the stock to "Hold" rating in Wednesday, October 19 report. 55 funds opened positions while 99 raised stakes. Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NASDAQ: NCLH ) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 8th. (more...)
Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST)
- October 26, 2017

Here we will take a look at several key ratios for Costco Wholesale Corporation (NasdaqGS: COST ), starting with the Book to Market (BTM) ratio. Return on Assets (ROA) value of the stock is 7.4 Percent. Granite Inv Partners Ltd Co stated it has 1.61% of its portfolio in Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB). Since June 5, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 insider sales for $2.36 million activity. (more...)
How Are Noble Energy, Inc. (NBL) EPS Outlook Changing For Q4 2017?
- October 26, 2017

It closed at $2.68 lastly. It is down 10.36% since October 24, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 27.06% the S&P500. (NYSE: NBL ) by 26.3% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). (more...)
We Tried Starbucks' New Zombie Frappucino So You Don't Have To We Tried Starbucks' New Zombie Frappucino So You Don't Have To
- October 26, 2017

Following the infamous Unicorn Frappuccino and the baffling Reserve Nitro Beef Jerky Cold Brew , Starbucks debuts today the Zombie Frappuccino , a creation that captures both the appearance and appeal of death. The drink is topped off with red mocha drizzle and pink whipped cream "brains". The calorie count on the Zombie Frappuccino isn't too terrifying, either. (more...)
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) Position Trimmed by National Planning Corp Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT) Position Trimmed by National Planning Corp
- October 26, 2017

If the $93.14 price target is reached, the company will be worth $13.25 billion more. Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE: WMT ) has risen 13.83% since October 26, 2016 and is uptrending. Savings Bank Of Nova Scotia holds 0.19% of its portfolio in Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE: WMT ) for 484,619 shares. Fred Alger Mgmt reported 1.13M shares. (more...)
Cemex SAB de CV (CX) Stock Rating Upgraded by Citigroup Inc
- October 26, 2017

Tracking the stock price in relation to moving averages as well as highs and lows for the year might assist with evaluating future stock performance. (NYSE:CX) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The original version of this piece can be accessed at https://stocknewstimes.com/2017/10/25/cemex-s-a-b-de-c-v-cx-stock-rating-upgraded-by-citigroup-inc.html. (more...)
Domino's Pizza Enterprises Limited (ASX:DMP)'s Quant Scorecard Under the Microscope
- October 26, 2017

The company had revenue of $643.60 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $627.85 million. Domino's Pizza, Inc. (NYSE: DPZ ) presently has a 10 month price index of 1.16387. Additionally, the price to earnings ratio is another popular way for analysts and investors to determine a company's profitability. Return on assets gives an indication of the capital intensity of the company, which will also depend on the type of industry. (more...)
Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. (PEG) — Recommendation Trends Analysis
- October 26, 2017

The consensus rating is 2.2, suggesting the market has given up on the stock. As per Friday, February 5, the company rating was downgraded by Lake Street. Parallel Advisors LLC grew its stake in shares of Public Service Enterprise Group by 0.8% in the 1st quarter. Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (PEG ) changed 3.15 million shares at hands on Oct 25, 2017 versus to the average volume of 2.59 million shares. (more...)
Bon-Ton announces $880 million credit deal to allow for additional liquidity Bon-Ton announces $880 million credit deal to allow for additional liquidity
- October 26, 2017

In the case of BONT , the data has some interesting implications for where the stock might be headed. (NASDAQ: BONT ) closed October 25 at $0.84, down -57.58% or $1.14 from its record high price of $1.98. Important Technical Indicators to keep in Focus: Maxim Integrated Products, Inc . Regardless of which metric you utilize, a firm understanding of the concept of volatility and how it is measured is essential to successful investing. (more...)
Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) Quarterly Analysis
- October 26, 2017

Shares of Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC ) opened at 6.58 on Thursday. It represents how much the current return is deviating from its predictable historical normal returns. Earnings surprises can have a huge impact on a company's stock price. The technical stats for Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ ) are as follows. (more...)
Trading Scope: SuperTrend Above Price for Energy Transfer Partners (ETP)
- October 26, 2017

In additiona to ROE, investors might also take into consideration some other ratios. The stock plunged -16.22 percent over the past quarter, while declined -30.2 percent over the past six months. The name now has a score of 25. ETE's Director, 10% Owner WARREN KELCY L Buy 2485000 shares of the company at a price of $16.62 on 2015-12-09. The RSI is considered to be an internal strength indicator, not to be confused with relative strength which is compared to other stocks and indices. (more...)
United States dollar falls amid data, Fed leadership discussion United States dollar falls amid data, Fed leadership discussion
- October 26, 2017

The US dollar climbed to 114.245 yen, its highest since July 11, following Sunday's victory for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, whose ultra-loose monetary policy should keep pressure on the yen. The pan-European STOXX 600 was up 0.3 percent. Emerging market stocks rose 0.3 per cent. The latter was helped by a surge in banking shares such as State Bank of India, Punjab National Bank and Bank of Baroda after the cabinet approved a $32.4 billion bank recapitalisation plan. (more...)
Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (COG) to Issue Quarterly Dividend of $0.05
- October 26, 2017

It also reduced its holding in Coty Inc (NYSE:COTY) by 2.90 million shares in the quarter, leaving it with 4.17 million shares, and cut its stake in Signet Jewelers Limited (NYSE:SIG). Tortoise Advsr Limited Liability stated it has 0.09% in Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE: COG ). Alliancebernstein Limited Partnership, New York-based fund reported 788,211 shares. (more...)
Betting On Nabors Industries Ltd. (NYSE:NBR) ? Betting On Nabors Industries Ltd. (NYSE:NBR) ?
- October 26, 2017

During the last trade, stock's minimum price has been reached out at $263.24 while the maximum trading price moved at $267.21. The market capitalization of the company is at $1.88 Billion. The company presently has a consensus rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $12.76. According to the Analysts, the Low Earnings estimate for the current quarter is $0.59, while the High earnings estimate is $0.62.Comparatively, EPS for the same quarter past year was $0. (more...)
Axa Has $52.96 Million Stake in Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) Axa Has $52.96 Million Stake in Duke Energy Corporation (DUK)
- October 26, 2017

The stock decreased 0.28% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $87.75. Analysts expect Duke Energy Corp (NYSE:DUK) to report $1.62 EPS on November, 3.They anticipate $0.06 EPS change or 3.57% from last quarter's $1.68 EPS. It also reduced Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:REGN) stake by 1,120 shares and now owns 49,936 shares. First Citizens Financial Bank & Co has 18,247 shares. (more...)
Stocks Hitting New Technical Facts: Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ:STX)
- October 26, 2017

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of STX . Finally, RidgeWorth Capital Management LLC increased its position in shares of Seagate Technology PLC by 14.5% in the second quarter. (more...)
TAL Education posts 2Q profit
- October 26, 2017

It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500. Proffitt & Goodson Inc decreased its stake in Anthem Inc (ANTM) by 22.94% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Citigroup Inc. began coverage on TAL Education Group in a research note on Tuesday, July 18th. Ubs Global Asset Management Americas Inc, which manages about $103.35B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Jpmorgan Chase & Company (NYSE:JPM) by 970,419 shares to 14.39 million shares, valued at $1315.58B in ... (more...)
Purchases 1575 Shares of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) Purchases 1575 Shares of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP)
- October 26, 2017

Other large investors also recently modified their holdings of the company. Finally, Tortoise Investment Management LLC grew its holdings in shares of Union Pacific Corporation by 1.2% during the first quarter. Union Pacific Corp.'s dividend payout ratio is now 42.80%. UNP has been the topic of several recent research reports. Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP ) belongs to Services sector, as firm standing on a contradictory position. (more...)
The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) Achieve New Highs
- October 26, 2017

Its most recent closing price has a distance of 1.34% from SMA20 and is -14.16% below than SMA200. (HD) has an Analysts' Mean Recommendation of 1.9. It also reduced its holding in Disney Walt Co (NYSE:DIS) by 61,706 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 91,124 shares, and cut its stake in Abbvie Inc (NYSE:ABBV). (more...)
Index for Pending US Home Sales Hits 31-Month Low Index for Pending US Home Sales Hits 31-Month Low
- October 26, 2017

Thesuowest reading in almost three years since it hit 104.7 in January 2015. In the Midwest, sales rose 1.4 percent for the month and are 2.5 percent below September of 2016. Lawrence Yun, NAR's chief economist, blamed Hurricane Irma's impact on Florida as having a negative impact on the South's market data. Inventory starts to decline heading into the winter, and many would-be buyers from earlier in the year are still on the hunt to find a home. (more...)
Tamar Braxton files for divorce Tamar Braxton files for divorce
- October 26, 2017

But three months ago is when they reportedly split for good, with Braxton moving out of their home. The sketchy part is Braxton and Herbert were spotted in NY two weeks ago and they were acting very much like a couple. Some of the building's amenities include an indoor 75-foot lap pool, an outdoor pool as well, 5 gyms, a spa, a restaurant with free bar, a screening room. (more...)
Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) Experiences Lighter than Average Trading Volume
- October 26, 2017

For those of you who are trading Discover Financial Services, the weekly volatility is 1.47% and performance for the week is 4.21%. Sva Plumb Wealth Management Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.74% of its portfolio in Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS) for 91,578 shares. (more...)
AbbVie Inc. (ABBV) Position Lifted by Legacy Capital Partners Inc
- October 26, 2017

In other AbbVie news, VP Robert A. Michael sold 6,699 shares of the company's stock in a transaction on Thursday, September 28th. The Braun Stacey Associates Inc holds 35,165 shares with $2.55 million value, down from 62,434 last quarter. Other large investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. 138 funds opened positions while 500 raised stakes. First Republic Inv Mgmt accumulated 58,356 shares. (more...)
Penney Company (JCP) and Macy's (M) Go Head-to-head
- October 26, 2017

Its book value per share for the most recent quarter is $3.72 while its price to book ratio for the same period is 0.99, as for as the company's cash per share for the most recent quarter is $1.01, however its price to cash per share ratio for the same period is 3.65. (more...)
The Hutchens Investment Management Inc Acquires 14580 Shares of McDonald's Corp. (MCD) The Hutchens Investment Management Inc Acquires 14580 Shares of McDonald's Corp. (MCD)
- October 26, 2017

Mcdonald's Corp. now has $132.50 billion valuation. McDonald's Corp. (MCD) belonging to the Consumer Cyclical sector has surged 0.33% and closed its last trading session at $163.88. Therefore 70% are positive. McDonald's Corporation has a 52-week low of $110.83 and a 52-week high of $167.90. $39's average target is 32.43% above currents $29.45 stock price. (more...)
Analyzing Analyst Recommendations: UBS Group AG (UBS), Lexington Realty Trust (LXP)
- October 26, 2017

Trust Of Toledo Na Oh reported 4,400 shares or 0.14% of all its holdings. LXP's profit would be $60.21 million giving it 10.09 P/E if the $0.25 EPS is correct. Jefferies maintained Healthcare Realty Trust Inc (NYSE:HR) rating on Monday, September 11. The firm has "Hold" rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Monday, September 18. (more...)
Rate rise likely in November Rate rise likely in November
- October 26, 2017

It is widely expected that it will raise its headline policy rate for the first time in 124 months. Governor Mark Carney indicated to the BBC last month that rates could rise in the "relatively near term" . But the Bank is sending a clear message - slowly, eventually, the period of historically low interest rates is coming to an end. Mr Hammond said: 'We have a successful and resilient economy which is supporting a record number of people in employment. (more...)