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  • Haitong capitalises on stock surge with $3.9bn share sale @ Financial Times - 2 hours 35 minutes ago

    Haitong Securities, China's second-biggest securities company by assets, is to raise HK$29.9bn ($3.9bn) in a Hong Kong private placement, in a deal other Chinese brokerages are expected to imitate next ...

  • Samsung Electronics (005930.KS/SSNLF) said on Friday that it intended to raise its annual dividend payment this year by 30-50%, less than a month after the company said it would buy back $2 billion stock. ...

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  • Top Technology and Momentum Stocks Catch Insider Selling @ 24/7 Wall St. - Sat, Dec 20, 2014 9:15 AM EST

    Insider selling still lags the buyers in overall dollar amount and shares traded. It is possible that many insiders with planned selling programs have already taken some chips off the table.

  • Despite Huge Rally, High-Profile Insiders Still Buying Stocks @ 24/7 Wall St. - Sat, Dec 20, 2014 9:10 AM EST

    One would expect that insiders looking to add to their positions would wait for a downturn in the market. That wasn’t the case this past week.

  • Fed's Statement Lifts Stocks 3% on the Week @ Barrons.com - Sat, Dec 20, 2014 12:01 AM EST

    Vital Signs Wow. Stock prices jumped 3% in another volatile week that nearly erased the previous week’s 3.5% thrashing. Anxiety diminished over the possible financial contagion from collapsing ruble and ...

  • A Strategy That Paid Dividends @ Barrons.com - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 11:57 PM EST

    In a year marked by low volatility, one must deal wisely with boredom. This column favored an approach I dubbed the conditional dividend strategy. It involved selling puts on high-quality stocks with payouts. ...

  • Holiday Hikes @ Barrons.com - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 10:33 PM EST

    A quintet of Dow stocks made merry last week with dividend boosts and some enhanced share buybacks, too. The group: Boeing (ticker: BA), 3M (MMM), Pfizer (PFE), AT&T (T), and AES (AES). Boeing (“Why Boeing ...

  • Huge stock resurgence hits day 3 @ USA TODAY - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 5:39 PM EST

    Stocks nearly closed at new highs Friday, building upon the huge, Fed-stoked rally

  • Ally Financial's bailout ends as U.S. sells remaining stake @ Los Angeles Times - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 5:30 PM EST

    The U.S. government disposed of its remaining $1.28-billion stake in auto lender Ally Financial Inc., resolving the last big bailout from an emergency government program to halt the 2008 financial crisis....

  • Small-cap Week, December 20 @ Financial Times - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 5:14 PM EST

    MySale was among the small-cap casualties this week: the "flash sale" fashion website delivered a profit warning just six months after it floated, which sent its shares down 56 per cent, and ...

  • Merrill Lynch Top Healthcare Stock Picks for 2015 @ 24/7 Wall St. - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 2:58 PM EST

    Merrill Lynch released its report looking forward to 2015 and which stocks it believes will outperform in the healthcare sector. In 2014, many of these same companies had very strong performances and are ...

  • LinkedIn, Other Internet Stocks Reaching Record Highs Benzinga - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 2:57 PM EST

    LinkedIn Corp (NYSE: LNKD ) hit a 52-week high of $243.25 on Friday, following an Outperform rating from Wells Fargo; The firm on Thursday  initiated coverage with a valuation range of $260 to $270. LinkedIn ...

  • Bank Of America Weighs In On Cisco Systems, Linear Technology Benzinga - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 2:22 PM EST

    Analysts at Bank of America reiterated their Buy rating for Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO ) on Friday, setting a $30 price target. The firm also downgraded Linear Technology Corporation (NASDAQ: LLTC ...

  • ImmunoGen, Inc. (NASDAQ: IMGN ) -43% - Shares are sharply lower following the company’s announcement that Roche has announced top-line results of its Phase III MARIANNE study. Finish Line Inc  (NASDAQ: ...

  • 10 Recent Dividend Hikes and Stock Buybacks Too Big to Ignore @ 24/7 Wall St. - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 12:15 PM EST

    Several dividend hikes and stock buybacks in November and December have been simply too big to ignore.

  • Sales growth in the semiconductor industry will slow down next year by roughly a third but still expand by nearly 7 percent, an analyst said Friday. The sector's low stock-price correlation to oil volatility, ...

  • Merrill Lynch’s Top Semiconductor Stock Picks for 2015 @ 24/7 Wall St. - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 10:40 AM EST

    Bank of America Merrill Lynch released its 2015 Semiconductor Playbook, which ultimately remains positive but becomes more selective.

  • Friday's top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations seen from Wall Street research calls include Altera, Anadarko Petroleum, Atmel, GrubHub, Potash, Rackspace and Seadrill.

  • Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE: DRI ) saw three major research firms issue ratings for its stock this week, both before and after reporting second quarter results . Interestingly enough, each member of ...

  • The 4 Stocks That Drove Thursday’s Market Higher @ 24/7 Wall St. - Thu, Dec 18, 2014 4:01 PM EST

    December 18, 2014: Markets opened higher on Thursday after the Swiss National Bank cut its deposit rate to a negative 0.25% which leads many people to the conclusion that the European Central Bank is about ...

  • Myners eyes digital auction to sell assets @ Financial Times - Thu, Dec 18, 2014 3:59 PM EST

    The UK government should use a digital auction process to improve the way it divests assets in initial public offerings, former City minister Lord Myners said in a review published on Thursday. Under his ...

  • A Major Technical Breakdown For Kandi Technologies Stock? Benzinga - Thu, Dec 18, 2014 2:12 PM EST

    Shares of Kandi Technologies Group Inc (NASDAQ: KNDI ) have been extremely volatile over the past week. After dropping 7.0 percent on December 12 and 9.2 percent on Monday, Kandi stock came roaring back ...

  • Oracle Is on Cloud Nine @ Barrons.com - Thu, Dec 18, 2014 1:00 PM EST

    Many Oracle skeptics believed the database giant’s best days were behind it. However, many will now likely become believers. Late Wednesday, Oracle announced better-than-expected quarterly results for ...

  • The Worst Performing Large Stocks of 2014 @ 24/7 Wall St. - Thu, Dec 18, 2014 12:30 PM EST

    24/7 Wall St. wanted to evaluate he prospects for the companies that have fallen by more than half.

  • OvaScience Shares Could Reach $47 @ Barrons.com - Thu, Dec 18, 2014 12:29 PM EST

    OvaScience (OVAS: Nasdaq) By Wedbush ($34.96, Dec. 18, 2014) We are upgrading OvaScience to Outperform from Neutral following progress on all fronts. We are upgrading shares of OvaScience (ticker: OVAS) ...

  • 9 Big Stocks That Doubled in 2014 @ 24/7 Wall St. - Thu, Dec 18, 2014 12:00 PM EST

    Here is a look at the top performers for 2014, nine stocks that have doubled and have a current market cap of at least $5 billion.

  • Alibaba leaves magical memories on Wall St in robust year for IPOs @ Financial Times - Thu, Dec 18, 2014 11:31 AM EST

    Three months on from Alibaba's record $25bn initial public offering, the Chinese ecommerce group's name still commands fond memories on Wall Street. But Alibaba was just one flag in what has been a banner ...

  • London's IPO price falls curb enthusiasm @ Financial Times - Thu, Dec 18, 2014 11:31 AM EST

    Floating on the stock exchange can be a nerve-racking business as investors either enthusiastically back companies or give them the thumbs-down. It is thus fitting that the star performer of a roller-coaster ...

  • Thursday's top analyst upgrades and downgrades from 24/7 Wall St. include Advanced Micro Devices, Ally Financial, FedEx, Halliburton, Intel, Tenet Healthcare, Tyco International.

  • Is Sangamo The Next Biotech Stock To Break Out? Benzinga - Wed, Dec 17, 2014 3:56 PM EST

    Many biotech stocks have been breaking out over the past two months. Newlink Genetics Corp  and Incyte Corporation  both skyrocketed in October. After that, stocks of Ariad Pharmaceuticals, Inc.  and Celldex ...

  • Treasury looks at £3bn Lloyds stake sell-off @ Financial Times - Wed, Dec 17, 2014 2:27 PM EST

    George Osborne hopes to raise £3bn by selling another chunk of the government's stake in Lloyds Banking Group in a move that will test investor appetite for shares in the part-nationalised bank. The chancellor's ...

  • FedEx Down 4%; Here's How The Peers Are Doing Benzinga - Wed, Dec 17, 2014 1:36 PM EST

    FedEx Corporation (NYSE: FDX ) is falling on Wednesday, recently down 4.6 percent at $166.22, following an earnings miss . The company attributed its disappointing financial results to higher plane maintenance ...

  • For LS Starrett, It's All About The Dividend Benzinga - Wed, Dec 17, 2014 12:11 PM EST

    Shares of L S Starrett Co (NYSE: SCX ) were up a little over 16 percent on Tuesday, despite the absence of any new news item. So what triggered the upsurge? Also on Tuesday, December 16 was the record ...

  • Will The Rest Of The World Drag Down The U.S. Economy? Benzinga - Wed, Dec 17, 2014 11:43 AM EST

    According to a recent report by Morgan Stanley , U.S. investors shouldn’t be fearful that economic weakness elsewhere in the world will drag the U.S. economy back into another recession. Decoupling From ...

  • Small biz lender OnDeck poised for IPO stock pop @ USA TODAY - Wed, Dec 17, 2014 10:32 AM EST

    Small biz lender OnDeck poised for IPO stock pop

  • 3M Gets New Street-High Analyst Price Target @ 24/7 Wall St. - Wed, Dec 17, 2014 9:40 AM EST

    Could 2015 be the year of conglomerates? A new research report from Merrill Lynch has put a street-high price target on 3M.

  • OnDeck Prices Over Range Setting Up for IPO @ 24/7 Wall St. - Wed, Dec 17, 2014 8:50 AM EST

    OnDeck Capital Inc. announced the pricing for its initial public offering Tuesday night, and it was above the expected price range of $16 to $18.

  • Wednesday's top analyst upgrades and downgrades from 24/7 Wall St. include Calpine, LendingClub, Rocket Fuel, Symantec and Verizon Communications.

  • Hong Kong Ranks Second In IPOs Despite Losing Alibaba @ Barrons.com - Tue, Dec 16, 2014 7:09 PM EST

    Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing (0388.HK) famously lost Alibaba Group's (BABA) mega IPO to the New York Stock Exchange (ICE) by holding onto the one share, one vote principle. But the bourse is not doing ...

  • Lending Club IPO rises to $1 billion @ San Jose Mercury News - Tue, Dec 16, 2014 5:32 PM EST

    Lending Club, which went public last week in the largest offering from a California company this year, announced on Tuesday it had sold additional shares to raise its total IPO earnings to just more than $1 ...

  • The 4 Stocks That Sank Tuesday’s Market @ 24/7 Wall St. - Tue, Dec 16, 2014 4:01 PM EST

    December 16, 2014: Markets opened lower on Tuesday after Russia raised its lending rate to 17% in an effort to support the ruble and oil opened down more than 2%. But oil rallied and pulled the major indexes ...

  • 2 More DJIA Stocks Deliver Dividend Hikes Much Larger Than Expected @ 24/7 Wall St. - Tue, Dec 16, 2014 9:05 AM EST

    As 24/7 Wall St. had previously predicted, there were a couple more significant dividend hikes in December among the Dow Jones Industrial Average stocks.

  • Stifel Comments On Crocs Following New CEO Announcement Benzinga - Tue, Dec 16, 2014 8:43 AM EST

    Crocs, Inc. (NASDAQ: CROX ) on Monday announced the appointment of Gregg Ribatt as its new CEO, effective at the end of January. "We are pleased with the appointment of Gregg Ribatt as CEO," ...

  • Tuesday's top analyst upgrades and downgrades from 24/7 Wall St. include Crox, GM, MGIC Investment, Microsoft, Nike, Rite Aid and SunPower.

  • Google gives us a look into the rear-view mirror of 2014 @ San Jose Mercury News - Tue, Dec 16, 2014 7:30 AM EST

    It’s that time of year, and Google has again released its top search trends for 2014. The lists offer an intriguing glimpse back at what we were all consumed most by during the year, patterns that are ...

  • Top Google searches of 2014: Robin Williams, World Cup, Ebola @ Los Angeles Times - Tue, Dec 16, 2014 3:05 AM EST

    Sorry Kim Kardashian, you didn't break the Internet this year. The honor of being the No. 1 trending search on Google actually went to Robin Williams.

  • Bullish on China? Put Your Chips on Alibaba @ Barrons.com - Mon, Dec 15, 2014 8:38 PM EST

    Investors looking for a China trade in the midst of recent volatility should consider focusing on Alibaba (ticker: BABA), rather than the broader market, as an unexpected regulatory policy shift has knocked ...

  • Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F ) on Monday was downgraded from Buy to Hold by analysts at Deutsche Bank. The firm set a "cautious" price target of $16, because "the prospective regulatory cost ...

  • Over the past few days, D.A. Davidson downgraded Rackspace Hosting, Inc. (NYSE: RAX ) from Neutral to Underperform, RF Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: RFMD ) and TriQuint Semiconductor (NASDAQ: TQNT ) from ...

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