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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Broadcom, Deere, Generac, McDermott, NetApp, NRG, Petrobras, Teva, Tiffany and More

Stocks were looking to open soft on Thursday despite a post-FOMC minutes recovery signaling the Federal Reserve wasn't overly concerned about that 2% inflation threshold as an indefinite trigger. The ...
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Cisco’s Talos Warns VPNFilter Malware Already Targets 500,000+ Networking Devices Worldwide

Talos, a cyberintelligence unit of Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO), has warned of discovering at least 500,000 devices throughout more than 50 countries that are infected with a type of ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Celgene, Cypress Semi, Intuit, KemPharm, Oasis Petroleum, Rio Tinto, Shake Shack and More

Stocks were up earlier this week, but fresh warnings that a North Korea summit might not actually happen in June weighed on the indexes on Wednesday. The trend of buying ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: DocuSign, Embraer, Goodyear Tire, Macy’s, Micron, Raytheon, Smartsheet and More

Stocks were sharply higher on Monday after trade tensions with China seem to be coming to quicker end, and the major equity indices were indicated higher on Tuesday as well. ...
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Why Analysts Love nLIGHT Despite Strong Post-IPO Gains and Immediately Ahead of Earnings

nLIGHT Inc. (NASDAQ: LASR) has seen its shares rise handily since the April 25, 2018, pricing of its initial public offering. nLIGHT sold 6 million shares at $16.00 apiece, but ...
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Why This Higher Guidance Looks Even Better for Micron

Micron Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) helped put in some added strength in the technology and semiconductor sector on Monday by updating guidance ahead of its Analyst and Investor Event scheduled ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Applied Materials, Campbell Soup, Ceridien HCM, Dillard’s, Energizer, nLIGHT, Snap, Turtle Beach and More

Stocks were indicated to open higher now that certain tariffs have been lightened up or suspended during trade negotiations. The trend of endlessly buying the dips has not worked as ...
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Applied Materials Brings Havoc to Semiconductor Capital Equipment Space

Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) typically has beaten its earnings and sales expectations. Apparently, the top U.S. player for semiconductor capital equipment is finding out that 29% in quarterly revenue ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Aimmune, Anadarko, Carrizo, Mastercard, PayPal, Spotify, Visa and More

Stocks were indicated marginally higher on Friday, but the direction of the day seems far from set in stone. The trend of endlessly buying the dips has not worked ...
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How Wall Street Misinterpreted Take-Two’s Guidance and Bookings

At this stage in the bull market, it is not usually well received when companies miss on revenues and offer guidance that feels weak. Video-game maker Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: AIG, Baxter, Cisco, Eiger Bio, Energy Transfer, Juniper, NOV, Phillips 66, Valero and Many More

Stocks have seen a recovery for much of the week, but major equity indexes were all marginally lower on Thursday morning. The trend of endless buying the dips has not ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: AGCO, American Water Works, Carbonite, Cheniere, Comcast, Northrup Grumman, Salesforce and More

Stocks were up on Monday but in Tuesday's premarket were soft and looking for direction ahead of the president's decision on the Iran nuke deal. The trend of endless buying ...
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SVB, Parent of Silicon Valley Bank, May Be the Top Bank of 2018

SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ: SIVB) may have turned out to be the most prized bank in America after earnings season for the first quarter of 2018. After looking over its ...
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The FOMC May Have Just Blinked Over Not Getting Too Carried Away With Interest Rate Hikes

Many investors seem to get scared going into some Federal Reserve meetings, particularly when we are in a period of time where investors, consumers and business owners worry that the ...
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More Trouble for 3D Printing Players

Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS) may have risen more than 3% ahead of earnings, but its share price lost more than twice its prior day's gain after releasing financial results for ...
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