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United Kingdom government borrowing narrows after European Union credit United Kingdom government borrowing narrows after European Union credit
- January 23, 2018

United Kingdom finances were in much better shape in December than expected thanks, in part, to a rebate from the European Union after changes to its budget. "Some deterioration in early 2018 still looks in prospect as strong self-assessment tax receipts collected early past year - due to changes in the dividend tax rate - won't be repeated", said Ruth Gregory, UK economist at Capital Economics. (more...)
Parker-Hannifin Corp (NYSE:PH) Shares Bought by Nisa Investment Advisors LLC
- January 23, 2018

The stock decreased 0.34% or $0.71 during the last trading session, reaching $210.23. About 1.87 million shares traded. BankUnited, Inc. (NYSE:BKU) has risen 1.12% since January 23, 2017 and is uptrending. Since August 31, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 5 insider sales for $1.30 million activity. About 1.05M shares traded or 7.42% up from the average. The insider MAXWELL MARTIN C sold 2,640 shares worth $437,379. (more...)
Korean delegation checks venues for performances in Seoul Korean delegation checks venues for performances in Seoul
- January 23, 2018

An advance team of a North Korean orchestra on Monday checked out facilities in Seoul where the ensemble will perform during the Winter Olympics next month. The outcry prompted South Korean president Moon to plead for more public support for peace efforts. It is the first North Korea visit by South Korean government officials in almost two years since February 2016, when the South shut down the Kaesong Industrial Complex, a factory park in a namesake North Korean border city that the two ... (more...)
Singapore and Sri Lanka sign free trade agreement Singapore and Sri Lanka sign free trade agreement
- January 23, 2018

Some of the areas set to benefit from the FTA include information and communications technology, real estate, hospitality and tourism, as well as energy and logistics. MTI said this is aligned with the objective of promoting Singapore as an arbitration hub. To date, Singapore companies have established a presence in Sri Lanka in sectors such as construction, infrastructure, manufacturing, food and services. (more...)
Britain's easyJet revenues boosted as rivals reduce capacity Britain's easyJet revenues boosted as rivals reduce capacity
- January 23, 2018

The Air Berlin operations purchase hit EasyJet's consensus full-year pre-tax profit by £60 million, however, reducing it to £475 million. The Tegel flight programme commenced on 5 January. Headline cost-per-seat, excluding fuel, increased by 1%. The low-priced carrier further noted that it expects its revenue per seat at constant currency to increase by mid to high single digits in the first half of its financial year. (more...)
Sandler O'Neill Lowers Hudson Pacific Properties (HPP) to Hold
- January 23, 2018

The stock had a trading volume of 986,700 shares, compared to its average volume of 744,022. Hudson Pacific Properties has a twelve month low of $31.52 and a twelve month high of $36.75. The company has a quick ratio of 1.32, a current ratio of 1.32 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.61. Pub Employees Retirement Systems Of Ohio has invested 0.05% in Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc. (more...)
London firefighters close, evacuate area near Strand after gas leak London firefighters close, evacuate area near Strand after gas leak
- January 23, 2018

Witnesses described "chaos" as doormen at the Heaven nightclub ordered them to leave after the alarm was raised, while guests at the hotel were moved into emergency accommodation. The exclusion zone is in place until the emergency services are satisfied it can be lifted. Transport for London tweeted that "A4 Strand / Northumberland St - Rd is closed" between Trafalgar Square and Bedford Street. (more...)
American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) Shares Bought by Epoch Investment Partners Inc
- January 23, 2018

The first sale was made at $100.86 but later the stock became weaker, and closed with a gain of 0.24%. About 622,041 shares traded or 3.04% up from the average. On Tuesday, August 30 the stock rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with "Overweight". Since September 14, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 6 insider sales for $23.60 million activity. (more...)
Stochastic RSI in Focus for White Mountains Insurance Group (WTM)
- January 23, 2018

Traders may be keeping a close eye on ATR indicators. With this reading, traders may be looking to gauge the near-term trend. Investors should however be wary of trading these levels blindly. First developed by J. Welles Wilder, the ATR may help traders in determining if there is heightened interest in a trend, or if extreme levels may be indicating a reversal. (more...)
Decreases Stake in Ingredion Inc (INGR)
- January 23, 2018

The stock increased 0.87% or $1.97 during the last trading session, reaching $227.86. About 1.50M shares traded. Steven Madden, Ltd. (NASDAQ:SHOO) has risen 13.46% since January 21, 2017 and is uptrending. Samlyn Capital Llc, which manages about $7.24B and $3.96 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Athene Hldg Ltd by 116,197 shares to 1.67M shares, valued at $90.16 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. (more...)
FNSR) — Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ
- January 23, 2018

Antero Resources Corporation now has $5.92B valuation. The stock increased 0.13% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $15.12. About 2.63M shares traded. 46 funds opened positions while 86 raised stakes. The investment managers in our partner's database now hold: 100.50 million shares, up from 94.89 million shares in 2017Q2. (more...)
China invites Latin America to take part in One Belt, One Road China invites Latin America to take part in One Belt, One Road
- January 23, 2018

We conclude a historic meeting that takes place for the first time in our region and draws a very promising path from the willingness of both parties to become reliable partners in these domains, said Muñoz. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said the region was a natural fit for the initiative, which China has leveraged to deepen economic and financial cooperation with developing nations. (more...)
IAG 'disappointed' after losing Niki to rival bidder IAG 'disappointed' after losing Niki to rival bidder
- January 23, 2018

Lauda improved an earlier offer and showed "commitment to Niki's base in Austria and openness to negotiating a collective agreement", works council chief Stefan Tankovits said. "IAG is disappointed that Niki will not be able to develop and grow stronger as part of the group", IAG said in a statement. It had meant to use a newly-created subsidiary of its Spanish budget operation Vueling to acquire Niki, and provide additional liquidity to the airline. (more...)
Yonghui Superstores Says Co, Tencent To Invest In Carrefour China Holdings Equity Yonghui Superstores Says Co, Tencent To Invest In Carrefour China Holdings Equity
- January 23, 2018

Shares of Yonghui Superstores rose 0.3% in Shanghai on Tuesday, while Tencent jumped 3.2% in Hong Kong. Alexandre Bompard, Carrefour chief executive has just taken to the stage at Carrefour headquarters at Boulogne-Billancourt, so with that in mind, ESM presents a live blog on the latest updates from this "significant" announcement. (more...)
QEP Midstream Partners (QEPM) Receiving Somewhat Critical Media Coverage, Accern Reports
- January 23, 2018

It has outperformed by 67.51% the S&P500.The move comes after 9 months negative chart setup for the $16.16 million company. Zuckerman Investment Group Llc decreased its stake in The Brinks Co. Eaton Vance Mngmt reported 59,908 shares stake. The Shareholder Yield is a way that investors can see how much money shareholders are receiving from a company through a combination of dividends, share repurchases and debt reduction. (more...)
Mizuho Reiterates "Hold" Rating for SCANA (SCG)
- January 23, 2018

The stock decreased 0.41% or $0.1731 during the last trading session, reaching $42.3569. About 894,383 shares traded. SCANA (NYSE SCG) opened at $43.35 on Tuesday. Mizuho maintained it with "Buy" rating and $84 target in Tuesday, June 14 report. Expedia Inc. had 106 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. (more...)
USD1.2b QBE loss USD1.2b QBE loss
- January 23, 2018

The insurer announced to the ASX this morning that it has revised assumptions used to support the carrying value of North American goodwill. QBE said the Californian wildfires, Hurricane Maria and end of year storms in Australia added around $US130 million to the net cost of catastrophes. (more...)
NY corruption trial slated to begin for ex-Cuomo aide, others NY corruption trial slated to begin for ex-Cuomo aide, others
- January 23, 2018

Andrew Cuomo's former top aides. Percoco and his co-defendants have pleaded not guilty to charges of bid-rigging and bribery related to state economic development projects. Aiello and Gerardi are charged with funneling $35,000 in bribes to Percoco. According to the complaint against Percoco, Todd Howe, who also has longtime connections with the Cuomo family and who worked with Percoco on the re-election campaign, allegedly set up a shell company and bank accounts to pay Percoco's wife. (more...)
Intersect ENT (XENT) Downgraded to Sell at BidaskClub
- January 23, 2018

About 128,912 shares traded. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) has risen 12.54% since January 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 18.68% the S&P500. UBS maintained it with "Buy" rating and $160 target in Friday, October 27 report. The firm's stock has a market capitalization of $1 bln. (NYSE:HUM) on Friday, March 31 with "Outperform" rating. (more...)
Eli Lilly and (LLY) Earns Daily Coverage Optimism Score of 0.16
- January 23, 2018

It has outperformed by 11.01% the S&P500. Lilly Endowment Inc decreased its stake in Eli Lilly And Company ( LLY ) by 0.63% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Eli Lilly and Company's Average Earnings Estimate for the current quarter is $1.09, according to consensus of 11 analysts. William Blair maintained the shares of TPX in report on Thursday, September 17 with "Hold" rating. (more...)
Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc (NASDAQ:FRGI) Stock Price Up as Sentiment Increases
- January 23, 2018

Fiesta Restaurant Group has a one year low of $15.50 and a one year high of $28.85. The Florida-based Private Capital Management Llc has invested 3.48% in the stock. In related news, Director Brian P. Friedman purchased 12,087 shares of Fiesta Restaurant Group stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 10th. (NASDAQ:FRGI) earned "Strong Buy" rating by Raymond James on Thursday, November 19. (more...)
MasTec (NYSE:MTZ) Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research to "Buy"
- January 23, 2018

State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System now owns 53,067 shares of the construction company's stock valued at $2,396,000 after purchasing an additional 139 shares during the last quarter. Zacks downgraded MasTec, Inc. (NYSE:MTZ) on Tuesday, August 4 to "Hold" rating. Craig Hallum initiated MasTec, Inc. (NYSE:MTZ) on Thursday, November 12 with "Buy" rating. (more...)
Most Recent Analysts Ratings Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (BUD)
- January 23, 2018

Ci Glob Investments invested in 0.14% or 58,389 shares. Moors & Cabot Inc. now owns 3,616 shares of the consumer goods maker's stock valued at $399,000 after acquiring an additional 46 shares in the last quarter. It also reduced its holding in Liberty Media Corp Delaware by 163,739 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 49,692 shares, and cut its stake in Altaba Inc. (more...)
Rupert Murdoch's Sky bid provisionally blocked by regulator Rupert Murdoch's Sky bid provisionally blocked by regulator
- January 23, 2018

The CMA said in a statement on Tuesday that it believes the deal would be "against the public interest" because there needs to "be a sufficient plurality of persons with control of the media". "The media plurality concerns identified mean that, overall, the CMA provisionally concludes that the proposed transaction is not in the public interest". (more...)
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (TEVA) Receiving Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Report Finds
- January 23, 2018

Franklin Resources Inc owns $1.52 billion in Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited, which represents roughly 7.37% of the company's market cap and approximately 13.89% of the institutional ownership. Alliancebernstein Limited Partnership holds 384,352 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. 93,023 were accumulated by Gamble Jones Inv Counsel. The company now has an insider ownership of 2.7 Percent and Institutional ownership of 54.9 Percent. (more...)
Earnings Estimates in the Spotlight: Viacom, Inc. (VIAB), Kinross Gold Corporation (KGC)
- January 23, 2018

Several other equities research analysts have also issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Viacom from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a research report on Saturday. Net profit margin of Viacom, Inc . Viacom's revenue for the quarter was up 2.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.54 earnings per share. (more...)
Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (MXIM) — Recommendation Trends Analysis
- January 23, 2018

The firm also provides residential commercial real estate loans comprising mortgage loans secured by apartment buildings; commercial real estate loans, including mortgage loans secured by retail anchor shopping centers, commercial offices, retail space, warehouses, and mixed-use buildings; and residential real estate loans, such as one to four family residential real property and home equity loans. (more...)
Fox deal not in public interest, says regulator
- January 23, 2018

It noted that the Murdoch Family Trusts news outlets are watched or read by a third of the U.K.'s population and a deal "would lead to the Murdoch Family Trust (MFT), which controls Fox and News Corporation (News Corp), increasing its control over Sky, so that it would have too much control over news providers in the United Kingdom across all media platforms (TV, Radio, Online and Newspapers), and therefore too much influence over public opinion and the political agenda". (more...)
Hydro One Limited (H.TO) Share Activity Climbing in Session (0.41%)
- January 23, 2018

The stock market is still producing plenty of green arrows, and investors need to be able to capitalize. Some investors may succeed spectacularly in the market while others fail. Using the CCI as a leading indicator, technical analysts may use a +100 reading as an overbought signal and a -100 reading as an oversold indicator, suggesting a trend reversal. (more...)
Royal Bank of Canada Increases BB&T (BBT) Price Target to $59.00
- January 23, 2018

The stock increased 0.19% or $0.035 during the last trading session, reaching $18.335. About 5.76M shares traded or 20.00% up from the average. It is down 20.68% since January 22, 2017 and is uptrending. On Wednesday, August 16 the insider Weaver David Hudson sold $410,539. 66,372 shares were sold by KING KELLY S, worth $3.15M on Friday, October 20. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.72 EPS. (more...)

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