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Peter O'Mahony could lose Lions' captaincy for second Test

Peter O'Mahony could lose Lions' captaincy for second Test

After losing their first encounter with the All Blacks on Saturday, changes are expected before this weekend's re-match against the back-to-back World Champions with Rory Best, Iain Henderson and Jared Payne all set to get a run out against the Hurricanes in Wellington (8.35am).


China Manufacturing Sector Picks Up Steam In June

China Manufacturing Sector Picks Up Steam In June

Any reading above 50 signals expansion. The sub-index for employment dipped to 49.0 from 49.4. The new orders subindex for the entire sector also rose to 51.4 from 50.9. The official manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index rose to 51.7 in June, accelerating from May's 51.2 and beating a Reuters poll forecast for 51.0.


Analysts' Activity to Watch: Pier 1 Imports (PIR)

Analysts' Activity to Watch: Pier 1 Imports (PIR)

Commonwealth Fincl Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 0% in Pier 1 Imports Inc (NYSE: PIR ). Zacks Investment Research upgraded Pier 1 Imports from a hold rating to a strong-buy rating and set a $7.75 target price on the stock in a research report on Friday, March 3rd.



Institutional Investor Sentiment About KB Home (NYSE:KBH) Improved

These analysts also forecasted Growth Estimates for the Current Quarter for KBH to be 11.9%. Equity analyst Wedbush started covering KBH with an initial rating of "Outperform" and price target of $22.00. KB Home's ROE is 6.33%, while industry's is 14.07%. If KB Home (NYSE:KBH) shares can stay above the price resistance around $22.91 a share, that could help propel KB Home (NYSE:KBH) higher to the next line of resistance at $23.05 a share.


Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:SIRI) Under Analyst Spotlight

Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:SIRI) Under Analyst Spotlight

Finally, Brown Advisory Inc. increased its position in shares of Sirius XM Holdings by 732.8% in the fourth quarter. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI now owns 142,757 shares of the company's stock worth $635,000 after buying an additional 14,004 shares during the last quarter.



Energy Transfer Equity, LP (ETE) Given Daily Coverage Optimism Score of 0.29

The share price of ENERGY TRANSFER PARTNERS (NYSE: ETP ) was up +2.09% during the last trading session, with a day high of 20.25. It has underperformed by 39.09% the S&P500. Citigroup stated it has 661,743 shares. Raymond James Fin Service Advisors, Florida-based fund reported 232,059 shares. Biogen Inc. has a consensus outperform rating from 27 Wall Street analysts, and the number of shares now sold short amount to at least 1.15% of shares outstanding.