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Fri, May 25th, 2018
'Smart' gadgets: Ways to minimize privacy and security risks

NEW YORK (AP) — Revelations that an Amazon Echo smart speaker inadvertently sent a family's private conversation to an acquaintance highlights some unexpected risks of new voice-enabled technologies....

Famed chef Mario Batali's Vegas Strip restaurants will close

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Mario Batali's three Las Vegas Strip restaurants will shut down July 27, officials said Friday, as the celebrity chef faces sexual misconduct allegations from multiple women.

LVS : 79.35 (+0.05%)
Oil prices fall sharply, pulling energy companies with them

NEW YORK (AP) — Energy companies and oil prices are falling sharply again Friday on reports OPEC countries plan to produce more oil soon. Airlines are climbing as investors anticipate lower fuel costs....

BAC : 30.16 (-0.17%)
C : 68.44 (-1.26%)
HES : 59.16 (-5.19%)
GPS : 28.15 (-14.57%)
XOM : 78.71 (-1.94%)
CVX : 122.19 (-3.49%)
KEY : 20.04 (-1.96%)
Essendant's Board Declares Regular Dividend

DEERFIELD, Ill. , May 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Essendant Inc. (NASDAQ: ESND) announced that on May 24, 2018 its board of directors declared a $0.14 per share dividend payable on July 13,...

ESND : 14.00 (+2.79%)
Man sues local KFC, alleges he found bone in chicken pot pie

AUBURN, Maine (AP) — A Maine man is suing a local KFC restaurant alleging permanent damages from a piece of bone he says he found in his chicken pot pie.

IIROC Trading Halt - CIO

VANCOUVER , May 25, 2018 /CNW/ - The following issues have been halted by IIROC:

L.TO : 65.97 (+0.59%)
CIO.VN : 0.020 (+33.33%)
RCI CEO Conference Call with Seeking Alpha Columnist

HOUSTON , May 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- RCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: RICK) announced CEO Eric Langan will participate in a conference call with subscribers to Darren McCammon's ...

RICK : 32.03 (-0.28%)
On Track Innovations to Present at the Ladenburg Thalmann Technology Expo in New York on May 31

ROSH PINNA , Israel , May 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- On Track Innovations Ltd. (OTI) (NASDAQ: OTIV), a global provider of near field communication (NFC) and cashless payment solutions, today announced...

OTIV : 1.32 (-2.22%)
Foot Locker, Inc. Reports 2018 First Quarter Results

NEW YORK , May 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL), the New York -based specialty athletic retailer, reported today financial results for its first quarter ended May 5, 2018...

FL : 55.74 (+20.16%)
VersaPay Partners With First Data To Offer Global Payment Processing

TORONTO , May 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -  VersaPay Corporation (TSXV: VPY) ("VersaPay" or the "Company"), a leading provider of cloud-based invoice-to-cash solutions including electronic invoice...

VPY.VN : 2.650 (+6.00%)
Jury says Samsung must pay $539M for copying parts of iPhone

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A jury has decided Samsung must pay Apple $539 million in damages for illegally copying some of the iPhone's features to lure people into buying its competing products.

AAPL : 188.58 (+0.23%)
Cato 2018 Annual Meeting Highlights

CATO : 21.83 (+1.77%)
The Cato Corporation Announces Regular Quarterly Dividend

CHARLOTTE, N.C. , May 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of The Cato Corporation (NYSE: CATO) declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.33 per share.  The dividend will be payable...

CATO : 21.83 (+1.77%)
Simon® Celebrates Members of Armed Forces with Year-Round Military Appreciation Programming

INDIANAPOLIS , May 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- As we approach the Memorial Day holiday, Simon, a global leader in premier shopping, dining, entertainment and mixed-use destinations, today announced...

SPG : 159.49 (+0.45%)
Nu Skin Enterprises To Present At RBC Capital Markets Consumer And Retail Conference

PROVO, Utah , May 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: NUS) today announced Chief Financial Officer Mark Lawrence will present at the RBC Capital Markets Consumer and...

NUS : 80.08 (-1.07%)
Conagra Brands Announces Appointment Of Anil Arora To Its Board Of Directors

CHICAGO , May 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE: CAG) today announced, effective July 17, 2018 , the appointment of Anil Arora as director, which will increase the size of...

CAG : 37.41 (+0.94%)
Lowe's to Webcast Annual Meeting of Shareholders

MOORESVILLE, N.C. , May 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) invites you to listen to a live webcast of its 2018 Annual Meeting of Shareholders at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time...

LOW : 96.69 (+0.21%)
McDonald's Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend

CHICAGO , May 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, McDonald's Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $1.01 per share of common stock payable on June 18, 2018 to shareholders...

MCD : 163.21 (+0.50%)
Big Lots To Broadcast First Quarter 2018 Conference Call

COLUMBUS, Ohio , May 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Big Lots, Inc. (NYSE: BIG) will host a conference call live at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Friday , June 1, 2018 to discuss first quarter fiscal 2018...

BIG : 41.77 (+0.22%)
General Mills to Webcast Discussion from the 2018 RBC Capital Markets Consumer & Retail Conference

MINNEAPOLIS , May 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- General Mills, Inc. (NYSE: GIS) will webcast its discussion at the 2018 RBC Capital Markets Consumer & Retail Conference on Thursday, May 31 at 2:40...

GIS : 42.64 (+1.04%)

Barchart Morning Call

Overnight Markets and NewsJun E-mini S&Ps (ESM18 -0.01%) this morning are up +0.16% and European stocks are up +0.39% as North Korean geopolitical risks eased after North Korea said it is still willing to resume negotiations with the U.S. even ... Read More

Chart of the Day

Exponent Inc (EXPO)

The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to Exponet (EXPO).  I found the consulting firm stock by using Barchart to sort today's Top Stocks to Own list first for the most frequent number of new highs in the last mo...
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Brugler Ag Report

Today's Commentary

Corn futures are currently showing gains of 1 to 2 cents at midday, ahead of the 3-day weekend. Actual exports are slowly catching up to the USDA export projection, now at 63% vs. the normal pace of 67%. Export commitments for corn jumped out to a 1....
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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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