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October sees slight rise in house price growth
- November 01, 2017

Those with mortgages linked to the Bank rate now represent a record low of 40%, down from a peak of 70% in 2001. The comments came as Nationwide said United Kingdom house price growth had edged up to an annual rate of 2.5% last month - though the outlook for the market remained subdued. (more...)
What the Technicals Say About GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. (GCAP) What the Technicals Say About GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. (GCAP)
- November 01, 2017

A stock is considered to be oversold if the RSI reading falls below 30. The Return on Assets for AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE: AKS ) is 0.028609. It tells investors how well a company is turning their capital into profits. It is the "top line" or "gross income" figure from which costs are subtracted to determine net income. (more...)
Unemployment rate down to 4.6% - lowest since 2008 Unemployment rate down to 4.6% - lowest since 2008
- November 01, 2017

This is the lowest unemployment rate since the December 2008 quarter, when it was 4.4 percent. When coming to the informal sector employment, the QLFS showed that this increased from 2.4 million in the first quarter of 2008 to 2.7 million in the third quarter of 2017. (more...)
First Solar, Inc. (FSLR) Lifted to Buy at Needham & Company LLC
- November 01, 2017

Zevin Asset Management LLC bolstered its stake by buying 1,335 shares an increase of 5.5%. First Solar, Inc.'s insider ownership stands at 0.4 percent, while its insider transaction is -18.5 percent. BidaskClub cut First Solar from a "strong-buy" rating to a "buy" rating in a research report on Thursday, August 3rd. Deutsche Bank AG raised shares of First Solar from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and increased their price target for the stock from $50.00 to $65.00 in a research report on ... (more...)
Home Prices Rose 6.1% YOY in August Home Prices Rose 6.1% YOY in August
- November 01, 2017

August 2017's national index comes in at 195.05, a 6.1 percent year-over-year increase from August 2016 and a seasonally adjusted 0.1 percent month-over-month increase. He answered with a strong one-two punch: Low mortgage rates, combined with an improving economy. However, the bad news is that, with a paltry 3.7% year over year gain, the Chicago area is in second to last place for year over year home price gains among the 20 metro areas that Case Shiller tracks - barely edging out ... (more...)
Stocks Reach Important Points: Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (COG), FireEye, Inc. (FEYE)
- November 01, 2017

Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 165,521 shares of the oil and gas exploration company's stock valued at $4,151,000 after purchasing an additional 61,978 shares in the last quarter. A total of 12,719,054 shares exchanged hands during the intra-day trade contrast with its average trading volume of 4.98M shares, while its relative volume stands at 2.55. (more...)
NYC set to kick away cabaret law NYC set to kick away cabaret law
- November 01, 2017

That's likely to change on Tuesday-which also happens to be Halloween-when a bill to repeal the Prohibition-era law (known as the Cabaret Law ) comes before the city council. She said that abolishing the cabaret law will finally take pressure off bar owners, who fear getting slapped with fines or even shut down if patrons decide to dance to the music. (more...)
Betting terminals 'ripping people off' Betting terminals 'ripping people off'
- November 01, 2017

Then there are the B2 games in which you can place a £100 stake, but can still only win £500 (your chances of winning are increased by the vastly increased stake). The Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (IGRG) is to tighten the code on responsible gambling advertising so that operators ensure that gambling channels can not be accessed by under-18-year-olds via social media. (more...)
8 reported dead as truck careens down bike path in Manhattan 8 reported dead as truck careens down bike path in Manhattan
- November 01, 2017

The driver jumped out of his rental truck carrying what turned out to be a paintball gun and a pellet gun. He had crashed the truck into a school bus. "A vehicle just ran over 2 people and then crashed into a school bus", one person at the scene tweeted. The incident happened in the area of Chambers and West Streets in the TriBeCa neighbourhood. (more...)
Japanese Company Rewards Non-Smoking Employees With Six Paid Holidays Each Year Japanese Company Rewards Non-Smoking Employees With Six Paid Holidays Each Year
- November 01, 2017

Meaning anyone wanting to take a cigarette break had to go to the basement level, lasting around 15 minutes a time. Piala's CEO, Takao Asuka, has also said that he introduced the paid leave to encourage smokers to quit too. Spokesman Matsushima himself also enjoyed a holiday with his family with the extra days. " I hope to encourage employees to quit smoking through incentives rather than penalties or coercion ", Asuka added. (more...)
The Bottom Line on Monsanto Company (MON), The Walt Disney Company (DIS)
- October 31, 2017

Increasing profits are the best indication that a company can pay dividends and that the share price will trend upward. The Volatility 3m of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS ) is 17.696100. Shares of Monday have uptrended 3.04% in the past three months, while the S&P 500 has moved -0.92% in that time. With an institutional ownership near 82.1%, it carries an earnings per share ratio of 1.89. (more...)
The Designer Behind Burberry's Fashion Transformation Is Leaving the Company The Designer Behind Burberry's Fashion Transformation Is Leaving the Company
- October 31, 2017

His post was taken over by Marco Gobbetti, who joined from Celine, and is now a lead player in the company's cost-saving drive. Banking on Britishness, he made it the center of Burberry's brand. Last year Bailey announced plans to step down from the chief executive's job. Others wondered whether the gifted designer had the right skill set to be CEO. (more...)
Stephen King's Pet Sematary remake finds its directors Stephen King's Pet Sematary remake finds its directors
- October 31, 2017

Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kolsch are set to helm a new version of Pet Sematary . Kolsch and Widmyer first gained notoriety with their 2014 indie horror pic " Starry Eyes ", which caught the eyes of various studio execs and was partly funded by a successful Kickstarter campaign. (more...)
Duterte visit to Japan yields $6 billion in investment pledges Duterte visit to Japan yields $6 billion in investment pledges
- October 31, 2017

Separate from this, Japan will provide the Philippines with ¥113.9 billion in loans for projects including subway construction in Manila, Abe said. Data from the PSA also showed Japan was one of the top buyers of Philippine goods in August.Exports during the period rose by 9.4 percent to $5.51 billion, from $5.04 billion a year ago. (more...)
Shopify Inc. NYSE:SHOP Experiences Unusual Volatility Mid-Market Shopify Inc. NYSE:SHOP Experiences Unusual Volatility Mid-Market
- October 31, 2017

Monness Crespi & Hardt upped their target price on shares of Shopify from $48.00 to $50.00 and gave the company a "buy" rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 2nd. (NYSE: SHOP ) traded down 8.90% on Tuesday, reaching $99.63. Pacific Crest reaffirmed a "buy" rating on shares of Shopify in a research note on Friday, October 7th. (more...)
Unbiased Equity Research: Mastercard Incorporated (MA), Brunswick Corporation
- October 31, 2017

If we look at the Volatility of MasterCard Incorporated (MA), Week Volatility is 1.27%, whereas Month Volatility is at 1.10%. 4,641,348 shares of the stock traded hands. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Company, Ltd expanded its ownership by buying 171,873 shares an increase of 42.6% in the quarter. October 16 investment analysts at Baird kept the company rating at "Outperform" but raised the price target to $170.00 from $120.00. (more...)
Man Utd boss Mourinho: Rashford and Martial can play together Man Utd boss Mourinho: Rashford and Martial can play together
- October 31, 2017

He scored 11 times in his first nine appearances for the Reds before entering his current five-game goal drought. An injury to Bailly prevented a reunion between the two when Manchester United secured a 1-0 win in Lisbon two weeks ago but, after his return to action in Saturday's victory against Tottenham Hotspur , the Ivory Coast man will be one of the players tasked with keeping the Portugal global quiet. (more...)
CME Group Announces Plans for Bitcoin Futures, Causing Price Surge CME Group Announces Plans for Bitcoin Futures, Causing Price Surge
- October 31, 2017

The CME operates a range of prominent exchanges around the world and handles three billion contracts a year. "Given increasing client interest in the evolving cryptocurrency markets, we have chose to introduce a bitcoin futures contract", said Terry Duffy, CME group chairman and chief executive. (more...)
United Kingdom economic growth dwarfed again by eurozone in third quarter
- October 31, 2017

The ECB has taken extraordinary measures to push up growth and inflation in the eurozone in recent years, setting interest rates at historic lows, offering cheap loans for banks and hoovering billions of euros of government and corporate bonds each month. (more...)
Oil price remains above $60 per barrel, but for how long?
- October 31, 2017

Benchmark Brent was down 10 cents at $60.80 a barrel by 1050 GMT, not far off July 2015-highs reached earlier this week, and up around 37 percent since their 2017 lows last June. Six analysts polled ahead of inventory reports estimated, on average, that crude stocks were forecast to have fallen 2.6 million barrels in the week ended October 27. (more...)

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