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Each year, investors file shareholder proposals with public companies to requesting that their proposals be included for a vote at the next annual meeting of shareholders. 

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Even as an improving US economy sparked renewed interest in US stocks last year, trading in international equities listed on NYSE markets remained solid, approaching $3.1 trillion.

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Ahead of the Bell
Feb 4 2013 | 9:12 AM

Ahead of the Bell: Dow futures are trading down 42 points and S&P futures are trading down 4 points.  Euro zone troubles surfaced again to dampen better than expected economic data from China, and a momentum in US equities that saw the major indices close to all time highs. Unemployment problems and a worsening political scandal that threatens to engulf Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy's administration is driving Spanish bond yields higher. China reported its purchasing managers index rose for a fourth straight month in January, a sign the global recovery is gaining footing.   

  • On the economic calendar today, the Commerce Department will release December’s factory orders after the market opens, it is forecasted to be 2.4% compared with flat reading for November. 

  • The dollar is up against the euro and down against the British pound and the Japanese yen. Gold is trading at...
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Posted by: Parasnand Madho
Director, Market Watch & Corporate Actions
Ahead of the Bell
Feb 4 2013 | 7:38 AM

The economic release schedule for the week of February 4th is as follows:

  • Monday:  Factory Orders
  • Tuesday:  ICSC-Goldman Store Sales and ISM Non-Mfg Index
  • Wednesday:  MBA Purchase Applications and Treasury STRIPS
  • Thursday: Chain Store Sales, Weekly Jobless Claims, Productivity and Costs, Consumer Credit, Fed Balance Sheet
  • Friday:  International Trade and Whole Trade

I spoke with Gordon Charlop Ph.D., Managing Director, Rosenblatt Securities, and frequent CNBC commentator, about what he will be watching. This week Charlop will focus on the overall market, 4th quarter earnings, weekly jobless claims, retail data.

Overall Market

With the equity markets at a 5 year high, Charlop is expecting a brief pull back for some profit taking. However, he said the factors are setting up for a rally. Issuer sentiment is strong after a wave of companies have bought back their shares and beat estimates...

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Posted by: Parasnand Madho
Director, Market Watch & Corporate Actions
Amsterdam Gong
Feb 4 2013 | 4:46 AM

World Cancer Research Fund NL sounds the gong on World Cancer Day 2013 to raise awareness for the prevention of cancer. The theme of World Cancer Day 2013 is ‘Cancer myths, get the facts’.

World Cancer Research Fund NL focuses on cancer prevention through healthy diets, physical activity and body weight. Scientific evidence shows that about a third of the most common cancers could be prevented in this way. The charity stimulates and funds research into cancer prevention, and raises awareness for the healthy choices people can make to lower the risk of cancer. World Cancer Research Fund NL is a member of the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) global network, a network of cancer charities dedicated to the prevention of cancer through healthy diets, physical activity and body weight. Treasurer Coen van den Heuvel sounds the gong.


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End of Day Report
Feb 1 2013 | 5:49 PM

Stocks began the month of February with a bang after the DJIA surged close to 150 points and above the 14,000 mark for the first time since October 2007 on better than expected employment data .  Comments from Federal Reserve President, William Dudley also impacted the market as he noted that “Things aren’t perfect.  But things are definitely improving, and that will actually be helpful for the U.S. outlook.”

In economic news, non-farm payrolls rose 157,000 following a revised 196,000 advance in the prior month and a 247,000 surge in November, Labor Department figures showed today in Washington. The revisions added a total of 127,000 jobs to the employment count in November and December.  Employment grew but was unable to lower the jobless rate as the unemployment rate ticked higher from 7.8% to 7.9%.

Consumer sentiment has moved higher in the last two weeks, at 73.8 for the final January reading vs. 71.3 at mid-month.


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Market Watch & Corporate Actions Specialist, Global Corporate Client Group
The Bell
Feb 1 2013 | 5:27 PM

On Friday, Feb. 1 Royal Dutch Shell plc (NYSE: RDS.A, RDS.B), led by CEO Peter Voser, will visit the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).  CEO Voser, accompanied by members of the company's leadership team, will ring the NYSE Closing Bell.


Royal Dutch Shell plc

Royal Dutch Shell plc is incorporated in England and Wales, has its headquarters in The Hague and is listed on the London, Amsterdam and New York stock exchanges. Shell companies have operations in more than 80 countries and territories with businesses including oil and gas exploration and production; production and marketing of liquefied natural gas and gas to liquids; manufacturing, marketing and shipping of oil products and chemicals and renewable energy projects. For further information, visit www...

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