BUZ INVESTORS goods and services deficit Primarily reflecting a steep drop in the value of imports, the Commerce Department released a report on Tuesday showing that the U.S. trade deficit narrowed

China’s trade surplus fell Below Estimates In May 

China Trade Surplus Below Estimates In May

BUZ INVESTORS  China’s trade surplus fell to USD 40.8 billion in May of 2017 from USD 44.7 billion a year earlier and missing market consensus of a USD 46.3 billion surplus, as exports rose less than imports.

 

In May, sales grew by 8.7 percent from a year earlier to USD 191.0 billion, faster than an 8 percent rise in the prior month and beating market expectations of a 7 percent gain.

Purchases went up 14.8 percent to USD 150.2 billion, after an 11.9 percent increase in a month earlier and above estimates of an 8.5 percent rise.




China’s trade surplus fell

In yuan-denominated terms, exports increased by 15.5 percent from a year earlier, compared to a 14.3 percent rise in April. Inbound shipments rose 22.1 percent, following a 18.6 percent gain in the prior month.

In April 2017, trade surplus stood at USD 38 billion.

Considering the first five months of 2017, total trade in USD went up 13.0 percent from a year earlier. Outbound shipments rose 8.2 percent, driven by rice (84.2 percent), coal and ignite (99.3 percent), coke (91.2 percent), crude (162.2 percent), refined oil (47.8 percent), plastic products (15.0 percent), footwear (7.5 percent), ceramic products (11.8 percent), precious metal and metal jewelry (12.0 percent), steel (10.9 percent), handheld radiotelephones and parts (9.4 percent), integrated circuit (1.1 percent), automatic data processing (8.1 percent), car and car chassis (24.5 percent), automobile parts (6.3 percent), ship (19.7 percent), liquid crystal (3.2 percent), furniture (5.9 percent), lamps, lighting (9.3 percent) and toys (45.8 percent). In contrast, sales fell for mineral fertiliser and fertiliser (-15.3 percent). Exports were higher to India (17.5 percent), Japan (6.4 percent), South Korea (14.2 percent), Taiwan (7.4 percent), ASEAN countries (11.2 percent), the EU countries (8.1 percent), Russia (22.0 percent), South Africa (15.9 percent), Brazil (35.4 percent), the US (11.5 percent), Australia (11.0 percent) and New Zealand (11.2 percent). In contrast, sales declined to Hong Kong (-4.1 percent).

Imports jumped 19.5 percent, mainly due to soybeans (33.9 percent), edible vegetable oil (21.6 percent), iron (67.7 percent), copper ore (19.1 percent), coal and ignite (133.2 percent), crude (64.9 percent), refined oil (27.0 percent), primary shape of plastics (20.4 percent), natural and synthetic rubber (89.6 percent), logs and sawn (20.1 percent), pulp (22.9 percent), textile yarn (22.6 percent) and integrated circuit (6.6 percent) and automobile parts (15.3 percent). In contrast, purchases declined for: mineral fertilizer (-10.7 percent) and metalworking machine tools (-10.0 percent). Japan was the main import partner (46.4 percent), followed by the ASEAN countries (23.3 percent), the US (21.4 percent), the EU countries (12.0 percent), South Korea (10.4 percent), Taiwan (10.4 percent) and Australia (59.3 percent)

In the near future, China’s exports and imports are projected to stabilise and improve, the Ministry of Commerce said in its recent quarterly report.

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AutoZone sales 'significantly' miss AutoZone Inc. (AZO), -8.46% reported Tuesday fiscal third-quarter net income that rose to $331.7 million, or $11.44 a share, from $327.5 million, or $10.77 a share, in the same period a year ago. The auto parts and accessories retailer

US personal income rose 0.4% in April, matching estimates

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United States Personal Income  | Data | Chart | Calendar

BUZ INVESTORS  Personal income in the United States rose by 0.4 percent month-over-month in April 2017, following a 0.2 percent increase in March and in line with market expectations. Wages and salaries jumped 0.7 percent, after showing no growth in the previous month, while personal current transfer receipts were flat, following a 0.4 percent gain in March. Meanwhile, contributions for government social insurance, a subtraction in the calculation of personal income, went up 0.5 percent after showing no growth in March. Personal Income in the United States averaged 0.54 percent from 1959 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 4.60 percent in May of 2008 and a record low of -5.20 percent in January of 2013.

 Personal income

United States Personal Income

Personal Income refers to the income that persons receive in return for their provision of labor, land, and capital used in current production, plus current transfer receipts less contributions for government social insurance. This page provides the latest reported value for – United States Personal Income – plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United States Personal Income – actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases – was last updated on May of 2017.

 

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.40 0.20 4.60 -5.20 1959 – 2017 percent Monthly
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HP Inc. Reports Third Quarter Fiscal 2016 Results

HP stock jumps more than 7% after earnings beat estimates

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HP stock jumps more than 7% after earnings beat estimates

BUZ INVESTORS  HP stock jumps HP Inc. (HPQ), +3.63% reported higher-than-expected sales and earnings for its fiscal second quarter Wednesday, and shares jumped to their highest levels since a corporate split in 2015. The company, which includes the personal computer and printing businesses from the tech giant previously known as Hewlett-Packard, reported net income from continuing operations of $600 million, or 33 cents a share, on sales of $12.4 billion. Chief Executive Dion Weisler noted that it is the first quarter in which both PC and printing revenue increased year-over-year since 2010, with PC sales growing 10% and printing revenue increasing 2%. After adjusting for restructuring charges and other effects, HP claimed earnings of 40 cents a share.

 HP stock jumps

  • Second quarter GAAP diluted net earnings per share from continuing operations of $0.33, within the previously provided outlook of $0.32 to $0.35 per share
  • Second quarter non-GAAP diluted net earnings per share of $0.40, within the previously provided outlook of $0.37 to $0.40 per share
  • Second quarter net revenue of $12.4 billion, up 7% as reported and in constant currency from the prior-year period
  • Second quarter cash provided by operating activities of $0.5 billion
  • Second quarter returned $447 million to shareholders in the form of share repurchases and dividends

Business Description

Industry: Computer Hardware » Computer Systems    NAICS: 334111    SIC: 3571
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Headquarter Location: USA

HP Inc provides products, technologies, software, solutions & services to individual consumers, small- and medium-sized businesses including customers in the government, health and education sectors.

HP is a leading global provider of computer systems, printing equipment, and printing supplies to businesses and consumers. It operates in two segments: personal systems, which provides desktop PCs, notebook PCs, and workstations, and printing, which includes supplies, commercial hardware, and consumer hardware. The company markets and distributes products worldwide through a direct salesforce as well as a channel of distributors and retailers.

 

 

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Buz Investors Bullish on Walmart Stock

WalMart shares edge up premarket after earnings beat estimates, but sales miss

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WalMart shares edge up premarket after earnings beat estimates, but sales miss

Buz Investors Bullish on Walmart Stock

BUZ INVESTORS  WalMart shares edge up WalMart Stores Inc. (WMT), +2.49% reported first-quarter net income of $3.04 billion, or $1.00 per share, versus $3.08 billion, or 98 cents per share, for the same period last year. The FactSet consensus was 96 cents. Sales were $117.5 billion, up from $115.9 billion last year, and just below the $117.8 billion FactSet consensus. Wal-Mart U.S. same-store sales increased 1.4% driven by a 1.5% increase in traffic. Digital sales for Walmart U.S. rose 63%. Wal-Mart sees second-quarter EPS of $1.00 to $1.08, excluding the estimated benefit of about 5 cents from the sale of its Mexican apparel format Suburbia.

 WalMart shares edge up 

 

  • Diluted EPS was $1.00, an increase of 2% over last year.
  • Total revenue was $117.5 billion, an increase of 1.4%. Excluding currency, total revenue was $118.8 billion, an increase of 2.5%.
  • Walmart U.S. comp sales increased 1.4%, driven by a traffic increase of 1.5%. Comp traffic increased 3.0% on a two-year stacked basis.
  • E-commerce growth at Walmart U.S. was strong as sales and GMV increased 63% and 69%, respectively. The majority of this growth was organic through Walmart.com.
  • Net sales at Walmart International were $27.1 billion, a decrease of 3.5%. Excluding currency, net sales were $28.3 billion, an increase of 0.8%.
  • The company generated $5.4 billion in operating cash flow and returned $3.7 billion to shareholders through dividends and share repurchases.

Business Description

Industry: Retail – Defensive » Discount Stores    NAICS: 452112    SIC: 5331
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Headquarter Location: USA

Wal-Mart Stores Inc operates retail stores in various formats under various banners. Its operations comprise of three reportable business segments, Walmart U.S., Walmart International and Sam’s Club in three categories retail, wholesale and others.

Wal-Mart is the largest retailer in the world with around $490 billion in annual revenue and about 11,700 stores (including supercenters, wholesale warehouse clubs, and small-format stores). The firm is also expanding into the e-commerce realm (as evidenced by its recent acquisition of Jet.com), but sales through this channel represent less than 5% of its total. Groceries and consumables account for roughly half of sales, with the remainder from general merchandise, including fuel, hardlines, apparel, entertainment, and home goods.

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US Consumer Price Index rose 0.2% in April, matching estimates

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BUZ INVESTORS  US Consumer Price Index rose  Core Consumer Prices in the United States increased to 251.17 Index Points in April from 250.99 Index Points in March of 2017. Core Consumer Prices in the United States averaged 121.31 Index Points from 1957 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 251.30 Index Points in February of 2017 and a record low of 28.50 Index Points in January of 1957.

Consumer prices rebounded moderately in April as energy prices climbed back up after a sharp decline in March.

The Labor Department says consumer prices rose 0.2 percent after a 0.3 percent drop in March, which was the biggest fall in more than two years. Energy prices rose 1.1 percent after tumbling 3.2 percent the previous month.

Core inflation, which excludes the volatile food and energy categories, rose 0.1 percent. Over the past 12 months, inflation is up 2.2 percent. Core prices have risen 1.9 percent.

The Federal Reserve tries to manage the economy so that annual increases in inflation are around 2 percent. The Fed raised its key interest rate in March, and analysts expect another hike in June.




US Consumer Price Index rose

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United States Core Consumer Prices Notes

This page provides the latest reported value for – United States Core Consumer Prices – plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United States Core Consumer Prices – actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases – was last updated on May of 2017.

 

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
251.17 250.99 251.30 28.50 1957 – 2017 Index Points Monthly
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BUZ INVESTORS PRESS RELEASE Polybius Project Nearing the launch of the crowdfunding campaign for their digital cryptoproject Polybius, the Estonian company Polybius Foundation

Polybius Project Estimates Over 500,000 Early Adopters as Crowdfunding Campaign Nears

Cryptocurrency friendly Polybius Project receives support from over 500,000 crypto-community members before the crowdsale launch.

BUZ INVESTORS PRESS RELEASE  Polybius Project Nearing the launch of the crowdfunding campaign for their digital cryptoproject Polybius, the Estonian company Polybius Foundation

BUZ INVESTORS PRESS RELEASE  Polybius Project Nearing the launch of the crowdfunding campaign for their digital cryptoproject Polybius, the Estonian company Polybius Foundation has declared their starting client base. The 500,000 strong user base of HashFlare cloud mining service, owned by the founders of Polybius Foundation, will help them smash their initial funding goals.

“The greatest projects happen, when innovative ideas meet meticulous implementation. The client base of over 500,000 active users, already interested in investing into the cryptobusiness provides us with a massive head start to accomplish our most ambitious goals.”

— Co-founder and Chairman of Polybius Foundation, Ivan Turygin



Polybius Project

TRADE NOW 

Polybius is the general name for the ecosystem connecting the Digital Pass remote identification service, storage of protected personal data, and financial services through Polybius Bank.

Digital Pass will become the universal all-European counterpart eID, with a wide range of functions, and more versatile than existing electronic identity cards. For example, in EU countries there is to date no single database for people’s health conditions, so with a prescription signed by a doctor in one country, you can’t buy medicine in another country. No educational database exists to record in digital format which courses have been attended, so in order to continue studying in a new place, you often need, as in the old days, documents on paper.

These and other problems will be solved by Digital Pass, developed by Polybius Foundation. Its users will receive a universal digital repository of their personal data in the blockchain, accepted by state and commercial organizations as equivalent to classical ID. For example, when providing urgent medical assistance in a foreign country, medical professionals will have access to their full medical history and insurance information upon a patient’s consent, with no excessive procedures or legal paperwork. A Digital Pass user will be able to decide for themselves which pieces of data to show to whom, while the repository’s security level makes information impossible to access without permission from its owner.

The Digital Pass’ launch will be organized by Polybius Bank, a payment institution under the auspices of Polybius Foundation. In those European countries which do not have their own eID, Polybius, as a banking organization, will be able to issue its own eID, officially recognized by all remaining EU states under the eIDAS directive of July 23rd, 2014.

“We are starting our journey as a payment service provider, allowing users to pay for purchases online conveniently and reliably, without third-party applications or entering unnecessary data when a phone contains all the tools for 100% guaranteed user identification: fingerprint, voice recognition, and facial recognition using the camera. We want to build the ultimate financial infrastructure, sort of a “financial Google”, which will not only simplify and reduce the costs of finance management for the people, but will also become a vital part of all aspects of their daily life, while at the same time providing them maximum control over their data.”

— Co-founder and Chairman of Polybius Foundation, Ivan Turygin

Polybius’ crowdfunding campaign, in the format of an ICO, starts this Spring and aims to raise more than $25 million. Everyone taking part in the campaign will be among the first to get a bank account and the first in line for the Digital Pass digital identity. After the project’s launch, everyone is welcome to join it.

Questions from the press and bloggers can be directed to the official Polybius Foundation Spokesperson, Edgar Bers

Learn more about Polybius Project at – http://www.polybius.io

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BUZ INVESTORS Mattel shares fall 7% Mattel, Inc. (Nasdaq: MAT) today announced that it plans to release its first quarter 2017 financial results on Thursday, April 20, 2017,

Mattel shares fall 7% after quarterly results miss estimates

MATTEL ANNOUNCES FIRST QUARTER 2017 FINANCIAL RESULTS CONFERENCE CALL

BUZ INVESTORS Mattel shares fall 7% Mattel, Inc. (Nasdaq: MAT) today announced that it plans to release its first quarter 2017 financial results on Thursday, April 20, 2017,

BUZ INVESTORS  Mattel shares fall 7% Mattel, Inc. (Nasdaq: MAT) today announced that it plans to release its first quarter 2017 financial results on Thursday, April 20, 2017, at approximately 4:05 p.m. Eastern time. Following this, Margo Georgiadis, Chief Executive Officer; Richard Dickson, President and Chief Operating Officer; and Kevin Farr, Chief Financial Officer will host a conference call and webcast at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time.

The first quarter financial results conference call will be webcast on the “Investors” section of Mattel’s corporate website, http://investor.shareholder.com/mattel. To listen to the live call, log on to the website at least 10 minutes early to register, download and install any necessary audio software. An archive of the webcast will be available on the company’s website for 90 days and may be accessed beginning approximately two hours after the completion of the live call. A telephonic replay of the call will be available beginning at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time the evening of the call until Thursday, April 27, 2017, and may be accessed by dialing +1-404-537-3406. The passcode is 87591604.




Mattel shares fall 7%

Certain financial and statistical information included in the webcast, such as information required by Regulation G, will be available at the time of the webcast on the “Investors” section of http://investor.shareholder.com/mattel.

About Mattel

The Mattel family of companies (Nasdaq: MAT) is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of toys and family products. Mattel’s portfolio of best-selling brands includes Barbie®, the most popular fashion doll ever produced, Hot Wheels®, Monster High®, American Girl®, Thomas & Friends™, Fisher-Price® brands and MEGA® Brands, as well as a wide array of entertainment-inspired toy lines. With worldwide headquarters in El Segundo, Calif., Mattel’s companies employ approximately 32,000 people in 40 countries and territories and sell products in more than 150 nations. Visit us at www.mattel.com.

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AUDUSD flirting with 2-month lows

AUDUSD Australia Inflation Rate Slightly Below Estimates in Q4

Australia Inflation Rate Slightly Below Estimates in Q4

Buz Investors Australia Inflation Rate The pair is trading at 0.7660 at 10:40 GMT this morning, with the Australian Dollar trading a tad higher against US Dollar from the New York close

AUDUSD

Buz Investors Australia Inflation Rate  The pair is trading at 0.7660 at 10:40 GMT this morning, with the Australian Dollar trading a tad higher against US Dollar from the New York close, after data revealed that Australia’s gross domestic product (GDP) advanced 1.1% on a quarterly basis in the fourth quarter of 2016. This morning, the pair traded at a high of 0.7699 and a low of 0.7633. The Australian Dollar traded 0.22% lower against the US Dollar in the New York session yesterday, with the pair closing the session at 0.7656. The pair is expected to its find support at 0.7629 and its first resistance at 0.7695.



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Australia Inflation Rate

 

 Australia’s gross domestic product (GDP) advanced 1.1% on a quarterly basis

AUDUSD Consumer prices in Australia rose 1.5 percent through the year to the fourth quarter of 2016 from 1.3 percent in the September quarter while markets expected a 1.6 percent rise. It was the highest inflation rate since the December quarter 2015, as a faster increase in prices of food and housing offset a drop in cost of transport.

Year-on-year, cost increased for: food and non-alcoholic beverages (1.8 percent from 1.5 percent in the September quarter), alcohol and tobacco (5.9 percent from 5.7 percent), housing (1.9 percent from 1.8 percent), furnishing, household equipment and services (0.6 percent from 1.9 percent), health (3.7 percent from 3.9 percent), education (3.3 percent from 3.3 percent) and insurance and financial services (2.7 percent from 2.9 percent). In contrast, cost declined for: clothing and footwear (-0.9 percent from 1.2 percent), financial services (2.9 percent from 2.4 percent), transport (-0.3 percent from 3.4 percent), communication (-5.9 percent from -7.5 percent) and recreation and culture (-0.5 percent from 0.6 percent).

RBA Trimmed Mean CPI rose 1.6 percent year-on-year in the December quarter 2016, after gaining 1.7 percent in the preceding three quarters and slightly below consensus of a 1.7 percent gain. Quarter-on-quarter, the index increased 0.4 percent, the same as in the third quarter while markets estimated a 0.5 percent rise. RBA Weighted Mean CPI rose 1.5 percent year-on-year in the three months to December, up from a 1.3 percent growth in the third quarter and slightly above expectations of a 1.4 percent rise. For 2016, Australia’s central bank targets core inflation of between 2.0 percent to 3.0 percent on average.




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Ross Stores Inc. (ROST) Seen as Most likely to beat estimates

Ross Stores Inc. (ROST) Seen as Most likely to beat estimates



Ross Stores Inc. (ROST) Seen as Most likely to beat estimates

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Ross Stores Inc. (ROST) is betting on its trading strategy of selling great brands at low prices, the compelling reason why the company is thriving even as most brick-and-mortar retailers have been playing catch-up with e-commerce in the past decade. With amazing confidence, the off-price retailer is sticking to its store-only operations, taking advantage of the shift in shopping trend to bargain deals from full-priced stores.

So far, the resilient business model has been paying off for Ross, which has grown revenues from $8.6 billion in 2011 to $11.9 billion in 2015 and earnings per share from $1.43 to $2.51, despite an uncertain and volatile macro-economic and retail climate. The company also capitalizes on close-out opportunities in the marketplace to drive terrific bargains for customers.

The retailer’s low price concept ‘dd’s DISCOUNTS’ launched in 2004, targets younger customers from households with more moderate income levels than Ross customers. The ‘dd’s DISCOUNTS’ stores delivered another year of better-than-expected gains in operating profits for 2015.

Running a tight ship on expenses, the company operates with leaner in-store inventories to promote faster inventory turns and maximize merchandise gross margin, while increasing the percentage of fresh merchandise presented to the customer.

The retailer expects to double its current store base to approximately 2,500 locations in the U.S in the long-term.

Ross Stores, Inc. will announce second quarter 2016 earnings results on Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 4 pm. Analysts are modeling earnings of 67 cents per share on revenues $3.13 billion. The sales estimate represents a 5.4% growth from year-ago sales of $2.97 billion. Year-ago EPS was 63 cents per share.