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Airbnb and San Francisco have settled their dispute over short-term rental regulations.

Airbnb sued its hometown city after San Francisco set a new rule last summer requiring all hosts to register with the city through an in-person process. The two parties settled on Monday: Airbnb will register its San Francisco hosts, and the city will make it possible to obtain registrations electronically.

“We do believe we need to partner with cities … We, as a platform, do fundamentally believe that platforms need to take responsibility,” Chris Lehane, Airbnb’s head of global policy and communications, said on a call with reporters Monday. Lehane referred to litigation against the city as “only a matter of last resort.”

The legal battle began last year, when San Francisco unveiled the new registration rule. Under that law, Airbnb — and other homesharing companies like HomeAway, which filed suit jointly with Airbnb — would be fined up to $1,000 a day for each listing.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Noah Holdings Ltd.(NOAH)

Noah Holdings Limited, incorporated on June 29, 2007, is a wealth management service provider with a focus on global wealth investment and asset allocation services for high net worth individuals and enterprises in China. The Company operates through three segments: wealth management, asset management and Internet finance. It also provides Internet finance services to clients in China. It provides direct access to China’s high net worth population. With approximately 1,100 relationship managers in over 130 branch offices, its coverage network includes China’s regions where high net worth population is concentrated, including the Yangtze River Delta, the Pearl River Delta, the Bohai Rim and other regions.

The Company, through its coverage network, serves approximately three types of clients, including high net worth individuals, enterprises affiliated with high net worth individuals and wholesale clients. The Company’s product offerings consist primarily of over-the-counter (OTC) wealth management and OTC asset management products, mutual fund products and asset management plans originated in China and designed to cater to the needs of China’s high net worth population. It also offers wealth management and asset management products and services through its subsidiaries in Hong Kong.

Wealth Management Products

The Company markets, distributes or manages various categories of wealth management products based on the underlying asset classes, which include fixed income products, private equity fund products, secondary market equity fund products and other products. Fixed income products include asset management plans sponsored by mutual fund management companies or securities companies; real estate funds managed by the Company, and collateralized fixed income products sponsored by trust companies. Private equity fund products include investments in various private equity funds sponsored by domestic and international asset/fund management firms; real estate funds and f! und of funds managed by the Company, and asset management plans sponsored by mutual fund management companies or securities companies, the underlying assets of which are portfolios of equity investments in unlisted private enterprises. Other products, including mutual fund products, insurance products, short-term financing products, online platform services to white-collar professionals clients, peer-to-peer lending for high net worth individuals through the Internet, and online payment and product information systems, which facilitate online payment services by transferring customer data to third-party online payment platforms.

Asset Management Products

The Company offers asset management products across various types of asset classes, including real estate funds and real estate funds of funds; private equity funds of funds; secondary market equity fund products, and other fixed income funds of funds. Its real estate funds and real estate funds of funds include funds and funds of funds for residential, as well as commercial real estate properties, such as office buildings and retail property in China and overseas; private equity funds of funds include investments in the domestic private equity funds in China, and other fixed income funds of funds include public equity funds, international funds, the United States dollar-denominated hedge funds, multi-strategy hedge funds, investment funds, core fund of funds and funds with various types of credit asset classes in China and overseas, as well as customized manager of manager services.

Internet Finance Services

The Company provides small short-term loans. In addition, it offers Cai Fu Pai, an Internet finance platform that provides financial products and services to white-collar professionals in China. Its Internet finance business serves high net worth individuals, white collar professionals and enterprise clients through a range of products and services.

The Company competes with China Mer! chants Ba! nk, China Minsheng Bank, China Everbright Bank and PingAn Insurance.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Noah Holdings(NYSE:NOAH)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallMarch 12, 2019, 8:00 p.m. ET

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    Operator

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Noah Coin (CURRENCY:NOAH) traded 3.3% higher against the US dollar during the twenty-four hour period ending at 20:00 PM Eastern on February 3rd. During the last seven days, Noah Coin has traded 10% lower against the US dollar. Noah Coin has a total market cap of $6.11 million and approximately $75,297.00 worth of Noah Coin was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. One Noah Coin token can now be purchased for $0.0002 or 0.00000005 BTC on popular cryptocurrency exchanges including YoBit, DDEX, Mercatox and Livecoin.

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Noah Coin (CURRENCY:NOAH) traded down 3.6% against the U.S. dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 21:00 PM Eastern on July 1st. In the last week, Noah Coin has traded up 15% against the U.S. dollar. One Noah Coin token can currently be purchased for about $0.0041 or 0.00000065 BTC on major exchanges. Noah Coin has a total market capitalization of $0.00 and approximately $375,126.00 worth of Noah Coin was traded on exchanges in the last day.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Dynamic Materials Corporation(BOOM)

Dynamic Materials Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides explosion-welded clad metal plates, oil field perforating equipment and explosives, and welding services worldwide. It operates in three segments: Explosive Metalworking, Oilfield Products, and AMK Welding. The Explosive Metalworking segment primarily manufactures explosion-welded clad metal plates that are used in the construction of heavy and corrosion resistant pressure vessels, and heat exchangers for oil and gas, alternative energy, chemical and petrochemical, hydrometallurgy, aluminum production, shipbuilding, power generation, and industrial refrigeration industries. This segment sells its products through senior management, direct sales personnel, program managers, and independent sales representatives. The Oilfield Products segment engages in the manufacture, marketing, and sale of perforating explosives and associated hardware, as well as seismic explosives for the oil and gas industry. Its p roducts include shaped charges, detonators, detonating cords, bidirectional boosters, and perforating guns for the perforation of oil and gas wells. This segment offers its products through direct selling, licensed distributors, independent sales representatives, and international distribution centers. The AMK Welding segment provides welding, heat treatment, and inspection services primarily to power turbine manufacturers, and commercial and military aircraft engine manufacturers. The company was formerly known as Explosive Fabricators, Inc. and changed its name to Dynamic Materials Corporation in 1994. Dynamic Materials Corporation was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Dmc Global (NASDAQ:BOOM) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a sell rating to a hold rating. According to Zacks, “DMC Global Inc. is a technology company. Its operating sector consists of industrial infrastructure and oilfield products and services. Industrial infrastructure sector is served by DMC’s NobelClad business is a manufacturer of explosion-welded clad metal plates, which are used to fabricate capital equipment. Oilfield products and services sector is served by DynaEnergetics, is a developer, manufacturer and marketer of advanced explosive components and systems used to perforate oil and gas wells. DMC Global Inc. is based in Boulder, Colorado. “

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    DMC Global Inc. (NASDAQ:BOOM)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 21, 2019, 5:00 p.m. ET

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    Operator

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Stifel Nicolaus initiated coverage on shares of Dmc Global (NASDAQ:BOOM) in a research note issued on Monday, MarketBeat reports. The brokerage set a “buy” rating and a $53.00 price target on the industrial products company’s stock. Stifel Nicolaus’ price target suggests a potential upside of 38.20% from the company’s current price.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd. (BPMUF)

Basilea Pharmaceutica AG is a Switzerland-based company engaged in the research, development and commercialization of pharmaceutical products. The Company focuses on pharmaceutical products in the therapeutic areas of bacterial infections, fungal infections and oncology. The Company has a range of drugs to treat drug-resistant bacterial infections, systemic fungal infections and drug-resistant tumors. The Companys anti-infectives, including isavuconazole and ceftobiprole are in late-stage clinical development, while the novel antibiotic, BAL30072 and the oncology compound, BAL101553 are in clinical phase I. The Companys subsidiaries include Basilea Pharmaceutica China Ltd., Basilea Pharmaceuticals A/S, Basilea Pharma SAS, Basilea Pharmaceutica Deutschland GmbH, Basilea Pharmaceutica International Ltd., BPh Investitionen Ltd., Basilea Medical Ltd. and Basilea Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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    Basilea Pharmaceuticals (OTC:BPMUF)

    BPMUF Is a Swiss company with commercialized products in the anti-infection space, but they are also working on agents in cancer research. One of these agents, BAL101553, is a prodrug of a so-called tumor checkpoint controller inhibitor, which destabilizes microtubules to disrupt dividing cells. This phase 1/2a study assessed the safety and the recommended dosage for this agent. The phase 1 portion of the trial recruited 20 patients to receive various doses of BAL101553.

Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: Innospec Inc.(IOSP)

Innospec Inc., incorporated on January 13, 2006, develops, manufactures, blends, markets and supplies fuel additives, oilfield chemicals, personal care and fragrance ingredients and other specialty chemicals. The Company operates in three segments: Fuel Specialties, Performance Chemicals and Octane Additives. The Company’s products are sold to oil and gas exploration and production companies, oil refineries, personal care and fragrance companies, and other chemical and industrial companies. Its oilfield specialties business supplies drilling and production chemicals for exploration and production. Its Octane Additives business manufactures products for use in automotive gasoline and provides services in respect of environmental remediation.

Fuel Specialties

The Company’s Fuel Specialties segment develops, manufactures, blends, markets and supplies a range of specialty chemical products used as additives to a range of fuels. Its fuel additive products help improve fuel efficiency, boost engine performance and reduce harmful emissions, and are used in the operation of automotive, marine and aviation engines, power station generators, and heating and diesel particulate filter systems. The Fuel Specialties segment also includes its activities in the oilfield services sector, which develops and markets products to prevent loss of mud in drilling operations, chemical solutions for fracturing and stimulation operations and products for oil and gas production.

Performance Chemicals

The Company’s Performance Chemicals segment provides technology-based solutions for the processes or products focused in the Personal Care, Polymers and Fragrance Ingredients markets. The Performance Chemicals segment has customers that include manufacturers of personal care and household products, and specialty chemical manufacturers.

Octane Additives

The Company’s Octane Additives segment produces tetra ethyl lead (TEL). The Octane Additives segment con! sists of sales of TEL for use in automotive gasoline, and provides services in its environmental remediation business. Sales of TEL for use in automotive gasoline are made to state-owned refineries located in Northern Africa. Its environmental remediation business manages the cleanup of redundant TEL plants.

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    Innospec Inc (NASDAQ:IOSP)Q42018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 20, 2019, 9:00 a.m. ET

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Press coverage about Innospec (NASDAQ:IOSP) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Innospec earned a daily sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the specialty chemicals company an impact score of 46.0007935851604 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

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Hot Blue Chip Stocks To Watch Right Now: BlackRock Multi-Sector Income Trust(BIT)

BlackRock Multi-Sector Income Trust is a closed-end management investment company. The Trust’s primary investment objective is to seek high current income, with a secondary objective of capital appreciation. The Trust seeks to achieve its investment objective by investing, under normal market conditions, approximately 80% of its assets in loan and debt instruments and other investments. It may invest directly in such securities or synthetically through the use of derivatives. Its portfolio of investments include corporate bonds, non-agency mortgage-backed securities, asset-backed securities, preferred securities, floating rate loan interests, foreign agency obligations and short-term securities. It invests in sectors, such as aerospace and defense, auto components, banks, building products, commercial services and supplies, construction materials, electric utilities, food and staples retailing, media and household durables. The Trust’s investment advisor is BlackRock Advisors, LLC. Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. increased its stake in Blackrock Multi-Sector Income Trust (NYSE:BIT) by 23.4% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 82,769 shares of the investment management company’s stock after purchasing an additional 15,675 shares during the quarter. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. owned 0.22% of Blackrock Multi-Sector Income Trust worth $1,415,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    BitRewards (CURRENCY:BIT) traded 7.8% lower against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 19:00 PM E.T. on August 13th. One BitRewards token can now be purchased for approximately $0.0017 or 0.00000027 BTC on exchanges including IDEX and HitBTC. BitRewards has a total market capitalization of $414,691.00 and $106,200.00 worth of BitRewards was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. Over the last week, BitRewards has traded down 31.6% against the US dollar.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    First Bitcoin (CURRENCY:BIT) traded up 12.4% against the US dollar during the one day period ending at 7:00 AM E.T. on July 1st. One First Bitcoin coin can now be bought for approximately $0.0113 or 0.00000177 BTC on major exchanges. Over the last week, First Bitcoin has traded 4% lower against the US dollar. First Bitcoin has a market capitalization of $0.00 and approximately $13.00 worth of First Bitcoin was traded on exchanges in the last day.

Top 5 Value Stocks To Watch For 2019

Shares of CM Finance Inc (NASDAQ:CMFN) have been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the six research firms that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and one has given a buy recommendation to the company.

A number of research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of CM Finance from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 10th. ValuEngine raised shares of CM Finance from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, June 11th. TheStreet raised shares of CM Finance from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 30th. Finally, Raymond James raised shares of CM Finance from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 10th.

Top 5 Value Stocks To Watch For 2019: PRA Group, Inc.(PRAA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Pra Group Inc (NASDAQ:PRAA) SVP Christopher D. Lagow sold 1,474 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, September 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $37.70, for a total value of $55,569.80. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 18,273 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $688,892.10. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Collecting unpaid debts is a big business, and although there are many small players in the industry, some relatively large companies have sought to build scale in order to be as efficient as possible. PRA Group (NASDAQ:PRAA) has become a leader in debt collection, but what’s especially surprising is that even in a strong economy featuring low unemployment rates and steadily rising wage growth, the company has started to see some favorable trends in its collection activity.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Pra Group (NASDAQ:PRAA) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a buy rating.

    PTC Therapeutics (NASDAQ:PTCT) was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    PRA Group (NASDAQ:PRAA) was upgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Monday.

Top 5 Value Stocks To Watch For 2019: Open Text Corporation(OTEX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its holdings in shares of Open Text Corp (NASDAQ:OTEX) (TSE:OTC) by 4.2% during the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 99,321 shares of the software maker’s stock after purchasing an additional 4,003 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN’s holdings in Open Text were worth $3,456,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    In the cloud computing industry, it’s important not to get left behind, but the rapid pace of innovation makes it hard to keep up. Open Text (NASDAQ:OTEX) has understood the threat of letting its competitors build up a lead in what it sees as the greatest opportunity it has for growth, and it wants to defend its turf and work at surpassing the competition through a combination of organic growth and smart strategic combinations.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

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    Copa Holdings,

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Cloud computing has seen amazing growth in recent years, but that’s also made investors extremely demanding when it comes to the success of players in the cloud space. Like many of its peers, OpenText (NASDAQ:OTEX) promises to help enterprise customers use their information more effectively in achieving key business objectives. Those familiar with the space acknowledge OpenText’s approach to the industry, but that doesn’t make them any more forgiving when the company hasn’t lived up to their ambitious expectations for growth.

Top 5 Value Stocks To Watch For 2019: Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc.(DPLO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Diplomat Pharmacy Inc (NYSE:DPLO) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference Call March 15, 2019, 8:00 a.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
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    Operator

  • [By Brian Orelli]

    Diplomat Pharmacy (NYSE:DPLO) started the first quarter with decent revenue growth. This is due in part to its new pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) business, now rebranded as CastiaRx, although the acquisition and integration are cutting into the bottom line — for now.

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Top 5 Value Stocks To Watch For 2019: BlackRock Multi-Sector Income Trust(BIT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    BitRewards (CURRENCY:BIT) traded 7.8% lower against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 19:00 PM E.T. on August 13th. One BitRewards token can now be purchased for approximately $0.0017 or 0.00000027 BTC on exchanges including IDEX and HitBTC. BitRewards has a total market capitalization of $414,691.00 and $106,200.00 worth of BitRewards was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours. Over the last week, BitRewards has traded down 31.6% against the US dollar.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. increased its stake in Blackrock Multi-Sector Income Trust (NYSE:BIT) by 23.4% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 82,769 shares of the investment management company’s stock after purchasing an additional 15,675 shares during the quarter. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. owned 0.22% of Blackrock Multi-Sector Income Trust worth $1,415,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    First Bitcoin (CURRENCY:BIT) traded up 12.4% against the US dollar during the one day period ending at 7:00 AM E.T. on July 1st. One First Bitcoin coin can now be bought for approximately $0.0113 or 0.00000177 BTC on major exchanges. Over the last week, First Bitcoin has traded 4% lower against the US dollar. First Bitcoin has a market capitalization of $0.00 and approximately $13.00 worth of First Bitcoin was traded on exchanges in the last day.

Top 5 Value Stocks To Watch For 2019: HSBC Holdings plc(HSBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    HSBC (NYSE: HSBC) and Kearny Financial (NASDAQ:KRNY) are both finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership and earnings.

  • [By Matthew Cochrane]

    In Kenya, 28 million consumers can now seamlessly integrate their M-Pesa accounts with PayPal. In Spain, CaixaBank and Bankia both further integrated their online sites with PayPal. HSBC Holdings PLC (NYSE:HSBC) now allows corporate customers in the U.K. to pay distributions to beneficiaries through PayPal, a capability to be rolled out across Europe in the coming months. Barclays PLC (NYSE:BCS) announced a strategic partnership that enables its customers to more easily link their accounts to PayPal, and soon to use their reward points on PayPal’s digital platform.

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    HSBC Holdings PLC (NYSE: HSBC)
    In order to grow, economies need capital. HSBC has it. With $2.52 trillion in total assets, HSBC holds the spot as the world’s seventh largest bank by total assets and is currently ranked as Europe’s largest bank. Covering the full gamut of financial services, from banking to wealth management to capital markets, HSBC’s international and emerging market focus make the bank the company to own going forward. Also, normalizing interest rates should benefit the company’s bottom line.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    This is a top international financial and a solid purchase for growth and income accounts. HSBC Holdings PLC (NYSE: HSBC) is the leading cross-border international banking group, with particular strength in Asia, but also the United Kingdom, Middle East and the Americas. Regional franchises are largely focused on retail and business banking in the U.K. and Hong Kong home markets.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Check out these big penny stock gainers and losers

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    Three Stocks to Watch Today: COP, HD, HSBC
    ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) has seized assets from the Venezuelan-owned firm PDVSA in the Caribbean. The company won a court case that will allow it to take over assets owned by the Venezuelan government. The court enabled the seizures as part of a broader plan to allow the firm to recoup roughly $2 billion following the 2007 nationalization of its assets in Venezuela by the huge Castro-led government.
    Monday will be a quiet day on the earnings front. Investors are looking to Tuesday’s calendar, when The Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD) reports earnings. Tomorrow, Wall Street analysts expect that Home Depot will report earnings per share of $2.07 on top of $25.2 billion in revenue. Investors will be hoping that the company reports strong profits thanks to an improving U.S. economy and the recent tax reform law.
    Expect a lot of chatter today about blockchain technology. That’s because ING Bank and HSBC Holdings Plc. (NYSE: HSBC) announced over the weekend that they engaged in their first trade ever using blockchain technology. The two engaged in a trade on behalf of Cargill to finance a shipment of soybeans from Argentina to Malaysia.
    Today, look for earnings reports from Agilent Technologies (NYSE: A), Itron Inc. (Nasdaq: ITRI), Vipshop Holdings Ltd. (Nasdaq: VIPS), Amyris Biotechnologies Inc. (Nasdaq: AMRS), Sky Solar Holdings Ltd. (Nasdaq: SKYS), Mazor Robotics Ltd. (Nasdaq: MZOR), China Lodging Group Ltd. (Nasdaq: HTHT), and Mimecast Ltd. (Nasdaq: MIME).

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