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2014/12/30
By Philip van Doorn, MarketWatch The activist investor is setting his sights on industrial conglomerate Manitowoc Co.
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2014/12/23
By Philip van Doorn, MarketWatch The Russell 2000 has underperformed this year, but recent trading shows strength heading into January The small-cap Russell 2000 Index , as you can see on the chart above, has trailed the S&P 500 Index (SPX) of the biggest U.S. companies this year.
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2015/1/21
By Philip van Doorn, MarketWatch They've fallen more than energy shares have, a sign the decline is overdone It may surprise you that the worst-performing segment of the S&P 500 Index (SPX) this year through Friday was the financial sector, with a 5% decline.
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2014/12/22
By Philip van Doorn, MarketWatch Your research may tell you that some companies have been unfairly punished As we start the holiday week, one way to identify possible stock market presents for 2015 is to look at this year's worst performers.
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2014/12/19
By Philip van Doorn, MarketWatch The OPEC meeting hammered oil stocks and rocked the energy industry MarketWatch rounded up the 10 most important news events of the past week.
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2014/12/19
By Philip van Doorn, MarketWatch The oil market, a sliding ruble and Sony Pictures led the news MarketWatch rounded up the 10 most important news events of the past week.
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2014/12/17
By Philip van Doorn, MarketWatch Low debt, steady earnings to weather the stormy energy sector It's become a cliche for investors to call themselves contrarians, because everybody wants to buy stocks when they're down, in order to make a killing on the rebound.
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2014/12/16
By Philip van Doorn, MarketWatch Here are companies paying good dividends with plenty of room to raise payouts Do you think that investing for income is boring?
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2014/12/16
By Philip van Doorn, MarketWatch Here are companies paying good dividends with plenty of room to raise payouts Do you think that investing for income is boring?
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2015/1/15
By Philip van Doorn, MarketWatch Most analysts base earnings estimates on where they predict the price of oil will settle Most Wall Street analysts are basing their 2015 earnings estimates for oil companies on a questionable number: the price of oil itself.
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2015/1/15
By Philip van Doorn, MarketWatch Most analysts are upbeat about the two banking giants Most analysts working at brokerage firms are enthusiastic about the prospect for shares of Bank of America and Citigroup over the next 12 months.
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2015/1/16
By Philip van Doorn, MarketWatch The Swiss 'tsunami,' oil stocks and bank earnings led the news MarketWatch rounded up the 10 most important news events of the past week.
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2015/1/14
By Philip van Doorn, MarketWatch Most analysts base earnings estimates on where they predict the price of oil will settle Most Wall Street analysts are basing their 2015 earnings estimates for oil companies on a questionable number: the price of oil itself.
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2015/1/29
By Philip van Doorn, MarketWatch Companies that rely heavily on exports to Europe face disappointing sales and profits The main theme in disappointing earnings reports this week for large U.S. companies is damage from the decline of the euro.
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2015/1/29
By Philip van Doorn, MarketWatch Low-volatility equities tend to outperform in the long run The S&P 500 Index has fallen only 3% in 2015 after six years of gains, but with so many moving parts, including higher valuations as well as volatility caused by the sharp decline of the euro, a portfolio of steady-performing stocks might keep you in equities without a lot of anxiety.
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2015/1/30
By Philip van Doorn, MarketWatch Low-volatility equities tend to outperform in the long run The S&P 500 Index has fallen only 1.7% in 2015 after six years of gains, but with so many moving parts, including higher valuations as well as volatility caused by the sharp decline of the euro, a portfolio of steady-performing stocks might keep you in equities without a lot of anxiety.
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2015/1/31
By Philip van Doorn, MarketWatch The Greek elections, crude oil and Apple's blowout quarter led the news MarketWatch rounded up the 10 most important news events of the past week.
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2015/1/31
By Philip van Doorn, MarketWatch Defensive sectors are leading the market, with energy and financials lagging After yet another year of gains for the S&P 500 Index, it's been a drab January for investors.
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2015/2/2
By Philip van Doorn, MarketWatch Low-volatility equities tend to outperform in the long run The S&P 500 Index has fallen only 3% in 2015 after six years of gains, but with so many moving parts, including higher valuations as well as volatility caused by the sharp decline of the euro, a portfolio of steady-performing stocks might keep you in equities without a lot of anxiety.
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2015/2/3
By Philip van Doorn, MarketWatch All sorts of companies, from Netflix to Mattel, have suffered as a result In these days of seesawing securities markets, it's important to remember what drives equity prices higher or lower.
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2015/2/6
By Philip van Doorn, MarketWatch What's worse, investors are told to focus on earnings excluding stock options In October, we pointed out that the $170 million in stock-based compensation dished out to Twitter employees during the third quarter represented 47% of the company's third-quarter revenue.
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2015/2/5
By Philip van Doorn, MarketWatch Southwest Airlines and nine others are bucking a bad trend Most companies in the S&P 500 Index have had their 2016 earnings estimates cut by analysts since the beginning of the year as the dollar has strengthened and the price of crude oil has declined.
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2015/2/6
By Philip van Doorn, MarketWatch Low-volatility equities tend to outperform in the long run The S&P 500 Index has fallen only 3% in 2015 after six years of gains, but with so many moving parts, including higher valuations as well as volatility caused by the sharp decline of the euro, a portfolio of steady-performing stocks might keep you in equities without a lot of anxiety.
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2015/1/28
By Philip van Doorn, MarketWatch Companies that rely heavily on exports to Europe face disappointing sales and profits The main theme in disappointing earnings reports this week for large U.S. companies is damage from the decline of the euro.
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2015/1/28
By Philip van Doorn, MarketWatch Companies that rely heavily on exports to Europe face disappointing sales and profits The main theme in disappointing earnings reports this week for large U.S. companies is damage from the decline of the euro.
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2015/1/26
By Philip van Doorn, MarketWatch Rock-Tenn and MeadWestvaco are grabbing headlines, but Packaging Corp.
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2015/1/26
By Philip van Doorn, MarketWatch Rock-Tenn and MeadWestvaco are grabbing headlines, but Packaging Corp.
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2015/1/23
By Philip van Doorn, MarketWatch The European Central Bank's massive bond-purchasing program led the news MarketWatch rounded up the 10 most important news events of the past week.
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2015/1/23
By Philip van Doorn, MarketWatch Investors are punishing Discover Financial Services for one-time items Shares of Discover Financial Services tumbled as much as 8% on Thursday and is down again Friday after the credit card lender reported a 33% decline in fourth-quarter profit.
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2015/1/22
By Philip van Doorn, MarketWatch You get yields as high as 5.5%, plus market-beating price gains Apple's stock has a yield of 1.73%. That may seem low, but it's almost as high as the yield on the 10-year U.S. Treasury note, which lacks the iPhone maker's potential to generate outsized price gains.
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