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PVH Corporation’s Stock Jumps after Its Solid 1Q17 Results

Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation (PVH) reported its 1Q17 results after the market closed on May 25, 2017. The company delivered beats on its top and bottom lines.

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Best Buy’s Stock Was Soaring, and Here's Why

Best Buy’s (BBY) stock surged 21.5% on May 25 in reaction to the company’s strong fiscal 1Q18 results and upgraded outlook.

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Costco Tops Estimates: Will Stock Move Even Higher?

Costco Wholesale (COST) posted better-than-expected fiscal 3Q17 results after the market closed on May 25, 2017. COST stock rose ~2.0% after hours.

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Pre-Market Report: Mixed Global Sentiment amid Oil Sell-Off

Weakness in the energy sector along with the rising yen weighed on Japan’s Nikkei index. On May 26, Nikkei closed at 19,686.84 with a fall of 0.64%.

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Bank of America's Future: Trump, Regulations, and the Fed

BAC is expected to post EPS of $0.47 in 2Q17, reflecting a growth of 14.6% on a YoY basis.

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Acquisitions Are Playing a Big Role in Abbott Laboratories' 2017

In 1Q17, Abbott Laboratories (ABT) managed to report adjusted earnings per share (or EPS) of nearly $0.48, ~$0.05 higher than analysts’ estimated EPS.

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OPEC Extends Production Cuts: Important for Natural Gas Bulls

On May 24, 2017, natural gas July futures closed at ~$3.30 per MMBtu (million British thermal units)—0.4% below the previous closing price.

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Investor Updates: What's the Latest News from Sprint?

In fiscal 4Q16, Sprint spent just over $0.9 billion in cash capex, a fall compared to $1.2 billion in fiscal 3Q16 and $1.3 billion in fiscal 4Q15.

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Mario Gabelli Says These Factors Are Supporting Bull Market

In a recent interview with CNBC, Mario Gabelli shared his views on the bull market, Trump’s agenda, and various stock picks.

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Can Williams Companies Bounce Back after Last Week?

Williams Companies (WMB), the midstream c-corp GP (general partner) of Williams Partners (WPZ), had a positive start to the week following last week’s sluggishness.

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Precious Metals on the Scales: Your May Metal Checkup

Precious metal movements have been slowing over the past couple of days, with gold futures for July expiration ending at $1,255.5 per ounce on Tuesday.

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Does the US Healthcare System Need an Overhaul?

The US economy is dealing with rising healthcare costs. The national healthcare expenditure grew 5.8% to $3.2 trillion in 2015 or $9,990 per person.

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Analyzing the Crude Tanker Industry in Week 20

In week 20, which ended on May 19, 2017, the BDTI (Baltic Dirty Tanker Index) rose from 741 to 785. Most stocks traded in red in week 20.

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3M Stock Up 10.6% in 2017: How Does Its 2Q17 Dividend Look?

MMM’s strong performance can mainly be attributed to the positive developments that are taking place at the company in terms of acquisitions and divestitures.

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1Q17 Results Preview: What’s in Store for Dollar General?

Tennessee-based Dollar General (DG) is slated to release results for 1Q17 on Wednesday, May 31, 2017.

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How Comcast Expects to Maintain Its Growth for the Rest of 2017

According to research firm MoffettNathanson, pay-TV providers in the United States (SPY) lost 762,000 subscribers in 1Q17, five times more than in 1Q16.

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Applied Materials' 2017 Earnings: On Track to Reach New Highs

Applied Materials (AMAT) stock has risen 86% over the past 12 months to the 17-year high of $44. In this series, we’ll look at the factors driving Applied Materials’ fiscal 2017 earnings.

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What the Fund Flows in Precious Metals Indicate

The ETFS Physical Swiss Gold (SGOL) and the ETFS Physical Silver (SIVR) have risen 8.5% and 4.1%, respectively, on a year-to-date basis as of May 18, 2017.

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The SCOOP and STACK Are Heating Up: Positive for Midstream MLPs

Just as early snowmelt or increased rainfall in the Rocky Mountains will swell the Colorado River come springtime, so too do Upstream announcements eventually lead to increased opportunities for midstream companies.

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Refiner Performances in 1Q17: Weighing MPC, TSO, VLO, PSX

The currently unstable refining environment has resulted in volatile refining earnings for big US refiners like MPC, VLO, TSO, and PSX.

What’s Happening in MLPs: Differentiating between Equity Offerings

MLPs have secondary equity offerings like I buy new plants—in other words, every time I see an opportunity.

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Equity Residential: Weathering the Macroeconomic Headwinds

In 2016, Equity Residential (EQR) completed $1.1 billion in development projects, a record for the company. It expects to complete $900 million in development projects in 2017.

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Is Oil’s Upside Set to Continue?

On May 23, 2017, US crude oil (USL) (DBO (USO) (OIIL) July futures closed at $51.47 per barrel, 0.7% more than the previous day’s closing price.

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Are US Markets Being Driven by Fundamentals in 2017?

A week of political unrest in the United States (SPY) (QQQ) led to losses across indexes, but they regained by May 19, 2017.

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