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  • These are the apps that everyone should download before their next big vacation. 1. My Disney Experience Up until now, Disney World (NYSE: DIS ) might have been the one place where consumers didn't need ...

  • In a report published Thursday, Morgan Stanley analyst Suzanne E. Stein reiterated an Equal-Weight rating on Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH ), and raised the price target from $21.00 to $22.00. In the ...

  • Covidien (NYSE: COV ), which currently is being courted by medical device maker Medtronic (NYSE: MDT ), is scheduled to report its fiscal third-quarter results Friday, July 25, before the markets open. ...

  • Target (NYSE: TGT ) have been turning to social media and other online entities to reach out to millennials with money to spend on clothing, electronics, and home furnishings. One entity being used more ...

  • In a report published Thursday, Stifel analyst John Baugh downgraded the rating on Owens Corning (NYSE: OC ) from Buy to Hold, and removed the $50.00 price target. In the report, Stifel noted, “Now that ...

  • Wal-Mart Tabs Greg Foran To Head U.S. Operations Benzinga - 2 hours 49 minutes ago

    Wal-Mart Stores (NYSE: WMT ) named Greg Foran to head its U.S. operations, the company said Thursday. Walmart U.S. accounted for nearly 60 percent of the company's fiscal 2014 sales. Foran succeeds William ...

  • ETF Outlook for Thursday, July 24, 2014: The S&P 500 was able to eke out a small gain on Wednesday, but it was enough to send the index to the best level ever. The NASDAQ is closing in on a new decade ...

  • In a report published Thursday, Wunderlich Securities analyst Robert M. Derrington reiterated a Hold rating on The Cheesecake Factory (NASDAQ: CAKE ), but lowered the price target from $48.00 to $46.00. ...

  • In a report published Thursday, Bank of America analyst Paul Bieber downgraded the rating on Angie's List (NASDAQ: ANGI ) from Buy to Neutral, and lowered the price target from $16.00 to $12.00. In the ...

  • In a report published Thursday, Bank of America analyst Ronald J. Epstein downgraded the rating on Boeing (NYSE: BA ) from Buy to Neutral, and lowered the price target from $154.00 to $140.00. In the report, ...

  • In a report published Thursday, Bank of America analyst Oscar Cabrera downgraded the rating on Freeport-McMoRan Copper and Gold (NYSE: FCX ) from Buy to Neutral, and lowered the price target from $43.00 ...

  • The euro remained below $1.35 on Thursday as investors began to turn their attention to next week’s Federal Reserve meeting. The common currency traded at $1.3469 at 8:20 GMT as a strong dollar and weak ...

  • Brent crude oil traded near $108 on Thursday morning after unexpectedly strong Chinese data suggested rising global demand. The commodity traded at $107.86 at 8:30 GMT on Thursday. Data out on Thursday ...

  • In a report published Thursday, Bank of America analyst Kevin Fischbeck upgraded the rating on Health Net (NYSE: HNT ) from Underperform to Buy, and raised the price target from $33.00 to $59.00. In the ...

  • In a report published Thursday, Wunderlich Securities analyst Matthew S. Robison reiterated a Hold rating on F5 Networks (NASDAQ: FFIV ), and raised the price target from $110.00 to $118.00. In the report, ...

  • In a report published Thursday, Compass Point analyst Michael Tarkan reiterated a Buy rating and $26.00 price target on E*TRADE Financial (NASDAQ: ETFC ). In the report, Compass Point noted, “We are maintaining ...

  • Facebook’s better than expected earnings report helped the stock push to record highs on Wednesday. Helped by exceedingly strong mobile and ad revenue, Facebook’s profits more than doubled and revenue ...

  • AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T ) profits fell 7 percent to miss the second-quarter Wall Street consensus while revenue was nearly flat. Profits fell to $3.55 billion or $0.68 a share, from $3.82 billion or $0.71 a ...

  • Gilead Sciences Inc. (Nasdaq: GILD ) beat second-quarter expectations on rapid revenue growth lead by sales of its Sovaldi drug for hepatitis C. The company also boosted its full-year product sales outlook ...

  • Facebook Inc (NASDAQ: FB ) hosted its Q2 2014 conference call Wednesday after the market close, releasing detail of revenue and guidance. Before the call, Facebook reported EPS for the quarter of $0.42 ...

  • Qualcomm Inc. (Nasdaq: QCOM ) shares gained nearly five percent after-hours Wednesday after fiscal third-quarter results beat expectations and the company said it will buy back $1 billion in shares in ...

  • Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL )reported its Q2 2014 conference call Wednesday after the market open, releasing details of sales and some guidance. Before the conference call, Delta released earnings with ...

  • Cowen Downgrades Big Media Stocks Benzinga - 18 hours ago

    On July 23, Cowen & Company downgraded three names in Big Media based on the stance that the sector has taken a turn for the worse. More specifically, the firm noted three- Advertising trends, theatrical ...

  • Facebook (NASDAQ: FB ) rose 4 percent in after hours action when its second-quarter results beat estimates by a wide margin on strong growth in daily users and advertising revenue. Adjusted earnings rose ...

  • U.S. stocks were mostly higher as investors and traders continue to weigh in on earnings from large-cap companies like Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, and momentum high-flyers like Chipotle Mexican Grill and ...

  • Boeing (NYSE: BA ) shares trended down Wednesday as investors looked beyond its second-quarter earnings beat to a $450 million charge for developing a military refueling aircraft. “It's worrying that Boeing ...

  • In a report released Wednesday, Morgan Stanley analyst David Lewis initiated coverage on Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ: ISRG ) with a base case of $370. Morgan Stanley previously had an Overweight rating. ...

  • Earnings season is in full effect with some of the big hitters already hitting the tape. This last week has given us results from the likes of Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT ), Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL ) and Apple ...

  • Even as the Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE: CMG ) grew same-store sales 17.3 percent in the recent quarter, McDonald's (NYSE: MCD ) fell as much as three percent. Chipotle's gains "point to a longer-term ...

  • Wrapping up Wednesday's trading session, the Dow traded down 0.13 percent to 17,091.06 while the NASDAQ surged 0.39 percent to 4,472.81. The S&P also rose, gaining 0.20 percent to 1,987.47. Leading and ...

  • Facebook's (NASDAQ: FB ) second quarter earnings are scheduled for release after the closing bell. The consensus estimate call for $2.81 billion in revenue and an EPS of $0.32. JP Morgan and Topeka Capital ...

  • Advanced Drainage Systems (NYSE: WMS ) is the second largest IPO this week, with 14.5 million shares expected to price between $17 and $19 through Barclays and Deutsche Bank. This would raise $275 million ...

  • In an interview with Benzinga, Tibco Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX ) CEO Vivek Ranadivé discussed the future of Spotfire. The company's growth disappointed investors last quarter, as headwinds from competition ...

  • Earlier this year, First Trust launched a unique momentum-based strategy that selects five underlying sector or industry ETFs according to a relative strength-ranking system.  This index was developed ...

  • It may still be summer, but as far as retailers are concerned, it's time to get ready to go back to school. Retailers already gearing up include  Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ), Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT ), Disney (NYSE: ...

  • About 1,000 customers of eBay's (NASDAQ: EBAY ) StubHub ticket sales unit saw their accounts hacked by international fraudsters who then made unauthorized purchases. Arrests in the United States, Canada ...

  • Midway through trading Wednesday, the Dow traded down 0.18 percent to 17,082.38 while the NASDAQ surged 0.41 percent to 4,474.24. The S&P also rose, gaining 0.19 percent to 1,987.23. Leading and Lagging ...

  • Shares of Harley-Davidson (NYSE: HOG ) are trading up 1.26 percent after spiking lower at the opening bell Wednesday morning. The rally may be due to a bullish note from Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jones. ...

  • Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA ) reported its first-quarter earnings Tuesday. Shares of the company are down 4.8 percent. Below are some key takeaways from its conference call: Growth and Performance: • Around ...

  • Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ: ISRG ) reported its second-quarter earnings Tuesday. Shares of the company are up 14.8 percent. Below are some key takeaways from its conference call: General Highlights: • ...

  • Microsoft Conference Call Summary Benzinga - 21 hours ago

    Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT ) reported its fourth-quarter earnings Tuesday. Shares of the company are up 0.48 percent. Below are some key takeaways from its conference call: Financial and Sector highlights: ...

  • Apple Conference Call Highlights Benzinga - 23 hours ago

    Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) reported its third-quarter earnings Tuesday. Shares of the company are up 3.04 percent. Below are some key takeaways from its conference call: Growth: • With iOS 8, we've opened over ...

  • Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL ) ho-hum third-quarter results have left analysts debating how much product launches expected later this year will drive financial performance. BTG's Walter Piecyk said management's ...

  • Puma Biotechnology (NYSE: PBYI ) has nearly tripled in value Wednesday on positive trial data for its lead breast cancer drug, while one analyst said the company is a likely takeover target. After the ...

  • Wednesday Morning Earnings Reports Benzinga - Wed, Jul 23, 2014 11:47 AM EDT

    A number of companies released earnings following Tuesday's closing bell and before Wednesday's opening bell. Below are some of the highlights. Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) 3Q EPS of $1.28 compared to estimates ...

  • Microsoft Analyst Roundup Following Q4 Results Benzinga - Wed, Jul 23, 2014 11:36 AM EDT

    Following the company's fourth quarter 2014 earnings report, a number of firms have issued notes detailing their revised view on Microsoft's (NASDAQ: MSFT ) stock. Bank of America: Upgraded From Underperform ...

  • A Closer Look At Three Hot Restaurant IPOs Benzinga - Wed, Jul 23, 2014 11:30 AM EDT

    It has been an outstanding year thus far for companies looking to raise money and go public. In fact, while 2013 was a record year for new offerings, 2014 may be even better. One of the more active sectors ...

  • General Dynamics Shares Up On Strong Outlook Benzinga - Wed, Jul 23, 2014 11:23 AM EDT

    General Dynamics (NYSE: GD ) trended up after the defense contractor boosted its 2014 earnings forecast to above the consensus forecast and said third-quarter performance will be "very strong." ...

  • Markets Mixed; PepsiCo Q2 Earnings Beat Street View Benzinga - Wed, Jul 23, 2014 11:19 AM EDT

    Following the market opening Wednesday, the Dow traded down 0.23 percent to 17,073.50 while the NASDAQ surged 0.22 percent to 4,465.77. The S&P also rose, gaining 0.05 percent to 1,984.47. Leading and ...

  • In a report published Wednesday, Morgan Stanley analyst Craig Hettenbach reiterated an Overweight rating and $54.00 price target on Linear Technology (NASDAQ: LLTC ). In the report, Morgan Stanley noted, ...

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