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Wed, Jul 26th, 2017
Astoria Financial Corporation Reports 2017 Second Quarter Earnings Per Common Share Of $0.16

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y. , July 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --   Astoria Financial Corporation (NYSE: AF) ("Astoria", or the "Company"), the holding company for Astoria Bank (the "Bank"), today reported...

AF : 19.59 (-3.73%)
Now hiring at Amazon: Thousands of people in 1 day

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon plans to make thousands of job offers in just one day as it holds a giant job fair next week at nearly a dozen warehouses across the U.S.

AMZN : 1,052.80 (+1.24%)
SHLD : 8.76 (-0.57%)
WFM : 41.81 (+0.14%)
The Latest: Key player in payoff probe also charged

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on charges against a former Fiat Chrysler executive, who is accused of making payments to a union official (all times local):

Markel Announces Investment In Costa Farms

MKL : 1,023.34 (-0.37%)
Whole Foods sales struggle shows Amazon buying a fixer-upper

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Amazon is set to have a fixer-upper on its hands, with Whole Foods reporting that a key sales figure declined again.

WFM : 41.81 (+0.14%)
AMZN : 1,052.80 (+1.24%)
BancorpSouth, Inc. Announces Increase in Quarterly Dividend to $0.14 per Common Share

TUPELO, Miss. , July 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- At its regular quarterly meeting today, the Board of Directors of BancorpSouth, Inc. (NYSE:BXS) declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.14 per common...

BXS : 30.25 (-3.20%)
Dana to Pay Dividend on Common Stock

MAUMEE, Ohio , July 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Dana Incorporated (NYSE: DAN) announced today that its board of directors has declared a dividend on its common stock.  

DAN : 23.46 (unch)
Townsquare Announces Conference Call To Discuss Second Quarter 2017 Results

GREENWICH, Conn. , July 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Townsquare Media, Inc. (NYSE: TSQ) announced today that it will release second quarter 2017 financial results before the market opens on Wednesday,...

HEQ : 17.76 (+0.23%)
MFC : 20.37 (-1.31%)
TSQ : 11.34 (-0.35%)
HRG Group, Inc. to Report Third Fiscal Quarter 2017 Results on August 4, 2017

NEW YORK , July 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- HRG Group, Inc. ("HRG" or the "Company"; NYSE: HRG) announced today that on Friday, August 4, 2017 it will issue a press release reporting its results...

HRG : 17.29 (-0.69%)
Whirlpool Corporation Reports Second-Quarter 2017 Results And Increases Share Repurchase Authorization To $2.35 Billion

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. , July 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) announced today second-quarter GAAP net earnings of $189 million , or $2.52 per diluted share, compared...

WHR : 190.19 (-0.40%)
UMH Properties, Inc. Closes Public Offering of 5,000,000 Shares of 6.75% Series C Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock

FREEHOLD, N.J. , July 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- UMH Properties, Inc. (NYSE: UMH) today announced the closing of its sale of 5,000,000 shares of its 6.75% Series C Cumulative Redeemable Preferred...

UMH : 16.54 (+0.85%)
Sunoco LP Maintains Quarterly Distribution

ETE : 17.80 (-0.50%)
SUN : 31.44 (-1.13%)
Facebook's ads just keep creeping into new apps

NEW YORK (AP) — Scrolling through an ad-free Instagram is now a distant memory, much like the once ad-free Facebook itself. Soon, users of its Messenger app will begin to see advertisements, too —...

Iowa group sues United over death of giant rabbit, Simon

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A group of Iowa businessmen filed a lawsuit Wednesday against United Airlines over the death of Simon, a giant rabbit whose lifeless body was discovered in a kennel after a flight...

MAA Reports Second Quarter Results

MEMPHIS, Tenn. , July 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- America Apartment Communities, Inc., or MAA, (NYSE: MAA) today announced operating results for the quarter ended June 30, 2017.

MAA : 102.24 (+0.82%)
Xilinx Sales Grow For 7th Consecutive Quarter; Advanced Product Sales Up 33% Year-Over-Year

SAN JOSE, Calif. , July 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX) today announced sales of $615 million for the first quarter fiscal 2018, up 1% from the prior quarter and up 7% from...

XLNX : 65.32 (+1.33%)
Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc. Announces Acquisition of a 280-Unit Multifamily Community in the Sarasota, Florida MSA

ATLANTA , July 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc. (NYSE: APTS) ("PAC" or the "Company") today announced the acquisition of a 280-unit Class A multifamily community in...

APTS : 16.58 (+0.73%)
UZ Leuven Orders Varian Halcyon Cancer Treatment System

PALO ALTO, Calif. , July 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) today announced that the University Hospitals Leuven (UZ Leuven) in Belgium , have ordered the new Halcyon...

VAR : 102.59 (-1.14%)
Trump choice for Fed could prove to be key friend for banks

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's choice of a key player in his drive to scale back financial rules would likely push to relax regulations on community banks, ease restrictions on some speculative...

The Latest: Senate rejects proposal for 'Obamacare' repeal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the effort by congressional Republicans to pass a health care bill (all times local):

Barchart Morning Call

OVERNIGHT MARKETS AND NEWS Sep S&P 500 E-mini stock futures ( ESU17 +0.16%) this morning are trading slightly higher by +0.1% on support from this morning's +0.49% rally in the Euro Stoxx 50 index. Global stocks are getting a boost from... Read More

Chart of the Day

Chart of the Day

GasLog (GLOG) is the Barchart Chart of the Day.  The LNG carrier is a growth turnaround play with a Weighted Alpha of 39.73+, gained 32.02% in the last year and paid a 3.15% dividend.
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Brugler Ag Report

Today's Commentary

Corn futures are currently 1/2 cent to a penny in the green at midday. This morning’s EIA report indicated weekly ethanol production for the week of July 21 was down 14,000 barrels per day from the previous week to 1.012 million bpd. Assuming a...
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Alan Brugler writes this daily agricultural markets overview with opening, midday and closing comments directed at the gain and meat Ag markets.

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