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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Activision Blizzard, Boeing, FireEye, Gilead, Groupon, Netflix, Pandora and More

Stocks were trying to stage a solid bounce on Friday despite Japan reopening weaker. 24/7 Wall St. reviews dozens of analyst reports each day to find new investing and trading ...
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Analysts Changing Tune on Cisco After Earnings

Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) is one of the few bright spots on what is a very negative day in the stock market. There had been serious concerns that Cisco ...
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30-Year Treasury Auction May Limit Endlessly Lower Yields

Interest rates have gone down rather than up in 2016. That is not what most market pundits and forecasters were calling for at the start of the year. Now a ...
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As European Bank ADSs Tank, What About Their Dividends?

Thursday was a day dominated by European bank weakness based on balance sheet concerns and profitability concerns. After all, negative interest rates on deposits with the European Central Bank can ...
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Jobless Claims Post Larger Drop Than Expected

The U.S. Department of Labor has released another installment of weekly jobless claims, and the report showed a much larger drop than expected. Claims in the past week were down ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Cisco, Dish, First Data, Level 3, Regions, SolarCity, Tesla, Twitter, Visa and More

Stocks had tried to find some footing this week, but now the pressure from European banks was too much and stocks were getting pounded. Fed Chair Janet Yellen was not ...
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9 Big After-Hours Hot Stocks on the Move

Earnings season is now on the second half of its crest, and investors and traders alike are seeing serious winners and losers from each day's major earnings. 24/7 Wall St. ...
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Why Cisco Is Upsetting the Cisco Bears and Critics After Earnings

Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) has finally reported earnings, and the company is including more dividend and buyback news with earnings growth. The report is also far less cautious than ...
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Oil Barrels

Goldman Sachs Sees 4 Exploration & Production Winners for $35 Oil Long Term

Now that West Texas Intermediate Crude (WTI) oil has dipped under $30.00 per barrel, investors and industry watchers are even more concerned about the oil and gas stocks in the ...
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Currency in Circulation Growth Rate Has Outpaced GDP Growth Rate Since Recession

Wednesday marked another day of Federal Reserve testimony: Chair Janet Yellen in front of the House Financial Services Committee. This was the first we have heard from Yellen in over ...
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Foreign and International Banks Dominate 10-Year Treasury Auction

Another 10-year Treasury note auction has come and gone, and the auction should not be viewed as a disruptive one. The 10-year Treasury was $23 billion and the yield was ...
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9 High-Quality Dividend Stocks for Volatile Times From Merrill Lynch

When the stock market becomes uncertain, investors often tend to flock toward defensive stocks or stocks that have very high-quality earnings. That generally means that their dividends are deemed safe ...
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Analysts Worry About Medley Earnings Versus Dividend

Medley Capital Corp. (NYSE: MCC) may have a bit of a medley of its own for investors to worry about. After posting a loss of about $39.2 million in its ...
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Credit Suisse Sees Stocks as Still Not Cheap

Most investors might think that the stock market has become cheap now that the selling pressure has been so strong. The word from Credit Suisse is "not so fast" on ...
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Janet Yellen Tones Down Rate Hike Expectations, With Outs

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is set to offer testimony in front of the Committee on Financial Services of the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday. This used to be ...
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