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  • 5 Stocks To Watch Ahead Of Halloween Benzinga - 1 hour 18 minutes ago

    The upcoming holiday offers something to look forward to for candy and snack food makers such as Hershey Co (NYSE: HSY ) and Mondelez International Inc (NASDAQ: MDLZ ), retailers such as The Kroger Co. ...

  • Sears and Walgreen are among the companies that have seen insider buying recently as the market has become turbulent. Insiders may sell shares for any number of reasons, but conventional wisdom says that ...

  • Despite instability in key foreign markets plus plunging oil prices, an analyst stayed the course on Halliburton Company (NYSE: HAL ) Monday, pointing to its third-quarter earnings growth of 70 percent. ...

  • Steel Dynamics Posts 60% Gain In Q3 Net Benzinga - 1 hour 53 minutes ago

    Steel Dynamics Inc. (NASDAQ: STLD ) third-quarter net income grew nearly 60 percent on strong demand from end markets. The Fort Wayne, Indiana, steel company didn't offer an outlook but said it's "optimistic" ...

  • Werner Enterprises Beats On Revenue Benzinga - 11 hours ago

    Werner Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: WERN ) reported revenues and earnings for the third quarter ended September 30, 2014 on Monday. The company reported total revenue of $551.961 million, up 8 percent from ...

  • AbbVie Inc (NYSE: ABBV ) launched a new $5 billion stock repurchase program and boosted its dividend by nearly 17 percent in the wake of its foiled $55 million tax inversion plan. The buyback is to be ...

  • Globalstar, Inc. (NYSE: GSAT ) today issued the following statement in response to Kerrisdale Capital's latest misguided attempt to manipulate the Company's stock price: Terrestrial Low Power Service ("TLPS") ...

  • Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ: ILMN ) announced its financial results for Q3 2014 on Monday and beat analyst expectations. The company reported revenue of $481 million, above the average estimates of $451.2 million ...

  • McDonald's Corporation (NYSE: MCD ) will report its third quarter earnings on Tuesday before the opening bell. The Big Mac maker is expected to earn $1.38 per share on $7.2 billion of revenue according ...

  • Bank of America on Monday published a Q3 2014 earnings preview for small- to mid-cap biotech companies. Analyst Steve Byrne noted that valuations are more attractive after the recent pull-back. Below are ...

  • U.S. stocks started the week on a positive note as all three major indices ended the day in positive territory. Dow component IBM reported a disappointing third quarter along with a cautious outlook weighing ...

  • Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG ) announced Q3 2014 earnings Monday, beating estimates. Revenue was $1.08 billion, an increase of 31.1 percent over the same period in 2013 and above the average ...

  • Are you following the right analysts? If you're an investor, a curious consumer or anyone who wants to know what's going on within the tech industry, make sure you follow these five analysts. Michael Pachter ...

  • National Alliance Securities issued a report on Liberty Interactive Corp (NASDAQ: QVCA ) claiming that the shares present "real long term opportunity" and maintained a Buy rating. Analyst Robert ...

  • VF Corp Conference Call Highlights Benzinga - 15 hours ago

    VF Corp (NYSE: VFC ) reported its third quarter earnings on Monday. Shares of the company are neutral for the day. Below are some highlights from its conference call. Operational Highlights: • Total VF ...

  • Halliburton Company (NYSE: HAL ) reported its third quarter earnings on Monday. Shares of the company are up 1 percent. Below are some highlights from its conference call. Operational Highlights: View ...

  • Hasbro Conference Call Highlights Benzinga - 16 hours ago

    Hasbro, Inc. ( NASDAQ: HAS ) reported its third quarter earnings on Monday. Shares of the company are up 5 percent. Below are some highlights from its conference call: Operational Highlights: View more ...

  • John Ramsay is the chief market policy and regulatory officer for IEX , an alternative trading system that is featured in Michael Lewis’ New York Times best-seller, “ Flash Boys .” Ramsay was recently ...

  • IBM Conference Call Highlights Benzinga - 16 hours ago

    International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM ) reported its third quarter earnings on Monday. Shares of the company are down 7 percent. Below are some highlights from its conference call. Operational ...

  • On October 17, Deutsche Bank analysts adjusted the investment recommendations on two financial stocks: KeyCorp (NYSE: KEY ) upgraded to Buy from Hold; maintained $14.50 price target. PNC Financial Services ...

  • E TRADE Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: ETFC ) shares got oversold in the recent market meltdown and now might offer investors a 24 percent upside, an analyst said Monday. The online trading company is ...

  • Toward the end of trading Monday, the Dow traded down 0.09 percent to 16,366.41 while the NASDAQ surged 1 percent to 4,300.94. The S&P also rose, gaining 0.65 percent to 1,898.98. Leading and Lagging Sectors ...

  • Cash-strapped and struggling retailer Sears Holdings Corp (NASDAQ: SHLD ) announced a series of plans and action that it expects will generate $1.5 billion to $2.07 billion in liquidity in fiscal 2014. ...

  • Facebook Inc (NASDAQ: FB ) disclosed in March that it acquired Oculus Rift, a virtual reality startup, for $2 billion. According to the company's website, Oculus Rift is a technology company that is “revolutionizing ...

  • International Business Machines Corp.'s (NYSE: IBM ) long-suffering chip-making operations got the coup de grace Monday when it agreed to pay $1.5 billion to the government of Abu Dhab to take the business ...

  • In a note Monday morning, analyst Brian Yu from Citigroup upgraded four names in the mining and energy space while downgrading one. He referred to the sectors as the "Metals and Mining Dust Bowls" ...

  • The mobile payment industry will shift into high gear as Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL ) launched its first mobile payment solution, Apple Pay. Bloggers expect Apple Pay to be a game-changer for small businesses, ...

  • “We are consistently reading the headlines of significant sized deals getting done and the mid-market is humming as well.” So came word from Matt Porzio , vice president of M&A strategy and product marketing ...

  • Pivotal Research Group initiated a Buy rating on Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE: STZ ) with $110 price target in a report issued Monday. Analyst Timothy S. Ramey noted the "powerful momentum and ...

  • Understanding Stock Market Cycles Benzinga - 17 hours ago

    Any historical chart of the Dow Jones Industrial Average demonstrates that the motion of the stock market is far from smooth. The gradual climb of the market over the past century is comprised of countless ...

  • Pivotal Research Group initiated a Buy rating on USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (NYSE: USNA ) with a $100 price target in a report issued Monday. Analyst Timothy S. Ramey noted that the company remained "an ...

  • Sothebys (NYSE: BID ) should get good results at a key November fine art auction, an analyst said Monday. Strong sales at London's recent Frieze Art Week and similar events in Hong Kong suggest continued ...

  • Morgan Stanley resumed an Overweight rating on CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CF ) with a $300 price target in a report issued Monday. Analyst Vincent Andrews predicated his view on "1. CF as ...

  • Barrington Research upgraded CBS Outdoor Americas Inc (NYSE: CBSO ) to Outperform with a price target of $38 in a report issued Monday. "For the third quarter, we estimate CBS Outdoor to report revenues ...

  • VF Corp (NYSE: VFC ) reported strong third quarter results Monday morning. The maker of Timberland and North Face brands was able to impress investors by raising its full year outlook at a time when retailers ...

  • NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR ) -23% - The company reported third quarter 2014 preliminary results, lowering full-year guidance. Portugal Telecom, SGPS ADR (NYSE: PT ) -11% - Shares are down sharply after ...

  • Carlo Santarelli of Deutsche Bank previewed the Lodging industry ahead of the major companies reporting third quarter results. The analyst favors the group, especially U.S.-centric names despite Ebola ...

  • Traders and investors may want to pay attention to the Homebuilding sector ahead of a busy week for the group going in to the seasonal "hope trade" period where shares of Homebuilder stocks are ...

  • Pivotal Research Group initiated coverage of Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE: HLF ) with a Buy rating and price target of $110. Analyst Timothy S. Ramey commented that over the long-term he saw potential for the ...

  • Last week was epic in the sense that traders saw markets get tested on big volume and across the broad spectrum. No one was spared. The week started out terribly where early gains turned into disaster ...

  • SinoCoking Coal and Coke Chem Ind, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOK ) +73% - The company announced that its carbon dioxide conversion facility began operations on October 18. ITT Educational Services, Inc.  (NYSE: ESI ...

  • Most investors will be looking to the iPhone 6 when Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL ) reports earnings after Monday's close. The new handset sold 10 million units in one weekend -- more than any other smartphone, ...

  • ShoreTel Inc (NASDAQ: SHOR ) said Monday it's evaluating an unsolicited bid for $8.10 per share, or $540 million, from Mitel Networks Corp (NASDAQ: MITL ). ShoreTel gained nearly 19 percent Monday, trading ...

  • Wunderlich Securities lowered its price target on Steve Madden, Ltd. (NASDAQ: SHOO ) from $43 to $39 in a report issued Monday. The firm reiterated its Buy rating. Analyst Danielle McCoy lowered "FY14 ...

  • Midway through trading Monday, the Dow traded down 0.24 percent to 16,341.73 while the NASDAQ surged 0.65 percent to 4,286.23. The S&P also rose, gaining 0.37 percent to 1,893.67. Leading and Lagging Sectors ...

  • Google Inc (NASDAQ: GOOGL ) is rumored to be on the verge of a massive investment in Magic Leap, a virtual reality company that promises to redefine the VR industry. Some bloggers assume that this is Google's ...

  • Canaccord upgraded Rogers Communications Inc. (USA)  (NYSE: RCI ) to Buy with a C$46.00 price target in a report issued Sunday. Analysts Dvai Ghose and Sanford Lee observed that "RCI shares have underperformed ...

  • Shares of CONE Midstream Partners LP (NYSE: CNNX ) are trending higher in Monday's session as the lock-up period for the shares has expired. Following the expiration, analysts at several firms initiated ...

  • Every company has potential, but some rise to the occasion quicker than others. Interbrand recently released its list of the 100 most valuable brands in the world. Here are the top five risers from that ...

  • Credit Suisse upgraded Align Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALGN ) from Neutral to Outperform with a $58 price target. Analyst Glen Santangelo noted that "following significant outperformance in 2013, ...

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