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WVU football: Passing game improvements a focal point of bye week | WVU Gameday

As of this week, the good vibes stemming from the West Virginia University football team’s 27-21 double-overtime win over Baylor have faded and it’s back to the task at hand coming off a bye week for the Mountaineers.

That task is a tall one and unique one and it will begin on Saturday at Milan Puskar Stadium as WVU (2-1 overall, 1-1 Big 12 Conference) welcomes in Kansas (0-3, 0-2) for a noon kickoff. The game will air on Fox.

“It’s really unique. We’re the only ones,” WVU coach Neal Brown said of a stretch of five games in five weeks that now lies squarely in front of his team, a span that no other team in the Big 12 will face this season.

While there were obviously positive takeaways from the Mountaineers’ conquest of Baylor, there were plenty of evident deficiencies as well, particularly on offense and, more specifically,

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Home Point Financial, Kukun, Kairoi Residential

Home Point Financial named Kristin Supancich to the new role of chief people officer where she will be charged with growing and scaling the company. 

Supancich brings more than 25 years of experience in the workforce and talent industry to the new position, harnessing her experience to help Home Point become one of the nation’s Top-10 overall mortgage lenders by continuing to enhance its people-focused initiatives.

Prior to this new position, Supancich served as senior vice president and global chief human resources officer at Kelly Services, a Fortune 500 company that specializes in workforce management solutions for employers worldwide. 

Real estate data and research expert Ralph McLaughlin has been appointed to the board of advisors at Kukun, a data and analytics company that focuses on the massive home remodeling market.

McLaughlin is responsible for advising Kukun’s data science team in developing predictive housing market analytics and products, bringing

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KBRA Releases Report Assigning Rating to the Narragansett Bay Commission Bucklin Point Resiliency Improvements Project WIFIA Loan

On September 30, 2020, Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) assigned a long-term rating of AA with a Stable Outlook to the Narragansett Bay Commission Bucklin Point Resiliency Improvements Project WIFIA Loan. At the same time, KBRA affirmed the long-term rating of AA with a Stable Outlook on the Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Phase III Facilities WIFIA Loan.

Click here to view the report. To access ratings and relevant documents, click here.

Disclosures

Further information on key credit considerations, sensitivity analyses that consider what factors can affect these credit ratings and how they could lead to an upgrade or a downgrade, and ESG factors (where they are a key driver behind the change to the credit rating or rating outlook) can be found in the full rating report referenced above.

A description of all substantially material sources that were used to prepare the credit rating and information on the methodology(ies)

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Attractive entry point called out on Home Depot by Wells Fargo (NYSE:HD)

Wells Fargo reports back on virtual investor meetings held with Home Depot (NYSE:HD) CFO Richard McPhail and other execs.

The firm says the talks reinforced its view that recent tailwinds appear sustainable, 1H margin headwinds can improve, and outsized share gains can continue via enhanced Pro offerings, category initiatives and expanding supply chain capabilities.

“With sustainability questions and tough FY21 compares entering the narrative, we continue to view the home improvement category among the highest quality in retail, and with HD shares – 10% off recent highs (-7% SPX), we see an attractive entry point. In our view, recent share gains can accelerate (vs. fragmented, underinvested competition), macro/housing remains robust (turnover, rates, etc.), and de-urbanization and wallet share shifts remain incremental.”

For investors, the math still works out for snapping up shares, per the WF analyst team.

“At 22x, we see an entry point. HD’s NTM P/E shed 2.5x turns

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