Etsy Files for IPO

Etsy Inc. has filed an S-1 form with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for its initial public offering (IPO). No terms were given in the filing, but it ...
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Just How Expensive Is the Pharmacyclics Buyout?

Pharmacyclics Inc. (NASDAQ: PCYC) has seen its stock surge in the past week as rumors swirl about a potential acquisition. News finally broke late Wednesday that there was an official ...
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Is Kroger Poised to Have Another Phenomenal Year?

Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) reported its fiscal fourth-quarter financial results before the markets opened Thursday. This quarter marks the 45th consecutive quarter of positive same-store sales growth, not including fuel sales. ...
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UBS Has 4 Diversified Oil Services Stocks to Buy

Now that the plunge in oil seems to be settling out, and February was the first month since last summer when West Texas Intermediate (WTI) ended the month up, most ...
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February Retail Sales Affected by Port Slowdown, Weather

Retailers are announcing February U.S. same-store sales figures Thursday. Research firm Retail Metrics projected an overall gain of 1.9% year-over-year. In February of 2014, retail same-store sales rose 2.1%. In ...
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5 Stocks Just Added to Credit Suisse Top Picks List

With the first quarter starting to wind down, many firms on Wall Street are doing some fine tuning to the list of stocks that rank highest with their analysts. In ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: BP, Exxon, Exelon, Home Depot, Sirius XM, McDonald’s, Disney and More

Stocks were indicated higher after a couple days of selling. The one trend that remains in place is that investors buy stocks whenever there is a pullback. 24/7 Wall St. ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Continue to Soar

The U.S. Labor Department has released, yet again, another somewhat disappointing reading for weekly jobless claims. Initial claims rose by a sharp 7,000 to a seasonally adjusted reading of 320,000. ...
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5 Merrill Lynch SMID-Cap Alpha Stocks to Buy Now

For years the Russell 2000 has underperformed the S&P 500 as investors sought the largest and most liquid stocks to own as the 2008 collapse still resonated firmly in their ...
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Could Ciena Outlook Temper Enthusiasm for Earnings Beat?

Ciena Corp. (NYSE: CIEN) reported first-quarter fiscal 2015 results before markets opened Thursday. The network equipment maker reported adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.12 and $529.2 million in ...
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Could Costco Earnings Signal a Rise in Membership Fees?

Costco Wholesale Corp. (NASDAQ: COST) reported second-quarter fiscal 2015 results before markets opened Thursday. The big-box club store posted quarterly diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.35 on revenue of ...
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Toyota Prius Continues to Lead Hybrid Car Sales

Americans bought 27,038 hybrid cars in February, barely better than the total sales of Ford Motor Co.'s (NYSE: F) Fusion. Of those sales, 64% were from Toyota Motor Corp. (NYSE: ...
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Big Companies Still Cannot Find Success on Twitter

No single company has enough followers on Twitter Inc. (NASDAQ: TWTR) to crack the list of the top 50 most followed. Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) leads the list at number ...
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Are Vivint Earnings Enough Going Forward?

Vivint Solar, Inc. (NYSE: VSLR) reported a fourth-quarter net loss of $0.36 per share Wednesday after the markets closed. The solar installer also reported $6.86 million in revenue compared to Thomson Reuters consensus ...
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What Drove SanDisk Higher

SanDisk Corp. (NASDAQ: SNDK) recently unveiled the newest addition to its flash-storage offerings, InfiniFlash. The new storage system delivers massive capacity, extreme performance, and superior reliability to big data and hyperscale ...
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