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AAA Oklahoma: Expect a spike in spring gas prices AAA Oklahoma: Expect a spike in spring gas prices
- March 05, 2018

MI is now 23rd in the country for most expensive on average daily price of gas. That's down 2 cents from a week ago , and almost 10 cents over the past month. Spring is a little over two weeks away and average gas prices in Baton Rouge continue to fall. Changes consumers said they would make include combining errands or trips (79 percent), driving less (73 percent), reducing shopping or dining out (61 percent), delaying major purchases (50 percent) and driving more fuel-efficient ... (more...)
China's 2018 growth target: 6.5% China's 2018 growth target: 6.5%
- March 05, 2018

That speech may highlight Beijing's concerns as it forecasts the government outlook for the economy in 2018. In line with this agenda, Li, the premier, set this year's growth target at around 6.5 percent, which would be among the world's strongest if achieved. (more...)
First Alert Weather: Two good rain chances this week First Alert Weather: Two good rain chances this week
- March 05, 2018

Couple that blanket of cloud cover with that south wind still at 10 to 20 miles per hour, and overnight low temperatures will be in the 40s and even low 50s. Rain showers will continue Thursday while Friday snow levels will drop, which will cause precipitation to turn to mixed showers. Rain chances are expected to be higher in the morning before turning more widely scattered for the afternoon. (more...)
SPDR S&P Health Care Equipment ETF (XHE) Rises 0.4072% for Mar 4 SPDR S&P Health Care Equipment ETF (XHE) Rises 0.4072% for Mar 4
- March 05, 2018

First Personal Financial Services now owns 133,717 shares of the company's stock worth $8,563,000 after purchasing an additional 6,657 shares during the period. The fund owned 207,395 shares of the company's stock after acquiring an additional 40,910 shares during the quarter. The ETF is -1.56% of its 52-Week High and 41.02% of its low, and is now having ATR of 1.4. (more...)
United Kingdom vehicle sales hit again in February United Kingdom vehicle sales hit again in February
- March 05, 2018

And there was worse news for Jaguar Land Rover, as the West Midlands-based luxury carmaker saw sales plunge by 15 per cent. In February the Ford Fiesta remained by far the UK's bestselling vehicle, with 5,201 registrations during the month. (more...)
Japan Feb services PMI eases as new order growth slows Japan Feb services PMI eases as new order growth slows
- March 05, 2018

The 1 July implementation of a national sales tax was another setback, weakening demand. Accordingly, the seasonally adjusted Nikkei India Services PMI Business Activity Index declined to 47.8 in February from to 51.7 in January. That and expectations of massive government spending over the coming year are likely to keep the inflation rate above the Reserve Bank of India's medium term target of 4% in the near future, increasing the chances of a hike in the central bank's benchmark rate. (more...)
USA oil expected to meet most of world's growth in demand USA oil expected to meet most of world's growth in demand
- March 05, 2018

American oil output will surge past Russian Federation, now the world's largest crude producer at about 11 million barrels a day. However, he noted that "the weak global investment picture remains a source of concern" as the industry faces not only growing demand but many oil fields running dry. (more...)
US Asks Qualcomm to Delay Board Meeting for Review of Broadcom Deal US Asks Qualcomm to Delay Board Meeting for Review of Broadcom Deal
- March 05, 2018

The US government has ordered Qualcomm to suspend its annual shareholders meeting for at least 30 days while it investigates whether Broadcom's proposed takeover of the company has implications for national security, according to reports from Bloomberg and the Financial Times . (more...)
The Big Bitcoin Heist: Thieves steal 600 bitcoin mining servers in Iceland The Big Bitcoin Heist: Thieves steal 600 bitcoin mining servers in Iceland
- March 05, 2018

Some 600 bitcoin mining computers have been stolen in Iceland, in what is being described as one of the biggest thefts ever in the small island nation. 600 cryptocurrency miners stolen from data centers in Iceland. A judge at the Reykjanes District Court on Friday ordered two people to remain in custody, though the role these two allegedly played in the heists remains unclear. (more...)
Exxon selling stake in Canada's Terra Nova project Exxon selling stake in Canada's Terra Nova project
- March 05, 2018

Tradition Capital Management Llc increased its stake in Prudential Finl Inc (PRU) by 20.89% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. It is the same, as 57 investors sold XOM shares while 806 reduced holdings. only 114 funds opened positions while 621 raised stakes. Provise Mgmt Group Limited Liability Company invested in 0.22% or 18,713 shares. (more...)
How Many Playtech plc (LON:PTEC)'s Analysts Are Bearish?
- March 05, 2018

Carl Domino Inc owns 80,000 shares or 0.27% of their USA portfolio. Jefferies Group analyst S. Morris now expects that the company will post earnings of $0.42 per share for the year, up from their previous estimate of $0.39. Credit Suisse maintained the shares of ITV in report on Tuesday, October 13 with "Outperform" rating. Morgan Stanley reissued an "overweight" rating and issued a GBX 230 ($3.18) price target on shares of ITV in a research note on Wednesday, February 21st. (more...)
Sensex Down 263 Points In Early Trade; Nifty Dips Below 10400 Sensex Down 263 Points In Early Trade; Nifty Dips Below 10400
- March 05, 2018

Shares of Thomas Cook (India ) rallied 7% after the company said that the board of directors has given consent to the management to explore the possibility of an internal corporate restructuring exercise. Drugmaker Aurobindo Pharma Ltd fell almost 4 per cent after the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said there were deficiencies in maintaining manufacturing quality standards at its Hyderabad facility. (more...)
Axa strikes $15.3bn deal for XL Group Axa strikes $15.3bn deal for XL Group
- March 05, 2018

Under the terms of the transaction, XL Group shareholders will receive 57.6 United States dollars (£41.70 ) per share, a premium of 33% to its closing share price on March 2. AXA, which ranks as Europe's second-biggest insurer in terms of market capitalisation behind Germany's Allianz, said it would finance the XL deal via debt, cash and the proceeds of the forthcoming flotation of its United States unit. (more...)
United Kingdom to create more affordable housing by taking down local NIMBY councils United Kingdom to create more affordable housing by taking down local NIMBY councils
- March 05, 2018

The Prime Minister will reveal a rewriting of planning rules to get more homes built because a lack of supply has meant that "in much of the country, housing is so unaffordable that millions of people who would reasonably expect to buy their own home are unable to do so". (more...)
Wynn Resorts Stock Targeted for Big Bullish Options Trade Wynn Resorts Stock Targeted for Big Bullish Options Trade
- March 05, 2018

It has outperformed by 20.93% the S&P500. Alpha Cubed Investments Llc decreased its stake in Abbvie Inc (ABBV) by 47.13% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Facebook had 236 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Mizuho maintained Apple Inc. The rating was maintained by Susquehanna with "Neutral" on Monday, May 16. (more...)
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA) Shares Bought by Johnson Financial Group Inc
- March 05, 2018

The firm owned 75,000 shares of the specialty retailer's stock after selling 25,000 shares during the quarter. About 3.75 million shares traded or 20.51% up from the average. Analysts await The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. The company has a market cap of $460,390.00, a PE ratio of 44.28, a PEG ratio of 1.46 and a beta of 2.57. (more...)
Granite Point Mortgage Trust (GPMT) Upgraded to "Hold" at Zacks Investment Research
- March 05, 2018

Jrm Investment Counsel Llc who had been investing in Blackstone Mtg Tr Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $3.38B market cap company. Deutsche Bank initiated the shares of ENTL in report on Thursday, October 6 with "Buy" rating . The company was maintained on Thursday, July 6 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. (more...)
Theresa May gives United Kingdom the "hard facts" of Brexit
- March 05, 2018

May said Friday that a "hard" border can be avoided through technological solutions and placing no new restrictions on smaller businesses, which account for 80 percent of the trade between Northern Ireland and the Republic. "As we think about how we set up a new partnership with Europe, there are very entrenched positions on both sides", he said. "And they might say no it doesn't, so there's no outcome, they might say yes it does, and so there would be a effect". (more...)
China hikes defence budget to $175 billion - three times that of India's China hikes defence budget to $175 billion - three times that of India's
- March 05, 2018

China has planned to up its military spending by 8.1% in 2018 in an effort to modernize its armed forces. China's defence budget takes up a smaller share of its gross domestic product (GDP) and national fiscal expenditure compared with other major countries, said Zhang Yesui, spokesperson for the first annual session of the 13th NPC, at a press conference on Sunday. (more...)
Sunday alcohol sales begin in Indiana Sunday alcohol sales begin in Indiana
- March 05, 2018

CBS 2's Lauren Victory has the story from Hammond. Not everybody is excited about the change to IN law. One Kroger customer who visited the Carmel store on Saturday said he planned to return the following afternoon to purchase alcohol on Sunday simply "because [he] can". (more...)
Barcelona v Atletico Madrid - Story of the Match
- March 05, 2018

Barcelona's most hard matches should be away at Sevilla and at home against third-place Real Madrid and Valencia. Atletico coach Diego Simeone said the league was Barcelona's to win. Messi has repeatedly proven himself in the big games, too, scoring 25 goals against Real Madrid and finding the back of the net in Champions League and Copa del Rey finals. (more...)
China Says Its China Says Its "Moderate" Defence Spending Rises Are No Threat
- March 05, 2018

National Economic Council; and United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. President Donald Trump announced last Thursday he would impose hefty tariffs on imported steel and aluminium to protect usa producers, risking retaliation from major trade partners like China , Europe and neighbouring Canada and sparking fears of a global trade war. (more...)
Toddler dies after shoe store mirror falls on her Toddler dies after shoe store mirror falls on her
- March 05, 2018

The child, Ifrah Siddique, was trying on shoes with her mother around 8 p.m. when the full-length mirror fell on top of her, Fox 5 reported . The family told 11News that they believe the mirror was not secured. Pozen spotted a mirror and window fix truck outside the store Saturday. 'Our deepest sympathies go out to the family of Ifrah Siddique during this time of incredible loss , ' the statement read. (more...)
UK PM tells Trump of UK PM tells Trump of "deep concern" over trade tariffs
- March 05, 2018

America is the largest export market for European Union cars such as famous German brands like BMW, Mercedes Benz and Volkswagen- making up 25 per cent of the €192bn (£171bn; $237bn) worth of motor vehicles the bloc exported in 2016. He said he would slap a tax on cars from the continent after the European Commission's president said on Friday the bloc would tax American goods, mainly from strong Republican states. (more...)
(SBUX) Holdings Lifted by Ramsay Stattman Vela & Price Inc
- March 04, 2018

About 11.56 million shares traded or 5.93% up from the average. China Lodging Group, Limited (NASDAQ:HTHT) has risen 127.67% since March 4, 2017 and is uptrending. Sonata Capital Gru holds 24,478 shares. Moreover, Estabrook Capital Mgmt has 0.08% invested in Omnicom Group Inc. More notable recent Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) news were published by: Investorplace.com which released: "Starbucks Corporation Is a Double-Digit Winner for the Long Term" on February 21, 2018, also ... (more...)
The South State Corp Has $19.65 Million Position in Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)
- March 04, 2018

Johnson & Johnson now has $345.61B valuation. Shares of Johnson & Johnson ( JNJ ) traded up $1.43 on Tuesday, hitting $128.71. About 564,348 shares traded or 13.30% up from the average. Renaissance Gru Ltd Com holds 1.12% of its portfolio in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) for 20,561 shares. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 357,906 shares of the company's stock, valued at $46,477,673.16. (more...)
Donald Trump to impose import tariff on steel, aluminium Donald Trump to impose import tariff on steel, aluminium
- March 04, 2018

Trump thumbed his nose Friday at the concerns over rising trade tensions and higher prices for USA consumers, tweeting that " trade wars are good, and easy to win. "Risks of trade wars are rising, but should be contained for now", said Cesar Rojas and Ebrahim Rahbari of Citigroup in a report . These countries could be hit hard by the Trump administration's tariffs, depending on how the rules of the tariffs are written in the coming days. (more...)
Hospitality Properties Trust (HPT) Shares Bought by New Mexico Educational Retirement Board
- March 04, 2018

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) has declined 2.76% since March 1, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 0.03% the S&P500. Camelot Portfolios Llc increased its stake in Government Properties Income Trust ( Gov ) (GOV) by 47.94% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. (more...)
Puma Biotechnology (PBYI) Shares Down 0% Following Analyst Downgrade
- March 04, 2018

The stock increased 17.17% or $10.6 during the last trading session, reaching $72.35. About 625,971 shares traded. It has outperformed by 19.59% the S&P500. Neuberger Berman Gp Lc owns 205,916 shares. It was reported on Mar, 1 by Barchart.com. (NASDAQ:PBYI). Susquehanna Intll Grp Inc Ltd Liability Partnership invested in 0.01% or 95,222 shares. (more...)
Jefferies Group Comments on Express Scripts Holding's FY2019 Earnings (ESRX)
- March 04, 2018

Shares of Express Scripts (ESRX) traded up $0.70 during trading on Thursday, reaching $74.77. About 3.98 million shares traded. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 2.1% compared to the same quarter last year. The company was maintained on Wednesday, January 13 by Mizuho. Argus Research maintained Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) on Wednesday, August 19 with "Buy" rating. (more...)

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