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Wells Fargo Retirement & Trust Sale Seems to Be Reaching for Regulatory Concession Hopes

When companies go afoul of regulators and when they have taken a serious reputational hit, sometimes they make bad reactionary decisions. News broke on Tuesday that Wells Fargo & Co. ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Albermarle, Alphabet, Booking, Box, CenturyLink, Cigna, DowDuPont, Kraft Heinz, MercadoLibre, Tesla, Waste Management and More

Stocks were indicated to open higher on Tuesday as overseas markets were up again. The Dow Jones industrial average has now popped well over 2,000 points above its lows from ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Apptio, AT&T, Bain Capital, Comerica, First Solar, Palo Alto, Pfizer, Travelers, Ulta Beauty and More

Stocks managed to recover handily from Monday's losses and the futures were indicated to open higher by over 1% for the Dow Jones industrials, S&P 500 and Nasdaq on Tuesday ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Biogen, Broadcom, Caterpillar, Cree, GrubHub, Intel, 3M, MetLife, Verizon and More

Stocks sold off handily on Tuesday as the 3% mark on the 10-year Treasury yield was challenged, but stocks were trying to stage a small rally on Wednesday morning. Some ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: AK Steel, Carnival, FedEx, PayPal, Sunoco, Teva, Under Armour, Wells Fargo and More

Stocks were mixed on Monday, following four consecutive days of gains, and Tuesday was indicated to have a strong open. The markets are effectively at all-time highs, and the raging ...
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Merrill Lynch Nervous About Rate Hike and Summer Shock: 4 Stocks That Could Benefit

We have written in depth about the catalysts coming this summer that could be very disconcerting for the stock market, and with the indexes pressing again close to the highs ...
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Deutsche Bank Takes Negative 2013 Outlook on Life Insurance Companies (DB, PRU, UNM, LNC, MET, AFL, PFG)

Deutsche Bank A.G. (NYSE: DB) initiated coverage today on the U.S Life Insurance industry. While they do have some Buy recommendations in the current report. their bias is decidedly bearish. ...
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BofA/Merrill Lynch Makes Changes to US 1 List (PFG, NEE, ENDP)

Bank of America Merrill Lynch has made some key changes to its US 1 List, which is its collection of best investment ideas drawn from its universe of Buy-rated stocks ...
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August’s New Massive Stock Buybacks… Over $30 Billion (LOW, CVS, CELG, COV, INTU, DISCA, HRS, LMT, RSG, LOW, ABC, MXIM, ANR, AVT, JAH, LUV, STJ, ECL, IPG, FRX, ACE, CLF, CTSH, KBR, NWL, VRX, AKAM, AOL, DLB, URBN, ACM, CHTR, MYGN, PFG, HSIC)

The pace of stock buyback announcements in the month of August was almost unbelievable.  The pace was stronger at the start of the month when earnings were still coming in ...
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Share Buyback Announcements Continue In Droves (PFG, BIN, CLF, LTM, ACM, FRX, IPG, MYGN, RSG, LO, NWL, TIVO)

It was just last week that we had identified literally 25 big share buyback announcements from companies in the preceding two weeks.  These companies were actually buying back the stock ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades (ALTR, ANSS, APSG, ATHN, BIDU, C, HIG, HD, JBLU, MSFT, PFG, LUV, WIT, XLNX)

These are some of this Monday's key analyst upgrades, downgrades, and initiations seen in Wall Street research calls. Altera Corp. (NASDAQ: ALTR) Started as Hold at Deutsche Bank. Ansys Inc. ...
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TARP Approved For Insurance Money: More Cash From The Taxpayer’s Pocket (LNC)(PRU)(HIG)(PFG)

The Washington Post is reporting that the Treasury Department has granted approval for insurance companies to have access to TARP funds. It is not clear what that will do to ...
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Top Anlayst Upgrades (CAH, CENT, CHS, GPS, HELE, PFG, STEC, TJX)

These are some of the top pre-market analyst comments and analyst upgrades from Wall Street early this Tuesday morning: Cardinal Health (CAH) Started as Buy at Jefferies. Central Garden (CENT) ...
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FAS/FAZ Dealing With Billions of Dollars of Securities Sales from Members (FAS, FAZ, BBT, COF, PFG, WFC, USB)

The triple leverage ETF's, the Direxion Financial Bull 3X Shares (NYSE: FAS) and Direxion Financial Bear 3X Shares (NYSE: FAZ), are perhaps the most volatile of all financial-stock ETF's.  This ...
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Top Analyst Downgrades (ACN, FCX, MBRX, NXY, PFG, RBA)

These are some of the top analyst downgrades or cautious research calls we have seen this Tuesday morning before the market opens: Accenture (ACN) Cut to Hold at Argus. Freeport-McMoRan ...
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