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What to Expect From Costco Earnings

Costco Wholesale Corp. (NASDAQ: COST) is scheduled to report its fiscal third-quarter financial results Wednesday after the markets close. Thomson Reuters has consensus estimates of $1.16 in earnings per share ...
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Why This Analyst Sees YouTube as the Key to Google Growth

It might be hard to believe but Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) purchased YouTube for $1.65 billion nearly a decade ago. One analyst firm views the current value of YouTube at ...
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Why a Key Analyst Sees Weakness in Near-Term Oil

Oil prices have surged over the past couple of months, pushing near the $60 mark at this point. Companies, sectors and countries alike that were benefiting from lower oil prices ...
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Sentiment Improves for MLPs: 4 Top Companies to Buy Now

What a difference a year makes. Last year at this time, the Alerian MLP Index was up 11% higher than it currently is, and investors were giddy at the annual ...
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Mega Millions Lottery Rolls to $233 Million: What to Do (or Not Do) If You Win

The $214 million Mega Millions lottery drawing did not produce a jackpot winner on Tuesday night. That means that the lottery drawing will grow and will be announced on Friday ...
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2 Huge Trends Very Positive for 4 Top Software Stocks to Buy

One huge buzzword that is perhaps now totally overused is trending. While overworked, it does point out what is new, happening and, most importantly in some cases, working. A new ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Ambarella, eBay, Rite Aid, TiVo, Yahoo, Valero, Virtu and More

Stocks were looking for a slightly positive opening on Wednesday, an effort to unseat recent market weakness. The one trend that is now nearly four years old is that investors ...
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Michael Kors Continues to Fall Out of Favor

Michael Kors Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: KORS) reported its fiscal fourth-quarter earnings Wednesday before the markets opened. The company had $0.90 in earnings per share (EPS) on $1.08 billion in revenue, ...
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Tiffany Rewarded for Less Bad Behavior

Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) released its fiscal first-quarter financial results Wednesday before the markets opened. The company had $0.81 in earnings per share (EPS) on $962.4 million in revenue. ...
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Analyst Has 4 Top US Growth Stock Calls for This Week

While the short week is always nice for those needing a break, it also tends to compact the research calls and data that come out into a shorter space. A ...
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Toll Brothers Profits Rise as Home Prices Climb

Toll Brothers Inc. (NYSE: TOL) reported second-quarter fiscal 2015 results before markets opened Wednesday. The luxury homebuilder reported quarterly diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.37 on revenues of $852.6 ...
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Mortgage Loan Rates Rise for 4th Consecutive Week

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting a week-over-week decrease of 1.6% in the group’s seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ending ...
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Chrysler Sales Increase Expected to Top Industry in May

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V.'s (NYSE: FCAU) U.S. sales have outdone the industry for most of the past three years, primarily because of the success of Jeep and the Ram pickup. May has ...
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Apple Tops Brand Value List, IBM Loses Ground

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) tops every brand value list. The carefully followed annual BrandZ Top 100 Valuable Global Brands of 2015 is no exception. While most of the brands on this ...
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Will Hormel Be Taken Seriously in Organic Meat With Applegate Buyout?

It is no secret by now that more consumers want to eat more and more organic or naturally raised foods. The fight against antibiotics, hormones and use of GMO franken-feed ...
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