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Sears' (NASDAQ:SHLD) operations burned through another $747M as it lost another $573M in a dismal Q2, prompting it to say in its earnings call that it is weighing additional steps to shore up its balance sheet.SHLD may look to refinance some debt, including...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: SeekingAlpha | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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By Bob Ciura:It seems that when it comes to Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), most analysts and investors have their full attention fixed on the upcoming product releases. These include the iPhone 6, an Apple television, and even a wearable device dubbed the iWatch.While...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Bob Ciura | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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By AtonRa Partners: Modest rerating year-to-date Stock prices generally go up if earnings expectations move up and/or if the stock's valuation multiples expand. The Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) stock's year-to-date performance (+25%) has relied on both factors,...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: AtonRa Partners | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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By John Leonard, CFA: Company overview ZBB Energy (NYSEMKT:ZBB) manufactures distributed energy storage solutions based on its patented zinc-bromide storage technology and power electronics systems.The ZBB EnerSystem combines energy controls and storage...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: John Leonard, CFA | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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By Alex Pitti:When most investors look at Michael Kors (NYSE:KORS) stock they probably see a growth brand that is currently doing fantastically, but may fall out of favor with consumers at any point. It is rational to feel this way when looking at these...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Alex Pitti | Friday, August 22, 2014
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ABB (NYSE:ABB) has successfully developed a 525 kilovolt high-voltage direct current cable, which will make renewable energy installations more efficient and cost-effective.The new cable is now the world's most powerful underground and underwater cable,...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: SeekingAlpha | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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In an emergency hearing held yesterday due to Argentina's newly proposed debt swap, Judge Thomas Griesa declared that the attempt to dodge his rulings was "lawless", but stopped short of finding the country in contempt of court.Meanwhile, a group of...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: SeekingAlpha | Friday, August 22, 2014
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By Larry Meyers:Nine years ago, I took a look at MarineMax (NYSE:HZO), a dealer in sport boats and yachts and related financial services, as a potential small-cap value stock. At the time, it was a $31 stock, trading at about 17 times earnings and with...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Larry Meyers | Friday, August 22, 2014
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Qunar Cayman Islands (NASDAQ:QUNR): Q2 ADS of -$0.57 misses by $0.04.Revenue of $64.5M beats by $8.47M.Shares +7.09% AH.Press Release Post your comment!...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: SeekingAlpha | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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By ValueWalk: by Michael Ide With four new consumer discretionary companies in the top twenty, the direction of hedge fund weighting is clear.Tenet Healthcare (NYSE:THC) is the most crowded position among hedge funds, who own 39% of the company's total...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: ValueWalk | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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By Bret Jensen:I have been lightening up on the real estate investment trusts (REITs) within my income portfolio recently. The sector has been buoyed by the unexpected fall in interest rates so far in 2014 and REITs have been one of the strongest sectors...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Bret Jensen | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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By Sean Dalton:Earlier this year, the Department of Defense unveiled their Unmanned Systems Integrated Roadmap, laying out their plans for the future of a changing military. As budgetary challenges and changing threats are forcing the U.S. Defense Department...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Sean Dalton | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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By Shock Exchange:Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) and Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) are both social media platforms. Investors will forever link the two and pour over Twitter's revenue growth and operating metrics in relation to Facebook's. The company has also...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Shock Exchange | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Five months after striking its first major ad agency deal, Instagram (FB -0.2%) is offering advertisers the kind of analytics and campaign-management tools they're accustomed to having for campaigns on Facebook proper (or for that matter, Google or Twitter).A...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: SeekingAlpha | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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By WindRock Wealth Management: Japan, once a miracle growth story known as the land of the rising sun, has found itself mired in a stagnant no-growth world for over 20 years. During this time, they have accumulated massive debt and now have demographics...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: WindRock Wealth Management | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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By Paul White:Since the end of April 2014, Capstone Microturbine's (NASDAQ:CPST) share price has been severely and unjustly degraded. The product this company brings to market is as important, or even more so, than similar alternative energy plays including:...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Paul White | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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By Scott Crowe:Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (NYSE: PEB) is a publicly traded real estate investment trust ("REIT") focused on acquiring high-quality, full-service lodging properties in and around urban markets, specifically gateway cities, in the US. Unlike...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Scott Crowe | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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By William Hubbard: About the Company Provider of innovative wireless industry propagation and optimization solutions, PCTEL (NASDAQ: PCTI), develops software-based radios for wireless networks and develops and distributes a variety of antenna solutions....
From: Seeking Alpha | By: William Hubbard | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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By Integrator:Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) has recently launched the latest of several recent moves into the payments space, all of which appear centrally directed at dethroning PayPal's (NASDAQ:EBAY) incumbency in digital payments. Amazon first made an entry...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Integrator | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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By Wall Street Playbook:With shares of Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) trading at near 52-week highs, investors are getting nervous about the next couple of quarters. But it's not for the reasons you think.We've followed Amgen pretty closely. And management has...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Wall Street Playbook | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Investors poured a net $336B into passively managed stock and bond funds last year vs. $53B into traditional mutual funds. Thus far in 2014, the passive funds have seen $177B of inflows vs. $74B into actively-managed funds. As for just stocks, those...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: SeekingAlpha | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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By David Edwards: Executive Summary Jones Energy (NYSE:JONE) is an E&P company operating in the mid-continent, primarily focusing on the Cleveland play in the Anadarko Basin. The Jones family manages the business and has multi-decade experience in...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: David Edwards | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Russia's Gazprom (OTCPK:OGZPY) says it has started seaborne shipments of oil to Europe from its Novoportovskoye field in the Arctic. Gazprom says more than 80K metric tons of the new Novy Port oil classification, light and low-sulphur, was scheduled...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: SeekingAlpha | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Following a CC with compound semi consulting firm Yole Development about GT Advanced's (GTAT -2.4%) supply deal with Apple, CLSA's Mark Heller reports Yole believes at least one iPhone featuring sapphire cover glass will launch next month. However, it...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: SeekingAlpha | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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By IAEResearch:SolarCity (NASDAQ:SCTY) is up around 36% since we last wrote about the company in May - the rise in the stock price has reaffirmed our bullish stance about the company. SolarCity is a provider of alternate energy services to homeowners,...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: IAEResearch | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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By Jason Ditz:NQ Mobile (NYSE:NQ) is one of the most difficult companies to fairly analyze, with difficulties in obtaining anything close to up-to-date financial data, and hysterical claims that the company is a fraud complicating any analysis of valuation.Still,...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Jason Ditz | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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By Gary Bourgeault:While it has taken some time for the stigma associated with nuclear power to go away after the Fukushima Daiichi disaster in Japan, the nuclear narrative remains intact, and the patient investor should reap significant rewards in this...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Gary Bourgeault | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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By Marshall Hargrave:Shares of the high-end accessory retailer, Kate Spade (NYSE:KATE), cratered after posting earnings earlier this month. This isn't a huge surprise given the Michael Kors (NYSE:KORS) weakness, due to quarterly results shares fell 7%...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Marshall Hargrave | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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By Simple Digressions:In my last article on U.S. Geothermal Inc. (NYSEMKT:HTM), I put a thesis that this utility company was fairly valued. Since publishing this article, HTM's share prices have been in the range of $0.52-$0.84 a share.On August 14,...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Simple Digressions | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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By Franklin Templeton Investments: By Cindy Sweeting, Director of Portfolio Management, Templeton Global Equity Group The general distrust that still surrounds Europe's economic prospects two years following the peak of a sovereign debt crisis reminds...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Franklin Templeton Investments | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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By Christopher F. Davis:If you are on the hunt for income, you must consider allocating a portion of your portfolio to the mortgage real estate investment trusts (mREITs). Along with some business development corporations, they are kings among men when...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Christopher F. Davis | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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By Bill Stoller:First of all, let me be clear about one thing: Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corp. (NYSE: MNR), or MREIC, is an "old school," conservatively run, single-tenant net-lease industrial REIT. Monmouth never missed or reduced its dividend...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Bill Stoller | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Covidien (COV +0.4%) debuts its Covidien Center of Innovation (CCI) Brazil. The Sao Paulo-based 3,000 square meter facility will serve as a hub for training health care professionals on the latest medical technology. It has the capacity to offer 120...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: SeekingAlpha | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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By Brian Ditchek:With all the publicly listed Net Lease REITs to consider, finding the ones best suited to your long-term income portfolio requirements may be a bewildering exercise. An investor might buy one on a recommendation and quickly see another...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Brian Ditchek | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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By Marshall Hargrave:GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE:GSK) has been a scandalous company to own over the last year or so. It was all capped off with a dismal 2Q. Shares have cratered over the last 30 days. It's gotten so bad that management might be considering...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Marshall Hargrave | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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By LN Investors:Breathing aid and respiratory device producer Resmed Inc. (NYSE:RMD) finished off FY 2014 ending June 30, 2014 with a higher net profit, yet revenues within its largest market- North and Latin America- were slightly down. Sales up outside...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: LN Investors | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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MGM Resorts (MGM +0.5%) is considering the Tokyo Tsukiji Fish Market as a potential site for a casino complex, according to sources. The fish market is due to be relocated, leaving prime real estate space close to a luxury shopping strip. Post your comment!...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: SeekingAlpha | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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In addition to beating Q2 revenue estimates by $9.7M (while posting in-line EPS), E-House (EJ +0.4%) is maintaining full-year guidance for revenue of $910M-$930M (+24%-27%); that's above a $907M consensus.A 41% Y/Y increase in SG&A spend to $231.2M...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: SeekingAlpha | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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By Life Sciences Report:Rapid growth in the medical device industry and changes in the regulatory environment have propelled valuations in the medtech sector to the high end of the range. But new technologies create new investment opportunities. In this...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Life Sciences Report | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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By Ravi Bala:Which party to be? Wii U sales have been sluggish and Nintendo (OTCPK:NTDOY) has been struggling with profitability after the demise of the Wii. Now it seems that the appropriate strategy is to go from a first-party publisher to a third...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Ravi Bala | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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India's Sensex carved out another all-time high overnight - not surprising given the optimism for reform surrounding newly-elected PM Narendra Modi - but HSBC remains cautious. The issue, says the team, are high valuations and mutual funds very overweight...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: SeekingAlpha | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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Known internally as the "Big Hairy Audacious Goal," Wells Fargo (WFC +0.2%) aims to double the size of its asset-management operation to more than $1T of AUM over the next decade through (small) acquisitions and aggressive selling to big-fish investors,...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: SeekingAlpha | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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By SA Transcripts:Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE:MDT) Q1 2015 Earnings Conference Call August 19, 2014 08:00 AM ET Executives Jeff Warren - IR Omar Ishrak - Chairman and CEO Gary Ellis - CFO Mike Coyle - President of our Cardiac & Vascular Group, Chris O'Connell...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: SA Transcripts | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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By Mohamed El-Erian: Investors might be surprised to learn that they have a lot riding on something that they pay very little attention to: macro-prudential regulation, or what central banks and other government agencies do to reduce the risk of systemic...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Mohamed El-Erian | Friday, August 22, 2014
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By Mohamed El-Erian: This story originally appeared in the Financial Times. Cost of protecting profits is low considering the bumpy road ahead Despite signs of financial complacency, many investors are yet to formulate a comprehensive game plan to navigate...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Mohamed El-Erian | Friday, August 22, 2014
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By SA Transcripts:Foot Locker (NYSE:FL) Q2 2015 Earnings Call August 22, 2014 9:00 am ET Executives John A. Maurer - Vice President of Investor Relations and Treasurer Lauren B. Peters - Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President Richard A....
From: Seeking Alpha | By: SA Transcripts | Friday, August 22, 2014
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By SA Transcripts:ANN INC. (NYSE:ANN) Q2 2014 Earnings Conference Call August 22, 2014 8:30 am ET Executives Judy Lord - VP, IR Kay Krill - President, CEO Mike Nicholson - CFO, COO, EVP Analysts Lorraine Hutchinson - Bank of America Tracy Kogan - Wells...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: SA Transcripts | Friday, August 22, 2014
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By Stephen Simpson, CFA:At some point a company's problems cease to be cyclical and start looking increasingly structural. I'm getting close to that point with Axiall (NYSE:AXLL). Six consecutive earnings misses may say more about the analysts following...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Stephen Simpson, CFA | Friday, August 22, 2014
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By jaberwock:Q2 results published earlier this month by First Quantum (OTCPK:FQVLF) showed an increase in production and increased earnings, but came in slightly below analyst expectations due mostly to an increase in operating costs in the Zambian copper...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: jaberwock | Friday, August 22, 2014
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By Devon Shire:Way, way back in October of 2011 I wrote an article on Canadian horizontal oil and gas producer Bellatrix Exploration (NYSEMKT:BXE) that suggested that there was 250% upside in the share price.How have things gone since then? Just terrifically...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: Devon Shire | Friday, August 22, 2014
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