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Reynolds American (RAI) is Downgraded by Citigroup to Neutral

The company pays a US$0.46-cent-per-share quarterly dividend, giving it a 3.17% yield. Over the one year trading period, the stock has a high price of $58.15 and its low price is recorded at $43.38. (NYSE:RAI)'s highest estimates of price target are $62 and low forecast is $49 based on the opinion of 11 analysts. British American Tobacco p.l.c.

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Vegemite to return to Australian hands in $460 million Bega deal

Mondelez International has sold a clutch of its Australian and New Zealand grocery brands, including the iconic spread business Vegemite, to Bega cheese for AUD460m (US$346m). In notes for shareholders, Bega highlights that the Mondelez International grocery business holds 31% of the $550 million "spreads" market in Australia, with the business including Vegemite and KRAFT spreads like peanut butter, nut spreads and "ambient cheese spreads".

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Economy near full employment, Fed's Yellen says

They are also getting more comfortable with inflation at the 2% level. The U.S. economy is "close" on both the Fed's employment mandate and its inflation goal, Yellen said. She says that will depend on how the economy performs in the coming months. Our foot remains on the pedal in part because we want to make sure the economic expansion remains strong enough to withstand an unexpected shock, given that we don't have much room to cut interest rates.

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Rio Tinto's 2016 iron ore shipments up 3%

Rio Tinto plc are listed in the Basic Materials sector within UK Main Market. Over the last twelve months Rio Tinto PLC's share price has increased from 1546.66 to 3410.5, changing by 120.51%. In other news, insider Jean-Sébastien Jacques acquired 8,259 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 5th. The shares were bought at an average price of GBX 3,036 ($36.63) per share, with a total value of £250,743.24 ($302,501.19).

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Eli Lilly Buys Pharmaceutical Company CoLucid for $960 Million

Eli Lilly and Company (LLY) opened the session with a $77.06 price tag, later ranging from $75.87 to $77.06, the range at which the stock has traded at throughout the day. 12/16/2016 - Eli Lilly and Company had its "market perform" rating reiterated by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. Eli Lilly and Co. has a one year low of $67.88 and a one year high of $88.16.

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Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:MPC) Quarterly Analysis

Finally, Nomura lowered Marathon Oil Corporation from a "buy" rating to a "neutral" rating in a research note on Thursday, December 15th. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 82.04% of the company's stock. The stock of Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) has "Outperform" rating given on Monday, August 10 by Oppenheimer. Marathon Oil Corporation had a negative return on equity of 4.91% and a negative net margin of 32.98%.