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Pretty Girls And Railroads Midday Report (3/18/13)

|Includes: AB, ABBV, ABT, ALSK, BKNG, CEL, COG, COP, EBIX, ELN, Frontline Ltd. (FRO), IAU, LAD, PM, PSX, PTNR, SAN, STO, TEF

 

 

Symbol Company Name Price Price Chg. Price % Chg. Volume (000) Volume % Chg.
FRO Frontline Ltd Adr $2.26 0.15 7% 534 115%
CEL Cellcom Israel Ltd $8.17 0.25 3% 94 51%
ALSK Alaska Comm Systems Grp $1.69 0.04 2% 68 -33%
COG Cabot Oil & Gas Corp $67.93 0.87 1% 412 -35%
PSX Phillips 66 $64.80 0.65 1% 1,106 -12%
IAU Ishares Gold Trust $15.61 0.14 1% 1,499 -33%
COP Conocophillips $59.47 0.40 1% 1,362 -32%
PTNR Partner Communicatns Ads $6.08 0.04 1% 113 525%

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ABBV AbbVie Inc $38.30 -0.21 -1% 1,485 -47%
AB Alliancebernstein Hld Lp $21.92 -0.12 -1% 102 -15%
ELN Elan Plc Adr $11.70 -0.08 -1% 630 -64%
STO Statoil Asa Adr $24.32 -0.20 -1% 601 92%
PCLN Priceline.Com Inc $706.04 -7.46 -1% 185 5%
PM Philip Morris Intl Inc $90.40 -0.97 -1% 920 -33%
ABT Abbott Laboratories $33.67 -0.47 -1% 2,302 -29%
LAD Lithia Motors Inc Cl A $45.31 -0.72 -2% 56 -31%
TEF Telefonica S A Adr $14.56 -0.40 -3% 1,129 126%
SAN Banco Santander Sa Adr $7.53 -0.25 -3% 3,189 155%
EBIX Ebix Inc $15.18 -0.56 -4% 227 29%
             
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By Guy Chazan

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By Alexandra Stevenson

Shares in eurozone banks took a pummelling and bond yields spiked on Monday morning as investors sold out of risk assets on concerns over the implications of a Cyprus bailout agreed by international lenders over the weekend. Rating agency Moody's warned that the deal - which has yet to be...

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By Brian Groom, Business and Employment Editor

Manufacturing companies in the FTSE 100 have more women on their boards than other companies, but industry still faces a severe shortage of female engineers, research has found. GlaxoSmithKline tops the list of manufacturers for the number of female directors with five, making up 33 per cent of its board,...

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China gas: a faint hiss

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SAC in record $614m insider settlements

By Kara Scannell in New York

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West plays catch-up on Africa contracts

By William Wallis

It took the Africa Cup of Nations to bring Bechtel, the US construction and engineering group, back to Gabon. In 2010, with just two years to go until the football competition, the co-host was behind schedule building stadiums. The pro-US president invited the company to speed things up. Bechtel has...

17:01 GMT Mar 15 2013 WMT:NYQ
Beijing looks to energy market easing

By Leslie Hook in Beijing

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09:25 GMT Mar 15 2013 PTR:NYQ
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By Ed Crooks in New York

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00:05 GMT Mar 15 2013 PSX:NYQ
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By Tobias Buck and Miles Johnson in Madrid

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By Roger Baird

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17:12 GMT Mar 14 2013 DEO:NYQ
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By Leslie Hook in Beijing

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15:16 GMT Mar 14 2013 PTR:NYQ

Disclosure: I am long FRO, CEL, ALSK, COG, PSX, IAU, COP, PTNR, ABBV, AB, ELN, STO, PCLN, PM, ABT, LAD, TEF, SAN, EBIX.