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Yelp Pulls a Twitter – Profits Instead of Losses!

Yelp, Inc. (NYSE: YELP) was trading higher ahead of earnings, likely feeling some of the joy from the Twitter, Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) and Facebook earnings. Still, an 8.8% gain to ...
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Is a $1.3 Billion Fine for BofA Getting Off Cheap?

A sum of nearly $1.3 billion in a government fine would put most businesses out of business. However, if your corporate name is Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC) or ...
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Janet Yellen and FOMC Verdict on Tapering, Quantitative Easing, Rate Hikes

Janet Yellen and the Federal Reserve have released their statement for the July 29 to 30 FOMC meeting. As expected, we got more tapering of the monthly bond buying and ...
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crude oil prices

Earnings and Value Duel for Exxon, Chevron and ConocoPhillips

This week is the apex of earnings season, and we have the big three oil giants on deck to report. Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) and ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) will ...
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Are Analysts Really Chasing Twitter Up as Much as It Seems?

It is impossible not to congratulate Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) for its earnings report. The issue here is that the initial reaction to the great earnings may have simply been ...
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credit cards

Nomura Sees Credit Card Growth Opportunities Remaining Ahead

Nomura is out with a report that bodes marginally well for banks issuing credit cards and private credit card issuance. Nomura's Bill Carcache is signaling that more issuers are now ...
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Bull and Bear

Beyond Sell Stocks in May … Sell Stocks in August?

Investors have gotten used to seeing new Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) and S&P 500 highs almost each week this year. That is with turmoil in Ukraine, Iraq, Syria and ...
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Very Mixed Yet Positive Payrolls Data From ADP and TrimTabs

This week is a very busy week for employment data. We are still awaiting the Friday unemployment and payrolls report from the Labor Department, but we now have two preliminary ...
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Q2 GDP Blowout — at Least on the Headline Data

It turns out that the first quarter drop of 2.9% in gross domestic product (GDP) was truly a blip, just like economists had been saying all along. What is more ...
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investor research

Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Enbridge, NOV, Freescale, Twitter, Verizon, Windstream and More

Stocks surged higher on Wednesday morning despite new sanctions in Russia. A strong ADP payrolls report was tempered by the notion that it won't make the FOMC more aggressive on ...
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How Analysts Rate Twitter Now After the Explosive Earnings Reaction

This post has been updated below. The monumental earnings slam by Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) has many investors and market pundits wondering whether they have missed the boat on ...
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GDP vs. FOMC vs. Unemployment and Payrolls

24/7 Wall St. wanted to make an update for its readers about the dual importance of economic reports. It is unemployment that rules the roost in most months, but this ...
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Blast Off for Twitter Earnings

Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) was one social media earnings report we were highly awaiting, and now the stock went into blast off mode. Twitter was expected to lose a penny ...
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home prices

Rising Cash-Out Refinancings: Return of the Housing Bubble or Normalcy?

If you were in the business of flipping houses or buying a home and using it as a personal piggy bank each time the equity in the home rose, you ...
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Can Twitter Actually Have Breakeven Earnings?

Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) will report its second-quarter earnings after the market closes on Tuesday. The social news and information network is expected to post a small loss at -$0.01 ...
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