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Composite Portfolio Midday Report (7/25/13)

|Includes: CEL, COG, DEO, EXD, Frontline Ltd. (FRO), KCAP, V, ZTR

Pretty Girls and Railroads     +1.11%      
Climbers and Dogs     +0.31%      
Widows and Orphans     -0.12%      
Total     +0.45%  

News for companies in your portfolios

  • German engineer Siemens scraps key target for operating margin
    Jul 25 2013 17:55 BST
    Siemens has dealt a big blow to investor confidence by scrapping a key target that the German engineering company had hoped would show it was closing a profitability gap with competitors. The announcement is set to pile further pressure on Peter Loescher, chief executive, who has faced sustained investor criticism...
  • Cameras and phones taking on new identities
    Jul 25 2013 17:54 BST
    The term "crossover" was used to denote passenger vehicles that look like SUVs but drive like cars. Now, in the evolving world of consumer electronics, we have a smartphone that can function as a top-of-the-range digital camera, and an internet digital camera that runs on a smartphone operating system. Nokia's...
  • Decade-long quest ends at SAC front door
    Jul 25 2013 17:37 BST
    As the legal net tightened around SAC Capital, the $15bn hedge fund charged on Thursday with insider trading, its founder Steven Cohen remained defiant. After SAC agreed to pay a record $616m settlement of civil insider trading accusations with regulators earlier this year, Mr Cohen went out a few days...
  • Small investors in Invensys urge board 'not to sell out'
    Jul 25 2013 17:37 BST
    ​The board of Invensys faced sharp questions from small shareholders on Thursday who urged the company to resist the temptation to "sell out" at its annual meeting. ​The FTSE 250 engineer is being courted by Schneider Electric, the French industrial company that last month unveiled a £3.3bn bid approach for...
  • Siemens falls after profit warning
    Jul 25 2013 17:11 BST
    Siemens was the worst performing stock on pan-European indices on Thursday after issuing a profit warning. Europe's largest engineering company, which makes products as diverse as industrial turbines and kitchen appliances, fell 6 per cent to €78.62 after saying it did not expect to achieve its profit margin target for...


Portfolio Movers


Gainers Today's Market Change
Frontline Ltd
Cabot Oil & Gas Corp
Visa Inc
Cellcom Israel Ltd
Alaska Communications Systems Group Inc
Losers Today's Market Change
Siemens AG
Eaton Vance Tax-Advantaged Bond and Option Strategies Fund
KCAP Financial Inc
Diageo PLC
Zweig Total Return

Disclosure: I am long FRO, COG, V, CEL, ALSK, SI, EXD, KCAP, DEO, ZTR.