• Analyst Activity - Needham & Company LLC Reiterates Buy on Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL)
Analyst Activity - Needham & Company LLC Reiterates Buy on Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL)

It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500. (DE) stake by 11.99% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. In other Apple news, SVP D Bruce Sewell sold 67,500 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction dated Friday, May 5th. The firm has "Market Perform" rating given on Tuesday, August 25 by Wells Fargo. FBR Capital maintained the stock with "Outperfor...

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  • Blackrock California Municipal 2018 Term Trust (NYSE:BJZ) Q4 2016 Sentiment Report
Blackrock California Municipal 2018 Term Trust (NYSE:BJZ) Q4 2016 Sentiment Report

Therefore 55% are positive. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC cut their target price on shares of BlackRock LT Municipal Advantage Trust from GBX 325 ($4.29) to GBX 280 ($3.69) and set a "hold" rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, May 31st.

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  • Qatar files WTO complaint over embargo by Gulf neighbors
Qatar files WTO complaint over embargo by Gulf neighbors

Qatar denies the allegations, AFP reported. They did not provide more details on the deal, saying only that it underscored the countries' ongoing defense cooperation. Approximately 86,500 Iranians are expected to attend the haj in total this year and 800 coordinators have traveled to Saudi Arabia to help Iranians during the pilgrimage, he said.

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  • Qatar Airways has scrapped plans to buy 10% of American Airlines
Qatar Airways has scrapped plans to buy 10% of American Airlines

A review "demonstrated that the investment no longer meets our objectives", the company said in a statement, without elaborating. Qatar said its decision to cancel the deal was made after taking into account American's latest "public disclosure".

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  • The company that makes Oreo cookies names a new CEO
The company that makes Oreo cookies names a new CEO

Mondelez International CEO Irene Rosenfeld will retire in November, bringing an end to her time at the helm of the global snack and candy company known for brands like Oreo cookies and Ritz crackers. She became CEO of Kraft in 2006, orchestrated a hostile takeover of Cadbury in 2010 and then oversaw the spin-off of Kraft Foods, the USA grocery p...

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  • Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.B) Upgraded by Vetr Inc. to Buy
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.B) Upgraded by Vetr Inc. to Buy

Morgan Stanley began new coverage on Berkshire Hathaway giving the company a "equal-weight" rating. As for the mean price target, it implies upside of 9.03% from the $173.05 prior closing price. The firm set an "equal weight" rating on the stock. Going from the most bullish analyst price target to below consensus is one thing. The firm bought 1...

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  • White shark expert to speak next week
White shark expert to speak next week

Greg Skomal, shark expert for the state Division of Marine Fisheries, will be on the Island to talk about his research. Also, shark numbers are impacted by incidental capture by large fisheries. "Public education on great white sharks will bring a greater awareness and appreciation for this vulnerable apex predator". During a regular research...

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  • Base rate rise should happen in early 2018, says think tank
Base rate rise should happen in early 2018, says think tank

Speaking about the possible interest rate hike, researchers said: "This will be the first policy rate increase in almost eleven years". NIESR director Jagjit Chadha says a 0.25 per cent base rate rise should not be seen as tightening economic policy but rather as removing extra stimulus introduced after the 2016 Brexit referendum.

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  • Gilead Sciences, Inc. (GILD) Insider Sells $5206643.00 in Stock
Gilead Sciences, Inc. (GILD) Insider Sells $5206643.00 in Stock

The shares were sold at an average price of $74.00, for a total transaction of $2,960,000.00. The hedge funds in our database now possess: 298,572 shares, up from 270,778 shares in 2016Q3. Bank of New York Mellon Corp increased its position in shares of Gilead Sciences by 9.8% in the first quarter. Therefore 63% are positive. Gilead Sciences had 80...

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  • US Senate Democrats Ready to Work With Trump, Republicans on Tax Reform
US Senate Democrats Ready to Work With Trump, Republicans on Tax Reform

In other words, not the "fast track" process known as reconciliation Republicans used to try to repeal Obamacare, which only required 51 votes to pass, but failed anyway.Be fiscally responsible and not add to deficits. Republicans have said they are open to a bipartisan tax plan, but most of their discussions on changes to the code have been among ...

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  • IT raids on Karnataka Energy Minister, Rs 9 crore recovered
IT raids on Karnataka Energy Minister, Rs 9 crore recovered

The places that have been raided include Shivakumar's house in Safdarjaung in New Delhi , his house "Kankeri" at Sadashivanagar in Bengaluru , farmhouse at Kodihalli in Ramanagaram, father's house at Doddahalahalli near Ramanagaram and his wife's house at Ittigegud in Mysuru.

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  • IT sleuths search Karnataka minister's house, resort suite in Bengaluru
IT sleuths search Karnataka minister's house, resort suite in Bengaluru

The Income Tax sleuths conducted raids at multiple properties of Karnataka Congress leader DK Shivakumar. "This raid should not be linked with any Gujarat poll, this is on a purely economic offence", said Jaitley. The IT department denied that its raid at Karnataka Energy Minister's residence and resort has nothing to do with the Gujarat's Co...

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  • Asda profits slump nearly 19% amid 'intense' competition
Asda profits slump nearly 19% amid 'intense' competition

On a like-for-like basis, which measures shops open for more than a year, sales dropped by 5.7pc. Pre-tax profits dropped nearly 19% to £791.7m at the Leeds-based company. Asda can trace its roots back to the 1920s, when a group of Yorkshire dairy farmers joined forces to form Hindell's Dairies. Last August, Asda posted its worst ever quarterl...

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  • Pro Kabaddi League: Haryana Steelers v/s Gujarat Fortunegiants
Pro Kabaddi League: Haryana Steelers v/s Gujarat Fortunegiants

Former Telugu Titans star raider Sukesh Hegde is the captain of the team. Gujarat Fortunegiants started the match with winning against Dabang Delhi KC. Surender Nada chose the court and invited Gujarat to raid first. As predicted it is the battle of defences. The newcomers of PKL started with contrasting results, Haryana Steelers went down ...

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  • Energy Transfer Equity LP (ETE) Needle Moving on Volume
Energy Transfer Equity LP (ETE) Needle Moving on Volume

It now has negative earnings. The Refined Products segment provides transportation and terminaling services, using refined products pipelines and refined products marketing terminals. Therefore 74% are positive. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reiterated a "hold" rating and issued a $19.00 target price on shares of Energy Transfer Equity, L.P.in a r...

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  • (NASDAQ:VIA) Scheduled to Post Earnings on Thursday
(NASDAQ:VIA) Scheduled to Post Earnings on Thursday

Wetherby Asset Management Inc. now owns 7,186 shares of the company's stock valued at $335,000 after buying an additional 53 shares in the last quarter. Over the last 5 years, Viacom , Inc. has averaged a 0.00% YoY EPS growth rate and a -3.50% revenue growth rate. Equities research analysts predict that Viacom will post $3.77 EPS for the current...

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  • ADP: Private Sector Adds 178000 Jobs in July, Falls Short of Estimates
ADP: Private Sector Adds 178000 Jobs in July, Falls Short of Estimates

In addition to the job growth for July, the June number was revised sharply higher, going from the initially reported 158,000 all the way up to 191,000. The health services sector had a robust report, adding 41,000 jobs. Correlations between the ADP data and BLS labour-market data have been relatively weak over the past 2 months with a weaker tha...

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  • Joyce Banda's Arrest Far From Execution
Joyce Banda's Arrest Far From Execution

Banda's spokesman Andekuche Chanthunya said he was not aware of the arrest summons, but said the former president was not guilty of anything. That came after she ordered an audit the previous year which discovered that $30 million had been looted by officials in less than six months in 2013.

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  • State pension age increase hands government more than £5bn a year
State pension age increase hands government more than £5bn a year

The UK government's lifting of the pension age for women from 60 to 63 years has led to more than a million women being poorer on average, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has said. That has meant those aged 60 to 62 have lost around £82 a week, only partially offset by the additional earnings they receive to leave them £50 a week worse o...

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  • United Technologies Corporation (UTX)
United Technologies Corporation (UTX)

About 913,001 shares traded. Assenagon Asset Management S.A. purchased a fresh position in Esterline Technologies Corporation (NYSE:ESL) through out the Fiscal Q2, based on a filing with the SEC. Anderson Hoagland reported 8,070 shares or 0.52% of all its holdings. Sandy Spring Retail Bank invested in 0.79% or 68,996 shares. Corporate insiders ...

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