Apple (AAPL) has delivered a very strong Q3 2017 result, with growth in all its product categories. However, in spite of being one the most followed companies globally, I still feel that the stock is actually underappreciated by investors and that they are not yet grasping the full potential of Apple's Services segment.

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Urban Outfitters (URBN) has just reported earnings and shares are getting rallying hard. It is worth noting that net sales increased 2.9% at the Free People brand, but fell 4.0% at the Anthropologie Group and cratered 7.9% at Urban Outfitters.

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Construction spending for the second quarter is off to a slow start as judged by housing starts.

Mortgage News Daily reports Construction Indicators Slide, Housing Starts Suffer.

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A 32-year-old woman killed when a suspected white nationalist crashed his car into anti-racist demonstrators in Charlottesville was being remembered on Wednesday at a memorial service in this southern U.S. college town.

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Depending on the penetration rate, we believe this deal is worth somewhere between $10 and $180 million over the life of the deal. So, depending on the ultimate penetration rate, the company's expectations imply that this deal is worth somewhere between $10 and $180 million over the life of the deal.

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Then the thesis that HD is an anti-AMZN, as it were, and that the Amazon Effect may wane, freeing HD to move to a P/E premium to the SPY.

The bull thesis in this article is two-fold for Home Depot (HD).

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Comments on July Housing Starts [-0.01]

Posted on Aug. 16, 2017, 2:44 p.m. by Calculated Risk @ [source]

The housing starts report released this morning showed starts were down 4.8% in July compared to June, and were down 5.6% year-over-year compared to July 2016.

Note that multi-family starts are volatile month-to-month, and has seen wild swings over the last year.

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It's deja vu all over again for Shake Shack (NYSE: SHAK) .

And although the market reacted as it did last time -- dropping the stock on the report before bidding Shake Shack's shares back up -- investors should prepare themselves for another long slog down.

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Privately-owned housing starts in July were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,155,000.

Privately-owned housing units authorized by building permits in July were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,223,000.

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Target – The retailer reported adjusted quarterly profit of $1.23 per share, four cents a share above estimates. Target also beat forecasts on the top line, in its second quarter comparable sales, and in its third-quarter and full-year outlook.

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During the week, mortgage loan rates fell on three of the five loan types that the MBA tracks.

The seasonally adjusted purchase index decreased by 2% compared with the week ended August 4.

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10 Funds That Are Better Than They Look [0.09]

Posted on Aug. 16, 2017, 11 a.m. by Morningstar Articles @ [source]

The past three years have rewarded risk-taking.

The past few years have not been easy ones for BBH Core Select, but it remains an excellent fund, says senior analyst David Kathman.

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Britain's unemployment labor market bucked tepid economic growth in the second quarter as the unemployment rate unexpectedly fell to its lowest since 1975, official data showed on Wednesday.

The unemployment rate in the three months to the end of June fell to 4.4 percent, against the average forecast for it to hold at 4.5 percent in a Reuters poll of economists.

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Stock market overreactions are pretty commonplace. Sure, Q2 earnings came in about 4.8% below estimates, but the stock briefly plunged by more than 25% from the prior day’s close.

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NEW DELHI: Indian retail investors pump in nearly Rs 5,000 crore into equity mutual funds through the systematic investment plan (SIP) route every month. On the other hand, the same Rs 37,000 invested at one go in this scheme would have yielded 20.75 per cent.“We have always been recommending investors to take exposure to the market via SIP or STP route.

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Brown-Forman's (NYSE:BF.B) share price has been just about flat since roughly mid-2014. Over the trailing twelve months, Brown-Forman generated $621 million in free cash flow after adjusting for changes in working capital.

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However, gains were capped as Street remianed cautious after the government deregistered and shut more than 1.75 lakh 'shell' or paper companies with doctored accounts based on data mined from demonetisation signalling the government’s intent to go after tax dodgers.

Photo: Shutterstock However, the wholesale price index (WPI) rate doubled to 1.88% in July, against 0.9% in June.

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This chart does not represent Chicago Bridge & Iron's recent sell-off.

My point is that Chicago Bridge & Iron is a highly cyclical stock.

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Priceline stock is well positioned for attractive returns when considering profitability, growth prospects, and valuation.

Priceline stock is down by nearly 10% after earnings on disappointing guidance for the third quarter of 2017.

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Can You Trust Your Financial Advisor? [0.17]

Posted on Aug. 15, 2017, 11:36 p.m. by Latest Articles in Stocks @ [source]

There is a disconnect in the financial industry, and it is yet to be resolved.

The problem is that too many people who work as financial advisors aren't legally required to have their clients' best interests at heart.

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