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    Basic Materials

    The Economy Is on a Roll, and It’s Bringing the Stock Market Along With It

    Jobs data released this morning shows that the U.S. economy is firing on all cylinders, and the stock market has responded by rallying.

    By JP Gravitt
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Do Natural Resource Partners’ VantaCore Operations Entail?

    Natural Resource Partners’ (NRP) VantaCore is one of the top 25 aggregates producers in the US.

    By Sheldon Krieger
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Albemarle Finishes Selling Chemetall to BASF

    On December 14, 2016, Albemarle (ALB) announced the completion of the sale of its Chemetall surface treatment business to BASF.

    By Peter Neil
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Albemarle Hikes Prices of Select Brominated Products

    In this series, we’ll discuss the latest business updates and announcements made by chemical companies during the week ended December 2, 2016.

    By Peter Neil
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    Earnings Report

    Jacobs Engineering Stock Reacted to Trump’s Victory

    After Donald Trump won the US presidential election, Jacobs Engineering (JEC) rose 9% on November 9. For now, the benefits are just speculation.

    By Shannon Black
  • Macroeconomic Analysis

    Top Sectors’ Lackluster Performance Subdued FKGRX’s Poor YTD 2015

    None of FKGRX’s core sectors contributed to its returns in any meaningful manner, which negatively affected its performance.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Mixed Economic Review Ended the Stock Market’s Gains in October

    The Chicago PMI was 56.2 for October 2015. It beat the consensus reading of 49.2. This figure gives a mixed review of the US economy.

    By Renee Blakely
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    May Housing Starts Rise Year-over-Year but Dip 11% in April

    Housing starts are a leading indicator of residential construction activity. Housing starts in May increased 4.6% on a year-over-year basis. However, compared to April, they dipped 11.1%.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Construction Spending Hits the Highest Level since November 2008

    The construction sector accounts for more than 40% of total steel consumption in the US. In April, construction spending increased 2.2% over the previous month.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Fund Managers

    Maverick Capital Sells Its Position in Martin Marietta Materials

    MLM’s 4Q14 net sales were up 59% to $779.5 million, compared with net sales of $491.4 million in 4Q13. It beat its 4Q14 revenue estimates by $84 million.

    By Patricia Garner
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    Fund Managers

    Maverick Capital Adds to Position in Vulcan Materials in 4Q14

    Maverick Capital increased its position in Vulcan Materials by $147 million in stock. Vulcan accounts for 2.91% of the fund’s portfolio in 4Q14.

    By Patricia Garner
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    Fund Managers

    Steven Cohen’s Point72 Asset Management’s 3Q14 positions

    Point72 Asset Management’s portfolio decreased slightly to $13.2 billion in the third quarter—compared to $15.6 billion in the second quarter. The third quarter ended in September.

    By Diana Key
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