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What’s Behind McCormick’s Stellar Sales?

Adrian Stevens
What’s Behind McCormick’s Stellar Sales?

McCormick’s (MKC) top-line growth has improved significantly over the past two quarters, thanks to incremental sales of its acquired brands, which contributed more than half of this growth. During the last reported quarter, McCormick’s acquired brands, Giotti and RB Foods, added ~2.4% to its overall sales growth of 19%.

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    Tesla is set for gains after Elon Musk announced lower-cost Model 3 (TSLA)

    Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced on Twitter on Thursday that a lower-cost Model 3 was immediately available for order on the company's website. The electric car will have a base price of $45,000 and is eligible for federal and state tax rebates. Tesla shares were up almost 2% ahead of Friday's opening bell.

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  • Tandem Diabetes (TNDM) Q3 Earnings Preview: What to Look Out For
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    Tandem Diabetes (TNDM) Q3 Earnings Preview: What to Look Out For

    The market expects Tandem Diabetes (TNDM) to deliver a year-over-year increase in earnings on higher revenues when it reports results for the quarter ended September 2018. This widely-known consensus outlook is important in assessing the company's earnings picture, but a powerful factor that might influence its near-term stock price is how the actual results compare to these estimates. The stock might move higher if these key numbers top expectations in the upcoming earnings report, which is expected to be released on October 25.

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    Morgan Stanley downgrades Ford and says dividend at risk

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  • Turkish Official Says Jamal Khashoggi's Remains May Have Been Taken Outside Istanbul
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    Time

    Turkish Official Says Jamal Khashoggi's Remains May Have Been Taken Outside Istanbul

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    Kinder Morgan Inc.’s CEO Outlines a 4-Step Plan for a Brighter Tomorrow

    Kinder Morgan (NYSE: KMI) recently completed a "momentous" quarter according to CEO Steve Kean. Not only did the pipeline giant's financial results beat its expectations, but it was a pivotal quarter on a strategic front, because the company closed the sale of the Trans Mountain Pipeline and locked up another new growth project. Complete the distribution of the Trans Mountain proceeds and continue our discussions on turning the positive indications that we now have from all three rating agencies into positive ratings actions.

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    Goldman Sachs Adds Nvidia To 'Conviction Buy' List

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    The ‘smart money’ says it’s time to buy the Chinese internet giants and the U.S. FAANGs

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    Why Activision Blizzard, United Rentals, and Gap Slumped Today

    The stock market had a tough session on Thursday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average finishing down over 300 points. Investors continued to worry about rising interest rates in the U.S., but they also turned their attention to the global macroeconomic picture, where new concerns about the prospects for growth in areas like Europe and China weighed on sentiment. Company-specific news hurt certain stocks, and Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), United Rentals (NYSE: URI), and Gap (NYSE: GPS) were among the worst performers on the day.

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    Apple's stock surges after bullish new report from Wedbush

    Shares of Apple Inc. (aapl) rallied 1.3% in premarket trade Friday, after Wedbush Securities started covering the technology giant with a bullish stance, citing the company's services "gold mine" and positive iPhone cycle. Analyst Daniel Ives initiated Apple at outperform and added Apple to Wedbush's "best ideas list." He set a stock price target of $310, which is 44% above Thursday's closing price of $216.02 and 34% above the Oct. 3 record close of $232.07. "With positively trending ASPs and gross margins heading into this 2019 product cycle showing no signs of abating and could translate into upside for the upcoming quarter, we believe many of the growth fears on the Street have been alleviated, however this upcoming product cycle remains a linchpin for Cupertino," Ives wrote in a note to clients.

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    Home Depot vs. Lowe’s: Both Stocks Are Slumping, So Which One Should You Buy?

    An analyst downgrade based on housing market outlooks has sent stocks from Lowe’s and Home Depot down over the last two days. Both Home Depot and Lowe’s are in downtrends dating back to September. On Wednesday, shares in Lowe’s and The Home Depot were slumping after disappointing housing market data led a key analyst to downgrade his ratings and slash price targets, and both stocks continued the slump into a second day on Thursday.

  • Employee Accused of Urinating on Production Line at Food Processing Facility
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    WTKR - Norfolk

    Employee Accused of Urinating on Production Line at Food Processing Facility

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    How Under Armour Stock Can Triple

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  • Why Yandex N.V. Stock Plunged Today
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    Why Yandex N.V. Stock Plunged Today

    What happened Shares of Yandex N.V. (NASDAQ: YNDX) dropped 17.8% on Thursday following reports that Russia's state-owned Sberbank may take a controlling stake in the country's leading internet search company. More specifically, according to sources speaking

  • Is CenturyLink, Inc. a Buy?
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    Is CenturyLink, Inc. a Buy?

    Legacy landline telecom CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) gets plenty of grief. And understandably so, considering that its legacy business, copper wire landline and internet connections is a steadily declining business while fiber and wireless technologies

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    Provocateur Stormy Daniels Takes an Unexpected Turn in the National Spotlight

    To understand what it means to be famous like Stormy Daniels, for the reasons she is famous, spend time with her in a public space. On Oct. 15, a California judge threw out the defamation case she filed against Donald Trump. Over the past year, Daniels, 39, has become the Zelig of White House scandals.

  • Netflix is ditching freeloaders from subscriber forecasts after volatile stock moves
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    Netflix is ditching freeloaders from subscriber forecasts after volatile stock moves

    After two consecutive off-the-mark quarters, falling short of its own forecasts for subscriber growth, Netflix Inc. hopes to put an end to the big swings in its stock price with some changes to its accounting. In kicking off tech’s earnings season Tuesday, Netflix (NFLX)reported better-than-expected subscriber growth in the quarter, leading to an 11% jump in its shares in after-hours trading. Three months ago, Netflix reported weaker-than-expected subscriber growth, sending its stock tumbling about 12% in the next trading day.

  • CEOs Have Already Spent $24 Million on the 2018 Midterm Elections. Here's Where the Money Went
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    CEOs Have Already Spent $24 Million on the 2018 Midterm Elections. Here's Where the Money Went

    America’s CEOs have spent more than $24 million in the 2018 midterms, according to a MarketWatch report, with the majority of that money going to Republicans. MarketWatch analyzed the contributions from 388 CEOs of S&P 500 companies between Jan. 1, 2017, and Aug. 31, 2018, as recorded by the Federal Election Commission. MarketWatch‘s report, released Thursday, includes a searchable database of CEO contributions.

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    Motley Fool

    Better Buy: GlaxoSmithKline plc vs. Eli Lilly

    People get sick regardless of the economic cycle, so companies that cater to healing them often outperform during downturns, and their stocks are considered "defensive." Healthy and dependable dividends can also contribute to stabilizing portfolio returns in good times and bad. Two successful blue-chip stocks in the healthcare industry are British GlaxoSmithKline plc (NYSE: GSK) and Eli Lilly (NYSE: LLY). Investors like both stocks for their dividends and consistent performance, but the companies are really quite different, with GlaxoSmithKline diversified into vaccines and consumer products, and Eli Lilly focused on pharmaceuticals.

  • Micron to buy out Intel’s share of flash joint venture for $1.5 billion
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    MarketWatch

    Micron to buy out Intel’s share of flash joint venture for $1.5 billion

    Micron Technology Inc. said late Thursday it plans to buy out Intel Corp.’s share of a flash memory joint venture that the two chip makers have participated in for more than a decade. Micron (MU) agreed to pay Intel $1.5 billion for its stake of their IM Flash Technologies joint venture, and expects to close the deal in six to 12 months after it is able to exercise call options on Jan. 1. On a conference call, Chief Financial Officer Dave Zinsner said Micron will pay for the buyout from free cash flow while continuing with its plan to buy back its own shares.

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    Motley Fool

    General Motors Earnings: What to Watch

    General Motors (NYSE: GM) will report its third-quarter earnings results before the U.S. markets open on Wednesday, Oct. 31. Wall Street thinks that GM's revenue may improve year over year, but it may fall a bit short of that earnings number this time around. GM has just begun rolling out all-new versions of its big-selling Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups.

  • 7 Stocks Warren Buffett Can’t Stop Buying
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    InvestorPlace

    7 Stocks Warren Buffett Can’t Stop Buying

    Sometimes identifying the best stocks to buy can be difficult, but you could do a lot worse than checking out the stocks selected by one of the world’s savviest hedge fund managers — Warren Buffett. Buffett’s stock picks are a popular source for investors, and for good reason. The billionaire Buffett is many things: He’s among the world’s most successful fund managers, a legendary philanthropist and owns more than 60 companies.

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    American City Business Journals

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    No matter whether you’re in Silicon Valley, Boston or Birmingham, a dollar is a dollar in the most literal sense.  But in terms of talent or venture capital, it’s not really. The difference is evident in the eye-popping median salaries at Silicon Valley tech giants like Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) ($240,430), Alphabet Inc.'s Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) ($197,274) and Ebay Inc. (Nasdaq: EBAY) ($122,891), according to recent data compiled by our sister publication. Compare that to the median salary for say, software developers in metro Birmingham ($92,000), and you can see a clear opportunity for Birmingham and similarly positioned communities in the South.

  • The same question that can chart a path to early retirement is the one Warren Buffett used to build Berkshire Hathaway into a powerhouse
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    The same question that can chart a path to early retirement is the one Warren Buffett used to build Berkshire Hathaway into a powerhouse

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  • Suddenly Toxic, Saudi Prince Is Shunned by Investors He Courted
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    Bloomberg

    Suddenly Toxic, Saudi Prince Is Shunned by Investors He Courted

    Now Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman could become the biggest risk to his own project. Everything changed when Jamal Khashoggi walked into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2 and didn’t come out. Prince Mohammed, who’s denied any knowledge of Khashoggi’s fate, still has his defenders -– notably Donald Trump.