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Could Moderation in US Markets Affect Halliburton in 4Q17?

In this series, we’ll analyze Halliburton’s drivers, balance sheet, free cash flow, and dividend yield.

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Pre-Market Report: Global Markets Are Strong on December 8

The Shanghai Composite Index fell in the first four days this week and opened lower on December 8. It rose as the day progressed and ended the day higher.

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US Markets Were Mixed on December 7

On December 7, nine out of the S&P 500’s 11 major sectors rose. Strength in the industrials and materials sectors supported the market.

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Will Walmart Maintain Its Growth Momentum in Fiscal 2019?

Walmart is changing fast. It isn’t just a store operator anymore. It’s a key e-commerce player in the US and the world’s largest retailer (XRT).

RECENT RESEARCH

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Crude Oil Market Sinks: Is It Over?

WTI (West Texas Intermediate) crude oil futures contracts for June delivery slumped by 3.27% and closed at $58.94 per barrel on Thursday, May 7, 2015.

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Natural Gas Prices Declined for the Third Day: What’s Next?

NYMEX-traded June natural gas futures declined by 1.51%—led by a massive increase in inventory data. Gas prices fell for the third day in a row.

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Takeaways from the Fannie Mae National Housing Survey

In the latest Fannie Mae National Housing Survey, 49% of the respondents said the economy is on the wrong track—a 1% increase from last month and a 8% decrease over the past year.

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Results from Bank of America’s Annual Shareholder Meeting on May 6

Bank of America (BAC) announced the results of several matters that it considered during its 2015 annual meeting on May 6.

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May 6 Movers and Shakers: Utilities, Coal, and Solar

On May 6, 33 out of 41 utilities stocks under our coverage dropped. A sell-off across equities, a stronger dollar, and rising oil prices pulled the broader market and the utilities sector down.

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A Deeper Dive into the iGATE-Capgemini Merger

In the iGATE-Capgemini merger, the companies will have to file under the Antitrust Act. Arbitrageurs will review each 10-K to see if the parties are named as competitors.

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Why Could Gold Prices Hit the Support Levels?

COMEX-traded gold futures for June delivery fell marginally by 0.24% and closed at $1,190.30 per ounce on Wednesday, May 6, 2015. Gold prices were down.

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Surprising April Economic Readings from US, Brazil, and Russia

Investor sentiment in the US was dampened by the weak April jobs report that was released May 6. The non-farm private payroll gained 169,000 jobs against median expectations of 200,000.

Production
EOG Posts 1Q15 Net Loss on Lower Energy Prices

In 1Q15, EOG Resources’ net operating revenues decreased 43% to ~$2.32 billion from $4.08 billion in 1Q14. A sharp energy price decline is the primary reason for decreasing revenues.

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Assessing Eton Park's New Position in Priceline Group

In 4Q14, around 112 hedge funds created a new position in Priceline Group—including Eton Park. Its other top new positions were CDK Global, EQT, and KLX.

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Humana's 1Q15 Results Miss Analyst Expectations

Humana posted its 1Q15 earnings on April 29, 2015. With a posted diluted EPS of $2.47, the company missed Wall Street estimates of $2.54.

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Vale Reports Weak 1Q15: Are Lower Iron Ore Prices to Blame?

Vale (VALE) reported its 1Q15 results on April 30. Overall production was a slight miss on market expectations, mainly due to weather-related seasonality and events.

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General Dynamics Starts the Year with Healthy 1Q15 Results

General Dynamics (GD) reported strong improvement in all its key metrics in 1Q15. EPS of $2.14 beat estimates of $1.94 by 10.3%. It also beat 1Q14 EPS by 25.14%.

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Key Internet Industry Updates Impact Facebook, Twitter, and More

Twitter’s management changes came after its disastrous 1Q15 earnings. Twitter missed its own revenue growth estimate for 1Q15 and even lowered its outlook.

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Another Bullish Crude Inventory Report Boosts Optimism

The EIA (US Energy Information Administration) announced a decrease of 3.9 million barrels in crude inventories for the week ended May 1.

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April PMI: Contracting Employment, Inventories Will Impact Banks

The West Coast port labor issues, lower oil prices, and challenges linked with a stronger currency are some factors contributing to the slower growth pace.

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What Rising Yields Mean for US Stocks

It was indeed a case of market paradox as bond yields (IEF) rose last week—even as weak economic data flooded in. Economic data from the US is still mixed.

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Consensus of Increasing Stockpile: Natural Gas Prices Could Drop

Natural gas futures for June delivery dropped marginally by 0.14%—led by the consensus of an increasing stockpile. Prices dropped for the second day.

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Has the Bull Market Started for Crude Oil?

NYMEX-traded June WTI crude oil futures increased by 0.88% and settled at $60.93 per barrel on May 6, 2015. Crude oil prices increased.

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Assessing Passport Capital's New Position in Bank of America

On top of its significant purchase of Bank of America stock, Passport Capital made notable investments in Williams Companies (WMB) and Zillow (Z).

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