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  • Alibaba Among 5 Stocks With Superior Long-Term Growth @ Investor's Business Daily - 3 hours ago

    The market is in a correction, but savvy investors should look out for top stocks with strong long-term fundamentals, like recent IPO Alibaba (BABA). The Top Fundamentals Screen of The Day is a good place ...

  • FuelCell wins DoE funding Investor's Business Daily - 5 hours ago

    Fuel cell systems maker FuelCell Energy (FCEL) won a $3.2 mil Dept. of Energy contract for a 3-year advanced materials development project to improve performance of next-generation products. Univ. of Conn. ...

  • Pepsi, Amazon in sweet deal Investor's Business Daily - 5 hours ago

    Later this month PepsiCo (PEP) will launch Pepsi True, which will use Stevia as its sweetener, and the new soft drink will be available exclusively via Amazon (AMZN) . This marks the 1st time the beverage ...

  • Coke reworks stock equity plan Investor's Business Daily - 5 hours ago

    The soft drink giant, under pressure from activist investors including Warren Buffett and Wintergreen Advisers, adopted changes to its executive compensation plan that gears it more toward performance ...

  • Windows 8 usage tumbles Investor's Business Daily - 5 hours ago

    The nearly 2-year-old PC operating system fell to 12.3% market share in Sept., from 13.4% in Aug., based on a study by Net Applications. It was the 2nd time this year that Microsoft's (MSFT) Windows 8 ...

  • Yahoo wins big on Alibaba IPO Investor's Business Daily - 5 hours ago

    After selling 140 mil shares of newly public Alibaba (BABA) at 68 a share, Yahoo (YHOO) netted $9.4 bil vs. analyst views that leaned closer to $6 bil. Yahoo retains a 15% stake in the Chinese e-commerce ...

  • EBay's Investor's Business Daily - 5 hours ago

    EBay's (EBAY) spinoff of PayPal prompted JPMorgan, Jefferies, Wedbush and others to downgrade the online seller's buy rating. Shares fell 2.1% to 55.46.

  • Acuity Brands lights up Q4 Investor's Business Daily - 5 hours ago

    The lighting company's EPS rose 22.3% to $1.26, topping by 4 cents, and sales grew 15.3% to $668.7 mil, bypassing views for $649.2 mil, boosted by LED product strength. Acuity Brands (AYI) said Q4 growth ...

  • Keurig Green Mountain Investor's Business Daily - 5 hours ago

    Keurig Green Mountain (GMCR) is being sued by Canada-based Club Coffee for $600 mil for using anti-competitive measures to keep coffee capsule prices high and dominate the market. Keurig shares fell 1.4% ...

  • Actavis rival results positive Investor's Business Daily - 5 hours ago

    Newly public Ardelyx (ARDX) reported positive midstage trial data for its bowel-disease drug tenapanor, sending Ardelyx stock up 33.7% to 19. Tenapanor, which is being developed with branded drug giant ...

  • Soft Drink Makers Are The Toast Of Defensive Stocks @ Investor's Business Daily - 5 hours ago

    The stock market is having trouble, so it might be a good time to propose a toast to three dividend-paying soft-drink makers trading near highs. Raise your glass to Coca-Cola (KO), PepsiCo (PEP) and Dr ...

  • Bill Gross: His Former Pimco ETF Redemptions Slow @ Investor's Business Daily - 5 hours ago

    The stampede out of Pimco slowed on Tuesday, two days after co-founder Bill Gross announced his departure. Shareholders yanked $97.7 million out of Pimco Total Return ETF (BOND), a high-profile exchange ...

  • Auto Stocks Slide In Industry Ranks On Ford Warning @ Investor's Business Daily - 5 hours ago

    Automakers and their parts suppliers, among the best performers this year, have been sliding in IBD's industry rankings in recent weeks amid concerns that sales have peaked. The auto manufacturers group ...

  • Drugmaker Lannett Puts Negative Headlines Behind It @ Investor's Business Daily - 5 hours ago

    Buyers have come back into Lannett Co. (LCI) in recent weeks as the company tries to put some negative headlines behind it. Lannett makes generic drugs for a wide range of medical indications. With a market ...

  • To succeed in stocks, aim to have the size of your victories be three times greater than the size of your losses. IBD calls this the 3-to-1 win-loss ratio. Those who refuse to implement such a profit-and-loss ...

  • Bond Alternatives For Investors Rattled By Pimco News @ Investor's Business Daily - 5 hours ago

    It's the behemoth flagship fund with a 17-year track record from a manager dubbed the bond king. But Pimco Total Return enters the final quarter of 2014 under a cloud of uncertainty. For investors in the ...

  • Pair Of REITs Emerge Among New-Issue Leaders @ Investor's Business Daily - 5 hours ago

    A couple of real estate investment trusts have come on the IPO Leaders screen and are forming bases. Orchid Island Capital (ORC) is not so new, having gone public in February 2013. The stock remains below ...

  • Shale Oil Auction Block Shines Despite Oil's Decline @ Investor's Business Daily - 5 hours ago

    While oil prices -- pressured by rising supplies, a rising dollar and weak demand -- slide to their lowest mark in months, the U.S. energy landscape presents a mixed picture to suitors outside the U.S. ...

  • Alibaba Fuels Triple-Digit Growth In IPO Proceeds @ Investor's Business Daily - 5 hours ago

    The historic Alibaba Group IPO pushed the amount of all proceeds raised globally to $56 billion in the third quarter, up 197% from the $19 billion in Q3 2013, reports Renaissance Capital. Alibaba Group ...

  • SolarCity Faces Mounting Competition With Vivint IPO @ Investor's Business Daily - 5 hours ago

    SolarCity, the No. 1 residential solar installer, saw competition heat up with Wednesday's stock market debut of a top rival. Vivint Solar (VSLR) priced at 16 late Tuesday -- the low end of its anticipated ...

  • Greenbrier and other rail car makers sold off Wednesday after oil and railroad industry groups asked for more time to retrofit old cars to ship crude by rail. The American Petroleum Institute and the Association ...

  • U.S. Manufacturing Growth Pace Slows, But Still Runs Hot Investor's Business Daily - 6 hours ago

    U.S. manufacturing growth eased in September, a pair of industry reports showed Wednesday, but activity remains brisk amid global economic and geopolitical woes. ISM's overall manufacturing index was 56.6, ...

  • ObamaCare Insurers On Tap For Bailouts Investor's Business Daily - 6 hours ago

    It didn't get much attention outside Capitol Hill, but late last week House Republican leaders scuttled a vote to repeal an ObamaCare bailout plan for major heath insurance companies if they lose money ...

  • Bears Run Wild, Slam Stocks; Put Call Hints At Bottom @ Investor's Business Daily - 6 hours ago

    The bears ran wild Wednesday as the indexes fell hard in fast trade. The Nasdaq chopped off 1.6%, while the Dow Jones industrial average and the S&P 500 severed 1.4% and 1.3%, respectively. Volume increased ...

  • Holiday Shopping May Favor Hot Stocks, Apple iPhone 6 @ Investor's Business Daily - 6 hours ago

    Retailers may well have cause to celebrate this holiday shopping season with a pickup in sales expected to far outrun last year's weak pace -- although so far there aren't many standout gift ideas besides ...

  • Windows 8 usage falls to lowest level in five months @ Investor's Business Daily - 7 hours ago

    Microsoft's (MSFT) Windows 8 took an embarrassing tumble in terms of usage in September, falling to its lowest level in five months. The nearly 2-year-old PC operating system fell to 12.3% market share ...

  • Redbox Instant joint venture rumored near end @ Investor's Business Daily - 7 hours ago

    The Redbox Instant joint venture between Outerwall (OUTR), the operator of Redbox DVD rental kiosks, and Verizon Communications is rumored to be coming to an end. The subscription service, which combined ...

  • Stocks Sell Off Amid Europe Woes, Mixed U.S. Data @ Investor's Business Daily - 7 hours ago

    Stocks sold off hard Wednesday, sparked by concerns about economic weakness in Europe and mixed U.S. economic data. The Nasdaq plunged 1.6%, while the Dow industrials sank 1.4% and the S&P 500 lost 1.3%. ...

  • Venture Capital-Backed IPO Market Passes 2013 Level @ Investor's Business Daily - 8 hours ago

    The third quarter saw 23 venture capital-backed IPOs, lifting the total for the past nine months above all of 2013. Q3's IPOs raised $2.56 billion, bringing the total for the year to $11 billion, matching ...

  • Points To Consider Before Selling Pimco Total Return @ Investor's Business Daily - 8 hours ago

    Investors considering bailing out of the Pimco Total Return bond mutual fund or the related Pimco Total Return ETF (BOND) would do well to consult with their financial adviser, said Margo Cook, head of ...

  • Stocks Sell Off On Europe Worries; Growth Names Slammed @ Investor's Business Daily - 8 hours ago

    U.S. stocks followed European stocks lower Wednesday. Sentiment weakened in Europe amid increasing signs of economic weakness in the eurozone. Manufacturing data showed contraction in Germany, France, ...

  • Houzz Raises Big Funding Round, Eyes E-Commerce @ Investor's Business Daily - 8 hours ago

    Houzz on Wednesday said it's raised $165 million in a new funding round that the home design website plans to use for expanding into e-commerce and international markets. Early investor Sequoia Capital ...

  • King Gillette Had A Sharp Idea To Make Shaving Easier @ Investor's Business Daily - 8 hours ago

    King Gillette knew a market existed for a disposable shaving razor. He saw it would save men a lot of time, money and injury. "Shaving was a time-consuming activity in the late 1800s," Larry ...

  • Video: 5 Tech Stocks Shaking Up The Auto Industry @ Investor's Business Daily - 8 hours ago

    As consumer tastes shift toward automobiles with all the latest electronic bells and whistles, cars have become more tech-intensive, allowing new companies to enter the industry and change the way we drive. ...

  • Ebola-Related Pharma Stocks Soar On First U.S. Case @ Investor's Business Daily - 9 hours ago

    Shares of Tekmira Pharmaceuticals and other drugmakers involved in Ebola treatments rose Wednesday after officials disclosed the first case of Ebola initially diagnosed on U.S. soil late Tuesday. Tekmira ...

  • Airlines, Other Travel Stocks Fall On U.S. Ebola Case @ Investor's Business Daily - 9 hours ago

    American Airlines (AAL) and other airline stocks retreated Wednesday after news of the first Ebola case in the U.S. raised concerns about the possible impact on travel. A man from Liberia visiting family ...

  • Stocks Slide To New Session Lows; TrueCar Bucks Weakness @ Investor's Business Daily - 10 hours ago

    Stocks tumbled to fresh session lows Wednesday afternoon. Equities have been weak all session amid concerns about the global economy. Weaker-than-expected domestic factory data didn't help. The Nasdaq ...

  • Manufacturing Cools Slightly, Stays Strong In September @ Investor's Business Daily - 10 hours ago

    Manufacturing pulled back in ISM's Sept. read, but from an exceptionally strong Aug. The overall index touched 56.6, down 2.4 points, and new orders dipped 6.7 points to 60. But both gauges -- as well ...

  • Consumers taking wait-and-watch approach to Apple Watch @ Investor's Business Daily - 10 hours ago

    Expectations for the Apple Watch are modest, with many consumers on the fence about Apple's (AAPL) upcoming smartwatch fitness band. In a research note Wednesday, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster said ...

  • Shed The Culture Of Indecision In The Workplace @ Investor's Business Daily - 10 hours ago

    You're a CEO and you have a vision. You give great speeches, too. But when it comes to putting your plans into action, you come up flat. What's the matter? Your company is suffering from a culture of indecision. ...

  • Greenbrier, Trinity Dive On Oil Tank Car Rule Fight @ Investor's Business Daily - 10 hours ago

    Greenbrier and other rail car makers sold off hard Wednesday after oil and railroad industry trade groups asked for more time to retrofit old cars to transport extremely flammable crude from tar sand plays. ...

  • Video: Yahoo Take-Home From Alibaba IPO: A Cool $9.4 Billion @ Investor's Business Daily - 10 hours ago

    Talk about a potent war chest. Yahoo (YHOO) netted some $9.4 billion from the sale of shares it held in China e-commerce leader Alibaba, according to a regulatory filing on Tuesday. Yahoo sold 140 million ...

  • CEO Mary Barra Plans To Boost GM's Profit Margin @ Investor's Business Daily - 10 hours ago

    General Motors (GM) CEO Mary Barra laid out an aggressive growth strategy for the largest U.S. automaker in a presentation at the company's Milford, Mich., proving ground Wednesday. The presentation came ...

  • Yahoo Take-Home From Alibaba IPO: A Cool $9.4 Billion @ Investor's Business Daily - 10 hours ago

    Talk about a potent war chest. Yahoo (YHOO) netted some $9.4 billion from the sale of shares it held in China e-commerce leader Alibaba, according to a regulatory filing on Tuesday. Yahoo sold 140 million ...

  • Vivint Solar IPO Ups Rivalry Among Solar Installers @ Investor's Business Daily - 11 hours ago

    Vivint Solar (VSLR) stock began trading Wednesday, creating a second major publicly traded residential solar installer stock for investors to consider in a market that has grown 60% in two years. Vivint ...

  • Analysts Pull EBay Buy Ratings On PayPal Spinoff News @ Investor's Business Daily - 11 hours ago

    EBay's announcement that it's spinning off PayPal into a separately traded company triggered a slew of analyst downgrades. JPMorgan, Jefferies, Wedbush and other investment houses lowered their buy ratings ...

  • Red Hat Not Expected To Launch Another Buying Binge @ Investor's Business Daily - 11 hours ago

    Red Hat's (RHT) coming capital infusion doesn't necessarily mean the company will go on a buying binge. The enterprise software company on Tuesday said it plans to offer $700 million in senior convertible ...

  • Ardelyx Bowel Drug Could Rival Actavis' Linzess @ Investor's Business Daily - 11 hours ago

    Newly public biotech Ardelyx (ARDX) reported positive midstage trial data for its bowel-disease drug Wednesday, sending Ardelyx stock up 30.9% to 18.60 in early afternoon trading trading on the stock market ...

  • Stocks Off Day's Lows; Skyworks, Trinity Slide @ Investor's Business Daily - 11 hours ago

    After sliding at the open, stocks have come off their worst levels near Wednesday's midpoint. The Nasdaq trimmed a 1.2% deficit to 0.9%, while the S&P 500 cut a 0.9% loss to 0.6%. The Dow Jones industrial ...

  • FuelCell Energy Wins $3.2 Million DOE Contract @ Investor's Business Daily - 12 hours ago

    FuelCell Energy says that it won a $3.2 million Department of Energy contract for a three-year advanced materials development project to improve the performance of its next-generation products. But shares ...

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