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Why Waymo Could Be a $50 Billion Revenue Opportunity for Alphabet

In a world where Google is no longer just Google, Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) has many current and future sources of revenues beyond search and advertising. The move toward self-driving ...
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Why Symantec’s Accounting Probe End Should Remove Major Shareholder Overhang

Symantec Corp. (NASDAQ: SYMC) may have dodged a big bullet in its turnaround efforts. The company announced that it has ended its internal accounting probe and that there will be ...
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What It Means for Gilead to Launch Its Own Generics for Hepatitis C Treatments

There is one fairly new effort for drug companies to mitigate the threat of generic drugs and for biotech companies to mitigate the threat of biosimilars. They can just launch ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Abbott Labs, Avon, Caesars, Comcast, Rowan, UnitedHealth, Vonage and More

Stocks have hit all-time highs, but they were indicated marginally lower on Monday after trade tariffs are set to kick in against China. Many investors have seen lower upside from ...
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Why JPMorgan Is So Bullish on Novavax

Novavax Inc. (NASDAQ: NVAX) is one of those small-cap biotech stocks that has the hallmarks of a rags-or-riches company. It might be worth more money down the road than can ...
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McDonald’s Delivers on Yet Another Dividend Hike and Longer-Term Guidance

McDonald's Corp. (NYSE: MCD) is living up to its reputation as a dividend hiker yet again. On Thursday evening, McDonald's announced that it will raise its quarterly dividend for its ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: AMD, Alcoa, AT&T, Darden, Micron, New Age Beverages, Nike, Novavax, Pier 1, Under Armour and More

Stocks were indicated marginally higher on Friday, but this as after the Dow Jones industrials and S&P 500 hit all-time high closes on Thursday. International markets were also higher on ...
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Did Amazon Just Target All Dollar-Store Shoppers?

The endless wave of changes in retail just never seems to end. In the 1990s it was Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) that killed thousands of retailers. Now it is ...
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Defense Stocks Feel Pressure From Proposed Defense Payment Changes

Thursday may have seen a record-breaking high for the Dow Jones Industrial Average and for the S&P 500. Just don't bother telling that to the top defense companies with ...
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Why Central Bank Gold Buying Just Isn’t Enough for Gold Bugs in 2018

Gold historically has been a major store of value for nations, individuals and other entities. And the reasons that gold is purchased vary wildly from source to source. What is ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: AMD, Caterpillar, NRG, Nvidia, P&G, Square, Red Hat, Transocean, Viacom, Wisdom Tree and More

Stocks were flat in the early morning hours on Thursday, but futures turned higher on all three major U.S. equity indexes. The markets are back to challenging their highs as ...
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Why Oppenheimer Sees 30% Upside in Citigroup

Citigroup, Inc. (NYSE: C) just received one of its most bullish analyst calls that is currently available. The money center bank has come back as a dividend payer, and ...
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Morgan Stanley Sees Huge Upside for Oil Services in 2019 and 2020

It has been hard for investors to make some of the same gains in the oil and gas segment since oil prices have recovered handily. That may be about to ...
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Why the Microsoft Dividend Hike Means So Much

It is no secret that investors love dividends. That said, it has not been that long that the large established technology leaders have been big on paying dividends. Today's environment ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Baker Hughes, Ericsson, E*Trade, Halliburton, Nokia, SunPower, Taiwan Semi, Transocean and More

Stocks were indicated to open lower on Wednesday, but this was after a solid day of gains on Tuesday. U.S. equity indexes remain very close to their all-time highs. Unfortunately, ...
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