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Composite Portfolio Midday Report (6/19/13)

|Includes: AAPL, AGNC, ANH, DEO, EXD, FRO, MO, MXA, Prothena Corp plc (PRTA), RAI

Russell 2000 -0.53%
Dow Jones Industrial Average -0.14%
NASDAQ Composite -0.17%
S&P 500 -0.20%
Climbers and Dogs -0.08%
Widows and Orphans -0.47%
Pretty Girls and Railroads -0.21%
Cumulative -0.26%
  • Liberty Global plans to put assets on the table in bid for Kabel
    Jun 19 2013 02:26 BST
    Liberty Global is structuring a bid for Germany's largest cable group that offers assets instead of cash in the hope of overcoming regulatory opposition to its proposed €7.5bn putative bid for Kabel Deutschland. The media group controlled by US cable pioneer John Malone has proposed to inject its existing German...
  • New Duke chief signals change from Rogers' era
    Jun 19 2013 00:18 BST
    Lynn Good, the new chief executive of Duke Energy, has signalled a change of management style from her predecessor, Jim Rogers, who attracted attention for his outspoken positions on energy policy and the takeover of Progress Energy last year. Ms Good, Duke's chief financial officer who will take over as...
  • Steel production costs cut by shale gas
    Jun 18 2013 22:32 BST
    Shale gas has raised excitement in the steel industry not only because it creates additional demand but also because of its potential for cutting costs. A technique in operation in several countries, including Iran, Saudi Arabia and Mexico, but not presently in the US, uses natural gas and iron ore...
  • Google challenges US surveillance gag
    Jun 18 2013 22:24 BST
    Google has challenged the US ban on disclosing the extent of its involvement in secret government surveillance, in the latest move by an internet company to counter the damage caused by the recent National Security Agency internet spying scandal. The search company on Tuesday petitioned the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court,...
  • SDL tumbles on fourth profit warning in months
    Jun 18 2013 22:22 BST
    The chief executive of SDL has vowed to turn the troubled software and technology company around, after a profit warning wiped nearly £100m off its market value. Pre-tax profit will be between £15m and £20m this year, roughly half the 2012 figure, the company said. It blamed weak momentum, the...


Portfolio Movers


Gainers Today's Market Change
Prothena Corporation PLC
Eaton Vance Tax-Advantaged Bond and Option Strategies Fund
Diageo PLC
Minnesota Municipal Income Portfolio
American Capital Agency Corp
Losers Today's Market Change
Frontline Ltd
Apple Inc
Reynolds American Inc
Anworth Mortgage Asset Corp
Altria Group Inc

Disclosure: I am long PRTA, EXD, DEO, MXA, AGNC, FRO, AAPL, RAI, ANH, MO.