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The 4 Stocks That Carried the Market

August 14, 2014: Markets opened higher on Thursday after a slightly worse-than-expected report on new claims for unemployment benefits.  U.S. export prices were higher in July and natural gas prices ...
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Key Short Interest Changes in Defensive High-Yield Dividend Stocks

The short interest data is out for the July 31 settlement date. We often review the higher-yield defensive dividend stocks for a barometer of what short sellers may be thinking. ...
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UBS Adds New Stocks to Buy to Its Equity Focus List

After a brutal sell-off on Thursday, and possibly more selling on the horizon, investors are starting to get a little nervous that the long-running Wall Street party may be over. ...
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Drugmakers Merck, Pfizer Eke Out Profit Hikes

Drug giant Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE: MRK) reported second-quarter 2014 results before markets opened Tuesday. The company posted quarterly adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.85 and revenues ...
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Key Short Interest Changes in Defensive High-Yield Dividend Stocks

The short interest data for the July 15 settlement date is out and we have compared the defensive dividend stocks, aside of utilities, to what has happened since the June ...
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Key Companies With Insider Selling This Week

In a week that saw more than its share of volatility some top insiders decided it was time to lighten up on their holdings. As we have mentioned in the ...
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Short Sellers Get Aggressive in Defensive High-Yield Dividend Stocks

The short interest data for the June 30 settlement date is out, and there were selectively an increasing number of shares short in our go-to list of defensive high-yield stocks ...
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The Five Best Performing DJIA Stocks of 2014

The second quarter of 2014 has come and gone, which means that we are now already half way through 2014. The five-year bull market has managed to continue making its ...
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Short Interest Screams Higher in Defensive High-Yield Stocks

The short interest data for the first two weeks of June has been released. The results show that short interest was higher in almost all our go-to list of defensive ...
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Short Sellers Get Selective in High-Yield Defensive Dividend Stocks

The short interest data for the final two weeks of May have been released, and the results are somewhat surprising when it comes to the top high-yield safe dividends we ...
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After Idenix: The Next Four Biotech Buyout Candidates

Wall Street likes nothing better than to start the week off with a bang, and pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE: MRK) rang the bell Monday by spending $3.85 ...
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The Top Seven DJIA Stocks of 2014 Expected to Keep Rising

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) and the S&P 500 have hit new all-time highs. What is amazing is that the market just doesn't feel as exuberant as the headlines ...
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The 4 Stocks That Dominated the Market

May 29, 2014: Markets opened higher on Thursday following reports that U.S. GDP contracted by 1% in the first quarter and that new claims for jobless benefits fell to 300,000. ...
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Pfizer’s Real Issue: Identity Crisis Against Peers

Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) looks like it is now out of the bid for AstraZeneca PLC (NYSE: AZN). Since this bid started coming out, Pfizer's stock has declined about 7%, ...
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The 4 Stocks That Mixed Up the Market

May 8, 2014: Markets opened lower on Thursday and posted solid gains on a good report on new claims for jobless benefits. Momentum stocks lost their get-up-and-go in the afternoon, ...
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