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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.

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US Rig Count Made Small Gains Last Week, but Will They Continue?

According to oilfield service company Baker Hughes (BHI), there were 885 active oil and gas rigs in the United States in the week ended August 21, 2015.

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Rough Week for Energy ETFs: OIH Disappoints, but AMLP Holds Up

The Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE) lost 8.42% in the week ended August 21. This ETF tracks a diverse group of ~45 of the largest American energy stocks.

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JCPenney’s Turnaround Story Gets Interesting in 2Q15

JCPenney (JCP) trimmed its adjusted loss per share in fiscal 2Q15 to $0.41 compared to $0.75 in the corresponding quarter last year.

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Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Subgroups Pull Down IBB ETF

The biotechnology and pharmaceutical subgroups comprise 97.43% of the iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology ETF (IBB) portfolio.

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Dunkin' Brands' Mixed 2Q15 Results: What Should Investors Think?

Dunkin’ Brands (DNKN) released its 2Q15 earnings on July 23, 2015, with earnings per share of $0.50, which beat analysts’ estimate of $0.48. Dunkin’ has returned an impressive 25% return year-to-date.

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Analyzing Liberty Interactive's Acquisition of Zulily

On August 17, Liberty Interactive announced its acquisition of Zulily for $2.4 billion. It will purchase all of Zulily’s outstanding shares for $18.75 per share.

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Stocks in the Internet Retail Subsector Outperform SKYY in 2015

Netflix will enter Indian markets in 2016. It’s looking to expand into international markets and launch streaming services in more than 200 countries by 2017.

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Can Marriott International Rest Easy on 2Q15 Earnings?

Marriott International declared its results on July 30, 2015. The company’s stock rose 5% the day before, but the market didn’t like what it heard.

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How Did Prices React to Rising Natural Gas Inventories?

Natural gas inventories increased by 53 Bcf (billion cubic feet), causing inventories to rise to 3,030 Bcf in the week ended August 14.

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India’s 2015 Monetary Policy and the Future of Its Economy

India’s repo rate stood at 8%, but after three cuts the rate stands at ~7%. Such policy actions affect the rupee, Indian companies, and India-focused ETFs.

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How Did Agricultural Commodities Perform in Week Ending August 14?

Corn futures contracts for December delivery rose on August 14, 2015, by 0.067% and settled at $3.76 per bushel on CBOT (Chicago Board of Trade).

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KKR Stock Falls Despite Record 2Q15 Earnings

KKR reported its 2Q15 earnings on July 23, 2015, beating Wall Street analysts’ estimates. But KKR stock has fallen approximately 10% over the last month.

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REITs: Everything Investors Need to Know

US REITs came into existence in 1960 when President Eisenhower signed the REIT Act contained in the Cigar Excise Tax Extension.

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Real Estate this Week: Will the Global Sell-Off Continue?

The markets are usually dull in late August. However, we’ve been seeing an accelerating global stock market selloff, which has been dominating markets and interest rates.

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Aquinox Stock's Journey from the Bottom to the Top

As per Aquinox’s 2Q15 earnings report, the company’s net income has gone up by 25.9% as compared to 1Q15 earnings of 20.76%.

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The Ups and Downs of August 18, from Both Sides of the Pond

While the component sectors of SPY declined on August 18, Aetna (AET) continued its upward trend. Aetna’s figures boost confidence.

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How Asian Nations Reacted to the Chinese Yuan Devaluation

Reactions to the impact of China’s recent developments on our investments ranged from a shrug to a bloodbath. This series examines investments focused on Asian nations that have close ties with the regional heavyweight.

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Symantec Announces Sale of Veritas to Carlyle Group for $8 Billion

On August 11, 2015, Symantec (SYMC) made headlines when The Carlyle Group announced it has agreed to acquire Veritas, Symantec’s information management and data storage business.

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What Investors Need to Know about Valuing Retail Companies

Retail, which is at the heart of any consumer-driven economy, ranges from small regionally targeted stores to large conglomerates.

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Natural Gas Market: Inventory and Rig Count Data

September natural gas futures rose by 1.44% and settled at $2.75 per MMBtu on August 20. Natural gas prices rose due to a less-than-expected rise in inventory data.

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