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The "Fast Money" traders share their final trades of the day.
Dec 17- 3 M Co, whose products range from Post-It notes to films used in flat-panel TVs, said it could buy back up to $22 billion of shares in the five years through 2017, joining a list of companies announcing big capital returns to shareholders.
David Dietze, President & Chief Investment Strategist at Point View Wealth Management, says investors need to be selective going forward to make money.
*Slashes full-year EPS view to $0.55- $0.75 from $1.20- $1.50. *Cuts revenue view to $2.15- $2.35 bln from $2.25- $2.45 bln. Dec 5- Farm equipment retailer Titan Machinery Inc slashed its full-year profit forecast as a record corn harvest pulled down prices and left farmers with less money to spend on new tractors and harvesters.
Dec 5- Farm equipment retailer Titan Machinery Inc's quarterly profit more than halved and the company cut its full-year revenue and profit forecasts as equipment sales and margins decline. Titan Machinery's shares fell 11 percent before the bell, after the company said it expected a full-year profit of between $0.55 and $0.75 per share.
Some of Wednesday's midday movers:
CHICAGO, Nov 27- U.S. manufacturers are pumping money into domestic operations again, according to government figures. The figures on so-called "capex" spending from the U.S. Commerce Department's Bureau of Economic Analysis offer a glimpse of the investment priorities of a sector that some argue is poised for growth after decades of contraction.
Nov 22- U.S. companies' borrowing to spend on capital investment was unchanged in October, the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association said.
U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday after the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve's last meeting.
*J.C. Penney shares jump after results. J.C. Penney shot up 7 percent to $9.32. The results indicated that a turnaround of J.C. Penney is starting to "take hold," Chief Executive Myron Ullman told analysts on a call.
*J.C. Penney shares jump after results. NEW YORK, Nov 20- U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday after an economic report showed the annual inflation rate remains subdued, giving the Federal Reserve room to keep its stimulus measures in place.
*J.C. Penney shares jump after results. NEW YORK, Nov 20- U.S. stocks edged modestly higher in early trading Wednesday after data on spending and inflation gave the Federal Reserve room to continue its market-friendly economic stimulus.
Minutes from the Federal Reserve's October meeting could help determine the course of interest rates for the rest of the year.
CHICAGO, Nov 20- Deere& Co offered an unexpectedly upbeat forecast for 2014 on Wednesday, saying sales of construction and forestry equipment should offset an anticipated slowdown in demand for agricultural machinery. "It's a big quarter," said Eli Lustgarten, an analyst with Longbow Research.
U.S. stock index futures signaled a higher open after optimistic remarks from outgoing Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.
*J.C. Penney shares jump after results. Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, in a speech late Tuesday that echoed dovish comments by his nominated successor, Janet Yellen, said the U.S. central bank will maintain its ultra-easy monetary policy for as long as needed. The U.S. Labor Department releases its Consumer Price Index for October at 8:30 a.m. EST.
Some traders are convinced the stock market is poised to move higher into the year end, and the week ahead may provide more proof of that.
What's the game plan? Watch these earnings! They should reveal volumes about the health of the economy.
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