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NetCents Solves Instant Settlements for Digital Currencies

Locks in Transaction Price and Enables Conversion to Fiat, Other Currencies In the brave new world of cryptocurrency and digital transactions, a Vancouver-based company has removed the largest barrier for merchants to broadly accept cryptocurrency for everyday transactions. NetCents... Read More

Benchmark sees Activision Blizzard guidance affected by 'Fortnite'

Shares of Activision Blizzard (ATVI) were trading lower after an analyst from Benchmark said he expects the game maker to report strong first quarter earnings followed by disappointing second quarter guidance. BENCHMARK KEEPS BUY: In a research note to investors, Benchmark analyst Mike Hickey maintained a Buy rating and $80 price target on Activision Blizzard, saying he expects the company to report "strong" Q1 results on Thursday, May 3, followed by "disappointing" Q2 guidance while reiterating their fiscal 2018 performance view. Hickey said that the game giant's Q2 outlook will likely reflect caution over the rise of so-called battle...

Black Knight: National Mortgage Delinquency Rate Decreased in March

From Black Knight: Black Knight’s First Look: Hurricane Impact Lingers, Drives Up Foreclosure Starts as Moratoria Lift; National Delinquencies Fall to 12-Month Low • Seasonal effects and continued hurricane-related improvements contributed to a 13 percent decline in the national delinquency rate in March • Nationally, there was a decline of 65,000 in serious delinquencies (90 or more days past due but not yet in foreclosure) • Serious delinquencies attributable to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma saw a reduction of 19,500 loans • However, as the hurricane impact shifts away...

Cannabis Sector Credibility Greatly Boosted by Canada’s Largest Pharmacy Retail Chain

Canada’s largest retail pharmacy chain, Shoppers Drug Mart continues to lend possibly the most important voice of credibility to the emerging legal cannabis market—so far, having signed supplier deals with three of Canada’s largest cannabis growers, and leaving the door open for more to come. With over 1,250 stores across Canada, the chain owned by Loblaw Companies Limited (TSX: L) (OTC: LBLCF) is a national retail heavyweight. So when Shoppers Drug Mart signed its latest supply deal with cannabis giant Aurora Cannabis (TSX: ACB) (OTC: ACBFF), it...

eBay rises as Morgan Stanley double upgrades on payments shakeup

Shares of eBay (EBAY) are on the rise after Morgan Stanley analyst Brian Nowak upgraded eBay (EBAY) two notches to Overweight as he expects the company to start intermediating its own payments, pulling away from PayPal (PYPL), which could be a driver of more sustained gross merchandise volume growth. MORGAN STANLEY SAYS BUY EBAY: In a research note this morning, Morgan Stanley's Nowak upgraded eBay two notches, to Overweight from Underweight, and raised his price target on the shares to $58 from $36. The analyst told investors that he expects eBay to start intermediating its own payments...

Turkish Stocks, Lira Surge After Erdogan Announces Early Elections

For the first time in party history, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called for early elections on June 24, moving them forward by more than a year from their scheduled date. As Bloomberg notes, Erdogan’s ruling party has never called early elections in the nearly 16 years it’s been in power, and had repeatedly rejected speculation that it’d call them this year. Erdogan cited Syria and macro balances as factors for calling an early vote to eliminate uncertainties. The election is set to transform the political system of the region’s largest economy, eliminating...

New Lithium Technology Promises 30% to 50% Longer Battery Life

In a boon for lithium power, researchers have built a prototype lithium ion battery that could last 30 to 50 percent longer than any battery on the market. The news comes at a time when demand for lithium supplies are now forecasting a shortfall as early as the end of 2018. Lithium companies are benefiting from the push for global competition including NRG Metals Inc. (TSXV: NGZ) (OTC: NRGMF), LSC Lithium Corp. (TSXV: NLC), Neo Lithium Corporation (TSXV: NLC) (OTCQX: NTTHF), and Galaxy Resources (OTC: GALXF). The limitations...

ChinaNet Online explodes 45% after reporting results, utilization of block chain

Shares of China-based internet advertisement company ChinaNet (CNET) jumped after reporting fourth quarter revenue that increased over 64% from the year-ago period. REVENUE JUMPS: Q4 revenue spiked 64.1% to $15.3M from $9.4M in the year-ago quarter, ChinaNet-Online said this morning. Operating expenses for Q4 were down to 40.7% from 42.9% last year. Most notably, revenues from search engine marketing and data service increased by 121.1% to $13.1M from $5.9M in the corresponding period of 2016. Net loss attributable to ChinaNet Online Holdings was $6.2M in Q4, compared...

On The Fly: What to watch for in IBM's earnings report

IBM (IBM) is scheduled to report results of its fiscal first quarter after the market close on April 17, with a conference call scheduled for 5:00 pm ET. What to watch for: 1. Q1 CONSENSUS HIGHER: Along with its last report, IBM guided for Q1 earnings per share of 17%-18% of its full year expectation of $13.80. At the time, analysts expected the company to report Q1 earnings of $2.28, but that figure has since risen to $2.41. 2. AMAZON PENTAGON DEAL: Bloomberg reported last week that Oracle (ORCL) is leading a "loose coalition...

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