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Composite Portfolio Midday Report (7/26/13)

|Includes: AB, ANH, FRO, HLF, JNJ, MO, Pearson plc (PSO), XIN
Widows and Orphans     -0.31%    
Climbers and Dogs     -0.34%    
Pretty Girls and Railroads     -0.58%    
Total     -0.41%    


  • Smartphones: getting dumber
    Jul 26 2013 16:23 BST
    If you've "bumped" your Samsung smartphone against another to share photos you'll know how cool it is. The action, called S-beam, looks like a geeky high five. But a look at the share prices of the biggest phonemakers (down, year to date) doesn't inspire a celebratory gesture - only a...
  • BG Group still on track with projects as output declines
    Jul 26 2013 15:49 BST
    BG Group insisted it was on track to deliver projects in Australia and Brazil on time and budget and push on to sanction further investments, although quarterly profits were trimmed by falling oil prices and output. The FTSE 100 oil and gas company maintained broad profits guidance for the full...
  • Letter from Lex: a week of waiting
    Jul 26 2013 15:01 BST
    It was a week of waiting - and not just for the world's media camped outside a London hospital awaiting the royal baby. Investors, too, spent much of the past week trying to assess the shape and pace of economic progress globally as the midyear earnings season got into full...
  • KKR suffers 75% plunge in quarterly profits
    Jul 26 2013 13:57 BST
    Kohlberg Kravis Roberts's profits fell by almost 75 per cent year-on-year in the second quarter of this year in volatile markets, with the New York-based private equity group blaming reduced income from investments. The hefty fall exceeded analysts' expectations and underlines the highly variable quarterly profits generated by private equity...
  • ESMT enters competitive Masters in Management market
    Jul 26 2013 12:41 BST
    The European School of Management and Technology (ESMT) is to join the growing ranks of business schools offering masters in management degrees. It's two-year programme, designed for recent graduates without business experience, will enrol its first class in September 2014. The Berlin-based school will use its corporate relationships to offer...


Portfolio Movers
Gainers Today's Market Change
Pearson PLC
Ulta Salon Cosmetics and Fragrance Inc
Siemens AG
Xinyuan Real Estate Co Ltd
Herbalife Ltd
Losers Today's Market Change
Frontline Ltd
Altria Group Inc
AllianceBernstein Holding LP
Anworth Mortgage Asset Corp
Johnson & Johnson

Disclosure: I am long PSO, ULTA, SI, XIN, HLF, FRO, MO, AB, ANH, JNJ.