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Key Takeaways from Deere's Dividend Yield Analysis

As of December 14, 2017, Deere’s (DE) current dividend yield was at 1.60%—the lowest in the past five years. Deere might consider increasing the dividends.

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Costco Tops Fiscal 1Q18 Estimates

Costco Wholesale (COST) reported stronger-than-expected fiscal 1Q18 results, surpassing analysts’ expectations for both sales and EPS (earnings per share).

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Pre-Market Report: Global Markets Are Weak on December 15

After a pullback on Thursday, the Shanghai Composite Index opened lower on December 15 and fell to five-week low price levels.

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US Markets Had a Mixed Performance on December 14

The S&P 500 started this week on a stronger note. Despite a strong start, the market lost momentum as the week progressed and fell on Thursday.

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Wall Street Warms Up to Steel as Section 232 Deadline Looms

Steel stocks are having a nice run in December 2017. Based on December 13, 2017, closing prices, U.S. Steel Corporation (X) and AK Steel (AKS) have risen 13.6% and 10.5%, respectively.

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How the Federal Reserve's Rate Hike Affected Precious Metals

Precious metals and miners saw some relief on December 13 after the Fed raised rates as expected. Sibanye Gold (SBGL), Aurico Gold (AUQ), and Goldcorp (GG) rose 3.5%, 3.6%, and 5.8%, respectively.

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What to YELP about after 3Q17

Yelp recorded growth across all its three of its revenue segments in 3Q17. Advertising, its largest revenue segment, recorded revenue growth of 18% YoY.

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Casey's 2Q18 Results Missed on Revenue and Earnings

Casey’s reported its financial results for 2Q18 after the market closed on December 11. The results relate to the three-month period ending on October 31.

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Stocks on the Move: Refining, Marketing, and Integrated Energy

This week, gasoline (UGA) prices are leading the fall in energy commodities. Gasoline prices fell significanly from last week’s close of $1.717 per gallon on December 8 to $1.665 per gallon on December 13.

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The Permian Basin: Key Trends and Forecasts Going Forward

In its November Short-Term Energy Outlook (or STEO) report, the EIA forecast that US crude oil production in 2017 would average 9.2 million barrels per day.

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China's November Data and the Crude Tanker Industry

China (FXI) released key economic data for November 2017—import and export data, auto sales data, and the manufacturing index.

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What Will Analysts Give Auto Stocks for Christmas?

In nine of the first 11 months of 2017, US auto sales showcased a year-over-year fall. But after gains in September, US vehicle sales inched up in November.

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Which Energy Stocks Could Be Sensitive to Oil Prices?

On December 13, 2017, US crude oil (USO) (DBO) January futures fell 0.9% and closed at $56.6 per barrel. Recording production could be lowering oil prices.

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Checking in on Bristol-Myers Squibb in December 2017

Headquartered in New York City, pharmaceutical giant Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY) offers various cardiovascular, immunoscience, neuroscience, oncology, and virology products.

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The Agriculture Industry: Our Top 4 Dividend Stocks

Among the companies that operate within the agriculture sector, FMC (FMC) has outperformed its peers with a total one-year return of 53.2% as of December 11, 2017.

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Utilities Stand Strong after the Fed’s 3rd Rate Hike This Year

Since the Fed started increasing interest rates in December of 2015, US utilities (IDU) have outperformed broader equities.

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FedEx: How It's Doing before Its Fiscal 2Q18 Earnings

FedEx (FDX) is slated to announce its fiscal 2Q18 earnings after the market closes on December 19, 2017. On December 12, FDX stock closed at $238.60, hovering near its 52-week high of $241.30.

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Key Takeaways from Glencore’s Investor Update Call

Metals seem to have moved from the “Trump effect” to the “Tesla effect.” On December 12, 2017, Glencore (GLEN-L) held its annual investor update.

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Gasoline Inventories and Crude Oil Production Impact Oil Prices

January WTI crude oil (USL) (DWT) futures contracts fell 0.9% to $56.6 per barrel on December 13, 2017. Brent oil futures fell 1.4% to $62.4 per barrel.

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Why Southwestern Energy Stock Has Seen a Sell-Off

Southwestern Energy (SWN) stock has fallen over 9.0% in the last one week.

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Can These Food Stocks Meet Investors' Expectations in 2018?

After a challenging 2017, the stock prices of food manufacturers have recovered in the past month. However, most of these stocks are trading in the red year-to-date and have lagged the S&P 500 Index.

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How Has the Commodity Market Affected Coal in the Past Week?

According to EIA estimates, the natural gas inventory for the week ended December 1, 2017, is 3,695 Bcf (billion cubic feet). This reading is just 2 Bcf above the 3,693 Bcf recorded for the week ended November 24.

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Zynga's 3Q17 Post-Earnings Review: Advertising Revenues

Zynga (ZNGA) reported 3Q17 revenues of $224.6 million, a 23% increase year-over-year. ZNGA’s 3Q17 revenues beat its internal guidance by $14.6 million.

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Edison International Stock Falls on Probable Role in Wildfires

Edison International’s (EIX) stock plummeted to a new 52-week low of $67.28 on December 12, 2017, for reasons related to the ongoing California wildfires.

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