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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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What to Look For in ConocoPhillips Third-Quarter Results

The third largest U.S. integrated oil company, ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP), reports its third-quarter results Thursday morning before the market open. Analysts have a consensus estimate for earnings per share (EPS) ...
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What to Watch For in Altria Earnings

Altria Group Inc. (NYSE: MO) will report its third-quarter earnings Thursday before the U.S. markets open. Thomson Reuters has consensus estimates of $0.68 in earnings per share and $4.73 billion ...
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IBM and Twitter Join Up to Offer Twitter Data to IBM Clients

International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) and Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) have announced an alliance that will marry Twitter data about its users to IBM’s analytics and other services. First ...
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What to Expect From Starbucks Earnings

Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ: SBUX) will report its fiscal fourth-quarter and annual earnings Thursday after the U.S. markets close. Thomson Reuters has fourth-quarter consensus estimates of $0.74 in earnings per share ...
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American Realty Comes Back to Reality

American Realty Capital Properties Inc. (NASDAQ: ARCP) announced Wednesday morning that its previously issued financial statements and other financial information should no longer be relied upon. This is not just ...
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The High Cost of Cancelled Airline Flights

In the past 30 days, Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) has cancelled 707 U.S. flights, more than any other major carrier. United Continental Holdings Inc. (NYSE: UAL) has cancelled 518, ...
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Shell Midstream IPO Out With a Bang

Shell Midstream Partners L.P. (NYSE: SHLX) had its initial public offering (IPO) Wednesday morning. The company is a master limited partnership (MLP) formed by an affiliate of Royal Dutch Shell ...
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