The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note started the week on a tear, jumping to 2.99 percent and toying with the key 3 percent level that could trigger a reaction across global financial markets.
Source: ThinkstockAugust 2, 2017: The S&P 500 closed relatively flat at 2,477.51. The DJIA closed up 0.2% at 22,016.04. Separately, the Nasdaq closed relatively flat at 6,362.65.
Wednesdays session saw the Dow hit a new all-time high almost solely on the back of Apple, which had a gain of more than 5% on the day. Although Apple did not make the biggest percentage gain in the S&P 500....More>>>
After a take-over bid for InterOil (NYSE:IOC) by OilSearch (OSH) was topped by Exxon (NYSE:XON), even paying the $60M fine on behalf of InterOil to OilSearch. The InterOil board proposed shareholders to accept the Exxon offer, as they had done with the OilSearch offer.
Shareholders approved with roughly 80% of the shares voted (the latter amounted to 72% of outstanding shares), with the notable....More>>>
August Soybeans are trading at 1087 3/4, down 13 3/4 cents/bushel. September Soybeans are trading at 1070 3/4, down 14 cents/bushel. November Soybeans are trading at 1061, down 12 1/4 cents/bushel. August Soymeal is trading at 378.5 down 4.9 $/ton. August Soybean Oil is trading at 30.34, down 0.02 cents/lb.
Soybean futures are trading lower during early trading Thursday morning after....More>>>
Crude oil futures were up Tuesday, with prices headed closer to session highs reached in the prior U.S. session, as expectations that the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries will extend production cuts until early next year continued to boost trading sentiment.
The news, announced during a joint press conference by Saudi Arabia and Russia on Monday, lifted prices by as much....More>>>
Small cap Nexus Gold Corp (OTCMKTS: NXXGF; CVE: NXS) has received a new work permit for its Bouboulou Gold concession located in Burkina Faso, West Africa. The new permit has an initial term of three years and can be renewed twice for a total term of nine years. The Bouboulou exploration permit covers an area located on the Boromo-Goren greenstone belt of 38.8 -sq km approximately 75 kilometres....More>>>
Shale oil producer Whiting Petroleum (NYSE:WLL) is all set to benefit from an improvement in oil prices going forward as the company has managed to reduce its losses even in a challenging environment due to its cost control. In fact, driven by its focus on reducing costs, Whiting was recently upgraded by Stifel to “Buy” from “Hold” with a price target of $15. This implies....More>>>
Brazilian oil giant Petrobras (NYSE:PBR) remained focused on reducing its cost base when oil prices were going south. But, the good part is that the price of the commodity is now picking up pace, with Brent crude now consistently trading above $55 per barrel after the production curtailment decision by the OPEC and non-OPEC countries.
This is great news for Petrobras investors since the company’s....More>>>
U.S. equities finished mixed on Friday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average clawing back over the 21,000 level into positive territory in the final minutes of trading, keeping up the recent dynamic of last minute, end-of-day surges on Fridays to ensure sentiment is protected over the weekend. The bulls largely ignored small-cap stocks, however.
Enbridge Energy, Limited Partnership (NYSE:EEP) had its target price lowered by Barclays from $16.00 to $11.00 in a research report sent to investors on Tuesday morning, Marketbeat reports. The brokerage currently has an equal weight rating on the pipeline company’s stock.
Analysts predict that Container Store Group Inc (NYSE:TCS) will post sales of $231.21 million for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Two analysts have issued estimates for Container Store Group’s earnings, with estimates ranging from $230.11 million to $232.30 million. Container Stor