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Benzinga's Top Upgrades, Downgrades For January 4, 2018
about 1 year ago by Lisa Levin @ Benzinga

Top Upgrades Analysts at Bank of America upgraded Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO) from Neutral to Buy. Marathon Oil shares rose 1.13 percent to $17.87 in pre-market trading. read more


JSD - If You Must Invest, Stay 'Short'
about 1 year ago by SA Editor's Picks


Gun Background Checks Show Largest-Ever Yearly Decline In 2017
about 1 year ago by Elizabeth Balboa @ Benzinga

October’s mass shooting in Las Vegas and November’s mass shooting in Texas were the first and fifth deadliest mass shootings in modern read more


Bitcoin, What About The Other Coins?
about 1 year ago by Jeff Carter @ Points and Figures

Nice that we have Bitcoin futures.  Merrill Lynch said they would not let their clients have access to them.  So glad Big Brother is watching out for them. Volume in at the CBOE and CME is very small. To give …

The Market In 5 Minutes: Jobless Claims, Trump And Bannon, Intel And AMD
about 1 year ago by Benzinga Newsdesk @ Benzinga

IN THE NEWS read more


Macy's Updates Comp Sales And Store Closures, Raises 2017 EPS Outlook
about 1 year ago by Jayson Derrick @ Benzinga

Shares of Macy's Inc (NYSE: M) dipped nearly 3 percent after the company issued an update relating to its holiday sales performance, 2017 guidance, and an update to store closures in 2018. read more


Thaler, Nobel Laureate, And Dane's Q3 Letter
about 1 year ago by SA Editor's Picks


Weekly Initial Unemployment Claims increase to 250,000
about 1 year ago by Bill McBride @ Calculated Risk

The DOL reported:In the week ending December 30, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 250,000, an increase of 3,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up by 2,000 from 245,000 to 247,000. The 4-week moving average was 241,750, an increase of 3,500 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 500 from 237,750 to 238,250.Claims taking procedures continue to be disrupted in the Virgin Islands. The claims taking process in Puerto Rico has still not returned to normal.emphasis addedThe previous week was revised up.The following graph shows the 4-week moving average of weekly claims since 1971.<a href="

26 Stocks Moving In Thursday's Pre-Market Session
about 1 year ago by Lisa Levin @ Benzinga

Gainers Cogint, Inc. (NASDAQ: COGT) shares rose 49.5 percent to $7.10 in pre-market trading. Cogint and Dragonchain reported a strategic alliance to combine analytics and intelligence with blockchain technology. read more


ADP: Private Employment increased 250,000 in December
about 1 year ago by Bill McBride @ Calculated Risk

From ADP: Private sector employment increased by 250,000 jobs from November to December according to the December ADP National Employment Report®. ... The report, which is derived from ADP’s actual payroll data, measures the change in total nonfarm private employment each month on a seasonally-adjusted basis....“We’ve seen yet another month where the labor market has shown no signs of slowing,” said Ahu Yildirmaz, vice president and co-head of the ADP Research Institute. “Throughout the year there was significant growth in services except for an overall loss of jobs in the shrinking information sector. Looking at company size, small businesses finished out 2017 on a high note adding more than double their monthly average for the past six months.”Mark Zandi, chief economist of Moody’s Analytics, said, “The job market ended the year strongly. Robust Chri...

Schwab Expands Commission-Free ETF Lineup
about 1 year ago by ETF Professor @ Benzinga ETFs

Charles Schwab Corp. (NASDAQ: SCHW), one of the largest discount brokerage firms, expanded its Schwab ETF OneSource commission-free platform Wednesday with addition 12 exchange-traded funds. The move intensifies a heated competition between Schwab and rivals such as Fidelity and TD Ameritrade Corp. (NASDAQ: AMTD) to offer the most expansive lineup of ETFs on a commission-free basis. Seven of the 16 ETF sponsors currently on the OneSource platform account for 12 ETFs added. Those seven issuers are Deutsche Asset Management, Global X Funds, Guggenheim Investments, IndexIQ, PIMCO, State Street Global Advisors SPDR ETFs and WisdomTree Investments Inc. (NASDAQ: WETF). <a href=


Analyst Breaks Down The Bear Thesis For Lifepoint, Community Health
about 1 year ago by Jayson Derrick @ Benzinga

The managed care sector provides investors with access to a "structurally advantaged" sector that's "uniquely well-positioned" to take advantage of the current "Goldilocks cyclical backdrop" -- but this logic doesn't apply to every single stock in the group. read more


Preview: Aehr Test Systems's Earnings
about 1 year ago by Benzinga Newsdesk @ Benzinga

Aehr Test Systems (NASDAQ: AEHR) releases its next round of earnings Thursday. Here's Benzinga's essential guide to Aehr Test Systems's earnings report. Earnings and Revenue Wall Street analysts see Aehr Test Systems breakeven status on a per-share basis. Revenue is expected at $7 million. read more

A Peek Into The Markets: U.S. Stock Futures Surge Ahead Of Economic Reports
about 1 year ago by Lisa Levin @ Benzinga

Pre-open movers read more