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Morgan Stanley (MS) Beats Q4 Earnings Amid Trading Weakness

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Amid trading slowdown, higher interest income and improvement in underwriting fees drove Morgan Stanley’s (MS - Free Report) fourth-quarter 2017 adjusted earnings of 84 cents per share, which handily outpaced the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 77 cents. The reported figure was 14% above the prior-year quarter. Shares of Morgan Stanley have gained more than 1.5% in pre-market trading, largely driven by impressive investment banking performance. (175-0)

UPDATE 1-Brazil offers $1 bln in reopening of 2047 dollar bond -source

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BRASILIA, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Brazil on Thursday offered an initial $1 billion worth of 2047 dollar bonds in the first sovereign debt transaction of the year, a source with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters. (93-0)

Brazil offers $1 bln in reopening of 2047 dollar bond -source

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BRASILIA, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Brazil on Thursday offered an initial $1 billion worth of 2047 dollar bonds in the first sovereign debt transaction of the year, a source with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters. (93-0)

Short Seller Who Flagged Steinhoff Irregularities Steps Forward - Bloomberg

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Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world. (134-0)

Goldman Sachs, Wells Fargo and others invest $38 million in research tech startup

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NEW YORK, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc has led a $38 million investment round by large banks in Visible Alpha, a young New York-based company that helps investment managers better value the equity research services they receive from brokers. (178-0)

Bank of America takes tax hit, vows longer-term boost

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A customer uses an ATM at a Bank of America branch in Boston, Massachusetts, October 11, 2017. — Reuters picNEW YORK, Jan 18 — Bank of America Corp’s quarterly profit was nearly chopped in half by tax-related charges but the lender’s management promised the new US tax system would eventually benefit shareholders. (79-0)

Kuwait says exit from oil cuts not on table as prices rise

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Compliance among all countries in the cuts was 125% in December, Bakheet Al-Rashidi told reporters Wednesday in Kuwait City. The rate is preliminary as not all secondary sources responsible for monitoring the compliance submitted data to OPEC. Compliance was 122% in November, the highest since the deal started in January 2017. The committee monitoring the cuts has no plans to discuss an exit strategy when it meets in Muscat, the Omani capital, he said. (82-0)

Conditions Are Perfect for Citigroup Inc Stock to Continue Its Rally

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Citigroup Inc (NYSE:C) reported a big earnings topper on Tuesday morning. The numbers (big beats on the top and bottom) sent Citigroup stock higher on the day. (79-0)

Bank of America Corp Marks Beginning of Secular Growth

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In light of recently-reported quarterly results from peers and rivals like Citigroup Inc (NYSE:C) and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM), the prior quarter’s numbers from Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC) weren’t particularly surprising. That is, B of A did rather well on most fronts, save trading, and bond trading in particular. Owners of BAC stock were also prepared to hear that the recent tax overhaul took a sizeable but one-time toll on the bottom line, even as it set the stage for major long-term growth. (171-0)

Oil extends slide on speculation hedge-fund buying went too far

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LONDON (Bloomberg) -- Oil continued to slide from a three-year high on speculation that a record long position built up by money managers leaves prices vulnerable to a pullback. (84-0)

Big U.S. lenders reap benefits of higher rates, but savers not so much

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve began steadily raising interest rates one year ago, offering a long-awaited tailwind for bank earnings because lenders can charge borrowers more for loans. (107-0)

U.S. Bancorp's (USB) Beats Q4 Earnings Estimates, Costs Up

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U.S. Bancorp’s (USB - Free Report) fourth-quarter 2017 adjusted earnings per share of 88 cents surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate by a penny. The figure came ahead of the prior-year quarter earnings of 82 cents. (110-0)

Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Apple, Cisco, Citigroup, Dollar General, Groupon, IBM, Merck, Ulta Beauty, UnitedHealth and More

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Stocks managed to close down on Tuesday after a big gap up higher, and now we have stocks looking for another big gap up on Wednesday, with S&P futures up about 10 points and Dow futures up about 100 points. The bull market is nearly nine years old, and the trend that has managed to keep working is for investors to buy the pullbacks. Still, the market was off to such a strong start that some profit-taking has been somewhat expected into earnings season. (374-0)

ROKU / Roku Inc - Stock Institutional Ownership and Shareholders -

Roku Inc (NASDAQ:ROKU) has 75 institutional investors and shareholders that have filed 13D/G or 13F forms with the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC). These institutions hold a total of 23,720,099 shares. Largest shareholders include FMR LLC / Fidelity, Tiger Global Management Llc, Citigroup Inc, Price T Rowe Associates Inc /md/, Morgan Stanley, Oxford Asset Management, Zimmer Partners, LP, Gilder Gagnon Howe & Co Llc, Lord, Abbett & Co. (123-0)

UPDATE 1-Bank of America profit slumps on $2.9 bln tax charge

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(Reuters) - Bank of America Corp’s (BAC.N) fourth-quarter profit nearly halved as it booked a $2.9 billion charge stemming from the new federal tax law. (79-0)

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