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The 52-Week Low Club for Friday

February 27, 2015: Here are four stocks among the 54 equities making new 52-week lows today. Weight Watchers International Inc. (NYSE: WTW) dropped nearly 38% on Friday to establish a ...
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The 4 Stocks That Tanked the Market on Friday

February 27, 2015: Markets opened lower on Friday following a lowered estimate of fourth quarter 2014 GDP growth. Equities never really recovered. Shortly before the closing bell the DJIA traded ...
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Farm Price Slide Continued in January

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its preliminary report on January farm prices Friday afternoon. The all-products price index fell 2% month-over-month to 99, with the crop production index ...
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How Low Crude Prices Affect Nations, States and Companies

It probably goes without saying, but an oil and gas production company’s value rises and falls primarily on the value of the resources it is sitting on. When oil is ...
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Sustainable Energy Taking a Larger Role in US Economy

The role that sustainable energy will play in the United States will get much larger, and developments in the sector during 2014 are setting the table for that new role. ...
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Why Analysts Think Gulfport Energy Is a Big Buy

Gulfport Energy Corp. (NASDAQ: GPOR) reported its fourth-quarter earnings this week, as well as an update on its proved reserves. The company had 933.6 billion cubic feet equivalent (BCFE) of ...
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Pending Home Sales at 18-Month High

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) Thursday morning released its data on pending sales of existing homes for January. The pending home sales index rose 1.7% from an upwardly revised ...
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How Gas Prices Affect Car Buyers

As gasoline prices were dropping from near $100 a barrel in July to under $50 a barrel in January, U.S. car sales began skewing toward less fuel-efficient categories. Sales of ...
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5 US Companies Focused on Returning Capital to Shareholders

If the 2008 recession and stock market calamity taught one lesson to chief financial officers of major corporations, it was one of lowering leverage, issuing less new debt and taking ...
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Cowen Raises Price Targets on Top Momentum Stocks

As the market continues its march higher, investors are starting to look for the stocks that are delivering results or data that can drive share prices higher. After an almost ...
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GDP Revision Lower but Still Better Than Expected

The U.S. Commerce Department has released the preliminary reading for real gross domestic product (GDP) growth in the fourth quarter of 2014 at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 2.2%. This ...
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J.C. Penney Investors Face More Earnings Disappointment

As corporate earnings season comes to a close, J.C. Penney Co. Inc. (NYSE: JCP) reported fourth-quarter financial results Thursday after the markets closed. The troubled department store giant broke even ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: BofA, CA, CBOE, CSX, FedEx, ITT, Potbelly and More

Stocks were looking for direction with minimal losses Friday morning ahead of the revised GDP reading. The one trend that has been set in stone is that investors want to ...
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5 Energy and Cleantech Stocks Are Potential Buyout Candidates

One great way for companies to expand growth, earnings and product offerings beyond internal organic expansion is to go the takeover route. While sometimes it can prove to be dilutive, ...
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Airbus Hikes Dividend by 60%, Targets Another Boost in 2015

Paris-traded Airbus Group reported results for 2014 Friday morning, and the European aircraft maker made the most noise by raising its annual dividend from €0.75 to €1.20 (about $0.84 to ...
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