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The 4 Stocks That Tanked the Dow on Friday

June 17, 2016: Markets opened lower again Friday after a somewhat disappointing report on U.S. housing starts. St. Louis Fed president James Bullard suggested that interest rate hikes may be ...
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The 4 Stocks That Lifted the Dow on Thursday

June 16, 2016: Markets opened lower Thursday but equities showed some spunk by trading on an upward trend for nearly the whole day. Asian and European markets traded lower and ...
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Merck Moves to Acquire Afferent Pharma

Merck & Co. (NYSE: MRK) might be slipping in Friday’s session, but the company is definitely making waves in its industry with its most recent acquisition agreement. Merck and Afferent Pharmaceuticals ...
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Major Pharma Has Short Sellers on the Run

The short interest data have been released for the May 31 settlement date. Pharmaceutical companies usually are involved in a lengthy process in getting their drug candidates to market through ...
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How Credit Suisse Views Major Pharma After ASCO

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting is absolutely making waves in the pharmaceutical industry. As a result, analysts are giving their two cents on companies making presentations ...
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Merrill Lynch Picks ASCO Winners

The health care sector is descending on Chicago as the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting nears. This meeting draws many companies and analysts alike, looking for the ...
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The 4 Stocks That Boosted the DJIA on Wednesday

May 25, 2016: Markets opened higher again Wednesday on news that eurozone ministers have agreed to release the next tranche of bailout money to Greece. The dollar weakened and crude ...
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Short Sellers Take Mixed Stance on Major Pharma

The short interest data have been released for the May 13 settlement date. Pharmaceutical companies usually are involved in a lengthy process in getting their drug candidates to market through ...
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Major Pharma Short Interest Continues to Recede

The short interest data have been released for the April 29 settlement date. Pharmaceutical companies usually are involved in a lengthy process in getting their drug candidates to market through ...
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The 4 Stocks That Edged the DJIA Down on Thursday

May 5, 2016: Markets opened higher on Thursday primarily on strengthening crude oil prices despite a move higher by the dollar. Higher job cuts reported by Challenger combined with a ...
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Merck Earnings Beat Estimates; More Acquisitions on Tap

Drug giant Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE: MRK) reported first-quarter 2016 results before markets opened Thursday. The company posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.89 and revenues of $9.31 ...
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3 Big Pharma Stocks With Credible Threats to Their Blockbusters

A pharmaceutical company could face a threat to one of its products for a number of reasons, ranging from an improved formulation, a new drug approval to simply a patent expiry and the ...
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Top 6 Earnings for the Week Ahead

24/7 Wall St. has put together a preview of some of the major companies reporting their quarterly results this week. We have included the consensus earnings estimates from Thomson Reuters ...
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The 4 Stocks That Weighed on the DJIA Friday

April 29, 2016: Markets opened lower Friday with healthcare and tech stocks taking the brunt of the punishment. This morning's report on PCE inflation showed inflation lower in April than ...
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Major Pharma Short Interest Remains Mixed, With 1 Massive Drop

The short interest data have been released for the April 15 settlement date. Pharmaceutical companies usually are involved in a lengthy process in getting their drug candidates to market through ...
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