Nov 25, 2013, 17:37 ET
Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASD: LGND) will replace SHFL Entertainment Inc. (NASD: SHFL) in the S&P SmallCap 600 after the close of trading on Wednesday, November 27. S&P MidCap 400 constituent Bally Technologies Inc. (NYSE: BYI) acquired SHFL in a deal completed today. Ligand...
Nov 25, 2013, 09:50 ET
The U.S. equity market edged higher on Friday, November 22, 2013. The S&P 500 ended the day at 1,804.76, up 0.50%; the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 16,064.77, up 0.34%; and the NASDAQ Composite finished at 3,991.65, up 0.57%. Shares in the business services industry ended on a...
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Nov 22, 2013, 17:47 ET
S&P Dow Jones Indices will make the following changes to the S&P 500, S&P MidCap 400 and S&P SmallCap 600 indices: - Allegion plc (NYSE: ALLEwi) will replace J. C. Penney Company Inc. (NYSE: JCP) in the S&P 500, J. C. Penney will replace Aeropostale Inc. (NYSE: ARO)...
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Nov 22, 2013, 09:56 ET
S&P Capital IQ Equity Research has published its 2013 Holiday Retail Outlook, which projects a 2.5% increase in general merchandise, apparel, furnishings, and other goods sales for the holiday season, which would be the weakest holiday season since 2008. Consumer confidence has...
Nov 21, 2013, 15:04 ET
McGraw Hill Construction (http://www.construction.com/) today announced that Harvey Bernstein, the company's Vice President, Industry Insights & Alliances, has been appointed to the Corporate Advisory Board of the World Green Building Council. The World Green Building Council is a...
Nov 21, 2013, 09:00 ET
U.S. consumers are expected to spend more than $30 billion on new vehicles in November, a historic high for the month, with light-vehicle retail sales on pace to exceed 1 million for the month, according to a monthly sales forecast developed jointly by J.D. Power and LMC Automotive. Retail...
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Nov 21, 2013, 06:30 ET
Abundant shale natural gas reserves in the United States are expected to keep petrochemical producers in North America well stocked with inexpensive ethane for the next decade, according to the just-launched Platts Petrochemical Analytics: Shale Gas to Polyethylene – Global Outlook to 2023,...
Nov 20, 2013, 12:30 ET
Major stock indices are up over 20 % year to date, but will equity markets continue to shine in 2014? Are international equities poised to outperform U.S. equities in the coming year? (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130524/NY19925LOGO) S&P Capital IQ's senior equity investment...
Nov 20, 2013, 11:18 ET
The value of new construction starts increased 5% in October to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $585.6 billion, according to McGraw Hill Construction, a division of McGraw Hill Financial. The gain followed a 13% jump for total construction starts in September, and during both...
Nov 20, 2013, 08:15 ET
In a new, bi-monthly research publication aimed at credit risk professionals and launched today, S&P Capital IQ confirms that risk levels as a whole have dropped off in the last year, although certain industries and regions remain higher risk areas. These and other findings may be...
Nov 19, 2013, 09:37 ET
Data through October 2013, released today by S&P Dow Jones Indices and Experian for the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices, a comprehensive measure of changes in consumer credit defaults, showed stability in national default rates during the month. The national composite was...
Nov 19, 2013, 09:30 ET
S&P Dow Jones Indices, one of the world's leading providers of financial market indices, further strengthened its presence in China today as the first ever S&P 500-based ETF in China was launched by Bosera Asset Management. The ETF, a result of S&P Dow Jones Indices' license with...
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Nov 19, 2013, 09:16 ET
S&P Capital IQ announced today that it has commenced S&P Capital IQ's Factual Stock Report coverage on Sphere 3D Corp. Sphere 3D Corporation (TSXV: ANY; OTCQX: SPIHF) is a technology development company focused on establishing its patent pending emulation and virtualization technology....
Nov 19, 2013, 07:02 ET
Prices of liquefied natural gas (LNG) for December delivery to Asia increased 11.5% from November to $17.689 per million British thermal units (/MMBtu), as North Asian buyers began to build inventories ahead of the peak winter months, according to the latest Platts Japan/Korea Marker (JKM) for...
Nov 18, 2013, 15:44 ET
Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT: $31) has been picked by S&P Capital IQ as its Focus Stock of the Week. TXT carries S&P Capital IQ's highest investment recommendation of 5-STARS, or Strong Buy. "We see Textron as a solid long-term growth business," said Eric Hugel, equity analyst at S&P...
Nov 18, 2013, 04:00 ET
Platts, a leading energy, petrochemical and metals information provider, said today that an independent assurance review completed by Ernst & Young confirms that Platts' governance and controls framework, policies and editorial practices align with IOSCO's Principles for Oil Price...
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Nov 15, 2013, 08:00 ET
Today, Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting Priceline.com Inc. (NASDAQ: PCLN), McGraw-Hill Financial Inc. (NYSE: MHFI), R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (NASDAQ: RRD), Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ: FISV), and Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC). Today's readers may access these...
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Nov 14, 2013, 17:54 ET
American Woodmark Corp. (NASD: AMWD) will replace Nash-Finch Co. (NASD: NAFC) in the S&P SmallCap 600 after the close of trading on Tuesday, November 19. S&P SmallCap 600 constituent Spartan Stores Inc. (NASD: SPTN) is acquiring Nash-Finch in a deal expected to be completed soon...
Nov 14, 2013, 13:00 ET
Sales satisfaction among new-vehicle buyers is 52 points higher when their salesperson uses a tablet device than when their salesperson does not use a tablet during the sales process (844 vs. 792, respectively, on a 1,000-point scale), according to the J.D. Power 2013 U.S. Sales Satisfaction...
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