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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Ambarella, Cisco, Frontier, Marvell, Yingli, AT&T and More

Stocks were indicated higher on Wednesday, again on hopes that the silly Greek leadership will finally reach a debt deal. The trend for almost four years now is that investors ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Abercrombie, Broadcom, Keurig, NOV, Transocean, Weatherford and More

Stocks were indicated lower on Friday morning ahead of a GDP revision. While this week has been a pullback, the reality is that investors have lined up for close to ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: BP, Netflix, Otonomy, Salesforce.com, Total, Verifone and More

Stocks were lower on Friday after some concerns that April consumer prices might allow the Federal Reserve to justify rate hikes. Still, the major stock indexes are barely off of ...
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GE Outlines Industrial Future With Massive Asset Sales and $50 Billion for Stock Buybacks

Just on Thursday afternoon, General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) was reported to be in talks to sell up to $30 billion in its real estate assets. It was the sort ...
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What a $30 Billion Asset Sale Might Really Mean to GE

Reports were out on Thursday that General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) is close to selling a large part of its real estate holdings. As the company aims to shrink its finance ...
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Insiders Sell Huge Blocks of Stock as Market Rise Continues

Even though the market took a significant breather on Friday, money has continued to pour in this year, and insiders who have waited patiently during the fourth-quarter earnings reporting period ...
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Despite Stock Market Highs, 13 Major Dividend Cuts

Investors have a lot to cheer about these days. The bull market is now six years old, the major stock market averages have hit new all-time highs, and most major companies seem ...
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Private Equity Bottom Fishing in Oil and Gas, Sign of a Bottom?

If you live in a city or state where the local economy is dependent on or is massively enhanced by the oil and gas sector, it is an understatement to ...
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Linn Energy Cuts Budget, Shareholder Payout

We have already heard from some independent oil and gas companies that 2015 will be a year of constrained spending and, in some cases, lower dividends and distributions to shareholders. ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Avis, BHP, CSX, Mobileye, Walmart, P&G and More

Stocks were marginally higher on Thursday morning in hopes of European Central Bank quantitative easing. Investors have shown time and gain that they will buy stocks when they go on ...
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What Blackstone’s Offering Will Mean for La Quinta

La Quinta Holdings Inc. (NYSE: LQ) announced Monday that it will have a secondary offering of 20 million shares from certain selling stockholders affiliated with Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE: BX). ...
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Are Mergers and Acquisitions Between Private Equity Firms Coming Soon?

Should the market get ready for large private equity firms to gobble up the smaller ones? That is one hint suggested in a research report by Craig Siegenthaler of Credit ...
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Can One Hotel Sale Be Worth Almost $2 Billion?

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HLT) was the owner of the world-famous Waldorf Astoria Hotel, located in New York, until early Monday morning. Anbang Insurance Group, of China, has entered into ...
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Vivint Solar IPO Live Coverage and Closing Report (Update)

Vivint Solar Inc. (NYSE: VSLR) is now public, as its initial public offering (IPO) began trading Wednesday morning. Despite the public offering, Vivint will not receive proceeds from this IPO ...
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Travelport IPO Faces Warm Reaction on Otherwise Cold Day

Travelport Worldwide Ltd. (NYSE: TVPT) shares have been holding relatively strong in its initial public offering (IPO) debut. This is despite a strong market sell-off on Thursday. A total of 30 million ...
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