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What Analysts Are Saying About Cisco After Earnings

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Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) reported its most recent quarterly results this week past, and many were wondering if the company could make a comeback after being relatively stagnant for so long. This report ultimately proved the faithful investors right, and most analysts rewarded it even after the report. (41-0)

Weekend Reading for Financial Planners (November 18-19) 2017

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Enjoy the current installment of “weekend reading for financial planners” – this week’s edition kicks off with the news that the CFP Board has decided to issue a second draft of its proposed changes to the CFP Standards of Conduct, which is expected to be released in mid-December with a comment period running in January of 2018. Also in the news this week was a new report from PIABA that points out 5 out of the 13 “public” members of FINRA’s Board of Governors (who are supposed to represent consumers and have no ties to the industry) actually do have substantive ties to the financial services industry, which raises the significant conflict-of-interest concern that the majority of FINRA’s Board is actually comprised of industry representatives (whereas it is supposed to maintain 13-out-of-24 board seats with non-industry public governors). (138-0)

Merrill Lynch’s 2018 Pay Plan Spurs Some Dissent in Broker Ranks - WSJ

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Merrill Lynch’s pay plan for 2018 is stirring opposition among some veteran brokers, underscoring tensions in an industry that faces growing competitive pressure and an aging workforce. (39-0)

As Analysts Chase Cisco Targets Much Higher, $40 Looks Like Next Hurdle at Decade Highs

2017-11-16 247wallst
Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) surged higher after earnings and deferred revenues were solid. Cisco closed at $34.11 ahead of earnings, and it was trading up 6.4% at $36.30 on Thursday morning. It did not even take an hour for Cisco’s trading volume to go over 20 million shares, which is just over a full day’s normal trading volume. After many analysts have raised their price targets on Cisco, it appears, with a further help from the bull market, that Cisco may continue hitting 15-plus-year highs, with the stock set to challenge $40 in 2018. (40-0)

Oil Down 5% in a Week: Buy These 4 Mega Cap Stocks on the Dip

2017-11-16 247wallst
Any way you look at it, the oil rally that began back in June was a strong move for the black gold, lifting prices 40%. Like any rally, there are traders ready to take profits, and all they needed were some recent reports on sector status, especially this week’s report from the International Energy Agency on short-term demand and U.S. shale and the API reports on the strong builds in crude inventories. (45-0)

Why Analysts Keep Chasing Home Depot Targets Higher and Higher

2017-11-16 247wallst
Shares of Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD) were up 1.4% at $168.06 after beating earnings expectations. The initial take, based on the trading reaction, was that good might not be good enough. The take from the day-after confirms the initial take as shares were down more than 1% the following day. (52-0)

Vanguard versus Personal Capital–A Personal Experience | The White Coat Investor - Investing And Personal Finance for Doctors

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[Editor’s Note: This a guest post from a regular reader, Scott Moore, DO, MLS (ASCP).  As a pathology resident at the University of Arizona, Scott Moore realized that he wasn’t happy and tried to find out why. He switched to Dermatology in Scottsdale Arizona, but that experience only convinced him that teaching is where he finds his happiness. His dream job became available at his Alma Mater, so he made the difficult leap from medicine into academia. (39-0)

Greece readies new benchmarks for 30 billion euro debt swap

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ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece on Wednesday invited holders of about 30 billion euros in its debt to swap 20 outstanding bonds for five new benchmark ones, a move designed to help wean it off reliance on rescue funds and regain full access to financial markets. (49-0)

9 Companies Set to Dominate the Space Race and Privatization of Space

2017-11-15 247wallst
Picking themes of the future may seem easy on the surface. After all, it’s easy to assume that great exciting trends in health, science and technology are going to dominate the future. What is not so easy is picking the winners of those themes of the future. Investing in future trends can come with many pitfalls. There often many speculative companies, huge barriers to entry, issues of life and death, endless regulations, and potentially endless billions of dollars for capital spending and cash burn. (112-0)

Current Data Says It’s Not If but When the Market Correction Comes

2017-11-15 247wallst
It has been one of the most staggering stock market rallies in the history of Wall Street. Coming out of the ashes of the market meltdown, which was a byproduct of the mortgage-related disaster that began over 10 years ago, and culminating with a plunge into the abyss of massive selling in March of 2009. (39-0)

Trump's Campaign Foreign Policy Team Under Mueller's Microscope - Bloomberg

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Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world. (40-0)

Jeld-Wen Gears Up for Secondary Offering

2017-11-14 247wallst
door and window Jeld-Wen Holding Inc. (NYSE: JELD) has filed an S-1 form with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for a secondary offering. Keep in mind that the company is not offering any shares. Instead, the shareholders are selling everything in this offering. Overall 12.5 million shares are being offering, with an overallotment option for an additional 1.875 million shares. At the most recent closing price $35. (71-0)

Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Coca-Cola, Deutsche Bank, GE,, Peabody Energy, Qualcomm, WisdomTree and More

2017-11-14 247wallst
Stocks were indicated to open lower on Tuesday, but the indexes remain close to all-time highs hit just last week. The trend that has continued to dominate the markets is that investors have bought every major sell-off for more than five years now. Investors are also looking for new investing and trading ideas to generate gains and income ahead. (190-0)

5 Dividend Aristocrat Stocks to Buy for 2018 With Market on Shaky Ground

2017-11-14 247wallst
Long-time stock market participants can feel it, and despite the many bullish pundits on Wall Street, the fact of the matter is the bull market is old and getting tired. Many portfolio managers and hedge funds are chasing the same small group of stocks pushing them higher, and while the overall market tends to go in the same direction, by almost every measure things are expensive. The problem for many is there are really no alternatives, especially for total return. (48-0)

Wall Street Penalties Have Fallen in Trump’s First Year, Study Says - Bloomberg

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Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world. (140-0)

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