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HCA(HCA) soared to the top of the S&P 500 today after the failure of the Republican health-care bill boosted shares of hospital stocks. HCA was also upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Mizuho.

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HCAgained 5.2% $90.49, while the S&P 500 fell 0.1% to 2,341.59.

Credit Suisse analyst Scott Fidel and team explains why the failure of the Republican health-care bill is good news for hospital stocks:

The AHCA collapse will create a near-term sense of relief for Hospital and Medicaid MCO stocks, which had the most to lose from the legislation. Conversely, the failure of AHCA will create some increased concern around the Diversified MCOs, as the bill repealed the health insurance industry tax and made policy changes that could have been helpful to the individual market. However, we also find it hard to imagine that the GOP will now look to drive a pro-ObamaCare agenda as it relates to health policy. We see particular uncertainty around what will happen with the ACA exchanges (and the broader individual market) in 2017 and 2018. Bottom line: the outlook for transformative legislation on health care is now significantly reduced as a result of the AHCA failure. We instead expect to see attempts at incremental changes to ObamaCare instead. However, we do not yet have a line of sight into how these potential changes may unfold, in the direct aftermath of [the]AHCA collapse.

safe investments: Newmont Mining Corporation(NEM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    NewmontMining Corp. (NYSE: NEM) reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2016 earnings after markets closed Tuesday. For the quarter, the gold miner posted adjusted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.25 on revenues of $1.79 billion. In the same period a year ago, the company reported a loss per share of $0.03 on revenues of $1.82 billion. Fourth-quarter results compare to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimates for EPS of $0.33 and $1.79 billion in revenues.

  • [By Joel Elconin]

    December gold futures have taken the SPDR Gold Trust (ETF) (NYSE: GLD) along for the ride; the ETF is trading higher by $1.74 at $124.48. That puts the ETF in the area it was the same day gold peaked during the Nov. 4 session, at $124.40, and well above the close from that day of $124.04. Also, Newmont Mining Corp (NYSE: NEM) shares were seen trading higher by $1.15 at $38.14 Monday. Earlier in the session, shares peaked at $38.91, just shy of its Oct. 3 high of $39.33.

  • [By James E. Brumley]

    When most people think of gold mining stocks, names like Barrick Gold Corporation (USA) (NYSE:ABX) and Newmont Mining Corp (NYSE:NEM) come to mind. And well they should. Newmont Mining and Barrick Gold are a pair of the industry’s biggest gold mining outfits, and each has successfully leveraged their size to turn reasonably consistent profits even in tough environments.

    At the end of the day though, Barrick Gold and Newmont Mining just don’t pack as much potential punch as the up-and-comers within the industry. It’s the small cap stocks and junior gold miners in this space that can pay off big-time for investors willing to get a little more speculative, and right now there’s not any junior gold mining name as compelling as an outfit called Taranis Resources Inc. (OTCMKTS:TNREF, TSX:TRO).

    Taranis develops mineral deposits into mine-ready projects. Its primary project right now — and it’s enough to keep the company plenty busy for the next several years — is the Thor property located near Trout Lake, British Columbia. NI 43-101 resource reports (indicated and inferred)suggest Thor contains 6.9 million ounces of silver, 35,000 ounces gold, 57 million pounds of lead, 79.4 million pounds of zinc and 3.3 Million pounds of copper (roughly a 14 million ounce silver equivalent (“AgEq”) deposit*) laying in wait in a way that lends itself to the establishment of a low-cost, open pit mining operation. That’s roughly $300 million worth of marketable metals, and the estimates have been steadily getting bigger as Tanaris does more survey work.

    And 2017 could be a real breakout year for Taranis, as a lot of the work that’s been done to date starts to mean something. It’s got big exploration plans for this year… this spring/summer to be exact.

    The Phase 1 program was completed in September of last year, setting the stage for a more defined and much bigger Phase 2 definition-drilling within the next several weeks. This Phase 2 defi

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Newmont Mining (NEM) soared to the top of the S&P 500 today after gold prices rose, lifting the entire gold mining sector.

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    Newmont Mininggained 7.6% to $35.27 today, while the S&P 500 was little changed at 2,249.26. Front Month Comex Gold for January delivery gained 1.5% to $1156.40 today, while the VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX) climbed 7.8% to $21.82.

    Standpoint Research’s Ronnie Moas upgraded Newmont Mining to Buy from Hold today.

    Newmont Mining’s market capitalization rose to $18.7 billion today from $17.4 billion yesterday. It reported net income of $193 million on sales of $7.7 billion in 2015.

  • [By Sara Cornell]

    The management team member who garners the most attention right now is Dave Mathewson, VP, Head of Exploration. Dave is a geologist with more than 35 years’ experience in the gold exploration space, and specifically, in Nevada. He is credited with a number of notable discoveries for Newmont Mining Corp (NYSE: NEM), and later went on to Gold Standard Ventures Corp (NYSE: GSV) helping take that company from a start-up to a now $481 million market cap.

safe investments: Paylocity Holding Corporation(PCTY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Box Inc underperforming potential mid cap peer Paycom Software Inc (NYSE: PAYC)and small cap peers Paylocity Holding Corp (NASDAQ: PCTY) and TriNet Group Inc (NYSE: TNET)whichall had their IPOs around the same time:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Box Inc underperforming potential small cap peers such asPaycom Software Inc (NYSE: PAYC), Paylocity Holding Corp (NASDAQ: PCTY) and TriNet Group Inc (NYSE: TNET)which also debuted around the same time:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Box Inc underperforming potential mid cap peer Paycom Software Inc (NYSE: PAYC)and small cap peers Paylocity Holding Corp (NASDAQ: PCTY) and TriNet Group Inc (NYSE: TNET)whichall had IPOs around the same time:

safe investments: Williams-Sonoma Inc.(WSM)

Advisors’ Opinion:


    Williams-Sonoma (WSM) reported a mixed third quarter. Comparable-brand sales at Pottery Barn fell, while sales at West Elm continued to outpace its other brands. Home Depot (HD) lifted its full-year earnings estimates after strong sales growth in its third quarter. Lowe’s (LOW) fell short of third-quarter earnings and revenue estimates, while same-store sales growth of 2.7% missed analysts’ 3% target.

  • [By Steve Symington] Williams-Sonoma(NYSE:WSM)announced better-than-expected fiscal fourth-quarter 2016 results Wednesday after the market closed. But that doesn’t mean the Pottery Barn parent was without its challenges over the key holiday period. Let’s take a closer look at how Williams-Sonoma capped the year, as well as what investors can expect from the company going forward.

    Image source: Williams-Sonoma/Pottery Barn via BusinessWire.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE: WSM) shares dropped 15 percent to $44.94 after reporting third quarter results. The company also reported fourth quarter earnings guidance below estimates. Williams-Sonoma announced the purchase of 3-D imaging and augmented reality platform Outward, Inc. for $112 million.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Mid cap home products retailerWilliams-Sonoma, Inc (NYSE: WSM) reportedQ1 2017 earnings after the market closed yesterday with shares up in the high single digits in aftermarket/premarket trading on better-than-expected quarterly results.Q1 net revenues increased to $1.112 billion from $1.098 billion as E-commerce net revenues increased 0.7% to $581 million as E-commerce net revenues generated 52.2% of total company net revenues in Q1 2017 and 52.5% of total company net revenues in Q1 2016. Comparable brand revenue increased 0.1% on top of 4.5% in Q1 2016:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Williams-Sonoma (WSM) has gained 2.9% to $49.52 after reporting earnings that topped the Street consensus and raising its dividend.

    Barrick Gold (ABX) has risen 1.5% to $19.30 after getting upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC.

safe investments: Yandex N.V.(YNDX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Benzinga's newsdesk monitors options activity to notice unusual patterns. These large volume (and often out of the money) trades were initially published intraday in Benzinga Professional . These trades were placed during Monday’s regular session.

    Pier 1 Imports Inc (NYSE: PIR) Dec16 5.0 Puts Sweep: 1191 @ ASK $0.80: 1354 traded vs 102 OI: $5.32 Ref
    Alcoa Inc (NYSE: AA) Jul16 9.5 Puts Sweep: 1494 @ ASK $0.13: 14k traded vs 6682 OI: $10.09 Ref
    Sarepta Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: SRPT) Jul16 10.0 Puts: 3536 @ ASK $0.50: 5506 traded vs 54k OI: Earnings 8/4 $22.50 Ref
    Tableau Software Inc (NYSE: DATA) Jul16 47.5 Puts Sweep: 837 @ ASK $0.30: 995 traded vs 37 OI: Earnings 8/3 $50.60 Ref
    Yandex NV (NASDAQ: YNDX) Aug16 18.0 Puts Sweep: 532 @ ASK $0.30: 2143 traded vs 78 OI: Earnings 7/28 Before Open $22.02 Ref
    Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (NYSE: WWW) Aug16 22.5 Puts: 719 @ ASK $1.35: 1032 traded vs 0 OI: Earnings 7/19 $22.22 Ref
    Conn's Inc (NASDAQ: CONN) Jan17 5.0 Puts Sweep: 605 @ ASK $0.85: 1355 traded vs 3132 OI: $7.16 Ref

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  • [By Steve Symington]

    Yandex N.V.(NASDAQ:YNDX)announced exceptional first-quarter 2017 results on Thursday, highlighted by a recent antitrust deal with Google, stabilizing market share in its core search segment, and strong growth from its various other business units.

  • [By Lee Jackson]

    Yandex N.V. (NASDAQ: YNDX) is the Google of Russia. It was very bold on the growing marketplace there, and its beta tests of a new back end have been very positive and should be rolled out soon. Deutsche Bank has a $38 price target, and the consensus is $40, in U.S. dollars.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Alphabet Inc being in a relatively steadyuptrend compared withsearch engine peerslike Yahoo! Inc (NASDAQ: YHOO), China basedBaidu Inc (NASDAQ: BIDU) and Russiafocused mid cap Yandex NV (NASDAQ: YNDX):


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    These are the top 5 holdings of Somerset Capital Management LLPFomento Economico Mexicano SAB de CV (FMX) – 1,268,818 shares, 36.15% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 9.36%Yandex NV (YNDX) – 3,352,412 shares, 25.48% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 3.61%ICICI Bank Ltd (IBN) – 5,074,899 shares, 13.19% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 11.08%Infosys Ltd (INFY) – 1,596,414 shares, 6.95% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 15.58%KT Corp (KT) – 1,330,431 shares, 6.41% of the

safe investments: Joy Global Inc.(JOY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Income investors appreciate stocks that pay lucrative dividends, and recently, many companies have seen the value in treating shareholders well by boosting their regular payouts. Yet a few holdouts simply don’t show their appreciation for their investors through dividends. For whatever reason, rather than having no dividend at all, Joy Global (NYSE:JOY), Textron (NYSE:TXT), and Global Payments (NYSE:GPN) maintain the tiniest of quarterly payments. Let’s look more closely at these stocks to see why they do what they do with their dividends.

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