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Here are 10 things you should know for Thursday, April 24:1. -- U.S. stock futures were rising and European shares gained as two U.S. technology giants posted strong earnings.Stocks in Tokyo slipped after talks between Japan's prime minister and visiting...
From: TheStreet | By: Joseph Woelfel | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Apple  has had its earnings estimates increased after a strong March quarter, Oppenheimer said Thursday. The firm increased its full-year 2014 earnings estimate to $44.38 a share from $42.85 a share. Full-year 2015 earnings...
From: TheStreet | By: Keris Alison Lahiff | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Mother Nature doesn't care about Earth Day -- at least, any more than any other day of the year. Every day is Earth Day in her book, and every day should be a day global citizens treat the rivers, forests, plains, deserts, oceans...
From: TheStreet | By: Brian O'Connell | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The bonanza of earnings reports this week has draws StockTwits' users into debate and discussion. Here are some of their best highlights and tips. 1. Apple  has been the top-trending ticker on StockTwits since it reported earnings...
From: TheStreet | By: Stefan Cheplick | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Facebook  has had its price target increased to $79 from $70, Oppenheimer said Thursday. The firm said the company is seeing higher ad monetization and gross margins. An "outperform" rating was reiterated.  Must Read: Warren...
From: TheStreet | By: Keris Alison Lahiff | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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DELAFIELD, Wis. (Stockpickr) -- The market is struggling to find buyers after key economic data was released that showed new-home sales plunged in March by 14.5%. The March data missed expectations, since most economists were looking for a bump up in...
From: TheStreet | By: Roberto Pedone | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- What a marvelous feeling to buy a stock and watch it rise in value. I love checking my portfolio after I see a stock I own moving higher. Even more electrifying is when the stock is a dividend payer. Historically, dividend stocks...
From: TheStreet | By: Robert Weinstein | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Apple shares jumped after the tech giant posted fiscal second-quarter earnings that beat Wall Street estimates, and announced a 7 for 1 stock split. Apple reported second-quarter earnings of $11.62 a share, generating $45.6 billion...
From: TheStreet | By: Chris Ciaccia | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Apple was gaining 7.3% to $562.11 in after-hours trading Wednesday after beating analysts' estimates for earnings and revenue in the second quarter, selling more iPhones that expected and announcing a 7-for-1 stock split. Read...
From: TheStreet | By: Shawn Ingram | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Updated from 9:02 a.m. to include comments from CLSA analyst. NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- For now, Apple has its mojo back. Its stock mojo, anyway. Apple reported fiscal second-quarter results that topped Wall Street expectations, as iPhone shipments blew...
From: TheStreet | By: Chris Ciaccia | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Zynga shares surged after the social game maker posted revenue that was better than forecast and founder Marc Pincus announced he was stepping down from chief product officer at the company, allowing CEO Don Mattrick to take...
From: TheStreet | By: Chris Ciaccia | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- RATINGS CHANGES Apple was upgraded to buy from outperform at CLSA. Twelve-month price target is $695. Earnings momentum poised to accelerate with 300 million-plus iPhone installed base upgrade cycle, CLSA said. Altera was downgraded...
From: TheStreet | By: Ross Snel | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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DELAFIELD, Wis. (Stockpickr) -- Corporate insiders sell their own companies' stock for a number of reasons. >>5 Stocks Set to Soar on Bullish Earnings They might need the cash for a big personal purchase such as a new house or yacht, or they might...
From: TheStreet | By: Roberto Pedone | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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UPDATED: And Apple crushed just about every metric it could in its fiscal year Q2 earnings report. TheStreet's tech editor Chris Ciaccia has details here. You can also access a live Apple earnings blog (which will be archived after the fact) HERE. Quick...
From: TheStreet | By: Rocco Pendola | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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  // NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Apple is set to report fiscal second-quarter earnings after the close, and all eyes will be on iPhone and iPad numbers. When Apple reported fiscal first-quarter earnings, it gave second-quarter guidance, saying it expects...
From: TheStreet | By: Chris Ciaccia and Laurie Kulikowski | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- TriQuint Semiconductor  stock is popping over Thursday's session after the company reported revenue and earnings which exceeded analysts' estimates.  By midmorning, shares had added 6.9% to $14.19. After the bell Wednesday,...
From: TheStreet | By: Keris Alison Lahiff | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) --The EPS and price target for ServiceNow Inc.  were increased at UBS  as the firm said it sees "immense untapped growth opportunity as 79% of the Global 2000 is not yet a customer and the competitive environment is benign."UBS...
From: TheStreet | By: Amanda Schiavo | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Dunkin' Brands shares are falling, down -2.7% to $46.52 in trading on Thursday, following the release of the company's first quarter 2014 earnings report.The company missed analysts earnings guidance of 36 cents per share by 3...
From: TheStreet | By: Tony Owusu | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- JetBlue Airways was falling-2.3% to $8.39 Thursday after missing analysts' estimates for earnings and revenue in the first quarter. For the first quarter JetBlue posted earnings of 1 cent a share, missing analysts' estimates...
From: TheStreet | By: Shawn Ingram | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Stanley Black & Decker Inc. are up 2.66% to $84.63. The tool manufacturer reported first quarter profit of $161.9 million, or $1.02 a share, up from $81.1 million, or 51 cents a share, a year ago. Excluding charges...
From: TheStreet | By: Tedd Cohen | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Lam Research Corp shares are up 10.5% to $57.72 in early market trading on Thursday following yesterday's release of the company's third quarter earnings report.The wafer fabrication equipment and services provider posted a third...
From: TheStreet | By: Tony Owusu | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- U.S. markets were mixed Thursday as heightened Ukraine tensions were weighed against upbeat earnings from Apple  and Facebook . Caterpillar  and General Motors  beat Wall Street estimates. Ukraine paused its Slovyansk Operation...
From: TheStreet | By: Jane Searle | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Citigroup increased its price target on Hasbro to $64, increased its estimates through 2016 and set a "buy" rating. The firm noted the company is seeing higher retail demand. The stock closed at $55.04 on Wednesday. Must Read:...
From: TheStreet | By: Andrew Meola | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Yum! Brands  has had its price target increased to $75 from $70, Jefferies said Thursday. The firm said it believes the company will deliver in its China business over fiscal 2014. The firm reiterated a "hold" rating. Must Read: Warren...
From: TheStreet | By: Keris Alison Lahiff | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Aetna Inc. are up 5.94% to $73.00 in pre-market trading after the health insurer reported 2014 first quarter results this morning. Net income was up 36%, helped by higher membership and revenue, after acquiring Coventry...
From: TheStreet | By: Tedd Cohen | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Boeing  stock rating was reiterated at a "buy" by analysts at Sterne Agee. The firm maintained its $164 price target on the company's shares.Sterne Agee pointed to $19 billion in revenue from new orders that exceeded analysts...
From: TheStreet | By: Tony Owusu | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Barclays cut its price target for Brinker International to $60 Thursday. The firm reiterated its "overweight" rating for the stock. Barclays analysts cited negative comps as dining fundamentals remain unchanged as cause for the...
From: TheStreet | By: Shawn Ingram | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Wells Fargo removed Johnson Controls from its Priority Stock List Thursday. Wells Fargo analysts said the company now has less upside potential. "Relative to our prior expectation, we believe the company has less potential to...
From: TheStreet | By: Shawn Ingram | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Xerox Corp. are up 0.92% to $12.07 in pre-market trade after Susquehanna initiated coverage of the company with a "positive" rating and a $14 price target. Must Read: Warren Buffett's 10 Favorite Growth Stocks SELL NOW:...
From: TheStreet | By: Tedd Cohen | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- U.S. stock futures were pointing to a higher open on Wall Street Thursday, bolstered by a rise in shares of Apple and Facebook  after their upbeat earnings reports. Dow Jones Industrial Average futures were up 39 points, or...
From: TheStreet | By: Andrea Tse | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The S&P 500 snapped its winning streak on Wednesday, closing lower by 0.22%.  On CNBC's "Fast Money" TV show, the trading panel analyzed Apple's second-quarter earnings results. The company boosted its share buyback program...
From: TheStreet | By: Bret Kenwell | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Under CEO Timothy D. Cook, Apple , perhaps more than any other tech company, strives to not only increase the impact it has on people's lives, but reduce the impact it has on the environment as well. In a video narrated by Cook,...
From: TheStreet | By: Chris Ciaccia | Monday, April 21, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of QUALCOMM Inc.  are down -3.94% to $77.53 after reporting second quarter fiscal 2014 results. The chipmaker missed expectations as it wrestles with a smartphone market that is losing steam and shifting to China, Reuters...
From: TheStreet | By: Tedd Cohen | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- No one can argue that Supreme Court justices are mostly a very smart group, an ensemble packed with Harvard and Yale law grads and legal writings which scholars regularly parse for insights and guidance.But Anton Scalia's comment...
From: TheStreet | By: Leon Lazaroff | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Fortinet was gaining 3.5% to $22.80 Wednesday after beating analysts' expectations for earnings and revenue in the first quarter. The software maker posted earnings of 11 cents a share for the first quarter, beating analysts'...
From: TheStreet | By: Shawn Ingram | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Prothena shares are up 13.2% to $38.19 in trading on Wednesday.The rise follows an abstract published by the XIV International Symposium on Amyloidosis that described data from the clinical stage biotech company's ongoing NEOD001...
From: TheStreet | By: Tony Owusu | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- IRobot was falling -10.3% to $35.55 Wednesday after missing analysts' expectations for earnings in the first quarter. For the first quarter the robot maker posted earnings of 18 cents a share, missing analysts' estimates of 19...
From: TheStreet | By: Shawn Ingram | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Facebook  reports its quarterly earnings after the market closes on Wednesday, and the stock is down in advance of the report. Analysts expect earnings per share of 24 cents on revenue of $2.36 billion. The consensus range is...
From: TheStreet | By: Andrew Meola | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Put another nail in the coffin of President Obama's efforts to wind down Fannie Mae  and Freddie Mac . Housing numbers released by the U.S. Census Bureau Wednesday showed a 14.5% drop in new home sales in March, far more than...
From: TheStreet | By: Dan Freed | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- SodaStream was spiking 13% to $45.67 Wednesday following a report that Starbucks is in talks to buy a 10% stake in the company. According to Isaraeli business news publication Globes Starbucks is looking to buy 10% of SodaStream...
From: TheStreet | By: Shawn Ingram | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corp.  declined -10.18% to $16.68 by mid-day today.  The auto parts supplier reported first quarter net income of $40 million, or 27 cents a share, versus a loss of $34 million, or 34 cents,...
From: TheStreet | By: Tedd Cohen | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Netflix  declined Wednesday following Amazon's  announcement that it had signed a multi-year content licensing agreement with HBO. The deal will bolster the library of Amazon's Prime Instant Video, which becomes the exclusive...
From: TheStreet | By: Andrew Meola | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Xerox was gaining 4.9% to $12.15 Wednesday after beating analysts' estimates for earnings in the first quarter. For the first quarter the company posted earnings of 27 cents a share, beating FactSet estimates of 24 cents a share...
From: TheStreet | By: Shawn Ingram | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The end of April signals a big decision for millions of high school seniors: What college or university will they call home for the next four years? In most cases, their parents will have a big say, as in many cases they'll be...
From: TheStreet | By: Brian O'Connell | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- FMC Technologies was gaining 5.5% to $58.48 Wednesday after beating analysts' expectations for earnings and revenue in the first quarter. For the first quarter FMC Technologies posted earnings of 57 cents a share, beating analysts'...
From: TheStreet | By: Shawn Ingram | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- You may have heard of Google Glass, the revolutionary lens that allows people to film what they see or browse the Internet, using voice commands to summon information on a small screen in their peripheral vision. Now the technicians...
From: TheStreet | By: Hina Pandya | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Procter & Gamble  dipped Wednesday after the world's biggest household products maker reported flat net sales in its third-quarter earnings. The company reported earnings of $2.61 billion, or 90 cents a share, up from $2.57...
From: TheStreet | By: Andrew Meola | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Skyworks Solutions are up 9% Wednesday after beating expectations on earnings and revenue. On CNBC's "Cramer's Mad Dash" segment, TheStreet's Jim Cramer, co-manager of the Action Alerts PLUS portfolio, said CEO David...
From: TheStreet | By: Bret Kenwell | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Ericsson was falling -6.1% to $12.21 Wednesday after missing analysts' estimates for earnings and revenue in the first quarter. For the first quarter the Swedish company posted earnings of 0.90 kronor a share, missing the Capital...
From: TheStreet | By: Shawn Ingram | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- VMWare was falling -10% to $95.65 Wednesday on news that there was a delay in closing some of the company's enterprise license agreements in the first quarter. Those delays came as customers looked to sign expanded deals. On...
From: TheStreet | By: Shawn Ingram | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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