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Full GE Earnings Preview

General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) is expected to report earnings on Thursday morning before the open. This would have come on Friday, but Good Friday has the markets closed. As ...
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Cowen’s Top Defensive Stocks to Buy in a Choppy Market

The violent moves in the market are making some people nervous, and probably making momentum stock traders sick to their stomachs. High beta names are the first to rise in ...
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Is There a Railcar Stock Loaded With Value?

There are five U.S. companies that make railroad cars. The four independently traded makers have posted significant share price gains in the past two years, but the gains have not ...
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Companies That Act as Leading Economic Indicators

When economists, investors and business people want to decide what the next three to 12 months look like, they have to choose from myriad sources to decide what the overall ...
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The GE Retail Finance IPO Finally Has Arrived

General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) announced Thursday morning that it has filed a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for an initial public offering (IPO) of ...
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Smith & Wesson Defies Gun Sales Trend, Aims Higher

Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: SWHC) reported third-quarter fiscal 2014 earnings after markets closed on Tuesday. For the quarter, the gun maker posted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of ...
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The Best Conglomerate for the Rest of 2014

Thursday marked yet another day with the S&P 500 Index hitting an all-time high. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is still 300 or so points shy of its all-time high, ...
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Six Top Industrial Stocks to Buy Even at Record Highs in the Market

As the stock market races to new highs, all investors seem to ask the same question. With this much positive momentum, how do I stay involved? Can I commit new ...
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Rising Global Growth Set to Push These Four Stocks Higher This Year

Many stocks on Wall Street are not directly tied to domestic or global growth. Often, they simply demand a reasonable amount of consumption to make earnings estimates and press ahead. ...
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Five Diversified Industrials Set to Benefit From Commercial Construction Boom

For the past two years, one of the biggest themes on Wall Street was single and multifamily housing construction. The top stocks in the categories were huge winners, many of ...
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Three Leading Chemical Stocks to Buy With History on Their Side

The U.S. chemical sector has enjoyed significant tailwinds over the past 15 years -- starting at a steep discount to the S&P 500 due to the tech bubble; improving return ...
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Apple Tops List of World’s Most Valuable Brands

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) sat atop a new list of the world's most valuable brands. However, rival Samsung's value surged as it gained on and then took the lead over ...
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Apple, Boeing: R&D Cheapskates?

In 2013 the United States spent more corporate money on research and development than any other country in the world. Of a total spending level of €538.8 billion (about $738.3 ...
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Meet the 2014 Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway Stocks

As many consider Warren Buffett to be the greatest investor of modern times, investors want to know any time there are big changes in the Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) ...
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Deere Earnings Strong, but Outlook Is Nothing to Cheer About

Deere & Co. (NYSE: DE) reported first-quarter fiscal 2014 results before markets opened Wednesday. For the quarter, the farm and heavy equipment maker posted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.81 ...
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