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A Concrete Play On Trump's Infrastructure Plan With This ETF
over 1 year ago by ETF Professor @ Benzinga ETFs

As is the case with most of his initiatives, President Donald Trump's infrastructure plan is controversial.  Still, Trump's plan to shore up American bridges, highways, roads and other infrastructure items by spending up to $1 trillion was a centerpiece of his 2016 presidential campaign. Predictably, speculation regarding increased infrastructure spending was thought to be a boon for an array of infrastructure exchange traded funds. The problem is that many legacy infrastructure ETFs are global funds, meaning they are not dedicated to U.S. stocks. That changed with the debut of the Global X U.S. Infrastructure Development ETF (CBOE: PAVE) last March. Highlighting its sensitivity to U.S. infrastructure headlines, ...Full story available on</p...

Citi Analyst Sees Roku Falling 45%, Downgrades To Sell
over 1 year ago by Jayson Derrick @ Benzinga

Aftera huge runup since its September IPO, it's only natural for some Wall Street analysts to start suggesting investors sell Roku Inc (NASDAQ: ROKU) and pocket their gains. Latest Ratings for ROKU DateFirmActionFromTo Jan 2018CitigroupDowngradesNeutralSell Jan 2018Morgan StanleyDowngradesEqual-WeightUnderweight Nov 2017NeedhamReiteratesBuyBuy </tabl...

This Day In Market History: Ford Doubles Minimum Wage, Slashes Workday
over 1 year ago by Elizabeth Balboa @ Benzinga

Each day, Benzinga takes a look back at a notable market-related moment that happened on this date. read more

Benzinga's Top Upgrades, Downgrades For January 5, 2018
over 1 year ago by Lisa Levin @ Benzinga

Top Upgrades Analysts at Bank of America upgraded Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) from Neutral to Buy. Cisco shares rose 1.38 percent to $39.53 in pre-market trading. read more

Aetna Acquisition Puts CVS Growth Prospects Back In Good Health
over 1 year ago by Jayson Derrick @ Benzinga

CVS Health Corp (NYSE: CVS)'s proposed acquisition of Aetna Inc (NYSE: AET) is reason enough for at least one Wall Street analyst to turn bullish. Latest Ratings for CVS DateFirmActionFromTo Jan 2018Morgan StanleyUpgradesEqual-WeightOverweight Jan 2018Raymond JamesUpgradesOutperformStrong Buy Dec 2017Deutsche BankInitiates Coverage On</...

Comments on December Employment Report
over 1 year ago by Bill McBride @ Calculated Risk

The headline jobs number was below consensus expectations at 148 thousand, probably somewhat due to weather (snow) during the reference week in December (Weather was the reason I took the "under"). The previous two months were revised down slightly by a combined 9 thousand jobs.Earlier: December Employment Report: 148,000 Jobs Added, 4.1% Unemployment RateIn December, the year-over-year change was 2.055 million jobs. This is still generally trending down.Average Hourly Earnings<img alt="Wages CES, Nominal and Real" border="0" src="https://4.bp.blogs...

December Employment Report: 148,000 Jobs Added, 4.1% Unemployment Rate
over 1 year ago by Bill McBride @ Calculated Risk

From the BLS: Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 148,000 in December, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 4.1 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment gains occurred in health care, construction, and manufacturing.... The change in total nonfarm payroll employment for October was revised down from +244,000 to +211,000, and the change for November was revised up from +228,000 to +252,000. With these revisions, employment gains in October and November combined were 9,000 less than previously reported....In December, average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls rose by 9 cents to $26.63. Over the year, average hourly earnings have risen by 65 cents, or 2.5 percent. emphasis added <a href="

Canopy Growth: Best Way To Play The Cannabis Industry
over 1 year ago by SA Editor's Picks

How Did New America Stocks Do During 2017? You Be The Judge
over 1 year ago by JUSTIN NIELSEN @ IBD: The New America

In an IBD index based on the New America names, the 2017 performance was 30.4% versus 19.4% for the S&P 500.

Jim Cramer Shares His Thoughts On Bank Of America, Square, And More
over 1 year ago by Craig Jones @ Benzinga

Jim Cramer said on CNBC's "Mad Money Lightning Round" that PG&E Corporation (NYSE: PCG) is too risky. read more

A Peek Into The Markets: U.S. Stock Futures Gain; All Eyes On Jobs Report
over 1 year ago by Lisa Levin @ Benzinga

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Biotech: The Tide Is Turning
over 1 year ago by SA Editor's Picks

Mike Khouw Sees Unusual Options Activity In Scotts Miracle-Gro Co
over 1 year ago by Craig Jones @ Benzinga

On CNBC's "Options Action", Mike Khouw said that the options volume in Scotts Miracle-Gro Co (NYSE: SMG) was 10 times the average daily options volume, while the put options volume reached 40 times the average daily put opti read more

Brazil, Malaysia, And Emerging Market ETFs: 'Fast Money' Picks For January 5
over 1 year ago by Craig Jones @ Benzinga ETFs

On CNBC's "Fast Money Final Trade", Tim Seymour recommended a long position in iShares MSCI Malaysia Index Fund (ETF) (NYSE: EWM). He thinks the stock ...Full story available on