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Deutsche Bank Takes Negative 2013 Outlook on Life Insurance Companies (DB, PRU, UNM, LNC, MET, AFL, PFG)

Deutsche Bank A.G. (NYSE: DB) initiated coverage today on the U.S Life Insurance industry. While they do have some Buy recommendations in the current report. their bias is decidedly bearish. ...
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BofA/Merrill Lynch Makes Changes to US 1 List (PFG, NEE, ENDP)

Bank of America Merrill Lynch has made some key changes to its US 1 List, which is its collection of best investment ideas drawn from its universe of Buy-rated stocks ...
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August’s New Massive Stock Buybacks… Over $30 Billion (LOW, CVS, CELG, COV, INTU, DISCA, HRS, LMT, RSG, LOW, ABC, MXIM, ANR, AVT, JAH, LUV, STJ, ECL, IPG, FRX, ACE, CLF, CTSH, KBR, NWL, VRX, AKAM, AOL, DLB, URBN, ACM, CHTR, MYGN, PFG, HSIC)

The pace of stock buyback announcements in the month of August was almost unbelievable.  The pace was stronger at the start of the month when earnings were still coming in ...
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Share Buyback Announcements Continue In Droves (PFG, BIN, CLF, LTM, ACM, FRX, IPG, MYGN, RSG, LO, NWL, TIVO)

It was just last week that we had identified literally 25 big share buyback announcements from companies in the preceding two weeks.  These companies were actually buying back the stock ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades (ALTR, ANSS, APSG, ATHN, BIDU, C, HIG, HD, JBLU, MSFT, PFG, LUV, WIT, XLNX)

These are some of this Monday's key analyst upgrades, downgrades, and initiations seen in Wall Street research calls. Altera Corp. (NASDAQ: ALTR) Started as Hold at Deutsche Bank. Ansys Inc. ...
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TARP Approved For Insurance Money: More Cash From The Taxpayer’s Pocket (LNC)(PRU)(HIG)(PFG)

The Washington Post is reporting that the Treasury Department has granted approval for insurance companies to have access to TARP funds. It is not clear what that will do to ...
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Top Anlayst Upgrades (CAH, CENT, CHS, GPS, HELE, PFG, STEC, TJX)

These are some of the top pre-market analyst comments and analyst upgrades from Wall Street early this Tuesday morning: Cardinal Health (CAH) Started as Buy at Jefferies. Central Garden (CENT) ...
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FAS/FAZ Dealing With Billions of Dollars of Securities Sales from Members (FAS, FAZ, BBT, COF, PFG, WFC, USB)

The triple leverage ETF's, the Direxion Financial Bull 3X Shares (NYSE: FAS) and Direxion Financial Bear 3X Shares (NYSE: FAZ), are perhaps the most volatile of all financial-stock ETF's.  This ...
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Top Analyst Downgrades (ACN, FCX, MBRX, NXY, PFG, RBA)

These are some of the top analyst downgrades or cautious research calls we have seen this Tuesday morning before the market opens: Accenture (ACN) Cut to Hold at Argus. Freeport-McMoRan ...
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Top Pre-Market Analyst Upgrades (AER, AGU, CF, GVA, MFLX, OMRI, PM, PFG, TRA)

These are some the top pre-market upgrades from analysts we have seen with more than two hours until the market opens this Tuesday morning:AerCap (AER) Raised to Buy at Citigroup.Agrium ...
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Top Pre-Market Analyst Upgrades (BXP, DWA, DUK, MET, MTB, PRXL, POR, PFG, PSA, UDR)

These are some of the top pre-market analyst calls we are seeing this Friday morning:Boston Properties (BXP) Raised to Outperform at FBR.DreamWorks Animation (DWA) Raised to Buy at Jefferies.Duke Energy ...
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Top 10 Pre-Market Analyst Calls (RATE, CE, CSCO, DCP, RL, PFG, RYAAY, AKH, VM, XL)

Below are some of the early bird analyst calls that are affecting shares in pre-market trading:Bankrate Inc. (NASDAQ: RATE) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Citigroup.Celanese (NYSE: CE) raised to ...
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