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  • Walgreen Earnings Due Amid Merger, Management Shakeup @ Investor's Business Daily - 17 hours ago

    Investors will look for signs of renewed growth at Walgreen (WAG) when it reports first-quarter financial results Tuesday after just barely meeting expectations last quarter. The report comes amid a shakeup ...

  • Luxury Wearables Make Fashion Statement — For A Price @ Investor's Business Daily - 17 hours ago

    The term wearable technology may bring to mind some bulky, plastic, usually black, and unmistakably geeky device. You're likely to find this strapped to a wrist, arm, waist or even head. But times -- and ...

  • Time To 'Interview' IBD's 4 Top Cybersecurity Stocks @ Investor's Business Daily - Sat, Dec 20, 2014 8:02 AM EST

    There have been a lot of high-profile cyberattacks in the past year. Customer information from Target (TGT), Home Depot (HD) and JPMorgan (JPM) was stolen. Celebrity photos were hacked and posted online. ...

  • Top 5 IBD 50 Stalwarts, Newcomers In Turbulent Year @ Investor's Business Daily - Sat, Dec 20, 2014 8:02 AM EST

    The IBD 50 list of top-rated stocks identifies new market leaders as well as veterans that continue to outperform the market. A comparison of stocks on the current IBD 50 vs. the list from a year ago pinpoints ...

  • Target-Date Funds: Twice As Popular Vs. 15 Years Ago @ Investor's Business Daily - Sat, Dec 20, 2014 8:02 AM EST

    Many workers want to put their retirement accounts on autopilot. That's the lesson from new data that show that recently hired plan members flock to balanced funds -- which include target-date funds. Nearly ...

  • This Week In Funds: U.S. Stock Funds Mount Rally @ Investor's Business Daily - Sat, Dec 20, 2014 8:02 AM EST

    Stock mutual funds rallied from a two-week slide. U.S. diversified stock funds, according to Lipper Inc. data, jumped 1.37% in the latest week, which ended Dec. 18. Small-cap growth funds, which have been ...

  • IBD 50 Stocks Find Support In Correcting Market @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 6:49 PM EST

    The correction that began in late November took most of the leading stocks down, and the rally of the past few days has sent them back up. It was unsettling for investors to watch the year's modest gains ...

  • Will Gains In Mobile Ad Rivalry With Google Push Facebook Higher? @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 6:40 PM EST

    While Facebook (FB) trails Google (GOOGL) in terms of mobile ad revenue, it's been picking up ground recently. Its share of mobile ad dollars will rise to 18.4% in 2014 from 16.6% last year. Google's slice ...

  • Four Great Stocks With Rising Earnings Estimates @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 6:16 PM EST

    Four companies in the Spotlight screen are expected to report rising profits for the current quarter. Profit at Skyworks Solutions (SWKS) is expected to rise 78% in its fiscal first quarter that ends this ...

  • Used Car Sales Going Strong For Auto Retailers @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 6:16 PM EST

    That new-car smell may be enticing, but for many consumers, buying a used vehicle is where it's at. Thanks to easier credit and the deterrent of high prices for new cars, many auto retailers are seeing ...

  • S&P 500 Dividends Keep Rising But Outlook Dims @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 6:16 PM EST

    Dividends continue to rise, but the pace of payout growth may slow, a new report says. Dividends paid per share in the S&P 500 increased 11.3% to $37.99 for the 12-month period ending in October. That ...

  • Dish Auction Tab Raises Speculation Over Strategy @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 6:07 PM EST

    Dish Network might spend half of the $10 billion in cash on its balance sheet, or more, in the ongoing government auction of radio spectrum for wireless services, some analysts estimate amid speculation ...

  • Conan O'Brien conquers YouTube but gets crushed by LinkedIn @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 6:04 PM EST

    Comedian Conan O'Brien has risen to the top of YouTube, but his attempt to conquer LinkedIn  (LNKD) was a crushing failure. O'Brien, host of the TBS talk show "Conan," announced Dec. 11 that ...

  • Global Oil Stocks Surge As Investors Bet On A Bottom @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 5:44 PM EST

    Oil and gas-related industry groups posted seven of the 10 largest gains among industries on Friday as investors poured back into energy sector stocks. Drilling contractors topped that rally, with explorers ...

  • Money-Making IRA And 401(k) Changes For 2015 @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 5:44 PM EST

    We're just weeks away from 2015, when several new rules will apply to IRAs and 401(k) accounts. It's important to understand the changes because they can make a big difference in the size of your retirement ...

  • Can Dish Rebuild Public Image After Its CBS Scrape? @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 5:29 PM EST

    When a lot of people think of Dish Network, the U.S. direct-broadcast satellite service company, they're going to remember first that it was involved recently in a nasty, highly public scrape with CBS. ...

  • United Therapeutics Lung Drug Keeps Going And Going @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 5:20 PM EST

    Big-cap biotech and IBD 50 stock United Therapeutics has a history of confounding expectations -- in a good way. Almost exactly a year ago, the Food and Drug Administration approved Orenitram, a pill for ...

  • Pete Rozelle Commissioned A New NFL Business Model @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 4:34 PM EST

    Pete Rozelle never forget a lesson from his high school coach. "Reputation is what people think you are, and your character is what you really are," he said, as quoted by Jerry Izenberg in "Rozelle." ...

  • Purpose-Driven Professionals Have Clear Focus @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 4:34 PM EST

    Whole-hearted effort comes from a clear vision of your direction. How to navigate: Rise. "Make a lot of money, help a lot of people, have a lot of fun." That's the mantra of agent David Meltzer, ...

  • CarMax Earnings Jump 28%, Stock Surges @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 4:32 PM EST

    CarMax (KMX) reported third-quarter results that topped analyst expectations Friday and noted the recent drop in fuel costs hasn't changed what types of cars its customers are buying. The nation's largest ...

  • Stocks Finish Higher For 3rd Day; Sneaker Stocks Hit @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 4:27 PM EST

    Stocks made gains for the third straight day Friday, but they lacked the power of Wednesday's and Thursday's advances, even though volume was higher because of quadruple witching. The Nasdaq rose 0.4%, ...

  • Time-Shifted TV Viewing Now The Norm, Study Shows @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 4:27 PM EST

    Time-shifting has become the norm for TV watchers, who reserve live TV viewing for news, weather and sports, according to a new study by TiVo (TIVO). About 71% of TV dramas are watched from DVR recordings, ...

  • Nike, Under Armour Tap Into Holiday Fashion Craze @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 3:13 PM EST

    High-rated Nike (NKE), Under Armour (UA) and L Brands (LB) are likely prime beneficiaries of hot fashion trends selling this season as retailers head into the final stretch of the holiday buying frenzy. ...

  • Stocks Press Higher; Biotechs Gilead, Biogen Rise @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 3:08 PM EST

    Stocks rebounded and moved to fresh session highs late Friday. The Nasdaq and S&P 500 each added 0.4%, while the Dow Jones industrial average inched up 0.2%. Volume was tracking heavier in the stock market ...

  • Akamai's Quarterly Meetings Feature Staff Innovations @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 2:58 PM EST

    When Tom Leighton became Akamai Technologies' (AKAM) chief executive in late 2012, he didn't have to overhaul the company's culture. During his 14 years as the firm's chief scientist, he admired the leaders ...

  • YY Will See Payoff From Online Ed Acquisition: Report @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 1:43 PM EST

    China social site YY (YY) will see a payoff in Q1 from its recent purchase of an online education site, Pacific Crest Securities said in a research report Friday. YY stock was up about 3% in afternoon ...

  • Carnival Cruises In Q4 On Triple-Digit EPS Gains @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 1:43 PM EST

    Cruise line Carnival (CCL) on Friday reported stratospheric earnings growth and decent sales gains in the fourth quarter, aided by higher ticket prices, new ships, lower fuel costs and a "Love Boat" ...

  • Kansas City Fed Factory Gauge Shows Improvement @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 1:29 PM EST

    Manufacturing surveys from the regional Federal Reserve banks have been somewhat dramatic in Dec.: Philadelphia saw a 20-year high sliced nearly in half, while New York reported a very surprising contraction ...

  • Stocks Off Highs But Stay Positive; Nike Drags Dow @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 1:27 PM EST

    Stocks stayed positive but were off session highs Friday afternoon. The Nasdaq was up 0.2%, while the S&P 500 added 0.1% and the Dow dipped 0.1%. Volume was tracking higher in the stock market today amid ...

  • Finish Line Shares Plunge On 2-Cent-Per-Share Loss @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 1:16 PM EST

    Finish Line (FINL) shares plunged Friday after it reported a surprise third-quarter loss. The athletic shoe retailer swung to a loss of 2 cents per share from a 6-cent-per-share profit in the year-ago ...

  • Family Dollar Delays Vote On Dollar Tree Acquisition @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 1:12 PM EST

    Family Dollar (FDO) reportedly is delaying its shareholder meeting for the vote on its acquisition by Dollar Tree (DLTR). The Dec. 23 meeting, which already had been delayed from Dec. 11, will be adjourned ...

  • Hawaiian Air Switches To A330 As Fuel Cost Still Key @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 1:10 PM EST

    Hawaiian Airlines (HA) swapped an order for A350 planes from Airbus for new, fuel-efficient A330-800neos instead. The carrier's six-plane order is valued at $1.5 billion at list prices, but airlines typically ...

  • Red Hat Earns Bevy Of Price Hikes After Q3 Earnings @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 12:58 PM EST

    Red Hat (RHT) earned at least 10 price target hikes from investment banks Friday, after the Linux leader late Thursday posted Q3 earnings that soundly beat estimates, and its stock rose to 14-year highs. ...

  • Apple Pay catching on fast, poses threat to PayPal @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 12:57 PM EST

    Apple Pay is off to a fast start, grabbing 1.7% of mobile payment transactions in November, its first full month of operation, ITG Investment Research reported Friday. Just six weeks after its launch, ...

  • Juno Therapeutics IPO Caps Big Year In Biotech Deals @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 12:47 PM EST

    Juno Therapeutics (JUNO) set a record as the most highly valued biotech IPO this year, with the stock jumping 62% as trading began Friday. The initial public offering raised $265 million, with the company ...

  • Economic News: Factories Stay Strong @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 12:33 PM EST

    Plains-area factories stay strongThe Kansas City Fed's manufacturing index rose 1 point to 8 in Dec., as widely expected. The production index stayed steady at 9, but two measures of volume surged. The ...

  • Tessera Started With A Buy On Turnaround Strategy @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 12:24 PM EST

    Tessera Technologies (TSRA) on Friday got a buy rating and 44 price target, as Benchmark initiated coverage of the stock with a bullish report that was upbeat about its turnaround strategy. Benchmark also ...

  • Stocks Up As Social Networks LinkedIn, Facebook Jump @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 11:52 AM EST

    Stocks stayed narrowly positive at midday Friday with the Nasdaq and S&P 500 up 0.3% while the Dow added 0.1%. After a shaky start to the week, stocks have bounced back big and are poised to end the week ...

  • TARP Is Finished With Ally Financial @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 11:42 AM EST

    The Treasury Department sold its remaining 54.9 million shares of Ally Financial (ALLY) at $23.25 each, generating $1.3 billion and bringing to a close the last significant Troubled Asset Relief Program ...

  • Equinix Seen Gaining From Enterprise Cloud Use @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 11:37 AM EST

    Data center operator Equinix (EQIX) will gain in 2015 as more large companies move to cloud computing, analysts say. Equinix has been expanding Cloud Exchange, a new offering designed to help businesses ...

  • Equinix Seen Gaining From Enterprise Cloud Adoption @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 11:37 AM EST

    Data center operator Equinix (EQIX) will gain in 2015 as more large companies move to cloud computing, analysts say. Equinix has been expanding Cloud Exchange, a new offering designed to help businesses ...

  • Roche Drugs For Alzheimer's, Breast Cancer Disappoint @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 11:31 AM EST

    Big Swiss pharma Roche (RHHBY) halted development of its Alzheimer's disease drug and reported mediocre results from a clinical trial of breast-cancer drug Kadcyla Friday, sending the stock down more than ...

  • Homer Simpson Could School Obama On Castro @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 11:17 AM EST

    President Obama's deal to normalize relations with Castro reminds us of a fantastic 1998 episode of the long-running animated series The Simpsons, "The Trouble With Trillions." In that episode, ...

  • The Rolling Stone Story Is Part of a Broader Hoax @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 11:03 AM EST

    With thousands of college students arriving home for the holidays these days, concerned parents might just be tempted to inquire about all the frequent rapes that are occurring back on the campus they're ...

  • Stocks Open To Narrow Gains; CarMax Rockets, Nike Slips @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 10:30 AM EST

    Stocks wrestled to hold slender gains early Friday, despite a bounce in oil prices that was lifting a broad swath of energy stocks. The Dow Jones industrial average and the Nasdaq fought to hold fractional ...

  • CarMax Earnings Jump 28%, Stock Continues Strong Run @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 10:19 AM EST

    CarMax (KMX) reported third-quarter earnings that topped analyst expectations Friday as used car sales jumped. The nation's largest used car seller said earnings jumped 27.7% to 60 cents per share. Analysts ...

  • Stock Futures Steer Higher; Carmax, Red Hat Jump; Nike Dips @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 9:01 AM EST

    Stock futures welled higher Friday, as the dollar rose and quarterly reports fueled some strong premarket moves. Dow futures were 69.9 points above fair market value. Nasdaq 100 futures climbed 19.7 points. ...

  • CarMax Q3 Tops Expectations; Profit Jumps 27% @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 8:48 AM EST

    CarMax (KMX) reported third-quarter results that topped analyst expectations Friday as used car sales jumped. The nation's largest used car seller reported a 27.7% jump in earnings to 60 cents per share. ...

  • Check Out 5 Top Stocks With Rising Earnings Estimates @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 8:02 AM EST

    With the market trying to forge a new rally, it's a good time to work on a stock watch list. Companies with high -- and rising -- earnings growth estimates are a great place to look. Today's Screen Of ...

  • GOP Mulls ObamaCare Plan B As King Ruling Looms @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Dec 19, 2014 8:02 AM EST

    In just six months, the Supreme Court's King v. Burwell ruling could render ObamaCare unworkable in 36 states that don't operate their own exchanges. The big question that Republicans will be wrestling ...

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