Is this typical President Trump hyperbole, exaggerating his ratings power to impress people? Or is it a straight-up lie?
On Thursday morning the president said the 45.6 million people who watched Tuesday’s State of the Union was “the highest number in history.”
That’s not true. And it left observers wondering where he came up with such a claim.
The presidential misstatement immediately called to mind the inauguration crowd size controversy of 2017. The White House made faulty claims about inauguration attendance, triggering days of debate over basic facts. It’s how the phrase “alternative facts” was born.
In this case, too, the president’s defenders searched for some way to prove him right. Commenters on social media wondered if Tuesday’s address ranked No. 1 with web live-streaming factored in.
But there is no data to back up his boast, and plenty of data to contradict him.
Here’s the thing: The numbers Trump cited in his Thursday morning tweet are accurate. “45.6 million people watched,” he said, which is precisely what the ratings company Nielsen announced on Wednesday.
Top Undervalued Stocks For 2021: ThyssenKrupp AG (TYEKF)
Thyssenkrupp AG is a Germany-based diversified industrial company. It operates in six segments: The Steel Europe segment produces flat carbon steel products; the Steel Americas segment processes and markets steel products in North and South America; the Materials Services segment engages in the global distribution of materials and the provision of technical services for the production and manufacturing sectors; the Elevator Technology segment specializes in the construction, modernization and servicing of elevators, escalators, moving walks, stair and platform lifts, as well as passenger boarding bridges; the Industrial Solutions segment offers engineering and construction services, and the Components Technology segment offers components for the automotive, construction and engineering sectors, as well as for wind turbines. Its product portfolio comprises construction vehicles, chemicals, packaging steel and parts for the wind energy and oil industries, among others. Advisors’ Opinion:
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United Technologies’ Otis division manufactures and services elevators, escalators, and other people moving devices. The business is reasonably attractive since there is a fair degree of concentration. Four major companies, Kone Oyj (OTCPK:KNYJF) (OTCPK:KNYJY), ThyssenKrupp (OTCPK:TYEKF) (OTCPK:TKAMY), Schindler (OTCPK:SHLAF) (OTC:SHNDY), and Otis, account for over 50% market share. The main long-term drivers of the industry are urbanization. As you might guess, elevator demand is strongest in dense urban environments where almost every building is multi-story.
Top Undervalued Stocks For 2021: Rexnord Corporation(RXN)
Rexnord Corporation designs, manufactures, markets, and services process and motion control, and water management products worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Process & Motion Control Platform and Water Management Platform. The Process & Motion Control Platform segment designs, manufactures, markets, and services mechanical components used in complex systems. It offers gears and gear drives, couplings, industrial bearings, tabletop and engineered chain, aerospace bearings and seals, conveying equipment, and specialty components, as well as repair and on-going service under the brand names of Steelflex, Thomas, Omega, Rex, Viva, Wrapflex, Lifelign, True Torque, Addax, Autogard, FlatTop, Shafer, PSI, Cartriseal, Precision Gear, Micro Precision, Rexnord, Falk, and Link-Belt. This segment offers its products through distributors to mining, general industrial, cement and aggregates, agriculture, forest and wood products, petrochemical, energy, food and beverage, aerospace, and wind energy markets. The Water Management Platform segment designs, procures, manufactures, and markets products that provide and enhance water quality, safety, flow control, and conservation. It offers specification drainage products, flush valves and faucet products, backflow prevention pressure release valves, PEX piping used in nonresidential construction end-markets, and engineered valves and gates for the water and wastewater treatment market under the brand names of Zurn, Wilkins, VAG, GA, Rodney Hunt, and Fontaine. This segment sells its products through independent sales representatives, sales agencies, and direct sales and marketing associates to customers in the commercial construction, infrastructure, and residential construction end-markets in 49 countries. Rexnord Corporation was incorporated in 2006 and is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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First Trust Advisors LP boosted its stake in Rexnord Corp (NYSE:RXN) by 11.9% in the 2nd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 442,205 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after purchasing an additional 47,044 shares during the period. First Trust Advisors LP’s holdings in Rexnord were worth $12,850,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
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Top Undervalued Stocks For 2021: Encana Corporation(ECA)
Encana Corporation and its subsidiaries engage in the exploration for, development, production, and marketing of natural gas, oil, and natural gas liquids. The company owns interests in resource plays that primarily include the Greater Sierra, Cutbank Ridge, Bighorn, and Coalbed Methane resource plays located in British Columbia and Alberta, as well as the Deep Panuke natural gas project offshore Nova Scotia in Canada. It also holds interests in resource plays comprising the Jonah in southwest Wyoming, Piceance in northwest Colorado, Haynesville in Louisiana, and Texas resource play, including east Texas and north Texas. The company serves primarily local distribution companies, industrials, energy marketing companies, and other producers. Encana Corporation was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.
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Encana Corp. (NYSE: ECA) has seen its shares rise 19% so far in 2019, outperforming its peers by about 500 basis points. That said, Encana shares have underperformed peers by over 20% since the NFX deal announcement last November. Merrill Lynch has a Buy rating and $11 price objective on Encana, almost 60% higher than the prior $6.89 close. The firm noted that Encanas cube style completions have been an important driver of outperformance in the Permian. In the STACK, the firm expects Encana to be deliberate initially using skinny cubes to determine optimal vertical/horizontal spacing while targeting select zones using multi-well pads.
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Encana Corp (NYSE:ECA) (TSE:ECA) – National Bank Financial issued their FY2019 EPS estimates for shares of Encana in a report released on Tuesday, February 12th. National Bank Financial analyst T. Wood expects that the oil and gas company will post earnings of $0.61 per share for the year. National Bank Financial has a “Outperform” rating and a $18.50 price objective on the stock.
Top Undervalued Stocks For 2021: Strategic Global Income Fund, Inc.(SGL)
Strategic Global Income Fund, Inc. (the Fund) is a closed-end, non-diversified management investment company. The Funds primary investment objective is to achieve a high level of current income. As a secondary objective, the Fund seeks capital appreciation.
The Funds investment advisor and administrator is UBS Global Asset Management (Americas) Inc. (UBS Global AM), an indirect wholly owned asset management subsidiary of UBS AG. Its portfolio of investments include commercial banks, diversified financial services, food products, household durables, media, and oil and gas.
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News headlines about Strategic Global Income Fund (NYSE:SGL) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Strategic Global Income Fund earned a media sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.9423274211809 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.
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SGL Carbon (ETR:SGL) received a €14.00 ($16.28) target price from analysts at Baader Bank in a report released on Tuesday. The brokerage presently has a “neutral” rating on the stock. Baader Bank’s price objective would indicate a potential upside of 35.27% from the company’s current price.
Top Undervalued Stocks For 2021: CyberArk Software Ltd.(CYBR)
We were founded in 1999 with the vision of protecting high-value business data and pioneered our Digital Vault technology, which is the foundation of our platform. That same year, we began offering our first product, the Sensitive Information Management Solution (previously called the Sensitive Document Vault), which provides a secure platform through which our customers’ employees can share sensitive files. We believe our early innovation in vaulting technology enabled us to evolve into a company that provides a comprehensive security solutions built for privileged accounts. In 2005, we introduced our Privileged Account Security Solution, which has become our leading offering and reflects our emphasis on protecting privileged accounts across an organization. In September 2014, we listed our ordinary shares on the NASDAQ Global Select Market. Advisors’ Opinion:
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Shares ofCyberArk Software (NASDAQ:CYBR)popped 25.1% last month, according to data provided byS&P Global Market Intelligence, after the Israel-based cybersecurity company delivered strong fourth-quarter results.
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CyberArk Software (NASDAQ:CYBR) reported fourth-quarter financial results on Feb. 14.The cybersecurity specialist is experiencing soaring demand for its privileged account-security solutions, which help businesses defend against external attacks — as well as malicious behavior by their own employees.
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Shares ofCyberArk Software (NASDAQ:CYBR)leapt 18.4% last month, according to data provided byS&P Global Market Intelligence. The move furthered a sharp rise in the cybersecurity leader’s stock price following its strong third-quarter earnings report.