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GE, Synchrony Financial Lower Sights for Thursday IPO

General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) spinoff Synchrony Financial priced its initial public offering of 125 million shares at $23 at the bottom of the expected range of $23 to $26 ...
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Whole Foods’ Guidance Cut Takes an Ax to the Stock Price

Whole Foods Market Inc. (NASDAQ: WFM) reported third-quarter 2014 results after markets closed Wednesday evening. For the quarter, the high-ticket grocery store chain posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) ...
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Yelp Pulls a Twitter – Profits Instead of Losses!

Yelp, Inc. (NYSE: YELP) was trading higher ahead of earnings, likely feeling some of the joy from the Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) and Facebook earnings. Still, an 8.8% gain to ...
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Today’s 52-Week Low Club

July 30, 2014: Stocks making new 52-week lows today included the following four firms. Ally Financial Inc. (NYSE: ALLY) shares fell to a new post-IPO low of $23.00 after reporting ...
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The 4 Stocks That Held Back the Dow

July 29, 2014: Markets opened higher on Wednesday after a very solid first estimate on second quarter GDP and some strong earnings reports. The FOMC announcement continued the tapering but ...
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Is a $1.3 Billion Fine for BofA Getting Off Cheap?

A sum of nearly $1.3 billion in a government fine would put most businesses out of business. However, if your corporate name is Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC) or ...
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Back-to-School Season Isn’t What It Used to Be

The back-to-school shopping season is traditionally second only to the end-of-the-year holiday season for retail sales. Sales could reach $84 billion -- not really close to the nearly $600 billion ...
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Janet Yellen and FOMC Verdict on Tapering, Quantitative Easing, Rate Hikes

Janet Yellen and the Federal Reserve have released their statement for the July 29 to 30 FOMC meeting. As expected, we got more tapering of the monthly bond buying and ...
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Earnings and Value Duel for Exxon, Chevron and ConocoPhillips

This week is the apex of earnings season, and we have the big three oil giants on deck to report. Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) and ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) will ...
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Dear NQ, How Real Is Bison Capital?

Last October 24, shares of NQ Mobile Inc. (NYSE: NQ) dropped from an opening price of $23.00 per American Depositary Share (ADS) to close at $12.09 after falling as lows ...
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Are Analysts Really Chasing Twitter Up as Much as It Seems?

It is impossible not to congratulate Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) for its earnings report. The issue here is that the initial reaction to the great earnings may have simply been ...
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A Night Vision Case for iPhone 5

Want to see in the dark and look behind walls? FLIR Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) has just the gizmo for you. The FLIR One case for an Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) iPhone ...
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Nomura Sees Credit Card Growth Opportunities Remaining Ahead

Nomura is out with a report that bodes marginally well for banks issuing credit cards and private credit card issuance. Nomura's Bill Carcache is signaling that more issuers are now ...
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Airbus Reports Revenues, Profits Rise as Orders Remain Flat

Paris-traded Airbus Group reported results for the first half of 2014 Wednesday morning, and the news was mixed. Revenues and profits were higher than in the first half of 2013, ...
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Gasoline Prices Continue Slide Despite Falling Crude Inventory

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its weekly petroleum status report Wednesday morning. U.S. commercial crude inventories decreased by 3.7 million barrels last week, maintaining a total U.S. commercial ...
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