Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Barrick Gold, BlackRock, Comcast, Microsoft, NextEra, Ping, Shopify, Tesla, 3D Systems, UnitedHealth and More

Stocks hit all-time highs heading into and after the signing of the phase-one U.S./China trade pact. The market indexes were up again on Thursday morning, with the Dow Jones industrials ...
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IHS, Markit to Merge in $13 Billion Deal

Two well-known names in the information and analytics world announced an all-stock merger Monday morning. IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS) and Markit Ltd. (NASDAQ: MRKT) will combine to form a company ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Amex, Cheniere, Goldcorp, Microsoft, Nucor, Synchrony, Tyco, Whiting and Many More

Stocks tried to stabilize on Monday, and Tuesday's early indications were for Dow and S&P 500 futures to be up almost 1%. Last week's sell-off may have been the worst ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades on Tuesday: Albemarle, Atara, Chimerix, IHS, NetApp, Pure Storage and More

Stocks were indicated sharply higher on Tuesday morning, likely with a thin-volume in trading participation this week. The stock market is still fighting for a positive 2015, but the trend ...
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Low Crude Oil Prices Leave Thousands of US Wells Uncompleted

There are roughly 2,500 to 3,500 drilled but uncompleted oil wells in the United States, according to analysts at IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS). As many as 1,400 of those wells are ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Apple, ASML, Schwab, GoPro, Kraft, Netflix, Red Hat and More

Stocks were indicated lower on Thursday morning after Wednesday's deep sell-off. While one never knows if a trend reversal is here, the one trend that has been in place for ...
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Oil & Gas Mergers & Acquisitions Slashed in 2013

The dollar value of global merger & acquisition (M&A) transactions in the oil & gas industry plunged by nearly 50% in 2013 from a record high level in 2012. The ...
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German Competitiveness Threatened by High Energy Costs

For many years Germany led the world in adding solar energy to its electricity generation capacity. The country’s goal was to deliver competitively priced energy to residents and industrial firms ...
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Cars on U.S. Roads Getting Older

The average age of all light vehicles on U.S. roads rose to a record high of 11.4 years in 2013, up from 11.3 years in 2012 and 10.8 years in ...
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Carfax Owner R.L. Polk Acquired by IHS for $1.4 Billion

Research and information analysis company IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS) announced this morning that it has agreed to acquire auto industry information and analysis firm R.L. Polk & Co. for $1.4 ...
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Chip Sales Expected to Falter This Year

The bad news about PC sales, particularly at Dell (NASDAQ: DELL) and Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) was bound to be bad news for chip markets Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) and AMD (NYSE: ...
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Media Digest (3/28/2012) Reuters, WSJ, NYT, FT, Bloomberg

A Reuters/Ipsos poll shows that two-thirds of Americans disapprove of the way President Obama has handled the gasoline crisis. (Reuters) Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) will offer refunds for iPads sold in ...
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Markets opened sharply this morning and remained in negative territory all day. Purchasing managers’ indexes in the eurozone and in China came in lower than expected this morning, weighing European ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades & Downgrades (UHAL, ATML, BBBY, EXH, FORM, IHS, LEAP, NKE, QCOM, RDN, S, TGT, TGB, TXM, RIG)

These are some of the top analyst upgrades, downgrades, and initiations seen from Wall Street research calls this Monday morning. AMERCO Inc. (NASDAQ: UHAL) Raised to Outperform as Bull of ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades & Downgrades (GENZ, IHS, KSU, MXIM, PBR, RIMM, SLRC, TUP, TKC, VOD)

These are some of this Friday's top analyst upgrades, downgrades, and initiations seen in Wall Street research calls: Genzyme Corporation (NASDAQ: GENZ) Cut to Market Perform at Leerink Swann. IHS ...
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