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Update: Dollar General's Bid For Family Dollar Stores Is Rejected

By Jordan Flannery: On August 21st, Family Dollar Stores (NYSE:FDO) announced its rejection of Dollar General's (NYSE:DG) $78.50 per share all-cash offer for the company made on August 18th. Family Dollar stores reaffirmed its commitment...Show More Summary

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Bloomberg: Israel Airstrike Kills Three Hamas Commanders in Gaza Strip. An Israeli airstrike killed three senior military commanders from the Gaza Strip’s ruling Hamas movement a day after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned that forces would hunt militant leaders down. Show More Summary

Equinix Inc. (EQIX), Dynegy Inc. (DYN), Sealed Air Corp (SEE): Brian J. Higgins’ Top Stocks In Q2

King Street Capital, managed by Brian J. Higgins, recently published its 13F filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The hedge fund reported its equity portfolio as held at the end of the second quarter of 2014. The market value of the fund’s portfolio totaled $900.3 million. From King Street Capital’s portfolio, we have […]

The iShares U.S. Home Construction ETF Now Lags Encouraging Housing Data

By Dr. Duru: Last month, I wrote that there was no need for alarm over the plunge in housing starts for June mainly because the Southern region drove the entire decline while all other regions in the U.S. were up year-over-year. Moreover, rising (or stabilizing) home builder sentiment directly contradicted that data. Show More Summary

Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (FDO) Rejects Dollar General Corp. (DG) Bid in Favor of Dollar Tree, Inc. (DLTR)’s Offer Citing

When Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG) recently outbid Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ:DLTR) for acquiring Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (NYSE:FDO), the Street expected Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (NYSE:FDO) to go with it. In a surprise move though Family Dollar Stores, Inc. Show More Summary

Jobless Claims Dip Back Below 300K

Jobless claims fell by 14K last week, falling back below 300K and below consensus forecasts for a level of 303K. With claims alternating between above and below 300K for the last six weeks, it appears as though claims are clearly settling...Show More Summary

Pay Hike Watch ’14: Raises For Everyone (Under 25)!

Well, raises for everyone at Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and Bank of America. JP Morgan and Citi are still pondering this one. A host of big banks including Goldman Sachs Group Inc., J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., Citigroup Inc., Bank of America Corp. Show More Summary

August Dividend Increases

By Divhut: Invest in high-quality dividend paying companies that can manage their cash flow and payout ratio and be rewarded with constant dividend increases. A dividend increase is something every dividend growth investor can get excited about. Show More Summary

Tenet Healthcare Is The Most Crowded Hedge Fund Position

By ValueWalk: by Michael Ide With four new consumer discretionary companies in the top twenty, the direction of hedge fund weighting is clear. Tenet Healthcare (NYSE:THC) is the most crowded position among hedge funds, who own 39% of...Show More Summary

Goldman Sachs: Consumer Discretionary Hampers Hedge Fund Returns

And now, more on hedge funds: Goldman Sachs says that their exposure to the consumer discretionary sector is hurting their returns. On average, hedge funds have logged about 1% gains year to date, not a great performance when compared to the 7% returns seen by the S&P 500. Analyst Ben Snider and his team, in [...]

Junior Mining Companies That Will Be Making Beautiful M&A Music: AgaNola's Florian Siegfried

By The Gold Report: Florian Siegfried, head of precious metals and mining investments with Switzerland-based AgaNola Ltd., knows where the music is playing in the mining M&A space. In this interview with The Gold Report, Siegfried notes...Show More Summary

Taking Goldman Sachs To The Bank

By Tom Dorsey: Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE:GS) is one of the 6 big banks in America. The second quarter financial report was stellar and worthy of consideration to establish or increase your position in this company. The second quarter highlights that bear discussion include the net revenue of $9.13 billion, with diluted EPS of $4.10. Show More Summary

Microsoft: Time To Take Profits

By Bret Jensen: I have always found it easy as a contrarian investor to buy value names like Valero (NYSE:VLO) or Chicago Bridge & Iron (NYSE:CBI) when they hit a temporary rough patch and decline more than is warranted. It is also not hard to add to core growth positions like Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ:GILD) whenever the overall market hiccups. Show More Summary

A Barrick Gold And Newmont Mining Merger, Part 2

By SomaBull: In Part 1 of this article, I discussed why a merger of Barrick (NYSE:ABX) and Newmont (NYSE:NEM), creating one company in the process, wasn't a good idea. To unlock shareholder value, the companies need to better align all of these assets and form three separate companies instead. Show More Summary

Margin Debt Peaks May Indicate End Of Cyclical Bull Market

By Praveen Chawla: The following chart shows S&P 500 (NYSEARCA:SPY) in relation to margin debt data from 1960 to present. (Margin debt data is published by NYSE.) The scales are % change since 1960. As you can see while the S&P 500 has climbed nearly 3500%, margin debt has climbed nearly 15000%. Show More Summary

Taipan Resources - 'Surrounded By Success'

By The Oil Man: Taipan Resources: "Surrounded by Success" Taipan Resources (OTCQX:TAIPF) is an independent Oil & Gas Exploration company with an active working interest in Blocks 1 & 2B onshore Kenya. In Block 1 the company is currently...Show More Summary

Invest Like Warren Buffett: Goldman Sachs Preferred Series K Yields 6.2%

By The Weekend Investor: In the financial crisis of 2008, Warren Buffett made several amazing deals -- one of them being the $5B investment in preferred stock of Goldman Sachs with a 10% dividend yield. In addition, he got warrants to purchase more stock at attractive discounts to the trading price. Show More Summary

Why Mattel Shareholders Should Be Concerned

By Matthew Greenberg: Mattel (NASDAQ:MAT) is losing its investor base. Over the past 6 months, there are been 30 insider transactions for Mattel. All 30 transactions have been sells, consisting of over 1,000,000 shares. Furthermore,Show More Summary

Hikma Pharmaceuticals' (HKMPF) CEO Said Darwazah on Q2 2014 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

By SA Transcripts: Hikma Pharmaceuticals Plc (OTC:HKMPF) Q2 2014 Results Earnings Conference Call August 20, 2014 5:30 a.m. ET Executives Said Darwazah - Chairman & CEO Khalid Nabilsi - CFO Analysts James Gordon - JP Morgan James Vane-Tempest...Show More Summary

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