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The 4 Stocks That Boosted the DJIA on Wednesday

July 29, 2015: Markets opened higher on Wednesday and two of the three major indexes spend all day trading above the break-even line; only the Nasdaq Composite took a brief ...
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What Conoco Earnings May Really Say About Its High Dividend

ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) is scheduled to report its second-quarter financial results Thursday before the markets open. There are consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters that call for of $0.04 in earnings ...
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Boeing, Airbus Chase Potentially Huge Order from Indian Airline

One of India’s leading low-cost airlines, SpiceJet, has been talking with both The Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) and rival Airbus regarding orders that could total more than 100 single-aisle passenger ...
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Did Janet Yellen Just Delay Rate Hikes Further?

Janet Yellen and the Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) have not made any change in interest rates. Again. While that no-change was expected, there just wasn't really any ...
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Is the Russian Central Bank Smart To Suspend Foreign Currency Buying?

The Central Bank of the Russian Federation, or the Bank of Russia, is again having to deal with currency volatility. While it tries to keep its economy from sliding further ...
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Should Gilead Really Be Rated Underperform?

Most analysts seem to be behind the growth that Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: GILD) has seen, namely in its Hepatitis C vaccines (HCV) Harvoni and Solvaldi. For the most part ...
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Will Other Refiners Follow Marathon and Hike Dividends?

Oil refiner Marathon Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: MPC) announced at noon on Wednesday that its board has authorized a dividend increase from a current level of $0.25 per share to $0.32 ...
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NuVasive Seen Mixed After Earnings Despite Stock’s Multi-Year Highs

NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUVA) is proving to be one of the key winners from earnings. On top of gains nearing 10% after its report, investors might want to consider that ...
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Who Really Won in the PDL and Ariad Royalty Deal?

The solid performance of the healthcare sector over the past year has been enhanced by mergers and acquisitions, licensing, and other forms of deals in the sector. This most recent ...
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Why All Eyes Will Be on Whole Foods Earnings

After the equity markets close on Wednesday, Whole Foods Markets Inc. (NASDAQ: WFM) is scheduled to report third fiscal quarter results. Analysts are expecting earnings per share (EPS) of $0.45 ...
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Why S&P Warning Brazil With Junk Rating Might Actually Be Good

There is yet another incident happening in South America, and it just makes you wonder how long the vicious cycle of socialism versus capitalism can be played as a financial ...
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Can Facebook Live Up to Its Earnings and Growth Expectations?

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) is scheduled to report its second-quarter financial results after the markets close Wednesday. There are consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters that call for $0.47 in earnings ...
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Crude Oil Price Tops $48 on Huge Inventory Draw

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its weekly petroleum status report Wednesday morning. U.S. commercial crude inventories decreased by 4.2 million barrels last week, maintaining a total U.S. commercial ...
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GC Aesthetics Sets Expected Price Range For IPO

GC Aesthetics PLC filed an amended F-1 form with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for its initial public offering (IPO). The expected price range for the offering was given ...
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Pending Home Sales Slip; Drop Most in South, Midwest

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) Monday morning released its data on pending sales of existing homes for June. The pending home sales index fell 1.8% to 110.3. Prior to ...
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