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8 Analyst Stock Picks Under $10 With Massive Upside Targets

The stock market has again challenged new all-time highs and the Nasdaq is over that elusive tech-bubble peak above 5,000 again. So what if it took 15 years to get ...
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7 Oil and Gas Stocks Analysts Want You to Buy Now

The oil and gas sector is still trying to find its footing after oil fell precipitously from $100 to under $50. Many big and small energy players have been caught ...
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Why Apple Dividend Hike and Buybacks Matter More Than Earnings

Investors love dividends, and what they love even more is companies that are in the business of raising their dividends regularly. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) is the biggest stock in ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Amazon, Best Buy, Cisco, Microsoft, Nike, Target, Weatherford and More

Stocks were indicated slightly higher on Friday and the week is looking solid with new highs having been challenged in the S&P and Nasdaq. The trend that has been in ...
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GW Pharma Gets Big Analyst Upgrade Into Cannabinoid FDA Orphan Drug Designation

GW Pharmaceuticals PLC (NASDAQ: GWPH) was recently listed as the top medical marijuana stock for National Weed Day, but other things are going on here besides weird holidays. GW recently ...
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Forex Plays Part, but Only Part, in Mixed Google Earnings and Revenues

Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) has reported its first-quarter earnings for 2015. Our earnings preview showed that Google's stock was at a critical juncture going into earnings, and that options traders ...
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Amazon Still Willing to Keep Posting Losses Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) has reported its first-quarter earnings for 2015. Expectations seemed to be very high, per our earnings preview. The online seller of anything and everything posted a ...
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ARRIS Takes Very Different Merger Twist, With Far Better Outcome

After years of various merger and acquisition rumors (or hopes), ARRIS Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARRS) has finally entered into a big M&A deal. What is funny about this deal though ...
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Time Warner Cable Investors May Not Have Much Risk in Comcast Deal

Merger investors and media investors alike have had a lot to fear and to bet on around the pending acquisition of Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) by Comcast Corp. ...
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What Investors Have to Fear in Amazon and Google Earnings

Thursday afternoon is one of those days that are absolutely packed with first-quarter earnings reports from technology giants. Among the expected and highly anticipated reports are those from Inc. ...
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After Dividend Hike at J&J, Investors Can Expect Many Years of More Hikes

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) is at it again. The consumer products and health care products giant has raised its common stock dividend. What investors need to know here is ...
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Q1 GDP Expectations to Be Made or Broken by Durable Goods

Friday's durable goods report from the U.S. Commerce Department likely will be the last big-ticket economic report that shapes next week's gross domestic product (GDP) report. After all, this is ...
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Short Interest in Peabody Plays Role in Post-Earnings Reaction

Coal mining giant Peabody Energy Corp. (NYSE: BTU) has reported a net loss of $0.62 per share (after a $0.23 refinance charge) on revenues of $1.54 billion for its most ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Barrick, Facebook, Halcon, Qualcomm, Synchrony, Texas Instruments and More

Stocks were indicated to take a breather on Thursday, but this week has so far been one of recovery rallying. If there is a trend that was set in stone, it has been ...
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Is It Possible That a $9.7 Billion Loss at Petrobras Is Actually OK?

Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (NYSE: PBR), or Petrobras, released its audited financial results for the fourth quarter of 2014. That should read "finally released" in the reporting. The state-run Brazilian oil ...
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