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When most of us think of a family-owned business, we may think of a local grocer or a specialty clothing or antique store in our area. In fact, the definition of a family-owned company may surprise people, but given the huge stock floats of large American corporations, some widely used benchmarks make sense.

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The government has disinvested 6.83 per cent stake in Hindustan Copper Ltd (HCL), which would fetch around Rs 400 crore to the exchequer.Through the two-day Offer for Sale (OFS) which ended on Thursday, it had planned to sell 4 per cent in HCL, with an option to retain an over subscription of up to 4 per cent. The Government is likely to get approximately Rs 400 crore from this disinvestment," a finance ministry statement said.The floor price for the share sale was fixed at Rs 64.75 per share and retail investors were offered discount of 5 per cent on the cut off price for the non-retail Category.Institutional investors bid for 5.05 crore shares, which is 1.71 times the 2.96 crore shares on offer for them.

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Starbucks will be shutting down all of Teavana's stores, which will negatively impact earnings for the next year.

Ever since Howard Schultz left as CEO in April, Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) hasn't performed in the way the market would expect it to.

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The July ISM Non-manufacturing index was at 53.9%, down from 57.4% in June. The employment index decreased in July to 53.6%, from 55.8%.

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Bearish Sentiment Spikes [0.15]

Posted on Aug. 3, 2017, 2 p.m. by Bespoke Investment Goup @ [source]

The Dow just crossed another 1,000 point threshold, and most major US equity averages are at or near all-time highs.

All those new bears this week came from the neutral camp where sentiment dropped from 41.22% down to 31.79% in what was the largest one week decline for fence-sitters since the week after the election.

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The U.S. Air Force and Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) have come up with a way to lower the cost of a new fleet of Air Force One presidential jets. Instead of building new ones, the Air Force and Boeing are close to a deal on buying two 747-8s built in 2015 that have been stored in the Mojave Desert since the Russian airline for which they were intended filed for bankruptcy.

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Will Gold and Gold Miners Break Out? [0.12]

Posted on Aug. 3, 2017, 2 p.m. by rss_stock_analysis @ [source]

Gold and gold miners have lifted to seven-week highs, underpinned by a Federal Reserve put on hold by mixed economic data as well as geopolitical catalysts that have attracted incremental fear bids.

The SPDR Gold Trust (GLD) topped out at $186 in 2011 and entered a severe downtrend that continued into the December 2015 low at $100.

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Time Warner (TWX) reported its second quarter results on Wednesday morning, which allows us to take a closer look at what AT&T's (T) acquisition of the company could mean for the acquirer. Time Warner's growth during the second quarter was driven by subscription gains for both Turner as well as Home Box Office/HBO, which saw revenues increase 13% and eight percent, respectively.

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Currently, the Company’s share price is close to the apex of its 52-week range.

Currently, the Company's share price is close to the apex of its 52-week range at approximately $56.56.

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Shares of Teva Pharmaceutical fell more than 18 percent in morning trading Thursday after the company reported lower-than-expected second-quarter earnings. Shares of the company were down nearly 14 percent this year ahead of Thursday's open.

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I have been invested in Synergy Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:SGYP) for some time. Synergy Pharmaceuticals has gone through the typical lifecycle of any small cap bio stock, and it has been exciting to watch the company grow.

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Jobless Claims Exceptionally Strong [0.12]

Posted on Aug. 3, 2017, 1:40 p.m. by Bespoke Investment Goup @ [source]

Jobless claims came in slightly better than expected this week, falling from 245K down to 240K compared to expectations of 243K. It has now been nine weeks that claims have been at or below 250K, but more importantly, it was the 126th straight week that claims were under 300K.

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After a nearly 40% decline in shares of Foot Locker (FL) since the beginning of May, I think now is finally the time to consider Foot Locker.

To determine the upside opportunity for FL, I conducted a discounted cash flow analysis [table below] and found that shares of FL are undervalued by nearly 50%.

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After last week’s collapse of health care legislation, many believe Republicans can’t afford to fail again, especially on what is widely considered their signature issue: taxes. As Scott A. Hodge, president of the conservative-leaning Tax Foundation, told me this week: “If the Republicans fail with tax reform, it would be truly catastrophic.

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School receptionist Ruth Berg and staff member John Carlson were killed in the explosion that tore through the Upper School of the Minnehaha Academy at about 10 a.m. local time on Wednesday, the school said.

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