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  • Biohazard? Gilead Leads 5 Big-Cap Biotech Earnings @ Investor's Business Daily - 7 hours ago

    Can biotech stocks bounce back? As recently as last month, the Medical-Biomed/Biotech group was ranked No. 1 out of IBD's 197 industries. But it's been dead last over the last four weeks, plunging 22.1%. ...

  • Equity And Bond ETF Inflow Plays Tag With The Stock Market @ Investor's Business Daily - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 6:56 PM EDT

    With the S&P 500 index posting a 32% gain in 2013, it's not surprising that exchange traded funds (ETFs) holding U.S. equities, especially large-capitalization stocks, received the biggest net cash inflow ...

  • IBD 50: Auto, Other IBD 50 Stocks Forming Bases @ Investor's Business Daily - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 6:53 PM EDT

    Thanks to a longer market contraction, about a dozen IBD 50 stocks are forming bases, making those stocks worth a closer look. The major indexes have sunk longer and deeper than previous declines since ...

  • New ETF Offerings Are Finding Fresh Angles @ Investor's Business Daily - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 6:50 PM EDT

    New player vs. established player isn't a game easy to gauge in the world of exchange traded funds. Is the advantage with the more flexible player or the better-branded one? You can be sure of one thing: ...

  • Motif Investing Lets You Build Your Own 'ETF' @ Investor's Business Daily - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 6:50 PM EDT

    When Hardeep Walia launched Motif Investing in June of 2012, his goal was to make it easy for investors to compile a portfolio of stocks based on inspiring ideas. Motif Investing, at its website motifinvesting.com, ...

  • IBD's ETF Center Helps Investors Quickly Find The Best ETFs @ Investor's Business Daily - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 6:50 PM EDT

    Exchange traded funds have proliferated rapidly in recent years as investors seek a low-cost way of tracking a basket of securities without having to buy each individually. But finding the best ETFs from ...

  • Fixed Income Still A Solid Retirement Investment @ Investor's Business Daily - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 6:47 PM EDT

    Five years after the Great Recession, investors approaching retirement face decisions that have never seemed tougher on how to allocate their portfolios. With interest rates hovering near zero for years, ...

  • Target beefs up subscriptions Investor's Business Daily - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 6:45 PM EDT

    No. 2 U.S. discount department store Target (TGT) vastly expanded the number of goods in its subscription program to try and fend off online retail giant Amazon's (AMZN) "Subscribe and Save" ...

  • Taiwan Semi outlook bullish Investor's Business Daily - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 6:45 PM EDT

    The contract semiconductor manufacturer forecast $5.97 bil-$6.07 bil revenue this quarter, which would crush consensus of analysts polled by Thomson Reuters for $4.83 bil. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing ...

  • Union Pacific Investor's Business Daily - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 6:45 PM EDT

    Union Pacific (UNP) said Q1 EPS climbed 17% to $2.38, beating views by a penny. Revenue rose 6.6% to $5.6 bil, missing views for $5.7 bil. The railroad operator's freight increased 6% year over year with ...

  • PPG sees broad growth in Q1 Investor's Business Daily - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 6:43 PM EDT

    Shares of the maker of coatings, glass and chemicals for aerospace, automotive and other industries reported a 25% jump in Q1 EPS to $1.98, beating estimates by 11 cents. Sales rose 9% to $3.64 bil, roughly ...

  • Philip Morris' Investor's Business Daily - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 6:43 PM EDT

    Philip Morris' (PM) Q1 EPS fell 7.9% to $1.19, beating views by 3 cents. Sales fell 8.8% to $6.9 bil, under views for $7 bil. The cigarette maker sees full-year EPS of $5.09- $5.19 vs. the $5.12 that analysts ...

  • AutoNation Investor's Business Daily - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 6:43 PM EDT

    AutoNation (AN) overcame winter temperatures and storms to post a nearly 15% rise in Q1 EPS to 78 cents. Sales for the No. 1 U.S. auto retailer grew 6.5% to $4.36 bil as the recent car market recovery ...

  • Dover sees broad sales gains Investor's Business Daily - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 6:43 PM EDT

    The industrial products supplier reported a 7% increase in Q1 revenue to $1.88 bil, just above consensus of analysts polled by Thomson Reuters for $1.87 bil. Revenue growth was led by higher sales of fluids ...

  • PepsiCo Investor's Business Daily - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 6:43 PM EDT

    PepsiCo (PEP) said Q1 EPS jumped 7.8% to 83 cents, beating estimates by 8 cents. Revenue rose 0.2% to $12.6 bil, above views for $12.4 bil. Snack volume rose 2%, but global beverage volume was flat. Shares ...

  • Weibo IPO Stock Rises Despite Reduced Expectations @ Investor's Business Daily - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 6:39 PM EDT

    Weibo wobbled in its stock market debut Thursday, but it didn't fall. China's largest microblogging service rose 19% to 20.24, but only after slipping at first, pricing at the low end of its range and ...

  • How Microsoft Turned PCs Into Home Appliances @ Investor's Business Daily - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 6:36 PM EDT

    When a tech-stock boom carried the Nasdaq over the 1000 level for the first time in July 1995, expectations were running high that Microsoft's revenue and profit would surge in coming quarters from the ...

  • Hip Chips Put Skyworks In Cars, Phones And Fitbits @ Investor's Business Daily - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 6:28 PM EDT

    Skyworks Solutions expects to generate nearly a billion dollars in revenue during the first half of fiscal 2014 as the wireless-chip supplier capitalizes on explosive demand for connectivity and consumers' ...

  • Knowing ETF Firms' Traits Can Help You Sort Field @ Investor's Business Daily - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 6:15 PM EDT

    In the world of ETFs, there are large ETF issuers and there are tiny ones. Aside from looking at the asset size and the availability of a particular ETF that fits an investor's strategy, one needs to consider ...

  • UnitedHealth Earnings Fall 5% On ObamaCare, Medicare Cuts Investor's Business Daily - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 6:13 PM EDT

    UnitedHealth Group, the nation's largest health insurer, reported a first-quarter earnings decline Thursday, blaming ObamaCare taxes, Medicare Advantage cuts and Gilead Sciences' costly hepatitis C drug. ...

  • The 200-Day Line Can Serve As The Last Line Of Defense Investor's Business Daily - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 6:13 PM EDT

    CAN SLIM investors pay attention to the 50-day moving average line. They ask: Is the stock finding support at this closely watched level? Or is it starting to live below the line, mired in a correction? ...

  • Chipotle Sales Hot, But Shares Reverse On Menu Price Hike Investor's Business Daily - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 6:00 PM EDT

    With sales growing fast, Chipotle Mexican Grill's investors drove up shares before they realized the first-quarter earnings miss would mean higher menu prices to offset costs. So investors, perhaps on ...

  • Vector Group Combines Tobacco With Real Estate @ Investor's Business Daily - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 5:58 PM EDT

    Vector Group (VGR) makes and sells cigarettes, but it's also increasing its interest in the real estate business. Last December, it paid $60 million in cash to up its ownership of Douglas Elliman Realty, ...

  • Global Energy Focus: GasLog, Schlumberger, Weatherford @ Investor's Business Daily - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 5:50 PM EDT

    Energy-related stocks have clearly shown a high degree of resilience vs. the market's current correction. The vast majority of those are gas and oil producers, drillers, equipment makers and service plays ...

  • Chip Sector Eyes 'Internet Of Things' For Growth @ Investor's Business Daily - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 5:43 PM EDT

    If you're wondering why semiconductor manufacturing stocks have been moving lately, consider these three words: Internet of Things. If you don't know what it means, here's a hint: It goes well beyond smartphones ...

  • Books Just Prologue To Amazon's Story Investor's Business Daily - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 5:43 PM EDT

    The term creative destruction is thrown around a lot, but Amazon truly ushered in a new industry while disrupting several others. It wrote the book on e-commerce, spreading from its bookselling roots into ...

  • Running Shoe Sales Pace Pickup Lifts Nike @ Investor's Business Daily - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 5:34 PM EDT

    Running footwear sales have picked up the pace in recent weeks, a trend that's given a lift to athletic shoe and apparel giant Nike (NKE) and should benefit the retailers that sell its products, according ...

  • Diodes, Lyondell Near Buy Points Despite Correction @ Investor's Business Daily - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 5:34 PM EDT

    Several stocks in the Spotlight screen are near buy points as they hold near highs despite the market's correction. Chipmaker Diodes (DIOD) reversed lower after briefly clearing a 28.56 buy point of a ...

  • The Right To A Speedy (Clinical) Trial Investor's Business Daily - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 5:33 PM EDT

    Last month, three Democrats from the U.S. Congress sent a now-famous letter to Gilead Sciences (GILD) questioning the $84,000 price of its new blockbuster hepatitis C medicine, Sovaldi. Among the reasons ...

  • Netflix Q1 earnings report: What to look for @ Investor's Business Daily - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 5:17 PM EDT

    After reaching an all-time high of 458 on March 6, Netflix (NFLX) stock has slid nearly 25%. The next potential catalyst for the subscription streaming video service will happen after the close Monday, ...

  • Twitter Steps Up Its Move Into Mobile Ads @ Investor's Business Daily - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 5:09 PM EDT

    Twitter (TWTR) investors might soon get some results from the company's hefty investments aimed at getting a bigger piece of the emerging mobile ad market. The company said Thursday that it has launched ...

  • Baker Hughes Up On N. America; Schlumberger Falls @ Investor's Business Daily - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 4:51 PM EDT

    Baker Hughes (BHI) shares popped after reporting first-quarter results above estimates Thursday. But larger rival Schlumberger (SLB) shares dipped on weaker-than-expected revenue. Baker Hughes' earnings ...

  • Stocks Close Mixed As Nasdaq Ends 3-Week Slide @ Investor's Business Daily - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 4:29 PM EDT

    The stock market closed mixed Thursday, capping a short week with the Nasdaq ending a three-week losing streak. The Nasdaq climbed 0.2% and the S&P 500 0.1%, while the Dow Jones industrial average edged ...

  • Myriad Genetics Is Saving Lives With New Products @ Investor's Business Daily - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 3:50 PM EDT

    Specialties are in vogue at many companies these days, but there's always room for diversifying products, generating revenue streams and expanding the clientele. Proving that point is Myriad Genetics, ...

  • Federal Signal Collects Sturdy Mix Of Businesses @ Investor's Business Daily - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 3:45 PM EDT

    From gritty activities such as street sweeping to booming businesses in homeland security and fracking, Federal Signal plays a key role. With municipal, governmental, industrial and commercial customers, ...

  • Will O'Reilly Automotive Find The Parts It Needs To Motor Higher? @ Investor's Business Daily - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 3:11 PM EDT

    Today we'll look at O'Reilly Automotive (ORLY). Founded in 1957 by the O'Reilly family, the company operates over 4,100 stores in 42 states. The firm is one of the largest specialty retailers of automotive ...

  • Stocks Gain Traction; Chipotle Turns Tail @ Investor's Business Daily - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 2:48 PM EDT

    Stocks firmed up in late trading Thursday after wavering earlier. Equities were also on pace to end the week with big gains. The Nasdaq continued to lead with a 0.5% gain, while the S&P 500 rose 0.3%. ...

  • Dun & Bradstreet Expands Its Move Into Social Media @ Investor's Business Daily - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 1:38 PM EDT

    Dun & Bradstreet (DNB) is getting even more social. The provider of information about companies and more on Thursday said it has acquired a social media software unit from Fliptop, a provider of software ...

  • Stocks Hold In Mixed Pattern; HollySys Hits New High @ Investor's Business Daily - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 1:37 PM EDT

    Stocks continued to linger in narrowly mixed territory Thursday afternoon. Broader indexes such as the Nasdaq and the S&P 500 were up 0.2% and 0.1%, respectively. But the Dow Jones industrial average was ...

  • Weibo IPO Launch Reflects Continued Market Weakness @ Investor's Business Daily - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 1:16 PM EDT

    Weibo (WB) wobbled in its stock market debut Thursday, but it didn't fall. China's largest microblogging service was up 11% in midday trading in the stock market today, but only after slipping at first, ...

  • Viktor Frankl Found Meaningful Life In Nazi Camps @ Investor's Business Daily - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 1:12 PM EDT

    Viktor Frankl's problems put our own challenges into perspective. A Jewish psychiatrist in Austria, he was marched off in 1942 along with his family by the Nazis to concentration camps, where his mother, ...

  • Crash Courses In Bootstrapping ABCs; Scholars Start Up @ Investor's Business Daily - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 1:12 PM EDT

    Business school bolsters entrepreneurs. How they take advantage of classes: Drill down.Jason Hogg preaches the three T's -- think things through -- as a senior lecturer at Cornell University's Johnson ...

  • Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs Beat On Mixed Results @ Investor's Business Daily - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 1:01 PM EDT

    Morgan Stanley (MS) stock shot up more than 3% in morning trading after the investment bank reported better-than-expected earnings and improved trading results for the first quarter. But Goldman Sachs ...

  • GE Profit Tops, Honeywell Misses On Sales In Mixed Q1 @ Investor's Business Daily - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 1:01 PM EDT

    General Electric (GE), Honeywell International (HON) and Rockwell Collins (COL) reported mixed quarterly earnings with a positive bias, indicating the impressive recovery in U.S. manufacturing appears ...

  • Google Analysts Defend Firm After Q1 Miss, Stock Down @ Investor's Business Daily - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 12:45 PM EDT

    Google (GOOGL) stock was down 4% in midday trading Thursday after the search leader's Q1 earnings missed, but analysts remained bullish. "We are buyers of the dip given the EPS miss was attributed ...

  • Danaher CEO Change, Guidance Underwhelm Investors @ Investor's Business Daily - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 12:31 PM EDT

    Scientific instrument maker Danaher (DHR) was down 1.5% in heavy volume in morning trading on the stock market today after it announced a new CEO and guided Q2 a bit below consensus. Late Wednesday, Danaher ...

  • Sabre IPO Gets A Cautious Look From Investors @ Investor's Business Daily - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 12:05 PM EDT

    Sabre (SABR) stock was up modestly in its market debut Thursday, after the company priced its IPO shares below its expected range. The travel booking wholesaler's stock rose as much as 5% in early trading ...

  • IBM Hardware Business Challenges Continue To Weigh @ Investor's Business Daily - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 11:55 AM EDT

    IBM (IBM) stock was down Thursday after the company's Q1 earnings report late Wednesday showed continued challenges with technology shifts and falling hardware sales. IBM stock was down 3.5% in morning ...

  • Stocks Mixed Near Midday; Chip Issues Gain @ Investor's Business Daily - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 11:53 AM EDT

    Stocks were narrowly mixed near the midpoint of Thursday's session after bouncing back from morning weakness. Equities have wavered amid better-than-expected jobs and factory data, as well as a round of ...

  • Sprint Readies 'Crystal Clear' HD Voice Upgrade @ Investor's Business Daily - Thu, Apr 17, 2014 11:34 AM EDT

    Sprint (S) might introduce HD Voice -- a wireless technology purported to deliver crystal-clear cell-phone calls -- on Tuesday, the same day the struggling carrier reports Q1 earnings, analysts say. Sprint ...

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