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For full-year 2016, Western Digital retained the No. And while the stock prices of both STX and WDC declined after the quarterly results were released, WDC's stock declined in the face of a beat and full-year earnings guidance of $12/share.

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Dow transports and Dow industrials diverged in July: here's what it means.

While transports fell 4 percent last month, the Dow industrials rose almost 3 percent.

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Can Microsoft catch Amazon? Azure is part of Microsoft's (NASDAQ:MSFT) Commercial Cloud which is actually a bit larger than AWS in run-rate revenues.

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Procter & Gamble blasted Nelson Peltz's efforts to join the consumer goods conglomerate's board, saying the investor was not entitled to a seat and that he was being wrongly advised by people who were not in tune with the company's operations.

P&G's salvo comes weeks after Peltz's Trian Fund Management sought a board seat for the activist investor at the company, making P&G the largest company ever to face a proxy battle.

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Microsoft (NYSE:MSFT) is entering a new era in their company as the company continues to explore new markets (cloud computing) in the technology industry to provide services in.

Based on the financial projections in the valuation model below, this what I personally can project for earnings for Microsoft for the next seven fiscal years.

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Trump administration key departures [0.26]

Posted on Aug. 1, 2017, 4:22 p.m. by Distressed Volatility @ [source]

U.S. President Donald Trump ousted recently hired White House communications chief Anthony Scaramucci on Monday in the latest staff upheaval for the six-month-old administration.

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Big stock Apple (AAPL) reports earnings today and we’re watching a critical price level to set up the next trade to play.

Straight to the point, the critical price pivot level for Apple (AAPL) is $145 per share.

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If there is one part of the communications industry that many consumers tend to overlook, it is the cell and communications tower operators. SBA Communications Corp. (NASDAQ: SBAC) reported mixed earnings that looked a bit softer than expected on Monday, but analysts by and large call for more upside in SBA and from its two top rivals.

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Furthermore, a minimal overlapping of businesses between PepsiCo and Kraft-Heinz, a potential deal would be more palatable to regulators and also be more advantageous from the angle of product diversification. Finally, with a minimal overlapping of businesses between PepsiCo and Kraft-Heinz, a potential deal would be more palatable to regulators and also be more advantageous from the angle of product diversification.

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I wrote several bullish articles on GNC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GNC) such as My GNC Valuation, Reaching The Bottom and Managing The Debt, and therefore I would like to provide an update following 2Q 2017 earnings results. The management highlighted key milestones for a second half of the year and therefore I remain bullish.

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Leading stock exchange on Thursday said markets regulator has approved the appointment of as the bourse's new chairman.

Swarup, former Chairman of the Pension Funds Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA), has more than four decades of experience across finance, budgeting, public debt management, public policy and pension reforms.

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Fiat Hurtles Toward Oblilvion [0.03]

Posted on Aug. 1, 2017, 4:05 p.m. by 24/7 Wall St. @ [source]

In what was among the worst months overall for U.S. car sales in recent years, results for the Fiat brand of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) turned out as particularly dismal in July. Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout Study, Fiat ranked next to last among all brands.

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Easiest (and Hardest) States to Find Full-Time Work [0.09]

Posted on Aug. 1, 2017, 4:03 p.m. by 24/7 Wall St. @ [source]

The U.S. unemployment rate is currently 4.4%, nearly its lowest point in a decade. While the unemployment rate reflects the millions of Americans who are out of work and actively seeking employment, the measure does not fully capture the degree to which Americans are unable to find the jobs they want.

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Guyanese and possibly Surinamese projects won't help Exxon deal with the crummy pricing environment today, but will play a big role in the not-so-distant future. While Guyanese oil won't come into play until the turn of the decade, it's massive discoveries like these that truly have a chance of turning ExxonMobil Corporation's production trajectory around.

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Construction Spending decreased in June [-0.08]

Posted on Aug. 1, 2017, 3:57 p.m. by Calculated Risk @ [source]

Construction spending during June 2017 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,205.8 billion, 1.3 percent below the revised May estimate of $1,221.6 billion.

Spending on private construction was at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $940.7 billion, 0.1 percent below the revised May estimate of $941.3 billion.

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When crude prices skyrocketed coming out of the 2008-09 financial crisis energy giants like Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) were quick to pounce. At the time it seemed that heavy spending on growth was a surefire way to reward shareholders, oil & gas prices were so high.

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