Intel, Apple Drag on DJIA Monday

September 19, 2016: Markets opened higher Monday and while most sectors traded in the green the gains didn't add up to much. Fresh speculation about an OPEC production freeze pushed ...
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On Top of Stronger Guidance, Intel Even Talks Up the PC Market

Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC) shares saw a handy gain to close out the week after the company raised guidance for its third quarter. This increase is primarily driven by replenishment of ...
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Merrill Lynch Out With 5 Top Chip Picks for the Rest of 2016

It is no secret that the semiconductor arena is trading at a premium valuation, and in a deep market sell-off they could get hit extremely hard. With that in mind, historically ...
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Fed Won’t Raise Until December: Buy These 4 Dividend Blue Chips On Sale

The market has shifted back and forth the past three trading days on basically one issue: the Federal Reserve will raise rates at their meeting next week. While the argument ...
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Short Sellers Grow More Selective on Major Semiconductors

The short interest data have come out for the August 31 settlement date. It is important to note that semiconductor trends are considered to be leading indicators of technology and ...
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The 6 Most Shorted Nasdaq Stocks: Short Sellers Get Choosy

While the markets were in a holding pattern ahead of the Labor Day holiday, albeit near all-time highs, the short interest moves in the most shorted stocks traded on the ...
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Major Blue Chip Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades in Apple, Intel, Caterpillar, Gilead, JPMorgan and Nike

The week of September 9 ended on a sour note after more Federal Reserve jawboning about the need for rate hikes ahead. Regardless of any market weakness, the reality is that ...
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Why AMD’s Securities Offering Is Positive Despite Shares Falling

Any time that investors see a stock down 6% or more, they probably aren't going to be too keen on hearing that the drop is actually supposed to be good ...
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Jefferies Loves Huge Growth Potential of 5 Buy-Rated Chip Stocks

If any sector has had a solid run over the past year it is the semiconductors. While some on Wall Street are starting to become a little concerned that the ...
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Merrill Lynch Has 4 Large Cap Dividend Paying Tech Stocks to Buy Now

Summer is finally starting to turn to fall, and that means the traders and portfolio managers are back from vacation and ready to make plans for what could be a ...
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8 Big Dividend Hikes Expected Before Year-End

It is no secret that investors love dividends, and companies raising dividends are prized above and beyond others. The bull market is now seven and a half years old, and ...
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Intel, Chevron Lead DJIA Higher Tuesday

September 6, 2016: Markets opened higher Tuesday following the three-day Labor Day holiday, and after a morning dip below the break-even line for both the S&P 500 and DJIA, equities ...
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Travelers, American Express Lead DJIA Higher Monday

August 29, 2016: Markets opened higher Monday following the report that personal spending met expectations for a gain of 0.3% while inflation turned a 1.6% reading for July. Equity markets ...
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The Market Is Pricey, but These 4 Dividend Stocks Are Still Dirt Cheap

Any way you look at the metrics, the stock market is very pricey on a historical basis. While not every sector is, the S&P 500 as a whole is, driven ...
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Major Semiconductor Short Sellers Become More Selective

The short interest data have come out for the August 15 settlement date. It is important to note that semiconductor trends are considered to be leading indicators of technology and ...
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