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Mortgage Loan Rates Dropped Slightly Last Week

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its weekly report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting a week-over-week decrease of 4.1% in the group's seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ...
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Online Holiday Shopping to Be Nearly 50% of Sales

The desperate situation of retailers is about to become worse. Holiday shoppers intend to spend 47% of their money online, according to a new survey. E-commerce has only been in ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Apple, Baker Hughes, Chipotle, Dollar General, GM, Lowe’s, Under Armour and More

Stocks were indicated lower after Apple disappointed on earnings and other key earnings reports are not showing much upside. The theme we have seen for about five years now is that ...
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Short Sellers Get More Aggressive on Cybersecurity Stocks

Cybersecurity has become an increasingly important issue that companies have to address as they continue to develop new platforms and mobile apps. Hackers have been able to steal credit card ...
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Short Sellers Continue to Have Mixed Views on Social Media Stocks

Social media has taken the world by storm, building virtual communities for anyone who has internet access and allowing people to connect and share across the globe. A lot of ...
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How Boeing Beat Estimates and Raised Guidance

Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) reported third-quarter 2016 results before markets opened Wednesday. The aerospace company posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $3.51 on revenues of $23.9 billion. In ...
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European Economy Improving Fast: 4 Top Dividend Stocks to Buy Now

Between the Brexit and issues like refugees flooding in from war-torn Middle East countries, Europe has had its share of troubles over the past year. The good news for the ...
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Short Interest in 3D Printing Stocks Continues Rising

Short interest during the two-week period ending October 14 fell on half of the four 3D printing stocks we follow. Buying interest in the 3D printing stocks lifted share prices ...
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Are Short Sellers Losing Interest in Solar Energy Stocks?

Short interest moves among solar and alternative energy stocks were mixed during the two-week reporting period that ended on October 14. Of the companies we watch, short interest rose on ...
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Short Sellers Grow More Selective on Major Pharma Stocks

The short interest data have been released for the October 14 settlement date. Pharmaceutical companies usually are involved in a lengthy process in getting their drug candidates to market through ...
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Short Interest in Twitter Rises Over 7 Million Shares

Shares sold short in Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) rose 7.5 million to 54.3 million in the period that ended October 14. That was 9% of the float, and it was posted ...
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Short Sellers Increase Bets on Major Oil

The short interest data have been released for the October 14 settlement date. With oil prices seemingly on the slow path to recovery and the Dow and S&P 500 slipping ...
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Short Interest in Apple Rises by Over 1 Million Shares

Shares sold short in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) rose 1.3 million to 56 million in the most recent settlement period. The very modest increase happened as Apple's share price was ...
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Short Sellers Can’t Make Up Their Minds on Major Biotechs

The short interest data are out for the most recent settlement date, October 14. Generally speaking, companies within the biotech industry are considered a riskier group of stocks, with big ...
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Short Interest Rises Across Major Semiconductors, With One Key Exception

The short interest data have come out for the October 14 settlement date. It is important to note that semiconductor trends are considered to be leading indicators of technology and ...
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