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Asian currencies rise on Fed minutes; yuan shoots to two-month high

Asian currencies rise on Fed minutes; yuan shoots to two-month high A June rate increase would mark a faster pace for the Fed. The currency has managed to put some distance between a nine-month low of 9.577 plumbed three weeks ago when oil prices fell to their lowest levels since November. "In the past, they had said the slowdown was transitory", said Daisuke Uno, chief strategist at Sumitomo Mitsui Bank. Some members said there might be need for a more gradua... [Full Article...]

Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT) Rating Reiterated by Goldman Sachs Group Inc

Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT) Rating Reiterated by Goldman Sachs Group Inc Homrich & Berg who had been investing in Wal for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $235.89B market cap company. The stock has a 1-year performance down -15.04% and negative at -2.65% in last five trading sessions. Premier Financial Bancorp, Inc. Capital Advisors Ok owns 19,788 shares. General Electric Co (Call) (NYSE:GE) was raised too. Vetr downgraded shares of Wal-Mart Store... [Full Article...]

Dollar Tree misses 1Q profit forecasts

Dollar Tree misses 1Q profit forecasts Also, insider Robert H. Rudman sold 2,616 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, March 21st. Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc. (NASDAQ:DLTR). Rail reported 10,850 shares. 217.48 million shares or 0.69% less from 218.99 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Barclays Public Limited stated it has 367,376 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. [Full Article...]

OPEC meets to extend oil cuts for up to one year

With crude prices above $50 a barrel from lows of previous year, they are increasingly moving back into the market. However, even if the May Chinese Caixin Manufacturing PMI weakens further, modest improvements for China are likely on trend, which should support average oil prices over the next two years even if the market ends lower today. [Full Article...]

Opec meets to talk cut extensions

Don't be fooled by today's market reaction: OPEC's widely anticipated decision in Vienna today to extend the production cuts that were agreed to back in November 2016 should prove bullish for crude oil prices . He told a news conference he was not anxious by what he called Thursday's "technical" oil price drop and was confident prices would recover as global inventories shrink, including be... [Full Article...]

Fed ties rate hike to economic rebound

For a look at the issues now facing the markets, make sure to read today's Ahead of Wall Street article. The blue-chip Dow Jones Industrial Average and tech-heavy Nasdaq both added 0.4 per cent, rising to 21,012.42 and 6,163.02 respectively. [Full Article...]

S&CO Inc. Lowers Position in Wells Fargo & Co

S&CO Inc. Lowers Position in Wells Fargo & Co In the last quarter, insiders bought 106,392 shares of company stock valued at $5,526,822. Looking at this figure it suggests that the shares of Wells Fargo & Company ( WFC ) may be overvalued, however, this can also depend upon the situation of the market; if the market is strong then it could suggest that Wells Fargo & Company (WFC) is a good investment, however if the market is weaker then it c... [Full Article...]

Calloway Has Lowest Jobless Rate in Purchase Area

Calloway Has Lowest Jobless Rate in Purchase Area Over the past year, the county's labor force has declined by approximately 500 people. The number of jobs in Hall County increased by 400, or 0.5 percent, to 88,900. The job growth came in manufacturing, trade, transportation and warehousing, along with professional and business services. In April 2016, the rate was 5.5 percent. [Full Article...]

Independent Advisor Alliance Buys 1020 Shares of National Retail Properties, Inc. (NNN)

Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ:DLTR) has risen 3.60% since May 25, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 24.67% the S&P500. Teachers Advisors LLC lowered its position in National Retail Properties, Inc. (NYSE:NNN) or 20,000 shares. Boston Properties, Inc is a real estate investment trust. Finally, Nationwide Fund Advisors boosted its position in shares of National Retail Properties by 0.7%... [Full Article...]

How Analysts Rated Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (ADR) (NYSE:TEVA) Last Week?

How Analysts Rated Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (ADR) (NYSE:TEVA) Last Week? Analysts giving shares a rating of 1 or 2 would be indicating a Buy. The correct version of this piece of content can be viewed at https://www.thecerbatgem.com/2017/05/24/dnb-asset-management-as-acquires-56900-shares-of-teva-pharmaceutical-industries-ltd-teva-updated.html. [Full Article...]

Oil price drops 5% on OPEC decision

OPEC has for weeks been laying the groundwork to extend production cuts. The group initially proposed extending cuts for an additional six months, but later made a decision to prolong for nine, as crude oil inventories remain stubbornly high. [Full Article...]

Fact check: Medicaid a target for cuts despite assurance

Trump's proposal would shift some cost to states, target benefits to the poorest people, increase work requirements and limit some eligibility. It includes reductions to benefit programs such as Medicaid, the government insurance program for the poorest and many disabled Americans; federal employee pensions; welfare benefits; and farm subsidies. [Full Article...]

Spot gold rises to session high after Fed meeting minutes

Spot gold rises to session high after Fed meeting minutes Federal funds futures imply traders see an 83% chance of a rate rise in June and a 46% probability of two increases by the end of 2017, according to the CME Group's FedWatch tool. Seven of the 11 major S&P 500 sectors were higher, led by the materials index's 0.67 percent rise. Jewelry retailer Tiffany (TIF.N) sank 8.7% after posting a surprise drop in comparable sales. [Full Article...]

The Liberum Capital Reiterates "Hold" Rating for Sports Direct International Plc (SPD)

Stock Spirits Group PLC (LON:STCK)'s stock had its "buy" rating reiterated by equities research analysts at Whitman Howard in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday. If you are reading this piece on another publication, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of U.S. and global copyright & trademark law. [Full Article...]

Lowe's weak quarter stands in contrast to rival Home Depot

Lowe's weak quarter stands in contrast to rival Home Depot Lowe's shares were down 4 percent at $78.92 on Wednesday. Sandy Spring Bank now owns 50,497 shares of the home improvement retailer's stock worth $3,646,000 after buying an additional 2,902 shares during the period. This represents a $3.56 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.30%. Willingdon Wealth Management invested 0.56% in Lowe's Companies, Inc . If you are accessing this piece on... [Full Article...]

GameStop beats first-quarter profit estimates, but maintains full-year forecast

Nintendo expects the Switch to more than double its annual operating profit. That figure is important because it's just a smidge higher than the 1.1 million Wiis GameStop says it sold in the US during that console's first two months on sale in 2006. [Full Article...]

Senate Passes Petroleum Industry Bill Into Law After 17 Years

Senate Passes Petroleum Industry Bill Into Law After 17 Years The Senate, he assured, would ensure the opening up of the petroleum sector, and by extension, the economy of the country on a tripod of transparency, efficiency and profitability for both the government and players in the field. In a similar vein, two new entities will be established by the new bill, when signed into law. A proposal to amend the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Act, 2004... [Full Article...]

Manchester attack: Extra police on duty in London

Ms Dick, Britain's most senior police officer, condemned the blast in Manchester as "an utterly appalling attack ". The Department added: "The British authorities have raised the terrorist threat level for Great Britain from "severe" to "critical", the highest alert level, which means not only that an attack remains highly likely, but that a further attack may be imminent". [Full Article...]

Rothschild Investment Corp IL Boosts Stake in QUALCOMM, Inc. (QCOM)

It closed at $4.2 lastly. It is down 0.83% since May 25, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 17.22% the S&P500. Looking at this figure it suggests that the shares of QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM ) may be overvalued, however, this can also depend upon the situation of the market; if the market is strong then it could suggest that QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM ) is a good investment, how... [Full Article...]

OPEC, other nations extend output cut to March

The OPEC alliance faces competition from USA shale producers. OPEC does not have plans to impose restrictions on oil extraction in Libya and Nigeria in the nearest future, al-Falih stated, as the two countries' production does not affect the plan to reduce global oil stocks. [Full Article...]


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