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BofA Bets On Boyd Gaming's Growth, Potential
about 1 year ago by Craig Jones @ Benzinga

Boyd Gaming Corporation (NYSE: BYD) announced Dec. 18 that it agreed to pay Penn National Gaming (NASDAQ: PENN) $575 million for its Ameristar St. Latest Ratings for BYD DateFirmActionFromTo Jan 2018Bank of AmericaUpgradesNeutralBuy Oct 2017Stifel NicolausMaintainsHold Oct 2017Morgan StanleyMaintainsEqual-Weight <a href="http://www.benzinga.com/stock/BYD/ratings...

Top Ten Trading Tweets: Week 1/5/18
about 1 year ago by Steve @ New Trader U

You’re never going to get rich renting out your time. — Naval (@naval) January 5, 2018 Do not chase breakouts. If you miss a breakout, just count it as a missed trade. Dogs that chase cars end up under the wheels. — Peter Brandt (@PeterLBrandt) January 2, 2018 Krugman 1997: "The Internet’s impact on the […] The post Top Ten Trading Tweets: Week 1/5/18 appeared first on New Trader U.

Mid-Afternoon Market Update: Dow Climbs 170 Points; OHR Pharmaceutical Shares Slide
about 1 year ago by Lisa Levin @ Benzinga

Toward the end of trading Friday, the Dow traded up 0.68 percent to 25,245.93 while the NASDAQ climbed 0.62 percent to 7,121.82. The S&P also rose, gaining 0.51 percent to 2,738.00. read more

Bernstein: 10 Disruptive Forces In Payments For 2018
about 1 year ago by Wayne Duggan @ Benzinga Long Trading Ideas

The world of payments is ripe for disruption, and Bernstein's Lisa Ellis recently outlined what she said are the top 10 disruptive forces in the payments business. There's much money to be made as the world transitions to the next era of payments, the analyst said.  “Entering 2018, with most payment stocks near all-time highs and peak multiples, we believe that disruptive forces will dominate the narrative for the payments stocks." Trends To Watch Here’s a rundown of what Ellis said are the sectors top 10 disruptive forces. (See Ellis' track record here.) How To Play It With so many moving parts, it’s difficult to make predictions about how the ...<a href=http://www.benzinga.com/analyst-ratings/analyst-color/18/01/10995598/bernstei...

Western Union Rips Higher Amid Rumor Of XRP Adoption
about 1 year ago by Elizabeth Balboa @ Benzinga

What Happened: The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU) shares spiked Friday afternoon as traders circulated a report that the company was in talks with Ripple to adopt its XRP cryptocurrency this year. read more

Public and Private Sector Payroll Jobs During Presidential Terms
about 1 year ago by Bill McBride @ Calculated Risk

Here is another update of tracking employment during Presidential terms.  We frequently use Presidential terms as time markers - we could use Speaker of the House, Fed Chair, or any other marker.NOTE: Several readers have asked if I could add a lag to these graphs (obviously a new President has zero impact on employment for the month they are elected). But that would open a debate on the proper length of the lag, so I'll just stick to the beginning of each term.Important: There are many differences between these periods. Overall employment was smaller in the '80s, however the participation rate was increasing in the '80s (younger population and women joining the labor force), and the participation rate is generally declining now.  But these graphs give an overview of employment changes.The first graph shows the change in private sector payroll jobs from when each president took office until the end of their term(s). Presidents Carter and George...

Alphabet, IUSG, Zayo: 'Fast Money Halftime Report' Final Picks
about 1 year ago by Craig Jones @ Benzinga

On CNBC's "Fast Money Halftime Report", Jon Najarian said he bought Zayo Group Holdings Inc (NYSE: ZAYO) Friday. read more

A Dilutive Offering In The Offing? Oppenheimer Downgrades Synergy Pharma
about 1 year ago by Jayson Derrick @ Benzinga

Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: SGYP) announced an offering of 21 million shares of its common stock at $2.58 per share in November, and at least one Wall Street analyst said another dilutive Latest Ratings for SGYP DateFirmActionFromTo Jan 2018OppenheimerDowngradesOutperformPerform Sep 2017CitigroupMaintainsSell Jun 2017Cantor FitzgeraldInitiates Coverage On<...

What Is Melvin Capital, And What Does It Want With Electronic Arts?
about 1 year ago by Elizabeth Balboa @ Benzinga

Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) spiked 5 percent and peers more than 2 percent Friday after Melvin Capital Management increased its stake from 970,000 shares to 15.9 million. read more

Najarian Brothers See Unusual Options Activity In Textron And Apple
about 1 year ago by Craig Jones @ Benzinga

Jon Najarian spoke on CNBC's "Fast Money Halftime Report" about a bullish options activity in Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT). read more

Cisco's Transition Leads To Bank Of America Upgrade
about 1 year ago by Jayson Derrick @ Benzinga

The case for owning Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) can now be made, according to an analyst who held on to a Neutral rating dating back to April 2016. Latest Ratings for CSCO DateFirmActionFromTo Jan 2018Bank of AmericaUpgradesNeutralBuy Dec 2017Stifel NicolausReinstatesHoldHold Nov 2017ArgusMaintainsBuy View More Analyst Ratings for CSCO <a hr...

Power Generator Central Puerto Files For $100 Million IPO
about 1 year ago by SA IPO Analysis

Podcast links: market outcomes
about 1 year ago by abnormalreturns @ Abnormal Returns

Fridays are all about podcast links here at Abnormal Returns. You can check out last week’s links including a look at some...

Argus Shares Eli Lilly's Optimism, Upgrades To Buy
about 1 year ago by Elizabeth Balboa @ Benzinga

If an 8-percent quarterly dividend increase is any indication, Eli Lilly and Co (NYSE: LLY) is confident of its growth potential. Its optimism echoes with one Wall Street analyst.  Latest Ratings for LLY DateFirmActionFromTo Jan 2018ArgusUpgradesHoldBuy Nov 2017Morgan StanleyMaintainsEqual-WeightEqual-Weight Oct 2017Leerink SwannMaintainsMarket Perform <a href="http://www.benzinga.com/stock/LLY/ratings" class="article-extra-ratings-link-sing...

Genworth: Time For Plan B?
about 1 year ago by SA Editor's Picks

Teva Vs Mylan: Wells Fargo Weighs In
about 1 year ago by Wayne Duggan @ Benzinga

The past year has been a rollercoaster ride for Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (ADR) (NYSE: TEVA) and its investors. But even with the stock down 48.6 percent in the past year, investors may have more downside ahead in 2018, according to Wells Fargo.  Latest Ratings for TEVA DateFirmActionFromTo Jan 2018Wells FargoDowngradesMarket PerformUnderperform Jan 2018CitigroupUpgradesNeutralBuy Jan 2018Leerink SwannInitiates Coverage OnUnderweight ...

7 Top Picks For 2018 And Their Corresponding ETFs
about 1 year ago by Elizabeth Balboa @ Benzinga

Traders are busy building out brackets for 2018’s best competing stocks. read more

This Analyst Predicts Nike Shares Could Rise 14% In 2018
about 1 year ago by Jayson Derrick @ Benzinga

After a not so stellar performance in the first half of 2017, shares of Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE) ended the year on a positive note, which has some Wall Street analysts convinced further share gains can be seen in 2018. Latest Ratings for NKE DateFirmActionFromTo Jan 2018BuckinghamInitiates Coverage OnBuy Dec 2017ArgusUpgradesHoldBuy Nov 2017HSBCDowngradesBuyHold <a hre...