Thursday’s Biggest Winners and Losers in the S&P 500

June 22, 2017: The S&P 500 closed relatively flat at 2,434.66. The DJIA closed flat as well at 21,398.04. Separately, the Nasdaq closed flat at 6,236.69. Thursday was a relatively flat day for ...
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Hain Celestial, DryShips Drop into Thursday’s 52-Week Low Club

June 22, 2017: Here are four stocks trading with heavy volume among 106 equities making new 52-week lows in Thursday's session. On the NYSE, advancers led decliners by nearly 3 ...
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Goldman Sachs, Wal-Mart Weigh on DJIA Thursday

June 22, 2017: Markets opened slightly higher again Thursday, with all three major indexes turning positive after a short visit into the red and then remaining positive for the rest ...
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Are Movie Theaters on Death’s Door?

Movies are supposed to be hot during the summer. On top of getting a break from the heat outside, that's when many of the annual blockbuster films are released by ...
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Why Argus Sees Southwest Flying Even Higher

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) watched its shares hit an all-time high in Thursday’s session on continued momentum and lower operating costs. In just the past year, the stock is ...
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The Defense Industry Also Showed Up at the Paris Air Show

While the biennial Paris Air Show was dominated this year by news of commercial airplane sales by Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) and Airbus, most of the major U.S. defense contractors ...
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Why Merrill Lynch Is Oracle’s Biggest Bull

Oracle Corp. (NYSE: ORCL) reported its fiscal fourth-quarter financial results after the markets closed and shares hit a new all-time high. Most analysts chased the stock after reading the report, ...
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The Top 20 S&P 500 Companies Buying Back Stock in 2017

Long-term investors have generally been a fan of stock buybacks and dividends. After all, dividends can account for about half of all shareholder returns over time. And buybacks can help ...
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Altice USA Makes Strong Market Entrance in IPO

Altice USA Inc. (NYSE: ATUS) has entered the market in one of the largest initial public offerings (IPO) this year so far. The company priced its 63.94 million shares at ...
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Natural Gas Price Slips as Storage Increase Tops Forecast

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Thursday morning that U.S. natural gas stocks increased by 61 billion cubic feet for the week ending June 16. Analysts were expecting a ...
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Cities With the Most Smokers

About 18.2% of the U.S. adult population smokes, down from over 40% half a century ago. Despite the dramatic decline, smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the ...
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If Qatar Airways Buys Into American, Who’s Next?

American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) announced Thursday morning in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that Qatar Airways has notified the U.S. carrier of the Qatari ...
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Mall of America, Nation’s Biggest, Also Pays Most of Any Shopping Center in Taxes

The Mall of America, the nation’s largest shopping center, also holds the distinction as the biggest taxpayer of any mall in the country, according to data provided by Commercial Cafe. ...
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Facebook Adds New Security Features for Indian Users

Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) is constantly making strides in security measures for protecting its users. In this case, the social media giant introduced some new protections for profile pictures in ...
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Will Walmart Bid for Whole Foods?

The Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) buyout of Whole Foods Market Inc. (NASDAQ: WFM) was partially to flank Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT), which counts on groceries for a large portion ...
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