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  • Stock Futures Take A Data Dive, Caterpillar, Microsoft Join In @ Investor's Business Daily - 25 minutes ago

    Stock futures crumbled into deep losses ahead of Tuesday's open following disappointing durable goods data. Dow futures downshifted sharply to trade 277.7 points below fair market value. Nasdaq 100 futures ...

  • It's Facebook vs Google In The Battle Of The Clicks @ Investor's Business Daily - 35 minutes ago

    When you're talking about the digital ad game, you're increasingly talking about "Facebook Fridays," "Mobile Sundays" and "Desktop Mondays." That's among the findings in the ...

  • Lockheed Sales Rise On F-35, But Earnings View Weak @ Investor's Business Daily - 53 minutes ago

    Lockheed Martin's (LMT) fourth-quarter revenue topped expectations on higher F-35 demand, but earnings fell short and the defense contractor issued weak 2015 guidance. Earnings per share rose 38% to $2.82 ...

  • ETFs: Spotlight On Smart Beta Investment Strategies @ Investor's Business Daily - 1 hour 33 minutes ago

    The ever-green, overused term "smart beta" came under the spotlight on day two of ETF.com's eighth annual Inside ETFs conference in Hollywood, Fla., which concludes Wednesday. Smart beta exchange ...

  • Technology M&A, IPO Activity Sizzled, Up 58% In 2014 @ Investor's Business Daily - 1 hour 33 minutes ago

    Led by Internet companies, technology industry mergers, acquisitions and IPOs combined rose 58% in 2014. The Internet sector accounted for 49% of all "exit" deals worldwide, followed by the mobile-only ...

  • Top-Performing Mid Cap Funds: Playing Small Ball @ Investor's Business Daily - 1 hour 33 minutes ago

    Mid cap stock funds have run a close second to small cap stock funds in the past 15 years. And they've run a close second to large cap stock funds since the beginning of last year. A $10,000 investment ...

  • 5 Top Stocks Bolting To New Highs On Earnings, M&A @ Investor's Business Daily - 10 hours ago

    With the market in a confirmed uptrend, most stocks should advance. But investors should look for the true market leaders, such as Skyworks Solutions (SWKS). IBD's Screen of the Day, Bolting RS Lines, ...

  • Top REIT Stocks: Lexington Realty's Yield Leads Group @ Investor's Business Daily - 14 hours ago

    Real estate investment trusts may not be what comes to mind when investors think of growth stocks. But they've been gaining ground recently, with the Finance-Property REIT group rising to No. 19 in Monday's ...

  • Microsoft Q2 Earnings Beat, But Commercial Sales Soft @ Investor's Business Daily - 14 hours ago

    Microsoft late Monday beat December-quarter estimates with growth in cloud services and hardware sales compensating for declining Windows software business, but its sales guidance missed. In its fiscal ...

  • Big Cap Stocks Mylan, American Tower Near Buy Points @ Investor's Business Daily - 14 hours ago

    Two stocks in the Big Cap 20 screen are working on bases while another has formed a secondary pattern as earnings reports loom. Mylan (MYL), a maker of generic drugs, is working on a flat base-on-base ...

  • Is LG Display Set To Outrun The Overall LED Market? @ Investor's Business Daily - 14 hours ago

    Ewing, N.J.-based Universal Display (OLED) rocketed, then drifted back down like a signal flare early Monday, drawing attention to the LED lighting market. Universal spiked 22% at the open, after announcing ...

  • How Will M&A ETFs Perform In 2015? Many Deals Lined Up @ Investor's Business Daily - 14 hours ago

    How is 2015 shaping up for M&A ETFs? Not too bad, thank you. Shire (SHPG) is buying NPS Pharma (NPSP), a maker of rare drugs, for $5.2 billion. Roche, Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) and Biogen Idec (BIIB) have ...

  • Universal in OLED patent pact Investor's Business Daily - 14 hours ago

    A manufacturer of organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) for displays, Universal Display (OLED) has entered into patent license and material purchase deals with LG Display. The accord, through '22, builds ...

  • The Apple Watch Investor's Business Daily - 14 hours ago

    The Apple Watch could go on sale in March, and though component shortages may be an issue, about 5 mil of the devices are likely to be sold in Q1, KGI Securities said. Apple will shortly reveal additional ...

  • Mylan Labs expanded Investor's Business Daily - 14 hours ago

    Mylan Labs (MYL) expanded an emerging markets licensing deal with Gilead to include the new sofosbuvir combo. Its shares rose 4.8% to 56.80.

  • Norfolk Southern EPS just tops Investor's Business Daily - 14 hours ago

    The railroad's Q4 EPS was flat vs. a year earlier at $1.64, beating analyst views by a penny. But revenue dipped 0.3% to $2.87 bil, missing views for $2.94 bil. Total shipping volume rose 4%. Norfolk Southern's ...

  • Lannett's early Q2 EPS beats Investor's Business Daily - 14 hours ago

    The generic drugmaker said preliminary sales for the quarter were about $115 mil, nearly double the year-earlier number and well above analyst estimates of $97.5 mil. Lannett (LCI) sees EPS of $1.18-$1.21, ...

  • Post to purchase MOM brands Investor's Business Daily - 14 hours ago

    The packaged food company known for Raisin Bran and Honey Bunches of Oats cereals will pay $1.05 bil in cash and issue 2.5 mil shares to MOM Brands owners. MOM Brands is the 4th-largest cereal company ...

  • QAD cloud move wins praise Investor's Business Daily - 14 hours ago

    The shift by QAD (QADA) to the cloud is seen helping the company accelerate revenue and make it more competitive with larger rivals in the enterprise resource planning software market, wrote Richard Davis, ...

  • IPhone estimates bumped up Investor's Business Daily - 14 hours ago

    Apple is slated to report Dec.-ended quarter results late Tue., and Wall Street analysts have been bumping up their iPhone sales targets ahead of the report. Consensus estimates now point to about 67 mil ...

  • Asia phone growth slowing Investor's Business Daily - 14 hours ago

    ABI Research said in a new report that the strong smartphone growth that's characterized the Asia Pacific region over the last several years is set to drop from 43% in '13 to 17% in '14, and to just 10% ...

  • Hotel REIT Pebblebrook Finds Diamonds In The Rough @ Investor's Business Daily - 15 hours ago

    Real estate investment trusts are outperforming in the stock market, up 8% this year as an IBD industry group after doubling the S&P 500's 11% gain in 2014. And factoring in dividends, REITs delivered ...

  • D.R. Horton Profit, Revenue Surge On Strong Orders Investor's Business Daily - 15 hours ago

    D.R. Horton calmed fears Monday about shrinking homebuilder profit margins by maintaining its outlook for this year — less than two weeks after two other top builders set off panic by warning theirs will ...

  • Large Medicals, Indian Stocks Rally To New Highs @ Investor's Business Daily - 15 hours ago

    A handful of large-cap medical stocks hit new highs Monday as the sector continues to be a top performer in the market. Actavis (ACT) moved to a new high and is in buy range past a 272.85 buy point from ...

  • Which Are The Top Brokerage Stocks To Invest In? @ Investor's Business Daily - 15 hours ago

    The stock brokerage and investment bank industry group is rich with stocks carrying solid profit margins. Five stock brokerage stocks posted quarterly after-tax margins of 15% or higher in recent quarters. ...

  • Are Global Warming Alarmists a Cult? @ Investor's Business Daily - 15 hours ago

    While name-calling rarely settles an argument, at times it can illuminate and clarify. With that in mind, we believe professor Richard Lindzen did the right thing identifying global-warming alarmists as ...

  • Obama's 529 Tax Plan Is Just The Beginning @ Investor's Business Daily - 15 hours ago

    In his latest column for USA Today, law professor and blogger extraordinaire Glenn Reynolds shines some much needed light on one particularly noxious, but little noted, aspect of President Obama's most ...

  • Finding too many attractive stocks isn't a bad problem to have. But being too active could be damaging to a portfolio. Trying to hop in and out of a stock repeatedly in order to chase potential profits ...

  • Stocks Finish With Small Gains; Microsoft Down After Hours @ Investor's Business Daily - 16 hours ago

    Stocks finished positive as the Nasdaq nailed down its sixth straight gain. The Nasdaq and S&P 500 each added 0.3%, while the Dow Jones industrial average edged up a fraction. According to preliminary ...

  • Even The Labor Party Knows British Health Care Is Broken @ Investor's Business Daily - 16 hours ago

    National health care in Britain is going through a slow and agonizing death. Its hospitals are overcrowded, wait times are the worst they've been in a decade, surgeries are being canceled, and National ...

  • Manhattan Associates Growth Seen Continuing Past Q4 @ Investor's Business Daily - 17 hours ago

    Manhattan Associates is set to post Q4 earnings next week that could show that it continues to write the book for successful warehouse management software. The maker of software that companies use to manage ...

  • Stocks Finished Modestly Higher In Light Trade @ Investor's Business Daily - 17 hours ago

    Stocks finished modestly higher Monday, as the upward bias went to the growth stocks. The Nasdaq and S&P 500 rose 0.3%; the Dow Jones industrial average finished slightly in the green. Volume was lighter ...

  • Tesla Is No Free Market Champion @ Investor's Business Daily - 17 hours ago

    Some conservative types have been extolling the electric car company Tesla's fight against archaic and anti-consumer laws that prevent direct-to-consumer car sales. But Phil Kerpen, writing in National ...

  • Great REIT Stocks: Will It Be 2014 Or 2013 Yet Again? @ Investor's Business Daily - 17 hours ago

    In a low-interest environment, real estate investment trusts can thrive. Last year, the property REIT group gained 22% vs. 11% for the S&P 500, 13% for the Nasdaq and 10% for the IBD 50. (The outperformance ...

  • ETFs: With SEC Settlement Over, F-Squared Moves Ahead @ Investor's Business Daily - 17 hours ago

    The new CEO of F-Squared, the largest ETF strategist, is ready to put the old stuff behind. "It's done. We came to a resolution" with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Laura Dagan ...

  • Security Firm Qualys Rides High With Industry Group @ Investor's Business Daily - 17 hours ago

    Qualys (QLYS) appears to have found support at its 50-day moving average and is trading near a high after a significant gain from an October 2014 breakout. The stock is thinly traded, with 212,000 shares ...

  • Boeing To Report Earnings As Airline Fuel Costs Dive @ Investor's Business Daily - 17 hours ago

    Boeing's (BA) earnings are expected to continue climbing, though the recent collapse in oil prices has raised some concerns that airlines might delay orders for more fuel-efficient planes. Analysts expect ...

  • What To Watch In Visa, MasterCard Earnings This Week? @ Investor's Business Daily - 18 hours ago

    Card processing giants Visa (V) and MasterCard (MA) saw their stocks surge when they reported better-than-expected earnings and revenue in their last quarterly reports in late October. And their stocks ...

  • Norfolk Southern Squeaks Past Q4 Earnings Estimates @ Investor's Business Daily - 18 hours ago

    Norfolk Southern (NSC) topped analysts' fourth-quarter earnings estimate by a penny, easing fears after it missed in the prior quarter. But revenue was down slightly, and lighter than expected, as gains ...

  • Stocks Narrowly Mixed Going Into Last Hour @ Investor's Business Daily - 18 hours ago

    Stocks gained some strength with an hour to go in the session Monday, with the Dow Jones industrial almost pulling even while the Nasdaq and the S&P 500 indexes remained positive. The Nasdaq and the S&P ...

  • Apple analysts raise iPhone sales targets ahead of Q1 report @ Investor's Business Daily - 19 hours ago

    Wall Street analysts have been bumping up their iPhone sales targets ahead of Apple's (AAPL) December-quarter earnings late Tuesday. Consensus estimates point to about 67 million unit sales, but some analysts ...

  • Asia Smartphone Growth Seen Slowing, Affecting Apple @ Investor's Business Daily - 19 hours ago

    Apple (AAPL), HTC, Samsung, Sony and other high-end vendors of smartphones are expected to be pressured by a huge slowdown in Asia's smartphone growth in 2015, especially in China, says a report by tracker ...

  • Good Hires Boost Growing Firms; Make A Talented Match @ Investor's Business Daily - 19 hours ago

    Top talent drives business success. How to find the right stuff: Weigh the expense. A hiring mismatch costs firms money, plus hurts employee morale and productivity. So says a survey developed by staffing ...

  • Oil at $200? Sure says OPEC's Secretary General @ Investor's Business Daily - 20 hours ago

    Oil prices could soar to $200 per barrel in three or four years, OPEC's Secretary-General said, in stark contrast to other outlooks. "Now the prices are around $45-$55, and I think maybe they reached ...

  • Texas Factory Growth Stalling As Oil Prices Plunge @ Investor's Business Daily - 20 hours ago

    Amid plunging oil prices, Texas factory activity flattened in January and the outlook looks bleak, the Dallas Fed found in its January survey. The headline production index was 0.7, indicating output was ...

  • Seagate Earnings Fall Short On Weak Sales In Europe @ Investor's Business Daily - 20 hours ago

    Shares of disk drive makers Seagate Technology (STX) and Western Digital tumbled Monday after Seagate posted earnings and gave guidance below Wall Street consensus. Seagate reported earnings per share ...

  • GE Signs Its Biggest Wind-Turbine Deal In China @ Investor's Business Daily - 20 hours ago

    General Electric (GE) on Monday inked a deal to supply 55 wind turbines to Chinese energy company Huaneng as China attempts to reduce pollution and shift toward more renewable energy. The so-called 2.75-120 ...

  • Leonard Goldenson Built Tiny ABC Into Daring Winner @ Investor's Business Daily - 20 hours ago

    It was the late 1960s, and ABC was enduring the usual jokes and snide remarks about its low TV ratings. "ABC stands for Almost Broadcasting Company." "Put the Vietnam War on ABC. In 13 weeks, ...

  • Use Digital Tools To Drive Sales For Your Business @ Investor's Business Daily - 20 hours ago

    Today's customers are connected, savvy and don't like to wait. They shop online and use social media to take full control of their choices. That's from Andy Main, a principal with professional service ...

  • Cavium Poised For Double-Digit EPS, Revenue Growth @ Investor's Business Daily - 21 hours ago

    Cavium (CAVM) is expected to post double-digit gains in earnings and revenue when it reports Q4 results after the close Wednesday. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expect earnings per share excluding ...

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