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Why Starboard Sees Staples Worth Another 100% More After Office Depot Merger

Staples Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) has already rallied handily from its bottom, due in part to the consolidation plans to acquire Office Depot (NYSE: ODP). Staples has been the target of ...
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Bull and Bear

Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Alcoa, Apache, Bob Evans, F5 Networks, McDonald’s and More

Stocks were indicated marginally lower again on Wednesday after hitting new highs last week and after the Nasdaq hit 5,000 for the first time in 15 years. The one trend ...
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Premature Talk of GE CEO Immelt Departure May Not Bring Right Outcome

General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) is the brunt of yet more market chatter that CEO and Chairman Jeff Immelt could step down as chief executive officer next year. This would ...
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investor research

Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: AK Steel, AmEx, Citi, MannKind, Micron, Ocwen, Seagate and More

Stocks were indicated marginally lower on Tuesday after the Nasdaq hit 5,000 for the first time in 15 years. If there is one trend that has prevailed without fail for ...
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12 Companies Expected to Raise Their Dividends Very Soon

With stocks having hit all-time highs and with the bull market now six years old, investors have to consider carefully which stocks and sectors they want to invest in. One ...
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ISM Shows More Slowing Manufacturing Growth

U.S. manufacturing is continuing to slow down. The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) released its February 2015 Manufacturing ISM Report on Business on Monday, showing what was represented as the ...
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Bull and Bear

Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: CenturyLink, IBM, Isis, J.C. Penney, Wayfair and More

Stocks were slightly higher on Monday morning after a Chinese interest rate cut over the weekend, but stocks hit all-time highs last week. The trend that has prevailed without fail ...
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The Top 7 Lessons in Warren Buffett’s Annual Letter to Shareholders

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) has released its annual letter, showing that earnings and book value rose in 2014 over 2013. While there are many points to evaluate on earnings, ...
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investor research

5 Small Cap Analyst Stocks Under $10 With Massive Upside Potential

With stocks hitting all-time highs, investors are looking for growth and value wherever they can find it. If it is on a stock that has sold off, they like it ...
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Bull and Bear

Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: BofA, CA, CBOE, CSX, FedEx, ITT, Potbelly and More

Stocks were looking for direction with minimal losses Friday morning ahead of the revised GDP reading. The one trend that has been set in stone is that investors want to ...
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Oil Tanker

Forget Inflation, Labor Department CPI Shows Deflation From Energy Prices

The U.S. Labor Department has confirmed what most of us have suspected for some time: deflationary pressure from the cost of energy and commodities falling has turned into deflation. Whether ...
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Labor Department Shows Huge Jump in Weekly Jobless Claims

The U.S. Labor Department has released a somewhat disappointing reading for weekly jobless claims. Claims rose by a sharp 31,000 to a seasonally adjusted reading of 313,000. The Wall Street ...
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Smokestacks

Finally, a Good Durable Goods Report

The U.S. Commerce Department has released its durable goods reading for the month of January. While this number is highly volatile, despite the direction of the economy, the headline number ...
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investor research

Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: American Express, Cablevision, Groupon, Salesforce.com, T-Mobile, Yelp and More

Stocks were marginally higher on Thursday after hitting new highs, but this was ahead of several key economic reports. What has been set in stone is that investors buy stocks ...
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Despite Stock Market Highs, 13 Major Dividend Cuts

Investors have a lot to cheer about these days. The bull market is now six years old, the major stock market averages have hit new all-time highs, and most major companies seem ...
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