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13 Fresh Dividend Hikes and Stock Buybacks Too Big to Ignore

It is no secret that investors love when companies pay solid dividends and when they announce strong stock buyback plans. What they love even more is when companies increase their ...
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Peak Wine: Is the Endless Growth of the Wine Industry Coming to an End?

Wine lovers may soon find that their passion is about to face some changes and hurdles in the coming years. 24/7 Wall St. tracks many industry trends in consumable goods, ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Alarm.com, Biogen, Blue Apron, Cisco, Lowe’s, Pandora, Waste Management and More

This week has been a wild ride, and stocks were looking for direction based on more inflationary concerns after the import prices were hotter than expected. The bull market is ...
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AbbVie Delivers on Promise of Higher Dividend and Stronger Stock Buybacks

AbbVie Inc. (NYSE: ABBV) is joining the companies raising their shareholder rewards. The pharmaceutical products maker has announced how it will further commit to previously forecast moves. AbbVie is raising ...
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Why Analysts Are Calling Out Groupon as ‘Dead Money’ for Now

Groupon Inc. (NASDAQ: GRPN) remains one of the Web 2.0 companies that had great promise but that remains in somewhat of a state of limbo. The daily deals and online ...
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Mixed Manufacturing Reports From New York and Philly Fed Reports, but Both Talk Up Inflation

Thursday was a busy day for economic reporting. The good news, at least for the equity bulls, is that the growth metrics remain intact and the market is finally figuring ...
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Even Higher Producer Prices vs Consumer Prices Not Spooking the Markets

It was just on Wednesday that the markets were somehow spooked by a higher inflation reading in the January Consumer Price Index report. This CPI came in hotter than expected, ...
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Even Sears Claims Tax Reform Benefits, Along With Declining Same-Store Sales and Revenues

Sears Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: SHLD) is one of those dying companies that just refuses to accept defeat. The company made a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: AMAG, Baidu, Cisco, GE, Honeywell, 3M, Salesforce, SunPower, UTC and More

This week has been a wild ride, but it has been a week full of recovery in stocks versus last week's panic selling with broken market efficiencies. The bull market ...
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Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway Reveal Top Stocks for 2018

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) has released its public equity holdings as of December 31, 2017. As Warren Buffett still runs Berkshire Hathaway and as he is one of the ...
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Phillips 66 Shrinks Warren Buffett’s Dominance With Huge Stock Buyback

As the markets and investors await the release of the top holdings of America's top fund managers and investment gurus, we have already seen news that one of the large ...
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Are Weaker Retail Sales and Higher Consumer Inflation Really Adding Up to Stagflation?

When you get a hotter-than-expected reading on the Consumer Price Index (CPI), it means prices are going up at the consumer level. Easy enough to grasp. But what happens when ...
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Consumer Price Index Reaction Proves Markets Are Still Inefficient

Yesterday we had warned that the financial markets were bracing for the inflation card when the latest Consumer Price Index (CPI) was released. That has now come to pass, and ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Avis Budget, Blue Apron, Chipotle, Domino’s, Northrop Grumman, Pepsi, Rio Tinto, T-Mobile, Valero and More

Volatility is back, with another day of gains rapidly turning into strong selling pressure with consumer prices indicating hotter than expected inflation. Some signals were already pointing to this, but ...
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Why Analysts See Strong Upside for ADT After a Weak IPO

ADT Inc. (NYSE: ADT) has completed its initial public offering (IPO) and its quiet period has expired, allowing analysts at the underwriting firms to issue their ratings and price targets. ...
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