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Rite Aid, Fred’s, and Walgreens Rose Due to Possible Deal Closure

Rite Aid, Fred’s, and Walgreens Boots Alliance’s stock prices rose on June 26. The Rite Aid-Walgreens merger might be getting close to a conclusion.

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Pre-Market Report: Global Markets Are Mixed Early on June 27

China’s Shanghai Composite Index started this week on a stronger note by rising to two-month high price levels. It opened June 27 with mixed sentiment.

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Brexit Turns 1: Here's What We Should Focus On Now

It’s been a year since the Brexit vote, and many things have happened since then. The global markets have reacted accordingly.

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Crude Oil Nears 2017 Lows: How It's Impacting the Energy Sector

On June 26, 2017, US crude oil (USO) (DBO) August futures rose 0.9% and closed at $43.38 per barrel.

RECENT RESEARCH

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CF Industries Is Upping Its Game to Become a Nitrogen Contender

In recent quarters, CF Industries (CF) has experienced negative earnings growth as a result of the weak pricing environment for nitrogen fertilizers.

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Wells Fargo's 2Q17 Unveiled: Rising Rates, Deregulation, and More

Wells Fargo (WFC) is expected to post earnings per share of $1.02 in 2Q17 and $1.05 in 3Q17, reflecting subdued growth on a year-over-year basis.

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How BlackBerry Fared in Fiscal 1Q18

BlackBerry stock (BBRY) fell over 11% on June 23, 2017, after the firm announced its fiscal 1Q18 results.

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Comparing Dividend Profiles of the 2 Fastest Growing Utilities

Renewables giant NextEra Energy (NEE) and Virginia’s Dominion Energy (D) are two of the fastest-growing utilities in the S&P 500 Utilities Index (XLU).

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The Crude Tanker Industry in Week 25: Key Events

In week 25, which ended on June 23, 2017, the Baltic Dirty Tanker Index slipped from 702 to 683. The BDTI was ~3.4% higher this week than it was in the same week in 2016.

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US Class I Railroad Dividends: What's on Track in 2017

Among the multiple factors that govern the dividend decisions of firms—especially capital-intensive one like railroads—is the cost of funds.

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What Can Investors Expect from Chesapeake Energy?

Just when it saw some upward momentum, Chesapeake Energy stock fell 10% in the week ending June 23. On June 22, Chesapeake stock fell to $4.5.

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The Market Is Being Tough on Whiting Petroleum Stock

Whiting Petroleum is doubling its forecast capital spending in 2017 but hasn’t provided a proportional increase in its production guidance.

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Wall Street’s 2Q17 Picks: Best and Worst Oilfield Services Stocks

In this series, we’ll examine and rank US oilfield equipment and services companies in terms of growth in 2Q17 compared to 1Q17 based on analysts’ expectations.

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Is It the Beginning of Bottom Fishing for Crude Oil?

US crude oil (XLE) (XOP) (UCO) futures contracts for August delivery rose 0.86% and closed at $43.38 per barrel on June 26, 2017.

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Is Argentina’s Economy Responding to Macri’s Reforms in 2017?

The Merval Index, Argentina’s benchmark index, has risen about 10.5% so far in 2017 as of June 23.

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Offshore Weekly Update: Oil's Crash and Analysts' Revisions

Offshore drilling stock prices saw huge falls in the week ending June 23, 2017. Oil prices crashed and fell below $45 per barrel for the first time in 2017.

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Why California Resources Stock Fell Last Week

Last week, most of the natural gas (UNG) and crude oil (USO) exploration and production companies saw their stock prices fall.

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Analyzing Energy Transfer Equity’s Recent Market Performance

Energy Transfer Equity’s shares rose 6.1% on June 23 after the US Federal Court allowed the Dakota Access Pipeline to operate during legal proceedings.

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Coffee, Cocoa, Sugar: Soft Commodities in the Week Ended June 23

In this series, we’ll explore the price movements of five soft commodities—coffee, sugar, cocoa, orange juice, and cotton. Arabica coffee, which is considered superior in flavor and quality to Robusta coffee, has seen its futures price falling during the past six months.

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ETP, EEP, PAA, GEL Currently Yield above 9%: What Are the Risks?

In this series, we’ll look at four MLPs—Energy Transfer Partners, Enbridge Energy Partners, Plains All American Pipeline, and Genesis Energy. These four MLPs are currently trading at yields higher than 9%.

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Catching Up with Netflix: Content Is Still King

On June 21, CNA Finance reported that there was some buzz surrounding Netflix (NFLX) on rumors of investor Warren Buffet buying a stake in the company.

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Is Baxter Worth a Look in 2017?

In 1Q17, Baxter International (BAX) reported revenues close to $2.5 billion, which is a YoY (year-over-year) growth of around 4.0% on a reported basis.

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Why Volatility Remains Subdued This Summer

US stock indexes ended last week on a marginally positive note after a positive bump in the technology sector (XLK) in the last trading session of the week.

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The Truth about Chemours' Debt Situation

Since the beginning of 2017, Chemours (CC) stock has given a tremendous performance, gaining 66.6% YTD as of June 22.

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