Monday Sector Leaders: Materials, Utilities – Forbes

A cash dividend payment of $1E-06 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 30, 2014. This marks the 4th year that FTSL the same dividend. At the current stock price of $49.34, the dividend yield is %. The previous trading day’s last sale of FTSL was $49.34, representing a -1.32% decrease from the 52 week high of $50 and a 0.39% increase over the 52 week low of $49.15.
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/first-trust-senior-loan-fund-etf-ftsl-ex-dividend-date-scheduled-for-september-23-2014-cm393217

A cash dividend payment of $1E-06 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 30, 2014. This represents an -100% decrease from the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $19.22, the dividend yield is %. The previous trading day’s last sale of AIRR was $19.22, representing a -4.8% decrease from the 52 week high of $20.19 and a 9.7% increase over the 52 week low of $17.52. For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the AIRR Dividend History page.
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/first-trust-rba-american-industrial-renaissance-etf-airr-ex-dividend-date-scheduled-for-september-23-2014-cm393234

First Trust RBA American Industrial Renaissance ETF (AIRR) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for September 23, 2014 – NASDAQ.com

(Symbol: X) is down about 2%, AK Steel Holding Corp. (Symbol: AKS) is off about 2.9%, and Steel Dynamics Inc. (Symbol: STLD) is lower by about 1.1%. The chart below shows the one year price performance of XME, versus its 200 day moving average: Looking at the chart above, XME’s low point in its 52 week range is $36.20 per share, with $44.20 as the 52 week high point – that compares with a last trade of $39.18. Comparing the most recent share price to the 200 day moving average can also be a useful technical analysis technique — learn more about the 200 day moving average . Exchange traded funds (ETFs) trade just like stocks, but instead of ”shares” investors are actually buying and selling ”units”.
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/xme-x-aks-stld-etf-outflow-alert-cm393362

First Trust RBA Quality Income ETF (QINC) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for September 23, 2014 – NASDAQ.com

A cash dividend payment of $1E-06 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 30, 2014. This represents an -100% decrease from the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $20.57, the dividend yield is %. The previous trading day’s last sale of QINC was $20.57, representing a -2.83% decrease from the 52 week high of $21.17 and a 3.44% increase over the 52 week low of $19.89. For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the QINC Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/first-trust-rba-quality-income-etf-qinc-ex-dividend-date-scheduled-for-september-23-2014-cm393227

XME, X, AKS, STLD: ETF Outflow Alert – NASDAQ.com

One ETF closely tracking Utilities stocks is the Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU), which is down 0.5% in midday trading, and up 14.35% on a year-to-date basis. Entergy, meanwhile, is up 25.98% year-to-date, and FirstEnergy is up 8.52% year-to-date. Combined, ETR and FE make up approximately 5.4% of the underlying holdings of XLU. Click here to find out 10 ETFs With Stocks That Insiders Are Buying Comparing these stocks and ETFs on a trailing twelve month basis, more? info… below is a relative stock price performance chart, with each of the symbols shown in a different color as labeled in the legend at the bottom: Heres a snapshot of how the S&P 500 components within the various sectors are faring in afternoon trading on Monday.
Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/joelkornblau/2014/09/22/monday-sector-leaders-materials-utilities/

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Obama Says He Will Announce Immigration Reform Steps Soon – Yahoo News

Obama Takes Aim at ISIL, Russia in Fiery NATO Farewell – Yahoo News

EDT (1915 GMT). Lawmakers return to Washington on Monday from their five-week August recess. The meeting will include Harry Reid, the Democratic leader of the U.S. Senate, and Mitch McConnell, the chamber’s top Republican, as well as John Boehner, the speaker of the House of Representatives and Nancy Pelosi, the House’s top Democrat. The topic of the meeting was not disclosed, but it is expected to focus on the threat posed by the Sunni militants.
Source: http://news.yahoo.com/obama-sets-meeting-u-congress-leaders-amid-concern-031902743.html

Obama backs new sanctions to pressure Russia on truce – Yahoo News

He also said he wanted to give undocumented immigrants who have been living in America for years “some path so they can start paying taxes, pay a fine and learn English, and be able to not look over their shoulder but be legal since they’ve been living here for quite some time.” The prospect of delays has upset the Hispanic community, which wants to see measures that remove the fear of deportation for many of the nation’s 11 million undocumented immigrants. “No more word games,” Cesar Vargas of the DREAM Action Coalition, a group representing Latino youth, said in a statement. But Bruce Morrison, a former Democratic congressman who was an author of the 1990 Immigration Act, said it was more important that Obama get the policy right rather than rush ahead with changes that could be quickly overturned by Congress. “Political judgments here are more than just electoral judgments. They’re judgments about getting something done that will actually stay done,” he said in an interview. Morrison, now an immigration lobbyist, said Obama’s package should include measures to clear out backlogs in the legal immigration system, and an enforcement plan for illegal migrants.
Source: http://news.yahoo.com/obama-says-hopes-action-fairly-soon-immigration-recommendations-163253993.html

<h3 http://www.obamastudentloanforgiveness.net style=”clear:both”>Obama, Hill leaders to meet on Iraq | TheHill

The White House has maintained they did not need congressional approval to do so because the strikes were at the invitation of the Iraqi government and in part intended to protect U.S. personnel. But President Obama is now contemplating expanding that mission to a broader offensive campaign against ISIS, and also weighing whether to launch strikes in Syria. During a press conference last week, the president said Congress has to have some buy-in as representatives of the American people as those efforts progressed, but stopped short of saying he would seek a vote authorizing further military action. Throughout this process, weve consulted closely with Congress, and the feedback Ive gotten from Congress is, is that were doing the right thing, Obama said. Now, as we go forward and look at a broader regional strategy with an international coalition and partners to systematically degrade ISILs capacity to engage in the terrible violence and disruptions that theyve been engaging in not just in Syria, not just in Iraq, but potentially elsewhere if we dont nip this at the bud, then those consultations with Congress for something that is longer term I think become more relevant. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) said he planned to file legislation authorizing strikes against ISIS when Congress returned next week.
Source: http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/216850-obama-to-meet-with-top-congressional-leaders

Obama sets meeting with U.S. Congress leaders amid concern over Iraq crisis – Yahoo News

The sanctions, due to be announced on Friday, would target the defence, energy and financial sectors. These measures should be applied in a way that pressures Russia to ensure “follow-through” on the ceasefire, Obama said. “The only reason that we’re seeing this ceasefire at this moment is because of both the sanctions that have already been applied and the threat of further sanctions,” he said. Obama said that “Europeans are discussing at this point the final shape of their sanctions’ measures”. The Czech Republic and Slovakia joined forces this week to lobby the European Union to soften new sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine conflict.
Source: http://news.yahoo.com/obama-backs-sanctions-pressure-russia-truce-172046813.html

Russia’s aggression against Ukraine threatens our vision of a Europe that is free and at peace.” In hisremarks, which came justan hour after a cease-fire went into effect in Ukraine , Obama discussed thecreation of a NATO”rapid response force” to monitor the situation and intervene shouldpro-Russian separatists break the cease fire. The Presidentalso announced increased sanctions against the Russian economy. Today the United States and Europe are strengthening our sanctions against Russia’s financial, energy, and defense sectors.” The two-day meetings in Wales havebeen described by expertsas one of the most important NATO summits since the end of the Cold War over two decades ago, and the President strongly stressed article 5 of the NATO charter, which he described as”an armed attack against one should be considered an attack against them all.” Obama also commented on bothNATO and the United State’scommitment to addressing the threat posed by ISIL. Echoing previous language, the President said that the U.S. plans to”degradeand ultimatelydestroy ISIL.” He continuedto stress a systematic approach to dealing with the terrorist organization, which he said wouldinvolvedegrading ISIL’scapabilities and taking out their top leadership. Obama pointed to using asimilar strategy against the Islamic State that the U.S. has usedagainst al-Qaeda, which, he confirmed, recentlyresulted in the death ofAhmed Godane,the leaderof the al-Qaeda affiliate in Somalia, al-Shabaab. RELATED: Pentagon Confirms Somali Terrorist Group Leader Was Killed By U.S.
Source: http://news.yahoo.com/obama-takes-aim-isil-russia-fiery-nato-farewell-173020004.html

Stocks Around The World Rally On China Growth Data – Yahoo News

US stocks stock to buy today close higher; Time Warner soars – The Denver Post

The euro was down 0.3 percent at $1.3536 while the dollar was flat against the Japanese yen at 101.65 yen. One of the biggest movers in currencies was the New Zealand dollar, which dropped 0.6 percent to a low of $0.8718 after benign inflation data that could reduce pressure on the central bank to tighten policy. In commodity news, U.S. crude futures rose 1.3 percent to $101.21 after the China data, while Brent crude climbed above $106 a barrel.
Source: http://news.yahoo.com/asia-stocks-brace-china-test-oil-slide-003521082–business.html

Stocks end higher; the Dow sets another record close | Hot Stock Minute – Yahoo Finance

Manufacturing, consumer spending and tourism were the strongest sectors, while New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, Dallas and San Francisco regions were the strongest regions. Meanwhile, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen was back on Capitol Hill today for her second day of testimony to Congress. Yellen didnt rock the boat when it came to equity valuations, like she did on Tuesday. However, she defended the central bank’s independence when grilled by Republican lawmakers about legislation to make the Fed more transparent. Time Warner ( TWX) shares gained 17%, or $12.12, $83.13 after the media conglomerate said it rejected an $80 billion takeover offer from Rupert Murdochs 21stCentury Fox ( FOXA ). IBM ( IBM ) shares rose $3.87 to $192.36 while Apple ( AAPL ) shares fell 54 cents to $94.78 after the former rivals announced they would join forces to develop apps for iPhones and iPads to sell to business customers.The news of the partnership drove down shares of Blackberry ( BBRY ) down by $1.33, or 11.8%, to $9.97.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/hot-stock-minute/stocks-end——-173754299.html

(INTC), up $2.94 to $34.65 The world’s largest maker of microprocessors reported a 40 percent boost in profit during its most recent quarter as sales rose. Yahoo Inc. (YHOO), down $1.82 to $33.79 The technology company reported a drop in second-quarter profit and revenue, and both results fell short of expectations. Interactive Intelligence Group Inc.
Source: http://news.yahoo.com/time-warner-intel-big-market-202609574.html

Time Warner and Intel are big market movers – Yahoo News

Trading appeared to get the biggest jolt from the latest batch of corporate deal news. Investors drove Time Warner’s stock up 17 percent on news that Twenty-First Century Fox made a takeover bid for the media giant. Other deals involving Apple and IBM as well as slot machine maker International Game Technology also helped lift the market. “It’s a continuation of what we’ve really been seeing this year, and it’s almost a record amount of (mergers and acquisitions) going on,” said David Chalupnik, head of equities at Nuveen Asset Management. Momentum from Intel’s strong second-quarter earnings late Tuesday and news that Apple and IBM are teaming up to sell more iPhones and iPads to corporate customers helped lift major stock indexes in premarket trading.
Source: http://www.denverpost.com/dontmiss/ci_26158164/us-stock-index-futures-move-higher?source=rss

Notable Etf Outflow Detected – Fxz, Ash, Pkg, Rkt – Nasdaq.com

Among the largest underlying components of FXZ, in trading today Ashland Inc (Symbol: ASH) is up about 0.8%, Packaging Corp of America (Symbol: PKG) is trading flat, and Rock-Tenn Co. (Symbol: RKT) is lower by about 0.1%. The chart below shows the one year price performance of FXZ, versus its 200 day moving average: Looking at the chart above, FXZ’s low point in its 52 week range is $26.93 per share, with $34.52 as the 52 week high point – that compares with a last trade of $33.93. Comparing the most recent share price to link the 200 day moving average can also be a useful technical analysis technique — learn more about the 200 day moving average . Exchange traded funds (ETFs) trade just like stocks, but instead of ”shares” investors are actually buying and selling ”units”. These ”units” can be traded back and forth just like stocks, but can also be created or destroyed to accommodate investor demand.
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/notable-etf-outflow-detected-fxz-ash-pkg-rkt-cm368735

First Week of August 16th Options Trading For SPDR S&P Retail ETF – NASDAQ.com

Send Thanks! A link has been sent. Done 3 ETFs Holding Strong During The Pullback By Matthew McCall 9 hours ago . ETF Outlook for Wednesday, July 9, 2014: The U.S.
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3 ETFs Holding Strong During The Pullback – Yahoo Finance

Should the contract expire worthless, the premium would represent a 1.40% return on the cash commitment, or 13.40% annualized – at Stock Options Channel we call this the YieldBoost . Below is a chart showing the trailing twelve month trading history for SPDR S&P Retail ETF, and highlighting in green where the $86.00 strike is located relative to that history: Turning to the calls side of the option chain, the call contract at the $88.00 strike price has a current bid of $1.08. If an investor was to purchase shares of XRT stock at the current price level of $87.23/share, and then sell-to-open that call contract as a “covered call,” they are committing to sell the stock at $88.00. Considering the call seller will also collect the premium, that would drive a total return (excluding dividends, if any) of 2.12% if the stock gets called away at the August 16th expiration (before broker commissions).
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/first-week-of-august-16th-options-trading-for-spdr-sp-retail-etf-cm368741

The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Alcoa, iShares MSCI Brazil Capped ETF, iShares MSCI Germany ETF, Global X FTSE Argentina 20 ETF and iShares MSCI Netherlands ETF – Yahoo Finance

Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma. The company is completing a Phase II trial of ENMD-2076 in ovarian cancer. In addition, CASI is conducting a dual-institutional Phase II study of ENMD-2076 in triple-negative breast cancer, a Phase II study in advanced/metastatic soft tissue sarcoma and a Phase II study in advanced ovarian clear cell carcinomas. Winners and Losers Financial Select Financial Sector SPDRs (XLF) was flat. Direxion Daily Financial Bull 3X shares (FAS) was down 0.5% and its bearish counterpart, FAZ, was up 0.3%.
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/etf-preview-etfs-track-futures-lower-investors-look-ahead-to-earnings-season-cm367811

ETF Preview: ETFs Track Futures Lower; Investors Look Ahead to Earnings Season – NASDAQ.com

Typically, analyst estimate revisions have been all over the place prior to the earnings release: 4 upward revisions, 2 downward revisions, for Alcoa’s Q2 and fiscal 2014. Prior to earnings, Alcoa carried a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). Although Alcoa has been known to “kick off” earnings season each quarter, it had been quite awhile since it’s been considered a “sexy” stock. But with performances like these of the past two quarters, investors may wish to do a double-take before passing up these shares.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/zacks-analyst-blog-highlights-alcoa-114656639.html

Obama, Perry To Meet In Texas, Talk Border Problems – Washington Times

The White House changed its position late Monday, when senior presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett told the governor in a letter that the president would welcome a meeting with Mr. Perry . The highly charged nature of the public negotiating between the White House and the governors office highlighted the political stakes for both parties in addressing the surge of illegal immigration, which has spawned protests nationwide and forced the administration Tuesday to request an additional $3.8 billion from Congress to speed up deportation cases and bolster security. The Obama administrations poor handling of the immigration crisis could strengthen the position of Republican candidates in the midterm elections, but the GOP still faces a long-term crisis of its own with Hispanic voters on immigration policy, pollsters say. Public opinion surveys in recent weeks are giving Mr. Obama poor ratings on immigration policy.
Source: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jul/8/obama-perry-to-meet-in-texas-talk-border-problems/?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS

Obama asks Congress for $3.7B to help kids crossing the border | New York Post

Half the funds $1.8 billion would go to the Health and Human Services Department to house and care for kids and moms streaming across the US border, just one indicator of the magnitude of the growing problem. The administration says 52,000 unaccompanied children have flooded across the border since October. The administration wants to spend $39 million for more drone surveillance at the border. It wants to create 16 new drone crews and support 17,000 extra flight hours, according to a fact sheet on the spending request the White House releasedTuesday. A brigade of lawyers budgeted at $15 million would go to the border to provide representation for immigrant kids as they make their way through the judicial process. But the spending request didnt include proposals that would allow President Obama to speed deportations.
Source: http://nypost.com/2014/07/08/obama-asks-congress-for-3-8b-to-help-kids-crossing-the-border/

Obama to Meet Texas Governor Perry on Immigration Crisis – Yahoo Finance

Officials have said repeatedly that the president has no plans to do that on his trip. But the governor’s letter made it clear that Republicans are eager to draw Mr. Obama into the issue more directly. “I have followed up with several further communications inviting you to tour the border and view this crisis firsthand,” Mr. Perry wrote. “At any point while you are here, I am available to sit down privately so we can talk and you may directly gain my state’s perspective on the effects of an unsecured border and what is necessary to make it secure.” Watch: Obama’s frustration with immigration White House officials said the emergency funding would support what they called an “all of government” response to the immigration crisis.
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Obama To Hold Border Crisis Meeting In Texas : NPR

The meeting comes as Obama faces pressure to visit the border while he’s in Texas this week to raise money for Democratic congressional candidates. The White House has resisted the calls largely from Republicans to take a firsthand look at the tens of thousands of children arriving from Central America. Among those calling for Obama to visit the border is Obama student loan forgiveness program Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry. Obama senior adviser Valerie Jarrett sent Perry a letter inviting him to Wednesday’s meeting in Dallas. Obama has called the situation at the border a “humanitarian crisis.” The White House has warned that most of the children arriving at the border will not be allowed to stay in the U.S.
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Obama praises Abbas, but not Netanyahu in opinion piece published by Israeli newspaper | Fox News

Perry, a potential Republican candidate for president in 2016, has said he’s warned the Obama administration for more than two years about unaccompanied children showing up at the U.S.-Mexico border. Border Security “I don’t believe he particularly cares whether or not the border of the United States is secure,” Perry said July 6 on ABC’s “This Week.” In asking Congress for $3.7 billion, the administration is seeking to bolster efforts to contain the influx of unaccompanied, undocumented children crossing the border. The administration plans to increase detainment and boost court capacity to speed decisions, expand law enforcement and prosecution of criminal networks, seek greater cooperation with Central American countries and increase the amount of housing, care and transportation while migrant cases are judged. Most of the children crossing the border unaccompanied by a parent probably won’t qualify for humanitarian relief and will be deported, Obama’s spokesman said yesterday. Legal Basis’ “It’s unlikely that most of the kids who go through this process will qualify for humanitarian relief, which is to say that most of them will not have a legal basis,” Earnest said. He said courts, in most cases, would rule that migrants don’t have a legal reason to be in the U.S.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/obama-meet-texas-governor-perry-163658167.html

Obama Seeks Nearly $4 Billion for Immigration Crisis

The president offered no parallel praise for Netanyahu, who is only mentioned by name once in the piece. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Obama’s comments, published in Hebrew, Arabic and English, were his first public comments on Middle Eastern affairs since the murder of three Israeli teenagers last month touched off a new round of regional violence and deepening mistrust. After the bodies of the three Israelis were discovered, Obama issued a brief written statement, but hasn’t spoken about the situation publicly. Haaretz said the op-ed was intended for the newspaper’s upcoming peace summit. The White House told The Associated Press the op-ed was written before June 30 — the day the three Israeli teens were found dead — but later updated to reflect more recent events. Writing in emotional terms, Obama said he couldn’t imagine the pain suffered by the parents of the three Israeli teens, but was also heartbroken by the senseless murder of a Palestinian teenager who many suspect was killed as payback. “All parties must protect the innocent and act with reasonableness and restraint, not vengeance and retribution,” Obama said. Obama didn’t mention Tariq Abu Khdeir, the cousin of the murdered Palestinian, who was arrested after clashing with Israeli forces.
Source: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/07/08/obama-praises-abbas-but-not-netanyahu-in-opinion-piece-published-by-israeli/

European Shares Dip After Ecb Rally; Russia-exposed Stocks Rise – Yahoo Finance

The euro zone blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index was down 0.2 percent at 3,271.71 points after stepping in to “overbought” territory in the previous session, according to its Relative Strength Index, a closely watched indicator of share price momentum. Both indexes were up for the fourth consecutive week. European bourses came off their morning lows after data showed U.S. employers hired the fewest number of workers in eight months in August and more Americans gave up the hunt for jobs, providing a cautious Federal Reserve with more reasons to wait longer before raising interest rates. Nonfarm payrolls increased 142,000 last month, the Labor Department said on Friday, less than economists had expected.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/european-shares-dip-ecb-rally-151840215.html

Stocks May Show A Lack Of Direction Following Jobs Data – U.S. Commentary – NASDAQ.com

Losses for gold weighed on the volatile gold-miner stocks, with Newcrest Mining Ltd. off 3.1%, Perseus Mining Ltd. down 4.5%, and Kingsgate Consolidated Ltd. weaker by 5.2%.
Source: http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/2014/09/04/australia-stocks-fall-as-mining-shares-weaken/

Australia Stocks Fall As Mining Shares Weaken | Fox Business

The dollar was at 105.22 yen after rising as high as 105.71 yen, the highest level since October 2008. ENERGY: The price of oil edged lower again after slumping Thursday, when a report showed that U.S. crude supplies fell less than expected. Benchmark crude oil was down 44 cents to $94.01 a barrel in New York after falling $1.09 on Thursday. Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.
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Stocks drop after US hiring slows – Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports

While the report also said employment climbed by an upwardly revised 212,000 jobs in July, employment rose by a downwardly revised 267,000 in June, reflecting a net downward revision of 28,000 jobs. Despite the weaker than expected job growth, the unemployment rate edged down to 6.1 percent in August from 6.2 percent in July due to a decrease in the size of the labor force. http://www.todayhotstocks.com The data has led to worries about a pullback by the labor market following the spring recovery while also easing concerns about the outlook for monetary policy. Rob Carnell, chief international economist at ING, said, “Such weakness plays into the hands of the Fed doves, of whom, Chair Janet Yellen is the most important, and gives her more leeway to stand firm against the hawks, many of whom are calling for a change in the Fed’s language on the likely timing and scale of policy normalization.” “We were hoping for such a change to come at the September 17 FOMC meeting, though the odds on this have risen thanks to this limp-looking labor data,” he added.
Source: http://www.nasdaq.com/article/stocks-may-show-a-lack-of-direction-following-jobs-data–us-commentary-20140905-00236

Tech Stocks from Briefing.com – Yahoo Finance

Send Thanks! A link has been sent. Done July 4, 2014 11:55 AM 0 shares Content preferences Done Synnex (SNX) reported second quarter earnings of $1.52 per share, which is better than expected and $1.34-1.38 guidance; revenues rose 33.3% year/year to $3.45 billion which is better than expected. Technology Solutions: Revenue was $3.16 billion, up 24.2% YoY. Concentrix: Revenue was $293.5 million, up from $46.7 mln YoY due largely to the recently acquired IBM CRM business.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/tech-stocks-briefing-com-155520118.html