Parsley Energy & Jagged Peak: Oil & Gas Merger Looks Bad Before the Ink Is Even Dry

When companies make an acquisition they generally are doing to make the future base of the company stronger than it would be on its own without doing anything. That is ...
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Is Facebook’s Libra on Its Deathbed, With So Many Partners Fleeing?

The world seems to be entering a much more regulated area around technology, media and communications. When it comes to social media, there is the dominance of Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: ...
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What Analysts Are Saying About Datadog After Quiet Period

Datadog Inc. (NASDAQ: DDOG) shares dropped on Monday after a flurry of analyst calls were released in conjunction with the end of the firm’s post-IPO quiet period. For the most ...
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What to Watch in the UnitedHealth Earnings Report Tuesday

UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH) is set to release its third-quarter financial results before the markets open on Tuesday. Consensus estimates call for $3.75 in earnings per share (EPS) and ...
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US Gas Prices Dip for First Time in 2 Weeks

The national average price for a gallon of regular gas decreased by 2.4 cents last week to reach $2.63, according to industry analysts at GasBuddy. The drop is the first ...
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What to Expect When Johnson & Johnson Reports Tuesday

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) is scheduled to report its most recent quarterly results before the markets open on Tuesday. The consensus estimates are calling for $2.00 in earnings per ...
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Breathalyzer to Detect Marijuana Use Ramping Up Production

Tests for marijuana use depend on a sample (urine, blood, saliva, hair), and the results of those tests indicate historical marijuana use. A small company in Oakland, California, has developed ...
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Major Bank Earnings to Watch Tuesday Morning

A handful of the major banks are reporting their most recent financial results on Tuesday morning. Most of these banks normally report on Friday, but this quarter they are changing ...
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Are Allergan Shareholders Getting Enough in the AbbVie Acquisition?

Allergan PLC (NYSE: AGN) finally has announced that its shareholders have voted to approve the company’s acquisition by AbbVie Inc. (NYSE: ABBV). The acquisition is expected to close in early ...
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New Osteoarthritis Treatment Has to Wait Even Longer for FDA Approval

Flexion Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: FLXN) has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) informed the company that it needs additional time to complete the review of the supplemental ...
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Student Debt Nears $1.5 Trillion, 5 Times 2003 Level

As of the end of the second quarter of this year, U.S. student loan debt outstanding amounted to $1.48 trillion, a total more than five times the amount borrowed in ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Arconic, Beyond Meat, Blackstone, Bloom Energy, Datadog, Delta, Netflix, Ping, Xilinx and More

Stocks were originally indicated higher after trade talks resulted in some trade truce, but a report that China wants more talks before signing its phase one deal took the gains ...
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Jefferies Top Growth Stock Picks Have Huge Upside and Earnings Potential

Increasingly, the companies that we cover on Wall Street are starting to agree that while the future is still bright for the U.S. economy, it may one of stock market ...
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Apple, Up 50% This Year, Leads the Dow Higher

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) shares have risen an extraordinary 49.8% this year to $236.21. That is by far the best performance of any of the 30 components of the Dow ...
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Ford Struggles Likely to Continue Next Year

The bad news for investors in Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) is that Wall Street continues to shun the stock. The good news is that as the stock falls, its ...
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