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4 Biotech and Pharma Stocks Projected to Rise 50% to 100%

Biotech has been one hot sector again in 2015. Two key biotech exchange traded funds are up 20% or so on average year-to-date. 247 Wall St. could not help but ...
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Looking for Upside in Top Gold Winners and Losers of 2015

Gold for June delivery closed on Friday at $1,203.30 an ounce, up about 6% from its 52-week low around $1,134 an ounce last November. The yellow metal’s 52-week high is ...
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8 Analyst Stocks Under $10 With Massive Upside Calls

The stock market has remained very choppy so far in 2015. Still, the bull market is now six years old and many analysts and market pundits expect the gains to resume ...
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‘Furious 7’ Now 20th Top Grossing Film Ever

The latest installment in the Fast and Furious movie franchise, “Furious 7,” is already the franchise’s highest grossing film worldwide after less than three weeks of release. The film, from ...
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5 Big Biotechs Not Keeping Up at All With Hot Biotech Sector in 2015

The health care sector and biotech in particular have been on fire so far in 2015, but some biotech stocks in the group just are not carrying their weight. The ...
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The Worst Performing S&P 500 Stocks

The S&P 500 index has staggered so far this year, gaining around 1.1% as of Friday’s close. The index’s range topped out with a gain of about 2.8% and a ...
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CEO Pay Up 12% in 2014

Compensation among S&P 500 chief executive officers (CEOs) rose 12.1% last year, according to consulting firm Towers Watson. Furthermore, financial advisor firm Mercer indicates that an average worker's pay rose ...
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Insider Selling Very Slow as First Full Week of Earnings Concludes

While insiders, like everybody else who sells stocks, want to get out while the getting is good, many are facing the closing of windows to sell company shares as earnings ...
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Insider Buying Slows to a Crawl as Earnings Season Takes Off

If there was ever a way to determine what time it is on Wall Street, just take a glance at insider activity. With first-quarter earnings reporting season in full swing, ...
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Oil Rigs Drop by 26, Hedge Funds Increase Long Bets as Crude Prices Rise

In the week ended April 17, the number of rigs drilling for oil in the United States totaled 734, compared with 760 in the prior week and 1,510 a year ...
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The Top Performing IPOs of 2015

The pace of initial public offerings (IPOs) so far in 2015 has been half that of last year. But then, last year was an extraordinary year for IPOs, with 275 ...
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Apple Is the Most Profitable Company of 2014

Buried among the news of Apple Inc.'s (NASDAQ: AAPL) successful launch of its smartwatch, CEO Tim Cook's $65 million payday and a forecast that the public company's market cap might reach $1 trillion ...
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Best Markets for Fixer-Upper Homes

Among homes that Americans are most likely to own are, first, primary residences, and second, vacation homes, which can also be rented. More intrepid buyers, and likely a small minority ...
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The 52-Week Low Club for Friday

April 17, 2015: Here are four stocks among the 37 equities making new 52-week lows today. American Express Co. (NYSE: AXP) dropped about 5.4% on Friday to post a new ...
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The 4 Stocks That Sank the Dow on Friday

April 17, 2015: Markets opened lower again on Friday following the monthly report showing that the consumer price index rose just 0.2% in March. The possibility of a Greek default ...
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