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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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Can Department Stores Celebrate This Holiday Season?

The US holiday season is the most important sales season for US retailers and department stores.

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Why a Rise in Oil Is Necessary for an Upside in Energy Stocks

On October 16, 2017, US crude oil November futures rose 0.80% and closed at $51.87 per barrel, the highest closing price since September 28, 2017.

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How Auto Stocks Traded in the 2nd Week of October 2017

Last week, the stocks of automakers General Motors (GM), Fiat Chrysler (FCAU), and Ferrari (RACE) continued to outperform the broader market, rising 2.1%, 0.90%, and 2.1%, respectively.

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Nordstrom Stock Falls as Company Suspends Plan to Go Private

Nordstrom (JWN) stock fell 5.3% to $40.40 on October 16, 2017, in reaction to the news that the Nordstrom family suspended its efforts to take the company private.

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Target Expands Google Partnership: Will Sales Rise?

Target (TGT) announced that it’s expanding its offering through Google Express nationwide. Shoppers will also be able to place voice-based orders.

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A Pre-Earnings Analysis of Nabors Industries before 3Q17

In 3Q17, analysts expect an adjusted loss of $0.33 per share for Nabors Industries (NBR). NBR plans to release its 3Q17 financial results on October 24, 2017.

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What's Gilead Sciences Cooking up Now?

Of the 28 analysts tracking Gilead Sciences in October 2017, three have recommended a “strong buy,” while 11 have recommended a “buy.”

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How the California Wildfires Burned PG&E and Its Investors

PG&E (PCG) stock lost 10.5% on October 13, 2017. The Northern California wildfires sent the stock tumbling after state fire investigators probed PG&E’s power lines as a possible cause of the fires.

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Checking in on AT&T and T-Mobile

Last year, AT&T (T) made a surprise announcement that it was acquiring Time-Warner (TWX) for $85.4 billion. In this series, we’ll look into that deal and other updates on AT&T and T-Mobile.

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Will US Natural Gas Prices Take a Tumble in 2018?

US natural gas (UNG)(DGAZ) futures contracts for November delivery rose 0.67% to $3 per MMBtu (million British thermal units) on October 13.

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The Truth Behind Three Common Indexing Questions

Indexing has become an undeniable force in the investment world…and indexing’s rise didn’t happen by accident.

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Last Week in Utilities: How these Defensives Played Out

While broader markets maintained their cautious approach, US utility stocks continued to march higher last week. The Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU) rose 1.4%.

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What’s the Market Saying about Schlumberger on October 13?

Schlumberger (SLB) announced that on October 5, 2017, it received an engineering, procurement, and construction (or EPC) contract from Reliance Industries in India.

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Why General Electric Might Not Meet Analyst Estimates in 3Q17

United States industrial behemoth General Electric (GE) is slated to release its 3Q17 earnings on October 20. Here’s what you need to know.

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The Medicines Company in 2017: Should We Be Interested?

In 2Q17, The Medicines Company (MDCO) reported revenues of $18.7 million, which is a fall of 66.0% on a YoY (year-over-year) basis.

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Can Skechers Pull Off a Strong Quarter this Time?

The California-based Skechers (SKX) is slated to release its third-quarter 2017 results on Thursday, October 19.

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What Analysts Expect from ExxonMobil's 3Q17 Results

ExxonMobil (XOM) is expected to post its 3Q17 results on October 27, 2017. In 2Q17, XOM’s revenues surpassed Wall Street’s estimates by 2%.

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Consumer Sector Insights for the Week of October 9–13, 2017

The third quarter earnings season has picked up the pace. The S&P 500 Index finished the week ending October 13 with slight growth of 0.15%.

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How Is Neurocrine Biosciences Positioned Now?

In the first half of 2017, Neurocine Biosciences (NBIX) generated revenues of $6.3 billion and reported expenses on the cost of product sales of $61.0 million.

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AIG in 3Q17: What We Can Expect

American International Group (AIG) is expected to announce its earnings for 3Q17 on November 2, 2017. Wall Street analysts have provided a high estimate of $0.90 for AIG’s 3Q17 EPS.

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