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Can Skyworks Keep Up Its Robust Stock Performance?

Skyworks Solutions Inc. has been one of the outright best performing S&P 500 stocks so far in 2015. Even farther back, over the past year, the stock has in fact grown about ...
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Texas Manufacturing Starts to Shrink: Sub-$50 Oil Reality Sets In

The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas has released its Manufacturing Outlook report for the month of March. It was widely expected that regional manufacturing would be at least at risk ...
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Pending Home Sales Jump 3% in February

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) on Monday morning released its data on pending sales of existing homes for February. The pending home sales index rose 3.1% from a slightly ...
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How First Solar Can Keep Its Stellar Stock Gains Going

Since late February when First Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR) and SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWR) announced their intention to create a joint venture yieldco, First Solar’s shares are up about 21%. ...
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Why This Analyst Is So Positive on Delta Air

Delta Air Lines Inc. (NYSE: DAL) has been riding high on lower oil prices throughout the past year, and it looks like the airline will continue to do so, according ...
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Why a PBM Acquisition Is Taking UnitedHealth to All-Time Highs

UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH) is making a $12.8 billion acquisition. Investors are used to seeing an acquirers' shares fall when they announce mergers, but this deal is quite different. ...
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Merrill Lynch Makes Changes to SMID-Cap Alpha List for Q2

Since bottoming out back in October, the Russell 2000 has been on fire, and many investors have rotated portfolio allocations back to the index. Typically the small and mid-cap stocks ...
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Two Very Different Analyst Views Ahead of Micron Earnings

Micron Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) may have been an incredible growth stock in 2013 and 2014, but the chipmaker is now among the worst performing S&P 500 stocks so far ...
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Yemen, Iran and the Price of Crude

When the Saudi Arabian Air Force began bombing targets in Yemen last week, the price of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil for April delivery spiked to more than $52 ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Altera, Delta, Devon, GM, LINN, Micron and More

Stocks were indicated to bounce on Monday morning after a very choppy week took out most of the gains in 2015. The one trend that remains in place is that ...
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3 Top Deutsche Bank Picks for Oil Services Upcycle

If there is one thing that has played out before, it is the boom and bust cycle in the oil industry. As a result there have always been some predictable ...
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4 UBS Most Preferred Networking Tech Stocks to Buy

With a huge build-out Verizon Inc.'s (NYSE: VZ) 100G network and data centers increasing connectivity, network speeds and latency, the potential for substantial business to be generated by the leaders ...
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Has American Realty Capital Recovered Its Footing?

American Realty Capital Properties Inc. (NASDAQ: ARCP) reported fourth quarter and full-year 2014 results before markets opened Monday. The commercial real-estate company reported quarterly adjusted diluted funds from operations (FFO) ...
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Can Lincoln Triple Sales? No

The Lincoln Motor Company showed its new Lincoln Continental Concept, which means it is not a real car yet that real people can buy. As part of the launch, Ford ...
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America’s Fastest Growing Cities

The U.S. population rose by just 0.75% in 2014, roughly flat from previous years and the lowest growth rate in more than 70 years. Not only has the country become ...
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