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Does Gilead’s CAR T Approval Vindicate the High Acquisition Price for Kite Pharma?

Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: GILD) has seen many analysts raise their price targets in recent weeks, and now there is a new U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval that ...
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Jobless Claims Hit Lowest Levels Since 1973

The big pops in weekly jobless claims last month are being proven more and more to have been driven by the impact of hurricanes hitting Texas and Florida. During the ...
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Leading Indicators Post First Drop in Over a Year

The Conference Board has released its U.S. Leading Economic Index for September, showing a decline of 0.2%. Some of this disappointment is in the wake of two hurricanes. September's reading ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Adobe, Allergan, Amex, Baker Hughes, Nike, Northern Dynasty, Sprint, Wayfair and More

Stocks have hit new highs and the Dow Jones Industrial Average blew through 23,000 this week as easily as a knife cutting through butter. Thursday morning was indicated to be ...
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Forget DJIA 23,000 — Why DJIA 25,000 May Be in the Cards for 2018

The Dow Jones Industrial Average may be an antiquated index, but it is also how the public still mostly judges "the stock market" for its gains and losses. With the ...
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Exxon Mobil Expands With Permian Basin Terminal Acquisition

It seems like Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) is located in just about every major oil and gas effort around the planet. After all, it is the largest American oil ...
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Will Eli Lilly’s mRNA Cancer Vaccine Investment Hit Paydirt?

It is not unusual for big biotech and pharmaceutical companies to sign research and development pacts with smaller companies and smaller entities. These pacts often come with big price tags ...
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Meet the New ETF Using Artificial Intelligence to Pick Stocks to Buy

You have probably heard that there is an exchange traded fund (ETF) strategy for just about every kind of investing theme or trend. Some themes are very short-lived and fads, ...
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IBM Earnings Dilemma: Are Analysts Missing the Boat After 22 Quarters of Revenue Decline?

It has been a long time since anyone was excited about an earnings report from International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM). The earnings for the third-quarter were deemed a success ...
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Analysts Piling On to Raise Johnson & Johnson Price Targets Higher and Higher

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) is one of those Dow Jones Industrial Average companies that seems to just keep chugging ever higher over time. The company has greatly exceeded its ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Chevron, Chipotle, Exxon, Goldman Sachs, GoPro, IBM, Merck, Petrobras, UnitedHealth, Visa, Zynga and More

Stocks hit new highs this week, and Wednesday looks to be the day that the Dow Jones Industrial Average will vault through 23,000. Dow futures were up 91 points and ...
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Post-Hurricane Industrial Production Back to Growth in September

U.S. industrial production rose in September. The Federal Reserve has indicated that the economy recovered from storm-induced weakness in August and in the first half of September with a seasonally ...
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Is Harley-Davidson a Dying Brand?

Harley-Davidson Inc. (NYSE: HOG) has reported a 40% drop in its quarterly profits on Tuesday morning. With its global motorcycle sales continuing to slide and with younger buyers not seeking ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Biogen, Carbonite, Celgene, Emerson Electric, Kinder Morgan, Netflix, UnitedHealth and Many More

Stocks hit a new high on Monday, and they were indicated to open slightly higher on Tuesday. The Dow is now knocking on 23,000's door, and this bull market is ...
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Why the Markets May Be Over-Emphasizing GE’s Coming Earnings Impact

General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) used to be one of the most important companies in the world. By some arguments the conglomerate still is extremely important. After all, having $120 ...
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