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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: AT&T, Chesapeake, Lululemon, Microsoft, PayPal, Wal-Mart, Yahoo and More

Stocks were indicated lower on Friday as earnings looked mixed. So far, earnings season has gotten off to a decent start, and investors still seem willing and able to buy ...
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Would a Varian Acquisition by GE Help GE in Its Long-Term Goals?

Varian Medical Systems Inc. (NYSE: VAR) sure saw a pop on Thursday, just a day ahead of earnings from General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE). These two companies might not be tied ...
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Analysts Getting Even More Positive on Kinder Morgan and Halliburton After Earnings

It is not unusual at all to see big moves in share prices after earnings reports and other key news releases. It is also not that uncommon to see analysts ...
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Uptick in Leading Economic Indicators in September

Of the economic reports released on Thursday, one of the reports was the  Conference Board Leading Economic Index. This was a U.S. reading showing a 0.2% gain in September to ...
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Despite Outflows, Hedge Funds Reached Record $2.97 Trillion in Assets in Q3

If you have tracked the news flows about various forms of asset management and investing tools over the years, you have seen a wild swing over the past couple of ...
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How Just 10 States Saved Almost $120 Billion in 2015 Using Generic Drugs

It is no secret that the health care system in America needs help. Treatment costs have gone through the roof over the past two decades, and there is an ongoing ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Post an Unexpected Gain

The U.S. Labor Department has released another report showing weekly jobless claims, and we saw a more substantial gain than we have become used to seeing in recent weeks and ...
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Philly Fed Remains Positive, but Slower Growth in October

The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia has released its October 2016 Manufacturing Business Outlook Survey results, what the rest of us call the "Philly Fed Manufacturing Report." Manufacturing activity in ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: American Express, Dynegy, BP, Goldman Sachs, Kinder Morgan, Select Comfort and More

Stocks were looking for direction on Thursday morning. This is after the final presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, and after the European Central Bank voted to leave rates on ...
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The Texas Oil & Gas Economy, and Houston vs. Dallas, Carved Out in Just 8 Fresh Points

The Federal Reserve released its Beige Book for October, and 24/7 Wall St. broke down the general economic views of business leaders in just 14 simple points. What stands out ...
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Fed Beige Book Broken Down Into Just 14 Key Points

The Federal Reserve has released its Beige Book for October. Most investors and economists consider this a government report, but the reality is that this is a business survey conducted ...
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Why GE Analysts and Investors May Be Set Up for an Earnings Surprise

This Friday morning will mark the third-quarter earnings report for General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE). While GE has had great promise in 2016, the reality is that GE has also ...
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5 Dow Stocks Outperforming Analyst Expectations for 2016

The stock market has enjoyed a wild ride in 2016. The drop at the start of the year and the post-Brexit panic were swept to the side, and investors just ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: DuPont, GoDaddy, Intel, Pandora, Wells Fargo, Western Refining and More

Stocks were marginally higher on Wednesday morning, after Tuesday's 75-point Dow and 13-point S&P 500 gains. Earnings season has begun and things are looking moderately higher. The trends of high valuations ...
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Analysts Lack Enthusiasm After Valvoline Quiet Period Expires

Valvoline Inc. (NYSE: VVV) has seen its quiet period come to an end after the company's successful initial public offering from September. The company's September 23 IPO was at $22.00 ...
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