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Fertilizer Stocks and Commodity Prices Were Mixed Last Week

The week ending March 24, 2017, was broadly negative for agricultural fertilizer stocks. The VanEck Vectors Agribusiness ETF (MOO) fell 0.98%.

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Why HBO Is a Strategic Asset for Time Warner

Time Warner said that with SVOD (subscription video on demand) services, serialized edgy programming worked better than on linear television networks.

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General Mills: Why Fiscal 3Q17 Earnings Didn't Impress Investors

General Mills (GIS) reported its fiscal 3Q17 earnings on March 21, 2017. The results are for a three-month period ending on February 26, 2017.

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Pre-Market Report: Why Are Global Markets and Commodities Mixed?

On March 24, the Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.63% and ended the day at 3,268.93. GXC closed at 83.24—a gain of 0.28% on March 23.

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Analyzing Utilities as Trump’s Growth Story Is Put to the Test

With investors worried about President Trump’s ability to push proposed reforms, broader markets might become volatile in the near future.

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The Downturn in Oil: Is It Here to Stay?

WTI crude oil May futures closed at $47.97 per barrel on Friday, March 24, 2017. It was a 0.60% rise from the previous trading session.

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TransCanada’s Keystone XL Pipeline Gets Presidential Permit

On March 24, 2017, the US State Department issued a presidential permit authorizing TransCanada (TRP) to construct the Keystone XL Pipeline.

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Halliburton's Updated 1Q17 Guidance: What the Market Suggests

In a conference call on March 24, 2017, Halliburton’s (HAL) management said that the company could miss Wall Street analysts’ earnings estimate in 1Q17.

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Must-Know Updates from the Specialty Chemicals Sector Last Week

On March 21, 2017, HB Fuller (FUL) announced that it had officially opened its new business office and research and development center at its Shirwal manufacturing facility in India.

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Will Producers' Meeting and President Trump Support Oil Traders?

WTI (West Texas Intermediate) crude oil (ERY) (ERX) (IXC) futures contracts for May delivery rose 0.6% and closed at $47.97 per barrel on March 24, 2017.

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Could Macy's New CEO Give Investors Hope in 2017?

Macy’s has seen some tough times over the last two fiscal years, with sales declining. In this series, we’ll discuss the company’s efforts to improve its sales, online channel, and earnings.

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Can Exelon Stock Keep the Lights on in 2017?

Right now, Exelon (EXC), the largest hybrid utility in the US, seems to be relatively better placed among peers.

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What Gundlach Thinks about Bond Yields and Rate Hikes

Markets reacted positively after the Fed declared a rate hike of 25 basis points on March 15, 2017.

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Inside PVH Corp's Brilliant 4Q16 Performance

PVH Corp beat estimates in both earnings and revenues for 4Q16, marking the 11th-straight earnings beat, though its EPS fell 19% YoY to $1.23.

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What's Driving Merck's Valuation in 2017?

On a capital-structure-neutral basis, Merck currently trades at ~9.6x, which is much lower than the industry average of ~11.2x.

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Novartis's Valuation, Performance, and Recent Developments

Novartis’s valuation has followed the industry’s overall trend over the last five years. Whether the healthcare sector’s valuation rises or falls, Novartis will definitely be affected.

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International Flavors & Fragrances' April Dividend Payment

On March 7, 2017, International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) announced a dividend of $0.64 per share on the company’s outstanding common stock.

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Southern Company and Duke Energy: A Dividend Face-Off

Utility giants SO and DUK have healthy dividend profiles and premium yields. But to know which one is superior, we have to compare dividend profiles.

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Analyzing China’s Stock Market and Expectations for 2017

The bubbles created in China’s stock market in 2007 and 2015–2016 show that stocks fell ~65.0% and ~41.0%, respectively.

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Why the Cloud Is Dominating Oracle’s Fiscal 3Q17 Earnings

Oracle (ORCL) announced its fiscal 3Q17 results on March 15, 2017. The tech giant reported revenues of ~$1.2 billion for its Cloud segment, an 85% increase on a year-over-year basis.

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Can Clorox Mop the Floor with Rivals in Fiscal 2017?

Clorox stock has risen 14.3% on a YTD basis as of March 22, and the stock has risen about 9.6% since it announced its strong fiscal 2Q17 results.

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Key Updates on Intrepid Potash Stock and Its Outlook

Intrepid Potash (IPI) stock has remained weak in terms of performance so far this year. On March 22, 2017, Intrepid Potash was trading at a fall of 22% year-to-date.

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Sprint at Deutsche Bank Media, Internet and Telecom Conference

With revenue and adjusted EBITDA rising and losses narrowing, Sprint (S) is starting to gain traction in its turnaround efforts.

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Macros and Grasberg Drive Freeport-McMoRan in 1Q17

Freeport-McMoRan closed at $12.83 on March 23—0.23% lower than its closing the previous day. So far, 2017 has been a somber year for Freeport investors.

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