Ally Financial Inc

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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Outflows in High-Yield Funds Fell, Yield on High-Yield Bonds Rose

    Investor flows in high-yield bond funds were negative last week. According to Lipper, the net outflows from high-yield bond funds totaled $0.5 billion.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Discover Financial Services: Assessing Analysts’ Ratings

    Five analysts suggested a “hold,” one recommended a “strong sell,” and nine recommended a “strong buy” on DFS stock.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    PLVVX: Weak Emerging Economies Lead to Poor Performance

    The PIMCO RAE Low Volatility Plus Emerging Fund Class A (PLVVX) is an alternative mutual fund that mimics the long/short strategy to construct a portfolio with low volatility and high-income securities.

    By Ivan Kading
  • Financials

    Why Davidson Kempner eliminates position in JPMorgan Chase

    Davidson Kempner exited a position in JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) that accounted for 1.29% of the fund’s 1Q14 portfolio. This position was initiated in 1Q14. JPMorgan Chase is a leading global financial services firm. It has $2.5 trillion assets. It has operations worldwide.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Financials

    Must-know: Davidson Kempner sells stake in Omnicom

    Davidson Kempner exited a position in Omnicom (OMC) that accounted for 1.93% of the fund’s 1Q14 portfolio. The position was initiated in 1Q14. Omnicom is a leading global advertising, marketing, and corporate communications company. It offers its services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries.

    By Samantha Nielson
  • Financials

    Bear strategy: Profit from rising rates with fixed income ETFs

    Investors could consider hedging their short-term duration risk (HYG: 3.98 years, JNK: 4.20 years) with a short position in longer-dated bonds.

    By Marc Wiersum, MBA
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    Consumer

    Why Davidson Kempner initiates new position in Newell Rubbermaid

    Davidson Kempner initiated a new position in Newell Rubbermaid (NWL) that accounted for 1.22% of the fund’s 2Q14 portfolio. Newell Rubbermaid is a global marketer of consumer and commercial products. The products include writing instruments, consumer products for home, tools like hand tools, and power tool accessories.

    By Samantha Nielson
  • Financials

    Why Davidson Kempner adds new position in Ally Financial

    Davidson Kempner initiated a new position in Ally Financial Inc. (ALLY) that accounted for 5.5% of the fund’s 2Q14 portfolio. Ally Financial is currently the second largest position in the fund’s portfolio. Ally Financial is an automotive financial services company. It has ~95 years of experience.

    By Samantha Nielson
  • Financials

    D. E. Shaw initiates a new position in Ally Financial

    D. E. Shaw initiated a new position in Ally Financial that accounts for 0.13% of the company’s U.S. long portfolio. Ally Financial is an automotive financial services company with ~95 years of experience.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Consumer

    Why Davidson Kempner adds new position in WL Ross Holding

    Davidson Kempner initiated a new position in WL Ross Holding (WLRH) that accounted for 1.85% of the fund’s 2Q14 portfolio. WL Ross is a newly organized blank check company. It was formed by billionaire Wilbur Ross. It was formed to affect a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock repurchase, stock purchase, reorganization, or similar business combination with one or more businesses.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Are Analysts Viewing American Express Stock?

    American Express (AXP) is covered by 31 analysts in March 2018. Two of them have given it a “strong sell” rating, and one is recommending “sell.”

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Earnings Report

    Behind Discover Financial Services’ Discounted Valuations

    Discover Financial Services (DFS) has a PE (price-to-earnings) ratio on an NTM (next 12-month) basis of 10.26x, while the average for its peers is 13.97x.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    A Detailed Holdings Analysis of PLVVX

    PLVVX holds fixed income securities in both long and short positions. The fund also holds derivative forward, future, and swap agreements on government securities, indexes, and currencies.

    By Ivan Kading
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Is Bankruptcy Investing?

    Informed investors can profit from businesses that have filed for bankruptcy. A chapter 11 bankruptcy gives a company a second chance to revive its business.

    By Ivan Kading
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Ally Financial Issues $1.4 Billion in Junk Bonds Last Week

    The number of high-yield bond issuances kept the primary market very busy in the week ended May 15. Investors had a strong appetite for junk bonds.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why the Federal Reserve’s Meeting Minutes Affect Your Investments

    You don’t have to be an institutional investor or money manager for the FOMC’s meeting minutes to have an impact on your investments.

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    High Yield Bond Funds Finally See Inflows after 2 Weeks

    Ally Financial, Whiting Petroleum, and Cliffs Natural Resources were among the most prolific issuers of high yield bonds in the primary market.

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Ally Financial and Whiting Petroleum: The Biggest Debt Issuers

    Ally Financial (ALLY) provided financial services and products to auto dealers in the US. It issued $1.25 billion in BB+ rated senior notes in two tranches.

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    High Yield Debt Issuance Gains Momentum

    Following the Fed’s monetary policy announcement, issuers of junk bonds, or high yield debt, returned to the market in the week leading up to March 27.

    By David Ashworth
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    Financials

    D. E. Shaw adds a new position in Navient

    D. E. Shaw initiated a new position in Navient that accounts for 0.28% of the company’s U.S. long portfolio. Navient holds the largest portfolio of education loans insured or guaranteed under the Federal Family Education Loan Program (referred to as FFELP loans).

    By Samantha Nielson
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