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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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Hershey: Why 3Q17 Could Be a Challenging Quarter

Hershey (HSY) is set to report its 3Q17 results next week. Analysts expect the company’s upcoming quarter to remain muted on the sales and earnings front.

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A Stronger Dollar Is Weakening the US Trade Balance

The United States Oil ETF (USO) gained 2.37% as the price per barrel closed at $60.40 on May 5, the first time crude oil has crossed the $60-per-barrel mark this year.

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FireEye Cheers Investors with 1Q15 Report despite Earnings

The increase in cybersecurity threats has persuaded governments and businesses to ramp up their security budgets. This is a key factor in FireEye’s increased year-over-year revenue in 1Q15.

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Is This Natural Gas Rally for Real?

June natural gas futures trading in NYMEX declined by 1.45% on Tuesday—led by mild weather estimates. Gas prices settled at $2.78 per MMBtu on May 5.

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Coal Prices Remain Subdued as Electricity Generation Stabilizes

The EEI’s current report is for the week ending April 24. Electricity generation in the US dropped to 68.2 million MWh during the week ending April 24.

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Deposits and Loans at US Banks: The Latest Data from the Fed

There’s a slight downward trend in the weekly growth in deposits for all US commercial banks. A low-rate environment makes holding liquidity as deposits a relatively inexpensive option.

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Crude Oil Prices Could Rise If the EIA's Report Follows API Data

The API released the crude oil inventory report on May 5. The data showed that the US crude oil stockpile dropped by 1.5 MMbbls for the week ending May 1.

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A Bullish Week for Crude Prices and Refined Product Prices

As the dollar weakened, crude prices reached fresh highs the next day, capping the month at $59.63 for WTI, and $66.78 for Brent on Thursday.

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Is XLK the Best ETF Option for Tech Exposure?

XLK is the most liquid ETF in the technology sector with over 8 million shares traded per day. This ETF tracks the performance of 74 publicly listed companies in the technology sector.

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Key for Investors: Analyzing T-Mobile's 1Q15 Results

T-Mobile (TMUS) reported its results for 1Q15 on April 28, 2015. Its 1Q15 revenue of ~$7.8 billion was ~0.8% above Wall Street analysts’ consensus estimates.

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Newfound Consensus of Energy Inflation

Gold June futures contracts trading in COMEX rose by 0.54% and settled at $1,193.20 per ounce on May 5. Prices gained as the US Dollar Index depreciated.

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High-Grade Corporates Wait and Watch During Policy Week

Yields, especially on Treasuries, rose after their safe-haven appeal was reduced due to an improvement in the outlook of the European economy.

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Legg Mason Beats Estimates for Fiscal 4Q15 and Annual Earnings

Legg Mason managed to beat Wall Street analysts’ adjusted EPS (earnings per share) estimates of $0.67 with a posted adjusted EPS of $1.03.

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Who Are the Major Energy Movers in the Week to May 1?

Petrobras ADRs were on a winning streak over the last few weeks before finally taking a breather in the week to May 1. They lost 4.5% after rising 13.7% in the week before.

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Highlights of Cliffs’ 1Q15 Earnings: Beat on US Pricing

Cliffs Natural Resources (CLF) announced its 1Q15 earnings on April 28. Its earnings beat market expectations. Cliffs reported an EPS of $0.02.

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Positive Indicators Boost US and Eurozone Stocks on May 4

The US Department of Commerce’s factory orders report recorded a 2.1% gain in March, against the 0.1% drop in February.

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Barrick Gold: Weak Start in 1Q15 No Issue for Investors

Barrick Gold Corporation is the world’s largest gold producer. It produces and sells gold as well as significant amounts of copper.

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High-Yield Bond Issuance Drops, Leveraged Loans Scale New Heights

Corporate earnings dominated the headlines in the week ended May 1, with dull earnings and a decline in consumer confidence at its lowest in four months.

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Treasury Yields Rise as Most Note Auctions See Robust Demand

Treasury yields trended mixed in the week ending May 1. The benchmark 10-year Treasury note yield rose by 19 basis points week-over-week, ending at 2.12%.

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Facebook Changes Ad Revenue Strategy to Attract Publishers

Facebook is reportedly offering a better ad revenue sharing model to publishers. It may let them keep all the revenue from certain ads on Facebook’s platform.

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Natural Gas Prices Gain Almost 12% in the Last 5 Trading Sessions

NYMEX-traded June natural gas futures increased by 1.62% on Monday—led by the consensus of warm weather estimates. Prices rose for the fifth consecutive day.

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