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Market Realist Weekly: Get Real 9/25/17

This week, Fed Chair Janet Yellen and the FOMC rolled out the plan to start shrinking the Fed’s massive $4.5 trillion debt with a T balance sheet.

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Fertilizer Stocks Were Mixed in the Week Ending September 22

In the week ending September 22, the agribusiness sector was broadly flat. The VanEck Vectors Agribusiness ETF (MOO) fell by 17 basis points.

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Target Adds Newer Markets to Its Restock Program

Target (TGT) announced that it’s expanding its popular Restock pilot program to eight new markets that will cover about one-fifth of the total US population.

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Tsakos Energy Navigation: Digging into Its 2Q17 Results

Tsakos Energy Navigation (TNP) missed its 2Q17 revenue estimate of $109 million. It reported revenues of $104 million.

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Analyzing Recent Changes in ONEOK’s Key Indicators

ONEOK is trading at dividend yield of ~5.3%—higher compared to ~2.6% for Kinder Morgan (KMI) and ~4.9% for Magellan Midstream Partners (MMP).

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What to Expect from Conagra’s Fiscal 1Q18 Results

Conagra stock is down about 15.5% on a YTD (year-to-date) basis as of September 21, 2017.

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What Wall Street Analysts Recommend for LNG Carriers in September

All nine analysts that cover Hoegh LNG Partners (HMLP) are bullish on the stock.

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A Look at the Top 5 Gaming Stocks

Activision Blizzard (ATVI) is the largest gaming company in the world, with a market cap of approximately $48.4 billion and an enterprise value of $49.5 billion.

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Why OPEC's Meeting Is Important for Natural Gas Prices

October US natural gas (UNG) (FCG) futures contracts fell 4.5% to $2.95 per MMBtu (million British thermal units) on September 21, 2017.

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What's the Status of Autonomous Vehicles in September 2017?

In this series, we’ll take a look at recent developments in the field of autonomous vehicles.

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American Express in 1H17: What Investors Need to Know

American Express (AXP) saw total revenue, net of interest expenses, of $16.2 billion in 1H17, compared with $16.3 billion in 1H16.

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Are Natural Gas Prices Set to Rally?

On September 20, 2017, natural gas (UNG) (BOIL) October futures fell 0.9% and closed at $3.09 per MMBtu (million British thermal units).

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NetApp Banks on Flash and Hybrid Cloud to Drive Revenues

NetApp (NTAP) stock has fallen more than 1.5% since it announced its fiscal 1Q18 results on August 16. NetApp is trading 37.0% above its 52-week low of $30.36 and 7.8% below its 52-week high of $45.24.

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Your September FOMC Meeting Update: Hawks All Over?

The FOMC (US Federal Open Market Committee) meeting that concluded on September 20 left many market participants surprised.

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How Cyberattacks Crippled FedEx’s Fiscal 1Q18 Earnings

On September 19, 2017, FedEx (FDX) announced its fiscal 1Q18 results, reporting EPS (earnings per share) of $2.2, compared with the expected $3.0.

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Factors Driving the Latest Surge in Agricultural Chemical Stocks

Among the major fertilizer stocks, Intrepid Potash (IPI) has gained ~24% over the last one-month period. CF Industries (CF) rose ~22%, and CVR Partners (UAN) rose ~19% over the same period.

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These 10 MLPs Offer the Highest Yields

In this series, we’ll discuss the ten MLPs with the highest yields. We’ll compare the yields they offer, the reasons for the high yields, and if the yields are attractive considering the risks involved for each of these MLPs.

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What to Expect from the US Steel Industry's Health in 4Q17

The US steel industry is having a weak year despite a presumably supportive Trump Administration. There are doubts about the US steel industry’s health.

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Roche's Drugs, Trials, and FDA Approvals after 1H17

In the first half of 2017, Roche’s (RHHBY) Tecentriq reported revenues of CHF 237.0 million. In that period, the US market for Tecentriq generated revenues of CHF 229.0 million.

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What’s in Store for Valero Energy?

Valero Energy (VLO) announced a joint venture with Magellan Midstream Partners (MMP) to expand and develop the marine facility in Pasadena, Texas. The joint venture would solidify Valero’s logistics position in the US Gulf Coast region.

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What’s Happening in the Energy Sector This Week?

In the week beginning September 18, natural gas prices are leading a rise in energy commodities. Natural gas prices have now risen more than 4% so far this week.

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Analyzing APD's Latest Dividend Yield and Dividend Payment

Air Products and Chemicals will pay the final dividend on its outstanding common stocks for 2017. It will pay a dividend of $0.95 per share on November 13.

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Will OPEC Meeting Overshadow Excess US Crude Oil Supply?

November US crude oil (UWT) (SCO) (DBO) futures contracts rose 1.6% and closed at $49.3 per barrel on September 20, 2017.

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AT&T at Goldman Sachs Communacopia Conference: Key Updates

Acquiring Time Warner will make AT&T among the most heavily indebted companies in the world. AT&T is anticipated to have debt of more than $180.0 billion if it acquires Time Warner.

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