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0 Comments 30 October 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) added 1.96 points and 0.37 percent to 528.43 Thursday, with investors cheered by continued favorable earnings and positive preliminary estimates on Q3 GDP. Year to date, the B400 measure of U.S. companies with promising fundamentals and growth prospects is ahead 3.14 percent. Top percentage gainers Thursday included Inteliquent, Barrett Business Services, Take-Two [...]

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0 Comments 29 October 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index dipped 1.27 points and 0.24 percent to 536.48 Wednesday after the Fed confirmed its intention to stop its massive asset purchases that have propped up bonds and stocks. Year to date, the B400 gauge of promising U.S. stocks with strong fundamentals is ahead 2.76 percent. Top percentage gainers Wednesday included USANA Health, Solar [...]

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Daily Market Wrap

0 Comments 28 October 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) surged 11.70 points and 2.27 percent to 527.74 Tuesday, as a continued tide of positive earnings and optimism ahead of a Fed meeting propelled stocks higher. Year to date, the B400 is up 3.01 percent. Top percentage gainers Tuesday included Integrated Device Technology, Buffalo Wild Wings, Cynosure, Synchronoss and Petroquest Energy. Chip maker [...]

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Barron's 400 Diary

Early 3Q Results Are Strong for B400 Companies

0 Comments 28 October 2014

Companies in the Barron’s 400 Index are starting to report impressive gains in third quarter earnings and revenues. As of late last week, 120 Barron’s 400 companies—30% of all components—had announced results. Most of them (78%) surpassed analysts’ forecasts. The average per-share earnings surprise for this group was four cents, or 6% higher than expected. For [...]

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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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Daily Market Wrap

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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Daily Market Wrap

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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Daily Market Wrap

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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Daily Market Wrap

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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