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Nationally, the pipeline for instructions going forward at a headline level does not appear to be improving, with 10% more respondents noting the number of valuations undertaken over the month was below the figure for the equivalent period of previous year.
  • China 'worried' over USA trade relations as surplus narrows

    China 'worried' over USA trade relations as surplus narrows

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    Traders are now unable to import scrap copper if they can not prove they are end-users, while the Ministry of Environmental Protection has tightened thresholds on impurities in foreign waste. This week China announced an investigation into imports of a U.S. agricultural product after President Donald Trump's administration launched a spate of new trade tariffs and probes into Chinese goods.
  • McDonald's is giving away a giant diamond ring - but there's a twist

    McDonald's is giving away a giant diamond ring - but there's a twist

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    If you or your special sauce are flipping for this glimmering feast, it's time to get your creative juices flowing. McDonald's will select the most "witty, comedic, and romantic tweet" and award its writer with the custom bling. "Everyday I thank God that I was able to meat you". It's not bc [sic] of your hot buns but bc [sic] of your saucy personality. I weep at your heel as you feed me your love'.
  • Chinese police now kitted with sunglasses that work like cameras

    Chinese police now kitted with sunglasses that work like cameras

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    Police at the Zhengzhou East railway station in central China have reportedly arrested seven people suspected of being involved in kidnapping and hit-and-run cases during an operation that began last week. But there are fears that China's authoritarian leaders will use the sunglasses to track political dissidents or profile ethnic minorities. This would be eyebrow-raising anywhere in the world but is even more so in China which has a fairly blasé relationship with human rights .
  • Traders Buy High Volume of Yum China Call Options (YUMC)

    Traders Buy High Volume of Yum China Call Options (YUMC)

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    San Francisco Sentry Investment Group CA purchased a new position in shares of Yum China during the second quarter worth approximately $157,000. Brands by 107.6% during the 3rd quarter. Investors of record on Wednesday, February 14th will be given a dividend of $0.36 per share. Brands Enters Oversold Territory (YUM)" with publication date: "February 05, 2018.
  • Snap shares surge 35 per cent after app redesign sparks user growth

    Snap shares surge 35 per cent after app redesign sparks user growth

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    The ramp in user growth is largely attributed to the company's improved Android app , as Android users drove record high contribution to total net adds. Not only have Snapchat's advertising API and self-serve Ad Manager made it easier to buy Snapchat's Snap Ads, but they have also opened up the app's inventory to more advertisers.
  • Jerome Powell takes oath as sixteenth president of the Fed

    Jerome Powell takes oath as sixteenth president of the Fed

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    It works the other way too, with boom times in the stock market coinciding with rising wealth inequality. The economy recovered from the Great Recession, as economies always do, but businesses felt stymied, afraid to grow, anxious about what might be around the corner.
  • Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Accenture (NYSE:ACN) Stock Price

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    Van Hulzen Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Accenture Limited for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $95.39B market cap company. Accenture Plc has a 12-month low of $114.82 and a 12-month high of $162.60. KeyCorp upped their price target on Accenture from $157.00 to $172.00 and gave the stock an "overweight" rating in a research note on Saturday, December 30th.
  • Tesla expects Model 3 production to hit delayed target

    Tesla expects Model 3 production to hit delayed target

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    And in November, Tesla unveiled not just one but two new vehicles: an electric Semi truck and a next-generation Roadster sports auto. Tesla is expected to lose almost $2 billion for the full year. Musk said last month that Tesla wants to be making 10,000 Model 3s per month by the end of the first quarter and 20,000 per month by the end of the second quarter.
  • (NASDAQ:CMCSA) Shares Bought by ETRADE Capital Management LLC

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    Among active positions in the latest quarter, 714 holders increased their positions by a total of 231.26 million shares, 749 holders decreased the positions by a total of 234.14 million shares, and 201 holders held their positions. Signaturefd Lc reported 18,934 shares. Spears Abacus Advisors Llc, which manages about $1.25 billion and $835.86M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Gilead Sciences Inc (NASDAQ:GILD) by 3,910 shares to 316,154 shares, valued at $25.62 million in 2017Q3, ...
  • Momentum Stock: Chesapeake Energy Corp (CHK)

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    The Company operates through two segments: Regulated Energy and Unregulated Energy. It has a 10.56 P/E ratio . The Food Safety segment primarily offers diagnostic test kits and complementary to detect risky and/or unintended substances in human food and animal feed, such as foodborne pathogens, spoilage organisms, natural toxins, food allergens, genetic modifications, ruminant by-products, meat speciation, drug residues, pesticide residues, and general sanitation concerns; and AccuPoint ...
  • Price Target Estimates for The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (IPG)

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    International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) has risen 4.86% since February 7, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.29% the S&P500. Morgan Stanley upgraded the stock to "Overweight" rating in Wednesday, January 17 report. The stock presently has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $25.71.
  • Analyst Earnings Insight: Royal Dutch Shell plc (RDS-B), AT&T, Inc

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    For example, if the P/E ratio of a stock is 20 times earnings, an analyst compares that P/E ratio to other companies in the same industry and to the ratio for the broader market. The stock has weekly volatility of 5.65% and monthly volatility of 4.50%. Narrowing in a bit closer, the 5 month price index is 1.20704, the 3 month is 1.02501, and the 1 month is now 0.98660.
  • Tesla sticks with Model 3 production targets

    Tesla sticks with Model 3 production targets

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    That amounted to a staggering $686 million on the books at the end of the third quarter, much of that from down payments for the Model 3 sedan. The non-GAAP automotive gross margin, which excludes stock-based compensation and zero emission vehicle credits, was 13.8%.