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0 Comments 25 July 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) shed 3.19 points and 0.60 percent to 532.78 Friday, as geopolitical tensions simmered and durable goods data revealed corporate investment is still anemic in spots. Earnings results were mixed. Year to date, the B400 is ahead 3.99 percent. Top percentage gainers included Solar Winds, Stanley Black & Decker, USANA Health, Albemarle and [...]

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0 Comments 24 July 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) inched higher Thursday on corporate earnings action, rising 0.26 points and 0.05 percent to 535.98, as investors sought direction from the growing tide of quarterly results. Year to date, the B400 measure of promising U.S. companies is ahead 4.62 percent. Top percentage gainers included Overstock.com, Under Armour, Kapstone Paper & Packaging, NeuStar [...]

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0 Comments 22 July 2014

The Barron’s 400 (B400) rose 4.56 points and 0.86 percent to 534.82 Tuesday as investors were heartened by earnings results and a benign reading on inflation. For 2014, the B400 index of some of America’s most promising companies is ahead 4.40 percent. Top percentage gainers included Herbalife, Chipotle, Polaris Industries, USANA Health and Heartland Express. Herbalife (HLF) soared [...]

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0 Comments 21 July 2014

The Barron’s 400 (B400) reacted to continuing geopolitical troubles in Ukraine and Gaza, slipping 2.03 points and 0.38 percent to 530.26 Monday. Year to date, the B400 measure of U.S. companies with most promising fundamentals is ahead 3.50 percent. Top percentage gainers included American Vanguard, NVR Inc., EMC Corp., Cirrus Logic, Bonanza Creek Energy. Chemical concern American Vanguard [...]

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Barron's 400 Diary

B400 Results Expected to be Strong for Second Quarter

0 Comments 21 July 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index companies are expected to post solid gains in both revenue and earnings for the second quarter, according to securities analysts’ forecasts. The sum of per-share earnings estimates for the index components ($415.99) is 6% higher than a year earlier (when more than half weren’t in the index) and 12% more than they [...]

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0 Comments 18 July 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) pushed higher Friday, rising 6.60 points and 1.25 percent to 532.39, as investors discounted geopolitical conflict in Ukraine and Gaza in favor of optimism about earnings and the U.S. economy. Year to date, the index of America companies with top fundamentals is ahead 3.90 percent. Leading percentage gainers included Skyworks Solutions, TASER [...]

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0 Comments 17 July 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) sagged 6.54 points and 1.23 percent to 525.70 in Thursday trade, as heightened tensions in Ukraine surrounding a downed airliner and an Israeli incursion into Gaza weighed on the broad stock market and pulled the B400 down with it. Year to date, the B400 is ahead 2.61. The index was helped by [...]

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0 Comments 16 July 2014

The Barron’s 400 (B400) edged up 0.23 points and 0.04 percent to 532.23 Wednesday, as favorable earnings, merger activity and favorable industrial production figures put a rosy outlook on investor expectations. Year to date in 2014, the B400 is ahead 3.88 percent. Top percentage gainers included Intel, Portfolio Recovery, Scripps Networks, Kodiak Oil & Gas and Lions [...]

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0 Comments 15 July 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) shed 3.10 points and 0.58 percent to 532.00 Tuesday, as investors pondered possible next steps in Federal Reserve monetary policy and eyed stocks hovering near record levels. Year to date, the B400 gauge of some of America’s most promising companies is up 3.84 percent. Biotechs suffered Tuesday after a Fed policy statement [...]

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0 Comments 14 July 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) gained 2.79 points and 0.52 percent to 535.10 Monday, as investors gained confidence in the way the new quarterly earnings season is starting to unfold and energy stocks showed some strength. Year to date, the index of many of America’s most promising companies has risen 4.45 percent. Top percentage gainers Monday included [...]

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