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Rival Earnings Expectations: Schlumberger vs. Baker Hughes

Earnings season is upon us, and Thursday will bring earnings reports from Schlumberger Ltd. (NYSE: SLB) and Baker Hughes Inc. (NYSE: BHI). These two do not always report earnings on ...
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Full GE Earnings Preview

General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) is expected to report earnings on Thursday morning before the open. This would have come on Friday, but Good Friday has the markets closed. As ...
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Full IBM Earnings Preview

International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) is set to report earnings after the close of trading on Wednesday. Big Blue sounds cheap on the earnings front because of its buybacks, ...
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Two IPOs Show IPO Market Losing Luster

Of four initial public offerings (IPO) scheduled to begin trading on Wednesday, we have seen two and await the others. Both IPOs now trading priced below their expected range, and ...
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AT&T Adds Another Automaker to Its Wireless Scorecard

Volvo has tapped AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) to provide wireless connectivity to its 2015 models, out later this year, in the United States and Canada. Terms of the multiyear agreement ...
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Sharp Rise in Crude Oil Inventories Unlikely to Lower Gasoline Prices

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its weekly petroleum status report Wednesday morning. U.S. commercial crude inventories increased by 10 million barrels last week, maintaining a total U.S. commercial ...
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Why Lpath Could Rise 300%

Canaccord Genuity is one of the few firms that are willing to cover small-cap biotech and emerging pharma stocks. Sometimes the price target upside is off the charts as well. ...
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3D Systems’ Acquisition Spree Plows Ahead

3D printer maker 3D Systems Inc. (NYSE: DDD) announced Wednesday morning that it has entered a definitive agreement to acquire a majority interest in Brazil-based Robtec, the largest service bureau ...
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Analyst Shows Why Twitter Shares May Have Bottomed

Sterne Agee's Arvind Bhatia has decided that enough is enough when it comes to the drop in shares of Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR). He has decided to raise his rating ...
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New Housing Construction Jumps Nearly 3% in March

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Wednesday morning that new housing starts in March rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 946,000. ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Control4, Cree, NetApp, Twitter, Yahoo!, Yelp and More

Stocks are trying to recover from their recent selling pressure, but investors remain wary. These same investors are caught between a rock and a hard place -- they want upside, ...
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Is Pepsi Looking at a Stake in SodaStream?

Israeli business newspaper Calcalist reported Wednesday morning that SodaStream International Ltd. (NASDAQ: SODA), the Israel-based maker of home soft drink dispensers, is holding talks related to selling a stake of ...
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Why You Should Expect Higher Coffee Prices Ahead

The futures price of coffee has basically doubled since early November, leaving one to ask how long can, say, Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ: SBUX) go on until it has to boost ...
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Bank of America Earnings Hammered by Legal Costs

Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC) reported first-quarter results before markets opened Monday. The most heavily traded of the big bank stocks reported a diluted earnings per share (EPS) loss ...
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Mortgage Rates Down, Applications Up Last Week

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its weekly report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting an increase of 4.3% in the group's seasonally adjusted composite index. That followed a drop ...
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