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  • Monday's top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations include Ambarella, Gilead Sciences, MarkWest Energy Partners, PNC Financial Services, Skyworks Solutions, RigNet and Sonus Networks.

  • Chinese securities brokerages have seen their valuations soar as investors bet the industry is entering a new golden age, fuelled by a booming stock market and financial innovation that is opening up new ...

  • IPOs Hit 14-Year High in 2014 @ 24/7 Wall St. - Sun, Dec 28, 2014 8:28 AM EST

    2014 ushered in 273 new publicly traded companies, with proceeds totaling $85 billion. That marks the highest number and the largest dollar amount since 2000.

  • The 5 Most Important Nasdaq Companies @ 24/7 Wall St. - Sat, Dec 27, 2014 9:50 AM EST

    The five largest cap companies on the Nasdaq Composite index are all tech giants and their combined effect on the index is significant.

  • 13 Analyst Stocks at $10 and Under With Huge Implied Upside @ 24/7 Wall St. - Sat, Dec 27, 2014 9:20 AM EST

    Many investors are looking for where to put their money now that the Dow Jones Industrial Average has hit 18,000.

  • Insiders Still Buying Shares During Holiday-Shortened Trading Week @ 24/7 Wall St. - Sat, Dec 27, 2014 9:15 AM EST

    With the markets hitting all-time highs, and the window for adding stock in 2014 starting to close fast, some 10% owners and executives decided it was time to add to their holdings.

  • Tech Insiders Sell Shares as Markets Hit All-Time Highs @ 24/7 Wall St. - Sat, Dec 27, 2014 9:10 AM EST

    In a week when the markets were putting in some all-time highs, many insiders stayed on the sidelines, which is yet another positive as the bull market looks to continue as we head into 2015.

  • The major players in the 3D printing industry --  3D Systems Corporation (NYSE: DDD ), Stratasys, Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS ), ExOne Co (NASDAQ: XONE ), and Voxeljet AG (ADR) (NYSE: VJET ) -- were all  up on ...

  • How to Donate Stock to a Charity @ Kiplinger - Fri, Dec 26, 2014 12:00 PM EST

    Follow these steps to give shares to an organization in need.

  • Price Check on High-Flying Utility Stocks @ - Fri, Dec 26, 2014 11:23 AM EST

    This year has been a blow-out for shares of U.S. utilities, but gains have left the sector with its highest valuation in more than a decade, raising questions about whether that performance can last. Investors ...

  • After The Monsanto Downgrade, Where Else Can Traders Look? Benzinga - Fri, Dec 26, 2014 9:16 AM EST

    Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON ) shares were down on December 23 following Miller Tabak's decision to  downgrade  the stock from Buy to Neutral. Earlier this month, the stock received another downgrade from ...

  • Short Interest in Oil and Gas Sector Reflects Falling Crude Oil Prices @ 24/7 Wall St. - Fri, Dec 26, 2014 9:15 AM EST

    Short interest in large oil and gas stocks rose in the two-week period to December 15 for all but one of the companies we follow. That should be no surprise give the plunge in oil prices.

  • Short Sellers Get Selective About Top Chip Stocks @ 24/7 Wall St. - Fri, Dec 26, 2014 9:10 AM EST

    Of the seven semiconductor stocks we cover, three posted new 52-week highs in the two-week short interest reporting period ended December 15.

  • 5 Top Tech Stocks for 2015 With Potential Big Catalysts @ 24/7 Wall St. - Fri, Dec 26, 2014 8:55 AM EST

    A new report from SunTrust Robinson Humphrey not only highlights top tech stocks to buy, it also focuses on potential catalysts that could be in the offing.

  • Warning signs appear after bumper IPO year @ Financial Times - Fri, Dec 26, 2014 8:40 AM EST

    The flotation of Alibaba, the Chinese ecommerce group which raised a record $25bn on the New York Stock Exchange in September, emphasised the cross-border nature of what was a bumper year for initial public ...

  • Solar, Alt Energy Stocks Short Interest Rises on Falling Oil Prices @ 24/7 Wall St. - Fri, Dec 26, 2014 8:40 AM EST

    Among the solar and alternative energy stocks we cover, all but one saw a rise in short interest during the two-week period to December 15.

  • Short Sellers Still Piling on Two 3D Printing Stocks @ 24/7 Wall St. - Fri, Dec 26, 2014 8:15 AM EST

    Short interest in the two-week period ending December 15 fell for two of the four 3D printing companies we follow and rose for the other two.

  • Apple’s Short Interest Plummets @ 24/7 Wall St. - Fri, Dec 26, 2014 7:55 AM EST

    Maybe the market has reacted so sharply to the rise in Apple's stock that short sellers of the shares have abandoned them in droves.

  • The 5 Most Shorted New York Stock Exchange Stocks in Mid-December @ 24/7 Wall St. - Fri, Dec 26, 2014 7:35 AM EST

    Short sellers fled Kinder Morgan between the November 28 and December 15 settlement dates, nearly dropping it out of the top 10 most shorted NYSE stocks altogether.

  • The 5 Most Shorted Nasdaq Stocks in Mid-December @ 24/7 Wall St. - Fri, Dec 26, 2014 6:45 AM EST

    Among the most heavily shorted stocks traded on the Nasdaq between the November 28 and December 15 settlement dates, only Frontier Communications saw some rise in short interest.

  • Biz Break: Biotech IPOs surge in Silicon Valley, nationwide @ San Jose Mercury News - Wed, Dec 24, 2014 4:31 PM EST

    Today: Biotechnology companies enjoy their best year on the IPO market since the dot-com boom.

  • Virgin America Inc (NASDAQ: VA ), the famed low-cost U.S. airline, had quite a day on December 24 following six new positive analyst ratings from Cowen & Company, Deutsche Bank, Bank of America, Raymond ...

  • Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (NYSE: RCL ) received downgrades from five different Wall Street research firms over the past couple of weeks, even though the company could potentially benefit from renewed ...

  • GoPro Inc  (NASDAQ: GPRO ) continues a bounce off Tuesday's lock-up expiration, but questions about sustainability of its action camera market and the emergence of powerful competition have kept shares ...

  • 5 Cheapest DJIA Stocks for 2015 @ 24/7 Wall St. - Wed, Dec 24, 2014 11:40 AM EST

    24/7 Wall St. has compiled a group of the five cheapest Dow Jones Industrial Average stocks, based on earnings expected in 2015.

  • Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Monsanto, Virgin America and More @ 24/7 Wall St. - Wed, Dec 24, 2014 9:10 AM EST

    Wednesday's top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations from top research calls from around Wall Street include Monsanto and Virgin America.

  • Virgin America Quiet Period Ends, Analysts Bullish On Stock Benzinga - Wed, Dec 24, 2014 8:56 AM EST

    The quiet period has expired on shares of Virgin America Inc  (NASDAQ: VA ) and coverage was initiated by several firms Wednesday. Deutsche Bank, Barclays, Cowen and Bank of America rated the company a ...

  • American Realty Woes Continue to Pile Up @ 24/7 Wall St. - Wed, Dec 24, 2014 8:35 AM EST

    American Realty Capital Properties announced Wednesday morning that it will not pay a dividend on its common stock until it delivers its 2013 and 2014 financial statements.

  • The 4 Stocks That Carried the DJIA to 18,000 @ 24/7 Wall St. - Tue, Dec 23, 2014 4:01 PM EST

    December 23, 2014: Markets opened higher on Tuesday following the best report on U.S. GDP in 10 years. Crude oil rose about 4% as traders and investors see an economic boom coming. Strong demand for tech ...

  • Biotech Stocks Sell Off, ETFs Fall Over 5% Benzinga - Tue, Dec 23, 2014 2:35 PM EST

    Biotech stocks declined Tuesday as the broader market climbed to new highs. Biotech ETFs that fell more than 5 percent included: iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology Index (ETF) (NASDAQ: IBB ) First Trust NYSE ...

  • 4 Last-Minute Stocking Stuffer Stock Picks Benzinga - Tue, Dec 23, 2014 2:14 PM EST

    The holiday shopping season is winding down and shoppers are looking for last-minute bargains. Investors too are looking for bargains as they plan changes to their portfolios before the end of the year. ...

  • 8 Tips to Avoid an E-Cigarette Stock Scam FINRA - Tue, Dec 23, 2014 2:00 PM EST
    8 Tips to Avoid an E-Cigarette Stock Scam

    New technology such as electronic cigarettes, often called e-cigarettes, can give rise to legitimate investment opportunities. The SEC recently issued a trading suspension for a company that purported to make disposable electronic cigarettes because of concerns about manipulative activity related to the company's common …

  • Shares of GoPro Inc (NASDAQ: GPRO ) added to Monday’s 7.61 percent gain in Tuesday’s pre-market session, climbing more 4 percent. Shares traded higher amid a positive research note from Wedbush, which ...

  • Tuesday's top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations seen from Wall Street research calls include Baker Hughes, CryoLife, Halliburton, Nabors Industries, Red Hat and Sonus Networks.

  • Putting Fair Value Estimates in Context @ Morningstar - Tue, Dec 23, 2014 7:00 AM EST

    The relationship to a stock's current trading price can provide useful guidance but no guarantees.

  • Dalian Wanda Disappoints on Debut @ - Tue, Dec 23, 2014 12:01 AM EST

    The bright red signs of Wanda shopping malls can be seen in just about every major city in China. Dalian Wanda Commercial Properties (3699.HK), the company behind the malls, also made its presence felt ...

  • Facebook shares rise to record on mobile growth, Instagram @ San Jose Mercury News - Mon, Dec 22, 2014 5:43 PM EST

    acebook shares rose to a record as the social network caps a year in which mobile advertising increased and marketing initiatives expanded with applications and video.

  • Brean Capital raised its price targets on RF Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: RFMD ) and TriQuint Semiconductor (NASDAQ: TQNT ) Monday and maintained Buy ratings on both companies. The price target on RF Micro ...

  • Axalta Coating Systems Ltd (NYSE: AXTA )   had received no analyst ratings since its public debut on the NYSE in November, but saw four research firms initiate coverage on its stock on Monday. Nomura and ...

  • Have NASDAQ-100 Rebalance Winners Rallied Too Much? 24/7 Wall St. - Mon, Dec 22, 2014 1:50 PM EST

    NASDAQ OMX Group has announced the results of the annual reranking of the NASDAQ-100, and three companies were added to the index.

  • Morgan Stanley Upgrades Brown Shoe Company To Equal Weight Benzinga - Mon, Dec 22, 2014 11:33 AM EST

    Analysts at Morgan Stanley upgraded Brown Shoe Company (NYSE: BWS ) on Monday from Underweight to Equal Weight and lowered their price target for the stock from $28.00 to $26.50. Brown Shoe Company produces ...

  • The 24/7 Wall St. Top 6 Large Stocks of 2014 @ 24/7 Wall St. - Mon, Dec 22, 2014 10:30 AM EST

    24/7 Wall St. has decided to feature its Top 6 Large-Cap Stocks of 2014 ahead of Christmas this year.

  • Monday's top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations seen from Wall Street research calls include American Superconductor, Coach, FedEx, Genworth Financial, Michael Kors and Twitter.

  • Haitong capitalises on stock surge with $3.9bn share sale @ Financial Times - Mon, Dec 22, 2014 1:16 AM EST

    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 To Raise Dividend By 30-50% -- Still Low @ - Sun, Dec 21, 2014 11:18 PM EST

    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. ...

  • 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 @ - 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 @ - 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. ...

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