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Daily Dividend Report: HAL, VFC, ERF, AMGN, NEE, MOS, SJM, SEE

Halliburton (HAL) has approved a 20 percent increase in its quarterly dividend. The 2014 fourth quarter dividend of eighteen cents a share on the company’s common stock is payable on December 26, 2014, to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 5, 2014.

Posted on 20 October 2014 @ 4:54 pm

Monday’s ETF with Unusual Volume: IYH

The iShares U.S. Healthcare ETF (IYH) is seeing unusually high volume in afternoon trading Monday, with over 2.9 million shares traded versus three month average volume of about 351,000.  Shares of IYH were up about 0.6% on the day.

Posted on 20 October 2014 @ 4:43 pm

Monday’s ETF Movers: ITB, ILF

In trading on Monday, the iShares U.S. Home Construction ETF (ITB) is outperforming other ETFs, up about 2.1% on the day.  Components of that ETF showing particular strength include shares of Lennox International (LII), up about 8.4% and shares of Taylor Morrison Home (TMHC), up about 4% on the day.

Posted on 20 October 2014 @ 4:42 pm

Monday Sector Laggards: Aerospace & Defense, Railroads

In trading on Monday, aerospace & defense shares were relative laggards, down on the day by about 0.6%.  Helping drag down the group were shares of Astronics (ATRO), down about 2.7% and shares of Elbit Systems (ESLT) down about 2% on the day.

Posted on 20 October 2014 @ 4:40 pm

Monday Sector Leaders: Metals & Mining, Education & Training Services

In trading on Monday, metals & mining shares were relative leaders, up on the day by about 3.6%.  Leading the group were shares of SinoCoking Coal & Coke Chemical Industries (SCOK), up about 69.8% and shares of Alpha Natural Resources (ANR) up about 10.1% on the day.

Posted on 20 October 2014 @ 4:39 pm

Merck Popular Amongst Latest 13F Filers

At Holdings Channel, we have reviewed the latest batch of the 20 most recent 13F filings for the 09/30/2014 reporting period, and noticed that Merck & Co., Inc (NYSE: MRK) was held by 13 of these funds. When hedge fund managers appear to be thinking alike, we find it is a good idea to take a closer look.

Posted on 20 October 2014 @ 4:36 pm

Interesting February 2015 Stock Options for AAPL

Consistently, one of the more popular stocks people enter into their stock options watchlist at Stock Options Channel is Apple Inc (NASD: AAPL). So this week we highlight one interesting put contract, and one interesting call contract, from the February 2015 expiration for AAPL.

Posted on 20 October 2014 @ 4:24 pm

RTT News - United States

Lennox International Q3 Profit Rises, Beats View

Climate control products maker Lennox International, Inc. (LII) on Monday reported a 5 percent increase in profit for the third quarter from last year, reflecting higher revenues at the company’s residential and commercial segments.

Posted on 20 October 2014 @ 2:46 pm

Peabody Energy Q3 Results Top Estimates, Guides 2014 Loss In Line

Coal miner Peabody Energy Corp. (BTU) reported Monday a loss for the third quarter that sharply widened from last year, hurt primarily by the impact of a non-cash tax expense related to the repeal of the Minerals Resource Rent Tax in Australia as well as reduced realized pricing.

Posted on 20 October 2014 @ 2:02 pm

McBride Says Revenue Returns To Modest Growth; Shares Rise – Update

Shares of McBride Plc. (MCB.L) increased around 4 percent in London trading after the provider of Private Label Household and Personal Care products said Monday that its trading performance has been in line with the Board’s expectations. The company said it has made a solid start to the year, with Group revenue at constant currency returning to modest growth.

Posted on 20 October 2014 @ 9:21 am

Spirit Pub In Talks With Greene King On Revised 109.5p/shr Offer; Stock Rises

Shares of Spirit Pub Co. Plc (SPRT.L) increased around 11 percent in the early morning trading in London after the company said Monday that it is in talks with pub retailer and brewer Greene King Plc (GNK.L) regarding a revised possible offer with indicative value of approximately 109.5 pence per Spirit share.

Posted on 20 October 2014 @ 7:20 am

WSJ: Investor Group To Float $2.2 Bln Offer For Adidas’s Reebok Unit

A consortium of investors are planning to float a $2.2 billion bid for the Reebok business unit of sports goods giant Adidas AG (ADDYY.PK, ADDDF.PK), according to a Wall Street Journal report of Sunday. They intend to make an offer to the board of directors of Adidas.

Posted on 20 October 2014 @ 3:33 am

Lufthansa Cancels Fights Amid Eighth Strike Call By Pilots Union In 2014

German aviation group Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DLAKY, DLAKF) revealed Sunday on their social media site that the pilots union Vereinigung Cockpit have announced a strike again for continental flights from 13.00 on Monday, October 20 to 23.59 on Tuesday, October 21. The move comes as part of the unions continuing dispute over retirement benefits.

Posted on 20 October 2014 @ 2:34 am

Japan Unveils First Domestically-built Passenger Jet

Japan’s first domestically-built passenger jet, the Mitsubishi Regional Jet, was unveiled on Saturday by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. (MHVYF.PK), as the Asian country aims to enter the highly-competitive commercial aircraft market.

Posted on 19 October 2014 @ 7:11 am

Deutsche Welle - Germany

Opinion: An overplayed hand

It’s as if Germany’s train drivers’ and pilots’ unions are playing strike ping-pong – as soon as one group’s walk-off ends, the other’s begins. DW’s Rolf Wenkel is frustrated with the power of small, specialized unions.

Posted on 20 October 2014 @ 5:03 pm

ECB starts buying covered bonds

The European Central Bank has introduced a new way of injecting money into financial markets to stimulate the eurozone’s flagging economy. A spokesman confirmed the ECB had begun buying securities known as covered bonds.

Posted on 20 October 2014 @ 1:09 pm

EU, China settle long-running telecoms row

The European Union has said it’s been able to end a protracted trade row with China, concerning the Asian nation’s telecoms exports to the bloc. Brussels said any punitive action was now off the table.

Posted on 20 October 2014 @ 11:50 am

Investor group sets sights on Adidas’ Reebok

An international group of investors has shown interest in buying the Reebok brand from German sportswear company Adidas. But it said Reebok’s strategic setup would not have to change in the process.

Posted on 20 October 2014 @ 8:21 am

SAP sees cloud swell in third quarter

Europe’s largest software company, SAP, has logged above-average revenue in its cloud business, confirming its reputation as the world’s fastest-growing firm in the sector. The full-year outlook was mixed, though..

Posted on 20 October 2014 @ 7:00 am

IBM sheds loss-making semiconductor unit

International Business Machines (IBM) has struck a deal to get rid of its unprofitable chip-making unit, the company has confirmed. It said operations would go to investment giant Globalfoundries.

Posted on 20 October 2014 @ 6:45 am

Lufthansa strike to become an international affair

Lufthansa’s long-haul pilots will join the action with their short- and medium-leg colleagues over changes to their retirement plans. Long-haul flights had originally been exempted from the strike, announced Sunday.

Posted on 20 October 2014 @ 5:38 am

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