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The States With the Most McDonald’s

McDonald’s (NYSE: MCD), with almost 16,000 outlets, is the largest fast-food hamburger chain in the United States. Many of the states where McDonald’s iconic Golden Arches dominate the landscape are ...
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Is Short Interest in 3D Printing Stocks About to Pick Up?

Short interest in the two-week period ending April 15 fell for three of the four 3D printing stocks we follow. The most recent period followed the trend set in the ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Apple, Celladon, Newmont, 3D Systems, Twitter, Disney and More

Stocks were indicated slightly higher on Monday morning after a solid week put the markets within striking distance of all-time highs again. If there is one trend that has remained ...
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Semiconductor Short Interest Sends Mixed Signals

The short interest data have come out for the April 15 settlement date. It is important to note that semiconductor trends are considered to be leading indicators of technology and broader electronics ...
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Huge Dividend Index Rebalance Means Massive Buy Orders for 5 Stocks

On the close Thursday, the S&P High Yield Dividend Aristocrats Index is set for a rebalance. What this means is the index will be rebalanced to reflect reweighting allocations across ...
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Short Sellers Become More Wary of Big Biotech

The short interest data are out for the April 15 settlement date. Biotech companies are considered a riskier group of stocks, with big upside and big downside. FDA rulings can ...
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More Declines in Solar, Alt Energy Short Interest

Short interest among solar and alternative energy stocks was mixed during the two-week reporting period that ended on April 15. During that period, share prices rose for all the stocks ...
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North Dakota Passes Law to Lower Oil Tax

Both houses of North Dakota’s state legislature have passed a bill to lower the state’s extraction tax on oil and to eliminate the current practice of tying the tax to ...
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How Analysts Are Rating Amazon, Google, Microsoft After Strong Earnings

Last week and this week mark the peak of earnings season. With literally dozens of key stocks reporting their corporate earnings each day, 24/7 Wall St. wanted to see how analysts ...
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The 5 Most Shorted NYSE Stocks as Q2 Begins

Rising short interest in Petrobras kept its shares firmly in ranks of the most shorted stocks trading on the New York Stock Exchange between the March 31 and April 15 ...
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Obviously, Xerox CEO Burns Needs to Go

One more quarter, one more excuse. Xerox Corp. (NYSE: XRX) CEO Ursula Burns has run out of excuses. Actually, that happened some time ago. After announcing a horrible forecast for ...
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Apple Short Interest Flat Ahead of Earnings

Short sellers have taken a neutral position head of Apple Inc.'s (NASDAQ: AAPL) earnings. The number of shares sold short in Apple remained flat at 64.8 million. The guessing game ...
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The 5 Most Shorted Nasdaq Stocks as Q2 Begins

Despite a couple of sizable changes in the number of shares sold short between the March 31 and April 15 settlement dates, the top five most heavily shorted stocks traded ...
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American Attitude Toward Home Buying Dips

Perhaps a slowdown in home sales has cut confidence in home values, or perhaps a deceleration in rising home prices. Whatever the cause, new Gallup research shows the "home buying ...
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Fitch Downgrades Japan to A From A+

Japan's slow economy and lack of the lack of success of central bank efforts to lift gross domestic product (GDP) are among the factors that have triggered a downgrade of ...
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