Bull and Bear

Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: AmEx, Carnival, eBay, HP, IAMGOLD, Pfizer, Tech Data and Many More

Stocks were indicated surprisingly higher after international markets recovered more than might have been expected. The trend that has been static for 4 years now is that investors want to ...
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Mortgage Loan Rates Ticked Down Last Week

The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) released its report on mortgage applications Wednesday morning, noting a week-over-week decrease of 3.2% in the group's seasonally adjusted composite index for the week ending ...
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US Cost to Produce Oil is $36 a Barrel

Getting oil out of the ground is not cheap, and as crude oil prices remain around $40 a barrel for U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) and $44 a barrel for ...
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Home Prices Slip in Chicago, Cleveland, Washington: Case-Shiller September Index

In all 20 U.S. cities included in the S&P/Case-Shiller home price index, September house prices increased year-over-year and 17 of 20 posted a month-over-month increase, with Chicago (down 0.4%), Cleveland ...
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Amazon: Still the Heavyweight Champion of Ecommerce

Based on the number of monthly unique users, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), with nearly 194 million, is the undisputed leader. The company's reach of 78% is more than 50% higher ...
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Bull and Bear

Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Avon products, Brocade, Emerge Energy, GameStop, Infoblox, Kinross Gold, Teladoc and Many More

Stocks were indicated lower on Tuesday, but this was due to international tensions after Turkey blew a Russian fighter jet out of the sky. This will likely be a thinner ...
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Not Many Americans Care If Stores Open on Thanksgiving

From some of the comments folks write on social media sites, you might well believe that a lot of people care about whether or not a particular retailer is open ...
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Gasoline to Tumble Below $2 a Gallon for Thanksgiving

Here's a little something extra for consumers to be thankful for this year: the average price of a regular gallon of gasoline is forecast to fall to $1.99 in the ...
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Existing Home Sales Drop 3.4% in October

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports that the seasonally adjusted annual rate of existing home sales in October fell 3.4% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.36 million ...
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Oil Rig Count Slips by 10; Hedge Funds Boost Short Positions

In the week ended November 20, the number of rigs drilling for oil in the United States totaled 564, compared with 574 in the prior week and 1,574 a year ...
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77% of Americans Visited a Google Website in October

Out of a total audience of 259.6 million unique U.S. digital media users, fully 95% (245.9 million) visited a property owned by Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) in October. The unique ...
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Biotech Industry Study Reports Big Gains in M&A, IPOs

Markets for both initial public offerings (IPOs) and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the biotech sector have been red-hot since last year. The biopharmaceutical industry posted $202 billion in M&A ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: DepoMed, Gap, Intel, IBM, Nimble Storage, Workday and Many More

Stocks were indicated higher again on Friday after a small breather on Thursday. Investors just keep showing over and over that they want to buy stocks. Investors are looking for growth, hidden ...
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Luxury Brands Lead Facebook Fan List

A study of which car brands have the most Facebook fans in America shows that most are brands that the majority of Americans cannot afford. The car brand fan process ...
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Best and Worst Car Insurance Deals

Among the many considerations new-car buyers take into account is how much they will have to pay to keep their new vehicle on the road. Included in that calculation ought to be ...
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