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Risks Rise as KLA-Tencor Pursues Leveraged Recapitalization

KLA-Tencor Corp. (NASDAQ: KLAC) reported its earnings on Thursday and announced that it plans to pursue a leveraged recapitalization. The earnings for the first quarter of its 2015 fiscal year ...
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Pfizer Stock Buyback Plan Just Too Large to Ignore — It Is on Viagra

A Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) press release on Thursday evening was honestly given the wrong title by the company's investor relations department. The new release titled "Pfizer Declares 26-Cent Fourth-Quarter ...
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Analysts Voice Concern After AT&T Earnings

With earnings season in full swing, investors have to be wondering how analysts are reacting to their favorite stocks. One darling for retirees and income investors has been AT&T Inc. ...
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Visa Dividend Hike Maybe as Good as It Can Get

Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) is one of the key dividend upgrades that had been predicted by 24/7 Wall St. before the end of 2014. The credit card processing giant lived ...
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LiveDeal CEO Creates Leveraged Move of Sorts

LiveDeal Inc. (NASDAQ: LIVE) saw its shares take a handy jump in trading Tuesday following the vote of confidence that its chief executive gave the company. Jon Isaac, CEO of ...
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3 Cloud and Communication Stocks to Buy With Big Dividends and Upside

One thing that seems to be creeping into the narrative on Wall Street: there is now a possibility that rate increases expected as early as next summer may be postponed ...
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Goldman Sachs Blows Out Earnings and Raises Dividend

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS) reported its third-quarter earnings before the market opened Thursday and the number was handily above estimates. Goldman Sachs reported $4.57 in earnings per share ...
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Short Sellers Getting Smart in Defensive High-Yield Dividend Stocks

The short interest data for the September 30 settlement date is out, and we have decided to look at what is happening in the short interest of the go-to high-dividend ...
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Carl Icahn Says True Value of Apple Share Is $203 — in Over 4,500 Words

Carl Icahn has lived up to his promise for an interesting open letter to Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) CEO Tim Cook. This is more like a novelette or whitepaper than ...
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9 High-Yield Dividends for Risk Takers

Investors love dividends. All things being equal, investors will always prefer to be paid more than less. However, what is considered a high-yield in the S&P 500 today is just ...
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Merrill Lynch Gets Bullish in Containerboard for MLP Ambitions

Bank of America Merrill Lynch is getting more bullish on the containerboard industry. The brokerage firm maintained that Packaging Corp. of America (NYSE: PKG) was the firm's top pick in ...
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5 Top High-Yielding UBS Dividend Ruler Stocks to Buy for Rest of 2014

Despite a big ramp-up in volatility in September and October, the overall market trend continues to be a positive one. In fact, one top firm made the case Monday that ...
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Analyst Sees Kinder Morgan Worth Much More Than Peers

Wells Fargo has issued an analyst report on Kinder Morgan Inc. (NYSE: KMI) that shines some light on how the company can be evaluated following its recent master limited partnership ...
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Did NOV Investors Want Even More Than a $3 Billion Share Buyback Plan?

National Oilwell Varco Inc. (NYSE: NOV) announced on Tuesday that its board of directors has authorized a share buyback program for up to $3 billion of outstanding common stock. The share repurchase ...
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High-Yield Approaching Dangerous Levels, Will the Sell-Off Continue?

The world of high-yield bonds and high-yield products has been rocked in 2014 due to several defining factors. 24/7 Wall St. has been looking at various Wall Street research reports ...
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