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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Apple Suppliers: Why Their Stocks Fell on December 6

The stock of Apple (AAPL) iPhone lens manufacturer Largan Precision fell 10% on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, after it announced that revenue for December 2017 is expected to decline.

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Myriad Genetics: Is GeneSight a Major Growth Driver?

In the first quarter of fiscal 2018, Myriad Genetics’ (MYGN) GeneSight reported revenues of $28.8 million, which is a YoY growth of 54% and a sequential growth of 12%.

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Where Is Andeavor Headed in 4Q17?

Andeavor (ANDV) reported growth in its gross refining margin of $6.00 per barrel over 3Q16 to $15.10 per barrel in 3Q17. We’ll examine ANDV’s current metrics to determine its outlook for 4Q17.

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RenMac Economic Daily: Factory Employment Takes Off

Private non-farm payroll employment rose 190,000 in November following a gain of 235,000 in October.

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Visa's Outlook: Developed Economies, India, and e-Commerce

Visa (V) posted a net income margin of ~35.0% in the last 12 months. American Express and Discover reported net income margins of ~13.9% and ~23.8%, respectively, in the same timeframe.

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How Crude Tanker Companies Fared in Week 48

Crude tanker companies gave mixed returns last week. The worst performer in the group was Frontline (FRO).

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Coal Indicators: Updates You Should Know

According to EIA estimates, natural gas inventory for the week ended November 24, 2017, was 3,693 Bcf, which is 0.9% lower than 3,726 Bcf for the previous week.

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Mobile Technology Now: Latest Products, Deals, Partnerships

Nokia (NOK) recently broke with its culture of not commenting on market rumors to state that it isn’t discussing the acquisition of Juniper Networks (JNPR).

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Why Is the Risk in Oil Prices Rising?

On December 5, 2017, US crude oil (USO) (USL) January 2018 futures rose 0.3%. The API’s oil inventory data might have supported oil prices on the same day.

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Are Tax Reforms Good for the US Economy?

The proposed US tax reform bill, or the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, received approval from the US Senate on December 2. There was a vote of 51-49 in the Senate.

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November Overview of Novavax: RSV, Influenza, and Ebola Vaccines

A clinical-stage biotech company, Novavax’s (NVAX) pipeline includes products for influenza, Ebola virus, and Zika virus. In November, two of seven analysts gave NVAX stock a “strong buy” rating.

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Goldman Sachs Turns Positive on Handbag Stocks

Goldman Sachs took a positive stance on handbag makers Tapestry (TPR) and Michael Kors (KORS) on December 5, 2017.

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Behind Comcast's Strategy for Long-Term Growth

Leading media and cable operator Comcast (CMCSA) is driving its Xfinity TV app by teaming up with leading TV manufacturers.

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Here's What Differentiates Dominion Energy from Its Peers

Dominion Energy stock has underperformed the broader utilities since the beginning of 2017. It has managed to gain a little more than 9% year-to-date.

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How Ulta Beauty Performed in 3Q17

Ulta Beauty (ULTA) stock fell 4.1% on December 1 in reaction to the company’s fiscal 3Q17 results, which were announced after the close of financial markets on November 30.

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Why Did Jefferies Upgrade McDonald’s?

On December 5, 2017, Jefferies upgraded McDonald’s (MCD) to “buy” from “hold.” It also raised McDonald’s 12-month target price from $150 to $200.

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Crude Oil Traders: 2 Key Indicators to Watch

WTI (West Texas Intermediate) crude oil futures (UCO) (DWT) contracts for January delivery rose 0.3% to $57.62 per barrel on December 5, 2017.

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Must-Know Updates from Square since 3Q17 Earnings

US-based (SPY) payments processor Square (SQ) is offering bitcoin trading support on its platform on a trial basis.

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Westlake Chemical's Dividend and Dividend Yields

This year, as of December 5, 2017, WLK has risen a staggering 75.8%. It has significantly outperformed the broad-based SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) and its peers.

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How Tax Bill Could Impact Agribusiness Stocks

Since the Senate approval of the tax bill, the S&P 500 Index (SPY) is up by 48 basis points, and the VanEck Vectors Agribusiness ETF (MOO) is up by 74 basis points.

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