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Visa and MasterCard Earnings Tell a Tale of a Better Consumer

Earnings season has been in full swing, and now investors have gotten their chance to see both of the largest credit card processing systems. The earnings reports were solid for ...
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What to Expect From Groupon Earnings

Groupon Inc. (NASDAQ: GRPN) will report its third-quarter earnings Thursday after the market close. Thomson Reuters has consensus estimates of $0.01 in earnings per share and $748.76 million in revenue. ...
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Third-Quarter GDP Growth Decelerating

The U.S. Commerce Department has released its first read on real gross domestic product (GDP) for the third quarter of 2014, showing that GDP rose at an annual rate of ...
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Higher Cigarette Pricing Drives Altria Earnings Higher

Altria Group Inc. (NYSE: MO) reported third-quarter 2014 results before markets opened Thursday. The tobacco company posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.69 on revenues of $4.16 billion, ...
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Top Health Care and Biotech Stocks to Buy That Have Already Posted Earnings

Many investors want to try to find the stocks that are going to offer the traditional “beat and raise estimates” before they release quarterly earnings reports. Actually, it has always ...
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ConocoPhillips Earnings Bolstered by Asset Sale

ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) reported third-quarter 2014 results before markets opened Thursday. The oil and gas production company posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.29 on revenues of $12.92 ...
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5 Stocks That Will See Huge Buying Friday on Russell 2000 Rebalance

As we have touched on in the past, all the major indexes periodically rebalance to account for changes in stock prices and the percentage to which the stocks are allocated ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Alibaba, Cree, JD.Com, RF Micro, Kraft, Sprint, Visa and More

Stocks were trading lower Thursday morning. One thing that holds true is that investors keep proving that they will step into the market and buy value stocks and overlooked stocks ...
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UPS Expects Record Holiday Shipments

It is not particularly surprising that a major shipping company would disclose that the holiday season will be its busiest. FedEx already has. On the other hand, the fact that ...
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Microsoft’s Wearable Device: Market Is Getting Too Crowded

Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) has released a new wearable device. It has some features that apparently all such devices need to have, particularly health monitoring. However, the software company is ...
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Samsung Leads Global Smartphone Sales

Despite a 60% drop in profits and an eroding global market share, Samsung was able to hold onto its place as the number one mobile phone company in the world ...
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Pacific Ethanol Faces Tougher Quarter After Beating Q3 Estimates

Pacific Ethanol Inc. (NASDAQ: PEIX) reported fiscal third-quarter 2014 earnings after markets closed Wednesday afternoon. For the quarter, the ethanol fuel maker posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of ...
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The 52-Week Low Club for Wednesday

October 29, 2014: Here are four stocks among the 67 equities making new 52-week lows today. Barrick Gold Corp. (NYSE: ABX) dropped about 5.3% today to post a new 52-week ...
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The 4 DJIA Stocks That Weighed on the Market

October 29, 2014: Markets opened mixed on Wednesday with the blue chips higher and the tech-heavy Nasdaq composite lower. The Nasdaq traded lower all day and the other two indexes ...
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FOMC Ends Asset Buying, Continues Near-Zero Interest Rate

The Federal Reserve released the minutes of the September meeting of its Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) on Wednesday afternoon. The big news is that the FOMC voted to end ...
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