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Markets suffered losses over last week following concerns over the state of the economy.
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Zacks #1 Rank Additions
Here are 5 stocks added to the Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) List for Thursday
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Bear of the Day
Oilfield services hasn't recovered yet and now even the marine segment has weakened.
Bull of the Day
Analysts see a big turnaround in earnings starting in 2017.
The airline sector sector is plagued with multiple headwinds.
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Although companies reflecting high earnings growth should be ideal investment choices, those with high leverage might not generate satisfactory returns.
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Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (ATI) has declared numerous actions to improve its future financial performance.
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Tesla (TSLA) launched batteries with higher capacity for its vehicles. Meanwhile, Harley-Davidson (HOG) agreed to a settlement with EPA.
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Wall Street's increasing focus on digital currency technology has been affirmed yet again with the recent teaming up of a group of financial giants for the development of Utility Settlement Coin (USC).
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In an effort to expand and drive greater returns from its Commercial lines business, Cincinnati Financial Corp. (CINF) has announced personnel changes at the unit.
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Citigroup Inc. (C) and AT&T, Inc. (T) have put an end to the legal tussle over trademark infringement.
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Companies In The News are:
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Dollar General Corporation (DG) succumbed to negative earnings surprise in the second-quarter of fiscal 2016, after beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate in the trailing four quarters.
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After delivering a positive earnings surprise in the preceding quarter, Dollar Tree Inc. (DLTR) reverted to its negative surprise trend in second-quarter fiscal 2016 as both the top and bottom lines missed estimates.
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It is being rumored that Alphabet Inc. (GOOG) owned Google is set to launch Daydream VR by the fall of 2016 and is also hiring YouTube stars for its promotion.
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LabCorp (LH) recently got the antitrust review clearance for its previously announced acquisition of Sequenom.
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Shares of MasTec, Inc. (MTZ) reached a new 52-week high of $31.15 on Aug 24, before closing lower at $30.92.
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Medtronic plc (MDT)'s reported financial results for first-quarter fiscal 2017. Adjusted earnings per share (EPS) in the reported quarter came in at $1.03, 2 cents ahead of the Zacks Consensus Estimate.
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NCI Building (NCS) will report its third quarter fiscal 2016 results on Aug 30.
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Tale of the Tape
Here are 5 stocks added to the Zacks Rank #5 (Strong Sell) List for Thursday
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Patterson Companies reported first-quarter fiscal 2017 adjusted earnings of 51 cents per share, in line with the Zacks Consensus Estimate.
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Brazil's state-run energy giant, Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. or Petrobras (PBR), received clearance from a Brazilian federal judge to sell 49% stake in its Gaspetro natural-gas distribution unit to Japan's Mitsui & Co.
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We issued an updated research report on Scripps Networks (SNI) on Aug 23.
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Simpson Manufacturing Co., Inc. (SSD) announced an update to its capital allocation strategy.
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Companies In The News are:
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TELUS' (TU) predicament comes due to intense competition both in the wireless and wireline segment
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Though most of the major telecom stocks have lost value over the past week, the sector witnessed a number of important events.
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The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Wal-Mart, American International and NextEra Energy
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We issued an updated research report on United Parcel Services (UPS) on Aug 23.
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UnitedHealth (UNH) sees strong growth from its Optum segment, exits exchanges to trim losses.
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Verizon (VZ) took the top spot in terms of reliability, speed, data, calling and text messaging.
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Western Union (WU) hit 52-week high on strong earnings, recent agreements.
Looking at past bull market behavior can help us see around the corner before this one ends.
Retail growth is about in-line with historical periods, but it is weaker than what was expected.
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Screen of the Week
Kevin Matras goes over a screen that's crushing the market this year. It's called TA and FA Winners. See how it works and how you can use it too. Highlighted stocks include AVID, PCMI, AMKR, AOSL and HWAY.
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There's a simple way to stay out of Mr. Market's traps while making the most of his opportunities.
The Q2 earning season has been less negative compared to the last few reporting cycles.
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Zacks Industry Rank Analysis
The Industrial Robotics and Automation industry rank lifted 80 spots in the last week alone.
We see three key things that matter to the stock markets in the month of August.
The global tumble in equity prices, a widening of corporate credit spreads and further jump in the dollar led us to sharply mark-down our forecast for growth and inflation.
Why, and where, the relief rally will end very soon.
Zacks Rank Buys
FB and HCA are growing stocks with strong Zacks Ranks
Strong Q3 results and a bullish growth projection has TG trading back to its 52-week high.
Watch Zacks Live to find out how earnings season is playing out, who will report next and what stocks are hot.
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With the market at record highs but calls for a correction growing louder, it's time to start thinking outside of the box in your trading.
All option traders get overwhelmed from time to time. Don't panic! Get started with a trading approach.
Growth & Income
Growth & Income Stock Strategist, Todd Bunton, highlights 3M (MMM) and Maiden Holdings (MHLD) on March 13, 2014.
The market was down big today, but the sell-off was measured and not panicky.
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Banking on Second Half Recovery, Again
We can safely say that despite all the hurdles, this industry is essential to business operations going forward.
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This aircraft rental and leasing company has surprised by almost 50% over the past 4 quarters and has an impressive valuation.
Strong preliminary numbers for the fourth quarter led this fitness products company to a 52-week high.
Video of the Week
Kevin Matras shows how to find the top stocks in the top sectors with the biggest potential catch-up price move. Highlighted stocks include MAT, OGE, SONO, TWC and VPHM.
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This tech play and recent Growth and Income addition advanced while the Nasdaq dropped.
Closing Market Commentary
Stocks rose on a favorable gross domestic product (GDP) reading, a dip in jobless claims and higher oil.
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Investing the Zacks Way
Steve Reitmeister, Editor-At-Large for Zacks.com,talks about the right way to bottom fish.
ROE is a favorite screening criteria of many money managers and investors.