McDonald’s Credit Ratings Fall on Turnaround Plan Share Buybacks

While shareholders had some reason to be pleased with the McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE: MCD) turnaround plan announced on Monday, those reasons were not shared by two credit ratings agencies. Both ...
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Top Credit Suisse Major Pharma Stock Picks to Buy

Considering the health care sector has been on fire for the first quarter of 2015, analysts are putting more value in biotechs and big pharmaceuticals. Credit Suisse is no different. ...
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4 ETFs to Buy to Protect Against Huge Market Losses

It has now been six years since the depths of the Great Recession and the ensuing stock market sell-off. The S&P 500 is up over 200% in that period, and ...
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Home Prices Rising Fastest in Colorado and South Carolina

Home prices in the United States rose for the 37th consecutive month in March, and the monthly increase ticked up at a higher rate. Compared with March of 2014, home ...
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How Sprint Measures Up to AT&T and Verizon After Earnings

Sprint Corp. (NYSE: S) reported its 2014 fiscal fourth-quarter financial results Tuesday before the markets opened. The telecom giant had a net loss of $0.06 per share on $8.28 billion ...
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Cloud Networking Stocks to Buy as Sector Stays Red Hot

The demand is huge for data, streaming video and audio, you name it. The demand is also huge for security in hyper-scale data centers. The bottom line is that the ...
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Why DirecTV Earnings Report Is All About the AT&T Merger

DirecTV (NASDAQ: DTV) reported first-quarter 2015 results before markets opened Tuesday morning. The satellite TV provider posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.44 on revenues of $8.14 billion. ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Alcatel-Lucent, AOL, Cisco, EMC, Netflix, Tesla and More

Stocks were looking for direction on Tuesday morning. The markets are still challenging all-time highs, and investors literally have bought every single pullback for almost four years. 24/7 Wall St. ...
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Disney Is Its Own Superhero After Earnings

Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) reported its fiscal second-quarter financial results before the markets opened Tuesday. The Mouse House had $1.23 in earnings per share (EPS) on $12.46 billion in ...
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No Buyers Calling on Avon

Twice so far in 2015 there have been reports that potential buyers have been sniffing around Avon Products Inc. (NYSE: AVP), and both times the share price spiked, only to ...
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UBS Adds Momentum Consumer Discretionary Stock to Equity Focus List

With May here, investors are pondering whether it is time to “sell in May and go away.” At UBS, they are making changes to the firm's Equity Focus List, and ...
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How All Those Merger Costs Affected Office Depot Earnings

Office Depot Inc. (NASDAQ: ODP) reported first-quarter 2015 results before markets opened Tuesday. The office supplies retailer posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.13 and $3.88 billion in ...
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The Healthiest County in Each State

With the ongoing U.S. economic recovery and implementation of the Affordable Care Act, health insurance coverage rates among Americans have increased significantly. Americans may expect health outcomes to improve as ...
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Dow Chemical to Fire 3% of Employees, CEO Will Take No Pay Cut

The story is as old as publicly traded companies. Dow Chemical Co. (NYSE: DOW) will cut 3% of its workforce. Nothing in the corporation's press release mentioned whether Andrew N. ...
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Fox Renews ‘The Simpsons’ for 27th and 28th Seasons

Fox has renewed "The Simpsons" for a 27th and a 28th season. The media company claims this makes the show the longest running in TV history. By contrast, some of the most ...
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