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10 Fresh Higher Dividends and Buybacks That Should Not Be Overlooked

The trend has been around for years: companies reward their shareholders by paying out dividends or buying back stock. Some companies do both. But what stands out the most is ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Aeropostale, AK Steel, Cyberonics, Gap, 58.com and More

Stocks were mixed to soft in early Friday indications. There were no formal economic reports on deck, and the corporate earnings coming out have not been from market-moving companies. Investors ...
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King Digital Finally Gets Candy Crush Live in China

King Digital Entertainment PLC (NYSE: KING) is taking Candy Crush to China. The mobile games maker announced early on Friday that a localized version of Candy Crush Saga is now ...
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Salesforce.com Earnings — Still Valued at 100 Times Expected Earnings

Salesforce.com Inc. (NYSE: CRM) has turned in its earnings for the fiscal second quarter. The customer relationship management and enterprise software player had 38% revenue growth, with over 30% growth ...
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Is Digital Ally For Real This Time?

Digital Ally Inc. (NASDAQ: DGLY) has proven yet again to be a wild small-cap (make that micro-cap) stock that has garnered massive attention of the low-priced stock traders. It actually appears to have ...
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Altria Dividend Hike Brings Telecom Yield Ambitions

Altria Group Inc. (NYSE: MO) is at it again with a dividend hike. The news looks great on the surface. However, we are still a bit shocked at how little ...
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More Than Meets the Eye in Sally Beauty Stock Buyback

Sally Beauty Holdings Inc. (NYSE: SBH) shares have rallied handily on the heels of the company authorizing a new $1 billion share repurchase program. This is one of those instances ...
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Bank of America

What $16.65 Billion Really Means to Bank of America

Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC) saw its shares rally late on Wednesday on news that it has reached a $17 billion settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice. Shares ...
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Philly Fed Manufacturing on Fire: DJIA Holds Above 17,000

The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia has released its August Business Outlook Survey, and the report was a hot one that likely will increase expectations on other Fed readings for ...
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Bull and Bear

Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: HP, InterMune, MeetMe, Tesla and More

Stocks were firm on Thursday, another indication that stocks are rising on thin trading volume. Investors have still be repositioning themselves and have been nibbling on stocks when they see ...
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Hewlett-Packard Delivers on Earnings and Guidance in Turnaround

Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ) has reported its third-quarter earnings. The PC and IT-services giant had adjusted earnings of $0.89 per share. Revenues grew 1% from a year ago on a ...
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What the iBillionaire ETF Changes Look Like Now

The Direxion iBillionaire Index ETF (NYSEMKT: IBLN) recently made some serious changes to its portfolio, based upon iBillionaire Index changes. The exchange-traded fund has made several changes after the broad ...
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Fed Minutes Show Sooner Timeline for Rate Hikes, Maybe, If …

The Federal Reserve has released the minutes of its July 29 to 30 FOMC meeting. While it has been broadly expected that the Fed will keep rates on hold, there is one ...
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Berkshire Hathaway Enters DOJ Settlement Tied to USG — Updated Buffett Statement

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) is supposed to be one of the squeaky clean companies as far as accounting and operational oversight are concerned. It turns out that even the ...
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Full 360-Degree Preview for Hewlett-Packard Earnings

Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ) will report its third-quarter earnings after the close of trading on Wednesday. We have featured an earnings preview for the PC and IT-services giant, as well ...
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