• Brokerages Expect Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT) to Post $0.96 EPS
Brokerages Expect Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT) to Post $0.96 EPS

The chain's US same-store sales grew for the 11th consecutive quarter, rising 1.4% in the period ended April 30, just beating analysts' estimates. The world's biggest retailer just reported its second consecutive earnings beat, and though sales once again fell just a bit short of expectations, comps were solidly higher.

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  • Google Attribution Aims To Link Offline Purchases to Online Ads
Google Attribution Aims To Link Offline Purchases to Online Ads

A Google spokesman responded to concerns saying that information from loyalty cards would only be used if consumers had given their permission for the data to be shared, which would likely be in the terms and conditions. This tool "will track how much money people spend in merchants' brick-and-mortar stores after clicking on their digital ads". And...

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  • Oil prices rise in anticipation of extended OPEC-led production cut
Oil prices rise in anticipation of extended OPEC-led production cut

Addressing the delegates before the meeting, al-Falih said: "We have more work to do in lowering inventories toward the last five-year average, but we are on the right track". "We would do it in six months but then we'd have a seasonal build [of supply] in the first quarter which could undo what we've done so we went for the safe bet of extending t...

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  • Taiwan becomes 1st in Asia to recognize same-sex marriage
Taiwan becomes 1st in Asia to recognize same-sex marriage

It was a key campaign issue for President Tsai Ing-wen, who took office one year ago, and the legislature has been weighing a change to Taiwan's Civil Code, according to The China Post . They accused the justices of dereliction of duty and infringement on legislative authority. But many are anxious conservative and religious groups in the region...

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  • $-0.02 EPS Expected for BlackBerry Ltd (BBRY)
$-0.02 EPS Expected for BlackBerry Ltd (BBRY)

BBRY has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. The research note highlights the fact that "considerable risks" with investing in BlackBerry long-term still exist, however, the new focus of BlackBerry in shifting toward becoming purely a software company integrated with major auto companies increases the likelihood that revenue and...

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  • Asian shares firm, dollar and US bond yields slip after Fed
Asian shares firm, dollar and US bond yields slip after Fed

The S&P 500 gained 0.1 percent, with information technology leading advancers, and traded above its May 16 close of 2,400.67 to wipe out losses from last Wednesday. ANALYST TAKE: "While a 9-month extension to production cuts is widely anticipated, comments from delegates are expected to move prices significantly and remain a driver throughout the...

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  • BTG plc (BTG) Given
BTG plc (BTG) Given "Hold" Rating at Peel Hunt

It has by 0.00% the S&P500. Among 10 analysts covering Novae Group PLC ( LON:NVA ), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 56% are positive. The stock's market capitalization is 20.22B. The Company's divisions are Sports Fashion and Outdoor. It has a 54.97 P/E ratio. Its segments include Scandinavia, Canada, UK & Ireland, Central Functio...

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  • Erdogan: EU seems to want Turkey to abandon membership bid
Erdogan: EU seems to want Turkey to abandon membership bid

Erdogan said the Manchester attack had underlined that global cooperation was needed in the fight against terror which was "not the problem of a single country". Meanwhile NATO ally Germany has warned it could relocate military personnel stationed at the Incirlik airbase close to Syria to another location, likely Jordan, due to the tensions...

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  • Moody's downgrades Hong Kong credit rating after China cut
Moody's downgrades Hong Kong credit rating after China cut

The downgrade , which is the first for China since 1989, was quickly dismissed by the government's finance ministry. China's Finance Ministry responded that Moody's had overestimated the risks to the economy and the downgrade was based on "inappropriate methodology".

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  • China's reforms not enough to arrest mounting debt: Moody's
China's reforms not enough to arrest mounting debt: Moody's

Moody's changed Hong Kong's outlook to stable from negative, denoting that the risks to the city's rating are balanced. China has strongly criticized Moody's decision, saying it was based on inappropriate methodology, exaggerating difficulties facing the economy and underestimating the government's reform efforts.

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  • OPEC says it will extend production cuts through March 2018
OPEC says it will extend production cuts through March 2018

Oil cartel members meeting in Europe agreed Thursday to extend petroleum production cuts into 2018, as they seek to regain market power amid a surge of USA shale output that has kept fuel prices low. on the New York Mercantile Exchange . "That's why we didn't see them cut any further really, because if they cut more it would just get replaced by...

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  • Oil languishes after OPEC fails to deepen supply cuts, Asia stocks retreat
Oil languishes after OPEC fails to deepen supply cuts, Asia stocks retreat

Japan's Nikkei also slipped 0.2 percent, on track for a 0.9 percent increase for the week. Wall Street was poised to open higher a day after pushing into record territory. The FTSE 100 index has been little changed today, following downbeat economic growth data and with investors staying on the sidelines ahead of the outcome of today's OPEC meeti...

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  • Venezuela says OPEC's task is stabilise oil market and force inventory-draw
Venezuela says OPEC's task is stabilise oil market and force inventory-draw

With prices above $50 from lows of a year ago, they are increasingly moving back into the market. The expert added that even if oil production is relatively high, the oil output cut deal pushes the prices up, and this positively affects the budgets of oil-producing countries.

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  • Can analysts adopt a bullish outlook for Foxtons Group PLC (LON:FOXT)?
Can analysts adopt a bullish outlook for Foxtons Group PLC (LON:FOXT)?

The Firm is a well-known provider of tax preparation services. The Company, through its subsidiary, United Utilities Water Limited (United Utilities Water), manages the regulated water and wastewater network in the North West of England, providing services to around seven million people and businesses.

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  • Federal appeals court largely maintains freeze of Trump's travel ban
Federal appeals court largely maintains freeze of Trump's travel ban

Trump tweaked the order after the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals refused to reinstate the ban. Some of the most searing language came from Judge James A. The majority didn't buy it. The previous visa ban had included Iraq, but it is no longer on the list because of its efforts against ISIS. Gregory wrote that the order "cannot be divorced ...

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  • Signet Jewelers Plunges After Disappointing Results
Signet Jewelers Plunges After Disappointing Results

Equities research analysts at Northcoast Research reduced their Q2 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Signet Jewelers in a report issued on Tuesday. Signet Jewelers dropped 7.8% to $50.30 today, while the S&P 500 rose 0.4% to 2,415.07. It's even better if the EPS growth rate has been accelerating in recent quarters and years.

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  • US Senate panel says it will subpoena Michael Flynn businesses
US Senate panel says it will subpoena Michael Flynn businesses

Brennan's testimony is the first time he publicly commented on concerns about the relationship between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation, though he declined to name or describe the role of the Trump associates. Mr Brennan's testimony before the House Intelligence Committee gave a much clearer view of how seriously USA intelligence too...

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  • Montana GOP candidate accused of body slamming journalist, sheriff investigating
Montana GOP candidate accused of body slamming journalist, sheriff investigating

The Guardian posted audio of the incident , in which Jacobs attempts to ask Greg Gianforte about healthcare, but then there is the sound of a scuffle and Gianforte shouting, "Get the hell out of here". House of Representatives", the Missoulian wrote . "It's Montana and a reporter", our intrepid D.C. Operative noted. The incident compou...

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  • Off-Duty Police Officer Among Dead in UK Blast
Off-Duty Police Officer Among Dead in UK Blast

The holy month of Ramadan starts this weekend. "I will make clear to President Trump that intelligence which is shared between our law-enforcement agencies must remain secure", May said in a statement . In France, Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said Wednesday that British and French intelligence have information that Abedi had likely t...

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  • Ariana Grande cancels many European shows after Manchester attack
Ariana Grande cancels many European shows after Manchester attack

The 23-year-old pop singer, who said she was left emotionally "broken" by the explosion that killed 22 people at her Manchester Arena show, is reported to have flown home to Florida. Hashem had been "under surveillance for a month and a half" and "investigation teams supplied intelligence that he was planning a terrorist attack in the capit...

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  • Aly Raisman blasts TSA agent on Twitter for 'rude and uncomfortable' comments
Aly Raisman blasts TSA agent on Twitter for 'rude and uncomfortable' comments

Aly Raisman was an American heroine in the last two Summer Olympics as she brought back three golds, two silvers and a bronze in the 2012 and 2016 games combined. "But that doesn't give anyone the right to judge me", added the Olympian. Gymnast Aly Raisman has used her platform to battle against body shaming , especially after she posed for ...

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  • Hassan Rouhani wins Iran presidential election by a landslide
Hassan Rouhani wins Iran presidential election by a landslide

We are waiting for the new government to find stability and continuity in its policies, ' said Rouhani. Asserting that unity and consensus is the solution against the terrorism, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said that terrorism is now on the path to eradication, although there is a lot to be done in this respect.

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  • GOP leaders praise Trump's balanced budget plan
GOP leaders praise Trump's balanced budget plan

Trump's budget would squeeze additional savings beyond that, but congressional aides say how much is not exactly clear. They're not mere savings. You can't use the growth benefits of tax cuts once to justify an optimistic baseline and then again to claim that the tax cuts do not cost revenue.

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  • Preakness champ Cloud Computing might not run in Belmont
Preakness champ Cloud Computing might not run in Belmont

Castellano - the soon-to-be Hall of Fame inductee - won the 2006 Preakness Stakes aboard Bernardini. Saturday was the first time Castellano and Cloud Computing hooked up, and it was a ideal fit that left the two favorites wondering exactly what happened.

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  • Gas prices, refund delays and Wal-Mart weigh on Dollar Tree
Gas prices, refund delays and Wal-Mart weigh on Dollar Tree

Independent Portfolio Consultants Inc. now owns 1,575 shares of the company's stock worth $124,000 after buying an additional 750 shares in the last quarter. "At operating level, profit was down 7.1%; at net level, it declined by 13.8%.The step-down in growth was noticeable in both parts of the business, although while Dollar Tree shops managed to ...

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  • OPEC and other nations set to extend output cuts
OPEC and other nations set to extend output cuts

OPEC oil ministers meeting this week appear damned if they don't extend production cuts — and only slightly less damned if they do. "If the cuts are rolled over until Q1 2018, we expect oil prices to be around $57 a barrel for 2018", Gupta said .

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  • OPEC likely to extend production cuts into next year
OPEC likely to extend production cuts into next year

Last week, Russian Federation and de-facto cartel leader Saudi Arabia said they had agreed to maintain lower production. Tehran is willing to continue participating in the agreement on limiting oil production reached by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries ( OPEC ) and other major oil producers for any period of time with...

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  • RBNZ and FMA welcome new Global Code of Conduct
RBNZ and FMA welcome new Global Code of Conduct

We believe the Code represents a fantastic opportunity for market participants to increase trust and develop a consistent approach to some of the key themes facing the market. "We are very pleased to help support compliance with the Code", he added. "Many banks have made substantial progress in improving their systems and controls in response to ...

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  • Hall County unemployment rate drops to 3.9 percent in April
Hall County unemployment rate drops to 3.9 percent in April

Other than Gainesville , Georgia cities with sub-5 percent rates were Savannah, Valdosta, Athens, Atlanta , Augusta, Brunswick and Warner Robins. Also, there was a decline in the labor force. The U.P. unemployment rate monthly decrease was primarily due to fewer persons active in the labor market, as employment levels were essentially unchanged.

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  • Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (TEVA) Cut to Buy at Vetr Inc
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (TEVA) Cut to Buy at Vetr Inc

The institutional investor held 876,865 shares of the major pharmaceuticals company at the end of 2016Q4, valued at $31.79 million, down from 1.05 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Share performance for the month is now at -5.79%. The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, June 22n...

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  • Does Trump's Budget Cut Medicaid Funding? No One Seems To Know
Does Trump's Budget Cut Medicaid Funding? No One Seems To Know

The new cuts are unpopular as well. It foresees an overhaul of the tax code, a boon to the wealthiest Americans. Mnuchin says that's consistent with his earlier comments. Mulvaney repeated the administration's view that a combination of tax cuts, deregulation and other pro-growth policies make the 3 percent target attainable.

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  • Sears Turns First Quarterly Profit in almost 2 Years on Cost Cuts
Sears Turns First Quarterly Profit in almost 2 Years on Cost Cuts

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in 2016 Q4. While Sears CEO Eddie Lampert recently invoked declining sales at numerous company's rivals, Sears' declines are far deeper than those of Macy's (m) and J.C. Comparable sales fell 12.4% in the US during the quarter. First-quarter profit amounted to $244 million, compared with a loss of $471 ...

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  • Ford replaces management team as new CEO takes helm
Ford replaces management team as new CEO takes helm

No. 2 automaker, said on Monday he wanted Hackett to speed up decision-making and cut costs, but did not elaborate on how the new CEO should change operations. Ford's compensation committee also approved a stock grant valued at $5 million for Joe Hinrichs, who had been president of the Americas for Ford, but was also elevated as part of the leader...

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  • Mylan N.V. (MYL) Is An Earnings Contender
Mylan N.V. (MYL) Is An Earnings Contender

Mylan has a one year low of $33.60 and a one year high of $50.40. These shares are worth $1,830,400,000 and were traded at $41.6 each. Van Hulzen Asset Management Lc has invested 2.02% in Mylan N.V. 616.46 million shares or 0.02% less from 616.56 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Gulf Interest Comml Bank (Uk) has 0.08% invested in Mylan N.V.

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  • Of Vermont Reduces Position in Marathon Petroleum Corp (MPC)
Of Vermont Reduces Position in Marathon Petroleum Corp (MPC)

Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC ) belonging to the Oils-Energy sector has surged 0.09% and closed its last trading session at $53.13. It has underperformed by 23.80% the S&P500. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with "Equal-Weight" on Friday, July 29. 09/02/2016 - Marathon Petroleum Corporation had its "outperform" rating reiterat...

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