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Funko Pop (NASDAQ: FNKO) Stock is a Buy on Collectors Market Restart
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| August 13th | 2020  6:05AM
Funko Pop (NASDAQ: FNKO) Stock is a Buy on Collectors Market Restart
Pop culture toymaker Funko Pop (NASDAQ: FNKO) shares were already suffering prior to the COVID-19 pandemic plunge in February 2020 that plunged the S&P 500 index (NYSEARCA: SPY) by (-34%) in March 2020. We outlined opportunistic pullback levels in previous Funko Pop Shares Have More Upside article published June 8th. Funko shares hit a low as $3.12 per share before recovering back to $6.40s into Q2 2020 earnings.
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Wrap Technologies: A Unique Play on Police Reform
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| August 13th | 2020  6:00AM
Wrap Technologies: A Unique Play on Police Reform
When we see an uptick in violent events in the U.S., gun manufacturers like Sturm Ruger(NYSE:RGR) and Smith & Wesson (NASDAQ:SWBI) tend to rally. But there are also some lesser-known stocks that participate in these rallies. They fall into the non-lethal weapons category. One such company is Tempe, Arizona-based Wrap Technologies (NASDAQ:WRTC) whose innovative BolaWrap device offers a safer alternative for law enforcement.
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The Latest: UN says 43% of schools lack water, soap
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| August 13th | 2020  5:46AM
The Latest: UN says 43% of schools lack water, soap
JOHANNESBURG — The United Nations estimates that 43% of schools around the world don’t have access to water and soap for basic hand-washing. The new report comes as countries wrestle with when and how to safely open schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The report by the World Health Organization and UNICEF says more than…
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Carlsberg sees growth in Asia as other markets decline
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| August 13th | 2020  5:13AM
Carlsberg sees growth in Asia as other markets decline
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish brewer Carlsberg said Thursday its second quarter net profit dropped 7.3% to 2.9 billion kroner ($458 million) as all its markets were affected “to a greater or lesser extent” by the global coronavirus outbreak. The Copenhagen-based brewer said it saw "a modest decline in western and eastern Europe, while…
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StoneCo LTD (NASDAQ:STNE): Brazil’s Hottest Payments Stock
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| August 13th | 2020  5:00AM
StoneCo LTD (NASDAQ:STNE): Brazil’s Hottest Payments Stock
Consider how complicated life would be if the majority of business transactions were still handled with physical cash. While it might be hard to imagine, this is the reality for many of the developing countries in the world. American Express believes that roughly 85% of transactions in Latin America are still handled with cash. We all know how efficient…
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Global shares mixed, led by Tokyo gains, after Wall St rally
Global shares mixed, led by Tokyo gains, after Wall St rally
| August 13th | 2020  4:46AM
Global shares mixed, led by Tokyo gains, after Wall St rally
TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mixed Thursday, cheered by the rally on Wall Street that's likely a boon for export-driven regional economies, despite concerns over the coronanvirus pandemic. France's CAC 40 inched down less than 0.1% in early trading, to 5,069.64, while Germany's DAX dipped 0.1% to 13,041.60. Britain's FTSE 100 lost 1.1% to 6,211.42.
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US says Iran briefly seizes oil tanker near Strait of Hormuz
US says Iran briefly seizes oil tanker near Strait of Hormuz
| August 13th | 2020  3:55AM
US says Iran briefly seizes oil tanker near Strait of Hormuz
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Iranian navy boarded and briefly seized a Liberian-flagged oil tanker near the strategic Strait of Hormuz amid heightened tensions between Tehran and the U.S., a U.S. military official said Thursday. The U.S. military's Central Command published a black-and-white video showing what appeared to be…
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German investigators appeal for help finding tech executive
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| August 13th | 2020  3:30AM
German investigators appeal for help finding tech executive
BERLIN (AP) — German investigators are appealing for the public's help in tracking down the former chief operating officer of bankrupt payment company Wirecard who is facing allegations of fraud and other charges. Federal police issued a wanted poster late Wednesday for Jan Marsalek, saying the 40-year-old Austrian is suspected to have…
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Asian shares mixed, led by Tokyo gains, after Wall St rally
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| August 13th | 2020  3:01AM
Asian shares mixed, led by Tokyo gains, after Wall St rally
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Thursday, cheered by the rally on Wall Street that's likely a boon for export-driven regional economies, but investors remained worried about the coronanvirus pandemic. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 jumped 1.8% to finish at 23,249.61. South Korea's Kospi fell 0.3% to 2,425.35. Hong Kong's Hang Seng slipped 0.2% to 25,193.01, while the Shanghai Composite index was flat, at 3,319.42.
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Chevron (NYSE:CVX) Stock: Should Value Investors Be Interested?
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| August 12th | 2020  7:00AM
Chevron (NYSE:CVX) Stock: Should Value Investors Be Interested?
Investors have long relied on energy stocks to provide relatively stable earnings and frequent dividend payouts. However, since profitability in the sector is often tied to the price of crude oil, energy stocks have been on a wild ride this year. You probably remember when the price of crude oil futures contracts dropped into negative territory on April 20th.
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Why it's Worth Building a Position in PulteGroup
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| August 12th | 2020  6:15AM
Why it's Worth Building a Position in PulteGroup
Last week the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage continue to slide lower to a fresh all-time low of 2.88%. While this is certainly good news for homebuyers, it has been a major boon to the homebuilder stocks. The group's sharp rebound off its March 2020 low has been one of the key contributors to the overall stock market recovery. There are several…
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Zinga (NASDAQ: ZNGA) Stock Topping Out as Restart Narrative Emerges
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| August 12th | 2020  6:00AM
Zinga (NASDAQ: ZNGA) Stock Topping Out as Restart Narrative Emerges
Mobile videogame producer Zinga (NASDAQ: ZNGA) shares have benefit from the pandemic induced stay-at-home isolation mandates, but the economic restarts have caused shares to top out. Despite strong topline growth, Zinga shares are diverging with the rising S&P 500 index (NYSEARCA: SPY).. As consumers return to work, they will have less time to engage with mobile gaming.
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Four (4) Reasons To Buy Vroom (NYSE:VRM) Before It Reports Earnings
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| August 12th | 2020  1:00AM
Four (4) Reasons To Buy Vroom (NYSE:VRM) Before It Reports Earnings
The Used Car Market Is Hot Vroom (NYSE:VRM) is slated to report earnings for the first time as a public company today after the bell and the expectations are high. And why not? Indications from other used car operators, the digitally-oriented ones, in particular, all point to robust sales, rising profits, and accelerated growth in the second half.…
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OnTrak (NASDAQ: OTRK) Narrative, Stock Hitting on All Cylinders Towards These Levels
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| August 12th | 2020  1:00AM
OnTrak (NASDAQ: OTRK) Narrative, Stock Hitting on All Cylinders Towards These Levels
Virtual behavioral and addiction treatment platform Ontrak, Inc. (NASDAQ: OTRK) shares have been on a tear to new all-time highs. While the recovery of the benchmark S&P 500 index (NYSEARCA: SPY) has been impressive, shares of ONTK have more than doubled since pre-COVID 19 levels. Formerly known as Catasys (NASDAQ: CATS) , this virtual addiction…
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Moderna (NASDAQ: MRNA) Set to Open Up Higher on US Government Deal for Vaccine
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| August 12th | 2020  1:00AM
Moderna (NASDAQ: MRNA) Set to Open Up Higher on US Government Deal for Vaccine
Moderna (NASDAQ: MRNA) is set to open up more than 11% today after announcing an agreement to sell at least 100 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to the US government. Moderna has emerged as a leader in the race to produce a coronavirus vaccine; the biotech’s 30,000 volunteer study is the largest in the world. Its mRNA-1273 candidate is in the final…
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American Express Tries To Get Out Of Slump
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| August 12th | 2020  1:00AM
American Express Tries To Get Out Of Slump
At one point during Tuesday’s session, shares of American Express (NYSE: AXP) were up more than 4% and one of the top performers in the Dow Jones Industrial Index. While they pulled back into the afternoon as equities saw some profit-taking, they still finished up on the day and up more than 10% over the past five sessions. This will be a welcome…
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3 REITs To Add To Your Portfolio In Q3
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| August 12th | 2020  1:00AM
3 REITs To Add To Your Portfolio In Q3
Real estate investment trusts (REITs) are excellent ways for investors to add some real estate exposure to their portfolio without having to take on a multi-year mortgage and landlord responsibilities. At its core, an REIT is a company that owns and manages income producing real estate, and shares out the income generated as dividends to shareholders. REITs…
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Whirlpool (NYSE:WHR) Is About To Take The Shorts To The Cleaners
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| August 12th | 2020  1:00AM
Whirlpool (NYSE:WHR) Is About To Take The Shorts To The Cleaners
Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You About Whirlpool Whirpool (NYSE:WHR) reported earnings a few weeks ago and by all accounts the report was good. At the time, my colleague here on MarketBeat.com Nick Vasco did a great piece on the stock. For him, a variety of factors added up to one thing; Whirlpool was still a great value even while trading at a fresh two-year high.
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Robust Brinker International (NYSE:EAT) Still a Buying Opportunity
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| August 12th | 2020  1:00AM
Robust Brinker International (NYSE:EAT) Still a Buying Opportunity
I confess to a fondness for Chili's. The food is tasty—Mushroom Jack Fajitas are a particular favorite of mine—and often priced reasonably. The rewards program, of which I'm a member, is generous enough as well. That being said, it's been a while since I've last been in a Chili's, and for obvious reasons. Those same obvious reasons have…
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Zoetis (NYSE:ZTS) Downgraded to Hold at G.Research
Alliance Global Partners Reaffirms Neutral Rating for Tilray (NASDAQ:TLRY)
Arcus Biosciences (NYSE:RCUS) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Wedbush
Catalyst Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:CPRX) Earns Buy Rating from Roth Capital
Nuance Communications (NASDAQ:NUAN) Lowered to "Hold" at Zacks Investment Research
Obseva (NASDAQ:OBSV) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research
Omega Healthcare Investors (NYSE:OHI) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to Hold
ON Semiconductor (NASDAQ:ON) Stock Rating Lowered by Zacks Investment Research
ePlus (NASDAQ:PLUS) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research
easyJet (LON:EZJ) Given a GBX 600 Price Target by Barclays Analysts
National Grid (LON:NG) PT Set at GBX 980 by Barclays
Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. (NYSE:FMS) Receives "Neutral" Rating from Royal Bank of Canada
Prudential (LON:PRU) PT Set at GBX 1,455 by Jefferies Financial Group
Insider Selling: Blackstone Mortgage Trust Inc (NYSE:BXMT) EVP Sells 858 Shares of Stock
Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ:ITRI) SVP Donald L. Reeves III Sells 445 Shares
Insider Selling: Donegal Group Inc. (NASDAQ:DGICA) VP Sells 8,514 Shares of Stock
McGrath RentCorp (NASDAQ:MGRC) Director Elizabeth A. Fetter Sells 2,000 Shares
Exponent, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPO) VP Maureen T. F. Reitman Sells 2,000 Shares
Mizuho Financial Group (NYSE:MFG) Raised to Buy at Zacks Investment Research

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to Hold
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