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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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Reading SCANA Stock’s Key Indicators: Recent Changes

SCANA Corporation (SCG) stock seemed to have taken a breather from its free fall in the last few trading sessions. In the last one-month period, SCG stock has corrected more than 17%.

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Abbott Laboratories 3Q17 Earnings: What's Expected

On October 18, 2017, Abbott Laboratories will release its 3Q17 earnings results. Abbott stock was trading at its 52-week high of $55.4 on October 10.

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The Best, Worst in Upstream and Oilfield Services This Week

Crude oil prices have risen from last week’s close of $49.29 per barrel on October 6 to $51.09 per barrel on October 10—a rise of almost 4% so far this week.

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The 10 MLPs Most Correlated with Crude Oil

In this series, we’ll look at the ten MLPs most correlated with crude oil amid crude oil price volatility.

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What to Look for in Kinder Morgan’s 3Q17 Results

Kinder Morgan (KMI) is expected to report its 3Q17 earnings on October 18, 2017.

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How Precious Metals and Mining Stocks Are Performing

On a YTD basis, First Majestic has the lowest correlation to gold, while Primero Mining has the highest correlation to gold.

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Valero's 3Q17 Earnings: Can You Expect an Outstanding Show?

Valero Energy (VLO) is expected to publish its 3Q17 results on October 26. Before we proceed with the 3Q17 estimates, let’s recap Valero’s 2Q17 performance versus estimates.

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Crude Oil Futures: The Next Big Potential Catalyst

November WTI (West Texas Intermediate) crude oil futures contracts rose 2.7% and closed at $50.92 per barrel on Tuesday, October 10, 2017.

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National Oilwell Varco: What to Expect from 3Q17 Earnings

In 3Q17, Wall Street analysts expect an $0.08 adjusted loss per share for National Oilwell Varco (NOV). This outlook indicates that they expect NOV to cut its adjusted loss compared to its 2Q17 adjusted loss of $0.14 per share.

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The Top 5 Rallying S&P 500 Utilities Stocks of 2017

The Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU), which represents S&P 500 Utilities Index, has gained ~10% YTD, marginally underperforming broader markets.

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Wall Street’s Take on Gold Miners before the 3Q17 Earnings

The year-to-date stock performances of precious metal miners have been driven more by company-specific factors than by the direction of gold prices.

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Crude Oil Tanker Update: Week 40

In the 40th week of 2017, the BDTI fluctuated between 758 and 776. However, on the last day of the week, the index stood at 776, where it was at the start of the week.

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Will Celanese Meet 3Q17 Earnings Expectations?

As of October 10, 2017, Celanese stock has given a strong return of 35.8% so far in 2017, outperforming the broad-based SPDR S&P 500 (SPY).

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What Analysts Expect for CSX in 3Q17

On July 5, 2017, CSX stock hit its 52-week high of $55.3 per share. The market sentiment is high for the stock right now.

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Muni Bonds’ Role in Providing Quality Returns to a Portfolio

In this series, we will shed light on Moody’s recent data report, US Municipal Bond Defaults and Recoveries, 1970–2016. Muni bond prices sparked in 2016, especially when President Trump announced his infrastructure spending plans.

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Bank of America’s Favorite Semiconductor Stocks

A Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAC) research team recently shared its ideas on semiconductor stocks and its optimism for their future performances.

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Will Oil Continue to Rise?

On October 10, 2017, US crude oil (USO) (USL) (OIIL) November futures rose 2.7% and closed at $50.92 per barrel.

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What’s Brewing in the Semiconductor Industry?

According to research firm MarketsandMarkets, the global cybersecurity market is expected to surpass $231.9 billion by 2022, compared with an estimated $137.9 billion this year.

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What September’s Services PMI Signals for Developed Markets

In this series, we’ll take a look at the final services PMI for the world’s major developed nations and regions, including the United States, Germany, the Eurozone, Japan, and the UK for September 2017.

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US Crude Oil Dips below $50: Could Energy Stocks Lose Momentum?

On October 9, 2017, US crude oil (USO) November futures closed at $49.58 per barrel—0.6% higher than the previous closing price.

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