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Walgreens–Rite Aid Deal Finally Gets FTC Nod

On September 19, Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) finally received FTC (Federal Trade Commission) approval for its long-awaited transaction with Rite Aid Corporation (RAD).

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Has the Monsanto-Bayer Merger Hit a Snag?

Almost a year ago, Bayer announced that it signed a merger agreement with Monsanto (MON) for $66 billion or $128 per Monsanto share.

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Analyzing Deere's Quarterly Dividend before Its Record Date

Deere’s board has declared the regular quarterly dividend that will be paid on its outstanding shares. Deere will be paying a dividend of $0.60 per share.

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Pre-Market Report: Mixed Global Markets, Decreased Risk Appetite

On September 19, 2017, the Shanghai Composite Index fell 0.18% and ended at 3,356.84. The SPDR S&P China ETF (GXC) rose 1.1% and closed at 104.38.

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When Natural Gas Is Good for Bears

On September 13, natural gas October futures closed at $3.058 per MMBtu (million British thermal units). The same day, natural gas prices rose 1.9%.

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Why FedEx Could Miss Analysts’ Estimates for Fiscal 1Q18

FedEx has returned ~34% to investors over the past year—much higher than United Parcel Service’s (UPS) 9.3% return during the same period.

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A Look at NRG Energy's Indicators and Price Targets

NRG Energy (NRG) stock has been trending downwards lately, after rallying more than 100% this year.

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Could Enable Midstream Partners Gain Momentum?

Enable Midstream Partners (ENBL) announced the signing of a merger agreement to acquire Align Midstream on September 12. In this series, we’ll assess whether ENBL could gain upward momentum.

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Activision Banks on In-Game, Digital Purchases for Revenue Growth

Activision Blizzard (ATVI) stock has risen ~7.6% since the gaming company announced its 2Q17 results on August 3. ATVI has beaten its earnings estimates in the last five consecutive quarters.

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These Companies Are Top 5 Players in Internet Industry

Among the top Internet companies that look to online advertising as their primary source of revenue, Google topped the chart in 2Q17.

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Weatherford International: Valuation, Analyst Targets, and More

Weatherford International’s (WFT) stock was down 33% in the past year until September 12, 2017. Weatherford has underperformed the VanEck Vectors Oil Services ETF (OIH).

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Taking a Look at Apple’s New Devices

On September 12, the US (SPY) technology (QQQ) giant Apple (AAPL) unveiled the iPhone X at its annual event.

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The Indebted 5: Upstream Energy’s Most Leveraged Companies

The steep fall in crude oil (USO) as well as natural gas (UNG) and NGLs (natural gas liquids) prices from June 2014 to February 2016 saw these commodities fall ~76% and ~75%, respectively.

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How the Top 5 Telecom Players Performed in 2Q17

The telecom industry has emerged as an intensely competitive space where success depends mostly on network superiority, the quality of service, and scalability.

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Are US Crude Oil Supply and Demand Tightening?

WTI (West Texas Intermediate) crude oil (XLE)(XOP)(USO) futures contracts for October delivery rose 2.2% to $49.3 per barrel on September 13.

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Why General Mills Is Likely to Disappoint with 1Q18 Results

General Mills (GIS) is set to report its fiscal 1Q18 results on Wednesday next week. General Mills is focusing on innovation-driven new product launches to turn around its sales.

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What Cooperman Said at the Delivering Alpha Conference

Legendary investor Leon Cooperman shared his view on the market, oil prices, and his favorite stock picks at the conference on September 12.

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Baxter's Management Changes: Do They Mean Higher Growth Momentum?

Baxter International (BAX) has been going through a cost transformation and reorganization process for some time. The initiative includes some leadership and management changes.

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Mid-Cap Value: The Tactical and Structural Opportunity in the Market’s Sweet Spot

A widely accepted investing principle is that money flows to investments offering superior returns per unit of risk. In this paper, we appraise large-, mid-, and small-cap stock performance as…

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What Accelerated Chinese Vehicle Sales in August?

Auto sales in China in August 2017 reached ~2.19 million vehicle units, which is ~5.3% higher than the 2.07 million vehicle units sold in China in August 2016.

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HCLP, EMES: Are Frac Sand MLPs Currently Attractive?

Emerge Energy Services (EMES) and Hi-Crush Partners (HCLP), which are frac sand MLPs, have fallen 45.0% and 60.0%, respectively, YTD (year-to-date).

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What Analysts Expect from AutoZone’s 4Q17 Earnings

As of September 12, AutoZone stock was trading at $551.55 with about a 4.4% rise in September so far. However, AutoZone has seen a massive fall of about 30.2% in 2017 so far.

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Tsakos before Its 2Q17 Results: The Analysts' View

For 2Q17, analysts estimate that Tsakos Energy Navigation (TNP) will see revenues of $109.8 million, compared with the $138 million we saw in 1Q17.

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US Media Industry: Competition Is Still Hot

AT&T (T) has come up with a tablet device called Primetime that’s designed to encourage people to watch DirecTV Now, its OTT (over-the-top) video service.

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