Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Apple, Biogen, BJ’s Wholesale, ConocoPhillips, Honeywell, Schlumberger, Shopify, Spotify, and More

Stocks were looking for direction on Monday as the weekend offered little news about trade wars and tariffs beyond what was known last week. The investing community has had less ...
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SunTrust Says Buy These 3 Tower Stocks on Any Weakness

If there is one item that has become ubiquitous over the past 25 years for almost everybody, it’s a cellular phone, and in most cases that now means a smartphone. ...
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Stifel Stays Positive on Energy Stocks Into Earnings: 5 Top Buys

Just when it seemed that oil was ready to head to $80 a barrel, the combination of increased OPEC and Russian production, along with the Saudis putting the production pedal ...
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Can JC Penney Turn Around With Less Than 900 Stores?

J.C. Penney Co. Inc. (NYSE: JCP), the battered retailer, has cut so many stores that it is down to 870 spread throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. The retailer competes ...
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WSJ: To outflank Samsung, Apple seeking OLED from China

From China Targets Apple With Push Into Advanced Smartphone Screens in Monday’s Wall Street Journal ($):   BOE Technology Group Co. plants already make display screens for Apple’s iPads ...
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Bank of Montreal raises Apple price target, lowers guidance

BMO’s Tim Long still expects Apple’s share price to be lower in 12 months than it is today.   From a note to clients that landed in my inbox ...
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Apple: What a week

Five days of trading—July 16-20, 2018—annotated.   Correlation does not imply causation. ...
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How my subscribers make money trading Apple

One of them disclosed last week that he’s sitting on more that 70,000 shares. You do the math.   Friend-of-the-blog Gregg Thurman has suggested I create a space on ...
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5 Most Important Things in Business Today

Ritz Crackers have a potential food-poisoning problem. According to Reuters: Mondelez Global LLC has voluntarily begun recalling some Ritz Cracker sandwiches and Ritz Bits products over concern that they may ...
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Boeing, McDonald’s, Intel and More Dow Stocks Reporting This Week

Last week, seven of the Dow Jones industrial average index components reported their latest quarterly reports, and overall the results have been decent. There were exceptional performances from Microsoft and ...
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Alphabet, Facebook, Amazon and More Top Tech Earnings Lined Up This Week

As we make our way through corporate earnings season, the technology sector has been booming, closing out last week with all the major exchanges holding near all-time highs. There was ...
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Amgen, Eli Lilly, Gilead and More Major Health Care Companies Reporting This Week

Earnings reporting season for the second quarter is now well underway. So far, things are looking good. The biotech industry has yet to see any significant earnings representation. That will ...
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Ford, Starbucks, Under Armour and More Major Earnings Coming This Week

We are now in the heart of the second-quarter earnings reporting season, with perhaps the busiest week of the season on deck. Most of the companies in the S&P 500 ...
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IPO News This Week: 11 US Offerings on the Calendar

Last week's initial public offering (IPO) action saw 9 of 10 scheduled listings make their entry into the public markets. The nine IPOs raised a total of $931 million in ...
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How To Find a New Home Before It’s Even Listed for Sale

Among the hurdles facing would-be homebuyers these days is a lack of inventory of homes for sale. That's especially true for first-time buyers who, as a result, also meet rising ...
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