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World shares mixed as investors watch talks on US stimulus
World shares mixed as investors watch talks on US stimulus
| August 6th | 2020  4:34AM
World shares mixed as investors watch talks on US stimulus
Stocks were mixed in Europe and Asia on Thursday as investors watched to see if lawmakers will come ahead with fresh stimulus for a U.S. economy struggling with shutdowns as new coronavirus outbreaks flare. Germany's DAX gained 0.5% to 12,727.71 while the CAC 40 in Paris slipped 0.2% to 4,924.39. Britain's FTSE 100 fell 1.3% to 6,024.60.
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New lockdown ratchets up economic pain in Australian city
New lockdown ratchets up economic pain in Australian city
| August 6th | 2020  4:12AM
New lockdown ratchets up economic pain in Australian city
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A bright side for plant nurseries of Melbourne’s first pandemic stay-at-home order was that many householders took the time to garden. But the latest lockdown in Australia’s second-largest city is far tougher. More than 250,000 people were thrown out of work on Thursday. Those whose jobs are deemed essential…
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Bank of England holds off more stimulus, sees slow recovery
Bank of England holds off more stimulus, sees slow recovery
| August 6th | 2020  4:12AM
Bank of England holds off more stimulus, sees slow recovery
LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England held off providing more monetary stimulus on Thursday as Britain reopens after the pandemic lockdowns, but it warned it would take time for the economy to heal and unemployment would keep rising this year. While the central bank forecast that the economy would shrink less than previously expected this…
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Lufhansa see revenues drop 80%, no full recovery until 2024
Lufhansa see revenues drop 80%, no full recovery until 2024
| August 6th | 2020  3:40AM
Lufhansa see revenues drop 80%, no full recovery until 2024
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German airline group Lufthansa on Thursday reported a net loss of 1.49 billion euros ($1.77 billion) for the second quarter, when the pandemic essentially shut down passenger traffic, and issued a sobering forecast for demand to not reach pre-virus levels before 2024. “Especially for long-haul routes there will…
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Surge in German factory orders bolsters hope for recovery
Surge in German factory orders bolsters hope for recovery
| August 6th | 2020  3:32AM
Surge in German factory orders bolsters hope for recovery
BERLIN (AP) — German factory orders surged in June, according to figures released Thursday, giving hope that Europe's largest economy is on track for a recovery from declines suffered from the coronavirus pandemic lockdown earlier in the year. Industrial orders rose by 27.9% in June over the previous month, according to figures from the…
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Toyota's profit plunges as pandemic halves vehicle sales
Toyota's profit plunges as pandemic halves vehicle sales
| August 6th | 2020  2:32AM
Toyota's profit plunges as pandemic halves vehicle sales
TOKYO (AP) — Toyota’s profit plunged 74% in the last quarter as the coronavirus pandemic sank vehicle sales to about half of what the top Japanese automaker sold the previous year. Toyota Motor Corp. reported on Thursday a profit of 158.8 billion yen ($1.5 billion) in April-June, down from 619 billion yen in the same period last year.
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Asian shares mixed as investors watch talks on US stimulus
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| August 6th | 2020  2:30AM
Asian shares mixed as investors watch talks on US stimulus
Stocks were mixed in Asia on Thursday as investors watched to see if lawmakers will come ahead with fresh stimulus for a U.S. economy struggling with shutdowns as new coronavirus outbreaks flare. Tokyo's Nikkei 225 index shed 0.4% to 22,418.15 while the Shanghai Composite index gave up 0.5% to 3,362.32. Hong Kong lost 1.4% to 24,746.30.
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Bank of England holds interest rates at record low
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| August 6th | 2020  2:11AM
Bank of England holds interest rates at record low
LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England left its benchmark interest rate at a record low of 0.1% amid caution about how rapidly the United Kingdom will recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The bank also left its target for buying government and corporate bonds unchanged at 745 billion pounds ($980 billion). The decision announced…
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Capitol negotiators still stuck, still trying on virus aid
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| August 6th | 2020  12:19AM
Capitol negotiators still stuck, still trying on virus aid
WASHINGTON (AP) — After more than a week’s worth of meetings, at least some clarity is emerging in the bipartisan Washington talks on a huge COVID-19 response bill. Negotiators are still stuck, but still trying. A combative meeting Wednesday involving top Capitol Hill Democrats and the postmaster general and a souring tone from both sides…
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Asian shares mixed as US talks on stimulus still stalled
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| August 5th | 2020  11:16PM
Asian shares mixed as US talks on stimulus still stalled
Stocks were mixed in Asia on Thursday despite strong gains overnight on Wall Street, where the rally just kept on rolling. Investors are watching to see if lawmakers will come ahead with fresh stimulus for the U.S. economy. Tokyo's Nikkei 225 index shed 0.4% to 22,438.61 while the Shanghai Composite index gave up 0.3% to 3,367.65.
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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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Middlesex Water (NASDAQ:MSEX) Upgraded at Zacks Investment Research
MidWestOne Financial Group (NASDAQ:MOFG) Raised to Hold at Zacks Investment Research
Mobileiron (NASDAQ:MOBL) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to Sell
Navigator (NYSE:NVGS) Lifted to "Hold" at Zacks Investment Research
HSBC (LON:HSBA) Given a GBX 380 Price Target by Berenberg Bank Analysts
Zacks Investment Research Downgrades Mongodb (NASDAQ:MDB) to Sell
Mercury General (NYSE:MCY) Raised to "Strong-Buy" at Zacks Investment Research
Merchants Bancorp (NASDAQ:MBIN) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research
Luxfer (NYSE:LXFR) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research
Linde (NYSE:LIN) Raised to "Buy" at Zacks Investment Research
China Life Insurance (NYSE:LFC) Upgraded to Strong-Buy at Zacks Investment Research
Liberty Broadband Corp Series C (NASDAQ:LBRDK) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research
Lawson Products (NASDAQ:LAWS) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research
Carvana (NYSE:CVNA) Receives Buy Rating from Oppenheimer
Donnelley Financial Solutions (NYSE:DFIN) Receives Buy Rating from BTIG Research
Dollar General (NYSE:DG) Coverage Initiated at Credit Suisse Group
BJs Wholesale Club (NYSE:BJ) Coverage Initiated at Credit Suisse Group
Godaddy (NYSE:GDDY) Coverage Initiated at Oppenheimer
Barrington Research Reiterates Buy Rating for Koppers (NYSE:KOP)

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