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Major Win for Boot Barn IPO

Boot Barn Holdings Inc. (NYSE: BOOT) entered the market Thursday morning when it had its initial public offering (IPO). The underwriters for the offering were J.P. Morgan, Wells Fargo, Piper Jaffray, Baird and ...
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A Rising Interest Rate Scenario That Might Be Good for Banks

A rising interest rate environment is supposed to bad for banks. It turns out that not all rising rate environments are created equal, and rising rates of the past may ...
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What to Expect From Chevron and Exxon Earnings

With oil prices having been in the tank, the investment community has been more focused on oil stocks. On Friday we will get to see how the two biggest oil ...
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China’s Big Oil Companies Battered by Low Crude Oil Prices

China’s big three oil companies have recently reported earnings that are significantly below expectations. PetroChina Co. Ltd. (NYSE: PTR), China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. (NYSE: SNP) (aka Sinopec) and Cnooc ...
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Did Ocwen Set Enough Cash Aside for Potential NY Settlement?

Ocwen Financial Corp. (NYSE: OCN) has run into trouble, and all the most recent news about backdated letter allegations by New York regulators came up after the end of its ...
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Full 360-Degree Earnings Preview for Starbucks

Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ: SBUX) will report its fiscal fourth-quarter and annual earnings Thursday after the U.S. markets close. Thomson Reuters has fourth-quarter consensus estimates of $0.74 in earnings per share ...
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Volkswagen Earnings Rise on Audi, Volumes Rise in China

Volkswagen released its results for the first nine months of 2014 on Thursday, and passenger car sales rose 5.7% worldwide, with wide variations among the company’s various markets. Revenues rose ...
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Natural Gas Inventory Rises Ahead of Start to Heating Season

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Thursday morning that U.S. natural gas stocks increased by 87 billion cubic feet for the week ending October 24, compared with an expected ...
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4 Oil Service Stocks With Huge Upside Despite Oil Meltdown

While it seems counterintuitive that oil service stocks could have huge upside when the price of oil is the lowest in over two years, the fact of the matter is ...
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Visa and MasterCard Earnings Tell a Tale of a Better Consumer

Earnings season has been in full swing, and now investors have gotten their chance to see both of the largest credit card processing systems. The earnings reports were solid for ...
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What to Expect From Groupon Earnings

Groupon Inc. (NASDAQ: GRPN) will report its third-quarter earnings Thursday after the market close. Thomson Reuters has consensus estimates of $0.01 in earnings per share and $748.76 million in revenue. ...
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Third-Quarter GDP Growth Decelerating

The U.S. Commerce Department has released its first read on real gross domestic product (GDP) for the third quarter of 2014, showing that GDP rose at an annual rate of ...
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Higher Cigarette Pricing Drives Altria Earnings Higher

Altria Group Inc. (NYSE: MO) reported third-quarter 2014 results before markets opened Thursday. The tobacco company posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.69 on revenues of $4.16 billion, ...
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Top Health Care and Biotech Stocks to Buy That Have Already Posted Earnings

Many investors want to try to find the stocks that are going to offer the traditional “beat and raise estimates” before they release quarterly earnings reports. Actually, it has always ...
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ConocoPhillips Earnings Bolstered by Asset Sale

ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) reported third-quarter 2014 results before markets opened Thursday. The oil and gas production company posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.29 on revenues of $12.92 ...
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