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Credit Suisse Adds 10 New Stocks to Buy to Its Top Picks List

One thing that a big market sell-off will do is shake out the names that are lacking in relative strength. It also will lower prices on stocks that are on ...
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Bull and Bear

Top 10 Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: FedEx, Onyx, 3D Systems, YRC and More

Investors and traders are usually on the lookout for new research ideas that will generate higher income or more profits. 24/7 Wall St. reviews many analyst research calls from Wall ...
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Corn Brings the Death of Food Inflation

If you have been paying attention to consumer prices and producer prices of late, the drop in the price of oil and other energy related items has been keeping a ...
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Shareholder Attack of Smithfield Has Risks, but Merits Too (SFD, HRL, TSN)

Smithfield Foods Inc. (NYSE: SFD) is trading higher on word that a top shareholder called Continental Grain Co. has sent a letter urging the company to consider strategic alternatives. These ...
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Berkshire-Heinz Merger Drives More Value to All Food Giants

The Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) $28 billion buyout of H.J. Heinz Co. (NYSE: HNZ) is already all over the news. What investors need to consider now is how this ...
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Media Digest (11/19/2012) Reuters, WSJ, NYT, FT, Bloomberg

News Corp. (NASDAQ: NWSA) will buy a 49% interest in YES. (Reuters) Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C) will pay $360 million to end its dispute with Lehman Bros. (Reuters) Cisco Systems ...
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24/7 Wall St. Closing Bell — August 23, 2012: Markets Lose Ground on Weak Data (XOM, NOC, SWY, CS, WFM, HPQ, KKD, FLWS, BIG, HRL, JKS, ADSK, BEBE, CRM, SCVL, SOL, MSG, NOK, ROSG, JKS)

The three major US stock indexes opened lower this morning and spent most of the day heading lower still. Economic data was mixed at best today, with the flash PMI ...
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24/7 Wall St. Closing Bell — August 22, 2012: Markets Sluggish Before FOMC Minutes (BBY, ZNGA, CZR, CLWR, MOS, DELL, ADI, INTU, KTCC, WTSLA, AEO, CHS, TOL, GES, HPQ, KKD, FLWS, BIG, HRL, JKS, SRZ, EXPR)

The three major US stock indexes opened lower this morning after Japan reported an unexpected plunge in its exports in July (our coverage here). In Europe there was not economic ...
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Smithfield to Import Brazilian Corn

The world’s largest producer of pork, Smithfield Foods Inc. (NYSE: SFD) said today that it would begin importing corn from Brazil to use as feed for the company’s livestock. This ...
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Investors Flocking To Defensive Shares With High Dividends (PEP, KO, BUD, TAP, AWK, AEP, XLU, MCD, KFT, CAG, CPB, HRL, MO, VGR, RAI, PG, KMB, CL, MRK, PFE, JNJ, T, VZ)

The 10-year Treasury hit yet another record low under 1.6% today and stocks are in the tank again due to poor economic data.  Europe continues to face a meltdown and ...
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24/7 Wall St. Closing Bell — May 23, 2012 (FB, PCX, BX, AMAT, DELL, AEO, BIG, HRL, STP, TSL, FRED, HNZ, MMYT, TIF, TD, COST, PETM, STX)

The three major US stock indexes opened lower this morning after European leaders disagree on a fiscal response to the continent’s debt crisis(our coverage here). New US home sales were ...
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24/7 Wall St. Closing Bell — May 22, 2012 (GPS, DRYS, DPZ, LYB, TSLA, AZO, BBY, RL, WSM, EXPR, AEO, BIG, HRL, NTAP, P, STP, TSL, PCX, BNHN, FB)

The three major US stock indexes opened slightly higher this morning following their European and Asian counterparts, none of which were the least concerned about a downgrade to Japanese debt ...
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Investors Seeking Defensive Stocks Where 3% to Over 5% Dividends Rule!

A stock market that sells off eight of nine days is not a good market.  Even the Facebook IPO is being viewed as a one-off item rather than a systemic ...
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The Market Where Defensive Shares Are Working Again (PEP, KO, BUD, TAP, AWK, MCD, KFT, CAG, CPB, HRL, MO, VGR, RAI, PG, KMB, CL, MRK, PFE, JNJ, T, VZ)

Blame whatever you want.  A weaker U.S. economy, a weakening and flailing Europe, a move to socialism in France and Greece, a weaker BRIC and emerging market story, commodity prices ...
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24/7 Wall St. Closing Bell (MSFT, GILD, NFLX, AMGN, WYNN, CREE, LDK, CPB, HRL, STP, BRCD, FRO, ALU, GRPN, FMCN, ROYL)

Stocks opened a bit lower this morning, but almost immediately turned around without being able to break through the opening numbers. Revised third-quarter US GDP numbers were worse than expected, ...
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