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Sizing Up Republic’s Recovery

Republic Airways Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: RJET) saw a reversal of misfortune on Wednesday. This stock fell handily on Monday and Tuesday, falling from over $8.00 down to under $4.00. So, ...
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Can Tesla Make More Off of Used Cars and Referrals?

The used car market is a critical portion of the auto market. In fact, you simply cannot have a good new car market without there being a solid underlying used ...
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Did Janet Yellen Just Delay Rate Hikes Further?

Janet Yellen and the Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) have not made any change in interest rates. Again. While that no-change was expected, there just wasn't really any ...
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Is the Russian Central Bank Smart To Suspend Foreign Currency Buying?

The Central Bank of the Russian Federation, or the Bank of Russia, is again having to deal with currency volatility. While it tries to keep its economy from sliding further ...
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NuVasive Seen Mixed After Earnings Despite Stock’s Multi-Year Highs

NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUVA) is proving to be one of the key winners from earnings. On top of gains nearing 10% after its report, investors might want to consider that ...
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Who Really Won in the PDL and Ariad Royalty Deal?

The solid performance of the healthcare sector over the past year has been enhanced by mergers and acquisitions, licensing, and other forms of deals in the sector. This most recent ...
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Why S&P Warning Brazil With Junk Rating Might Actually Be Good

There is yet another incident happening in South America, and it just makes you wonder how long the vicious cycle of socialism versus capitalism can be played as a financial ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Amazon, Citrix, Gilead, Sirius XM, 3D Systems, Twitter, Yelp and Many More

Stocks were indicated higher on Wednesday ahead of the pending FOMC decision on interest rates. Tuesday's rally was yet another instance where investors proved that they want to buy stocks ...
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IAC/InterActiveCorp: The Match Group is Growing Ahead of IPO

IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IACI) traded higher after earnings, but the reality of this company's stance right now is that IAC's big focus is likely going to be around the growth of ...
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Yelp Shows Why Valuation and Growth Concerns Kept Buyers Away

Sometimes investors worry when they see an analyst issue a key downgrade of a stock in the days or hours ahead of a company earnings report. Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP) ...
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Waste Management Gets Big Analyst Nod After Pullback

Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM) has likely found a new friend on Wall Street. The independent research firm Argus raised its rating on the waste management services giant to Buy ...
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MicroStrategy Back to Highs Not Seen Since 2000

MicroStrategy Inc. (NASDAQ: MSTR) may be not as well known as other software companies, but its enterprise-ready analytics and mobile and security platforms are used by many large companies and ...
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How to Value Strategic Hotels in a Buyout

Strategic Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: BEE) has been thrown around as a would-be takeover target before, and Credit Suisse decided to take a look back at its value prospects ...
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How an Underwhelming BlackBerry Upgrade Rocks Shares Higher

Whenever investors see a big stock pop higher on an analyst upgrade, they generally think that the rating means the stock is now a "screaming buy" or something close to ...
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Is the AK Steel Turnaround Finally Coming to Fruition?

Being in the metals industry is currently not an easy gig. Profitability and demand just are not cooperating. The good news is that AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE: AKS) has ...
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