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Stock Market Today

April 20, 2015

The major U.S. equity indexes finished sharply higher today, in the process retracing much of the losses experienced on Friday. The only thing similar to Friday’s performance was that the market-moving news came from overseas, but this time it clearly had a positive bent to it. Specifically, traders reacted to news that China’s central bank had cut the required reserve ratio for its banks by one percentage point in an effort to stimulate lending as output for the world’s second-largest economy has been slowing. Read more

Industry Reports

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Beverage

Richard J. Gallagher, Nira Maharaj | 09/16/2014

The Beverage Industry is a mature sector and includes companies that market nonalcoholic and alcoholic items. Since growth opportunities are limited, many members of the industry endeavor to diversify their offerings to better compete and gain share. Too, they may pursue lucrative distribution arrangements and/or acquisitions to expand their operations and geographic reach.

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Automotive

Mario Ferro | 09/12/2014

The Automotive Industry is comprised primarily of the world’s largest passenger automobile and light truck manufacturers. Through broad dealership networks, most members of the industry sell vehicles in the global market. The manufacturers offer a variety of makes and models, though there tends to be limited brand integration at the marketing, advertising, and dealership levels.

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Entertainment Technology

Michael Napoli, CFA | 08/20/2014

The Entertainment Technology Industry consists of a wide variety of com-panies that provide products and services used in electronic devices and by entertainment firms.

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Recent Featured Commentaries

  • Markets / Commentaries

    Stock Market Today:

    April 20, 2015

    Harvey S. Katz, Matthew E. Spencer, Adam Rosner, William G. Ferguson | 4/20/2015
    The major U.S. equity indexes finished sharply higher today, in the process retracing much of the losses experienced on Friday. The only thing similar to Friday’s performance was that the market-moving news came from overseas, but this time it clearly had a positive bent to it. Specifically, traders reacted to news that China’s central bank had cut the required reserve ratio for its banks by one percentage point in an effort to stimulate lending as output for the world’s second-largest economy has been slowing.
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    Stock Market Today:

    April 17, 2015

    Harvey S. Katz, Sharif Abdou, Adam Rosner, William G. Ferguson | 4/17/2015
     A trading week that was looking like a winning one for those long equities ended on a very sour note, with all of the previous three days’ gains retraced in the first few hours of today’s bearish session.
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    Housing Starts Gain Slightly in March, But Still Disappoint

    William G. Ferguson | 4/16/2015
    At 8:30 A.M. (EDT), the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported data on new residential construction for the month of March. At first blush, the data looked mixed, as both building permits and housing starts showed some signs of continued unevenness.
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