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9 Stocks Defying China & Washington by Hitting All-Time Highs

With the U.S. markets and the economy being held hostage by an all-out trade war with China, and perhaps the most gridlocked Washington, D.C., we have seen in a lifetime, ...
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Citigroup Sees Big Upside for 2 of the Largest Biotechs

After quite some time of muted or negative performance, big biotech may be worth a look again. Citigroup analyst Mohit Bansal assumed coverage of the large-cap biotech space and sees ...
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Credit Suisse Sees Major Price Risks for Steel Companies, and a Silver Lining

With a trade war with China, and with an infrastructure package now looking dead, the steel industry has a lot to deal with, though the tariff issues have been worked ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: AK Steel, Amgen, Booking, Chubb, Chipotle, Expedia, Gilead, Goodyear, Philip Morris, Target, Zscaler and More

Stocks were indicated to open lower by about 1%, with the excuse being the same concerns about a trade war with China. Many investors have to be considering if "sell ...
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New Strong Sell Rating on Micron Comes With Drastic Cuts to Earnings Expectations

Micron Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) is having one of those days in which sector uneasiness was going to weigh on the shares regardless of the markets. Blame a controversial U.S. ...
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Wireless and Communications Firms Face More Uncertainty in Sprint and T-Mobile Merger Saga

The pending acquisition of Sprint Corp. (NYSE: S) by T-Mobile US Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) has taken yet another turn. After Monday's news that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chair would ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Activision, Diamond Offshore, FLIR, Home Depot, Kohl’s, Nucor, Redfin, Tesla, Vishay and More

Stocks were indicated to open down by about 0.5% on Dow Jones industrials and S&P 500 futures on Wednesday. Investors have seen more than just a couple of reasons that ...
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A Radical Turn for the Sprint and T-Mobile Merger

Most investors had been led to believe that the proposed acquisition of Sprint Corp. (NYSE: S) by T-Mobile US Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) would be blocked. While this will not act ...
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Fed Index Points to Slower Growth in April

Investors overlook the monthly Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI) readings because it is one of the reports prepared by one regional branch of the Federal Reserve, but it is ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Alibaba, Baidu, Bristol-Myers, Cimarex, Deere, Deutsche Bank, Micron, NeoPhotonics, Target, United Continental and More

Stocks were down another 0.6% or so in Dow Jones industrial average and S&P 500 futures on Monday morning as further realizations and expectations normalize into a belief that the ...
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Forget China, 10 Big Stocks Analysts Want You to Buy Now

The week of May 17, 2019, started out as though the China trade tariffs and tit-for-tat retaliation was going to kill the strong economy and the 10-year bull market once ...
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Consumer Sentiment Rises Strongly Ahead of Tariff Fears

If you listened to certain factions of mainstream media, the tariffs against China might have you fearing that a full-blown recession is coming on the back of an all-out trade ...
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Another Gold Mining Merger Rumor Goes Soft, Sort Of

Iamgold Corp. (NYSE: IAG) is a relatively small gold mining outfit that recently joined in the buyout rumor mill. A report from Bloomberg on Thursday had indicated that Iamgold was ...
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HPE’s Acquisition of Cray: End of an Era or Start of a New One?

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. (NYSE: HPE) is ushering in the end of an era by acquiring supercomputer maker Cray Inc. (NASDAQ: CRAY). HPE hopes to create a new era by ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Apple, Applied Materials, Camping World, CarMax, Ensco, Foot Locker, Under Armour, Wayfair, Walmart and More

Stocks had been staging a recovery rally all week after Monday's sell-off, but the Dow Jones industrials were indicated down about 200 points and the S&P 500 was indicated down about ...
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