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Norwegian Cruise Lines Jumps On Q4 Earnings, Guidance
- February 23, 2017

The company expected per-share earnings in a range of 53 cents to 57 cents. Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings updated its Q1 guidance to $0.36 EPS and its FY17 guidance to $3.75-3.85 EPS. Norwegian said that it earned 56 cents a share, a penny ahead of analysts' expectations. Sanford C. Bernstein started coverage on Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings in a research note on Thursday, September 8th. (more...)
Today Analysts Focus on Amgen Inc. (AMGN), Capital One Financial Corporation (COF)
- February 23, 2017

Goldman issued rating on the stock of Capital One Financial Corp. Capital One Financial Corp. was Upgraded by Rafferty to Buy on Jan 26, 2017. DA Davidson reissued a "buy" rating on shares of Capital One Financial Corporation in a research note on Wednesday, December 14th. (more...)
Airbus takes new hit for A400M as core profit beats forecasts Airbus takes new hit for A400M as core profit beats forecasts
- February 23, 2017

The technical completion of the internal merger is due to take place later this year.In a careful reshuffle, Tom Enders keeps overall leadership but can only achieve this by resuming his former post as head of the planemaker "Airbus SAS" - until now merely a division.That means Fabrice Bregier has had to abandon the civil business's separate CEO privileges to became chief operating officer of the wider group as a powerful No.2 - a delicate move in a company with a long history of see-sawing ... (more...)
Heavy Volume Tech Stocks: WebMD Health Corp. (WBMD), CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL) Heavy Volume Tech Stocks: WebMD Health Corp. (WBMD), CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL)
- February 23, 2017

Whether a company misses or beats analyst estimates, the earnings report may guide short-term stock price movemments. The company reported $0.73 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.67 by $0.06. During the trading on 02/17/2017, Company's stock ranged from $46.91 to $54.65. Following the completion of the transaction, the chairman now directly owns 134,637 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $7,405,035. (more...)
Qantas profits have fallen by 25% Qantas profits have fallen by 25%
- February 23, 2017

JPMorgan was forecasting underlying net profit of $589.4 million. Qantas said revenue per available seat kilometre (RASK), a measure combining the percentage of seats filled and average airfares, fell 5 per cent in the six months ended December 31. (more...)
Budget 2017: High earners to pay more in tax Budget 2017: High earners to pay more in tax
- February 23, 2017

While South Africa is the continent's most industrialized nation, past year the country was overtaken by Nigeria as Africa's biggest economy. Gordhan has had to balance efforts to boost the economy against the need to contain rising debt and preserve the nation's investment-grade rating. (more...)
Major Winter Storm To Impact Eastern Nebraska And Western Iowa
- February 23, 2017

Thursday to midnight Friday, the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls said. SIOUX CITY | The extended taste of spring-like weather was nice, but Siouxlanders knew winter hadn't yet had its last laugh. Any rain will turn over to snow during the night Thursday night and we'll see heavy snow coming down from later Thursday night on into the day Friday. (more...)
EPA chief promised to make life easier for the companies he regulates
- February 23, 2017

The night before Pruitt was confirmed as EPA administrator by the Senate, a judge in Oklahoma ordered Pruitt's office to release thousands of emails between the nominee and oil and gas companies. This was shown by emails released under court order late Tuesday after an Oklahoma judge ruled that Pruitt had been illegally withholding his official correspondence from the public for the last two years . (more...)
Featured Stock for Investors: Momenta Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:MNTA)
- February 23, 2017

Maxim Group Downgrades the stock to Sell on 9/07/16 with no specific Price Target. Jefferies, Wedbush, and Leerink all cut their price targets on the stock, with the latter two setting their marks at $13. For the year ended December 31, 2016, the Company declared a net loss of $(21.0) million, or $(0.31) per share compared to a net loss of $(83.3) million, or $(1.32) per share for the same period in 2015. (more...)
Earnings Analysis of: Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA)
- February 23, 2017

Finally, Markel Corp increased its stake in Comcast Corporation by 114.3% in the third quarter. Janus Capital Management LLC now owns 22,476,251 shares of the cable giant's stock valued at $1,465,205,000 after buying an additional 4,708,325 shares in the last quarter. (more...)
Noticeable Buzzer: Principal Financial Group Inc (NYSE:PFG)
- February 23, 2017

That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of CFG. Brokerages have a price target of $36.2 on the stock, a one-year target based on the 10 polled research firms following the equity. SRB Corp now owns 6,656 shares of the company's stock valued at $164,000 after buying an additional 491 shares in the last quarter. The business earned $1.36 billion during the quarter. (more...)
Marine Le Pen cancels Lebanon meeting over headscarf request
- February 23, 2017

And in order to do that, one way to do it, is to do what she did yesterday night by refusing to wear the veil. Meanwhile, Marine Le Pen's standing in the polls continued to indicate that her candidacy is a serious one, and that she has succeeded in leading the National Front from the far-right fringe to the forefront of national politics. (more...)
Popular Cutlery Set Faces Recall After Thousands Of Knives Break Popular Cutlery Set Faces Recall After Thousands Of Knives Break
- February 23, 2017

The model numbers affected by this recall are 1808008, 1808009, 1821332, 1922890, 1922971, 1922976, 1932810, KNR0005C, KNR0007C, KNR10045C, KNR4008C, KNSR002C, and KNSR0102C. Calphalon has recalled their cutlery knives because of a laceration hazard. In 2015, Calphalon recalled its pizza wheels because the handle was detaching while in use. (more...)
LLC Purchases New Stake in Amazon.com, Inc
- February 23, 2017

The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link . Also, Director Tom A. Alberg sold 590 shares of the company's stock in a transaction on Tuesday, February 21st. The company reported the earnings of $1.54/Share in the last quarter where the estimated EPS by analysts was $1.35/share. The company earned $43.74 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $44.66 billion. (more...)
Wedbush Just Issued Wedbush Just Issued "Outperform" Rating on Advance Auto Parts (AAP)
- February 23, 2017

The trade volumes are expected to remain volatile during earnings announcement period, as many investors would reconsider their investment in Advance Auto Parts, Inc . Post-earnings, AAP stock ranged between $161.53 and $166.9 after opening the day (11/15/2016) at $164. The company's stock now has 11.83 Billion in market capitalization. (more...)
Trump's EPA Chief Releases More Than 7000 Emails To Soros-Funded Group
- February 23, 2017

Obama's EPA Administrator, Gina McCarthy, set the decision in place-a ruling mandating that fuel efficiency standards Obama instituted would remain active until 2025-on January 13th, in an effort to help Obama's environmental protection legacy live on. (more...)
'Le Cost Killer' Ghosn quits Nissan CEO post, stays chair
- February 23, 2017

Nissan chief executive Carlos Ghosn, credited with reinventing the once almost bankrupt Japanese automaker, said Thursday he is quitting his post to focus on overhauling rival Mitsubishi Motors, but will stay on as chairman. The appointment, effective April 1, will be up for shareholders' approval in June. Since 1999, he has served in a variety of senior management positions, including chairman of the management committees of the Americas and Europe, as well as the executive vice president ... (more...)
Plane crashes into mall in Australia, killing 5 Plane crashes into mall in Australia, killing 5
- February 23, 2017

The plane can be seen descending onto the Direct Factory Outlet shopping mall. "Looking at the fireball, it is incredibly lucky that no-one was at the back of those stores or in the vehicle park of the stores, that no one was even hurt". The leftward drift may indicate a failure of both the engine and the plane's feathering system, said CQUniversity associate professor Geoff Dell. Witnesses recalled seeing a fireball, explosions and billowing black smoke. (more...)
Student Loan Debt In 2017: A $1.3 Trillion Crisis Student Loan Debt In 2017: A $1.3 Trillion Crisis
- February 23, 2017

Americans with student debt hold, on average, around $37,172. Credit card balances increased by $32 billion from the third to the fourth quarter in 2016. Experts believe that the debt is only going to grow some more in the coming months and they also point out that while home loans may be the biggest contributor to debt, student loans play a significant role in keeping household debts high. (more...)
Square Tops Sales Estimates on Growth of Bigger-Sized Merchants
- February 23, 2017

Wall Street on the other hand, had predicted a $0.09 loss per share on total revenues of $450 million for the quarter. Square's stock climbed more than four percent in after-hours trading. The company produced adjusted Ebitda of $30 million in the quarter. And it has doubled-down on its integration with Apple Pay, incentivizing sellers with savings of $350 in processing fees if they not only use the Apple payment system, but also display the marketing signage. (more...)

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