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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Apple, Bed Bath & Beyond, Chico’s, Clorox, Deere, Gap, Newell, RealReal, Teva, UnitedHealth, Wells Fargo and More

Stocks saw many ups and downs but ended last week slightly lower, but they were indicated to open higher on Monday. This is the last day of the third quarter ...
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3M Pledges to Move to 100% Renewable Energy Over Time

3M Co. (NYSE: MMM) is joining the ranks of companies that are going green. The conglomerate has announced that it is committed to move to 100% renewable electricity. While this ...
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US Coal Consumption at 39-Year Low, but Will Its Decline Be Fast Enough?

Regardless of the Trump administration's efforts to boost coal burning to generate electricity, the fossil fuel that powered the Industrial Revolution is fading from the U.S. energy portfolio. But is ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Abiomed, Allscripts, Apple, Carbonite, Kraft Heinz, L3, Southern Copper, Starbucks, VeriSign, XPO and More

  Stocks were indicated to open higher on China trade deal hopes and after a stronger nonfarm payrolls report. While the stock market has bounced handily from the lows ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Baker Hughes, CBS, Generac, Halliburton, Nike, PG&E, Snap, Tesla, Weatherford, Western Digital and More

Stocks were indicated to open lower on Tuesday morning as continued profit-taking in September is a theme. Despite the choppy markets, it's important to know that the major stock ...
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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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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: ADT, CBOE, Celgene, JPMorgan, 3M, NetApp, Total, Tyson Foods, Weatherford and More

Monday's markets closed sharply higher after a recovery rally was seen on Friday, but Tuesday's opening bell was indicated to be weak for stocks. The bull market is just a ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Alibaba, Alphabet, Amazon, Amgen, Apple, Mastercard, Nokia, Shopify, US Steel and More

Investors have found out this week that the market can sell off when it needs to, and right now the biggest culprit seems to be rising interest rates, as the ...
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Merrill Lynch Out With 11 Top Stock Picks for 2018

It’s that time of year again, the time when all the top firms that we cover here at 24/7 Wall St. start to make their stock picks and prognostications for ...
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bull and bear

Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: AMD, Campbell Soup, Lockheed Martin, PNC Financial, Wells Fargo, Cerner and More

Stocks were indicated higher on Monday morning after a week of volatility. One point that keeps getting proved is that investors have found varying reasons to come in and buy ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: AMD, BP, Cavium, Checkpoint Software, Jabil, Kansas City Southern, Yahoo and More

Stocks have now fallen for five straight sessions and were indicated lower on Thursday as well. Despite opening higher ahead of Wednesday's Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) decision on interest ...
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Light Switch

Utilities Remain a Safe Dividend Buy for Income Investors After a Lousy 2015

The consensus thought, which is often wrong, on Wall Street is that utility stocks will perform rotten in a rising rate environment. Add in a very weak 2015, when the ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Blackstone, Infloblox, Dynegy, IBM, Sprint, Spirit Air, Verizon and More

Stocks were looking for direction Friday morning, ahead of the weekend. The Dow remains over 1,000 points above the lows from two weeks ago, but this week has been mixed ...
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electricity

Analyst Likes 5 Top Utilities Despite Interest Rate Risk

For the longest time in recent history, the Federal Reserve has kept interest rates at near zero. Great if you want to buy a house, lousy if you want to ...
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electricity

Have Utilities Now Sold Off Too Much?

Utilities have been loved for years by investors. In many ways, the power-generation companies and electric utilities have replaced traditional CDs and other income-generating investments. The year 2015 is starting ...
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