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Wall Street Is Stable, Awaits FOMC Meeting Minutes

On May 23, ten out of 11 major sectors of the S&P 500 closed the day positive—the financials sector and health care sector supported the market’s strength.

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Riding High: Deere Had a Stellar Performance in 2Q17

Deere (DE) announced its fiscal 2Q17 earnings on May 19, 2017, before the market opened. Deere reported EPS of $2.49 and beat analysts’ estimate.

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Campbell Soup: Disappointment in Fiscal 3Q17, Stock Fell

Campbell Soup (CPB) reported lower-than-expected fiscal 3Q17 earnings on May 19, 2017. The adjusted EPS of $0.59 missed Wall Street analysts’ estimate.

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1Q17 Earnings Overview: Why Foot Locker Stock Plunged 17%

Foot Locker (FL) missed Wall Street revenue and earnings estimates. Earnings per share fell 2.2% YoY (year-over-year) to $1.36, falling short of the consensus by two cents.

RECENT RESEARCH

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Are Investors Still Betting on Trump’s Policy Reforms?

The NASDAQ Index in 2017 so far has risen nearly 12% as of May 9, outperforming the other major US indexes.

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Why PPG Industries' Dividend Yield Is in a Downward Trend

PPG Industries (PPG) announced a dividend of $0.40 per share for 2Q17 on the company’s outstanding common stock.

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Which Gold Miners Look Attractive after 1Q17 Earnings?

Gold prices rose to a five-month high on April 13, 2017, as President Donald Trump said that a strong dollar made it difficult to compete with other countries.

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What to Expect from J.P. Morgan amid Rising Rates

In this series, we’ll look into JPM’s expected performance, growth outlook, asset management, and valuations in 2017.

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What's in Store for Home Depot in 1Q17?

Since the announcement of its 4Q16 earnings on February 21, 2017, Home Depot (HD) stock has risen 10.6%.

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Investor Updates: What's the Latest from AT&T?

AT&T is expected to spend approximately $22 billion on capex in 2017.

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Precious Metals This Week: Call It a Comeback?

The price of gold witnessed a rebound on Monday, May 8, after touching $1,221 per ounce—the lowest level we’ve seen since the middle of March.

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Duke Energy’s Dividend Profile: Toe to Toe with Peers

Duke Energy (DUK), the largest regulated utility in the US, has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.855 per share.

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Why FOMC Members Think the US Economy Is Overheating

Eric Rosengren, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, warned about the jobless rate being below the natural full employment estimate of 4.7%.

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Ratings Update for MLPs after 1Q17 Earnings

Energy Transfer Partners (ETP), the midstream MLP subsidiary of Energy Transfer Equity (ETE), was upgraded by two research firms on Tuesday, May 9, 2017.

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Enbridge Energy Partners Reported Lower 1Q17 Earnings

Enbridge Energy Partners (EEP) reported its 1Q17 results on May 10, 2017. The company reported adjusted EBITDA of $414.1 million for the quarter.

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Natural Gas: Are the Bulls Taking Charge Again?

In the past five trading sessions, natural gas June futures rose 2%. On May 10, 2017, natural gas prices rose 2% and closed at ~$3.29 per MMBtu.

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What Are the Top 10 Dividend-Yielding Stocks in the S&P 500?

Since the elections, the S&P 500 (SPY) (SPX-INDEX) is up 15% driven by financials (XLF), technology (XLK) (SMH), industrials (XLI), and consumer discretionary (XLY).

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Tyson Foods Disappoints in Fiscal 2Q17, Stock Falls 6.1%

Tyson Foods (TSN) reported its fiscal 2Q17 results on May 8, 2017. TSN’s EPS missed analysts’ estimates and decreased year-over-year, reflecting sluggish volume.

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How Are Analysts Rating Steel Stocks amid Heightened Volatility?

Steel stocks have seen heightened volatility over the last few weeks. AK Steel (AKS) and U.S. Steel (X) are trading with year-to-date (or YTD) losses of 41.5% and 36.5%, respectively.

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Fund Managers at the 2017 Sohn Investment Conference

Ackman believes it’s a good time to invest in the Howard Hughes Corporation since it’s poised for strong growth in the current economic situation.

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US Crude Oil Futures: Why the Recovery Could Be Short-Lived

WTI (West Texas Intermediate) crude oil (XOP) (XLE) (VDE) futures contracts for June delivery rose 3.2% and settled at $47.33 per barrel on May 10, 2017.

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Price Movement Analysis: What’s Up with Whiting Petroleum Stock?

Whiting Petroleum (WLL) stock showed slight improvement but remained low last week. The stock has returned -32% YTD (year-to-date).

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What’s Keeping Chesapeake Energy Stock Low?

Chesapeake Energy (CHK) stock stayed in a downtrend last week with a decline of ~7% on Thursday, May 4, 2017.

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FireEye Stock Rose ~15% after 1Q17 Report—How Does 2017 Look?

FireEye’s (FEYE) Subscription and Services revenues grew 11.7% to $150 million in 1Q17, comprising 86% of the company’s total revenues.

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