The Top 20 S&P 500 Companies Buying Back Stock in 2017

Long-term investors have generally been a fan of stock buybacks and dividends. After all, dividends can account for about half of all shareholder returns over time. And buybacks can help ...
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Altice USA Makes Strong Market Entrance in IPO

Altice USA Inc. (NYSE: ATUS) has entered the market in one of the largest initial public offerings (IPO) this year so far. The company priced its 63.94 million shares at ...
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Natural Gas Price Slips as Storage Increase Tops Forecast

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Thursday morning that U.S. natural gas stocks increased by 61 billion cubic feet for the week ending June 16. Analysts were expecting a ...
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Cities With the Most Smokers

About 18.2% of the U.S. adult population smokes, down from over 40% half a century ago. Despite the dramatic decline, smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the ...
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If Qatar Airways Buys Into American, Who’s Next?

American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) announced Thursday morning in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that Qatar Airways has notified the U.S. carrier of the Qatari ...
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Mall of America, Nation’s Biggest, Also Pays Most of Any Shopping Center in Taxes

The Mall of America, the nation’s largest shopping center, also holds the distinction as the biggest taxpayer of any mall in the country, according to data provided by Commercial Cafe. ...
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Facebook Adds New Security Features for Indian Users

Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) is constantly making strides in security measures for protecting its users. In this case, the social media giant introduced some new protections for profile pictures in ...
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Will Walmart Bid for Whole Foods?

The Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) buyout of Whole Foods Market Inc. (NASDAQ: WFM) was partially to flank Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT), which counts on groceries for a large portion ...
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Analysts Add to Oracle Earnings Hype

Oracle Corp. (NYSE: ORCL) released its most recent quarterly earnings report after the markets closed on Wednesday. Following these fiscal fourth-quarter results, shares hit a new all-time high early on ...
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Could Oil Fall to $40 a Barrel — or Even Less?

Even though U.S. crude oil inventories have been declining in recent weeks, the drop has not been sufficient to boost the price of crude back to around $50 a barrel. ...
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Stifel Raises Ratings and Price Targets on 4 Red-Hot Tech Momentum Plays

If any sector has given investors whiplash over the past month it’s technology, and with good reason. Many stocks in the sector are overbought, and many portfolio managers are overweight, ...
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Jefferies Sees 6 Biotechs as Undervalued With Massive Upside

Biotech companies are known for having a high-risk high-reward relationship. The health care sector as a whole has been very positive for investors over the past year, leading some analysts ...
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2017 Data Breaches Nearly 30% Higher Than 2016’s Record Pace

The latest count from the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) indicates that there have been 758 data breaches recorded this year through June 20 and that more nearly 12 million ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Abercrombie, Aqua Metals, CarMax, Oracle, Southwest Air, Valero, Walmart and More

Stocks may have hit all-time highs again, but the market has taken a bit of a pause and is looking for direction. The drop in oil prices has soured some ...
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Vencor Files for IPO

Vencor Holding has filed an S-1 form with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regarding its initial public offering (IPO). No pricing details were given in the filing, but ...
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