Economy

Samsung Electronics' operating profit nearly tripled in the third quarter from a year ago thanks to brisk sales of semiconductors, a regulatory filing showed Tuesday. Current Chief Financial Officer Lee Sang-hoon would resign from his CFO role, effective immediately, and had been recommended as chairman of the board.
  • Trump expected to nominate Powell for Fed on Thursday

    Trump expected to nominate Powell for Fed on Thursday

    Economy

    According to various reports since Friday, including Bloomberg and the Journal, Fed governor Jerome Powell had emerged as the most favoured candidate for the post, although President Trump was also considering economic adviser Gary Cohn and former Fed governor Kevin Warsh.
  • What Are Analysts Suggestions On The Coca-Cola Company (KO)

    What Are Analysts Suggestions On The Coca-Cola Company (KO)

    Economy

    About 1.81M shares traded. Old Second Bancorporation Of Aurora has invested 0.11% in The Coca-Cola Co ( NYSE :KO). Ingalls & Snyder Llc decreased Coca Cola Co (Call) (KO) stake by 91.39% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. The firm has "Buy" rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Friday, June 30. The company was initiated on Tuesday, March 7 by Argus Research. The brokerage now has a buy rating on the stock.
  • CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL)

    Economy

    Teachers Retirement Sys Of The State Of Kentucky holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Centurylink Inc (NYSE: CTL ) for 61,103 shares. The Springbok Capital Management Llc holds 58,946 shares with $1.32 million value, down from 76,400 last quarter.
  • QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM) EVP Alexander H. Rogers Sells 356 Shares

    QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM) EVP Alexander H. Rogers Sells 356 Shares

    Economy

    It has underperformed by 11.03% the S&P500. Eagle Ridge Investment Management decreased Qualcomm Inc ( QCOM ) stake by 58.07% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Hgk Asset Inc accumulated 7,565 shares. The SI to Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Incorporated's float is 0.95%. (NASDAQ:QCOM) for 60,375 shares. The Globeflex Capital LP holds 4,223 shares with $66,000 value, down from 33,373 last quarter.
  • Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (COG) Shares Gap Up Following Analyst Upgrade

    Economy

    About 3.15 million shares traded. For the next 5 years, Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation is expecting Growth of 32% per annum, whereas in the past 5 years the growth was -9.2% per annum. State Of Wisconsin Board stated it has 0.07% of its portfolio in Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE: COG ). BlueMountain Capital Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of Cabot Oil & Gas Corp.
  • APG Asset Management NV Increases Stake in Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCA)

    Economy

    Insiders bought a total of 55,000 shares of company stock worth $1,243,300 over the last three months. Capital Research Global Investors acquired a new stake in Discovery Communications during the second quarter worth about $8,886,000. The company reported $0.68 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.72 by ($0.04). The business had revenue of $1.75 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.76 billion.
  • Analyst Research and Recommendations: Valero Energy Corporation (VLO), Tenaris SA (TS)

    Economy

    About shares traded. Briggs & Stratton Corporation (BGG) has risen 11.23% since October 30, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 159.57% the S&P500. Natl Pension Service holds 414,133 shares. Nationwide Fund Advisors accumulated 29,910 shares or 0% of the stock. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 67,413 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,913,059.44.
  • NXP Semiconductors NV (NXPI) Holdings Lowered by Lyell Wealth Management LP

    Economy

    The company has market cap of $1.94 billion. It is down 46.67% since October 29, 2016 and is downtrending. It has outperformed by 13.30% the S&P500. The original version of this report can be accessed at https://www.dispatchtribunal.com/2017/10/30/nxp-semiconductors-n-v-nxpi-pt-set-at-110-00-by-jefferies-group-llc.html.
  • The Credit Agricole SA Downgraded Time Warner Inc. (TWX) to Underperform

    Economy

    About 52.32 million shares traded or 56.88% up from the average. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500. Estabrook Capital Management increased Time Warner Inc Com ( TWX ) stake by 6963.89% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Huntington Bankshares invested in 15,593 shares. Finally, FMR LLC grew its stake in shares of Time Warner by 0.6% in the 1st quarter. ILLEGAL ACTIVITY NOTICE: " Time Warner Inc ".
  • Expedia, Inc. (EXPE) Cut to Neutral at Bank of America Corporation

    Expedia, Inc. (EXPE) Cut to Neutral at Bank of America Corporation

    Economy

    Expedia, Inc . (NASDAQ: EXPE ) had its target price decreased by Barclays PLC from $170.00 to $155.00 in a report released on Friday morning, MarketBeat reports. Expedia's dividend payout ratio is now 47.43%. Fir Tree Inc sold 48,500 shares as the company's stock rose 18.57% with the market. 124.48 million shares or 4.08% more from 119.60 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported.
  • A Fresh Look At Whiting Petroleum Corp. (NYSE:WLL)

    A Fresh Look At Whiting Petroleum Corp. (NYSE:WLL)

    Economy

    Analysts have placed a $7.6 price target on Whiting Petroleum Corporation, suggesting a 30.58% gain from recent close. The company reported its EPS on 9/29/2017. Teacher Retirement System of Texas lifted its position in shares of Whiting Petroleum Corporation by 2.2% during the first quarter. On a similar note, analysts expect EPS of -$0.16 in December 2017 quarter and -$0.14 in March 2018 quarter, representing -42.86% and -6.67% growth, respectively.
  • Sawgrass Asset Management LLC Has Lifted Comcast (CMCSA) Position by $4.63 Million

    Economy

    It has outperformed by 12.26% the S&P500. Therefore 68% are positive. The firm had revenue of $20.98 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $21.05 billion. The stock of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) earned "Buy" rating by Moffett Nathanson on Wednesday, August 19. IBC maintained it with "Buy" rating and $15 target in Wednesday, April 5 report.
  • Body found in Lincoln Park Lagoon might be missing Elgin woman

    Body found in Lincoln Park Lagoon might be missing Elgin woman

    Economy

    Police spokesman Frank Giancamilli said police believe both bags contain remains from a single person and they are conducting a death investigation, crosschecking against missing persons reports for leads. "We are investigating this as a criminal investigation and are working with the Chicago Police Department on the possibility that the body that was found near Lincoln Park may be part of this case", said Elgin Asst.
  • Analysts See $0.25 EPS for Retail Properties of America Inc (RPAI)

    Analysts See $0.25 EPS for Retail Properties of America Inc (RPAI)

    Economy

    Finally, Karp Capital Management Corp bought a new position in Retail Properties of America during the 1st quarter valued at approximately $426,000. In the past 3-month period alone, shares of RPAI have appreciated -1.12 - or -8.27%. More interesting news about National Retail Properties, Inc. (NNN) closed -3.03% below its 200-day moving average and is -3.43% below another chart threshold, its 50-day moving average.
  • The Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (VRX) PT Lowered to C$17.00

    Economy

    Alpine Partners Vi Llc, which manages about $322.93 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Baidu Inc (NASDAQ:BIDU) by 11,777 shares to 2,770 shares, valued at $495,000 in 2017Q2, according to the filing. Among 52 analysts covering Facebook ( NASDAQ:FB ), 48 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 2 Hold. The company was maintained on Tuesday, June 7 by Independent Research.
  • What Do Analysts Say About Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM)

    Economy

    It has underperformed by 19.02% the S&P500. Finally, Pinnacle Advisory Group Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Exxon Mobil Corporation by 4.6% in the first quarter. New York-based Horizon Kinetics Limited Co has invested 0.01% in Duff & Phelps Utility & Corp Bond Trust (NYSE:DUC). Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 43,125 shares in the company, valued at $3,459,918.75.
  • Investors Catching Stocks General Electric Company (GE)

    Investors Catching Stocks General Electric Company (GE)

    Economy

    It turned negative, as 85 investors sold General Electric Company shares while 816 reduced holdings. The stock declined 1.88% or $0.39 reaching $20.4 on the news. Ruane Cunniff Goldfarb has invested 6.13% in TJX Companies Inc (NYSE:TJX). The Minnesota-based Carval Investors Llc has invested 1.33% in the stock. Royal Bank & Trust Of Canada reported 19,922 shares.