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Rio Tinto plc's (RIO) "Buy" Rating Reaffirmed at Jefferies Group LLC

The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $39.86 and a 200 day moving average price of $40.78. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG cut their price objective on shares of Vodafone Group plc from GBX 300 ($3.90) to GBX 285 ($3.71) and set a "buy" rating on the stock in a report on Friday, January 27th.

OPEC Agrees 9-Month Extension To Production Cut, WTI Oil Price Slides

Oil cartel members meeting in Europe agreed Thursday to extend petroleum production cuts into 2018, as they seek to regain market power amid a surge of USA shale output that has kept fuel prices low. OPEC oil ministers were continuing their discussions in Vienna after three hours of talks. OPEC countries, among other nations, require the price of oil to be above $80 a barrel to keep the spigots on and budgets fat.

Fed may raise interest rates again in June

Minutes from the Fed's last policy meeting showed policymakers agreed they should hold off on raising interest rates until it was clear a recent USA economic slowdown was temporary, though most said a hike was coming soon. During the economic slump and financial crisis that centered on the housing market but quickly affected most of the global banking system, the Fed bought trillions of mortgage and Treasury bonds in an effort to keep long-term interest rates low.

Zuckerberg wants Harvard grads to build a world of objective

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg , during his Harvard graduation commencement address on Thursday, called for universal basic income for citizens who can have the "cushion" to take risks like starting a business or learning a skill, without being pressured to keep a steady job that may not advance them outside their economic class.

Trump Son-in-Law Discussed Setting Up Secret Communications With Russia

The White House previously disclosed that the meeting between Kushner, Flynn and Kislyak had occurred. The FBI's focus on Kushner does not necessarily mean he is suspected of a crime, nor is he considered a subject of the bureau's wider probe of Russian Federation.

Is this photo of a 13-pound bullfrog in Texas real?

This 13-pounder captured at a fishing pond at a South Texas ranch in Batesville seems to be a lot more bull than frog. A photo of one Texas hunter's unbelievable catch has gone viral, but some online skeptics aren't taking the bait. In addition to its exaggerated weight, we suspect this picture makes the frog appear larger than it actually is by using forced perspective. "Still a big bullfrog, though".

Is there a Bearish outlook for Hunting plc (LON:HTG) this week?

Investors of record on Thursday, April 6th will be issued a GBX 24.70 ($0.32) dividend. It has by 0.00% the S&P500. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock.

Deutsche Bank AG Reiterates Buy Rating for Buffalo Wild Wings (BWLD)

Wall Street await Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ: BWLD ) to release earnings on July, 25. Kornitzer Capital Management Inc decreased Baker Hughes Inc (BHI) stake by 38.88% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Cim Mangement holds 0.15% or 2,685 shares in its portfolio. Deutsche National Bank Ag holds 0.02% or 153,237 shares in its portfolio. Pacad Inv holds 0.1% or 12,089 shares.

GST will take three months to stabilise industries: Crisil

Air-conditioners and refrigerators will come under the 28 per cent tax slab, while life saving drugs have been kept at 5 per cent rate. The tax on services has been divided into four slabs of 5, 12, 18 and 28 percent. Currently, some states levy Value Added Tax (VAT) on them. "If anybody says GST should not be there in my state, then he is effectively saying consumers in my state should buy expensive products".

China, US reach agreement on beef, poultry and natural gas

Foreign-owned firms will be allowed to offer credit-rating services in China by July 16. Negotiations to lift the ban started last September while President Obama was still in office, and President Trump supported the move after meeting with China's president last month.

Charles Krauthammer: That elusive Middle East peace

Since it is located in East Jerusalem , which is occupied by Israel but regarded as Palestinians as the future capital of their state , successive USA presidents avoided visiting the wall. "That's like if your wife said "Are you having an affair" and you said 'I am NOT sleeping with Jenna!'" On route to the Palestinian Presidential Palace, the streets were lined with both USA and Palestinian flags, with posters bearing both respective leaders' faces, and captioned "the City of Peace ...

Quantitative Investment Management LLC Takes Position in Centene Corp

The Company operates through two segments: Managed Care and Specialty Services. The price/earnings ratio (P/E) is 18.44 and the forward P/E ratio stands at 14.06. Bank of America downgraded Tenet Healthcare Corp (NYSE:THC) on Wednesday, November 9 to "Neutral" rating. The rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs on Tuesday, December 13 to "Neutral".

Ascena Retail Group Inc (ASNA) Sees Large Growth in Short Interest

The company's quarterly revenue was down 5.1% on a year-over-year basis. The counter witnessed a trading volume of 0.22 million shares versus an average volume of 0.17 million shares during last trading session. High growth rates in EPS are more reliable in the case of "matured companies" which has experienced a complete economic cycle of expansion and contraction, through a bear market phase and a bull run.

Antero Resources Corp (AR) Position Maintained by USS Investment Management Ltd

It has underperformed by 17.57% the S&P500. Finally, Bourgeon Capital Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Antero Resources Corp during the third quarter worth about $225,000. 2,000 shares valued at $50,000 were sold by Yoo K. Phil on Thursday, January 5. On average, analysts anticipate that Antero Resources Corp will post $0.51 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Former CIA director says discussed election hacking with Moscow in summer 2016

But Brennan told the House intelligence committee on Tuesday that President Donald Trump would have violated protocol if he shared such information with Russian officials in the Oval Office spontaneously. While Brennan would not specifically identify any individuals associated with the Trump campaign who had contacts with Russian officials and would not opine as to whether there was any collusion or collaboration, he did tell lawmakers why he was concerned about the contacts occurring ...

United States announces trade progress with China in 10 key areas

Ross explained the significance of exporting the product to China . American firms such as Visa and MasterCard will be allowed to offer card payment services in China . On other matters beyond trade , Washington appears to be taking a softer stance than Trump promised on the campaign trail. It is unclear exactly how much these new deals will increase trade between the two countries.

Pakistan Army dismisses Indian claim of assault on its post

He further said that as the snow in the Valley melts and the blockage on the passes opens, increase in infiltration will be expected. Earlier this month, Pakistan Army had denied Indian army's accusations of killing two members of an Indian army patrol near the LoC.

Trump son-in-law reportedly discussed setting up secret channel with Moscow

One White House official at the time characterized it as a brief courtesy meeting and confirmed that Michael Flynn , Trump's ousted national security adviser, was in the room. But President Trump has described the Russian Federation investigations as " the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history ". "I know that I'm not under investigation.

Tullow Oil Plc (TUWOY) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages

Jefferies Group LLC raised their target price on Tullow Oil plc from GBX 197 ($2.56) to GBX 250 ($3.25) and gave the company an underperform rating in a research report on Monday, January 9th. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Friday, March 17 by AlphaValue. Finally, Whitman Howard reiterated a buy rating and issued a GBX 262 ($3.41) target price on shares of Tullow Oil plc in a research report on Wednesday, April 26th.

Federal Bureau of Investigation declines to provide requested materials to House Oversight

Now, who knows what ancillary things will come from it, that's the problem with any sort of special counsel is that they go in all different directions at once. Chaffetz included another request for materials related to Comey and communications with the White House and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, with a deadline of June 8.

First Solar, Inc. (FSLR)

Shares of First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR) opened at 36.47 on Thursday. It has underperformed by 39.53% the S&P500. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 17,958 shares of the company's stock, valued at $662,470.62. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 23,696 shares of the company's stock, valued at $798,318.24. It is positive, as 86 investors sold V shares while 540 reduced holdings.

Washington Prime Group Inc (WPG) Position Cut by Nationwide Fund Advisors

Washington Prime Group also updated its FY17 guidance to $1.64 - $1.70 EPS. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System increased its position in shares of Washington Prime Group by 2.2% in the first quarter. The company reported an impressive total revenue of 843.48 Million in the last fiscal year. Currently, EPS of Washington Prime Group Inc. The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, June 15th.

$0.27 EPS Expected for Sangamo Therapeutics Inc (SGMO) This Quarter

Hologic Inc now has $12.09B valuation. When taking a look at recommendations from analysts, investors can use the average brokerage recommendation score to determine the consensus take on a stock. SGMO's value Change from Open was at -7.05% with a Gap of 0.00%. ULLIAN ELAINE also sold $377,830 worth of Hologic, Inc. GROSS PATRICK W sold 466 shares worth $32,275.

Urban Outfitters, Inc. (URBN) Delivers Consistent EPS Surprises

It fall, as 48 investors sold Urban Outfitters, Inc. shares while 89 reduced holdings. 47 funds opened positions while 102 raised stakes. For the Current Quarter, the growth estimate for Urban Outfitters Inc.is -31.8%, while for the Next Quarter the stock growth estimate is -5%.

Winnebago Industries Inc Q4 2016 Institutional Investor Sentiment Better Than Expected

It has outperformed by 42.13% the S&P500. Swiss Natl Bank holds 0% of its portfolio in Winnebago Industries, Inc . The construction company reported $0.48 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.45 by $0.03. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $27.72 per share, with a total value of $138,600.00. Shares for $31,300 were bought by Fisher William C .

Scout Investments Inc. Invests $32.635 Million in Xcel Energy Inc (XEL)

Coach, Inc. (NYSE:COH) has risen 31.38% since January and is up 2.27% for the past week. It has outperformed by 121.73% the S&P500. Delta Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Tn invested 0% of its portfolio in Xcel Energy Inc (NYSE:XEL). Therefore 30% are positive. COPYRIGHT VIOLATION NOTICE: "Xcel Energy (XEL) Earning Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Study Finds" was reported by BBNS and is the sole property of of BBNS.

Erratic Trump needs to dispel distrust in him in Middle East

Greenberg and Hoenlein concluded: "This incident underscores the awful damage caused by serial UN resolutions, including UN Security Council Resolution 2334 (of December 2016), denying the more than three thousand years of the Jewish connection to Israel and the holiest sites in the Jewish religion, which the Trump Administration has said it will work to reverse".

Did Donald Trump just shove aside another world leader?

France's newly elected president, Emmanuel Macron , visibly smirked during Donald Trump's remarks, but the force of his message will not have been lost on the wider European continent- much of which for the past 70 years has thrived under the security umbrella provided by the United States.

Interpublic Group of Companies Inc (IPG) Stake Increased by Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI

About shares traded. MPLX LP (NYSE:MPLX) has risen 11.48% since May 25, 2016 and is uptrending. Shares of The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc . The company has a market cap of $9.76 billion, a PE ratio of 16.05 and a beta of 1.60. The Firm specializes in consumer advertising, digital marketing, communications planning and media buying, public relations and specialized communications disciplines.

Were Analysts Bullish Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE:LNT) This Week?

It has underperformed by 4.10% the S&P500. Finally, Hermes Investment Management Ltd. purchased a new stake in Alliant Energy during the third quarter valued at about $20,090,000. It turned negative, as 31 investors sold LNT shares while 140 reduced holdings. Several other hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in LNT.

North Korea Might Behind The Unprecedented Cyber-Attacks In The World

The researchers said it was too early to confirm that Pyongyang was behind the cyberattacks. Scott said he believes North Korea would likely have attacked more strategic targets - two of the hardest-hit countries, China and Russian Federation, are the North's closest strategic allies - or tried to capture more significant profits.

Lavazza buys 80% of Kicking Horse Coffee

Elana Rosenfeld , who co-founded Kicking Horse in 1996 with Leo Johnson equipped with little more than a roaster, said the partnership is an ideal fit. "In recent years, the company has constantly grown at a double-digit rate and, thanks to this acquisition, its growth and development prospects both in and outside of Canada will increase significantly", he added.

Analysts See $0.09 EPS for Verint Systems Inc. (VRNT)

Equifax Inc now has $16.55B valuation. About 4,333 shares traded. It is down 23.95% since May 25, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 85.82% the S&P500. also sold $261,060 worth of KMG Chemicals, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRNT). Legal General Public Limited Co reported 0% in Verint Systems Inc. On Wednesday, May 18 the stock rating was maintained by Bernstein with "Outperform".

Lowe's Companies, Inc. Setting The Table For Earnings

So is with Lowe's Companies, Inc. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained Lowe's Companies, Inc. Shares of Lowe's Companies, Inc. SRS Capital Advisors Inc. now owns 1,236 shares of the home improvement retailer's stock valued at $101,000 after buying an additional 5 shares during the period.

Avis Budget Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CAR) EPS Projections in Focus

Profund Advisors LLC's holdings in Avis Budget Group were worth $366,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Several other hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of auto. The Shareholder Yield (Mebane Faber) of Avis Budget Group, Inc. A number of research firms have recently commented on auto. The company traded as low as $23.80 and last traded at $23.80, with a volume of 2,248,326 shares trading hands.