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El Pollo Loco Reality Check From Analyst Quiet Period Expiration

El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LOCO) has gone from a super-hot initial public offering (IPO) to a serious reality check. The grilled chicken chain's quiet period has ended, so ...
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New Housing Starts Rise Sharply in July

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Tuesday morning that new housing starts in July rose sharply to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of ...
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Bull and Bear

Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Applied Materials, Pollo Loco, Dollar General, SolarCity, Urban Outfitters and More

Stocks were firm Tuesday morning after a recovery rally on Monday. It may be the dog days of summer, but investors have used the recent market volatility to accumulate some stocks ...
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Fannie Mae Slashes Home Sales Forecasts

The housing market can no longer be counted on as a driver of U.S. economic growth in either 2014 or 2015 according to August data released today by Fannie Mae. ...
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home building

Homebuilder Confidence Posts Third Consecutive Annual High

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo housing market index for August rose two points to 55 from a reading of 53 in July. The reading was higher than ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Achillion, GE, Monster, Newmont, SeaWorld and More

Stocks were firm on Monday morning after a very volatile Friday. It appears as though many investors have used the recent weakness and volatility to accumulate some of the stocks ...
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E-commerce Share of Retail Sales Rises to Record High

Retail e-commerce sales in the U.S. reached a new high of 6.4% of all retail sales in the second quarter of 2014 according to the U.S.Census Bureau. That is an ...
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Bull and Bear

Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Achillion, Monster, Gilead, JCPenney, JDSU, Green Mountain and More

Stocks were firm yet again on Friday morning ahead of the PPI wholesale inflation report. Investors have been trying to decide where to put their money after the recent stock ...
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Natural Gas Inventory Growth Slows

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Thursday morning that U.S. natural gas stocks increased by 78 billion cubic feet for the week ending August 8, compared with an expected ...
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Bull and Bear

Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Cisco, Exxon, Ford, GM, InterMune, Tesla, Twitter and More

Stocks were very strong on Thursday morning. Investors have been using the recent weakness and volatility to accumulate some stocks they may have previously missed. 24/7 Wall St. reviews dozens ...
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9 Cars Most Likely to Be Dumped

While consumers consider many factors when deciding on the next car to buy, their own previous experience is perhaps the most significant one. Some car brands command high customer loyalty, ...
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Crude Oil Inventory Continues to Drop, Prices Drop Too

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its weekly petroleum status report Wednesday morning. U.S. commercial crude inventories increased by 1.4 million barrels last week, maintaining a total U.S. commercial ...
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Retail Has Been Horrible in 2014, But There Are Still 4 Top Stocks to Buy

Consumer discretionary stocks were big leaders in 2012 and 2013, but they have been downright horrible this year. In fact, the retail index is down by almost 10% year-to-date, even ...
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8 States Where Gas Costs Less than $3.25 a Gallon

Gasoline prices in the United States fell an average of $0.17 a gallon from July 1 to July 31. Since then, the average price has fallen nearly another $0.05 per ...
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Bull and Bear

Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: FuelCell, JDSU, King, SunEdison, Google, Facebook and More

Stocks were well up on Wednesday morning. While volatility has returned to the stock market, it seems as though investors are looking to accumulate stocks that have sold off and ...
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