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Insiders Selling Shares of 3 Strong Performing Stocks Amid Market Turbulence

Corporate insiders can buy or sell their companies’ shares through two simple means. Firstly, they can buy or sell shares through open market transactions......(read more)
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Buffett Buys Even More Phillips 66 (PSX), Steve Cohen Buys Some Energy Shares of His Own, Plus Two Other Bullish Moves

2015 was not a great year for hedge funds in terms of performance, but it wasn’t too bad either. The hedge fund industry as a whole lost less than 1......(read more)
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Five Stocks that Are Surging While the Market is Mired in Red

Investors are nervous today after the jobs report brought forward mixed employment data. Non-farm payrolls were below expectations, raising concerns over......(read more)
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PPG Industries, Inc. (PPG): A Free Cash Flow Machine With 44 Straight Dividend Increases

PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE:PPG) has warded its investors with higher dividend payments for 44 consecutive years. The company’s dividend appears to......(read more)
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Leggett & Platt, Inc. (LEG): 44 Consecutive Years of Dividend Increases and a 3.1% Yield

Leggett & Platt, Inc. (NYSE:LEG) is a blue chip dividend stock that has rewarded investors with 44 consecutive dividend increases. With operations......(read more)
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Warren Buffett’s 3 Cornerstones of Sound Investing

Warren Buffett is worth over $60 billion. He knows a thing or two about investing. True geniuses tend to make things simpler, not more confusing. Buffett......(read more)
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ConocoPhillips (COP) Cuts its Dividend: How to Avoid These Riskier Stocks

ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) is one of the biggest oil producers in the world and the newest case study regarding the dangers of chasing yield (the stock......(read more)
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What’s the Deal With These 5 Surging Stocks?

The markets are recuperating on Thursday, with all major U.S stock indexes, alongside oil, trading slightly up after a rough week. Among the stocks driving......(read more)
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Noteworthy Insider Purchases Uncovered at Progressive Corp (PGR), Green Bancorp Inc. (GNBC), and United Technologies Corporation (UTX)

Unexpectedly, there are growing concerns about a forthcoming U.S recession, thanks to softening industrial production over the past several months. Corporate......(read more)
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Why These 5 Stocks are Pushing the Market Up on Thursday

Wall Street is making up for some of its declines in 2016 today, with the three major indices all well above 0.5% in Thursday trading. In this article......(read more)
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GoPro (GPRO), Ralph Lauren (RL) and 3 Other Companies Join the Growing List of Stocks Battered by Weak Earnings

U.S stocks are slightly higher in early afternoon trading following some choppy morning trading. Oil prices went south again after a strong rally yesterday......(read more)
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Apple Inc. (AAPL) Supplier Among 3 Hot Stocks to Witness Insider Selling

Extensive research shows that corporate insiders are better at investing in equities than “index-tracking” investors, which is not overly surprising......(read more)
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Most Searched Tickers Among Financial Advisors: Focus on Tech Following Earnings

With the earnings season in progress, the U.S stock market is still losing ground, despite several attempts to recover. The decline has come mainly on......(read more)
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What Is Driving the Drop of These Five Stocks on Wednesday?

While all three indices in the red today amid a reported slowdown of the US services sector growth, shares of Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC), Alibaba......(read more)
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What’s Driving Oclaro, Gilead, Eaton, Boot Barn Holdings & Viavi Higher on Wednesday?

Markets continued to tumble on Wednesday, with all major U.S. stock indexes trading down, even as commodities surged. However, a few stocks were moving......(read more)
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These Five Stocks Are Deep in Red on Earnings and Other Developments

Following two days of steep declines, Wall Street couldn’t recover on Wednesday morning, as most stocks have declined, while the list of losers......(read more)
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These 3 Companies’ Insiders Ignore Wall Street’s Doomsayers

The S&P 500 Index has lost nearly 7% since the beginning of the year and there aren’t any major catalysts that could stop the sell-off. Investors......(read more)
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Why Are Influential Insiders Selling Shares of These Companies?

Insider trading policies allow directors and senior officers to buy and sell shares during specific trading windows, primarily because these insiders......(read more)
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Were Hedge Funds Right Betting On These Energy Stocks?

The energy sector was unarguably one of the worst performing during the second half of the last year. Owing to the decline in crude oil prices, most......(read more)
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Why These 5 Stocks Are Pulling the Market Down on Tuesday

At a time when the S&P 500 is off by 1.5%, shares of Axovant Sciences Ltd (NYSE:AXON), Ferrari N.V. (NYSE:RACE), Waddell & Reed Financial, Inc......(read more)
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Why These 5 Stocks Are Among Today’s Biggest Losers

U.S stocks are trading lower today, after the latest tumble in oil prices has put further pressure on the markets. Weak quarterly results have also conspired......(read more)
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Why Sirius, Twitter, GM, Qualcomm and Plantronics Are Dragging the Market Down Today

The markets have continued to tumble today, with all major U.S stock indexes down by about 1.5%. Among the stocks driving these declines, investors can......(read more)
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These 3 Battered Stocks Witness Heavy Insider Buying

U.S equities inched lower on Monday and continue to sink today, as the plunge in crude oil prices and disappointing data coming out of China continues......(read more)
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Why These 5 Stocks Are Climbing Higher As The Market Sinks

With oil prices still in the red and the Dow and S&P 500 deep in the red this morning, down by over 1.5% each, shares of Michael Kors Holdings Ltd......(read more)
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Alphabet (GOOG), Pfizer (PFE) And Three Other Blue Chips Report Earnings: See How Investors Are Playing Them

U.S. investors are still using the oil market as a guide for their trading activities, so it’s little wonder that the main indices plunged together......(read more)
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Why Are Insiders Getting Rid of These 3 Stocks?

There are studies showing that companies with heavy insider selling tend to generate lower stock returns over the following 12 months than companies......(read more)
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Billionaire Carl Icahn Plans Shake Up of AIG, Halvorsen Reveals Yet Another Energy Bet, Plus Two Other Moves

Individual investors can catch a glimpse of hedge funds’ equity positions by analyzing their quarterly 13F filings. The batch of 13Fs for the quarterly......(read more)
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Sizable Insider Purchases At American Express (AXP), 2 Other Companies Amid Declining Insider Confidence

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 396.66 points in the green on Friday, pushing the benchmark into positive territory for the week. However, Friday......(read more)
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13D Filing: Luxor Capital Group and Grubhub Inc. (GRUB)

According to a new filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Christian Leone‘s Luxor Capital Group currently owns nearly 6.0 million shares......(read more)
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Noteworthy Insider Selling Witnessed at These 3 Companies

Statistics reveal that last week’s volume of insider selling more than doubled compared to the volume registered in the prior week, whereas the volume......(read more)
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13G Filing: RA Capital Management and Derma Sciences, Inc. (DSCI)

In a new filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Peter Kolchinsky‘s RA Capital Management disclosed a position in Derma Sciences Inc......(read more)
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Why These 5 Stocks Are Rocketing Higher Amid a Tough Monday Market

Major U.S stock indexes are down slightly on Monday amid weak manufacturing data and crumpling oil prices, however, shares of Eyegate Pharmaceuticals......(read more)
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13G Filing: Vertex One Asset Management and Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc. (BCEI)

John Thiessen‘s Vertex One Asset Management has disclosed its position in Bonanza Creek Energy Inc (NYSE:BCEI) via a 13G filing with the Securities......(read more)
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13D Filing: Elliott Associates and Alcoa Inc. (AA)

In a new filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Paul Singer‘s Elliott Management disclosed its activist stake in Alcoa Inc (NYSE:AA......(read more)
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This is Driving The Declines at Nokia (NOK), Micron (MU), Alibaba (BABA), Xerox & Kinder Morgan Today

After experiencing a rebound last week, markets were back to their declining way on Monday, with all major U.S stock indexes down slightly. Some of the......(read more)
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Dividend Aristocrats Part 50: Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)

The image below shows the 10 year cumulative returns of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) and the S&P 500 (SPY): Source: Data from Yahoo! Finance $......(read more)
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McCormick & Company, Incorporated (MKC): Uninterrupted Dividends Since 1925 and a 30 Year Growth Streak

McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE:MKC) has increased its dividend for 30 consecutive years and paid uninterrupted dividends since 1925. While......(read more)
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Dividend Aristocrats Part 52: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT)

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) generated revenues of $484 billion over the last 12 months. If Wal-Mart were a country (assuming revenue is about equal......(read more)
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Why These 5 Stocks Are Winning on Monday

It’s the first trading day of February and the stock market is in the red after the worst January since 2009. However, there are stocks that are trending......(read more)
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Cintas Corporation (CTAS): 32 Consecutive Years of Dividend Growth

Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ:CTAS) is one of the highest scoring dividend stocks in our database for Dividend Safety (98) and Dividend Growth (99). The......(read more)
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Were Hedge Funds Right Betting On These Finance Stocks in Q4?

Finance represents one of the best-performing sectors over the long-run, even though it is marked by periods of high volatility. Some of the largest companies......(read more)
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13G Filing: Prescott Group Capital Management and Comstock Holding Companies, Inc. (CHCI)

Phil Frohlich‘s Prescott Group Capital Management has filed a 13G with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, in which it disclosed its passive......(read more)
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13G Filing: Prescott Group Capital Management and Air Transport Services Group, Inc. (ATSG)

Phil Frohlich‘s Prescott Group Capital Management has disclosed holding 7.7% of Air Transport Services Group Inc. (NASDAQ:ATSG) in a 13G filing......(read more)
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13G Filing: Pennant Capital Management and Manitowoc Co Inc (MTW)

Alan Fournier‘s Pennant Capital Management has filed a 13G with the Securities and Exchange Commission, disclosing its stake in Manitowoc Company......(read more)
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Why Microsoft (MSFT), Axiall (AXLL), Sony (SNE), Seagate & Energous Are Surging Today

The markets continue to recuperate on Friday, as all major U.S stock indexes gained about 1.5%. Among the stocks driving these surges are Microsoft Corporation......(read more)
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13D Filing: Icahn Capital Praises Xerox Corp (XRX) Split in Filing, Lands Board Seats

At Insider Monkey, we closely monitor the moves made by activist investors, and Carl Icahn of Icahn Capital LP is without a doubt the most prominent......(read more)
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Billionaire Icahn Salutes Xerox Corp (XRX)’s Split, Lasry Trims YRC Worldwide Inc. (YRCW) Stake, and Kotler Buys More Raptor Pharmaceutical Corp. (RPTP)

Although the average hedge fund has been struggling to beat broader market benchmarks in recent years, the hedge fund industry as a whole has been constantly......(read more)
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Hedge Funds’ Bullish Moves on Aquinox Pharmaceuticals Inc. (AQXP), Herbalife Ltd. (HLF), and Childrens Place Inc. (PLCE)

Most equity investments made by hedge funds are based on strong reasoning and comprehensive analysis, so these investment vehicles do not make blind......(read more)
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Starboard Value Cuts Stake in RealD (RLD), Stadium Capital Buys More of This Retailer, Plus 2 Other Moves

The handful of hedge fund managers who have a strong record of outperforming broader market benchmarks do not manage capital for the masses. The 2-and......(read more)
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Cincinnati Financial Corporation (CINF): Over 50 Consecutive Years of Dividend Growth and a 3.4% Yield

Cincinnati Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:CINF) has increased its dividend for 54 consecutive years, an impressive streak that only eight U.S. public companies......(read more)
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