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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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Crude Oil, Gasoline, and Diesel Prices on the Uptrend Last Week

Brent and WTI crude oil prices gained some momentum toward the end of last week. The weekly increase for the benchmarks were ~3% and ~2.5%, respectively.

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Dr Pepper Snapple’s 1Q15 Results Outperform Beverage Giants

Dr Pepper Snapple (DPS) reported results for 1Q15 ending March 31, 2015 on April 23. The company’s 1Q15 adjusted EPS was $0.81—ahead of analysts’ estimates.

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Preview for Investors: Anthem’s 1Q15 Earnings

Anthem will release its 1Q15 earnings results on April 29, 2015. The company’s share price has increased by approximately 15.5% since its fourth quarter earnings.

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High-Yield Bond Issuers Come Back to Primary Market Again Last Week

US equity markets gained in the week ended April 24, 2015. But the week was all about the NASDAQ, which gained 3.2%.

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Key Update: US Rig Count down 50% in the Past Year

The US rig count generally experienced an uptrend throughout the most of 2014. However, that trend reversed in the past five months.

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April Manufacturing Report Weak Yet Earnings Strong

The Dallas Fed’s “Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey” is produced each month. The report reveals that manufacturing slowed throughout the US in the month of April.

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1 Silver Lining of Slowing Global Growth

Russ explains why today’s economic environment, characterized by monetary stimulus meant to combat slower-than-expected economic growth, is helping many of the large, global financial firms.

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Mylan Emphatically Rejects Teva's Offer

As a general rule, these offer rejections are in two broad categories: “It is all about the price” and “We are not interested, period.”

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Low Natural Gas Prices: Slowing Demand and Oversupply Concerns

NYMEX-traded May natural gas futures dropped by 1.62% on Monday. Natural gas prices hit a three-year low and settled at $2.49 per MMBtu on April 27, 2015.

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Preview for Investors: Cigna’s 1Q15 Earnings

According to Wall Street estimates, Cigna’s 1Q15 EPS will be $1.83—an increase of 19.6% from the 1Q14 projection. Cigna’s actual results have consistently beat analyst expectations.

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Janus Capital Group Beats 1Q15 Estimates

Janus Capital Group (JNS) reported net profits of $45 million, or $0.23 per diluted share, beating the Wall Street analyst estimate by 3 cents.

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Internet Wars: Comcast Gigabit Pro and AT&T GigaPower Updates

You can now get U-verse with AT&T GigaPower service in select locations including Yorkville, Skokie, Plainfield, Oswego, and Elgin in the Chicago market.

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Why International Diversification Matters Today

Investors with home bias have been handsomely rewarded in the last six years. A 60/40 split of SPY and TLT would have given you returns of a whopping 173.2%!

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Coach Earnings Preview: What Does 3Q15 Have in Store?

Despite lower earnings, Coach has maintained its dividend per share at $0.34 since 4Q13, and it’s confident it will meet its commitments thanks to a healthy cash position.

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Crude Oil Production Consensus Is as Fickle as Short-Term Prices

WTI crude oil trading in NYMEX for June delivery declined marginally by 0.28% and closed at $56.99 per barrel on Monday, April 27, 2015.

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Alcoa in April: Strong End User Demand amid Jitters from China

April has been a mixed bag for the aluminum industry. End user demand continues to be strong, at least in Alcoa’s core markets of North America and Europe.

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Brinker International Reports Double-Digit Earnings Growth for 3Q15

Brinker International (EAT) released its third-quarter earnings on April 21. Brinker reported an adjusted EPS of $0.93, a 12% increase from $0.83 in 3Q14.

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Starbucks' 2Q15 Earnings: Key News for Investors

Starbucks released its 2Q15 earnings on April 23 after the market closed. It reported adjusted EPS of $0.33—an increase of 17.9% from the same quarter last year.

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Treasury Prices Fall Before Federal Open Market Committee Meeting

Treasury yields rose after Federal Reserve Bank of New York president William Dudley expressed optimism over US economic growth. This should lead to a 2015 rate hike.

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eBay's Better-Than-Expected 1Q15 Results Please Investors

eBay (EBAY) announced better-than-expected 1Q15 earnings last week. The company’s overall revenues increased by 4% to $4.45 billion year-over-year.

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