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Chemical Industry Recovers From Hurricanes, October Output Up

The global chemical industry has gotten off to a positive start in the fourth quarter with October seeing a rise in chemical production on the back of a recovery of the U.S. chemical industry from the effects of hurricanes and an upswing in the world economy, per the monthly report from the American Chemistry Council released yesterday.

Positive October Readings

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Senate prepares to vote on skinny ACA change proposal

Vice President Breaks Health Bill Debate Tie

Votes held today show the Republicans may still have a chance to push an Affordable Care Act (ACA) change bill through the Senate.

Seven Republican senators, including some who usually stick with other Republicans on major votes,....More>>>

Can Luxfer Translate Its Skillset Into Real Results?

Leadership is a funny word – you can be the best at something, but if that “something” isn’t all that valuable, then it’s hard to make real money from that leadership. That’s my initial impression of Luxfer (NYSE:LXFR) as I do believe this company has a strong position in specialty metal and metal products (including magnesium alloys/powders, zirconium,....More>>>

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The airline industry

Passenger air transportation is a quintessential cyclical industry operating in an intensely competitive market. This is evident when the evolving competitive dynamics of the industry is examined within the framework of the Five Forces Analysis (Michael Porter; Fig. 1).

dow stock: Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd(TNP)


Top 5 Gold Stocks To Invest In Right Now

U.S. equities drifted lower on Thursday, risking a breakdown out of a tight two-month consolidation range just one day ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump. This seems, on the surface, a little odd given Trump’s surprise victory boosted markets in a historic run to record highs.

But sentiment has turned recently, keeping the Dow Jones Industrial Average below....More>>>

Top 10 Value Stocks To Buy Right Now

General Electric (NYSE:GE) has been a solid stock to own, up and to the right. Pushing through to new highs. But at a $280 billion market cap, has it become too big to grow? Certainly, activist investor Nelson Peltz and his Trian Partners don’t think so. Peltz’s presentation put General Electric’s share value at $40-$45 a share, suggesting another 25%-40% of upside.


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Cigarette seller Altria (MO) is supposed to be a nice, safe consumer staple stock. So why is it down more than 3% today when the stock market is rallying? And why are other tobacco companies like Reynolds American (RAI) and Phillip Morris International (PM) also getting hammered? Wells Fargo’s Bonnie Herzog has an idea:


Weve fielded numerous questions today given....More>>>

Top 10 Heal Care Stocks To Watch Right Now

Hain Celestial (NASDAQ:HAIN) filed a 10-Q late Friday disclosing it will miss the 2-9-17 deadline for filing financials.

Equally or even more damaging, the company also disclosed it is under a formal SEC investigation. See the excerpt from the 10-K below.

Separately, the Company voluntarily contacted the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) in August to advise....More>>>

Top 10 Clean Energy Stocks To Invest In Right Now

Forget what I said earlier about the Dow Jones Industrial Average heading for its first loss after six days of gains. All the major indexes finished higher today, although there was a flip in relative performance.

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The S&P 500 rose 0.8% to 2,180.39 today, snapping a two day losing streak. The Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 54.37 points, or 0.5%, to 18,923.06,....More>>>

Top 10 Asian Stocks To Buy For 2017

Related SAIC Q4 Earnings Conference Call: Full Transcript 7 Stocks You Should Be Watching Today Notable earnings before Monday's open (Seeking Alpha) Related WLK Benzinga's Weekend M&A Chatter Mid-Afternoon Market Update: Dow Falls Over 150 Points; Crude Oil Down 2.5% ....More>>>

Top 5 Net Payout Yield Companies To Buy Right Now

Pipeline giant Kinder Morgan (NYSE:KMI) has been on the upswing in recent days after reporting better than expected Q3 2016 results. The company was able to hit most of the marks analysts were looking for, lowering debt and leverage as well as providing a crucial update to its capital return (dividends) plans.

DCF is flat Q/Q, down 6% from last year

Kinder Morgan generated around $0.48....More>>>

Top 10 Asian Companies To Invest In 2017

Alec Baldwin isn’t done with Donald Trump yet.

The actor will return to play President-elect Trump on “Saturday Night Live” for the first time since the election, according to a source close to the show.

Last week’s episode of “SNL” included many memorable moments including Kate McKinnon opening the show dressed as Hillary Clinton playing a....More>>>

Best Defensive Stocks To Buy Right Now

Citi Private Bank’s Steven Wieting and team argue that while stocks are expensive, they’ve yet to hit the highs of previous bull markets. They explain the implications:

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Memories of economic calamity, irrational market pricing, and yes, unusually high return opportunities in 2008-2009, have almost left a sense of disgust with a global bull market which....More>>>

Hot Cheapest Companies For 2017

Stocks started April the way March endedby heading higheras U.S. economic data came in stronger than expected today.

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The S&P 500 rose 0.6% to 2,072.78, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 107.66 points, or 0.6%, to 17,792.75. The Nasdaq Composite gained 0.9% to 4,914.54.

The Dow is now up 2.1% so far this year and just 2.8%....More>>>