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  • Check Point Follows Fortinet With Q3 Earnings Beat @ Investor's Business Daily - 29 minutes ago

    Check Point Software (CHKP) maintained the momentum, late Thursday posting a Q3 earnings beat a day after fellow security software maker Fortinet did the same. Check Point was up more than 1.5% in midday ...

  • Wynn Sees Glimmer Of Hope As Macau Visitors Increase @ Investor's Business Daily - 29 minutes ago

    Macau-centric casinos such as Las Vegas Sands got a glimmer of hope Friday in a report that the number of visitors to the world's most popular gaming destination rose to 2.41 million, up 3% last month ...

  • Edwards Lifesciences Hits New High On Q3 Earnings @ Investor's Business Daily - 57 minutes ago

    Medical device maker Edwards Lifesciences (EW) jumped 11% to an all-time high in the stock market today after it beat Q3 earnings estimates late Thursday and got a barrage of price-target increases from ...

  • P&G Powers Down Battery Business, Colgate Q3 Mixed @ Investor's Business Daily - 1 hour 2 minutes ago

    Shares of Procter & Gamble (PG) moved up as investors learned the household products company is dropping Duracell and exiting the battery business entirely. By late morning, the maker of Old Spice and ...

  • Microsoft Surface business is profitable now @ Investor's Business Daily - 1 hour 9 minutes ago

    While Microsoft refashions itself as a productivity and platforms company, it's also keeping a close eye on profits. A key sign of that was the company's announcement late Thursday that its Surface tablet ...

  • Cabot Oil Q3 Results Rise, Fall Short Of Expectations @ Investor's Business Daily - 1 hour 16 minutes ago

    Cabot Oil & Gas (COG) reported a rise in Q3 earnings and revenue Friday, but the increase wasn't enough to meet analyst estimates. The independent oil and gas company's Q3 earnings rose 11% to 20 cents, ...

  • Pandora Beats But Listener Growth Dips, Stock Dives @ Investor's Business Daily - 1 hour 20 minutes ago

    Pandora Media (P)stock tumbled Friday as the leading Web radio service reported slowing growth in active listeners but rising listener hours. Pandora stock was down 16% in morning trading in the stock ...

  • Stocks Stay In Tight Range; Procter & Gamble Up On Spinoff @ Investor's Business Daily - 1 hour 22 minutes ago

    Stocks traded in a tight range midday Friday as the indexes remained just under their 50-day moving averages. The Nasdaq tacked on 0.4%, while the S&P 500 added 0.5%. The blue chip Dow Jones industrial ...

  • Digital River Agrees To Private Equity Sale @ Investor's Business Daily - 1 hour 45 minutes ago

    Digital River (DRIV) plans to take a walk from Wall Street. The provider of cloud e-commerce software agreed late Thursday to be acquired by an investor group led by Siris Capital Group for $840 million, ...

  • LifePoint Hospitals Q3 Earnings Top Forecasts @ Investor's Business Daily - 2 hours 3 minutes ago

    LifePoint Hospitals (LPNT) revenue rose significantly in the third quarter after recent acquisitions. Its earnings were a bit better than expected. The operator of 68 hospitals in 21 states said early ...

  • Shire EPS Growth Accelerates, Stock Continues Rebound @ Investor's Business Daily - 2 hours 14 minutes ago

    Irish drugmaker Shire (SHPG) beat Wall Street's Q3 estimates and raised its guidance Friday, sending its beleaguered stock up more than 5% on the stock market today to 194.84. Earnings excluding one-time ...

  • Stocks Flat In Mixed Volume; Amazon.com Weighs On Techs @ Investor's Business Daily - 2 hours 34 minutes ago

    Stocks wobbled in and out of narrow gains early Friday. The Nasdaq, S&P 500 and Dow Jones industrials nibbled at 0.1% gains, but were tipping in and out of mixed trade. Nasdaq volume rose 38%. Trade on ...

  • UPS Sees December Shipment Spike, Tops Q3 Views @ Investor's Business Daily - 2 hours 39 minutes ago

    As package volume grew at home and abroad, UPS (UPS) topped expectations in earnings and revenue. The shipper delivered 1.1 billion packages worldwide during the third quarter and expects December shipments ...

  • Economic News: New-Home Sales Higher, China's Fall @ Investor's Business Daily - 2 hours 44 minutes ago

    New-home sales inch upNew-home sales ran at an annual rate of 467,000 in Sept., 1,000 more than in Aug. and the best monthly performance of the recovery. Aug. figures, which had been reported as 504,000, ...

  • Ford Earnings Drop Amid Shift To All-Aluminum F-150 @ Investor's Business Daily - 3 hours ago

    Ford Motor (F) reported better than expected third-quarter sales and earnings early Friday. But earnings minus items plunged to 24 cents per share from 45 cents a year ago, pushing its stock price down ...

  • Stock Futures Aim For Flat Open; Amazon.com Crumples On Q3 Miss @ Investor's Business Daily - 4 hours ago

    Stock futures flattened their early losses ahead of Friday's open, with earnings news driving the bulk of premarket activity. Dow futures slimmed losses to a fraction below fair market value. S&P 500 futures ...

  • Baidu Move Into 'Indoor GPS' Takes On Apple, Alibaba @ Investor's Business Daily - 5 hours ago

    When China's Baidu (BIDU) made a $10 million investment in indoor mapping provider IndoorAtlas last month, it vaulted into an emerging technology that's captivating retail and other industries. IndoorAtlas ...

  • Facebook Among 10 IBD 50 Stocks With Rising Estimates @ Investor's Business Daily - 14 hours ago

    Facebook (FB) has been on a huge roll. But even with more than a billion users worldwide, the social networking giant wants more. CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg stunned Chinese university students on ...

  • Top Municipal Bond Funds Glide Higher @ Investor's Business Daily - 17 hours ago

    Municipal bond mutual funds have surpassed the performance of the S&P 500 in the past 15 years. Look what a $10,000 investment on Sept. 30, 1999, in the Barclays municipal bond index would have done. By ...

  • Union Pacific Q3 acceleration Investor's Business Daily - 18 hours ago

    The railcar operator earned $1.53 a share, a 23.4% increase from Q3 '13 that beat views by a penny. Union Pacific (UNP) revenue climbed 10.9% to $6.182 bil, topping views for $6.094 bil. Freight volume ...

  • For The Record Investor's Business Daily - 18 hours ago

    For The Record: As of Oct. 21, 2014, the S&P 500 was up 6.74% for the year to date, had generated average annual returns of 14.81% for the past five years and 8.08% for the past 10 years, and yielded 1.98%. ...

  • Royal Caribbean guides low Investor's Business Daily - 18 hours ago

    The operator of Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises, Azamara Club cruises and other cruise lines reported preliminary results. Q3 EPS rose about 29% to $2.20, a penny better than expected. Revenue rose ...

  • GrubHub Q3 whets appetites Investor's Business Daily - 18 hours ago

    Shares of GrubHub (GRUB) rose as investors dug into the news of the online restaurant-order company's view-topping Q3 results. Revenue rose 51% to $61.9 mil, topping views for $57.4 mil, and EPS ex items ...

  • Brunswick Investor's Business Daily - 18 hours ago

    Brunswick (BC), a boat and sporting goods company, said that its Q3 EPS rose 6.8% to 63 cents, beating views by 5 cents. Revenue grew 4.4% to $932 mil, topping views for $916 mil. Shares rose 3.5% to 44.89....

  • Comcast sees broadband gain Investor's Business Daily - 18 hours ago

    Boosted by back-to-school sales, Comcast's (CMCSA) Q3 EPS rose 12% to 73 cents, topping estimates for 71 cents. Revenue grew 4% to $16.79 bil, just below views of $16.82 bil. The No. 1 U.S. cable TV firm ...

  • Edwards ups '14 EPS outlook Investor's Business Daily - 18 hours ago

    Edwards Lifesciences (EW) earnings rose 17.6% to 80 cents a share, topping by 8 cents, and sales grew 22.6% to $607.4 mil, beating views for $546.3 mil. The company raised its full-year EPS outlook to ...

  • Lockheed Seen Signing $4 Bil Deal For More F-35s @ Investor's Business Daily - 18 hours ago

    Lockheed Martin (LMT) reached a deal with the Pentagon Thursday for an eighth batch of F-35 fighters, sources told Reuters. The pact, worth about $4 billion, is for 43 more jets. The new contract will ...

  • Dr Pepper Q3 profits sparkle Investor's Business Daily - 18 hours ago

    The Plano, Texas-based soft drink maker's Q3 earnings rose 11.4% to 98 cents, 10 cents better than Wall Street expected. Dr Pepper Snapple's (DPS) revenue rose 2.6% to $1.58 bil, also topping views for ...

  • Mead Johnson sales up in U.S. Investor's Business Daily - 18 hours ago

    The children's nutrition products maker said Q3 earnings edged up to 92 cents per share from 91 cents in Q3 '13, beating estimates by 2 cents a share. Mead Johnson's (MJN) revenue grew 3.8% to $1.09 bil ...

  • If GOP Wins Senate, What Is Its Agenda? Investor's Business Daily - 18 hours ago

    There is no Republican Contract with America in 2014 or plan for the first 100 days if the party can regain control of Congress. For the most part, the GOP has been content to turn the battle for the Senate ...

  • Under Armour Gender Equality Sees Women's, Men's Biz Level Investor's Business Daily - 18 hours ago

    While the continued popularity of running and basketball shoes helped Under Armour outpace third-quarter forecasts, it's womenswear that CEO Kevin Plank has his eye on as the company seeks to be a global ...

  • Microsoft Bucks Negative Tech Trend With Q1 Beat @ Investor's Business Daily - 18 hours ago

    A recovering PC market and emerging cloud-computing businesses gave Microsoft a lift in the September quarter. Microsoft (MSFT) late Thursday reported fiscal first-quarter earnings and revenue that beat ...

  • Red Hat Growth Could Be Tied To OpenStack Cloud @ Investor's Business Daily - 18 hours ago

    The question of whether Red Hat is still a high-growth company remains unanswered even after last month, when it posted fiscal Q2 revenue that rose 19% from the year-earlier quarter -- its biggest rise ...

  • Amazon Q3 Loss Worse Than Expected, As Is Q4 Guidance @ Investor's Business Daily - 18 hours ago

    Heavy spending continues to dog Amazon.com, which late Thursday posted what was its biggest loss in more than a decade -- one much deeper than Wall Street analysts had expected, sending shares falling ...

  • Weekly Review Spots Lesser-Known Leaders In Bases @ Investor's Business Daily - 19 hours ago

    One characteristic that makes Your Weekly Review different than other IBD screens is that it finds more stocks. The list typically exceeds 100 stocks, while other screens have half that many (such as the ...

  • Stagnant Chinese Market Masks Growth-Stock Winners @ Investor's Business Daily - 19 hours ago

    Concerns about a less robust Chinese economy are growing. China reported this week that its second-quarter GDP grew 7.3%, which beat the consensus estimate of economists but fell short of the government's ...

  • Five Leading Stocks Stage Breakouts As Market Rallies @ Investor's Business Daily - 19 hours ago

    Stocks across various industry groups have staged a rally this week as the market returned to a confirmed uptrend. For the week, the airline group leads with an 11% gain, followed by homebuilders and hotel ...

  • Celgene, Alexion Earnings Top Views, Send Stocks Flying Investor's Business Daily - 19 hours ago

    Celgene and Alexion Pharmaceuticals stocks jumped Thursday after both big-cap biotechs beat third-quarter estimates and raised their guidance. Celgene earnings rose 24% vs. a year earlier to 97 cents a ...

  • Alibaba Hits New Closing High As Recent IPOs Rebound @ Investor's Business Daily - 19 hours ago

    Alibaba (BABA) and the market hit lows last week. But it's a new day for Alibaba and other recent initial public offerings as the market is now in a confirmed uptrend. Alibaba stock rose 3% to 94.45 on ...

  • Digital Realty Offers Strong Asset, Dividend Growth @ Investor's Business Daily - 19 hours ago

    Digital Realty Trust (DLR), a real estate investment trust (REIT) that buys and operates data centers, has been a boon to income investors this year. The stock has jumped 35% so far this year, blowing ...

  • If a picture is worth a thousand words, a stock chart carries just as much weight for investors — if not more. Stock charts not only provide a wealth of information but can also help investors figure out ...

  • Gilead Sciences, Vipshop Set Up Base Patterns @ Investor's Business Daily - 19 hours ago

    Now that the market is back in an uptrend, investors should look to buy stocks breaking out from bases. Gilead Sciences and Vipshop Holdings haven't broken out yet, but they are clearly two leaders in ...

  • Banks Aim To Resolve Real Estate Assets Investor's Business Daily - 19 hours ago

    Over the next several quarters, real estate observers anticipate, billions of dollars in distressed commercial properties and loans will hit the market as banks rush to clean up their balance sheets. The ...

  • Stocks Rebound; Amazon.com Slides After Hours @ Investor's Business Daily - 20 hours ago

    Stocks ended off their session highs Thursday but still rallied sharply. Several key stocks moved after the close on earnings reports. The Nasdaq ended with a 1.6% gain after being up as much as 2.1%. ...

  • Sensor-packed smartphones becoming 'Star Trek' tricorders @ Investor's Business Daily - 20 hours ago

    Smartphones are getting so jam-packed with sensors that they're going to start resembling "Star Trek" tricorders. A report Thursday fromIHS Technology (IHS) predicts that the market for sensors ...

  • Google Chromebooks set to storm international markets @ Investor's Business Daily - 20 hours ago

    Already a niche success in the U.S., Google (GOOGL) Chromebooks are poised to take off internationally. Shipments of the low-cost, cloud-centric notebook computers are projected to double in 2014 over ...

  • Major Indexes Close Higher; Lannett Breaks Out @ Investor's Business Daily - 21 hours ago

    Stocks closed with a strong rebound Thursday, recouping Wednesday's losses and then some. The Nasdaq rallied 1.6%, the S&P 500 1.2% and the Dow Jones industrial average 1.3%. Thanks to upbeat quarterly ...

  • AmerisourceBergen's Move To Go Big Is The Right Rx @ Investor's Business Daily - 21 hours ago

    There was nothing earth-shaking about drug distributor AmerisourceBergen's decision to change its business strategy a couple of years ago. It simply decided to go after a few big clients rather than pursue ...

  • IPO Stock Watch: GrubHub Serves Up Tasty Q3 Earnings @ Investor's Business Daily - 22 hours ago

    GrubHub served up tasty third-quarter earnings Thursday, sending its stock higher. The online provider of restaurant food orders reported revenue of $61.9 million, up 51% from the year-earlier quarter ...

  • Nascent Rally Gains Traction; Caterpillar, 3M Boost Dow @ Investor's Business Daily - 22 hours ago

    Major averages showed broad gains and were near session highs with a little more than one hour remaining in Wednesday's session. The Nasdaq jumped 2.1% and the S&P 500 and Dow Jones industrial average ...

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