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Why MasterCard and Visa Are Both Earnings Winners

Before markets opened Friday morning, MasterCard Inc. (NYSE: MA) reported its fourth-quarter results as $0.69 in earnings per share (EPS) and $2.42 billion in revenue. That was against Thomson Reuters ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Cameron, Dollar General, Genworth, Groupon, SunPower, Visa, Yahoo and More

Stocks were hit hard early Friday before the preliminary fourth-quarter gross domestic product reading. What has been observed over and over is that investors have bought the dips and pullbacks ...
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Visa May Normalize the DJIA With Split on Earnings

Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) has delivered in more ways than one on earnings. The credit card processing giant reported earnings above estimates, but more importantly it has announced a four-for-one ...
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The 4 Stocks That Weighed Down the DJIA on Monday

January 26, 2015: Markets opened lower on Monday as markets were able to gin up little enthusiasm ahead of the forecast winter storm that is headed for the Northeast. Earnings ...
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The 4 Stocks That Tanked Wednesday’s Market

January 14, 2015: Markets opened lower on Wednesday after the Commerce Department’s report on retail sales came in below expectations. The crude oil inventory report came in at an 80-year ...
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The 4 Stocks That Toppled the DJIA on Friday

January 9, 2015: Markets opened lower on Friday after the government’s report on payrolls revealed good news (unemployment rate fell to 5.6%) and bad news (wages shrunk 0.2%). Oil traded ...
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The Bullish and Bearish Case for Visa in 2015

The bull market has been running for nearly six years now. In 2014, the Dow Jones Industrial Average posted a gain of 7.5% and the S&P 500 Index was up ...
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The 4 Stocks That Dominated Thursday’s Market

December 11, 2014: Markets opened higher on Thursday following an upbeat report on retail sales from the U.S. Census Bureau. Only energy and basic materials sectors are trading lower today, ...
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Solid December for Dividend Hikes and Big Stock Buybacks

December can be an odd month for many investors and corporations alike. While tax planning can always come up as an issue for investors, and while December can be a ...
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The 4 Stocks That Carried the Market on Friday

December 4, 2014: Markets opened higher on Friday after the federal government released a better-than-expected report on employment. Job gains rose to their highest level since 2012, and aggregate wages ...
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MasterCard Chases Visa on Dividend Hike and Stock Buyback

MasterCard Inc. (NYSE: MA) has decided to chase rival Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) with a dividend hike. The credit card processing giant announced on Tuesday that its board of directors ...
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The 4 Stocks That Lifted the DJIA

November 25, 2014: Markets opened higher on Tuesday but the gains were small heading into the long weekend. The second reading on U.S. GDP was higher than expected, but that ...
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RBC’s 5 Stocks to Buy on Near-Term Weakness

After pushing ever higher since the mid-October lows, the stock market is starting to hit an overbought wall. While the overall indicators for equities remain very bullish, the short-term indicators ...
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Significant Changes in Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway Holdings

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) has released its public equity holdings as of September 30, 2014. Warren Buffett’s portfolio has recently undergone some radical changes on the surface, some of ...
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The 4 DJIA Stocks That Weighed Down Friday’s Market

November 14, 2014: Markets opened mixed on Friday following a jump in U.S. consumer sentiment coupled with better-than-expected reports on eurozone GDP. Even oil is performing better today, likely due ...
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