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Pre-Market Report: Global Markets Are Mixed on December 13

On December 13, the Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.68% and closed the day at 3,303.04. The SPDR S&P China (GXC) fell 1.3% on December 12.

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SCANA’s Nuclear Mess Continues to Push the Stock Down

The stock for SCANA (SCG), which is based in Cayce, South Carolina, is continuing to fall over its nuclear power plant issues. The stock fell more than 6% on December 11, 2017.

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How US Tax Reforms Could Impact the Healthcare Industry

The tax reform bills passed by the US House and Senate reduce the corporate tax rate from 35.0% to 20.0%. According to Credit Suisse, healthcare companies pay corporate taxes as high as 30.2%.

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Crude Oil Prices Could End 2017 on a High Note

US crude (UWT) (SCO) oil futures contracts for January delivery rose 1.1% to $57.99 per barrel on December 11, 2017.

RECENT Industry and Company RESEARCH

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Cabot Oil & Gas’s Key Fundamentals: What Do the Numbers Say?

Cabot Oil & Gas’s (COG) net-debt-to-EBITDA multiple rose steadily between 2Q15 and 4Q15 due to a rising net debt and a falling EBITDA trend.

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What to Expect from Whiting Petroleum for the Rest of 2017

In its 2Q17 earnings conference, Whiting Petroleum (WLL) lowered its capex forecast for 2017 from $1.1 billion to $950 million.

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Financials Overview: Week of September 4–8, 2017

According to AIR Worldwide, Hurricane Irma will likely create insured losses of $20 billion–$65 billion for the US and some Caribbean islands.

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What Are Cabot Oil & Gas’s Key Strategies for 2017 and 2018?

Cabot Oil & Gas (COG) expects its drilling and completion capital for 2017 to be $610 million.

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How Would You Play Chesapeake Energy? Part 2

At the end of 2Q17, Chesapeake Energy (CHK) had a principal debt balance of $9.7 billion, which was lower than at the end of 2016. A lot of investor attention has been focused on CHK.

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Financials Overview: Week of August 28–September 1, 2017

In 2Q17, the five largest US banks originated residential mortgages worth $112.0 billion, which was higher than $96.0 billion in 1Q17 but well below $129.0 billion in 2Q16.

An Investor's Guide to Westmoreland Coal

In this series, we’ll analyze Westmoreland Coal’s (WLB) business model. We’ll explore how the company has expanded its business, and evaluate its key operational metrics and financial position.

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Financials Overview: What Happened in the Markets August 21–25

According to Bloomberg, deregulation of US banking (XLF) could enhance gross profits for the six largest US banks by $27 billion, which would increase their annual pretax income by around 20%.

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What Cloud Peak Energy Investors Will Want to Know

In this series, we’ll explore how Cloud Peak Energy (CLD) has expanded its business and evaluate its key operational metrics and financial position.

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Comparing the Top 3 Self-Storage REITs after 2Q17 Earnings

Self-storage REITs are experiencing solid growth in income and revenues in 2017. In this series, we’ll analyze the 2Q17 results for Public Storage (PSA), Extra Space Storage (EXR), and CubeSmart (CUBE).

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The Top 3 Industrial REITs: Behind the 2Q17 Results

Industrial REITs (real estate investment trusts) are currently experiencing a boom, and many investors and analysts anticipate future growth.

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Financials Overview: Week of August 14–August 18, 2017

In 2Q17, Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) acquired a stake of 17.5 million shares in Synchrony Financial, the financing arm of General Electric. Berkshire Hathaway also increased its holdings in Bank of New York Mellon to 50.2 million shares.

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Top 3 Healthcare REITs after 2Q17: A Comparative Analysis

Healthcare REITs that own senior care facilities, hospitals, and nursing homes are seeing growth. With the aging population rising, the need for critical healthcare facilities is also rising.

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How the Top 3 Wireless Tower REITs Performed in 2Q17

In this series, we’ll analyze the 2Q17 results of American Tower (AMT), SBAC Communications (SBAC), and Crown Castle International (CCI).

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How the Top 3 Residential REITs Performed in 2Q17

Residential REITs showed strong momentum in the first half of 2017 with solid improvements in both top-line and bottom-line results.

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Financials Overview: Week of August 7–August 11, 2017

The top five US investment banks, including J.P. Morgan (JPM) and Goldman Sachs (GS), garnered total advisory and underwriting fees of $8 billion in 2Q17. This trend represented a 12% year-over-year increase.

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Commercial REITs in 2Q17: A Close Look at the Top 3

Amid the loud cries that US malls are dying, the 2Q17 performances of US commercial REITs show the fallacy of the idea.

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Financials Overview: Week of July 31–August 4, 2017

The OCC (Office of the Comptroller of the Currency) will start the process of amending the Volcker Rule this week.

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Financials Overview: Week of July 24–28, 2017

Banking stocks posted moderate gains this week as the Fed left interest rates unchanged. The S&P Financial Sector Index rose 0.5%.

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Financials Overview: Week of July 17–21, 2017

Weakness in banking stocks continued last week with more banks posting mixed results. The S&P Financial Sector Index fell 0.3%.

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