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Tuesday Sector Leaders: Precious Metals, Manufacturing Stocks By Clip Syndicate In trading on Tuesday, precious metals shares were relative leaders, up on the day by about 1.1%. Leading the group were shares of Sandstorm Gold (SAND), up about 4.9% and shares of Seabridge Gold (SA) up about 3.9% on the day. ...Read More »
Tuesday Sector Laggards: Agriculture & Farm Products, Oil & Gas Exploration & Production Stocks By Clip Syndicate In trading on Tuesday, agriculture & farm products shares were relative laggards, down on the day by about 1.4%. Helping drag down the group were shares of Agria (GRO), off about 3.5% and shares of CVR Partners (UAN) down about 1.5% on the day. ...Read More »
Dow Analyst Moves: MMM By Clip Syndicate The latest tally of analyst opinions from the major brokerage houses shows that among the 30 stocks making up the Dow Jones Industrial Average, 3M (MMM) is the #15 analyst pick. Within the broader S&P 500, when components were ranked in terms of analyst favorites, MMM claims the #250 spot. ...Read More »
Dow Movers: JPM, UTX By Clip Syndicate In early trading on Tuesday, shares of United Technologies (UTX) topped the list of the day's best performing Dow Jones Industrial Average components, trading up 1.0%. Year to date, United Technologies has lost about 3.4% of its value. ...Read More »
Falcone Steps Down as CEO From Harbinger By Clip Syndicate Philip Falcone, once one of the world's most closely watched investors, is stepping down as chairman and chief executive of Harbinger Group Incorporated next month, in order to focus on his hedge fund and another publicly traded company. Falcone will be paid $40.3 million for the work he has done at Harbinger Group. He will now devote his time to the hedge fund, which still exists even after having been hit by heavy losses in recent years due to a failed wireless startup, LightSquared Incorporated, and to HC2 Holdings Incorporated.

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U.S. Regulators Close Probes Into About 600,000 Ford, GM Vehicles By Clip Syndicate The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on Tuesday U.S. safety regulators have closed investigations into about 500,000 Ford Motor Company and about 100,000 General Motors Company vehicles without calling for recalls. The Ford vehicles involved were 2004 to 2007 model year Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis and Mercury Marauder vehicles, which were under investigation because a heat shield could rust, dislodge and cause the steering to jam. ...Read More »
UK's MI5 Could not Have Stopped Soldier's Brutal Murder: Report By Clip Syndicate Britain's security services could not have prevented two men hacking to death a British soldier in broad daylight on a London street last year even though one of the killers had been a high priority in previous inquiries. Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale both Muslim converts, ran over Lee Rigby near a barracks in Woolwich in May 2013 before setting upon him with knives and a meat cleaver in an attempt to behead him. The murder horrified the country but also raised questions for Britain's domestic spy agency MI5 when it emerged they had been aware of the men before the attack.

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UK Boosts Security Service Funding to Help Prevent 'lone Wolf' Attacks By Clip Syndicate Prime Minister David Cameron said after the release of a report into the 2013 killing of a soldier in London, Britain will increase spending on its security services to try to prevent so-called 'lone-wolf' attacks against the country. Cameron told parliament on Tuesday, "The increasing threat we face including from these so-called self-starting terrorists means that we should now go further in strengthening our capabilities. ...Read More »
Dow Analyst Moves: DIS By Clip Syndicate The latest tally of analyst opinions from the major brokerage houses shows that among the 30 stocks making up the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Walt Disney (DIS) is the #8 analyst pick. Walt Disney also comes in above the median of analyst picks among the broader S&P 500 index components, claiming the #170 spot out of 500. ...Read More »
Dow Movers: T, INTC By Clip Syndicate In early trading on Monday, shares of Intel (INTC) topped the list of the day's best performing Dow Jones Industrial Average components, trading up 1.1%. Year to date, Intel registers a 38.7% gain. ...Read More »

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