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First Solar Takes Key Analyst Downgrade

Shares of First Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR) traded lower Wednesday morning following a downgrade from Buy to Hold from analysts at Argus. Since the report of earnings earlier this month, ...
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How H&R Block’s Cost Reduction Plan Backfired

H&R Block Inc. (NYSE: HRB) reported its fiscal first-quarter financial results after the markets closed on Tuesday. The first quarter is generally one of the slower quarters for H&R Block ...
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Crude Price Slumps 2% Following Large Supply Increase

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its weekly petroleum status report Wednesday morning. U.S. commercial crude inventories increased by 2.3 million barrels last week, maintaining a total U.S. commercial ...
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SINA Gears Up for Weibo Distribution

SINA Corp. (NASDAQ: SINA) watched its shares slide on Wednesday following the announcement that the company will be distributing part of its stake in its majority-owned subsidiary Weibo Corp.  (NASDAQ: ...
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4 Off-the-Radar Analyst Picks Yielding More Than 4%

It’s getting harder and harder for investors seeking income, and with interest rates going nowhere substantially until 2018 by some accounts, things are not going to get any easier. Most ...
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Europe’s Banks Need to Merge, Get Bigger

With interest rates remaining very low — and no end to the low-rate regime in sight — banks of all sizes are having a hard time making a profit. John ...
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What Analysts Are Saying About Palo Alto Networks After Earnings

Palo Alto Networks Inc. (NYSE: PANW) reported fiscal fourth-quarter financial results after the markets closed on Tuesday. This cybersecurity firm posted relatively solid results for its fiscal fourth-quarter. However, the ...
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ADP Sets Muted Tone for Department of Labor Payrolls Report

If economists and investors were hoping for a super-strong payrolls report from the U.S. Department of Labor this Friday, their hopes may have just been muted by the ADP Payrolls ...
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Despite Caution About Gold, Merrill Lynch Has 4 Gold Stocks to Buy Now

It was one of the best trades of 2016, and investors who bought gold miners at the beginning of the year or the end of 2015 saw a stunning 31% ...
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What to Expect From Salesforce Earnings

Salesforce.com Inc. (NYSE: CRM) is scheduled to release its fiscal second-quarter financial results after the markets close on Wednesday. Although the stock has not kept up with markets in 2016, some ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Abercrombie, Alibaba, Baidu, First Data, Marvell Technology, Under Armour and More

Stocks are very close to all-time highs, but the markets were looking for direction after the ADP payrolls report did not create any massive buzz one way or another ahead ...
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Labor Day Holiday May Be a Good Time to Shop for a Car

Labor Day weekend has traditionally been one of the busiest times of the year for car dealers. New models typically arrive from the carmakers in early fall and dealers want ...
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Suffering From Another Debacle, Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes Is One of the Least Powerful People In The World

According to The Wall Street Journal, blood testing company Theranos and its CEO Elizabeth Holmes have suffered a new, major setback. Holmes was recently named one of 24/7 Wall St.'s ...
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Why Is Best Buy Selling Pet Food Bowls?

Call it diversification, but in a very off way. Consumer electronics giant Best Buy Co. Inc. (NYSE: BBY) sells pet food bowls. Personal computers, smartphones, game systems and appliances are ...
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3 Biotech Stocks Could Be the Next Big Takeover Targets

Just as the biotech segment was starting to regain lost ground, and was fast approaching 2016 highs, yet another speed bump was hit. The EpiPen controversy, and the resulting commentary again ...
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