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Asos a Christmas victor after stellar sales growth Asos a Christmas victor after stellar sales growth
- January 25, 2018

Active customers were up 19 per cent in the period, while the average basket value also increased by three per cent and order frequency was up eight per cent. In the United Kingdom, new technology initiatives such as same-day delivery and letting customers try clothes on at home powered growth. Nick Beighton, Asos's chief executive, said the retailer achieved "exceptional" United Kingdom growth, "whilst momentum in global sales continued". (more...)
AMSC announces order of 5.5MW ECS for Doosan's offshore wind turbines AMSC announces order of 5.5MW ECS for Doosan's offshore wind turbines
- January 25, 2018

The conviction comes as the United States studies possible intellectual property action against China. The Chinese company said in a statement that it's "taking measures to protect the company's interests, and will turn to legal means to safeguard the company's legal rights and protect the rights of its minority holders". (more...)
United Kingdom mortgage approvals fall sharply in December United Kingdom mortgage approvals fall sharply in December
- January 25, 2018

The level last month was also significantly lower than the long-term average of 51,609 monthly approvals. December gross mortgage lending was around £20.2bn, up 1.2 per cent annually and down 12.2 per cent from November's £23.1bn. Credit card spending decreased slightly in December, with annual growth at 5.3%. "Mortgage rates remain low, driven by a competitive market, so customers should shop around for the best deals", Leenders said. (more...)
Former USA Gymnastics Doctor Sentenced To 175 Years In Prison Former USA Gymnastics Doctor Sentenced To 175 Years In Prison
- January 25, 2018

Adding, " I've just signed your death warrant ". The punishment comes on top of a 60-year sentence the 54-year-old has already received after pleading guilty to federal child pornography charges. "You started the tidal wave", Judge Rosemarie Aquilina told Denhollander in court on Wednesday . Nassar pleaded guilty to seven counts of criminal sexual conduct in November. (more...)
Hot Tickers: Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (SFM), Tesaro, Inc. (TSRO)
- January 25, 2018

It has underperformed by 18.58% the S&P500. Among 3 analysts covering American Capital Senior ( NASDAQ:ACSF ), 1 have Buy rating , 0 Sell and 2 Hold. D E Shaw & Co holds 0.01% in Omeros Corporation (NASDAQ:OMER) or 383,281 shares. Major market players are buzzing over Sprouts Farmers Market , Inc. (more...)
WBA Crosses Above Key Moving Average Level WBA Crosses Above Key Moving Average Level
- January 25, 2018

Hudock Capital Group LLC grew its stake in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance by 0.5% in the 2nd quarter. The institutional investor owned 13,007 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock after selling 3,690 shares during the quarter. Walgreens Boots Alliance had a net margin of 3.19% and a return on equity of 19.15%. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $1.10 earnings per share. (more...)
2-magnitude quake strikes off Japan: USGS 2-magnitude quake strikes off Japan: USGS
- January 25, 2018

The quake hit Hokkaido, 103 km (64 miles) northeast of the island of the popular Honshu island, at a depth of 64 km (40 miles). There's been some seismic activity along the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire recently. More than 2,500 people are still reported missing. The Pacific Ring of Fire snakes in a horseshoe shape from New Zealand through south-east Asia and Japan to the west coast of North America and South America. (more...)
General Dynamics profit rises 11
- January 25, 2018

Comerica Secs has invested 0.07% in General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE:GD). The 9 months bullish chart indicates low risk for the $63.82 billion company. Hgk Asset Mgmt Inc has invested 1.36% of its portfolio in General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE:GD). During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $2.36 EPS. (more...)
Diageo sales growth curbed by currency issues Diageo sales growth curbed by currency issues
- January 25, 2018

That helped it deliver a 6pc rise in pre-tax profits to £2.2bn. Earnings per share before exceptional items were 67.8 pence, compared to 62.0 pence a year ago. Jefferies analysts pointed to "a ideal blend of productivity and top-line growth" while Liberum noted the impact of vodka's decline and said the company was "less attractive" than others in the drinks space. (more...)
Retail Food Group Limited (ASX:RFG): A Look at the Margin Score
- January 25, 2018

The Q.i. Value is calculated using the following ratios: EBITDA Yield, Earnings Yield, FCF Yield, and Liquidity. On the other end of the spectrum, a younger investor with a longer time horizon might be able to search for stocks with a higher potential for growth that may involve much more risk. (more...)
Sky reports 5% rise in first-half revenue Sky reports 5% rise in first-half revenue
- January 25, 2018

As a result shareholders will bag an interim dividend of around 13p per share, 4pc higher than last year, along with a previously announced 10p special dividend that will be paid because Sky's takeover by 21st Century Fox failed to complete before the end of last year. (more...)
Stock Yards Bank & Trust Co. Sells 814 Shares of Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)
- January 25, 2018

The stock increased 0.18% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $81.58. About 3.20 million shares traded or 7.52% up from the average. It has underperformed by 4.16% the S&P500. The company was downgraded on Monday, August 7 by Craig Hallum. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, January 28 with "Outperform". (more...)
Analyst Reviews: ConAgra Foods, Inc. (CAG), Chubb Limited (CB) Analyst Reviews: ConAgra Foods, Inc. (CAG), Chubb Limited (CB)
- January 25, 2018

The ERP5 looks at the Price to Book ratio , Earnings Yield, ROIC and 5 year average ROIC. Return on assets gives an indication of the capital intensity of the company, which will also depend on the type of industry. So is with Conagra Brands, Inc . NYSE:PIR is 0.14715. This number is calculated by looking at the sum of the dividend yield plus percentage of sales repurchased and net debt repaid yield. (more...)
Paragon Capital Management Ltd Grows Stake in Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO)
- January 25, 2018

Veritas Investment Management Llp who had been investing in Oracle Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $211.62 billion market cap company. Cisco Systems's dividend payout ratio is presently 58.29%. DZ BANK AG Deutsche Zentral Genossenschafts Bank Frankfurt am Main purchased a new position in shares of Cisco Systems during the fourth quarter worth approximately $134,343,000. (more...)
OR voters overwhelmingly pass health care taxes OR voters overwhelmingly pass health care taxes
- January 25, 2018

Sal Esquivel, R-Medford, and Cedric Hayden, R-Roseburg, were the chief petitioners of the underlying referendum that got Measure 101 to the ballot. Whitaker said that because Measure 101 boosts taxes on insurance companies and this increase, which can not exceed 1.5 percent, will be passed on to consumers, it essentially means that many will pay more in taxes. (more...)
World Acceptance (WRLD) Set to Announce Earnings on Friday
- January 25, 2018

The stock increased 1.73% or $6.1 during the last trading session, reaching $359. Stephens reissued a "sell" rating and issued a $65.00 price objective on shares of World Acceptance in a research note on Thursday, January 4th. Credit Acceptance (NASDAQ: CACC ) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, October 30th. (NYSE:GME). Plante Moran Financial Limited Liability Com has 0.02% invested in GameStop Corp. (more...)
$1.66 EPS Expected for Baidu, Inc. (BIDU)
- January 25, 2018

About 229,569 shares traded. Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE:FL) has risen 0.29% since January 24, 2017 and is uptrending. Among 18 analysts covering Antero Midstream Partners LP ( NYSE:AM ), 16 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. IFP Advisors Inc now owns 1,596 shares of the information services provider's stock valued at $275,000 after buying an additional 9 shares during the last quarter. (more...)
Airline Stocks Tumble After United Unveils Expansion Plan Airline Stocks Tumble After United Unveils Expansion Plan
- January 25, 2018

United's capacity growth guidance is substantially higher than the 2% to 3% growth that Delta expects this year, and it's also higher than the guidance that analysts anticipate American will offer when it releases earnings Thursday. Discount airlines are growing rapidly too. "What we are doing is frankly catching up", Kirby told analysts. United is suggesting the moves are meant to compete with low-priced carriers like Spirit with more cheap seats of its own. (more...)
1st LD: Hyundai Motor's operating profit hit 7-year low in 2017 1st LD: Hyundai Motor's operating profit hit 7-year low in 2017
- January 25, 2018

The won's strength against the dollar and political tensions with China over the deployment of a United States anti-missile system in Korea impacted the carmaker's annual sales results. The 2018 target is slightly higher than the 4.51 million units sold previous year. For the full year, it posted a net profit of 4.03 trillion won, versus 5.41 trillion won a year ago. (more...)
Cytori Therapeutics (CYTX) Earns News Impact Rating of 0.24
- January 25, 2018

Taking a broader look brokerage firms' analysts on the street with an expectant view have Cytori Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CYTX) high price target of $5 and with a conservative view have low price target of $0.5. This showed a surprise of 12.5% in the last quarter earnings. According to the Analysts, the Low Earnings estimate for the current quarter is $-0.17, while the High earnings estimate is $-0.03.Comparatively, EPS for the same quarter previous year was $-0.18. (more...)
Golar LNG Partners (GMLP) Earns Daily News Sentiment Rating of 0.14
- January 25, 2018

Luxor Capital Group Lp who had been investing in Golar Lng Ltd Bermuda for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $3.03B market cap company. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with "Buy" on Monday, June 26. Credit Suisse maintained the shares of ORCL in report on Thursday, October 12 with "Buy" rating. (more...)
Lowers Stake in Rio Tinto plc (RIO)
- January 25, 2018

The latest exchange of 0.44 Million shares is below its average trading activity of 1.33 Million shares. About 148,395 shares traded. The Medicines Company (NASDAQ:MDCO) has risen 16.70% since January 24, 2017 and is uptrending. The stock has "Buy" rating by Citigroup on Thursday, April 20. As per Thursday, September 8, the company rating was upgraded by RBC Capital Markets. Investors sentiment decreased to 0 in Q3 2017. (more...)
Whiting Petroleum (WLL) Earns Coverage Optimism Score of 0.24
- January 25, 2018

It is down 46.68% since January 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 25.12% the S&P500. The New York-based Proxima Capital Management Llc has invested 2.82% in the stock. 47 funds opened positions while 80 raised stakes. (TRV) worth $554.98 million at the end of the most recent reporting period. Whiting Petroleum Corporation (WLL) saw -199.96 million in free cash flow last quarter, representing a quarterly net change in cash of -12.07 million. (more...)
Sherwin-Williams Company (The) (NYSE:SHW) Stake Increased by US Bancorp DE
- January 25, 2018

Moreover, Logan Cap Mngmt Inc has 1.64% invested in The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW ). The shares were sold at an average price of $407.11, for a total value of $407,110.00. First Mercantile Tru owns 604 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. Alpha Cubed Ltd Company accumulated 6,219 shares or 0.34% of the stock. Amica Pension Fund Board Of Trustees accumulated 9,220 shares. (more...)
Exxonmobil Investment Management Inc. TX Lowers Stake in Cintas Co. (CTAS)
- January 25, 2018

The Junto Capital Management Lp holds 409,029 shares with $59.02M value, down from 566,680 last quarter. Punch & Associates Investment Management Inc who had been investing in Arc Document Solutions Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $111.03M market cap company. (more...)
Analysts Set CME Group Inc (CME) PT at $144.22
- January 25, 2018

The stock increased 0.48% or $0.44 during the last trading session, reaching $92.05. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) has risen 12.54% since January 24, 2017 and is uptrending. Suffolk Capital Management Llc sold 25,209 shares as Trimble Inc. Glenview Bankshares Tru Dept accumulated 35,643 shares or 2.35% of the stock. (NASDAQ:CME). (more...)
Hold Tech Stock analysis: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ) (ERIC)
- January 25, 2018

Earnings per share serves as an indicator of a company's profitability. This is the price at which the trader or investor wants to exit his existing position so he can realize the most reward. 1 means less volatile than market. For this reason, many traders with a high risk tolerance look to multiple measures of volatility to help inform their trade strategies. (more...)
Newfield Exploration (NYSE:NFX) Earns "Hold" Rating from BMO Capital Markets
- January 25, 2018

It now trades at $33.86 and has returned -0.70% during the past week. Insiders have sold a total of 39,500 shares of company stock valued at $1,243,150 over the last three months. Newfield Exploration has a fifty-two week low of $24.41 and a fifty-two week high of $43.74. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating, fifteen have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company's stock. (more...)
Strs Ohio Sells 4948 Shares of NXP Semiconductors NV (NXPI)
- January 25, 2018

The hedge fund run by Dan Sobol held 135,100 shares of the semiconductors company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $15.28 million, up from 92,565 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Baxter Bros Inc accumulated 0.41% or 8,333 shares. Pembroke Mgmt holds 0.81% or 327,100 shares in its portfolio. Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 buys, and 7 sales for $842,173 activity. (more...)
Do You Own Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:HST) Shares?
- January 25, 2018

Currently, 9.60% of Prospect Capital Corporation (NASDAQ:PSEC) are owned by insiders with 14.81% six-month change in the insider ownership. The Earnings Yield Five Year average for Park Hotels & Resorts Inc. Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. UBS has "Neutral" rating and $30 target. Citigroup has "Buy" rating and $16.75 target. SunTrust Banks raised shares of Park Hotels & Resorts from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research note on Thursday, December 21st. (more...)

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