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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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Abbott Labs Company Earnings Light on Revenues

Abbott Laboratories (NYSE: ABT) reported second-quarter 2013 results before markets opened this morning. The drugmaker reported adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.46 on revenues of $5.45 billion. In ...
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Closing Bell for Tuesday on Wall Street: Markets Waiting for Bernanke Testimony

July 16, 2013: U.S. equity markets opened a bit higher this morning but almost instantly turned lower and remained in the red virtually all day. In Europe, Germany’s ZEW economic ...
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Jefferies Raises Price Targets on Pharmaceutical Stocks to Buy

As the pharmaceuticals industry looks toward restructuring and separation of undervalued assets, Jefferies analysts have prepared a highly proprietary sum of the parts analysis for their coverage universe to find ...
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Closing Bell for Monday on Wall Street: Markets Open Lower, Bounce Once, Then Go Flat

U.S. equity markets opened lower this morning but soon rose above the break-even line where it stayed until noon when share prices began to dip. That was quite a shift ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Stocks to Buy: J.C. Penney, Pandora, Priceline and More

Investors and traders are always on the lookout for fresh research ideas that will lead to higher income or more profits. 24/7 Wall St. reviews many fresh research calls to ...
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