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GE Delivers on Earnings, IPO Plans and 2014 Guidance

General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) is out with its first-quarter earnings report for 2014. The conglomerate posted earnings of $0.33 per share, versus the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.32 ...
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Full GE Earnings Preview

General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) is expected to report earnings on Thursday morning before the open. This would have come on Friday, but Good Friday has the markets closed. As ...
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Cowen’s Top Defensive Stocks to Buy in a Choppy Market

The violent moves in the market are making some people nervous, and probably making momentum stock traders sick to their stomachs. High beta names are the first to rise in ...
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Warren Buffett’s Top Dividend Stocks

Now that stocks have pulled back from their highs, some investors have moved on to more defensive stock positions. That move often lands some of the top dividend payers as ...
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Strong Buffett 2013 Annual Report, Yet Book Value Not Keeping Up With Stock

Warren Buffett has released the highly anticipated Annual Report for Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A), which also contains the highly visible Annual Letter to Shareholders. Buffett is often considered the ...
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The Best Conglomerate for the Rest of 2014

Thursday marked yet another day with the S&P 500 Index hitting an all-time high. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is still 300 or so points shy of its all-time high, ...
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Meet the 2014 Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway Stocks

As many consider Warren Buffett to be the greatest investor of modern times, investors want to know any time there are big changes in the Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) ...
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Why This 3M Buyback Is So Impressive

Dow component 3M Corp. (NYSE: MMM) is confident enough about its future that it announced late Tuesday a new $12 billion stock buyback plan. This buyback is open-ended, so it ...
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Does Warren Buffett Understand NCAA Basketball Risks?

Is the Oracle of Omaha truly an Oracle? That is what Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) has bet on. Quicken Loans announced on Tuesday morning that it has joined forces ...
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GE Manages to Please on Earnings

General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) is out with its fourth-quarter earnings, and it seems that the conglomerate has managed to please its critics. Operating earnings per share came in at ...
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GE on Deck: Earnings Growth, but Not Revenue Growth

When General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) reports fourth-quarter results before Friday's open, Wall Street seems to be expecting strong profit growth. The problem that many investors will likely have, and ...
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The Bullish and Bearish Case for 3M in 2014

3M Co. (NYSE: MMM) had a phenomenal 2013, but now it has a long way to look in 2014. As part of a series of ongoing Dow Jones Industrial Average ...
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The Bullish and Bearish Case for GE in 2014

General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) had a great 2013. The conglomerate's stock turned in a total return of almost 38%. That is well above the Dow Jones industrial Average's gain ...
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2014 Conglomerate Watch: Hard for Warren Buffett and Friends to Repeat 2013

With the S&P 500 up about 28% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average up about 27% so far in 2013, it is going to be very hard to expect a ...
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3M Had GE Dividend Envy After All: A 2014 Surprise

3M Co. (NYSE: MMM) is rallying after the company affirmed its long-term revenue and earnings growth targets, as well as offered its 2014 goals. More importantly, 3M seems to have ...
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