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Company Overview and News
One stock that might be an intriguing choice for investors right now is Capital One Financial Corporation (COF - Free Report) . This is because this security in the Financial - Consumer Loans space is seeing solid earnings estimate revision activity, and is in great company from a Zacks Industry Rank perspective.
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Millennials are known for two things when it comes to working: They’re very picky about the type of company they work for, and they’re not afraid to move around until they find the right work environment.
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(Aug 8): Barry Sternlicht’s Starwood Property Trust Inc agreed to buy a General Electric Co energy-finance business for US$2.56 billion to expand beyond real estate holdings.
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Credit Acceptance Corporation’s (CACC - Free Report) second-quarter 2018 adjusted earnings of $6.95 per share surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $6.44. Also, the figure compared favorably with the year-ago quarter’s earnings of $5.22. Results were aided by an increase in revenues and lower provisions. Also, the balance sheet remained strong during the reported quarter. However, an increase in expenses was the undermining factor.
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The second quarter earnings season is in full swing and big names in the consumer loans industry have already come out with their results. The companies have reported impressive revenue and earnings growth along with manageable credit costs and solid loan growth. Improving consumer confidence, lower unemployment rate and higher disposable income should drive the performance of consumer loan stocks.
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Discover Financial Services’ (DFS - Free Report) second-quarter 2018 adjusted earnings of $1.91 per share surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 1.06%. The bottom line also rose 36.4% year over year on higher revenues.
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Ally Financial Inc.’s (ALLY - Free Report) second-quarter 2018 adjusted earnings of 83 cents per share surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 71 cents. Also, the bottom line compares favorably with the prior-year quarter’s figure of 58 cents. Results benefited from a marginal increase in total net revenues and lower provisions. Also, improvement in loans and deposit balances was a positive factor.
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(Reuters) - Walmart Inc (WMT.N) has chosen Capital One Financial Corp (COF.N) as the new issuer of its store credit card, ending a partnership with Synchrony Financial, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter.
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Mastercard Incorporated (MA - Free Report) reported adjusted earnings of $1.66 per share, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.53. Earnings improved 48% year over year (on a currency neutral basis). Improved revenues drove the earnings upside.
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The market managed to hammer out a solid 0.9% rally on Wednesday, but it’s not quite clear how. Of the day’s biggest winners, none of them were market-leading names. On the flipside, a handful of the day’s biggest losers were well-known tickers. AT&T (NYSE:T) was chief among them, losing more than 4% of its value on a mixed earnings report.
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Capital One Financial Corporation (COF - Free Report) is looking like an interesting pick from a technical perspective, as the company is seeing favorable trends on the moving average crossover front. Recently, the 50 Day Moving Average for COF broke out above the 200 Day Simple Moving Average, suggesting a short-term bullish trend.
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Visa Inc. (V - Free Report) reported third-quarter fiscal 2018 (ended Jun 30, 2018) earnings of $1.20 per share, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 11.11%. Also, the bottom line improved 39% year over year.
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Capital One Financial (COF) is breaking out higher on strengthening fundamentals. Rising interest rates and a strong consumer credit environment are leading to both top- and bottom-line growth. Its share price is similarly breaking out higher following months of consolidation. I am buying stock in this name as its operational improvements should lead to investor optimism.
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2018-08-13 - Asif
Core Business At Ballard, Ballard Power Systems is building a clean energy growth company. Ballard Power Systems is recognized as a world leader in proton exchange membrane (“PEM”) fuel cell power system development and commercialization. The company's principal business is the design, development, manufacture, sale and service of PEM fuel cell products for a variety of applications, focusing on its power product markets of Heavy-Duty Motive (consisting of bus, truck, rail and marine applications), Portable Power, Material Handling and Backup Power, as well as the delivery of Technology Solutions, including engineering services, technology transfer, and the license and sale of its extensive intellectual property portfolio and fundamental knowledge for a variety of fuel cell applications. A fuel cell is an environmentally clean electrochemical device that combines hydrogen fuel with oxygen (from the air) to produce electricity. The hydrogen fuel can be obtained from natural g...
2018-08-13 - Asif
Overview Marathon Patent Group was incorporated in the State of Nevada on February 23, 2010 under the name Verve Ventures, Inc. On December 7, 2011, the company changed its name to American Strategic Minerals Corporation and were engaged in exploration and potential development of uranium and vanadium minerals business. In June 2012, the company discontinued its minerals business and began to invest in real estate properties in Southern California. In October 2012, the company discontinued its real estate business when its former CEO joined the firm and the company commenced its IP licensing operations, at which time the Company’s name was changed to Marathon Patent Group, Inc. On November 1, 2017, the company entered into a merger agreement with Global Bit Ventures, Inc. (“GBV”), which is focused on mining digital assets. Marathon Patent Group has since purchased its cryptocurrency mining machines and established a data center in Canada to mine digital assets. Following the me...
2018-08-13 - Asif
Business and Organization Endocyte, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company and leader in developing targeted therapies for the treatment of cancer. The Company uses drug conjugation technology to create novel therapeutics and companion imaging agents for personalized targeted therapies. The agents actively target receptors that are over-expressed on diseased cells relative to healthy cells, such as prostate specific membrane antigen (“PSMA”) in prostate cancer. This targeted approach is designed to safely enable the delivery of highly potent drug payloads. The companion imaging agents are designed to identify patients whose disease over-expresses the target of the therapy and who are therefore more likely to benefit from treatment. In September 2017, the Company entered into a Development and License Agreement (the “License Agreement”) with ABX advanced biochemical compounds – Biomedizinische Forschungsreagenzien GmbH (“ABX”), pursuant to which the Company acquired exclusive ...
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