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US producer prices up 0.6% in July, biggest jump since 2018
US producer prices up 0.6% in July, biggest jump since 2018
| August 11th | 2020  8:42AM
US producer prices up 0.6% in July, biggest jump since 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. wholesale prices shot up an unexpected 0.6% in July, biggest gain since October 2018, with energy prices moving sharply higher. The Labor Department said Tuesday that the jump last month in its producer price index — which measures inflation before it reaches consumers — followed a 0.2% drop in June. Wholesale energy prices shot up 5.3% in July.
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The Latest: US skeptical of Russia's virus vaccine safety
The Latest: US skeptical of Russia's virus vaccine safety
| August 11th | 2020  8:34AM
The Latest: US skeptical of Russia's virus vaccine safety
TAIPAI, Taiwan — U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar says it’s more important to have a safe and effective vaccine against the coronavirus than to be the first to produce a vaccine. Azar, on a visit to Taiwan, was asked by ABC on Tuesday what he thought of Russia’s announcement that it had become the first country to register…
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World shares march higher as S&P 500 nears all-time record
World shares march higher as S&P 500 nears all-time record
| August 11th | 2020  8:18AM
World shares march higher as S&P 500 nears all-time record
World stock markets rallied on Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump said he plans to cut taxes on capital gains and on middle income earners, pushing the S&P 500 to within striking distance of an all-time high. Markets rose even as the tally of confirmed new coronavirus cases worldwide topped 20 million, according to Johns Hopkins…
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UK jobs market hurtling toward cliff-edge moment in October
UK jobs market hurtling toward cliff-edge moment in October
| August 11th | 2020  7:35AM
UK jobs market hurtling toward cliff-edge moment in October
LONDON (AP) — The U.K. has kept a lid on unemployment so far during the coronavirus pandemic but, scratch beneath the surface, there are worrying trends that will likely see the jobless total soaring by the end of the year. Figures released Tuesday from the Office for National Statistics showed that the number of people working fell…
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Pompeo opens anti-China, anti-Russia tour in Czech Republic
Pompeo opens anti-China, anti-Russia tour in Czech Republic
| August 11th | 2020  7:18AM
Pompeo opens anti-China, anti-Russia tour in Czech Republic
PRAGUE (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in the Czech Republic at the start of a four-nation tour of central and eastern Europe expected to focus on threats to the region posed by Russia and China. Amid post-election violence and concerns about significant democratic backsliding in nearby Belarus, Pompeo plans to use his visit to push his hosts to counter Russian and Chinese influence.
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Buy Pinterest Stock Even At All Time Highs
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| August 11th | 2020  6:15AM
Buy Pinterest Stock Even At All Time Highs
Like many other tech companies that fall into the internet / social media/e-commerce industry buckets, Pinterest (NYSE: PINS) has done well out of the coronavirus. It wasn’t always like this though and the company had a shaky start. They only IPO’d in April of last year but by March of this year, shares were already down 70% from their…
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Micron Technology (NASDAQ: MU) a Lagging Buy in the Semiconductor Group
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| August 11th | 2020  6:00AM
Micron Technology (NASDAQ: MU) a Lagging Buy in the Semiconductor Group
Memory and storage semiconductor maker Micron Technology (NYSE: MU) shares haven’t been participating with the benchmark S&P 500 index (NYSEARCA: SPY) recovery nor the recent rise in the chip stocks tracked by the Market Vectors Semiconductors ETF (NASDAQ: SMH). The momentum was broken by the negative earnings reaction and subsequent analyst downgrade on shares of storage sector peer Western Digital (NYSE: WDC).
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3 Transportation Stocks to Buy That Are On the Move
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| August 11th | 2020  5:00AM
3 Transportation Stocks to Buy That Are On the Move
Things are constantly changing in the stock market, including which sectors are showing relative strength and helping the market tick upwards. While technology stocks have been roaring up higher for months, new economic data such as falling jobless claims and a slowdown in the number of COVID-19 cases in many states are adding optimism to the areas of the market that have been lagging behind.
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Nautilus (NYSE: NLS) Set to Surge On Impressive Q2 Revenue
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| August 11th | 2020  1:00AM
Nautilus (NYSE: NLS) Set to Surge On Impressive Q2 Revenue
Nautilus (NYSE: NLS) shares are set to open more than 11% higher after its Q2 earnings release blew away expectations. The home fitness equipment maker reported $114.2 million in revenue, up 94% yoy. When Nautilus released its Q1 2020 numbers, it raised its Q2 revenue guidance to $94 million. Even that number was well above consensus estimates of a little under $70 million.
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It’s Time To Buy Haverty Furniture Companies (NYSE:HVT)
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| August 11th | 2020  1:00AM
It’s Time To Buy Haverty Furniture Companies (NYSE:HVT)
Haverty Furniture Companies Is Emerging Stronger Than Before Haverty Furniture Companies (NYSE:HVT) has been on my perma-watchlist for the last couple of years because of two things. The first was its outlook for growth, the second was its position as a dividend-payer with high probability for future dividend increases. Admittedly, that thesis didn’t play out quite like I thought it would because of two things.
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L Brands (NYSE: LB) News Alters Its Outlook: Chart Offering Entry Point
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| August 11th | 2020  1:00AM
L Brands (NYSE: LB) News Alters Its Outlook: Chart Offering Entry Point
L Brands (NYSE: LB) stock surged more than 35% on July 29 on news that the company will resume efforts to spin off Victoria’s Secret. In the announcement, LB added that: It would cut headcount at its corporate headquarters by 15%. The company is trying to reverse overseas operating losses through lease negotiations and other tactics. In…
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The Price is Right on Philip Morris (NYSE: PM)
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| August 10th | 2020  1:00AM
The Price is Right on Philip Morris (NYSE: PM)
Cigarettes are widely recognized as a consumer staple. So even with COVID-19 wreaking havoc across the world, most smokers have continued to purchase them at the same frequency as before the pandemic. With that said, supply chain disruptions and lockdowns have put a slight dent in cigarette sales, and Philip Morris (NYSE: PM) has been no exception. Net…
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Illumina Selloff Creates an Entry Opportunity
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| August 10th | 2020  1:00AM
Illumina Selloff Creates an Entry Opportunity
Genetic analysis specialist Illumina (NASDAQ:ILMN) dropped 11% last week following softer than expected second-quarter results. Both revenue and earnings fell short of the consensus estimates ending a streak of five straight quarterly earnings beats. The challenging pandemic environment weighed on performance as patients canceled or delayed genetic…
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At Home Group (NYSE: HOME) Rollercoaster Revenue But Looks Like a Good Bet
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| August 10th | 2020  1:00AM
At Home Group (NYSE: HOME) Rollercoaster Revenue But Looks Like a Good Bet
Some of the market’s biggest winners since the pandemic are companies that have directly benefited from all the time people have spent at home. Wayfair (NYSE: W), for example, is an e-commerce company that sells furniture and home goods. Wayfair shares have surged since the onset of the pandemic, as demand for furniture and home-goods has jumped…
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Look to Buy Duke Energy On The Recent Dip
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| August 10th | 2020  1:00AM
Look to Buy Duke Energy On The Recent Dip
In mid-day trading, investors are still trying to decide what to do with Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK). After an initial spike in pre-market trading, DUK stock is down over 1% after the company reported second-quarter earnings on Monday, August 10. The report itself was a mixed bag. The company delivered a beat on earnings. Earnings per share for the quarter were $1.08 above the consensus estimate for $1.03.
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S&P 500 in ‘Fake It Til You Make It’ Melt-Up Trajectories
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| August 10th | 2020  1:00AM
S&P 500 in ‘Fake It Til You Make It’ Melt-Up Trajectories
The S&P 500 (NYSEARCA: SPY) has made an impressive recovery off its March 23, 2020 pandemic lows at $218.26 taking a (-34%) plunge off the Feb. 18th highs of $339.08. The SPY has set up a perfect storm composed of bullish pup and mini pup formations across the three wider time frames daily, weekly and monthly. The markets are looking past COVID-19 while current economic indicators still wreak of recession.
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Canopy Growth Corporation (NYSE:CGC) Pops As Profitability Draws Near
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| August 10th | 2020  1:00AM
Canopy Growth Corporation (NYSE:CGC) Pops As Profitability Draws Near
Canopy Growth Company Isn't Aphria Last week, Aphria (NYSE:APHA) put the fear of God back into the cannabis market when it reported earnings. The company posted a surprise loss despite a double-digit gain in YOY revenue that highlights lingering issues within the industry. Overly aggressive positioning and growth in the earliest days of the business have set the cannabis market up for massive oversupply and contraction.
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Is It Time To Buy Cronos Group (NASDAQ:CRON)?
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| August 10th | 2020  1:00AM
Is It Time To Buy Cronos Group (NASDAQ:CRON)?
The Canadian Cannabis Market Is Under Pressure If there is one thing becoming clear about the Canadian cannabis industry is that it is still under pressure. If not from investors then the business at least. The problem? The industry is still suffering from massive oversupply issues tied to overly aggressive forecasts and growth, the slow rollout of…
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Barrick Gold (NYSE:GOLD): A Buying Opportunity For All Economic Conditions
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| August 10th | 2020  1:00AM
Barrick Gold (NYSE:GOLD): A Buying Opportunity For All Economic Conditions
It might be hard to see, at first glance, how a gold miner might be an unexpected winner in the COVID-19 era, if you can really call anything a winner in this situation. For Barrick Gold (NYSE:GOLD), however, it's delivered some impressive results through what may be the worst period of the US economy ever, certainly since the Great Depression. Looking…
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Morgan Stanley Raises Global Payments (NYSE:GPN) Price Target to $172.00
Foot Locker (NYSE:FL) Price Target Raised to $30.00 at Morgan Stanley
Exelon (NYSE:EXC) Price Target Lowered to $58.00 at Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley Increases Eastgroup Properties (NYSE:EGP) Price Target to $144.00
Morgan Stanley Boosts Duke Realty (NYSE:DRE) Price Target to $42.00
ANGI Homeservices (NASDAQ:ANGI) Issues Quarterly Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.03 EPS
American Public Education (NASDAQ:APEI) Releases Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.21 EPS
Sunrun (NASDAQ:RUN) Posts Earnings Results, Misses Expectations By $0.22 EPS
Lumentum (NASDAQ:LITE) Issues Q1 Earnings Guidance
Wayfair (NYSE:W) Price Target Increased to $315.00 by Analysts at Truist Financial
Q2 (NYSE:QTWO) Lowered to Hold at Gabelli
Vivint Solar (NYSE:VSLR) Coverage Initiated by Analysts at Morgan Stanley
Halozyme Therapeutics (NASDAQ:HALO) PT Raised to $39.00 at Wells Fargo & Co
Zacks Investment Research Lowers OptiNose (NASDAQ:OPTN) to Hold
Plains GP (NYSE:PAGP) Lowered to Strong Sell at Zacks Investment Research
Pembina Pipeline (NYSE:PBA) Stock Rating Lowered by Zacks Investment Research
PDC Energy (NASDAQ:PDCE) Stock Rating Lowered by Zacks Investment Research
Pennantpark Floating Rate Capital (NASDAQ:PFLT) Stock Rating Lowered by Zacks Investment Research
Zacks Investment Research Lowers Progress Software (NASDAQ:PRGS) to Hold

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