Barron's 400 Diary

How One B400 Energy Company Deals With Oil-Price Plunge

0 Comments 19 December 2014

Federal Reserve “patience” in holding off on the inevitable raising of interest rates has cheered up the investors who were dumping stocks because they thought the plunging price of oil signaled problems with global economic growth.  While the oil price blipped higher in mid-week, it is still low and showing no signs of rebounding to [...]

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B400 Energy Companies Hold Up Against Oil-Price Drop

0 Comments 16 December 2014

Plunging oil prices are hurting the Barron’s 400 Index, along with the whole stock market, although investors’ reasoning is dubious at best. The prevailing view seems to be that the severe drop in the price of oil and its refined products such as gasoline and heating oil is signaling that global economic growth is slowing. It [...]

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Barron's 400 Diary

B400 Companies Post Solid Growth in 3Q Profit, Revenue

0 Comments 03 December 2014

With more than 95% of the Barron’s 400 Index companies having reported third quarter results, it’s clear that the strengthening U.S. economy is accelerating growth of both earnings and revenue. The sum of per-share earnings reported by 381 companies thus far is $408.01. That’s an average 2.6% (3 cents a share) higher than securities analysts had [...]

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Daily Market Wrap

0 Comments 14 November 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) edged higher Friday, up 0.61 points and 0.11 percent to 541.01, with a snapback in energy stocks bolstering results. Year to date, the measure of U.S. public companies with strong fundamentals is ahead 5.60 percent. Energy stocks of all stripes pushed higher, reacting to oversold conditions as crude oil recovered some lost [...]

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Daily Market Wrap

0 Comments 12 November 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) rose 1.82 points and 0.34 percent to 543.44 Wednesday, ending a little more than 2 points from a new all-time high as consumer stocks pushed higher. Year to date, the B400 measure of U.S. stocks with superior fundamentals is up 6.07 percent. The current all-time high of 545.90 was set in [...]

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Daily Market Wrap

0 Comments 11 November 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) inched up 0.66 points and 0.12 percent to 541.67 Tuesday, creeping close at an all-time high of 545.90 set last July on investor optimism about U.S. economic growth. For 2014 to date, the B400 is up 5.73 percent. Top percentage gainers Tuesday included Insys Therapeutics, DTS Inc., Globus Medical, Stamps.com and Approach [...]

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Daily Market Wrap

0 Comments 10 November 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) tacked on 2.17 points and 0.40 percent to 541.02 Monday, as investors eyed new highs in stocks and energy issues stumbled. Year to date, the B400 is up 5.60 percent. Top percentage gainers Monday included Lionbridge Technologies, Chuy’s Holdings, American Railcar, Ambarella and Universal Insurance. Lionbridge (LIOX) soared 16.88 percent to $5.54 after [...]

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Daily Market Wrap

0 Comments 07 November 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) inched higher Friday, up 0.51 points and 0.09 percent to 538.81 on an encouraging national jobs report. Year to date, the B400 measure of U.S. public companies with stellar fundamentals is ahead 5.71 percent. Top percentage gainers Friday included Approach Resources, Eaton Vance, American Public Education, Interval Leisure Group and Barrett Business [...]

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Daily Market Wrap

0 Comments 06 November 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) gained 3.54 points and 0.66 percent to 538.30 Thursday on better jobless claims data and productivity gains, as well as a continued flow of good earnings reports. Year to date, the B400 index is now up 5.07 percent. Top percentage gainers included Endocyte, Stamps.com, Chuy’s Holdings, Gartner and Dick’s Sporting Goods. Endocyte (ECYT) [...]

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0 Comments 04 November 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) gave up 2.72 points and 0.51 percent to 533.36 Tuesday, as energy stocks tumbled in sluggish election-day trading. Year to date, the B400 measure of U.S. stocks with strong fundamentals is ahead 4.11 percent. Top percentage gainers Tuesday included Nautilus, AmTrust Financial, Sun Hydraulics, Hawaiian Holdings and Pilgrims Pride. Nautilus (NLS) jumped 9.15 [...]

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