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The 4 Stocks That Lifted the DJIA on Monday

March 30, 2015: Markets opened higher on Monday on news that China may loosen lending requirements on second homes and last week’s comments by Fed chairwoman Janet Yellen that the ...
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Meat Prices Fall in February

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its preliminary report on February farm prices Monday afternoon. The all-products price index rose 3.1% month-over-month to 100, with the crop production index ...
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Can Urban Outfitters Keep Its Rally Alive?

Urban Outfitters Inc. (NASDAQ: URBN) has managed two surprises for investors in 2015. First, its chart has entered into a possibly serious break-out pattern as it has cleared all-time highs. ...
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Why the Caltex Sale Makes Chevron Dividend Safer

Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX) has been unable to avoid the carnage of the oil and gas sector. Despite a 2% gain, mostly tied to the broader stock market rally, Chevron ...
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Are Auspex Shareholders Getting Enough in the Buyout?

It is always a fair question to ask if shareholders are getting enough whenever a buyout is on the table. News broke Monday that Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE: TEVA) will ...
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Bracing for a New Product Line From Tesla, and Not a New Car

What does a visionary CEO like Elon Musk do when he sees that his shares of Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) are close to 52-week lows and down over 35% ...
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Can Boston Scientific Keep Its Turnaround Gains Going?

The turnaround for medical devices maker, Boston Scientific Corp. (NYSE: BSX), has finally turned. Its shares were among the best performing S&P 500 Index stocks so far in 2015. With its ...
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Why Chesapeake Is Doing Even Worse Than Oil and Gas Peers

It has been a little over two years since Aubrey McClendon said farewell to Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK), the company he co-founded and of which he was once chairman ...
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Can Skyworks Keep Up Its Robust Stock Performance?

Skyworks Solutions Inc. has been one of the outright best performing S&P 500 stocks so far in 2015. Even farther back, over the past year, the stock has in fact grown about ...
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Texas Manufacturing Starts to Shrink: Sub-$50 Oil Reality Sets In

The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas has released its Manufacturing Outlook report for the month of March. It was widely expected that regional manufacturing would be at least at risk ...
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Pending Home Sales Jump 3% in February

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) on Monday morning released its data on pending sales of existing homes for February. The pending home sales index rose 3.1% from a slightly ...
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How First Solar Can Keep Its Stellar Stock Gains Going

Since late February when First Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR) and SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWR) announced their intention to create a joint venture yieldco, First Solar’s shares are up about 21%. ...
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Why This Analyst Is So Positive on Delta Air

Delta Air Lines Inc. (NYSE: DAL) has been riding high on lower oil prices throughout the past year, and it looks like the airline will continue to do so, according ...
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Why a PBM Acquisition Is Taking UnitedHealth to All-Time Highs

UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH) is making a $12.8 billion acquisition. Investors are used to seeing an acquirers' shares fall when they announce mergers, but this deal is quite different. ...
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Merrill Lynch Makes Changes to SMID-Cap Alpha List for Q2

Since bottoming out back in October, the Russell 2000 has been on fire, and many investors have rotated portfolio allocations back to the index. Typically the small and mid-cap stocks ...
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