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Cisco's Fiscal 1Q18 Earnings Beat Analyst Estimates

The US-based (SPY) tech (QQQ) heavyweight Cisco (CSCO) announced its fiscal 1Q18 results on November 15 and reported revenue of $12.1 billion.

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Walmart Stock Soared 10.9% on Stellar 3Q Results

Walmart (WMT) stock rose 10.9% to $99.62 after the company reported better-than-expected fiscal 3Q18 results on Thursday, November 16, 2017. Several analysts raised their price targets on the stock.

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Home Depot Raised 2017 Guidance after Strong 3Q17 Earnings

Home Depot (HD) posted adjusted EPS of $1.87 on revenues of $25.0 billion. Compared to 3Q16, the company’s EPS rose 16.9%, while revenues rose 8.1%.

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Pre-Market Report: Global Markets Are Mixed on November 17

On November 17, the Shanghai Composite Index fell 0.48% and closed the day at 3,382.91. The SPDR S&P China (GXC) rose 1.8% on November 16.

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Inventory Cues: Are Natural Gas Prices Changing Trends?

Natural gas prices rose by 1.48% and closed at $2.72 per MMBtu (British thermal units in millions) on July 10. Natural gas prices rose due to short covering.

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FOMC Minutes: Greek Issue Could Delay the Rate Hike in the US

The FOMC minutes were released on July 8. US markets ended lower because the Fed didn’t provide a time for a rise in the target range for the federal funds rate.

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Prevalent Price Volatility in the Memory Space Hurt Micron in 3Q15

In fiscal 3Q15, NAND contributed 32% towards Micron’s (MU) overall revenues. NAND flash memory is a key component in tablets, ultrabooks, smartphones, and e-readers.

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Will the Crude Oil Market Sustain the Recent Rebound?

August WTI crude oil futures contracts rallied for the first time in the last six days. Crude oil prices rose by 2.18% and closed at $52.78 per barrel on July 9, 2015.

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Key Highlights before Marathon Oil's 2Q15 Earnings

Since January 1, Marathon Oil has underperformed the upstream energy industry and most of its peers. During this period, Marathon Oil’s stock has posted a -8.5% return.

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The Financial Sector Responds to the Week Ended July 3

The Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLF) closed at $24.54 on Monday, having fallen 1.4% in the last week. Year-to-date, XLF has underperformed the benchmark.

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Key Midstream and Upstream MLP Gainers and Losers on July 9

Delek Logistics (DKL) was the top gainer among midstream MLPs (master limited partnerships) at the end of trading on July 9. It rose 2.80% yesterday.

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Why Falling Commodity Prices Are Good for Restaurants

Agricultural and livestock commodities such as corn, coffee, beef, pork, chicken, and cheese play an important role in the restaurant business, as demand and supply factors impact prices.

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Analyzing 4 Top US Transportation and Terminaling MLPs

NuStar Energy was the best performing MLP among the selected peer group over the past year. It returned -0.1%. It outperformed AMLP by 12.5%.

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Humana and Aetna Merge to Challenge UnitedHealthcare

Humana (HUM) and Aetna (AET) are two major health insurance companies. This merger will be closely analyzed by the regulatory authorities.

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Week to July 6: A Rough One for Equities as Investors Avoid Risk

The week ending July 6 was a rough one for US equities. Greeks rejected the austerity offer, and Grexit fears resurfaced, causing investors to pull away from risky assets.

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Insurance Stocks Fly on Ace-Chubb Merger News in July

The Financial Sector Select SPDR ETF (XLF) was up 1.52% during the trading session ending on July 1, largely driven by insurance stocks, which rose 2.7%.

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GlaxoSmithKline: A Must-Read Overview

GlaxoSmithKline is a British multinational pharmaceutical company with a significant presence in the US. GSK has over 100,000 employees in operations around the world.

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Greece Fallout Hits Global Stocks—Is a China Crisis Next?

Market analysts say US investors feel largely protected from Greece’s financial woes, though its troubles have sent jitters through global markets.

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Which Dry Bulk Company Can Weather the Current Industry Downturn?

Major players in the dry bulk shipping space have taken a hard fall this year. China’s appetite for iron ore and coal has waned, driving the current oversupply in the market.

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Week of June 26: Macro Factors Weigh Down Energy Sector

The SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (XOP) was the best performer in the energy sector in terms of year-to-date returns in the week ending June 26.

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Oversupply Factors Could Lead to a Fall in Natural Gas Prices

Natural gas futures contracts for August delivery fell by 1.1% on Wednesday. Natural gas prices fell for the third day and settled at $2.69 per MMBtu on July 8.

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Junk Bond and Leveraged Loan Issuance Falls, Week Ending July 2

The non-farm payrolls report for June showed that the US economy added 223,000 jobs. This helped equities reduce losses. Wage growth remained tepid.

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Analyzing the Crude Oil Market: Prices Continue to Fall

NYMEX-traded WTI crude oil futures fell by 1.29% on July 8. Crude oil prices fell due to an unexpected rise in crude oil stocks in the oversupplied market.

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Upstream MLPs Fall as Crude Supplies Continue to Rise

Enable Midstream (ENBL) was the worst performer among midstream MLPs at the end of trading on Wednesday, July 8. It fell 4.92% in a single trading session.

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