Merrill Lynch Issues Upside 2015 Price Target For S&P 500

After an extremely strong 2013 and a strong 2014, now the bull market is nearing its sixth year. This has investors and analysts alike wondering what sort of upside to ...
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China Moves to Cut Smoking, Cigarette Advertising

There are more than 300 million smokers in China and another 740 million Chinese who are exposed to second-hand smoke each year. The government is looking to reduce those numbers ...
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What to Expect From Hewlett-Packard Earnings

Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE: HPQ) will report its fourth-quarter earnings Tuesday after the market close. Thomson Reuters has consensus estimates of $1.06 in earnings per share and $28.76 billion in revenue. ...
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Consumer Confidence Retreats from Recovery High

The Conference Board released its consumer confidence index for November as 88.7, below the Bloomberg consensus estimate of 96.5. The previous reading in October was a recovery high at 94.1. The ...
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Washington, Atlanta Home Prices Drop in Sept

In nine of 20 U.S. cities included in the S&P/Case-Shiller home price index, September house prices declined, and in six of those cities the drop was greater than the 0.1% ...
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The Best Stocks of 2014 Part 1: Materials, Consumer, Health, Industrials

Stocks have enjoyed yet another wonderful year in 2014, and the bull market is now more than five and a half years old. With the S&P 500 index up almost ...
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Why Analysts Keep Chasing Palo Alto Higher After Earnings

Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE: PANW) reported its first-quarter earnings Monday after the market close as $0.15 in earnings per share and $192.3 million in revenue. The Thomson Reuters consensus ...
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Key Analyst Reviews American Tower’s Position

American Tower Corp. (NYSE: AMT) is an independent owner and operator of wireless broadcast and communications real estate, and its asset portfolio includes over 65,000 towers worldwide. American Tower has ...
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What the Preliminary GDP Reading Means for the Holidays

The Bureau of Economic Analysis released the preliminary reading for real GDP growth at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 3.9%. This came in above both Dow Jones and Bloomberg ...
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RBC Has Three Top Biotech Picks for Year End and 2015

If any sector has had an up and down 2014, it would be the biotech. A massive sell-off in the spring and in the fall has given some biotech investors ...
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Petrobras Reveals Receipt of SEC Subpoena

Brazil’s government-controlled oil giant Petroleo Brasileiro SA (NYSE: PBR), or Petrobras, issued a statement Tuesday morning saying that the company had received a subpoena from the U.S. Securities and Exchange ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: GE, Honeywell, JetBlue, Level 3, Pandora, Petrobras and More

Stocks were indicated higher on Tuesday, and this will effectively be the last day full of major analyst calls this week as Wall Street and Main Street get ready for ...
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Tiffany Earnings, Revenues Hit by Asian Slowdown; Forecast Softens

Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) reported third-quarter 2014 results before markets opened Tuesday morning. The luxury goods company posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.76 on revenues of ...
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Yingli Green Energy Posts Smaller Loss, but Lowers Forecast

Chinese solar PV maker Yingli Green Energy Holding Co. Ltd. (NYSE: YGE) posted third-quarter 2014 results before markets opened on Tuesday morning. The company posted a diluted earnings per American Depositary Share ...
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OECD Expects Troubled Global Economy

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is the latest group to warn that the global economy has slowed, probably to a level that risks another worldwide recession. Its assessments ...
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