Author Archives: Jon C. Ogg

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Bull and Bear

Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Control4, Cree, NetApp, Twitter, Yahoo!, Yelp and More

Stocks are trying to recover from their recent selling pressure, but investors remain wary. These same investors are caught between a rock and a hard place -- they want upside, ...
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Intel Earnings Appear Good Enough, Despite the Era of No Growth

Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC) is out with its first quarter earnings report. The top company for processors and semiconductors, and a Dow Jones Industrial Average component, reported earnings of $0.38 ...
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Are Rising Car Prices a Good Thing for the Economy?

Despite the highly promotional theme that seems to always be present in the car sales market, it turns out that new vehicle prices have been rising steadily over the past ...
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Eight Serious Market Indicators to Watch During This Correction

Any time a market peaks, investors and commentators talk about the expectations of a sell-off. The S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average peaked less than two weeks ago. Now ...
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As Netflix Keeps Falling, Is Apple More Tempted to Buy It Out?

Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) saw its shares get hit yet again on Tuesday. The leader in online video subscription services has hardly traded up in the past two months as ...
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Herbalife Hit by New York Probe Today, but Who Else Tomorrow?

Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE: HLF) is caught between a rock and a hard place. After news broke this weekend that the company's business model is being probed by U.S. prosecutors and ...
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Federal Reserve

Janet Yellen Talks Up Even More Bank Capital Requirements

Janet Yellen is still getting her feet wet as chairman of the Federal Reserve. A speech on Tuesday morning may only act to create more confusion from the banks. At ...
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Four Post-IPO Quiet Periods End for Strong Analyst Initiations

Wall Street brokerage firms have to go through a quiet period after initial public offerings. In this time, the firms that participated in the underwriting syndicate cannot make analyst ratings ...
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Consumer Inflation Ticks Higher in March

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) in the month of March did not follow the exact same gains as last week's Producer Price Index. That generally takes two months or even ...
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investor research

Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Citigroup, Equinix, IBM, Visa, Yahoo, Walmart and More

Stocks have been trying to recover from their sell-off, but investors remain wary. Equity investors want upside from stocks, but they also want to avoid a market correction or a ...
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Key Analyst Sell Ratings: Arch Coal, IBM, Domtar and More

After hitting new all-time highs just a week ago, both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 came under pressure this past week. And the carnage in the ...
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Inflation Finally Arrives — at Least at the Wholesale Level

If the Federal Reserve ever wanted to see some inflation -- as they keep claiming (careful what you wish for) -- the Labor Department just gave a first piece of ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Cisco, Cogent, Ford, Gap, Pier 1, Zynga and More

Stocks have given back a lot of the gains, and the former momentum leaders are getting pounded. Investors want upside, but that also want to avoid a nasty correction or ...
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March Proves to Be Another Bad Month for Gap Sales

The Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) was probably hoping that its boost to the company's minimum wage would act as free advertising, but it isn't. In fact, this looks like March ...
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Treasury Deficit at Decade Low in March

The U.S. Treasury may have had a successful 30-year Treasury Bond auction, but the Treasury budget deficit is alive and well. That means more deficits ahead. The Treasury's budget deficit ...
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