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Why Analysts Think Gulfport Energy Is a Big Buy

Gulfport Energy Corp. (NASDAQ: GPOR) reported its fourth-quarter earnings this week, as well as an update on its proved reserves. The company had 933.6 billion cubic feet equivalent (BCFE) of ...
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House for Sale

Pending Home Sales at 18-Month High

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) Thursday morning released its data on pending sales of existing homes for January. The pending home sales index rose 1.7% from an upwardly revised ...
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Smart car

How Gas Prices Affect Car Buyers

As gasoline prices were dropping from near $100 a barrel in July to under $50 a barrel in January, U.S. car sales began skewing toward less fuel-efficient categories. Sales of ...
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5 US Companies Focused on Returning Capital to Shareholders

If the 2008 recession and stock market calamity taught one lesson to chief financial officers of major corporations, it was one of lowering leverage, issuing less new debt and taking ...
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Cowen Raises Price Targets on Top Momentum Stocks

As the market continues its march higher, investors are starting to look for the stocks that are delivering results or data that can drive share prices higher. After an almost ...
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GDP Revision Lower but Still Better Than Expected

The U.S. Commerce Department has released the preliminary reading for real gross domestic product (GDP) growth in the fourth quarter of 2014 at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 2.2%. This ...
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J.C. Penney Investors Face More Earnings Disappointment

As corporate earnings season comes to a close, J.C. Penney Co. Inc. (NYSE: JCP) reported fourth-quarter financial results Thursday after the markets closed. The troubled department store giant broke even ...
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Bull and Bear

Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: BofA, CA, CBOE, CSX, FedEx, ITT, Potbelly and More

Stocks were looking for direction with minimal losses Friday morning ahead of the revised GDP reading. The one trend that has been set in stone is that investors want to ...
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Alternative Energy sources

5 Energy and Cleantech Stocks Are Potential Buyout Candidates

One great way for companies to expand growth, earnings and product offerings beyond internal organic expansion is to go the takeover route. While sometimes it can prove to be dilutive, ...
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Airbus A400M

Airbus Hikes Dividend by 60%, Targets Another Boost in 2015

Paris-traded Airbus Group reported results for 2014 Friday morning, and the European aircraft maker made the most noise by raising its annual dividend from €0.75 to €1.20 (about $0.84 to ...
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IBM Announces Unrealistic Plans as Stock Suffers

International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) CEO Ginni Rometty announced new goals for the company that have only a long shot of working, as the company's shares hover near a multiyear low. ...
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A Fifth of Americans Do Not Plan to Retire

Whether it comes from financial necessity or potential boredom, a fifth of Americans do not plan to retire. The decisions could substantially alter the landscape of the U.S. job market, ...
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The Best (and Worst) States for Business

While the United States was founded on the principle of equality for all people, the 50 states are decidedly unequal in providing opportunities for business. For companies choosing to locate ...
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Verizon Says FCC Goes Back to 1930s on Net Neutrality

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) was obviously not very happy at all about the Federal Communications Commission’s decision on net neutrality Thursday. The FCC came down in favor of net neutrality ...
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The 52-Week Low Club for Thursday

February 26, 2015: Here are four stocks among the 41 equities making new 52-week lows today. Ensco plc (NYSE: ESV) dropped about 9.1% on Thursday to establish a new 52-week ...
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