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The 52-Week Low Club for Monday

May 23, 2016: Only 17 stocks posted new 52-week lows today and only one of those traded more than 1 million shares. NYSE advancers led decliners by less than 5 ...
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The 4 Stocks That Buoyed the Dow on Monday

May 23, 2016: Markets opened essentially flat Monday following some weakness overseas on economic data from Japan and the eurozone. Bayer's $62 billion offer for Monsanto boosted U.S. equities a ...
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3 Stocks That Are Down on the EgyptAir Crash but Set to Recover

The details of Thursday’s EgyptAir Flight 804 crash are just beginning to surface, and while no one is 100% certain what happened, reports suggest the downing of the plane is ...
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IMF Calls for More Greek Debt Restructuring

Greece is back in the news. The good news about Greece is that they are not back in the news on the verge of an impending default, nor is Greece ...
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Nomura Raises Price Target on Noble Energy

On Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu approved a deal that he and members of his ruling coalition hope will get the ball rolling on developing a huge offshore natural ...
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Stock Buybacks Appear to Be Falling out of Favor in 2016

When it comes to companies returning capital to their shareholders, the two general methods have been via dividends and stock buybacks. Dividends are a signal that income should remain healthy. ...
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What to Expect When AutoZone Reports Earnings

AutoZone Inc. (NYSE: AZO) is set to report its fiscal third-quarter financial results before the markets open on Tuesday. Thomson Reuters consensus estimates are $10.92 in earnings per share (EPS) on ...
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Americans’ Retirement Income Falls Short

In order for Americans to enjoy a financially comfortable retirement, a rule of thumb from financial advisors is that they will need about 70% of their pre-retirement income in order ...
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What to Look for in Best Buy Earnings

Best Buy Co. Inc. (NYSE: BBY) is scheduled to release its fiscal first-quarter earnings report before the markets open on Tuesday. The consensus estimates call for $0.35 in earnings per ...
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Are There More Insurance Giant Merger Risks?

Many investors, and the millions of insured Americans, are concerned about insurance premiums. After all, "Affordable Care" hasn't proved to be that affordable for many people who already had insurance ...
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KBR Buys Government Contractor Wyle for $570 Million

Engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company KBR Inc. (NYSE: KBR) announced Monday morning that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Wyle for $570 million, including a ...
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Yum Authorizes Huge Share Repurchase Plan

Yum! Brands Inc. (NYSE: YUM) recently announced that its board of directors has approved a significant share repurchase plan for 2016. The board authorized a repurchase program up to $4.2 ...
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Why Credit Suisse Now Prefers 21st Century Fox Over Time Warner

Investors look through various research reports to find new value in many different forms. One such method is to review additions and deletions from focus lists at the big investment ...
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Freeport-McMoRan Cancels Oil & Gas Spin-Off

Mining and energy company Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX) formally filed a notice with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) withdrawing its proposed spin-off and initial public offering in its ...
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Ares Capital Moves to Acquire American Capital, Excluding Mortgage Management

Both Ares Capital Corp. (NASDAQ: ARCC) and American Capital Ltd. (NASDAQ: ACAS) announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement. According to the agreement, Ares Capital will acquire ...
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