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‘The Bachelor’ finale gets slammed for ignoring feminist movement

For the 22nd time on “The Bachelor,” a single man gave the final rose to the girl of his dreams — after weeding out the competition and breaking hearts along the way. But in the age of #MeToo and #TimesUp, many are wondering if the reality series has become outdated?

  • Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:LSCC) Insiders Have Been Selling
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    Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:LSCC) Insiders Have Been Selling

    So shareholders might well want to know whether insiders have been buying or selling shares in Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:LSCC). What Is Insider Selling? It is perfectly legal for company insiders, including board members, to buy and sell stock in a company.

  • CenturyLink (CTL) Stock Sinks As Market Gains: What You Should Know
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    CenturyLink (CTL) Stock Sinks As Market Gains: What You Should Know

    Heading into today, shares of the communications company had gained 5.99% over the past month, lagging the Computer and Technology sector's gain of 7.59% and the S&P 500's gain of 9.27% in that time. Wall Street will be looking for positivity from CTL as it approaches its next earnings report date. This is expected to be February 13, 2019.

  • Tech Data, Publix secure rankings among 'World's Most Admired Companies'
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    American City Business Journals

    Tech Data, Publix secure rankings among 'World's Most Admired Companies'

    Two of Tampa Bay's largest employers have ranked on Fortune magazine's World's Most Admired Companies for 2019. Overall, Tech Data (NASDAQ: TECD) scored second in the wholesalers: electronics and office equipment category, while Publix ranked second in the food and drug store industry category. The list of World's Most Admired Companies is developed annually by Fortune in partnership with Korn Ferry.

  • Is American Electric (AEP) Poised to Beat in Q4 Earnings?
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    Is American Electric (AEP) Poised to Beat in Q4 Earnings?

    American Electric Power Company, Inc. AEP is set to release fourth-quarter and 2018 results on Jan 24, before the market opens. Last quarter, this electric utility company reported a positive earnings surprise of 1.63%. Earnings ESP: American Electric has an Earnings ESP of +0.35%.

  • Utilities Outperformed Broader Markets in the Last Five Years
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    Market Realist

    Utilities Outperformed Broader Markets in the Last Five Years

    Weekly Review: How Utilities Performed Last Week(Continued from Prior Part)Total return The “widow and orphan” stocks—utilities (XLU) were an effective hedge against broader market turmoil, especially in the fourth quarter. In the past year,

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    MarketWatch

    Wells Fargo boosts dividend by 5%

    Wells Fargo & Co. (wfc) said Tuesday it will raise its quarterly dividend by 5%, as part of its 2018 capital plan which received a "non-objection" from the Federal Reserve. The new dividend of 45 cents a share, up from 43 cents a share, will be payable March 1 to shareholders of record on Feb. 1. The stock was little changed in afternoon trade, while the SPDR Financial Select Sector ETF (xlf) slumped 1.3%.

  • Dow CEO: We're going to stop the plastic waste going into the environment
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    Fox Business Videos

    Dow CEO: We're going to stop the plastic waste going into the environment

    Dow CEO Jim Fitterling on China's economic slowdown, the company's spin out, the state of the consumer and efforts to reduce plastic waste.

  • 3 Charts That Suggest Global Financials Are Headed Lower
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    3 Charts That Suggest Global Financials Are Headed Lower

    Rising levels of uncertainty have led to an increase in volatility over the past couple of months in the financial markets. While geopolitical factors such as tensions around trade and rising levels of protectionism have dominated the headlines, many active traders are looking to the financial sector to gain insight as to what could lie ahead for the markets, since this sector is often a barometer for economic growth. In this article, we'll take a look at three charts from across the financial sector and try to determine how traders will position themselves over the weeks or months ahead.

  • Why New Oriental Education Stock Popped Today
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    Motley Fool

    Why New Oriental Education Stock Popped Today

    More specifically, New Oriental Education's quarterly revenue climbed 27.8% year over year -- or 33.6% computed in Chinese renminbi -- to $597.1 million. New Oriental education added 185 schools and learning centers over the past year, including 24 learning centers and one new training school this quarter, bringing its total to 1,125 at the end of November. "As we execute our well-proven 'Optimize the Market' strategy, we continued to progress our capacity expansion plan in this quarter," stated New Oriental CEO Chenggang Zhou.

  • Can NVIDIA Recover in 2019?
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    Can NVIDIA Recover in 2019?

    NVIDIA's forward P/E is also 20, meaning the market doesn't believe the company will grow its earnings at all in the coming year. Has the hate gone too far, and is the current swoon a buying opportunity? A bad crypto hangover NVIDIA's stock is suffering from many of the same headwinds plaguing all semiconductor companies, including a severe slowdown in the Chinese economy and cloud spending due to the U.S.-China trade war.

  • Paycom Software Shares Are Seeing Unusual Buy Activity
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    Paycom Software Shares Are Seeing Unusual Buy Activity

    The main criteria we look for when betting on upside in a stock bouncing after a period of pressure are a history of strong fundamentals, strong technicals and big potential buying in the shares. I'll go into the fundamental picture later, but the true tell on the near-term trajectory of the stock lies in its trading activity. Simply put, it's all about supply and demand.

  • Canopy Growth Corporation (CGC) Stock Sinks As Market Gains: What You Should Know
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    Canopy Growth Corporation (CGC) Stock Sinks As Market Gains: What You Should Know

    Investors will be hoping for strength from CGC as it approaches its next earnings release, which is expected to be February 14, 2019. On that day, CGC is projected to report earnings of -$0.15 per share, which would represent a year-over-year decline of 36.36%. Meanwhile, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for revenue is projecting net sales of $75.51 million, up 341.84% from the year-ago period.

  • Should You Be Impressed By GlaxoSmithKline plc's (LON:GSK) ROE?
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    Simply Wall St.

    Should You Be Impressed By GlaxoSmithKline plc's (LON:GSK) ROE?

    One of the best investments we can make is in our own knowledge and skill set. With that in mind, this article will work through how we can use Return On Equity (ROE) to better understand a business. We'll use ROE to examine GlaxoSmithKline plc LON:GSK), by way of a worked example.

  • Buying opportunities in high-quality Chinese stocks: Cram...
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    Buying opportunities in high-quality Chinese stocks: Cram...

    Jim Cramer and technician Dan Fitzpatrick examine the charts of some Chinese stocks that could soon be ripe for the picking.

  • General Electric (GE) Outpaces Stock Market Gains: What You Should Know
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    General Electric (GE) Outpaces Stock Market Gains: What You Should Know

    Heading into today, shares of the industrial conglomerate had gained 25.15% over the past month, outpacing the Conglomerates sector's gain of 9.09% and the S&P 500's gain of 9.27% in that time. Investors will be hoping for strength from GE as it approaches its next earnings release, which is expected to be January 31, 2019. The company is expected to report EPS of $0.18, down 33.33% from the prior-year quarter.

  • AT&T (T) Outpaces Stock Market Gains: What You Should Know
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    AT&T (T) Outpaces Stock Market Gains: What You Should Know

    Heading into today, shares of the telecommunications company had gained 11.77% over the past month, outpacing the Computer and Technology sector's gain of 7.59% and the S&P 500's gain of 9.27% in that time. Investors will be hoping for strength from T as it approaches its next earnings release, which is expected to be January 30, 2019. On that day, T is projected to report earnings of $0.85 per share, which would represent year-over-year growth of 8.97%.

  • Abbott (ABT) Q4 Earnings Meet Estimates, Organic Growth Solid
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    Abbott (ABT) Q4 Earnings Meet Estimates, Organic Growth Solid

    Abbott Laboratories ABT reported fourth-quarter 2018 adjusted earnings from continuing operations of 81 cents per share, in line with the Zacks Consensus Estimate. The bottom line improved 9.5% year over year and fell within the company's guided range of 80-82 cents. Reported earnings from continuing operation in the quarter came in at 37 cents against the year-ago loss of 48 cents per share.

  • Interactive Brokers Group Hits a Rough Patch
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    Motley Fool

    Interactive Brokers Group Hits a Rough Patch

    Interactive Brokers Group Inc.'s (NYSEMKT: IBKR) earnings can be extremely volatile depending on how market making, stock trading, and a complex currency-diversification strategy goes. The fourth quarter of 2018 was no different, as the core business showed strong fundamentals, but currency trading took a big bite out of earnings. As always, taking a broad, long-term look at the company is what's most important, so let's dive into the numbers.

  • CVS Health (CVS) Outpaces Stock Market Gains: What You Should Know
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    CVS Health (CVS) Outpaces Stock Market Gains: What You Should Know

    This change outpaced the S&P 500's 0.22% gain on the day. Heading into today, shares of the drugstore chain and pharmacy benefits manager had gained 3.18% over the past month, lagging the Retail-Wholesale sector's gain of 12.32% and the S&P 500's gain of 9.27% in that time. As such, positive estimate revisions reflect analyst optimism about the company's business and profitability.

  • Micron (MU) Outpaces Stock Market Gains: What You Should Know
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    Micron (MU) Outpaces Stock Market Gains: What You Should Know

    In that same time, the Computer and Technology sector gained 7.59%, while the S&P 500 gained 9.27%. The company is expected to report EPS of $1.75, down 37.94% from the prior-year quarter. Meanwhile, our latest consensus estimate is calling for revenue of $6.02 billion, down 18.16% from the prior-year quarter.

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    Investing.com

    Top 5 Things to Know in The Market on Thursday

    The vote comes a day after President Donald Trump said he would put off holding his State of the Union address until the shutdown is over. About a quarter of the government has been shut down since Dec. 22 when some U.S. agencies' funding expired for reasons unrelated to border security or immigration. Trump has demanded that any shutdown-ending measure must contain $5.7 billion for building a wall on the U.S.'s southern border, funding that Democrats oppose.

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    Thomson Reuters StreetEvents

    Edited Transcript of FITB earnings conference call or presentation 22-Jan-19 2:00pm GMT

    During the quarter, we generated record loan originations and fee revenue in our Commercial business, continued to profitably grow the balance sheet and diligently manage our expenses while continuing to invest for future growth. Since the fourth quarter of 2017, we have significantly improved all of our key financial metrics on an adjusted basis, with ROA increasing 30 basis points, ROTCE increasing 440 basis points and the efficiency ratio declining more than 300 basis points. As we approach the third and final year of North Star project, the fourth quarter of 2018 results should provide a great deal of confidence in our ability to achieve our enhanced targets.

  • Bank of America (BAC) Stock Sinks As Market Gains: What You Should Know
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    Bank of America (BAC) Stock Sinks As Market Gains: What You Should Know

    This change lagged the S&P 500's 0.22% gain on the day. Heading into today, shares of the nation's second-largest bank had gained 27.98% over the past month, outpacing the Finance sector's gain of 10.52% and the S&P 500's gain of 9.27% in that time. Meanwhile, our latest consensus estimate is calling for revenue of $23.56 billion, up 1.89% from the prior-year quarter.

  • 5 Best Stocks to Buy and Hold for the Long Term
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    5 Best Stocks to Buy and Hold for the Long Term

    One of the core philosophies of Berkshire Hathaway's (NYSE:BRK.A, NYSE:BRK.B) Warren Buffett is the importance of taking a buy-and-hold approach to investing. About long-term stocks, he once famously said: “I never attempt to make money on the stock market. Buffett is worth a staggering $81 billion.

  • Visa (V) Reports Next Week: Wall Street Expects Earnings Growth
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    Visa (V) Reports Next Week: Wall Street Expects Earnings Growth

    The market expects Visa (V) to deliver a year-over-year increase in earnings on higher revenues when it reports results for the quarter ended December 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 earnings report, which is expected to be released on January 30, 2019, might help the stock move higher if these key numbers are better than expectations.