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Last Week's ETF Flows: Cautious Optimism as Equities Rebound

Inflows into US index-based ETFs last week supported the rebound in equities. Let’s take a closer look.

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Impressive Results! Burlington Stores' Improved Outlook

Following its strong results in 1Q16, Burlington Stores raised its full-year guidance for fiscal 2016.

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Bayer's Offer to Acquire Monsanto: What You Need to Know

Bayer’s all-cash proposal to acquire Monsanto stood at an enterprise value of $62 billion or, in other words, $122 per Monsanto share.

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All Eyes Are on Last Jobs Report before June FOMC Meeting

The data highlight of the week will be the jobs report on Friday, which will be the last one before the Fed meets for its June FOMC meeting.

RECENT RESEARCH

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Sprint's Updates: Cost-Cutting, Wireless Retention in Fiscal 2016

Sprint (S) is undergoing a cost-cutting initiative that is expected to save at least $2 billion per year in fiscal 2016. According to the company, it had achieved ~$250 million of savings in operating costs in fiscal 4Q15.

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Which South African Gold Miners Have More Upside Potential?

On May 27, Harmony Gold (HMY) had gained a staggering 275% year-to-date.

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Seadrill's 1Q16 Earnings: Rough Waters Ahead?

In 1Q16, Seadrill’s (SDRL) revenue fell to $891 million from $959 million in the previous quarter.

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Ionis Pharmaceuticals Has Major News on the Table

Ionis (IONS) was trading at a forward EV-to-EBITDA valuation multiple of 16.6x, as compared to the industry average of ~19.8x, as of May 29, 2016.

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How AutoZone Erased Its Losses after Fiscal 3Q16 Earnings Release

A day before AutoZone’s fiscal 3Q16 earnings release, its stock fell 2.6%. But on the day of the earnings release, it recovered sharply and rose 2.5%.

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How Did Commodities Perform on May 31?

Crude oil had a volatile trading day on Tuesday, May 31, 2016. At 1:40 PM EDT, WTI crude for July delivery traded at $49.67 per barrel, a gain of 0.67%.

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Treasury Yields Rose after Yellen’s Hawkish Rate Hike Comments

Sam Zell, a real estate tycoon, said in an interview wth CNBC on May 24, 2016, that “the Federal Reserve should have raised interest rates two years ago.”

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What's Driving NetApp's 2016 Performance?

NetApp’s revenues rose 3.8% YoY (year-over-year) in fiscal 4Q16 but fell 9.4% YoY in fiscal 2016. These results reflected the impact of an uncertain and volatile macroeconomic environment.

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How IBB Managed to Beat the Odds in May

The iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (IBB) outperformed the Market, rising 0.9% before the long weekend.

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The Latest on Medtronic: Product Launches, Strategic Partnerships

On April 6, 2016, Medtronic (MDT) received FDA approval for its Micra Transcatheter Pacing System. It’s the first and smallest leadless pacemaker in the market.

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Why Did Moody’s Downgrade Deutsche Bank?

In a worrying move for investors, Moody’s Investor Service (MCO) cut Deutsche Bank’s debt and deposit ratings.

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Amid Mounting Utility Challenges, How's PPL Corporation Looking?

PPL Corporation (PPL) turned into a pure-play regulated utility in 2015 and draws more than 60% of its consolidated earnings from operations in the UK.

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Which Large-Cap Mutual Funds Have Done Well Year-to-Date in 2016?

The Fed’s hawkish tone and repeated references to June as a possible candidate for a rate hike were unexpected by market participants.

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How 1Q16 Drove YTD Performance of Major Coal Mining Companies

Uncertainty surrounding the recovery of coal prices and the enactment of environmental regulations such as the Clean Power Plan impacted coal stocks in 1Q16.

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The Crude Oil Tanker Industry: Which Way Is It Swinging?

In this series, we’ll analyze the impact of rising Iranian crude oil production, rising oil demand, falling US oil production, and many global factors.

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What's in Store for Noble Energy in 2016?

Noble Energy’s (NBL) stock was very volatile in the second half of 2015. However, due to the recent rallies in natural gas prices (UNG) and crude oil prices (USO), Noble’s stock has been on the rise.

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NXP Semiconductors Could Be a Lucrative Acquisition Target

Analysts believe Qualcomm (QCOM), Broadcom (AVGO), or Texas Instruments (TXN) will ultimately acquire NXP Semiconductors.

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Key Events in the Consumer Sector in the Fourth Week of May

At the end of the fourth week of May 2016, the S&P 500 slightly outperformed the S&P Consumer Staples and the S&P Consumer Discretionary as a whole.

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Rumors Abound, but What Can We Really Expect from Xilinx in 2016?

Rumor has it that Xilinx received an acquisition proposal worth $15 billion. Investors reacted to the rumor and boosted Xilinx’s stock by 6.2% on May 24.

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Alphabet's Key Strategies for Non-Advertising Business Growth

Amazon had a 31% share of the cloud infrastructure services market as of 4Q15, while Microsoft, IBM, and Google had shares of 9%, 7%, and 4%, respectively.

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