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[ August 4, 2015 | Author: admin | Views: 88413 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

Japanese shares led most Asian markets higher Friday as the dollar edged towards a multi-year high against the yen. The U.S. Federal Reserves forthcoming policy meeting, scheduled to finish next Wednesday, remained the main event on the horizon. After the U.S. posted a strong November labor report last week, expectations have increased for an imminent reduction of the central banks stimulus measures, which some think could start as early as next week. Reuters Enlarge Image A panel displays world market indexes at an exhibition hall of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. As a result, the dollar strengthened 0.9% overnight against the yen (USDJPY) and continued to push higher in Asian trading. At 楼103.56, the greenback was back within striking distance of the 楼103.74 high it reached in May. Best Asian Companies To Watch In Right Now: KaloBios Pharmaceuticals Inc (KBIO) KaloBios Pharmaceuticals, Inc., is a United States-based company, which develops … Continue reading

[ August 3, 2015 | Author: admin | Views: 25116 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

To have public- and private-sector leaders think alike is refreshing. During a recent EIA conference in Washington, D.C., Southern Co. (NYSE: SO  ) CEO Tom Fanning reiterated points made by both President Obama and Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz. His three points revolved around improving the capability of the United States to effectively and efficiently produce and distribute necessary electricity power. Based on his three points, it is clear that we have some work to do, but momentum is being generated in a positive direction. Utilizing the full portfolio of energy options is priority No. 1, and Southern Co. is providing a great blueprint for how this could roll out. The other two points he believes are critical are that we need to make it a national priority and shore up our country’s financial situation. Speaking of a full portfolio, nuclear energy and other renewable sources have been key components of … Continue reading

[ August 3, 2015 | Author: admin | Views: 90436 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

Small cap installment loan and consumer financestock World Acceptance Corp (NASDAQ: WRLD), a potential peer of small cap Regional Management Corp (NYSE: RM) andmid capSpringleaf Holdings Inc (NYSE: LEAF), has elevated short interest of 38.72% according to However, World Acceptance Corp got on the radar of the shorts when the company disclosed that its being investigated by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureaufor its lending practices. Why is World Acceptance Corp Being Shorted? Small cap World Acceptance Corp began offeringaffordable installment loans in 1962 in South Carolina and soonexpanded to Georgia and Texas. Today, the companyhas a branch network of more than 1,200 locations in 15 states (Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin) and in Mexico offering loan product services. All ofthese branches are fully licensed in and supervised by each states regulatory agency with all loans subject … Continue reading

[ August 1, 2015 | Author: admin | Views: 32561 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

There is no joy in Joy Global (JOY). Agence France-Presse/Getty Images Shares of Joy Global, which competes with the likes of Caterpillar (CAT), Terex (TEX) and Deere (DE), have plunged today after the machinery maker announced disappointing earnings and guidance. The Wall Street Journal has the details on Joy Global’s earnings and guidance: Joy expects full-year per-share earnings of $3 to $3.50 on revenue of $3.6 billion and $3.8 billion. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters recently expected full-year earnings of $3.68 a share on $3.8 billion in revenue. For the quarter ended Oct. 25, Joy Global reported a profit of $26.8 million, or 25 cents a share, down from $212.6 million, or $1.99 a share, last year. Excluding unusual items, per-share earnings fell to $1.11 from $2.10. Sales also dropped 35% to $1.18 billion. Top 10 Machinery Companies To Buy For 2016: Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (HDD) Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG is … Continue reading

[ July 31, 2015 | Author: admin | Views: 16318 | Weather: | Mood: normal]

Ted S. Warren/AP A brutal winter for U.S. airlines is finally expected to warm up and deliver record passenger levels this spring according to the latest industry forecast. Airlines for America, an industry trade group that represents the interests of nine domestic carriers, estimates more than 129 million people (2.1 million per day) will take domestic flights in March and April. Another 17.1 million people are expected to board international flights with U.S. airlines this month and next. “We attribute the increase in spring air travel to rising U.S. household net worth, an improving economy, and the affordability of air travel,” said John Heimlich, Airlines for America vice president and chief economist. If the forecasts hold up, it will be a much welcomed rebound after a terrible start to the year for airlines crippled by a series of snow storms and bitter cold. So far this year, more than 78,000 … Continue reading