25 Companies Raising Their Dividends for 25 Years or More

Investors love when companies pay dividends. More specifically, they love companies that are raising their dividends year after year. There exists a classification of dividend payers known as the Dividend Aristocrats. These ...
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Data Breaches Up 18% to Date in 2016

The latest count from the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) reports that there have been 348 data breaches recorded this year through May 3, 2016, and that more than 11.36 ...
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Merrill Lynch Has 5 Stocks to Buy Going Into Earnings Season

Earnings season for the first quarter of 2016 is now underway. With so many analysts and research shops calling for the worst earnings trends being seen since 2009, some investors ...
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4 High-Quality Dividend Stocks Merrill Lynch Says to Buy for 2016

One of the best things about the Federal Reserve finally lifting interest rates for the first time in years is that the pall that has hung over the stock market, ...
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4 Merrill Lynch High Quality and Dividend Yield Stocks to Buy Now

The higher the market goes, and the more that volatility starts to play a part of the action, the more conservative investors want to move out of any high beta ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Ally, Apple, ADP, Brocade, Level 3, Tyco and More

Stocks surged higher Thursday morning, a day ahead of the unemployment and payrolls report. Investors keep proving over and over that they will buy stocks on pullbacks and that they ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: ADP, Cigna, First Solar, Garmin, LINN, Synchrony and More

Stocks were staging a major bounce on Wednesday morning, despite a deadly overseas terrorist attack in Paris. After another year of gains, the bull market is nearing six years old. Investors ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: ADP, Facebook, FireEye, Potash, Tyson, Vodafone and More

Stocks were marginally higher but not in a set direction ahead of the key unemployment and payrolls report on Friday morning. Regardless, investors keep proving that they want to buy ...
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Beware: Spin-Off Efforts May Wreck Corporate Credit

Investors are getting more and more accustomed to spin-off pressure being forced by activist investors. Some spin-offs take place merely because companies have decided that this is perhaps the last ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: AMC, ADP, Barrick, Cree, Rackspace, Walmart and More

Stocks were looking for direction Monday morning after having pulled back off of all-time highs. Investors are still looking for opportunities. 24/7 Wall St. reviews dozens of analyst reports each ...
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Small Business Hiring Trends Look Less Robust

Paychex Inc. (NASDAQ: PAYX) is signaling a mixed bag in pre-unemployment and pre-payrolls data for the month of August. The reading only started being issued earlier this year and it ...
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And Then There Were Three: ADP Loses Triple-A Rating

When Automatic Data Processing Inc. (NYSE: ADP) announced on Thursday that it would spin off its dealer services business, it didn’t take long for the credit ratings agencies to swing ...
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IPO Payday at Paylocity

Paylocity Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: PTCY) provides cloud-based software to help mid-sized companies manage their human resources and payroll functions. For its initial public offering (IPO) Wednesday morning, the company priced ...
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Low Jobs Growth Could Wreck Payroll and Service Providers in 2014

The economy is continuing to add jobs, the ADP National Employment Index said Wednesday, just not a lot of them. The index, generated by data from Automated Data Processing Inc. ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: GE, Groupon, Micron, Sirius XM and More

The new year is here, and analysts are trying to show which stocks to buy and which stocks to sell after a stellar 2013. At the same time, investors have ...
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