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Goldman Sachs upgraded Procter & Gamble on Friday and said the consumer staples giant offers shareholders a “potential double-digit return.” “We believe there is a role in investors’ portfolios for a large liquid global staples company such as this and note that PG remains the most underweight US listed mega-cap global consumer packaged goods company
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UnitedHealth Group signage is displayed on a monitor on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty Images Insurer UnitedHealth is Wall Street analysts’ favorite stock based on highest percentage of buy ratings. In addition to the Minnesota-based healthcare company, financial services company Visa, technology giant Microsoft and pharmaceutical
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David R. Weinreb CEO of The Howard Hughes Corporation. David Grogan | CNBC Howard Hughes Corp., an owner, manager and developer of different types of real estate throughout the U.S., has hired bankers at Centerview Partners to explore strategic alternatives that include a sale of the company, according to people familiar with the situation. The
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Paychex Access payroll card in Brookline, Mass. Pat Greenhouse | The Boston Globe | Getty Images Shares of Paychex dropped on Wednesday after Bank of America downgraded the stock due to its “excessive valuation” and “underwhelming fundamentals.” The bank slashed its rating for the employment services company to underperform from neutral, while keeping its 12-month
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The U.S. Commerce Department has banned five more Chinese entities from buying U.S. components after blacklisting telecom giant Huawei last month. Higon, Chengdu Haiguang Integrated Circuit, Chengdu Haiguang Microelectronics Technology, Sugon and Wuxi Jiangnan Institute of Computing Technology are the five Chinese firms added to the department’s entity list, according to a filing. The department
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Jim Umpleby, CEO of Caterpillar Inc. Adam Jeffery | CNBC Here are the biggest calls on Wall Street on Friday: Atlantic Equities downgraded Caterpillar to ‘underweight’ from ‘neutral’ Atlantic Equities downgraded the stock citing expectations of weaker macroeconomic growth. “Given the relatively larger reductions to our EPS estimates for CAT and GWW, combined with our
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St. Louis Fed President James Bullard wanted his fellow central bankers to approve an “insurance” rate cut at this week’s meeting as a guard against weaker growth and low inflation. In a statement Friday, Bullard explained his vote against the Federal Open Market Committee’s decision to leave its benchmark interest rate unchanged. He was the
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The Federal Reserve may be on its way to delivering a half-point interest rate cut next month even though economic conditions don’t seem to warrant such an aggressive move, according to Goldman Sachs economists. In a substantial revision to its prior forecasts that the central bank would stand pat, Goldman now sees a likelihood of
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Wall Street analysts reacted with great fanfare after Facebook finally revealed the details of its long awaited cryptocurrency, Project Libra, on Tuesday. Most analysts believe the crypto project will give the company a major boost and continue pushing Facebook to further greatness. The social media giant said its partners in the initiative include eBay, Lyft,
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