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Traders Alert: The Procter & Gamble Company (PG), Schlumberger Limited (SLB) Traders Alert: The Procter & Gamble Company (PG), Schlumberger Limited (SLB)
- March 16, 2017

The company maintains price to book ratio of 4.68 vs.an industry average at 2.51. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC set a $99.00 price objective on shares of Procter & Gamble Co and gave the company a "buy" rating in a research report on Monday, January 23rd. (more...)
Analyst Reviews: Williams-Sonoma Inc. (WSM)
- March 16, 2017

Financial Times data shows, In 2016, Williams-Sonoma Inc reported a dividend of 1.38 United States dollars, which represents a 6.15% increase over past year. Telsey Advisory Group analysts provided their view on Williams-Sonoma, Inc. SunTrust Banks, Inc. reiterated a buy rating on shares of Williams-Sonoma in a research report on Saturday, November 19th. (more...)
Government probe launched over 21st Century Fox plans to takeover Sky Government probe launched over 21st Century Fox plans to takeover Sky
- March 16, 2017

Culture Secretary Karen Bradley told MPs she has issued a European intervention notice on the grounds of "media plurality and commitment to broadcasting standards" linked to the bid from Rupert Murdoch's company. She said: " On Monday Ofcom announced that it will conduct its fit and proper assessment at the same time it would consider any public interest test in response to my decision to intervene in the merger. (more...)
Fed Hikes Key Interest Rate, Signals Economic Strength
- March 16, 2017

As it raised interest rates for only the third time since the financial crisis, the Fed continued to stress that mood-enhancing monetary stimulus would continue to flow. The central bank lifted rates once in 2016. Yellen, who has consistently said that the Fed was better equipped to fight inflation than a fresh downturn or surge in joblessness, did not rule out inflation edging above target. (more...)
US Fed raises rates on inflation and labour market data US Fed raises rates on inflation and labour market data
- March 16, 2017

However, the Fed's policy-setting committee did not reveal any plan to step up the pace of monetary tightening, even though the post meeting statement did signal that inflation had risen in recent months. No change in re-investment policy: The fed will continue to reinvest proceed from maturing Treasury securities and principal payments from agency debt and mortgage-backed securities. (more...)
US Fed Yellen hikes rates by 25 bps US Fed Yellen hikes rates by 25 bps
- March 16, 2017

And as the USA dollar weakened, the Aussie dollar leapt more than 1.2 U.S. cents cent after the 5am (Sydney time) announcement by the Fed to trade at 77.15 United States cents after 7am in Asian trading. This metric is generally used to track market views on the possibility of a change in monetary policy . The Fed's projections showed the economy growing by 2.1% in 2017, unchanged from the December forecast. (more...)
Which insiders are selling Kite Realty Group Trust (KRG)? Which insiders are selling Kite Realty Group Trust (KRG)?
- March 16, 2017

Healthcare Realty Trust now has an average rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $32.67. Nomura Asset Management Co. Independence Realty Trust, Inc.is based in United States. Kite Realty Group Trust (NYSE:KRG) reached 4.17% versus a 1-year low price of $19.91. The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, April 14th. (more...)
Stock's Buzzers: Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT)
- March 16, 2017

For the Current Quarter, 19 analysts are projecting the mean EPS to be $0.76/share. During last 3 month it remained at 17.85%. Inc. raised its stake in Applied Materials by 8.1% in the third quarter. On average, equities research analysts predict that Applied Materials will post $2.65 EPS for the current year. Investors of record on Thursday, May 25th will be given a $0.10 dividend. (more...)
Do Analysts See Any Upside to International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM)? Do Analysts See Any Upside to International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM)?
- March 16, 2017

Other hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of the company. LLC purchased a new position in International Business Machines Corp. during the fourth quarter valued at $108,000. The companys revenue was down -1.3 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $4.84 EPS. (more...)
Federal Reserve Hikes Interest Rates a Quarter Point
- March 16, 2017

The Fed median forecast for the federal funds rate stood at 1.4 per cent at the end of 2017, 2.1 percent at the end of 2018, and 3 per cent at the end of 2019. Lance Roberts, chief investment strategist at Clarity Financial, makes the case in one chart that raising interest rates off ultralow levels during a period of tepid economic growth coincides with recessions in three or nine months (see chart below, which compares real, inflation-adjusted, GDP to Fed interest rate levels). (more...)
Trump to meet with auto industry representatives in MI Trump to meet with auto industry representatives in MI
- March 16, 2017

EPAOn its way out the door in January, the Obama administration rushed to lock in the Environmental Protection Agency's Corporate Average Fuel Efficiency (CAFE) standards at 54.5 miles per gallon for light duty vehicles by 2025. And the full benefit is really much more than that, since the EPA didn't look at the impact on cars built after 2025 that would presumably also be subject the weaker standards. (more...)
MORNING BRIEF: Leaked audio of Trump criticism 'ancient history,' Speaker Ryan says MORNING BRIEF: Leaked audio of Trump criticism 'ancient history,' Speaker Ryan says
- March 16, 2017

Changes to the bill that further depress the percentage of Americans with insurance coverage, or accelerate the loss of coverage are only going to harden the opposition it faces from Senate Republicans like Maine's Collins and others who have expressed concern about the proposal's effects on the uninsured rate. (more...)
South Korea says China lacks understanding about THAAD
- March 16, 2017

The South Korean liberal coalition won the majority in the National Assembly previous year, and is ahead in presidential election public opinion polls. South Korean products are banned in North Korea and are sometimes relabeled as Chinese products to avoid trouble with authorities, according to the report . (more...)
Retail inflation up 3.65% in February Retail inflation up 3.65% in February
- March 16, 2017

The largest downward impacts were mainly due to package holidays, mobile phones and garments respectively. Eggs, meat and fish inflation rose 3.79% in February compared with 3.59% rise in the previous month. The energy index rose 15.2% over the a year ago, while the food index was unchanged. Electronics and appliance stores nosedived 2.8 percent for the month, the biggest monthly drop since December 2011, and were down six percent from February of previous year. (more...)
European Stocks Hold Gains, Oil Rebounds Firmly Ahead of Fed Rate Decision European Stocks Hold Gains, Oil Rebounds Firmly Ahead of Fed Rate Decision
- March 16, 2017

In 1.53pm trading, the Standard & Poor's 500 Index added 0.4%. It had been up through the day, and the gains accelerated immediately after the Fed made its announcement. All of that pointed to gains for stocks who want rates to meet their ceiling soon. Those in the S&P 500 rose by 2.1 percent after the price of oil climbed Wednesday, the first time that's happened in more than a week. (more...)
Vedanta Not Participating In Volcan Anglo American Investment (ALLISS) Vedanta Not Participating In Volcan Anglo American Investment (ALLISS)
- March 16, 2017

A full stake would equate to ~13% of Anglo's stock, making Agarwal the second-largest shareholder after South Africa's Public Investment Corp. "It gives him an extremely good seat at the table if there is going to be any corporate activity", Jeremy Wrathall, head of mining research at Investec told Bloomberg News. (more...)
ON Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ:ON) Institutional Ownership stands at 0 ON Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ:ON) Institutional Ownership stands at 0
- March 16, 2017

Moreover, Loop Capital issued Initiated rating for the stock on 16-Dec-16. Sell-side analyst recommendations point to a short term price target of $20.89 on the shares of Nuance Communications, Inc. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, March 28th. If you are reading this story on another publication, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of United States & global copyright & trademark law. (more...)
Bonanza for government employees! Centre approves additional 2% Dearness Allowance Bonanza for government employees! Centre approves additional 2% Dearness Allowance
- March 16, 2017

The Cabinet okayed the release of funds to Central government employees and pensioners to compensate for inflation, it said in a statement. K K N Kutty, President of the Confederation of Central Government Employees, had also expressed dissatisfaction over the speculation of mere 2 per cent DA hike, saying, "it would not be able to offset the real impact of price rise". (more...)
Little movement in United States stocks as markets await expected rate hike
- March 16, 2017

In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng Index was down 0.50%, while China's Shanghai Composite Index fell 0.17%. Advanced Micro Devices (AMD 14.42, +0.51), Raymond James Financial (RJF 78.97, -0.33), and Alexandria Real Estate Equities (ARE 109.70, +0.89), now S&P Midcap 400 components, will be added to the S&P 500 while Urban Outfitters (URBN 25.14, -0.03), Frontier Communications (FTR 2.58, -0.09), and First Solar (FSLR 32.34, -0.06) will slide down from the S&P 500 and into the S&P Midcap 400. (more...)
Fed raises USA rates as expected as more increases loom
- March 16, 2017

USA stocks slipped at the open on Tuesday as investors fixed their sights on the outcome of a meeting where the Federal Reserve is widely expected to raise interest rates for the first time this year. The unemployment rate was 4.7% in February after another strong month of labor market growth in which the economy added 235,000 net new jobs. Now the pace of interest rate increases look to be finally speeding up, backed - as the Fed statement on Wednesday said - by rising employment and ... (more...)

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