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Apple Earnings Preview: iPhone 6 Launch vs. Dividend and Buyback

Wednesday afternoon likely will be make or break for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) after it reports its second-quarter earnings. The consumer electronics giant has seen its former days of the ...
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Rising Coffee Prices Threaten Profits

Since the end of January, coffee futures have jumped from around $1.20 a pound to trade near $2.16 a pound on Wednesday for July futures. Coffee prices have not been ...
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Cost Cuts Drive P&G’s Earnings Story

Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG) managed to turn in a profit gain of less than 2%, due to lower expenses -- a theme that is very common yet again ...
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Cowen Says Go With the Big Oil Names for Dividends and Best Returns

Despite their relatively good performance, and West Texas Intermediate (WTI) oil pricing that has remained strong and above $100 per barrel, many investors, especially institutional investors, are underweight the big ...
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UBS Top Stocks to Buy Working for Cancer Cures

Cancer is the leading cause of death globally, and a disease that touches almost every person in our nation one way or another. In a new research report, the Healthcare ...
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Boeing Earnings Look Good, but Don’t Be Fooled

The Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) reported first-quarter 2014 results before markets opened Wednesday. The aerospace company posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.76 on revenues of $20.47 billion. ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Allergan, Galmed, GM, Sirius XM, SunPower and More

Stocks have recovered and are yet again within striking distance of new all-time highs. With earnings season is in full swing, investors want the strong upside stocks but want to ...
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Dow Chemical Offers Earnings Beat Despite Weather Issues

Dow Chemical Co. (NYSE: DOW) reported first-quarter 2014 results before markets opened Wednesday. The diversified chemicals company posted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.79 on revenues of $14.46 billion. ...
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Mortgage Rates Tick Up

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its weekly report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning. It noted a decrease of 3.3% in the group's seasonally adjusted composite index, following a rise ...
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New Safety Probe of GM’s Chevy Impala

Adding to the woes at General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has begun an investigation of a number of Chevy Impala models. Up to 60,000 of ...
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Toyota Tops GM as No. 1 Global Car Company

The first quarter was too early for General Motors Co.'s (NYSE: GM) huge recalls to impact its sales. Nevertheless, its cars were outsold by Toyota Motor Corp. (NYSE: TM) worldwide in ...
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Yum Fortunes Ride With China

Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM) reported first quarter 2014 results after markets closed on Monday. The fast-food restaurant operator posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.87 and revenues ...
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An Earnings Tale of Two Biotechs: Gilead vs. Amgen

Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: GILD) and Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ: AMGN) have both reported earnings. This is a definite difference in how the reports look, and it could throw a wild ...
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A Sell the News View for AT&T Earnings

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) managed to show something new in its earnings: growth. The telecom giant was a dog for quite some time, but value investors had been snapping up ...
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The 4 Stocks That Lifted Markets

April 22 2014: Markets opened higher on Tuesday on strength in the healthcare sector following Valeant’s proposal to acquire Allergan for around $46 billion. Another sector that kept the markets ...
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