Family Dollar Store

Merrill Lynch Sours on Dollar Stores Theme

Shareholders of Family Dollar Stores Inc. (NYSE: FDO) voted on January 22 to approve the merger with Dollar Tree Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR). As a result, Merrill Lynch has come forth and ...
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The Case for $200 Oil

The secretary-general of the Organization of Petroleum-Exporting Countries (OPEC) said Monday that if producers fail to invest in developing new supplies, crude oil prices could rise as high as $200 ...
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More Evidence That Low Oil Is Hurting Texas Businesses

Cheap oil acts as a pay raise for many consumers in the nation. It also acts as a serious drag on the local, state and regional economies where the oil ...
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Has Seagate Peaked?

Seagate Technology PLC (NASDAQ: STX) reported its fiscal second-quarter financials before the markets opened Monday. It posted earnings of $1.35 per share on $3.7 billion in revenue, against Thomson Reuters ...
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Full 360-Degree Earnings Preview for Microsoft

Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) is set to report its fiscal second-quarter financial results after the market close Monday. Thomson Reuters has consensus estimates of $0.71 in earnings per share on ...
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SpaceX Settles Charges Against the US Air Force

In a well-publicized spat last April, Space Exploration Technologies, aka SpaceX, founder and CEO Elon Musk claimed he was suing the U.S. Air Force for awarding an exclusive contract for ...
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Ocwen Takes Steps to Defend Itself

Ocwen Financial Corp. (NYSE: OCN) Monday morning had a strong response to law firm Gibbs & Bruns, regarding residential mortgage-backed securities investors the firm represents. The company released an open letter ...
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J.P. Morgan Has Just 3 Gold Stocks to Buy Despite Better Outlook

The gold investor has had a bleak run since the precious metal dropped from highs posted in September of 2011. Despite a surge off the lows late last year, the ...
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Analyst Shows Why GE Likely to Keep Raising Its Dividend

When General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) reported its fourth-quarter earnings, the conglomerate gave a little bit for the bulls and a little bit for the bears. We are starting to ...
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D.R. Horton Earnings Could Get Even Better as Mortgage Rates Decline

D.R. Horton Inc. (NYSE: DHI) reported fiscal first-quarter results before markets opened Tuesday. The homebuilder reported quarterly diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.39 on revenues of $2.3 billion. In ...
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Reality Sets in at Cliffs as the Dividend Is Eliminated

Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE: CLF) announced that during the last quarter of 2014 and the first part of January 2015, the company reduced its net debt balance by over ...
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Analyst’s 3 Top Internet Stocks for Possible Big 2015 Gains

With the stock market fighting just to be even for the year and with so many disappointing fourth quarter earnings reports, many investors that look for growth are having a ...
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Merrill Lynch Has 5 Large Cap Energy Stocks to Buy Now

Needless to say, the recent energy rout has taken on multiple dimensions as the pall of lower spending and the effect on economic growth has become more clear. Breathlessly, Wall ...
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Did Apple Sell 70 Million iPhones?

Analysts up and down the Street expect Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) to report big numbers on Tuesday when the company reveals its first fiscal-quarter results. There are two main reasons ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Family Dollar, Garmin, Ruckus Wireless, UPS, VeriSign, McDonald’s and More

Stocks were indicated lower on Monday morning. The trend for 2015 has not yet been defined clearly, but throughout 2014 investors kept buying dips and buying value and overlooked stocks. ...
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