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July 10, 2015 Financial News – Business News – Stock Exchange – NYSE – Market News


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Over the past weekend, Greece voters shot down a referendum that would agree to international creditors’ demands for more austerity reforms and Greek banks remained closed all week. China’s attempt to stabilize the Shanghai stock exchange yielded results as the Shanghai composite closed up over 2%.

On Monday, energy stocks suffered as crude oil dropped more than 7%, with the Dow Industrials falling below its 200-day moving average. The ISM non-manufacturing index for June improved to 56 from the previous month’s 55.7, which was the lowest number in more than a year.

On Tuesday, the U.S. trade deficit widened to $41.9 billion, in line with expectations, however, the strong dollar reduced exports. Greece also promised new economic reform, in an attempt to keep negotiations with creditors alive.

On Wednesday, trading at the New York Stock Exchange was suspended over 3.5 hours due to technical problems, and were resolved without further incident. In addition the Federal Reserve’s minutes from its last meeting were released. Although some members wanted a rate hike, most wanted more employment growth and increased inflationary pressure before raising rates.

On Thursday, jobless claims for the week ending July 4th were up 15,000 to 297,000 and Greece also submitted another proposal for reforms.

On Friday, early morning news showed that the Shanghai Composite Rallied 5.8%, it’s best session since 2009, and response to Greece’s new proposal was enthusiastic. Markets were up strongly at the start of trading.

Let’s take a look at some stocks.

Humana Inc., the country’s second largest provider of private Medicare insurance, saw its shares rise slightly this Monday to $190 before trickling back down throughout the week after competitor Aetna Inc. offered to buy the company for $37 billion, or approximately $230 per share. If the acquisition is approved, it would form the largest provider of Medicare in the sector.

GoPro, Inc. shares rallied slightly following the Monday release of their smallest camera to date, the Hero4 Session. According to company reports, the Session is about 50% smaller and 35% lighter than their previous Hero4 models. Company CEO Nick Woodman also expressed that the company will be expanding into the virtual reality market this August with a camera that works with Google’s virtual reality technology.

DepoMed Inc. shares spiked from $20 to $28 this Tuesday after Horizon Pharma offered a hostile $3 billion bid to acquire the company along with its debt, following a rejected proposal that was made last May. Horizon is offering $29.25 per share of DepoMed, a staggering premium of 42% relative to Monday’s price.

Tesla Motors, Inc. stock plummeted this week before rebounding slightly on Thursday after receiving downgrades from Deutsche Bank and Pacific Crest Securities. Both firms feel Tesla’s share price has grown enough to fully reflect the company’s foreseeable opportunities.

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., the country’s largest pharmacy chain, shot up to $90 from $86 after they reported a better-than-expected third quarter profit. Walgreens reported earnings of $1.02 per share while analysts predicted earnings of only $0.87 per share. Full-year guidance was raised from $3.70 to $3.80 per share.

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Markets got off to a rough start this week with indices across the world sinking into the red.

Following a strong jobs report last Friday, markets looked primed for big gains this week, but continued economic weakness in Europe caused investors to get cold feet.

We’re not too worried over here at Stock Watch Weekly, however. So far the European Union central government has been lax in its response to its weak economy, but we believe they’ll get their act together soon and put together a stimulus package.

Over here in the United States the economy continues to grow, unemployment is dropping, and consumer spending is expanding. Meanwhile, job openings have now reached their highest levels in over a decade. Given all the good news we’re confident that this will pay off in more consumer spending and a great holiday season.

Speaking of which, we’re going to suggest some hot companies that should see their fortunes rise as consumer spending rises.

First up is LiveDeal, which operates the LiveDeal.Com platform and several other online sales websites. LiveDeal helps people find local deals and has popular apps on both Apple and Android phones. The company has been aggressively expanding its reach through a 50 city marketing campaign, and its user base is rapidly expanding. This is a great stock to pick up now before prices explode.

Another company we love is UPS. They don’t sell goods, but they do ship them. With online retail becoming more and more popular, we’re confident that UPS is positioned for long-term growth. And this holiday season we expect more people to skip the holiday crowds and to order online instead.

Don’t let the short term turbulence fool you, the American economy is in excellent shape and set to enjoy a great holiday season. So make sure you consider expanding your stock portfolios ahead of the holiday season. You’ll be able to enjoy the holidays while watching your personal wealth grow!


September 12, 2013 – Business News – Financial News – Stock News –NYSE — Market News 2013-2014


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Business News – Financial News – Stock Exchange — Wall Street — Market News – New York Stock Exchange 2013-2014

This week brings a return of the Dow back up to over 15,000. A strong export report from China gave the market a reason to rally. China’s General Administration of Customs said exports climbed 7.2% in August year-to-year, up from July’s 5.1% gain, and June’s 3.1% decline. China’s industrial production rose 10.4% in August from a year ago and retail sales increased 13.4%.

Some bad news for Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC), Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE: HPQ) and Alcoa Inc. (NYSE: AA) All three are getting dropped from the DJIA, replaced by Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS), Visa Inc. (NYSE: V), and Nike Inc. (NYSE: NKE).

News about Syria is becoming more positive with the U.S. showing restraint, and Russia backing a plan to confiscate Syria’s chemical weapons by the United Nations. President Obama’s televised speech gave more reassurance to the markets that military action in Syria would be delayed, or possibly eliminated.

Due to conflicting reports, some showing strong growth in the economy, and others showing lackluster performance, analysts are now discussing a Fed tapering “lite”. The consensus is the Fed will start to cut it’s bond purchases to $75 billion a month, down just $10 billion below current levels.

Now let’s take a look at some stocks.

Jammin Java (OTC: JAMN),
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: APPL)
Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bull 3X Shrs (NYSEARCA: FAZ)

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OneWire ( interviews Doug Haynes, President of Point72 Asset Management, in the latest installment to the Open Door video series with Skiddy von Stade.

“We like people who have demonstrated grit.”

After graduating West Virginia University with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Doug Haynes started his career as a programmer with the Central Intelligence Agency. He later took a job at GE within their advanced materials business before attending business school at the University of Virginia. He joined McKinsey in 1992 shortly after graduation and spent nearly twenty years at the firm. In 2014, he joined Point72 as the Managing Director of Human Capital and was named President six months later. Doug serves on the Board for the Robin Hood Foundation and helped launch their Veteran’s Advisory Board to connect returning veterans with job opportunities.

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September 11, 2015 Financial News – Business News – Stock Exchange – NYSE – Market News


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Business News – Financial News – Stock Exchange — Wall Street — Market News – New York Stock Exchange 2015

On Tuesday, in the absence of significant economic news, China and the Federal Reserve’s upcoming meeting next week dominated investors’ minds. China’s economy showed more evidence of slowing as their exports declined 5.5% year-over-year in August and their imports fell 13.8%. However, the Shanghai Composite finished the day with a gain of 2.9% and this encouraged markets. The Dow Industrials ended the day up 390 points, or 2.42%.

On Wednesday, markets gave back much of the gains with the Dow Industrials closing down 239 points, with blame partially going to a sharp drop in oil. The JOLTS job opening report for July was up 3.9%, considered very strong.

On Thursday, jobless claims for the week ending September 5th were down 6,000 to 275,000, and import prices for August were down 1.8% month-over-month. Markets ended the day modestly higher.

On Friday, the producer price index for August was released and it was unchanged. Analysts had expected a .1% drop. Markets opened modestly lower due to uncertainty over whether or not the Fed will raise rates after its meeting next week.

Now let’s take a look at some stocks

Yahoo! Inc.(NASDAQ:YHOO) shares gradually decreased about 4% Tuesday, to close just below $31, after the U.S. Internal Revenue Service denied the company’s request to review, in advance, potential tax liabilities when it spins off its stake in Alibaba. Yahoo was hoping they would get approval for a tax-free spinoff, however, now it’s unknown if the government will allow it.

Both Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) and Office Depot Inc. (NASDAQ:ODP) shares rallied early this week after an analyst from B. Riley upgraded Office Depot. Both companies have agreed to a $6.3 billion merger, and the analyst said it was unlikely that antitrust regulators will object.

Trading in Quiksilver, Inc.(NYSE:ZQK) stock was halted on Wednesday after the struggling surf apparel maker filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for its U.S. business. According to a company filing, the Quiksilver has assets of over $100 million and liabilities of more than $500 million. Quiksilver stock has lost almost 80% of its value relative to Tuesday’s closing price.

Apple Inc.(NASDAQ:AAPL) shares dropped Wednesday after the company’s new line of products didn’t impress investors. Apple’s unveiling included updated iPhones, a larger iPad, and a new television set-top box among other upgrades.

Lululemon Athletica inc.(NASDAQ:LULU) reported their second quarter earnings that beat estimates. The company stated earnings of $0.34 per share on revenue of $453 million, beating estimates of $0.33 per share on revenue of $446 million. Despite the good news, shares were down more than 8% during Thursday’s premarket trading, mainly due to a disappointing guidance that the company offered.

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