Is a Crude Oil Super Contango in Our Future?

As U.S. crude oil inventories continue to pile up, some observers are beginning to wonder what happens when all the storage tanks fill up. Storage tanks have reached approximately 60% ...
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Are the Major Growth Days Over for Sirius XM?

Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) could be facing some tough times going forward, according to analysts. Many recent analyst calls are looking for very little upside ahead. Sure, there ...
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Retail’s Biggest Winners and Losers

Retailing is a notoriously competitive business and retail winners and losers can switch positions in a relative heartbeat. For the losers, the writing is often on the wall for a ...
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Natural Gas Price Stays Flat on In-Line Drawdown

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Thursday morning that U.S. natural gas stocks decreased by 228 billion cubic feet for the week ending February 27. Analysts called for a ...
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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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