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Price Target Summary: The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (HIG)

BlackRock Inc. now owns 4,198,833 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock worth $219,723,000 after acquiring an additional 145,235 shares during the last quarter. It also reduced its holding in Companhia De Saneamento Basi Sponsored (NYSE:SBS) by 89,346 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 901,375 shares, and cut its stake in East West Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:EWBC).


Iceland set to axe plastic bakery packaging

Iceland set to axe plastic bakery packaging

Iceland has announced its commitment to globally eliminating plastic packaging from its own brand by the end of 2023. These hugely-encouraging announcements came just a day after i revealed the world's first easy-to-recycle coffee cup and less than a week after Tesco became the first major supermarket to publicly endorse a plastic bottle recycling scheme in the United Kingdom - a scheme campaigners regard as crucial and which the government is now considering.


Murphy to promote equal pay for women

Murphy to promote equal pay for women

The lame-duck Republican reportedly signed the bill among 100 others without comment in a move to clear his desk before leaving office Tuesday. New Jersey's Governor-elect Phil Murphy said Sunday he is working toward a "stronger and fairer economy and society" in "the most diverse state in the United States".


Nestle selling USA candy brands to Nutella company

Nestle selling USA candy brands to Nutella company

Under the deal, the Ferrero Group said it would snap up 20 of Nestle's American brands, as well as the company's three manufacturing locations in IL and its related employees. Closely held Ferrero has been pushing harder into the U.S. past year it snapped up Ferrara Candy Co., the maker of Red Hots and Lemonhead sweets, as well as confectioner Fannie May.


Trending Stocks Alert: UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH), HSBC Holdings plc

Trending Stocks Alert: UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH), HSBC Holdings plc

That's better than UnitedHealth's previous expectations, with anticipated growth of 13% to 16% from its initial 2017 full-year estimate of $10 per share working out to 2018 guidance for $11.30 to $11.60 per share. Panagora Asset Management holds 0.01% or 23,094 shares in its portfolio. The firm owned 54,850 shares of the healthcare conglomerate's stock after purchasing an additional 1,301 shares during the period.



Dow breaches 26 000 mark on robust earnings reports

USA crude -West Texas Intermediate - is down 0.28% to US$64.12 a barrel, while the gold price is down 0.04% to US$1,334.40 an ounce. Health care stocks were among the gainers as investors sized up the latest company earnings and deal news following a long holiday weekend.