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What to Expect From Costco Earnings

Costco Wholesale Corp. (NASDAQ: COST) is scheduled to report its fiscal third-quarter financial results Wednesday after the markets close. Thomson Reuters has consensus estimates of $1.16 in earnings per share ...
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Michael Kors Continues to Fall Out of Favor

Michael Kors Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: KORS) reported its fiscal fourth-quarter earnings Wednesday before the markets opened. The company had $0.90 in earnings per share (EPS) on $1.08 billion in revenue, ...
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The Top 10 Dividend Stocks of Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway

With the bull market now more than six years old, investors are looking for value and means of keeping upside in the stock market with at least some degree of ...
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Why BlackBerry Is Wasting Its Money on a Buyback Now

Buyback plans are often a useful tool for companies to return value to shareholders or to keep a stock price up. However, in the case of BlackBerry Ltd. (NASDAQ: BBRY), ...
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10 Companies to Own for the Next Decade

The decade from 2010 to 2020 has come with far less turbulence so far than the prior decade. Many investors might have grown to think all over again that they can ...
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Analog Devices Can’t Make Up Its Mind on Earnings

Analog Devices Inc. (NASDAQ: ADI) released its fiscal second-quarter financial results Tuesday after the markets closed. The company had $0.73 in earnings per share (EPS) on $821 million in revenue, ...
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What Weighs Down Home Depot Shares on Earnings

Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD) reported first-quarter fiscal 2015 results before markets opened Tuesday. The home improvement retailer posted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.21 and $20.89 billion in ...
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Why Icahn May Be Too Ambitious in His Apple $240 Target

Carl Icahn is back at it again. The 79-year old activist investor has issued an open letter to Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) CEO Tim Cook, with a valuation path -- driven ...
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Southwest Adds International Flights, Bigger Boeing Jets

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) is expanding the number of flights it makes to Latin America and changing its order with Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) for 31 of the company’s ...
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UBS Adds Oil Field Services Giant to Dividend Ruler Stocks Portfolio

Despite the constant chatter over when interest rates will rise, one thing remains a constant. Interest rates remain low, bonds are overvalued and the best place to look for consistent ...
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Delta and Southwest: Which Buyback and Dividend Hike Is Better?

Airlines have been a hot industry since oil prices initially dipped. Some of the biggest winners were Delta Air Lines Inc. (NYSE: DAL) and Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV). 24/7 ...
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Raised Dividend, Buybacks Not Enough for Macy’s Investors

Macy’s Inc. (NYSE: M) reported first-quarter fiscal 2015 results before markets opened Wednesday. The department store giant posted quarterly diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.56 on revenues of $6.23 ...
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Why AmEx Dividend and Buyback Hikes Might Not Tempt New Shareholders

American Express Co. (NYSE: AXP) is trying to please its shareholders by increasing its dividend and by increasing its share repurchase plan. 24/7 Wall St. would admit that this is ...
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Mega-Caps Posted the Biggest Earnings Surprises: 4 to Buy Now

Even though many pundits on Wall Street predicted lousy first-quarter earnings, only one thing can be said with over 90% of the S&P 500 reports in for the quarter: “Not ...
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TerraForm Global Files for IPO

TerraForm Global Inc. filed an S-1 form with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for its initial public offering (IPO). No terms were given in the filing, but the ...
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