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  • InPlay from Briefing.com Briefing.com - 18 minutes ago

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  • 24/7 Wall St. has compiled a list and reviewed several key dividends and stocks buyback plans that have been announced recently.

  • These are the top analyst upgrades and downgrades from 24/7 Wall St. for Friday, August 22, 2014.

  • In a report published Friday, Compass Point analyst Laurie Havener Hunsicker reiterated a Buy rating and $17.00 price target on Beneficial Mutual Bancorp (NASDAQ: BNCL ). In the report, Compass Point noted, ...

  • Shares of El Pollo LoCo (NASDAQ: LOCO ) appear to be trading around inflection point, looking to make support at the $30 level following a sharp decline beginning Tuesday. El Pollo Loco shares gaped down ...

  • TARP Payback Scorecard 24/7 Wall St. - Thu, Aug 21, 2014 2:07 PM EDT

    Following the financial crisis of 2008, the U.S. Treasury was authorized to commit up to $700 billion to a troubled asset relief program — TARP — in an effort to stop the bleeding in the U.S. economy. ...

  • Is Digital Ally For Real This Time? @ 24/7 Wall St. - Thu, Aug 21, 2014 1:50 PM EDT

    Digital Ally has proven yet again to be a wild micro-cap stock that has garnered massive attention of the low-priced stock traders.

  • More Than Meets the Eye in Sally Beauty Stock Buyback @ 24/7 Wall St. - Thu, Aug 21, 2014 12:30 PM EDT

    Sally Beauty shares have rallied handily on the heels of the company authorizing a new $1 billion share repurchase program.

  • Apple's stock bounces back to hit a new high Associated Press - Wed, Aug 20, 2014 5:09 PM EDT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple's stock touched a new high Wednesday, reflecting investors' renewed faith in CEO Tim Cook's ability to outwit the competition and expand the technological hit factory built by the late Steve Jobs.

  • Time and time again, the academics and practitioners pretty much prove that value investing works better than just about any other approach to investing in the markets. Best of all, as Walter Schloss pointed ...

  • Another record stock high for Apple @ San Jose Mercury News - Wed, Aug 20, 2014 1:48 PM EDT

    Apple's stock touched a new intraday high Wednesday, reflecting investors' renewed faith in CEO Tim Cook's ability to outwit the competition and expand the technological hit factory built by the late Steve ...

  • Shutterfly Shoots to $2B Value on Bids from Private Equity Firms StockTwits - Wed, Aug 20, 2014 1:08 PM EDT

    Shutterfly\\\'s quest for a buyer has attracted multiple bids and driven the company\\\'s value up more than 14 percent to $2 billion. Hellman & Friedman, Bain Capital, and Silver ...

  • Barclays: Dunkin' Brands Attractive Following Pullback Benzinga - Wed, Aug 20, 2014 1:02 PM EDT

    Shares of Dunkin' Brands (NASDAQ: DNKN ) peaked at $53.05 per share back in March and have since been underperforming the Nasdaq, S&P 500 and Dow Jones indices. In a note to clients on Wednesday, analysts ...

  • Major Insider Buying at GNC: A Key Gamble or a Dream? @ 24/7 Wall St. - Wed, Aug 20, 2014 10:45 AM EDT

    GNC Holdings has had a very rough 2014. Recent changes inside the company are trying to rectify the situation. The new chairman has purchased about $1 million worth of GNC's common stock.

  • Analyst Says Buy These Retail Stocks Before Earnings Come Out @ 24/7 Wall St. - Wed, Aug 20, 2014 9:06 AM EDT

    Retailers and the consumer discretionary sector as a whole have had a very dismal year. It is even more dismal when you compare the sector performance to some of the other top S&P 500 performers like technology ...

  • These are the top analyst upgrades and downgrades from 24/7 Wall St. for Wednesday, August 20, 2014. They include Activision, BHP Billiton, CIBC, Dunkin' Brands, JetBlue and Panera Bread.

  • 6 Biotech Stocks to Buy Now With Up to 100% Upside Potential 24/7 Wall St. - Wed, Aug 20, 2014 8:40 AM EDT

    With the biotech space having its usual volatile ups and downs this year, the analysts at Stifel have stepped back into the coverage world and have reinitiated research analysis on some of the top stocks ...

  • Big Insider Selling Coincides With SolarCity Analyst Downgrade @ 24/7 Wall St. - Tue, Aug 19, 2014 5:11 PM EDT

    SolarCity Corp. (NASDAQ: SCTY) has had several issues come up of late. Earnings (well, losses) took out about 8% of the value recently with light revenues, but on Tuesday a downgrade from Robert W. Baird ...

  • Biz Break: Apple shares hit record high ahead of iPhone 6 @ San Jose Mercury News - Tue, Aug 19, 2014 4:12 PM EDT

    Today: Apple sets a record share price as analysts continue to cheer the Cupertino company ahead of an expected iPhone 6 debut.

  • The 52-Week Low Club for Tuesday @ 24/7 Wall St. - Tue, Aug 19, 2014 4:08 PM EDT

    August 19, 2014: Stocks making new 52-week lows today included the following four firms: Coupons.com Inc. (NYSE: COUP) saw shares fall more than 8.5% to a new 52-week low of $13.07 compared with the stock’s ...

  • [$$] Cash In on Taser's Gains With Moves in Options @ Barrons.com - Tue, Aug 19, 2014 12:40 PM EDT

    Shares of Taser International (TASR) jumped on heavy volume following the violence in Ferguson, Mo., in the wake of the police shooting death of an unarmed 18-year-old man in Ferguson. If, however, the stock maintains its recent gains should the company announce an increase in camera sales, the risk is limited to the put's …

  • The Wildest Biotech Stock Out There Benzinga - Tue, Aug 19, 2014 11:47 AM EDT

    When it comes to biotech stocks, one trait that tends to keep investors away is the same trait that attracts others: volatility. Volatility can be great when the trade goes an investor's way, but it can ...

  • 7 Ways to Spot Potential Marijuana Stock Scams Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) - Tue, Aug 19, 2014 10:20 AM EDT
    7 Ways to Spot Potential Marijuana Stock Scams

    The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently uncovered a den of stock promoters "pumping and dumping" small company stocks, including some that claimed to be in the medical marijuana business. The SEC charged four promoters with manipulating marijuana-related stocks and the stocks of other tiny companies through …

  • El Pollo Loco Reality Check From Analyst Quiet Period Expiration @ 24/7 Wall St. - Tue, Aug 19, 2014 9:45 AM EDT

    El Pollo Loco Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LOCO) has gone from a super-hot initial public offering (IPO) to a serious reality check. The grilled chicken chain’s quiet period has ended, so now the analysts from ...

  • These are the top analyst upgrades and downgrades from 24/7 Wall St. on Tuesday, August 19. 2004. They include Applied Materials, Pollo Loco, Dollar General, SolarCity and Urban Outfitters.

  • IPOs: Auctions v traditions @ Financial Times - Tue, Aug 19, 2014 5:46 AM EDT

    Driverless cars, satellites and sci-fi glasses. Since listing a decade ago, Google has experimented fearlessly. One of its first targets was the IPO process itself. To set its 2004 IPO price, Google used ...

  • Don't Know a 'Put' From a 'Call'? Read This @ Morningstar - Tue, Aug 19, 2014 1:00 AM EDT

    We set the record straight on some options-trading terminology.

  • Google's pivotal IPO launched a decade of big bets Associated Press - Mon, Aug 18, 2014 6:30 PM EDT
    FILE- In this Aug. 19, 2004 file photo, a photographer makes pictures of the board at the Nasdaq Marketsite in New York's Times Square shortly after shares of Google started trading. Google’s IPO 10 years ago launched the company on a trajectory that continues to reshape its business and much of the world in its orbit. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google's IPO, a decade ago this week, launched the company on a trajectory that continues to reshape its business and much of the world in its orbit.

  • The 52-Week Low Club for Monday 24/7 Wall St. - Mon, Aug 18, 2014 4:07 PM EDT

    August 18, 2014: Stocks making new 52-week lows today included the following four firms: Fabrinet (NYSE: FN) saw shares fall more than 18% to a new 52-week low of $13.57 after announcing Monday morning ...

  • 10 years after IPO, Google has forever changed Silicon Valley @ San Jose Mercury News - Mon, Aug 18, 2014 1:17 PM EDT

    Google's IPO, a decade ago this week, launched the company on a trajectory that continues to reshape its business and much of the world in its orbit. And CEO Larry Page is determined to push even further....

  • RBC’s Top Quintile Quantitative Portfolio Stocks to Buy Now 24/7 Wall St. - Mon, Aug 18, 2014 9:00 AM EDT

    Most firms we cover on Wall Street have quantitative strategies for their clients, and often they use similar formulas to arrive at what belongs in the top quintile versus the bottom. Cash flow is often ...

  • These are the top analyst upgrades and downgrades from 24/7 Wall St. for Monday, August 18, 2015. They include Achillion Pharmaceuticals, GE, Monster Beverage, Newmont Mining and SeaWorld.

  • IPO Weekly Preview: Summer Doldrums 24/7 Wall St. - Sat, Aug 16, 2014 9:40 AM EDT

    The dog days of summer have caught up with the initial public offering (IPO) market. Only two of five companies scheduled to complete IPOs were able to do the deed last week, Otonomy Inc. (NASDAQ: EARS) ...

  • In what was yet another very volatile week for the markets, insider selling and insider buying has been active. We have evaluated some of the top insider selling transactions this last week. It is important ...

  • Insider Buying This Week Dominated by Pharma and Yield Chasers 24/7 Wall St. - Sat, Aug 16, 2014 9:10 AM EDT

    Investors love to see insiders at high corporate levels purchasing their own companies’ stock. That is particularly true if the stock has performed well and has traded to higher levels. With the stock ...

  • [$$] Why Apple Could Continue to Shine @ Barrons.com - Sat, Aug 16, 2014 3:01 AM EDT

    Review | Preview Perhaps iPhone fans with tiny hands or tight jeans aren't happy that Apple is boosting screen sizes with the iPhone 6, which is expected to be introduced on Sept. 9. In a recent survey by Robert W. Baird & Co., an investment bank, 6.8% of respondents said they plan to purchase Apple's next phone, compared …

  • [$$] Dividend Stocks Play Catch-Up @ Barrons.com - Sat, Aug 16, 2014 2:44 AM EDT

    The S&P High Yield Dividend Aristocrats Index, which tracks companies that have raised dividends for 20 years running, gained 27% in 2013. The company also reported second-quarter earnings that were short of Wall Street's forecasts.

  • Small-cap week, August 15 @ Financial Times - Fri, Aug 15, 2014 5:40 PM EDT

    President Energy was among the week's biggest small-cap fallers after it reported disappointing results from an exploration well in Paraguay, writes Bryce Elder. The first drilling in Paraguay's Pirity ...

  • Is Shake Shack Preparing for an IPO? Entrepreneur - Fri, Aug 15, 2014 4:21 PM EDT
    Is Shake Shack Preparing for an IPO?

    Sources say the burger chain is preparing to go public, cashing in on the fast-casual trend.

  • Yahoo!: Buy the BABA Break-Out to $42, Says MKM @ Barrons.com - Fri, Aug 15, 2014 3:54 PM EDT

    MKM Parnters's chief market technician, Jonathan Krinsky, today suggests that investors take advantage of a potential "break-out" in Yahoo! (YHOO) shares to a range of $40 to $42 from a recent $36.40 as e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding comes public, perhaps next month.  Yahoo! has a 24% stake in Alibaba shares and …

  • Boardroom trades August 16 @ Financial Times - Fri, Aug 15, 2014 1:19 PM EDT

    At 480p, shares in Halfords were close to a four-year high when Helen Jones joined the retailer as a non-executive six months ago. Formerly at Caffè Nero, she chose not to buy shares in Halfords at the ...

  • Stocks were firm yet again on Friday morning ahead of the PPI wholesale inflation report. Investors have been trying to decide where to put their money after the recent stock market volatility and move ...

  • [$$] Starwood Hotels Upgraded to Overweight by Barclays @ Barrons.com - Fri, Aug 15, 2014 12:01 AM EDT

    Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide (HOT:NYSE) By Barclays Capital ($82.11, Aug. 15, 2014) We are upgrading Starwood to Overweight from Equal-Weight. Our price target goes to $89 from $84. Year-to-date, Starwood (HOT) shares have underperformed those of its peers due to an overly conservative share repurchase program …

  • Apple: Icahn Stake Steady at 52.8M Shares @ Barrons.com - Thu, Aug 14, 2014 11:58 PM EDT

    There's been a steady stream of filings with the Securities & Exchange Commission by fund managers today, and among them is an update by Carl Icahn on his position in Apple (AAPL), which Icahn famously lobbied last year for higher share buybacks. Icahn's share count was steady at 52.76 million shares in the three months …

  • Whale watchers across Wall Street tuned into the SEC's EDGAR website Thursday afternoon, and -- as always -- Warren Buffett is one of the highlights. Traders are adjusting their positions in several names ...

  • OmniVision Shares Zoom to Year High on Buyout Offer StockTwits - Thu, Aug 14, 2014 3:21 PM EDT

    OmniVision Technologies captured Wall Street’s attention Thursday after announcing that Beijing investment management company Hua Capital Management proposed to buy the company for $29.00 a share. Shares ...

  • Viral Disease Stock Scams: Don’t Let Them Infect Your Portfolio Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) - Thu, Aug 14, 2014 3:00 PM EDT
    Viral Disease Stock Scams: Don’t Let Them Infect Your Portfolio

    FINRA is issuing this Alert to warn investors to be wary of promotions touting stocks that claim to protect against the spread of viruses or other harmful diseases. FINRA is aware of several potential investment scams involving companies that claim to be involved in the development of products that will prevent the spread …

  • [$$] Goldman Sachs Expects New High for Estee Lauder @ Barrons.com - Thu, Aug 14, 2014 1:14 PM EDT

    Estee Lauder's stock has barely moved this year, but options investors are preparing for the stock to rally to a new high. For the past several days, Estee Lauder's (EL) bullish calls have been unusually active ahead of Friday's fourth-quarter earnings report. The options activity probably reflects a Goldman Sachs recommendation …

  • Shares of camera sensor chip maker OmniVision Technologies (OVTI) are up $3.33, or almost 14%, at $27.93, after resuming trading following a stock halt that was put in place just before the company announced it got a buyout offer at $29. The offer, from Beijing-based Hua Capital Management, an investment firm, was received …

  • Is Reality Setting in at El Pollo Loco? @ 24/7 Wall St. - Wed, Aug 13, 2014 3:22 PM EDT

    El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LOCO) was on fire after the grilled chicken franchise came public. Its $15.00 per share initial public offering rose to $19 and then kept on going up, and up even ...

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