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SuperValu Cruises past Analyst Expectations, Still Sinks

SuperValu (SVU) reported adjusted EPS of $0.46, beating the consensus by $0.10. Total sales from continuing operations stood at $3.8 billion—35% higher YoY.

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Kinder Morgan’s 3Q17 Results Met Analysts' Expectations

Kinder Morgan reported its 3Q17 results on October 18, 2017. It reported an adjusted EPS of $0.15, which was in-line with analysts’ consensus estimates.

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Pre-Market Report: Global Markets Are Stable on October 20

On October 20, the Shanghai Composite Index closed at 3,378.65 after rising 0.25%. The SPDR S&P China ETF (GXC) fell 1.7% on October 19, 2017.

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Highs and Lows: Wall Street's Performance on October 19

After rising for five consecutive trading weeks, the S&P 500 started this week on a stronger note. It rose in the first three trading days of the week.

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The Top-Rated Copper Stocks Today: Key Investor Takeaways

In this series, we’ll see how analysts are rating the leading copper miners, using companies that get a sizeable chunk of revenues from copper mining.

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How Fertilizer Stocks Performed Last Week

In the week ending October 6, the VanEck Vectors Agribusiness ETF (MOO) fell by seven basis points from the beginning of the week.

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Your Chemical Company Round-Up: Week Ended October 6

Spencer Coatings, acquired by Axalta (AXTA) in June 2017, has launched a water-based coating that keeps all glass in place if the glass shatters.

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What Could Drive Cleveland-Cliffs in 4Q17 and Beyond

In this series, we’ll look at factors affecting US steel stocks, such as imports, prices, production, and demand.

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What Trump's Tax Plan Could Mean for Agribusiness

So far, there have been no wild movements among agribusiness stocks after the announcement of the Trump administration’s latest tax proposal.

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How RPM International Fared in Fiscal 1Q18

RPM International (RPM) announced its fiscal 1Q18 earnings on October 4, 2017, before markets opened.

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Analysts’ Favorites: A Look at the Top 10 Gold Miners

In this series, we’ll rank the global gold miners based on their “buy” ratings from analysts. Wheaton Precious Metals (WPM) garnered 90% “buy” ratings—the highest among the surveyed analysts.

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How the Dollar Affected Gold on October 4

Among the mining stocks that we’re discussing in this series, Newmont Mining had the lowest correlation with gold in the past year.

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What's Going On with the Precious Metals Market?

Precious metal miners got a boost on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, despite the marginal fall of precious metals.

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Economic Numbers, Monetary Policies Are Juggling Precious Metals

On October 4, 2017, Goldcorp, Silver Wheaton, Barrick Gold, and Eldorado had implied volatility readings of 28.9%, 30.8%, 29.1%, and 50.4%, respectively.

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What Led to the Slump in Precious Metals on October 2?

The US dollar and global tensions have been crucial in determining the prices of precious metals and mining shares. On Monday, October 2, mining shares saw mixed movement against precious metals.

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Why Freeport-McMoRan Lost Momentum in September

Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) closed at $14.04 on September 29. The stock fell ~5.0% in September. However, it’s still trading with year-to-date gains of 6.4%.

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Chemicals as of September 29: Your Weekly Wrap-Up

AXTA stock was trading 6.6% below its 100-day moving average of $30.98, but analysts expect a target price of $32.53, implying a return potential of 12.5%.

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Iron Ore Prices Are in a Bear Market: What’s Next?

Iron ore prices have been on a roller coaster ride in 2017. Prices peaked at $95 per ton in February 2017. After that, they fell to $53 per ton in June 2017.

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CF Industries' Performance and Outlook after 2Q17

CF Industries (CF) managed to outperform the S&P 500 (SPY) in the past year with a return of 55.2% as of September 26, 2017.

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An Investor’s Guide to Celanese’s Leverage

At the end of 2Q17, Celanese (CE) reported long-term debt of ~$2.9 billion and short-term debt of $384.0 million. CE’s current debt level is its highest in the past five years.

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What Investors Should Know about Ashland's Debt Position

In the past five years, Ashland has reduced its debt from $3.6 billion to $2.8 billion at the end of fiscal 3Q17.

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What Draws Investors to Precious Metals?

All four precious metals, excluding palladium, fell September 26, as the US dollar had a positive day once again.

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Understanding IFF’s Debt Position, Debt Servicing, and More

Year-to-date through September 27, International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF) has returned 19.7%. IFF has outperformed its peer Sensient Technologies (SXT), which has fallen 2.0% year-to-date.

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Behind RPM International's Fiscal 1Q18 Expectations

In this series, we’ll do an overview of RPM’s stock performance, the analysts’ revenue estimate, EPS estimates, recommendations, and valuations.

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