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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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Breaking Down Latin American Funds for Investment Opportunities

The process of Brazil’s political impasse’s passing began in May 2016, when the case against Dilma Rousseff was found to be strong enough for impeachment proceedings to begin.

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Should You Be Invested in These International Funds?

With one-third of 2016 yet to go, international funds have already had an action packed year. Events haven’t been restricted to a specific region or market.

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Taking Stock of These Large-Cap Funds So Far in 2016

Richard Bernstein believes that the corporate profit cycle in the US has turned for the better and if it comes about, the bull run in US equities may continue. In this series, we’ll evaluate 12 large-cap equity funds that invest in US equities.

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T. Rowe Price Needs Investments, Strategy to Reverse Trends

T. Rowe Price Group (TROW) posted a $1.15 decline in earnings for 2Q16, excluding a one-time charge. Wall Street analysts estimate that TROW should maintain its current earning trajectory for 3Q16 at $1.15 per share.

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AMG Delivering Consistent Performance amid Uncertainties

AMG has managed to beat estimates over the past four quarters. It has seen a steady performance of its affiliates and is expected to post EPS of $2.98 in the September quarter.

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Where Are Prominent Hedge Funds Placing Their Bets?

Billionaire investor George Soros, who said in April 2016 that gold was the only asset that could outperform in the current market environment, is now getting out of gold.

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Alternatives Improve Operating Performances on Higher Deployments

In this series, we’ll be looking at alternatives’ deployments, fund performances, assets under management, strategic initiatives, and valuations.

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Carlyle Group's Performance Improved across Asset Classes in 2Q16

In 2Q16, Carlyle Group (CG) posted earnings per share of $0.35, compared to the Wall Street consensus of $0.31. For fiscal 2016, CG is expected to post $1.33 per share, with implied growth of 15%.

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Will Blackstone Improve Operating Performance in 2H16?

The Blackstone Group (BX) is expected to post earnings per share (or EPS) of $0.65 in 3Q16 and $2.08 for 2016.

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How Janus Suggests Investors Prepare for Rising Inflation

In this series, we’ll look at the Janus Asset Allocation team’s views on inflation, policy measures, and asset allocation (ITOT) (NEAR), given its assertion that inflation pressures are building.

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Is Apollo Investment on the Verge of a Rebound in 2016?

Apollo Investment (AINV) is expected to post earnings per share of $0.18 for fiscal 2Q17, which ends on September 30, 2016, and $0.71 for the fiscal year. AINV is a closed-ended investment company that provides debt and equity financing solutions to US middle-market companies.

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How to Play Your Europe-Focused Mutual Fund

Mario Draghi already had a tough job as the chief of the ECB (European Central Bank), and the results of the Brexit vote have made it even more difficult.

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What's Been Happening with US Large-Cap Funds so Far in 2016?

US equities were not overly impacted by the UK’s Brexit vote, but banks and financials like Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase dived while the dollar rose.

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Parsing the Starz-Lions Gate Material Adverse Effect Clause

In the merger deal between Lions Gate Entertainment (LGF) and Starz (STRZA), the MAE (material adverse effect) clause lays out the circumstances under which either party can back out of the transaction.

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Another Big Media Merger: Lions Gate Is Buying Starz

On June 30, Starz (STRZA) and Lions Gate (LGF) announced a merger. Before the deal closes, Lions Gate will split into voting shares and non-voting shares.

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Why Investing in Asian Mutual Funds sans Japan Makes Sense

Given the diversity it can provide due to its composition, Asia makes a compelling investment destination for investors who are looking for growth.

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What Are Janus Capital's Expectations and Strategies for 2H16?

Janus Capital’s average AUM (assets under management) stood at $180.2 billion in 1Q16.

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Why Turmoil in Europe Means You Should Look at Asia-Pacific Funds

With Brexit having forced a change in the political and economic landscapes, it may be time to turn your attention towards Asia-Pacific funds.

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Asset Managers' and Financials' Woes Increase Post-Brexit

Global equities fell steeply on June 24, 2016, after the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union in a referendum with a 52% vote to leave.

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Why Closed-End Fund Managers Are Targeting Originations in 2016

Any further increase in interest rates by the Fed by December is expected to boost the yields and operating performances of closed-end funds in 2016.

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