Gap Earnings Continue to Show a Gap

Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) had recently showed some poor sales trends, and now we have the earnings report that has been released. Gap reported that its fiscal first quarter net ...
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What a Penny of Profit is Worth to Hewlett-Packard

Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ) reported fiscal second quarter results after markets closed Thursday evening. For the quarter the hardware maker reported adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.87 and ...
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The 52-Week Low Club for Thursday

May 21, 2015: Here are four stocks among the 50 equities making new 52-week lows today. NetApp Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP) dropped about 12.7% on Thursday to post a new 52-week ...
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The 4 Stocks That Carried the DJIA Higher on Thursday

May 20 2015: Markets opened lower on Thursday but soon turned north as crude oil prices rose and carried energy stocks along. Yield on 10-year Treasuries are down and the ...
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Will Banks Buy Up All of the High Quality Municipal Bonds Under Fed Proposal?

As regulators propose and ultimately make new rules around asset classes, they can create huge supply and demand imbalances. They can create bubbles or they can make liquidity dry up. ...
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The Most Expensive Wars in U.S. History

 Declared an official holiday in 1971, Memorial Day honors those who have given their lives in service to the United States. While the human toll is always great, wars also ...
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Why Baxter May Be Very Undervalued Into Breakup

Baxter International Inc. (NYSE: BAX) is set to break up into two companies on or around July 1, 2015. While there have been many assumptions built into the outlook of ...
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Why Shake Shack Needs Chicken to Justify $3 Billion Market Value

One of this year’s most successful initial public offerings (IPOs) was from Shake Shack Inc. (NYSE: SHAK), which priced at $21 a share, doubled on its first day of trading ...
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How to Evaluate a 50% Move in AVEO

When investors see stocks run up 50% or more on a news release, they probably just assume the company is being acquired. AVEO Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: AVEO) saw its shares ...
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States Where Incomes Are Booming (or Not)

 U.S. personal income totalled more than $13.5 billion in 2014, up 8.9% from 2008, when Americans generated a total of $12.4 billion. Income growth varied considerably between states. North Dakota ...
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Why Stratasys Is a Buy and 3D Systems Is Not

Analysts and investors alike have been burned when it comes to 3D printing. After all, wasn't 3D printing supposed to be one of the next big things when it comes ...
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Natural Gas Price Spikes After Smaller Inventory Rise

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Thursday morning that U.S. natural gas stocks increased by 92 billion cubic feet for the week ending May 15. Analysts expected a storage ...
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Why Shopify Soared and Why Baozun Looks Weak

Ottawa, Canada-based Shopify Inc. (NYSE: SHOP) priced its initial public offering (IPO) on Wednesday night at $17. That was above an expected range of $14 to $16, which had already ...
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Marketing Automation Is New High-Tech Buzz: 4 Software Stocks to Buy

Nothing stays new forever. There is always a new buzzword and technology that accompanies it. Among the newest is marketing automation, which refers to software platforms and technologies designed for ...
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Merrill Lynch and Wells Fargo Last Again in Broker Survey

The lowest-ranked investment firms in the latest survey of self-directed investors are the same firms that were the lowest ranked a year ago. Merrill Edge from Bank of America Corp.’s ...
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