Bull and Bear

Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Applied Materials, Pollo Loco, Dollar General, SolarCity, Urban Outfitters and More

Stocks were firm Tuesday morning after a recovery rally on Monday. It may be the dog days of summer, but investors have used the recent market volatility to accumulate some stocks ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Baidu, First Solar, J.C.Penney, Sinopec and More

Stocks are trying to challenge new highs and earnings season is all but over. Now investors have to consider which stocks to buy and which ones to sell. No one ...
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Oil & Gas Mergers & Acquisitions Slashed in 2013

The dollar value of global merger & acquisition (M&A) transactions in the oil & gas industry plunged by nearly 50% in 2013 from a record high level in 2012. The ...
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Platts Ranks Top 250 Global Energy Companies

Oil industry data and publishing firm Platts announced on Tuesday its annual list of the top 250 global energy companies. This marks the twelfth year that Platts has compiled its ...
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No Takers for Endeavour International

Last February independent oil & gas company Endeavour International Corp. (NYSE: END) initiated a strategic review to help it “further enhance shareholder value.” The company needed the help. Its size ...
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Only One Bidder for Massive Brazilian Offshore Oil Field

You would think that the auction of an oil field with as much as 15 billion barrels of oil in place would attract a lot of attention. Well it did ...
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Will U.S. Default Risk Drive Money to Foreign Markets?

Investors have become increasingly anxious about how badly the U.S. equity and fixed income markets will be battered as the American government marches toward a potential default. Of course, investors ...
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Chinese Oil Company Finds Partner in Search for Oil in Iceland

Cnooc Ltd. (NYSE: CEO), the Hong Kong and U.S. listed arm of China National Offshore Oil Corp., has reached an agreement to partner with Iceland’s Eykon Energy to explore for ...
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Softbank to Offer Federal Government a Seat on Sprint’s Board of Directors

Rather than put up more money in its bid to acquire control of Sprint Nextel Corp. (NYSE: S), Japan’s Softbank Corp. plans to offer the U.S. government the ability to ...
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Dish Network Cites National Security Threat of Sprint Acquisition by Softbank

It was perhaps inevitable that the fight between Japan’s Softbank and Dish Network Corp. (NASDAQ: DISH) over Sprint Nextel Corp. (NYSE: S) would take turn in this direction. In a ...
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Top Wall Street Analyst Upgrades: AllState, Cubist, Beazer and More

Investors and traders are constantly looking for fresh research ideas from Wall Street that will lead to higher income or more profits. We review many fresh research calls to find ...
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Bull and Bear

Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades (ARG, ALL, BBRY, CEO, CMCSA, FINL, HSP, JCP, LIFE, RBS, SYW, SIAL, SPW, WFM)

Investors and active traders are always on the lookout for new ideas to generate profits. 24/7 Wall St. looks over research calls from all over to find great ideas. Many ...
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Another Piece of Chesapeake Going to China

Chesapeake Energy Inc. (NYSE: CHK) parted with about $13 billion in assets last year in an effort to reduce the company’s massive debt burden. The sell-off for the new year ...
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U.S. Greenlights Cnooc Acquisition of Nexen

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS) has given its approval to the $15.1 billion acquisition of Nexen Inc. (NYSE: NXY) by China’s Cnooc Ltd. (NYSE: CEO). The ...
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Oil and Gas Outlook 2013: Costs Could Put Upward Pressure on Prices

Looking back on 2012, it is hard to discern the biggest story in the oil and gas sector. The reshuffling of assets was certainly a contender, as was the huge ...
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