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U.S. ECONOMICS: ISM Services Slips; Employment Input Hits Highest Since January

The ISM services index dipped to 56.0 in June from 56.3 in May, a little lower than estimates of 56.2. The business activity index declined to 57.5 from 62.1. The employment component improved to 54.4 from 52.4, the best... Read >>

Why is Mitsubishi UFJ Up to Strong Buy? - Analyst Blog

On Jul 3, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. ( MTU ) to a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy).Why the Upgrade? Following impressive fiscal year 2013 (ended Mar 31, 2014) results, Mitsubishi UFJ has been witnessing... Read >>

U.S. oil futures trade at 3-week low after ISM, payrolls data West Texas Intermediate futures traded at a three week low on Thursday, as investors digested a mixed bag of U.S. economic data. On the ICE Futures Exchange in London, on the New York Mercantile Exchange, crude oil... Read >>

Company News for July 03, 2014 - Corporate Summary

•    A. Schulman Inc's (NASDAQ SHLM ) shares rose 4.5% after reporting third quarter earnings per share of $0.74, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $0.65 •    Shares of Greenbrier Companies Inc (NYSE GBX ) soared 11.9% after announcing... Read >>

Stock Market News for July 03, 2014 - Market News

Benchmarks ended Wednesday's listless trading session little changed despite upbeat private sector hiring numbers. Investors refrained from betting ahead of the nonfarm payroll data for June that is scheduled for release on Thursday. Investors also kept an eye on... Read >>

U.S. ISM non-manufacturing PMI falls to 56.0 in June Service sector activity in the U.S. grew at a slower rate than expected in June, dampening optimism over the economic outlook, industry data showed on Thursday. In a report, the Institute of Supply Management said its non... Read >>

Soaring Halliburton Stock Puts These Energy ETFs in Focus - ETF News And Commentary

Halliburton Co . ( HAL ) the world's second largest oil field services provider has been defying gravity this year and has provided outstanding returns, easily beating the largest player in this field, Schlumberger Limited ( SLB ) as... Read >>

Spectra Energy to Boost Gas Capacity in New England - Analyst Blog

Spectra Energy Corporation 's ( SE ) share price dropped 0.3% following the news of the company's intention to boost natural gas pipeline capacity in the New England Market to meet the demand for reliable electric power generation, along... Read >>

Martin Tillier

5 Early Earnings Signals To Watch For

Here we go again... earnings season is upon us. Over the next couple of weeks hundreds of companies will be reporting their results for the second quarter of this year. The trickle of earnings that begins next week will become a flood, with over 50 earnings reports expected two weeks from today. In general I am not... Read >>

BNK Invest

This Utility Has A 9.78% Yield And Sells For Less Than Book

Atlantic Power Corp (Symbol AT) has been named as a Top 10 dividend paying utility stock, according to Dividend Channel , which published its weekly ''DividendRank'' report. The report noted that among utilities, AT shares displayed both attractive valuation... Read >>