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Trump vows offsetting spending cuts as he seeks to beef up defense
- March 01, 2017

While details on how the cuts would be made were scarce, sources inside the administration made clear that the EPA's budget would be a prime target. The money to boost military building-up may come from deep cuts to nearly every non-security category, including foreign aid and domestic discretionary programs, according to White House officials. (more...)
Examining Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (VRX)'s track record of earnings
- March 01, 2017

We believe investors should review this statement along with the financial statement facts very carefully, as Valeant's franchises all appear to be stagnating or in decline and cash generation continues to deteriorate. Shares price moving down from its 20 days moving average with -19.66% and isolated negatively from 50 days moving average with -15.48%. Other equities research analysts also recently issued reports about the stock. (more...)
The Systematic Financial Management LP Boosts Stake in Kindred Healthcare, Inc. (KND) The Systematic Financial Management LP Boosts Stake in Kindred Healthcare, Inc. (KND)
- March 01, 2017

Zacks Investment Research lowered Kindred Healthcare from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 21st. Kindred Healthcare , Inc. Annual earnings per share (EPS) growth noted at -22.70% in past 5 Years and Long-term annual earnings per share (EPS) growth is expected to reach -4.10% in coming 5 years. (more...)
Perrigo divesting drug royalty for up to $2.85B Perrigo divesting drug royalty for up to $2.85B
- March 01, 2017

This is compared to the actual earnings of $1.65 which the company most recently reported for the period ending on 2016-09-30. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. Glg LLC's holdings in Perrigo Company plc were worth $707,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 3rd will be issued a dividend of $0.16 per share. (more...)
Salesforce.com, inc. (CRM) Earns Buy Rating from BMO Capital Markets
- March 01, 2017

Several Stock Research Financial Advisors from Investment Banking firms have advised their client and investors on the stock.salesforce.com was Initiated by Needham to Hold on Feb 16, 2017. Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Excluding the impact of items, such as amortization and stock-based compensation, adjusted earnings rose to 28 cents from 19 cents a year earlier. (more...)
Donald Trump says USA is becoming a 'one party system'
- March 01, 2017

He added of Pelosi: "But she's done a bad job". Forty days later, the American people see nothing but a squandered four weeks in which this President has done nothing but instill fear. "President Trump's address to Congress is far less important than past presidential addresses because his speeches don't indicate what he's actually going to do", he said. (more...)
Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) Reviewed By Analysts
- March 01, 2017

Recently, investment analysts covering the stock have updated the mean rating to 2.5. Growth Estimate for Palo Alto Networks, Inc . (NYSE: PANW ) now has a Gross Margin (Marx) ratio of 0.36165. The stock's market capitalization is 14.12B, it has a 52-week low of 114.64 and a 52-week high of 165.69. The company has a consensus rating of "Buy" and an average target price of $173.93. (more...)
Fed's Kaplan: Rates Should Be Increased In The Near Future Fed's Kaplan: Rates Should Be Increased In The Near Future
- March 01, 2017

The Dallas Fed manufacturing release for February recorded the strongest headline reading for over 10 years which should boost confidence in the regional economy. Downward pressure on prices have been fading, he said, and that should allow inflation to reach the central bank's 2% annual rate goal "over the next year or so". (more...)
Lookout for Price Target? Noble Energy, Inc. (NBL), EOG Resources, Inc. (EOG) Lookout for Price Target? Noble Energy, Inc. (NBL), EOG Resources, Inc. (EOG)
- March 01, 2017

EOG Resources Inc . reported a fourth quarter net loss of $142.4 million (minus 25 cents/share) compared to a fourth quarter 2015 net loss of $284.3 million (minus 52 cents/share). Brokerage firms on the average advocate the company shares as Outperform. Assetmark Inc. now owns 1,175 shares of the energy exploration company's stock worth $114,000 after buying an additional 50 shares in the last quarter. (more...)
BioCryst 4Q Net 6 Cents a Share Beats Street (BCRX) BioCryst 4Q Net 6 Cents a Share Beats Street (BCRX)
- March 01, 2017

A number of other brokerages have also commented on BCRX. 05/06/2016 - BioCryst Pharmaceuticals , Inc. had its "buy" rating reiterated by analysts at H.C. Average true range (ATR-14) of the company is at 0.44. The firm's revenue was down 29.1% compared to the same quarter a year ago. Now the company Insiders own 5.8% of BioCryst Pharmaceuticals , Inc. (more...)
Starbucks to launch limited-time macchiatos in North America Starbucks to launch limited-time macchiatos in North America
- February 28, 2017

For those of you who love anything that's coconut-flavored, you might be wondering what's in the Starbucks Coconut Milk Mocha Macchiato . The coffee company says the Coconutmilk Mocha Macchiato has espresso shots poured over steamed coconutmilk and combined with a hint of white chocolate mocha sauce. (more...)
Most Active Energy Stocks: Noble Corporation plc (NE), Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO)
- February 28, 2017

The relative price strength of Marathon Oil Corporation has a positive value of 55.39 compared to overall market. That puts the market capitalization at $1.8 bln. Marathon Oil Corporation (MRO) now trades with a market capitalization of $13.64 Billion. Stockholders of record on Thursday, February 16th will be issued a $0.36 dividend. (more...)
Social media post by Kargil martyr's daughter triggers political battle
- February 28, 2017

The people of the country should raise their voice to protect the daughter of a martyr", Col (retd) Tejinder Singh Bajwa, a member of the association, said. Many students carried placards with quotes from Urdu poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz's revolutionary poem Bol Ki Lab Azaad Hai Tere, which is the anthem of dissent. (more...)
Domino's Pizza Inc (NASDAQ:DPZ) To Report Earnings
- February 28, 2017

Rival Pizza Hut, which saw its USA sales fall 4 percent in the fourth quarter, has partly blamed its image as a sit-down, red-roofed restaurant for its slumping sales. Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Domino's Pizza (NYSE: DPZ ) pays an annual dividend of $1.52 with a yield of 0.82% and an average dividend growth of 23.90% based on a 3 Year Average. (more...)
SpaceX to fly two space tourists around the moon in 2018 SpaceX to fly two space tourists around the moon in 2018
- February 28, 2017

Musk declined to identify the customers or say how much they would pay to fly on the weeklong mission, except to say that it is "nobody from Hollywood". NASA last week announced it was studying the possibility of adding crew to the test flight of its megarocket, at the request of the Trump administration. (more...)
Colorectal cancer rates rising in Gen X and millennials, study finds
- February 28, 2017

However, young diagnoses are increasing, and more young people are engaging in lifestyle habits that increase their risk. "Trends in young people are a bellwether for the future disease burden", said Rebecca Siegel , of the American Cancer Society and lead author of the study that appeared in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute . (more...)
Warren Buffett slams high fees, fetes Vanguard founder Warren Buffett slams high fees, fetes Vanguard founder
- February 28, 2017

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett told CNBC on Monday his conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway Inc had more than doubled its stake in Apple Inc. since the end of 2016, making it one of Berkshire's biggest equity holdings, and that USA stocks overall were not in "bubble territory". (more...)
Bank of Montreal (BMO) Given Average Recommendation of "Hold" by Analysts
- February 28, 2017

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, February 28th. Wealth management, which includes insurance, rose 81 percent to C$266 million, while BMO Capital Markets, coming off its most successful year for USA dealmaking, posted a 46 percent increase in earnings to C$376 million. (more...)
Analyst's Proposition on The Coca-Cola Company (KO), The Kroger Co. (KR) Analyst's Proposition on The Coca-Cola Company (KO), The Kroger Co. (KR)
- February 28, 2017

The 52-week low of the share price is at $39.88. For the most recent quarter, quick ratio was 1.2, current ratio was 1.3, LT Debt/Equity ratio was 1.29 and Total Debt/Equity ratio was 1.98. This represents a $1.40 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.36%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, March 13th. Current ratio which is the relationship between current assets and current liabilities, indicating the liquidity of a business is calculated as 4.00. (more...)
Earnings Analysis of: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD)
- February 28, 2017

Bank of America Corp. raised shares of Advanced Micro Devices from an "underperform" rating to a "buy" rating and lifted their price objective for the company from $5.00 to $12.00 in a research note on Thursday, December 8th. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc . Vetr raised shares of Advanced Micro Devices from a "buy" rating to a "strong-buy" rating and set a $7.46 target price on the stock in a report on Tuesday, October 11th. (more...)