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British debt collector Cabot launches 1 bln stg London IPO

16h reuters
LONDON (Reuters) - Cabot Credit Management (IPO-CAB.L), Britain’s biggest debt collector said on Friday it would list on the London Stock Exchange, targeting a 1 billion-pound ($1.32 billion) market capitalization, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters. (54-0)

Daimler's (DDAIF) Management on Q3 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

16h seekingalpha
Welcome to the global conference call of Daimler. At our customer's request, this conference call will be recorded. A replay of the conference call will also be available as on-demand audio webcast in the Investor Relations section of the Daimler website. (61-0)

Baker Hughes' (BHGE) CEO Lorenzo Simonelli on Q3 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

16h seekingalpha
Good day, ladies and gentlemen and welcome to the Baker Hughes, a GE Company Third Quarter 2017 Earnings Call. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. Later we will conduct a question-and-answer session and instructions will follow at that time. [Operator Instructions] And as a reminder, this conference call is being recorded. (105-0)

4 Top Liquid Stocks to Buy for Stellar Returns

16h zacks
The liquidity position is indicative of whether a company’s business is heading in the right direction. Favorable liquidity may help a company see strong business growth, which in turn may drive its price performance. Liquidity is a measure of a company’s capability of meeting its debt obligations by converting its assets into liquid cash and equivalents. However, one should exercise caution before investing in such stocks. (159-0)

The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Royal Dutch Shell, Chevron, Cheniere Energy Partners, Petrobras and Tullow Oil

16h zacks
Chicago, IL – October 20, 2017 – Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include Royal Dutch Shell plc (NYSE:(RDS.A - Free Report)  – Free Report), Chevron Corporation (NYSE:(CVX - Free Report)  – Free Report), Cheniere Energy Partners, L. (112-0)

Fast Track on Tax Cuts? GE Posts Q3 Fail

16h zacks
Friday, October 20, 2017 Late Thursday — while the Chicago Cubs were busy giving up the MLB crown to the LA Dodgers — a major cog in the tax reform wheel was secured by the U.S. Congress, which set a blueprint for its budget which would allow for $1.5 trillion to be put on the books. This is a clear sign that Congress is OK’ing a giant tax cut for corporations (and perhaps high-income individuals), and this has made the pre-market this Friday plenty happy: the Dow, Nasdaq and S&P 500 futures are all up at this hour. (66-0)

Conatus' Liver Disease Drug Gets Orphan Drug Tag in the EU

16h zacks
Conatus Pharmaceuticals Inc. (CNAT - Free Report) announced that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has granted orphan drug designation (ODD) to its pipeline candidate, IDN-7314, currently undergoing a phase II study for treatment of primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC). PSC is a liver disease that affects bile ducts in liver with a possibility to eventually leading to cirrhosis and liver failure. (147-0)

Analog & Embedded to Aid Texas Instruments (TXN) Q3 Earnings

16h zacks
Texas Instruments (TXN - Free Report) or TI is scheduled to report third-quarter 2017 earnings on Oct 24 after the bell. (134-0)

Will Invisalign Drive Align Technology's (ALGN) Q3 Earnings?

16h zacks
We expect Align Technology, Inc. (ALGN - Free Report) to beat expectations when it reports third-quarter 2017 earnings on Oct 26, after market close. (84-0)

5 Broker Favorite Stocks to Keep an Eye On

16h zacks
Proper guidance is often the difference between success and failure in life. The same holds true for the investing world as well. The need for proper guidance from brokers is all the more required now as the Q3 earnings season is underway and investors will target stocks that have the potential to surpass earnings expectations in the current reporting cycle. This is because an earnings beat generally leads to stock price appreciation. (92-0)

Will Comps Growth Drive McDonald's (MCD) Q3 Earnings?

16h zacks
Burger giant, McDonald's Corp. (MCD - Free Report) , is set to report its third-quarter 2017 numbers on Oct 24, before the opening bell. We expect the company’s solid comps growth on the back of various sales and digital initiatives to drive top- and bottom-line results in the to-be-reported quarter. Meanwhile, though increased focus on refranchising is likely to boost earnings, it may hamper the quarter’s revenue growth. (58-0)

6 Stocks with Recent Price Strength to Enhance Your Returns

16h zacks
“In the stock game, winning means reaching a higher price.” However, striking the right chord each time needs a fair amount of luck. (82-0)

Honeywell (HON) Beats on Q3 Earnings & Revenues, Guides Well

16h zacks
Honeywell International Inc. (HON - Free Report) reported adjusted earnings of $1.75 a share in third-quarter 2017, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.74 by 0.6%. Notably, adjusted earnings increased 4.8% on a year-over-year basis. (134-0)

New Strong Buy Stocks for October 20th

16h zacks
Lam Research Corporation (LRCX - Free Report) : This supplier of wafer fabrication equipment and services has seen the Zacks Consensus Estimate for its current year earnings increasing 13.4% over the last 60 days. (66-0)

TechnipFMC Inks Deal to Acquire Plexus' Wellhead Business

16h zacks
Oilfield service provider TechnipFMC plc (FTI - Free Report) recently agreed to buy the Wellhead exploration equipment and services business from Plexus Holding plc for jack-up applications. This will lead to a collaboration between the two companies’ subsidiaries in order to upgrade Plexus’ technology. (75-0)

Is Hasbro (HAS) Likely to Disappoint this Earnings Season?

16h zacks
Hasbro Inc. (HAS - Free Report) is scheduled to report third-quarter 2017 results on Oct 23, before the opening bell. (70-0)

Kansas City Southern (KSU) Tops Q3 Earnings & Sales Estimates

16h zacks
Kansas City Southern’s (KSU - Free Report) third-quarter 2017 earnings (on an adjusted basis) of $1.35 surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.32 per share. The bottom line also expanded 20.5% on a year-over-year basis. (71-0)

Q3 Beats from Big Banks Fail to Boost Financial ETFs

16h zacks
The financial sector, which accounts for around one-fifth of the S&P 500 index, is now busy with Q3 earnings releases. The going is good so far, with most big banks crushing estimates on both lines (read: Fed to Hike in December? Buy Quality ETFs). (254-0)

People's United (PBCT) Beats on Q3 Earnings, Revenues Rise

16h zacks
People's United Financial Inc.’s (PBCT - Free Report) third-quarter 2017 operating earnings of 26 cents per share beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate by a cent. The reported figure was up 8.3% year over year. Higher revenues and lower provisions primarily led to earnings growth. Growth in loan and deposit balances supported the results. However, higher expenses was the undermining factor. Net income came in at $90. (122-0)

iRobot (IRBT) to Report Q3 Earnings: What's in the Offing?

16h zacks
iRobot Corporation (IRBT - Free Report) is scheduled to report third-quarter 2017 results after the market closes on Oct 24. In the past year, iRobot’s shares yielded a return of 70%, outperforming 48.3% growth recorded by the industry. (93-0)

Assurant Grows Solid in Lifestyle Market With Warranty Group

16h zacks
Assurant, Inc. (AIZ - Free Report) has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire The Warranty Group, a portfolio company of TPG Capital, in a cash-stock deal.  The transaction is expected to culminate in the first half of 2018. (93-0)

What's in Store for Realty Income (O) This Earnings Season?

16h zacks
Realty Income Corp. (O - Free Report) is scheduled to report third-quarter 2017 results after the market closes on Oct 25. Last quarter, this monthly dividend paying real estate investment trust (REIT) delivered an in-line performance, in terms of funds from operations (FFO) per share. Results indicated higher-than-expected growth in revenues. However, Realty Income has a mixed surprise history. The company surpassed estimates in two occasions and met in the other two, over the trailing four quarters, resulting in an average positive surprise of 1. (55-0)

Maxim (MXIM) Beats Q1 Earnings Estimates, Outlook Strong

16h zacks
Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (MXIM - Free Report) reported first-quarter fiscal 2018 adjusted earnings of 60 cents per share, surpassing the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 5 cents. Also, earnings were up 25.0% from the year-ago quarter. (187-0)

House flipping is making a comeback thanks to rising home prices

16h cnbc
House flipping, which declined after the financial crisis in 2008, is on the rise again, thanks to low interest rates and rising home prices. And with the renewed interest comes investors looking for a high return. (52-0)

Ericsson (ERIC) Posts Huge Q3 Loss, But Sees Improvement

16h zacks
In its third-quarter 2017 results, Ericsson’s (ERIC - Free Report) losses widened sharply, dragged by restructuring expenses and provisions as the company struggles amid challenging market conditions and a major strategic shake-up. (66-0)

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