San Francisco

Cities With the Most (and Least) Underwater Mortgages

The number of U.S. homes with underwater mortgages (i.e., the amount owed on the mortgage is greater than the market value of the home, often called negative equity) has been ...
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Calithera Files for IPO to Fund Cancer Tumor Therapy Projects

Calithera Biosciences Inc. filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to conduct an initial public offering (IPO). There were no terms for the offering, but it is $80 ...
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Why Boeing Is Battling Conservatives, Airlines Over Export-Import Bank

When the monthly report on durable goods orders came out on Tuesday, virtually everyone was surprised at the 22.6% improvement. However, when transportation is backed out of the equation, orders ...
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Dollar General Earnings Preview: In the Shadow of Possible Mergers

Dollar General Corp. (NYSE: DG) is set to report earnings on Thursday before the market opens. These earnings loom as news for a potential merger between Dollar General and Family ...
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Price Reaction Muted on Crude Oil Inventory Decline

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its weekly petroleum status report Wednesday morning. U.S. commercial crude inventories decreased by 2.1 million barrels last week, maintaining a total U.S. commercial ...
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Falling Short Interest in Semiconductor Stocks

Short interest data for the August 15 settlement date has come out. The semiconductor industry is considered to be an economic driver of growth because it is a technology enabler ...
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Rising Short Interest in Biotech Stocks

The short interest data is out for the August 15 settlement date. Short sellers might be inclined to bet against biotech companies because of their volatile behavior on the charts, ...
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Short Sellers Still Attacking 3D Printing Stocks

Short interest rose yet again in the two-week period ending August 15 for three of four of the 3D printing companies we follow. Share prices fell at the same three ...
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Short Interest in Solar Stocks on the Rise Again

In three of the five solar stocks we track, short interest rose during the two-week period to August 15. The biggest movement was a rise in short interest in one ...
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Seadrill Sinking on Weak Outlook

Offshore drilling company Seadrill Ltd. (NYSE: SDRL) posted second-quarter 2014 results before markets opened on Wednesday. The company posted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.24 on revenues of $1.22 ...
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Are Triple-Leveraged ETFs on the Way Out?

August is generally considered to be the dog days of summer in the financial markets. It seems like most investors are more concerned with their last vacation of the summer ...
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Tiffany Earnings Glitter, but Outlook Dull

Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) reported second quarter 2014 results before markets opened Wednesday. The luxury goods company reported diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.96 on revenues of $992.93 ...
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CONE Midstream Files for IPO — Sponsored by CONSOL and Noble

CONE Midstream Partners L.P. filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for an initial public offering (IPO) on Tuesday. The total filing was $350 million for common units ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Akamai, Facebook, Garmin, Waste Management and More

Stocks were firm yet again on Wednesday, after the S&P 500 hit 2,000 for the first time this week, and with the DJIA having hit a record. Investors are still looking for value ...
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Will the 4% GDP for Q2 Hold Up in Thursday’s Revision?

The first revision to real gross domestic product (GDP) for the second quarter of 2014 will be reported at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday. The first estimate released on real GDP ...
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