ConocoPhillips Delivers Huge Win For Shareholders

Things have improved handily from a year ago in the energy sector. Still, even with a pro-energy White House, things are far from perfect in the oil and gas sector. ...
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Missiles Deliver Big Dividend Hike for Raytheon Shareholders

Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been one of the pot-election winners that benefitted from the so-called "trump Bump" due to higher military spending ambitions. It turns out that the hype ...
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Lululemon Gets Downward Dog on Guidance

Lululemon Athletica Inc. (NASDAQ: LULU) reported its most recently quarterly earnings after markets closed on Wednesday. The company posted $0.99 in earnings per share (EPS) and $789.9 million in revenue, ...
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Wednesday’s Biggest Winners and Losers in the S&P 500

March 29, 2017: The S&P 500 closed higher on the day, up 0.11 % and 2.56 points to 2,361.14. Separately the DJIA closed down 0.20% on the day at 20,659.39, ...
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Alliqua BioMedical, SCANA Drop into Wednesday’s 52-Week Low Club

March 29, 2017: Here are four stocks trading with relatively heavy volume among 26 equities making new 52-week lows in Wednesday's session. On the NYSE, advancers led decliners by nearly ...
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UnitedHealth, Travelers Sink DJIA Wednesday

March 29, 2017: Markets opened mixed Wednesday as investors and traders may have been wondering about what will happen next -- and how soon -- now that the Brexit process ...
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Barclays Going Crazy For Amazon, Alphabet and Facebook

When analysts issue new ratings on popular tech, internet, and social media stocks, sometimes the upside can be large. Traditional new ratings such as "Buy" and "Outperform" ratings in established ...
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A Single Robot May Cost Up to 6 Workers’ Jobs

The word "robot" first appeared in a play called "R.U.R.," written in 1920 by Czech playwright Karel Capek. Depending on who you believe, in just over 100 years, by 2025, ...
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Why This Key Analyst Has a Mixed View of Vertex’s Win

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: VRTX) shares jumped after the firm released results from two Phase 3 studies in the treatment of cystic fibrosis in ages 12 and older. Ultimately they ...
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Bezos vs Buffett: Amazon Worth as Much as Berkshire Hathaway?

Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) received a positive assessment of its stock price by research firm Barclays, which pushed its share price to an all-time high of $870. In the process, ...
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The Least Healthy County in Every State

By many health measures, the United States, a nation of over 320 million, is an anomaly. Despite health spending approaching $10,000 per person -- which amounts to twice and even ...
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What to Expect When Lululemon Reports Earnings

Lululemon Athletica Inc. (NASDAQ: LULU) is scheduled to release its fiscal fourth-quarter financial results after the markets close on Wednesday. The consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters are $1.01 in earnings ...
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Expect More Federal Reserve Rate Hikes in 2017

If the Federal Reserve and the financial markets are correct, 2017 will end up being the year that interest rates start to become more and more normalized on a historical ...
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Global Spending on Data Security to Reach $82 Billion in 2017

Worldwide spending on security-related hardware, software and services is forecast to reach $81.7 billion in 2017, on its way to $105 billion by 2020. That's a compound annual growth rate ...
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Would It Make Sense for Amazon to Acquire Shopify?

Shopify Inc. (NYSE: SHOP) has defied the direction of the major markets in the past week, with its shares having gained about 8%. Its stock also has surged almost 70% ...
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