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4 Large Cap Pharmaceutical Stocks to Buy on Strong Health Care Trends

One of the metrics that analysts and strategists follow closely is the three-month earnings revision ratio. While analysts continue to make more downward to upward revisions, the number is improving. ...
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Top Health Care Earnings for the Week Ahead

Earnings season is hitting its stride next week, and we have taken a look at companies in a variety of sectors that will be posting results next week. The health ...
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Can Perrigo Get More From Mylan?

Just before lunchtime on Wednesday, generic drug maker Mylan N.V. (NASDAQ: MYL) proposed to acquire rival Perrigo Co. PLC (NYSE: PRGO) for $205 per share in cash and stock. Perrigo, ...
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Does the Mylan Secondary Make Its Stock Cheap?

Mylan N.V. (NASDAQ: MYL) announced that it would have a 35 million share secondary offering. At Tuesday's closing price of $59.35, the offering would be valued at $2.08 billion. Total assets owned by ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Cameron, Dollar General, Genworth, Groupon, SunPower, Visa, Yahoo and More

Stocks were hit hard early Friday before the preliminary fourth-quarter gross domestic product reading. What has been observed over and over is that investors have bought the dips and pullbacks ...
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Companies That Benefit as Sexually Transmitted Disease Cases Keep Growing

Although it is a subject many investors would like to avoid, for obvious reasons, the growth in the number of sexually transmitted diseases (or STDs, as they are called) is ...
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Jefferies Has 5 Stocks to Buy With Big Catalysts This Week

With earnings season in full force this week, the presentation of quarterly numbers will likely drive the direction of many stocks. Despite a huge turnaround by the markets on Friday, ...
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Is Treasury Plan for Tax Inversion REALLY Trouble for Merger Stocks?

The U.S. Treasury has finally made its proposed effort to deal with the waves of corporate tax inversions that have created such a stir of late. The move is also ...
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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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