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3 Reasons To Trust Dividends More Than Analysts

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 17:23

There was not a single analyst who called The Great Recession. Even closer at home, when Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) was trading at over $700 a share in October 2012, some analysts were calling for it to go ...

3 Reasons To Embrace The Double-Digit Drop In Exxon Mobil

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 14:48

As detailed in another article on Benzinga , long-term investors should applaud the falling price of oil. The main exchange traded fund for oil, United States Oil (NYSE: USO ), is down in recent market ...

CenturyLink Scores Highly Unusual Analyst Upgrade — Just Before Earnings

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 12:20

CenturyLink is a highly shorted stock, in part because of its major dividend yield, one of the highest in its peer group. So what happens when you see an analyst upgrade a stock like this? The timing of ...

Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Alcatel-Lucent, CenturyLink, Cisco, FireEye, Infoblox, More

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 09:20

These are the top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations seen from Wall Street research firms on Tuesday, February 11, 2014. They include Alcatel-Lucent, CenturyLink, Cisco Systems , FireEye and ...

Shh: GoPro Submits Confidential Filing for IPO

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 12:51

GoPro Inc., maker of a hands-free, high-definition video camera that can be attached to a variety of objects, animals, or people in motion, filed a confidential registration for an initial public offering ...

Twitter and LinkedIn Social Media Reality Checks

Sat, 02/08/2014 - 11:57

Last week saw fourth-quarter earnings results from two of the premier players in the social media sector: Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) and LinkedIn Corp. (NYSE: LNKD). Neither company’s results proved encouraging ...

How Cowen Analysts Nailed Twitter and Glu Mobile

Sat, 02/08/2014 - 10:20

Sometimes analysts have to take heat for making bad calls. It is not uncommon for an analyst to make a pre-earnings call that simply misses the mark. Other times they make calls that would have made major ...

Fairway Slices and Hooks Its Future for Investors

Sat, 02/08/2014 - 10:01

Fairway Group Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: FWM) managed to crush its prospects, and now the grocery store and food retailer is going to have to somehow convince shareholders that it is a value stock of sorts. ...

AT&T or Verizon: Does Valuation Favor One or the Other?

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 11:15

This year promises to be at least a very interesting one in the mobile wireless business. It is probably safe to say that by the end of this year, the mobile carrier business in the United States will ...

Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: AOL, Echelon, Fairway Group, LinkedIn, Lululemon, More

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 09:30

These are the top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations seen from Wall Street research firms on is Friday, February 7, 2014. They include AOL, Echelon, Fairway, LinkedIn and Lululemon.

Can Harley-Davidson Truly Afford Its Dividend Hike and Buyback?

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 14:37

Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE: HOG) is one of those truly iconic American brands. It was iconic enough that Warren Buffett even did a preferred financing deal with the company during the recession. The company ...

What Analysts Predict for Twitter Now

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 13:00

24/7 Wall St. is offering a new analyst call montage now that Twitter's earnings have been seen by so many analysts. The long and short of the matter is that analysts who were bullish are becoming less ...

The Return of the NFL Player IPOs — Really

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 17:05

The athlete IPO talk is back. In fact, they may be back in business. Two issues are driving the chatter here, and it is not that the Super Bowl was a crowd killer. News was out this week that the Vernon ...

Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Arch Coal, ADM, Citigroup, Myriad, Sirius and More

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 09:55

These are the top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations seen from Wall Street research firms on Wednesday, February 5, 2014. They include Arch Coal, ADM, Citigroup, Myriad Genetics and Sirius.

Merrill Lynch’s Top Dividend and Yield Stocks to Buy During the Pullback

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 10:20

The top equity strategist at Merrill Lynch has updated the High Quality and Dividend Yield screen of stocks to buy, adding some names that may provide investors solid 2014 returns.

Options Strategy: Exploit the Correlation Crush

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 09:31

Dispersion strategies can bring big profits to those with superior stock picking skills.

Stocks With High Emerging Market Exposure That Could Have Big Upside

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 09:50

The equity strategy team at J.P. Morgan presented a new research report that actually makes a very solid case not only for equities, but for equities with higher emerging market exposure. Here are 10 picks ...

Report: Online Storage Startup Box Secretly Files for IPO

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 14:58

Box, which counts Dropbox among its rivals, has reportedly filed to go public.

Six IPOs Debut on Friday as January Effect Signals Rough Waters

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 11:55

Friday is a strange day in the markets. The month of January is closing out with the first monthly January loss in three years, after a huge 2013 of course. Yet there were six initial public offerings ...

Three Biotech IPOs Hit on Friday, After Major IPO on Thursday

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 11:35

Six IPOs hit the market Friday , and three of them were biotechs. What stands out is that these emerging pharma deals came on the heels of a wildly successful biotech IPO on Thursday.

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