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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Have a soft spot for the environment but not sure which investments reflect that vision? Well, look no further than BlackRock's iShares MSCI ACWI Low Carbon Target ETF .  Ravi Goutam, managing director at BlackRock, says the...
From: TheStreet | By: Bret Kenwell | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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 DELAFIELD, Wis. (Stockpickr) -- There isn't a day that goes by on Wall Street when certain stocks trading for under $10 a share don't experience massive spikes higher. Traders savvy enough to follow the low-priced names and trade them with discipline...
From: TheStreet | By: Roberto Pedone | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) –U.S. drugstore chain Rite Aid   raised its outlook for the year and posted fiscal third-quarter earnings that blew away expectations Thursday, sending its shares higher by more than 13% --  growth that's likely to continue,...
From: TheStreet | By: Richard Saintvilus | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) - Some offshore drillers will have to cut dividends to adjust to shrinking cashflow amid an oversupply of drilling rigs and deteriorating crude prices, but Transocean  shareholders may avoid this fate thanks to the company's...
From: TheStreet | By: Sarfaraz A. Khan | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- CarMax reports quarterly earnings before the opening bell on Friday. Despite missing analysts' estimates three months ago, it's become a momentum stock, setting a new all-time intraday high at $60.66 on Dec. 11. Analysts expect...
From: TheStreet | By: Richard Suttmeier | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The lifting of U.S. sanctions against Cuba could prove to be a boon for U.S. companies, especially those involved in mining, petroleum exploration, agribusiness, biotechnology and tourism. That's the view of Kirby Jones, a longtime...
From: TheStreet | By: Leon Lazaroff | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Intel Corp. closed higher by 2.15% at $37.02 after achieving a mobile milestone when Lenovo Group  selected its chips to handle two key functions in a mid-range smartphone that will be sold online in Lenovo's home...
From: TheStreet | By: Sebastian Silva | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- American Realty Capital Properties shares closed trading down 4.04% to $8.07 in trading on Thursday after a former top executive, who was fired, filed a lawsuit against the company claiming that she was let go after speaking...
From: TheStreet | By: Tony Owusu | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The Federal Reserve may be raising interest rates next year, but not enough to kill the stock market rally. True, most forecasts are for modest gains in 2015, compared with the 13% increase in the S&P 500 expected this year....
From: TheStreet | By: Bernice Napach | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Seadrill are falling, down 1.7% to $12.15 on heavy volume in after-hours trading Thursday, after oil prices declined, reversing gains from this morning. Global crude prices are fell again, a day after a short-lived...
From: TheStreet | By: Kurumi Fukushima | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Yandex were gaining 3.4% to $17.88 on Thursday as the Russian ruble began to stabilize. The ruble rallied following remarks from President Vladimir Putin that cautiously endorsed the Russian central bank's policy, according...
From: TheStreet | By: Shawn Ingram | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) --Shares of Magnum Hunter Resources Corp. are down by 8.55% to $3.10 in mid-afternoon trading on Thursday, as energy stocks start to reverse yesterday's gains due to the decline in oil prices. Crude oil for January delivery is down...
From: TheStreet | By: Amanda Schiavo | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Cisco Systems are up 2.28% to $27.42 after declaring a quarterly dividend of 19 cents per common share to be paid on January 21, 2015 to all shareholders of record as of the close of business on January 6, 2015. This...
From: TheStreet | By: Sebastian Silva | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) - Rite Aid shares surged more than 12% on strong trading volume after the drugstore chain boosted its profit guidance for the full year. The Camp Hill, Pa.-based company reported third-quarter net income of $104.8 million, or 10...
From: TheStreet | By: Laurie Kulikowski | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- As a group, the information technology industry has been a standout performer, posting 2014 gains of 21.47%, compared to the 8.9% gain in the S&P 500 and the 4.71% gain in the Dow Jones Industrial Average , according to research...
From: TheStreet | By: Richard Saintvilus | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Transocean are slipping, down 2.42% to $17.77 in afternoon trading Thursday, as oil prices continue to tumble reversing gains from this morning's rally. Global crude prices are falling, a day after a short-lived surge...
From: TheStreet | By: Kurumi Fukushima | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Canadian convenience store operator Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. said Thursday it would buy The Pantry Inc. in a $1.7 billion cash and debt deal that would expand the company's presence in the U.S. Southeast. Shares of Cary, North Carolina-based Pantry...
From: TheStreet | By: Lou Whiteman | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Halliburton are lower by 1.93% to $38.68 in afternoon trading Thursday, as oil prices continue to trade in the red, reversing gains from this morning. Global crude prices are falling, a day after a short-lived rally...
From: TheStreet | By: Kurumi Fukushima | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Laredo Petroleum  rose 3.41% to $9.10 in afternoon trading Thursday as oil prices remained volatile. Brent crude rallied in morning trading Thursday after the benchmark fell to a five-year low of $58.50 earlier this...
From: TheStreet | By: Andrew Meola | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of VimpelCom were gaining 6.3% to $3.90 on Thursday as the Russian ruble began to stabilize. The ruble rallied following remarks from President Vladimir Putin that cautiously endorsed the Russian central bank's policy,...
From: TheStreet | By: Shawn Ingram | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of oil and gas exploration company Denbury Resources  rose 2.23% to $7.33 in afternoon trading Thursday as oil prices remained volatile. Brent crude rallied in morning trading Thursday after the benchmark fell to a five-year...
From: TheStreet | By: Andrew Meola | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Yamana Gold are rising, higher by 4.8% to $3.93 in midday trading Thursday, as gold prices climb after the Federal Reserve said it would take a "patient" approach toward raising interest rates, CNBC reports. Fed Reserve...
From: TheStreet | By: Kurumi Fukushima | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Patterson-UTI Energy  rose 1.46% to $16.38 in afternoon trading Thursday as oil prices remained volatile. Brent crude rallied in morning trading Thursday after the benchmark fell to a five-year low of $58.50 earlier...
From: TheStreet | By: Andrew Meola | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Grocer Whole Foods has one message for rivals such as Target , Walmart and Kroger that are trying to sell more organic food to customers in 2015: Bring it on. While its competitors have rapidly increased their sales and offerings...
From: TheStreet | By: Brian Sozzi | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Yingli Green Energy were falling 4.4% to $2.01 Wednesday after the U.S. Department of Commerce announced new tariffs on Chinese solar panels. The Department of Commerce announces anti-dumping duties of 26.71% to 78.42%...
From: TheStreet | By: Shawn Ingram | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Here are 10 things you should know for Thursday, Dec. 18: 1. -- U.S. stock futures were rising Thursday and European stocks gained after the Federal Reserve said it would remain "patient" in its approach to raising interest...
From: TheStreet | By: Joseph Woelfel | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- If you believe oil prices are inevitably headed higher next year, energy analysts at Credit Suisse Securities Research and Will Riley, a portfolio manager, think they know the best way to play the move.  They recommend buying...
From: TheStreet | By: Michael Brush | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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LONDON ( The Deal) -- European stocks rose on Thursday as a jump in German business confidence signaled an end-of-year rebound in Europe's largest economy, and as the Swiss Central Bank introduced negative interest rates.  Benchmark indices were all...
From: TheStreet | By: Renee Cordes | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Sprint Corp. are up 2.36% to $3.90 after Goldman Sachs said it expects "a swifter return to growth," although the bank lowered its estimates for 4Q14 and 2015 as costs to drive this change could pressure EBITDA....
From: TheStreet | By: Sebastian Silva | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) – Enterprise software giant Red Hat will report fiscal third-quarter results Thursday. And investors who still regard Red Hat as just a Linux software company aren't paying attention. The company's results will be released Thursday...
From: TheStreet | By: Richard Saintvilus | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of LINN Energy rallied to close higher by 7.81% to $13.52 on Wednesday after the company said it's delaying a 2015 budget and reducing debt as investors worry about payouts, Bloomberg reports. The oil company now plans...
From: TheStreet | By: Kurumi Fukushima | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Apogee Enterprises Inc. released its fiscal 2015 third quarter earnings results this afternoon, and reported an increase in earnings per share and revenue, although EPS for the quarter was just shy of analysts' expectations....
From: TheStreet | By: Amanda Schiavo | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- United Parcel Service shares closed trading down 1.17%% to to $108.55 on Wednesday on heavy volume after the shipping company's rival, FedEx , reported second quarter earnings results that missed analyst expectations. The stock...
From: TheStreet | By: Tony Owusu | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Petrobras  closed up 4.46% to $7.02 on Wednesday after CEO Maria das Graças Foster said she offered to resign amid an increasingly intensifying alleged bribery scandal, according to Reuters. Foster told reporters...
From: TheStreet | By: Andrew Meola | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Petrobras  closed up 6.53% to $6.69 on Wednesday after CEO Maria das Graças Foster said she offered to resign amid an increasingly intensifying alleged bribery scandal, according to Reuters. Foster told reporters...
From: TheStreet | By: Andrew Meola | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Linn Co jumped, closing up 11.68% to $12.14 in regular trading session Wednesday on heavy volume, after oil company LINN Energy -- which it owns, said it is delaying a 2015 budget and reducing debt as its investors worry...
From: TheStreet | By: Kurumi Fukushima | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Jabil Circuit shares are up 6.6% to $21.40 in after-hours trading on Wednesday following the release of the company's first quarter earnings results after the closing bell today. The electronics accessories manufacturer reported...
From: TheStreet | By: Tony Owusu | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) --Shares of MGM Resorts International are plunging, down 3.61% to $18.17 on extremely heavy volume in afternoon trading on Wednesday, as Macau-related casino stocks are sinking on the crackdown of illegal activities in the Macau...
From: TheStreet | By: Kurumi Fukushima | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Warren Resources Inc. are higher by 13.11% to $2.07 on heavy volume in late afternoon trading on Wednesday, as energy stocks get a boost from today's rise in oil prices. Brent crude for January delivery is higher by...
From: TheStreet | By: Amanda Schiavo | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Las Vegas Sands  are falling, lower by 1.02% to $52.36 on very heavy volume in late afternoon trading Wednesday, as Macau-related casino stocks are sinking on reports that China is cracking down on illegal activities...
From: TheStreet | By: Kurumi Fukushima | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Baker Hughes shares are 1% to $55.70 in trading on Wednesday after the oilfield service company was upgraded to "focus stock" from "sector outperform" by analysts at energy investment boutique firm Howard Weil. The firm currently...
From: TheStreet | By: Tony Owusu | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Exxon Mobil  are advancing, higher by 2.72% to 88.76 in afternoon trading Wednesday, as Ivory Coast's government signed production sharing agreements with the oil giant for two ultra deep water blocks in the Gulf...
From: TheStreet | By: Kurumi Fukushima | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Sanchez Energy  soared 19.82% to $8.57 in afternoon trading Wednesday as oil prices rallied. Brent crude hit an intraday low of $58.71 a barrel on London's ICE Futures exchange, according to the Wall Street Journal....
From: TheStreet | By: Andrew Meola | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Sony needs to fight through this security breach and protect its data by encrypting it, says Robert Owen Carr, CEO of Heartland Payment Systems and author of Through the Fires. Carr has a firsthand experience in dealing with cyber...
From: TheStreet | By: Bret Kenwell | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of oil exploration company Magnum Hunter Resources  rose 8.01% to $3.37 in afternoon trading Wednesday as oil prices recovered. Brent crude hit an intraday low of $58.71 a barrel on London's ICE Futures exchange, according...
From: TheStreet | By: Andrew Meola | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of MasterCard Inc. are higher by 1.14% to $83.58 in mid-afternoon trading on Wednesday, as President Obama announces Americans will now be able to use U.S. credit and debit cards in Cuba, CNBC.com reports. On Wednesday,...
From: TheStreet | By: Amanda Schiavo | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link.  TheStreet Ratings quantitative algorithm evaluates...
From: TheStreet | By: TheStreet Quant Ratings | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Investors interested in mutual funds should consider the source: the stocks of asset management companies that sell the funds. After all, these companies are likely to produce much better returns than mutual funds over the long...
From: TheStreet | By: Barry Rehfeld | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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 DELAFIELD, Wis. (Stockpickr) -- Corporate insiders sell their own companies' stock for a number of reasons. Must Read: Warren Buffett's Top 10 Dividend Stocks They might need the cash for a big personal purchase such as a new house or yacht, or they...
From: TheStreet | By: Roberto Pedone | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of McDonald's  are gaining 2.13% to $90.61 in late morning Wednesday, after Pershing Square's Bill Ackman said on Bloomberg TV that he can't comment on yesterday's rumors regarding his firm potentially taking an activist...
From: TheStreet | By: Kurumi Fukushima | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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