Lakeland Financial (NASDAQ:LKFN) is scheduled to be releasing its earnings data before the market opens on Friday, July 24th. Analysts expect Lakeland Financial to post earnings of $0.68 per share for the quarter.

Lakeland Financial (NASDAQ:LKFN) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, April 27th. The financial services provider reported $0.66 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.64 by $0.02. On average, analysts expect Lakeland Financial to post $2.76 EPS for the current fiscal year and $3.01 EPS for the next fiscal year.

Lakeland Financial (NASDAQ:LKFN) traded up 0.45% on Wednesday, hitting $44.29. The stock had a trading...

How can you get your moneys worth out of all that you pay into Social Security?

There are things you can do to increase your benefits somewhat, such as defer them. But the big levers are in the structure of our society, not in machinations we can do with advisers who offer help. We can see this in a regular exercise done by actuaries in Social Securitys Office of the Chief Actuary.

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Jobless claims leap

There were 297,000 initial claims in the July 4 week, up 15,000 from the prior week and more than the 276,000 forecast, largely thanks to auto manufacturing schedules. The 4-week moving average ticked up to 279,500 from 275,000 — still low. Continuing claims rose by 69,000 to 2.334 mil.

#149; More govt debt could help the Fed achieve its inflation and job mandates, said uber-dove Narayana Kocherlakota, who will step down as head of the Minneapolis Fed later this year. With interest rates so low, the Fed has less flexibility to cut in order to spur growth.

#149; Bloombergs consumer comfort index eased from a 9-week high, dropping 0.5 point to 43.5...

On Wednesday, Synovus Financial Corp. (NYSE:SNV)’s shares inclined 2.18% to $31.94.

Synovus Financial Corp. (SNV) stated financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2015.

Second Quarter Highlights

  • Net income accessible to common shareholders for the second quarter of 2015 was $53.2 million or $0.40 per diluted share as contrast to $51.4 million, or $0.38 per diluted share for the previous quarter and $44.3 million, or $0.32 per diluted share for the second quarter 2014.
  • Net income accessible to common shareholders for the second quarter of 2015 was $55.9 million or $0.42 per diluted share, not taking into account litigation contingency expense.
  • Total...

Company has received recommendation from many analysts. Keefe Bruyette Woods maintains their rating on the shares of US Bancorp (NYSE:USB). The current rating of the shares is Market Perform. Equity Analysts at the Firm raises the price target to $48 per share from $44 per share. The rating by the firm was issued on July 16, 2015.

US Bancorp (NYSE:USB) rose 0.46% or 0.21 points on Wednesday and made its way into the gainers of the day. After trading began at $45.68 the stock was seen hitting $46.11 as a peak level and $45.63 as the lowest level. The stock ended up at $45.95. The daily volume was measured at 7,022,256 shares. The 52-week high of the share price is $46.26 and the 52-week...

On Tuesday, Shares of Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO), gained 0.48% to $39.73.

Yahoo, stated results for the quarter ended June 30, 2015.

Business Highlights

Search:

Over the past year, Yahoo’s search presence has steadily grown through innovation and partnerships with industry leaders. In Q2, Yahoo introduced a new mobile search experience in the US that connects users right away to the people, places and things they care about by using context and location cues to deliver the most relevant search results.

Communications:

In Q2, Yahoo delivered several new features in Mail counting Yahoo Mail on Firefox Share which allows users to instantly share...

S amp; T Bancorp (NASDAQ:STBA) was upgraded by Zacks from a hold rating to a buy rating in a note issued to investors on Wednesday, Market Beat reports. The firm currently has a $37.00 target price on the financial services providers stock. Zackss target price suggests a potential upside of 13.50% from the stocks previous close.

According to Zacks, S T BANCORP, INC. is a bank holding company which is engaged in general banking business. The Bank is a full service bank with its main office in Indiana, Pennsylvania, providing service to its customers through a branch of 34 offices located in Armstrong, Allegheny, Indiana, Jefferson, Clearfield and Westmoreland counties. The Banks services...

Teaming up with the Florida Attorney General, the Federal Trade Commission filed suit against a group of defendants that allegedly engaged in massive robocall campaigns targeting seniors.

Claiming to be from credit card services or card member services, the defendants offered to help call recipients reduce their credit card interest rates to 0 percent with savings of at least $2,500 in a short period of time. But according to the complaint, the defendants charged between $300 and $3,499 in up-front fees for their services, sometimes without consent, and then failed to provide the promised rate reductions or savings.

Telemarketerswho also identified themselves as representatives...

One ticket matched all five white balls plus the mega ball in Tuesday nights Mega Millions drawing. Whoever has that winning ticket can decide whether to spread the $153 million jackpot* over several years or take a one-time payment of $91 million.

People we spoke with say they know exactly what they would do with the money.

Pay off some debt. Help some family and maybe donate some money, said Anne Kukral of New York City.

I think Id spend a lot of it just traveling. Probably give a lot of it away and give some to my kids, said Grace Reichard of Hudson, Ohio.

As a bonus for selling the winning ticket, the store gets $100,000.

Its nice to get that and a surprise...

Tokenization Technology Selected to Support Mobile Payments for HP

Toronto Canada (PRWEB) July 22, 2015

Next generation payments technology provider Carta Worldwide has been selected to make tap-and-go payment services available to HP customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific and Canada.

Flexible enough to be hosted on-site or as a managed service from HP, Carta’s agile cloud-based payments and tokenization technology will enable HP to meet the needs of its finance and telecoms sector customers to digitise their credit card services and ensure secure transactions through mobile devices.

The approach, which enables customers to rapidly...