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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.

RECENT Financials RESEARCH

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Target Date Fund Series Performance

Here is a snapshot comparison of the four largest target date fund series, exploring their return rankings and Sharpe ratios. 10 Year  Here’s How Each Target Date Fund Series Ranked…

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How Charles Schwab Performed in 2Q17

Charles Schwab (SCHW) reported revenues of $2.13 billion in 2Q17, which beat the Wall Street estimate of $2.12 billion.

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What to Expect from Wells Fargo in 2H17 in the Wake of Scam

In this series, we’ll study Wells Fargo’s expected performance across its divisions in 2H17 and look at how fast it can recover from its recent controversy.

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Warren Buffett’s Latest Views on the Economy and Stock Picks

On Wednesday, August 30, 2017, in an interview with CNBC, billionaire investor Warren Buffett shared his view on US economic growth, his position in Apple (AAPL), and the world economy.

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How Chubb Fared in 2Q17

Chubb (CB) reported earnings per share (or EPS) of $2.50 in 2Q17, which beat Wall Street analyst estimates of $2.47.

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Where Stanley Druckenmiller Placed His Bets in 2Q17

Druckenmiller’s firm bought 710,200 shares of Alibaba (BABA) in 2Q17. The holding accounted for nearly 5.4% of the firm’s portfolio in 2Q17.

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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.

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Bank of America Trading Rebound: Wealth to Shape 2nd Half of 2017

Bank of America (BAC) is expected to post EPS of $0.47 and $0.48 in 3Q17 and 4Q17, respectively, reflecting a marginal but continued sequential growth.

Intelligent Alpha: Finding Signal In The Data You Have

While recovery moves closer into view, the art of raising capital for buy-side managers has become an ever-more challenging dance between operational costs and the costs to stay competitive.

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Why Hedge Funds Have a Dull Outlook on the Market in 2H17

According to an industry survey released on August 24, many hedge fund managers have a dull outlook on the market (IWM).

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What You Need to Know about Prudential Financial’s 2Q17 Earnings

In 2Q17, Prudential Financial (PRU) reported 2Q17 net income of $491 million compared to $921 million in 2Q16. Its 2Q17 earnings per share of $2.09 missed the estimate of $2.70.

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Changing Growth Dynamics within Emerging Markets

July 2017 The economic growth engines within emerging markets (EM) are changing. Many emerging economies have become largely developed or have failed to enact reforms necessary to sustain high levels…

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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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A Look at American International Group's 2Q17 Results

AIG is expected to post earnings per share of $1.22 in 3Q17, an ~20.3% decline from its 2Q17 earnings. AIG is expected to report revenues of ~$11.8 billion in 3Q17.

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How Bill Ackman Is Taking Shelter from a Potential Market Drop

Bill Ackman, an activist investor and the CEO of Pershing Square Capital Management, shared his views on how geopolitical risk could affect market movement (SPY) in a CNBC report.

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Is the Market Showing a Gradual Crackdown?

In the last three trading sessions, the market has shown a gradual fall. The S&P 500 and the Russell 2000 have fallen 1.6% and 2.2%, respectively.

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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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Where David Tepper Placed His Bets in 2Q17

David Tepper is the founder of Appaloosa Management. His firm increased its position in the information technology sector (XLK) in 2Q17.

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Howard Marks on Market Movement, Risk, and FANG Stocks

In an interview with CNBC’s Halftime Report on August 10, Howard Marks shared his views on market valuation, risk in the market, and FANG stocks.

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US Banks' 2Q17 Growth: Rising Rates and Financial Reforms

Commercial bankers have had a solid run over the last 18 months, mostly due to rising rates and increased revenues. In this series, we’ll cover the US banking sector, focusing on major drivers and macro policies impacting banks.

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