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Jeremy Hunt: Problems facing the NHS are Jeremy Hunt: Problems facing the NHS are "unacceptable"
- February 10, 2017

The wait of almost a year and a quarter was recorded on a 62-year-old patient who had been treated by Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, which runs Pinderfields in Wakefield, and wards in Dewsbury and Pontefract. "None of this is going to happen overnight, however I am confident that our forthcoming exit from the European Union provides an opportunity to help the NHS recover in many ways, not least by diverting a considerable portion of the money we will save from leaving into the NHS". (more...)
Prudential plc (PRU) PT Set at GBX 1844 by Barclays PLC Prudential plc (PRU) PT Set at GBX 1844 by Barclays PLC
- February 10, 2017

LLC now owns 1,489 shares of the company's stock worth $122,000 after buying an additional 1,089 shares during the period. ClariVest Asset Management LLC raised its position in shares of Prudential Financial by 540.0% in the second quarter. (more...)
Mead Johnson Nutrition Company (NYSE:MJN)
- February 10, 2017

A number of other brokerages have also recently weighed in on MJN. The correct version of this report can be read at https://baseballnewssource.com/markets/northcape-capital-pty-ltd-acquires-new-stake-in-mead-johnson-nutrition-company-mjn/417836.html. (more...)
'Massive' blast at French nuclear power plant
- February 10, 2017

The explosion occurred in a non-nuclear part of the facility, so there is no risk of radiation contamination, according to EDF. Medical teams have headed to the place of the blast. A new-third generation reactor, known as EPR or Flamanville 3, is under construction in Normandy. EDF said its safety record at nuclear sites improved past year, with 2.3 accidents for every one million hours worked, compared with 2.6 accidents in 2015. (more...)
L'Oreal Considering Sale of The Body Shop for $1.6 Million L'Oreal Considering Sale of The Body Shop for $1.6 Million
- February 10, 2017

But despite its worldwide growth, The Body Shop's sales growth has tailed off in recent years, amid stiff competition in the skincare and beauty marketplace. The French group's overall operating profit last year was 4.54 billion euros, up from 4.4 billion euros year over year. However, on a like-for-like basis sales saw growth of 0.6%. (more...)
TJ Maxx (TJX) No Longer Backs Ivanka Following President Trump Tweet
- February 10, 2017

She is a great person - always pushing me to do the right thing! Nordstrom explained last week that her clothing line was not selling well, and took the decision to drop it from their available stock. In this case, based on the brand's performance we've decided not to buy it for this season". "We make adjustments as part of our normal course of business operations", the company said. (more...)
Arby's investigating data breach Arby's investigating data breach
- February 10, 2017

The company says a data breach may have affected more than 355,000 credit and debit cards. The spokesperson said that it notified law enforcement after it learned of the breach and contacted several computer security firms to assist, including Mandiant. (more...)
Sentry Investment Management Boosts Position by $12983511 in The Coca-Cola Co (KO) Sentry Investment Management Boosts Position by $12983511 in The Coca-Cola Co (KO)
- February 10, 2017

According to tipranks.com, 9 analysts has covered the stock while recommending a "Hold". Hartford Investment Management Co. now owns 1,018,458 shares of the company's stock worth $43,101,000 after buying an additional 24,072 shares during the period. (more...)
China Exports Rebound More Than Forecast China Exports Rebound More Than Forecast
- February 10, 2017

China's imports of 34.03 million tonnes, or 8.01 million barrels per day (bpd), the General Administration of Customs reported on Friday. But China watchers caution that trends in January and February can be distorted by the long Lunar New Year holidays, with business slowing down weeks ahead of time and many firms scaling back operations or closing. (more...)
Donald Trump Cries Over Nordstrom Dropping Ivanka's Line: They Treated Her 'Unfairly' Donald Trump Cries Over Nordstrom Dropping Ivanka's Line: They Treated Her 'Unfairly'
- February 10, 2017

Nordstrom shares dipped after the president's tweet, but recovered and ended 4 points higher by the end of the day's trading. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer defended Trump's tweet during a press briefing later Wednesday, saying Nordstrom's decision was a politically motivated attack. (more...)
RBI cuts growth forecast from 7.1% to 6.9%
- February 10, 2017

The repo rate at which it lends to the system remains at 6.25%-a six-year low-and the reverse repo rate at which it absorbs excess liquidity also stays at 5.75%. On the new currency notes, RBI ensured that it is hard to copy the new notes of Rs.2000 and Rs.500 and the ones being found are photo copied. But analysts warn the RBI risks under-estimating the impact of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's crackdown on unaccounted cash, or "black money". (more...)
Beach Point Capital Management Lp adds Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD) by $780277
- February 10, 2017

Sanchez Energy Corporation (SN) opened the session with a $12.33 price tag, later ranging from $12.09 to $13, the range at which the stock has traded at throughout the day. More analysts at Reuters have a buy or better ratings (40) on the Pioneer Natural Resources Company stock than those who have a hold (5) rating while the 12-month target price suggested by the average analysts is $219.89. (more...)
Wall Street surges to record high after Trump tax talk Wall Street surges to record high after Trump tax talk
- February 10, 2017

For comparison, the yields on similar maturity German government debt is 0.31 percent. Those sectors stand to benefit should lower taxes spur economic activity as interest rates and the demand for energy rise, said Bruce McCain, chief investment strategist at Key Private Bank, in Cleveland. (more...)
Crowds Gather for Opening of Massive New IKEA Store in Burbank
- February 10, 2017

This would be the sixth IKEA store in Texas and the third one in the DFW area. Pending approvals from the city, construction is expected to start in the summer of 2018. On the day of the store opening, the first 26 adults will receive a LANDSKRONA sofa , the next 100 adults a POANG armchair and the first 100 children will receive a FAMNIG heart-shaped soft toy.The 456,000 square-foot new IKEA in Burbank is located on 22 acres. (more...)
Tax refund delay means 'a pothole in consumer spending' Tax refund delay means 'a pothole in consumer spending'
- February 10, 2017

As you plan to file your taxes, you'll also need to decide if you'll do your own taxes or hire a tax professional this year . When that happens, taxpayers should choose the one that allows them to pay the least amount of tax. This additional period is due to several factors, including banking and financial systems needing time to process deposits. Filing early gives you time to more carefully prepare your returns. (more...)
Whole Foods closing 9 stores, including 2 in Colorado, amid sluggish sales Whole Foods closing 9 stores, including 2 in Colorado, amid sluggish sales
- February 10, 2017

The firm's 50-day moving average price is $30.64 and its 200-day moving average price is $30.12. On Wednesday after the close of trading, Whole Foods Market(NASDAQ:WFM) reported a decline in comparable-store sales during its first fiscal quarter of 2017. (more...)
ROI of Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) stands at 0
- February 10, 2017

PT is $65.00. Ten equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, twelve have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company's stock. Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) has a market capitalization of 29.62 Billion. 4 Insider Sales transactions were made totaling 49610 shares traded. (more...)
A Look Ahead For 2 Stocks: Expedia, Inc. (EXPE), EQT Corporation (EQT)
- February 10, 2017

Comparatively, growth in the past five years was 4.66 percent (per annum). So far, analysts are sticking with their neutral recommendations with the consensus call at 2.2. 0 analysts rated the stock of VEREIT, Inc. In addition to the stocks discussed above, would you like to know about our 10 finest buy-and-hold tickers for the entirety of 2017? Vetr raised shares of Expedia from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating and set a $134.00 target price for the company in a report on Tuesday, ... (more...)
Goldman Sachs moves London hedge fund to the US Goldman Sachs moves London hedge fund to the US
- February 10, 2017

Raluca Ragab, a managing director who has been running the London team since Advani's departure, chose to leave the firm and not relocate to NY, one of the people said. He is expected to leave the role this year. The move follows the departure of Nick Advani, the team's managing director, who announced he was standing down from his role previous year. (more...)
Active Volume Stock: Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFM)
- February 10, 2017

The closing announcement follows the company's quarterly earnings report, which showed an increase in overall sales but a 2.4 percent decrease in same-store sales. Overall, Whole Foods will close nine stores , including the two in Colorado and others in Arizona, California, Georgia, Illinois, New Mexico and Utah. (more...)