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CIO Eric Kirsch joined Aflac (AFL -1.5%) in 2011 with a 3-year plan to boost returns by cutting allocations to JGBs. He also pulled back from private placements after the insurer got fried on yen-denominated loans to European banks. Boosted were holdings...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: SeekingAlpha | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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By SA Editor Miriam Metzinger:Stocks discussed on the in-depth session of Jim Cramer's Mad Money TV Program, Tuesday September 16. Note to Fed: The World Is Slowing, And Slowing Fast The world is slowing, and slowing fast. China has now become a huge...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: SA Editor Miriam Metzinger | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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By ValueStreet Research:The Babcock & Wilcox Company (NYSE:BWC) is a provider of equipment and services for power generation systems and North America's only specialty constructor of nuclear components, both to private industry and the US Government....
From: Seeking Alpha | By: ValueStreet Research | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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By Balanced Investing:Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE:LLY), a drug manufacturer, has faced some challenges, with the patent expiration of its blockbuster drugs Cymbalta and Evista. The company's top line plunged 17% due to the 73% decline in Cymbalta's sales...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Balanced Investing | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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By Bill Maurer:The last couple of weeks have not been pretty for shareholders in GT Advanced Technologies (NASDAQ:GTAT). The company for which many investors were buying on the speculation that Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) would use sapphire in the iPhone 6 screen,...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Bill Maurer | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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By Shock Exchange: Reseller Riots at Beijing Apple Store for iPhone 4S. Source: tvnewswatch.blogspot.com. The news on Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone 6 China launch is worse than once thought. Reports have emerged that the iPhone 6 may not hit shelves in...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Shock Exchange | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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By Portfolio Management 101:Investors continue to show interest in a fast growing asset class called Retail Liquid Alternatives. I wrote an article published on May 15th, 2014 on Seekingalpha.com where I highlight the favorable strategic position of...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Portfolio Management 101 | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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By Marshall Hargrave:The global apparel retailer, Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE:ANF), operates some 850 stores across the U.S., with another 170 elsewhere. Its customers have wore its branded t-shirts with its logos for a number of years. It's made large...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Marshall Hargrave | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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By Chris Katje:Back in August of 2013 I highlighted a small agribusiness company that was undervalued to the market. Limoneira (NASDAQ:LMNR) is one of the world's largest lemon producers and the country's largest avocado grower. While business is booming...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Chris Katje | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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By Rupert Hargreaves:It's no secret that the offshore drilling market is slowing. According to analysts at Canaccord Genuity, there has been only one long-term deepwater booking since August 2013, which really sums up the state of the industry and Wall...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Rupert Hargreaves | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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Credit Suisse (NYSE:CS) has received a letter from the U.S. Fed asking the bank to immediately address the issues with its underwriting and sale of leveraged loans.The bank already received warnings last year regarding its involvement with the risky...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: SeekingAlpha | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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By Psycho Analyst:"Diabetes in Control," a newsletter directed at diabetes professionals, just published a long, technical interview with Al Mann, MannKind's (NASDAQ:MNKD) founder, which answers many questions that have been raised by investors who have...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Psycho Analyst | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Sears Holdings (SHLD -9.1%) grabbed hold of $400M in cash last night when it secured a short-term loan from Eddie Lampert, but the stock has lost roughly $320M in market cap today as some investors were left with an uneasy feeling over the real estate...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: SeekingAlpha | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Realty Income (O +0.9%) sold $250M of 4.125% notes due in 2026, priced to yield 4.178%. The company (O +0.9%) will use about $220M of the net proceeds to redeem all outstanding shares of its 6.75% Class E preferred stock.Source: Press Release Post your...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: SeekingAlpha | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Apache (APA +1.2%) is seeking to raise as much as $840M from the sale of oil and gas projects in Alberta, according to a Bloomberg report. APA is working with Bank of Nova Scotia to sell the assets in the Provost region, which produce nearly 10K boe/year...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: SeekingAlpha | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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By Albert Alfonso:Atlantic Power (NYSE:AT) has just announced the long-awaited results of its strategic review. To put it mildly, the company disappointed on various fronts. The stock is getting wrecked by the market, down over 33% as of this writing...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Albert Alfonso | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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By Robert FitzPatrick:A recent article in Seeking Alpha by author and financial researcher, Christine Richard about Herbalife's (NYSE:HLF) "nutrition clubs" included this quote attributed to me, "Herbalife has entered the fabric of Main Street. It has...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Robert FitzPatrick | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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By BB Research:Halyard Health, Kimberly-Clark's (NYSE:KMB) healthcare business, is slated to go be spun off in November 1, soon-to-be COO Chris Lowery told MassDevice.com. K-C Health Care, which will be called Halyard Health post spin-off, is a provider...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: BB Research | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Blackstone (BX -0.5%) reportedly agrees to the purchase of two Frankfurt office towers for a combined €300M. One - the MesseTurm buidling - is Frankfurt's 2nd tallest and sold for €250M.Blackstone's real estate assets under management total about...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: SeekingAlpha | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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By Regarded Solutions:Our nation as a whole is aging, and there are about 75 million baby boomers who have been turning 65 at the rate of about 8,000 per day since 2011. Just knowing that makes me think about all of the opportunities that this segment...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Regarded Solutions | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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By Leonard Yaffe: We're rolling out a new (old) feature: interviews with buysiders about positions they own. We'll be talking with fund managers about a stock they own in their portfolio to hear why they own it, what they're watching for, and what they...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Leonard Yaffe | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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The sale of the 15 retail properties across a number of states to Inland Real Estate Income Trust is expected to close in two tranches on or before Dec. 2015 and March 2016."We consider [these assets] to be non-core based upon our geographic objectives...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: SeekingAlpha | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Shedding more noncore costs, Royal Bank of Scotland (NYSE:RBS) has dismissed most of its team - about 10 jobs - overseeing debt capital markets in central and eastern Europe, Middle East, and Africa, reports Bloomberg."RBS probably had one of the best...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: SeekingAlpha | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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By Ben Kramer-Miller:Primero Mining (NYSE:PPP) just announced that it has revised its guidance for its newly acquired Black Fox Project downward. Instead of producing 70-80,000 ounces, it will now produce 65-75,000 ounces. Furthermore, all-in sustaining...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Ben Kramer-Miller | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Northwest Biotherapeutics (NASDAQ:NWBO) is up 10% premarket on good volume in response to its announcement that U.K. authorities have designated DCVax-L as a Promising Innovative Medicine (PIM) under its new Early Access to Medicines Scheme. The program,...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: SeekingAlpha | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Part of an effort to simplify assets and cut costs, Calpers - the largest U.S. pension plan with $298B in AUM - will shed its entire $4B in hedge fund investments over the next year.The decision comes following a review of the portfolio which began in...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: SeekingAlpha | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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By Ben Kramer-Miller:Taseko Mines (NYSEMKT:TGB) recently announced some highlights from its recent work on its Aley Niobium Project. This is somewhat of a surprise as investors have focused their efforts on the company's producing Gibraltar Mine and...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Ben Kramer-Miller | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Terms are undisclosed, but Triangle Capital (NYSE:TCAP) has made a subordinated debt and equity investment in Cook & Boardman - a specialty distributor of commercial metal and wood doors, and related products.Press release Post your comment!...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: SeekingAlpha | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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By The Investment Doctor:Midway Gold (NYSEMKT:MDW) has announced a very positive update on its Pan gold project in Nevada. Both the leach pad and the pregnant solution pond have been completed and should be operating shortly. Additionally, the ore faces...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: The Investment Doctor | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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The FDA designates Regeneron Pharmaceuticals' (NASDAQ:REGN) Eylea (aflibercept) a Breakthough Therapy (BTD) for the treatment of diabetic retinopathy in patients with diabetic macular edema (DME).Drugs tagged as Breakthrough Therapies must show credible...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: SeekingAlpha | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Although a sale price as high as ~C$300M ($270M) had been rumored earlier, Reuters reports that VimpelCom (NASDAQ:VIP) and Egypt's Global Telecom will sell their stake in wireless carrier Wind Canada to Globalive Capital for C$135M ($122M).The proceeds...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: SeekingAlpha | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK) announces a $500M commitment to a major expansion of solar power in North Carolina.DUK says it will acquire and construct three solar facilities totaling 128 MW of capacity, including the largest solar PV facility east of the Mississippi...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: SeekingAlpha | Monday, September 15, 2014
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By Investing Crunch:Valero Energy (NYSE:VLO) is the largest independent refiner in the United States. Valero produces transportation fuels, petrochemical products and power. Valero owns 16 petroleum refineries with a combined throughput of over 2.9 million...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Investing Crunch | Monday, September 15, 2014
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By Achilles Research:There is only one commercial REIT with a retail focus that I like even more than American Realty Capital Properties (NASDAQ:ARCP): Realty Income (NYSE:O). The company has done a great job over the last two decades to position itself...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Achilles Research | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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By Larry Meyers:You're an income investor, possibly retired. You are looking for dividends to supplement your income, but also desire capital preservation. REITs are attractive dividend vehicles, but many are overpriced. However, if you are only seeking...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Larry Meyers | Monday, September 15, 2014
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By investec:MFA Financial, Inc (NYSE:MFA) is an internally-managed real estate investment trust [REIT] that primarily invests in agency and non-agency residential mortgage-backed securities on a leveraged basis. I am bullish on the company because of...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: investec | Monday, September 15, 2014
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By Jason Ditz:Another day, another residential mortgage-backed security REIT. The fear of rising interest rates is plaguing a lot of industries, but few as hard as the mortgage REITs. That's potentially good news, as it is creating some bargains. Today,...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Jason Ditz | Monday, September 15, 2014
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By Ashleigh Rogers:T. Rowe Price (NASDAQ:TROW) has had a bit of rough year so far in 2014, but for those still under-invested in stocks, this is a boon as the company is a solid one with good growth prospects. TROW operates an enormous mutual fund complex...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Ashleigh Rogers | Monday, September 15, 2014
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By Options Calling:Visa (NYSE: V) has had a rather rough year. The shares received quite a beating around mid-April, dipping below $200 for the first time in 4 months after the credit card company missed its consensus analysts' earnings estimates in...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Options Calling | Monday, September 15, 2014
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By Nicholas Pardini:The numbers from China were not good over the weekend. Weak industrial data such as declining power consumption and post-2008 lows in foreign direct investment and capital expenditures confirm the country's economic slowdown. However,...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Nicholas Pardini | Monday, September 15, 2014
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Joining Carlyle's (CG -1.6%) Islamorada portfolio are the Postcard Inn Beach Resort and La Siesta Resort. The four properties in the portfolio will be grouped in the newly formed Islamorada Hotel Company and be managed by Trust Hospitality. The equity...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: SeekingAlpha | Monday, September 15, 2014
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By BB Research:Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) HealthKit will be used by two reputable U.S. healthcare centers, viz., Stanford University Hospital and Duke University, which are preparing to launch clinical trials with diabetics and chronic disease patients. Doctors...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: BB Research | Monday, September 15, 2014
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By Mark Hibben:In "Apple Pay - Nice But Not A Big Deal", Michael Blair took a first cut at estimating future revenue from Apple Pay, Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) new mobile payments system based on iPhone 6 (and Apple Watch). I actually found it helpful in...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Mark Hibben | Monday, September 15, 2014
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Kelly Walters stepped into the CEO role at Supertel (SPPR +1.9%) in April 2009, and has presided as the company struggles to regain its footing following the pop of the real estate bubble, leading the divestiture of legacy properties and paying down...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: SeekingAlpha | Monday, September 15, 2014
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Doctors at Stanford U. are set to begin an evaluation of Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) HealthKit in the management of patients with diabetes. The goal is the improve the sharing of data between patients and physicians. HealthKit will provide a critical link...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: SeekingAlpha | Monday, September 15, 2014
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Calling the introduction of Apple Pay an "iPod moment for cash and credit cards," the team at the FT - citing those who are familiar with the terms of the agreement - reports Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) will get $0.15 for every $100 worth of purchases, a deal...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: SeekingAlpha | Monday, September 15, 2014
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The USPTO issues patent No. 8,828,971 to Galectin Therapeutics (NASDAQ:GALT) covering composition and uses of its carbohydrate-based galectin inhibitor, GR-MD-02 for the treatment of diabetic nephropathy.GR-MD-02 is currently in Phase 1 development....
From: Seeking Alpha | By: SeekingAlpha | Monday, September 15, 2014
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The IPO of San Diego, CA-based Viking Therapeutics (VKTX) is set for this week. The clinical-state biopharmaceutical firm develops therapies for metabolic and endocrine disorders.Its lead product is VK0612, an orally-available drug candidate for type...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: SeekingAlpha | Sunday, September 14, 2014
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By Sharon di Stefano:Pharmaceutical companies are adept at rolling out new classes of drugs, despite potential harmful side effects, and Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE:LLY) is no exception. Just recently, Lilly began selling Jardiance, a once-daily tablet for...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Sharon di Stefano | Sunday, September 14, 2014
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By Stock Dmitry:Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) has achieved a steady rise since 2011, doubling in price from the end of 2010 at $60, to the all-time high of $125 in mid-2014. Although Costco does trade at the highest valuation among its competitors,...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Stock Dmitry | Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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