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Amazon, Apple, Alphabet and Microsoft: Buybacks May Play Role in Quest for a $1 Trillion Market Cap

The Dot-Com Bubble burst in 2000, but many of the key technology stocks have overtaken their former highs of almost 20 years ago with a vengeance. While most investors are ...
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7 Huge Analyst Calls That Were Largely Ignored or Overlooked This Week

The week of July 13 was another wild one for the equity markets. Investors are getting to grapple with a nine-year-old bull market that is facing rising gross domestic product ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: AT&T, BlackRock, Broadcom, Diageo, Kinross Gold, United Rentals, Williams-Sonoma and More

Stocks were looking for direction on Friday, with mixed results in the major equity index futures this Friday the 13th. Investors have had less faith buying the dips in 2018 ...
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8 Top Picks From Credit Suisse With Implied Upside of 50% or More

Investors have been finding it harder to generate positive returns in 2018 than in 2017 and the few prior years. The bull market is effectively nine years old, and trade ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: AbbVie, Amazon, Anadarko, Broadcom, CA, Chipotle, ConocoPhillips, GE, Honeywell, J&J, 3M, NetApp, Netflix and More

Stocks were indicated to open higher after Wednesday's sell-off broke a five-day streak. Investors have had less faith and lower rewards by buying the dips in 2018 than in prior ...
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Why Credit Sees Big Verizon Upside and More Downside for AT&T

The wireless wars continue, and the major wireless and telecom carriers keep looking ever less similar compared to years past. With Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) going into more online ...
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Meet the Most Bullish Sirius XM Analyst Call on Wall Street

Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) has just received its most bullish sell-side analyst rating on Wall Street. Credit Suisse's Brian Russo has raised the bar on Sirius XM with an ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: AT&T, Comcast, Disney, Hess, Netflix, Petrobras, Sirius XM, Texas Instruments, Verizon and More

Stocks were indicated handily lower on Wednesday, both in the United States and abroad, based on new trade war fears after President Trump signaled a higher $200 billion targeted ...
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Analysts Have 5 Key Tech Stocks to Buy Ahead of Earnings Season

The markets were looking strong on Tuesday ahead of earnings season. That said, the strength on Tuesday was far less broad than that seen on Monday. While some ongoing trade ...
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Morgan Stanley: Is Peak Auto Confirmed?

Is 2018, or was 2017, finally the "peak auto" year? That question remains up for debate, and investors have to consider what it might mean if they are invested in ...
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How Augmented Reality Will Be the Next Big Revenue Driver for Apple

In a world where smartphone growth has peaked and the market has become saturated and very well established, many investors wonder what the next driver will be for the mighty ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: American Tower, AutoNation, Biogen, CarMax, Chipotle, eBay, PG&E, Walgreens, Zions and More

Stocks were indicated higher on Tuesday, although on a much more muted tune than the 320-point Dow Jones industrials gain and the 24-point gain on the S&P 500 seen on Monday. ...
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How Much Groupon Might Actually Fetch in a Buyout

Shares of Groupon Inc. (NASDAQ: GRPN) have popped handily on Monday on word that the "daily deals" website has been contacting other companies to drum up interest in acquiring the ...
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Why Goldman Sachs Is Pounding the Table for Investors to Buy Commodities for the Rest of 2018

If there is one brokerage and investment banking firm whose views can influence investors' decisions about issues large and small, Goldman Sachs likely fits that bill. After all, its focus ...
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ADP Sets Cautious Tone for Friday’s Labor Department Report on Job Growth

There may be a bit of a more muted expectations for Friday's key payrolls and unemployment report from the U.S. Department of Labor. The private sector payrolls report from ADP ...
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