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Merrill Lynch Survey Shows Homebuilding Picking Back Up

One of the main reasons Wall Street equity strategists, along with a few Federal Reserve governors, were getting concerned about the economy was the slowdown in the homebuilding momentum. Rising ...
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Merrill Lynch Updates Endeavor List With Top Small-Cap Stocks to Buy

One of the keys for small-cap portfolio managers is strength in the domestic economy. Most of the firms that we cover on Wall Street are reasonably bullish on the prospects ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Stocks to Buy: BHP, Facebook, Monsanto, AT&T and More

Investors and traders are often looking out for new research ideas that will lead to higher income or more profits. 24/7 Wall St. reviews many fresh research calls each morning to ...
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Compass Point Boldly Upgrades Homebuilders to Buy (KBH, LEN, SPF, RYL, BZH, PHM)

We have written at great length about the resurgence of homebuilding in the United States. Like any other sector, if you go long enough without production, demand catches up with ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades (ABX, CYOU, CSCO, EPD, HD, JCP, MOS, POT, RCL, SI, SOHU, SPF, TSO, VE, WFT, WABC)

These are some of the top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations seen in Wall St. research calls this Wednesday. Barrick Gold Corp. (NYSE: ABX) cut to Hold at Argus. Changyou.com Ltd. ...
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American Companies Running Out of Cash

“Cash Burn Rate,” used to value companies with little or no revenues, was a popular term in the dot-com era. The burn rate is the amount of cash that is ...
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24/7 Wall St. Closing Bell (SIRI, IBM, AZN, URBN, ZOLT, YUM, MT, BP, KO, EMR, LPX, MNI, CSTR, SPF, NSU, BPAX)

US equity markets opened lower this morning, but after the first hour or so of trading, the three major indexes moved to positive territory where they remained for the rest ...
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Mid-day Movers (MNI, CSTR, CYBI, NGSX, SPF)

At about noon, the DJIA is still up about 35 points at about 12,880, the Nasdaq is up some about 8 points at around 2,910, and the S&P 500 is ...
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Pulte’s Upside Turn, Incentives or Not (PHM, DHI, TOL, SPF, XHB)

Defying all the mediocre views of the US housing market, PulteGroup Inc. (NYSE:PHM) reported EPS of $0.20 on revenue of $1.3 billion. Analysts had been expecting an EPS loss of ...
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Ten CEOs with the Largest Stock Option Grants: $230 Million In Compensation

The following are the ten CEOs who received the largest stock option grants in 2009. Together, they enjoyed gains which totaled $230 million based on their value at the end ...
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This Month’s Biggest Index Losers: Home Furnishing Retailers, Homebuilders, and Surety and Title Insurance StocksGeothermal, Brazil, And Chinese Travel Stocks

Heavy losses were sustained in three Tickerspy indexes over the last 30-day period. This month’s biggest index losers are in home furnishing retailers, homebuilders, and surety and title insurance stocks. Home ...
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This Month’s Biggest Index Losers: Surety and Title Insurance, Homebuilders, and Movie Production and Theater Stocks

There were strong losses in three Tickerspy indexes over the most recent 30-day period. This month's biggest fallers are in surety and title insurance stocks, homebuilder stocks, and movie production ...
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This Month’s Biggest Index Gainers: Recreational Vehicles, Homebuilders, and Vehicle Rental Stocks

There were strong gains in three Tickerspy indexes over the most recent 30-day period. This month’s biggest gainers are in recreational vehicles, homebuilders, and vehicle rental stocks. Homebuilder stocks are up 19.3% in the past ...
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Looking for Next Homebuilder Merger? (DHI, TOL, NVR, MDC, LEN, KBH, RYL, MTH, HOV, MHO, SPF, XHB, ITB, PKB)

We won't bother telling you about the homebuilder merger this morning, because we already covered it once.  But in a down and out sector, you will see that traders are ...
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Early Bird Analyst Upgrades & Downgrades (SPF, FPL)

So far there are very few analyst calls seen, but that may be the norm for this week.  Here are today's early bird analyst callls:Standard Pacific (SPF) Raised to Buy ...
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