Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Applied Materials, CSX, Freeport-McMoRan, Frontier Communications, Lululemon, McDonald’s, T-Mobile, Ulta, Windstream and More

Stocks were indicated to open marginally lower on Tuesday, but the Dow Jones industrial average had risen almost 3,000 points from its lows of early January. Now investors need to ...
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Did Advance Auto Parts Earnings Misfire?

Advance Auto Parts Inc. (NYSE: AAP) released its fourth-quarter financial results before the markets opened on Tuesday. The auto parts chain posted $1.17 in earnings per share (EPS) and $2.11 ...
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Were Walmart Earnings Really That Good?

Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) reported fourth-quarter and full-year fiscal 2019 results before markets opened Tuesday morning. The retailing giant posted quarterly adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $1.41 on ...
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Say Goodbye to $1.99 Gas

For a long stretch, which began in mid-December and lasted until late last month, crude oil traded below $50 a barrel. This pulled gasoline prices below $2 in a number ...
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Canalys: In Japan, the iPhone rules

From “Apple dominates in Japan with 56% share as market falls 3.8% in Q4 2018,” a press release that landed on my desktop Monday evening.   Despite a sharp ...
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Apple’s 2019 iPhones: Ming-Chi Kuo has spoken

The latest from the Apple rumor mill’s favorite tattler.   From MacRumors: In a thorough research note outlining Apple’s plans for 2019, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo describes his outlook for ...
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McClatchy and Tribune Could Merge, Hundreds of Jobs at Risk

The New York Post reports that there may be a marriage of two of America's largest newspapers chains. McClatchy Co. (NYSE: MNI) has retained a banker, the report says, in ...
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Chinese Car Sales Drop 16%, Could Threaten Global Industry

Chinese car sales fell 16% in January, down to 2.37 million, according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM). China is the world's largest car market after it ...
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CVS, HPE, Walmart and Other Big Earnings to Watch For This Week

The broad markets ended the past week on a positive note, resuming the incredible rally back in January. A number of companies ended the week with solid gains from earnings, ...
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New Apple hire started Otto, the belly-up ‘Apple of smart locks’

From “Apple just hired ex-Microsoft exec Sam Jadallah to revamp its smart home business, and catch up to Google and Amazon,” posted Saturday on CNBC: Jadallah previously ran a ...
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Apple’s Bokeh’d ad: 2.6 million views in two days (video)

Two friends divided by depth control in a 38-second comedy that debuted Friday.   My take: The marketing department’s video team has set a high standard for Witherspoon et al. ...
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Hedge Fund Giant Ray Dalio Made $1.3 Billion Last Year

Ray Dalio, who founded the world's largest hedge fund in 1975 earned $1.26 billion last year. This makes Dalio the richest hedge fund chief in the world and adds to ...
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Boeing Up 30% This Year, Paces All Dow Stocks

Just as the fortunes of rival Airbus are shaken by the end of the most ambitious airplane program in its history, Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) has made an unprecedented run ...
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Did Apple buy Netflix? It did not.

What it did buy was the technology—and the talent—behind Hello Barbie.   From Axios Apple buys voice app startup Pullstring: Pullstring was founded in 2011 by a group of former ...
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24/7 Wall St. Weekend Review, Backward and Forward

It's the weekend, but 24/7 Wall St. wanted to show our readers, who may not be on our email list, what they may see each day and on the weekend. ...
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