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BHP Billiton plc (LON:BLT) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Macquarie

A number of other analysts have also weighed in on the company. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. raised its stake in shares of BHP Billiton Limited by 10.5% in the fourth quarter. The stock's market cap is GBX 68.31 billion. On July 5 the stock rating was upgraded from " to "Outperform" in a report from Bernstein. The original version of this piece can be accessed at Read More »

Shell to exit upstream business in Ireland with $1.23 billion stake sale


Of the deferred consideration of USD285 million, equal to about EUR250 million, Shell said up to EUR150 million is contingent on average UK National Balancing Point prices - or gas prices - being above 2.03 euro cents per kilowatt hour between 2018 and 2022, while the other EUR100 million is subject to production thresholds being met, which would be paid annually between 2019 and 2025. Read More »

Clay Aiken says Donald Trump didn't do the firing on 'Celebrity Apprentice'


Aiken , who was a contestant on Celebrity Apprentice in 2012, claims Trump was not the one making the final decision on the show and he instead relied on a teleprompter, according to the Daily Mail . Saying he thinks Trump is actually a "nice guy", Aiken maintained he's "probably leading the country in the same way that he did 'The Apprentice '". Read More »

Demolition of old Schenectady train station begins


Cuomo said. "But for now his NY neighbors don't think Gov. Cuomo would be a good president and they don't want him to try for the job". "I'm running for re-election as governor of the state of NY, and that's what I'm focused on and that's what I'm doing and that's what I wake up thinking about". Read More »

Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. (UCTT) SVP Sells $218925.00 in Stock

Wall Street brokerages predict that Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc . TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: "30,064 Shares in Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc ". Since February 28, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 10 sales for $28.02 million activity. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 147,920 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $2,235,071.20. Read More »

Steady Activities: New York Community Bancorp (NYSE:NYCB)

The P/E Ratio measures its current share price relative to its per-share earnings. (ADR) (NYSE:HMY) has declined 31.33% since July 12, 2016 and is downtrending. 40 funds opened positions while 125 raised stakes. However, if the NYCB shares go below $12.98 then it would indicate a much weaker market for the company. Read More »

BlackRock Income Trust Inc

The stock's 50 day moving average is $13.81 and its 200-day moving average is $13.62. BT Group PLC had 289 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Mackay Shields Ltd Liability Corp stated it has 89,446 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. Sit Associate invested in 0.25% or 833,470 shares. With 109,800 avg volume, 0 days are for BIOLARGO INCORPORATED (OTCMKTS:BLGO)'s short sellers to cover BLGO's short positions. Read More »

Ukraine says it will focus on reforms, not North Atlantic Treaty Organisation membership


Crimea should go back to Ukraine-and placing the onus on Russian Federation for taking necessary steps to "de-escalate the situation in Eastern Ukraine", respect the ceasefire, pull back heavy weapons, etc. The Association Agreement has already been used on a temporary basis in the part concerning economic cooperation since November 1, 2014, and the free trade zone since January 1, 2016. Read More »

DHE Odisha +3 admission second list out @dheodisha


In the first selection list, a total of 157188 candidates were placed out of which 82047 were female. Thereafter, the admission process will begin the subsequent day, i.e, 13th and 14th July. Students whose name is in the Odisha Degree Admission 2nd Selection List will get admission in various courses like Science, Commerce, etc. These students have to take admission in the colleges to which they have been promoted before July 17. Read More »

Key Indian equity indices trade flat during afternoon session


Optimistic buying in blue-chip stocks ahead of index of industrial production (IIP) data for May and CPI inflation for June, to be released after market closing on Wednesday, drove stocks higher. The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) logo is seen at the BSE building in Mumbai January 25, 2017. During the previous market session , the Rupee traded at a slight low of 64.53 per Dollar. Read More »

Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF


A certain stock price rally by itself may not be sufficient evidence when making important investing decisions. Some analysts will study by the minute or hour. On the flip side, an RSI near 0 may signal weaker momentum. Presently, the 14-day ADX for VanEck Vectors Steel ETF (SLX) is 20.26. The ADX is often used along with the Plus Directional Indicator (+DI) and Minus Directional Indicator (-DI) to identify the direction of the trend. Read More »

Brainard says it will 'soon' be time for balance sheet run off


In a speech on Tuesday, Federal Reserve Governor Brainard stated that she believes it will be appropriate to begin balance sheet reduction shortly if the economic data holds up. She considers the real neutral rate goal - the funds rate minus inflation - to still be near zero. In its June meeting, the Fed raised interest rate and announced a plan to shrink its balance sheet. Read More »

Brokers Set Expectations for Brookfield Renewable Partners LP's FY2018 Earnings (BEP)

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P. (BIP-UN.TO) now has a 14-day Commodity Channel Index (CCI) of -175.12. BMO Capital initiated coverage by announcing an initial rating of "Outperform". The utilities provider reported $0.05 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.11 by $0.06. A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Read More »

Inc. Takes Position in United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX)

The Fort Washington Investment Advisors Inc holds 579,578 shares with $63.53M value, down from 654,923 last quarter. Cowen and Company upped their target price on United Technologies from $120.00 to $127.00 and gave the company an outperform rating in a report on Friday, March 24th. Read More »

Sony Music strikes licensing deal with Spotify says Billboard


A new position that Facebook is looking to fill may explain how they plan to sidestep these negotiations: by piggy-backing off the already-established licensing deals struck by the big guns such as YouTube, Spotify and Apple Music. With UMG's music deal with Spotify having been announced back in April of this year, this new deal with Sony Music marks the second large deal for the popular streaming music service with a record label, and leads another deal that Spotify is hoping to land with ... Read More »

Premier Oil hits 'world class' discovery offshore Mexico


The well spudded on 21 May 2017 utilizing the Ensco 8503 , a moored floating drilling rig. The block was awarded to Talos previous year, following Mexico's first global licensing round that began 2015. Light oil has so far been recovered to surface. Talos is now setting a liner to protect the discovered reservoirs, prior to drilling deeper exploratory objectives to a total vertical depth of approximately 4,200 metres (14,000 feet). Read More »

Pradhan Says PM Narendra Modi Has 4 Point Formula for Energy


Members of the Indian delegation to the 22 World Petroleum Congress being ( WPC ) held in Istanbul , Turkey, said Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited - a leading state-owned Indian refiner - is seeking at least 1 million barrels of USA crude either for loading on 16 August - 5 September or delivery on 26 September - 15 October. Read More »

Industrial production index up 4.6% in May

The Statistics Department said the manufacturing index rose by 7.3 per cent and the electricity index by 2.5 per cent. The seasonally adjusted IPI grew 0.7% sequentially, according to the data from the statistics department. Alan Tan, chief economist with Affin Hwang Investment Bank, said the results have shown signs of sustainability in Malaysia's economy. In view of better-than-expected manufacturing growth, he upgraded the second quarter GDP forecast to 5.5 percent, which is slightly ... Read More »

The Many Handshakes of President Donald Trump


As arranged by Joachim Sauer , husband of the German chancellor, spouses of G20 leaders toured the German Climate Computing Centre and took a river cruise. He asked me a question - I replied, he asked follow up questions - I explained them. Speaking about the Paris agreement this afternoon, Mrs Merkel said: "What came out of this meeting was what I had already said at the beginning; wherever there is no consensus that can be achieved, this agreement has to be made clear". Read More »

Burberry reports better-than-expected first quarter sales


Growth was largely driven by a strong sales in the United Kingdom and China, where shoppers continue to take advantage of the discounted luxury items due to the weakened pound. Conversion in the U.S., it said, continued to improve partly benefiting from a successful BPC programme and this partially mitigated the negative footfall trends. Read More »

County Bancorp Inc (ICBK) EPS Estimated At $0.41

BTIG Research upgraded The Bancorp from a "neutral" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $8.00 price target on the stock in a report on Monday, May 1st. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 42,498 shares in the company, valued at $278,786.88. Also, Director Walter T. Beach sold 105,189 shares of The Bancorp stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, June 2nd. Read More »

Reuters poll: Economists now see Bank of Canada hiking rates this week


The announcement comes following a series of data suggesting the economy started the year on a strong footing even as inflation has remained below the Bank of Canada's target of two per cent. Still, economists see a rate increase as a case of one and done for the Bank of Canada this year. Expectations for a rate hike have been building since last month when policymakers shifted to a hawkish stance, saying that rate cuts put in place in 2015 have done their job. Read More »

Shares in Wood Group fall on SFO probe of Amec Foster Wheeler


The statement added: "The company confirms that today it has been informed by SFO that it has now opened an investigation into Amec Foster Wheeler , predecessor companies and associated persons in respect of the Foster Wheeler business". It is in the process of a merger with John Wood Group (LON:WG) (WG.L). Oilfield services firms have been unsettled over the past few months by news of the fraud investigations, with Petrofac PLC's (LON:PFC) share price plunging by almost a third in May ... Read More »

United Kingdom energy network operators face tougher price controls from 2021


Citizens Advice has recommended that every household in the United Kingdom should get a one-off £285 rebate on fuel bills after energy networks claim £7.5 billion in "unjustified" profits over the past eight years. "This is in line with other utility regulators, as there is clear evidence pointing towards the cost of investment required for networks (cost of capital) being significantly lower", it added. Read More »

FCA: More taking out drawdown pensions without advice


In the interim findings of its Retirement Outcomes Review , the regulator said nearly 72% of pension pots that have been accessed are by consumers under the age of 65, with most choosing to take lumps sums rather than a regular income. The FCA is now considering whether additional protections should be put in place for consumers who buy drawdown without advice. It will also ask the government to consider proposals to enable consumers to access their savings early without having to make a ... Read More »