Author: 0 Bank of Ireland reports 11-pct decrease in 2016 profits

The bank's operating profit slumped by €338m to €24m, as it freed up less money previously set aside for bad loan losses than it released in 2015. In today's results statement, Ulster Bank noted a 31% increase in new lending, a 48% increase in mortgage drawdowns to over €1 billion and a 19% increase in new business lending during the year.

Author: 0 Momentum Stock in Concentration: Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP)

Vertical Research began coverage on Union Pacific Corporation in a research report on Tuesday, October 11th. They issued an "outperform" rating for the company. Brokerage firms on the average advocate the company shares as Hold. Earnings per share for the recently concluded quarter is expected to come in at $1.25 a share with $5.03B in revenue.

Author: 0 Warren Buffett says investors should stick with index funds

During the financial crisis, he bet a founder of the asset management company Protege Partners $1m that a Vanguard S&P 500 stock index fund would outperform several groups of hedge funds of over the 10 years through 2017. His annual letters are always well read because of his successful track record and his knack for explaining complicated subjects in simple terms. That overshadowed the 6 percent profit decline at Berkshire's operating businesses.

Author: 0 AB de Villiers - 9000 runs in 205 innings, 9005 balls

Follow ball-by-ball details of the third One-Day International between New Zealand and South Africa at Westpac Stadium in Wellington . The three all-rounders, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius and Wayne Parnell, went unsold, as did batsman Farhaan Behardien and, most surprisingly, leg-spinner Imran Tahir.

Author: 0 Philip Morris International, Inc. (NYSE:PM) Closed last trading session at $106.52

Bennett now expects that the firm will post earnings of $4.72 per share for the year, up from their previous forecast of $4.60. Covering Wall Street analysts have a consensus target price of $106.63 on the stock. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the stock. Goldman Sachs Group Inc.

Author: 0 Junee reacts to Sunday and holiday penalty rate cuts

The Fair Work Commission has agreed with the Productivity Commission's argument that there are likely to be some "positive" employment effects from a reduction in penalty rates. "The Commission has finally accepted the employment benefits of penalty rate reform, which is a huge step forward for our industry". If part-time jobs growth accelerates this could lead to a rise in interest rates.

Business JC Penney to close 140 stores, lay off 6000 employees
Author: 0 JC Penney to close 140 stores, lay off 6000 employees

Department store operator JC Penney is the latest retailer to shutter storefronts in response to the onrush of e-commerce. In addition, eligibility for the Voluntary Early Retirement Program (VERP) will generally include home office, stores and supply chain personnel who met certain criteria related to age and years of service as of January 31.

Business Governor Kasich expresses concerns to President Trump
Author: 0 Governor Kasich expresses concerns to President Trump

John Kasich is going to Washington, D.C. this week to meet with President Trump. OH was among 31 states that expanded Medicaid under the law and Kasich says Trump "listened very carefully to what I had to say about it and had a very positive response".

Author: 0 Arizona impact unclear as JC Penney closes stores

Rimrock Mall spokesman Daron Olson said officials from J.C. Penney did not contact anyone at Rimrock Friday about the closures. "We understand that closing stores will impact the lives of many hard working associates, which is why we have chose to initiate a voluntary early retirement program for approximately 6,000 eligible associates", said Marvin R.

Author: 0 Featured Stock to Focus: Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ:FTR)

Plug Power Inc. The stock touched its 52-Week High on April 25, 2016 and 52-Week Low on Feb 9, 2017. The fund owned 43,855 shares of the company's stock after selling 136,033 shares during the period. 11/02/2016 - Frontier Communications Corporation was downgraded to "market perform" by analysts at Wells Fargo. Frontier Communications Corporation has a 12 month low of $3.10 and a 12 month high of $5.85.

Business JCPenney To Close 130 to 140 Stores Over Next Few Months
Author: 0 JCPenney To Close 130 to 140 Stores Over Next Few Months

A distribution center in Lakeland, Fla., will also close in early June. The retirement buyout would result in a net increase in hiring overall, since the number offered the early retirement incentive would "far exceed" the number of positions lost with store closures, the company stated.

Author: 0 Tesla capital raise seen near as Musk burns through cash

Tesla , says Elon Musk, doesn't need the money but as things stand it comes "very close to the edge". Some analysts feel the company is overpriced, even as it pushes forward with new products. It anticipates delivering 47,000 to 50,000 of Model S and Model X vehicles in the first half of 2017, it rose up to 61 percent to 71 percent compared in 2016.

Author: 0 What Wall Street is saying about Mondelez International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDLZ)

Ltd. raised its position in Mondelez International by 1.5% in the second quarter. The stock is now trading 1.57% above its SMA 50 and 3.35% above its SMA 200. where they believe that the company has the potential to earn average revenue of $6.39 Billion for the current quarter. The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, January 12th.

Author: 0 Whitbread PLC (LON:WTB) Receives Neutral Rating From JP Morgan Cazenove Analysts

Macquarie reiterated a neutral rating and issued a GBX 635 ($7.92) price objective on shares of Antofagasta plc in a research note on Tuesday, January 3rd. The Company's segments include North America, Europe and Asia/Rest of World. The firm's 50-day moving average is GBX 722.31 and its 200 day moving average is GBX 597.04.

Business Hammered by internet, United States chain closing 140 stores
Author: 0 Hammered by internet, United States chain closing 140 stores

Macy's, the nation's largest department store chain, says its earnings for the quarter that includes the holiday period dropped almost 13 percent, hurt by lower sales, store closures and other costs. The next closest stores are at the Stroud Mall in Stroudsburg and at the Montgomery Mall in North Wales, Montgomery County. Department store chain J.C.

Author: 0 Insider Trading at Wal-Mart Stores Inc.?

The Q2 2017 consensus earnings estimates for the company have stabilized at US$1.06 per share. It is still unclear if Wal-Mart will operate its own gas stations or if it will establish a partnership with an operator like in the US with Murphy USA.

Business Vale SA (NYSE:VALE)
Author: 0 Vale SA (NYSE:VALE)

The stock price of QEP is moving down from its 20 days moving average with -2.41% and isolated negatively from 50 days moving average with -6.84%. Price Target is basically a projection of future price of a company's stock by the expert analysis of investment analysts or investment firms.

Author: 0 Checking the Overall Picture for Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (SIRI)

They now have a United States dollars 5.25 price target on the stock. They now have a United States dollars 5 price target on the stock. According to their predictions High & Low revenue estimates are 1.31 Billion and 1.29 Billion respectively.

Business It's Earnings Time: How to Trade Urban Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) Stock
Author: 0 It's Earnings Time: How to Trade Urban Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) Stock

Several insiders were part of recent insider activity for the stock. Equities research analysts predict that Medtronic PLC will post $4.57 earnings per share for the current year. The insider owns 1,145,504 shares which have current market value of around $91205028.48.Mr. Omar Ishrak is another major inside shareholder in the company.

Author: 0 Trump's Treasury Secretary targets tax reform 'by August'

It's going to be very significant. NEW YORK, Feb 24 (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar fell to a more than two-week low against the Japanese yen on Friday as investors doubted the likelihood of swift tax reform and a quick spending boost from U.S.

Author: 0 Foot Locker's Strong Comps Growth Fuels Q4 Profit Beat

Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 94.34% of the company's stock. Current levels places Foot Locker, Inc . Given that liquidity is king in short-term, FL is a stock with 131.43 million shares outstanding that normally trades 6.59% of its float.

Business VW cracks down on executive pay after diesel scandal
Author: 0 VW cracks down on executive pay after diesel scandal

In mid-2015, it admitted that about 11 million of its diesel cars worldwide were equipped with a so-called cheat device, manipulating pollution tests to mischaracterise particulate emissions. Analysts had on average forecast the cost would be 4.2 billion euros in total. BERLIN-Volkswagen AG swung to a profit in 2016 after its biggest-ever loss in 2015 and also unveiled a new executive pay structure to quell investor ire over big bonuses paid to top management in the wake of its ...

Business US Gulf of Mexico rig count remains unchanged at 17
Author: 0 US Gulf of Mexico rig count remains unchanged at 17

The Canadian rig count, meanwhile, rose by 10 this week to 341 rigs, as 12 oil rigs were brought online and the gas rig count fell by two. The overall United States rig count, onshore and offshore, was up by three week-over-week at 754, with oil rigs up by five to 602, gas rigs down by four to 151, and miscellaneous rigs unchanged at one.

Business JC Penney Company Inc (JCP) Continues To Struggle
Author: 0 JC Penney Company Inc (JCP) Continues To Struggle

In J.C. Penney Company, Inc. The company rocked its 52-Week High of $11.99 on Mar 8, 2016 and touched its 52-Week Low of $6.35 on Jan 30, 2017. The stock's current distance from 20-Day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) is -0.24% where SMA50 and SMA200 are -9.89% and -20.86% respectively.

Business SINA Corp (SINA) Releases Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.09 EPS
Author: 0 SINA Corp (SINA) Releases Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.09 EPS

Company price to earnings (P/E) ratio, which measures the relationship between the earnings of a company and its stock price, is calculated as 24.01. This showed the surprise of 64.7% in the last quarter earnings. CHINESE microblogging site Weibo reported better-than-expected profit and revenue in the fourth quarter a year ago as it benefitted from smartphone users' increasing interest in short videos and other social networking formats.

Author: 0 The Alamos Gold Inc. (AGI) Shares Bought by 1832 Asset Management LP

Combining all the recommendations on Alamos Gold Inc (NYSE:AGI), the mean now stands at 2.43. The stock's market cap is $6.27 billion. (NYSE:AGI) reported its Actual EPS of $0.03/share. Haddrill holds 602,537 (0.20% of shares outstanding) and David Robbins holds 108,573 (0.04% of shares outstanding). Alamos Gold Inc is a Canada-based company, which is engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development and extraction of precious metals.

Business Kenya gets clearance to operate direct flights to the US
Author: 0 Kenya gets clearance to operate direct flights to the US

Non-stop flights would cut hours off the lengthy journey between the two nations, and provide a major boost to Kenya's tourism industry. In Africa, only Morocco, Cape Verde, Senegal, Ghana, Nigeria, Ethiopia, and South Africa have direct flights to the US.

Business JC Penney says store closings won't hurt its omnichannel efforts
Author: 0 JC Penney says store closings won't hurt its omnichannel efforts

JC Penney plans to save around $200 million with the closures, although it could well take a pre-tax charge of $225 million as the stores close. The Plano-based company is also closing two distribution centers. "We believe the relevance of our brick and mortar portfolio will be driven by the implementation of these initiatives consistently to a larger percent of our stores".

Author: 0 IAG profits soar above £2bn despite sterling collapse

Revenue was down 1.3%, while revenue per passenger fell 5.4%. The airline group, which also owns Spain's Iberia and British Airways, said it meant to carry out a share buyback of €500m during the course of 2017. "I've always said we'll compete with Norwegian". IAG said it would pay a dividend of 23.5 euro cents a share. IAG plans to limit seat growth this year, boosting capacity 2.5 percent, compared with 4.3 percent increase in 2015.

Author: 0 Sheila clarifies on her Rahul remark

And please remember, Rahul is still not mature, his age does not allow him to be mature. Yet, while addressing a rally in UP yesterday, he said, Modiji chunaav haar chuke hainwo jitni bhi nafrat faila sakte hain faila le, lekin ye Uttar Pradesh unki nahi sunega, Congress aur Samajwadi Party ki sarkaar banayega.

Author: 0 Mnuchin: No decision yet on labeling China a currency manipulator

It's going to be very significant. Mnuchin said the administration is "primarily focused on a middle-income tax cut and a simplification for business", according to CNBC . "We believe we can be competitive and get back to sustainable growth of 3 percent or more". "We're not making any judgements right now", he says, when asked about the president's campaign promise to name China a currency manipulator.

Author: 0 Analysts Set Acadia Healthcare Company, Inc. (ACHC) Price Target at $57.00

The company reported $0.59 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.55 by $0.04. The company reported $0.59 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.55 by $0.04. Pharmaceuticals Inc. The stock's market cap is $4.79 billion. Want to see what other hedge funds are holding ACHC? Calvert Investment Management Inc.

Author: 0 JC Penney plans to close about 130 stores nationwide

For the fiscal fourth quarter, J.C. Penney reported net income of $192 million, or 61 cents per share. Retailer J.C. Penney Company Inc. Full-year sales dipped 0.6 percent, to $12.5 billion. It will also allow the group to direct capital and resources to the stores which have the best prospects of delivering profitable growth. "We believe the future winners in retail will be the companies that can create a frictionless interaction between stores and e-commerce, while leveraging physical ...

Author: 0 Magna International, Inc. (MGA) Set to Announce Quarterly Earnings on Friday

We should also note their 52-Week High and Low: the shares now trade -9.49% away from their high and 32.04% from the low. The company had revenue of $8849.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $8571.45 million. Magna said Friday its profit for the last three months of 2016 amounted to $478 million U.S. or $1.24 per diluted share, slightly up from a profit of $476 million United States or US$1.17 per diluted share in the same period a year earlier.

Business Why Intuit, Inc. Stock Popped Today
Author: 0 Why Intuit, Inc. Stock Popped Today

One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company. Intuit Inc . (NASDAQ:INTU) Application Software has a current market price of 119.86 and the change is 0.52%.

Author: 0 State reports second flu death in Rogers County

There's no doubt that it's a good idea to get the flu vaccine while breastfeeding, but before choosing between the injection and the nasal spray, talk to your doctor and discuss the pros and cons of each. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The most frequently identified influenza virus type reported by public health laboratories during the week ending February 18 was influenza A viruses, with influenza A (H3N2) viruses predominating.

Business Trump rips media, cheered by conservative crowd
Author: 0 Trump rips media, cheered by conservative crowd

As recently as Friday morning, Trump's own White House held what's known as a background briefing with reporters, declining to use their names to respond to a CNN report about contacts between the administration and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Business Hawks suspend Schroder for a game for late return to team
Author: 0 Hawks suspend Schroder for a game for late return to team

We're not entirely too sure what happened here, bit it's clear that the Hawks are not too happy with Schroder's tardiness in returning from the near week-long break. In the last meeting between the two teams, Miami was dominant in a 116-93 victory back on February 1. We didn't make it in time. The Hawks, though, will be short-handed with the one-game suspension of Dennis Schröder.

Author: 0 Justice Department Officially Withdraws Protections For Transgender Students

Palatine Township High School District 211 has not said yet if it plans to reverse a decision made in 2015 to allow transgender students to use the bathroom or locker rooms of the gender they identify with. DeVos did however claim that the DOE's Office for Civil Rights "remains committed to investigating all claims of discrimination, bullying and harassment against those who are most vulnerable in our schools".

Business Big Lead Evaporates as Lady Lions Fall to Michigan State
Author: 0 Big Lead Evaporates as Lady Lions Fall to Michigan State

Following a lopsided loss at Purdue on Saturday, Michigan State got back on track in its quest to qualify for the NCAA Tournament for a 20th straight season. Joining Bridges atop the scoring column was big man Nick Ward , another freshman who plays more mature than his age. Michigan State was the more composed team down the stretch, registering a 73-64 win.

Author: 0 Big Percentage Changers - Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX), ONEOK, Inc. (NYSE:OKE)

Several other analysts have also recently issued reports on the company. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $0.99 on a per share basis this quarter. This represents a $4.32 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.90%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, February 14th. Chevron's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently -1,600.00%.

Author: 0 Consumer Sentiment Fell in February

At 2.45 am ET, the French statistical office is scheduled to issue consumer sentiment data for February. "That is not the case since the gain represents the result of an unprecedented partisan divergence, with Democrats expecting recession and Republicans expecting robust growth".

Business The Transocean Ltd. (RIG) Set to Announce Earnings on Thursday
Author: 0 The Transocean Ltd. (RIG) Set to Announce Earnings on Thursday

Revenue is expected in between 1.03 Billion and 736.6 Million with an average of 809.36 Million. The 52-week high of Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG) is $16.66 and the 52-week low is $7.665. The recent trading ended with the price almost 0.52 higher for the last 5 trading days, rebounding 75.62% from its 52-week low. The stock's current distance from 20-Day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) is -3.16% where SMA50 and SMA200 are -8.18% and 16.11% respectively.

Author: 0 Featured Stock to See: Delcath Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:DCTH)

The share price of the stock surged 32.63% for the year. Delcath Systems, Inc. The stock touched its 52-Week High on May 20, 2016 and 52-Week Low on Feb 15, 2017. Anthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANTH) [ Trend Analysis ] swings ardently in active trading session, it rises up of 11.14% to trade at $0.72. The median estimate represents a +13,465.89% increase from the last price of 0.03.

Author: 0 Minutes: US Fed officials view next interest rate hike "fairly soon"

In its determinations of any future rate increases, the Fed said that it would assess economic conditions at that time, and future periods, relative to its goal of full employment and 2 percent inflation. 1 meeting. Investors were looking to Wednesday's release of minutes from the meeting for clues as to when the Fed will enact its next rate hike. Even though the United States central bank has clearly signalled that it expects to hike interest rates three times this year, the market is ...