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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: GE, IBM, Bristol-Myers, Encana, Halliburton, Rio Tinto, WhiteWave and More

Stocks were indicated up on Tuesday, even after Monday's big gains. The trend that is nearing four years old now is that investors keep buying stocks on weakness. 24/7 Wall ...
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Countries That Hate America the Most

In 2014, 45% of the population across the 135 countries reviewed approved of the United States, roughly unchanged from the year before. Of major global powers, the United States received ...
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Lockheed Martin Rocket Launches Boost Earnings and Guidance

Lockheed Martin Corp. (NYSE: LMT) reported first-quarter 2015 earnings Tuesday before markets opened. The defense contractor posted adjusted operating earnings per share (EPS) of $2.74 on revenues of $10.11 billion. ...
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Why Massive Solar Installations in China Could Drive 4 Solar Stocks Higher

In an effort to suppress a slowdown in growth and the economy in China, the nation's central bank cut the reserve requirement ratio for all banks by 1% to 18.5% ...
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Under Armour Finds That Meeting Estimates Not Enough With Its High Valuation

Under Armour Inc. (NYSE: UA) is finding out that having a high earnings and revenue multiple demands that you do more than simply meet earnings expectations. The sports apparel company ...
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Cost Savings Help DuPont Earnings, Strong Dollar Hurts

E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. (NYSE: DD) reported first-quarter 2015 earnings Tuesday before markets opened. The chemical giant posted adjusted operating earnings per share (EPS) of $1.34 on ...
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IBM Continues Sharp Spin Downward

International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) shares did not rally on its first-quarter results. They were far too poor and offered no proof that the company has begun to recover. As it moves ...
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How Spirit Airlines Makes Money While Being Hated

Spirit Airlines Inc. (NASDAQ: SAVE) could not have done much worse in the widely regarded American Customer Satisfaction Index for the airline carrier business. Against an industry average 71 on a ...
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Countries Spending the Most on War

Global military spending totaled $1.78 trillion in 2014, down slightly from the year before. Military expenditures in North America, Western and European countries continued to slowly decline, while spending rose ...
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Are There Hidden Risks If GE Sells Off Too Many Finance Assets?

General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) was not among the major Dow Jones Industrial Average stocks loving the broad market gains most of Monday. It was among just a handful of ...
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Has IBM Stopped the Bleeding With Earnings?

International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) reported its first-quarter financial after the markets closed Monday as $2.91 in earnings per share (EPS) on $19.61 billion in revenue. This was against ...
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BioCryst Upgrade Almost Looks Misunderstood

The most recent analyst call by Merrill Lynch for BioCryst Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: BCRX) may be very misunderstood for what it is. The brokerage firm upgraded BioCryst to Neutral and ...
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The 52-Week Low Club for Monday

April 20, 2015: Here are four stocks among the 26 equities making new 52-week lows today. Iconix Brand Group Inc. (NASDAQ: ICON) dropped nearly 20% on Monday to post a ...
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The 4 Stocks That Lifted the DJIA on Monday

April 20, 2015: Markets opened higher on Monday loosened its reserves requirement ratio by a full point to 18.5%, the largest move in more than six years and one designed ...
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Costco Dividend and Buyback Scorecard

Along with earnings season in January and April, there are hundreds of large companies which take the opportunity to yet again raise their dividends and/or announce big share buybacks. News ...
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