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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- U.S. solar stocks are on a roll. Over the last 52 weeks, shares in First Solar , the largest U.S.-based producer of solar systems, are up 90%. SunEdison , which makes silicon wafers for solar systems, are up 203%. Shares in SolarCity...
From: TheStreet | By: Dana Blankenhorn | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- U.S.aequities traded mostly flat Wednesday. On CNBC's "Fast Money" TV show, the trading panel looked what effect a higher U.S. dollar could have on commodities. The dollar was lower Wednesday. Brian Kelly, founder of Brian Kelly...
From: TheStreet | By: Bret Kenwell | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Recently, Goldman Sachs released their quarterly Hedge Fund Trend Monitor report. To compile the report, Goldman analyzed 775 hedge funds with $1.9 trillion of gross equity positions ($1.4 trillion long and $666 billion short)...
From: TheStreet | By: J.R. deBart | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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NEW YORK (The Deal) -- Vivint Solar, the Provo, Utah-based solar-energy provider majority-owned by the Blackstone Group will raise $200 million in an initial public offering, the company revealed late Tuesday in an S-1 filing. Vivint Solar is separate...
From: TheStreet | By: Jonathan Marino | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Here are 10 things you should know for Thursday, Aug. 28: 1. -- U.S. stock futures were lower Thursday ahead of data on U.S. economic growth in the second quarter. European stocksafell on Thursday as Ukraine claimed Russia had...
From: TheStreet | By: Joseph Woelfel | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- With so many different investments options, investors often have a difficult time deciding which direction is the best one for them to take. TheStreetais attempting to declutter the plethora of information available and present...
From: TheStreet | By: J.R. deBart | Wednesday, August 27, 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 | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) — Way too many college students are graduating with a mountain of debt, but that doesn't stop them from spending cash while on campus. Finance experts and post-college consumers alike says that could be a problem. Fidelity Investments...
From: TheStreet | By: Brian O'Connell | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) --aWilliams-Sonoma shares tumbled 11% to $66.70 in premarket trading on Wednesday following the home furnishing and cookware brand's disappointing forward guidance for the third quarter. Williams-Sonoma's second-quarter profit of...
From: TheStreet | By: Laurie Kulikowski | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) – Boston Scientific continues to frustrate its shareholders. The shares peaked in January at $14.08 and have grossly underperformed its peers ever since. Yet, the stock at around $12, is up 3% on the year to date. While that 3%...
From: TheStreet | By: Richard Saintvilus | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- U.S. stock index futures were slipping Thursday amid geopolitical caution after Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko said that Russia has invaded Ukraine.aPoroshenko called an emergency meeting of the nation's security council and...
From: TheStreet | By: Andrea Tse | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Tiffanya& Co. are lower by -0.97% to $101.75 in pre-market trading today as Credit Suisse raised its price target on the jewelry company to $112 from $104, with an "outperform" rating. Analysts at the firm cited...
From: TheStreet | By: Kurumi Fukushima | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) --aBank of America-Merrill Lynch raised its price target for Yahoo! to $40 from $39 Thursday, reiterating its "buy" rating. The firm raised its EPS estimates for the Internet company through 2015. Bank of America-Merrill Lynch analysts...
From: TheStreet | By: Shawn Ingram | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) --aXerox shares were reiterated asaan "overweight" rating and $15 price target by analysts at Morgan Stanley on Thursday. The reiteration is an expression of confidence the firm has in the company's leadership following the ascension...
From: TheStreet | By: Tony Owusu | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Microsoft Corp. CEO Satya Nadella is set to visit China in late September, sources told Reuters, as the Chinese government conducts an antitrust investigation into the software company. It's not clear if Nadella, who took over...
From: TheStreet | By: Tedd Cohen | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) --aWhole Foods Market shares are down -0.7% to $39.50 on Thursday after having coverage initiated with a "neutral" rating and $40 price target by analysts at Wedbush. In separate news, Whole Foods Market is the 29th most shorted...
From: TheStreet | By: Tony Owusu | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The Fresh Marketa shares are down -2.4% to $33.55 in pre-market trading on Thursday after having coverage initiated with a "neutral" rating and $34 price target by analysts at Wedbush. The new price target represents a 1.3% decline...
From: TheStreet | By: Tony Owusu | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) --Brown-Forman Corp. was downgraded to "hold" from "buy" at Deutsche Bank on Thursday. The firm said it lowered its rating on the company, which manufacturers, bottles, markets, and sells a variety of alcoholic beverage brands, based...
From: TheStreet | By: Amanda Schiavo | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) --aNomura initiated coverage of Omnicom with a "neutral" rating Thursday. The analyst firm said the rating is a valuation call based on a $77 price target for the advertising agency. Must Read:a50 Stocks Hedge Funds Love STOCKS TO...
From: TheStreet | By: Shawn Ingram | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) --aJefferies lowered its price target for Guess to $25 from $27 Thursday, reiterating its "hold" rating. The analyst firm also lowered its EPS estimates for the company through 2016. Guess is seeing soft store traffic and higher...
From: TheStreet | By: Shawn Ingram | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) --aApple was falling -0.5% to $101.65 Thursday after a losing bid for an injunction against Samsung. U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh denied Apple's request to stop sales of older Samsung smartphones that use features that were found...
From: TheStreet | By: Shawn Ingram | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) --aJefferiesaincreased its price target onaDonaldsona to $47, increased its estimates and set a "hold" rating. The firm saidagrowth should accelerate in the coming quarters. The stock closed at $41.71 on Wednesday. Must Read: 50...
From: TheStreet | By: Andrew Meola | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Walmart Stores Inc.'sa Massmart Holdings, the South African food and goods wholesaler it owns,asaid the country's retailers may face headwinds into next year as higher interest rates and prices sap consumer confidence, Bloomberg...
From: TheStreet | By: Tedd Cohen | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Ford Motor Co.a , looking to widen the appeal of a quintessential muscle car, today willabegin building the sixth generation of its 50-year-old Mustang sports car at a Michigan plant that it will export to more than 120 countries,...
From: TheStreet | By: Tedd Cohen | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of CSR Plca have jumped 36.72% to $52.01 in pre-market trade after the U.K. chipmaker, said it rejected a takeover approach from Microchip Technology , a larger U.S. rival, and is evaluating its options as it becomes the...
From: TheStreet | By: Tedd Cohen | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) --aWall Street was expecting a great deal from Abercrombie & Fitch ain the second quarter (the stock has risen 17% in the last month)aamid more fashionable merchandise assortments and quicker production processes. But a series...
From: TheStreet | By: Brian Sozzi | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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PORTLAND, Ore. (TheStreet) — With pumpkin beer on shelves and discount stores behaving as if it's already Black Friday, no one can blame consumers for not wanting to spend their Labor Day weekend shopping. But, seriously, why aren't you at your local...
From: TheStreet | By: Jason Notte | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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BOSTON (TheStreet) — A recent test of more thana3,000 Americans' cars found that less than 10% had all four tires properly inflated, but here's pre-Labor Day look at how you can avoid the problems that high or low tire pressure can cause. "Tires are...
From: TheStreet | By: Jerry Kronenberg | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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NEW YORK (The Deal) -- Embattled for-profit education company Education ManagementaEDMCasaid Wednesday that it has reached an agreement in principle with holders of more than 80% of its debt for an out-of-court restructuring deal that would reduce its...
From: TheStreet | By: Lisa Allen | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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NEW YORK (The Deal) -- Electronics retailer RadioShack ahas several options on the table it is considering, including a refinancing and a bankruptcy filing, said sources familiar with the matter. The desired endgame is a refinancing, sources familiar...
From: TheStreet | By: Richard Collings | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Visa Inc. are down -0.75% to $215.50 in pre-market trade after Raymond James downgraded the company to "market perform" from "outperform," and removed its price target that had been $235. Visa shares closed at $217.13...
From: TheStreet | By: Tedd Cohen | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) --aLululemon Athletica Inc. was downgraded to "neutral" from "buy" at DA Davidson on Thursday. The firm said it lowered its rating on the athletic apparel company based on a valuation call. Shares of Lululemon are up 0.02% to $41.50...
From: TheStreet | By: Amanda Schiavo | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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TEL AVIV (TheStreet) -- The recent decision from Bank of Israel to cut its basic cash rate to a historic low of 0.25% could also bring down the dividend payment to investors in leading Israeli companies such as Teva Pharmaceutical Industries a and Check...
From: TheStreet | By: Lior Cohen | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) --aYingli Green Energy was falling -6.2% to $3.34 Wednesday after missing analysts' estimates for earnings and revenue for the second quarter and lowering its shipment guidance. For the second quarter Yingli Green Energy reported...
From: TheStreet | By: Shawn Ingram | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Chipotle ais something of a phenomenon in the American dining industry. Pictures of enormous Chipotle burritos light up Twitter feeds across the country almost around the clock, while Vine videos showing long lunch lines at newly...
From: TheStreet | By: Brian Sozzi | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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Search Jim Cramer's "Mad Money" trading recommendations using our exclusive "Mad Money" Stock Screener. NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Always remember, don't let your skepticism get the best of you, Jim Cramer told his Mad Money viewers Wednesday in a special...
From: TheStreet | By: Scott Rutt | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Lannett shares are up 1.1% to $39.75 in after-hours trading on Wednesday after the generic pharmaceutical product manufacturer reported a 100% increase in quarterly net sales to $80.6 million from $40.2 million. The company reported...
From: TheStreet | By: Tony Owusu | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Guess Inc. are down -7.96% to $23.60 in after-hours trading on Wednesday, after the company reported a 50% decrease in fiscal 2015 second quarter net earnings to $22 million, or 26 cents per diluted share, compared to...
From: TheStreet | By: Amanda Schiavo | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) --a21Vianet was gaining 2.1% to $28.90 after-hours Wednesday after reporting its second quarter results. For the second quarter 21Vianet reported earnings of RMB0.30 (5 cents) a share, missing the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate...
From: TheStreet | By: Shawn Ingram | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Apple Inc.a are up 1.1% to $102 in late afternoon trading as the company plans to unveil its iWatch a month earlier than previously thought, on September 9,aalongside two newaiPhoneamodels,aRe/Code reports. The new wearable...
From: TheStreet | By: Kurumi Fukushima | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Intel Corp. aasked the EU's top court to throw out a record a$1.4 billion antitrust fine, saying a lower court was wrong to back the decision, Bloomberg reports. The company asked the European Court of Justice to overturn a June...
From: TheStreet | By: Tedd Cohen | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of REX American Resources Corp. are higher by 10.36% to $100.15 on Wednesday afternoon, after the company reported an increase in 2014 second quarter net income to $21.9 million, or $2.68 per share, compared to $5.8 million,...
From: TheStreet | By: Amanda Schiavo | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) --aApple was denied a sales ban on older Samsung smartphones Wednesday after requesting more limited terms, according to Bloomberg. U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh denied Apple's request for a ban on older smartphones from its South...
From: TheStreet | By: Shawn Ingram | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) --aDow Chemical Co.a stock is up 1% to $53.63 this afternoon as the company plans to sell two of its subsidiaries in a $2 billion deal as it looks to divest several billion dollars of non-core assets by 2015, Reuters reports. Dow...
From: TheStreet | By: Kurumi Fukushima | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Cameco Corp.a are lower by -2.40% to $19.51 in mid-afternoon trading on Wednesday, following the company's announcement it has to shut down production at its McArthur River mine and Key Lake mill, after receiving a strike...
From: TheStreet | By: Amanda Schiavo | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Earlier this week, I wrote a piece on the record level mergers and acquisitions activity we're seeing in the biotech spaceathis year.aThat activity creates tremendous opportunities to participate in beaten-down stocks that can...
From: TheStreet | By: Bryan Rich | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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a BALTIMORE (Stockpickr) --aPut 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 Stocks With Big Insider Buying From...
From: TheStreet | By: Jonas Elmerraji | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Brown-Forman shares are down -0.3% to $91.93 on Wednesday after reporting weaker than expected first quarter earnings results. The Jack Daniels whiskeyabottler reported first quarter earnings of 70 cents per diluted share, 1 cent...
From: TheStreet | By: Tony Owusu | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- TheStreet Ratings team rates eBay Inc.a aas a "buy" with a ratings score of B. Shares of eBay are down -0.44% to $56 in mid-afternoon trading on Wednesday. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation: Must...
From: TheStreet | By: Amanda Schiavo | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Time Warner Cable Inc. reported a massive network outage that shut down Internet services to some 11 million customers on Wednesday, prompting New York state to launch an investigation, Reuters reports. The outage affected 2%...
From: TheStreet | By: Tedd Cohen | Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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