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  • Bank of America reiterated its Underperform rating on Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE: AMD ) Friday and cut its price target from $3.25 to $2.25. Analysts led by Vivek Arya believed “AMD faces structural ...

  • Bank Of America Reiterates On Intel Benzinga - 15 hours ago

    Bank of America reiterated its Buy rating on Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC ) Friday and maintained a $43 price target while naming it a Top Pick. Analysts led by Vivek Arya continued “to like Intel on ...

  • The graphs below were produced by  Capital Market Labs . Let's take a closer look at the Semiconductor Industry, one of the outperformers in the equity market with the SPDR S&P Semiconductor (ETF) (NYSEARCA: ...

  • Citi raised its price target on Facebook Inc (NASDAQ: FB ) Friday from $86 to $91 and maintained a Buy rating. Analysts led by Mark May raised the target price “On the heels of Instagram’s announcement ...

  • BlackBerry Ltd 's (NASDAQ: BBRY ) revenue fell 34 percent during the fiscal third quarter, suggesting that it could be a while before the company's turnaround provides meaningful results. This news scared ...

  • Feltl and Company initiated coverage on Joint Corp (NASDAQ: JYNT ) Friday with a Strong Buy rating and $12.45 price target. Analyst Brent R. Rystrom felt that “The Joint is poised to further disrupt the ...

  • Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA ) announced Friday it will pilot a battery pack swap program for Model S owners. According to the company’s website , the invited owners will be “given the opportunity to ...

  • VirnetX Holding Corporation (NYSE: VHC ) will obtain $23 million in a settlement of a patent and license dispute with Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT ) the companies said Friday. VirnetX gained 17 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Leave it to the Dallas Mavericks' eccentric and outspoken owner to pull off a game-changing trade for his team while at Comedy Central studios. At least that's according to Keith Olbermann, who was among ...

  • Red Hat Inc (NYSE: RHT ) reported Q3 earnings Thursday and beat expectations. Shares rallied Friday and recently traded at $67.82, up 10.28 percent. Analysts commented on the stock after the earnings release ...

  • Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE ) reported Q2 financial results Thursday and beat expectations, but shares fell over 2.5 percent Friday to $94.59. Analysts commented on the stock following the earnings release and ...

  • 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 ...

  • Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: OREX ) opened sharply higher Friday after European regulators recommended approving its weight management drug for adults. Orexigen's Chief Executive Michael Narachi ...

  • A recent Morgan Stanley report focused on the future of renewable energy. Analysts discussed long-term changes that will come about in the sector in the coming years. Solar Weakness Analysts see several ...

  • BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ: BBRY ) recently reported its second quarter earnings. Shares of the company are down less than 1 percent. View more earnings on BBRY • We turn in $0.01 on a non-GAAP profit and ...

  • Red Hat Conference Call Highlights Benzinga - 17 hours ago

    Red Hat Inc (NYSE: RHT ) recently reported its second quarter earnings. Shares of the company are up 10 percent. View more earnings on RHT • This quarter marks the 11th straight quarter of mid-to-high-teens ...

  • 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: ...

  • VirnetX Holding Corporation (NYSE MKT: VHC ) and Microsoft Corporation announced today that on December 17, 2014, VirnetX, Inc. and Microsoft Corporation have signed an Amended Settlement and License Agreement. ...

  • Over the past few months, Dennis Gartman has had the same answer for where he sees oil prices going: demonstrably lower. He says he will continue to say “demonstrably lower,” but he doesn’t know how far ...

  • Nike Conference Call Highlights Benzinga - 18 hours ago

    Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE ) recently reported its second quarter earnings. Shares of the company are down 3 percent. View more earnings on NKE • Nike revenues increased 15% to $7.4 billion. Gross margin expanded ...

  • With Walgreen Company (NYSE: WAG ) shares up nearly 17 percent in the past three months and Monaco tycoon Stefano Pessina about to take the helm as acting chief executive, an analyst called its long-term ...

  • Low Volatility ETFs Dominate 2014 Benzinga - 18 hours ago

    2014 has been marked by interesting dynamics that include a crash in commodities , sliding interest rates and another bullish year for stocks. With so many questions surrounding the fate of the markets, ...

  • FireEye Inc (NASDAQ: FEYE ) shares continued to push higher Friday as Sony Corp (ADR) (NYSE: SNE ) announced that it had hired the company "to clean up a massive cyber attack that knocked out the ...

  • Ranging from biotech to cyclical consumer goods and services, Friday's top losers with a significant percentage of their float being shorted as of November 28, are in a tight spot, as far as the recovery ...

  • BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ: BBRY ) shares fell as much as 13 percent Friday on a substantial third-quarter revenue miss, although the company beat expectations for adjusted earnings. The smartphone company's ...

  • UPDATE: Jefferies Downgrades Actuant Benzinga - 19 hours ago

    Analysts at Jefferies downgraded Actuant Corporation (NYSE: ATU ) Friday from Buy to Hold and setting a $30.00 price target. Actuant is a diversified manufacturing and distributing company that produces ...

  • Bank of America downgraded Atmel Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML ) Friday from Neutral to Underperform and maintained an $8 price target. Analysts led by Vivek Arya believed “the company has good assets, especially ...

  • 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, ...

  • Bank of America downgraded Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX ) Friday from Neutral to Underperform as the stock achieved its $45 price target. Analysts led by Vivek Arya felt that “Xilinx has executed very well ...

  • After the Dow Jones ' big uptick Thursday, in which it advanced 421 points, the index is trading on the green side. Among the list of top gainers for Friday are some potential traps in which investors ...

  • Bank of America downgraded Maxim Integrated Products Inc. (NASDAQ: MXIM ) Friday from Neutral to Underperform and maintained a $29 price target. Analysts led by Vivek Arya made the downgrade as the stock ...

  • Bank of America downgraded Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR ) Friday from Buy to Neutral and raised its price target from $38 to $41. Analysts led by Vivek Arya liked “Altera’s highly profitable PLD business ...

  • Analysts at Oppenheimer initiated coverage of Twitter Inc (NYSE: TWTR ) Friday by issuing a Perform rating and setting a $36.00 price target. Twitter is a global social networking platform with over 280 ...

  • Bank of America upgraded NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA ) Friday from Underperform to Neutral and raised its price target from $19 to $22. Analysts led by Vivek Arya commented that “Nvidia has performed ...

  • Crowdsourcing has been used for centuries, according to Jeff Howe. He coined the term in a 2006 article for Wired magazine. Crowdsourcing exists in countless shapes and sizes, most notably in places like ...

  • Christian Buss of Credit Suisse commented in a note on Friday that Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE ) continued to demonstrate strong demand trends across regions in its second quarter results. “We continue to see ...

  • C'est la vie. Another dip in the stock market has been followed by another violent "V" bottom. One minute the S&P 500 is down 5 percent on fears of, well, just about anything and everything, ...

  • Bank of America downgraded Linear Technology Corporation (NASDAQ: LLTC ) Friday from Buy to Neutral and raised its price target from $45 to $49. Analysts led by Vivek Arya commented that “while the company ...

  • Jay Sole of Morgan Stanley commented in a note on Friday that Nike Inc's (NYSE: NKE ) second quarter earnings per share not only grew by 25 percent, but suggests the company can deliver at least mid-teens ...

  • Ryan Meliker of MLV & Co initiated coverage of Ashford Inc. (NYSE: AINC ) on Friday with a Buy rating and $110 price target. “Our Buy rating is driven by our confidence in management's ability to grow ...

  • Bob McAdoo of Imperial Capital upgraded shares of Ryanair Holdings plc (NASDAQ: RYAAY ) on Friday to Outperform from In-Line with a price target raised to $85 from a previous $60. “New passenger initiatives ...

  • The Swiss National Bank (SNB) has imposed negative interest rates in order to maintain its exchange rate of CHF 1.20 per euro. The new rate of –0.25 percent applies to sight deposit account balances at ...

  • Pier 1 Imports Inc (NYSE: PIR ) reported its third quarter results on Thursday after market close. The company earned $0.20 per share, in-line with estimates while revenue of $484.50 million fell short ...

  • Following the announcement that the United States and Cuba will take steps to normalize relations following decades of isolation, Stratfor commented that Cuba has much to gain from the process and that ...

  • CarMax, Inc (NYSE: KMX ) reported results Friday for the third quarter ended November 30, 2014. Revenues increased 15.8 percent compared to the prior year period to $3.41 billion, above estimates of $3.26 ...

  • Fawne Jiang of Brean Capital initiated coverage of Jumei International Holding Ltd (NYSE: JMEI ) on Friday with a Hold rating with no assigned price target. “We view Jumei as a smaller but critical player ...

  • Finish Line Inc (NASDAQ: FINL ) reported results Friday for its third quarter ended November 29, 2014. Consolidated net sales were $395.8 million, above estimates of $390.95 million and an increase of ...

  • Apple Inc.'s (NASDAQ: AAPL ) popular tablet could sell a large amount of units this Christmas. DigiTimes' channel retail sources say that Apple will "have the chance" to sell 20 million iPads ...

  • Red Hat Inc (NYSE: RHT ) reported its third quarter results on Thursday after market close. The company earned $0.42 in the quarter, topping analyst expectations of $0.40 while revenue of $456.0 million ...

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