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Stocks slip ahead of US jobs data, eyes on stimulus talks
Stocks slip ahead of US jobs data, eyes on stimulus talks
| August 6th | 2020  8:04AM
Stocks slip ahead of US jobs data, eyes on stimulus talks
Stock markets turned lower on Thursday ahead of weekly U.S. data on jobless claims and as investors watched to see if U.S. lawmakers will come ahead with fresh stimulus for the world's largest economy. The U.S. government data is expected to show that layoffs remained elevated at a weekly pace above 1 million since the pandemic erupted in March.
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Cabinet reshuffle in Thailand installs new economic team
Prayuth Chan-ocha
| August 6th | 2020  7:51AM
Cabinet reshuffle in Thailand installs new economic team
BANGKOK (AP) — Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has reshuffled his Cabinet, with an experienced banker taking over the post of finance minister. The names of seven people appointed to eight Cabinet positions were published Thursday in the Royal Gazette, making them official. Four appointments fill portfolios that had been held by a group of ministers who resigned last month.
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Hearing set for 5 indicted in $60M Ohio bribery probe
Larry Householder
| August 6th | 2020  7:28AM
Hearing set for 5 indicted in $60M Ohio bribery probe
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A court hearing was scheduled Thursday for five members of what one defendant called an “unholy alliance” aimed at bailing out two aging Ohio nuclear power plants. Former Republican House Speaker Larry Householder and four others are charged with racketeering for their roles in the alleged scheme, under a law federal…
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Hilton sales plunge in second quarter with travel frozen
Hilton sales plunge in second quarter with travel frozen
| August 6th | 2020  7:02AM
Hilton sales plunge in second quarter with travel frozen
Hilton lost $432 million in the second quarter, but occupancy rates began to improve as hotels reopen and coronavirus restrictions were lifted around the world. Occupancy levels rose 20 percentage points in the U.S. and 15 percentage points in Asia between April and June. Tourism in beach towns like Norfolk, Virginia, have recovered more quickly in the U.S.
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Many more likely sought jobless aid amid resurgence of virus
Many more likely sought jobless aid amid resurgence of virus
| August 6th | 2020  6:56AM
Many more likely sought jobless aid amid resurgence of virus
WASHINGTON (AP) — With the nation still gripped by an alarming resurgence of coronavirus cases, the U.S. government will provide its latest snapshot Thursday of the layoffs that have remained elevated at a weekly pace above 1 million since the pandemic erupted in March. The rate of applications for unemployment benefits has stalled at…
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Dillard’s (NYSE: DDS) Stock a Bargain Buy on Low Expectations
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| August 6th | 2020  6:45AM
Dillard’s (NYSE: DDS) Stock a Bargain Buy on Low Expectations
Dillard’s (NYSE: DDS) stock has had a difficult time recovering ground from pandemic lows made in February 2020. The reaction from the last earnings disaster set the bar very low for Dillard’s heading into the Q2 earnings report. Shares are underperforming the benchmark S&P 500 index (NYSEARCA: SPY) even as peers like Hibbett Sports…
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Bank of England says economy will take time to heal
Bank of England says economy will take time to heal
| August 6th | 2020  6:43AM
Bank of England says economy will take time to heal
LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England predicted Thursday that the economic downturn in the U.K. economy might be less severe than it thought at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic - even as it warned it would take a longer time to heal the scars. The central bank opened the door to providing more monetary stimulus as Britain reopens after…
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Fiverr International (NYSE:FVRR) Stock a Buy: Freelance Flier
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| August 6th | 2020  6:30AM
Fiverr International (NYSE:FVRR) Stock a Buy: Freelance Flier
What if you could find a company that combines two of the biggest catalysts in the stock market right now, the increased demand for e-commerce and the rise of remote work? The global pandemic has changed the way that people are working and created a unique opportunity for businesses that offer products or services online. This has lead certain companies…
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The Latest: UK says 50M masks unusable over safety concerns
The Latest: UK says 50M masks unusable over safety concerns
| August 6th | 2020  6:23AM
The Latest: UK says 50M masks unusable over safety concerns
LONDON — The British government says it won’t be using 50 million face masks it bought during a scramble to secure protective equipment for medics at the height of the coronavirus outbreak because of safety concerns. The masks were part of a 252 million pound ($332 million) contract the government signed with investment firm Ayanda Capital in April.
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Is Apple Stock Starting To Look Frothy?
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| August 6th | 2020  6:00AM
Is Apple Stock Starting To Look Frothy?
Shares of Silicon Valley giant Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) have been on an absolute tear this summer, posting more than a 100% rally off Q1’s lows. The iPhone maker was one of the heavyweight tech companies that led equities from the front out of March’s lows in the stunning recovery that hasn’t run out of steam yet. By the start of June, Apple shares had reclaimed their pre-COVID levels and were punching up into fresh all-time highs.
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Newell Brands (NYSE: NWL) Stock an Overlooked Pandemic Value Play
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| August 5th | 2020  6:05AM
Newell Brands (NYSE: NWL) Stock an Overlooked Pandemic Value Play
Consumer and commercial products maker Newell Brands (NYSE: NWL) shares have been trading below its pre-pandemic levels and underperforming the benchmark S&P 500 index (NYSEARCA: SPY). As a consumer products play, the market may be underpricing this stock. While the reaction to the Q2 fiscal 2020 earnings was a sell-the-news reaction, shares pulled…
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Jumia Technologies (NYSE:JMIA) Stock: Africa’s Up and Coming E-commerce Startup
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| August 5th | 2020  6:00AM
Jumia Technologies (NYSE:JMIA) Stock: Africa’s Up and Coming E-commerce Startup
The e-commerce industry has been one of the hottest places to find lucrative investment opportunities in the stock market for a while now. Companies like Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN), Shopify (NYSE:SHOP), and Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) have been rewarding investors with truly incredible gains as a result of the pandemic and a perceived shift in consumer shopping habits towards online e-commerce platforms.
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Square (NYSE: SQ) Surges More Than 10% on Bitcoin-Fueled Earnings Beat
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| August 5th | 2020  1:00AM
Square (NYSE: SQ) Surges More Than 10% on Bitcoin-Fueled Earnings Beat
Square (NYSE: SQ) released earnings a day earlier than expected and investors cheered the results, bidding shares up to over $150 in after-hours trading. The mobile payment processor has now nearly 5x’ed off its mid-March lows, and trades at nearly double its 2019 highs. Square is still losing money; its net loss widened to $11 million after…
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What's Shaking at Shake Shack (NYSE:SHAK)?
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| August 5th | 2020  1:00AM
What's Shaking at Shake Shack (NYSE:SHAK)?
Like many upstart restaurant chains, the COVID-19 pandemic has put a wrench in Shake Shack's (NYSE:SHAK) growth trajectory. Once a stock market darling for its rapid expansion and sales growth, the share price has been cut in half since climbing to a September 2019 peak above $105. Investors have grown increasingly concerned that the company may…
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Upwork Inc (NASDAQ:UPWK) Is A Work-At-Home Win You Should Avoid
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| August 5th | 2020  1:00AM
Upwork Inc (NASDAQ:UPWK) Is A Work-At-Home Win You Should Avoid
Upwork Is The Gateway To Work-At-Home Upwork Inc (NASDAQ:UPWK) is a company close to my heart. It was only what, 10 years ago I began my journey as a financial blogger and my first big breaks came through Upwork. Over the last decade, I have used the site almost daily, weekly for sure, earning a decent living in the process. I was excited to hear the…
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Who Is The Mosaic Company And Why Did Stock Jump 16% Yesterday?
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| August 5th | 2020  1:00AM
Who Is The Mosaic Company And Why Did Stock Jump 16% Yesterday?
With the S&P 500 index hitting post coronavirus highs and coming within 3% of pre crash levels, Wall Street was a sea of green on Tuesday. But one company shone above all others and that was The Mosaic Company (NYSE: MOS), the world's leading producer of phosphate and potash fertilizers for the agriculture industry. The $6 billion, Florida based,…
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Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI) Makes Gains, Rolls Out Exciting 3Q Forecast
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| August 5th | 2020  1:00AM
Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI) Makes Gains, Rolls Out Exciting 3Q Forecast
The biggest winners in the market for the second quarter were pretty much any stock that enabled us staying at home. Whether it was work-from-home, streaming video, or even food delivery, if it was connecting goods and services to people who were in many cases forbidden by government mandate from leaving the house, it stood an excellent chance of gaining.
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Paycom Software (NYSE:PAYC): It’s Time To Buy Some
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| August 5th | 2020  1:00AM
Paycom Software (NYSE:PAYC): It’s Time To Buy Some
 A Hiccup In Business But Still Growing If you were concerned that Paycom Software (NYSE:PAYC) would experience some pain due to the COVID-19 pandemic you’d be right. If you thought it would have a negative impact on the company’s growth you’d also be right, but the company is still growing. While the pandemic did have an impact…
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Aging of America is a Catalyst for Flexion Therapeutics
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| August 5th | 2020  1:00AM
Aging of America is a Catalyst for Flexion Therapeutics
Flexion Therapeutics (NASDAQ:FLXN) will report earnings after the markets close on August 5. The company is expected to announce negative earnings per share of 70 cents on revenue of $9.9 million. However, Flexion already released preliminary second-quarter net sales for its flagship drug, Zilretta of over $15 million. Zilretta is Flexion’s flagship osteoarthritis drug.
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Raymond JamesLower Price Target
$125.00 ➝ $119.00
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$190.00 ➝ $265.00
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Raymond JamesBoost Price Target
$37.00 ➝ $42.00
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Raymond JamesBoost Price Target
$80.00 ➝ $95.00
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WedbushBoost Price Target
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TTGT
TechTarget Inc
Raymond JamesBoost Price Target
$28.00 ➝ $42.00
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Starwood Property Trust, Inc.
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$20.50 ➝ $21.00
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GTHX
G1 Therapeutics Inc
WedbushLower Price Target
$50.00 ➝ $46.00
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BLUE
bluebird bio Inc
WedbushLower Price Target
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GOLF
Acushnet Holdings Corp
Morgan StanleyBoost Price Target
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WedbushBoost Price Target
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AmerisourceBergen Corp.
Morgan StanleyBoost Price Target
$112.00 ➝ $121.00
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