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Why Cisco Systems Remains a Top Stock to Own for the Decade

It is May of 2016, and the bull market's charge has come to a standstill after this year's peak was seen in April. Whether that continues remains up to be seen, ...
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Payrolls Hope May Fade After Weekly Claims and Jobs Data

Friday's key economic report will be the unemployment and payrolls numbers from the U.S. Department of Labor. The consensus estimate of 200,000 nonfarm payrolls likely has started getting ratcheted down for ...
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6 Analyst Upgrades Too Big to Ignore: Arris, Continental, Devon, Kraft Heinz, NXP, Qorvo

Each morning of the week is met with dozens of analyst reports, upgrading and downgrading stocks ahead of or after news. 24/7 Wall St. reviews many of these daily and ...
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Are TripAdvisor and Priceline Signaling Peak Travel or a Vacation Recession?

TripAdvisor Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) and Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ: PCLN) may have one thing in common: they both suffered into or after earnings. It might be easy to signal that ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Dick’s Sporting Goods, Randgold, Royal Dutch Shell, Sysco, Tesla and More

Stocks were indicated up on Thursday ahead of Friday's key unemployment and payrolls report, but the ADP payrolls report may have soured expectations. With the Dow now down about 500 ...
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10 Stocks to Own for the Decade

With the bull market having halted on a seven-year rise, investors are wondering which stocks they should be comfortable with and which ones they might be worried about. The reality ...
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GoDaddy Slightly Lifts 2016 Guidance

GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY) has reported its earnings for the first quarter of 2016. We have also seen a slight bump higher for 2016 revenues and EBITDA guidance versus what ...
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March Factory Orders Ticked Higher

The U.S. Department of Commerce reported that factory orders rose by 1.1% in the month of March. This has a one-month lag, so it may not show up in any ...
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ISM Non-Manufacturing Rises More Than Expected in April

The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) has released its non-manufacturing sector report for the month of April via its monthly Report on Business. The composite index came in at 55.7%, ...
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Why Credit Suisse’s Neutral Rating on Teva Almost Sounds Like a Buy Rating

When investors hear that a company is initiated in coverage with a Neutral rating, they generally interpret this to mean Hold. Some might even say that it means Sell. Things ...
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Productivity Heads South as Labor Costs Keep Rising

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has released its report on nonfarm business sector labor productivity and unit labor costs for the first quarter of 2016. There has been a saying ...
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ADP Payrolls Disappointment Likely to Dampen Labor Department Payrolls Expectations

If there is one economic report that is used each month as a barometer for the direction of the payrolls and unemployment report from the U.S. Department of Labor, it ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Anadarko, Dollar General, Encana, FedEx, Teva, UBS and Many More

Stocks were indicated lower again on Wednesday with a weak ADP payrolls number and continued selling pressure in broader markets. The Dow is now down what is nearing 500 points ...
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Jefferies Sees 4 Great Undervalued Opportunities in Consumer Growth Sector

If the U.S. gross domestic product is so heavily dominated by consumer spending, it should be no mystery why so much effort revolves around that spending. The research team at Jefferies ...
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12 Things Not to Do for a $348 Million Lottery Winner

May is starting out with a Powerball lottery that has an annuity value of $348 million. The reality is that this is an instant creator of multi-generational wealth. It's nothing ...
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