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3 Stocks Set to Beat Q1 Earnings Estimates

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Stocks opened slightly higher on Wednesday as investors begin to reap some rewards from the start of first quarter earnings season. Despite this recent market momentum, uncertainty is still present, which means investors need to continue to utilize Q1 earnings season in order to look for stocks set to top earnings estimates.

 
The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: UnitedHealth, Netflix, Caterpillar, M&T Bank and Infosys

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Chicago, IL – April 19, 2018 – 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 UnitedHealth (UNH - Free Report) , Netflix (NFLX - Free Report) , Caterpillar (CAT - Free Report) , M&T Bank (MTB - Free Report) and Infosys (INFY - Free Report) .

 
2018 Q1 Hedge Fund Letters – UPDATED 4/17 Pabrai, Locus Wood, Active-Passive, $$ & More

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Want market-beating yield in today's zero-interest world? The right dividend stocks could boost your returns 345%.

 
U.S. first-time unemployment claims dip to 232,000

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The total value of bonds in the lowest rung of the high-grade universe is bigger than the output of the world’s fifth-largest economy. Its growth is raising alarm bells for some analysts. Full Story

 
Manole Capital: 2nd Quarter 2018 Newsletter

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During the chaos of the Financial Crisis, the S&P 500 bottomed out at 677 on March 9, 2009. On that day, there was no signal or “all clear sign” that indicated it was safe to re-enter the market. Quite the contrary, it was hectic and filled with uncertainty. Nine years later, with the S&P 500 above 2,500, the market generates a return of over 250%.

 
Sky reports strong quarter before bid battle steps up

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Sky , the pay-TV group at the center of a takeover battle between Fox, Disney and Comcast, reported a strong third quarter on Thursday, underlining its appeal to rival U.S. entertainment groups who want to expand in Europe.

 
Sky reports strong quarter before bid battle steps up

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LONDON (Reuters) - Sky (SKYB.L), the pay-TV group at the center of a takeover battle between Fox, Disney and Comcast, reported a strong third quarter on Thursday, underlining its appeal to rival U.S. entertainment groups who want to expand in Europe.

 
U.S. stock futures search for a catalyst as earnings stay in focus - MarketWatch

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U.S. stock-index futures pointed to a roughly flat open Thursday, putting the main gauges on track for a second-straight day of muted action.

 
Assessing Value In The Digital Economy

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If the goal is to assess corporate value in the new digital economy, the answer is "yes," because business models have changed so much since valuation practices began in the industrial era. In 2015, Tom Goodwin, executive vice president and head of innovation at Zenith USA, summed up the strangeness of the new economy when he said, "Uber (UBER), the world's largest taxi company, owns no vehicles. Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), the world's most popular media owner, creates no content.

 
PRESS DIGEST-New York Times business news - April 19

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April 19 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the New York Times business pages. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

 
Weekly Edge: Earnings Season Is Upon Us

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Companies in the United States - among them, Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX), Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS), and UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) -have begun reporting their earnings for the first quarter of 2018, and the results have been strong so far. According to MarketWatch, earnings growth is expected to be 17.3% for S&P components, which is the fastest rate of expansion since 2011. The Wall Street Journal noted that 74% of the 43 companies that have reported earnings beat expectations.

 
UPDATE 1-At last minute, AT&T withdraws planned IPO of its Vrio Corp unit

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April 18 (Reuters) - AT&T Inc has withdrawn its planned initial public offering of Vrio Corp, its DirecTV business in Latin America, just hours before the new stock was to start trading.

 
Earnings Watchlist

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In my last Monday Musings post, I shared 5 tips to help have a successful earnings season as an investor. Now, I wanted to share my specific watchlist that I have researched thoroughly and am anxiously waiting to possibly add to my portfolio.

 
AT&T unit Vrio postpones IPO - source

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(Reuters) - The initial public offering of Vrio Corp, AT&T Inc’s (T.N) DirecTV business in Latin America, has been postponed, a source familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

 
Top Stock Reports for UnitedHealth, Netflix & Caterpillar

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The Zacks Research Daily presents the best research output of our analyst team. Today's Research Daily features new research reports on 16 major stocks, including UnitedHealth (UNH), Netflix (NFLX) and Caterpillar (CAT). These research reports have been hand-picked from the roughly 70 reports published by our analyst team today.

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2018-04-18 - Asif

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2018-04-16 - Asif

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2018-04-16 - Asif

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2018-04-15 - Asif

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2018-04-12 - Asif

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