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Target Ups Its Delivery Game amid Increased Competition

Target (TGT) recently announced the acquisition of Shipt, one of the leading online platforms that provides same-day delivery.

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Analyzing General Electric's 4Q17 Dividend

On December 9, 2017, General Electric, an industrial conglomerate, declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.12 per share on its outstanding common stock.

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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.

RECENT Mutual Funds RESEARCH

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What Will Drive KKR's Performance in 2017?

KKR (KKR) is expected to post earnings per share (or EPS) of $0.49 in 1Q17 as compared to a loss per share of $0.65 in the corresponding quarter last year.

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Blackstone's Realizations, PE to Be Major Drivers in 2017

The Blackstone Group (BX), the world’s largest alternative asset manager, is expected to see earnings per share of $0.73 in 1Q17, compared to EPS of $0.68 in 4Q16 and $0.31 in 1Q16.

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What Helped PNC Financial Command Premium Valuations in 4Q16?

PNC Financial Services (PNC) is expected to post earnings per share (or EPS) of $1.84 in 4Q16, lower than its EPS of $1.87 in 4Q15 and in line with its EPS in 2Q16.

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Alternative Asset Managers Are Set to Ride on New Flows in 2017

Alternative asset managers such as Blackstone Group, KKR & Co., and The Carlyle Group saw improved performances in 2H16 on improved broader markets and rising holdings valuations.

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Prospect Capital's Originations Rise, Interest Rates Key for 2017

In this series, we’ll look at Prospect Capital’s expected performance, deployments, portfolio strategy, yields, balance sheet strength, dividends, and valuations.

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Apollo Investment Targeting Lower Risk and Stable Returns

Apollo Investment (AINV) posted earnings per share of $0.18 in fiscal 2Q17, compared to analyst estimates of $0.17. In this series, we’ll study AINV’s performance, yields, capital deployment, portfolio, dividends, and valuations.

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What's Ahead for BlackRock in 2017?

BlackRock (BLK), the world’s largest asset manager, is expected to post earnings per share (or EPS) of $5.09 in 4Q16.

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What's Driving Affiliated Managers' Performance?

Affiliated Managers Group (AMG) is expected to benefit from rising equities and improved macro fundamentals.

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Why Alternative Asset Managers Rebounded in 2016

Alternative asset managers such as Blackstone Group (BX), KKR (KKR), and Carlyle Group (CG) have rebounded sharply over the past three months.

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Carlyle Group's Performance Driven by Market

Carlyle Group (CG) has delivered positive but weak performance over the past few quarters, as compared to its performance in 2015.

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What Will Drive Closed-End Funds' 2017 Performances?

Closed-end managers deploy money in middle market companies engaged in businesses across sectors by raising capital through share issuances.

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Has Trump’s Win Reinforced a New Market Regime?

Donald Trump’s unexpected election ushered in short-run uncertainty about markets and policies—not only in the United States but also globally.

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State Street Eyes Strong Growth after Beacon, GE Asset Management

State Street (STT) stock has risen 10.0% over the past quarter. That came on the back of two quarters of improved operating performance.

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T. Rowe Rose Due to Fund Performance and Stable New Assets

T. Rowe Price (TROW), in line with other asset managers, saw a strong rebound in earnings during 3Q16. It posted diluted EPS of $1.28.

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These Crucial Markets Improved KKR's 3Q Performance

KKR & Company has seen a recovery after substantial losses in 1Q16. In 3Q16, it posted EPS of $0.71, beating Wall Street analyst estimates of $0.65.

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Where Should Investors Seek Income Now?

While the demand for high yields has increased, the options for investors to obtain high yields are decreasing. Interest rates after the global economic crisis have been staggeringly low in economies around the world.

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What Drove Ares Capital's 3Q16 Growth?

Ares Capital (ARCC) posted EPS (earnings per share) of $0.43, beating Wall Street analysts’ estimate of $0.39 in 3Q16.

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Are You Afraid of Equities? Read This!

In his November 2016 Insights newsletter, Richard Bernstein talked about the growing opportunity cost of investing in equities (SPHD) (VIG).

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Why Prospect Capital Is Targeting Originations, Structured Credit

Prospect Capital (PSEC) reported fiscal 1Q17 EPS of $0.22—lower than the analyst estimates of $0.24. PSEC saw lower earnings on lower investment income.

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Macro Roundup: October's Updates from around the World

The US stock market (ITOT), as represented by the S&P 500 (SPY), fell in October. This fall marked the third successive monthly decline for US equities.

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