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Could Xilinx Be the Next Tech Takeover Target?

It is no longer a secret that the world tied to semiconductors has been consolidating into larger and stronger companies. The wave of chip-sector mergers reached a zenith in 2015 ...
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Why Investors Are Looking Past Netflix Raising $1 Billion in Needed Capital

Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) has been a strong performer, along with many of the key Nasdaq stocks. The world’s leading independent internet television network has been able to raise capital ...
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IBM Dividend Looks Imminent, but Will It Be Enough for Investors?

Will investors ever get excited about International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) ever again? This may seem hard to imagine, but IBM was looking as though it was set to ...
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Why France’s Economy Matters So Much: France by the Numbers

Western financial markets got a major boost on Monday morning. Dow Jones Industrial Average futures were up over 1% (200+ points), the CAC 40 in France was up 4.5% (230 points), ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: AK Steel, Amazon, AngloGold Ashanti, Bank of America, GE, Disney, Xilinx and More

Stocks were indicated to open sharply higher on Monday after the French election outcome favored Macron and therefore no threat to the EU existence. Even though this bull market is ...
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Why Merrill Lynch Still Sees Big Upside for GE After Earnings

General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) reported earnings on Friday morning, and the results came with mixed fanfare. The results looked as though they were going to be good enough for ...
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How Analysts See Qualcomm and NXP After Earnings

Qualcomm Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM) had a very mixed earnings report, and the Apple overhang and a BlackBerry arbitration award against Qualcomm might seem rather disappointing. The good news is that ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Amazon, Gap, Goldman Sachs, Starbucks, Time Warner and Many More

Stocks were indicated to open higher on Thursday after being dragged down on Wednesday. With this bull market now more than eight years old, investors have shown for more than the past ...
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Why Credit Suisse Sees Big Upside for Coca-Cola as a Total Beverage Company

Whenever an influential firm on Wall Street issues an upgrade on a member of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, it is probably hoping for the stock to rise. Credit Suisse's Laurent Grandet ...
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IMF Gives an Upgrade-Lite Outlook for Global Growth

Whether or not you trust international economic agencies, they still manage to grab their share of headlines and media attention. The history of forecasting from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) ...
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Bank of America Delivers Earnings Growth and Still at Discount to Book Value

Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC) was expected to be the best exposed bank for rising interest rates and less government regulation. In fact, it has been the best performing of the ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Alibaba, Apple, Match, McDonald’s Netflix, Synacor, IAC, Check Point, Stratasys and More

Stocks were indicated lower on Tuesday, but this follows big gains on Monday. With this bull market more than eight years old, investors have shown for more than the past five ...
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RBC Joins Analyst Target Hike Brigade for Apple

Earnings season is about to come on full throttle, and many analysts have chimed in which of America's great corporate titans will be having good earnings and which are going ...
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FDA Delivers Big Rheumatoid Athritis Disappointment for Eli Lilly and Incyte

Big Pharma and Big Biotech sometimes live and die by actions out of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). For Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) and Incyte Corp. (NASDAQ: ...
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Empire Manufacturing Shows Much More Modest Growth Under Expectations

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York has released its Empire State Manufacturing Survey for April, and the results were far less robust than had been expected. The General Business ...
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