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.

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.

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.

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.


Utilities and NRG Energy Led SPY to Rise 0.12% on August 12

The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) is one of the most popular and active ETFs in the US. It tracks the S&P 500 Index. SPY returned 0.12% on August 12, 2015.

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Natural Gas Inventories Rose and Prices Fell Last Week

On Thursday, August 13, the EIA (U.S. Energy Information Administration) published its “Natural Gas Weekly Update” for the week ended August 7.

Global Uncertainty Gives Precious Metals, Miners a Rough Ride

Miners took a hit with the steady decline in precious metals prices over the past year. The SPDR S&P Metals and Mining ETF (XME) fell 33.7%.

Is This the Right Time to Buy Gold?

Gold prices have been steadily falling since the last week of June. As of August 11, gold prices (GLD) have fallen by 4.40% in a month.

The Yuan Devaluation's Effects across Foreign Exchange Markets

The US Dollar Index fell by nearly 1% as the basket of currencies that the US dollar is weighed against posted gains.

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Oil Production and Rig Count Cues for Crude Oil's Price Direction

September WTI crude oil futures contracts trading in NYMEX rose slightly by 0.64% on August 14. Crude oil prices rose despite oversupply concerns.

Some Retail Subsectors Report Strong Earnings This Season

Apparel and accessories retailers including Michael Kors, VF Corporation, and Under Armour recently announced strong earnings, impressing Wall Street and investors alike.

Midstream and Upstream MLP Gainers and Losers on August 14

USD Partners (USDP) was the top gainer among midstream MLPs at the end of trading on Friday, August 14. It rose 6.60% on Friday.

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Apple Surprises Wall Street Once Again in Fiscal 3Q15

Apple’s earnings beat Wall Street expectations for the 11th quarter in a row in fiscal 3Q15.

Can TJX Companies Impress Investors in 2Q16?

TJX Companies (TJX) will announce its results for the second quarter of fiscal 2016 on August 18. The second quarter ended on August 1, 2015.

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Labor Market Releases in the US and the UK: HEDJ Fell 2.30%

In the US (IVV), mortgage applications for purchases and refinances rose by 0.10% in the week ending August 7—compared to the previous week.

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Natural Gas Market: Who Will Win, Weather or Inventory?

Natural gas prices rose for the sixth time in the last ten days. Prices rose by 0.05% more on the up days than on the down days.

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Natural Gas Prices Fall Due to Oversupply Concerns

September natural gas futures contracts fell by 4.91% on August 13, 2015. Prices fell due to a better-than-expected rise in natural gas inventory data.

US Indicators Were Positive Overall Yesterday

The Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLY) gained 0.58% on August 13. Retail sales data rebounded in July.

International Business Machines Corp (IBM) Share Price Movement Over the Past Few Weeks
IBM’s Fiscal 2Q15 Results Shed Revenues for 13 Straight Quarters

In its 2Q15 release, IBM reported revenues of $20.81 billion and non-GAAP earnings per share of $3.84. This is the 13th consecutive quarter where IBM has posted a decline in its revenues.

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Crude Oil Inventories Fell Again: How Was WTI Affected?

The EIA reported a decrease of 1.7 million barrels (or MMbbls) in crude oil inventories for the week ended August 7.

First Solar, NVIDIA, and Frontier Communications Rally in XLK

On August 4, 2015, First Solar (FSLR) declared its 2Q15 results. It reported earnings of $896 million and net income of $94.5 million.

Teradata, Apple, and Rackspace Dragged SKYY Last Week

On August 6, Teradata declared its 2Q15 results and reported revenues of $623 million, missing analyst estimates of $651 million. Without currency headwinds, revenues would have declined by 2% YoY.

Midstream and Upstream MLP Gainers and Losers on August 13

USD Partners (USDP) was the top gainer among midstream MLPs at the end of trading on Thursday, August 13. It rose 3.20% yesterday.

IT Consulting, Alternative Carrier Stocks Fall in Early August

On Aug 6, 2015, Teradata declared its 2Q15 results and reported revenues of $623 million. This missed analyst estimates of $651 million.


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