• Marathon Petroleum (MPC) Lifted to Strong-Buy at ValuEngine

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    The stock increased 3.29% or $0.6 during the last trading session, reaching $18.84. Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO ) average trading volume of 11,269,765 during the past month is 15.99% below its average volume over the past year, indicating that investors have been less active than usual in the stock in recent times.
  • Stamp duty changes fail to revive housing market: RICS

    Stamp duty changes fail to revive housing market: RICS

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    The expectations balance fell to -6 in December from -4 in November. Over the next 12 months, property prices are expected to rise everywhere except London, and expectations for sales over the coming year are more bullish in all regions. "Unless supply increases, this could act to temper expectations in the months ahead". "The risk was always that a good portion of the benefit would be capitalised in the price, therefore limit the benefit for the first-time buyer".
  • Emirates throws Airbus lifeline with $16 billion A380 order

    Emirates throws Airbus lifeline with $16 billion A380 order

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    The new batch of aircraft is scheduled for delivery commencing in 2020. No engine selection has been disclosed. Emirates Airline has pledged to order up to 36 extra Airbus A380s, and, in doing so, has essentially saved the European firm's flagship commercial plane from the scrapheap.
  • Whitbread Says Costa Hurt By Weak UK Retail Footfall

    Whitbread Says Costa Hurt By Weak UK Retail Footfall

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    Whitbread told shareholders this morning that like-for-like sales at Costa had fallen by 0.1 per cent during the three months to the end of November in a decline that it blamed on tougher market conditions. "We do expect the tough United Kingdom high street environment and inflation in our sector to continue to pose challenges in the year ahead". Whitbread, which began life as a brewer more than 275 years ago, said it was trying newer blends of coffee and food options in response.
  • Alibaba Group (NYSE:BABA) Receives Buy Rating from Nomura

    Alibaba Group (NYSE:BABA) Receives Buy Rating from Nomura

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    USA Compression Partners, LP (NYSE:USAC) has risen 15.40% since January 18, 2017 and is uptrending. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE: BABA ) was the recipient of a large decrease in short interest during the month of December. Among 4 analysts covering World Fuel Services Corp ( NYSE:INT ), 1 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 56% are positive. Facebook had 220 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel.
  • Most Recent Analysts Ratings Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. (HAWK)

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    One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company. The average volume for Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc . In other news, SVP David C. Tate sold 28,314 shares of the business's stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, October 20th.
  • Morata back with a bang to help Chelsea to win over Brighton

    Morata back with a bang to help Chelsea to win over Brighton

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    In a game where Albion found themselves on the back foot for the most part, it took 54 minutes for them to register a first effort on goal , with Davy Propper's weak volley comfortably collected by Thibaut Courtois. I brought this type of management with me to use with my players. "It's not easy but that's our aim, that's what we're going for, we want six points".
  • Dow hits 26000 mark for first time on earnings stories

    Dow hits 26000 mark for first time on earnings stories

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    IBM rose 3.0 percent after Barclays analysts double upgraded the stock to "overweight" and hiked its price target by $59 to $192. Tech stocks have been one of the major forces behind the Dow's record-setting gains, but on Tuesday the majority of the local Dow components mirrored the index's early gains and its eventual mild retreat.
  • El Clasico standout game in La Liga

    El Clasico standout game in La Liga

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    Now we'll go for our holidays and we won't think about it.it's not over. "We feel bad but we will not drop our hands for sure". Zidane said that whatever the result, his team would keep fighting for the title. Barcelona managed to stop all Real Madrid attacks to end the first half 0-0. The ball ended up rolling over the line - Carvajal got the final touch - but by then the referee had blown his whistle for a penalty.
  • Arrest in alleged Goldman wine theft

    Arrest in alleged Goldman wine theft

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    The stolen wines traveled as far as California to be resold, according to the indictment. The assistant-from-hell allegedly re-routed some pricey bottles to a wine dealer in North Carolina, and is confirmed to have taken seven bottles of Domaine de la Romanee-Conti - worth almost $20,000 a pop.
  • Britain's FTSE led lower by AB Foods, utilities

    Britain's FTSE led lower by AB Foods, utilities

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    SSE was the top loser on the FTSE, down 3.1 percent, as the stock traded ex dividend, while elsewhere in the sector, National Grid fell 1.1 percent, Severn Trent added 0.7 percent and Centrica slipped 0.5 percent. Experian ( EXPN ), the world's biggest credit data company, reports a 5% rise in third quarter organic revenue from ongoing activities. Encouragingly, the company also confidently predicts mid-single digit organic growth for the full year.
  • Kevin Spacey accused of sexual assault by a third person

    Kevin Spacey accused of sexual assault by a third person

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    We're told Officers from the Child Abuse and Sexual Offences Command are now investigating. In relation to the two other alleged incidents, a Met Police spokesman said: 'On 1 November City of London Police referred an allegation of sexual assault to the Metropolitan Police Service.
  • Jones: Brexit Bill is

    Jones: Brexit Bill is "assault on devolution"

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    If the vote scheduled for Wednesday should theoretically pass without too much trouble for Theresa May, the continuation of the review in upper house of the Parliament, which is mostly pro-EU, could still result in surprise amendments. However, it is thought the legislation is likely to return to the House of Commons after possible amendments. "It ensures that on day one we'll have a statute book that works, delivering the smooth and orderly exit desired by people and businesses across the ...
  • Credit Suisse Group Reaffirms Buy Rating for Walt Disney (DIS)

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    Leavell Investment Management Inc sold 7,623 shares as Disney Walt Co Com Disney ( DIS)'s stock declined 2.31%. The stock decreased 1.25% or $0.3 during the last trading session, reaching $23.66. Therefore 60% are positive. Bank Of Montreal had 28 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, November 15 by UBS.
  • Gilead Sciences (GILD) Upgraded to "Outperform" by Wells Fargo & Co

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    Gilead Sciences, Inc . has a one year low of $63.76 and a one year high of $86.27. The last session's volume was 11,679,221 compared to its average daily volume of 8.18M shares. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have assigned a hold rating, seventeen have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock.
  • Has $8.04 Million Position in Microsoft Co. (NASDAQ:MSFT)

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    About 12.64M shares traded. Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) has risen 35.60% since January 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 27.65% the S&P500. The stock of Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, December 21 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT ) earned "Buy" rating by Cowen & Co on Tuesday, October 31.
  • Ford plans more SUVs, fewer cars, aims to pay billions to shareholders

    Ford plans more SUVs, fewer cars, aims to pay billions to shareholders

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    In the United States, General Motors Co has outlined plans to introduce 20 new battery and fuel cell electric vehicles by 2023, a lot of them built on a new dedicated, modular platform that will be introduced in 2021. Ford is looking to accelerate its push into the electric vehicle market as it struggles to keep up with rivals´ efforts. Here is a closer look at five pickups and SUVs being presented at the Detroit show.
  • Recommendation Trends for: Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY), Allergan plc (AGN)

    Finance

    The company's stock had a trading volume of 3,103,483 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,770,000. The stock decreased 0.54% or $0.41 during the last trading session, reaching $76.12. The institutional investor held 114,421 shares of the capital goods company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $3.38 million, down from 127,421 at the end of the previous reported quarter.
  • Massive Tax Reform in the US

    Massive Tax Reform in the US

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    In the end, Ryan oversaw compromises that trimmed some personal deductions and settled for temporary individual tax relief to help cover the cost of the deep corporate tax cut . "If we can't sell this to the American people, we ought to go into another line of work", Senate Majority Leaders Mitch McConnell said. Democrats protested the legislation , contending the tax cuts will not boost the USA economy, already the world's biggest , and will mostly help rich taxpayers and ...
  • Dissecting the Insider Trading Patterns of Delta Air Lines, Inc. (DAL)

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    Volume is the basic fuel of the market since stocks move up or down in price only when shares are trading hands. The median estimate represents a +11.15% increase from the last price of 59.83. (NYSE: DAL ) rating on Wednesday, July 5. Mirador Cap Lp stated it has 1% of its portfolio in Delta Air Lines, Inc . Vetr upgraded shares of Delta Air Lines from a "strong sell" rating to a "sell" rating and set a $49.97 target price on the stock in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd.
  • Time Warner (NYSE:TWX) Given "Market Perform" Rating at Wells Fargo & Co

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    Pepsico, Inc. (NYSE:PEP) has risen 12.20% since January 11, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 15.87% the S&P500. Natixis increased Time Warner Inc ( TWX ) stake by 130.65% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Clearbridge Invs Limited Company owns 551,913 shares. Iconiq Cap Limited Liability accumulated 32,990 shares or 0.15% of the stock. Also, insider Olaf Olafsson sold 23,450 shares of Time Warner stock in a transaction on Thursday, December 14th.
  • Jefferies Group Comments on JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s Q1 2018 Earnings (JPM)

    Jefferies Group Comments on JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s Q1 2018 Earnings (JPM)

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    It has outperformed by 0.58% the S&P500. Rampart Investment Management Company Llc increased its stake in Jpmorgan Chase & Co ( JPM ) by 8.22% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Miles Cap stated it has 5,261 shares. Roundview Ltd Llc has invested 1.57% in JPMorgan Chase & Co. ( NYSE : JPM ) last issued its earnings results on Friday, January 12th.
  • China's Solar Boom Boosts Clean Energy Funding Near Record

    China's Solar Boom Boosts Clean Energy Funding Near Record

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    Nearly half went to solar projects, and China's investment accounted for 40 percent of the total. This happened for two main reasons: first, despite a growing subsidy burden and worsening power curtailment, China's regulators, under pressure from the industry, were slow to curb build of utility-scale projects outside allocated government quotas.
  • Bank of Canada increases overnight rate target to 1 1/4 per cent

    Bank of Canada increases overnight rate target to 1 1/4 per cent

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    But a strong run of data, including that showing evidence of capacity tightening, make likely BoC's next hike to be delivered next week, and for the central bank to deliver a series of quarterly hikes in 2018. That translates into a 0.3 per cent per year drag on growth - a slightly larger hit than the bank estimated in October. Analysts expect the strong economic growth Canada saw in 2017 will outweigh the ongoing trade uncertainty in the near-term.
  • Hard Facts About Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK)

    Hard Facts About Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK)

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    Wynnefield Capital Inc who had been investing in Libbey Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $167.54M market cap company. The stock increased 0.94% or $0.72 during the last trading session, reaching $77.5. Pembrolizumab brought Merck more than $1 billion in sales in the third quarter and analysts expect the drug to generate peak sales of about $8.2 billion by 2020.
  • Uber to introduce limit on drivers' hours

    Uber to introduce limit on drivers' hours

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    This won't just be a breather because drivers will be unable to log into the Uber app and accept rides during the rest period. Uber the ride-hailing service providers are putting this rule into effect to lessen the tiredness and exhaustion in its drivers, driving on the roads.
  • Emerald Advisers Inc. PA Acquires 42675 Shares of MGM Resorts International (MGM)

    Emerald Advisers Inc. PA Acquires 42675 Shares of MGM Resorts International (MGM)

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    It has outperformed by 1.30% the S&P500. Long Pond Capital Lp increased Boston Properties Inc (BXP) stake by 115.49% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. First Trust Advisors Ltd Partnership invested in 0.01% or 46,217 shares. Beach Point Capital Management Lp owns 2.45 million shares or 18.47% of their USA portfolio. (NYSE:ALE). Northwestern Mutual Wealth Mgmt stated it has 216 shares or 0% of all its holdings.
  • Interserve says keeping United Kingdom government updated on progress of discussions with lenders

    Interserve says keeping United Kingdom government updated on progress of discussions with lenders

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    The Financial Times said that civil servants had monitored the contractor since a profit warning in September due to concerns over its financial health, citing government advisers and officials. "We continue to have constructive discussions with lenders over longer-term funding", a spokesman for the company said. "We are keeping the Cabinet Office closely appraised of our progress as would be expected".
  • Bank Of America Q4 Profit Falls On Tax-Related Charge

    Bank Of America Q4 Profit Falls On Tax-Related Charge

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    Welch & Forbes Llc bought 54,890 shares as the company's stock declined 6.00% while stock markets rallied. Chevy Chase Trust holds 9.13 million shares or 1.05% of its portfolio. Bank of America had a net margin of 20.66% and a return on equity of 8.33%. Finally, Investec Asset Management LTD increased its stake in shares of Bank of America by 68.6% in the 2nd quarter.
  • Snow less than half an inch still in forecast for Tuesday night

    Snow less than half an inch still in forecast for Tuesday night

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    Up to a half foot of snow has also been measured in east-central Arkansas near Palestine. "Temperatures will quickly drop below freezing and with winds of 10 to 20 miles per hour expected wind chill readings in the single digits to lower teens are anticipated across the entire region", the warning states.
  • Walmart offers way to turn leftover opioids into useless gel

    Walmart offers way to turn leftover opioids into useless gel

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    Walmart on Wednesday announced it will provide customers filling prescriptions for opioids with a packet of powder that will help them dispose of leftover medication in order to help curb misuse and abuse. Walmart already was among those pharmacies that sells a product, a pouch, that is used to neutralize drugs. According to the CDC , more than 42,000 people died from opioids in 2016, and 40 percent of those deaths were caused by prescription opioids.
  • Goldman Sachs Finishes Tough Year With New Low in Debt Trading

    Goldman Sachs Finishes Tough Year With New Low in Debt Trading

    Finance

    Excluding that charge and other one-time items, Goldman recorded earnings per share of $5.68. But both will take years to fill the roughly $10 billion revenue hole opened by Goldman's trading woes - if they ever do. The stock was sold at an average price of $238.01, for a total value of $4,876,824.90. In the last three months, insiders sold 135,177 shares of company stock valued at $32,435,160.
  • Carillion directors to be investigated

    Carillion directors to be investigated

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    Carillion collapsed on Monday, raising doubts about the future of more than 19,000 United Kingdom staff and igniting a political firestorm over ministers' handling of the crisis. The interim boss added that the Spanish-owned bank relented following "urgent discussions" with the other lenders and the company but reduced the maximum value of discounted supplier invoices from £150m to £117m.
  • 'New California' Declares 'Independence' With Hopes of Becoming 51st State

    'New California' Declares 'Independence' With Hopes of Becoming 51st State

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    The leaders of the movement publicly declared their independence from the state of California on Monday. Citing high taxes and deteriorating basic services, a group of activists from what looks like the vast majority of counties of California announced it seeks to separate from the state and form a new entity - but not secede from the United States.
  • UBM and Informa in talks over possible merger, UBM shares jump

    UBM and Informa in talks over possible merger, UBM shares jump

    Finance

    Based on January 15th closing prices for both Informa and UBM, this represents a 30 percent premium. It is expected that the combined group would be 65.5% owned by Informa shareholders, and 34.5% owned by UBM shareholders. The proposed deal would create a leading B2B Information Services Group and address an industry trend towards increased operating scaleand industry specialisation.