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Why Did Kinder Morgan Continue to Fall Last Week?

Kinder Morgan fell 2.7% in the week ending August 18, 2017. The stock fell 5.6% in the week ending August 11, 2017. Kinder Morgan has fallen 10.4% YTD.

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What to Expect from Ulta Beauty’s 2Q17 Results

Ulta Beauty (ULTA) is scheduled to announce its 2Q17 results after the close of financial markets on August 24.

Sector
Pre-Market Report: S&P 500, NASDAQ, and Dow Are Weaker

The S&P 500 started the week ending August 18 on a stronger note. It lost upward momentum as the week progressed. It fell to a five-week low on August 17.

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What Did the Market Suggest about Weatherford on August 18?

In the past year, Weatherford International (WFT) stock fell 32% until August 18, 2017. OIH generated -26% returns during this period.

RECENT RESEARCH

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Must-know: Why crude prices bounced from six-year lows

The EIA crude inventory report provides data on distillates and gasoline. Analysts expected an increase of 700,000 barrels in crude inventories last week.

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Investors should watch out for India's indicators in 2015

It’s important to know the macroeconomic indicators that affect Indian stocks. The macroeconomic indicators will also impact your Indian ETF investment in 2015.

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4 Factors Weighing On Labor Markets—And Implications For Fed Policy

The slide in the unemployment rate is partly due to the workers getting discouraged, that is, getting out of the labor force.

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Viking Global discloses stake in Avis Budget Group Inc.

Viking Global Investors started a new position in Avis Budget Group Inc. (CAR). The fund acquired a 5% stake in Avis with over 5.34 million shares.

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Dealing With Divergence: The Outlook For 2015

2014 has been a phenomenal year for the US! As the sun sets on 2014, it’s time to look back and study the year in review.

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Highlights of Fairholme Capital's third quarter 13F

Fairholme’s portfolio decreased by a whopping $2.1 billion over the last quarter, mainly due to disclosure limits for holdings in Fannie Mae (FNMA) and Freddie Mac (FMCC).

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Why the US rig count is on a slippery slope

Last week’s decrease resulted from a fall in both oil and natural gas rigs, which decreased by 17 and 12 in the week, respectively.

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Going Defensive? 3 Things To Consider First

If you believe that the stock market could fall, you would buy low beta stocks such as Walmart Stores (WMT) and Pfizer (PFE) to defend yourself.

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December ISM surveys and the economy

The ISM PMI looks at a number of business indices, including new orders, production, employment, supplier deliveries, inventory, prices, and backlogs.

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Why The US Steel Industry Has More Questions Than Answers in 2015

The steel industry experienced a roller-coaster ride in 2014. The sector’s fortunes changed several times. However, most steel plays delivered negative returns for investors.

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JANA Partners, Greenlight Capital hit by Civeo Corporation slide

JANA’s share sale also comes a day after Civeo announced that the firm faces a gloomy 2015. The company cut its financial projections due to a steep decline in oil prices.

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Assessing Corvex Management's activist stance on ARCP

Activist investment firm Corvex Management recently disclosed a 7.1% stake in REIT American Realty Capital Properties.

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High distribution, yield hasn’t boosted Exterran Partners in 2014

EXLP is the largest contract compression provider, with 2.9 million operating horsepower. Of this, ~170,000 operating horsepower was part of its organic growth.

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Construction Spending And The Homebuilding Sector

Historically, construction spending has led economies out of recessions. This didn’t happen in the most recent recession, however.

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L-3 Communications: An analysis of the Q3 2014 earnings

L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. (LLL) does business in the aerospace and defense sectors. The company ranks among the world’s top ten defense contractors.

Gainers
Outlook for power utility sector not good for the new year

Three power companies had positive returns for the week ended January 2, 2015. Returns for Dynegy (DYN) and Calpine (CPN) stood out in a falling US market.

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How the US power sector is shaping up: An indicator perspective

US power companies distribute a high percentage of their income to shareholders as dividends. Total returns are a better parameter to evaluate the sector’s performance.

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Muted natural gas prices continue to put pressure on coal

Natural gas production is a key metric for investors. It helps determine thermal coal’s short-term outlook. Natural gas is produced throughout the year, but demand is highest during the winter.

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Banking in 2014: Hits and misses

How was banking in 2014? We’ll see why Wells Fargo was the best bank in terms of price performance in 2014.

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Activist investor Carl Icahn urges Manitowoc to split

Activist investor Carl Icahn owns a 7.77% stake in Manitowoc and will push it to break into two companies.

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