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  • Merck board OKs additional $10 billion stock buyback … Associated Press - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 5:36 AM SGT

    Merck & Co. says its board approved the repurchase of up to $10 billion more of its stock. The drugmaker said Tuesday that amount will be added to the $1.7 billion remaining available for repurchase under ...

  • Stocks End Lower After Stronger Inflation, Housing … Morningstar - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 4:40 AM SGT

    Stocks ended lower today after inflation and housing data. The consumer price index rose 0.2% in February from the previous month, the first increase since October of last year. Core inflation, which excludes volatile energy and food price, was also up 0.2% in the month. Year-over-year, overall inflation was flat while …

  • Whiting and McCormick are big market movers Associated Press - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 4:39 AM SGT

    Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Whiting Petroleum Corp., down $7.48 to $30.91 The oil and gas company priced a ...

  • Stocks are sliding Business Insider - Wed, Mar 25, 2015 2:39 AM SGT

    Stocks have turned negative.  In...

  • Stocks Little Changed After Inflation, Housing Dat … Morningstar - Tue, Mar 24, 2015 11:50 PM SGT

    The consumer price index rose 0.2% in February from the previous month, the first increase since October of last year. Core inflation, which excludes volatile energy and food price, was also up 0.2% in the month. Year-over-year, overall inflation was flat while core inflation was up 1.7%. The slightly higher-than-expected …

  • When your stock price tumbles faster than the cost for a barrel of oil, it's hard for a company like Chesapeake Energy to give investors something to cheer about. But the Oklahoma City oil and gas provider ...

  • Pinterest just made a deal with employees that could … Business Insider - Tue, Mar 24, 2015 6:04 AM SGT

    Last week, Pinterest made a huge change that...

  • Stocks Start Week on Muted Note Morningstar - Mon, Mar 23, 2015 11:40 PM SGT

    Stocks started the week on a muted note after last week’s big gains. Existing home sales were up 1.2% in February from January levels to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.88 million. Tenet Healthcare (THC) and private-equity owned United Surgical Partners have agreed to a joint venture to combine the firm’s short-stay …

  • After a massive 2014, the IPO market is off to a slow … Business Insider - Mon, Mar 23, 2015 11:21 PM SGT

    Last year was huge for IPOs. There was...

  • The Art Of Concentration Says Keep Your Portfolio  … Investor's Business Daily - Sat, Mar 21, 2015 5:34 AM SGT

    There are almost 6,000 stocks listed on the NYSE. Another 3,500 on the Nasdaq. Thousands more in the smaller OTC market. Your job: Winnow from those numbers a handful of high-quality issues in attractive ...

  • Stocks are higher Business Insider - Fri, Mar 20, 2015 11:49 PM SGT

    US stocks are higher on the last day of a wild...

  • Is Samsung stock about to top all-time high? CNBC - Fri, Mar 20, 2015 6:31 AM SGT
    Is Samsung stock about to top all-time high?

    The unveiling of Samsung's Galaxy S6 devices has fueled optimism over the company's outlook, with many investors betting that the new line-up will take the stock to record highs.

  • Stocks End Lower After Wednesday's Rally Morningstar - Fri, Mar 20, 2015 4:50 AM SGT

    U.S. Market Stocks were mostly lower today after yesterday’s rally. Initial unemployment claims were up 1,000 to 291,000 last week. The less volatile four-week moving average rose by 2,250 to 304,750. ...

  • GoDaddy plans to raise as much as $418 million in  … Associated Press - Fri, Mar 20, 2015 4:48 AM SGT

    GoDaddy, the Web hosting company known for its racy Super Bowl commercials, said Thursday that it hopes to raise as much as $418 million in an initial public offering. GoDaddy said in June that it was ...

  • DOW FALLS, BIOTECHS RALLY: Here's what you need to … Business Insider - Fri, Mar 20, 2015 4:00 AM SGT

    Markets made a u-turn in trading, with stocks...

  • Stocks sold off on Thursday — except for the one sector … Business Insider - Fri, Mar 20, 2015 2:26 AM SGT

    Stocks sold off on Thursday after a post-Fed...

  • Stocks Lower After Wednesday's Rally Morningstar - Fri, Mar 20, 2015 12:00 AM SGT

    U.S. Market Stocks were lower after yesterday’s rally. Initial unemployment claims were up 1,000 to 291,000 last week. The less volatile four-week moving average rose by 2,250 to 304,750. The Philly Fed ...

  • Stocks Lower Ahead of Fed Morningstar - Thu, Mar 19, 2015 12:00 AM SGT

    U.S. Market Stocks opened lower ahead of the highly-anticipated Fed statement this afternoon. At midday the Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq were down 0.6%, 0.4% and 0.2% respectively. Stocks on the Move Shares ...

  • Goldman Sachs lending unit slips in debut on the N … Associated Press - Wed, Mar 18, 2015 10:57 PM SGT

    A lending company launched by Goldman Sachs is falling in its stock market debut on Wednesday. Shares in the company, Goldman Sachs BDC Inc., dropped 30 cents, or 1.6 percent to $19.68 in morning trading ...

  • Stocks End Higher Ahead of Fed Meeting Morningstar - Tue, Mar 17, 2015 5:00 AM SGT

    Stocks rallied today ahead of this week’s highly anticipated Fed policy meeting. Industrial production was up 0.1% in February from the previous month. The Empire State survey, which measures the strength of the New York manufacturing sector, fell to 6.9 in March from 7.8 in the previous month. In response to Endo's …

  • Stocks Higher Ahead of Fed Meeting Morningstar - Tue, Mar 17, 2015 12:00 AM SGT

    Stocks were higher this morning ahead of this week’s highly anticipated Fed policy meeting. Industrial production was up 0.1% in February from the previous month. The Empire State survey, which measures the strength of the New York manufacturing sector, fell to 6.9 in March from 7.8 in the previous month. In response …

  • European stocks open higher AFP - Mon, Mar 16, 2015 4:21 PM SGT

    Europe's main stock markets rose at the start of trading on Monday, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index of top companies up 0.26 percent to 6,758.23 points. The CAC 40 in Paris climbed 0.17 percent ...

  • IBD Stock Analysis Helps You Read Charts, Find Great … Investor's Business Daily - Sat, Mar 14, 2015 4:17 AM SGT

    Like many investors, you may struggle with two key aspects of trading in stocks: how to read stock charts and how to find winning stocks before they break out. The IBD Stock Analysis (ISA) helps with both. ...

  • Stocks Sink After Data Morningstar - Sat, Mar 14, 2015 12:00 AM SGT

    U.S. Market Stocks were lower this morning after economic data. The producer price index fell 0.5% in February. Economists had expected producer prices to rise 0.3% in the month. The data is another sign ...

  • CyberArk Software Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Mar 13, 2015 6:52 AM SGT

    CyberArk Software (CYBR) said that it would price a secondary offering of 4 mil common shares at 51 a share. Underwriters would have the option to buy up to 600,000 ordinary shares at the offering price. ...

  • The Federal Reserve approved plans by major U.S. banks to raise dividends and buy back shares. Many of the banks responded by revealing their plans. Bank of America announced plans to buy back $4 billion ...

  • Morgan Stanley says Fed approves $3.1B stock buyba … Associated Press - Thu, Mar 12, 2015 5:09 AM SGT

    Morgan Stanley says it will raise its dividend to 15 cents and buy back up to $3.1 billion in stock after the Federal Reserve System signed off on the plan. Morgan Stanley says it will buy back the stock ...

  • Stocks Rise Modestly After Tuesday’s Sell-Off Morningstar - Thu, Mar 12, 2015 12:00 AM SGT

    U.S. Market Stocks were modestly higher this morning after yesterday’s sell-off. The euro continued its downward slide today, falling below 1.06 against the dollar today. The euro has fallen 12% against ...

  • Goldman Sachs is preparing an initial public offering of its specialty lending unit, Goldman Sachs BDC. The bank is planning an IPO of 6 million shares and said underwriters will have an option to buy ...

  • Orascom starts trading on Dubai stock, readies for … Associated Press - Wed, Mar 11, 2015 12:12 AM SGT

    Orascom Construction, the global engineering and construction business, has begun trading on the Dubai stock exchange this week and will be dual listed on Egyptian stock exchange Wednesday. Under the symbol ...

  • Stocks Fall as Dollar Gains Morningstar - Wed, Mar 11, 2015 12:00 AM SGT

    U.S. Market Stocks were lower this morning as the dollar rose to new highs against the euro and China released mixed economic data. The dollar hit multiyear highs against the euro, yen and other major ...

  • European stocks drop at open; London loses 0.26% AFP - Tue, Mar 10, 2015 4:12 PM SGT

    Europe's stock markets fell in opening deals on Tuesday, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index of top companies down 0.26 percent at 6,858.28 points. Elsewhere, the CAC 40 in Paris dipped 0.14 percent ...

  • Inovalon Investor's Business Daily - Tue, Mar 10, 2015 6:49 AM SGT

    Inovalon (INOV) , a recent IPO, received mixed initiation coverage. Baird and William Blair rated the stock outperform, while Citi gave it a neutral rating and Piper Jaffray sees the stock as fully valued. ...

  • Qualcomm said Monday that its board approved plans to buy back as much as $15 billion in stock and raised its dividend. As part of that plan, the San Diego-based chipmaker will buy back up to $10 billion ...

  • STOCKS RALLY: Here's what you need to know Business Insider - Tue, Mar 10, 2015 4:00 AM SGT

    Stocks rallied at start of the week on the...

  • Stocks Rise After Friday’s Sell-Off Morningstar - Tue, Mar 10, 2015 12:00 AM SGT

    U.S. Market Stocks were higher this morning aftermarkets sold off on Friday on fears that a strong jobs report meant the Fed would raise short-term rates sooner rather than later. Today also marks the ...

  • MaxPoint dips on opening day Investor's Business Daily - Sat, Mar 7, 2015 7:43 AM SGT

    The provider of cloud-based marketing automation software services raised $74.8 mil, pricing its IPO of 6.5 mil shares at 11.50, the midpoint of its estimated range. But shares of MaxPoint Int'l (MXPT), ...

  • Stocks End Lower After Upbeat Jobs Report Morningstar - Sat, Mar 7, 2015 5:20 AM SGT

    Stocks were lower today after a better-than-expected jobs report. The unemployment rate fell to 5.5% from 5.7% due to people dropping out of the workforce. The report raised expectations that the Fed would raise short-term rates sooner rather than later.

  • Stocks Fall After Upbeat Jobs Report Morningstar - Sat, Mar 7, 2015 1:00 AM SGT

    Stocks were lower this morning after a better-than-expected jobs report. The unemployment rate fell to 5.5% from 5.7% due to people dropping out of the workforce. The report raised expectations that the Fed would raise short-term rates sooner rather than later.

  • Top Banks All Exceed Stress Test Conditions Investor's Business Daily - Fri, Mar 6, 2015 7:57 AM SGT

    The U.S. financial system is well positioned for round 2 of regulators' annual stress tests — meaning possible dividend hikes and stock buybacks — after all 31 of the largest banks cleared required capital ...

  • If craft seller Etsy goes public later this year it will be a test of how well the company can balance an explicit social mission with shareholder expectations for making money. Founded in 2005, Brooklyn-based ...

  • Will they rise? Rate worries weigh on dividend sto … Associated Press - Fri, Mar 6, 2015 4:49 AM SGT

    Dividend investing used to be so easy, not to mention lucrative. But it may be set to get a lot different. Stocks that pay the biggest dividends took a nosedive last month. Power and gas utilities -- once ...

  • Online retailer Etsy files for IPO valued at up to … Associated Press - Thu, Mar 5, 2015 8:11 AM SGT

    Etsy, the online retailer used by hobbyists and people who make their living selling their crafts, is going public. The Brooklyn-based company filed paperwork Wednesday for an initial public offering of ...

  • The quaint economy is going public — and Goldman Sachs … Business Insider - Thu, Mar 5, 2015 7:17 AM SGT

    Etsy just filed paperwork with the SEC clearing...

  • European stocks climb at open; FTSE up 0.15% AFP - Wed, Mar 4, 2015 4:21 PM SGT

    European stock markets rose at the start of trading on Wednesday, with London's benchmark FTSE 100 index increasing 0.15 percent to 6,899.63 points. Frankfurt's DAX 30 advanced 0.33 percent to 11,317.24 ...

  • The Dangers of Investing In IPOs Shares Investment - Wed, Mar 4, 2015 3:30 PM SGT

    It can be exciting to invest in IPOs, or initial public offerings. The thought of being one of the first investors in a newly-listed company, and the idea of being able to get onto the “train to riches” ...

  • U.S. Stocks Remain Lower After ADP Report Morningstar - Wed, Mar 4, 2015 2:00 PM SGT

    Automatic Data Processing reported that private-sector employers added 212,000 jobs in February, slightly below expectations and below a revised January gain of 250,000. PetSmart (PETM) posted better-than-expected fourth-quarter numbers with a sale to a private equity firm looming. PetSmart shareholders are expected …

  • Tokyo stocks slip 0.77% by break AFP - Wed, Mar 4, 2015 11:07 AM SGT

    Tokyo stocks fell 0.77 percent on Wednesday morning, hit by a stronger yen and a drop on Wall Street. The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange eased 145.13 points to 18,670.03 by the break, while ...

  • 10-Week Line Can Give Clarity When Stock Chart Is  … Investor's Business Daily - Wed, Mar 4, 2015 6:18 AM SGT

    A stock chart never lies. Sometimes, however, the chart will mumble. Catching the chart's drift can be difficult under those circumstances. That's why the investor needs every chart-reading tool available. ...

  • Stocks End Lower; Nasdaq Falls Below 5,000 Morningstar - Wed, Mar 4, 2015 5:30 AM SGT

    Stocks were lower this morning as the Nasdaq fell below the 5,000 level if hit for the first time since the year 2000 yesterday. Auto sales slowed down in February to 16.23 million on an annualized seasonally adjusted rate due to poor weather, less than the 16.7 million expected by economists. GM (GM) sales were up …

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