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0 Comments 19 September 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) dropped 4.53 points and 0.85 percent to 531.81 Friday on profit taking as “quadruple witching,” when futures and options contracts on indexes and stocks expire, roiled the markets. Year to date, the B400 is ahead 3.80 percent. Top percentage decliners Friday included Barrett Business Services, Seadrill, Cambrex, Proto Labs and Cirrus Logic. Barrett [...]

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0 Comments 18 September 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) tacked on 2.34 points and 0.44 percent to 536.34 Thursday on lower jobless claims and investor hopes that interest rates will remain low. Year to date, the B400 is up 4.69 percent. Top percentage gainers included Dorman Products, iGATE Corp., MarketAxess, Vitamin Shoppe and Stamps.com. Vehicle parts maker Dorman (DORM) jumped 4.93 percent [...]

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0 Comments 17 September 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) finished nearly unchanged Wednesday, up 0.03 points and 0.01 percent to 534.00 after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the central bank would foster low interest rates for a considerable period of time to help the U.S. economy. Year to date, the B400 measure of U.S. companies with strong fundamentals is [...]

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0 Comments 16 September 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) rose 3.02 points and 0.57 percent to 533.96 Tuesday on increasing conviction the Federal Reserve is not in a hurry to raise the ultra-low interest rates that have propped up stocks during the bull market. Year to date, the B400 is up 4.22 percent. Drug and medical shares were strong Tuesday. Top [...]

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0 Comments 15 September 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) sagged 3.06 points and 0.57 percent to 530.94 Monday, as investors showed caution ahead of two days of Federal Reserve meetings. Year to date, the B400 is up 3.63 percent. Top percentage decliners Monday included Ubiquiti Networks, CalAmp, Conn’s, GenTherm and Oiltanking Partners. Ubiquiti (UBNT) fell 7.44 percent to $43.03. Morgan Stanley started [...]

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0 Comments 12 September 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) sagged 3.30 points and 0.61 percent to 534.00 Friday, as investors showed caution ahead of next week’s Federal Reserve meeting and an update on the central bank’s long-standing ultra-loose monetary policy. Year to date in 2014, the B400 gauge of U.S. companies with strong fundamentals is ahead 4.23 percent. Energy companies were [...]

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0 Comments 10 September 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) ticked up 1.88 points and 0.35 percent to 535.59 Wednesday, as enthusiasm for Apple’s new product lineup percolated across the broad market. Year to date, the B400 measure of U.S. companies with strong fundamental characteristics is ahead 4.54 percent. Top percentage gainers included Pharmacyclics, Alliance Data, Wisdom Tree, Oiltanking Partners and Visteon. Pharmacylics [...]

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0 Comments 09 September 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) fell 4.98 points and 0.93 percent to 533.71 in Tuesday’s session on profit taking and investor concern that the Federal Reserve could raise interest rates earlier than expected. Year to date, the B400 is up 4.17 percent. Top percentage gainers included Golar LNG Partners, HFF Inc., Virtus Investment Partners, Argan and Finish [...]

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0 Comments 08 September 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) inched down 0.43 points and 0.08 percent to 538.70 Monday, as falling oil prices and energy shares put a lid on gains. Year to date, the B400 is up 5.15 percent. Top percentage gainers included Multimedia Games, Vera Bradley, Repligen, Conn’s and Motorola Solutions. Multimedia Games (MGAM) soared 30/13 percent to $36.15 after [...]

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0 Comments 05 September 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) added 1.61 points and 0.30 percent to 539.13 in Friday’s session, as retailers showed some strength and an investors concluded that the latest U.S. jobs numbers likely mean no Federal Reserve rate hikes in the near future. So far in 2014, the B400 measure of U.S. companies with strong fundamentals is [...]

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