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Key Analyst Sell Ratings: Arch Coal, IBM, Domtar and More

After hitting new all-time highs just a week ago, both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 came under pressure this past week. And the carnage in the ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Alcoa, Avago, Citigroup, Intel, Newmont and More

Stocks have backed off fresh all-time highs, yet investors still want upside from the bull market. These same investors also want to avoid the next big sell-off. 24/7 Wall St. ...
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Sears Is the New Abercrombie?

Sears Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: SHLD) on Thursday introduced Now + Here, a new fast-fashion shop within its stores and on its website that aims to offer monthly deliveries of trendy ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: AIG, GM, Rite Aid, Synta, Disney and More

Stocks are still very close to all-time highs, and investors want to avoid getting caught in the next sell-off while still participating in the market gains. 24/7 Wall St. reviews ...
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American Eagle’s Forecast Inspires More Gloom

American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (NYSE: AEO) reported fourth-quarter and fiscal 2013 results before markets opened Tuesday. The specialty clothing retailer reported adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.27 and ...
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Where Will Retail Industry’s Next Layoffs Be?

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s (NYSE: WMT) Sam's Club apparently laid off 2,300 workers. Walmart has more than one million workers in the United States, so the number is relatively small. However, ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: eBay, Microsoft, Norfolk Southern, Oracle and More

Earnings season is coming on strong, and analysts are still making many changes to their 2014 outlooks. At the same time, investors are still looking to better position their portfolios ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Apple, Intel, Sprint, Abercrombie, Analog and More

It is a new year, and we actually have a few unexpected analyst upgrades and downgrades that have some real meat to them. The S&P rose almost 30% in 2013, ...
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Google Robots to Deliver Packages to Your Door?

If you are going to fill the world with the next generation of robots, as the New York Times suggests Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) is preparing to do, who better ...
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Activist Investor Demands New Abercrombie CEO

Joining what should be a large chorus calling for replacing Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE: ANF) CEO Michael Jeffries, activist investor Engaged Capital, headed by Glenn Welling, has sent a ...
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Jefferies Top Merger and LBO Stock Picks for 2014

Leveraged buyout (LBO) activity within the specialty retail space has heated up over the past year and a half, with the completion of the Rue 21 takeout in October the ...
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Old Navy to Give Away $1 Million on Black Friday

Forget about opening early on Thanksgiving as a way to draw holiday shoppers. The Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) division Old Navy will give one shopper $1 million on Black Friday. ...
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Brace for Downside in Key Retail Store Sales

The outlook for retailers reporting September same-store sales on Thursday offers substantial improvement over September 2012, but there are significant downside risks to the early estimates. Research firm Retail Metrics ...
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Jefferies Has Found Three Stocks That Are Top Leveraged Buyout Candidates

Over the past year and a half, Wall Street has seen increased leveraged buyout (LBO) activity within the specialty retail space. The most recent takeout announcement back in May was ...
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Sycamore Partners: Saving Retailers One Chain at a Time

Private equity firm Sycamore Partners and its affiliates appear to be on a mission to snatch poorly performing retailers from the jaws of oblivion. The firm said Tuesday morning that ...
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