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How Did Wall Street Perform on October 18?

The S&P 500 started this week on a stronger note following the fifth consecutive weekly gain. It continued to move higher on Wednesday.

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CSX’s 3Q17 Earnings Shine: Higher Freight Rates, Stock Up 2.6%

The eastern US rail freight carrier CSX (CSX) announced its 3Q17 earnings on October 17. The quarter marks the end of two full quarters under the leadership of Hunter Harrison.

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What Weighed down J.B. Hunt's 3Q17 Results?

For 3Q17, J.B. Hunt (JBHT) reported EPS (earnings per share) of $0.91, which was 5.4% lower than the analysts’ estimate of $0.96.

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Pre-Market Report: Global Markets Are Strong on October 18

On October 18, the Shanghai Composite Index closed at 3,381.79 after rising 0.29%. The SPDR S&P China ETF (GXC) fell 0.9% on October 17, 2017.

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Coffee, Cocoa, Sugar: Soft Commodities in the Week Ended June 23

In this series, we’ll explore the price movements of five soft commodities—coffee, sugar, cocoa, orange juice, and cotton. Arabica coffee, which is considered superior in flavor and quality to Robusta coffee, has seen its futures price falling during the past six months.

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The Story behind Costco’s Recent Stock Price Decline

It’s surprising to see Costco (COST) stock being the worst hit from Amazon’s (AMZN) announcement about acquiring Whole Foods (WFM) on June 16.

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Will Constellation Brands Continue to Shine in Fiscal 1Q18?

Constellation Brands (STZ) is scheduled to announce its fiscal 1Q18 results on June 29, 2017. Its fiscal 1Q18 ended on May 31, 2017.

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Can Walgreens Best Wall Street's Fiscal 3Q17 Expectations?

Walgreens Boots Alliance is scheduled to release its fiscal 3Q17 results on June 29, 2017. The pharmacy giant is expected to report a 10.2% year-over-year rise in its earnings per share.

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Can Conagra Brands Beat Estimates in Fiscal 4Q17?

Conagra (CAG) has fallen about 5% YTD as of June 21, 2017. Much of this decline has stemmed from the company’s failed bid to acquire Pinnacle Foods.

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McCormick to Report Fiscal 2Q17: Here’s What to Expect

Spice and flavoring giant McCormick (MKC) plans to announce its fiscal 2Q17 results on June 29, 2017. Year-to-date, McCormick stock has generated an 8.3% return, beating its peers.

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What to Expect from General Mills in Fiscal 4Q17

General Mills (GIS) stock has fallen 7.5% on a YTD (year-to-date) basis and has underperformed its peers in terms of price appreciation as of June 19, 2017.

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Soft Matters: This Week's Cash Crop Updates

Arabica front-month futures hit a fresh low last week (ended June 16), falling to $1.24 per pound from $1.26 per pound one week previously.

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How Amazon's Latest Move Could Affect Mass Merchandisers

Stock prices of grocers and mass merchandisers saw sharp falls after Amazon’s announcement that it has entered a definitive agreement to acquire Whole Foods (WFM).

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Whole Foods Goes in Amazon’s Basket in $13.7 Billion Deal

Amazon (AMZN) announced on Friday, June 16, 2017, that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Whole Foods Market (WFM) for $13.7 billion in an all-cash transaction.

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Nonalcoholic Beverage Stocks: Do Analysts See Growth Potential?

Beverage giants Coca-Cola (KO) and PepsiCo (PEP) have delivered better total returns than the S&P 500 Index on a YTD (year-to-date) basis.

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Will Tough Times Endure for Food Manufacturers in 2Q17?

Weak volume trends due to the consumer shift toward fresh and wholesome foods and delayed tax refunds hurt major food manufacturers in 1Q17.

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Casey’s General Stores Stock Fell after Soft Fiscal 4Q17 Results

Iowa-based Casey’s General Stores (CASY) reported its fiscal 4Q17 and fiscal 2017 results on June 5, 2017. CASY stock fell 8.4% to close at $106.66 on June 6.

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Your Specifics on Dollar General's 1Q17

Dollar General (DG) delivered a better-than-expected performance on both top and bottom lines, with total sales coming in at $5.6 billion.

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Can Casey’s Deliver a Strong 4Q17?

Iowa-based Casey’s General Stores (CASY) is slated to report its fourth-quarter 2017 and fiscal 2017 results on Tuesday, June 6, 2017.

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Dollar Tree Posts Strong 1Q17 Results, Meets Expectations

Dollar Tree (DLTR) reported its 1Q17 results on May 25, 2017. The results relate to the quarter ending on April 29, 2017.

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1Q17 Results Preview: What’s in Store for Dollar General?

Tennessee-based Dollar General (DG) is slated to release results for 1Q17 on Wednesday, May 31, 2017.

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Why Walmart Stock Rose after Fiscal 1Q18 Earnings

Walmart (WMT) stock rose 5% in the two trading days following the company’s better-than-expected fiscal 1Q18 earnings per share.

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Target Beat 1Q17 Estimates, but Recovery Still Seems Distant

Target’s 1Q17 adjusted EPS (earnings per share) of $1.21 surpassed the Wall Street estimate of $0.92.

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Walmart to Report Fiscal 1Q18 Results: What to Expect

Walmart (WMT) is scheduled to report its fiscal 1Q18 results on May 18, 2017. Analysts expect the retail giant’s adjusted EPS to fall 2.0% YoY.

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