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Analysts Giving Up Hope in Amazon, but Not With Enough Conviction

Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) has a serious wake-up call in front of it. The 10% or so drop in the stock is one thing, but frankly that could even be ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Alibaba, Amazon, GoPro, KLA-Tencor, Microsoft, Nokia, NCR and More

Stocks were a bit soft but trading higher on Friday morning in the middle of another volatile week. It is obvious as ever that investors are still able and willing ...
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Pfizer Stock Buyback Plan Just Too Large to Ignore — It Is on Viagra

A Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) press release on Thursday evening was honestly given the wrong title by the company's investor relations department. The new release titled "Pfizer Declares 26-Cent Fourth-Quarter ...
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Amazon Earnings Analysis: Bezos Runs a Charity Rather Than a Business

Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) has now announced its third-quarter financial results. The stock initially took it on the chin as it appears as though Jeff Bezos wants to continue running ...
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New Ebola Fears in NYC Make Major Ebola Stock Waves (Updated)

Just when you thought the Ebola virus outbreak risk was dwindling down... Fresh headlines from Dow Jones and the New York post have put the markets on Ebola watch all ...
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Will a New Ultra-Premium Guinness Beer Be a Hit — at $35 Per Bottle?

Sometimes new beer launches are great feats, and sometimes they are a risk. So, what is a beer drinking guy supposed to think of a new beer from Guinness? The ...
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Nokia Earnings Report Brings Solid Turnaround News

Nokia Corp. (NYSE: NOK) seems to have a turnaround afoot. The company reported that its non-IFRS earnings were €0.09, versus €0.06 a year ago, while the reported diluted earnings were €0.19 ...
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Analysts Voice Concern After AT&T Earnings

With earnings season in full swing, investors have to be wondering how analysts are reacting to their favorite stocks. One darling for retirees and income investors has been AT&T Inc. ...
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Federal Reserve Showing Better Economic Picture at National Level

The Chicago Federal Reserve's National Activity Index (CFNAI) rose to +0.47 in September from –0.25 in August. Three of the four economic categories made positive contributions to the index in ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Post Larger-Than-Expected Rise

The U.S. Department of Labor has released its latest installment of weekly jobless claims. The report came in at 283,000. Bloomberg was calling for 285,000. The prior week's reading was ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Alibaba, Angie’s List, Boeing, Yelp, AT&T and More

Stocks traded higher on Thursday morning in the middle of another volatile week. What we keep seeing is that investors will step up and buy value stocks and overlooked stocks ...
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Visa Dividend Hike Maybe as Good as It Can Get

Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) is one of the key dividend upgrades that had been predicted by 24/7 Wall St. before the end of 2014. The credit card processing giant lived ...
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What to Think When Platinum Prices Go Lower Than Gold

Platinum is generally supposed to be worth more than gold per ounce. After all, it is more rare, considered more precious and harder to work with. That basic assumption changes ...
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Very Differing Views on 2014 Holiday Retail Sales Growth Expectations

We have seen swings in consumer sentiment and we have seen swings in economic reports while the rest of the world has been seeing a slowdown. Now the big question ...
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Analyst Steps Into the Middle of the 3D Printing Vortex

The world of 3D printing stocks should have been shaping up for a great Wednesday, if you only looked at the news on Tuesday evening. Oppenheimer initiated coverage on the ...
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