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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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Daily Market Wrap

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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Daily Market Wrap

0 Comments 03 November 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) edged down 0.97 points and 0.18 percent to 536.08 Monday in subdued trading following big gains in stocks last week. Year to date, the B400 is up 4.64 percent. Top percentage gainers Monday included Ambarella, Universal Insurance, Cambrex, Sandridge Permian Trust and Parker Drilling. Ambarella (AMBA) jumped 7.29 percent to $47.52, benefiting from [...]

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Daily Market Wrap

0 Comments 31 October 2014

The Barron’s 400 Index (B400) climbed 8.62 points and 1.63 percent to 537.05 Friday, as more favorable quarterly earnings piled up and the Japan added a layer of financial stimulus, stoking a broad global stock rally. Year to date, the B400 is up 4.83 percent. Top percentage gainers included Wisdom Tree, Universal Insurance, Barrett Business Services, Outerwall [...]

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Barron's 400 Diary

3Q Expectations Are High for B400 Companies

0 Comments 31 October 2014

Securities analysts have made ambitious third-quarter earnings and revenue estimates for companies in the Barron’s 400 Index. And with the reporting season in full swing, we’ll soon know whether these financially strong companies can meet or beat the forecasts. On average, the analysts expect the 400 companies to deliver a 10.6% overall increase in per-share earnings [...]

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