by Joseph Joyce
The Search for an Effective Macro Policy
Economic growth in the advanced economies seems stalled. This summer, the IMF projected increases in GDP in these economies of 1.8% for both 2016 and 2017. This included growth of 2.2% this year in the U.S. and 2.5% in 2017, 1.6% and 1.4% in the eurozone in 2016 and 2017 respectively, and 0.3% and 0.1% respectively in Japan. U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has called on the Group of 20 countries to use all available tools to raise growth, as has the IMF’s Managing Director Christine Lagarde. So why aren’t the G20 governments doing more?
The use of discretionary fiscal policy as a stimulus seems to be jammed, despite renewed interest in its effectiveness by macroeconomists such as Christopher Sims of Princeton University. While the U.S. presidential candidates talk about spending on much-needed infrastructure, there is little chance that a Republican-controlled House of Representatives would go along. In Europe, Germany’s fiscal surplus gives it the ability to increase spending that would benefit its neighbors, but it shows no interest in doing so (see Brad Setser and Paul Krugman). And the IMF does not seem to be following its own policy guidelines in its advice to individual governments.
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- [By Joseph Griffin]
Boston Partners purchased a new stake in Sandstorm Gold (NYSEAMERICAN:SAND) during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor purchased 463,325 shares of the mining company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,205,000. Boston Partners owned about 0.25% of Sandstorm Gold as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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- [By Joseph Griffin]
Investors sold shares of Boeing (NYSE:BA) on strength during trading on Monday following insider selling activity. $375.45 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $404.63 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $29.18 million out of the stock. Of all equities tracked, Boeing had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. Boeing traded up $6.00 for the day and closed at $340.43Specifically, SVP Heidi B. Capozzi sold 1,132 shares of Boeing stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $329.84, for a total transaction of $373,378.88. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 24,416 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $8,053,373.44. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, CFO Gregory D. Smith sold 36,079 shares of Boeing stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, February 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $337.43, for a total transaction of $12,174,136.97. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 0.24% of the company’s stock.
- [By Paul Ausick]
The Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) traded up 2.63% at $353.74 The stock’s 52-week range is $173.75 to $371.60. Volume was nearly 20% above the daily average of around 5.3 million shares. Just before the bell, Reuters reported that Boeing has ruled reviving the 767 as it continues evaluating its New Midrange Aircraft (NMA), often referred to as the 797.
- [By Lou Whiteman]
The age of hybrid-electric commercial aircraft is right around the corner. A start-up backed by Boeing (NYSE:BA) just hit an important milestone in its quest to be among the first to cash in on the technology.
- [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]
The reimposition of U.S. sanctions throws a wrench into the plans of companies that had started doing business with Iran. Aerospace is one sector that will be hit particularly hard, as Iranian airlines had been desperate to upgrade and expand their fleets. However, the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran deal will hurt Airbus (NASDAQOTH:EADSY) a lot more than Boeing (NYSE:BA).
- [By Stephan Byrd]
PrairieView Partners LLC acquired a new stake in Boeing (NYSE:BA) in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund acquired 641 shares of the aircraft producer’s stock, valued at approximately $210,000.
Best High Tech Stocks To Buy Right Now: Arris Group Inc(ARRS)
- [By Max Byerly]
Earnest Partners LLC increased its position in shares of ARRIS International plc (NASDAQ:ARRS) by 0.4% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 591,282 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock after buying an additional 2,531 shares during the period. Earnest Partners LLC owned 0.32% of ARRIS International worth $15,710,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.
- [By Joseph Griffin]
Signition LP reduced its position in ARRIS International plc (NASDAQ:ARRS) by 11.1% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 30,577 shares of the communications equipment provider’s stock after selling 3,836 shares during the quarter. ARRIS International makes up about 1.0% of Signition LP’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 22nd biggest holding. Signition LP’s holdings in ARRIS International were worth $812,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
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- [By Joseph Griffin]
Guggenheim Taxabl Mncpl Mngd Drtn Trst (NYSE:GBAB) announced a monthly dividend on Monday, June 4th, Wall Street Journal reports. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 15th will be paid a dividend of 0.1257 per share by the investment management company on Friday, June 29th. This represents a $1.51 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 7.02%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 14th.
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- [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTLA) rose 34.7 percent to $45.50 in pre-market trading following news that the FDA has approved Andexxa for the reversal of factor Xa inhibitors.
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Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDRX) rose 9 percent to $12.55 in pre-market trading after the company posted Q1 results and agreed to acquire HealthGrid.
Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE: WTW) rose 7.6 percent to $75 in pre-market trading after the company reported stronger-than-expected results for its first quarter. The company also raised its FY18 earnings outlook from $2.40-$2.70 to $3-$3.20.
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HMS Holdings Corp (NASDAQ: H
- [By Stephan Byrd]
KEYW (NASDAQ: KEYW) and Allscripts Healthcare Solutions (NASDAQ:MDRX) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, earnings and analyst recommendations.