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Compass Group's (CMPGF) CEO Richard Cousins on Q4 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

6h seekingalpha
Good morning ladies and gentleman and thank you for joining us. Today, we have the usual agenda and there will be plenty of time for question and answers at the end. Before we get going I would like to take the opportunity to reintroduce Dominic Blakemore. As you know, Dominic was recently appointed as deputy CEO and will take over from me at Easter. I would like to congratulate him and wish him every success in the future. (92-0)

Frontier Communications: Why A Dividend Reduction Is Premature As Well As Counter-Productive

10h seekingalpha
Multiple articles have now been written providing the multitude of reasons why Frontier Communications should be out of business or eliminating its dividend. (45-0)

Vipshop Holdings' (VIPS) CEO Eric Shen on Q3 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

12h seekingalpha
Ladies and gentlemen, good day to everyone and welcome to Vipshop Holdings Limited’s Third Quarter 2017 Earnings Conference Call. (41-3)

Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Align Technology, Comcast, Deere & Company, Intuit, Square, Urban Outfitters and More

14h 247wallst
The market looks for a second day in a row of gains as the futures this morning are indicating a move higher when trading begins. (233-2)

LexinFintech Closes In on IPO

15h 247wallst
LexinFintech Holdings Ltd. filed an amended F-1 form with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regarding its initial public offering. There were no pricing details given in the filing, although the offering is valued up to $500 million. The company intends to list its shares on the Nasdaq under the symbol LX. (43-0)

Intuit's (INTU) CEO Brad Smith on Q1 2018 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

2017-11-21 seekingalpha
Good afternoon. My name is James and I will be your conference facilitator. At this time, I would like to welcome everyone to Intuit’s First Quarter Fiscal Year 2018 Conference Call. [Operator Instructions] With that, I will now turn the call over to Jerry Natoli, Vice President, Finance and Treasurer. Natoli? (126-0)

CEO Sallie Krawcheck: 3 ways to get your finances in order before 2018

2017-11-20 cnbc
For many, the holiday season marks a time of festivities, gift exchanges and time off from work. But as one year comes to an end and the next approaches, this is also a great time to get your finances in order. (91-0)

Why Can’t Analysts Make Up Their Minds about Walmart?

2017-11-20 247wallst
When Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) reported earnings last week, the stock gained more than 7% for the week and boosted the retailer’s year-to-date share price gain to nearly 41%. (48-0)

4 Merrill Lynch Top Idea Energy Stocks to Buy for 2018

2017-11-20 247wallst
Despite a huge rally off the summer lows, sentiment for the energy sector still remains very weak, and oil prices have been in one of the most volatile periods in the last ten years. While all of that seems counter intuitive given the price increase, most of the top portfolio managers have been underweight energy until just recently. Toss in the current backwardation, which is a state when spot prices are higher than prices for futures contracts, creating a downward-sloping curve for futures prices, and the picture remains cloudy. (95-0)

ShotSpotter Could Get Shot Down By Lockup Expiration

2017-11-19 seekingalpha
When the SSTI IPO lockup period expires on December 4, 2017, pre-IPO shareholders and insiders will finally be able to sell large quantities of  previously-restricted restricted shares. (45-0)

How corporate greed nearly destroyed Marvel's superhero empire - Channel NewsAsia

2017-11-19 channelnewsasia
An obsession with profit and shareholders led the comics icon to bankruptcy and scandal in the 1990s. Inside the Storm looks at how Marvel came back from the brink. (39-0)

What Analysts Are Saying About Cisco After Earnings

2017-11-18 247wallst
Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) reported its most recent quarterly results this week past, and many were wondering if the company could make a comeback after being relatively stagnant for so long. This report ultimately proved the faithful investors right, and most analysts rewarded it even after the report. (41-0)

Weekend Reading for Financial Planners (November 18-19) 2017

2017-11-17 kitces
Enjoy the current installment of “weekend reading for financial planners” – this week’s edition kicks off with the news that the CFP Board has decided to issue a second draft of its proposed changes to the CFP Standards of Conduct, which is expected to be released in mid-December with a comment period running in January of 2018. Also in the news this week was a new report from PIABA that points out 5 out of the 13 “public” members of FINRA’s Board of Governors (who are supposed to represent consumers and have no ties to the industry) actually do have substantive ties to the financial services industry, which raises the significant conflict-of-interest concern that the majority of FINRA’s Board is actually comprised of industry representatives (whereas it is supposed to maintain 13-out-of-24 board seats with non-industry public governors). (138-0)

Merrill Lynch’s 2018 Pay Plan Spurs Some Dissent in Broker Ranks - WSJ

2017-11-16 wsj
Merrill Lynch’s pay plan for 2018 is stirring opposition among some veteran brokers, underscoring tensions in an industry that faces growing competitive pressure and an aging workforce. (39-0)

As Analysts Chase Cisco Targets Much Higher, $40 Looks Like Next Hurdle at Decade Highs

2017-11-16 247wallst
Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) surged higher after earnings and deferred revenues were solid. Cisco closed at $34.11 ahead of earnings, and it was trading up 6.4% at $36.30 on Thursday morning. It did not even take an hour for Cisco’s trading volume to go over 20 million shares, which is just over a full day’s normal trading volume. After many analysts have raised their price targets on Cisco, it appears, with a further help from the bull market, that Cisco may continue hitting 15-plus-year highs, with the stock set to challenge $40 in 2018. (40-0)

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