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0 Comments 24 October 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) gained 1.68 points and 0.33 percent to 516.82 Friday, as favorable earnings reports outweighed a renewed drop in energy shares. Year to date, the B400 is ahead 0.88 percent. Top percentage gainers included Strattec Security, Edwards Lifesciences, ResMed, Overstock.com and NCR Corp. Strattec Security (STRT), a provider of automotive control products, surged 13.65 [...]

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0 Comments 23 October 2014

The Barron’s 400 (B400) gained 7.49 points and 1.48 percent to 515.14 Thursday, as a torrent of favorable quarterly earnings lifted the component companies higher. Year to date, the B400 once again finished across the green line, up 0.55 percent for 2014. Top percentage gainers Thursday included Tractor Supply, Tyler Technologies, Lannett, Piper Jaffray and Greenbrier. Tractor Supply [...]

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0 Comments 22 October 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) followed the broad market lower Wednesday, shedding 5.70 points and 1.11 percent to 507.65 in a bout of investor caution over stock market prospects and an unexplained armed attack on the Canadian Parliament. Year to date, the B400 measure of promising U.S. company stocks is off 0.91 percent. Top percentage gainers included [...]

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0 Comments 21 October 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) surged 11.76 points and 2.34 percent to 513.34 Tuesday, propelled by a broad market rally and a growing spate or favorable quarterly earnings reports. Year to date, the index crossed back into positive territory, up 0.19 percent for 2014. Top percentage gainers included Packaging Corp. of America, Trinity Industries, Credit Acceptance Corp., [...]

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0 Comments 20 October 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) rose 5.49 points and 1.11 percent to 501.56, as unfolding earnings results showed enough positive signs to outweigh investor nervousness over recent broad market volatility. Year to date, the B400 measure of promising U.S. companies is down 2.10 percent. Energy issues showed some rebound power Monday. Top percentage gainers included Lennox, SandRidge [...]

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Barron's 400 Diary

B400 Companies Have Strong Recent Growth Going for Them

0 Comments 20 October 2014

The third quarter earnings-reporting season is upon us, so it is germane to wonder how much growth momentum the current Barron’s 400 Index components have demonstrated coming up to this point. The short answer: Quite a bit, and more than the index’s previous contingent of components. Rather than focus on short-term results, we compared each company’s [...]

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0 Comments 17 October 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) rose for a third day, adding 2.06 points and 0.42 percent to 496.07 as favorable earnings results across the board market outweighed renewed weakness in energy shares. Year to date, the B400 measure of U.S. public companies with strong fundamentals and growth prospects is down 3.17 percent. Top percentage gainers Friday included [...]

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0 Comments 16 October 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) rose for a second day, up 5.16 points and 1.06 percent to 493.99 Thursday, helped by bullish comments from one Federal Reserve governor and a bounce in energy prices. So far in 2014, the B400 is down 3.58 percent. Energy issues finished strongly, as crude prices came back from negative territory under [...]

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0 Comments 15 October 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) added 2.27 percent and 0.47 percent to 488.83 Wednesday, helped by a bounce in energy shares that helped the B400 buck the losses of other major indexes. Year to date, the B400 is off 4.58 percent. Energy producers and drillers showed strength, bouncing back from a series of disappointing sessions. Top percentage gainers [...]

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0 Comments 14 October 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) snapped back 2.98 points and 0.62 percent to 486.56 Tuesday, although energy stocks still weighed heavily on the day. Year to date, the B400 measure of US public companies with superior fundamentals is off 5.03 percent. Tuesday’s top percentage gainers included Skyworks Solutions, American Axle, Delta Airlines, American Railcar and Sturm, Ruger [...]

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