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The Manulife Financial Corp. (MFC) Receives Consensus Rating of "Buy" from Analysts

The Average Volume for the stock is measured as 2.56 Million. Manulife Financial Corporation's (MFC ) witnessed a loss of -0.59% in recent trading period with closing price of $18.68. Manulife Financial Corp (NYSE:MFC) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, November 10th. The company reported the earnings of $0.37/Share in the last quarter where the estimated EPS by analysts was $0.34/share.

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Industrial Output Contracts 0.4% In December As Demonetisation Hits Manufacturing

For the April-December period, industrial output has expanded a meager 0.3 percent compared to 3.2 percent in the same period previous year. In November, industrial production beat all expectations with the index rising to a 13-month high of 5.7% while in October it fell by 1.9%.

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Pandora's Q4 Earnings Beat Estimates but Still Endured $90 Million Net Loss

During the same period past year, the firm earned $0.06 earnings per share. Wall Street expected slightly higher losses, at 21 cents per share. The company has a market cap of $2,945 million and the number of outstanding shares has been calculated to be 233,335,500 shares.

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Lawsuit Challenges Trump Order on Regulations

The main claim is that Trump's order "ran afoul of the Constitution in that it intentionally discriminated against Muslims", according toThe Washington Post. The plaintiffs contend that there are no laws allowing federal agencies to not issue a regulation based on an "arbitrary upper limit on total costs", nor do any laws authorize federal agencies to make that decision based on the notion that costs must zero out over multiple regulations.

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Whole Foods Market, Qualys Tumble On Weak Sales, Guidance

Analysts are speculating a 36.52% move, based on the high target price ($40) for the shares that is set to reach in the next 12 months. Whole Foods Market Inc., facing its worst sales slump in more than a decade, is taking a step that would have been unthinkable in its highflying days: shrinking the size of the chain.

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Sears Stock Leaps On Plan To Wipe Out $1 Billion In Costs

The company said it would accrue savings from the closure of 150 Sears and Kmart stores over the next couple months, among other actions. Sears has struggled mightily to revive sales and turn a profit. "Furthermore, we intend to use net proceeds from our announced Craftsman and real estate transactions, as well as from improvements in the operating performance of the company, to meaningfully reduce our outstanding obligations and their associated expenses".

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Activision Blizzard answers 'Call of Duty' with big 4Q

It opened the session with a $40.1 price tag, later ranging from $39.15 to $40.12, the range at which the stock has traded at throughout the day. WARNING: "Activision Blizzard, Inc (ATVI) Position Lowered by Polar Capital LLP" was originally reported by The Cerbat Gem and is owned by of The Cerbat Gem.

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Examining Precision Drilling Corporation (PDS)'s track record of earnings

Many Analysts provided their foresight on Revenue Estimates of Precision Drilling Corporation where they believe that the company has the potential to earn average revenue of $201.7 Million for the current quarter. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $5.65 and a 200-day moving average price of $4.82. The company's P/E is 497.46 and Forward P/E ratio is 26.33.

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India protests to China for blocking ban on Masood Azhar

China stopped United Nations sanctions committee from designating Azhar as terrorist, maintaining that the case "did not meet the requirements" of the Security Council. UN Sanction Committee's listing would have forced imposition of asset freeze and travel ban on Azhar by countries including Pakistan. "Have taken up this matter both in New Delhi with the Chinese Ambassador".

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Snapchat signs $1bn cloud deal with AWS

Snap could be valued at between $20 billion and $25 billion, giving the company the biggest valuation in a US technology IPO since Facebook Inc (FB.O). Slower and expensive cellular networks outside these two regions have limited the use of its app, which requires high bandwidth, the company said. According to the deal, for the first four years Snap will be able to roll over 15% of each payment to a subsequent year, providing the company continues to meet a minimum purchase commitment.

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Check Out Air Canada's New Look

The fleet makeover was led by Canadian entrepreneur Tyler Brule, who decided on a black and white design that highlights a red maple leaf rondelle which will be painted on the aircraft's tail. Created by Canadian fashion designer Christopher Bates, the uniforms combine global flavours in a contemporary and retro style. Calin Rovinescu, Air Canada's CEO said Thursday he hopes U.S.

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United Kingdom trade deficit narrows in fourth quarter, ONS reveals

But it is widely expected to slow this year as rising inflation eats into the spending power of consumers. The British economy has outperformed other G7 nations in 2016, even though Brexit fears were supposed to curb domestic investment and impair the performance of the financial sector.

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Details of Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's budget plan

The Connecticut Hospital Association says taxing hospitals is an "attack" on communities and a hospital tax imposed several years ago has increased costs for patients. "Let's have the courager to collectively tackle the challenge of inequity in town aid", thr draft of the Malloy speech says. "There are a lot of pieces in this budget and we can't just look at hospital proposal alone", Bronin said.

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News Corp posts second quarter loss citing Australian newspaper impairments

The New York-based company - whose newspaper assets also include the Wall Street Journal and Times of London - reported a loss of US$290 million in the fiscal quarter ending Dec 31, compared with a profit of US$62 million a year earlier. News Corp's digital revenues now account for 27 per cent of its news and information services segment revenues, up from 22 per cent a year ago. Results took a hit from a write-down of US$310 million mostly due to the diminished value of the company's ...

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Newham University Hospital misses A&E waiting time targets in December

Nationally, the figure is 86.2 per cent and is the worst figure on record. "We see 600 more A&E consultants, 1,500 more A&E doctors, and 2,000 more paramedics ". Almost 250 emergency patients at Bradford's A&E waited for more than four hours in December while a bed was found for them, newly-release figures show.

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Prudential plc 17.1% Potential Upside Indicated by Barclays Capital

Global X Management Co. In the last Quarter, Prudential Financial, Inc . The firm presently has a $118.00 price target on the stock. Zacks Investment Management raised its stake in Prudential Financial, Inc . Prudential Financial's payout ratio is now 26.29%. Prudential won retirement-contract deals in the fourth-quarter with United Technologies Corp. and Owens-Illinois Inc.

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OMERS ADMINISTRATION Corp Purchases Shares of 913000 Mead Johnson Nutrition Company (MJN)

The stock has a quick ratio of 1.80 and a current ratio of 2.20. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Mead Johnson Nutrition Company will post $3.22 EPS for the current fiscal year. The company's net profit margin has achieved the current level of 15.7 percent and possesses 44.4 percent gross margin. Mead Johnson Nutrition Company (NYSE:MJN) jumped 22.9 percent over the past one year, while it rose 18.49 percent year to date (YTD).

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Explosion, fire at French nuclear plant injures five

However, despite mechanisms between the nuclear plant and Jersey authorities working as they should, Mr James said that information could have been distributed to the public more quickly. But Neil Hyatt, a professor of radioactive waste management at Sheffiled University said the incident should not be taken lightly. A new-third generation reactor, known as EPR or Flamanville 3, is under construction in Normandy.

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L'Oreal Looking To Sell Off The Body Shop

L'Oreal said that The Body Shop's home market of the United Kingdom saw solid momentum, as did the European market and Latin America, where it recently moved into Chile. The Body Shop's operating profit had dived 38 per cent to 33.8 million euros ($36 million) in the year to December 31, 2016. Sales, too, were revealed to have seen a 4.8% year-on-year decline to €920.8m.

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Nordstrom Shrugs Off Trump's Twitter Criticism as Shares Climb

Ivanka Trump has said she would take a leave of absence from her clothing and accessories business as well as the Trump organization. The Framingham-based TJX has, according to the New York Times , chose to stop promoting Ivanka Trump-branded fashion prominently in its T.J.

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Arby's Reveals Massive Nationwide Data Breach

Malware can get into point-of-sale systems (as cash registered are now known) because they are connected to the store or restaurant's computer network. "Our member credit unions were eating the costs of fraud on compromised cards, and on top of that having to re-issue the same cards over and over". Then they can use those to go make purchases - just as if they were you, reported Krebs.

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USA thirst for soda drives Coca-Cola to beat Q4 expectations

On the company's financial health, The Coca-Cola Co reported $0.37 EPS for the quarter, based on the information available during the earnings call on Feb 9, 2017. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI now owns 15,556 shares of the company's stock valued at $488,000 after buying an additional 1,242 shares during the period.

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Russia-China Trade Turnover Up 34% in January 2017

China's imports of 34.03 million tonnes, or 8.01 million barrels per day (bpd), the General Administration of Customs reported on Friday. This year's holiday began Jan. Last year, exports shrank by 7.7 percent. However, Reuters's calculations showed China's overall oil demand growth has been easing during the last three years.

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Framingham's TJX Pulled into Ivanka Trump's Nordstrom Controversy

After Nordstrom announced that they were discontinuing carrying Ivanka Trump's clothing and jewelry brand in their stores due to poor sales , the president took to Twitter on Wednesday to condemn the brand for treating his daughter "so unfairly".

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Cash withdrawal limits to end from Mar 13, says RBI

Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India ( RBI ) kept its policy rate on hold on Wednesday and unexpectedly signalled an end to its longest easing cycle since the global financial crisis, saying inflation poses a bigger threat to the economy than a crackdown on "black money".

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Pioneer Natural results beats Street on cost cuts, rising oil prices

The insider owns 259,515 shares as of 0.15%, now worth $47148685.2. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $182.53 and a 200 day moving average of $180.21. (NYSE:PXD) reported Actual EPS of $0.13/share with the difference of -0.03 percent and a surprise of -18.8 percent. Quadrant Capital Group LLC boosted its position in Pioneer Natural Resources Company by 6.0% in the third quarter.

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U.S. stocks hit records as Trump signals action on tax cuts

The Australian share market is set to push higher at the open, following a record close for USA stocks. The broad-based S&P 500 gained 0.6 per cent to 2,307.87, and the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index also advanced 0.6 per cent to 5,715.18.

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Largest IKEA In The US Opens In Burbank

Ikea has 392 stores in 48 countries, including 43 in the United States. The Swedish home furnishing company has submitted a proposal to city officials that would bring a new location to a 27-acre lot in the southwest corner of Interstate-35W and North Tarrant Parkway.

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SC revenue department says tax returns won't be delayed this year

Even though the IRS will begin releasing EITC and ACTC refunds on February 15, many early filers will still not have actual access to their refunds until the week of February 27. Filing early essentially beats criminals to the punch. Even if they file for an extension, the extended October deadline only applies to filing the return, not the tax payment.

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Two Colorado Whole Foods stores among those closing this year

Whole Foods Market, Inc. closed its last trading session at $28.98 with the gain of 1.1%. (NASDAQ:WFM) has a market capitalization of 9.33 Billion. But until Whole Foods figures out how to re-imagine its business and set itself apart from the pack, investors should look at the company like any other retailer struggling to attract customers in an increasingly tough consumer environment.

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Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) Analyst's Long Term Pick

The 1 year EPS growth rate is -38.10%. Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) gained 2.48% with the closing price of $49.12. The business earned $20.71 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $17.42 billion. Michael Crownover (EVP) sold 17,104 shares at 72.98 per share price. Vetr raised Valero Energy Corporation from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $65.26 price target on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, November 30th.

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Expedia, Inc. (EXPE) Posts Quarterly Earnings Results, Misses Expectations By $0.20 EPS

The company shelled out $436 million for four million shares a year ago as part of its buyback program. The next year's growth is calculated to be 27.1 percent. In related news, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi sold 101,300 shares of the company's stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 3rd. The relative strength index or RSI highlights overbought (above 70) and oversold (below 30) areas.

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'Trumpagator': Mysterious orange alligator gets snapped in SC

Its skin resembles the color of a sweet-potato or Dorito. Too much time in a tanning bed: Who is to say only humans can spend too much time in tanning salons these days? According to a 2011 article in the Christian Science Monitor about a previous orange alligator found in Florida, the color probably derives "from paint, stain, iron oxide or some other element in the environment that has left a coating on the animal, making it appear orange".

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Goldman moves London hedge fund to US

Last month German newspaper Handelsblatt reported that Goldman planned to cut around half of its London staff after Brexit, with around 1,000 expected to be moved to Frankfurt and other financial centres. GSIP was set up in 2008 with $7bn (£5.6bn) in assets and at the time was one of the biggest-ever hedge fund launches. GSIP's Global Long Short Partners Offshore fund posted losses of 8.2 percent in the year to end-September in 2016 after small gains of 1.5 percent in 2015, according to an ...

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Whole Foods to close 9 stores, including 2 in Colorado

Morgan Stanley's target price would indicate a potential downside of 1.02% from the stock's previous close. "(WFM) Given "Hold" Rating at Wells Fargo & Company" was first posted by BBNS and is the sole property of of BBNS. After unsuccessfully trying to stop falling sales for two years, Whole Foods Market has finally found religion. During the same period a year ago, the firm posted $0.46 earnings per share.


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