Caterpillar http://so-l.ru/tags/show/caterpillar Tue, 14 Jul 2020 06:50:29 +0300 <![CDATA[Отчетность промышленных корпораций США: проблемы разные – результат один]]> http://so-l.ru/news/y/2019_10_23_otchetnost_promishlennih_korporaciy_ssha Wed, 23 Oct 2019 09:13:11 +0300 <![CDATA[Stock Market News For Nov 29, 2018]]> U.S. stock markets witnessed a strong rally on Wednesday after Fed chair Jerome Powell indicated that key rates were close to a “neutral” level. Moreover, investors’ confidence on equities gathered steam following news that President Trump is looking for a way out to ongoing trade disputes with China. Additionally, third quarter GDP data confirmed robustness of the U.S. economy. All three indexes jumped up following these positive developments.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI) closed at 25,366.43, rallied 2.5% or 617.70 points. The S&P 500 Index (INX) increased 2.3% to close at 2,743.79. Meanwhile, the Nasdaq Composite Index (IXIC) closed at 7,291.59, gaining almost 3% or 208.89 points. A total of 8.04 billion shares were traded on Wednesday, higher than the last 20-session average of 7.82 billion shares. Advancers outnumbered decliners on the NYSE by 3.95-to-1 ratio. On the Nasdaq, advancers had an edge over decliners by 3.58-to-1 ratio.  The CBOE VIX decreased 2.8% to close at 18.49.  

How Did the Benchmarks Perform?

The Dow ended in positive territory for third successive day with twenty-seven components of the 30-stock index closing in the green while remaining three closed the red. Notably, the blue-chip index posted its biggest single-day gain since Mar 26 and is up nearly 1080 points in the first three trading sessions for the week started Nov 26.

The S&P 500 also closed in the green for third straight session. Moreover, the benchmark index recorded its biggest single-day gain since Mar 26.  The Technology Select Sector SPDR (XLK) and Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR (XLY) were major gainers with 3.5% and 3%, respectively. Notably, ten out of total 11 sectors of the broad-market index closed in the green while only one finished in the red.

Meanwhile, the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite continued its bull-run for three consecutive days buoyed by strong performance of tech behemoths. The tech-laden index recorded its biggest single-day gain since Oct 25. 

Fed Chairman Hints Soft Monetary Policy

On Nov 28, the Fed Chairman Jerome Powell indicated that the interest rate may be close to a neutral level while delivering a speech at the Economic Club of New York. He stated “Interest rates are still low by historical standards, and they remain just below the broad range of estimates of the level that would be neutral for the economy — that is, neither speeding up nor slowing down growth,”

Powell’s latest comments regarding the benchmark interest rate was in sharp contrast to his earlier statement that there is a long way to go for the rate to hit a neutral level. Although Powell hasn’t given any indication that the central bank will not opt for a fourth rate hike for 2018 in December, market participants, who were closely watching this event are of the opinion that the Fed is going to reduce the current pace of rate hikes reflecting a soft monetary stance.

Notably, possibility of a fourth rate hike in Decenter and continuation of tight monetary policy in 2019 were one of the major reasons for stock market routs in October and November. Recently, President Trump has severely criticized the Fed chairman for his hawkish stance which significantly undermined Trump’s fiscal stimulus.

A Ray of Hope on Trade War Front 

On Nov 28, citing U.S. government officials, The New York Times reported that President Trump is looking for a respectable compromise deal with China to resolve the eight month old tariff conflict between the two largest trading partners of the world. The newspaper reported that Trump is highly concerned about the negative impact of trade war on U.S. economy, particularly on the financial sector. Notably,President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping are scheduled to meet on the sidelines of a G-20 summit in Argentina at the end of this week.

On Nov 27, U.S. National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow said the U.S. government has reopened negotiations on trade-related issues with China at several high powered levels. Healso stated that President Trump is hopeful that an amicable solution to the eight-month old trade related conflict between two largest trading partners in the world can be reached during the upcoming G-20 summit.

Following these developments, shares of trade-sensitive stocks like Caterpillar Inc. CAT and The Boeing Co. BA increased 5% and 4.9%, respectively. The Boeing carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy). You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.

Economic Data

In its second estimate, the Department of Commerce confirmed that the U.S. GDP for the third quarter of 2018 expanded by 3.5%. The figure was in line with the consensus estimate. However, consumer spending, which constitutes around 70% of the U.S. economy, grew at 3.6% instead of 4% estimated earlier. On the other hand, business investment on equipment rose 3.5% in contrast to the earlier estimate that it had remained flat over the period.

The Department of Commerce also reported that the U.S. trade deficit for the month of October increased to $77.2 billion from a revised $76.3 billion deficit in September.

Stocks That Made Headline

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Last year, it generated $8 billion in global revenues. By 2020, it's predicted to blast through the roof to $47 billion. Famed investor Mark Cuban says it will produce "the world's first trillionaires," but that should still leave plenty of money for regular investors who make the right trades early.

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<![CDATA[The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Johnson & Johnson, Intel, Procter & Gamble, Caterpillar and Halliburton]]> For Immediate Release

Chicago, IL – March 29, 2018 – Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include Johnson & Johnson JNJ, Intel INTC, Procter & Gamble PG, Caterpillar CAT and Halliburton HAL.

Here are highlights from Wednesday’s Analyst Blog:

Top Research Reports for Johnson & Johnson, Intel and Procter & Gamble

The Zacks Research Daily presents the best research output of our analyst team. Today's Research Daily features new research reports on 16 major stocks, including Johnson & Johnson, Intel and Procter & Gamble. These research reports have been hand-picked from the roughly 70 reports published by our analyst team today.

Buy-rated Johnson & Johnson’s shares have lost -2.2% in the last six months, outperforming the -5.4% decline of the Zacks Large Cap Pharmaceuticals industry. J&J’s sales growth accelerated in the second half of 2017 backed by higher sales in the Pharmaceutical segment and improving performance in Medical Devices.

Though quite a few key products in J&J’s portfolio like Remicade and Concerta are facing generic competition, the Zacks analyst thinks new products in all segments, label expansion of drugs like Imbruvica and Darzalex and contribution from recent acquisitions – mainly Actelion – can support top-line growth.

Meanwhile, share buybacks and the restructuring initiative should provide bottom-line support. J&J is also making rapid progress with its pipeline and line extensions. However, headwinds like generics, pricing pressure and soft global market conditions remain.

Shares of Intel’s shares have outperformed the Zacks General Semiconductor industry over the past six months, gaining +34.4% vs. +27.2%. Intel is the world’s largest manufacturer of semiconductor products. The company is benefiting from robust performance of the DCG, IoT Group, NSG and PSG. These segments form the crux of Intel’s data-centric business model.

Further, the launch of FPGA SDK for OpenCL solution, Xeon Scalable, Core 8 chips, Myriad X and next-generation desktop processors are key catalysts. Lately, Intel’s Movidius vision processing has gained strong adoption. The processor was selected by Alphabet’s Google division and Amazon.com’s DeepLens.

Intel's partnerships with BMW, Nissan, Volkswagen AG and Ferrari will boost sales of processing chips, sensor-chips, cloud software and many more, which will drive top-line growth. However, stiff competition from peers adds to its woes.

Procter & Gamble's shares have underperformed the Zacks Soap and Cleaning Materials industry over the last six months (-14.5% vs. -10.6%). The Zacks analyst likes its strong brand recognition, diversified portfolio, impressive product development capabilities and marketing prowess as well as strong cash flow productivity.

The company remains focused on balanced growth through improved product, packaging, and marketing initiatives and productivity cost-savings plan. Earnings estimates for fiscal 2018 have moved north over the last 60 days signaling analysts’ optimism. 
 

However, slowing market growth, weak volumes and organic sales have been hurting sales. Soft consumer-spending environment in developed markets and uncertainties in emerging countries also add to the worries. That said, P&G is speeding up innovations and investments to counter the softening industry growth.

Other noteworthy reports we are featuring today include Caterpillar and Halliburton.

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Here's another stock idea to consider. Much like petroleum 150 years ago, lithium power may soon shake the world, creating millionaires and reshaping geo-politics. Soon electric vehicles (EVs) may be cheaper than gas guzzlers. Some are already reaching 265 miles on a single charge.

With battery prices plummeting and charging stations set to multiply, one company stands out as the #1 stock to buy according to Zacks research.

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<![CDATA[Top Research Reports for Johnson & Johnson, Intel and Procter & Gamble]]> Wednesday, March 28, 2018

The Zacks Research Daily presents the best research output of our analyst team. Today's Research Daily features new research reports on 16 major stocks, including Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Intel (INTC) and Procter & Gamble (PG). These research reports have been hand-picked from the roughly 70 reports published by our analyst team today.

You can see all of today’s research reports here >>>

Buy-rated Johnson & Johnson’s shares have lost -2.2% in the last six months, outperforming the -5.4% decline of the Zacks Large Cap Pharmaceuticals industry. J&J’s sales growth accelerated in the second half of 2017 backed by higher sales in the Pharmaceutical segment and improving performance in Medical Devices.

Though quite a few key products in J&J’s portfolio like Remicade and Concerta are facing generic competition, the Zacks analyst thinks new products in all segments, label expansion of drugs like Imbruvica and Darzalex and contribution from recent acquisitions mainly Actelion – can support top-line growth.

Meanwhile, share buybacks and the restructuring initiative should provide bottom-line support. J&J is also making rapid progress with its pipeline and line extensions. However, headwinds like generics, pricing pressure and soft global market conditions remain.

(You can read the full research report on Johnson & Johnson here >>>).

Shares of Intel’s shares have outperformed the Zacks General Semiconductor industry over the past six months, gaining +34.4% vs. +27.2%. Intel is the world’s largest manufacturer of semiconductor products. The company is benefiting from robust performance of the DCG, IoT Group, NSG and PSG. These segments form the crux of Intel’s data-centric business model.

Further, the launch of FPGA SDK for OpenCL solution, Xeon Scalable, Core 8 chips, Myriad X and next-generation desktop processors are key catalysts. Lately, Intel’s Movidius vision processing has gained strong adoption. The processor was selected by Alphabet’s Google division and Amazon.com’s DeepLens.

Intel's partnerships with BMW, Nissan, Volkswagen AG and Ferrari will boost sales of processing chips, sensor-chips, cloud software and many more, which will drive top-line growth. However, stiff competition from peers adds to its woes.

(You can read the full research report on Intel here >>>).

Procter & Gamble's shares have underperformed the Zacks Soap and Cleaning Materials industry over the last six months (-14.5% vs. -10.6%). The Zacks analyst likes its strong brand recognition, diversified portfolio, impressive product development capabilities and marketing prowess as well as strong cash flow productivity.

The company remains focused on balanced growth through improved product, packaging, and marketing initiatives and productivity cost-savings plan. Earnings estimates for fiscal 2018 have moved north over the last 60 days signaling analysts’ optimism.
 

However, slowing market growth, weak volumes and organic sales have been hurting sales. Soft consumer-spending environment in developed markets and uncertainties in emerging countries also add to the worries. That said, P&G is speeding up innovations and investments to counter the softening industry growth.

(You can read the full research report on Procter & Gamble here >>>).

Other noteworthy reports we are featuring today include Caterpillar (CAT), Raytheon (RTN) and Halliburton (HAL).

Will You Make a Fortune on the Shift to Electric Cars?

Here's another stock idea to consider. Much like petroleum 150 years ago, lithium power may soon shake the world, creating millionaires and reshaping geo-politics. Soon electric vehicles (EVs) may be cheaper than gas guzzlers. Some are already reaching 265 miles on a single charge.

With battery prices plummeting and charging stations set to multiply, one company stands out as the #1 stock to buy according to Zacks research.

It's not the one you think.

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Featured Reports

lululemon (LULU) Tracks Well on Solid e-commerce Growth

Per the Zacks analyst, lululemon's digital business has transformed in 2017 through investments in process and IT. This along with the website re-launch boosted e-commerce comps in the fourth quarter.

Chemed (CHE) Banks on Roto-Rooter Unit Amid Pricing Issues

Chemed's prospects in core plumbing, drain cleaning and water restoration units will boost its Roto-Rooter business.

Built-to-Order Approach Gives KB Home (KBH) Competitive Edge

The Zacks analyst stresses that, Built-to-Order process enables homebuyers to personalize their homes, thus giving KB Home competitive advantage over its peers.

Solid Missile Order Growth Aid Raytheon (RTN) Amid Tax Woes

Per the Zacks analyst, solid inflow of contracts for its combat-proven missiles drives Raytheon's growth trajectory.

BorgWarner (BWA) to Grow on Innovative Product Launches

Per the Zacks analyst, new innovative product launches are helping BorgWarner to widen its product portfolio and improve its technology solution offerings for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles.

ResMed (RMD) Plagued by Pricing Pressure & Rising Costs

The Zacks analyst is concerned about the pricing pressure that ResMed is facing in the United States and Europe.

Partnerships with Top Industry Players to Drive Dolby (DLB)

Per the Zacks analyst, Dolby's partnerships with industry frontrunners will boost market traction of Dolby Vision, Dolby Voice and Dolby Cinema's offerings.

New Upgrades

Unit Revenues, Fleet Upgrade Buoy United Continental (UAL)

The Zacks analyst likes the company's performance with respect to unit revenues. Efforts to modernize its fleet and reward shareholders also raise optimism in the stock.

Project North Star to Drive Fifth Third's (FITB) Financials

Per the Zacks analyst, Fifth Third's strategic initiatives will grow revenues, lower costs and optimize balance sheet position by 2019. Also, top-line continues to benefit from rising loan balances.

USB Flash Drive Product Rollouts Aid Western Digital (WDC)

Per the Zacks analyst, new product additions will enhance the Western Digital's existing product portfolio and aid it in securing a strong foothold in the global SSD market.

New Downgrades

Third Party Reliance, Delay in Projects Ail Eversource (ES)

The Zacks analyst believes delay in approval for $1.6B Northern Pass transmission project can jeopardize its prospects, while lower than expected performance from third parties could hurt business.

Halliburton (HAL) Wrecked by Fracking Sand Cost Inflation

The Zacks analyst is concerned about the recent price escalation of sand, a key ingredient to hydraulically fracture new wells, which has driven up Halliburton's service costs.

Higher Input, Restructuring Costs to Hurt Caterpillar (CAT)

Per the Zacks analyst, raw material cost inflation and higher restructuring charges will weigh on Caterpillar's margins in 2018.


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<![CDATA[Stock Market News For Mar 26, 2018]]> Fears of an ensuing trade war between the U.S. and China led to grievous losses for the benchmarks on Friday. Trade related concerns were heightened after President Trump imposed hefty import tariffs on goods worth billions of dollars. As a result, all three major indices posted their biggest weekly loss since the week of Jan 8, 2016. Further, technology stocks, which have been driving the markets this year as well as in 2017, took a massive hit, with Facebook at the helm of carnage. Fears about a possible trade coupled and doubts regarding the Fed’s ability to protect the economy from slipping into recession as it normalizes monetary policy from crisis-era levels, also saw the CBOE VIX surging nearly 57%.

How did the Benchmarks Fare?

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI) decreased 1.8%, or 425.62 points, to close at 23,533.20, its lowest close since November 2017. The S&P 500 lost 2.1% to close at 2,588.26. The tech-laden Nasdaq Composite Index closed at 6992.67, decreasing 2.4%. The fear-gauge CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) increased 6.6% to close at 24.87. Advancers outnumbered decliners on the NYSE by a 1.11-to-1 ratio. On Nasdaq, a 1.37-to-1 ratio favored advancing issues.

U.S. Imposes $60 Billions in Tariffs on China

President Donald Trump finally set into motion tariffs on up to $60 billion of Chinese imports on Thursday. Trump has been quite vocal about his ‘America First’ agenda, a culmination of his longstanding view that weak U.S. trade policies have affected the country’s workforce and increased the federal deficit. Consequently, China too announced plans for reciprocal tariffs on $3 billion of imports from the United States, giving rise to fears of an ensuing trade war.

Given this scenario, investors preferred to stay away from stocks whose profits could be affected if the price of industrial goods rose. As a result, shares of steelmakers and aluminum producers continued to decline sharply throughout the week. Shares of United States Steel Corporation X and Century Aluminum Company CENX lost 15% and 20%, respectively for the week, while Caterpillar Inc. CAT fell 7.8%. Caterpillar has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy). You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.

Facebook Fiasco, FANG Stocks Decline 

The tech sector, which had been driving the markets this year and in 2017, continued to suffer throughout the week. Shares of Facebook Inc. FB took a massive hit after the company’s image was tarnished following an alleged data misuse scandal that affected more than 50 million users. So much so, that Facebook’s shares lost 6.8% on March 19, its steepest decline in four years and its third-worst weekly fall.

As the drama continued to persist, Facebook’s shares fell almost 14% over last week. The recent incident led to fears of a regulatory clampdown on not only the social media giant but also other major tech companies. The Tech XLK declined 2.7% on Friday. The NYSE Fang index, which represents the large-cap tech shares that had so long driven stock gains, had declined 10% by Friday from the all-time high reached this year, thus entering correction territory.

Bank Shares Suffer Weekly Losses

Tariff news coupled with rising interest rates continued to see government bonds strengthening for the second week in a row. As a result, bank shares took a hit. The gap between short- and long-dated U.S. Treasury notes continued to narrow, owing to the recent pullback in bond yields, which fall as prices increase. This hurt lender’s profits and on Friday, the KBW Nasdaq Bank Index of large U.S. lenders fell 3.3%, down 8% for the week.

Weekly Roundup

All the three major benchmarks declined over the week. The Dow tanked 5.7%, registering its biggest weekly loss since January 2016 on a week-to-date basis. Also, S&P 500 and Nasdaq dropped 6% and 6.5%, respectively. Further, the week also saw eight out the 11 S&P 500 sectors entering correction territory.

The volatile week started on a low point following concerns over Facebook’s policies regarding privacy of user data and the company’s alleged data misuse affecting more than 50 million users. However, markets gained traction on Tuesday supported by a rally in energy shares after oil prices settled at their highest level for the month only to end the week in red following the quarter-point rate hike by the Fed and Trump’s decision to imposition tariffs on China worth billions of dollars.

5 Medical Stocks to Buy Now

Zacks names 5 companies poised to ride a medical breakthrough that is targeting cures for leukemia, AIDS, muscular dystrophy, hemophilia, and other conditions.

New products in this field are already generating substantial revenue and even more wondrous treatments are in the pipeline. Early investors could realize exceptional profits.

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<![CDATA[Непотопляемый корабль]]>

Как известно, как судно назовёшь так оно и поплывёт. В данном случае как ты его не назови, он всё равно поплывёт и не утонет.  Даже если перевернётся. Катер Thunder Child, созданный компанией Safehaven Marine, по замыслу должен быть практически непотопляемым. То есть он не должен идти ко дну даже тогда, когда перевернется. А как это проверить? Перевернуть его и посмотреть, что произойдет.

Лодка The Thunder Child была разработана компанией Safehaven Marine для военно-морских сил, полиции, пограничников и других специальных служб, сотрудники которых должны перемещаться и вести свои действия на воде, в любую погоду. 

Судно вмещает до 10 человек. Оснащено двумя силовыми установками Caterpillar C12.9, каждая обладает 1000 сильным двигателем. Что позволяет набирать максимальную скорость в 56 узлов (62 мили в час), а крейсерскую держать на уровне 45 узлов. Корпус спроектирован как волнорез. Лодка не просто поглощает силу удара волны, но и просто их режет, как например ледокол колит лёд.



Самое интересное в проекте The Thunder Child, способность принимать горизонтальное положение, даже если судно перевернулось на 180 градусов. Интересные характеристики: очень низкий центр тяжести, это просто неваляшка на воде, герметичная кабина с полной водонепроницаемостью, форма кабины.

«Сочетание из трех факторов: очень низкий центр тяжести, геометрия кабины и полная водонепроницаемость кабины делает судно непотопляемым», - сказал Майкл Коулккси, управляющий директор Safehaven Marine. «В кабине должно быть достаточно воздуха, чтобы держать судно на плаву, и важно, чтобы в салон не попадала вода». Чтобы лодка сохраняла свою высокую плавучесть, её воздухозаборники автоматически закрываются при необходимости. И не важно пустая лодка или с полным экипажем. Она возвращается в исходное состояние даже при увеличении начальной массы.

Компания Safehaven Marine заявляет, что её новая лодка The Thunder Child («Дитя грома») непотопляема. Это значит, что она не потонет, даже если перевернётся. Дабы не быть голословными, заявление подкрепили наглядным экспериментом. Для этого пригнали строительный кран, зацепили за одну сторону корабля трос и тянули. Пока днище не оказалось над водой. Лодка успешно прошла испытания. Встала обратно на ноги, если можно так сказать, из перевёрнутого состояния. «Дитя грома» или XSV-17 также отлично справляется с плаванием в штормовую погоду. Согласно Safehaven Marine, лодка подойдёт для любых коммерческих или специальных операций.



V-образная форма днища позволяет снизить сопротивление воды при движении на больших скоростях.
Еще одна конструктивная особенность – гидравлически управляемые ребра в носовой части, которые позволяют снизить глубину погружения носа при сходе с волны.



Внутри расположено 12 карбоновых кресел, каждое на собственной подвеске для лучшего гашения ударных нагрузок. Кстати, благодаря модульной конструкции катер Thunder Child с легкостью может быть переоборудован в военный. Также в лодку можно установить скрытый автоматический пулемёт с дистанционным управлением. Для него предусмотрена специальная система стабилизации.



Но Thunder Child может не только переворачиваться, он еще может прокладывать путь в особенно бурном море. Правда, это уже для опытных моряков, так как от качки на открытой воде спасти не сможет ни один, даже самый высокотехнологичный катер. Но это уже человеческий фактор. Возможно из данного проекта получится не плохой водный дрон.

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<![CDATA[The Real Reason Disney Parks Have Feral Cats (and Other Wild Animals You Might See at the Happiest Place on Earth)]]> Animatronic animals aren’t the only “furry” friends who get to enjoy Disneyland and Disney World. In fact, Disney parks are home to a variety of different species. Including, an abundance of feral cats that have free range of Main Street, Tomorrowland, and all other areas of the parks.

Want to know why Disney keeps these feral felines around? We share the real reason for the cats of Disneyland (page 7), plus the terrifying creatures that call Walt Disney World home (page 8) and other types of wild animals that can be found at the happiest place on Earth, next.

1. They have been there since Disneyland first opened

Disneyland

They’ve been there since the beginning. | Disney

Legend has it, just after Disneyland opened, Walt and some Imagineers took a look inside Sleeping Beauty’s Castle to see what kind of attraction they could make out of it. Once inside, they were greeted by a number of feral cats.

Disney officials knew they couldn’t just leave the cats there (or worse: get rid of them) without proper care and purpose, so they devised a plan (page 7).

Next: There are a lot more than you think.

2. There are about 100 of them

Disneyland cat

They roam around hunting mice. | MB298/Wikimedia Commons

While guests may only spot a couple of feral cats roaming around the happiest place on Earth, there are actually about 100 of them.

Next: How Disney manages the number of Disneyland cats.

3. Disney spays and neuters them

Cat of Disneyland

If ‘accidents’ happen the kittens are adopted to park employees. | Sam Howzit/Wikimedia Commons

To keep from adding more cats to their pack, Disney has a special group of cast members dedicated to the spaying and neutering. They also tend to various medical needs, including vaccinations.

Next: The real reason you don’t see cast members feeding the cats of Disneyland.

4. They have secret feeding areas

A cat eats cat food in a backyard on a fall day

The cats are fed more than just what they hunt. | Jeremy_Hogan/iStock/Getty Images

Don’t worry, Disney takes excellent care of its cats. In fact, they have various hidden feeding areas and shelters throughout the park that the feral cats can enjoy.

Next: They like to hide in these three places.

5. They come out and play at night

The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration

They’re mostly nocturnal. | Mark Ashman/Disney Parks via Getty Images

Unfortunately for cat-lovers, the best time to spot a Disneyland cat is after hours, since cats are nocturnal. That said, many guests have been able to spot some cats on the cliffs of Big Thunder, near Main Street Station, and White Water Snacks during the day.

Next: Donald Trump has this 1 thing in common with the cats of Disneyland.

6. They use Twitter … sort of

Cats of Disneyland tweet

They have a fairly large following. | Cats of Disneyland via Twitter

What does Donald Trump and the cats of Disneyland have in common? They love to tweet! That’s right, the cats of Disneyland have a large online following and love to share funny thoughts and Disneyland cat sightings with fans.

Although Disney doesn’t run (or endorse) the account, we appreciate their online presence and get a kick out of their banter.

Next: The real reason Disneyland has feral cats.

7. They’re used as pest control

Cat disneyland hotel

They’re there for pest control. | Cats of Disney/chasingwhiterabbitsforfun via Instagram

All jokes aside, the cats of Disneyland are considered cast members and have serve a great purpose. The real reason Disney keeps these feral cats around is to help with pest control. Rather than set up traps or poison, they prefer to keep things old fashion — and non-toxic — by employing cats to catch mice, rats, and other small critters. Watch out, Mickey Mouse!

Next: We can’t believe what kind of animal Disney World uses for pest control.

8. Snakes

Black Racer snake

Another animal used as pest control. | Shackleford-Photography/iStock/Getty Images

Pest control at Walt Disney World looks a bit different — okay, a lot different. Instead of furry feral cats, Disney World casually deploys snakes to take care of its rats and other rodents. That said, the park ensures only non-poisonous snakes — such as, Black Racers — are allowed on the premises.

Next: These critters tend to Disney World’s gardens.

9. Ladybugs and other insects

Ladybug on a leaf

They keep the pests away without chemicals. | David McNew/Getty Images

It really is a bug’s life at Disney World! With millions of plants, flowers, and shrubs, the park needs help protecting the plants from pests and pesticides don’t always cut it. That’s where the ladybugs come in. To control things like mites, whiteflies, thrips, and other plant-eating insects, the park releases ladybugs into its planters.

In addition to ladybugs, Disney World also utilizes the help of other insects — such as big-eyed bugs and minute pirate bugs — to help with pests like caterpillars and other bug species that might destroy the gardens.

Next: These animals are the reason Disney World doesn’t have a mosquito problem.

10. Chickens

A flock of chickens roam freely

They’re used to control mosquitos.  | FiledIMAGE/iStock/Getty Images

Contrary to what you might think, mosquitos aren’t a problem for Walt Disney World. No, it’s not because the parks have an invisible shield protecting them from the summer pests — it’s because the parks have chickens! Like cats and snakes, chickens can be used as pest control to keep mosquitos at bay.

Next: You can take a tour of this animal’s habitat.

11. Lions

Lion disney

They’re a big draw at the Animal Kingdom. | Disney

While these giant cats aren’t exactly used as pest control (could you imagine?), they are still a necessary addition to Disney’s Animal Kingdom. After all, what kind of animal kingdom would it be without its kings and queens?
While on board the Kilimanjaro Safaris attraction at Animal Kingdom, guests can take a tour of the lions’ habitat and catch a glimpse of the gorgeous felines.

Next: These animals came from the White House.

12. Turkeys

President Obama Pardons National Thanksgiving Turkey At Annual Ceremony with Sasha and Malia

After being pardoned, they get a trip to Disney. | Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Ever wonder what happens to the president’s pardoned turkeys after Thanksgiving? They take an all-expense paid for vacation to Disneyland and Walt Disney World (though, they don’t have a say in what park they go to).

Next: You can only see these animals once a year.

13. Reindeer

Reindeer disney

They add a magical touch to Christmas time. | Disney Parks via Youtube

Want to meet Santa’s reindeer in real life? Once a year — during Christmas time, of course — Disneyland hosts the magical guests until their Christmas Eve departure.

Next: Next time you’re at Disney World, see if you can spot these beauties in the flowers.

14. Butterflies

Butterfly

The butterflies are attracted there by special gardens. | Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Get this: Disney World is home to nearly 20,000 butterfly species. And, you don’t have to go anywhere special to view these fluttering beauties. Many of the parks’ butterflies can be found in the planters, fueling up on flower nectar.

Fun fact: While the butterflies are free to flutter throughout any Disney garden, the parks also have specific gardens that are meant to attract them!

Next: Contrary to popular belief, these majestic creatures have a great life at Disneyland.

15. Horses

Horse-drawn streetcar at Disneyland

They also have horses that are specially taken care of. | MichaelGordon1/iStock/Getty Images

In addition to exotic animals, feral cakes, and — lest we forget — snakes, Disney parks are also home to horses! Some of them pull carriages, and others can be ridden by guests! But, don’t worry, Disney treats its working horses with great care.

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<![CDATA[Мощное падение курса доллара, Китай наносит ответный удар]]> http://so-l.ru/news/y/2018_03_24_moshnoe_padenie_kursa_dollara_kitay_nano Sat, 24 Mar 2018 12:00:24 +0300 <![CDATA[Zacks.com featured highlights include: Caterpillar, athenahealth, Antero, Pioneer and Concho]]> For Immediate Release

Chicago, IL – March 23, 2018 - Stocks in this week’s article Caterpillar Inc. CAT, athenahealth Inc. ATHN, Antero Resources Corporation AR, Pioneer Natural Resources Company PXD and Concho Resources Inc. CXO.

5 Top Stocks to Tap Earnings Beat Potential

It is not surprising that before an earnings season, every investor looks for stocks that can beat market expectation. This is because investors always try to position themselves ahead of time and look to tap stocks that are high-quality in nature.

Why Is a Positive Earnings Surprise So Important?

Historically, stocks of companies with solid quarterly earnings (on a nominal basis) tank if they miss or merely meet market expectations. After all, a 20% earnings rise (though apparently looks good) doesn’t tell you if earnings growth has been exhibiting a decelerating trend.

Also, seasonal fluctuations come into play sometimes. If a company’s Q1 is seasonally weak and Q4 is strong, then it is likely to report a sequential earnings decline. In such cases, growth rates are misleading while judging the true health of a company.

On the other hand, after much brainstorming and analysis of companies’ financials and initiatives, Wall Street analysts project earnings of companies. They in fact club their insights and a company’s guidance when deriving an earnings estimate.

Thus, outperforming that estimate is almost equivalent to beating the company’s own expectation as well as the market perception. And if the margin of earnings surprise is big, it typically drives the stock higher right after the release. Thus, more than anything else, an earnings surprise can push a stock higher.

How to Find Stocks that Can Beat?

Now, finding stocks that have the potential to beat on the bottom line may be investors’ dream but not an easy job. One way to do this is to look at the earnings surprise history of the company.

An impressive track in this regard generally acts as a catalyst in sending a stock higher. It indicates the company’s ability to surpass estimates. And investors generally believe that the company will apply the same secret sauce to execute yet another earning beat in its next release.

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<![CDATA[Мощное падение курса доллара, Китай наносит ответный удар]]>

Решение США ввести пошлины на китайский импорт примерно на $60 млрд, как и ожидалось, привело к мощному падению курса доллара. Индекс доллара за два предыдущих дня потерял почти 1% (89,16), иена укрепилась к доллару на 1,5%. Резкое снижение американской валюты началось еще в среду после заседания ФРС США, после которого стало ясно что регулятор не готов ужесточать собственную политику. А в четверг доллар продолжил падение на фоне ожиданий, что Вашингтон начнет торговые войны.

И Дональд Трамп не заставил себя долго ждать. В Белом доме считают свое решение о введении пошлин против Китая историческим шагом и беспрецедентными мерами против "экономической агрессии". А Китай в свою очередь подготовил не менее жесткий ответ. Пекин уже заявил, что планирует ввести тарифы на 128 наименований, ввозимых на территорию страны из США, включая стальные трубы, свежие фрукты, вино, свинину и переработанный алюминий, на общую сумму около 3 млрд долларов.

"Возможно, номинальная сумма введенных Штатами тарифов невелика, однако не исключено, что другие страны захотят занять чью-то сторону в этом конфликте, что приведет к глобальному расколу. Границы торговой войны расширятся. В этом заключается главная угроза", - отмечают экономисты ANZ.

Падает не только доллар, но и акции наиболее уязвимых компаний США. Первыми под удар попали Caterpillar и Boeing - их бумаги подешевели более чем на 5% еще вчера на нью-йоркской сессии.

Иена и франк растут на фоне бегства от рисков, доллар падает по всему спектру рынка, включая австралийский и новозеландский доллары, обычно уязвимые в условиях нестабильности, которую создают тарифные войны.

Однако у доллара есть еще и другие поводы для падения помимо торговой войны с Китаем. В Белом доме продолжается кадровая чехарда. Объявив о карательных мерах в отношении Китая, Трамп уволил советника по национальной безопасности МакМастера, поставив на его место Джона Болтона. Это уже третий советник за последние четырнадцать месяцев и еще один сторонник отмены ядерной сделки с Ираном в администрации Трампа.

Интересно, что новый экономический советник президента США Лоуренс Кудлоу в своем первом телевизионном интервью с момента назначения на пост неделю назад высказался в пользу более сильного доллара, заявив, что "великой стране необходима сильная валюта". Однако доллар после этого только снижался.

Курс рубля укрепился к доллару на открытии торгов в пятницу на 13 копеек до 57,12 рублей. Сегодня состоится заседание Банка России, на котором, как ожидается, будет снижена ставка на 25 п.п.


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<![CDATA[Мощное падение курса доллара, Китай наносит ответный удар]]>

Решение США ввести пошлины на китайский импорт примерно на $60 млрд, как и ожидалось, привело к мощному падению курса доллара. Индекс доллара за два предыдущих дня потерял почти 1% (89,16), иена укрепилась к доллару на 1,5%. Резкое снижение американской валюты началось еще в среду после заседания ФРС США, после которого стало ясно что регулятор не готов ужесточать собственную политику. А в четверг доллар продолжил падение на фоне ожиданий, что Вашингтон начнет торговые войны.

И Дональд Трамп не заставил себя долго ждать. В Белом доме считают свое решение о введении пошлин против Китая историческим шагом и беспрецедентными мерами против "экономической агрессии". А Китай в свою очередь подготовил не менее жесткий ответ. Пекин уже заявил, что планирует ввести тарифы на 128 наименований, ввозимых на территорию страны из США, включая стальные трубы, свежие фрукты, вино, свинину и переработанный алюминий, на общую сумму около 3 млрд долларов.

"Возможно, номинальная сумма введенных Штатами тарифов невелика, однако не исключено, что другие страны захотят занять чью-то сторону в этом конфликте, что приведет к глобальному расколу. Границы торговой войны расширятся. В этом заключается главная угроза", - отмечают экономисты ANZ.

Падает не только доллар, но и акции наиболее уязвимых компаний США. Первыми под удар попали Caterpillar и Boeing - их бумаги подешевели более чем на 5% еще вчера на нью-йоркской сессии.

Иена и франк растут на фоне бегства от рисков, доллар падает по всему спектру рынка, включая австралийский и новозеландский доллары, обычно уязвимые в условиях нестабильности, которую создают тарифные войны.

Однако у доллара есть еще и другие поводы для падения помимо торговой войны с Китаем. В Белом доме продолжается кадровая чехарда. Объявив о карательных мерах в отношении Китая, Трамп уволил советника по национальной безопасности МакМастера, поставив на его место Джона Болтона. Это уже третий советник за последние четырнадцать месяцев и еще один сторонник отмены ядерной сделки с Ираном в администрации Трампа.

Интересно, что новый экономический советник президента США Лоуренс Кудлоу в своем первом телевизионном интервью с момента назначения на пост неделю назад высказался в пользу более сильного доллара, заявив, что "великой стране необходима сильная валюта". Однако доллар после этого только снижался.

Курс рубля укрепился к доллару на открытии торгов в пятницу на 13 копеек до 57,12 рублей. Сегодня состоится заседание Банка России, на котором, как ожидается, будет снижена ставка на 25 п.п.


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<![CDATA[Негативные настроения слишком сильны]]> Вчера индекс Мосбиржи показал отрицательную динамику (в рамках бокового коридора). Итоги заседания ФРС США неблагоприятны для развивающихся рынков. В 2019–2020 годах члены совета регулятора ожидают ускорения темпов повышения ставки. Торговые войны также не сулят ничего хорошего. Дональд Трамп ввел ввозные пошлины на китайские товары, объем импорта которых в США составляет до $60 млрд. Этот шаг вызвал у участников рынка страх по поводу того, как сложившаяся ситуация отразится на мировой экономике.

 Негативные настроения слишком сильны
Трамп подписал президентский меморандум, согласно которому меры против китайских товаров начнутся только после консультационного периода. У Китая будет время разработать ответные меры, и это снижает риск принятия Пекином внезапных, незамедлительных ответных мер, но инвесторы все равно напуганы.  «Сейчас на фондовых рынках слишком сильны негативные настроения, – говорит портфельный управляющий в Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Джон Кэри. – Возможно они будет резко падать еще довольно долго. Я не вижу на горизонте ничего такого, что могло бы уверить участников рынка в том, что всё хорошо».

В четверг фондовый рынок США обвалился. Индекс Dow Jones Industrial Average упал на 2,93% до 23957,89, S&P 500 потерял 2,52% и закрыл торги на отметке 2643,69, а Nasdaq Composite понизился на 2,43% до 7166,68. Это самое сильное процентное падение за один день для всех трех главных индексов за период после 8 февраля, когда Dow Jones Industrial Average и S&P 500 указали на коррекцию фондового рынка с максимумов, достигнутых 26 января. Массовые продажи затронули широкий спектр компаний. Акции крупных промышленных компаний отметились сильным снижением в четверг. Boeing упали на 5,26%, Caterpillar – на 5,71%, 3M – на 4,69%. Эти три компании вошли в число лидеров падения в индексе Dow Jones Industrial Average. Индекс акций промышленных компаний S&P 500 Industrials потерял 3,28%. 

Только сектор коммунальных услуг смог закончить торги в плюсе. Индекс S&P 500 Utilities прибавил 0,43%. Индекс волатильности от Чикагской опционной биржи VIX в четверг вырос на 5,48 пункта до 23,34. Это самый высокий уровень за период после 13 февраля. Выросли в цене облигации Казначейства США, так как инвесторы стремились к безопасным активам. Падение доходоности казначейских облигаций негативно сказалось на акциях компаний финансового сектора. Индекс S&P 500 Financials понизился на 3,70%. Финансовый сектор стал лидером падения среди основных секторов.

Снова упали в цене акции Facebook – на 2,66% по итогам торгов, продолжив давить вниз на динамику акций технологических компаний и на широкий рынок. Индекс S&P 500 Information Technology упал на 2,69%. Инвесторы опасаются ужесточения регулирующих законов из-за утечки данных у Facebook. CEO Facebook Марк Цукерберг сказал, что не против дополнительных регулирующих законов и будет счастлив дать показания в Конгрессе США. Сильным обвалом отметились акции AbbVie, потеряв по итогам торгов 12,76%. Эта компания по производству лекарственных препаратов сообщила, что не будет добиваться ускоренного рассмотрения заявки на одобрение экспериментального средства для лечения рака легких.

Сильное падение китайских фондовых индексов не сулит нашему рынку высокого открытия. В этой ситуации инвесторы не будут дожидаться решения ЦБ РФ по ставке и не посмотрят на высокие цены на нефть. На графике акций Сбербанка об идет отрисовка фигуры «Голова и плечи» с «шеей» 250, которая при удачном стечении обстоятельств для «быков» может через несколько дней выродится в фигуру продолжения восходящего тренда «Собака Баскервилей». Будет интересно.

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<![CDATA[Основные фондовые индексы США в последний час торгов демонстрируют негативную динамику:]]> Все компоненты индекса DOW в минусе (30 из 30). Аутсайдер -Caterpillar Inc. (CAT, -4.55%).

Почти все сектора S&P в минусе. Наибольшее снижение показывает финансовый сектор (-2.2%). Рост демонстрирует только сектор коммунальных услуг (+0.7%).

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<![CDATA[Wall Street: Основные фондовые индексы США в минусе]]> Основные фондовые индексы США торгуются в негативной зоне в четверг, так как финансовый сектор демонстрирует существенное снижение из-за падение доходности государственных облигаций, а усиливающиеся опасения глобальной торговой войны оказывают негативное влияние на общий рыночный сантимент.

Инвесторы ожидают, официального объявления президентом США Дональдом Трампом новых торговых ограничений, касающихся китайских товаров. По информации СМИ, размер новых мер составит $60 млрд. Причиной введения таможенных сборов в отношении китайской продукции являются обвинения со стороны США в адрес КНР в нарушении интеллектуальной собственности. По мнению американских властей, Китай украл у компаний США данные, входящие в коммерческую тайну. Инвесторы опасаются, что Китай примет жесткие контрмеры в ответ, и это развяжет торговую войну.

Инвесторы также получили несколько экономических отчетов. Так, Министерство труда сообщило о том, что первичные обращения за государственными пособиями по безработице увеличились на 3000 до 229 000 с учетом сезонных колебаний за неделю, закончившуюся 17 марта. Экономисты прогнозировали, что за последнюю неделю первичные обращения упадут до 225 000. Таким образом, первичные обращения остаются ниже порога в 300 000, связанного с сильным рынком труда, в течение 159 недель подряд.

Данные Федерального агентства по жилищному финансированию (FHFA) показали, что цены на жилье в США в январе выросли на 0.8% по сравнению с предыдущим месяцем. Ранее сообщаемое повышение на 0,3 процента в декабре было пересмотрено до 0,4 процента.


Большинство компонентов индекса DOW в минусе (28 из 30). Аутсайдер - Caterpillar Inc. (CAT, -3.81%). Лидер роста - The Coca-Cola Co (KO, +0.37%).

Большинство секторов S&P в минусе. Наибольшее снижение показывает сектор сырьевых материалов (-2.4%). Рост демонстрирует только сектор коммунальных услуг (+1.0%).


На текущий момент фьючерсы демонстрируют следующую динамику:


Индекс/сырье

Текущее значение

Изменение, пункты

Изменение в %

Dow

24260.00

-467.00

-1.89%

S&P 500

2671.50

-46.75

-1.72%

Nasdaq 100

6743.50

-140.50

-2.04%

Crude Oil

64.38

-0.79

-1.21%

Gold

1329.00

+7.50

+0.57%

U.S. 10yr

2.80%

-0.10

-3.58%

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<![CDATA[5 Top Stocks to Tap Earnings Beat Potential]]> It is not surprising that before an earnings season, every investor looks for stocks that can beat market expectation. This is because investors always try to position themselves ahead of time and look to tap stocks that are high-quality in nature.

Why Is a Positive Earnings Surprise So Important?

Historically, stocks of companies with solid quarterly earnings (on a nominal basis) tank if they miss or merely meet market expectations. After all, a 20% earnings rise (though apparently looks good) doesn’t tell you if earnings growth has been exhibiting a decelerating trend.

Also, seasonal fluctuations come into play sometimes. If a company’s Q1 is seasonally weak and Q4 is strong, then it is likely to report a sequential earnings decline. In such cases, growth rates are misleading while judging the true health of a company.

On the other hand, after much brainstorming and analysis of companies’ financials and initiatives, Wall Street analysts project earnings of companies. They in fact club their insights and a company’s guidance when deriving an earnings estimate.

Thus, outperforming that estimate is almost equivalent to beating the company’s own expectation as well as the market perception. And if the margin of earnings surprise is big, it typically drives the stock higher right after the release. Thus, more than anything else, an earnings surprise can push a stock higher.

How to Find Stocks that Can Beat?

Now, finding stocks that have the potential to beat on the bottom line may be investors’ dream but not an easy job. One way to do this is to look at the earnings surprise history of the company.

An impressive track in this regard generally acts as a catalyst in sending a stock higher. It indicates the company’s ability to surpass estimates. And investors generally believe that the company will apply the same secret sauce to execute yet another earning beat in its next release.

The Winning Strategy

In order to shortlist stocks that are likely to come up with an earnings surprise, we chose the following as our primary screening parameters.

Last EPS Surprise greater than or equal to 10%: Stocks delivering positive surprise in the last quarter tend to surprise again.

Average EPS Surprise in the last four quarters greater than 20%: We lifted the bar for outperformance slight higher by setting the average earnings surprise for the last four quarters at 20%.

Average EPS Surprise in the last two quarters greater than 20%: This points to a more consistent surprise history and makes the case for another surprise even stronger.

In addition, we place a few other criteria that push up the chance of a positive surprise.

Zacks Rank less than or equal to 2: Only companies with a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) or 2 (Buy) rating can get through.

Earnings ESP greater than zero: A stock needs to have both a positive Earnings ESP and a Zacks Rank of #1, 2 or 3 for an earnings beat to happen, as per our proven model.

In order to zero in on those that have long-term growth potential and high trading liquidity we have added the following parameters too:

Next 3–5 Years Estimated EPS Growth (Per Year) greater than 10%: Solid expected earnings growth exhibits the stock’s long-term growth prospects.

Average 20-day Volume greater than 100,000: High trading volume implies that the stocks have adequate liquidity.

A handful of criteria has narrowed down the universe from over 7,700 stocks to eight.

Here are five out of the eight stocks:

Caterpillar Inc. CATThis is a manufacturer and seller of construction and mining equipment. The stock comes from a top-ranked Zacks industry (top 3%). The stock carries a Zacks Rank #2. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here.

athenahealth Inc. ATHN: The company is a leading provider of Internet-based business services for physician practices. It has a Zacks Rank #1.

Antero Resources Corporation AR: The Zacks Rank #1 company is an independent oil and natural gas company. The stock hails from a top-ranked Zacks industry (top 42%).

Pioneer Natural Resources Company PXD: This is an independent exploration and production company focused on helping to meet the world's energy needs. The stock hails from a top-ranked Zacks industry (top 42%). It has a Zacks Rank #1.

Concho Resources Inc. CXO: This is a Zacks Rank #1 independent oil and natural gas company. The stock belongs to a top-ranked Zacks industry (top 42%).

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The Research Wizard is a great place to begin. It's easy to use. Everything is in plain language. And it's very intuitive. Start your Research Wizard trial today. And the next time you read an economic report, open up the Research Wizard, plug your finds in, and see what gems come out.

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<![CDATA[BMW, GE, Delta And Others Want To Put Workers In This Crazy Exoskeleton]]> http://so-l.ru/news/y/2018_03_21_bmw_ge_delta_and_others_want_to_put_wo Wed, 21 Mar 2018 19:40:00 +0300 <![CDATA[Miyazaki’s new animated short 'Boro the Caterpillar' completed; voice actor revealed]]> http://so-l.ru/news/y/2018_03_21_miyazaki_s_new_animated_short_boro_the Wed, 21 Mar 2018 00:54:34 +0300 <![CDATA[Stock Market News For Mar 20, 2018]]> Markets finished in the red on Monday following concerns over Facebook’s policies regarding privacy of user data. The stock slumped to its worst level in the last four years to simultaneously drag the broader tech sector lower. Three major benchmarks also nosedived with the Dow falling to negative territory in 2018. Meanwhile, market watchers also speculated over the possibility of a rate hike post the culmination of the Fed’s two-day FOMC meet on Wednesday.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI) decreased 1.4% to close at 24,610.91. The S&P 500 lost 1.4% to close at 2,712.92. The tech-laden Nasdaq Composite Index closed at 7,344.24, decreasing 1.8%. The fear-gauge CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) increased 16.6% to close at 18.42. A total of 6.9 billion shares were traded on Thursday, lower than the last 20-session average of 7.2 billion shares. Decliners outnumbered advancers on the NYSE by a 3.71-to-1 ratio. On Nasdaq, a 2.68-to-1 ratio favored declining issues.

Facebook Data Debacle Drags the Markets Lower

Shares of Facebook, Inc. FB declined 6.8% in a single session on Monday to post its worst dip in a day since March 26, 2014. Shares of the tech behemoth nosedived following reports that the political analytics firm Cambridge Analytica was able to easily gather information from over 50 million user profiles without their consent. Such an incident raises questions over Facebook’s data management and protection from unauthorized third party access which is a direct breach of privacy.

Interestingly, the analytics firm had worked with President Trump during his election campaign in 2016 and Facebook ads were widely used in the process. Additionally, lawmakers from the U.S. and Britain criticized the tech giant severely over the weekend for not divulging more information as to how Cambridge Analytica could access such critical data without the users’ consent.

Further, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced on Saturday that she was launching an investigation into the matter. Slamming Facebook, she said in a tweet that the residents of Massachusetts deserve to know what the truth is and Facebook and Cambridge Analytica must divulge further details. Such a turn of events led to a sell-off in tech shares and the overall tech sector witnessed a decline.

What are the Benchmarks Doing?

The Dow lost 335.6 points to finish in the negative territory, with all of its 30 components save for Boeing BA, finishing in the red. With this decline the blue-chip index turned negative for 2018, trading at -0.4% currently. Shares of Caterpillar CAT declined 2.8% and turned out as the worst performing Dow component. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.

The S&P 500 lost 39.1 points to also finish lower as the tech shares declined. All of the 11 major sectors of the S&P 500 ended in the red, with tech shares leading the decliners. The Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLK) declined almost 2% on Monday.

Losses for both the Dow and the S&P 500 were triggered by a steep decline in the shares of Facebook. In fact, the tech giant turned out to be the worst performing stock of the S&P 500. Meanwhile, the Nasdaq dropped 137.7 points to finish in the red after the tech sector crashed following the Facebook data issue. Additionally, both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq posted their worst daily decline since Feb 8.

Investors Wary of a Likely Rate Hike

Market watchers also kept a close watch on the upcoming two-day Federal Open Market Committee meeting scheduled to start Tuesday. The CME Fed Watch Tool has predicted that the odds of a rate hike by 0.25 percentage points on Mar 21 are around 94.4%. This has kept investors worried as they expect a more hawkish approach from the Fed toward raising the interest rates as well as unwinding its humungous balance sheet.

This would be Jerome Powell’s first conference after taking charge as the Fed’s Chair. A spike interest rates shifts investors’ focus from stocks to bonds as the latter becomes more appealing. Speculations of this nature also weighed on the investors’ sentiments.

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<![CDATA[Six of Britain's best ‘spring heartland’ walks]]> The entire British landscape is reborn in spring, but some ‘ultra-special places’ merit a seasonal pilgrimage, says nature writer Matthew Oates

Spring is primarily about transformation and the promise of summer. It fights a titanic struggle, for winter is loath to let go. Eventually spring wins through, and greens the drab-brown land until its flowers cover winter’s grave.

Above all, spring is a mighty metamorphosis that would turn any caterpillar green with envy. Wave upon wave of rejuvenation occurs, over entire landscapes, over whole countries. At its zenith, massive changes occur daily: swallows arrive one day, orange-tip butterflies appear the next, then nightingales, and so on. It offers us new epiphanies each day, each sunny hour.

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<![CDATA[Wall Street: Основные фондовые индексы США в минусе]]> Основные фондовые индексы США торгуются в красной зоне в понедельник из-за распродажи в технологическом секторе, которая была вызвана сообщениями о незаконном доступе к данным пользователей Facebook (FB), а также разработке Apple Inc. (AAPL) собственных экранов.

На выходных СМИ сообщили, что компания Cambridge Analytica, которая работала на президентскую кампанию Дональда Трампа, получила доступ к информации о 50 млн. пользователей Facebook без их разрешения. Некоторые аналитики отмечают, что данная ситуация говорит о системной проблеме в бизнес-моделе Facebook, и может способствовать усилению контролю над платформой со стороны регуляторов. Акции FB в моменте обвалились на 7%. Акции других компаний так называемой группы FAANG (включает Facebook (FB), Amazon (AMZN), Apple (AAPL), Netflix (NFLX), и Alphabet (GOOG)) подешевели на 1.6-4%.

Инвесторы также готовятся к заседании Комитета по открытому рынку (FOMC) ФРС, которое начнется уже завтра, а его итоги будут озвучены в среду вечером. Заседание FOMC является основным ожидаемым событием текущей недели. Важность приближающегося заседания обусловлена ожиданиями относительно принятия федрезервом решения об очередном ужесточении денежно-кредитной политики и обновлением макроэкономических прогнозов. Кроме того, это будет первое заседание ФРС, где председательствовать будет новый глава регулятора - Джером Пауэлл. Ранее Пауэлл дал понять, что он не против четырех повышений ставок в текущем году. Подтверждение подобных сигналов окажет существенную поддержку доллару, так как ранее большинство участников рынков ожидали только трех повышений.

Большинство компонентов индекса DOW в минусе (26 из 30). Аутсайдер - Caterpillar Inc. (CAT, -2.85%). Лидер роста - The Procter & Gamble Company (PG, +0.56%).

Все сектора S&P в минусе. Наибольшее снижение показывает технологический сектор (-2.1%).


На текущий момент фьючерсы демонстрируют следующую динамику:

Индекс/сырье

Текущее значение

Изменение, пункты

Изменение в %

Dow

24678.00

-287.00

-1.15%

S&P 500

2720.00

-36.00

-1.31%

Nasdaq 100

6870.50

-173.50

-2.46%

Crude Oil

61.83

-0.58

-0.93%

Gold

1316.30

+4.00

+0.30%

U.S. 10yr

2.85

0.00

0.00%


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