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Nasdaq Composite Closes at Record High: 5 Top-Ranked Picks

2018-06-15 zacks
On Jun 14, the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite index scaled a fresh high at closing. Yesterday’s rally can be attributed to strong showing by media, telecom and tech stocks fueled by market anticipation of mega merger deals. This also highlights the gradual fading of investors’ apprehensions regarding the trade and geopolitical issues, which was the primary reason behind severe market volatility in the last three months.
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With or Without Time Warner, AT&T Stock Isn't Worth Buying | InvestorPlace

2018-06-13 investorplace
The acquisition of Time Warner Inc (NYSE:TWX) by AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) appears to be a go. And the approval of the AT&T-TWX merger, announced Tuesday afternoon, already is reverberating through the market.
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Corporate round-up: Aegon Life appoints Saba Adil as Chief Operating Officer

2018-06-11 moneycontrol
Aegon Life Insurance has appointed Saba Adil as the new chief operating officer, effective May 1.
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Discovery Communications (DISCA) Down 5.7% Since Earnings Report: Can It Rebound?

2018-06-07 zacks
A month has gone by since the last earnings report for Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCA - Free Report) . Shares have lost about 5.7% in that time frame.
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Palatin shares up 9% premarket

2018-06-04 marketwatch
Palatin Technologies Inc. shares surged 9% in premarket trade Monday, after the company said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has accepted the new drug application for bremelanotide, a treatment for female sexual desire disorder. The NDA was filed by Amag Pharmaceuticals Inc. , Palatin's exclusive North America licensee, in March. The goal date for completion of the review is March 23, 2019. If approved, bremelanotide would be the first and only treatment for hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) in pre-menopausal women.
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How Facebook Let Gadgets Tap Your Data: DealBook Briefing - The New York Times

2018-06-04 nytimes
The technology giant struck data-sharing partnerships with at least 60 device makers — including Amazon, Apple, BlackBerry, Microsoft and Samsung — over the last decade. The company claimed that those deals were supposed to make it easier for people to use Facebook before its app was widely available on smartphones. But an NYT investigation found that the deals provided wide-ranging access to user data, and that many arrangements still exist, even though Facebook said that it had cut such off third-party access in 2015.
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Orange aiming to merge video arm with Altice Studio - Le Figaro

2018-05-31 reuters
PARIS (Reuters) - Orange (ORAN.PA), France’s biggest telecoms operator, is looking to merge its Orange Cinema Series (OCS) arm with Altice Studio (ATCA.AS) to create a new business big enough to challenge the likes of Netflix (NFLX.O), Le Figaro newspaper reported.
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Zero Cost Of Capital

2018-05-31 seekingalpha
Today’s strange occurrence has been called a “zero cost of capital” and it rhymes with what happened in 1999-2000.
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Zero Cost Of Capital – ValueWalk Premium

2018-05-30 valuewalkpremium
Massive investor popularity can produce some pretty strange circumstances in the U.S. stock market. Mark Twain said, “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it rhymes!” Today’s strange occurrence has been called a “zero cost of capital” and it rhymes with what happened in 1999-2000. This is a phrase coined by NYU Business Professor, Scott Galloway, in his effort to explain the moat surrounding today’s tech darlings.
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Solo: A Star Wars Story Bomb Highlights Risks to Walt Disney Co Stock | InvestorPlace

2018-05-29 investorplace
It’s probably unfair to Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) to call Solo: A Star Wars Story a bomb. After all, the movie generated $103 million in its opening weekend — the fourth-best showing so far this year. And when including an estimated $65 million in overseas receipts, Solo at least looks set to be a profitable film for Disney.
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Bull Of The Day: Generac (GNRC)

2018-05-23 zacks
Generac (GNRC - Free Report) is a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) following a solid beat and raise quarter. Let's take a look a the recent numbers and how they have helped the stock reach the best Zacks Rank. Today, GNRC is the Bull of the Day.
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Hulu Boosts Live TV & Guide Experience With New Features

2018-05-22 zacks
Hulu, which is jointly owned by Disney (DIS - Free Report) , 21st Century Fox (FOXA - Free Report) , Time Warner Inc. (TWX - Free Report) and Comcast (CMCSA - Free Report) owned NBCUniversal is set to update its web and mobile applications. The company is introducing a series of features that better support its new Live TV destination and guide experience. The Live TV destination feature will direct users to the most recently watched channel with fewer clicks.
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Bull of the Day: Akamai Technologies

2018-05-22 zacks
Akamai Technologies (AKAM - Free Report) is one of those companies that’s not necessarily a household name, but that virtually everyone interacts with on a daily basis without even being aware of it.
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Netflix, Inc. (NFLX) New Same-Sex Comedy Film to Star Jennifer Aniston

2018-05-21 investorplace
Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) recently announced that it is casting Jennifer Aniston and American stand-up comedian Tig Notaro in a same-sex White House comedy film.
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Bull of the Day: Canadian Solar (CSIQ)

2018-05-21 zacks
California recently became the first state in the country to require solar panels for all new homes. The rule is set to go into effect starting in 2020. It’s part of the state’s plan to cut energy use int new homes by more than fifty percent. This sort of mandate from the largest state in the union instantly created huge upcoming demand for solar. That news was enough to get investors excited about solar stocks just like today’s Bull of the Day, Canadian Solar (CSIQ - Free Report) .
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