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Whitbread sales slow on Costa decline but break-up speculation lifts shares


Whitbread plc (LON:WTB), the owner of Costa Coffee and Premier Inn hotels, said third quarter sales growth slowed in the United Kingdom, reflecting tough market conditions. Whitbread blamed weak sales growth at Costa on falling numbers of people visiting UK High Streets. "However, we have good momentum in the delivery of our plan to enhance our United Kingdom market leadership positions, create an worldwide business of scale in Germany, China and Costa Express , and develop a more ... Read More »

Dow industrials recede from 26000 as early gains fade


The Dow Jones industrial average blew past 26,000 Tuesday for the first time ever, coming only a week after hitting 25,000 and showing further evidence that the long-running bull market is alive and well. An institutional investor recently raised its position in SPDR Dow Jones Interntnl Real Estate ETF stock. US crude CLcv1 fell 0.53 percent to $63.96 per barrel and Brent LCOcv1 was last at $69.43, down 1.18 percent on the day. Read More »

Associated British Foods 16-week Revenues Rise; Warns On FY Sugar Results


Firm corporate figures from AB Foods fail to get investors excited, however, marking the stock about 1.5% lower at £28.17, with the results largely anticipated by financial markets. GKN has rejected two buyout offers from Melrose. In its trading update, the company noted that sales growth was delivered by all of its businesses, other than the expected reduction in Sugar revenue, and their combined revenue was 6% ahead at constant currency. Read More »

Hollywood actor Kevin Spacey is investigated by police


According to reports, Kevin Spacey is now under investigation due to another assault allegation. Now, his nightmare continues, with reports of police investigating a trio of sexual assault cases that have his name attached in the United Kingdom. Read More »

Fiat Chrysler recalling almost 2 million Ram Trucks


Fiat-Chrysler, Dodge's parent company, said it is aware of seven injuries and a few crashes that are a result of the problem . Owners are going to be notified by the carmaker when they can bring their vehicle to a dealership for the free fix, which involves repairing the shift interlock of the brake transmission. Read More »

US GDP Growth Unexpectedly Downwardly Revised To 3.2% In Q3


But the growth pace for the July-September period likely overstates the health of the economy. An alternate measure of growth, gross domestic income, rose at a 2.0 percent rate in the third quarter. The BEA showed growth in GDP at a 3.2 percent in the third quarter of 2017. Growth in business investment in equipment was raised to a 10.8% pace, the fastest in three years, from the previously reported 10.4% rate. Read More »

Snowfall in Gwent as Met Office issues ice warning


Travellers across the United Kingdom have been advised to plan their journeys, monitor weather reports and pack a snow kit of blankets, food, water and a shovel if they really need to travel, as Highways England issued a severe weather warning. Read More »

Amazon Echo Launches in Australia, Alexa Gets An Aussie Accent


The ability to place shopping orders via Amazon's new Australian online store, however, will not be available for online shoppers until later on, with Limp saying the feature will come "in the course of time". "We're constantly working to develop concepts and initiatives that will be helpful to our customers, and we rely heavily on data to inform all such initiatives", Village GM of marketing and sales, Mohit Bhargava, said. Read More »

Ford revives Mach 1 moniker for electric SUV

The company, as part of a presentation for the 2018 Deutsche Bank Global Auto Industry Conference in Detroit Tuesday evening, said it would increase its SUV mix by 10 percentage points and shrink its vehicle portfolio proportionally. "Now they may have glitz and glamour in Las Vegas, but here in Detroit we have grit and determination", Congresswoman Debbie Dingell told the crowd. Read More »

Jennifer Schubert-Akin: Tax bill is a Christmas gift to all Americans


By waiting until the calendar turns to 2018 to formally enact the tax bill , Trump would push the automatic spending cuts to 2019 and buy Congress another year to waive them. "We are making America great again", he said. An email from the organization Fulfilling the Promise of Opportunity stated, "As a nonprofit umbrella of almost 170 human services providers in New York City, we are deeply concerned about the disproportionate and adverse impact the tax legislation passed by Congress ... Read More »

Millitants Killed by US Suspected Drone on Pakistan-Afghan Border

The group is also blamed for several deadly attacks against Indian interests in Afghanistan , including the 2008 bombing of the Indian mission in Kabul that killed 58 people. According to reports, the airstrike was carried out in the vicinity of Mata Sangar area located in Kurram Agency in the tribal regions of Pakistan. Read More »

What the Insider Data Suggests About Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM)


Exxon Mobil has a twelve month low of $76.05 and a twelve month high of $87.99. About 5.94 million shares traded. Valero Energy Partners LP (NYSE:VLP) has risen 4.06% since January 17, 2017 and is uptrending. $1.81M worth of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM ) shares were sold by Franklin Robert Stuart . The stock has "Buy" rating by Suntrust Robinson on Thursday, September 24. Read More »

Rite Aid Corporation (RAD), KEMET Corporation (KEM)

What Historical Figures Say About Rite Aid Corporation ( NYSE: RAD)? It has underperformed by 71.88% the S&P500. Advisor Group Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Rite Aid by 49.8% during the 2nd quarter. Lincoln Natl owns 19,283 shares. The Virginia-based London Of Virginia has invested 1.8% in Verizon Communications Inc. Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT) was raised too. Read More »

TCW Group Inc. Sells 228656 Shares of CVS Health Corp (CVS)


The stock decreased 0.12% or $0.0988 during the last trading session, reaching $79.3412. The NYSE-listed company saw a recent bid of $79.44 on volume of 8.44 million shares. $1.67M worth of CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) was sold by Moriarty Thomas M on Monday, October 2. Roberts Jonathan C also sold $7.13M worth of CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) shares. Read More »

NA Buys 232 Shares of Sherwin-Williams Co (SHW)

The shares were sold at an average price of $389.26, for a total transaction of $924,881.76. It has underperformed by 15.29% the S&P500. Oregon Pub Employees Retirement Fund has invested 0.23% in The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW ). Artisan Ltd Partnership holds 0.45% of its portfolio in Expedia, Inc. De Burlo Gru owns 7,850 shares. Geode Capital Management Ltd Liability owns 338,424 shares or 0% of their USA portfolio. Read More »

Why FireEye, Inc. Stock Popped 19.3% in 2017

The stock increased 2.97% or $0.45 during the last trading session, reaching $15.59. The shares were sold at an average price of $12.29, for a total value of $1,383,620.49. (NASDAQ:DAVE). Wexford Cap Limited Partnership holds 0.47% or 1.33M shares. (NASDAQ: FEYE ) news were published by: which released: "FireEye's X15 Software Buyout Brings Big Data to Security" on January 15, 2018, also published article titled: "FireEye Announces Acquisition of X15 Software", ... Read More »

SuperTrend Higher Than Share Price for Vornado Realty Trust (VNO)

Looking further at additional technical indicators we can see that the 14-day Commodity Channel Index (CCI) for Qts Realty Trust Inc (QTS) is sitting at -209.60. (NYSE:CRM). Bbva Compass Comml Bank Incorporated invested in 4,710 shares. Outfitter Advsr Limited holds 1.04% or 38,238 shares. Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale has 14,070 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Read More »

PPL Corporation (PPL), Denbury Resources Inc. (DNR)

The stock traded with the volume of 6.84 Million shares yesterday. Sparton Corporation (NYSE:SPA) has declined 7.28% since January 16, 2017 and is downtrending. A number of other hedge funds have also modified their holdings of PPL. BRYN MAWR TRUST Co boosted its stake in PPL by 41.6% in the second quarter. Read More »

Sears Hldgs Corp (SHLD) and Enphase Energy Inc (ENPH) Under Limelight

Force Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Sears Hldgs Corp (Call) for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $380.95M market cap company. The rating was initiated by Canaccord Genuity on Wednesday, July 22 with "Hold". The firm earned "Neutral" rating on Tuesday, January 12 by Bank of America. Read More »

Brokerages Set National CineMedia, Inc. (NCMI) Price Target at $18.22

The stock decreased 0.42% or $0.6876 during the last trading session, reaching $163.8224. Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU) has risen 33.66% since January 15, 2017 and is uptrending. The firm has "Buy" rating by Benchmark given on Tuesday, November 8. Its up 0.28, from 1.11 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 22 investors sold National CineMedia, Inc . Read More »

Q3 Sentiment Tetra Tech Inc (NASDAQ:TTEK)


Piper Jaffray Companies set a $5.00 price target on shares of TETRA Technologies and gave the stock a buy rating in a report on Friday, December 29th. (NASDAQ:TTEK). 8,867 are owned by Prudential Public Limited. Voya Invest Management Lc holds 0.06% or 560,905 shares in its portfolio. Alliancebernstein L P reported 5,800 shares. Read More »

Goldman's connoisseur-president bilked of $1.2 million in rare wine


DeMeyer was arrested on Tuesday night in Los Angeles and is expected to appear in court there, according to a spokeswoman for Interim U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman in Manhattan. According to the indictment, De-Meyer worked for an "individual who collects rare and expensive wine" from 2008 to November 2016, and his duties included receiving shipments of wine at his boss's Manhattan apartment and transporting wine from there to a property in East Hampton, New York. Read More »

Consumer Goods stock on the Move- Johnson Controls International plc (JCI)

At the moment, the stock of Intel has a standard deviation of 0.91. About 3.78M shares traded. Johnson Controls International PLC had a positive return on equity of 15.76% and a negative net margin of 4.09%. It designs, produces, markets, and installs heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems, building management systems, controls, and security and mechanical equipment. Read More »

Stock Traders Purchase High Volume of Marvell Technology Group Call Options (MRVL)

Jefferies maintained Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: MRVL ) on Monday, July 10 with "Hold" rating. The stock increased 2.98% or $0.69 during the last trading session, reaching $23.84. The firm has "Positive" rating by Susquehanna given on Friday, August 7. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Friday, September 11 by M Partners. Recently, analysts have updated the overall rating to 2.09. Read More »

Zoetis Inc (ZTS) Shares Bought by DAVENPORT & Co LLC

About 1.07M shares traded or 44.50% up from the average. Rush Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:RUSHB) has risen 70.07% since January 17, 2017 and is uptrending. The company was maintained on Friday, October 20 by Piper Jaffray. The stock of Glacier Bancorp, Inc. The rating was maintained by PiperJaffray with "Overweight" on Thursday, December 15. Read More »

Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) Receives Daily Media Impact Score of 0.12

Raymond James Fincl Services Advisors holds 0.02% or 6,362 shares in its portfolio. Are Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) Earnings Growing Rapidly? It has underperformed by 21.16% the S&P500. Sequent Asset Ltd Liability holds 1.15% or 35,845 shares. The Ontario - Canada-based Tdam Usa has invested 0.03% in NiSource Inc. Moreover, Advisor Prtn Limited Liability Company has 0.13% invested in Autodesk, Inc. Read More »

Allison Transmission Holdings Inc (ALSN) Position Increased by BlackRock Inc

The NYSE-listed company saw a recent bid of $75.39 on volume of 1.9 million shares. Coherus Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHRS) has risen 17.62% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. Hsbc Holdg Public Limited Company reported 8,303 shares stake. Meridian Investment Counsel holds 19,390 shares or 0.08% of its portfolio. However, the institutional investors are observed to own N/A of the total shares. Read More »

Advisor Group Inc. Acquires 26040 Shares of Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK)

Stelac Advisory Services LLC purchased a new stake in Merck & Co., Inc. during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $104,000. Atlas Browninc bought 4,999 shares as the company's stock declined 2.46% while stock markets rallied. Guinness Atkinson Asset Management stated it has 3,810 shares. The company reported $1.11 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.03 by $0.08. Read More »

Automatic Data Processing (ADP) Earns Neutral Rating from Citigroup

It has underperformed by 18.87% the S&P500. (NASDAQ: ADP ). Td Asset Management accumulated 463,338 shares. Berkshire Asset Management Llc sold 51,953 shares as the company's stock declined 1.06% while stock markets rallied. increased its position in Automatic Data Processing by 402.5% during the 3rd quarter. (NASDAQ:ADP). Kayne Anderson Rudnick Invest Mgmt Limited Com invested 0.04% in Automatic Data Processing, Inc. Read More »