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J.P. Morgan Lifts Price Targets on Defense Stocks, Names Top Pick

Investors may buy stocks in defense contractors because of their record of dividend payments and share repurchases for good reasons. Over the last five years the best performing defense stock has ...
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Why 50% Upside in Netflix May Be Too Optimistic

Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) hit its stride over the past few years and made some serious gains. Many investors rode the online media distributor, and now content-maker too, higher and ...
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What to Expect From GameStop Earnings

GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME) is scheduled to report its fiscal second-quarter financial results after the markets close on Thursday. This quarter will help set a direction for the company going ...
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US Dealers, Volkswagen Agree on Compensation Deal

Volkswagen and several dealers that filed suit against the company in April of this year have reportedly reached an "agreement in principle" that would settle the lawsuit. The federal district ...
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Tale of the Tape: Signet vs Tiffany

Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) and Signet Jewelers Ltd. (NYSE: SIG) both reported earnings before the markets opened on Thursday. As major jewelry retailers and from a broad perspective, we might ...
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How Dollar Tree Earnings Underwhelmed Investors

Dollar Tree Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR) released its fiscal second-quarter earnings report before the markets opened on Thursday. Just a year ago, this company completed the Family Dollar acquisition, and now ...
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GAO Criticizes Air Force Decision to Scrap A-10 Warthogs

In an effort to save money, the U.S. Air Force has announced plans to retire its 40-year old A-10 close air support (CAS) aircraft beginning in 2018. Congressional opposition to ...
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Why Dollar General Earnings Fell Flat

Dollar General Corp. (NYSE: DG) reported its fiscal second-quarter financial results before the markets opened on Thursday. The company watched its shares stumble early on Thursday after it reported a ...
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Short Sellers Run for Cover From Social Media Stocks

Social media has taken the world by storm, building virtual communities for anyone who has internet access and allowing people to connect and share across the globe. A lot of ...
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Short Sellers Piling Into Solar Energy Stocks

Short interest moves among solar and alternative energy stocks were mixed during the two-week reporting period that ended on August 15. Of the companies we watch, short interest rose on ...
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Short Sellers Can’t Make Up Their Minds on Major Oil

The short interest data have been released for the August 15 settlement date. With oil prices seemingly on the slow path to recovery and the Dow and S&P 500 hitting ...
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Major Pharma Short Interest Faces Significant Drop

The short interest data have been released for the August 15 settlement date. Pharmaceutical companies usually are involved in a lengthy process in getting their drug candidates to market through ...
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Short Sellers Increase Bets in Major Biotechs

The short interest data are out for the August 15 settlement date. Companies within the biotech industry are considered a riskier group of stocks, with big potential upside and big ...
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Ford Short Interest Jumps by 13 Million

Bets against Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) jumped by 13.3 million shares in the period that ended August 15. Year to date, its stock is off 12.7%, while the S&P 500 ...
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Target Short Interest Rises by 5.7 Million

Short interest in Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) rose by 5.7 million shares in the period that ended August 15. That put the figure at 42.7 million. Target is among the large ...
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