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UnitedHealth Group's Optum to acquire dialysis-center chain DaVita for $4.9B


The deal with Denver-based DaVita, which mainly provides dialysis services, will combine UnitedHealth's Optum unit with DaVita's physician network business that serves about 1.7 million patients each year through almost 300 clinics. DaVita will continue to operate DaVita kidney care, which owns or helps manage 2,470 outpatient dialysis centers in the United States. DaVita's unit had $4.1 billion of revenue previous year and an operating loss of $104 million. Read More »

Deutsche Bank Now Covering Rite Aid (NYSE:RAD) With $2.25 Target

As per Friday, October 6, the company rating was maintained by Mizuho. The rating was downgraded by Deutsche Bank to "Hold" on Friday, April 8. The firm has "Buy" rating by Vetr given on Friday, August 14. Research And Mngmt invested 1.39% in Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX). Pnc Grp reported 191,174 shares. Clarivest Asset Management Ltd has invested 0.28% of its portfolio in MGIC Investment Corporation (NYSE:MTG). Read More »

Needle Moving Activity Spotted in Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASNA)

About 6.75M shares traded or 159.41% up from the average. "Adjusted earnings per share of 11 cents was in the middle of our guidance range, but represented a disappointing quarter". (NASDAQ: ASNA ). Teacher Retirement Systems Of Texas has 11,906 shares. Price T Rowe Md holds 0% or 62,649 shares. Tci Wealth Advisors holds 569 shares. Read More »

Bitcoin Hits Record $12000 As Futures Trading Looms


On the US -based Bitfinex exchange, was at $12,635.00 by 07:51 AM ET (12:51 GMT) after peaking at $12,819.00, the highest level in its nine-year history. We also have reports that say that some of the exchanges in Japan are also looking into launching futures trading quite soon. For the year, bitcoin is up around 1,000%, having started 2017 at $968.23 and is the biggest gainer of all asset classes this year. Read More »

Iomart Group Plc 13.9% Potential Upside Indicated by N+1 Singer


Numis Securities reiterated a "hold" rating and issued a GBX 1,077 ($14.50) price target on shares of Land Securities Group in a report on Tuesday, September 5th. restated a "reduce" rating and set a GBX 3,800 ($51.14) price objective on shares of NEXT in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. restated a "reduce" rating and set a GBX 3,800 ($51.14) price objective on shares of NEXT in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. Read More »

Steinhoff shares plunge 60% after CEO quits


Poundland parent company Steinhoff International has seen its shares plummet 66 per cent as chief executive Markus Jooste resigned with immediate effect amid an accounting scandal. Steinhoff's share price fell by more than 50% by midday on Wednesday, dropping to about R19 from its Tuesday close of R45.65. Steinhoff derives about 60% of its earnings in Europe and 34% in Africa. Read More »

Sierra Leone auctions off "peace diamond" for US$6.5 million


The "Peace Diamond", which is also referred to unofficially as "divine diamond", because it is owned by a pastor, was discovered in the eastern Kono District of Sierra Leone earlier this year. "It is an honor to have acquired this magnificent rough diamond - and that its sale will directly benefit a country in desperate need", Laurence Graff said in the Rapaport release. Read More »

Treausuer lauds economic growth figures


So far this year, Australia has experienced the strongest jobs growth in 40 years, with four out of five jobs being full-time, Mr Morrison said. Average labour earnings increased by just 0.3% in the quarter and 0.6% over the year, and household disposable income rose by just 0.5% and 1.8% over the year, barely above the rate of inflation . Read More »

INTC) — Intel Corporation (NASDAQ

Intel (NASDAQ: INTC ) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. It has outperformed by 2.77% the S&P500. Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership decreased its stake in Intel Corp ( INTC ) by 1.57% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Read More »

(GILD) Covered By 19 Bullish Analysts Last Week

The hedge fund run by David Kowitz held 140,000 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $9.87 million, down from 210,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Investors of record on Friday, June 16th will be issued a $0.52 dividend. Its up 0.02, from 0.91 in 2017Q1. It fall, as 44 investors sold PDCE shares while 67 reduced holdings. Read More »

Italy's Prysmian to buy United States rival General Cable for €3bn


Voya Investment Management LLC boosted its position in shares of General Cable by 105.0% during the 2nd quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of MI now owns 11,700 shares of the industrial products company's stock worth $191,000 after buying an additional 470 shares in the last quarter. Read More »

Fugitive US lawyer wanted for fraud captured in Honduras


A Honduran SWAT team arrested Conn as he left a restaurant in a coastal city of the country. According to the newspaper El Heraldo, Conn will be flown back to the United States on Tuesday. A conspiracy unraveled that resulted in another indictment against a co-worker that allegedly helped plot his escape and tested border crossings. Hess told reporters Tuesday the Federal Bureau of Investigation had worked with about a dozen agencies to bring Conn to justice. Read More »

Japan Airlines signals supersonic ambitions


Japan Airlines will also lend its knowledge and experience to help Boom develop its supersonic passenger aircraft, which could fly at a speed of Mach 2.2 (1,451 mph) and cut worldwide travel times in half as soon as 2023. The two companies will cooperate closely to realize faster and more convenient air travel. In an age where we're legitimately anxious about hyper-intelligent robots taking our jobs, you'd have thought supersonic flights would have been a piece of cake, but the forces that ... Read More »

Pizza Hut testing beer delivery in Phoenix


The company told Fortune it plans to expand that into wine delivery-single servings and full bottles-in January. Starting this week, Pizza Hut will offer a $10.99 flat rate to include six-packs of Anheuser-Busch beers with its deliveries in Phoenix, Arizona. Read More »

Griffin Asset Management Inc. Takes Position in United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS)


The EPS this year for United Parcel Service, Inc., UPS is 4.07 following the EPC growth of next year of 8.27%. The stock decreased 2.71% or $3.35 during the last trading session, reaching $120.37. The United Kingdom-based Hsbc Holdings Public Limited Company has invested 0.19% in United Parcel Service, Inc. Kentucky Retirement System Insurance Fund has 18,863 shares for 0.37% of their portfolio. Read More »

Hot Stock for Investors: Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT)

Adams Diversified Equity Fund has invested 1.25% in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Tru Inv holds 1.55% of its portfolio in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ( WMT ) traded up $0.12 during trading on Monday, reaching $97.35. First Personal Financial Services grew its stake in shares of Wal-Mart Stores by 5.0% in the 1st quarter. Fuller & Thaler Asset Mngmt Inc invested in 128,317 shares. Read More »

UN Human Rights Council condemns violations against Rohingya


Human Rights Council. The crisis has left untold numbers of Rohingya killed and injured, and forced more than 626,000 to flee into neighboring Bangladesh. He also denied Zeid's claim that Yangon was doing little to rein in hate speech and incitement to violence against the minority, insisting "my government is doing everything possible to deter these individual acts". Read More »

New General Motors app lets you order and shop from your vehicle

GM announced Tuesday that it's launching a new Marketplace app for its MyLink infotainment system that will allow owners to purchase goods or services from participating brands via their vehicles' touchscreen displays. It will use machine learning from real-time data to provide personalised experiences. GM said Marketplace's physical interface was created to minimize manual interactions, "helping drivers keep their eyes on the road and their hands on the wheel". Read More »

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA)

WI's holdings in Walgreens Boots Alliance were worth $4,932,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Several other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of the stock. equities research analysts forecast that Walgreens Boots Alliance will post 5.55 EPS for the current fiscal year. The difference between the expected and actual EPS was $0.1/share, which represents an Earnings surprise of 8.3%. Read More »

Eagle Global Advisors LLC Holds Holding in Kinder Morgan INC Del (KMI)


The stock increased 0.06% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $17.42. 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) has risen 18.59% since December 5, 2016 and is uptrending. Kinder Morgan, Inc .'s insider ownership stands at 13.54 percent, while its insider transaction is 0 percent. (NYSE: KMI ). Everence reported 0.25% of its portfolio in Kinder Morgan, Inc . Read More »

Diesel registrations down 31% in November as United Kingdom market shrinks


Richard Jones, the managing director of Black Horse, which is one of the UK's leading motor finance providers, said: 'These figures show the new auto market continues a trend of moving to a more sustainable position. Year to date, overall registrations declined 5.0% to a total of 2,388,144 - putting the market on course for its first annual downturn since 2011. Private registrations fell by 5.1%, while fleet registrations dropped by 14.4%. Read More »

McDonald's returns to value pricing with $1 $2 $3 Dollar Menu

McDonald's is lifting the curtain on its new value menu, which includes the debut of a new chicken sandwich, an opening salvo in what some analysts are calling "value wars 2.0" in the relatively stagnant fast-food industry. McDonald's says that items on the $3 menu will include a triple cheeseburger, the Sausage McMuffin with Egg and Happy Meals. "They need to be in the value game to drive traffic", said Peter Saleh, managing director at financial-services firm BTIG. Read More »

As Coca (KO) Market Value Rose, Rbo & Co LLC Raised Position

Rbf Capital Llc increased Coca Cola Co (KO) stake by 8.24% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Coca Cola Co The now has $195.86B valuation. About 3.65 million shares traded. Bluecrest Capital Mngmt Ltd has invested 0.06% of its portfolio in DST Systems, Inc. Ahl Prns Limited Liability Partnership holds 0.05% or 24,104 shares in its portfolio. Read More »

Trade deficit narrows to $1.5B in October


Imports increased 1.6%, while exports were virtually unchanged. The politically sensitive trade deficit in goods with China rose 1.7 percent to $35.2 billion from September to October and is up 7 percent this year to $309 billion. Exports increased 2.7 per cent to $44.5 billion in October, following four consecutive monthly declines, as gains were made in nine of 11 sectors. Increased volumes of goods imports accounted for the bulk of the worsening, rising by $3.5bn to reach $199.4bn, with ... Read More »

Cineworld to buy Regal in $3.6B deal

Regal Entertainment Group's quarterly revenue was down 11.8% on a year-over-year basis. analysts anticipate that Regal Entertainment Group will post 0.95 earnings per share for the current year. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, December 1st. Regal Entertainment Group's payout ratio is 81.48%. Analysts reported that the Price Target for Regal Entertainment Group might touch $24.75 high while the Average Price Target and Low price Target is $21.44 and $17 respectively. Read More »

CVS Health To Purchase Aetna For $69 Billion


The stock has a market capitalization of $76,095.96, a P/E ratio of 13.16, a P/E/G ratio of 1.29 and a beta of 0.89. The shares were sold at an average price of $83.07, for a total value of $20,032,330.50. The consideration contains $145 per share in cash and 0.8378 CVS shares for each share of Aetna. South State Corp decreased its holdings in CVS Health Corp (NYSE:CVS) by 4.3% in the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Read More »

Scottish Government urges action on RBS blitz on branches


Based on its review, the taxpayer-owned bank has chose to shut down 62 RBS branches and 197 NatWest branches. Our research shows that 90 per cent of customers in the United Kingdom are choosing to bank online. Unite's national office Rob MacGregor said: "Now serious questions need to be asked about whether these closures mark the end of branch network banking". Read More »

Mourinho: Pogba starts Tuesday, caution with Zlatan


Ibrahimovic recently returned from a long-term knee injury but Mourinho confirmed that the experienced Swedish striker will miss the game against the Russian side at Old Trafford. He's unbelievable. He took a red card and that's the way it goes - you have injuries and suspensions". "We never change. We try to do the things we're good at". Read More »

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Shares Sold by Adirondack Trust Co

Mid now has $12.08 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.82% or $0.26 during the last trading session, reaching $31.4. It fall, as 39 investors sold MSFT shares while 982 reduced holdings. Next Century Growth Invsts Ltd Liability Corp stated it has 53,059 shares or 0.35% of all its holdings. (NYSE:BRO). State Of Wisconsin Board holds 0% or 23,381 shares in its portfolio. Read More »

SEC's Cyber Unit files first charges against digital coin scam


According to Reuters , the SEC also said that it had obtained an emergency order to stop the ICO and freeze assets so they could attempt to refund investors. In October , Quebec's Superior Court declared the company and Lacroix in contempt of court, finding the defendants continued to market and solicit investments in PlexCorps. Read More »

French service sector steps up hiring as activity booms - PMI


At the same time, the Indian service sector dipped into contraction territory during November, following growth in the previous two months. "It is possible that a predominance of the unorganised sector in services, where business models have been shaken by the implementation of the GST, is facing greater challenges", Japanese brokerage house Nomura said in its note. Read More »

Starbucks to Go "Venti" in China


It will be the second of its kind worldwide, offering customers the chance to actually watch coffee beans being roasted live in-store. According to Starbucks , " Visitors can point their phones at various locations around the Shanghai Roastery to get an insider's digital look, including peeking inside the massive copper roasting cask, find out about various brewing methods and much more with state-of-the-art augmented reality (AR) technology ". Read More »