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Applied Optoelectronics' (NASDAQ:AAOI) "Buy" Rating Reaffirmed at Needham & Company LLC

Outstanding shares refer to a company's stock presently held by all its shareholders, counting share blocks held by institutional shareholders and restricted shares owned by the company's officers and insiders. Applied Optoelectronics also was the target of some unusual options trading on Monday. The stock was trading on above-average volume. The average volume for Applied Optoelectronics, Inc . Consulte Mais Informação

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DST Systems, Inc. (DST) Stake Increased by Martingale Asset Management LP

DST Systems, Inc. (DST) Stake Increased by Martingale Asset Management LP

The institutional investor owned 111,533 shares of the technology company's stock after buying an additional 18,827 shares during the period. Other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 55,871 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $3,428,244.56. Consulte Mais Informação

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International Game Technology O (NYSE:IGT) Experiences Heavier than Usual Trading Volume

International Game Technology O (NYSE:IGT) Experiences Heavier than Usual Trading Volume

International Game Technology had a positive return on equity of 10.35% and a negative net margin of 2.28%. Finally, Northern Trust Corp boosted its holdings in shares of International Game Technology by 0.3% in the 2nd quarter. The firm had revenue of $1.22 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.20 billion. International Game Technology PLC has 195.74 million shares outstanding, and in the last trade has seen ATR around 0.62. Consulte Mais Informação

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EU Parliament chief Brexit negotiator calls Boris Johnson 'old-fashioned and reductionist'

EU Parliament chief Brexit negotiator calls Boris Johnson 'old-fashioned and reductionist'

The former Belgian prime minister stressed it was for the United Kingdom government to find a solution, saying the ideas from Whitehall to date were not acceptable. She said: "We would not countenance and indeed it would be calamitous for the economy in Northern Ireland if there were barriers to trade with our largest partner which is the rest of the United Kingdom". Consulte Mais Informação

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Wall Street gurus have it all wrong as QE unwind looms

Wall Street gurus have it all wrong as QE unwind looms

The dot plots suggest that it will take a year longer to reach the Fed funds to reach their neutral rate, which it lowered to 2.75% from 3.0%. FOMC chair Janet Yellen will then address reporters at a press conference at 7:30pm. The policy-making arm of the Fed is expected to announce that the Fed will begin to shrink its massive portfolio of Treasury securities and mortgage-backed securities (MBS). Consulte Mais Informação

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Dollar climbs, bonds slide as Fed sees 2017 hike

Some said central banks were behind the wheel but they are a bit remiss, so there's reason to bang your head about it as the expected loosening of the balance sheet from the Federal Reserve could be around the corner. US central bankers are counting on steady growth and low unemployment to raise inflation closer to their goal, which would support their policy of gradual tightening through interest-rate increases and a reversal of quantitative easing . Consulte Mais Informação

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Peer-to-Peer lending to be NBFC biz: RBI

Peer-to-Peer lending to be NBFC biz: RBI

In a public statement last week Sudarshan Sen, executive director, RBI had said that the regulator was awaiting the gazette notification from the central government for the final guidelines to be released. And thirdly, it will lead to a spurt in the sector and make it more regulated. While there was no cap on lending rates and amounts, it clearly stated that the platforms should only act as an intermediary and not take on any role of banks. Consulte Mais Informação

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Compass Group CEO Richard Cousins To Step Down; Dominic Blakemore To Succeed

Compass Group CEO Richard Cousins To Step Down; Dominic Blakemore To Succeed

The world's biggest catering group Compass announced this morning that its chief executive Richard Cousins will retire next year. Blakemore will become deputy CEO on October 1 this year and take over as CEO on April 1, 2018. The rise came from strong new business in North America, which helped offset challenging trading in countries outside Europe. Chairman Paul Walsh said: "Dominic's appointment is the result of a rigorous succession process". Consulte Mais Informação

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BlackRock sells Singapore office tower for S$2.1 billion to CapitaLand

BlackRock sells Singapore office tower for S$2.1 billion to CapitaLand

The sale would be one of Singapore's biggest real-estate deals so far this year and would be BlackRock's fourth property sale in the city-state since 2015. Mr Soo Kok Leng, chairman of the trust's manager, said, "The addition of Asia Square Tower 2 is a strategic move that is in line with our portfolio reconstitution strategy to rejuvenate CCT's portfolio with the addition of newer and higher yielding Grade A assets". Consulte Mais Informação

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Fed keeps rates unchanged, to start trimming bond holdings in October

Fed keeps rates unchanged, to start trimming bond holdings in October

The 10-year US Treasuries yield rose to 2.278 per cent, briefly hitting a six-week high of 2.289 per cent. Along with one more rate hike this year, the Fed also predicted three more possible moves next year. Treasury bonds and mortgage-backed securities acquired in the years after the 2008 financial crisis. Still, the risk exists that investors could become spooked by the rising number of bonds being transferred back into private hands. Consulte Mais Informação

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Walmart will not hire extra employees for holiday season

Walmart will not hire extra employees for holiday season

Other stores, like Target and Macy's, plan on hiring tens of thousands of extra workers this fall. But Walmart's move is a sign of the tightening labor market which has made it hard for employers to fill open positions. Part-time workers are paid about $10 an hour on average. Walmart says the same plan was used a year ago and was met with approval from customers and employees. Consulte Mais Informação

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Fed to Reduce Bond Holdings, Setting Stage for Higher Mortgage Rates

Fed to Reduce Bond Holdings, Setting Stage for Higher Mortgage Rates

Chair Janet Yellen set October as the start of the unwinding of the central bank's balance sheet and stuck to the predicted one rate hike left for 2017. The S&P 500 is up 8.01 points, or 0.3 percent. Jim Caron, a bond portfolio manager at Morgan Stanley Investment Management , told Barron's there are two aspects to the most recent Fed announcement that caused him some anxiety. Consulte Mais Informação

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