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Warren Buffett famously looks for great businesses to invest in for the long run. Unfortunately finding great businesses that aren't overvalued is difficult in today's market.  The S&P 500's price-to-earnings ratio is at 24.1; it's historical average...
From: TheStreet | By: Ben Reynolds | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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Shares of fertility treatment maker Ovascience  have fallen 25% since Wednesday's close thanks to the announcement of its public offering of common stock, and analysts are mixed on what this means for the company in the long term. Ovascience was trading...
From: TheStreet | By: Alicia McElhaney | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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After reading this article, you won't be able to say you didn't see it coming. After the over 50% decline in its stock across the February-March period, online professional networking giant LinkedIn is poised for a dramatic revival. This social media...
From: TheStreet | By: Chiradeep BasuMallick | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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AT&T  made a bid for Yahoo!  and continues to be a contender to acquire the Sunnyvale, CA-based company's core internet business, according to sources cited by Bloomberg Wednesday. Shares of AT&T are slightly higher by 0.31% to $38.62 in mid-afternoon...
From: TheStreet | By: Leon Lazaroff | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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When Twitter IPO'd back in November 2013, it started at $41 and reached a high of $69 in early 2014. But ever since then, it has been all downhill for the social media company. Twitter's stock dipped below $14 on Tuesday, setting record lows for the...
From: TheStreet | By: Alex Oldman | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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The economic news this week is good, but not too good. And that points to more of the same standoff between the markets and he Federal Reserve that has become one of the central facts of traders' lives. Thursday's report on April durable goods orders...
From: TheStreet | By: Tim Mullaney | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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It's time to buy Apple again. The technical charts show a bottom was reached and the stock, currently at $98, is heading back to $105. Shares of the iPhone maker have risen about 10% since bottoming out at $89.47 on May 12. It surely helped the company...
From: TheStreet | By: Richard Saintvilus | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Search Jim Cramer's "Mad Money" trading recommendations using our exclusive "Mad Money" Stock Screener. This rally came out of nowhere, Jim Cramer told his Mad Money viewers Tuesday. Even with increased chatter of an imminent Federal Reserve rate hike,...
From: TheStreet | By: Scott Rutt | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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The PowerShares S&P 500 Low Volatility ETF  is up 3.4% thus far in 2016, outperforming the S&P 500 index by two full percentage points. Janet Brown, portfolio manager of the FundX Conservative Upgrader Fund, said after the wild ride in the first...
From: TheStreet | By: Gregg Greenberg | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Friend or foe? To Visa CEO Charles Scharf, electronic payments firm PayPal  is an enemy. In this growing digital marketplace, estimated to be at $8 trillion by 2020, the two companies compete for consumers who are buying products on mobile, tablets,...
From: TheStreet | By: Valerie Young | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Thanks to strong earnings and guidance Dollar Tree  stock is now at close to $89. Its technical charts suggests now is a good time to sell. Shares of the discount retailer jumped thanks to the company's solid first-quarter earnings Thursday. While...
From: TheStreet | By: Richard Saintvilus | Friday, May 27, 2016
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As Apple prepares to start using OLED display technology in its iPhones, there will be plenty of beneficiaries, including Applied Materials . Just last week, Santa Clara, Calif.-based Applied Materials revealed in its second-quarter earnings that OLED...
From: TheStreet | By: Jaewon Kang | Friday, May 27, 2016
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Total outstanding credit card debt is set to hit $1 trillion in 2016, a level not seen since 2008 when the financial crisis was heating up. During the first quarter of 2016, credit card debt stood at $951.6 billion, according to the Federal Reserve,...
From: TheStreet | By: Scott Gamm | Friday, May 27, 2016
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"I love it," TheStreet's Jim Cramer said of Thermo Fisher Scientific's $4.2 billion acquisition of FEI Company , which has pushed FEI shares up 14%. The acquisition "fits right in" with what Thermo Fisher is doing, Cramer, the co-manager of the Action...
From: TheStreet | By: Bret Kenwell | Friday, May 27, 2016
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Activist investor Glenn Welling of Engaged Capital on Friday settled with MagnaChip Semiconductor  in a deal that ends a two-week old proxy fight and brings two dissident directors onto the company's board, a move that could help drive an eventual sale...
From: TheStreet | By: David Marcus | Friday, May 27, 2016
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If you ever dreamed about living like a rich mobster, now's your chance. The New Jersey home of a former mob boss is being auctioned off by New York auction house Guernsey's, which is accepting bids for an 8,000-square-foot palatial Fort Lee, N.J., estate,...
From: TheStreet | By: Rhonda Schaffler | Friday, May 27, 2016
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Shares of Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance are rocketing to all-time highs, up 10% after beating on earnings per share and revenue expectations. "It was a clinic," TheStreet's Jim Cramer, co-manager of the Action Alerts PLUS portfolio, said on CNBC's...
From: TheStreet | By: Bret Kenwell | Friday, May 27, 2016
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After hours of painstaking research, arguing with yourself, and looking at charts, it's finally time to pull the trigger and buy the stock. You log into your account. You enter the stock symbol and the price you're willing to pay. But there's one more...
From: TheStreet | By: Kim Iskyan | Friday, May 27, 2016
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Kia's iconic dancing and singing hamsters are back in a new ad for the Kia Soul brand of cars after a two-year hiatus. Kia Motors America's President Michael Sprague says, "After two years, our dealers and consumers and many other people kept telling...
From: TheStreet | By: Ruben Ramirez | Friday, May 27, 2016
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Search Jim Cramer's "Mad Money" trading recommendations using our exclusive "Mad Money" Stock Screener. When the markets rally big, people tend to get carried away, Jim Cramer told his Mad Money viewers Thursday. But remember, discipline should always...
From: TheStreet | By: Scott Rutt | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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Stocks stayed range-bound on Thursday as investors sat on the sidelines, awaiting new clues on a rate-hike timeline from the Federal Reserve. The S&P 500 fell 0.02, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.13%, and the Nasdaq gained 0.14%. Markets...
From: TheStreet | By: Keris Alison Lahiff | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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When it comes to the cloud, Amazon.com is on fire. The Seattle-based e-commerce giant announced Wednesday that Salesforce.com will be using its Amazon Web Services for international expansion. Salesforce, which was already running some of its offerings...
From: TheStreet | By: Jaewon Kang | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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Costco  is really spanking Walmart's butt on several fronts. While Costco didn't exactly set the world ablaze with its sales and profit growth in the latest quarter as it has done historically, it did continue to outperform Walmart's Sam's Club in...
From: TheStreet | By: Brian Sozzi | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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While large retailers had feared their most loyal customers would decamp to online stores in search of better offers, many shoppers have refrained from engaging in showrooming. The trend of showrooming has not emerged to be as popular as experts predicted,...
From: TheStreet | By: Ellen Chang | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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A few weeks ago I wrote an article which called for gold futures to test the $1,300 mark. I was lucky and the move happened fast -- and just as fast fizzled out. As I was scanning the markets this morning, it was gold that caught my eye again. Here...
From: TheStreet | By: Ilan Levy-Mayer | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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Gannett  is betting that a strong vote of no-confidence in Tribune Publishing's   board next Thursday, June 2, will be enough to drive the Chicago-based media company to agree to its $864 million hostile acquisition effort. The unusual vote, set for...
From: TheStreet | By: Ronald Orol | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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Shares of Alibaba  are trading below two critical technical support areas after plunging almost 9% Wednesday to a session low of $74.12. The Chinese e-commerce company disclosed it is being investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission to...
From: TheStreet | By: Richard Saintvilus | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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Shares of Cisco Systems have soared almost 9%, reaching a session high on Wednesday at $29. As expected, shares jumped after the networking giant delivered better-than expected earnings.  What should you do now? Take profits. Not everyone feels that...
From: TheStreet | By: Richard Saintvilus | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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Netflix has always been a volatile stock. It is currently moving upward again, as seen Wednesday when shares closed at $100.20. Investors are betting the company's exclusive deal with Disney , which kicks in this fall, will pay huge dividends with subscribers....
From: TheStreet | By: Richard Saintvilus | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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As global automakers race to invest directly in ride-sharing ventures like Uber and Lyft, Ford has yet to make a "big bang" transaction. Last January, Ford was widely expected to announce an alliance with Alphabet's Google, possibly in the area of autonomous...
From: TheStreet | By: Doron Levin | Thursday, May 26, 2016
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The utility sector is one of the best sectors for reliable dividend income. Three of the most dependable, highest-yielding dividend stocks for income are found in the sector. Each of these regulated utility companies essentially operates as a monopoly...
From: TheStreet | By: Brian Bollinger | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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European markets were up on Wednesday on optimism about the strength of the U.S. economy and Greece's debt relief package. In London, the FTSE 100 ended the day at 6,262.85, 0.70% up. Marks & Spencer lost more than 10% today after the retailer announced...
From: TheStreet | By: Lisa Botter | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Even while Hewlett Packard Enterprise still reports costs from its landmark breakup with HP last year, Meg Whitman announced yet another spinoff after the market close on Tuesday. HP Enterprise will merge its enterprise services business with Computer...
From: TheStreet | By: Chris Nolter | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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"The high-multiple stocks are back in play," TheStreet's Jim Cramer, co-manager of the Action Alerts PLUS portfolio, said on Wednesday. Just look at the recent rally in tech, how Salesforce and Adobe are hitting fresh all-time highs, and check out the...
From: TheStreet | By: Bret Kenwell | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Shares of Fiat   have fallen 25% so far in 2016, including a 5% drop Monday after a German newspaper reported the automaker could be banned from selling cars in the country for potentially disregarding emissions standards. George Schultze, CEO of Schultze...
From: TheStreet | By: Gregg Greenberg | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Gannett's   $864 million hostile effort to acquire Tribune Publishing  received a second consecutive blow after an influential proxy advisory firm urged institutional investors not to support the USA Today publisher's "just vote no" campaign against...
From: TheStreet | By: Ronald Orol | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Search Jim Cramer's "Mad Money" trading recommendations using our exclusive "Mad Money" Stock Screener. Did you miss last night's "Mad Money" on CNBC? If so, here are Jim Cramer's top takeaways for today's trading. Exxon Mobil , Chevron , Pioneer Natural...
From: TheStreet | By: Scott Rutt | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Greece's creditors today have agreed to release the next tranche of its rescue loans, amounting to €10.3 billion ($11.5 billion). After late-night talks in Brussels, eurozone finance ministers and the International Momentary Fund came to a deal that...
From: TheStreet | By: Lisa Botter | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Royal Dutch Shell today announced that it will cut a further 2,200 jobs, taking the total for 2015 to 2016 to 12,500. The company is attempting to stay competitive in a period of low oil prices. It is also to cut costs after its £35 billion ($51.2 billion)...
From: TheStreet | By: Lisa Botter | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Updated from 7:30 a.m. EDT. There was very little sparkle to the latest results from Tiffany , especially in the United States.  The high-end jeweler reported Wednesday that first-quarter earnings excluding one-time items came in at 64 cents a share,...
From: TheStreet | By: Brian Sozzi | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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European stocks started the day in positive territory after Greece's creditors signed up to long-delayed debt-relief measures for the Mediterranean country. In London, the FTSE 100 was recently 0.63% higher at 6,258.73, while on the mainland the Dax...
From: TheStreet | By: Renee Cordes | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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