Indonesia’s rupiah traded above 14,000 to a U.S. dollar for the first time since December 2015 on concern disappointing economic growth may limit the central bank’s options to defend the currency.
The rupiah fell as much as 0.5 percent to 14,003 to a dollar, before trading at 13,999 by 4:55 p.m. in Jakarta. The slide extended the currency’s loss to 3.2 percent in the past three months, making it the worst performer in Asia after India’s rupee, data compiled by Bloomberg show.
Indonesia’s economy expanded at a slower pace last quarter than economists had forecast, making it difficult for Bank Indonesia to increase interest rate to shield the currency. The central bank has stepped up buying of sovereign bonds from the secondary market to stem a selloff and intervened in the forex market to stabilize the rupiah without much success.
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A number of research firms recently commented on COTY. BMO Capital Markets raised their price objective on shares of Coty from $22.00 to $24.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, February 9th. JPMorgan Chase raised their price objective on shares of Coty from $15.00 to $17.00 and gave the company an “underweight” rating in a research note on Monday, February 12th. Citigroup raised their price objective on shares of Coty from $21.00 to $23.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, February 9th. Barclays set a $20.00 price objective on shares of Coty and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, February 10th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Coty in a research note on Friday, February 9th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $19.71.
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Qiagen (NYSE:QGEN), the molecular testing and lab supply company, started the year off with growth at the low end of its yearly guidance,although the first-quarter sales number was in line with where management expected to start the year.
Top Stocks To Buy For 2018: Cotiviti Holdings, Inc. (COTV)
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Cotiviti Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:COTV) – Equities research analysts at Jefferies Group lowered their FY2018 earnings estimates for Cotiviti in a report issued on Wednesday, May 2nd. Jefferies Group analyst S. Dodge now expects that the business services provider will post earnings per share of $1.68 for the year, down from their previous estimate of $1.71. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Cotiviti’s FY2019 earnings at $1.87 EPS.
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Neometals is primarily a lithium mining company in Western Australia. They own a 13.8% share of the Mt Marion lithium spodumene producing mine. The company has plans to develop a Kalgoorlie lithium hydroxide facility. You can read more on that here. The company also has the world’s second highest titanium resource, and some vanadium.
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News stories about Invesco Pennsylvania Value Mncpl Incm Tr (NYSE:VPV) have been trending very positive recently, Accern reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog 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. Invesco Pennsylvania Value Mncpl Incm Tr earned a news impact score of 0.65 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the financial services provider an impact score of 48.6094961265878 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Top Stocks To Buy For 2018: First Cash Financial Services, Inc.(FCFS)
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First Cash Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE:FCFS) shares hit a new 52-week high and low during trading on Thursday . The company traded as low as $88.95 and last traded at $88.70, with a volume of 371494 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $87.80.