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Ladbrokes Coral's 2016 operating profit rises 22%


Goldman Sachs Group Inc restated a "buy" rating and issued a GBX 170 ($2.14) target price on shares of Ladbrokes Coral Group PLC in a research note on Monday, December 12th. Ladbrokes Coral Group PLC (LON:LCL) opened at 135.00 on Tuesday. Ladbrokes Coral Group PLC has a 52 week low of GBX 105.60 and a 52 week high of GBX 164.80. Read More »

Saudi says 'committed' to oil market stability

Oil prices climbed from three-month lows on Wednesday, lifted by a surprise drawdown in US inventories and helped by figures from the International Energy Agency (IEA) suggesting OPEC cuts should push the crude market into deficit in time. May-loading for Qatar Marine crude sold at discounts to its official selling price for the first time in four months while spot premiums for Russian and Malaysia's flagship Kimanis crude have also hit lows. Read More »

Drilling Down Into Whole Foods Market, Inc. (WFM)


This company has been competing with others in the Services space and offers its own combination of interesting factors Whole Foods Market, Inc. Shares of Whole Foods Market have ticked up 0.1% to $28.55 at 11:10 a.m. The legal version of this news story can be accessed at Read More »

Fed raises rates as job gains, firming inflation stoke confidence


Most simply, the fed funds rate determines the interest rate at which banks borrow money short term. U.S. dollar sank to a three-week low of 100.540 against a basket of currencies. Just over two weeks ago, when facing implied market probabilities of only a 30 percent chance for a March hike, officials worked in a seemingly coordinated fashion to more than triple that expectation; they did so in an impressively quick and orderly fashion. Read More »

Analyst's Ratings Review: FireEye Inc (NASDAQ:FEYE)


FEYE has been the subject of several other reports. (FEYE) to Equal-Weight with no specific Price Target on 2/03/17. This rating was issued on 3/20/17. In a transaction on 2017-02-16, the company's EVP, CFO & CAO VERDECANNA FRANK sold 1,858 company shares for 21000. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink . Read More »

US favours free but fair and balanced trade - Mnuchin


After a two-day meeting, ministers from G20 developed and developing nations said they were "working to strengthen the contribution of trade to our economies" but failed to spell out a pledge to reject protectionism in a closing statement. Host Germany dropped the no-protectionism pledge in the early drafting process ahead of the meeting, in apparent hope of not antagonizing the USA and then finding a substitute that would also uphold free trade. Read More »

Blast at IMF Paris office after envelope opened, one hurt

A Greek police source in Athens said "it is rather soon" to link the two incidents, adding: "We are cautious (and) remain vigilant". It is unclear who sent the letter. Activists from the Conspiracy of Fire Cells said the explosive was "part of the second act of Nemesis Plan" - but they did not explain what this plan entails. Read More »

French candidate's wife faces charges over parliament jobs

Opinion polls show Le Pen, who has said she admires Putin , getting through to the second, decisive round of France's presidential election on May 7 but then losing to centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron . "First of all, we should lift the sanctions against Russian Federation that actually have been forced upon us by the European Union". "The Russians very much like her, and Russian banks have certainly helped her and her father before in financing their political activities", says Smith, ... Read More »

McDonald's says it's investigating anti-Trump tweet


The tweet came as a significant departure on a corporate account that normally contents itself with marking holidays, promoting McDonald's outlets and informing investors about company strategy. About two-thirds of the mentions showing emotion were positive. While people posting those early responses didn't seem to believe the message reflected a shift in McDonald's public stance on America's leadership, several of them did say that they're now planning to eat a Big Mac today. Read More »

Oclaro, Inc. (OCLR) has 1 year Price Target of $14.28


The stock's price-to-book ratio is 3.89 and the forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio is 31.69. The Relative Strength Index (RSI), developed by J. Welles Wilder, is a momentum oscillator that calculates the speed and change of price movements. Read More »

Office, home of state Sen. Johnson searched


According to MSP, they are searching his home in Highland Park and his office in Lansing . Speaking with reporters Tuesday in Lansing , the Highland Park Democrat said he does not know what prompted simultaneous searches of his home and Senate office in Lansing . Read More »

UK workers at risk of being replaced by robots


The UK has fewer jobs at risk from increased automation over the next 15 years than the likes of the US, Germany and Japan, according to an analysis from PwC. According to the report, just behind the USA would be Germany, with 35 percent of its workers replaced. This is followed by 1.2 million in manufacturing, 1.1 million in administrative and support services and 950,000 in transport and storage. Read More »

Highlights: Sales tax up, bus company cut in Saskatchewan deficit budget


Kevin Doherty , the finance minister, said the tax changes are part of a necessary modernization of the tax base. Wall said no one expected revenue from natural resources to fall more than $ 1 billion and stay that low for three years. "All the changes that we're making with respect to the shift from tax on income and productivity to consumption taxes is based on our government's intention to get off such a heavy reliance on resource revenues". Read More »

Saudi Arabia halts Brazilian beef and poultry imports over food safety fears

China's Ministry of Commerce confirmed on Thursday that beef imports from Brazil have been suspended. Importers are expected to wait a few more days before seeking out alternative supplies, which will likely be more costly than Brazil's. Beyond that, cattle-raising is an integral part of Brazil's culture, Sunday barbecues are a weekly rite, and country music from the grasslands is popular throughout Brazil. Read More »

Host Hotels and Resorts Inc (HST) Sees Significant Decrease in Short Interest

Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. has an annual performance rate of 15.63% *. A 52-week high/low is the highest and lowest price that a stock has traded at during the previous year. Goldman Sachs Group Inc cut Host Hotels and Resorts from a "neutral" rating to a "sell" rating and upped their price target for the stock from $15.00 to $16.00 in a research note on Thursday, January 19th. Read More »

Kimco Realty Corp (NYSE:KIM) & Foot Locker, Inc


Pinnacle Fin has invested 0.07% in CoreSite Realty Corp (NYSE:COR). Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 21,827 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $2,340,945.75. The company has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $63.68. Earnings per share is the segment of profit for a company that is allocated to every outstanding share of a company's common stock. Read More »

Google to revamp policies, hire staff after UK ad scandal


A number of brands and advertisers, including Marks & Spencer and the United Kingdom government , have boycotted Google's platforms after it was revealed that their adverts were appearing alongside homophobic and xenophobic content , such as YouTube videos from Britain First. Read More »

Momentum Stock in Focus: Sprouts Farmers Market Inc (NASDAQ:SFM)


On Wednesday, February 8 Sanders James Douglas sold $826,607 worth of Sprouts Farmers Market Inc (NASDAQ:SFM) or 45,000 shares. The price to current year EPS has 199.50%. The stock was sold at an average price of $19.47, for a total value of $876,150.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 77,810 shares in the company, valued at $1,514,960.70. Read More »

Man Charged in Gruesome Murder of Visiting Artist in DC


He was charged with first-degree murder while armed and theft. Authorities say they've charged a man with murder in the death of a North Carolina artist found bound and stabbed to death in the Washington , D.C. Media outlets report that Mehiel was found tied up and stabbed to death in the basement apartment near northeast Washington's popular H Street corridor March 21. Read More »

Powerful cyclone slams into Australia's tropical northeast


The powerful Category 4 storm, packing winds up to 160mph, slammed into Australia's tropical north-east coast on Tuesday, tearing down fences, snapping trees and knocking out power in thousands of homes. "The engineering capabilities that the Australian Defence Force have are really created to clear debris and get particularly roads open so that the community can go about their business", Brigadier Field told reporters in Townsville. Read More »

AT&T, Verizon join companies pulling ads from Google and YouTube


Google publicly apologised this week after the growing scandal over extremist videos on YouTube led to a series of companies pulling their adverts from the internet giant. He also predicted YouTube would be able to address advertisers' concerns through Google's recent advancements in artificial intelligence - technology parlance for computers that learn to think like humans. Read More »

Finish the peace building of Martin McGuinness, Clinton urges leaders


This ambivalence was reflected by many who attending the funeral , including Arlene Foster, leader of Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist party. Tens of thousands of people lined the streets in the Bogside district of Derry as the coffin processed to the city's oldest church, St Columba's, for the service, attended by past and present Irish prime ministers, presidents and police commanders. Read More »

Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) & PTC Inc (NASDAQ:PTC) Stocks in the Spotlight

Wetherby Asset Management Inc. raised its position in shares of Oracle by 0.4% in the fourth quarter. Other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of the company. During the last reported quarter, Oracle's top-line growth benefited from the ongoing cloud-based momentum. Oracle's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is now 28.99%. Read More »

Treasury Sec. Mnuchin: Trump Has 'Perfect Genes'


Some Republican lawmakers have warned that if the health bill fails, their goals of tax cuts could be imperiled. He touched on a range of subjects, from Trump's diet to his favorite movies. He said the goal was still to win congressional approval of the tax measure by August. Mnuchin had lunch at the White House Friday with Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan. Read More »