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J&J, after surprisingly strong 2Q, ups outlook for the year
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| July 16th | 2020  8:09AM
J&J, after surprisingly strong 2Q, ups outlook for the year
Johnson & Johnson had a surprisingly strong second quarter and bumped up its 2020 forecast even after COVID-19 contributed to a 40% drop in U.S. medical device sales. Growing pharmaceutical sales, also in the U.S., helped the world’s biggest health products maker counter damage from the pandemic, which forced patients to delay surgeries.
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Bank of America's 2Q results hurt by pandemic like others
Bank of America's 2Q results hurt by pandemic like others
| July 16th | 2020  8:05AM
Bank of America's 2Q results hurt by pandemic like others
NEW YORK (AP) — Bank of America's second quarter profits were sawed in half and the consumer banking giant set aside billions of dollars to cover potentially bad loans caused by the pandemic. Bank earnings this quarter have begun to paint a picture of American families and businesses struggling to pay bills with swaths of the nation's economy shut down.
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European Central Bank keeps monetary stimulus on track
European Central Bank keeps monetary stimulus on track
| July 16th | 2020  8:05AM
European Central Bank keeps monetary stimulus on track
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank has left its monetary stimulus programs unchanged ahead of a key meeting of EU leaders on a recovery plan meant to help the economy bounce back from the coronavirus shutdowns. The ECB held off providing new measures Thursday after unleashing massive doses of monetary stimulus in recent…
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UK job losses set to rise sharply as numbers on payroll sink
UK job losses set to rise sharply as numbers on payroll sink
| July 16th | 2020  7:27AM
UK job losses set to rise sharply as numbers on payroll sink
LONDON (AP) — Unemployment across the U.K. has held steady during the coronavirus lockdown as a result of a government salary support scheme, but there are clear signals emerging that job losses will skyrocket over coming months to levels not seen since the 1980s. The Office for National Statistics said Thursday there were 649,000 fewer…
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Limelight Networks (NASDAQ: LLNW) Stock Forming Second Leg Up
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| July 16th | 2020  7:10AM
Limelight Networks (NASDAQ: LLNW) Stock Forming Second Leg Up
Internet content delivery network provider Limelight Networks (NASDAQ: LLNW) shares have been melting up since its previous Q1 2020 earnings sell-off. Limelight is a smaller player in the content delivery network industry but growing quickly with major Fortune 500 companies.  Competitor Akamai has been punished in 2020 trading near the COVID-19…
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Cloudflare Inc (NYSE:NET) Stock a Buy: Why it Can Soar Higher on Secular Growth Trends
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| July 16th | 2020  7:00AM
Cloudflare Inc (NYSE:NET) Stock a Buy: Why it Can Soar Higher on Secular Growth Trends
Whether or not you think the rally in tech stocks can continue, you can’t deny the fact that secular growth is occurring in the cloud computing space. There are plenty of new cloud services companies emerging that have a lot to offer investors in terms of growth and innovation. Even if technology stocks lose their steam, buying a company that…
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Demand for jobless aid high, even as economy slowly picks up
Demand for jobless aid high, even as economy slowly picks up
| July 16th | 2020  6:29AM
Demand for jobless aid high, even as economy slowly picks up
WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment remains painfully high in the U.S. even as economic activity slowly picks up. That reality will be on display Thursday morning when the U.S. government releases data on how many workers sought unemployment benefits last week, as well as how retailers did in June. Both reports will be closely…
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EU court cancels US data-sharing pact over snooping concerns
EU court cancels US data-sharing pact over snooping concerns
| July 16th | 2020  6:21AM
EU court cancels US data-sharing pact over snooping concerns
LONDON (AP) — The European Union’s top court ruled Thursday that an agreement that allows thousands of companies — from tech giants to small financial firms — to transfer data to the United States is invalid because the American government can snoop on people's data. The ruling to invalidate Privacy Shield will complicate business for…
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As Trump attacks, China sees a worrying trend for its future
Terry Branstad
| July 16th | 2020  6:19AM
As Trump attacks, China sees a worrying trend for its future
BEIJING (AP) — On Monday, it was the South China Sea. On Tuesday, it was Hong Kong. On Wednesday, Huawei and human rights. The Trump administration appears to be accelerating a push to define China as a strategic threat, a worrying trend for the country's leaders as the ambitions of a rising economic and military power collide with America's. A senior official accused the U.S.
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Big Five Sporting Goods (NASDAQ: BGFV) Getting Financially Stronger and Scoring Points With Investors
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| July 15th | 2020  1:00AM
Big Five Sporting Goods (NASDAQ: BGFV) Getting Financially Stronger and Scoring Points With Investors
California-based athletic equipment and apparel company Big Five Sporting Goods (NASDAQ: BGFV) has its rally cap on and investors may want to take notice. On July 9th Big Five reported preliminary second-quarter results that caught the market off guard. After recording a net loss of 3 cents per share a year ago, it expects earnings per share (EPS) to be in the $0.52 to $0.54 range. Revenue is expected to come in around $228 million.
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Is Goldman Sachs or Morgan Stanley the Better Investment?
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| July 15th | 2020  1:00AM
Is Goldman Sachs or Morgan Stanley the Better Investment?
On July 15, Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) posted earnings that blew away expectations. Goldman stock charged up nearly $10 at the opening bell, but has cooled off some. About two hours into trading the stock is up just over 1%. This is leaving investors wondering what Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) will do for an encore. The investment bank reports earnings on July 16.
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The Gap (NYSE: GPS) Gets Upgraded and Makes Its Case as a Buy
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| July 15th | 2020  1:00AM
The Gap (NYSE: GPS) Gets Upgraded and Makes Its Case as a Buy
For anyone who thought that mall-facing retail was a dead story, it's just not so. It may be under fire from pretty much every other retail sector out there from online retail to stand-alone brick-and-mortar retail, but there is no doubt mall-facing retail is going to rage against the dying of its own light. For proof, look nowhere else than the Gap…
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UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) Is A Buy After Earnings
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| July 15th | 2020  1:00AM
UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) Is A Buy After Earnings
There Are Three Kinds Of Stocks In This Market One of the things I have noticed in today’s market is that many of the estimates for Q2 results and FY 2020, more so FY 2021, are too low. The analysts overestimated the downside and have since underestimated the upside potential of the market. That has us set up for a nice tailwind fueled by analysts upgrades.
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Moderna helps, but guidance is why the S&P Will Hit New Highs
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| July 15th | 2020  1:00AM
Moderna helps, but guidance is why the S&P Will Hit New Highs
Melting, Melting, Melting Up The stock has been melting up for many months leaving hordes of traders and investors behind. While some sit back wondering why it is, or when the next crash will come, I’m here to tell you that the S&P 500 (NYSEARCA: SPY) is about to hit a new all-time high. What’s better, the stage is set for a major secular break out for the broad market.
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Buckle Up, Moderna (NASDAQ: MRNA) Reported Their Vaccine Can Create COVID-Antibodies
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| July 15th | 2020  1:00AM
Buckle Up, Moderna (NASDAQ: MRNA) Reported Their Vaccine Can Create COVID-Antibodies
Oh boy, here we go again. Back in May, we wrote about how Moderna (NASDAQ: MRNA) had seen promising results from their early-stage coronavirus vaccine trials. The news was enough to send the stock up more than 30% in a single session which capped off a 350% move in just three months. On Tuesday this week, fresh data confirmed a ‘robust’…
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Sunrun Inc (NASDAQ: RUN) Stock: Bright Days Ahead for the Residential Solar Industry?
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| July 15th | 2020  1:00AM
Sunrun Inc (NASDAQ: RUN) Stock: Bright Days Ahead for the Residential Solar Industry?
Renewable energy is one of the more compelling industries to look at in the stock market at this time. Instead of using limited energy resources like fossil fuels to power cars and houses, there are companies that are fully focused on finding ways to use natural energy sources like wind, solar, and hydropower to power our daily lives. The result is products that don’t produce pollution and save consumers a lot of money.
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Pilgrim’s Pride (NYSE: PPC) Stock Turning into a Value Buy
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| July 15th | 2020  1:00AM
Pilgrim’s Pride (NYSE: PPC) Stock Turning into a Value Buy
Processed poultry products maker Pilgrim’s Pride (NYSE: PPC) shares have been punished in 2020 trading near the COVID-19 pandemic lows even after the benchmark S&P 500 index (NYSEARCA: SPY) made its recovery into July. Poultry farms have undergone a number of COVID-19 related problems ranging from plant shutdown, infected workers to China import restrictions.
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Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) In Serious Trouble As Dividend Slashed
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| July 15th | 2020  1:00AM
Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) In Serious Trouble As Dividend Slashed
In the world of public companies, there are few more ominous signs management can give to shareholders than the cutting of a dividend. And with an 80% cut on Tuesday as part of their Q2 results, Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) management was issuing a warning as much as they were issuing a quarterly report. Unsurprisingly, the results that came out in the…
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Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE: CL) Nears Breakout Point of 7-Year Base
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| July 15th | 2020  1:00AM
Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE: CL) Nears Breakout Point of 7-Year Base
Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE: CL) has been basing between around $60 and $75 a share for roughly the past seven years. Over that period, the stock has edged out of that base a few times, but the move always stalled out around $76-$78. Most recently, shares hit $76.94 in February, before markets tanked, sending Colgate down to $58.14 in a little over a month. Colgate…
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Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) Issues FY 2020 Pre-Market Earnings Guidance
HC Wainwright Increases First Majestic Silver (NYSE:AG) Price Target to $11.50
FLIR Systems (NASDAQ:FLIR) Price Target Increased to $55.00 by Analysts at Needham & Company LLC
Continental Resources (NYSE:CLR) Price Target Raised to $18.00
CVR Energy (NYSE:CVI) Price Target Increased to $19.00 by Analysts at Citigroup
Delek US (NYSE:DK) PT Lowered to $17.00 at Citigroup
Marathon Petroleum (NYSE:MPC) Price Target Raised to $38.00
Citigroup Increases Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) Price Target to $216.00
Phillips 66 (NYSE:PSX) Price Target Cut to $94.00 by Analysts at Citigroup
Benchmark Boosts Surgery Partners (NASDAQ:SGRY) Price Target to $18.00
BJ's Restaurants (NASDAQ:BJRI) Cut to "Hold" at Loop Capital
Valero Energy (NYSE:VLO) PT Raised to $85.00
Citigroup Lowers Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) Price Target to $30.00
Arcturus Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ARCT) Now Covered by Analysts at Raymond James
UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) Price Target Raised to $350.00
PACCAR (NASDAQ:PCAR) Price Target Raised to $90.00
Bank of New York Mellon (NYSE:BK) Given New $41.00 Price Target at Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley Reaffirms "Overweight" Rating for Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN)
Morgan Stanley Raises eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY) Price Target to $62.00

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