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Controversial 'safety valve' to cut pensioner income could save firms billions Controversial 'safety valve' to cut pensioner income could save firms billions
- August 17, 2016

The fall of the sterling has helped to offset the issue slightly, but the deficit is still a serious problem. The failure by FTSE 100 companies to tackle the mounting pension crisis is getting even costlier for these firms. Tata Steel, the owner of Britain's largest steel works in Port Talbot, is in talks with the government about a similar restructuring for the British Steel pension scheme, which has liabilities of £15bn. (more...)
TJX Cos. shares drop after guidance falls below expectations TJX Cos. shares drop after guidance falls below expectations
- August 17, 2016

It continues to draw shoppers away from mall-based stores as it rapidly expands its footprint. Same-store sales at HomeGoods were 5% higher than a year ago. It had previously expected $3.35 to $3.42 per share. Current quarter revenue movements show that, the company has set average revenue estimates of 33.1B covering forecast of 28 analysts. (more...)
Why Home Depot Earnings Are Par for the Course
- August 17, 2016

The Atlanta-based retailer posted higher second-quarter earnings as sales excluding newly opened and closed stores increased 4.7%, including 5.4% growth in the U.S. HD attributes the rise in profits to increased American spending on home improvement projects. Furthermore, HD has consistently topped our EPS consensus estimate for several straight quarters, and this part of why the stock has kept going up over the last half-a-decade. (more...)
Struggling bookseller Barnes & Noble fires CEO after a year Struggling bookseller Barnes & Noble fires CEO after a year
- August 17, 2016

The once ubiquitous book story chain made the announcement today in a somewhat tersely-worded press release, noting that its Board of Directors, "determined that Mr. Amazon's Kindle tablets and rich reading content have eaten into demand for Barnes & Noble's Nook. (NYSE:BKS) stock, which is up more than 50% this year, here comes a shakeup at the very top. (more...)
Nuance Communications Inc. (NUAN) PT Lowered to $25.00 at Deutsche Bank AG Nuance Communications Inc. (NUAN) PT Lowered to $25.00 at Deutsche Bank AG
- August 17, 2016

Two Movers within Analysts Observation: Sina Corporation (NASDAQ: SINA ), Nuance Communications, Inc . According to Zacks, " Nuance Communications, Inc .is the leading provider of speech and imaging solutions for businesses and consumers around the world". (more...)
Rudy Giuliani forgets about 9/11
- August 17, 2016

The Trump campaign stumbled through another historic gaffe on Monday courtesy of former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani , who conveniently seemed to forget about the september 11 attacks in an effort to undermine President Barack Obama. Giuliani should probably stop using this argument, which Donald Trump refuted quite well, while he is directly campaigning for Donald Trump . (more...)
Fresh calls for West Norfolk trains to be re-nationalised Fresh calls for West Norfolk trains to be re-nationalised
- August 17, 2016

For every pound paid in fares, 97p goes back into running and improving services and it's our job to make sure that money is spent well". "We want to see a ticketing system that reflects modern working patterns and makes rail travel affordable, not just for the UK's millions of part-time workers, but also for the thousands more who are now prevented from working due to the cost of the commute". (more...)
Stock in the Traders Limelight: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.'s (AMD) Stock in the Traders Limelight: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.'s (AMD)
- August 17, 2016

The Market Capitalization of the company stands at 5.34 Billion. The stock's low price in its 52 week is $1.65 per share while $7.16 as the 52 week high price. It has been assigned a low target price of $2.5 and a high target price of $9. The company reported the earnings of $-0.05/Share in the last quarter where the estimated EPS by analysts was $-0.08/share. (more...)
United Kingdom approves application for Dong Energy's North Sea wind farm United Kingdom approves application for Dong Energy's North Sea wind farm
- August 17, 2016

The Development Consent Order (DCO) was approved by Greg Clark MP at the recommendation of the Planning Inspectorate. Dong is already working on Hornsea Project One, a 1.2 gigawatt (GW) scheme, which will power 800,000 British homes. Hornsea Project Two is being developed by SMartWind, owned by DONG Energy. The Government used today's announcement as an opportunity to reveal that it is making £730m of financial support available for renewable electricity generation this Parliament, and ... (more...)
Stock Earnings Roundup: Sorl Auto Parts, Inc. (NASDAQ:SORL)
- August 17, 2016

Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items. The Corporation has average brokerage recommendation (ABR) of 2.5 based on consensus of the brokerage firms issuing ratings. The Median price target for the stock is measured at $4.50. Earnings also decreased 16.3% from $2.27 recorded in the year-ago quarter. The Company Touched its 52-Week High on Aug 15, 2016 and 52-Week Low on Feb 10, 2016. (more...)
Devon Energy Corporation (NYSE:DVN) Updated Price Targets
- August 17, 2016

BlackRock Fund Advisors raised its stake in shares of Devon Energy Corp .by 22.6% in the first quarter. On Nov 6, 2015 the shares registered one year high at $48.68 and the one year low of $18.07 was seen on Feb 19, 2016. (NYSE:DVN) opened at 41.71 on Tuesday. 06/13/2016 - Devon Energy Corporation had its "outperform" rating reiterated by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. (more...)
HEB Buys Six Sun Fresh Market Locations HEB Buys Six Sun Fresh Market Locations
- August 17, 2016

Sun Fresh is in the process of closing the acquired stores, with the transaction expected to close in the coming weeks. The company has several Central Market stores in the Metroplex, including one in Southlake, but has no H-E-Bs. The four Dallas stores had been operating as Sun Fresh Markets for only a year and previously were Albertson's stores. H-E-B operates five Central Market format stores in around Dallas, and H-E-B conventional stores only south of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. (more...)
Worth Watching Stock: General Motors Company (NYSE:GM)
- August 17, 2016

Atria Investments LLC acquired a new stake in Ford Motor during the second quarter valued at $1,592,000. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $42.4 billion and quarterly net income of $7.8 billion, or $1.42 per diluted share. Vetr upgraded Ford Motor from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $14.64 target price for the company in a research note on Monday, May 2nd. (more...)
History maker Bartolo Colon does something he's never done before History maker Bartolo Colon does something he's never done before
- August 17, 2016

Colon had gone 281 plate appearances before his first career walk, which had been the largest number of plate appearances without a walk in Major League Baseball history ( per Adam Rubin of ESPN New York ). "I'll pretty much have my phone on me everywhere but second base", Walker said before the game. T.J. Rivera's error on leadoff hitter Jean Segura's groundball set the stage for an ugly first inning for Colon (10-7). (more...)
PSU banks underpay at top; I too feel 'under-paid': Rajan
- August 17, 2016

Rajan, on-leave professor of finance at Chicago University and former chief economist at the International Monetary Fund, will return to academia after his term at RBI ends in September. The comments assume significance in the wake of PSBs facing a huge burden of bad loans and amid calls from several quarters for professionalising their boards. (more...)
Factory Production in U.S. Increased 0.5 Percent in July Factory Production in U.S. Increased 0.5 Percent in July
- August 17, 2016

At 104.9 percent of its 2012 average, total industrial production in July was 0.5 percent lower than its year-earlier level. Economists had expected the measure to rise by 0.3%. Capacity utilisation, which measures industrial slack, rose 0.5 percentage point in July to 75.9%, surpassing expectations of 75.6%. The manufacturing sector experienced its largest increase in output since July 2015, rising 0.5% in July. (more...)
Hain Celestial Dives On Earnings Delay, Miss On Accounting Woes Hain Celestial Dives On Earnings Delay, Miss On Accounting Woes
- August 17, 2016

The shares ended last trade at $53.4, implying that Wall Street analysts see shares losing about -2.62 per cent in 12 months' time. Since January this year, HAIN shares have lost more than 6% of their value. That compares with the mean forecast $733.56M and $0.49/share, respectively. Analyst consensus had an EPS estimate of $0.69 and revenues of $1.88 billion. (more...)
Lewis Bloor to lock horns with Stephen Bear Lewis Bloor to lock horns with Stephen Bear
- August 17, 2016

When asked by Emma if he was surprised by the result, he said: "It was a shock". Of his fellow housemates, Heavy D said that some of them went in to "coast" along in order to get an "easy pay cheque". Heavy D received the most nominations, with accusations of eating too much, making "pterodactyl" noises and being "emotionally unstable" among the criticism levelled at him. (more...)
Turkish police raid 44 companies in probe into failed coup
- August 17, 2016

Erdogan accuses Gulen of harnessing an extensive network of schools, charities and businesses, built up in Turkey and overseas over decades, to infiltrate state institutions and build a "parallel structure" that aimed to take over the country. (more...)
Australia's Domino's Pizza posts record annual profit Australia's Domino's Pizza posts record annual profit
- August 16, 2016

Instead, Domino's Pizza delivered a record full-year profit of $92 million in the 2016 financial year, or an increase of 43.6 percent. Total network sales reached A$1.96b ($2.1b), a 32.7 per cent lift on the same period a year earlier. The company expects to roll out an extra 300 stores Australia-wide by 2025, up from 714 to 1,200. "We are focused on improving technology, pushing safer, more efficient delivery, while investing in world class ordering platforms", says Group CEO and Managing ... (more...)

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