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Should Alternative Asset Managers Be Buying Back Their Own Shares?

When investors hear about stock buybacks and share repurchases, the aim is generally considered to be one of the two top methods of returning cash to shareholders. The other method ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Apollo, Avago, CyberArk, First Solar, JC Penney, KKR, Lululemon, MobileEye, Perrigo, Tesoro and More

Stocks were indicated slightly higher on Thursday after even more selling pressure on Wednesday. Yet again, the trend for investors to line up and buy the pullbacks is continuing. 24/7 ...
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Why Merrill Lynch Downgraded Private Equity Giants

Looking at 2015, it has not been the most monumental year for a few industries, in particular private equity companies. As a result, Merrill Lynch took it upon itself not ...
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Caesars Bankruptcy Possible Following Court Ruling

A federal bankruptcy judge in Chicago has denied a request from casino and resort operator Caesars Entertainment Corp. (NASDAQ: CZR) to delay creditor lawsuits totaling some $11 billion while the ...
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More Monday Acquisition Madness

The market has been flooded with news of mergers and acquisitions, and it doesn’t show any sign of stopping. In the most recent example, Apollo Global Management LLC (NYSE: APO) ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Achillion, CSC, Keurig, Sarepta, Splunk and More

Stocks were marginally higher on Wednesday morning, but the S&P 500 and DJIA are effectively at all-time highs. As investors keep proving over and over that they want to buy ...
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Apollo Calls to Abandon Ship on Noranda

Secondary offerings are often meant for companies to raise more capital, but in the case of Noranda Aluminum Holding Corp. (NYSE: NOR), it appears that this is a call by ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Best Buy, Gilead, KeyCorp, NBG, Pandora, Staples, Yelp and More

Stocks were looking for direction on an unemployment Friday before and even after a strong payrolls number. The major rally seen this week, on the heels of a bad January, only ...
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Caesars Merger Precedes Chapter 11 Filing

Struggling casino owner Caesars Entertainment Corp. (NASDAQ: CZR) announced Monday morning that it is merging with asset acquisition company Caesars Acquisition Co. (NASDAQ: CACQ). The merger is an all-stock transaction ...
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Will PetSmart Finally Be Bought Out?

PetSmart Inc. (NASDAQ: PETM) saw its shares surge higher in the premarket Wednesday, following its positive earnings report and talks of a potential buyout. This news could be bringing an ...
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Apollo Unloads a Third of Remaining Sprouts Stake

Sprouts Farmers Market Inc. (NASDAQ: SFM) announced that it will sell 15 million shares of its common stock held by affiliates of Apollo Global Management LLC (NYSE: APO). The affiliates ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: ADTRAN, Apollo, KKR, Cogent, GoPro, NOV and More

Stocks were firm on Wednesday ahead of the release of the FOMC minutes. One trend we are seeing is that investors keep proving with real dollars that they will buy oversold stocks ...
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Encana Pays $5.9 Billion for Texas-Based Athlon Energy

Calgary-based Encana Corp. (NYSE: ECA) announced Monday morning that it has entered a definitive merger agreement with Athlon Energy Inc. (NYSE: ATHL) to acquire the Texas-based oil company for $5.93 ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Achillion, Monster, Gilead, JCPenney, JDSU, Green Mountain and More

Stocks were firm yet again on Friday morning ahead of the PPI wholesale inflation report. Investors have been trying to decide where to put their money after the recent stock ...
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5 Analyst Stocks to Buy Yielding 10% or More

After many years of very low interest rates, stock investors have had plenty to cheer about -- the market is up almost 200% since the lows in March of 2009. ...
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