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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: AcelRx, Alcoa, Costco, Lululemon, Walmart, Trulia and More

Stocks were indicated higher on Tuesday morning despite sanctions in Russia. Investors still want upside from their investments, but they seem to be looking at individual companies and sectors rather ...
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BP Stock Falters After Earnings on Threat of More Russian Sanctions

BP PLC (NYSE: BP) reported second-quarter 2014 results before markets opened Tuesday. The oil and gas supermajor posted diluted earnings per American Depositary Share (ADS) of $1.09 on revenues of ...
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Top Large Cap Stocks That Mutual Fund Portfolio Managers Are Selling Now

As the market grinds slowly ever higher, leadership in stocks is taking a turn. Sectors like technology and energy are strong outperformers this year versus last year. In an effort ...
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Sirius XM Delivers on Earnings and Buybacks

Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) has released its second-quarter earnings, showing that revenue grew 10% and has crossed the $1 billion mark. The company's net income was $120 million, ...
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Drugmakers Merck, Pfizer Eke Out Profit Hikes

Drug giant Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE: MRK) reported second-quarter 2014 results before markets opened Tuesday. The company posted quarterly adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.85 and revenues ...
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Huawei Success Threatens iPhone Sales

Despite the success of smartphone sales, as is true with almost any other business, there are only so many customers to go around. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Samsung have ...
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States Where People Have the Fewest Debt Problems

Debt, as measured by share of debt in collection, is less of a problem in states with low unemployment, in many cases. According to the Urban Institute, the national average ...
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Herbalife Earnings Miss Estimates for First Time in 22 Quarters

Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE: HLF) reported second-quarter 2014 results after the markets closed Monday. The nutrition and weight loss company posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.55 on revenues ...
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Today’s 52-Week Low Club

July 28, 2014: Stocks making new 52-week lows today include three healthcare firms and one shipping company. The lows given below were set today. Cerulean Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ: CERU) held ...
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The 4 Stocks That Held the DJIA in Check

July 28, 2014: Markets opened mixed on Monday following a couple of significant merger announcements early in the morning. The only economic news out today was pending home sales, which ...
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What Happened to All of the Natural Gas Bulls?

What happened to that natural gas boom that was supposed to continue throughout 2014? We have certainly not had a cool summer universally in the United States, but it also turns ...
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Why This Twitter Earnings Report Matters So Much

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) is set to report its second quarter earnings report after the close of trading on Tuesday. This will be just the second full quarter earnings report ...
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Is There Enough Room for a Sarah Palin Channel?

The world of cable and network TV has been converging with new media for years. Now it looks as though a new channel is soon to be launched -- The ...
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Icahn ‘Extremely Pleased’ With Family Dollar’s Acquisition

When Dollar Tree Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR) announced that it would acquire competitor Family Dollar Stores Inc. (NYSE: FDO) for a cool $8.5 billion, there was no word from activist investor ...
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Tyson’s Shares Rise on Asset Sale, Outlook

Shares of Tyson Foods Inc. (NYSE: TSN) have bounced around Monday morning as investors try to decide whether the company's earnings and its plans to issue more equity are good ...
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