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10 Recent Dividend Hikes and Stock Buybacks Too Big to Ignore

Investors love dividends and stock buybacks. After all, these are the two most common forms of returning capital to shareholders under corporate governance. With 2014 coming to an end, and ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Altera, Anadarko, Atmel, GrubHub, Potash, Rackspace, Seadrill and More

Stocks were indicated higher yet again after a monster snapback stock market rally. What has held true is that investors keep buying stocks on sell-offs, and they are constantly looking for ...
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The Worst Performing Large Stocks of 2014

With 2014 another strong year for stocks, and with the bull market nearing six years old, investors have to be wondering what to expect in 2015. Many stocks have risen ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: AMD, Ally, FedEx, Halliburton, Intel, Tenet, Tyco and More

Stocks were indicated higher on Thursday after a monster snap-back rally on Wednesday. With the Fed indicating a dovish stance in 2015, investors are looking for value and overlooked stocks. ...
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Federal Reserve Stays Dovish in Last FOMC Meeting Ahead of 2015

Wednesday marked the last Federal Reserve meeting for the year 2014. The big question was whether Janet Yellen and fellow members of the Fed would leave in the "considerable period" ...
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Is a Biosimilar (Generic) Top Cancer Drug for You?

There has been a movement to get generic pharmaceutical drugs to market with for years. The notion of "biosimilars" has grown as well. Effectively this is making biotech drugs into ...
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The Cuban Economy by the Numbers

With word that relations between the United States and Cuba may be taking a serious turn for the better, 24/7 Wall St. wanted to show what we have done for ...
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The Cuba Trade for Investors, Sort Of

With news breaking on Wednesday that American Alan Gross has been released from prison in Cuba, after five years or so, there is also news that President Obama is overhauling ...
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3M Gets New Street-High Analyst Price Target

Could 2015 be the year of conglomerates? A new research report from the Merrill Lynch team has put a street-high price target on 3M Co. (NYSE: MMM). It is always ...
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Mixed Inflation and Deflation News in Consumer Prices

Last week's report on the Labor Department's Producer Price Index showed that deflationary pressures were rising on the wholesale level. Now we have retail inflation and deflation numbers out via ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Calpine, LendingClub, Rocket Fuel, Symantec, Verizon and More

Stocks were indicated higher on Wednesday as investors continue to buy weakness and look for value amidst a weak international situation. 24/7 Wall St. reviews dozens of analyst research reports ...
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Why Oil Is Being Hurt by US, and Why Oil Goes Back Up in 2015

Trying to peg the bottom in oil is quite simply a guessing game. Still, with the gyrations and price swings, some investors have to wonder if the worst has been ...
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Is Google Becoming Too Complicated to Analyze?

Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) is becoming a very hard company to analyze and for investors to understand. The company's most recent split was not really a shareholder stimulus plan by ...
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Can Anything Save Russian ADSs, ETFs and Funds?

Despite efforts to stabilize the crumbling ruble, the Russia trade just seems to keep going from bad to worse. The carnage has gone to the point that a financial trade ...
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CVS Jumps Into Dividend Hikes and Larger Buybacks

CVS Health Corp. (NYSE: CVS) apparently wanted to have its turn at the dividend hike and stock buyback game. The pharmacy giant announced Tuesday that it has decided to increase ...
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