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Cisco's Fiscal 1Q18 Earnings Beat Analyst Estimates

The US-based (SPY) tech (QQQ) heavyweight Cisco (CSCO) announced its fiscal 1Q18 results on November 15 and reported revenue of $12.1 billion.

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Walmart Stock Soared 10.9% on Stellar 3Q Results

Walmart (WMT) stock rose 10.9% to $99.62 after the company reported better-than-expected fiscal 3Q18 results on Thursday, November 16, 2017. Several analysts raised their price targets on the stock.

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Home Depot Raised 2017 Guidance after Strong 3Q17 Earnings

Home Depot (HD) posted adjusted EPS of $1.87 on revenues of $25.0 billion. Compared to 3Q16, the company’s EPS rose 16.9%, while revenues rose 8.1%.

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Pre-Market Report: Global Markets Are Mixed on November 17

On November 17, the Shanghai Composite Index fell 0.48% and closed the day at 3,382.91. The SPDR S&P China (GXC) rose 1.8% on November 16.

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Comparative Analysis of Fertilizer Companies' 3Q17 Earnings

As of November 17, 2017, most fertilizer companies (MOO) have reported their 3Q17 earnings. But only a handful have managed to beat analysts’ earnings expectations.

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How a Likelier Rate Hike Could Affect Gold

We’ll look at a few technical readings for mining stocks, including their RSI (relative strength index) levels and call-implied volatilities.

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What Are Freeport-McMoRan's Fundamental Drivers?

Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) is having a dismal run in November. Based on the closing prices on November 15, the stock has lost 2.5%.

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What Are the Major Market Movers for Precious Metals?

In order to analyze the performance of the precious metals market, it’s important to look at the core mining stocks and their technical details.

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Agribusiness Stocks: November Post-Earnings Update

With earnings season behind us, it’s time to look at analysts’ updated ratings for some of the key agribusiness stocks.

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Can Kinross Gold Sustain Its Price Momentum after 3Q17 Results?

Kinross Gold (KGC) reported its 3Q17 results on November 8, 2017, after the markets closed. Its EPS (earnings per share) was $0.07, which was $0.05 higher than market expectations.

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Chemical Companies as of November 10: Your Weekly Wrap-Up

On November 6, 2017, Axalta Coating Systems (AXTA) announced that it will be expanding its portfolio in the industrial market.

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Weekly Update: Miners Trade Mixed, Copper Prices Fall

Copper is having a strong year like most of the other industrial metals. Copper has risen 23.8% in 2017 and built on its 2016 gains.

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Precious Metal Markets: A Brief Look at the Gold–Silver Spread

The gold–silver spread stood at 75 on November 7, 2017, indicating that it took 75 ounces of silver to buy a single ounce of gold on that day.

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Where Investors Stand on IAMGOLD’s Transformation

IAG reported EPS (earnings per share) of $0.07 for 3Q17, beating the consensus estimate by $0.06. Its revenues missed the estimate by $4.1 million.

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Insights into Albemarle's Strong 3Q17 Returns

Albemarle (ALB) announced its 3Q17 earnings on November 8, 2017. It reported adjusted EPS (earnings per share) from continuing operations of $1.08, an increase of 18.7% YoY.

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How Markets See Aluminum Producers after Their 3Q17 Earnings

We’re towards the end of the 3Q17 earnings season. Most aluminum producers have already released their 3Q17 results.

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How Analysts See Copper Miners after 3Q17

Overall, 2017 has been a strong year for metals and mining companies. Metals have built on 2016 gains, while copper and aluminum have moved higher.

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What Could Drive Vale Stock in 2018?

Vale (VALE) released its 3Q17 results on October 26, reporting earnings per share of $0.40, compared with the analysts’ estimate of $0.32.

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Precious Metals Fell on November 3 Due to the Stronger Dollar

Goldcorp and AngloGold Ashanti have seen YTD losses of 3.7% and 12.1%, respectively. Randgold Resources and IamGold have YTD gains of 19.5% and 45.7%.

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How Did Fertilizer Prices Move Last Week?

In the week ending November 3, agricultural fertilizer stocks were broadly positive.

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Could the New Fed Chair Be Beneficial for Gold and Its Miners?

Kinross Gold’s correlation has risen from a three-year correlation of 0.69 to a one-year correlation of 0.77, which suggests that Kinross has moved in the same direction as gold 77% of the time.

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CF Industries' 3Q17 Earnings and the Market's Reaction

CF Industries (CF) released its earnings on November 1 after the markets closed. The company reported a loss per share of $0.37.

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Key Updates from the Chemical Sector Last Week

On October 30, 2017, Axalta (AXTA) and AkzoNobel confirmed that they are engaged in talks about a possible merger involving Axalta and Akzo’s paints and coatings business.

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Mosaic Shares Pop on 3Q17 Earnings

Mosaic reported its earnings on October 31, 2017. It reported an EPS of $0.65 per share, which included an impact of $0.22 per share from notable items.

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