Altria Posts Solid Earnings on Diversification, Share Buybacks

Altria Group Inc. (NYSE: MO) reported first-quarter 2014 results before markets opened Thursday. The tobacco company posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.57 on revenues of $4.01 billion. ...
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Sirius XM Delivers More Records With Earnings

Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) has reported its first-quarter earnings results. Revenues rose by 11% to $998 million. Net income was $94 million, if you adjust for a Liberty ...
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After the Apple Split, Five More Bull Market Stock Splits Needed

Could stock splits be coming back in vogue? Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) finally announced a major stock split. What is amazing is that the split was so large, on a ...
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Expired Patents Take a Bite out of Eli Lilly Results

Eli Lilly & Co. (NYSE: LLY) reported first-quarter 2014 results before markets opened Thursday. The pharmaceutical giant posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.68 on revenues of $4.68 ...
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Price of a Carton of Milk Hits $4

The price of a half-gallon of 2% milk has reached $4, which was unimaginable a year ago. The price of organic milk is 60 cents higher. If dairy prices continue ...
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Waiting for the iPhone 7

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) has two important things behind it. The first is earnings from its most recent quarter. The second is enthusiasm about its iPhone 6. The upcoming smartphone's ...
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Apple Earnings Dominated by Major Stock Split and Dividend Hike

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) is out with its second-quarter earnings for 2014. The pressure has been on and off for Tim Cook to do something more aggressive, and this earnings ...
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Qualcomm Revenues Stall

Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM) reported second fiscal quarter 2014 results after markets closed on Wednesday. The chipmaker posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.31 and revenues of $6.37 ...
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Facebook CFO Punches Out, as Earnings Blow Out Estimates

Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) has reported its first-quarter earnings for 2014. The social media behemoth posted adjusted earnings of $0.34 per share and revenues of $2.502 billion. We had previously ...
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The 4 Stocks That Couldn’t Pull Markets Up

April 23 2014: Markets opened lower on Wednesday following the worst report on new home sales since last July. Profit-taking seemed to be the order of the day in the ...
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Why Investors Are Not Chasing Gilead Endlessly Higher

By any stretch of normal measurement in earnings season, Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: GILD) should have been a rocketing stock on Wednesday. Gilead blew away earnings and revenue estimates. Its ...
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U.S. EPA Lists Nation’s Top Renewables Users

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released on Wednesday its list of the top 100 organizations in the county that “are choosing to use electricity from clean, renewable sources like ...
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Are Parents of Adopted Kids More Educated Than Biological Parents?

The U.S. Census Bureau releases some interesting studies throughout the course of the year. Considering that it has the Census report, it does after all have access to solid data ...
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Can Staples Break the Postal Service?

Union workers for the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) plan to protest a deal between the Post Office and Staples Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) that was struck late last summer and has ...
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Lombard Signals More Evidence of IPO Market Reality Check

The market for initial public offerings was getting to be a bit ridiculous. Now that volatility has returned in the broader stock market, a reality check is starting to be ...
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