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Madeleine Johnson

SeaWorld (SEAS) Stock Pops After Blackstone Sells 21% Stake

On Friday, shares of SeaWorld Entertainment (SEAS) are popping, up about 5.3% to $18.23 per share in afternoon trading after private asset management firm Blackstone Group announced it sold its majority stake in the marine park operator.

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Madeleine Johnson

Here's Why Tesla (TSLA) Stock is Gaining Today

On Friday, shares of Tesla Inc. (TSLA) are gaining, up around 2.3% to $260.77 per share in midday trading after CEO Elon Musk went on a tweetstorm early this morning, sharing the first video of the upcoming Model 3 electric car.

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Joseph Lu

TripAdvisor (TRIP) Rallies on Priceline Merger Talk

On Thursday, shares TripAdvisor, Inc. (TRIP) rallied on Priceline (PCLN) buyout talks. TRIP is up 2.54% to $42.42 per share. These two companies are no strangers on the buyout table. Buyout rumors have occurred a few times, but no deal was struck.

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Joseph Lu

Flexion (FLXN) Stock Soars 35% on $1 Billion Sanofi Buyout

Shares of Flexion Therapeutics (FLXN) soared on Thursday, up 36% to $26.80 per share following reports that French drug giant Sanofi (SNY) is in talks to purchase the biotech company for more than $1 billion in cash.

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Madeleine Johnson

3 Takeaways from Starbucks' 2017 Annual Shareholders Meeting

On Wednesday, coffee giant Starbucks Corp. (SBUX) held its 25th Annual Meeting of Shareholders in Seattle, with more than 3,300 partners, shareholders, invited guests, and board members in attendance.

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Joseph Lu

Ford (F) Stock Slips After Q1 Earnings Forecast Misses Estimates

Ford Motor Co. (F) stock dropped on Thursday, down almost 2% to $11.57 per share after the Michigan-based company said it expects lower earning per share and pretax profit in the first quarter.

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Madeleine Johnson

Obamacare Repeal Vote Looms: What Investors Need to Know

Investors' eyes will be focused on Congress today, as the House is scheduled to vote on the American Healthcare Act (AHCA). Whether you think it???s "Obamacare Lite" or "dead on arrival" like Sen. Rand Paul, the AHCA has certainly made an impact on Wall Street, as well as the entire healthcare industry since its announcement.

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Joseph Lu

Sears (SHLD) Stock Plummets 12% After SEC Filing Clouds Future

When was the last time that you stepped foot in a Sears retail store? Customers might find themselves unable to locate their familiar Sears store soon.

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Parth Panchal

Sectors & Industries: Common Tools Used to Find the Best Stocks

When investing in stocks, businesses are categorized into groups called 'sectors' and subcategorized into groups named 'industries'. But why should you care? It???s because sectors and industries are utilized by investors in finding investment opportunities to outperform the market.

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Madeleine Johnson

Here's Why Duluth Holdings (DLTH) Stock is Soaring Today

On Wednesday, shares of niche retailer Duluth Holdings Inc. (DLTH) are soaring, up almost 14% to $21.89 per share in afternoon trading after the company posted impressive fourth-quarter earnings.

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Joseph Lu

Nike (NKE) Stock Tumbles on Mixed Q3 Results

Shares of Nike Inc. (NKE) slipped on Wednesday, down over 6% to $54.40 per share after the sportswear giant reported a mixed third quarter and timid guidance for the current quarter.

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Parth Panchal

Easily Use Top-Down Analysis to Find Great Stocks

Top-down analysis is a central technique to use in order to find great stocks. Zacks Premium offers research services, named Zacks Sector Rank and Zacks Industry Rank, that cater to the popular approach of top-down analysis.

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Madeleine Johnson

This is Why Snap Stock is Popping Today

On Wednesday, shares of Snap Inc. (SNAP) are popping, up around 6% to $21.59 per share in morning trading after the social media company received its second 'Buy' rating.

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Joseph Lu

As AAPL Stock Hits All-Time High, Apple Launches Red iPhone, New iPad

Apple Inc. (AAPL) opened the day at an all-time high at $142.15 per share with the release of a new color of the iPhone 7, new video app, and new iPad.

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Madeleine Johnson

These Sectors Got Crushed in Worst Trading Day of 2017

Today marked the worst trading day of 2017 so far, with the financials and materials sectors taking some of the biggest hits as investors anxiously await a key healthcare vote.

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Joseph Lu

With New Sales Outlook, Is Chipotle Finally Moving Past E. Coli Crisis?

It seems like Winter Storm Stella didn???t affect Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (CMG). The burrito chain rose 2% to $405.42 after data-analysis firm M Science predicted first-quarter sales would easily beat Wall Street???s estimates.

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Joseph Lu

Twitter Bot Scandal Puts Further Pressure On CEO Jack Dorsey

Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter Inc. (TWTR), is facing another problem to convince advertisers to return to Twitter. As a new research showed that up to 15% of Twitter's 319 million users can be bots rather than human.

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Joseph Lu

Google's Rating Cut Over YouTube Ad Placements

Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL), the parent company of Google, received a downgrade today to "Hold" from "Buy" by Pivotal Research analyst Brian Wieser. The reason for the rating cut centered on the placement of YouTube???s ads. Some ad buyers had voiced that their ads appeared next to videos carrying homophobic or terroristic videos on YouTube.

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Parth Panchal

Here's Why FireEye (FEYE) Stock Popped 8% Today

Internet security company FireEye Inc. (FEYE) gained 8.2% to $11.61, as of Monday's close, after Bank of America's (BAC) Merrill Lynch brokerage unit increased their price target and rating.

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Joseph Lu

Does Snap Deserve Its First "Buy" Rating?

Finally, Snap Inc. (SNAP) is being recommended to investors. On Monday, James Cakmak, an analyst from boutique equity research firm Monness, differed themselves from the rest of the tech analysts and gave Snap its first "buy" rating.

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Parth Panchal

Wells Fargo Credit Card Applications Plunge 55% Amid Account Scandal

San Francisco-based bank Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC) is still struggling to recover from their scandal over bogus accounts. The bank's February performance report unveils overall declining customer traffic complimented by small spots of growth.

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Madeleine Johnson

With Live-Action Remakes, Disney is Banking on Nostalgia

Over the weekend, The Walt Disney Co.'s (DIS) highly-anticipated live-action remake of its beloved animated classic, Beauty and the Beast, made an absolute killing at the box office, bringing in $170 million.

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Madeleine Johnson

After IPO, Canada Goose (GOOS) Stock Continues to Gain

On Friday, shares of luxury parka maker Canada Goose Holdings Inc. (GOOS) are gaining, up around 5.5% in midday trading the day after its successful IPO.

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Joseph Lu

Dollar General Delivers Strong Q4 Earnings By Copying Wal-Mart

Dollar General Corporation. (DG), the U.S discount retailer, delivered better-than-expected earnings in the fourth quarter of 2016 by following in the footstep of the America's largest retail giant, Wal-Mart (WMT).

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Joseph Lu

Oracle (ORCL) Stock Spikes on Impressive Q3 Earnings and Cloud Revenues

Oracle Corporation (ORCL) is up 7% at $45.94 per share in midday trading on Thursday after posting impressive third quarter earnings yesterday, beating both the Zacks Consensus earnings and revenues estimates. (To learn more about Oracle's Q3 Earnings, check out this Zacks article: Oracle (ORCL) Beats on Q3 Earnings & Revenues: Stock Up)

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