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Stock under Consideration: Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) Stock under Consideration: Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV)
- March 09, 2017

Moreover, the company's efforts to reward shareholders through share buybacks and dividend payments are impressive. Southwest Airlines's revenue for the quarter was up 2.0% compared to the same quarter previous year. Investors of record on Thursday, December 8th were issued a $0.10 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, March 7th. If a company has a PEG Ratio below one, it may be viewed as undervalued. (more...)
Performance of Urban Outfitters, Inc. (URBN) Compared to Index Performance of Urban Outfitters, Inc. (URBN) Compared to Index
- March 09, 2017

Urban Outfitters' fourth-quarter earnings fell short of estimates, and same-store sales were flat. Urban Outfitters (URBN) reported disappointing earnings after yesterday's market close-and plunged as much as 10% this morning. While Looking at Sales Growth (Year/est), the company is now showing a percentage value of 5.6 percent. The Company got Downgrade by MKM Partners on 27-Feb-17 from Neutral to Sell. (more...)
Spring Budget 2017: Hammond hikes NICs for self-employed
- March 09, 2017

The scrapping of Class 2 NICs, announced in the March 2015 budget, is set to go ahead, creating a difference in the rate employers and employees pay in National Insurance Contributions, according to the Budget document. It will go up again, to 11%, in 2019. "Increasing the tax burden on plumbers, cleaners and musicians, while decreasing corporation tax isn't the right move". (more...)
The Elkfork Partners LLC Buys Shares of 11726 BT Group PLC
- March 09, 2017

CTL stock's price is now -27.83% down from its 52-week high and +5.61% up from its 52-week low. Fiera Capital Corp bought a new position in BT Group plc during the fourth quarter worth $4,629,000. Shares of Lloyds Banking Group PLC (LON:LLOY) opened at 67.61 on Monday. Morgan Stanley set a GBX 70 ($0.84) price objective on Lloyds Banking Group PLC and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 6th. (more...)
IEA Predicts Tight Oil Market Without Cash Infusion IEA Predicts Tight Oil Market Without Cash Infusion
- March 09, 2017

Officially, OPEC maintains that it is too early to talk of extending the agreement, a position reiterated by the Saudi minister on Tuesday. Saudi Arabia has cut more oil production than it originally promised in November, and Falih said he was satisfied, for the most part, with other countries' production cuts. (more...)
DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ:DRYS), Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC)
- March 09, 2017

Sfmg LLC now owns 6,354 shares of the chip maker's stock worth $240,000 after buying an additional 35 shares during the last quarter. Norris Perne & French LLP MI boosted its position in Intel by 0.7% in the third quarter. Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ) has a 1.89 rating. However previously on 2/1/17 it was downgraded by Canaccord Genuity from Buy to Hold. The rating firm issued a Underperform rating to this company in a research note released on Mar 01, 2017. (more...)
Investment Research Analysts Opinion: Urban Outfitters, Inc. (URBN), Innoviva, Inc. (INVA) Investment Research Analysts Opinion: Urban Outfitters, Inc. (URBN), Innoviva, Inc. (INVA)
- March 09, 2017

The stock has an operating margin of 10.10% and a net profit margin of 6.40% This appreciation has taken its price 10.66% above the 52-week low. (NASDAQ:URBN)'s last 12 earnings reports, it has beaten EPS estimates 41% of the time. The 1-year price target of the company is 29.77. Management anticipates gross margin rate to decline year over year in first-quarter fiscal 2018 on account of rise in delivery and logistic expenses. (more...)
Turner & Warner Bros. to Launch Boomerang SVOD Service Turner & Warner Bros. to Launch Boomerang SVOD Service
- March 09, 2017

Boomerang will debut with 1,000 episodes of cartoons ranging from "Bugs Bunny" to " The Flintstones " and "Scooby-Doo" and ramp up to 5,000 episodes shortly after its launch. "Market research indicates there is a high affinity for this collection", said Christina Miller, president of Turner's animation channels Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Adult Swim. (more...)
(ORCL) Stake Cut by Baird Financial Group Inc (ORCL) Stake Cut by Baird Financial Group Inc
- March 09, 2017

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT), at its latest closing price of $69.88, it has a price-to-book ratio of 2.77, compared to an industry average at 2.26. During the same quarter previous year, the firm earned $0.63 EPS. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up.5% compared to the same quarter a year ago. (more...)
India's cash crisis left it with 11 fewer billionaires India's cash crisis left it with 11 fewer billionaires
- March 09, 2017

Mr Shanghvi with a net worth of Rs 99,000 crore is the biggest pharma billionaire followed by Cyrus Poonawalla (Rs 75,400 crore), the chairman of Serum Institute of India, one of the world's largest vaccine manufacturers. While both the sectors have 13 billionaires each, manufacturing scored over TMT in terms of the value of total net-worth. Prominent among them are Gautam Thapar of Crompton Greaves, Nilima Motaparti of Divi's Labs, Prathap C Reddy & family of Apollo Hospitals, and Nandan ... (more...)
Brokers Issue Forecasts for Urban Outfitters, Inc.'s FY2018 Earnings (URBN) Brokers Issue Forecasts for Urban Outfitters, Inc.'s FY2018 Earnings (URBN)
- March 09, 2017

A number of other equities research analysts have also recently issued reports on URBN. Royal Bank Of Canada decreased their price objective on shares of Urban Outfitters from $34.00 to $29.00 and set a sector perform rating for the company in a report on Wednesday. (more...)
Qatar Airways unveils NEW revolutionary seat for business class passengers Qatar Airways unveils NEW revolutionary seat for business class passengers
- March 09, 2017

Qatar Airways has unveiled its redesigned "QSuite" Business Class, comprising partitioned suites that can be arranged in customised two- or four-passenger spaces within the cabin (photo). "With these innovations, Qatar Airways has revolutionised the way we serve our business class traveller enabling our passengers to enjoy a first class experience in business class". (more...)
Frontier Communications Corp (FTR) To Go Ex-Dividend on March 13th Frontier Communications Corp (FTR) To Go Ex-Dividend on March 13th
- March 09, 2017

Its share price has decline -37.45% in three months and is down -16.50% for the last five trades. Credit Agricole S A boosted its stake in shares of Frontier Communications Corp by 233.2% in the fourth quarter. The ex-dividend date is Monday, March 13th. This represents a $0.42 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 12.07%. In our view, the challenge for the stock is that as the top line has compressed at a surprising rate, the payout ratio and therefore risk to the dividend, is rising. (more...)
New Hampshire Mother Charged With Using Heroin While Giving Birth New Hampshire Mother Charged With Using Heroin While Giving Birth
- March 09, 2017

He is in state custody. Police also arrested 37-year-old Rhianna Frenette, of Belmont, accused of giving Farruggia the drugs. Meanwhile, Farruggia's boyfriend had called 911. She said she didn't stop Frenette from injecting her. According to the affidavit, Farruggia said she started having contractions, went to the bathroom and lay on the floor. (more...)
Iron ore price falls below $US90 a tonne Iron ore price falls below $US90 a tonne
- March 09, 2017

Forging more than half the world's steel, Chinese imports of iron ore for the full year 2016 topped one billion tonnes for the first time. The benchmark price has now trimmed its 2017 advance to 10.5%. At US$90/t, the spot iron ore price (62% CIF to China) is well into incentive pricing territory. Chinese information provider Umetal put iron ore inventory levels at China's 42 main ports at 128.64 million tonnes as at Tuesday, some 720,000 tonnes higher than that last Friday. (more...)
Poll reveals Americans' thoughts on self-driving cars Poll reveals Americans' thoughts on self-driving cars
- March 09, 2017

A year ago, AAA reported that three quarters of Americans were " afraid " to ride in a self-driving vehicle. ยท Half (54%) of US drivers feel less safe at the prospect of sharing the road with a self-driving vehicle, while one-third (34%) feel it wouldn't make a difference and only 10 percent say they would feel safer . (more...)
Dollar holds gains ahead of Fed monetary policy
- March 09, 2017

The dollar index, which measures the greenback against a basket of six major peers, last traded at 101.65.DXY, ticking up from a one-week low of 101.22 on Monday. Trump, in his recent speech announced major professional tax cuts, which have impressed U.S. investors. "The Fed, expecting the party to get a little wild if we see tax reform, massive de-regulation, a $1 trillion infrastructure spend and a 10 percent increase in defense expenditures, could get a little more sober than the rest of ... (more...)
Oil drops on report of USA inventory rise Oil drops on report of USA inventory rise
- March 09, 2017

Jabbar al Luaibi, Iraq oil minister, said there were "some differences here and there" about the cuts, but that Baghdad was "resolved 100 percent to solve those problems". The nation's crude stockpiles expanded by 11.6 million barrels last week, the ninth consecutive gain, according to people familiar with data from the American Petroleum Institute Tuesday. (more...)
Britain's Carbon dioxide emissions at levels not seen since 1894 Britain's Carbon dioxide emissions at levels not seen since 1894
- March 09, 2017

Emissions of carbon dioxide dropped by 5.8 percent in 2016, bringing it to the lowest it has been since 1894 (excusing the slight blip in the 1920s, when there were major mining disputes). Although, it points out that carbon from natural gas use rose 12.5%, and emissions from oil increased 1.6% due to lower gasoline prices, in 2016. One of the main reasons for the drop in coal use is the carbon price floor. (more...)
GM sheds Europe's Opel, Vauxhall in $2.2B deal GM sheds Europe's Opel, Vauxhall in $2.2B deal
- March 09, 2017

We see this as a natural extension of our relationship and are eager to take it to the next level. General Motors may not have been willing to navigate the maze of Brexit , but with its purchase of Opel/Vauxhall - and the accompanying promise to maintain operations and personnel - PSA will. (more...)

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