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0 Comments 29 August 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) climbed 2.36 points and 0.44 percent to 539.75 Friday, trending upward in a slow pre-holiday session devoid of much dynamic company news. For 2014, the B400 is ahead 5.35 percent. For the month of August, B400’s top percentage gainers were Monster Beverage (MNST), up 38 percent, TASER International (TASR), up 30 percent, [...]

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Daily Market Wrap

0 Comments 28 August 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) slid 1.84 points and 0.34 percent to 537.39 in Thursday’s session, as fighting in Ukraine and its potential for wider conflict inspired caution among investors. Year to date, the B400 measure of U.S. companies with solid fundamentals and growth prospects is ahead 4.89 percent. Top percentage gainers included Pall Corp., Neustar, Patrick [...]

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Daily Market Wrap

0 Comments 27 August 2014

The Barron’s 400 (B400) slipped slightly to 539.23, off 0.59 points and 0.11 percent, Wednesday, as mild profit taking took over with stocks near all-time record levels. Year to date, the B400 is up 5.25 percent. Retailers posted gains Wednesday, as gun manufacturers weakened. Top percentage gainers included Vitamin Shoppe, The Fresh Market, Herbalife, Sanderson Farms and Hilltop [...]

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Daily Market Wrap

0 Comments 26 August 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) moved higher Tuesday, gaining 1.78 points and 0.33 percent to 539.82, helped by a record increase in durable goods orders and rising consumer confidence – both signs of a strengthening economy. Year to date, the B400 is up 5.37 percent. Top percentage gainers included SandRidge Permian Trust, Barrett Business Services, Ann Inc., [...]

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Daily Market Wrap

0 Comments 25 August 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) rose 2.43 points and 0.45 percent to 538.04 Monday, helped by strength in retailers and energy shares. Year to date, the B400 measure of U.S. companies with strong fundamentals and growth prospects is up 5.02 percent. Top percentage gainers included Life Time Fitness, Ann Inc., Conn’s, Warren Resources and Lannett. Life Time Fitness [...]

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Daily Market Wrap

0 Comments 22 August 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) edged down 0.27 points and 0.05 percent to 535.58 Friday, as global tensions surrounding Ukraine and the Middle East outweighed a strong performance by retail stocks. Year to date, the B400 collection of U.S. companies with strong fundamentals is up 4.54 percent. Top percentage gainers included Keurig Green Mountain, The Fresh Market, [...]

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Barron's 400 Diary

B400 Companies Post Solid Second Quarter Results

0 Comments 21 August 2014

Barron’s 400 companies are posting solid earnings and revenue gains for the second quarter—so much so that typically inflated securities analysts’ forecasts are looking less fanciful than usual. With just short of 90% of the companies reporting through Aug. 15, the median per-share earnings surprise is just 3.1% while the gain from year-earlier profit is a [...]

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Daily Market Wrap

0 Comments 20 August 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) closed marginally higher, up 0.21 points and 0.04 percent to 534.70 Wednesday on optimism from Federal Reserve meeting minutes that showed the central bank is likely to continue its benign interest rate policy. Year to date, the benchmark index of U.S. companies with strong fundamentals is up 4.37 percent. Top percentage gainers [...]

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Daily Market Wrap

0 Comments 19 August 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) benefited from a trio of strong U.S. economic reports Tuesday, rising 2.72 points and 0.51 percent to 534.49 on better than expected retail sales numbers, a muted inflation reading and a gain in housing starts. Year to date, the B400 is ahead 4.33 percent. Top percentage gainers included Salix Pharmaceuticals, TASER International, [...]

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Daily Market Wrap

0 Comments 18 August 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index jumped 5.93 points and 1.13 percent to 531.77 Monday, as a lessening of global tensions and the approaching end of a favorable earnings session cheered investors. The B400 measure of U.S. companies with strong fundamentals and growth prospects is up 3.80 percent in 2014 to date. Top percentage gainers included Lannett, Repligen, TASER [...]

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