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How Much Do Companies Really Have to Worry About Bird Flu?

The world has never been able to get past the fears of viruses, outbreaks and contagion. Now bird flu is making its way back into the news, and the fears of ...
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Is the Dividend Hike a Disappointment From Procter & Gamble?

Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG) is one of the great iconic American companies, and it continues to have dividend growth year after year. After an announcement on Friday, P&G ...
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Could Foreign Companies Help Block the Kraft-Heinz Merger

Kraft Foods Inc. (NASDAQ: KRFT) and Warren Buffett–backed, H.J. Heinz are planning on combining forces to form the fifth largest food company in the world. However, this merger may come ...
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Consumer Stocks Being Reshaped by Changing Tastes of Millennials

Companies are learning to change their offerings and operations to be geared toward millennials. Those companies not making changes may be jeopardizing their operations in the years to come. After all, ...
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Is Tobacco Use Accelerating Again?

Tobacco typically has been considered a more defensive industry and as such it does not lend itself to high growth rates. However Wells Fargo sees more growth in the future for ...
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The Gun Trade Gets Reloaded With Smith & Wesson Guidance

When industry leaders increase guidance, it usually has a ripple effect for its peers. The “gun trade” in equities is currently experiencing a halo effect after Smith & Wesson Holding ...
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Are GoPro and Nike Set to Take Over?

Piper Jaffray has opined that both GoPro Inc. (NASDAQ: GPRO) and Nike Inc. (NYSE: NKE) have plenty of room to run. The firm has issued price targets with strong double-digit ...
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Marijuana Legalization Opinion Turns Positive

As state after state continues to consider following Colorado's decision to legalize marijuana use, such actions have begun to garner substantial support. New Pew research finds: Public opinion about legalizing ...
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Groundhog Day at Avon?

On a rumored buyout by private equity firm TPG Capital, shares of Avon Products Inc. (NYSE: AVP) popped 15% in late January. When that buyout did not happen, the shares ...
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Apple, Samsung Drop US Smartphone Market Share in February

For the three-month period ending in February, Samsung Electronics lost 1.1% of market share in the U.S. smartphone market. It now holds a total share of 28.6%. The Korean electronics ...
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3 Companies That Will Never Lack Customers or Demand

An investor's dream is a company with unlimited customers who want the product and will never stop buying it. There are few in the world that have this built-in advantage, ...
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Are Constellation Brands Earnings Enough, Even With the New Dividend?

Constellation Brands Inc. (NYSE: STZ) reported its fiscal fourth-quarter financial results Thursday before the markets opened as $1.03 in earnings per share (EPS) on $1.36 billion in revenue. That compared ...
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Why This Analyst Now Sees Lululemon Rising Handily

Lululemon Athletica Inc. (NASDAQ: LULU) is in the driver’s seat as its fiscal first-quarter earnings approach. The company has undergone a few cosmetic changes that should benefit it going forward. ...
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$75 Million Venture Capital Funding for Legalized Marijuana Player

If you have not heard the term "hempreneur" before, you have definitely heard of venture capital, legalized marijuana, medical marijuana and the like. You just might not have heard of ...
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Fees for Prepaid Cards Vary Widely — and Wildly

From a total of 10 million prepaid debit and payroll cards in use in 2010, an estimated total of 25.6 million such cards are expected to be in consumers' hands ...
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