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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Six companies report their quarterly results before the opening bell on Wednesday. Five of these stocks have year-to-date gains of 16% to 27% led by health care providers Humana and WellPoint , up 27% and 25%, respectively. Garmin...
From: TheStreet | By: Richard Suttmeier | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Home Depot (HD) is makeing disaster investment efforts this year such as its nationwide water effort to help educate and enable residents in drought-affected areas. The specialty retail company stock rose 5%, to $81.50 in midday...
From: TheStreet | By: Jennifer Horowitz | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Windstream , which provides network communications services to businesses and residential consumers, are jumping after the company announced that it would spin off some of its assets into a real estate investment trust,...
From: TheStreet | By: The Fly Staff | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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The market is long overdue for a correction and investors should consider healthcare and agriculture stocks once it arrives....
From: TheStreet | By: Gregg Greenberg | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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NEW YORK (The Deal) -- Shares of Windstream gained more than 23% on Tuesday morning after the telecom said it would spin off its network assets into a new REIT. News of the tax-free divestiture also drove shares of fellow landline networking companies...
From: TheStreet | By: Chris Nolter | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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 DELAFIELD, Wis. (Stockpickr) -- Professional traders running mutual funds and hedge funds don't just look at a stock's price moves; they also track big changes in volume activity. Often when above-average volume moves into an equity, it precedes a...
From: TheStreet | By: Roberto Pedone | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Apple released the latest versions of its MacBook Pro with Retina display just in time for the back-to-school shopping season, with faster chips and double the memory. Apple also cut the price of the high-end 15-inch model,...
From: TheStreet | By: Kathryn Mykleseth | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Consumers are increasingly moving towards larger smartphones, according to a new global survey from Netbiscuits,  which should be welcomed news for Apple and its upcoming iPhone. According to the Q2 Global Web Trends report,...
From: TheStreet | By: Gary Krakow and Chris Ciaccia | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The S&P 500 eked out a gain on Monday, closing higher by 0.03%.  On CNBC's "Fast Money" TV show, the trading panel took a look at Chinese equities.  Tim Seymour, managing partner of Triogem Asset Management, said Chinese...
From: TheStreet | By: Bret Kenwell | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) --Shares of NutriSystem Inc.  are lower by -9.42% to $16.25 in after-hours trading after the company issued earnings per share guidance for its 2014 third quarter in the range of 12 cents to 17 cents, below the Capital IQ consensus...
From: TheStreet | By: Amanda Schiavo | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Trinity Industries shares are up 2.1% to $45.98 in after-hours trading after the company reported a 39% increase in second quarter revenue over the previous year to $1.5 billion, beating analysts estimates of $1.4 billion.The...
From: TheStreet | By: Tony Owusu | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Express Scripts was gaining 1.3% to $68.15 after-hours Tuesday after beating analysts' estimates for earnings and revenue in the second quarter. For the second quarter Express Scripts reported earnings of $1.23 a share, beating...
From: TheStreet | By: Shawn Ingram | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) –– Twitter  was surging in after-hours trading after the social media powerhouse more than doubled its advertising revenue and added more than 16 million net monthly users.  Shares were gaining 29% to $38.59. Twitter reported $312...
From: TheStreet | By: Laura Berman | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- American Express was falling 0.2% to $91.50 after-hours Tuesday despite beating analysts' estimates in the second quarter. For the second quarter American Express reported earnings of $1.43 a share, beating the Capital IQ Consensus...
From: TheStreet | By: Shawn Ingram | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Allstate shares are down -1.5% to $57.08 on Tuesday after being downgraded to "market perform" from "outperform" by analysts at William Blair who made a valuation call on the insurance company. Must Read: Warren Buffett's 25...
From: TheStreet | By: Tony Owusu | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of BlackBerry  are lower by -4.22% to $9.53 today after Ford Motor  revealed plans to replace about 3,300 employees' BlackBerry phones with Apple iPhones by the end of the year, with about 6,000 employees receiving iPhones...
From: TheStreet | By: Kurumi Fukushima | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Yelp's  focus on its ability to serve as an advertising platform for small businesses and improve its mobile traffic have optimistic investors waiting on the company's second quarter earnings, as analysts project strong growth...
From: TheStreet | By: Kathryn Mykleseth | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of XL Group Plc  are up 2.18% to $33.70 on heavy trading volume this afternoon after the insurance and reinsurance company's second quarter profit beat analysts' estimates as margins improved, Bloomberg reports. Operating...
From: TheStreet | By: Tedd Cohen | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. are soaring, up 9.10% to $18.10, after activist investor Casablanca Capital LP said it won control of the board after a six month proxy fight, clearing the way for the breakup of the iron...
From: TheStreet | By: Tedd Cohen | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of DineEquity Inc. are higher by 6.64% to $83.99 in early afternoon trading on Tuesday, after the company reported an increase in adjusted net income to $22.1 million, or $1.16 per diluted share for the 2014 second quarter,...
From: TheStreet | By: Amanda Schiavo | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Caterpillar shares are up 1.2% to $105.44 on Tuesday after announcing an accelerated $2.5 billion stock repurchase plan.The heavy machinery maker entered into an agreement with Societe Generale  to buy back 22 million of its...
From: TheStreet | By: Tony Owusu | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Ericsson announced on Tuesday that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the privately held U.S.-based company MetraTech Corp. Ericsson, an information and communications technology solutions provider, is buying the metadata-based...
From: TheStreet | By: Amanda Schiavo | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Updated to include the 10 most socialist states in America. NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Winston Churchill once said that "socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery."Now...
From: TheStreet | By: Kurumi Fukushima | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- International Business Machines  declared a quarterly dividend of $1.10 per share with a forward yield of 2.25% payable September 10 for shareholders of record on August 8.IBM shares are down -.20% to $195.43 pm Tuesday. Must...
From: TheStreet | By: Tony Owusu | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Exelon announced a 31 cent quarterly dividend payable September 10 to shareholders of record on August 15.Exelon shares are down -1% to $31.64 on Tuesday. Must Read: Warren Buffett's 25 Favorite Stocks  STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet...
From: TheStreet | By: Tony Owusu | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) –– Advent Software shares rose 8.3% to $33.83 following yesterday’s release of better than expected second-quarter earnings. The company, which makes software for investment management firms, earned 38 cents per share on $100.4...
From: TheStreet | By: Laura Berman | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Arch Coal shares are up 4.7% to $2.99 on Tuesday after reporting a second quarter net loss of 46 cents per share, 2 cents better than the loss analysts were anticipating.The quarterly results were mixed with revenue falling 6.9%...
From: TheStreet | By: Tony Owusu | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Microsoft shares may be affected after China's State Administration for Industry and Commerce announced that it was conducting an anti-monopoly investigation of the company.Officials from the SAIC raided the company's headquarters...
From: TheStreet | By: Tony Owusu | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- TriQuint Semiconductor was gaining 2.4% to $18.59 Tuesday after announcing it's the first gallium nitride (GaN) RF chip manufacturer to reach Manufacturing Readiness Level (MRL) 9. Reaching MRL 9 means TriQuint's GaN manufacturing...
From: TheStreet | By: Shawn Ingram | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- American Realty Capital Properties  rose Tuesday after the company announced its second-quarter earnings that beat analysts' expectations. ARCP reported adjusted funds from operations of 24 cents a share on revenue of $382 million,...
From: TheStreet | By: Andrew Meola | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Oshkosh was falling -12.4% to $46.58 Tuesday after missing analysts' expectations for earnings in the fiscal third quarter and lowering its full-year guidance. For the third quarter Oshkosk reported $1.23 a share, missing the...
From: TheStreet | By: Shawn Ingram | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Seventy percent of Americans will need long-term care insurance, according to a study from Genworth, but the median national monthly rate for live-in care at an assisted-living facility clocks in at $3,500 per month -- including...
From: TheStreet | By: Brian O'Connell | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- In their eternal hunt for something new and exciting, investors find a few winners and a lot of dogs. A study shows that many would like to dabble in the single-family home rental market -- but it's not easy to do, and the risks...
From: TheStreet | By: Jeff Brown | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- AT&T was gaining 4% to $37.08 Tuesday following Windstream's announcement that it will spin off some telecom assets into a REIT. Windstream's spinoff will hold some of its fiber and copper networks along with other real estate....
From: TheStreet | By: Shawn Ingram | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Editor's Note: This article was originally published at 2 p.m. EDT on Real Money on July 25. Sign up for a free trial of Real Money. You hear it everywhere: America needs to open up its natural gas markets and export liquefied natural gas. It is a simple...
From: TheStreet | By: Glenn Williams | Monday, July 28, 2014
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NEW YORK (The Deal) -- Activist investor Starboard Value late Monday pressed ahead with its proxy contest to take control of Darden Restaurants' board despite the restaurant chain's offer of concessions and move to axe its CEO - Clarence Otis. "To be...
From: TheStreet | By: Ronald Orol | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The prevailing impression is that as smartphones and tablets have burst onto the gaming scene, the era of console domination has become a thing of the past. While the challenge is real, the view is exaggerated. Ascendiant Capital...
From: TheStreet | By: Andrea Tse | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Windstream Holdings Inc. are higher by 31.1% to $13.89 in pre-market trading on Tuesday after the company announced that it's spinning off assets into a publicly traded REIT. Windstream, a company that provides advanced...
From: TheStreet | By: Amanda Schiavo | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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  BALTIMORE (Stockpickr) -- Put down the 10-K filings and the stock screeners. It's time to take a break from the traditional methods of generating investment ideas. Instead, let the crowd do it for you. Read More: 5 Rocket Stocks to Buy for August...
From: TheStreet | By: Jonas Elmerraji | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Yingli Green Energy Holding Co. are lower by -2.71% to $3.40 in late morning trading on Monday, as Chinese solar stocks are falling after the U.S. Commerce Department issued additional penalties on the companies, saying...
From: TheStreet | By: Amanda Schiavo | Monday, July 28, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- While I'm not a fan of year-end prediction columns, I still find myself writing one each ad every year. More than mid-way through 2014, it's time to own up to up to what I've already gotten wrong, and take credit where credit...
From: TheStreet | By: Jonathan Heller | Monday, July 28, 2014
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NEW YORK (MainStreet) — A happy workforce can mean two things: 1) Employees are overpaid or underworked, or 2) Workers are efficient, driving customer satisfaction – and perhaps boosting a company's stock price. Alex Edmans, an associate professor...
From: TheStreet | By: MainStreet | Monday, July 28, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) – With worst-than-expected results coming out from Visa , investors in MasterCard paid dearly on Friday for what is called in the market as "tandem trading." MasterCard stock is around $76, down 9% on the year to date. Investors...
From: TheStreet | By: Richard Saintvilus | Monday, July 28, 2014
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Japan-based convenience store operator Family Mart is a smart play on pan-Asian growth with the benefit of strong corporate governance....
From: TheStreet | By: Gregg Greenberg | Monday, July 28, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- TheStreet's Jim Cramer answers Twitter  questions from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, and the first one asks where Walmart  stands in the wake of Family Dollar's  deal with Dollar Tree . Cramer calls Dollar...
From: TheStreet | By: Andrew Meola | Monday, July 28, 2014
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Jim Cramer tackles viewers' Twitter questions from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange....
From: TheStreet | By: Jim Cramer and Brittany Umar | Monday, July 28, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Investments in individual retirement accounts are at an all-time high, Fidelity Investments reports. That number is up to $4,150, a 5.7% uptick from 2012, and average IRA balances are up as a result to $89,100, up 10% over the...
From: TheStreet | By: Brian O'Connell | Monday, July 28, 2014
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DELAFIELD, Wis. (Stockpickr) -- Professional traders running mutual funds and hedge funds don't just look at a stock's price moves; they also track big changes in volume activity. Often when above-average volume moves into an equity, it precedes a large...
From: TheStreet | By: Roberto Pedone | Monday, July 28, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Five companies will report their quarterly results after the closing bell on Wednesday. The biggest winner year to date is trucker Con-way , with a gain of 20%. The biggest loser is Whole Foods Market , which is down 35%. Gold...
From: TheStreet | By: Richard Suttmeier | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The S&P 500 slid 0.45% amid further sanctions against Russia from the U.S. and European Union.  On CNBC's "Fast Money" TV show, the trading panel first took a look at the revenue and earnings beat by Twitter that pushed the...
From: TheStreet | By: Bret Kenwell | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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