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Baird Sees Big Rotation From REITs and Utilities to Financials

All of the top firms that we cover at 24/7 Wall St. seem to be getting the same question from their clients. What do we do now that the market ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: JDSU,, Palo Alto, Petrobras, SeaWorld, Twitter, Yandex and More

Stocks were weak on Thursday morning, and the markets are showing that they can take at least a little bit of a breather. What is interesting is that investors are ...
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Merrill Lynch Picks 10 Growth Stocks to Buy for the Rest of 2014

With the market getting staggered a touch this week, and the beginning of the second half of the year and a new earnings season here, many Wall Street firms that ...
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The Top Eight Earnings for the Week Ahead

Earnings season is far from over, but roughly three quarters of the stocks in the Standard & Poor's 500 Index stocks have now reported their earnings for the first calendar quarter ...
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After the Apple Split, Five More Bull Market Stock Splits Needed

Could stock splits be coming back in vogue? Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) finally announced a major stock split. What is amazing is that the split was so large, on a ...
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Is the High-Frequency Trading Virtu IPO Toast?

Virtu Financial Inc. was supposed to be one of the top ten IPOs of 2014. Now it appears as though the high frequency trading shop, which almost never loses money ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: BofA, Micron, Starbucks, Twitter and More

We are halfway through the first full week of trading in 2014. Analysts are out in droves with many ratings changes this week, and some stocks have managed to pull ...
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Credit Suisse Top Financial and Capital Stocks to Buy for 2014

Like other sectors of the S&P 500, the capital market stocks had a tremendous year. Capital market stocks include brokerage firms, asset managers, financial advisory firms and more. Many of ...
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Merrill Lynch Sees Seven Stocks to Buy for Breakout Patterns

Many fundamental analysts will tell you the chart followers are nothing more than people reporting after-the-fact data. The reality on Wall Street is that a great chart pattern combined with ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Microsoft, Target, Zynga and More

Now that stocks have pulled back and interest rates have risen, investors are looking for more guidance on which stocks they should still buy and which stocks they should sell ...
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UBS Updates and Adds Top Stocks to the Alpha Preference List

Alpha is one of those confusing terms that is used in the financial industry but rarely defined. It is basically a performance measurement on a risk-adjusted basis. Alpha takes the ...
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Ethanol Credits Hit All-Time Highs in the U.S.

We have been on the price of ethanol credits since they rocketed to $1.00 earlier this year. Today, the price soared to $1.25, an increase of more than 2,000% since ...
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NYSE Euronext Gets Chance to Clean Up Libor

The change was inevitable. The British Bankers Association has been kicked out as the controller of the London Interbank Offered Rate, better known as Libor, and replaced by NYSE Euronext ...
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UBS Alpha Preferences List of the Best Stocks to Buy

Alpha is one of those confusing terms used in the financial industry, but rarely defined. It is basically a performance measurement on a risk-adjusted basis. Alpha takes the volatility or ...
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Crude Oil Refiners Poised for Continued Profit Margins

When U.S. crude oil supplies remain very high, U.S. drivers can usually depend on gasoline pump prices to fall. That has not been happening in the U.S. for about 2 ...
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