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Falling Short Interest in Semiconductor Stocks

Short interest data for the August 15 settlement date has come out. The semiconductor industry is considered to be an economic driver of growth because it is a technology enabler ...
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Rising Short Interest in Biotech Stocks

The short interest data is out for the August 15 settlement date. Short sellers might be inclined to bet against biotech companies because of their volatile behavior on the charts, ...
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3D printing

Short Sellers Still Attacking 3D Printing Stocks

Short interest rose yet again in the two-week period ending August 15 for three of four of the 3D printing companies we follow. Share prices fell at the same three ...
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Short Interest in Solar Stocks on the Rise Again

In three of the five solar stocks we track, short interest rose during the two-week period to August 15. The biggest movement was a rise in short interest in one ...
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Seadrill Sinking on Weak Outlook

Offshore drilling company Seadrill Ltd. (NYSE: SDRL) posted second-quarter 2014 results before markets opened on Wednesday. The company posted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.24 on revenues of $1.22 ...
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ETF investing

Are Triple-Leveraged ETFs on the Way Out?

August is generally considered to be the dog days of summer in the financial markets. It seems like most investors are more concerned with their last vacation of the summer ...
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Tiffany Earnings Glitter, but Outlook Dull

Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) reported second quarter 2014 results before markets opened Wednesday. The luxury goods company reported diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.96 on revenues of $992.93 ...
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CONE Midstream Files for IPO — Sponsored by CONSOL and Noble

CONE Midstream Partners L.P. filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for an initial public offering (IPO) on Tuesday. The total filing was $350 million for common units ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Akamai, Facebook, Garmin, Waste Management and More

Stocks were firm yet again on Wednesday, after the S&P 500 hit 2,000 for the first time this week, and with the DJIA having hit a record. Investors are still looking for value ...
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factory

Will the 4% GDP for Q2 Hold Up in Thursday’s Revision?

The first revision to real gross domestic product (GDP) for the second quarter of 2014 will be reported at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday. The first estimate released on real GDP ...
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Mortgage Loan Rates Mostly Lower as Applications Rise

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its weekly report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting an increase of 2.8% in the group’s seasonally adjusted composite index, following a rise of ...
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Detroit’s Housing Market Has Never Recovered

S&P Case Shiller released its housing data for June, and Detroit did fairly well. Home prices rose 10.3%, compared to the same month last year. That was against a national ...
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Stocks With the Largest Short Interest

Several companies had more than 100 million shares sold short for the two-week period that ended on August 15. Among these was perennial leader Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI), ...
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What Happened to All the Gun Buyers?

Something has gone wrong in gun land. The frenzy of pistol and rifle purchases has abated, without any easy answer for the trend. Large, publicly traded gun company Smith &Wesson ...
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America’s Disappearing Jobs

After the Great Recession, which cost millions of Americans their jobs, the U.S. labor market has begun to heal. So far this year the United States has added an average ...
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