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Homebuilder Toll Brothers $TOL reported better than expected fiscal third-quarter earnings before the market opened Tuesday. However $TOL fell 3% after thee average price of homes fell over the year.

The Australian mining giant BHP reported June Quarter earnings Tuesday and announced it was tripling it's dividend. Underlying profit below expectations but sharply higher on last year with strong cash flow and BHP announced its exit from Shale.

China's J.A. Solar Holdings $JASO shares soared 6% after they reported better than expected earnings for the second-quarter 2017 and raised guidance on shipments. Sales tumbled in South America however.

French oil major Total $TOT is buying Maersk Oil & Gas A/S from Danish shipping giant A.P. Møller – Mærsk A/S in a share and debt transaction valued at US$7.45 billion. The deal adds reserves equivalent to around 1 billion barrels of oil for Total.

San Diego based Sempra  Energy $SRE on Monday said it will acquire Energy Future Holdings Corp, the indirect owner of 80 percent of Oncor Electric Delivery Company, LLC, operator of the largest electric transmission and distribution system in Texas foraround $9.45 billion in cash.

Foot Looker $FL has followed fellow sporting goods retailer Dicks Sporting Goods with a distastrous second quarter earnings report sending the stock down 21% premarket. FL missing expectations by 28 cents. Online retailing hitting sales.

Chip equipment supplier Applied Materials $AMAT reported better than expected quarterly earnings after the market close Thursday. $AMAT raised its Guidance with the stock up 4% in the after hours market. 

Retail giant Wal-Mart $WMT on Thursday reported better than expected second-quarter earnings but issued cautious earnings guidance. Notable was its e-commerce sales jumped 60%.

Retailer Urban Outfitters $URBN reported better than expected fiscal second quarter 2018 earnings after the market opened on Wednesday. Shorts are being squeezed by the high 22% short interest in the stock. 

Dick's Sporting Goods $DKS reported second-quarter earning before the market Tuesday premarket that missed estimates, and issued a profit warning. The stock has collapsed 18% in early trading.

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