Year: 2015

CNB Financial Acquires Lake National Bank for $24.8M

30/12/2015

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El Pollo Loco Opens Newest Restaurant in Lodi, California

30/12/2015

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Siliconware Precision Gets TheStreet Hot Stock Rating

26/12/2015

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TerraForm Power Appaloosa Demands Inspection of Books

22/12/2015

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Short Sellers Target High Yield Bond Markets

14/12/2015

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Employment Situation Nonfarm Payrolls 211K

4/12/2015

The Employment Situation report released today shows that payroll growth is solid and that this should be the green light the Federal Reserve was looking for to begin hiking rates later this month. Nonfarm payrolls rose a solid 211,000 in November which is safely above expectations for 190,000. And there’s 35,000 in upward revisions to Read More »

JAKKS Pacific Hearing Vague Takeover Rumors Circulating

2/12/2015

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ISM Manufacturing Index Lowest Since June 2009

1/12/2015

The ISM manufacturing index broke below 50 in November to come in at 48.6. The consensus range was 49.7 to 51 so this is a negative surprise. This is the lowest reading since June 2009. New orders plunged -4 points to 48.9, the lowest reading since August 2012. Backlog orders came in 43 and continued Read More »

Pointer Telocation Awarded $1 Million Contract in Brazil

30/11/2015

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Black Friday Online Spending Rose 10% y/y to $1.66B

29/11/2015

ComScore says that Black Friday desktop spending rose 10% year-over-year to $1.66 billion. Thanksgiving day spending rose +9% year-over-year to $1.10 billion. Spending for November 1st to 27th rose +5% year-over-year to $23.4 billion. ComScore says that while the holiday season opened a little softer than anticipated, Thanksgiving and Black Friday both posted strong online Read More »

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Durable Goods Orders Going Sideways

25/11/2015

The mainstream financial media is acting as if the 3% gain in Durable Goods Orders released today is somehow like a phoenix rising from the ashes, showing new life to an otherwise dead planet. Hype and politics aside, the Durable Goods Orders report looks like its going sideways to me. It certainly doesn’t show an Read More »

Retail Sales October 2015

Retail Sales Barely Gain 0.1 Percent In October 2015

13/11/2015

Retail sales rose just 0.1 percent in October; however, when excluding vehicles and gasoline stations, where sales once again fell on price weakness, core sales rose 0.3 percent. Year over year retail sales are up a respectable +4.1 percent, excluding gasoline stations which is down -20.1 percent and has been badly skewing retail sales all Read More »