Walgreens–Rite Aid Deal Finally Gets FTC Nod

On September 19, Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) finally received FTC (Federal Trade Commission) approval for its long-awaited transaction with Rite Aid Corporation (RAD).

Has the Monsanto-Bayer Merger Hit a Snag?

Almost a year ago, Bayer announced that it signed a merger agreement with Monsanto (MON) for $66 billion or $128 per Monsanto share.

Analyzing Deere's Quarterly Dividend before Its Record Date

Deere’s board has declared the regular quarterly dividend that will be paid on its outstanding shares. Deere will be paying a dividend of $0.60 per share.

Pre-Market Report: Mixed Global Markets, Decreased Risk Appetite

On September 19, 2017, the Shanghai Composite Index fell 0.18% and ended at 3,356.84. The SPDR S&P China ETF (GXC) rose 1.1% and closed at 104.38.


AutoZone’s Fiscal 4Q17: Higher Sales and Mixed Margins

In fiscal 4Q17, AutoZone’s adjusted EPS (earnings per share) stood at $15.27, which is ~6.8% higher than its EPS of $14.30 in fiscal 4Q16.

Sector Scan: The 10 Top-Yielding SPX Utility Stocks

The Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU), which represents the S&P 500 Utilities Index, currently yields 3.5%. In this series, we’ll discuss the top ten highest-yielding utility stocks from the S&P 500 Utilities Index.

What Will Drive Citigroup's 2H17 Performance

Over the past couple of years, Citigroup (C) has improved the operating performance of its non-performing structured businesses, and focused on its core banking and related services.

Clocking Whiting's Recent Stock Performance: Key Drivers

Whiting Petroleum (WLL) stock rose last week, tracking higher crude oil prices and climbing 19.2% during the week ended September 18, 2017.

Are US Crude Oil Traders Getting Nervous Near $50?

On September 19, 2017, US crude oil November futures closed at $49.90 per barrel—0.9% below the previous day’s closing price.

Reading Southern Company’s Indicators: Key Changes

Southern Company (SO) stock has shown remarkable momentum over the past few trading sessions.

Key Updates on ZBH Stock for Investors

On September 11, 2017, Zimmer Biomet Holdings (ZBH) announced the launch of its Persona Partial Knee System.

W&T Offshore Stock Rises 35% So Far in September: What’s Up?

So far in September 2017, W&T Offshore (WTI) stock has risen from $1.91 at the end of August to $2.57 as of September 19, 2017, a ~35.0% rise.

Pfizer Unveiled: Latest Developments, Valuation

On September 1, 2017, the FDA approved Pfizer’s drug Mylotarg (gemtuzumab ozogamicin) for the treatment of CD33-positive acute myeloid leukemia.

How Will the Fed Meeting Impact Precious Metals?

Among the four precious metals, gold (GLD) traded almost flat on Tuesday, September 19, after retreating for two days.

These Stocks Are the Top Large-Cap Tech Performers

While the S&P 500 Index (SPY) has risen 11.8% year-to-date (or YTD), the tech-heavy NASDAQ Composite Index (QQQ) has jumped 19.9%.

Chesapeake Energy Stock: Will the Upward Movement Continue?

Chesapeake Energy (CHK) stock saw upward movement last week. The stock rose ~12% in the week ending September 18, 2017.

A New Policy Season in the United States

In addition to prepping my yard for the summer, my spring rituals include reflecting on changes that have occurred over the past year.

Analysts and Investors Anticipate Micron’s Fiscal 4Q17 Earnings

Micron Technology (MU) was the most highly traded semiconductor stock in the last month. Its stock price rose ~18.4% during the month, touching a new 52-week high of $35.00.

Novo Nordisk and How It's Positioned after the 1st Half of 2017

In the first half of 2017, Novo Nordisk (NVO) reported revenues of $8.3 billion compared to $8.2 billion in the first half of 2016. In 2Q17, it generated revenues of $4.2 billion.

Why JetBlue Airways' August Performance Worried Investors

JetBlue Airways’ capacity rose 5.4% year-over-year (or YoY) in August 2017.

What to Expect from Darden’s Fiscal 1Q18 Earnings

Darden Restaurants (DRI) will announce its fiscal 1Q18 earnings before the market opens on September 26, 2017.

A Key Analysis of Master Limited Partnership Partners

The four MLP partners we’ll compare in this series are Energy Transfer Equity, Western Gas Equity Partners, Plains GP Holdings, and Williams Companies.

A Look at Some Dividend Yielding ESG Stocks

In this series, we’ll be looking at the dividend yield of some of the ESG-compliant stocks that have been chosen based on their holdings in the iShares MSCI USA ESG Select ETF (SUSA).

Week 37: Crude Tanker Industry Update

In week 37, most of the crude tanker stocks traded in green. Only, Tsakos Energy Navigation and Euronav traded in red.


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