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Demi Lovato recovering with family and 'trusted' friends — like Wilmer Valderrama

As Demi Lovato remains in the hospital following last week’s reported overdose, she’s recovering with a very select group of people by her side. “It’s only family and very close, trusted friends she’s surrounding herself with right now,” a source close to the singer tells Yahoo Entertainment. One of those “trusted” friends includes ex-boyfriend Wilmer Valderrama.

  • Murphy Oil (MUR) Earnings Expected to Grow: What to Know Ahead of Next Week's Release
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    Murphy Oil (MUR) Earnings Expected to Grow: What to Know Ahead of Next Week's Release

    Wall Street expects a year-over-year increase in earnings on higher revenues when Murphy Oil (MUR) reports results for the quarter ended December 2018. While this widely-known consensus outlook is important in gauging the company's earnings picture, a powerful factor that could impact 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 January 30.

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    MarketWatch

    S&P 500 earnings growth outlook edges up again for Q4, but keeps falling for Q1

    With about 15% of the S&P 500 (spx) having reported fourth-quarter earnings through Wednesday morning, the growth outlook from a year ago has increased slightly, but the outlook for the first quarter keeps slowing. The blended growth estimate for the S&P 500, which includes reported results and estimates of reports still to come, is 10.8%, compared with a 10.7% estimate on Jan. 18 and a 10.6% estimate as of Jan. 11, which was just before the start of earnings season. But the growth estimate for the first quarter has declined to just under 1% from 1.3% on Friday and 1.9% on Jan. 11.

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    See what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about MKS Instruments Inc.

    NASDAQ/NGS:MKSI Summary ETFs holding this stock are seeing positive inflows but are weakening Bearish sentiment is low Short interest | Positive Short interest is extremely low for MKSI with fewer than 1% of shares on loan. This could indicate that investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices are not currently targeting MKSI. ETF/Index ownership | Negative ETF activity is negative and may be weakening.

  • What Did Apollo Know That the Short-Sellers Didn't?
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    Bloomberg

    What Did Apollo Know That the Short-Sellers Didn't?

    The U.S. private equity firm has agreed to pay 3.3 billion pounds ($4.3 billion) for U.K. plastic packaging company RPC Group Plc. For the deal to make sense, the buyer has to know something that the many investors who were shorting the stock, and other potential acquirers, do not. Until a few years ago, the market cheered RPC as it bought one company after another. In July, with the shares trading at 775 pence, RPC's chairman put the company up for sale with some unsubtle comments at the annual shareholder meeting.

  • Here's What Motorola Solutions, Inc.'s (NYSE:MSI) ROCE Can Tell Us
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    Simply Wall St.

    Here's What Motorola Solutions, Inc.'s (NYSE:MSI) ROCE Can Tell Us

    Today we'll look at Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:MSI) and reflect on its potential as an investment. To be precise, we'll consider its Return On Capital Employed (ROCE), as that will inform our view of the quality of the business. Firstly, we'll go over how we calculate ROCE.

  • Wintrust Financial Corp (WTFC) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference Call Transcript
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    Motley Fool

    Wintrust Financial Corp (WTFC) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference Call Transcript

    Following a review of the results by Edward Wehmer, Chief Executive Officer and President and David Dykstra, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, there will be a formal question-and-answer session. The company's forward-looking assumptions that could cause the actual results to differ materially from the information discussed during this call are detailed in the fourth quarter 2018 earnings press release and in the company's most recent Form 10-K and any subsequent filings on file with the SEC.

  • Littelfuse (LFUS) Earnings Expected to Grow: Should You Buy?
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    Littelfuse (LFUS) Earnings Expected to Grow: Should You Buy?

    Wall Street expects a year-over-year increase in earnings on higher revenues when Littelfuse (LFUS) reports results for the quarter ended December 2018. While this widely-known consensus outlook is important in gauging the company's earnings picture, a powerful factor that could impact 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 January 30.

  • Here's how PayPal is helping government workers affected ...
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    Here's how PayPal is helping government workers affected ...

    Dan Schulman, CEO of PayPal, sits down with "Squawk Box" in Davos to explain how PayPal is trying to help the government workers affected by the shutdown as it enters its second month.

  • QuinStreet (QNST) Earnings Expected to Grow: Should You Buy?
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    QuinStreet (QNST) Earnings Expected to Grow: Should You Buy?

    The market expects QuinStreet (QNST) 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 stock might move higher if these key numbers top expectations in the upcoming earnings report, which is expected to be released on January 30.

  • Why PetMed Express Stock Just Dropped 10%
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    Motley Fool

    Why PetMed Express Stock Just Dropped 10%

    PetMed Express (NASDAQ: PETS) stock is looking sick as a dog this morning, with shares of the online pet pharmacy down 10.2% as of noon EST after the report of fiscal Q3 2018 earnings results that fell short of expectations. Sales held firm year over year, yet PetMed said its profits declined 14%, a fact CEO Menderes Akdag blamed on a "much more competitive" market that forced PetMed to give customers "additional discounts ... to stimulate sales" -- but in which those discounts did not, in fact, result in additional sales. Arguably worse, PetMed's CEO indicated that the company will have to "continue to be aggressive with pricing and promotions" to maintain market share, and even "increase advertising to address this more competitive online market." That means that profits, down already in Q3, probably won't be recovering anytime soon.

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    MarketWatch

    UPDATE: JetBlue shares up 2.5% premarket after airline tops profit and revenue estimates for Q4

    The company said it had net income of $169 million, or 55 cents a share, in the fourth quarter, down from $654 million, or $2.03 a share, in the year-earlier period, when earnings were boosted by a tax benefit. Adjusted per-share earnings came to 50 cents, ahead of the FactSet consensus of 43 cents. Revenue rose to $1.97 billion from $1.76 billion, also ahead of the FactSet consensus of $1.96 billion.

  • Five Prime Therapeutics, Inc. (FPRX) Shares March Higher, Can It Continue?
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    Five Prime Therapeutics, Inc. (FPRX) Shares March Higher, Can It Continue?

    As of late, it has definitely been a great time to be an investor in Five Prime Therapeutics, Inc. FPRX. The stock has moved higher by 31.7% in the past month, while it is also above its 20 Day SMA too.

  • Gold's Gym is taking over vacated Sears locations
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    MarketWatch

    Gold's Gym is taking over vacated Sears locations

    Residents of Middleton, N.Y., might be losing a Sears Holding Corp. location, but they're gaining a Gold's Gym. This January, Gold's Gym, the 54-year-old health club company, will be opening a new location in what was once a Sears, the company told MarketWatch. Sears (SHLDQ)  has closed hundreds of stores in recent years as its sales have collapsed, announcing 80 additional closures of both the Sears and Kmart banners just recently.

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    PetMed Express shares fall 10% after earnings miss

    PetMed Express Inc. shares (pets) fell about 10% Tuesday, after the company posted weaker-than-expected earnings for its fiscal third quarter. Delray Beach, Fla.-based PetMed said it had net income of $7.8 million or 38 cents a share, in the quarter, down from 49.1 million, or 44 cents a share, in the year-earlier period. "The market was much more competitive during the quarter, and as a result we gave additional discounts to our customers to stimulate sales, which had a negative effect on our gross margins," Chief Executive Menderes Akdag said in a statement.

  • 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.

  • NantHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ:NH): What Does Its Beta Value Mean For Your Portfolio?
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    Simply Wall St.

    NantHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ:NH): What Does Its Beta Value Mean For Your Portfolio?

    Some investors use beta as a measure of how much a certain stock is impacted by market risk (volatility). While we should keep in mind that Warren Buffett has cautioned that 'Volatility is far from synonymous with risk', beta is still a useful factor to consider. To make good use of it you must first know that the beta of the overall market is one.

  • 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.

  • Here's where a cybersecurity firm CEO thinks data securit...
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    Here's where a cybersecurity firm CEO thinks data securit...

    Nikesh Arora, CEO at Palo Alto Networks, joins "Squawk Box" at the World Economic Forums at Davos to discuss data security and the digital future.

  • Why Bausch (BHC) is Poised to Beat Earnings Estimates Again
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    Why Bausch (BHC) is Poised to Beat Earnings Estimates Again

    For the last reported quarter, Bausch came out with earnings of $1.15 per share versus the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $0.87 per share, representing a surprise of 32.18%. For the previous quarter, the company was expected to post earnings of $0.81 per share and it actually produced earnings of $0.93 per share, delivering a surprise of 14.81%. Price and EPS Surprise With this earnings history in mind, recent estimates have been moving higher for Bausch.

  • 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.

  • Goldman Says Bank Shares Likely to Keep Rallying as Loans Grow
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    Bloomberg

    Goldman Says Bank Shares Likely to Keep Rallying as Loans Grow

    U.S. bank shares will probably continue to outperform, at least in the short-run, after better-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings and outlooks and their cheap stock prices finally broke a losing streak, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. analyst Richard Ramsden wrote in a note. To contact the reporter on this story: Felice Maranz in New York at fmaranz@bloomberg.net For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com ©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

  • Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) Gains But Lags Market: What You Should Know
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    Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) Gains But Lags Market: What You Should Know

    Heading into today, shares of the chipmaker had gained 18.68% 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 AMD as it approaches its next earnings release, which is expected to be January 29, 2019. In that report, analysts expect AMD to post earnings of $0.09 per share.

  • Will Progress in Production Aid Tesla's (TSLA) Q4 Earnings?
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    Will Progress in Production Aid Tesla's (TSLA) Q4 Earnings?

    The Zacks Consensus Estimate for Total Automotive revenues for the soon-to-be-released quarter is pegged at $6.4 billion. The company registered Total Automotive revenues of $6.1 in third-quarter 2018. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for Energy, Generation and Storage revenues for the soon-to-be-released quarter is pegged at $403 million.

  • Align Has a Lot Riding on Its Next Earnings Report
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    Motley Fool

    Align Has a Lot Riding on Its Next Earnings Report

    Let's take a look at the company's most recent quarter and what led to the late-year plummet to find insight into what investors can expect from the company's upcoming earnings release. Align has been producing impressive growth lately, and that was largely still intact.  The company generated record revenue of $505.3 million for the third quarter, an increase of 31% year over year, which topped the high end of management's forecast. Revenue from the segment increased 25% year over year to $427 million, while sales of scanners and services hit $78 million, a 79% increase.

  • 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.