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US close: Stocks end lower despite Bannon departure

US close: Stocks end lower despite Bannon departure

Sat, 19 August 2017

(ShareCast News) - Wall Street slipped slight lower heading into the weekend as traders tried to figure out the implications of recent events on Capitol Hill and weighed the unexpected departure of Wh... [more]

Europe close: Stocks edge slightly higher at the end of the session

Europe close: Stocks edge slightly higher at the end of the session

Fri, 18 August 2017

(ShareCast News) - Stocks pared early losses as traders digested a terrorist attack on Barcelona overnight and monitored the news-flow coming from the White House. By the close, the pan-European bench... [more]

Decision on Bannon's future with White House imminent

Decision on Bannon's future with White House imminent

Fri, 18 August 2017

(ShareCast News) - White House chief of staff John Kelly's decision regarding Steve Bannon's future with the administration is reportedly imminent. Tensions between the chief strategist and the presid... [more]

US identified as ideal trade partner for UK food and drinks exports post-Brexit

US identified as ideal trade partner for UK food and drinks exports post-Brexit

Fri, 18 August 2017

(ShareCast News) - The US was identified by the government as providing significant opportunities for a trade deal post-Brexit where food and drink was concerned, said the Food and Drink Federation. A... [more]

Ex-Uber boss Kalanick goes on offensive after investor lawsuit

Ex-Uber boss Kalanick goes on offensive after investor lawsuit

Fri, 18 August 2017

(ShareCast News) - Travis Kalanick, the former chief executive of ride-hailing app Uber, has launched a scathing criticism of the investment group which has filed a lawsuit to rid the firm of his infl... [more]

US consumer confidence rises in August, but University of Michigan sceptical

Fri, 18 August 2017

(ShareCast News) - Better expectations for the economy overall and for personal financial prospects saw US consumer confidence rise in August, the results of a widely-followed survey showed. Neverthel... [more]

US open: Stocks flat heading into the weekend, political ruckus weighs

Fri, 18 August 2017

(ShareCast News) - Wall Street is essentially flat heading into the weekend after the head of the University of Michigan's consumer confidence survey said recent events in Charlottesville were likely ... [more]

Odds slashed on Trump resignation after disastrous week

Fri, 18 August 2017

(ShareCast News) - Bookmakers Paddy Power has cut its odds on US President Donald Trump to resign to evens after a controversial week for the former reality television star. Trump has come under fire ... [more]

Calpine agrees to be acquired for $5.6bn in cash

Fri, 18 August 2017

(ShareCast News) - Shares of Calpine Corporation surged after news broke that the American power generation company had agreed to be acquired by a consortium led by Energy Capital Partners. The priv... [more]

Foot Locker stumbles taking Nike and Under Armour with it

Fri, 18 August 2017

(ShareCast News) - Athletic apparel retailer, Foot Locker posted earnings per share of $0.62 on revenue of $1.7bn for the second quarter, falling short of analyst projections of an EPS of $0.90 on sal... [more]

US pre-open: Stocks edged higher as White House says Cohn to stay

Fri, 18 August 2017

(ShareCast News) - Wall Street was set for slight gains at the end of the week after the White House announced that National Economic Council director Gary Cohn would not be stepping down. The announc... [more]

Europe midday: Stocks hold near their lows

Fri, 18 August 2017

(ShareCast News) - Stocks are holding near their lows of the session, tracking a big drop in US stocks overnight even as traders digest a terrorist attack on Barcelona. As of 1224 BST, the pan-Europea... [more]

Kingspan reports strong sales growth in first half of 2017

Fri, 18 August 2017

(ShareCast News) - Kingspan, the global leader in high performance insulation and building envelope solutions, reported a strong performance at the half-yaer stage and guided towards broadly positive ... [more]

Euro area current account surplus slips in June

Fri, 18 August 2017

(ShareCast News) - The euro area's current account surplus shrank in June amid a sharp drop in the primary income balance and a worsening on that for secondary income. In seasonally adjusted terms, ... [more]

Euro area construction dips in June

Fri, 18 August 2017

(ShareCast News) - Construction output in the euro area retreated in June amid sharp declines in Germany and France, the bloc's main engines. Total production fell by 0.5% month-on-month, according to... [more]

Iraq looks to 'return to the Arab fold'

Fri, 18 August 2017

(ShareCast News) - As Iraq is set to hold national elections next year it is said to be working towards an alliance with Saudi Arabia that would aid the nation in its estimated $100bn rebuilding proje... [more]

Infosys chief steps down, fed up with sniping

Fri, 18 August 2017

(ShareCast News) - Shares of Infosys dropped sharply following reports that its chief executive and managing director, Vishal Sikka, has resigned with immediate effect following disagreements between ... [more]

Gary Cohn stays on as White House chief economic adviser

Fri, 18 August 2017

(ShareCast News) - On Thursday, a spokesman for the oval office denied rumours that National Economic Council director, Gary Cohn would be stepping down as a result of the President's controversial co... [more]

Lenovo posts first quarterly loss since 2015

Fri, 18 August 2017

(ShareCast News) - A shortage of memory chips and other key components reduced margins and increased costs at Chinese personal computer manufacturer Lenovo, leading it to post its first quarterly loss... [more]

Third Trump council falls after Charlottesville controversy

Fri, 18 August 2017

(ShareCast News) - Another business council in the White House has been scrapped just days after last week's Charlottesville violence, following widespread criticism of Donald Trump's response to the ... [more]

German factory prices dip in July

Fri, 18 August 2017

(ShareCast News) - Factory prices in the Eurozone's largest economy slipped by slightly less than was anticipated last month. Producer prices in Germany rose by 0.2% on the month in July and by 2.3% o... [more]

CMA approves Heineken's Punch purchase if 33 pubs are sold

Fri, 18 August 2017

(ShareCast News) - The UK competition regulator has approved the sale of a swathe of Punch Taverns' pubs to Heineken as long as the Dutch brewer sells The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) had e... [more]

Barcelona terror attack kills 13; Catalan police foil second attack in Cambrils

Fri, 18 August 2017

(ShareCast News) - A terrorist attack claimed the lives 13 people in Barcelona after a van speed through the busy central street of Las Ramblas on Thursday thoroughfare, with a second attack in the se... [more]

Europe open: Stocks off lows after Barcelona attacks

Fri, 18 August 2017

(ShareCast News) - Stocks have started the session lower, tracking a big drop in US stocks overnight even as traders digest a terrorist attack on Barcelona and an another against a town to its south w... [more]

US close: Dow sees biggest decline in three months

Thu, 17 August 2017

(ShareCast News) - Wall Street broke its four-day winning streak in style, with the main stock indices each falling more than 1% as the dollar rallied on the revelation that Federal Reserve is more do... [more]

NASDAQ 100 Top Risers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Ross Stores Inc. 59.02 10.67 23:04
Applied Materials Inc. 44.30 2.74 23:10
Micron Technology Inc. 30.38 2.57 23:06
Ctrip.Com International Ltd. Ads 50.44 2.54 22:30
Symantec Corp. 28.45 1.46 22:15

NASDAQ 100 Top Fallers

Name Last Chg.% Time
Fastenal Co. 40.68 -2.24 23:03
Cisco Systems Inc. 30.37 -2.16 23:04
Viacom Inc. Class B 28.59 -2.12 23:06
Mattel Inc. 16.82 -2.04 22:15
Hasbro Inc 95.51 -1.70 22:50