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Bears sign injured TE Zach Miller to a one-year deal whether he plays or not

The likelihood of Chicago Bears TE Zach Miller ever playing professional football again is slim, but the Bears have nonetheless offered him a one-year deal.

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    Associated Press

    First Community Bancshares: 4Q Earnings Snapshot

    The Bluefield, Virginia-based bank said it had earnings of 57 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were 58 cents per share. The holding company for First Community Bank posted revenue of $31.7 million in the period.

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    CNBC

    As the markets test a key level, history suggests there's more upside ahead

    The new year rally now hangs in the balance as the S&P 500 sits right between its all-time high and December low. On Tuesday, all three major stock indexes notched their second-worst daily decline of the year after China, the world's second largest economy, posted its lowest annual growth rate in nearly three decades. At Tuesday's close, the S&P 500 was less than 11 percent from its all-time intraday high of 2940.91 made last September and up nearly 12 percent from its intraday low of 2346.58 from the end of December.

  • The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: SBIO, ISMD, JKL, JSML and JKK
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    Zacks

    The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: SBIO, ISMD, JKL, JSML and JKK

    Stocks recently featured in the blog include: ALPS Medical Breakthroughs ETF SBIO, Inspire Small/Mid Cap Impact ETF ISMD, iShares Morningstar Small-Cap Value ETF JKL, Janus Henderson Small Cap Growth Alpha ETF JSML and iShares Morningstar Small-Cap Growth ETF JKK. After a bumpy ride last year, the Wall Street staged a strong comeback on improving economic growth and dovish Fed. Additionally, the progress in trade negotiations between China and the United States added to the strength. In particular, China had offered a six-year increase in U.S. imports by a combined value of over $1 trillion that will help to reduce the annual trade deficit to zero by 2024.

  • What Kind Of Shareholders Own Aspen Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASPU)?
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    Simply Wall St.

    What Kind Of Shareholders Own Aspen Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASPU)?

    A look at the shareholders of Aspen Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASPU) can tell us which group is most powerful. Insiders often own a large chunk of younger, smaller, companies while huge companies tend to have institutions as shareholders. Aspen Group is a smaller company with a market capitalization of US$91m, so it may still be flying under the radar of many institutional investors.

  • IBM Beats Q4 Earnings Expectations But Concerns Still Linger
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    Yahoo Finance Video

    IBM Beats Q4 Earnings Expectations But Concerns Still Linger

    IBM shares jump on Q4 Earnings & cloud outlook. Yahoo Finance's Jackie DeAngelis & Seana Smith discuss.

  • RigNet, Inc. (NASDAQ:RNET) Insiders Have Been Selling
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    Simply Wall St.

    RigNet, Inc. (NASDAQ:RNET) Insiders Have Been Selling

    RigNet Insider Transactions Over The Last Year Charles Davis made the biggest insider sale in the last 12 months. That single transaction was for US$161k worth of shares at a price of US$13.73 each. That means that even when the share price was slightly below the current price of US$13.76, an insider wanted to cash in some shares.

  • Trump Accused of 'Inappropriately Using' Shutdown to Favor Pet Projects
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    Fortune

    Trump Accused of 'Inappropriately Using' Shutdown to Favor Pet Projects

    The Trump administration has recalled thousands of furloughed federal workers to process tax returns and continue work on offshore drilling permits. But programs that are out of favor with the White House — such as the Energy Star consumer ratings system — aren't getting the same treatment. Across the government, initiatives that don't align with President Donald Trump's agenda are flickering off faster than favored ones during the partial government shutdown, leading critics to charge that he has weaponized the country's longest funding lapse.

  • STMicro shares jump on prospects for second half of 2019
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    Reuters

    STMicro shares jump on prospects for second half of 2019

    STMicro was the top performer on France's benchmark stock index CAC 40 as of 0930 GMT, climbing by more than 8 percent and valuing the group at 11.4 billion euros (9.91 billion pounds). Investors also welcomed STMicro's fourth-quarter profitability, which came slightly above expectations despite a slowdown in net revenues. STMicro said it expected first-quarter sales to fall by about 21 percent from the last quarter of 2018, adding to a note of gloom led by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC), which also cut quarterly sales guidance.

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    Reuters

    Russia's Mechel completes $1 billion loan restructuring

    Russian steel and coal producer Mechel (MTLR.MM) has completed the restructuring of its $1 billion syndicated pre-export loan, it said on Tuesday. Mechel, at one point on the brink of bankruptcy, has been in restructuring talks with its lenders for several years. The company said the restructuring had been made possible by a credit line in euros from VTB Bank, maturing in April 2022.

  • Why to Buy Gold Stocks Even as Market Rallies
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    Investopedia

    Why to Buy Gold Stocks Even as Market Rallies

    Gold stocks are selling at attractive discounts relative to historical measures even as gold prices have bounced back 10% from their 52-week lows. This is offering investors unique opportunities to buy equity assets that could hold or even rise in value in the case of a prolonged bear market or recession, including stocks such as Newmont Mining Corp. (NEM), Goldcorp Inc. (GG), Barrick Gold Corporation (GOLD), and ETFs like VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX) and the SPDR Gold Trust (GLD). Rising gold prices and a mining industry that has become more rational in recent years through a rash of mergers has made the gold sector an alluring bargain, according to Barron's.

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

    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.

  • Northern Oil and Gas' Q4 Output to More Than Double Y/Y
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    Zacks

    Northern Oil and Gas' Q4 Output to More Than Double Y/Y

    The company expects fourth-quarter 2018 output to be at the upper end of its guided range of 35,000-36,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (Boe/d). This also indicates a massive jump from the year-ago production level of 16,742 Boe/d. This ramped up production is driven by acquisition benefits and augmented activities, as Northern Oil and Gas has brought around eight net wells online in the quarter, bringing the total net well additions to nearly 30 in 2018.

  • TomTom at a crossroads after $1 bln sale of Telematics unit
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    Reuters

    TomTom at a crossroads after $1 bln sale of Telematics unit

    The Telematics sale price was slightly higher than analysts had estimated when TomTom announced plans to sell it in September, but TomTom shares slid 6.5 percent to 7.53 euros after the deal was announced, as questions over the company's future returned to the fore. TomTom, which is debt-free, will return 750 million euros of the Telematics proceeds to shareholders via a capital repayment and keep 160 million euros to fund further development of its mapping and navigation technology, which is used in Apple maps, among others. At the price announced on Tuesday, Telematics accounts for almost half of TomTom's 1.89 billion euro market capitalisation.

  • WSJ: GE's aviation services business may be a hard sell
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    Yahoo Finance Video

    WSJ: GE's aviation services business may be a hard sell

    General Electric shares closed lower following a Wall Street Journal report saying it may be more difficult than expected to sell its aviation services business. Former Vice Chair of General Electric Beth Comstock and Yahoo Finance's Zack Guzman discuss.

  • Is PepsiCo, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:PEP) 20% ROCE Any Good?
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    Simply Wall St.

    Is PepsiCo, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:PEP) 20% ROCE Any Good?

    Today we are going to look at PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP) to see whether it might be an attractive investment prospect. To be precise, we'll consider its Return On Capital Employed (ROCE), as that will inform our view of the quality of the business. First, we'll go over how we calculate ROCE.

  • Tilray, Inc. (TLRY) Stock Sinks As Market Gains: What You Should Know
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    Zacks

    Tilray, Inc. (TLRY) Stock Sinks As Market Gains: What You Should Know

    This move lagged the S&P 500's daily gain of 0.22%. This has lagged the Medical sector's gain of 7.58% and the S&P 500's gain of 9.27% in that time. TLRY will be looking to display strength as it nears its next earnings release, which is expected to be February 12, 2019.

  • Nvidia (NVDA) Outpaces Stock Market Gains: What You Should Know
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    Zacks

    Nvidia (NVDA) Outpaces Stock Market Gains: What You Should Know

    Nvidia (NVDA) closed the most recent trading day at $149.29, moving +0.35% from the previous trading session. In that same time, the Computer and Technology sector gained 7.59%, while the S&P 500 gained 9.27%. Meanwhile, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for revenue is projecting net sales of $2.70 billion, down 7.18% from the year-ago period.

  • Vodafone, oil stocks drag FTSE 100 lower for third session
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    Reuters

    Vodafone, oil stocks drag FTSE 100 lower for third session

    Britain's top share index was lower on Thursday, underperforming its European peers, as weaker crude prices dragged oil majors lower and telecom Vodafone and pest control company Rentokil were hurt by weak sector earnings. The FTSE 100 (.FTSE) was 0.1 percent lower at 0939 GMT, on track for its third straight session of losses and its worst weekly performance since December. The FTSE 250 (.FTMC), more domestically focussed, edged higher by 0.1 percent, buoyed by financial stocks that were led by a bounce in Metro Bank after its shares crashed in the previous session.

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    Thomson Reuters StreetEvents

    Edited Transcript of PTC earnings conference call or presentation 23-Jan-19 10:00pm GMT

    Given our subscription business model where most of the revenue is recurring, this modest change in the mix of bookings slightly benefits the current year financial performance -- or guidance where we raised revenue, EPS and free cash flow for the year, but it does not have a significant impact on our long-range targets. We're confident that our workforce realignment activities in the field are behind us now and see several positive tailwinds developing in our business, such as our alliances with Rockwell Automation and ANSYS which, as they mature, could help cushion against the potentially softer demand environment.

  • Xilinx (XLNX) Surpasses Q3 Earnings and Revenue Estimates
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    Zacks

    Xilinx (XLNX) Surpasses Q3 Earnings and Revenue Estimates

    Xilinx (XLNX) came out with quarterly earnings of $0.92 per share, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $0.85 per share. This quarterly report represents an earnings surprise of 8.24%. Xilinx, which belongs to the Zacks Semiconductors - Programmable Logic industry, posted revenues of $800.06 million for the quarter ended December 2018, surpassing the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 3.79%.

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    Reuters

    German finance ministry in talks with Commerzbank, Cerberus - FAZ

    Germany's finance ministry held talks with representatives from Commerzbank (CBKG.DE) and private equity firm Cerberus (CBS.UL), one of the biggest shareholders in the country's two leading banks, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reported on Thursday. Citing a letter from a deputy finance minister to a member of Germany's parliament in response to questions, the paper said Finance Minister Olaf Scholz and his deputy Joerg Kukies held a number of meetings in recent months. Earlier this month, a finance ministry letter showed Germany's finance ministry regularly met with top Deutsche Bank (DBKGn.DE) executives in 2018, fuelling speculation of merger talks with Commerzbank.

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

    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.

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

    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.

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    Investopedia

    Worst Performing ETFs of 2018

    Direxion Daily S&P Oil & Gas Exp. Prod. Bull 3X Shares (GUSH) Performance in 2018: -74.28% (GUSH) vs. -4.4% (benchmark) 5.

  • Nasdaq (NDAQ) Reports Next Week: Wall Street Expects Earnings Growth
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    Zacks

    Nasdaq (NDAQ) Reports Next Week: Wall Street Expects Earnings Growth

    Nasdaq (NDAQ) is expected to deliver a year-over-year increase in earnings on lower revenues when it reports results for the quarter ended December 2018. This widely-known consensus outlook gives a good sense of the company's earnings picture, but how the actual results compare to these estimates is a powerful factor that could impact its near-term stock price. The stock might move higher if these key numbers top expectations in the upcoming earnings report, which is expected to be released on January 30.