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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: AMD, BP, Cavium, Checkpoint Software, Jabil, Kansas City Southern, Yahoo and More

Stocks have now fallen for five straight sessions and were indicated lower on Thursday as well. Despite opening higher ahead of Wednesday's Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) decision on interest ...
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Utilities Remain a Safe Dividend Buy for Income Investors After a Lousy 2015

The consensus thought, which is often wrong, on Wall Street is that utility stocks will perform rotten in a rising rate environment. Add in a very weak 2015, when the ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Blackstone, Infloblox, Dynegy, IBM, Sprint, Spirit Air, Verizon and More

Stocks were looking for direction Friday morning, ahead of the weekend. The Dow remains over 1,000 points above the lows from two weeks ago, but this week has been mixed ...
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Analyst Likes 5 Top Utilities Despite Interest Rate Risk

For the longest time in recent history, the Federal Reserve has kept interest rates at near zero. Great if you want to buy a house, lousy if you want to ...
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Have Utilities Now Sold Off Too Much?

Utilities have been loved for years by investors. In many ways, the power-generation companies and electric utilities have replaced traditional CDs and other income-generating investments. The year 2015 is starting ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Harley-Davidson, Micron, Sonus, Starwood, Tesla and More

Stocks were indicated slightly lower on Wednesday morning, but the markets remain within about 2% of all-time highs. What is shown over and over is that investors line up to ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Atwood, Hartford, Kimberly-Clark, MEI Pharma, Sirius XM, Whiting and More

Stocks were indicated higher Tuesday morning. The one trend that has remained in place for almost three years now is that investors unilaterally buy their favorite stocks after each and ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Apache, Apple, Cypress, ITT, Microsoft and More

Stocks were indicated higher Tuesday morning. Despite the market being close to new highs, investors have proven over and over that they will buy value stocks or stocks that are ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: First Solar, NII, NRG, Ulta, Under Armour and More

Stocks are adjusting to a period of the post-Fed rate hike timing guidance and tensions with Russia. Investors want to make money on the upside, but they want to avoid the ...
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Top 12 Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades (AU, APO, ASTX, ATML, BSX, CAT, FUN, CRL, CI, CBST, DUK, EMC, GFI, NEE, PNRA, SIX, TUMI, TCB, XEL)

Investors and traders generally stay on the lookout for new ideas that will generate positive returns or income for their portfolio. 24/7 Wall St. looks over numerous research calls to ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades (ANR, BSFT, CMS, D, ERIC, KBR, KCG, NWSA, POT, SIRI, SONS, DDD, USB, XEL)

These are some of the top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations seen in Wall St. research calls this Thursday. Alpha Natural Resources (NYSE: ANR) cut to Hold at Brean Murray Carret. ...
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9 Utilities Set To Raise Dividends (DUK, AWK, AWR, XEL, DTE, AEP, CEG, D, ETR, FE, NEE, PNW, PPL, PGN)

If you have seen one trend that has lasted in 2011 it is that companies are hiking their dividend payouts for their shareholders.  Many classic investment models are based almost ...
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Alternative Energy Watch: US Nukes Safe Americans Tell Gallup; Wind Installations Lag in 2010 (ARVCF, EXC, DE, AMAT, ASML, WFR, SPWRA, STP, YGE, XEL, GE, PCG)

It is time for our daily review of the alternative energy sector. The pollsters at Gallup asked US citizens in the last week of March if they thought US nuclear ...
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Natural Gas — The ‘American Idol’ Of Energy

U.S. utilities, which are under pressure to use more environmentally friendly fuel sources, are increasingly betting their future of natural gas at the expense of coal. As Bloomberg News notes, ...
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Top 10 Analyst Upgrades & Downgrades (CSCO, CRXL, ITW, LVS, NFLX, POT, PT, SUPM, WRI, XEL)

These are some of this Wednesday's top analyst calls with upgrades, downgrades, and initiations seen from Wall Street research firms: Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) Cut to Underperform at First ...
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