The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX)

Blackstone Continues With Billions of Dollars Heading Into Its Infrastructure Fund

Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE: BX) is no stranger to big announcements and big investments. After all, the private equity giant recently showed that it had over $387 billion in assets under ...
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5 Merrill Lynch Stocks to Buy Yielding 5% or More as Rates Plunge

The bond bears were just saying it recently: rates are going higher, the 25-year bond bull market is over and the downtrend line from years ago finally has been breached. ...
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6 Most Important Things in Business Today

WeWork, the office rental start-up, will buy the New York City flagship store of Lord & Taylor for $850 million and convert it to a world headquarters. Money management firm ...
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5 Blue Chip Stocks to Buy That Pay at Least 5% Dividends

Despite multiple Federal Reserve interest rate increases, and the prospect of yet another one in December, long-term rates have gone nowhere. While the stock market has boomed for growth investors, ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Blackstone, Ciena, Merck, Tempur Sealy, Universal Display and More

Stocks were mixed on Wednesday after a mixed Tuesday. Efforts to straighten up after Hurricane Harvey have brought firms making predictions on industries and sectors, but it is important to ...
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Credit Suisse Sees 30% to 60% Upside in Top Focus List Stock Picks

Most major brokerage firms and their research departments have a list of their favorite Buy-rated and Outperform-rated stocks. At Credit Suisse, this is their prized U.S. Focus List, which was ...
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Blackstone’s New $40 Billion Fund Shows Hard Proof in US Infrastructure Investing

In the age of mega-deals and unicorn valuations, perhaps nothing should be too shocking when it comes to size. That being said, a $40 billion private equity fund targeting infrastructure ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Blackstone, Ciena, Cree, Finish Line, Motorola Solutions, Qualcomm and Many More

Stocks were indicated to open marginally higher on Monday as a follow-on bounce from last week's early sell-off. Even with the bull market being over eight years old, investors have found ...
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Blackstone Chief Steve Schwarzman Earned $425 Million

According to a detailed and extensive analysis by Bloomberg, Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE: BX) CEO Steve Schwarzman earned $425 million last year, which put him at the top of payouts ...
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Gigantic Insurance and Financial Trades Highlight Insider Selling: Ameriprise, Harley Davidson, Validus and More

Despite a slow Friday, it was another solid week for the markets, and insiders continue to sell shares steadily. While the volume has dropped from what we saw over the ...
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Choosing Up Sides in the Border Tax Battle

What should we expect out of Friday's meeting between U.S. business leaders and President Donald Trump? Trump's business advisory council, chaired by Blackstone Group L.P.'s (NYSE: BX) Stephen Schwarzman, is ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Amex, Goldman Sachs, Illumina, PayPal, Trivago, Williams Companies and More

Stocks have yet to hit the sentimental Dow 20,000 mark, and futures were indicated lower on Tuesday. The post-election rally has continued and investors are looking for value and growth ...
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Why 2017 to 2018 Could Be Boom Time for Private Equity

With the bull market nearing eight years old, it has been impossible to ignore the stock market rally since the election in November. Investors are cheering that the Dow Jones Industrial ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Abercrombie, Altria, Anthem, United Continental, Blackstone, AMAG Pharma and More

Stocks hit all-time highs at the end of 2016, and they have been looking for direction after a gap-up did not really hold on the first day of 2017. With ...
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4 Top Jefferies End-of-Year Stock Buys That All Pay Big Dividends

With the market creeping toward the end of 2016, many of the firms we cover here at 24/7 Wall St. are in vacation mode, and new research, as is always ...
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