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  • Exclusive Details On Facebook-Owned Oculus’ New Game Engine Deal @ Investor's Business Daily - Sat, Feb 13, 2016 8:15 AM EST

    Oculus founder Palmer Luckey ...

  • Apple Music Has 11 Million Paid Subscribers; Pandora Boxed In @ Investor's Business Daily - Sat, Feb 13, 2016 8:15 AM EST

    Apple (AAPL) Music has 11 million paid subscribers, senior vice president Eddy Cue said Friday, confirming that the streaming music service is showing rapid growth and pressuring rivals. Apple Music had ...

  • Verizon: Yahoo Vulture Or White Night Bearing AOL Synergies? @ Investor's Business Daily - Sat, Feb 13, 2016 8:00 AM EST

    Yahoo (YHOO) stock slid 3% the past week, even though telecom Verizon Communications (VZ) has talked up its interest in buying some Yahoo assets “at the right price.” That’s what Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam ...

  • Dim The Lights For The 5 Most Romantic IBD 50 Stocks @ Investor's Business Daily - Sat, Feb 13, 2016 8:00 AM EST

    With Valentine's Day on Sunday, love is in the air, and if you're single, is probably poisoning it. But as couples lock down dinner reservations and gift orders, and single men cram for dates with books ...

  • These 3 Highly Rated IBD Stocks Are Within SPY ETF @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Feb 12, 2016 9:16 PM EST

    The three most heavily traded ETFs are trying to rally from fresh 52-week lows. All are trading well below their 50-day and 200-day moving averages. SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) is down 3.6% in the past month, while ...

  • Financial, Energy ETFs Lead As Stocks End Grim Week On Happy Note @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Feb 12, 2016 8:20 PM EST

    Major stock ETFs punched up Friday from this week's early bruising as investors cheered higher oil prices and upbeat retail data. U.S. crude futures spiked 12% to $29.44 a barrel after an OPEC official ...

  • Stock Market Volatility Has Some Hidden Gems, This Strategist Says @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Feb 12, 2016 8:07 PM EST

    The stock market rallied Friday, largely on speculation that OPEC members might agree to cut oil production. But the S&P 500 is still about 12% below its Nov. 3 peak. Despite dark stock market news, George ...

  • Nevada PUC Refuses Solar Grandfathering Bid; Sunrun Plans To Sue @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Feb 12, 2016 6:28 PM EST

    Nevada regulators voted unanimously late Friday to slash net-metering payments without grandfathering existing solar-energy customers, despite opposition from 55,000 Bring Back Solar Alliance supporters. ...

  • Public Storage Among REITs That Are No Longer Safe Havens @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Feb 12, 2016 6:01 PM EST

    A rough market has savaged the IBD 50. Former market-leading stocks have turned tail with many trading below support levels with no bottom in sight. That's the way serious corrections occur. They take ...

  • Black Hills Among Few New Highs In Decimated Market @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Feb 12, 2016 5:57 PM EST

    Even with Friday's relief rally, there was nary a new high in sight. Most stocks are too battered to be anywhere close to a new high. Black Hills (BKH) made a 52-week high, which puts it on the list, with ...

  • Big Stock Moves For Techs With Earnings Reports This Week @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Feb 12, 2016 5:23 PM EST

    Several tech companies reporting ...

  • Apple Pulls Trigger On First Original TV Show, Starring Dr. Dre @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Feb 12, 2016 5:17 PM EST

    Apple (AAPL) is getting into the TV-show business, starting with a dark semi-autobiographical drama starring Beats co-founder and rap legend Dr. Dre. Dre, aka Andre Romelle Young, became an Apple executive ...

  • Is Warren Buffett About To Make His Next Mega Acquisition? @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Feb 12, 2016 5:00 PM EST

    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway (BRKB) has been loading up on shares of Phillips 66 (PSX) and now owns about 14%, fueling speculation that Buffett may buy the oil refiner outright. If so, it would ...

  • China Set To Get Down To Business In The Year Of The Monkey @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Feb 12, 2016 4:58 PM EST

    China’s mainland markets were set to reopen Monday after their weeklong Lunar New Year shutdown. How they will behave after the break is not certain. But Hong Kong’s market, which restarted trade on Thursday, ...

  • Facebook, JPMorgan, Wynn, IBM Lead Notable Insider Trades @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Feb 12, 2016 4:55 PM EST

    Insiders at Facebook (FB), JPMorgan Chase (JPM), Wynn Resorts (WYNN) and IBM (IBM) are among those who made notable trades during the week. The transactions came during a tumultuous week for the stock ...

  • To Grow As A Leader, Get Involved In Professional Groups @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Feb 12, 2016 4:49 PM EST

    Many advisors derive great satisfaction from building a practice and serving clients. Others go a step further and take on leadership roles in professional groups. Why do some advisors add to their already-full ...

  • Netflix Stock Downgraded As Risks And Spending Increase @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Feb 12, 2016 4:47 PM EST

    Internet television service Netflix (NFLX) could be approaching saturation in the U.S. and might face execution issues in its global rollout, FBR analyst Barton Crockett said in a report Friday. Crockett ...

  • Top Dividend Payer EPR Yields 6.5%, Near Buy Point @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Feb 12, 2016 4:38 PM EST

    Most real estate investment trusts in IBD's Dividend Leaders screen have followed the stock market lower this year, but one REIT shows stock price appreciation and solid dividend growth. EPR Properties ...

  • How Long Will Stock Market’s Relief Rally Last? @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Feb 12, 2016 4:36 PM EST

    After a week filled with declines, ...

  • 6 Best ETF Picks: Offering Value, Benefiting From Rising Rates @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Feb 12, 2016 4:22 PM EST

    The allure of safe-haven assets burned bright in the past month, as ETF investors nursed wounds in the stock market. Fittingly, the benchmark S&P 500's chart action over this period resembles an arrowhead. ...

  • Apple, Starbucks, Nike Are Preparing For China’s Next Boom @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Feb 12, 2016 4:22 PM EST

    Top U.S. consumer companies like Apple (AAPL) and Starbucks (SBUX) are growing their footprint in China and laying the groundwork for another takeoff, even as the world's No. 2 economy slams industrial ...

  • Volatility Is Friend And Foe: What You Can Do About It @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Feb 12, 2016 4:14 PM EST

    Like those aboard the storm-battered cruise ship Anthem of the Seas, ETF investors found themselves tossed up and down and hurled from side to side in recent weeks. Market volatility creates its own hurricane-force ...

  • Facebook And Amazon Lead 5 Top Tech Stocks On The Move @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Feb 12, 2016 4:14 PM EST

    Let’s take a look at five ...

  • Netflix Downgraded; Twitter, Boeing Price Targets Cut @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Feb 12, 2016 4:11 PM EST

    Netflix (NFLX) was downgraded Friday, while Boeing (BA) and Twitter (TWTR) got lower price targets and Pandora Media (P) was upgraded amid buyout rumors that could involve Facebook (FB). FBR Capital downgraded ...

  • Nike Shoe Sales Fall 2nd Week In A Row; Under Armour, Skechers Jump @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Feb 12, 2016 4:08 PM EST

    Nike (NKE) saw athletic shoe sales lose traction for the second straight week, while rivals Under Armour (UA) and Skechers (SKX) kept up a brisk pace with double-digit gains. In the week ended Feb. 6, ...

  • Boeing’s Bomber Protest Just Got More Fuel; Delays Ahead? @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Feb 12, 2016 4:05 PM EST

    ARLINGTON, Va. -- The Government Accountability Office is expected to rule soon on a dispute over the Pentagon's award of the long-range bomber contract to Northrop Grumman (NOC), but a recent financial ...

  • Solid January Retail Sales Mute U.S. Recession Talk @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Feb 12, 2016 4:04 PM EST

    Despite global economic and financial market headwinds, Friday's retail sales report signaled that the U.S. consumer can keep the world's largest economy growing. Retail sales rose 0.2% in January, the ...

  • Luxoft Hurt By Deutsche Bank, FX; Stock Plunges But CEO Holds Firm @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Feb 12, 2016 3:40 PM EST

    Already down 28% from Feb. 1 before the open Friday, Luxoft Holding stock plunged as much as 16% in the stock market today before regaining some of its losses, with shares down 4.5%, near 53, in afternoon ...

  • Baidu Says China Execs Have Offered To Buy Video Wing for $2.8 Bil @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Feb 12, 2016 3:38 PM EST

    China search giant Baidu (BIDU) announced Friday that the company has received a non-binding proposal from two Baidu executives to acquire the company’s fast-growing Qiyi video wing for $2.8 billion. Already ...

  • Anthrax Vaccine Maker Emergent Hopes To Profit From Biotech Spinoff @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Feb 12, 2016 3:35 PM EST

    Sometimes, in the eyes of investors, the sum of a company’s parts is worth more than the whole. That may well be the case for global biopharmaceutical company Emergent BioSolutions (EBS), which develops ...

  • Intercept Pharma Spikes On Report That It’s Exploring A Sale @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Feb 12, 2016 3:30 PM EST

    Shares of biotech Intercept Pharmaceuticals (ICPT) spiked 30% in early-afternoon trading Friday on a report that the company is exploring a sale. Reuters cited anonymous sources in its report that Intercept ...

  • CyberArk CEO On Earnings Guidance: ‘We Don’t Call It A Miss’ @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Feb 12, 2016 3:29 PM EST

    Headline breaches drove 2015 cybersecurity spending, but the several-months-long lull in hacks won't slug CyberArk Software (CYBR), company CEO Udi Mokady told IBD Friday, as shares sank after the company ...

  • Visa Investment-Size Disclosure Sends Square Stock Rising @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Feb 12, 2016 3:17 PM EST

    Square (SQ) stock gapped up Friday after an SEC filing revealed details of a Visa (V) investment in Square dating back to 2011. The news of Visa's investment was widely reported in 2011, but the size of ...

  • Rovi Soars On Q4 Earnings; Focus Shifts To Comcast, Dish Renewals @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Feb 12, 2016 3:15 PM EST

    Rovi (ROVI) stock jumped as much as 19% Friday to an 11-month high, following the company's fourth-quarter earnings late Thursday that beat estimates, as revenue growth reversed four straight quarters ...

  • Who’s Courting Pandora Media: Apple, Amazon, Alphabet, Spotify? @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Feb 12, 2016 3:15 PM EST

    Pandora Media (P) is in for even tougher competition in the months ahead, Edison Investment Research said Friday, as buyout rumors swirled the day after the leading online music company posted a Q4 earnings ...

  • Big Stock Moves Friday For Techs With Earnings Reports This Week @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Feb 12, 2016 3:06 PM EST

    Several tech companies reporting ...

  • Fair Isaac Offers More Than Just A FICO Score @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Feb 12, 2016 2:59 PM EST

    Fair Isaac is a rarity in the growth space these days. It’s holding above its 10-week moving average and near highs, helped by a big earnings beat last month. Fair Isaac (FICO) bills itself as a predictive ...

  • Stocks Stick To Upside; Berkshire Posts Nice Gain @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Feb 12, 2016 2:55 PM EST

    Stock indexes kept to the upside Friday as the market approached its final hour of trade. The Nasdaq hovered at the 1.4% up level, while the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones industrial average held at 1.6% and ...

  • Deducting Medical Expenses From Taxes: Seniors’ 7.5% Solution @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Feb 12, 2016 2:51 PM EST

    If you itemize deductions on your tax return, you may be able to deduct some medical costs. For most people, only medical outlays over 10% of adjusted gross income are deductible. For those over 65, though, ...

  • California Leads Nation In Tech, Lifesciences IPOs @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Feb 12, 2016 2:46 PM EST

    California has been a breeding ground for high-profile businesses in recent years. Social media giant Facebook (FB), Internet search firm Google -- now called Alphabet (GOOGL) -- and chip designer Monolithic ...

  • MLP ETFs Surge As Oil Soars 12%; Bruised Banks Rebound @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Feb 12, 2016 2:39 PM EST

    Major stock ETFs punched up Friday from this week's early bruising as investors digested higher oil prices and upbeat retail data. U.S. crude futures spiked as much as 12% intraday to $29.41 a barrel after ...

  • What Facebook’s Oculus, Google See In Virtual Reality’s Future @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Feb 12, 2016 2:15 PM EST

    At this week’s Vision ...

  • Chip Equipment Makers Eye An Era Of Waning Apple iPhone Demand @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Feb 12, 2016 1:54 PM EST

    As if a global market correction weren’t enough, a broad swathe of chipmakers have also recently been slammed by prospects for slowing iPhone demand in 2016. That dent has rippled beyond Apple’s (AAPL) ...

  • Facebook, Alphabet, LinkedIn: Which Makes The Warren Buffett Screen? @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Feb 12, 2016 1:46 PM EST

    Social media and Internet icons like Facebook (FB), Alphabet (GOOGL), LinkedIn (LNKD) and Twitter (TWTR) continue to battle for monthly active users and mobile ad dollars. But only one of these tech titans ...

  • Facebook, JPMorgan Among The Week’s Most Notable Insider Trades @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Feb 12, 2016 1:32 PM EST

    Insiders at Facebook (FB), JPMorgan Chase (JPM) and elsewhere are among those who made notable trades during the week. Jan Koum, a Facebook board member and the CEO of WhatsApp, filed on Wednesday with ...

  • Stocks Hold Gains; Ellie Mae Reports Blowout Earnings @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Feb 12, 2016 1:22 PM EST

    Stocks held the bulk of their gains in early afternoon trading Friday. The Nasdaq was up 1%, the S&P 500 gained 1.4% and the Dow Jones industrial average rose 1.5%. Volume was tracking lower on both major ...

  • Why Toro Loves The Turf And The Snow @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Feb 12, 2016 12:48 PM EST

    The housing recovery has certainly helped Toro (TTC), one of the giants in the business of lawn maintenance gear. Yet Toro also benefits when it snows frequently and hard. Toro's acquisition of the BOSS ...

  • Is The Stock Market Closed On Presidents Day? @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Feb 12, 2016 12:43 PM EST

    The NYSE and Nasdaq will be closed to observe Presidents Day on Monday, Feb. 15, and will re-open for trading on Tuesday, Feb. 16. The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) recommends ...

  • Huntington Ingalls Cuts Its Debt, Fattens Its Profit Margin @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Feb 12, 2016 12:38 PM EST

    Suppliers of large-scale manufacturing projects, be they civilian or military, settle investors' nerves when they issue a solid order backlog. Huntington Ingalls (HII) is no exception. The builder and ...

  • Stock Market Slump Seen By Rich Investors As Investment Opportunity @ Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Feb 12, 2016 12:01 PM EST

    Sure, the stock market is off to a rocky start in 2016. But for many investors, that's good news. The vast majority of high-net-worth (HNW) investors plan to take advantage of volatility by investing more ...

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