Covidien (NYSE:COV)

Analysts Love These 4 Total Return Stocks That All Yield 5% or More

Up and down, round and round, every day it seems like the stock market has a 500-point move back and forth. One thing seems pretty evident for the rest of ...
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Is Treasury Plan for Tax Inversion REALLY Trouble for Merger Stocks?

The U.S. Treasury has finally made its proposed effort to deal with the waves of corporate tax inversions that have created such a stir of late. The move is also ...
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Insider Buying This Week Led by Bill Gates, Cascade Investments

While the market surged to record highs on what is traditionally one of the slowest trading weeks of the year, insiders kept up the pace of buying stock in their ...
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Bull and Bear

Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Apple, Schwab, Google, Nasdaq, TripAdvisor, Wells Fargo and More

Stocks were staging a recovery on Monday. Last week showed that all-time highs can come and go. Still, investors are still looking for selective upside in stocks. What is different ...
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Medtronic and Covidien Deal Is All About Taxes and Dividends

The $42.9 billion merger between medical device makers Medtronic Inc. (NYSE: MDT) and Covidien PLC (NYSE: COV) was officially confirmed early Monday morning by the two companies. Medtronic will pay ...
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Merrill Lynch Top Medical Technology Stocks to Buy for 2014

At this time last year, the sentiment on Wall Street for the medtech sector was very poor. The group started 2013 trading at a 1.2% discount to the S&P 500, ...
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UBS Focus List Top Stocks to Buy Going into Year-End and 2014

As we head in to the final month of what has been a tremendous year for the stock market, the 24/7 staff is reviewing what the major Wall Street firms ...
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Bull and Bear

Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Beam, Halliburton, Nokia, Lululemon and More

Each morning 24/7 Wall St. reviews dozens and dozens of Wall Street analyst research reports looking for fresh ideas for investors and traders. Some are stocks to buy and others ...
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health care

Other Medical Device Stocks at Risk After Intuitive Surgical Warning

Intuitive Surgical Inc. (NASDAQ: ISRG) has been the darling of momentum investors for years. Yesterday it gave short sellers the data they have waited for. Sales of its da Vinci ...
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health care

Deutsche Bank Top Medical Device Stock Picks

In 2012, the S&P 500 Healthcare Equipment & Supply index was up 15.1%, while the S&P 500 was up 13.4%. However, it was in-line with the broader S&P 500 Healthcare ...
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Eight Stocks Poised for First-Quarter Earnings Surprises (HD, SNDK, COV, VLO, VTR, IP, KMB, SRCL)

Earnings season is upon us once again, and we will get to see if the highly paid analysts are actually doing their job or if they are just chasing the ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades (BPL, IDTI, LAD, MPC, PMTI, ALL, ARR, ACI, OFC, ISRG, COV, HMSY, JAKK, JMI, LOCK, LXFR, PCS, URI, WIT, YZC)

The top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations seen in Wall St. research calls are very thin this Tuesday as this is the second day that U.S. markets are closed today ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades (ALL, ARR, OFC, ISRG, COV, HMSY, JAKK, JMI, LOCK, LXFR, URI, WIT, YZC)

These are some of the top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations seen in Wall St. research calls this Monday. Allstate Corp. (NYSE: ALL) named Bull of the Day at Zacks. ...
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Friday Dividend Roundup (MCD, TXN, COV, LII, AGX, YUM, CAG)

McDonald’s Corp.'s (NYSE: MCD) board of directors approved a 10% increase in the company's quarterly dividend on common stock, to 77 cents a share. The new dividend is payable Dec. ...
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Medical Device Recalls at Eight-Month High

The quarterly ExpertRECALL Index released today indicates that more than 123 million medical device units were recalled during the second quarter of 2012, an eight-quarter high. The medical device category  ...
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