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Abbott, Mylan Join Forces to Dodge U.S. Taxes

Add one more to the litany of pharmaceutical company mergers that are being made to avoid U.S. taxes. Abbott Laboratories (NYSE: ABT) has agreed to sell its non-U.S. generic drug business ...
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Pentagon Awards $10.5 Billion in Defense Contracts

The U.S. Department of Defense awarded 19 defense contracts in its Tuesday evening announcement of contract awards. The total value of contracts awarded was $10.46 billion. Among the defense contractors ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Altria, CenturyLink, Micron, GoGo, AT&T and More

Stocks are indicated marginally lower on Monday, but the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 hit new all-time highs early last week. Investors want to make profits in good ...
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Why Target Shares Fell Rather Than Rose on CEO Firing

Shares of Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) are taking a hit of around 3% Monday morning following the resignation/firing of Chairman/President/CEO Gregg Steinhafel. The now-former CEO is being replaced temporarily by ...
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Five Top Health Care Names From RBC to Buy Now

The intense analysis of quantitative managers may seem like drudgery, but it can turn up absolute gems for investors looking for solid long ideas. In fact, firms like RBC use ...
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Baxter Split-Up, a Page From Abbott’s Playbook

Baxter International Inc. (NYSE: BAX) is taking an activist investor role of its own. The health care company has announced that it is splitting itself into two separate companies, in ...
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Jefferies Highest Conviction Franchise Picks for Big Upside in 2014

During the end of last year and into 2014, most of the firms we cover on Wall Street had their top stock pick lists for the coming year. Most companies ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Stocks to Buy: AIG, Genworth, SolarCity and More

Stocks are effectively at all-time highs, and this is the first full week of trading for 2014. Wall Street firms are making their annual outlook reports and calling on the ...
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Top Oppenheimer Health Care Stocks to Buy for 2014

Health care has been a top sector for investors this year. The research team at Oppenheimer continues to believe that health care remains well positioned to deliver further market-topping returns ...
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Spin-Offs Back in Vogue: Six Must-Watch Special Situations

When the markets go through periods of great gains, it is not uncommon to see companies start to take more radical efforts to increase their total return for shareholders. Some ...
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Jefferies Top Stocks to Buy Based on Significant Margin Expansion

With many of the companies in the S&P 500 having margins approaching all-time highs, and implied S&P 500 correlations approaching post-crisis lows, it is becoming harder to make a bullish ...
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UBS New Equity Focus List Features Stocks Designed to Outperform the Market

With the equity markets seemingly hitting new all-time highs every day, we were intrigued by the makeup of the new UBS A.G. (NYSE: UBS) Equity Focus List. The analysts incorporate ...
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Royal Birth: Likely Corporate Sponsors Look At 240 Million Pound Windfall

The U.K.'s royal family is wealthy, but likely not wealthy enough to pass up sponsorships as the heir to the thrown is born to Kate, the wife to Prince William. ...
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Exchange Rate Volatility Hampers Earnings: Who Gets Blamed?

Following last month’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting, the euro-U.S. dollar exchange rate (EURUSD) fell to just over 80. Less than a month later the EURUSD came within a few ...
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Closing Bell for Wednesday on Wall Street: Markets Open Higher, Close with Small Gains

July 17, 2013: U.S. equity markets opened higher this morning and managed to hold onto a decent gain following a day of ups and downs as Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke ...
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