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Southern Company, Sears Drop into Thursday’s 52-Week Low Club

January 4, 2018: Here are four stocks trading with heavy volume among 32 equities making new 52-week lows in Thursday's session. On the NYSE advancers led decliners by about  3 ...
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Credit Suisse Issues 8 Top Number-One Picks for 2018

With less than 60 days until the end of 2017, firms are starting to issue preliminary predictions for 2018. These should not yet be considered formal lists for 2018 because, ...
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Merrill Lynch Has 4 Buy-Rated Stocks That Yield 7% or More

Every day it seems like rates go lower, and even if the Federal Reserve does raise rates this year, the fed funds rate would still be below 1%, which is ...
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4 Stocks to Buy Yielding 8% or More as Yields Continue Plunge

Most investors know that buying the U.S. 30-year Treasury bond at a 2.17% yield logically makes little sense, especially with yields hitting lows seen just once in almost 60 years. The ...
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Rates Are Really Going Nowhere Now: 4 Merrill Lynch Top Dividend Stock Buys

If you thought the scenario for yields rising anytime soon was possible, it sure doesn’t look like it now. In fact, the five-, 10- and 30-year Treasury debt all ended ...
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Merrill Lynch Has 4 Stocks to Buy With Dividend Yields of 7% to 9%

Despite almost everybody on the planet knowing that eventually the Federal Reserve will start raising rates on a consistent basis, yields on the current Treasury bonds are the lowest they ...
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3 Stocks Rated Buy at Merrill Lynch That Pay at or Above 8% Dividends

One question that always seems to come up these days is when interest rates are going higher. The best answer to that is maybe by the end of the year. ...
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4 Merrill Lynch Stock Picks Yielding 7% or More

Despite the fact that the most asked question for the past year has been when will the Federal Reserve raise rates, nobody still has a clue. Some say December, some ...
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Why Mortgage REITs May Be Safe Again

Though real estate investment trusts (REITs) have been a popular vehicle for investments in the past, they have suffered over the past year. At current levels, Credit Suisse sees mortgage-based ...
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3 Key Stock Buybacks From Monday

Investors love stock buyback plans. Still, not all share repurchases are created equal. Some simply offset dilution from employee stock options and acquisitions. Other share buybacks, the ones most loved ...
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These Stocks Will See Heavy Buying as the Russell Rebalances

As the markets ebb and flow, the large indexes are constantly buying and selling stocks to rebalance the portfolio to the proper weightings. Sometimes it is a nonevent, and sometimes ...
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Weyerhaeuser, TRI Pointe Pull the Trigger on Merger

After several months of trying to find a buyer for its home building business, a subsidiary of Weyerhaeuser Co. (NYSE: WY) has signed a definitive agreement to combine with TRI ...
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Companies Raising Over $3 Billion in New Stock Sales

The stock market is looking healthier and healthier again, and it is not just because the S&P 500 is within striking distance of 1,700 and because the DJIA has crossed ...
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Homebuilder IPO Prices Above Estimated Range (TPH)

The first homebuilder initial public offering (IPO) since 2004 can only be described as a huge success. Tri Pointe Homes Inc. (NYSE: TPH) upped its planned offering of 11.7 million ...
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Starwood Acquires Distressed Real Estate Firm

Commercial real-estate firm Starwood Property Trust Inc. (NYSE: STWD) and private equity firm Starwood Capital Group, which are both controlled by Barry Sternlicht, have agreed to pay $1.05 billion for ...
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